Here's a grand interview with Exene Cervenka from the The Sunbreak in Seattle. She talks about working with Ray Manzarek of the Doors, how X would jam to Carl Perkins tunes early on, why record stores are important, what her favorite albums are and so much more. It's a great, informative read and, as we keep mentioning,... Read more
Last Saturday was Record Store Day, and by all accounts it was a rousing success all across the country. Perhaps folks are coming to a greater realization that shopping for records is WAY more fun than downloading a bunch of ones and zeroes onto their hard drives in the bubble of their bedroom or office.
Several Bloodshot folks participated with in-store... Read more
We never like to bore you with the ins and outs of this weird little business. Suffice to say that sometimes we run out of a title and call it out of print. Then, years later, a distributor (usually some European partner cleaning out their warehouse after they go out of business or something) and they send back things to... Read more
The legendary (and totally sweet, by the way) Exene Cervenka has confirmed a tour of the West Coast consisting entirely of FREE performances at record stores starting in April!
Why a tour of record stores and not clubs? Exene 'splains.....
"The reason I am touring independent record stores from San Diego to Seattle this April is that I want to play... Read more
Given the overwhelming volume of crapola out there on the intertubes, it's nice when writers take some time to craft their pieces rather than just posting snarky, ill-informed diary entries and calling it "journalism." In our efforts to encourage such behavior, we'll point them out when we can.
We got a couple nice ones in this week about Exene Cervenka, as... Read more
The thing with some artists is that they haven't been around long enough to have interesting stories. Not so with Exene. She's a living part of music history and when she gets rolling on some stories, they are a hoot to read.
Exene will perform at a memorial for Amy Farris at the Continental Club in Austin on October 21st. For details go here.
Also appearing will be Dave Alvin, Jon Dee Graham, Kelly Willis and others.
Amy's contributions to Exene's new album were invaluable and she will be deeply missed in all the communities she touched. Read more
The But The Weatherman Promised Me Snow edition:
- After swearing at me about how STUPID Twitter is, Scott H. Biram went and joined it. You can follow him @ScottHBiram. In 140 characters or less, Biram's been regaling us with tales from his current US tour-- check out the dates and see if he'll be headed your way.
- Perfect Sound Forever has ... Read more
As we gird ourselves for the brisket and margaritas that await us in Austin for our Yard Dog anniversary tomorrow (hey, someone's gotta do it), here's a few tidbits to knosh on that may brighten your day. Or not. Who knows?
Earlier this spring, Exene finished her solo album Somewhere Gone, to be released on CD & LP, this October.
Recorded in Springfield MO with Lou Whitney of the Skeletons, it is a haunting, intimate album with the beating heart of a poet at the center.
As Exene told us, "it has the passion of X without all the loud." Read more
June 2, 2009
After some months of not feeling 100% healthy, I recently had some medical tests run and the prognosis is that I am suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Apparently, it has been affecting me for quite some time.
Although this is obviously unfortunate news, I am choosing to see the positive in it.
I, and X as a... Read more
Exene recorded a duet with Dex Romweber for the upcoming album The Ruins of Berlin by the Dex Romweber Duo. The album also features duets with Cat Power, Neko Case and some guitar work by Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids. The album is scheduled for a February 10th, 2009 release.... Read more
We are giddy with pride to announce the signing of a worldwide, multi-album deal with singer, artist, long-time Bloodshot hero and author Exene Cervenka.
Her first album for the label is in the works, and will be released in 2009. Exene will be recording this fall, fans of her mixed-media collages can look forward to new artwork for the CD packaging... Read more