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-- The 60's --
The 13th Floor Elevators
Janis Joplin
-- The 70's --
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Asleep at the Wheel
Willie Nelson
The Skunks
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Jerry Jeff Walker
-- The 80's --
The Dicks
Marcia Ball
The Butthole Surfers
Joe Ely
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nanci Griffith
-- The 90's --
Lucinda Williams
Arc Angels
Shawn Colvin
Alejandro Escovedo
Fastball
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Gourds
Robert Earl Keen
James McMurtry
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
-- The 00's --
Okkervil River
The American Analog Set
...Trail of Dead
Explosions in the Sky
Patty Griffin
Sara Hickman
I Love You But I've Chosen...
The Octopus Project
Okkervil River
Bruce Robison
Spoon
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...
   


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The Wans, "Never Win"

September 9th saw the release of The Wan's album "He Said, She Said" and was shortly followed by this video for "Never Win." The Wans nail their juncture of Southern and alternative rock, and it turns out they nail comedy pretty well too, with this montage of the Worst Day Ever. For some reason, watching vocalist Simon Kerr sing straight-faced through a mouthful of Wan-Os struck us as profoundly funny. The trio are part of the lineup for tonight's Monster Bash at Silver Point Studios, with no dates on the books beyond that yet, so come out to the show tonight and keep up with the boys at thewansmusic.com. -Terra James-Jura

 

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Chrome Pony, "Burnout"

Are the next few posts just a thinly veiled plug for tomorrow night's Monster Bash 2014? Or is it just a coincidence that so many bands in the lineup have done some really cool stuff in the past few months? Tough to say; with 16 bands in the lineup, the numbers could go either way.

Chrome Pony released this video for "Burnout" in support of their EP "You Are the Pisces" released this August. Shot in Puerto Rico, it's mostly footage of what kids do when their f*cking around in a US territory: drinking, skateboarding, making upside-down faces, playing ridiculously spot-on, grungy odes to, well, being young and disaffected. Okay, so kids don't typically do the last bit, probably because they don't have a grasp on the finer points of the organ's role in garage rock.

The brothers Davis and crew are following up their appearance at Monster Bash on Friday night with a show at The Stone Fox on November 1st with Avi Buffalo and Adia Victoria. Check out "You Are the Pisces" on their Bandcamp. -Terra James-Jura

 

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Year of October Release Video for "Gone"

Following the Quentin Tarantino school of thought that good music is enhanced by bad kung fu (or is it vice-versa?) Year of October put out this video at the beginning of this month for their song "Gone." The track is off their brand new album "Golden Days," which was just released on October 11th. We're clearly digging us some steady, gritty blues this week, and are thrilled to be able to find it in our own backyard. Year of October have the notoriety of winning our Artist of the Month earlier this year, and have clearly been hard at work since then, hitting the road on a regular basis between recoding stints. They hit Springwater Supper Club on November 15th with The Dead Gypsies and Fat Tuesday and the New Custards. -Terra James-Jura

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Whoa Dakota, "The Sand"

In case you missed Whoa Dakota's unveiling of this video for "The Sand" earlier this month, here it is for your Monday morning. It's a quick number with a slow burn; we dig the gopro action and their gradual creep up to a vengeful crescendo. They may look like kids, but they can sing some mean blues. Stay tuned to this band for an upcoming single as a follow-up to their six-song EP ealier this year, and catch them at The 5 Spot on December 2nd. -Terra James-Jura 

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Show Alert: Bootleg Glory CD Release Show at the Basement 10.25

This is going to be one hell of a night, and proof that South is just a state of being. Canadian refugees Bootleg Glory released their album "Buddy" on October 21st, and has been building up to tomorrow's show at the Basement by releasing a video for each day between point A and B. If you like your musicians fast, furious and showing a more leg than social mores dictate, (as demonstrated by video #2, "Build a State") these guys are for you. Their album release show tomorrow features Thelma and the Sleaze, Beef Oven, and Ben Spinks Supermelt, and is sure to lead to at least one misplaced pair of panties. So bring extra just in case. Show starts at 9, cover is $5. -Terra James-Jura

 

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