Wednesday, December 28, 2016

TWANGSVILLE REVISITED: Volume 58


01 - THE ROBBER BARONS - Waxahachie
02 - JASON EADY & THE WAYWARD APOSTLES - Waiting To Shine
03 - THE GOURDS - Shreveport
04 - INDIANOLA RAILROAD CO. - Long Road
05 - THE PLANET ROCKERS - Big Wheel
06 - NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND - High Horse
07 - SOUTH AUSTIN JUG BAND - Raleigh And Spencer
08 - TONY JOE WHITE - High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parish
09 - ROBERT EARL KEEN - Wireless In Heaven
10 - SCOTCH GREENS - Deaf Girlfriend
11 - OWEN TEMPLE - I Don't Want To Do What I Do
12 - THE BOTTLETONES - Beat The Devil
13 - BLACK SMOKERS - Hey Mama
14 - CRUISERS - Life Ain't Easy
15 - DANNY AMIS - Los Amos Del West
16 - CHAD JOHNSON AND DOWN 1450 - Cadillac
17 - CASEY DONAHEW BAND - Alabama Slammer
18 - HANK CRANE - Pistolero
19 - EASTWOOD - They'll Never Take Me Alive
20 - THE REIGNING MONARCHS - ...And Then They Were Upon Us

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Friday, December 23, 2016

The Dog's 2016 Xmas Mix


01 - LIGHTNING RODS - The Day Santa Was Born
02 - THE HEIZ - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Live)
03 - KIM McAULIFFE - Merry Xmas Everybody
04 - BULLET BOYS - Every Day Should Be Like Christmas
05 - THE SHECKIES - Holly Jolly Christmas
06 - BAD RELIGION - White Christmas
07 - X-MAS PROJECT - Winter Wonderland
08 - ARSON ACADEMY - Jingle Bells
09 - SPYDER DARLING BAND - Run Rudolph Run
10 - BOWLING FOR SOUP - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (feat. Paul Gilbert)
11 - HATEFUL - Merry Christmas Everybody
12 - TIM "RIPPER" OWENS, STEVE MORSE, JUAN GARCIA, MARCO MENDOZA. VINNY APPICE - Santa Claus Is Back In Town
13 - DESTRUCTORS - Xmas Spirit
14 - OLDFASHIONED IDEAS - Holidays
15 - MY SON THE BUM - Flight Deck
16 - THE TICKTURDS - The Santa Clause
17 - THE LOAD LEVELERS - Blue Christmas
18 - MASKED INTRUDER - Under The Mistletoe
19 - FUTURE IDIOTS - I Won't Be Home For Christmas
20 - THE DOLLYROTS - Messed Up Xmas
21 - ANGRY SNOWMANS - Horror Christmas
22 - TOUGHSKINS - It Could Be Worse
23 - MISSILE TOADS - Sock Full Of Coal
24 - BASEMENT 5 - Last White Christmas

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Monday, October 31, 2016

WALTER SICKERT & THE ARMY OF BROKEN TOYS - [2016] It's Only Halloween


01. It's Only Halloween

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WALTER SICKERT & THE ARMY OF BROKEN TOYS - [2016] Come Black Magic


01. Children Of The Cauldron
02. Come Black Magic
03. The Legend Of Squid And Moon
04. Behave
05. Where’s Your Ghost
06. Odd Stories
07. Hollow Points
08. Old Skin
09. Dull Boy
10. Army Of Me
11. Whole Way Down
12. Hexlings

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UNCLE BEN'S REMEDY



Uncle Ben’s Remedy is a hometown band that doesn’t fit into a single musical slot. Their unique sound is rooted in the tiny hamlet of Versailles where community still matters and music is a part of every event. Three of the five band members learned to play and sing in this small town atmosphere, giving their music the honest, back porch feel of the country music they love.

Uncle Ben’s Remedy is Ben Westlund, singer and guitarist; Harmony Griffin, guitar, banjo and mandolin; Shawn Huestis, piano, accordion, fife, vocals and more; Brendan O’Connor, upright bass; and Jimmy Royce, drums and vocals.

Ben, Harmony and Jimmy grew up hanging out at family band practices, soaking in the sounds of the Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Merle Haggard. Even today, every family party ends in a big traditional sing along, often with Ben and Harmony’s grandmother taking the lead.

