Since Larry didn’t provide me with any taco recipes this week, you all get Links Around The Web. We hope these links help you while away your Saturday.
Romeo Sid Vicious:
In case you missed it, our very own Michelle Evans and Cory Hanks from Those Crosstown Rivals have decided to get hitched! On behalf of Nine Bullets I’d like to use this space to wish them both the very best and lots of happiness! They’re even throwing a bash afterword with a helluva line up. Hell I’d travel to see that if I weren’t already otherwise committed!
No word on where they’re registered so there’s no way to show them that we’re happy for them by buying them crap they probably don’t need.
I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. – Rita Rudner
If placing a bet, always go with “Is a Replacements fan”, at least when it comes to me. And yeah I know this has been all over the web, but it belongs here because it’s fucking cool and I want it here. The Replacements appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and tore up “Alex Chilton“! There’s a rumor they did another song and it might pop on Fallon’s site at some point.
(I wrote this before it happened, if it happened, if it didn’t then it was a cool rumor anyway.)
The Replacements are set to play their first non-festival dates since reuniting last year, beginning with a mini-stadium date this Saturday in St. Paul, Minn., followed by a similar show Sept. 19 in New York City. After that, a few more festival dates are booked this fall…
NPR always has interesting stuff on their First Listen and I missed Sean Rowe’s Madman when it popped. Don’t make the same mistake I did, go check it out.
At the core of every song is Rowe’s remarkable voice, which sounds inescapably melancholy, tremendously sexy and often slightly menacing. It does all sorts of things well, and its full range is on display here.
Gene Simmons may think that rock is dead but Larry Fulford does not! In fact Larry is pretty vocal about his feelings on the issue. I might have said a thing or two as well but there are others much more articulate than me, like The Reverend Horton Heat or Dee Dee Snider, talking abut the issue in places other than this so I won’t bore you with an ill conceived rant of my own.
THAT’S rock ‘n’ roll, Mr. Simmons. Naïve, adolescent, stubborn. Willing to fight for what you believe in, no matter the odds. And not even necessarily because you want to, but because you genuinely feel like you HAVE to. A force greater than yourself puts your stupid ass in that van and says, “Go.” And you go. – Larry Mutha Fuckin’ Fulford
DBN is doing another giveaway! Not that it comes as a shock to anyone ’cause DBN obviously has the hook ups. This time it’s a Squallfest prize package and if you don’t know what Squallfest is then you’ve obviously been living in a cave and need to crawl out and get some sun! Aside from a festival with an amazing lineup it also benefits the Cure Alzheimer’s foundation.
BHAM FM tells us that Southern Rock isn’t dead (Duh!) and then goes on to prove it with a pretty damn good Spotify mix tape that should be your Saturday afternoon soundtrack. ‘Tis rather fitting that they use a picture of the venerable Mr. Cory Branan as the image for article as he’s touring on his latest record which is his best to date and definitely Southern.
The genre “southern rock” has kind of disappeared over the years and it’s time to be revived. Beards, long hair, whiskey, cigarettes, denim, American flags and Muscle Shoals are still intact so why is southern rock not?
Sturgill Simpson went on Conan O’Brien, played country music, and made a new fan. Thanks to Stereogum for the video evidence. It’s really pretty cool to see an artist that we love get someone excited like that.
Last night, he and his band were on Conan, where they played the song “Living The Dream” and treated the show’s stage like it was in an Alabama truck stop. Conan, for once, sounded genuinely happy by the time they got done. Watch the performance below.
Another good musician on the Improv4humans podcast, Joey Cape promoting his tour with One Week Records friends Chris Cresswell and Brian Wahlstrom.
…Joey plays some songs which serve as inspiration for improvised scenes about a group of friends giving one of their buddies an end a friendship agreement, a musician who explicitly titles & writes songs with the name of a person they really know, a band that rocks the boat wherever they go, and much more!
Melaena Cadiz, featured years ago on Ninebullets
, has a new Daytrotter session
Melaena Cadiz chronicles the plights of the searchers, of the reachers and of all those helplessly apart people operating so deep below heaven. She writes and sings about presence and absence, as they weigh on one another. She deals with the wooden hearts and limbs that we sometimes build into our bodies so that the reverberations of the pains that hit us like birds smacking dead into clear windows that they can’t see can’t ripple through all of our muscles.
Mail the Horse, who I won’t shut up about, premiered a new song and detailed their tour
09/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
09/17 Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
09/18 Richmond, VA @ Books Bikes and Beyond
09/19 Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
09/20 Charlottesville, VA @ Private Event
09/21 Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s Downtown
09/22 Charlotte, NC @ Thomas St. Tavern
09/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Music Room
09/24 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
09/25 Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
09/26 Nashville, TN @ The East Room
09/27 Louisville, KY @ Cropped Out Festival
09/28 Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern
09/29 Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
09/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers Coyote Cafe
10/01 Ithaca, NY @ Just Because Center
10/02 Hudson, NY @ Half Moon Saloon
10/03 Newmarket, NH @ The Stone Church
10/04 Boston, MA @ Lilypad