Monday, April 8th
The Shouting Matches, a three piece Blues band comprised of Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver), Phillip Cook (of Megafaun) and Brian Moen (of Peter Wolf Crier) are streaming their debut album GrownassMan on NPR.
Tuesday, February 26th
Seasick Steve will release his 5th studio effort on April 29 through Fiction Records, entitled Hubcap Music. The reason behind its name is simple: some of the guitars featured on the record were made out of old hubcaps.
Hubcap Music will feature long time collaborator Dan on drums, but also friends such as John Paul Jones, Jack White and Luther Dickensen.
This is the tracklist:
01. Down On The Farm
02. Self Sufficient Man
03. Keep On Keepin’ On
04. Over You
05. The Way I Do
06. Purple Shadows
07. Freedom Road
10. Heavy Weight
11. Coast Is Clear
Album cover and pre-order details here - http://store.universal-music.co.uk/restofworld/albums/seasick-steve-hubcap-music-cd-album-2013/invt/0602537338511/
Watch a sneak peek of "Keep On Keepin' On" here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pjq1H4fpJwM
Monday, January 7th
The Black Keys planned to release a new album by the end of 2013, but now in recent developments, guitarist-singer, Dan Auerbach announced to Mojo that they are entering the studio this week to begin work on their eighth studio album.
His statement follows, “We’re going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we’re hoping to have it done by some time in March. Then we have a couple of weeks of touring, then we’re going to take the summer off, which we haven’t done for a while. The record isn’t written yet, we’ll do it when we get into the studio. This is when we both work best, when we’re dying to make an album. All of our records take place in the studio, in that we make stuff up while we’re there.”
Thursday, October 25th
Ohio blues rockers The Black Keys have teamed up with RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan to perform a song titled 'The Baddest Man Alive'. The track is taken from RZA's upcoming motion picture 'The Man With The Iron Fists'.
While the movie has an interesting cast which includes the likes of RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu & Dave Bautista, the soundtrack is just as eclectic with artists such as Kanye West, My Chemical Romance, Corrine Bailey Rae & the aforementioned Black Keys.
The video for 'The Baddest Man Alive' has recently been posted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ8Gtx45Fmc
Thursday, September 6th
Ohio blues rockers The Black Keys have posted the official video for their new song 'Little Black Submarines'.
The track is the 4th single to be released from the duo's 7th studio album 'El Camino'.
Sunday, April 1st
Norwegian blues/stoner rock act Taliban Airwyas have released their new EP entitled
"Literally Out Of Bounce" for free streaming on their website. The EP includes b-sides and
outakes from their upcoming second album "With Further Ado".
Literally Out Of Bounce tracklisitng:
1. Poor Little Emo
2. Angry for Nothing
3. Freak of Nature
4. Crazy Dream
Thursday, March 1st
Norwegian hard blues/stoner rock act Taliban Airways have announced that they will be releasing a new EP called "Literally Out of Bounce" in April. The EP will be exclusivly released for 10" vinyl and digital formats. The EP features b-sides from their upcoming studio album "With Further Ado". The band will also release a video for "Poor Little Emo".
Literally Out of Bounce track lisitng:
01. Poor Little Emo
02. Angry for Nothing
03. Freak of Nature
04. Crazy Dream
Wednesday, February 8th
Blues rock outfit, The Black Keys, have released the official video for "Gold On The Ceiling", the second single from their current album, El Camino.
Tuesday, November 29th
The Black Keys are streaming 5 tracks from their new album 'El Camino' (in exchange for an e-mail address). The album will be released on December 6.
Wednesday, October 26th
Blues-rockers The Black Keys have debuted the first single off their forthcoming album El Camino, titled "Lonely Boy", along with its accompanying music video.
El Camino is due for release on December 6.
Tuesday, October 11th
The Black Keys have announced that their 7th full-length album, El Camino, will be released on December 6. The album was co-produced by Danger Mouse, and lead-off single "Lonely Boy" will be released on October 26.
1. Lonely Boy
2. Dead and Gone
3. Gold on the Ceiling
4. Little Black Submarines
5. Money Maker
6. Run Right Back
8. Hell of a Season
9. Stop Stop
10. Nova Baby
11. Mind Eraser
Saturday, May 28th
Seasick Steve released a new video for the title track from his upcoming album, "You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks", which will be released on May 30 on Jack White's label Third Man Records. John Paul Jones features as bass player, being the first Seasick Steve album to have a bass on it.
The video can be viewed on Youtube:
They were guests on Jools Holland's show, for a brief interview regarding the collaboration and performed two songs off the new album.
Here is the link for the interview:
Thursday, March 24th
Actor-turned-bluesman Hugh Laurie has posted a new song entitled 'Guess I'm a Fool' for free download from his official website.
'Guess I'm a Fool' is taken from the House actor's debut album, Let Them Talk, which is scheduled for release on May 10.
Tuesday, February 22nd
With dates in Europe coming to an end in March, The Black Keys have announced a series of gigs in the USA and Canada.
6/10 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn at White River State Park
6/27 Vancouver - Deer Lake Park
6/28 Calgary - Stampede Corral
6/29 Edmonton - Rexall Place
6/30 Saskatoon - TCU Place
7/2 Winnipeg - MTS Centre
7/3 Minneapolis, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
7/5 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove Amphitheatre
7/7 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
7/10 Quebec City – Quebec City Summer Festival
7/11 Montreal - Bell Centre
7/12 London, ON – John Labatt Centre
7/13 Buffalo, NY – Artpark
Thursday, February 10th
In a blissful orgy of cross-promotion, the newest music video from blues duo The Black Keys doubles as a faux trailer for an upcoming release of the same name.
