Friday, February 20, 2009

DBT Week in Review - 2/20/09


It is official! DBT is on Rock Band! Blogs - DBT on Rock Band - Official! - Drive-By Truckers MySpace Blog:

“Alt Country 01”
5-pack features a signature mix of alternative country sounds from
bluegrass and rockabilly to honky-tonk rock. The 5-pack includes “People Got A Lotta Nerve” from Neko Case’s soon-to-be released album Middle Cyclone (March 3, 2009), “Can’t Let Go” by Grammy winning singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams from her album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (1998) and Steve Earl’s “Satellite Radio” from his album Washington Square Serenade (2007). The 5-pack also features “Three Dimes Down” from southern rock band Drive-By Truckers featured on the Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (2008) album and the Old 97’s live recording “Timebomb” from the band’s Alive & Wired (2005) album."

Pics from the 40 Watt shows by PKeener

Drive-By Truckers @ 40 Watt Club


Uncle Frank:


Not sure what this is all about but I know I've walked down the street singing this song before:


JI 400 dropped a new album this week. It is most excellent.

Check out Alabama Ass Whuppin's review of the self title record here:


And The 400 Unit | SONIC BOOMERS:

"Where does soul music go in this century? On the surface, it looks like straight to England, as rhythm & blues did in the ‘60s with the Animals, Rolling Stones and others. But artists like Duffy and Amy Winehouse, as strong as they can be, are more refraction than inspiration. They’re basically working with mirrors. Jason Isbell, on the other hand, is a Southern musician via the Muscle Shoals, Alabama scene, which gives him a pedigree that can’t be bought."

JI 400 - Seven Mile Island - Record release show at the Shoals Theatre:


Muscle Shoals Sound



I'm excited about this. Tolkien made me a reader.

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun: New Tolkien Book Coming



Umm, douchebag-who-wrote-this, LS is a pretty heady band. Effin' Hack.

New Guitar Hero game misspells "Lynyrd Skynyrd" - Video Game Feature:

"Lynyrd Skynyrd might not be the world's most intellectual rock band, but at least they can spell their own name. Which is more than we can say for whoever designed the cover for the upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game."

'This bike is a pipe bomb' band sticker clears Memphis terminal :

"(CNN) -- A bicycle with a sticker advertising a Florida punk-folk band forced the evacuation of a Memphis, Tennessee, airport terminal late Monday afternoon, authorities said.

A pilot alerted airport police when he saw a bike with a sticker that read 'this bike is a pipe bomb' parked near the passenger ramps of Terminal C at Memphis International Airport, according to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.

'Terminal C ticketing and baggage claim at the airport were cleared out,' said airport spokesman John Greaud. 'A K-9 unit responded and found no explosive materials at the scene.'

'This Bike is a Pipe Bomb' is the name of a band based in Pensacola, Florida, and this is not the first time in the band's 12-year history the name has caused a commotion."

Political rapper talks about 'dark side of revolution':

"Felipe Coronel is, all at once, a Peruvian-born student of history, a thickly-accented New Yorker, a child of Harlem, and an incredibly well-read man. Better known by his stage name – Immortal Technique – he writes and performs some of the most politically saturated and emotionally charged music to appear in the work of any American artist since perhaps Bob Dylan, only darker and more raw.

Tech does not create music that is peace-oriented or anti-war. He does not create music about gang violence or the need for racial equality. Instead, he explores the history of all of these issues and shows, rather than tells, his listener why he believes we – humanity, America, African Americans, Latinos, et cetera – are where we are."

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