The Mekons played on NPR/WXPN World Cafe!! Yes, the whole band! Hear the ol' punks perform songs from throughout their discography and chat (candidly) with David Dye about the band's wayward career, the Revenge of the Mekons documentary, and why Chicago rules(!!).
"Have you been waiting for the return of the Bottle Rockets? If you love indie-minded roots music, you have — even if you're not...Read more
"Barrence Whitfield lets loose some ungodly screams in the song “I’m a Full Grown Man,” a track on the new album by his band the Savages..."
The Wall Street Journal is streaming a howlin' new Barrence Whitfield & The Savages song on their Speakeasy blog! The song is from the band's upcoming Bloodshot album Under the Savage Sky,...Read more
Noisey / VICE published a fascinating long-read interview with Sally Timms of the Mekons, who are now on tour supporting the DVD and digital release of the film Revenge of the Mekons. Click here for dates.
Noisey / VICE has a new Barrence Whitfield & The Savages ripper for you! The band's new song "The Claw" is here to lock you in a kung fu grip of gritty garage soul mayhem.
"Mary Beth Richardson has the classic blues wail of a bad woman feeling good and her band races her to the finish line in this rollicking roadhouse tune." - NPR
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For the second year running, Chicago has bestowed upon us the title of Best Record Label in the Chicago Reader Best of Chicago poll. There are many worthy and deserving Chicago independent rock-n-roll record labels (from Thrill Jockey Records to Drag City Records to HoZac Records to Red Scare Industries to Alligator Records to Carrot Top Records, Inc. and beyond) whom we would be thrilled to see awarded.
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Our best pals at Lagunitas Brewing Co sponsored our SXSW day party this year and dropped the infamous couch in the front of Yard Dog Art (during the rainstorm) and Luke Winslow-King sat down to play some tunes. Watch him perform "As April Is to May" via PopMatters RIGHT HERE!
You'll notice some chaos as folks take cover amongst various ...Read more
Banditos' music video for "The Breeze" is posted for your viewing pleasure on Rolling Stone / Rolling Stone Country! Watch the video and then read the scoop on the making of it, as told by singer/guitarist Corey Parsons. (Take note that the performance shots are filmed at a riverside party thrown by a totally badass Alabama...Read more
"As far as the stuff on the radio stations today, that’s just pop music. Just drop the word “country” from Pop Country. Problem solved. People put way too much weight into titles. Music is music. You dig it or you don’t.” - Banditos singer/guitarist Corey Parsons in the band's interview with No Depression
Garage rock & soul titans Barrence Whitfield & The Savages will release their new album Under the Savage Sky on August 21st! Hear brand new scorcher "Incarceration Casserole" via Consequence of Sound HERE and preorder the album on CD, vinyl LP, iTunes, or Bandcamp HERE.
We PROMISE we're reading Playboy for the articles! Because Banditos are featured in this month's issue's Entertainment section! Frontman Corey Parsons lists his top five essential American songs for the column. It's on newsstands now, so pick it up and tell your girlfriend it's because your favorite band is in it....Read more
"Not to be confused with that lethal motorcycle gang that’s been making headlines, this jittery, jangling Southern rock band promises to remain “still sober after all these beers.” Believe it at your...Read more
"The Mekons aren’t a band in any normal sense, may not exist, and can be accurately described only by using the sort of superlatives that would make most normal people throw up their hands in skeptical exasperation, all of which makes them a problem for those who love them. After all, I can tell you that at their...Read more