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ANDRE WILLIAMS ON CHICAGO TV

Set your TV sets to stun!

Andre will be interviewed and perform on WTTW's CHICAGO TONIGHT (Channel 11--that's PBS, kids) tonight May 13th at 7pm Central.  JON LANGFORD will be handling the guitar duties.

The show will be archived, we'll get you that link when we have it.

Bloodshot Digest 5-13-09

Hey folks! Here's your belated Bloodshot digest for Wednesday, May 13:

  • Justin Townes Earle visited the venerable public radio station WNYC this week to play live for the station's Soundcheck program. Missed it? Behold! The Internet lets you relive the past: Listen to it here.
  • Best quote yet from the Ha Ha Tonka Tour: "Kings of Leon, beware: your midwestern pootie's getting shoplifted." The Wayward Blog reviews Ha Ha Tonka's KC show.
  • Americanaroots.com has an interview with Wayne "The Train" Hancock. He's still touring like mad behind the release of his latest, Viper of Melody. You can check out when he's coming to your town here.

Bloodshot Digest 5-8-09

Snippets of interesting Bloodshottiness for your weekend perusal:

Happy Mother's Day! Mom is likely SICK AND TIRED of flowers, chocolates and dinners at Outback Steakhouse. Get her a Bloodshotglass or a Detroit Cobras album instead. Trust us, you'll become her favorite after that.

  • The Detroit Cobras and Dex Romweber Duo kicked off a 6 week US double bill this week in Chicago. All us Bloodshot drones had a fantastic time. Go here for a review of the show and lots of excellent photo
  • Last week the book Amplified was published by Melville House. It is a collection of short stories by songwriters like Rhett Miller (Old97s), Robbie Fulks, Jon Langford, Rennie Sparks (Handsome Family), Jim White and more. Here's a video of Ben Weaver reading his story "Humanesque"
  • Firewater is currently tearing it up in Europe. Here are some photos from a Dutch festival they played on May 5th. I would translate all the text on that site for you, but I hate to show off..
  • As you may have heard, Jack White (White Stripes) recorded a single with Dex Romweber and we'll have it for sale in early June. There's all sorts of news out there on it already, but I thought I'd cite one article from Jack's (and mine) hometown of Detroit--we need some good news out of there
  • Our punk-history-loving intern Kentaro was enthralled with Bloodshot Rob's collection of old flyers and set about to immortalize them in Ones and Zeroes. If you'd like to see what he was up to in the early 80's instead of preparing himself for a normal life and a normal career go here.
  • Rob's Recommendation of the Week: Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to catch Robbie Fulks' show at the Old Town School with Danny Barnes, Nora O'Connor and more supporting his new digital only release, the 50 song 50-Vc. Doberman. It was truly a wonderful show and the songs were just breath taking. Do yourself a favor and go to his site and check them out. Buy 'em a la carte, or get the whole massive batch. You can sample songs and read his liner notes, which are worth a visit on their own. It is truly a sad commentary on our culture that Robbie is not treasured and that Jessica Simpson is.

That's all for now. Have a good weekend!

Deano Recommends!

Cellar Rat Wine ShopWelcome to the inaugural edition of Deano Recommends, where ask Dean Schlabowske of the Waco Brothers and Dollar Store for some wine pairings. What makes Deano the man to ask? Well, besides being a rock-and-roller, he's also the proprietor of the Cellar Rat Wine Shop in Chicago, IL.

This week, we ask Dean about the best wines to pair with the greatest part of springtime -- firing up the grill for the first time:

My feeling is that there's no point in getting to "fancypants" with wine
for BBQ. So, in cheap and cheerful mode, here are a few favorite matches -

Burgers - Juicy, spicy reds work nice. Try Shenandoah Zinfandel from Amador
County. Organically grown and only $9.99!

Ribs
- If you're just using a dry rub, not a sweet sauce, dry Rose works
great. From Provence, try Figueirasee Gris de Gris for $10.99. With sauce,
a really fruity Aussie Shiraz like Raw Power is great at $14.99.

Brats - While the Milwaukee boy in me would drink beer, a nice off-dry
Riesling is a natural. I have a really tasty German bottling from Kloster
for only $9.99.

Shrimp - Something with a bit of weight but not oak works best. A fantastic
Pinot Gris from Emerson Vineyards in Oregon at $16.99 would be a winner.

Salmon - Bright, clean citrusy white Bordeaux works great. Pick the Chateau
Haut Rian, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, at a mere $12.99.

Happy Grillin' and Swillin',
Deano

Thanks, Dean!

You can download the new Deano / The Meat Purveyors album for free at deanowaco.com!

Bloodshot Digest 5-5

Semi-weekly, quick links to interesting Bloodshot things

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO! We'll be toasting it with margaritas as soon as Happy Hour hits. Wait, it's always Happy Hour somewhere in the world ... I'll be right back.

... and here's the Bloodshot haps for Tuesday, May 5:

  • Just announced! Dex Romweber Duo will play an in-store at Treehouse Records in MPLS on Thursday, May 7 at 6pm. If you come to the in-store, you'll also have a shot of winning free tix to The Detroit Cobras / DRD show that night at the Varsity Theater!
  • Dex and Sara Romweber were in the studio last week with their big fan, Jack White, for a 7'' that will be released soon! Read more about it here.
  • Justin Townes Earle will be playing live on New York's WNYC "Soundcheck" on Tuesday, May 12 at 3pm EST / 2pm CST. Not in New York? Listen on the web here.
  • Scotland Yard Gospel Choir will take part of the Grand Opening festivities at the brand-new Whole Foods at 1550 N Kingsbury Street in Chicago on Wednesday, May 20. SYGC will play an hour-long set at 7pm, presumably playing songs from its upcoming album, ... And the Horse You Rode In On. Pretty sure this is the first time a Bloodshot band has played a grocery store.

 

Dex Romweber Duo Records w/ Jack White!

Dex and Sara Romweber went in to Jack White's Nashville studio last week to record a couple of songs for an upcoming 7''. White, who's A HUGE Dex Romweber fan (you can see Jack talk about Dex's influence in the documentary "Two Headed Cow"), will release the 7'' via his label, Third Man -- but it will also be available for purchase via our site. So, keep checking back to see when it hits our virtual store!

For more information about Dex and Sara's session with Jack, read this interview Dex did with Metromix Nashville.

Bloodshot Digest 5-1

Semi-weekly, quick links to interesting Bloodshot things

  • Ben Weaver's playing a just announced special show in NYC on May 7th at the Small Beast Showcase. A noteworthy event and a good cause. If you're in the 'hood, check it out.
  • Rob suggests you go see the documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil. If you ain't rooting for this band by the end, you have a heart of tar.
  • Scott H. Biram's new album is up for pre-sale. Get some free goodies if you order before the May 19th street date.

Have a pleasant and productive weekend. Enjoy your May Day festivities, o downtrodden masses!

Who the Fuck is Cory Younts?

Cory YountsHe's Justin Townes Earle's moustached sidekick, "Charlie," on stage and a master multi-instrumentalist. But who the fuck is Cory Younts? Bloodshot went to go find out:

BSHQ: So, who the fuck is Cory Younts?
CY: Cory Younts izzzz ... a plain ol' fella who loves his new rubber knee high boots from Wal-Mart. And breakfast and banjos.

Thanks, Cory.

You can get yr "Who the Fuck is Cory Younts?" button now in the Bloodshot Bazaar.

[Photo of Cory Younts by our friend (and intern), Kentaro Murai.]

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...

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