 “We sort of took the long way home” laughs Westlund when talking about UBR. “We all paid our dues in rock bands while coming up”, he adds. This rock and roll background is quite evident in Uncle Ben’s live show and the audience reaction. “It’s sort of like the old time country, says Jimmy; “that rock and roll energy kind of gets in your blood and it ain’t easy getting out.”

“We knew what we needed to put some honky tonk and get this band moving”, says Harmony. “We knew Shawn was the best piano player around. The fact that he played 27 other instruments was a nice surprise. There was no way we could do this without an upright bass player. I knew Brendan from a punk band we used to play in and I knew he could sort of hold his liquor.” Shawn later admits “to be honest, after one practice, we knew he was the guy and basically kidnapped him”

They released their debut record, “Yesterday’s Clothes,” in 2014 featuring music written by Ben and recorded at Robbie Goo’s GRC Studios. The first single; Little Devils has been featured on 107.7 Alternative Buffalo and gained airplay on several other Western New York radio stations. “Yesterday’s Clothes” themes include leaving home (with a nod to Dr. Seuss), the evils of moonshine and the refrain, “the grass is always greener where you fertilize.”

UBR won the summer 2014 Battle of the Bands at the Canalside Concert Series in Buffalo that earned them an opening slot for Lake Street Dive. The guys also opened for Artimus Pyle and have played at Nietzsche’s and the Sportsman Tavern in Buffalo, and Mickey Rat’s on Lake Erie.

For UBR, the magic happens when their blend of original songs and cover tunes bring audiences to their feet to dance and clap their hands. So join them, and bet you can’t resist stomping your feet and singing along. The band’s enthusiasm is contagious and at some point, you’ll realize you’ve stayed way too long!

Roots grow deep in fertile soil. This theme runs through all ten songs of Uncle Ben's Remedy's newest release "Not Far From The Tree."

Hailing from the upper fringes of Appalachia in Western New York, Uncle Ben's Remedy holds tight to the outlaw tradition of classic country while foot stomping through all the greatness that is Americana. 


In this latest effort, these WNY hillbillies explore the delicious ills of moonshining, dive into the water holes of the mighty Cattaraugus Creek, and pull up stumps to warm themselves by the fire in the field. New listeners as well as fans of the band's first EP release "Yesterday's Clothes will surely find comfort in the back woods storytelling and instrumentation, while "Not Far From The Tree" expands on the band's formula with refreshing and unexpected space and depth.

For more information on the band, their music, and their upcoming antics, visit their website, like them on Facebook, or raise your glasses with them at a Honky Tonk near you!


1. [2014] Yesterday's Clothes


01 - Pedal To The Metal
02 - Okay With Fighting
03 - Trouble In Getting Home
04 - 'shine Is Delicious
05 - Little Devils
06 - Squirrel
07 - Drinking Man
08 - Here's To You

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2. [2016] Not Far From The Tree


01 - Fire In The Field
02 - Money
03 - Cut My Losses
04 - These Beds (feat. Katie Clark)
05 - The Old Apple Tree (feat. Ruth Westlund)
06 - Bootlegger
07 - Black Rock
08 - Nothing To Wait For
09 - Too Dumb
10 - Zoar Valley
11 - Cats

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

ROLAND KAY-SMITH



Roland Kay-Smith is a Sydney-based songwriter and musician. He has performed with bands Smitty & B. Goode, Roland K Smith & the Sinners, and Walrus, with whom he won triple j’s Unearthed. As a solo artist, Roland has released two EPs, one album and one single, and has performed at venues across Australia, as well as in London and New York.

