Lydia Loveless's cover of Kesha's "Blind" was featured on todays episode of NPR's All Songs Considered along with some great commentary along with other Record Store Day songs from Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer, and Devo.
Hopefully someone will take note from the episode and actually get a tattoo of Lydia Loveless with a Kesha tattoo. (*head explodes*)
(Hint: the Lydia feature is at 22:00, you know, if you're short on time or just like to cut to the chase.)
More info on the Record Store Day release: https://
The Bottle Rockets will join Steve Earle on his SiriusXM Radio show 'Hardcore Troubadour!'
Catch the collaboration between two legendary acts on SiriusXM Outlaw Country, Channel 60. The first broadcast will be tonight at 9PM ET; then it will re-air tomorrow at 9AM, Monday at 1AM, Tuesday at Midnight, and Wednesday 2/19 9PM. If you're a subscriber, you can also listen on demand at sirusxm.com or on the SXM mobile app.
This should be one for the books.
Luke Winslow-King and his band made a stop to perform for our friends at KEXP in Seattle. The entire twenty-minute session is archived for your viewing and listening pleasure on YouTube. Watch below:
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages' song "The Corner Man" is nominated for "Coolest Song in the World 2013" on Little Steven's Underground Garage! (Yes, Little Steven is Steven Van Zandt from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Sopranos, and Lilyhammer) The song was featured on his national radio show in October.
As we always say in our Chicago way, vote early and vote often (you can vote once a day).
"The Corner Man" is the opening track on Barrence & Co.'s Bloodshot debut 'Dig Thy Savage Soul.' Get it here.
Every year, the fabulous Chicago station WXRT asks its listeners to, in true Chicago-style, vote early and vote often for their favorite music of the year.
And this year, they (and perhaps, you) chose JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound's killer cover of Wilco's "I Am Trying Break Your Heart" at #25 in the FAVORITE SONG Category.
Check out all the lists HERE
As we say in these parts , "now DAT'S some votin', good work dere.."
On a rare jaunt out of Chicago, The Waco Brothers played St Louis and Nashville with Paul Burch to promote their recent album Great Chicago Fire. In St Louis, they stopped by super cool radio station KDHX and recorded live in the studio.
Listen to the aural fruits of their visit HERE.
Four songs from the album done LIVE! All pretenses of polish and professionalism were tossed aside!
• We're pleased to announce that Lydia Loveless will be a featured guest and performer on the nationally-syndicated rock-n-roll talk show, Sound Opinions. The episode starts airing on Friday, July 27 -- but go to the Sound Opinions website to see when it will air on your local station that weekend. (UPDATE: Listen to it here!)
• Justin Townes Earle will curate two evenings of music entitled "In the Spirit of Woody Guthrie" on October 26th and 27th at Pace University / Pace Presents Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York, NY. Marking Guthrie's centennial celebration, the nights will also feature music from Joe Pug, The Low Anthem and John McCauley of Deer Tick. For ticket information, visit the Pace online box office.
• The final album from rockabilly legend Janis Martin will finally get its audience, thanks in part to our own rockabilly filly, Rosie Flores. Rosie is also currently writing to follow up to her Bloodshot debut, Girl of the Century.
• Whitey Morgan and the 78s are pounding the hot pavement this summer, and gathering some great press, including this solid review from the Washington Post and this feature from Creative Loafing.