Benefit Album for Evan Phillips to Be Released

  • has some good things to say about the new Scott H Biram’s Blooshot Records release Something’s Wrong / Lost Forever.
  • Kelly Dearmore at (no relation) praises the new The Dexateens release Singlewide.
  • A new Magnolia Electric co. album josephine will be released by secretly canadian on july 21st, 2009. Get a free mp3 of the title track over in the Magnolia Electric co.web site. In support the record they’ll head out july 10th on a month long tour crossing the U.S followed by a few weeks of full-band touring in Europe.
  • An benefit album to help Evan Phillips, – the principle songwriter for acclaimed Alaskan rock band The Whipsaws – pay medical costs associated with a debilitating chronic injury he sustained 7 years ago climbing is tentatively scheduled to release in Alaska and online on June 15. The album features acclaimed roots and artists like T, Nile, Matt Hopper, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Devil Whales, Marty Jones and more all covering Phillips songs. Check the official MySpace site for more information and to listen to cuts from featured artists.

Drive By Trucker Drummer Brad and Wife Kimberly Morgan Have Baby

Congratulations to Drive By Truckers drummer Brad Morgan and his wife and musician Kimberly  (from the band Kimberly Morgan and the Everlovin’ Band) for the arrival of the newest member of the Trucker family, Ruby Morgan!

The Dexateens have posted a new blog on MySpace about recording their new release “Lost and Found.” There’s also a cool blog about the making of the multi-media artwork that they used for the cover.

The Jack Grace Band starts their every Sunday night run at the Rodeo Bar (27th and 3rd Ave, New York, NY )

Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers plays Hanks Saloon ( 46 3rd Ave at Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York) tonight, and it’s FREE!

Country Stars Central has a fine interview with Brenda Lee. Branda talks about her life growing up poor in Atlanta, Georgia and her 1957 Grand Ole Opry Ryman Auditorium which also featured with Elvis Presley.

The Dexateens – “Lost and Found” – Free Download

The Dexateens - Lost and Found

Following a questionable business model, laid down by millionaires like Prince, Trent Reznor (NIN) and Radiohead, of giving away your music for free online but then asking for a donation (why buy the cow? etc. etc.) or recouping the cost in other ways, Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s The Dexateens, and their label. Sky Bucket, are offering up their new release “Lost and Found” gratis.

The Dexateens are one of my favorite current bands and one that best epitomizes the moniker (for good or bad) and I hope this free download gets them some headlines and some cash from fair-minded people that realize it’s hard to make great music if you’re waiting tables or changing oil to make the bills. I’d like to hear what what all of you think about this model.

The exposure that The Dexateens get by supporting the mighty Drive By Truckers on the road for some upcoming dates might go a long way to helping them get the word out. Get out and see this great show when they come to your town.

May 6 2008- Detroit, MI at Crofoot Ballroom w/Drive by Truckers Detroit, Michigan
May 7 2008 – Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall w/Drive by Truckers  Columbus, Ohio
May 8 2008 – Harrisburg, PA at Dragonfly w/Drive by Truckers Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
May 9 2008 – Washington, DC at 9:30 Club w/Drive by Truckers Washington DC
May 10 2008 – Washington, DC at 9:30 Club w/Drive by Truckers Washington DC
May 11 2008 – Dexateens show in Charlottesville, VA (details TBA)
May 12 2008 – Greenville, SC at the Handlebar w/Drive by Truckers Greenville, SC
May 13 2008 – Carrboro, NC at Cat?s Cradle w/Drive by Truckers Carrboro, NC
May 14 2008 – Carrboro, NC at Cat?s Cradle w/Drive by Truckers Carrboro, NC
May 15 2008 – Charleston, SC at Music Farm w/Drive by Truckers Charleston, SC
May 16 2008 – Jacksonville, FL at Freebird Live w/Drive by Truckers Jacksonville,FL
May 17 2008 – St. Pete, FL at Jannus Landing w/Drive by Truckers