Saturday, March 19, 2011

Drive-By Truckers Drive Through Knoxville - 4/7/11

The Drive-By Truckers will return to Knoxville on Thursday, April 7th to the Valarium for yet another great rock show! The Truckers are touring to support their latest album Go-Go Boots

and their newest documentary The Secret to a Happy Ending.

This will no doubt be a BIG TIME show, so make sure you get your tickets here now! Maybe we can get them to do an in-store performance that afternoon at the Disc Exchange...we'll see.
Check out previous DBT posts here including an "In Cahoots" interview with the DBT's Patterson Hood from last spring!
Dylan LeBlanc will open the show.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Coming April 12

From Lightning Rod

New Album From Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Coming April 12:

Here We Rest, new album from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, is set for an April 12th release on Lightning Rod Records. Here We Rest is the second album from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, and Isbell’s third. Their 2009 self-titled debut received high praise from the press, including Rolling Stone, Spin, Paste, Blurt, Details, Washington Post and many more.

An Alabama native, Isbell comes from a tradition of Southern music. He proudly embraces his roots, which shine through in his songs and even in the title of the new album. Here We Rest was Alabama’s original motto. However, instead of resting comfortably within its boundaries, Isbell, along with keyboardist Derry deBorja, guitarist Browan Lollar, drummer Chad Gamble and bassist Jimbo Hart transcend them. His thoughtful songwriting and warm, soulful voice are genuine, natural abilities that come through in the music.

From the soulful heartache of “We’ve Met” and “Save It For Sunday” to the country-infused folk of “Alabama Pines” and “Daisy Mae” to the old school R&B of Candi Staton’s “Heart On A String”, Here We Rest is steeped the best of southern American music. Isbell’s songs continue to reveal themselves the more you listen. From his lyrical depth to his vocals, his songs penetrate the heart and the mind, and stay with you. A true sign of great songwriting.

Here We Rest was produced by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and recorded at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL and at The NuttHouse in Sheffield, AL. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will be previewing the Here We Rest during South By Southwest in Austin, TX on March 17th. A full tour will follow the April release. Stay tuned for dates.

See track listing below.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Here We Rest – Track Listing

1.) Alabama Pines
2.) Go It Alone
3.) We’ve Met
4.) Codeine
5.) Stopping By
6.) Daisy Mae
7.) The Ballad Of Nobeard
8.) Never Could Believe
9.) Heart On A String
10.) Save It For Sunday
11.) Tour Of Duty

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Foos Noos

The Foo Fighters' "White Limo" is coming to Knoxville on Monday, 3/21 at noon...Come out and see it...I don't think that Lemmy will be driving it this time though...

The Foo Fighters will be hitting the road with Motorhead this spring, with Memphis being the closest date as of now. In the meantime, check out the noo Foo video for "Rope" and the trailer for the documentary "Back and Forth" below:

Hayes Carll in-store show at the Disc Exchange

Hayes will do an in-store performance at the Disc Exchange before his show at the Shed that evening (tix here). More Hayes here at his site...and more Hayes here on my site...

The Junky Star returns to Knoxville

Academy Award winning singer/songwriter and desperado Ryan Bingham (Crazy Heart) returns to Knoxville next week for what will be another amazing show. If you don't have tickets to this show yet, you may be out of luck...I'd be on the horn now trying to get some if it's not too late.

Ryan's last album, 2010's Junky Star, was included in my Best Albums of 2010 list. For other Bingham posts, check here and get to this show at the Bijou Theatre on Saturday, March 26th.