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Luke Winslow-King Performs on Episode of CBS's NCIS

*Double-take* Was that Luke Winslow-King performing at the end of the new NCIS episode on CBS last night? Why, yes; yes it was. 

Luke performed an original piece to close out the show as the crime team kicked back in a park in New Orleans...probably looking for meddling musicians up to no good. 

You can see and hear Luke at the 38:00 mark here.

SPIN Gives Jon Langford's 'Here Be Monsters' a 7/10 Glowing Review

Our friends at SPIN Magazine reviewed Jon Langford's new album Here Be Monsters and say it's "Langford at his colloquial best" with a 7 out of 10 rating! 

Read the review here.

Buy the album on CD or LP here.

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Ken Tucker Reviews Jon Langford's 'Here Be Monsters' on NPR Fresh Air

Ken Tucker reviewed Jon Langford's new album Here Be Monsters on NPR's Fresh Air!

Here's the transcript of the review.

"This new album takes a bit of a break from both of those genres [punk and country]: These are more like folk songs with rock 'n' roll instrumentation, hard rock with sentiments that can be sung in a soft voice, but whose ideas are never soft-headed."

Buy it on CD and LP here.

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New Jon Langford Album 'Here Be Monsters' Streaming via New York Times

Hear Jon Langford and Skull Orchard's new album Here Be Monsters, out next Tuesday 4/1 via Indegoot, streaming in its entirety on The New York Times

Listen here.

And pre-order the album on CD and LP here.

Scott H. Biram is American Songwriter Magazine's 'Songwriter of the Week'

American Songwriter Magazine mustered up the courage to approach the one and only Scott H. Biram about his songwriting craft, process, and influences. It's a fascinating read...as SHB is a pretty fascinating dude, a student of many schools. 

Enlighten yourself.

Amidst the SHB101 songwriting course, there are still a few Biramesque answers of good humor, including his response to any words he hates: 

"I don't hate any words really . . . only phrases. "Cool beans".. I hate that one. Saying "vacay" instead of "vacation." It' a sign of the times. Laziness. "Okee dokie Doggie Daddy." This one must die."

We'll throw in "yesiree-bob" and "totes" and "obvi" and all that crap and wholeheartedly agree with The Dirty Old One Man Band.

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A Day in the Life: Lydia Loveless - Paste Magazine Photo Set

Paste Magazine photographically documented Lydia Loveless's sold out show at The Satellite in Los Angeles last Friday. There are some great shots of the band in action and generally hanging out and being super cool. Cooler than we could ever be... *sigh* 

See all the photos here.

And see when Lydia & co. are being super cool in YOUR city.

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Bobby Bare Jr., Rosie Flores, Alejandro Escovedo Perform at SXSW Lou Reed Tribute Concert

Rosie Flores, Bobby Bare Jr., Alejandro Escovedo, and a slew of other deservedly famous musicians performed at a SXSW Lou Reed Tribute Concert last Friday March 14th 2014. (Yes, Bobby and Rosie ran from their knockout sets at our Yard Dog party to the Lou Reed show and played again.)

Other performers who played songs by the late Velvet Undergroundling included our own Steve Wynn, Chuck Prophet, The Fleshtones, The Black Lips, Sean Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega, and more. 

Read more about it here.

Lydia Loveless Featured in SPIN SXSW Video

SPIN just posted a recap video of their Vans-sponsored SXSW party and it includes interview and live performance footage of Lydia Loveless. Watch it here.

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Read Robbie Fulks's Full SXSW Tour Diary on Gaper's Block

In case you weren't following along, Robbie Fulks wrote a day-by-day tour diary during SXSW for Gaper's Block. As you would expect, it's witty, wry, often cynical, and utterly hilarious. 

Robbie tells the tales of his travels, performances, run-ins, opinions on SXSW itself, trips in Bentleys, and the full story of the cat he was pet-sitting in Austin who escaped the house mid-week. There are also appearances in the stories by Jon Langford, Mojo Nixon, Lydia Loveless, and more. 

Read 'em all here for your entertainment and education.

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