1. [2008] Roland K Smith


01 Someone Else
02 The Routine Blues
03 Ya Go On
04 I'll Write You In The Morning
05 Too Many Times

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2. [2012] Blue And Green


01 Dirt Farmer Blues
02 I'm Leaving Town
03 A Song To You
04 Blue Collar Blues

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3. [2015] Sailing By The Stars


01 Lay Me Down
02 I Lost Her To The Ocean
03 Marylou, I See You Too
04 Morning Light
05 Fire On The Mountain
06 Sydney Harbour Bridge
07 There Goes The Sun
08 I've Learned To Live Without You Now
09 Bring My Body Home
10 Come In Spinner

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4. [2015] Oxazepam


01 Oxazepam

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ROLAND K SMITH & THE SINNERS

Mark Fairhurst: Drums, Matt McQuade: Bass, Roland K Smith: Vocals/Guitar/Mandolin, Damon Quinn: Guitar/Vocals, Jeff Pope: Dobro/Guitar/Banjo/Pedal Steel/Lap Steel/Vocals, Photo: Steve Turner Photography


Roland K Smith & The Sinners are an Australian band that mixes together rock ‘n’ roll, country, bluegrass, and punk with dense layers and multi-instrumentation to create their own unique blend of roots rock.

Roland K Smith is Australia’s answer to Ryan Adams. He has the potential to go that far too. He’s got the talent, he’s got the will and he’s got the way. Watch him as he soars." THE BRAG MAGAZINE

There is a clear fragility to the delivery, and one could easily be reminded of the similarly haunting godfather of such songwriting, Townes Van Zandt." www.alternativemediagroup.com

…a performer whose ability as a songwriter is matched by the performances he offers." RAVE MAGAZINE

With a twang sounding more Nashville than Sydney, Roland uses simple heartfelt lyrics with an understated band.www.fasterlouder.com.au



1. [2009] Straight To Hell


01 Straight To Hell
02 Captain Radio
03 Fool For Sedation
04 Away From You
05 A Better Life Or Another Name

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2. [2012] Breaking Hearts And Saving Souls


01 Saddest Eyes
02 Stuck On You
03 Cold Winter
04 Three Day Pass
05 This Could Be The End (Merry Christmas)
06 Wait All Night
07 Brightest Star
08 Two Men
09 I'll Write You In The Morning
10 The Train Song
11 Aileen
12 Dorothy

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OLD 97's & WAYLON JENNINGS - Iron Road (2013)


Waylon Jennings attended an Old 97’s gig in 1996, and later that year joined Ken Bethea, Murry Hammond, Rhett Miller and Philip Peeples in a studio in Nashville to cut two tracks "Iron Road" and "The Other Shoe". The youthful energy of Old 97’s with the classic delivery of Waylon Jennings. Sadly, Waylon passed away and these recordings—some of Jennings’ last—never saw the light of day.

“Iron Road” would eventually arrive as a live version on 2005’s Alive & Wired along with “The Other Shoe” (which first appeared on Old 97’s second album, 1995’s Wreck Your Life.) To make it even more special, this release has two more previously unissued demos: “Visiting Hours” (a live version appeared on 2011’s The Grand Theater Vol. 2) and “Fireflies” (re-recorded by Rhett Miller for his acclaimed 2006 solo album The Believer.)

01 - OLD 97's & WAYLON JENNINGS - Iron Road
02 - OLD 97's & WAYLON JENNINGS - The Other Shoe
03 - OLD 97's - Visiting Hours (1996 Demo)
04 - OLD 97's - Fireflies (Take 2, 1996 Demo)

All four tracks previously unissued

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Elmo Karjalainen Has Entered "Guitar Idol 2016"

Elmo has entered Guitar Idol 2016. It's probably the biggest guitar competition in the world and he'd be really happy if you'd go and have a listen to his song and maybe even vote. You can do so here: http://www.guitaridol.tv/Entry/Index/337

The song he used as his entry is called "The Grassy Gnoll", and is a song from the upcoming album, which will have the title "The Age Of Heroes". He has a story behind the title, but he'll share that at a later date. Again, he'd really appreciate it if you could vote for his entry (but only if you like it): http://www.guitaridol.tv/Entry/Index/337

Here's the take of "The Grassy Gnoll" he didn't use for Guitar Idol. He thought it was quite good, but not quite as good as the other one. He hopes you enjoy it: https://youtu.be/kNQerxW6Ed8
 

And here's Elmo jamming along to what is basically the backing of Yngwie Malmsteen's "Marching Out". He's always liked the song, and thought it would be fun to play over those changes, so now he did. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/Bick7gt9yco

