Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Possum's lights

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A buddy of mine sent this to me from Nashville...George Jones has a big Christmas light display apparently.

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The Possum's front gate

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Garth Brooks t-shirt as a car seat cover at Tekoa Lounge...tried to talk ol' girl out of the shirt...hahahaha

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Setzer!

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BS Orchestra

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Setzer!

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Monday, November 30, 2009

FYI: This Wednesday's show with

FYI: This Wednesday's show with David Allan Coe rescheduled to Sunday 3/21 at the Valarium

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lucero 'My Best Girl' - Knoxville TN

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Hank III

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Hank III @ Southbound

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

LL 2

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Lyle Lovett @ TN Theatre

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Third Eye Blind @ Valarium

My 29th birthday!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

50s & 60s country legend

50s & 60s country legend Patti Page singing "Tennessee Waltz" and "How Much is That Doggy in the Window?" at halftime

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wayne 'The Train' Hancock

@ 4620

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Ghostland Observatory 10/23 at The

Ghostland Observatory 10/23 at The Valarium. Tix on sale Friday at thevalarium.com

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Motorhead!

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Why I woke up singing

Why I woke up singing Glen Campbell's classic "The Wichita Lineman" this morning is beyond me.

Friday, August 14, 2009

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OCMS, JTE, Felice Brothers, Dave Rawlins and Gillian Welch on stage

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@Big Surprise Tour with Old

@Big Surprise Tour with Old Crow, Justin Townes Earle, Dave Rawlins Machine and Felice Brothers in Knoxville! Awesome!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Billy Joe Shaver

Shaver tellin' it like it is...

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Country legend Billy Joe Shaver

Country legend Billy Joe Shaver at the Shed in Maryville, TN tonight!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

De La Soul @ the

De La Soul @ the Valarium for FREE tonight...aka right now!!! C'mon!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

@AC_Ent: Southern rockers Lucero to

@AC_Ent: Southern rockers Lucero to perform Nov. 19 at The Valarium. http://bit.ly/Fi15a

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hank 3 again

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Hank 3

Hank 3 @ Valarium

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Hank Williams III tonight at

Hank Williams III tonight at the Valarium!! Get ready for some Hell-billy music!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sonic Youth @ Bijou

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Sonic Youth tonight at the

Sonic Youth tonight at the Bijou! Get ready!

Monday, July 6, 2009

drivebytruckers: New songs from The

drivebytruckers: New songs from The Fine Print http://www.myspace.com/drivebytruckers plus a new blog post from P. Hood

Monday, June 29, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Beastie-Roo

Davy Vegas at the Beastie Boys at the 'Roo!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

AC_Ent: REVISED: The Wallflowers are

AC_Ent: REVISED: The Wallflowers are August 29 at the Bijou; performing August 31 at The Orange Peel.

AC_Ent: Announcing The Wallflowers, August

AC_Ent: Announcing The Wallflowers, August 31, Bijou Theatre. Tickets on sale Friday, June 19.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Announcing The Black Crowes in

Announcing The Black Crowes in concert! Sept 29 Tennessee Theatre and Oct 2 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. On sale June 19

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Beastie Boys, June 10,

The Beastie Boys, June 10, The Orange Peel. Tickets on sale tomorrow at 4pm.

Monday, June 1, 2009

new Levon Helm preview

Levon Helm's new release won't be out until the end of this month, but you can get a sneak peak of it here. If this album is anything like 2007's Dirt Farmer, it will surely be an instant classic from one of the most recognizable and important voices in rock history. Put June 30th on your calendar and go pick this one up!

In the meantime, check out the making of Electric Dirt here. Enjoy!

Levon and crew will be in Atlanta this weekend at Chastain Park with John Prine, so...if you're not busy, I would strongly advise making it to this show. I assure you that you will not be disappointed.

That's a guarantee.

fwd: AC_Ent: Announcing De La

fwd: AC_Ent: Announcing De La Soul at The Valarium on August 6! Tix on sale Friday at noon. http://bit.ly/11tOg2

Monday, May 25, 2009

TUESDAY: Bonnie Prince Billy @ Bijou Theatre

DO NOT MISS Bonnie 'Prince' Billy at the Bijou Theatre Tuesday night at 8pm with Lichens. BPB, aka Will Oldham, is touring in support of his newest release Beware, and is gracing Knoxville with his presence. Tickets are still available, so get them now. You'll be sorry when you hear all your cool friends talking about how great the show was and you didn't go...


