. . . I was never that good at the words anyways - bn

. . . you're not punk and i'm tellin everyone, save your breath i never was one - bs

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Suburban Home picks up The Evening Rig

Suburban Home Records is at it again. Fresh off signing Have Gun Will Travel, the Denver based label has adopted The Evening Rig, a superb band out of Minneapolis, and will be helping to release their new album, "Nothin' to Hear," due out in late 2011/early 2012.

If you aren't familiar with The Evening Ring, the group features former members of The Crush, Cardinal Sin, and Cadillac Blindside and could easily pass as a resurrected version of the Replacements or the greatest bar band you've ever heard. Just great heartfelt rock music and drinkin music (actually self-described as "midwestern beer-soaked rock n roll").

But, since it's hard for me to really do them justice through that description, you can listen to this 11 song sampler comprised of a collection of tracks from the band’s first 2 albums, “Never Been’er” (2007), and “Is Doin’ Stuff” (2009).

The Evening Rig 11 Song Sampler by Suburban Home Records

Friday, August 5, 2011

Recommended Artist: Kasey Anderson

If you haven't heard portland based singer-songwriter Kasey Anderson and you're into any of the following; Steve Earle, Tom Petty, Nebraska era Springsteen, Tom Waits, Whiskeytown/old Ryan Adams, Ryan Bingham, DBT, you owe it to yourself to check him out.

Though I'm partial to his incredible slow burning ballads, he also puts out some great twangy country rock songs.

Fortunately he's offering a free 7 track sampler, you can listen to below.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Banner Pilot Coming Soon

Banner Pilot has completed recording their 3rd full length album, and it's now being mixed and mastered, No release date yet, but will keep you posted and will be released October 25.

One of my favorite newer punk bands (you may have guessed from previous posts)and highly recommended if you like melodic poppier stuff that still has some punch and edge.

Their tongue in cheek self description of the band's sound as akin to “if Jawbreaker, The Lawrence Arms, and [early] Alkaline Trio got in a knife fight and Jawbreaker won… but just barely,” is actually a pretty apt one. Dillinger Four should also probably be in that mix.

If you are at all into any variety of punk music, and somehow are unfamiliar with Banner Pilot, I suggest you take a listen to either of their previous full-lengths or their debut EP (in reverse chronology below).

HGWT signs to Suburban Home

After self releasing their 2010 (and second full length) album entitled "Postcards from a Friendly City," Bradenton, FL based (and my wife's new favorite) band Have Gun Will Travel has signed to Suburban Home Records (home of two cow garage, tim barry, austin lucas, drag the river etc.) who will release their new album "Mergers & Aquisitions" this fall. After seeing and meeting these guys at SXSW, I'm certainly looking forward to the release.

If you haven't heard anything by them. You can stream "Postcards . . ." below.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dawes Fall Tour Annoucement

Dawes has announced that they'll be heading out on tour (again) this fall, with co-headliner Blitzen Trapper.

Dates/Locations/Venues as follows (surprise, surprise DC show is on a Monday):

10/7/11 FRI Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater
10/8/11 SAT Santa Barbara, CA SOHO
10/9/11 SUN San Diego, CA Belly Up
10/10/11 MON Pheonix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
10/11/11 TUE Tucson, AZ Santa Fe Sol Live
10/15/11 SAT Baton Rouge, LA Marship Theater
10/18/11 TUE Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
10/19/11 WED Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
10/20/11 THU Louisville, KY Headliner's
10/21/11 FRI Asheville, NC Orange Peel
10/22/11 SAT Carborro, NC Cat's Cradle
10/24/11 MON Washington, DC Black Cat
10/26/11 WED New York, NY Webster Hall
10/27/11 THU Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
10/28/11 FRI Boston, MA Royale
10/30/11 SUN Toronto, ON Opera House
11/1/11 TUE Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
11/2/11 WED Grand Rapids, MI Calvin College
11/3/11 THU Chicago, IL The Metro
11/4/11 FRI Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
11/5/11 SAT Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
11/7/11 MON Boulder, CO Fox Theater
11/10/11 THU Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
11/11/11 FRI Seattle, WA The Neptune
11/13/11 SUN Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
11/15/11 TUE San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

In conjunction with the announcement they're offering special 6-song EP with three songs from each band as a free download.