The video, "Howlin' for You," is directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, and features a diverse cast that includes Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Corbin Bernsen (Major League), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes), Olympic medalist Shaun White, and academy goddess Diora Baird.
The Black Keys (Patrick Carney and Daniel Auerbach) appear as "Las Teclas de Negro."
Friday, December 17th
Rock legend Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart, has died aged 70 in California.
Van Vliet had suffered from the degenerative condition mutliple sclerosis for a number of years. Complications relating to the illness caused his death, according to an announcement made by the Michael Werner Gallery, which represented Van Vliet's visual art.
Van Vliet came to prominence during the 1960s as leader of the groundbreaking experimental rock group, the Magic Band.
Wednesday, September 22nd
Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy will release Living Proof on October 26.
The album features collaborations with Carlos Santana and, on lead single 'Stay Around a Little Longer,' B.B. King.
The King collaboration can be heard here:
1. 74 Years Young
2. Thank Me Someday
3. On The Road
4. Stay Around A Little Longer
5. Key Don't Fit
6. Living Proof
7. Where The Blues Begins
8. Too Soon
9. Everybody's Got To Go
10. Let The Door Knob Hit Ya
11. Guess What
Tuesday, July 27th
Actor Hugh Laurie is to embark on a new career path as a blues musician after announcing details of a record deal with Warner Music.
The 51-year-old House star has often been seen performing blues piano and guitar on the Fox show, and was even featured on the show's soundtrack, performing the Rolling Stones' 'You Can't Always Get What you Want' with Band from TV, a supergroup made entirely of actors, including Desperate Housewives' James Denton and Heroes' Greg Gunberg.
Laurie is scheduled to record the album this summer. He remarked: "I am drunk with excitement at this opportunity. I know the history of actors making music is a chequered one, but I promise no one will get hurt. I am particularly thrilled to be working with Joe Henry, who has produced some of my favourite records of all time, and I can't wait to get started."
Laurie, who is self-taught, has previously collaborated with Meat Loaf on a song entitled 'If I Can't Hav ...more
Monday, May 10th
Brothers, the sixth album by Ohio blues rockers the Black Keys, is streaming in its entirety on National Public Radio's website. The album comes out on May 18th.
Thursday, April 1st
The Black Keys have released a new song from their upcoming album Brothers, entitled 'Next Girl.' Brothers will be released on May 18th.
Tuesday, March 30th
The Black Keys have released an unofficial video for 'Tighten Up,' the lead single from their upcoming album Brothers.
The video features "internet sensation" Frank the Funkasaurus.
Monday, March 29th
The Black Keys are preapring to hit the road in support of their upcoming album Brothers, which is set to release on May 18th.
04-08 Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa Memorial
04-10 San Francisco, CA - Yuri's Night Bay Area 2010
04-17 Live Oak, FL - Wanee Music Festival
04-18 Miami, FL - The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
04-19 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
05-20 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
06-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
06-03 Denver, CO - The Fillmore
06-04 Kansas City, MO - The Crossroads
06-08 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
06-09 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
06-10 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
06-11 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06-23 London, England - Roundhouse
06-26 Evreux, France - Le Rock dans Tous Ses Etats
06-27 Nijmegen, Holland - Rock 'n Park
Friday, March 19th
The Black Keys have posted a new song from their upcoming album Brothers, entitled 'Tighten Up,' to MySpace.
The song, produced by Danger Mouse, is the only song on the album not produced by the duo themselves.
Brothers will be released on May 18.
Tuesday, March 2nd
The Black Keys will release Brothers on May 18.
1. Everlasting Light
2. Next Girl
3. Tighten Up
4. Howlin' for You
5. She's Long Gone
6. Black Mud
7. The Only One
8. Too Afraid to Love You
9. Ten Cent Pistol
10. Sinister Kid
11. The Go Getter
12. I'm Not the One
13. Unknown Brother
14. Never Gonna Give You Up
15. These Days
Friday, August 21st
Los Lonely Boys will release a cover EP entitled 1969 on October 13 via Playing In Traffic Records.
The album pays tribute to one of rock music's pivotal years, which culminated in the legendary Woodstock festival.
Tracklist (in no particular order):
1. Carlos Santana - Evil Ways
2. The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
3. Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie
4. The Doors - Roadhouse Blues
5. Blind Faith - Well All Right
Friday, January 26th
NME.com reports that blues legend BB King is in a stable condition after being admitted to a Texas hopsital with a fever following a bout of the flu.
The 81 year-old conitnues to tour extensively in spite of his advanced years, however he was forced to cancel a concert in Galveston, Texas' Grand Opera House, however he plans to go ahead with Tuesday's gig in Fort Worth on Tuesday.
King expects to be discharged over the weekend in advance of the performance.
Friday, January 19th
Blues rock/jazz musican Jeff Healey is currently in the hospital recovering from a successful operation to to remove cancer from his lungs a few weeks ago. He appears to be in good spirits and is eager to return to playing music like he was just a few months ago.
Tuesday, December 12th
Credit to Billboard:
Grammy nominee Robert Lockwood Jr., who took lessons from blues legend Robert Johnson, died last month at the age of 91. He was hospitalized after a November 3 stroke and died due to respiratory failure November 21.
Lockwood, an Arkansas native, took early guitar lessons from a young Robert Johnson. Johnson moved in with Lockwood’s mother when Lockwood was 11. Despite their close proximity in age, the elder Johnson became a father figure to Lockwood.
While he never achieved the legendary status of his mentor, Lockwood bwas a successful sideman and solo artist from the time he was fifteen years old.
As a sideman, he worked for Chess Records when they were the premier blues label. While there, he played on cuts by Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, and many others.
Lockwood also played on a couple of terrific Otis Spann solo albums. Spann made his name playing piano in Muddy ...more