Ha Ha Tonka's new album, Lessons, is out tomorrow (!), and USA Today is tiding us over with a little acoustic treat. Watch singer/guitarist Brian Roberts play a special, sun-soaked, stripped down version of album track "American Ambition."
Watch and listen here:http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/09/23/video-premiere-meet-southern-indie-rock-band-ha-ha-tonka-lessons/2845271/
Pre-order the album on CD, MP3, or limited edition double vinyl here:https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/lessons
Q: What's better than Luke Winslow-King performing with his awesome band?
A: Not much. But definitely Luke Winslow-King performing with his awesome band on a horse and carriage driving through the French Quarter in New Orleans!
As we mentioned earlier this week, Firewater's Tod A suffered a fall after a sold-out show in Istanbul and had to have immediate knee surgery. The tour dates for the month were cancelled, but we're happy to report Tod is on the mend and the cancelled tour stops have been already been rescheduled... Read more
One of our all time favorite publications is the Oxford American: The Southern Magazine of Good Writing. They consistantly hip us to the lost treasures of American music.
This month's issue gives full on treatment to DEX ROMWEBER.
All The Requisite Billies: The Untold Legend of Dex Romweber traces the rises and falls of one of... Read more
When JC and the boys were in Seattle on their Want More album release tour, they stopped by the esteemable offices of super cool radio station KEXP.
They performed 4 songs live in the studio and KEXP filmed the whole dealio. They've recently posted them. So here they be, friends....get down with the Uptown Sound:
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Big news from the boys of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound--they've been plucked to play this year's Lollapalooza at Grant Park! They'll represent Chicago on the Saturday of the festival. Three day passes are sold-out, but you can buy single-day passes (for Saturday, natch).
Our man's man Scott H. Biram showed up at the studios of LastFM and dropped some jaws. Check out the videos of four songs he did, the interview and the level of Biramosity he brought to the usually staid studios.
and then the other videos, as well as the interview... Read more
Are you a fan of late night shyster law firm commercials? Who ISN'T!
Check out Everything Will Be Fine from their new album Want More
(p.s. if yer wantin' to read about their release show last weekend... Read more
Lots happening in the DEX ROMWEBER DUO camp, so we thought we'd give you a snazzy biz school bullet point summation. That's the way we operate around here.
»NEW TOUR: Dex and his sis hit the... Read more
On the eve of her inaugural BS release, one which we hope will have her music and story all over the interwebs, we thought we give you a peek "behind the scenes."
The Ely Brothers did a photo shoot of Lydia a couple weeks back and they filmed it as well, so's you can see what goes into to such... Read more
Ha Ha Tonka's version of "12" 3-speed Oscillating Fan" always whips the crowds into a frenzy at the end of their shows. And, since much of the USA has been, or still is, sweltering under a wicked heat wave, we were happy that the folks over at Music Fog finished up this video of the band performing the song... Read more