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Eddie Spaghetti is out on the road supporting his new Bloodshot album The Value of Nothing in the U.S. starting this week! Catch El Capitan de Supersuckers in the Midwest, East Coast, Southwest, and West Coast through mid-December! 

Get 20% off The Value of Nothing on CD and LP with coupon code VONTOUR in the Bloodshot store. 



On January 17th and 18th, Murder By Death will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their classic album 'Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?' by performing the album at Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, the hotel on which Stephen King based 'The Shining.' (For those unfamiliar, it's a concept album about the Devil waging war on a small Mexican border town. Yeah, that's right. Spooky stuff. We wouldn't expect any less from MBD.)

Book your tickets and pre-order the reissue of the album here:

Firewater: Rescheduled EU tour dates and new video!

Tod Hospital

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 for early 2013:

21.02.2013 FR - Paris, Petit Bain
27.02.2013 IT - Milan, Magnolia
01.03.2013 AT - Ebensee, KV Kino Ebensee
03.03.2013 AT - Graz, PPC
04.03.2013 AT- Vienna, Szene
05.03.2013 CZ - Prague, Rock Cafe
06.03.2013 DE - Bielefeld, Forum
07.03.2013 DE - Regensburg, Alte Mälzerei
08.03.2013 AT - Steyr, Kulturhaus Röda
09.03.2013 DE - Lindau, Club Vaudeville
12.03.2013 DE - Berlin, Lido
13.03.2013 DE - Bremen, Tower
14.03.2013 DE - Cologne, Underground
15.03.2013 DE - Stuttgart, Universum

To whet your appetite until then, here's the brand new, superbly animated video for "A Little Revolution," the first single off the new album, International Orange!:


Cory Branan announces Spring US/EU Tour dates and debuts new song!

Cory Branan is gearing up to release his Bloodshot debut, Mutt, on May 22 (pre-order now!)—to whet your appetite, you can listen the new single "Bad Man" via out pals at PASTE. Also just announced: Cory's headlining US and European tour:

18 - Montreal, Quebac @ Underworld
19 - Champlain, Ontario @ Beau’s All Natural Brewing
23 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ SCHLACHTHOF
24 - Cologne, Germany @ Underground
28 - Dresden, Saxony @ Ostpol
29 - Munich, Germany @ 59:1
30 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Eldorado
31 - Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria @ Arena Wien

2 - Freilburg, Germany @ Walfisch
4 - Southampton, England @ Joiners
5 - Bristol, England @ The Croft
6 - Brighton, England @ The Prince Albert
7 - Manchester, England @ Tiger Lounger
8 - Glasgow, Scotland @ The Bay
10 - London, England @ Windmill Brixton
15 - Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement
16 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
17 - Durham, N.C. @ Casbah-Durham
19 - Baltimore, Md. @ Golden West
20 - Cambridge, Mass. @ TT The Bear’s
21 - Philadelphia, Penn. @ Milkboy
22 - New York City, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
23 - Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Club Café
24 - Toledo, Ohio @ Frankies
26 - Chicago, Ill. @ Schuba’s
27 - Omaha, Neb. @ The Sydney
28 - Fort Collins, Colo. @ Surfside 7
29 - Denver, Colo. @ Lions Lair


1 - Boise, Idaho @ The Shredder
2 - Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
3 - Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
5 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Thee Parkside
7 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Mint
8 - Fullerton, Calif. @ Slidebar
10 - San Diego, Calif. @Casbah
11 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Rhythm Room
12 - Roswell, N.M. @ Pecos Flavors Winery
14 - Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk (inside stage)
15 - Houston, Texas @ Rudyard’s
18 - Fayetteville, Ark. @ George’s Majestic Lounge
19 - Little Rock, Ark. @ White Water Tavern
20 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Hi-Tone Café


Bad Machine TourLook out! Scott H. Biram and Lydia Loveless join forces for the double bill of the winter: The aptly titled Bad Machine Tour.  Hot on the heels of their outstanding new albums in Biram’s Bad Ingredients and Loveless’ Indestructible Machine, The Bad Machine Tour begins in Dallas, TX on January 26 and circles around the Southeastern US before looping back to Houston, Texas  two weeks later.

