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Bloodshot Digest 4-28

BLOODSHOT DIGEST!
Semi-weekly, quick links to interesting Bloodshot things around the web.

  • Brian Setzer made a surprise appearance at Wayne Hancock's show in Minneapolis last week. Here are a couple of video clips: 1, 2
  • The Detroit Cobras were featured in an NPR piece about the state of the Detroit music scene: Listen here.
  • Check out these nice pics of Justin Townes Earle performing in Toronto (via suckingalemon)
  • The Beachwood Reporter featured Ha Ha Tonka's Luke Long in the first installment of their series, "Get To Know Your Chicago Bloodshot Musician"
  • In more Ha Ha Tonka news, the band was featured in Rolling Stone's Hype Monitor. Gotta believe it!
  • Daytrotter has a video session with Justin Townes Earle, check it out here.
  • "South Florida musical god" Charlie Pickett is featured in the Miami Herald.

That's it for now, Bloodshotters! We'll be back on Friday!

Dex and Sara Romweber: CRIMINALS!

How's this for a slice of fried gold?

Our very own Dex Romweber Duo layin' it straight at the record retail wonderland that is Atlanta's Criminal Records last month!

And yes- that is a box Sara's playing in lieu of a traditional drum kit. How freakin' awesome is that, you ask?

I gotta go with "real damn freakin' awesome" on this one, folks...

Bloodshot Celebrates Record Store Day!

Today marks third annual Record Store Day -- the celebration of independently-owned record stores which continue to thrive amongst Bit Torrents and Big Box retailers. To honor them, here's some of our favorite indie record stores as picked by Bloodshot staff and artists. Thank you to all the independent records stores that have supported our artists throughout the years -- it's impossible to list all the stores (still thriving and dearly departed) that have made it possible to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Feel free to tell us about your favorite record store in the comments below. And be sure to visit your favorite record store today (Bloodshot's also got a few goodies at these participating retailers).

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Detroit Cobras and Dex Romweber Announce One Helluva Double Bill!

The Detroit Cobras and the Dex Romweber Duo just announced a 30 date tour together starting in early May that snakes (no pun intended) from coast to coast.

Now THAT is a high octane rock and roll double bill, friends!

Go here for details.  To stoke the fires in your nether rock and roll regions, CDs and LPs by both have been put on sale for May!  It's too cheap NOT to rock.  Seriously.

Stay tuned for info on how to win tickets.

Bloodshot Nan and Rob interviewed on NPR

Here Bloodshot co-founders Nan and Rob interviewed on NPR in their natural element, a bar, as they prepare for SXSW and their 15th anniversary as a business.

Archived here

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RECORD STORE DAY!

Love indie music? Love the local emporium dedicated to it?

OF COURSE YOU DO! So do we!

That's why we are taking part in RECORD STORE DAY on April 18th!

READ ON to see where you can get some free goodies, see some free music AND support the little guy!

 

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Justin Townes Earle on KEXP's Video of the Week

Justin and touring sidekick Cory Younts stopped by the studio of Seattle's KEXP and performed 4 songs, including two from his recent album Midnight at the Movies.

Have a look and a listen right here.

I'm Not Jim Performance on World Cafe

I'm Not Jim convened in the studios of the World Cafe for a rare performance.

Super cool.  It's archived here.

Bobby Bare Jr KEXP video of the week

On April 6th, a very hairy Bobby Bare Jr stopped by the studios of KEXP in Seattle and recorded a few songs.  Some new, some old.  Some aspiring young Scorcese captured it all on video too.

Cop a view here.

Nora O'Connor Singing with Neko Case on the Letterman Show

Check out our own Southside Irish sweetheart Nora O'Connor belting it out on the LETTERMAN show with Neko Case as she supports her fab new disc Middle Cyclone on APRIL 15th---that's Wednesday!

Cheer yourself up after you've emptied your pockets to the IRS to pay for bailing out the billionaire bankers!

Also, if yer attending Neko's shows at the Nokia Theater in Times Square on April 13th and 14th, that'll be Nora singing back up!

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