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Book combines 1940s-1950s prisons and music

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 8:22 p.m.
Book combines 1940s-1950s prisons and music

A new book/CD package titled Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings was released earlier this month on Dust-to-Digital. The project includes a 124-page hardcover book along with 77 photographs and 2 CDs of music and images compiled in 1947, 1948, and 1959 by folklorist Alan Lomax in behind the scenes documentation at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The music includes a combination of spirituals and work songs.

The set also includes essays by  Lomax, Anna Lomax Wood, and Bruce Jackson.

DISC 1: 1947-'48 Work Songs and Hollers
1. Jimpson and Group - "Murderer's Home"
2. 88 and Group - "Rosie" *
3. 22 and Group - "It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad"
4. 88 - "Whoa Buck"
5. Tangle Eye, Hard Hat, 22, and Little Red - "When I Went to Leland"
6. Buzzard and group - "I'm Going to Memphis"
7. 22 and Group - "The Prettiest Train I Ever Saw"
8. 22 and Group - "John Henry"
9. Dan Barnes and Group - "John Old Alabama"
10. Foots - "Hollers"
11. Dobie Red and Group - "Stewball"
12. Bama - "Levee Camp Hollers"
13. Tangle Eye, Hard Hat, 22 and Little Red - "Early In the Morning"
14. Dobie Red and Group - "I Got A Bulldog (Well I Wonder)"
15. 22 and Group - "Dollar Mamie"
16. Bama - "Stackalee"
17. Dan Barnes and group - "I Don't Want No Jet Black Woman" *
18. Bull, Foots and Dobie Red - "Did You Hear About Louella Wallace"
19. Tangle Eye - "Tangle Eye's Blues"
20. 22 and Group - "Rosie"
21. Bama - "I'm Going Home"
22. Jimpson and Group - "No More My Lord"
23. Unidentified Group - "The Weather Get Warm" *
Disc 2: 1947-'48 Blues / 1959 Work Songs and Hollers
1. Floyd Batts - "Lucky Song"
2. Clarence Alexander - "Disability Boogie Woogie"
3. John Edwards and Group - "Berta" *
4. Clyde Jones and Group - "Poor Lazarus" *
5. John Dudley - "Cool Drink of Water Blues"
6. Ed Lewis - "Levee Camp Holler / Interview"
7. Ed Lewis and Group - "Black Gal"
8. Bama - "I Don't Want You Baby" *
9. Grover Wells and Group - "Rosie" *
10. Bridges Lee Cole - "Hollers"
11. John Dudley - "You Got a Mean Disposition"
12. John Dudley - "Big Road Blues"
13. Ervin Webb and Group - "I'm Going Home"
14. George Golden and Group - "Berta" *
15. Grover Wells - "Up the River" *
16. Clarence Alexander - "Prison Blues"
17. Johnny Lee Moore, Ed Lewis, James Carter, and Henry Mason - "Tom Devil"
18. Willie Washington - "My Jack Don't Drink No Water" *
19. Leroy Campbell and Yancey - "Sometimes I Wonder"
20. Henry Ratcliff - "Look for Me In Louisiana"
21. Heuston Earms - "Ain't Been Able to Get Home No More" *
*Previously unreleased.

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Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 7:40 p.m.
Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake

John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes) is pairing with Minneapolis 3-piece The Blind Shake for an upcoming album called Modern Surf Classics, set for release on Jan. 27. The project plays instrumental surf rock.

The collaboration is formally named Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake and will release the album on Reis' Swami Records before hitting the road in Feb.

Track list:#1 Sea Saw#2 Dune Rider#3 Brown Room#4 Kooks On The Face#5 Dry Suit#6 Poseidon's Tears#7 Beach Leech#8 Zulu As Kono#9 The Lonely Sea Sweeper#10 Wet Greek#11 Hang 11#12 Over The Falls#13 Sets Of Fire
Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake -- 2015 Tour Dates2/12 -- San Francisco, CA -- Bottom of the Hill2/13 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Satellite2/14 -- Long Beach, CA -- Alex's Bar2/15 -- San Diego, CA -- Casbah2/19 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Turf Club2/20 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Shank Hall2/21 -- Chicago, IL -- Empty Bottle2/25 -- Brooklyn, NY -- St. Vitus2/26 -- New York, NY -- Mercury Lounge2/27 -- Washington, DC -- Rock & Roll Hotel2/28 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Underground Arts: Black Box

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Shows Rock the Gate to feature 60+ bands and raise funds

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 7:36 a.m.

Sydney, Australia will host Rock the Gate, a 7-venue, 64-band program centered in The Enmore Theatreaon Nov. 23. The festival is to raise awareness of the anti-fracking movement and will feature artists such as Tex ...

Records New California X come Jan

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 7:26 a.m.

On Jan. 13, Don Giovanni Records will release Nights in the Dark, the second full-length from California X. Here's the title track:

Tours Foo Fighters announce 2015 tour

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 4:59 p.m.

Foo Fighters announce 2015 tour

Planning in advance, Foo Fighters have booked a 2015 North American tour, including support from Royal Blood and Mission of Burma on select dates. The long-running band released Sonic Highways earlier this year.

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Records New EP from Strange Times next year

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 4:57 p.m. in Records by Loren

New EP from Strange Times next year

New York's The Strange Leaders will release a nwe EP on Feb. 10 titled Eat Your Leaders. The band first formed in 2012 and ...

