Extradition Music

Clydesdale at the Ale House

Posted in Extradition 2010 show, Rail City Ale House, The Clydesdale, Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 15, 2010

Last night we had our latest Extradition Music show  with The Clydesdale out of Las Vegas, Nevada.  They played a two-hour set last night at the Rail City Ale House to a, shall we say, intimate but appreciative audience.  This was a make-up show for us–weather kept them from coming to Reno for one of our shows back in January–and we are so grateful that we were able to take them up on the rain check.

I’ve been listening to The Clydesdale on their MySpace page since a friend from Vegas told me about them last year.  I’ve always liked their recorded sound, but I was simply blown away by what they sound like in person.  They are, without a doubt, the real thing.  They mix all of the greats–Elvis, Merle, Cash, Owens, and more–with their own unique, snarling sound for what is, in my opinion, some of the best live music I’ve seen in a very long time.

Paige Overton, the lead singer/rhythm guitarist, is probably the biggest reason for that.  She may be one of the most enjoyable singers around the alt-country scene today.  She belts out old country standards, and their new rockabilly/punk/country songs.  The rest of her band–Andrew, Jason, and Courtney–are certainly no slouches either.  They bring a personality with them that isn’t what you might think of when you think of Vegas Cowpunk. 

We certainly want to get The Clydesdale back to Reno again sometime for an even bigger audience.  They really killed it, and we really appreciate them playing an Extradition show.


Keeping Country Music Alive

Posted in Extradition 2010 show, Leroy Virgil, Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 12, 2010

Leroy Virgil from Hellbound Glory pointed me to these great groups that are trying to do what we are trying to do  around the country: keeping authentic country music around for the foreseeable future.  I’ve really been enjoying what Twang Nation out of San Francisco, Country California, and Saving Country Music out of Texas (I think), have been up to since he pointed me their way.   I think you should bookmark them and check out what they are trying to do.

Next Shows: May 14 and 15

Posted in Extradition 2010 show, Leroy Virgil, Rail City Ale House, Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 5, 2010

We had an amazing show last night.  The venue, Ole Bridge Pub, was excellent.  The sound, thanks to our friend Duke Goff, was perfect.  The bands, Richmond Fontaine and James Haddock, Jr, were everything we expected.  Most importantly, we had a great crowd.  For a free show at a small club, you are never sure how it is going to work out.  We are just blown away by how it all came together.  So thanks to you, the bands, the venue, and everyone else that made this happen.

And now, we have even more on the docket.  As mentioned many, many times before, May 14 and 15 is going to be a busy weekend.  First, we have The Clydesdale at the Rail City Ale House.  It’ll be interesting to see how this show goes.  They are a great band, and we are really looking forward to getting them in front of a Reno audience.  Then on Saturday, we are having Lucky Tubb and Hellbound Glory at The Alley, the brand new venue that just opened in Sparks.  I’m really not sure which show I’m more excited about, but for 10 bucks, that’s a lot of good country music for a weekend.

Richmond Fontaine Show Update

Posted in Extradition 2010 show, Richmond Fontaine, Uncategorized by Extradition Music on April 28, 2010

I linked to James Haddock Jr’s myspace page yesterday so you could all enjoy his sound as much as I did.  Willy Vlautin, the lead singer from Richmond Fontaine, personally requested that Haddock open up for his Richmond Fontaine Acoustic set on Tuesday, May 4 at the Ole Bridge Pub.  (I’ve been calling it the Old Bridge Pub, which I hear used to exist just east of Reno.)  The show will follow Willy’s reading of Lean on Pete at Sundance Books that same night, and it will be a free show.  By the way, Lean on Pete is excerpted in the next issue of the Nevada Review, where I also review it.  May 4th at the OBP is going to be a great show.

A Great story in the RGJ today about Extradition Music

Ray Hagar wrote a great piece on Extradition Music in today’s Gazette-Journal.  He get’s my name wrong, but otherwise it’s good stuff.  You can read it here.

Willy Vlautin and Johnny Cash

Posted in Extradition 2010 show, Richmond Fontaine, Uncategorized, Virginia Avenue Press by Extradition Music on April 24, 2010

I just finished what I hope is the final draft of a chapter I am writing for my non-fiction book on Johnny Cash’s famous Reno line called I Shot a Man in Reno.  The chapter compares/contrasts “Folsom Prison Blues” with Vlautin’s songs and novels.  I seriously can’t think of a band out there that consistently blows my mind.  You should go buy Vlautin’s newest book, Lean on Pete, at Sundance Books in Reno.  You’ll enjoy it.  You should also plan to go to the Ole Bridge Pub on May 4 at 9:00 for a free show.  You can see more about his show here.  Other posts on Richmond Fontaine are here.

The Clydesdale – May 14

Posted in Extradition 2010 show, Rail City Ale House, The Clydesdale by Extradition Music on April 21, 2010

It “sounds like the soundtrack to a western directed by Quentin Tarantino,” says Rolling Stone Magazine.  It is The Clydesdale, a honky tonk band out of Las Vegas.  The Clydesdale have a great sound, and one that is natural to Nevada.  It is exactly the kind of thing we are trying to bring to town, and we are proud to have them. 

Show details: The Clydesdale: May 14, 9:30PM at Rail City Ale House, $5 adv/$8 at the door, 21+

Older posts on The Clydesdale here and here.  You can check out their myspace page here.

The Clydesdale

Upcoming Shows

  • Richmond Fontaine Acoustic: May 4, 9:00PM at Old Bridge Pub, FREE, 21+
  • The Clydesdale: May 14, 9:30PM at Rail City Ale House, $5 adv/$8 at the door, 21+
  • Lucky Tubb w/ Hellbound Glory: May 15, 8:00PM at The Alley, $5, 21+
  • Dawes w/ My Flag is on Fire: May 28, 8:30PM at The Underground, $10 adv/$13 at the door, 21+
  • The Donkeys w/ Josiah Wolf: June 1, 8:00PM at the Treehouse Lounge (The Underground), $5, 21+

Official Details on the Lucky Tubb Show May 15

Posted in Extradition 2010 show, Leroy Virgil, The Alley, Wayne "the Train" Hancock by Extradition Music on April 19, 2010

Lucky Tubb with Hellbound Glory

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

The Alley, 901 Victorian Avenue in Sparks


…Just to Watch Him Die

Posted in Extradition 2010 show, Virginia Avenue Press by Extradition Music on April 16, 2010

That’s what I’ll be doing this weekend.  Well, in a sense.

That’s the title of a book I’ve been putting together for quite a while now.  I am really excited to launch it this August.  It is the fiction brother to my nonfiction book, I Shot a Man in Reno.  Where I pontificate for way too many pages on Cash’s famous line in that book, the fiction book has been open to other authors.  Much, much better authors.  Eight of them total.

They have taken the famous Johnny Cash line and interpreted it into short-story form.  None of the stories are about Cash, but they have something to do with his line.  They are amazing stories, and I am going to be editing them all weekend.  I’ll release the impressive list of authors sometime next week.  For now, I am just going to enjoy rereading this incredible list of authors.

Both books will be released in mid-August.