June? Already? How did that happen?
- The Bottle Rockets are ready to roll! The album will be released on August 11th. Check out some songs, the cover and read all about it here.
- The love for the upcoming Ha Ha Tonka album is already rolling in. Check out this review in Spin.com and pre-order the album now.
- Heading to Bonnaroo? Yeah, fine. Have fun. We're stuck here, but don't forget to catch Justin Townes Earle's performance on Friday, June 12th. Tell him we said "hi!" and we are all busy working to keep him in fancy cowboy boots.
- Rob's Recommendation of the Week: Having slept about 5 hours in the past two nights (a sinister combination of a killer sinus headache and loud, Polish roofers next door), I am recommending SLEEP! It's a wonderful thing and you don't really miss it until you ain't gettin' any. Heed my word.
The folks over at SPIN have entered their verdict on the new Dex album, Ruins of Berlin, and it's a four-starred one!
First in Flat Duo Jets, and now with nimble sis Sara Romweber (ex–Let's Active) on drums, the dynamic Dexter keeps the careening, untamed spirit of early rock'n'roll alive by not taking anything too seriously. Ruins of Berlin aims to raise his profile by featuring tender duets with Cat Power ("Love Letters") and Neko Case ("Still Around"). But it's fevered outbursts like "Lookout" and "Grey Skies," where Dex unleashes his slightly sloshed voice and surfabilly guitar, that have real soul-saving potential. -- John Young, SPIN.com
Andre hit the stage with some BURLESQUE dancers in New Orleans. Check out some photos and a review of Can You Deal With It? from the fine folks at My Old Kentucky Blog here.
South Florida's music got together for a fundraising concert. Johnny Depp (yes, THE...) and our man Charlie jammed. Check out photos and get the whole story in the November issue of SPIN magazine or go to spin.com.
I'm Not Jim's (the collaboration between author Jonathan Letham and the Silos' Walter Salas-Humara) You Are All My People received a glowing review on WHYY/NPR's Fresh Air from Ken Tucker, who said "[Some] songs have a gleaming hard edge...and elsewhere they've created crisp little pop tunes with choruses that sound like forgotten hits from decades old rock radio stations." To take a listen to the review and hear clips, head over to the NPR Music site here!