Eat Your Leaders Track List:1. Shake2. Make Art, Get High3. Eat Your Leaders4. Living Wage
The Strange Times Live:11/21 @ The Nest - Philadelphia, PA11/22 @ Electric Maid - Washington, DC11/23 @ Paradise Lost - New Brunswick, NJ12/6 @ The Seed - Lancaster, PA

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MP3s Crucial Blast sampler

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 3:45 p.m. in MP3s by Loren

Crucial Blast sampler

Crucial Blast has a new sampler online for stream/download, titled Carrion Anthems. The comp features new songs from Gnaw Their Tongues, Degenerate Slug, and ...

Carrion Anthems Track Listing:
1. THEOLOGIAN - Ectothermism
2. ROTORVATOR - Humming Bones
3. EPISTASIS - Witch
4. DEATH FACTORY - Succumb To The Beast
5. LUCIFERS FORESKIN - Incest of Wasp
6. MORS SONAT - Holy Holy Holy Nil
8. HUSERE GRAV - Hesitation
9. CURSEWORSHIP - Summoning
10. CROWN OF BONE - Cathedrals Of Rot
11. LUASA RAELON - Predatory Lakes
12. CLOAK OF ALTERING - White Inverted Void
13. EMIT - Shades Over The Mere
14. ENBILULUGUGAL - Return to Hellrokken GoatSex
15. PERSISTENCE IN MOURNING - A Grim Pageant Of Death
16. GNAW THEIR TONGUES - Glorification Of Rats
17. CAULBEARER - The Absorbing Ghost II
18. BAGMAN - Hunting Ground
19. T.O.M.B. - Maz Ov Tha Damd
21. BÊTE LUMINEUSE - Possession Hypnotique
22. HAL HUTCHINSON - Metalwork Installation III

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Tours Taking Back Sunday announce spring US tour

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 2:13 p.m. in Tours by Aideen

Taking Back Sunday announce spring US tour

Taking Back Sunday are set to kick off a full North American tour next spring, opening in New Orleans on February 18. Their sixth album ...



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Tours Flogging Molly and The Mighty Stef to tour US

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 1:53 p.m. in Tours by Aideen

Flogging Molly and The Mighty Stef to tour US

Celtic punks Flogging Molly have announced Irish alternative rock group The Mighty Stef as their support act during their US tour. Kicking off on November ...

Nov. 21: Music Farm - Charleston, NCNov. 24: Iron City - Birmingham, ALNov. 25: The Orange Peel - Asheville, NCNov. 26: The National - Richmond, VANov. 28: The Paramount - Huntington, NYNov. 29: Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PADec. 1: State Theatre - Portland, MEDec. 2: Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NYDec. 4: Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, NYDec. 5: Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MIDec. 6: Orpheum Theater, Madison, WIDec. 7: The District - Sioux Falls, SDDec. 9: Ogden Theatre - Denver, CODec. 11: Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise, IDDec. 12: Wilma Theatre - Missoula, MTDec. 13: Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA

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Bands Nai Harvest updates

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 12:23 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Nai Harvest updates

Fresh off a US tour and stop at Fest 13, Nait Harvest have announced a new album coming in 2015 via Topshelf Records. The new ...

Tours Pampers and OBN III's tour

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 12:20 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Pampers and OBN III's tour

In the Red artists Pampers are currently on the road with OBN III's joining them for most stops. The band has 2 singles and ...

11/18 - MISSOULA @ Stage 112 w/ OBN IIIs
11/19 - CALGARY @ Palomino Social Club w/ OBN IIIs
11/21 - SEATTLE @ Lo-Fi Performance Gallery  w/ OBN IIIs
11/22 - VANCOUVER @ Electric Owl w/ OBN IIIs
11/23 - OLYMPIA @ Northern w/ OBN IIIs + Nudity
11/25 - PORTLAND @ Dante's w/ OBN IIIs
11/28 - SAN FRANCISCO @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall w/ OBN IIIs + POW!
11/29 - LOS ANGELES @ Los Globos w/ OBN IIIs + Zig-Zags
12/01- TEMPE @ Yucca Tap Room w/ OBN IIIs
12/02 - LAS CRUCES @ Train Yard w/ OBN IIIs
12/03 - AUSTIN @ Red 7 w/ OBN IIIs
12/04 - NEW ORLEANS @ Saturn Bar w/ Giorgio Murderer
12/05 - MEMPHIS @ Murphy's w/ Ex-Cult
12/06 - ATLANTA @ 529
12/07 - RALEIGH @ Nice Price Books & Records
12/08 - BALTIMORE @ Frijoles

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Obituaries Memorial fund for Jonathan Athon (Black Tusk)

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 12:08 p.m. in Obituaries by Loren

Memorial fund for Jonathan Athon (Black Tusk)

Surviving Black Tusk membres have issued a statement on behalf of the passing of bassist Jonathan Athon, as well as initiated a memorial fund. Their ...

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the overwhelming amount of support received in the past week. Many of you have been inquiring about Athon's medical bills and how you can help. As of now, they are covered. However, we would still like you to contribute if you can. Athon was a very giving person, and he thoroughly enjoyed helping others with his endless skill sets. Athon played a very large role in the renovation of fellow bassist and friend Jason Statts' home after he was paralyzed from a gunshot wound, and he regularly checked in on Jason to listen to music, grill out, or just provide company. Athon and his friend Keith Kozel worked together over the last decade every October to prepare the Jinx bar for their annual Halloween extravaganza. Keith was recently diagnosed with a degenerative kidney disease, and he is in dire need of a transplant. While Athon's medical expenses have been covered, his girlfriend Emily's have not. She has undergone surgery and faces a long road to recovery both physically and emotionally. So in the spirit of Jonathan Athon, we ask that you contribute to this fund that will split the proceeds among Emily, Keith, and Jason. Help Athon keep helping people. We have set up a PayPal at if you care to donate.

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