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New Wayne The Train album on the way!

Wayne "The Train" Hancock's new album is all done and ready to smoke jukeboxes all over the land. "Viper of Melody" is set for an April 21th release and will available on CD and a limited edition LP--just the way Wayne's music begs to be heard.

Pre-order now and hear  some advance tracks on the Bloodshot Radio station now!

Dex Romweber Duo on TV

The Dex Romweber Duo appeared on the NBC affiliate show My NC Today.

Check them out here as they play 3 songs from their new album, talk about Lux Interior of the Cramps and it sounds great.

RIP Lux Interior

On Feb 6th, the great frontman of the Cramps died. Check out BS co-owner Rob Miller's obituary in Blurt.

Lux Interior, the singer, showman, shaman, rock and rock archeologist, thinking and fucking man's Elvis by way of Vincent Price, huffing, puffing, grinding leather-panted and stiletto-healed leader of the Cramps died on February 4th. They were/are my favorite band. Ever. Lux, guitarist Poison Ivy and the rest messed me up but good and I never really got to thank them for it.

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Ha Ha Tonka plays Palestra studios

HHT @ Palestra

Ha Ha Tonka stopped by the Palestra studios to talk about life on the road, and play "St Nick." View the video here!

A Silos Update from Walter

It's been over twelve months since Drew passed away. It still seems
impossible. The Silos have had many true members and many. many honorary
members, yet I feel that Drew's passing has been the biggest change in the
history of the band. I know he would have wanted us to continue, and we
will, but with whom and in what direction? Konrad and I have been fortunate
and honored to have had Rod Hohl with us for almost two years as our
bassist and most of all as our brother. He joined when Drew moved from bass
to guitar and made The Silos his comfortable home. We've also had many NYC
friends join us at all the Drew tribute shows - Bruce Martin, Jason Victor,
Russ Meissner, Dennis Kronen, Mary Lee Kortes, Eric Ambel.........our NC
buddies Caitlin Cary, Lynn Blakey, and the whole Pour House crew.......and
our Austin contingent - Jon Dee Graham, Kyle Schneider, Steve McAllister,
and Michelle Anthony have all benefitted from Drew's eternal glow.

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'Ruins of Berlin' gets 4 stars from SPIN!

The folks over at SPIN have entered their verdict on the new Dex album, Ruins of Berlin, and it's a four-starred one!

First in Flat Duo Jets, and now with nimble sis Sara Romweber (ex–Let's Active) on drums, the dynamic Dexter keeps the careening, untamed spirit of early rock'n'roll alive by not taking anything too seriously. Ruins of Berlin aims to raise his profile by featuring tender duets with Cat Power ("Love Letters") and Neko Case ("Still Around"). But it's fevered outbursts like "Lookout" and "Grey Skies," where Dex unleashes his slightly sloshed voice and surfabilly guitar, that have real soul-saving potential. -- John Young,

DEX Opening shows with CAT POWER

The Dex Romweber Duo has landed some plum opening dates for superfan CAT POWER.

February 6th thru the 8th in NYC and DC.

Click here for details.

Play based on Jon Langford's work

Walkabout Theatre and Collaboraction present "Goldbrick" based on the music and lyrics of Jon Langford.  "Goldbrick" runs from January 29th to March 1st at the Building Stage, 412 N. Carpenter.

Go to Collaboraction for details and tickets.

Ted Leo joins The Waco Brothers at the Big Shoulders Ball

The Hideout's Inaugural ball last night at the Black Cat in Washington, DC was a rousing success! The Waco Brothers were joined by Ted Leo for a couple of tunes, and Jon and Sally treated the audience to many Mekons songs.

Ted Leo and the Wacos

Wanda Jackson to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Hard Headed WomanKnown by her fans as the Queen of Rockabilly and the First Lady of Rock, Wanda Jackson, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Be sure to check out our 2004 compilation, Hard Headed Woman, which features Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Jesse Sykes, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Trailer Bride and so many more paying tribute to Ms Jackson.




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