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29May

New New Pornographers Video Filmed in Cuba - Watch

Spin reports: "The New Pornographers latest LP, Brill Bruisers, came out back in August of last year, but today they’ve shared a video for one of that record’s Neko Case-led cuts “Champions of Red Wine.” Director duo Leblanc + Cudmore — who also handled the band’s “Dancehall Domine” visual — decided to shoot the clip on location in Cuba, where a leering man wanders through beaches and peep shows. The directors acknowledge nods to the classic Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas, but stripped of his voice the crises of the central character here only get creepier. You can watch it up below."

Giant3 Sand - The Sound of the Desert at The Union Chapel
29May

Giant3 Sand - The Sound of the Desert at The Union Chapel

Howe Gelb's big London outing

Howe Gelb has unveiled the latest incarnation of Giant Sand, entitled Giant Giant Giant Sand or more snappily The Giant3 Sand collective.  Naturally the heart of the band is still leader Howe Gelb - a singer-songwriter who has been making music for over 3 decades - but with the new collective power of up to 12 musicians he is able to delve into his extensive back catalogue to present a sound that glides over rock n roll, country, gospel and garage: all roughed-up with the grit of the American south.

Ryan Adams Battles On Despite Rib-Gate
28May

Ryan Adams Battles On Despite Rib-Gate

NME reports: "Ryan Adams has vowed to complete his tour despite breaking a rib.Following his appearance at Sasquatch! Music Festival on Monday (May 26), the singer-songwriter sent a series of tweets regarding the injury. "My body wants to throw up a fireball of pain," he said in one post, along with an Instagram picture from a clinic.  Adams' upcoming live schedule will include spots at Glastonbury, Roskilde and Fuji Rock."

28May

New Dirty Dozen Interviews Up

We've got a flurry of new Dirty Dozen interviews up this week - Rudie Humphrey talks to Dave Hanson, who building on a successful career as guitarist and songwriter with The Dunwells,  launches a new band inspired by his love of JJ Cale, Dire Straits and The Black Keys.   Plus new interviews with California based Dannie Marie, Swedish americana band Hurricane Love and Leeds alt-rock band Follow the Lion.  Head over to our Dirty Dozen section here.

Emmylou and Rodney Crowell Discuss New Album with RS
27May

Emmylou and Rodney Crowell Discuss New Album with RS

Rolling Stone reports: "Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell owe their musical partnership to a happy accident. Back in the mid-Seventies, Harris just happened to hear a few of Crowell's songs on a cassette tape intended for Anne Murray, who was making an album at the time. But so was Harris, who claimed one of those tunes, "Bluebird Wine," for her debut album. She was so hooked by the voice on the cassette that the singer tracked him down to hear more. Striking up an immediate friendship, Crowell joined Harris' Hot Band and became her frequent songwriting partner and sounding board."

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