Elmo is not sure if you are aware of it, but he's always had a guestbook on his site. He's never really encouraged people to use it, since he hated the fact that the platform wouldn't allow him to respond to comments. He likes responding to stuff, so that bothered him. Well he finally got around to doing something about that. It's nothing fancy, just something where you can post comments, and he can reply. You can find it here if you want to post something (that would be cool): http://www.elmojk.com/guitarblog/guestbook/

He also recently wrote a bit of a rant on the subject of making money from music, versus making music for the love of it. You can find his take on the whole thing here: http://www.elmojk.com/guitarblog/dont-do-it-for-the-money-do-it-for-the-love-of-music/

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

TWANGSVILLE REVISITED: Volume 57


01 - HORSE CAVE TRIO - Everybody
02 - DEADSTRING BROTHERS - Blindfolded
03 - MAJORS JUNCTION - Don't Go Missing Me Now
04 - BLACK SMOKERS - Used
05 - DUNCAN PHILLIPS & THE LONG STAND - At The Bottom
06 - COUNTRY LIPS - Friday's My Friday
07 - BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS - Sometimes It Comes Easy
08 - HAZY MALAZE - Connections
09 - WACO BROTHERS & PAUL BURCH - Transfusion Blues
10 - CHARLIE DANIELS - Billy The Kid
11 - DAVID WADDELL - Waco Saturday Night
12 - THE NORTHBANK STRANGLERS - Faceless
13 - BUILT 4 SPEED - Trust
14 - THE SNOWDROPPERS - Fucked Up Blues
15 - JUSTIN JOHNSON - Cutting The Body Loose
16 - 100 DAMNED GUNS - Ain't That Bad Anymore
17 - THE CADILLAC THREE - Party Like You
18 - GUADALCANAL DIARY - Country Club Gun
19 - LAST CALL BRAWLERS - Nothing New
20 - JOHNNY PSYCHO AND THE SWITCHBLADE ROCKERS - Throw Down

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Various Artists - Black Hill Highway (2010)


STANLEY RECORDS PRESENTS… BLACK HILL HIGHWAY.....

Featuring Mo Trowell & The Delivery, Chuck's Wagon, Roland K Smith & The Sinners and The Dennis Boys Band.

The idea is simple. Take some of New South Wales' finest purveyors of alternative country music, get them to record a couple of new tracks. Put them together on a disc and send it out to the world. Black Hill Highway is not a “compilation” album but rather, a 4-way split release, showcasing the strengths that each of the four acts has to offer. Black Hill Highway features Mo Trowell & The Delivery, Chuck's Wagon, Roland K Smith & The Sinners, all hailing from Sydney, and The Dennis Boys Band. Whilst calling Musswellbrook home, The Dennis Boys Band are considered Newcastle locals and appear in that town every other weekend.

So where does the title come from? Black Hill Highway pays homage to the F3 Freeway, the road that takes you from Sydney to Newcastle, which starts in Sydney and finishes at Black Hill. Not only does it honour all of the musical warriors who spend half their lives on our nation's highways, it also sounded like a great title for legendary artist Ben Brown to come up with artwork for as well.



01 - CHUCK'S WAGON - Round & Round
02 - CHUCK'S WAGON - One More Time
03 - ROLAND K SMITH & THE SINNERS - Drinkin' Mama
04 - ROLAND K SMITH & THE SINNERS - A Lonesome Blue
05 - THE DENNIS BOYS BAND - Big Gun Hillbilly
06 - THE DENNIS BOYS BAND - Mr. Moon
07 - MO TROWEL & THE DELIVERY - All I Got (Paul's Song)
08 - MO TROWEL & THE DELIVERY - A Real Rut

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

SLACK BASTARDS [2016] Sin Alley (Promo Single)

The band has generously made this promo single available for free. Enjoy some old school punk!!


01. Sin Alley
02. If The Kids Are United

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https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/dizn0c

Travis, the Slack Bastards' guitarist also runs Resisting Arrest AZ who organize DIY shows and is a DIY record label.



Resisting Arrest AZ is hosting a show 7:30pm October 11, 2016 at The Rat Trap, 3042 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ.

