Extradition Music

Honky Tonk Hangover is Back

Posted in Leroy Virgil, Sierra Tap House, Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 19, 2010

Extradition Music announced today that the popular Honky Tonk Hangover music series has been revived again for a new run of shows.  For the third consecutive summer, Leroy Virgil, one of Reno’s most authentic country musicians, will be bringing his unique blend of music and storytelling to the Sierra Tap House.

WHAT: Honky Tonk Hangover

WHERE: Sierra Tap House (253 West 1st Street, Reno, NV)

WHEN: Sunday, May 23, 2010; Sunday, June 6, 2010; Sunday, June 20, 2010, 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM

All shows are free and The Sierra Tap House will be offering drink specials each night of the series.  Leroy Virgil is best known for his work with Outlaw Country band Hellbound Glory and the group Leroy Virgil and the Loaded Dice, which plays classic country covers.

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.

Drive-By Truckers review in the RGJ

Posted in Leroy Virgil, Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 10, 2010

The RGJ was kind enough to run my review of last night’s show at the Crystal Bay Club in North Lake Tahoe.  Check out the piece here.

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.

New Hellbound Glory album reviewed

Posted in Leroy Virgil, Uncategorized, Virginia Avenue Press by Extradition Music on May 5, 2010

Hellbound Glory’s second album was recently reviewed in California Country. Hellbound Glory is one of the bands really working on the Reno country scene, and in my opinion they are nearly the perfect fusion of the old and the new.  I like Leroy’s side project, Leroy Virgil and the Loaded Dice, a great deal too.  As it stands right now, the Oral History with Leroy that I recorded earlier this year stands as the last chapter in my new book, I Shot a Man in Reno.  That’s due out in August, just in time for the Extradition Music Fest.  Enjoy the new HG review.

Drive-By Truckers

Posted in Leroy Virgil by Extradition Music on April 21, 2010

Did I mention that the Drive-By Truckers are playing at the Crystal Bay Club in May?  Hellbound Glory will be the opener, and I’ll be reviewing the show for the RGJ.  Very excited to do both.

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

$5.00/21+

Shows

Posted in Extradition 2010 show, Leroy Virgil, Rail City Ale House, Richmond Fontaine, The Clydesdale by Extradition Music on April 15, 2010

And this is more for me than for you.  I just need to get my mind around the amazing series of shows we have.

  • 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+
  • Dawes w/ My Flag is on Fire: May 28, 8:30 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+

We have three shows book with Leroy Virgil of Hellbound Glory, and are continuing to book amazing alt-country/roots rock bands.  We’ll let you know as details finalize.

Wayne Hancock and a great 2010

Posted in Extradition 2010 show, Leroy Virgil, Wayne "the Train" Hancock by Extradition Music on February 4, 2010

Last Sunday was one of the best musical experiences of my life.  We kicked off the 2010 Extradition Concert Series with an excellent show at The Underground in Reno.  Opening was the local Rockabilly act, The Cowbelleros, who played a great set of covers and originals.  I’m biased, of course, but the finest moment of their entire set was when the headliner, Wayne “the Train” Hancock, got up on the stage and sang lonesome with them himself.  And yes, by singing lonesome, I do mean that he covered Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” with The Cowbelleros backing him.  I’m always eager to see new artists interpret that song, but really, how do you do better than Wayne himself, the Viper of Melody, singing that song? 

Leroy Virgil and the Loaded Dice absolutely killed.  It was the second time that I had seen Leroy with this band set-up in a weekend’s time.  I caught his wife’s birthday party on Friday, and really enjoyed what I heard from him, Frank (doghouse), Rex (steel), and Katie (fiddle) at Shea’s, so I was excited to see what they had in store for Sunday night.  They didn’t disappoint.  They played a mix of covers, Hellbound Glory songs, and some originals.  I hope Leroy gets his side project into the studio soon.  They sound really good together.  (Watch out for “Black Mass” if he can get them to record it.  It will haunt.)

Finally that night, of course, was a two-hour set by Wayne and his band.  Two hours after two opening acts on a Sunday night?  Yeah, and they killed.  Again, I put this show right up there with the John Doe and the Sadies/Richmond Fontaine show we did in 2009 as one of the best musical experiences of my lifetime.  And who can beat $10 for 4.5 hours of music by three talented acts?  Hopefully we can as we plan the rest of this year’s music schedule.