- Juniper Tar has a frigging sweet deal in their online store: their full-length album To The Trees, The Howl Street EP, a lovely T-shirt plus a handmade mix CD. Eight bucks plus shipping. Get on that.
- My Old Kentucky Blog has a new tune for you from the Builders and the Butchers’ forthcoming album, Dead Reckoning. Hot.
- Gregg Allman’s new album, Low Country Blues, is streaming on NPR’s First Listen. It’s well worth a listen. (I think I may even like his cover of Skip James’ “Devil Got My Woman”, which is an accomplishment since that song is nearly sacred to me.)
- Drive-By Truckers has begun posting behind the scenes episodes for their new album Go-Go Boots at their Vimeo page. You can find the first two episodes and other goodies there.
- The Black Keys made a return visit to Letterman yesterday, and you can watch the performance at The Audio Perv if’n you missed it. And if you missed their great appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, well, we’ve got that for you, too. (They also played “Tighten Up”.)
- The Twilight Singers will be releasing their new album, Dynamite Steps, on February 15. Guests on the album include some of the usual suspects – Ani DeFranco, Petra Haden, Joseph Arthur and, of course, Mark Lanegan – as well as Nick McCabe of the Verve.
- The original Pulp line-up is reuniting for the first time since 1996. They have a couple of European fests booked for next year with additional plans likely.
- Rap Radar has the first single, “Together Baby”, off Ghostface Killah’s forthcoming album Apollo Kids up for you.
- J Mascis will be releasing an acoustic album called Several Shades of Why on March 15.
- Special treat: Cuckoobird has posted a special Patterson Hood solo show that took place at the end of last month. Patterson Hood is several kinds of awesome.
- The Low Anthem are on the road with Emmylou Harris. During a break, Mat Davidson played a surprise Twain show in Brooklyn. Watch Mat and all his hair below.
Twain “I’ll Be Fooled Again” from Possum Den Productions on Vimeo.
The Henry Clay People
The Henry Clay People took the stage with confidence and ease, and while the beginning of their set struck me the same way their album Somewhere on the Golden Coast struck me – decent but same-y – things picked up with a song dedicated to the Drive-By Truckers (“This Ain’t a Scene”, I believe) and only got better from there. Joey Siara helped endear the band to the crowd by soliciting requests for cover songs… though the crowd was possibly stuck in a time-warp as Siara’s guidance to suggest a band from the ’70s was met with a shout for Guided By Voices. After a creditable rendering of “Game of Pricks”, Jay Gonzalez was brought on stage to join the band for a stop-start go at “Space Oddity” that included audience participation in the form of countdowns and hand-claps.
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Shows worth checking out this week in and around Cleveland:
The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
- Sat, Oct 2| 8:30 PM (8 PM door)
$6 adv / $8 dos
Tavern | All Ages
- Tue, Oct 5| 8 PM (7 PM door)
Shooter Jennings & Hierophant
J-Roddy Walston & The Business
$16 adv / $18 dos
Ballroom | All Ages
- Tue, Oct 5| 8:30 PM (8 PM door)
One Dollar Hat
Tavern | All Ages
- Tue, Oct 5| 8 PM
JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys
$25 adv / $30 dos
- Wed, Oct 6
At B Side Liquor Lounge:
Biz Markie DJ Set w/ K-Nyce
- Thu, Oct 7| 9 PM
$12 adv / $14 dos
- Wed, Oct 6| 8 PM
Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers
- Tue, Oct 5| 8 PM