Tickets are $8.50 USD or more from here or here, which gets you admission for 1 to see: Millions of Dead Cops / Wartorn / Blueprints For Destruction / Pop Gestapo / Slack Bastards


BRING PROOF OF ID

Not only that, but you also get the MDC sampler which comes free with purchase of Ticket to MDC. Includes songs from Slack Bastards and bonus tracks from Freedom Assault, the FIST., Anarchist Autonomous.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Elmo Karjalainen's Unintelligent Designs Now Available As A Signed CD


Elmo's first solo album, "Unintelligent Designs", turned 4 years old this past week, and he thought that since the album is that old, he'd start offering the physical version for the same price as the digital version. This means it's now available for 5 euros, plus shipping, on Bandcamp. He'll sign it before it's sent. Check it out here. You also get the digital download instantly, which means you don't have to wait around for the CD to arrive to hear this great album.

In other news, the forthcoming new album is behind schedule a bit. It's still not mastered, but it should be out later this year, and an update will be posted when there's something happening.

And in even more other news, Seagrave, a band Elmo plays in, recently uploaded a few videos of a live show to YouTube. The newest one, "Immortal", features some silly behind-the-neck playing by yours truly. You can check out those videos here.

A DAY WITHOUT LOVE Releases Great New Album 'SOLACE'

A Day Without Love has existed in many forms. Started as a solo act by frontman Brian Walker during his college years, the music took on the shape of a full-band when Walker collaborated with Philadelphia producer Jake Detwiler in 2013. The resulting debut EP, "Island", was a sharp contrast from the mellow acoustic musings that Walker had leaned on in the past - it was aggressive, grungy, and energetic.

This new 13-song LP though, covers Walker’s experience coming to terms “with things I no longer tolerate,” he says.

There’s a point in life where you decide what you can take with you, and what you should leave behind; Solace is about that point. “It’s about things I’m growing comfortable with, about finding comfort in your suffering,” he says.

The album is stripped down and raw, Walker punctuating jangling guitars with darkly honest musings on the nature of suffering and the feeling of walking away. “I want to find my capacity to take it all and spit it out,” he belts out on Capacity.

The Philly-based artist covers topics like loneliness and racism (his grandmother’s take on racism in America is featured on “I Hope It Ends”), but also redemption, of turning away to find strength and comfort in himself: “Then I started to face my fears,” he sings on Green. “That’s when things got real weird.”



01. Joseph
02. Green
03. Solace
04. Heart
05. Cruel
06. It Hurts
07. Constantly Ignored
08. I Hope It Ends One Day
09. Capacity
10. Too Fast
11. Never Judge
12. They Don't Want Us To Live
13. Persistence

This is a great album folks with well crafted tunes that ensure repeat listens and is indeed a worthy addition to your music collection, you will not be disappointed, I know I wasn't, and you can purchase 'Solace' either as Digital Album or Compact Disc from here or here.



http://www.adaywithoutlove.com/
https://www.facebook.com/adaywithoutlovemusic
https://twitter.com/adaywithoutlove
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXuVH5t8u_Xx-uLofN0wysw
https://soundcloud.com/adaywithoutlove
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/a-day-without-love/id572413818
http://adaywithoutlove.bandcamp.com/

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TWANGSVILLE REVISITED: Volume 56


01 - ROLAND KAY-SMITH - Someone Else
02 - BOO RAY - Like A Cigarette
03 - JAVA SKULL - Friendly Fire
04 - TRIGGERTOWN - Mortar And Pestle
05 - JB NELSON - Noise Upstairs
06 - HONKY TONK HUSTLAS - Blood Mountain
07 - THE DIRTY HANKS - The Wife Of Mason Kelly
08 - CODY JINKS - Loud And Heavy
09 - J. TEX & THE VOLUNTEERS - Look Up Look Down
10 - THE PISSMISTERS - I'm Never Gonna Be Rich
11 - CHAD COOKE BAND - Oil Man
12 - NOBODY'S HEROES - Moonshine
13 - MATT MULLINS & THE BRINGDOWNS - Whiskey Soaked
14 - THE MYSTIX - Let's Get Started
15 - THE DENNIS BOYS BAND - Late One Night
16 - I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. - Sexy Vacation
17 - ROLAND K SMITH & THE SINNERS - Stuck On You
18 - LUKE POWERS - Bushy
19 - UNION DUKE - Coffee/Whiskey
20 - UNCLE BEN'S REMEDY - Pedal To The Metal

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