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The Raconteurs, Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, Tenn., April 14, 2008 (The Tennessean)
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RACONTEURS ROCK NPR
In the midst of the tour in support of their sophomore album, Consolers of the Lonely, The Raconteurs performed a live concert for NPR last night at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. You can listen to it here.
TRAMPSKIRTS HOST ROCK SWAP
Supernova recording artists Trampskirts will host a rock & roll swap meet in Nashville on May 24 and they want everyone to bring “their awesome rock & roll stuff.” Read more.
JANE GETS AN ENCORE
After having the performance of their rock opera, Jane, cut short at the recent Rites of Spring festival, psychedelic funk-rockers H-Beam have announced there will be an encore performance on May 24. Read more.
May 10, 2008
WHEN IT COMES TO HANK,
In the latest edition of the Cashville Chronicles, editor Daryl Sanders considers the merits of the campaign to have Hank Williams reinstated as a member of the Grand Ole Opry being led by the country icon's grandson, Hank Williams III, and concludes they considerable. Read more.
April 30, 2008
III TELLS OPRY TO 'REINSTATE HANK'
In an exclusive interview with contributing editor Warren Denney for CASHVILLE411, Hank Williams III discussed the campaign he has launched to persuade the Grand Ole Opry to reinstate the membership of his legendary grandfather. Read more.
April 28, 2008
TODD SNIDER TO TOUR WITH WAS (NOT WAS)
GOOD CASE OF
As he explains in this week's edition of The Amen Corner, Rev. Keith A. Gordon came down with a good case of the blues after hearing Rocket Number 9, the latest record from new Nashvillian, Jason Ricci. Read more.
April 24, 2008
ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING
Elvis Costello will stop by Grimey's New & Preloved Music in Nashville on Thursday (April 24) to autograph copies of his new vinyl release, Momofuku. Read more.
April 22, 2008
Bobby Bare Jr. is one of several Nashville artists with unclaimed digital royalties.
CALLING ALL RECORDING ARTISTS
SOUND EXCHANGE MAY HAVE YOUR MONEY
Writing in his The Other Side of Nashville blog, contributing editor Rev. Keith A. Gordon reports that Sound Exchange, the nonprofit arm of the RIAA which was established to collect performance royalties from digital media, is holding millions of dollars in unclaimed royalties for more than 8,000 artists, including a number of Nashville artists, such as Victor Wooten, Count Bass D, and Bobby Bare Jr.
April 21, 2008
ALL ABOARD THE
Multi-talented Shannon Sanders has added another hat to his already crowded rack — radio host. The award-winning singer-songwriter-producer is now hosting Underground Railroad, a weekly program airing Thursdays on legendary R&B station WVOL and featuring music from Nashville's underrated R&B and soul community.
OCEANA GAYDEN & ZENPHONIC TO APPEAR AT DAVID LYNCH WEEKEND
Nashville's Oceana Gayden (left) and Zenphonic have been added to the musical lineup for the upcoming David Lynch Weekend, April 25-28. The band joins a concert bill that includes Moby and rock legend Donovan. Read more.
April 15, 2008
YOUNG BUCK OUT OF G-UNIT
It's official: Platinum-selling rap star Young Buck is no longer a member of 50 Cent's G-Unit crew. 50 Cent made the announcement on April 7 during an interview with a leading hip-hop radio station in New York City, ending months of speculation in the hip-hop blogosphere. Young Buck, however, remains under contract to G-Unit Records as a solo artist. Read more.
April 11, 2008
DE NOVO DAHL MAKES THE JUMP TO A MAJOR LABEL WITH NEW RECORD
After the success of 2005’s Cats & Kittens, De Novo Dahl jumped to the big leagues, signing a deal with Warner-distributed Roadrunner Records. The band clearly wanted to make a grand statement with their major-label debut, and for the most part, they did just that on Move Every Muscle, Make Every Sound, according to editor Daryl Sanders. Read more.
April 8, 2008
MYSPACE LATEST TO TAKE ON iTUNES
MySpace has announced it will launch MySpace Music, a digital music service to compete with Apple's iTunes. News Corp., the social networking site's parent company, is partnering with Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group Corp. on the venture.