Thursday, May 14, 2009

gavin rossdale sitting at a

gavin rossdale sitting at a table on sidewalk at coffee and chocolate in downtown knoxville before his show tonight

Saturday, May 9, 2009

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Friday, May 8, 2009

The Man

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Physical Graffiti, anyone?

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my trip to NYC includes this today

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Isbell!

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

TONIGHT: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit @ Barley's

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit return to Knoxville and Barley's in support of their self-titled disc. This will be a great show, and is "not to be missed" according to Rolling Stone. I agree.

See you there?


Yes, that's what I thought.


Cool video of Isbell.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Man Man at the Square

Man Man at the Square Room tonight! Check it out!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Against Me! at Cider House

Against Me!

TONIGHT: Against Me! at the Cider House


Against Me! roll into town tonight (for the first time, I believe) to the new Cider House club! This will no doubt be a rowdy and raucous show! Doors are at 7 and tickets are $10. Bring it, and see ya there!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wilco at Tennessee Theatre 4.18.09

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National Record Store Day

Today's the day. Get out there and shop! And support your local record store!

TONIGHT: Wilco at the Tennesee Theatre

Wilco is at the Tennessee Theatre tonight! Unfortunately, if you don't have tickets, you probably won't see them this time around as the tickets sold out some time ago. However, you might be able to grab a glimpse of them at the Disc Exchange today at 2pm for their dvd signing. The catch is, though, that you had to be one of the first 150 at DE this morning at 9 to buy their new dvd and you get a pass to come back to meet them and get only the dvd signed.

Still pretty cool though. Anyways, good luck, and I hope to see you at the show!

Enjoy!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hey, Wilco will be at

Hey, Wilco will be at the Disc Exchange 2pm Saturday, signing copies of their new live DVD.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

MAN MAN @ Square Room

From Square Room's Twitter: just announced some new shows...MAN MAN on sale Friday, wahoo! check out www.thesquareroom.com for more info & listings.

Booker T & the DBTs


We are getting closer and closer to the release of Potato Hole, Booker T's first album in quite some time. As if Booker T is not enough, the Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young make appearances on Potato Hole as well! See more here about the record, and mark your calendars for its April 21st release.

And if you are in Atlanta tonight, go see the Booker T and the DBTs at the Variety Playhouse. I promise you will not be disappointed. You'll see one of the best bands going these days, and a legendary member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! This is not an April Fools joke either!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sundown in the City 2009

AC Entertainment announced the 2009 lineup for Sundown in the City, the city's free weekly concert festival, on Wednesady. This year's Sundown will kick off on Thursday, April 9th and run through June 25th. Some of the featured performers are Shooter Jennings, Gavin Rossdale (Mr. Gwen Stefani, and ex-Bush frontman), Big Head Todd & the Monsters, as well as semi-newcomer Jamey Johnson, who's 2008 album That Lonesome Sound was #5 in my Best Of 2008 albums. This year's lineup isn't the strongest ever, but it will still be plenty of fun...and it's free too, so ya can't beat that. So, get out on Thursdays, come downtown and enjoy some free music and cold beverages...and a ton of people getting down in K-town.

See the full lineup here, and see these related articles: Metro Pulse, Knoxville.com and Facebook.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Knoxville gets R.A.W. TONIGHT!!!

If you are in the Knoxville area, and even if you're not, come on out to Barley's on Monday night for Roger Alan Wade's regular, and awesome, monthly show! Roger graces us Knoxvillians yet again with his repertoire of funny, honest, rowdy and at times heartbreaking songs...and probably a few that have been sung by Cash, Willie, Waylon, the Possum and ol' Bocephus, as well as many others. RAW's shows are as bare-bones as it gets with just him, his guitar and a glass of water, and you never know what you'll get, except a couple of hours of non-stop music, and non-stop fun.

Check him out here, and Barley's too.

Hope to see ya there! Holler, and if you see me, buy me a beer (or 12).

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Catching up again...

So, I missed getting this up last week in a timely manner, but it's still awesome. Fallon gives a shout out to my hometown of Chattanooga (they got destroyed in the tournament, so they are done for the season already, but it's still cool to get a shout out!).



Sunday, March 15, 2009

TONIGHT: Adler's Appetite


This is a little confusing: Steven Adler, the OG drummer for the OG Guns 'N Roses and his band will be at (here's the most confusing part) Big Mama's Karaoke Cafe in Seymour (just outside of Knoxville) tonight.