Full tour dates HERE as well as FREE MP3s from their respective albums.

X on Tour

Exene Cervenka is a founding member of punk legends X.  Perhaps you knew that.

They are hitting the road this fall and will be playing their seminal LP "Los Angeles" in its entirety.  The shows will open with a screening of the super cool movie "X- The Unheard Music."

Exene had to cancel her spring solo tour due to illness.  She was promoting her latest album but she'll have copies with her on this tour, so stop by and say hello.

HERE'S the list of tour dates

Life on the Road, Whitey-Style

In another installment of "The Struggles of the Road" Whitey Morgan and the boys had to cancel a show today at a venue that shall not be named in a city that shall not be named.

Why?  They were notified at the last minute of certain stipulations regarding their performance:

1. No drinking. Period.
2. No stickers, emblems or writing on gear cases.
3. Must use electronic drum kit that they provide.

As their bass player Jeremy says "What, we were supposed to buy new cases for our gear? And the electronic drum kit ... Jesus, I'd have to kick my own ass."

Just so you don't think it's all tour buses and buffet trays out there ...

And we couldn't agree more about the electronic drums.

All Kinds of Content For You Today!

Videos! Interviews!  Rather than post separately, here are the nifty bits 'o' media oddness that crossed our virtual desks today (well, maybe not TODAY, but I'm finally getting around to them.)

--HA HA TONKA:  Most people assume that life on the road is one of glamour and comfort.  Well, HHT shows just how TRUE THIS IS with THIS hilarious (yet sadly accurate) little video on Digital Tour Bus about their trusty (well, not so trusty, but that's another story) van.  SWOON ALERT: Luke Long is shirtless throughout the video.  See how REAL musicians travel...

--JON LANGFORD: While Jon girds himself of his upcoming EAST COAST tour, we thought we'd wet your musical whistle with THIS video posted on Time Out Chicago of him and band performing acoustic "Getting Used To Uselessness" from his latest fab slab Old Devils

--SCOTT H BIRAM: Someone thought it would be smart to put SHB on TV in Austin.  Check THIS out, man.  Scott's covering Don Walser, yodels his ass off in a Black Flag T and camo trucker cap after being intro'd by the squeaky clean super square TV host.

--BEN WEAVER: A fantastic feature on Aquarium Drunkard. It's called Diversions and covers artists waxing about subjects other than performing.  Ben talks about meeting the great southern author Larry Brown

--WHITEY MORGAN: Our Flint outlaw country dudes did a podcast with Taproot Radio.  Listen in HERE

WHEW!  That oughtta keep you all occupied for AT LEAST an hour at "work"


A Brief Idea of What its like to be on the road with Whitey Morgan and the 78s

Every once in a while, we get missives from the road.  Now, our bands do not travel in Gold-plated buses, or fly from show to show in planes with nekked ladies spray painted on them.  No, these are working musicians.  Emphasis on work.

Here, then, is one little tale from Jeremy, the bass player from Whitey Morgan and the 78s. Enjoy the harrowing glamour:

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Andre Williams Tour Giveaways

Mr Rhythm is hitting the road in August and early September .

To help spread the word about his latest slab 'o' soul, some buddies at retail are coming through with some goodies for YOU, including chances to score free tickets to the shows.  So, if you're in any of the of cities below, considered yourself tipped off...

SALT LAKE CITY (8/16): Slowtrain Records has the record on sale, on a listening post and giving away a pair of tickets to the show

AUSTIN (8/20): End of an Ear has the record on sale, giving away posters with purchase and running a contest to win a pair of tickets.

HOUSTON (8/21): Sig's Lagoon and Cactus Records have the record on sale, are giving away posters with purchase and running a contest to win a pair of tickets.

CINCINNATI (9/9): Shake It Records has the record on sale, giving away posters with purchase and running a contest to win a pair of tickets.