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Q: What's better than Luke Winslow-King performing with his awesome band?

A: Not much. But definitely Luke Winslow-King performing with his awesome band on a horse and carriage driving through the French Quarter in New Orleans!

If THIS VIDEO from the Bloody Sunday Sessions doesn't charm you and brighten your day, you have a heart of tar.

Murder By Death Video Premiere for "Lost River" on SPIN

Murder by Death's beautifully haunting new video for "Lost River," from their Bloodshot debut LP Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon premiered on SPIN today. The video, directed by Gabe Darling, accompanies newly announced summer/fall tour dates for North America.

Watch it here.

Firewater: Rescheduled EU tour dates and new video!

Tod Hospital

As we mentioned earlier this week, Firewater's Tod A suffered a fall after a sold-out show in Istanbul and had to have immediate knee surgery. The tour dates for the month were cancelled, but we're happy to report Tod is on the mend and the cancelled tour stops have been already been rescheduled for early 2013:

21.02.2013 FR - Paris, Petit Bain
27.02.2013 IT - Milan, Magnolia
01.03.2013 AT - Ebensee, KV Kino Ebensee
03.03.2013 AT - Graz, PPC
04.03.2013 AT- Vienna, Szene
05.03.2013 CZ - Prague, Rock Cafe
06.03.2013 DE - Bielefeld, Forum
07.03.2013 DE - Regensburg, Alte Mälzerei
08.03.2013 AT - Steyr, Kulturhaus Röda
09.03.2013 DE - Lindau, Club Vaudeville
12.03.2013 DE - Berlin, Lido
13.03.2013 DE - Bremen, Tower
14.03.2013 DE - Cologne, Underground
15.03.2013 DE - Stuttgart, Universum

To whet your appetite until then, here's the brand new, superbly animated video for "A Little Revolution," the first single off the new album, International Orange!:


Killer Feature on Dex Romweber in the Oxford American

One of our all time favorite publications is the Oxford American: The Southern Magazine of Good Writing. They consistantly hip us to the lost treasures of American music.

This month's issue gives full on treatment to DEX ROMWEBER.

All The Requisite Billies: The Untold Legend of Dex Romweber traces the rises and falls of one of our favorite musicians of ALL TIME.  Embedded are videos featuring interviews with Jack White, Neko Case, Cat Power, Exene Cervenka, a performance in the early '90's on David Letterman, a clip from an MTV documentary (and holy shit! the live footage of the Flat Duo Jets doing "Crazy Hazy Kisses" is epic!  Keep in mind, that's just TWO people whipping up that glorious racket!), and then there's a link to the song the Duo cut with Jack White in 2011.  Finally, there's an embedded link to the heralded documentary on Dex "Two Headed Cow."

Check it out.  If you are Dex fan, you'll love it.  If you are NOT a Dex fan, it'll force the question: "What's wrong with you?"


When JC and the boys were in Seattle on their Want More album release tour, they stopped by the esteemable offices of super cool radio station KEXP.

They performed 4 songs live in the studio and KEXP filmed the whole dealio.  They've recently posted them.  So here they be, friends....get down with the Uptown Sound:

Everything Will Be Fine

Want More

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

Sister Ray Charles

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound + Jameson the puppet = BEST!

It's cold and dreary in Chicago today—but nothing cured our blues like this video of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound and their muppet friend, Jameson (who also cameos in the JCBUS video for "Sister Ray Charles"), covering Otis Redding's "Dock of the Bay":

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound unveil video for 'Sister Ray Charles'! Plus, a Lolla slot and a new live session!

Big news from the boys of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound—they've been plucked to play this year's Lollapalooza at Grant Park! They'll represent Chicago on the Saturday of the festival. Three day passes are sold-out, but you can buy single-day passes (for Saturday, natch).

Meanwhile, over at GooglePlay, the Magnifier blog premiered the new video for "Sister Ray Charles,'' off the still pretty-new JCBUS album, Want More. Check it out now! (Spoiler Alert: there are hookers and muppets in the vid. Hookers AND muppets, folks).

And if that doesn't satisfy your JCBUS fix, the folks at Epitonic have just posted a live session that the band did back in March at the great, local record shop, saki. Listen now!


CMT just launched a new series called Concrete Country. It's street busking at night in Nashville and they're starting off with Lydia Loveless doing "Do Right."  And check out the lovely Hatch Show Print neon in the background.....

View it HERE

Scott H Biram on LastFM

Our man's man Scott H Biram showed up at the studios of LastFM and dropped some jaws. Check out the videos of four songs he did, the interview and the level of Biramosity he brought to the usually staid studios.

From his latest album Bad Ingredients "Just Another River"

and then the other videos, as well as the interview HERE



Are you a fan of late night shyster law firm commercials?  Who ISN'T!

Well, then, friends, you will love the new JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound video that premiered TODAY on Alternative Press's site.

Check out Everything Will Be Fine from their new album Want More

(p.s. if yer wantin' to read about their release show last weekend in Chicago, read the Gaper's Block article HERE)



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