First of all, the fact that Steven is still playing and touring, let alone still alive, is beyond me. And the fact that he is able to play old school GNR songs and isn't/hasn't been sued by Axl is also beyond me. But the fact that he is playing a show to 300 people in Seymour, Tennessee at Big Mama's Karaoke Cafe is the most puzzling piece of this story to me.

Anyways, check him out here tonight, and on his Myspace to hear the tunes. If I make it down there, I'll let you know how it is.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Superdrag soundchecking at Barley's!!

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TONIGHT: Superdrag @ Barley's

Yes, that's right. Superdrag tonight! All original members, and a new album out next week! Tickets were still available as of yesterday online at the Disc Exchange. Grabs yours quickly, because I doubt there will be any left at the door if you risk it tonight...

Opening the show will be Mic Harrison and the High Score, as well as 1220. Both great local bands! Be sure to get there in time to check them out too.

Also, Superdrag will be doing an in-store meet-n-greet and signing tonight at 6 at Disc Exchange, where they will be selling and signing their new record, Industry Giants, before it comes out officially next week.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Upcoming Shows of Interest and of Note:

Obviously I fell off the edge of the Earth in the last month. We missed some shows. We missed some announcements. Real life called, and I had to do what I had to do for my actual paycheck... Your praises and comments don't keep my lights on (just yet).

Anyways, in case you have missed it, here are several upcoming shows and events of interest that you should look into in the Knoxville area:

Superdrag - Barley's Taproom - Friday, March 13
The Big Lebowski - Bijou Theatre - Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21
Bret Michaels - The Valarium - Friday, March 27th
Backyard Tire Fire and Bloodkin - Barley's Taproom - Saturday, April 4th
Wilco - Tennessee Theatre - Saturday, April 18th (SOLD OUT)
Against Me! - Ciderhouse - Sunday, April 19th
Opeth - Bijou Theatre - Friday, May 22
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Bijou Theatre - Tuesday, May 26

Ok, you're kinda caught back up now...you at least have a head start now, if you are as far behind as I am. Enjoy!

Against Me! at the new Ciderhouse in April



The Ciderhouse opened this past week, and its already attracting big names:

For instance: Against Me! on Sunday, April 19th (the day after Wilco!). These guys will put on a show that you are sure to remember...you'll be lucky if you can stand up after the show due to all the bouncing and jumping you'll do throughout the show. Against Me! will surely bring it, so you better be ready as they play cuts off of 2007's New Wave, along with older tunes and hopefully some new ones too. Singer Tom Gabel has been playing solo shows lately, and even put out a solo record in 2008, so it's a safe bet that AM! will be playing some new stuff for us.

Tickets are on sale now, and are extremely reasonable ($10). This is totally worth it. After seeing them at Bonnaroo last year, I cannot wait to see them again, this time up close and personal here in Knoxville!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HUH?!


So, yeah, apparently I missed the memo about Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore being a couple. And then they went and got married this week down in South Georgia. I didn't even know they were together.

Or maybe I did, and just chose to ignore it. Anyways, see more about this confusing couple here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Terminator: Salvation trailer #2

Sounds like its got some NIN in there too! Check it:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

re-TAPped

Unwigged & Unplugged:
An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer

Ryman Auditorium

Nashville, TN

Sunday, May 10th

Presale Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 4th at 10AM to Thursday, March 5th at 10PM!

Tickets go on sale to the General Public Friday, March 6th at 10AM
PASSWORD: SONGS




This will more than likely be too ridiculous for words. And by ridiculous, I mean awesome. Shew.


Turn it up to 11!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

IN CAHOOTS: The Dexateens

In Cahoots is a reoccuring feature here at Saints Don't Bother where we chat with various artists and bands. This past week, we caught up with John Smith, one of the vocalists and guitarists in The Dexateens, who will be at Barley's on Saturday night with Lucero. Since they are on the road, we emailed back and forth some questions, answers and random tidbits about the South, music and college football. See what you think, and check'em out!



SDB: Knoxville is really excited about y'all's upcoming show with Lucero at Barley's this weekend! I'm pretty sure that y'all have played here, but I have actually never seen y'all...so I am super excited about the show! Tell our readers (and me) what to expect from a Dexateens show if they have never seen y'all.

JS: First off, we played the Greater Metro Knoxville-land area (Maryville) in 2007 and it was a TERRIBLE show, so we're hoping to redeem ourselves in east TN this weekend. We have guitars, bass and drums and a lot of singing/hollering. We try to maintain a healthy balance of Black Flag, Blackfoot and Black Oak Arkansas. Sometimes there's a little bit of Black Dice in there at the end of songs too.

