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September 18th marks the second year of Americana invasion of our Blue Room, and we couldn't be more excited to host up-and-coming American Roots acts as well as Americana Music Association members a night of music. Miss Margo Price will do a special in store set at 7pm in the storefront to kick off the evening, to be followed by Barna Howard, William Elliot Whitmore, John Paul Keith, Low Cut Connie and Steelism in the Blue Room.
This AMA event requires a wristband for entry, but space-permitting, we will be selling tickets for $15 at the door the night of the show.
8pm - Barna Howard
9pm - William Elliot Whitmore
10pm - John Paul Keith
11pm - Low Cut Connie
11:59pm - Steelism
Now THAT'S Americana!
Feast your ears on the latest piece of infuriated gloom from the Wolf Eyes camp. The second peek at their upcoming full-length, I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces is called “T.O.D.D.” and it’s now streaming over at NPR’s All Songs Considered. It’s a song inspired by the life and work of Tod Dockstader, the mastermind musique concrète composer who passed away while the album was being recorded. Just another taste of majesty to ease the common ache. The first single, "Enemy Ladder" is now available HERE and it includes the equally stunning anti-groove anthem of “Dull Murder 2” as an exclusive, non-album b-side. It’s my personal favorite and it’s TRIP METAL APPROVED.
According to Viking’s Choice at NPR: ”T.O.D.D.” sounds like a crumbling Velvet Underground bootleg that's been burned to ashes and smeared into Pentagram frontman Bobby Liebling's banshee eyeliner. Now two years after declaring noise over ("Completely, 100 percent"), here Wolf Eyes embraces the metallic side of its self-christened genre/lifestyle "trip metal" with a washed-out, doomy guitar buried under a monotone chant and the most primal kick drum imaginable."
Well, I’m not sure I could have said it any better myself. This will hold us over until the next wave of unreleased material is posted on to the Wolf Eyes Bandcamp. I wonder what else they have planned… In the meantime, head over to All Songs Considered...
Finally, a kick-ass video game based on poetry rather than FIFA or Seal Team 6. Now all you gamers out there can experience what pixilated, dark haired poet Sampson Starkweather experiences: PAIN. So, no more can society argue that video game culture has usurped activities such as reading. Play the game. Taste the PAIN. Then, inflict more PAIN on your-self-abusing-selves, sitting in your dark rooms, cathode blue computer colored faces, still arguing Atari vs Intellivision, or the processing power of this-or-that latest console, and Pre-order PAIN: The Board Game by Sampson Starkweather, the fourth title from Third Man Books.
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"[Starkweather’s] poetry is so real, so stunning, so emotionally accurate and strange…I find with each poem I’m laughing out loud. But also putting my hand over my heart, in a futile effort to keep the damn thing still.” —Bianca Stone, author of Someone Else’s Wedding Vows
The Dead Weather has announced an array of activity leading towards the release of their eagerly awaited new album DODGE AND BURN which is out worldwide September 25th.
“Cop and Go,” the latest track released from DODGE AND BURN, is on sale today at all digital retailers worldwide. It is also available as an instant grat download with all digital pre-orders, along with single “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles).” The track – recently hailed by NME for its “hypnotic, snakelike groove” – can be heard now in full via the official Third Man Records SoundCloud.
The Dead Weather will celebrate DODGE AND BURN with a hugely anticipated visit to CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The appearance – which marks the band’s first official live performance in five years – airs Monday, September 14 at 11:35/10:35c (check local listings).
Pre-Order your copy of DODGE AND BURN on Vinyl or CD HERE.
"DRUMMING TECHNIQUE, DESIGN, AND DISCUSSION WITH DEAD WEATHER DRUMMER JACK WHITE"
DIRECTED BY JACK WHITE
LIVE NOW ON MODERN DRUMMER
The Dead Weather have released the first of four technique and instrument-based videos. This first episode features drummer Jack White demonstrating the details of his drum kit within the context of the band’s 2009 debut single, “Hang You From The Heavens.” Jack White designed the kit himself and the incredible team at Ludwig Drums attacked the build with vigor, creating a very unique trap kit. The White-directed video concludes with a live drumming performance of “Hang You From The Heavens," with an alternate drum beat to highlight the techniques discussed and showcase the band’s inner workings during live performances. The band and Third Man Records will release three more videos, each highlighting the member’s specific instruments and a different song from the band’s career, including tracks from their forthcoming album Dodge and Burn. Watch Jack’s video now on Modern Drummer.
Dodge and Burn - the band's third album and first full-length release in five years - is available for pre-order now, with all digital pre-orders receiving an instant grat download of "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)." The track is also on sale now at digital retailers worldwide.