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Tracy Bonham performs “Big Red Heart” from Masts of Manhatta on Tonight Show 7/12/10

Tracy Bonham performs “Big Red Heart” from Masts of Manhatta on Tonight Show 7/12/10

On Monday’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Tracy Bonham performed “Big Red Heart” from her new album, Masts of Manhatta, available now. Rockin’ cowbell performed by L.A.’s own Rich Ferguson, spoken word poet and long-time contributor to The Nervous Breakdown. We wonder if Christopher Walken loves this number as much as we do — because, […]

R.E.M.’s reconstructed Fables of the Reconstruction 2-CD set out now

R.E.M.’s reconstructed Fables of the Reconstruction 2-CD set out now

We can’t believe it’s been 25 years. Where has the time gone? Fables of the Reconstruction remains one of R.E.M.’s most original albums, featuring deep and lasting images of the American South from the band’s unique collective perspective. The first CD contains the entire Fables album, and the second CD, affectionately called “The Athens Demos”, […]

The Watson Twins announce late summer U.S. tour dates

The Watson Twins announce late summer U.S. tour dates

The Watson Twins have announced 15 tour dates in the month of August through the West Coast and Mid-West U.S. The Kentucky-bred ladies will be touring in support of their album, Talking To You, Talking To Me, released earlier this year on Vanguard Records. “Savin’ You” is the first video off the album, an intimate […]

Charlie Louvin – Hickory Wind: Live at the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, Waycross, GA – (Tompkins Square Records)

Charlie Louvin – Hickory Wind: Live at the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, Waycross, GA – (Tompkins Square Records)

This review comes on the heels of some unfortunate news, as Charlie Louvin was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. At 83 years of age, Mr. Louvin is expected to make a full recovery after surgery on the 22nd of this month, two days after the release of this album. When we spoke with him recently […]

Black Crowes to Release Double Album & Hit the Road

Black Crowes to Release Double Album & Hit the Road

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of their landmark multi-platinum debut, 1990’s Shake Your Moneymaker, The Black Crowes are set to release their first-ever double album of all acoustic material, Croweology. Due out Tuesday, August 3, 2010 via the band’s label (Silver Arrow through Megaforce Records), it features new arrangements of 20 of their best-loved songs and […]

Those Darlins Summer/Fall Tour Schedule

Those Darlins Summer/Fall Tour Schedule

Here’s their full schedule through the first of October, so you have no excuses not to get out and see these snaggle-tooth mamas kick some serious ass at a dive bar, road house, or art museum (?) near you. C’mon, you know you want to see ’em live and in person! Maybe Kelley will jump […]

Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Dean dies at 81

Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Dean dies at 81

Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Dean died Sunday night (June 13) at his home in Varina, Va., at age 81. His wife, Donna Meade Dean, told The Associated Press her husband had health problems but was still functioning well and was looking forward to his formal induction into the Hall of Fame later this year […]

Nashville Scene: How NOT to Act at Bonnaroo

Nashville Scene: How NOT to Act at Bonnaroo

Middle Tennessee is the place to be. Yes, the Big B. Bonnaroo. For those of you who’ve been living Eric Rudolph-style in caves off the grid for the past few years, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every June (the […]

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams A Big Deer Tick Fan

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams A Big Deer Tick Fan

BREAKING NEWS! This just in, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is a huge Deer Tick fan — he considers them to be “a great band.” (OK, so this isn’t “breaking news” — we just couldn’t resist.) Back in April, Williams interviewed Deer Tick on MSNBC’s “BriTunes”, Williams’ own music video channel. He’s saluted iTunes […]

Ray LaMontagne to Release Fourth Album

Ray LaMontagne to Release Fourth Album

Ray LaMontagne admitted during an episode of Elvis Costello’s Spectacle talk show on the Sundance Channel, that he doesn’t like being the center of attention and never wanted to be on stage. “If I didn’t have to do it I wouldn’t do it.” Luckily for us, he is compelled to do so. That said, we […]

Neil Young previews new tracks in Nashville

Neil Young previews new tracks in Nashville

Six songs into Neil Young’s seemingly sedate solo set at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last night, the 64-year-old rocker stunned fans who weren’t expecting to leave with ringing ears. Putting down his acoustic guitar, he strapped on his signature electric Les Paul Old Black and began thrashing away on “Down by the River” like a one-man […]

Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and Beck Bring New Music to ‘True Blood’

Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and Beck Bring New Music to ‘True Blood’

“Who isn’t a fan of nakedness and vampirism?” Elvis Costello jokes when asked to sum up the appeal ofTrue Blood. Hopefully, more rock fans will soon be too. For the third season of HBO’s hit drama, the show’s producers have lined up an impressive roster of artists to contribute to an eclectic soundtrack. Beck, Robbie […]

CMP to Nikki Darlin: "It's break a LEG not an ARM!"

CMP to Nikki Darlin: "It's break a LEG not an ARM!"

This just in, a statement from Those Darlins: “Nikki Darlin suffers injury, postponing Australia tour and Memphis show; Nashville’s Dead show this Saturday 5/22 becomes fundraiser to aid with medical bills. “This past weekend, Nikki Darlin of Those Darlins broke both bones in her left forearm after performing Friday at The Nelsonville Music Festival in […]

The Jayhawks' "Bunkhouse Album" Finally Available on CD

The Jayhawks' "Bunkhouse Album" Finally Available on CD

Legendary alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks will reissue their 1986 self-titled debut (aka The Bunkhouse Album) for the first time ever on CD. Originally released by Bunkhouse Records with a pressing of 2000 vinyl copies, the CDs (and more vinyl) will be available from Lost Highway Records on May 18th. The reissue will include an eight-page […]