SDB: Y'all are no strangers to the road and touring, and have been playing in bands for years. Any surprises or stories that you are dying to share from the road? Any anecdotes from the road? What are some of your favorite cities and venues to play?

JS: We were attacked by a werewolf in Athens, Georgia. He left a teal blue polo shirt behind that we kept as a protective talisman. Elliott replaced the fuel pump in a 1985 Chevy Silverado at the side of the road in Mississippi using a socket set, a swiss army knife and cussin. I fractured my skull in two places in High Wycombe, UK (two places in my head, not two places in High Wycombe). A founding member had a recurring dream that his poop turned into a fish. I could go on and on!

Regarding cities and venues, The Chukker in Tuscaloosa was always the best. It was like the Ryman Auditorium of scuzz-rock and other weird music. Everyone had played there--from the Replacements to Eugene Chadbourne to Sun Ra-- but absolutely anyone could get on a Tuesday night bill. For years it was the only place that would book us. They also paid bands like eleven bucks. The upside of that came later on when we thought we were Led Zeppelin because someone paid us triple figures at the end of the night. We thought we needed a metal briefcase and a set of handcuffs. Thanks, Chukker!

Martin's in Jackson, Mississippi is always an excellent time. I don't know why they're so nice to us but they always are. This is extra good because the Martin's crowd are brutal hecklers. We played there one night with a band from LA who had just come off a string of opening slots with some huge arena rock tour. Nice guys and a fine band, by the way. But they had some kind of paper lanterns strung up on stage and people just kept yelling for "More ambience! Turn up the ambience!" between songs. That kind of considered criticism stings more than a simple "you suck!" That's what makes Martin's special, I think.

SDB: You are no stranger to the road yourself, John. You lived in Ohio and now in Nashville. Both are a considerable distance to Tuscaloosa where the rest of the guys live in Alabama. How does that work out exactly? That seems like that would be difficult to be that far apart from the band, and still be able to be a prominent member of the band.

JS: Well, Nashville's pretty easy. Ohio was a bad commute. But everyone's scattered now--only two of us live in the same town. Being so diffuse has forced us to be innovative in our use of precious band time. For example, we have eliminated practicing. How much does it really help anyway? You learn by doing, right?

SDB: I'll be honest- I am a newer fan of the Dexateens and am still learning your discography and history. However, I have seen y'all's name around for a few years, and have heard y'all in passing previously. Tell me, and the readers, what y'all are about, and a quick history of the band. (For a more detailed and entertaining version, see their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/dexateens)

JS: Capsule version:
--wanted to be the Ramones
--wanted to be The Quadrajets
--wanted to be the MC5
--wanted to be Tim Kerr
--wanted to be Beefheart
--wanted to be Tim Kerr again
--wanted to be AC/DC and Palace at the same time
--major lineup shift 2004
--wanted to be Stones circa Emotional Rescue
--major lineup shifts 2007-8
--back to wanting to be Quadrajets.


SDB: Lucero is a great band that has been around for a long time. How did y'all get hooked up with them? Did they pick y'all out for some of this tour? Tell us why y'all like them and what to expect from them.

JS: I'd guess someone in our circle called in a favor or someone in their circle lost a bet. However it happened, we are delighted to know those gentlemen. They are the actual, factual Real Deal. I've never seen anything like the audiences at their shows. All that hooey you hear from people like Jimmy Page about bands "giving and receiving energy" at shows ACTUALLY HAPPENS at Lucero shows. And no theremin/violin bow solos!

SDB: What's the 2009 plan for the Dexateens after these February tour dates?


JS: We have a new record called Singlewide coming out in the Summer sometime. Past that I really don't know but i'm sure we'll play out as much as possible and do another record. A lot depends on what kinds of things become available, like opening slots for bigger bands. We're pretty much waiting by the phone, wondering if anyone will ask us to prom this year...

SDB: The Dexateens have several albums spanning the last 5 years. But y'all put out your latest album, Lost and Found, for free on your website. Why did y'all do that? What has the response been to this so far, and how has this affected your record sales?


JS: We didn't have a way to put those songs out. Any by "way," I mean "any money." Plus, it's only about 24 minutes long, which is a brutal ripoff for $12.99. I'm a big fan of the "take it, leave what you think it's worth" model. Granted, it has more immediate tangible benefits if you're Radiohead, but it's a fine idea for us on the micro-scale, too. I really think everything is going in this direction, or at least I hope it is.

