Bloodshot Records CMJ Showcase

If you’re in the New York City area for the CMJ be sure to head out to Union Pool in Brooklyn next week for the Bloodshot Records showcase. No invites or badges needed, but you will need a ticket. $8 advance / $10 door, free w/CMJ badge – come early for FREE beer & tacos – Sponsored by Blurt Online & Oskar Blues Brewery.

Saturday Afternoon, October 25
Union Pool – 484 Union Ave. at Lorimer in Brooklyn
12:30 doors
1:00 – 1:40: Dexter Romweber Duo
1:50 – 2:30: I’m Not Jim
2:40 – 3:20: Ben Weaver
3:30 – 4:10: Ha Ha Tonka
4:20 – 5:00: Cordero
5:10 – 5:50: Charlie Pickett
6:00 – 6:40: Justin Townes Earle

The Village Voice Covers New York Country Music

The Village Voice has a fine write up (Country Music Grows in Brooklyn) on the burgeoning Country Music scene in Brooklyn and mentions a Twang Nation favorite Hank’s Saloon, a 100 year old hell raising hillbilly bar smack dab between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope which features a trapdoor above the stage leads to an upstairs area once used as a flophouse by Native-American steelworkers. The article al

so mentions the New York Metropolitan Country Music Association which has hosted hoedowns for the last 25 years and now holds weekly line dances at the Glendale Memorial Building in Queens.

Alex Battles’ Whisky Rebellion in the Pocono Record

Alex Battles’ Whisky Rebellion is slated to play the amphitheatre at Grey Towers’ Festival of Wood at 4:30 p.m. this Saturday (11th.) The band got a nice write up in the local Pocono Record. An excerpt:

Though living in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the past 10 years, Battles grew up on a tree farm in Chesterland, Ohio, and has a deep appreciation for and understanding of forestry and the many ways wood is used in everyday lives, including music.