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?
- Check out this story on a Detroit filmmaker using a 3D process and capturing some of the city's finest music, including our own Detroit Cobras!
- In anticipation of her new solo album (goes on pre-sale this Tuesday) Exene Cervenka gives a lengthy interview on art, music, poetry and what a good dancer Eddie Vedder is in the LA Record.
- In addition to be a crack bookkeeper and legal eagle, our own office guy Anthony is a fab photographer. Check out his flickr page with all the action at the Hideout block party. Pay no attention to the photo of Bloodshot Rob lying in the street at the end. He's tired. Sssssh. Don't wake him.
- Finally, speaking of Rob, read his latest essay at Knowthemusicbiz.com. It's all about how disposable music has become. Insightful philosophical musing or the rantings of a crank? YOU be the judge!
In keeping with the energy level of a muggy July Friday, and running on two hours sleep (it's not easy being crazy, you know...), I'm keepin' this digest short and sweet.
- Interview with Bloodshot Nan and Rob on Indiepit. Wherein they talk of their founding, their 15 years in the biz and where the world of artistic expression might be headed. Replete with mp3's and photos of the 2009 releases. Check it out here.
- There's a cool new documentary about the Detroit garage rock scene, featuring the Detroit Cobras, Gore Gore Girls, the Gories and the White Stripes. It's called "It Came From Detroit" and is making the rounds in LA on the festival circuit. Check out the trailer here.
- The lineups for our Boston and Philly Beer-B-Qs have been set and tickets are now available. Check out details here. We'll also have some announcements regarding the Chicago party on Monday. Stay tuned!
- Rob's Recommendation of the week: Michigan blueberries. God's perfect food.
Now, time for a 3 day nap.
Now THAT is a high octane rock and roll double bill, friends!
Go here for details. To stoke the fires in your nether rock and roll regions, CDs and LPs by both have been put on sale for May! It's too cheap NOT to rock. Seriously.
Stay tuned for info on how to win tickets.
From Detour Magazine, some fine shots of the Cobras tearing it up in their hometown in December 2007 at the Magic Stick. Rachel even dyed her hair jet black for the occasion. Take a peek.