We've sold a modest number of records since 2004. People have downloaded (or torrented or whatever) those same records at a rate of 2 or 3 to 1 over "legit" sales. With Lost and Found I felt like we were just streamlining the process and giving people the option to pay as their consciences and enjoyment of the record dictate. It's a ringing affirmation of the essential decency of the Dexateens-listening public! Or something like that!

SDB: How is Lost and Found different from your previous records? How does it carry on the Dexateen sound and continue in the same sound that y'all were founded on?

JS: It's shorter! And free (see above)! It's pretty similar, really. If you like the previous two records, you'll probably like Lost and Found. A lot of the songs on these records were written at around the same time so there's a certain consistency. I sing a lot, but everyone says Elliott and I sound alike so that's not particularly striking either. There are more Dexateens Slow Jams for close dancing and romance than on previous releases. Seriously.

SDB: Who else/what are some of your biggest influences, and what did you take from them?


JS: Well, between the five of us we like nearly everything there is to like. Of course, anyone playing the kind of stuff we do has to contend with the whole Stones/CCR/Burrito Bros/Crazy Horse axis, but that's so pervasive that it's more like a vocabulary than an infuence anymore. It's like a fish being "influenced" by water. There is a small but growing faction of DLR-era Van Halen loyalists in the band who are working to skew the music in that direction.

SDB: How did y'all's homebase of Tuscaloosa affect the musical interests of you and the rest of the group when y'all were forming and shaping the sound and feel of the Dexateens? How did the town react to your sound, especially a town not known for its musical lineage?


JS: They HATED us and we richly deserved it. We always has a couple dozen friends who came to throw beer at us and such, but we were pretty awful for a long time. Fun awful, but awful. The good bands in and around Tuscaloosa (DTs, Penetrators, DC Moon) played stuff we couldn't touch technically or genre-wise, so we latched on to the Quadrajets as our polestar. In an unrelated story, the Quadrajets broke up shortly thereafter.

SDB: Who do we need to know about that is coming out of the Tuscaloosa scene now that we should look into, so we can say that the Dexateens told us so before they were big? ...or anybody else for that matter...

JS: Go to http://wellthatscool.com/ and they will tell you EVERYTHING about Tuscaloosa music, etc.

SDB: Besides already having a handful of albums, and without blowing your showmanship secrets and giving away surprises for the show, are y'all playing any covers, older lesser played songs or do anything in particular to surprise the crowd with that "Oh, Wow! I can't believe they are doing that" feeling and moment? Any treats that y'all will be serving up to Knoxville?

JS: There is often an "Oh, Wow! I can't believe they are doing that" sentiment at our shows. It's followed closely by an "Oh, Wow! I can't believe they won't stop doing that" feeling. We do a Gordon Lightfoot cover. I'm not sure if that qualifies as a treat, but it's a fact. For a band at our level of obscurity, it doesn't really work to bust out a "deep cut." They are ALL deep cuts for 95 percent of the audience. But we have been playing more of the loud/fast stuff lately.

SDB: Just a couple more questions for ya... What's your favorite thing about performing live?

JS: The beginning. To swipe (some more) from Paul Westerberg, it's always "one more chance to get it all wrong." And I don't mean that in some "beautiful loser" kinda way either. It's the mistakes that make shows good half the time.

SDB: Do you have a favorite song to play live, and if so what is it and why?

JS: I like the ones we don't know we're going to play until we're doing it. These are usually bad Stooges covers.

SDB: Do you have a favorite song that you've written? If so why and is it the same as your favorite one to play live?

JS: "Still Gone" on that first Estrus record. I like it because it's got a nice KISS-style riff and a fully functioning middle section. It's tended to be total crap live so we don't do it much...

SDB: Is there a song out there that you love that you didn't write and wish you had?

JS: A gajillion of em! I love songs. That sounds stupid, but what I mean is that I tend to fixate more on songs than bands in my old age. I love all radio hits of a certain period bracketed roughly by "Patches" and, say, "Straight Up." I'll take Neil Diamond over Neil Young every time. Sorry.

SDB: What are 5 artists/records that you've been digging on lately that you might suggest to our readers? Or a few records from 2008 that we need to know about?

JS: Micachu and the Shapes
Vulture Whale
Mt. St. Mtn. (pronounced "mount saint mountain")
Turf War
Arkadelphia

Micachu certainly doesn't need my help to raise her profile, but it's good stuff that's new to me. The other bands are regional (AL, GA) and are awesome. Seek them out.

