You know, this indie music racket is a tough one. We struggle, we plan, we do everything we can to mitigate all the travails that are heaped upon our artists in their tour vans. Blown tires, shot transmissions, snowstorms, unscrupulous promoters, commercial indifference, bird flu, plagues, hangovers, faulty Mapquest directions, stalkers, and a hundred other factors have reared their ugly... Read more
The dynamic Dex Romweber Duo played a smash instore at Jack White's Third Man Records in Nashville last night for 250+ excited fans. No less than country legend Charlie Louvin amongst the throng.
Mr. White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather himself kicked things off with an introduction and fiesty acoustic rendition of "You Don't Love Me Anymore" from Dex's Flat Duo Jets days... Read more
Dex Romweber superfan Jack White has opened the doors to his record store in Nashville for their inaugural in store performance event.
This is free, all ages, first come first serve, no booze allowed,... Read more
We here in the office are already to the bottom of our Day-Glo Pumpkin candy bucket---just a few Sweet Tarts, gumballs, packets of candy corn and one broken pixie stick that lost all its powdery goodness are left at the bottom.
Speaking of sugary delights (hey, not all segueways can be perfect), here are some tidbits that have come across our... Read more
- Here's an entertaining read by the ever-entertaining Jon Langford; he tells the folks at Pitchfork about the most influential albums during different times of his life.
Bloodshot Records celebrates its 15th anniversary of bringing you top shelf music with a nationwide series of fan appreciation Beer-B-Qs through the summer! Sponsored by Rolling Rock.
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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:
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... Read more
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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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... Read more