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Cashville Chronicles
Publisher/Editor Daryl Sanders finally gets to write whatever he wants, whenever he wants.

The Amen Corner
True believer Rev. Keith A. Gordon preaches the gospel of rock & roll.

The Fly on the Wall
The Fly hears what you miss.

Nashville Skyline
No less than one of the world's greatest living music journalists, Chet Flippo critiques music, artists and the music industry in his weekly column for CMT.com.

Off the Record
Dave Paulson cruises the Nashville rock scene in his weekly column for All the Rage.

CD Reviews

The Raconteurs, Consolers of the Lonely

Ray Davies,
Working Man's Cafe

Widespread Panic, Free Somehow

Allison Moorer, Mockingbird

Shelby Lynne, Just A Little Lovin'

Davis Raines, Going To Montgomery

Sheryl Crow, Detours

Webb Wilder and The Beatnecks, Born to be Wilder

The SteelDrivers, The SteelDrivers

Tim Carroll, The Devil Is A Busy Man

Read more CD reviews

Concert Reviews

The Raconteurs, Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, Tenn., April 14, 2008 (The Tennessean)

Victor Wooten, The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, N.Y., March 29, 2008 (Albany Times Union)

Be Your Own Pet, The Leadmill, Sheffield, UK, March 22, 2008 (The Guardian/UK)

Homemade Sin, Exit/In, Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 8, 2008
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Obituaries

Buddy Miles, Sept. 5, 1947 - Feb. 26, 2008

Hendrix Drummer Buddy Miles Dies At 60 (Billboard)

Buddy Miles, 60, Hendrix Drummer, Dies (The New York Times)

Jackie Street, June 17, 1959 - Feb. 17, 2008

Nashville bass legend Jackie Street dies at 48 (The Tennessean)

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Cashville Digest

RaconteursLiveRACONTEURS 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.
May 28, 2008


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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.
May 23, 2008


H-Beam1JANE 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,
OPRY SHOULD DO THE RIGHT THING

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

ReinstateHankPlacardIII 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


ToddSnider4TODD SNIDER TO TOUR WITH WAS (NOT WAS)

Was (Not Was) has tapped Todd Snider to open the majority of the dates for their upcoming tour supporting their new album, Boo. Read more.

April 25, 2008


JasonRicci1CroppedGOOD CASE OF
THE BLUES

Jason Ricci ready for take off with new recording

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


ElvisCostello1ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING
COSTELLO TO SIGN COPIES OF NEW LP AT GRIMEY'S

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


BareJr
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
Nashville Rockers Due Dollars From Digital! (The Other Side of Nashville)

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ALL ABOARD THE
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

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.
April
16, 2008

Sanders hosts new radio show (The City Paper/Nashville)

OceanaCroppedOCEANA 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

YoungBuck2YOUNG 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


DENOV_04CroppedBIG TIME
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.
April 4, 2008

MySpace music venture to take on iTunes (Los Angeles Times)
Three Record Companies Team Up With MySpace for Music Web Site (The New York Times)
MySpace Music will launch soon (USA TODAY)
MySpace teams with labels to sell music online (San Francisco Chronicle)
Digital music sites crank up volume (Chicago Tribune)
MySpace launches music service (Variety)


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

ITunes records a sales milestone (Los Angeles Times)
Apple iTunes become biggest music retailer in USA (NME)


AllStar1CroppedALL $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 Raconteurs Extend Lonely Tour (Pollstar)
The Raconteurs Concert Schedule (Pollstar)

ButterflyBoucher1THE 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

R.I.P.Cashvilles Ace'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.
March 28, 2008

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales (Billboard)

Hot Singles Sales (Billboard)
Listen to "Keys 2 da Chevy" (MySpace.com/GluwEntertainment)


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RAY DAVIES
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."
March 26, 2008

India.Arie Launches SoulBird Label (Billboard)

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UNIVERSAL PULLS SONGS FROM NEW BYOP ALBUM

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)

JillaThon2JILL-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

RaconteursPR1THE 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 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.
March 18, 2008


JasonPosterizedCroppedSTILL 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.
March 15, 2008


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Blogs

Giant Steps
Must-read blog by the City Paper's renowned jazz and blues critic Ron Wynn.

The Yummy List
Brilliant and eclectic cultural smorgasbord by neobilly goddess Holly Gleason.

Nashville Cream
Nashville Scene's music blog.

The Other Side of Nashville
Rev. Keith A. Gordon's blog devoted to Nashville's rock history.

Break Out the Good Stuff
USA TODAY Nashville correspondent Brian Mansfield blogs about country music and more.

String Theory Media Weblog
Music City through the eyes of author and journalist Craig Havighurst.

Performing Songwriter Blog
Musical musings by the magazine's senior editor, Bill DeMain.
 

Music City TV
Brad Schmidt dishes celebrity news, gossip and more in his blog for Nashville ABC affiliate WKRN.
 

The Dean's List
Legendary music publisher Dean Kay's daily digest of music, copyright and new technology news.

Elephant Blog
Guitar wizard Adrian Belew shares his thoughts on life and music in this entertaining blog.

Radio

Nashville Unsigned
Two hours of the cream of Nashville's indie rock scene. WRVU (91.1 FM), Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Local Lightning Spotlight
Twice-daily feature spotlights two local artists each week. WRLT (100.1 FM), Daily, 2:45 p.m. & 8:45 p.m.

Local Buzz
In its eighth year, host Aljon serves up three hours of "the best rock that Nashville has to offer." The Buzz (102.9 FM), Sunday, 9 p.m. - midnight.

The Indie Underground Hour
Host Doyle Davis from Grimey's New & Preloved Music explores the best of indie music, including new releases from Nashville indie artists.
WRLT (100.1 FM), Satursday, 7 p.m.

A Slice of Music City
Weekly segment features a new release from a local artist.
WRLT (100.1 FM), Tuesday, 6:55 p.m.

Live in Studio C
Will Griffin hosts live performances by some of Nashville's most talented musicians. WPLN (90.3 FM): Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Live From the Workshop
Performances from the Nashville Jazz Workshop. WMOT (89.5 FM): Sundays, 4 p.m.

Nashville Sunday Night
Acclaimed show broadcast live from 3rd & Lindsley. WRLT (100.1 FM), Sunday, 8 p.m.

Music Business Radio
Host David Hooper explores the inner workings of the music business with industry professionals. WRLT (100.1 FM), Sunday 7 p.m., Monday 11 p.m.

Podcasts

The Nashville Feed
A group blog and podcast covering the music business, events and culture from a Nashville perspective.

We Own This Town
Local indie/rock music podcast from Nashville.

SceneCast
Audio extension of the music section of the Nashville Scene hosted by Collin Wade Monk.

Gibson Guitar Audio Podcast Series
Guitar heroes talk about their axes and their careers.

Concert Blast!
A music talk podcast hosted by "three guys from Nashville" focusing on classic rock artists on tour.