SDB: Ok- I know that y'all are Alabama football fans. We are Tennessee football fans here, so I gotta ask- Who's the better coach- Nick Saban or Lane Kiffin?


JS: I prefer Kirk as a character but the scripts for Picard are consistently superior. A draw.

SDB: Saban or the Bear? (dumb question, I know)

JS: If Saban somehow acquired Kryptonite, I'd say even odds. We were discussing a hypothetical Thunderdome-style death match, right?

SDB: What's the word on new UT Coach Kiffin down there in Crimson Land?

JS: Keep in mind I'm in Nashville, so I can't really say...Sorry.

SDB: Who's hotter: Saban's wife (is he even married?) or Kiffin's wife? (that's what I thought!)


JS: Based on a quick Google image search, they are two lovely women with widely divergent wardrobes.

SDB: Lastly, my fellow blogger "Davy Vegas" and I have a theory that the single greatest sound on the face of the earth is that of a well-played steel guitar. Is this a theory you can support or do you have other thoughts on the subject?

JS: I'm guessing neither you nor Davy Vegas are married. If you were, you'd know the correct answer: The single greatest sound on the face of the earth is the voice your sweet, precious wife telling you she loves you. Right Honey?




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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

more Son Volt

videoSon Volt -- "Windfall"

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Son Volt's "Tear-Stained Eye" @ The Orange Peel - 2/17/09

Friday, February 13, 2009

TONIGHT: Reckless Kelly @ World Grotto

Reckless Kelly returns to Knoxville brandishing its country-rock arsenal at the World Grotto. RK is touring in support of last year's Bulletproof, and has been known to rock the house pretty well. Some even say they do so with reckless abandon. I digress...

Anyways, check them out at the Grotto and here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Son Volt at Rhythm and Brews on Saturday

Son Volt will be in Chattanooga on Valentine's Saturday at Rhythm & Brews for a romantic night, full of songs of desperation, alienation, loneliness and lost hope.

Definitely sounds like a great Valentine's show to me.

Jay Farrar and company are touring the East Coast and Midwest all February, as they get ready to release their sixth album in May. This record is the follow up to 2007's The Search, which featured one of my favorite songs of all time "Methamphetamine", as well as "Slow Hearse", "Beacon Soul" and "The Picture" showcasing a horn section- a vast departure from the storied Son Volt sound. Hopefully, we will be able to get a sneak peak, or some inside info on the new record. We'll keep you updated...

If you miss the show in Chatty this weekend because of the commercial holiday, you have another chance to catch them in Asheville at the Orange Peel on Tuesday. I suggest going to both shows, both just an hour and a half away, as they have never let me down in the handful of times that I have seen them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Heartless Bastards on Letterman tonight

Check out the Heartless Bastards on Letterman tonight. The Bastards have been gaining alot of national attention in the last few months, with the anticipation and release of The Mountain last week on Fat Possum Records, home of The Black Keys, Andrew Bird, Dinosaur Jr., and A.A. Bondy (who will be in Knox on Valentine's Day at the Pilot Light).

Check'em out here, and watch/tivo them tonight.


Monday, February 9, 2009

RAW.

Chattanooga's Roger Alan Wade @ Barleys in Knoxville.

...look him up if you don't know him...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

New Jason Isbell - "Good"



Head over to Stereogum and snag "Good", another new track off of ex-Trucker Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's self-titled upcoming album. You can see their tour dates there too.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit comes out on 2/17 on Lightning Rod Records.

Wilco - Ashes of American Flags dvd

Wilco will release their upcoming dvd Ashes of American Flags a bit early to coincide with Record Store Day on Saturday, April 18th exclusively at indie record stores across America, and then in regular retailers a couple of weeks later. The dvd was filmed during Wilco's 2008 US tour, and will feature coverage from Washington DC, Tulsa, New Orleans, Mobile and Nashville at the Ryman (!). Wilco plans to have a new album out this summer. Learn more here and here, and be sure to buy it at the Disc Exchange on April 18th if you are in Knoxville, or at your local indie record store.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

DBT & Ryan Bingham on ACL TONIGHT!


My boys, and girl, the Drive-By Truckers and one of my newest favorites of the last year or two, Ryan Bingham, will be making their debuts on Austin City Limits tonight on PBS. Check your local listings for time and channel.

The ACL Festival is scheduled for October 2-4. No lineup has been released yet, but I'm sure details will start leaking out soon. Stay tuned...