- A to Z: The Riverfront Times Music Blog has exclusive streams of some never-heard-before recordings of Ray Charles, recorded by Charles’ cohort Marci Soto.
- Tickets are on sale for Daytrotter‘s Barnstormer 4 concert series. This years line-up includes Sondre Lerche, Guards, The Romany Rye, Hellogoodbye, Keegan DeWitt and the ever popular “special guests”.
- Dinosaur Jr will be playing their album Bug in its entirety on tour this summer. Additionally, different dates will have different friends along, including OFF!, Thurston Moore and Henry Rollins.
- The city of Greenwood, Mississippi, will be celebrating 100 years of Robert Johnson May 5-8. The celebration will include exhibits, tours, panels and, of course, music. The musical roster includes Bobby Rush, Honeyboy Edwards, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Keb’ Mo’ and more.
- Justin Townes Earle guested on A Prairie Home Companion, and you can listen to the show here.
- Our new friends at Americana Rock Mix are raising funds for surgery for their canine companion, Boris. If you donate to help Boris, you’ll get some goodies like a download grab bag, an exclusive podcast and a thank you in the next podcast.
- We are very sad to announce that Cadillac Sky are going on “indefinite hiatus”, i.e. they broke up. But I guess if you’re going to go, it’s good to go out on the best album of your career. And we still have The David Mayfield Parade to enjoy, along with projects the other guys will surely be involved with.
- The Due Diligence is touring! Along with Crazy Brains and a number of local openers, they are hitting a number of joints down the eastern U.S., including a January 13 stop at Now That’s Class with Shivering Timbers.
- The International Bluegrass Music Museum will be hosting the Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration in honor of what would have been the 100th birthday of the late bluegrass great September 12-14 in Owensboro, Kentucky. The amazing line-up will include Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Doc Watson, Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Osborne, Eddie Adcock, Tom Gray, Kenny Baker, Curly Seckler, Everett Lilly, The Lewis Family, Bill Clifton, Rodney Dillard, Melvin Goins and Paul Williams.
- Justin Townes Earle will be hitting the Late Show with David Letterman tomorrow night, January 5, while the … Continue reading
- Atlas Sound has released two free albums this week. Download Bedroom Databank Vol. 1 here and Bedroom Databank Vol. 2.
- Justin Townes Earle has updated his tour schedule, including some European dates and a show at the Kent Stage on February 8 with Jessica Lea Mayfield.
- The Wu-Tang Clan has announced a full tour.
- Our friends and internet drinking buddies Conrad Plymouth have announced a series of Wisconsin and Minnesota live dates, including the Muzzle of Bees 6th Anniversary show.
- It’s been 11 days since I’ve mentioned anything Black Keys-related, but our friends at Rubber City Review have afforded me the opportunity to do it again. They have joined the dark side and finally become a part of the Twitter stream, and to promote this new foray, they have a special contest to win a pair of tickets to the sold-out Black Keys New Year’s Eve show in Chicago.
- Justin Townes Earle is back in action and will resume touring at the end of November, bringing along Bobby Bare, Jr., Caitlin Rose and Ohio darling Jessica Lea Mayfield in support.
CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:
11/26/10 Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge*
11/27/10 Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge†
11/30/10 Memphis, TN, The Hi-Tone†
12/01/10 Baton Rouge, LA, Manship Theatre†
12/02/10 Houston, TX, Fitzgerald’s†
12/03/10 Dallas, TX, Granada Theatre†
12/04/10 Austin, TX, The Parish†
12/06/10 Mobile, AL, Callaghan’s†(on sale soon)
12/07/10 Gainesville, FL, Common Grounds†
12/09/10 Ybor City, FL, Crowbar†
12/10/10 Orlando, FL, The Social†
12/11/10 Jacksonville, FL, Mojo Kitchen†
12/12/10 Charleston, SC, Pour House†
12/13/10 Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle†
12/14/10 Asheville, NC, The Grey Eagle†
12/16/10 Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church‡
12/17/10 Boston, MA, Royale‡
12/18/10 New York, NY, Webster Hall‡
12/19/10 Washington, DC, 9:30 Club‡ (on sale 12/4)
*Bobby Bare Jr. supports
†Caitlin Rose supports
‡Jessica Lea Mayfield supports
Other cancelled dates are being rescheduled, as well.
Additionally, Earle will play live on WNYC Soundcheck on Wednesday, November 17 at 2:30 PM EST.
- Infantree’s first full-length album, Would Work, is out today, and you can take a preview listen at Spinner (also up: Watchmen, Black Angels and Grinderman, among others).
- No Depression wants you to interview Justin Townes Earle, and they want to compensate you for it. Submit a question for JTE, and you could win an autographed copy of his new album, Harlem River Blues
- Pitchfork‘s One Week Only feature is currently running a documentary of Vic Chesnutt’s 2009 European Tour with Elf Power.
- For those excited about the new Daniel Lanois-produced Neil Young album, Le Noise, Stereogum has a preview for you in the form a video for “Angry World”.
- A Place to Bury Strangers has a five-song EP – “I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow Of Your Heart”, “Girlfriend” and three remixes of “I Lived” – and you can download the Secret Machines remix from Mute. APtBS will be kicking off a fall tour with a free show at Thirteenth Floor in Massillon, Ohio, on September 24 and swinging through Cleveland on September 27 (more on that next … Continue reading
- NPR’s got it going on in their First Listen feature, with Justin Townes Earle’s Harlem River Blues and the Walkmen’s Lisbon in the rotation right now. Additionally, although it’s a little older now, is the latest from A.A. Bondy-favorite James Blackshaw.
- Also at NPR, an All Tomorrow’s Parties preview playlist from NTSIB favorite Jim Jarmusch, which includes T-Model Ford, Raekwon and Ohio’s Greenhornes.
- Muzzle of Bees brings us some special downloads from a lost session Roadside Graves recorded for Aquarium Drunkard.
- Spinner offers a free download of the Black Angels’ “Telephone”, which has nothing to do with who you’re thinking of, as well as “I Got a Treme Woman” by Kermit Ruffins.
- There’s a Ray Davies collaboration album in the works, which will reportedly include Frank Black, Bruce Springsteen and the late Alex Chilton, among others. Pitchfork gathered some reports for you.
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8.10.10 – The High Noon Saloon – Madison, Wisconsin
8.11.10 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
8.12.10 – Schuba’s – Chicago, Illinois
- Crook & Flail, the curators of the Alan Moore Unearthing box set, are offering a mix of their influences for the project which includes, Kraftwerk, Mike Patton, Mogwai and numerous others.
- Justine Townes Earle’s new album, Harlem River Blues, will be released September 14, and JTE made a cameo with his dad, Steve Earle, on Treme, which you can watch here (no spoilers).
- The fine fellows at Citizen Dick have posted a couple of videos from A.A. Bondy’s recent performance at the Northside Fest in Brooklyn.
- Southern Playalistic Maybach Music, a mixtape from Big Boi and Rick Ross is available for free download at Keep It Trill.
- Speaking of Big Boi, his forthcoming solo joint Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty is currently streaming at his MySpace.
- The debut album from Nicholas Megalis and the Envy Project is now available for mere pennies.
- The Black Keys will be playing The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson on July 21.
- If you’ll be in the San Francisco Bay Area on August 14 and 15, here’s a … Continue reading