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Mekons + Freakwater = Freakons!

See the birth (and most likely death) of the FREAKONS at the Hideout on Sunday September 22nd in Chicago....the offspring of two very aged parents with all the attendant problems, the Mekons and Freakwater combine their musical talents to sing songs of the old mines for your delectation.

And all at the very civilized time of 6pm...Who would miss it? Advance tickets highly recommended as they have to pay for elder care and transportation...only ten stinking bucks...Buy a ticket even if you have no plans to come along...help them to help themselves (again!)

Relase Day Love for Robbie Fulks

Holy Smokes!  The writerly class has chimed in big time today regarding Robbie Fulks' brank new Gone Away Backward!

Check out some of these reviews.  We'd blush if we could remember how:

"Gone Away Backward may be Fulks’ most cohesive, best-realized album yet. More than anything, it’s good to have another album from one of country music’s best-kept secrets."--The Onion A.V. Club

"Gone Away Backward may also be the best album Fulks has ever produced, if for no other reason than it’s both pure and unfettered."--Blurt

"Nearly perfect songwriting from a Chicago Americana staple makes Gone Away Backward the kind of album you wait to hear…This Steve Albini mixed record is absolutely full of fantastic songs and perfect performances that should be a staple of every music fans rotation this year.--Earbuddy

"The craftsmanship is top notch and each track pulls you into every word. … Each track has a purpose and gives this record its depth." -- The Firenote

"It’s so hard to describe Robbie Fulks’ sound, as it’s so pure and authentic, so it’s probably best to just listen and allow yourself to be consumed." -- The Horn

"…a John Prinean grasp of small details and characters that speak to greater, sadder truths." --Paste

"The level of artistry is so complete that it suggests a world in which Fulks isn’t a household name is somehow upside down." --Wall Street Journal (everyone's fave music mag!)

"On Gone Away Backward Fulks has taken that iconoclastic history and processed it through the filter of gorgeous Americana. The result: an album where he sounds more like himself than ever before. For a guy with nothing left to prove, Fulks sure seems determined to show off." --PopMatters

CORY BRANAN COVERS LYLE LOVETT IN LIVE AT BSHQ SESSION

Cory Branan stopped by Bloodshot Headquarters and played a Lyle Lovett deep cut on his ukulele. Watch the video below. 

MURDER BY DEATH FALL TOUR

Having spent the better part of the summer wandering around the cornfields of IN, MBD are itching to get back on the road, and thus they are.

Catch them at one of the stops on the 6 week tour of the US!

Also, order now using coupon code AUTUMNTOUR and get 20% off the CD or LP of their latest Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

"...an addictive blend of indie rock, alt country, classic storytelling, and South-Western spirit that continues to unfold with every listen, and there have been many,many listens." --Ghettoblaster

ROBBIE FULKS'S NEW ALBUM 'GONE AWAY BACKWARD' STREAMING AT SPIN

SPIN gives us a full preview of the legendary Robbie Fulks's triumphant return to Bloodshot, 'Gone Away Backward.' Treat your trusty sound-organs to the Steve Albini-produced album and then pre-order it here.

Cory Branan Announces First Australian Tour

CORY BRANAN ‘STUNTS & GUITARS’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Tickets available now

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.

Sat Sep 7 – Poison City Weekender, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)
Wed Sep 11 – Crow Bar, Brisbane QLD
Thu Sep 12 – The Loft, Gold Coast QLD
Fri Sep 13 – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle NSW
Sat Sep 14 – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney NSW
Sun Sep 15 – Smith's Alternative Bookshop, Canberra ACT
Wed Sep 18 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Thu Sep 19 – Beavs Bar, Geelong VIC
Fri Sep 20 – The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Sat Sep 21 – Baby Black Espresso Bar, Bacchus Marsh VIC

TITLE TRACK FROM HA HA TONKA'S UPCOMING 'LESSONS' STREAMING ON ELLE

Another Ha Ha Tonka track from their upcoming album Lessons (out 9/24) is streaming at Elle. Check out the anthemic, hypnotic title track in preparation for what frontman Brian Roberts calls "the biggest sounding record [we've] ever made."

HA HA TONKA 'LESSONS' ALBUM TEASER VIDEO ON MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG

Ha Ha Tonka's new album Lessons is coming September 24th, and My Old Kentucky Blog premiered the official album teaser video here.

Barrence Whitfield Interview in Boston Globe

The Boston Globe digs that savage soul! Barrence Whitfield & The Savages' own...Barrence Whitfield...chatted with James Sullivan about the band's history and triumphant return. 

You can DIG into the article here.


“So many musicians degrade over time — they get worse or do more of the same. Whereas I didn’t have a chance to. It’s like I was frozen in ice."

Yep. Barrence is like a soul screamin', garage-rockin' Captain America. And we're about to break him out of the ice on Tuesday with the release of the band's Bloodshot debut 'Dig Thy Savage Soul!'

WNYC STREAMING BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES' NEW ALBUM

"We're pretty much still the same band that rips the brain cells and throats of human beings every time we play." - Barrence himself

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages' Bloodshot debut Dig Thy Savage Soul is streaming in its entirety at NPR's WNYC! The album is out next Tuesday (8/13) but you can get a sneak peak into the total madness that soul screamer Barrence and his garage army have crafted. 

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