Bobby Bare Jr's new single "The Big Time" is streaming via Garden & Gun Magazine! The song is from BBJ's new album Undefeated, out April 15th via Bloodshot.
Listen to the song here.
We're excited to finally share this track with you, as the bassline and horns have been ingrained in our heads for months. This song is almost hazardously catchy.
Pre-order 'Undefeated' on CD or LP.
Catch Bobby Bare Jr. on tour with Cory Branan and Guided By Voices (respectively) this spring and summer.
Lydia and her band tore up Somewhere Else album-opener "Really Wanna See You" at CIMU in their hometown of Columbus, and there is video proof. It's likely the best live video of Lydia we've seen. Watch/listen here via BrooklynVegan.
And scroll down past the video to see Lydia's extensive tour dates, including a several-week run with our buddies Old 97's!
OR watch the video below! So many options!
CORY BRANAN ‘STUNTS & GUITARS’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Here's your chance to catch Cory in Oz for the first time ever! If we all work together, we can make sure it's not his LAST trip there.
Graham Parker & the Rumour will be hitting the road again this April! Woo-hoo!
The tour coincides with the DVD release of the Judd Apatow directed "This is 40," in which GP played a prominent role.
So, if you are kicking yourself for missing the December tour (the first one with the reunited Rumour in 30 some-odd years), STOP. No need for further self-flagellation.
Tour dates can be found HERE.
While yer at it, pick up the recent album Three Chords Good
And, finally, remind yourself of how the man can write a m'f'in HOOK, (re-)watch their appearance on the Conan show HERE
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Cory Branan is hitting the road again in early 2013, a one-off with Glossary, and consecutive stretches of dates with Jon Snodgrass in February and Gaslight Anthem and Bouncing Souls in March.
In 2012, Branan was a busy man. In May, he released his Bloodshot debut album MUTT and toured both by himself across the U.S. and with Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour across the U.S. and Europe (alongside Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio, Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash, and many others). You can read Cory’s humorous recap of the European Revival Tour, complete with candid photos, over on Blogshot.
Check out all of Cory's winter tour dates here.
MURDER BY DEATH ANNOUNCE
CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH MAN MAN
Murder By Death have announced they will be joining up with Man Man for a co-headline tour starting February 7, 2013 at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The tour is set to hit parts of the East Coast, then proceed across the Gulf Coast, and head north through the Midwest and Upper East Coast, until it concludes on March 2 at Union Transfer in Man Man’s native Philadelphia, PA.
See full tour dates HERE!
“This rollicking clash between light and dark gives the album a kind of macabre tent-revival feeling…This level of immersion alone make Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon worth the time it takes to give it a listen, and the fact that the album is filled with killer songs to slam bourbon to is really just icing on the (probably arsenic-laced) cake.”
– All Music Guide
Lydia Loveless had to cancel the rest of her tour. (insert frowny emoticon here).
She has been sick since Thanksgiving and last night in Northampton MA she lost her voice. The band debated taking off a day or two and keeping the weekend dates but it doesn't sound like she is getting better anytime soon. She just hit the wall cuz, well, dang, she's been on the road the better part of the year.
Not the way they wanted to end the year but we think we can say they gave it all they had.
12-05 The Fire Philadelphia PA
12-06 DC9 Washington, DC
12-07 Hampton Taphouse Hampton, VA
12-08 The Abbey Bar Harrisburg, VA
2013 will see a fresh and rested Lydia and we hope to get her back to those cities as soon as we can. Sorry about that.
So I'm at the Hideout the other night, doling out soup for a fundraiser thrown by the good folks at Soup & Bread, and Nora O'Connor stops by. She offhandedly remarks that she'll be playing bass on Kelly Hogan's upcoming tour in addition to singing her sweet backing vocals.
"JESUS CHRIST" I yelled, "THIS is the kind of thing you need to tell us in advance!"
So, there you have it. Go catch two of the finest voices on the planet together on the same stage.
Furthermore, both of them have albums on sale during our YEAR END BLOWOUT sale!
After a fabulous homecoming concert in Instanbul, following the first Firewater US tour in four years----and dang it was fun, Tod slipped on a cobblestone and broke his kneecap. Not a very rocknroll injury, but there you have it.
They are putting a pin in his knee, which has to be immobilized for several weeks in order to heal properly. He is EXTREMELY disappointed about this. We are working on substitute dates for February and March. We'll keep you posted as they are confirmed.