Extradition Music

Lucky Tubb tonight at the Alley

Posted in Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 15, 2010

Be sure to come out tonight to the Alley for Lucky Tubb and the Modern Troubadours.  Doors are at 8:00, $5.oo at the door.  This is a 21 and over show.  It’s going to be an amazing show.

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.

Alabama Chrome Album Release Party, June 19

Posted in The Saddle Tramps, Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 12, 2010

Scotty Roller and the Saddle Tramps have announced the “Alabama Chrome Album Release Party” on Saturday, June 19 at 8:30pm at the Nugget in Sparks.  I don’t know how long it has been since they released an album, but I know it’s been a little while.  They should sell out the Nugget pretty easily, so I’d go ahead and get tickets now if you are a fan.  More details and RSVP here.

Backyard Concert Series Brings Dawn Landes to town

Posted in Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 12, 2010

Tim Wainer with Northern Nevada — Concert Central announced the kickoff of the Backyard Concert Series with a special Dawn Landes house show.  Details on his website, above.  Check out Dawn here.  This is going to be a great, great show.  And how can you beat the intimate setting?

Social Distortion signs on with Epitaph, new album this fall

Posted in Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 11, 2010

I got a press release this morning with this news in it.  Here is the story. 

Mike Ness is one of the pioneers of the movement that mixed punk with country.  Although I have always appreciated his country sounds more than his punk, I have to say Social D has a special place in my heart.  Now they are mixing it up with Epitaph?  This should be fun.

Dondo moves over to KUNR

Posted in Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 11, 2010

This is kind of a big deal for the roots rock community in Reno. 

Dondo has been bringing it with the Hayseed Hoot for years now, and I just read yesterday that he has finally started the show up again.  Congrats to the folks at KUNR who saw this gem and brought it on board.  Tune into 88.7 this Saturday at 11:00AM this Saturday for the first show.  From the KUNR press release:

Don Darue and the local favorite The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot is coming to KUNR beginning Saturday, May 15. The show will air from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by two hours of Jimbo’s Juke Joint from 1-3 p.m. and also-expanded Take Names Later Blues from 3 to 5 p.m.

For 19 years, Don Darue has put together a truly unique musical mix of Americana, folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriters and more, blended with his down-home wit and local flavor. It’s a local treasure and KUNR is excited to have Dondo and the Hoot joining our lineup.

American Routes will air in a one-hour format at 8 pm Saturday nights. This American Life moves to Sundays at 2 pm. The Thistle & Shamrock and From the Top will move off the broadcast schedule and will be available online-only with links on KUNR.org.

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.

“Welcome to the Rock Show…”

Posted in Uncategorized by Extradition Music on May 9, 2010

That’s how I hope Patterson Hood opens the Drive-By Truckers show tonight.  That’s how he does it on their first live album, and how he did it at the one live performance I’ve ever seen them play (Bonnaroo ’08).  As one of my favorite bands, I have to say, I like it as a sort of calling card.

More than that, though, I am way more excited to see what a Drive-By Truckers show on Mother’s Day is going to sound like.  I am of the opinion that bands that tour as much as the Truckers do look for chances like holidays to change up their shows from the routines that they play night after night around the country.  If so, Are they going to play “18 Wheels of Love” or their song about the Avon Lady, the two songs that most explicitly refer to his mama?  Or they could play “Daddy Learned to Fly” for the mama’s they left at home while they are off touring.  Since it is in Tahoe, not really a place known for its alt-country shows, they could just decide to relax a little bit and play some standards.  I really don’t know, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about it a whole lot over the last few weeks.

Whatever the case, I hope they play some old stuff.  I want to hear something off of “Gangstabilly” or “Pizza Deliverance”.  They are so prolific that there is no way that they can fit a representative sampling of all of their music into one show, but those albums are two of my favorites.  I guess my expectations are high, but with a band like the DBTs, I think that is my right.

In the meantime, feast on this:

I Shot a Man in Reno

Posted in Uncategorized, Virginia Avenue Press by Extradition Music on May 9, 2010

I’m pretty excited about finishing up this book about the convergence of Johnny Cash, Reno, and alt-country music that I am calling I Shot a Man in Reno.  I’ve been working on it for a few years, but really writing on it over the last two.  I’m happy to say that it is really coming together.  I have three chapters left, and they are all close to being done.  The last chapter is about the Drive-By Truckers, so I am waiting until after tonight’s show to finish that piece once and for all.  The other two pieces, well, I don’t really have any excuse for not finishing them yet.  I could probably knock them out in just a couple of hours time, but it’s just not happened yet.  Whatever the case, the deadline I have for the Reno Gazette-Journal review tomorrow ought to be enough to spur me into the sprint that it will take to get these books together and out the door.  Whatever it is that gets me moving again, I’ll take it.  This book has got to be ready for release in August.

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