MySpace music venture to take on iTunes (Los Angeles Times)
iTUNES TOPS WALMART AS NO. 1 MUSIC SELLER
If any there was any remaining doubt that Apple's iTunes is the dominant player in the new digital music paradigm, the announcement that the online music service has surpassed Walmart as the No. 1 music seller in the U.S. should obliterate those doubts.
April 4, 2008
ALL $TAR STILL IN THE GAME
When it comes to rap music, the Reverend is credentialed, fool. And in the latest chapter of The Amen Corner, Rev. Keith A. Gordon has the 411 on the latest offering from All $tar Cashville’s Prince. Read more.
April 3, 2008
CONSOLERS OF THE LONELY TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
The Raconteurs have announced tour dates to support their just-released, second album, Consolers of the Lonely. The tour kicks off on April 20 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, and the North American leg of the tour will conclude with an appearance at Bonnaroo on June 13.
April 2, 2008
THE SONG REMAINS THE THING
The sixteenth edition of Tin Pan South kicks off today, and once again, the festival serves as a wonderful showcase for Nashville's vast and talented songwriting community, including Aussie transplant Butterfly Boucher (above). Editor Daryl Sanders serves up his picks for the best of this year's shows in the latest Cashville Chronicles. Read more.
April 1, 2008
'KEYS 2 DA CHEVY' HITS NO. 1
Nashville rapper tops Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales Chart
Nashville rapper R.I.P., aka Cashville's Ace, has topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart dated April 5, 2008 with his single "Keys 2 Da Chevy" (Gluw/Face2Face). The track is No. 6 on the Hot Singles Sales chart for the same date.Hot Singles Sales (Billboard)
March 28, 2008
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales (Billboard)
Listen to "Keys 2 da Chevy" (MySpace.com/GluwEntertainment)
SHINES ON WORKING MAN'S CAFE´
The Kinks frontman Ray Davies came to Nashville last year to record his second solo album at Ray Kennedy's Room & Board Studios and left town with Working Man's Café, his best record in a quarter of a century. Read more.
March 27, 2008
INDIA.ARIE, UNI LAUNCH NEW LABEL
R&B diva India.Arie, in partnership with Universal Records, is launching her own label, SoulBird Music. She describes the philosophy behind SoulBird as "music with wings."India.Arie Launches SoulBird Label (Billboard)
March 26, 2008
Apparently Universal Records didn’t want Be Your Own Pet to get that awkward. At the eleventh hour, the label decided to yank three songs from the U.S. version of BYOP’s sophomore album, Get Awkward, because of violent content. Universal has U.S. distribution rights to the album through an agreement with Ecstatic Peace Records. The songs — “Blow Yr Mind," "Black Hole" and "Becky" — are included on the international version of the album distributed by XL Recordings.
March 24, 2008
Universal Axes Be Your Own Pet Songs Due to Violence (Pitchfork Media)
Listen to "Black Hole" and "Becky" (BeYourOwnPet.net)
JILL-A-THON REACHES GOAL
OPERATORS NO LONGER STANDING BY
She did it. Singer-songwriter Jill Sobule's online Jill-a-thon, launched on Jan. 18 to raise $75,000 to produce and promote her next record, has shut down after surpassing the goal in less than two months. Read more.
March 19, 2008
THE RACONTEURS TO DROP NEW ALBUM, VIDEO NEXT WEEK
In what is the recording industry equivalent of traveling at warp speed, The Raconteurs will make their second Racing Tips album, Consolers Of The Lonely, available everywhere in every format on Tuesday, March 25, less than a month after the band wrapped up the mixing and sequencing of the 14 songs included on the record. Read more.
STILL MR. NICE GUY
In this week's edition of The Amen Corner, Rev. Keith A. Gordon explores a recent retrospective of Jason Ringenberg's solo career, Best Tracks And Side Tracks 1979-2007, and reflects on how "one of the nicest people ... you'll ever meet" has survived in the cutthroat world of the music business. Read more.
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Jill-a-thon reaches goal
The Raconteurs to drop new album, video next week
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