Today I am writing from a little cottage on the shores of Long Island, where I have been drinking beer, eating fudge and sleeping whenever the neighbors aren’t blasting Katy Perry at 3:00 am. You, however, may be recovering from a few days at Bonnaroo; or perhaps you took advantage of the nice weekend in Nashville to enjoy the relative solitude.
I’ll be home soon and back in full swing, but, for now, a roundup of some newsy things that have been announced while I’m hanging on the coast. If I were in town, I would be at $2 Tuesday at The 5 Spot – Little Bandit, Buffalo Clover, Derek Hoke, Bob Lanphier, The Lonely H, and The Clones with be covering each others songs. Instead, more beer, fudge and involuntary “California Girls.” Sigh. Miss you, Nashville. I do.
– Lockeland Springsteen favorite Andrew Combs has a new tune and video titled “Month of Bad Habits,” recorded at Alabama’s Old 280 Boogie. Watch it after the jump – and listen to it’s haunting, killer lines like “it’s gonna take more than a month of bad habits / to get me over you.” Catch him 6.21 with LEAGUES (Tyler Burkum, Thad Cockrell, Jeremy Lutito) at High Watt.
– We’ve been spinning The Tallest Man on Earth‘s new record There’s No Leaving Now on repeat. Grab tickets for his 7.23 show before it’s too late. At Mercy.
– Like Nick Lowe? Look for Lowe Country, out 9.18 on Fiesta Red Records – it will include Caitlin Rose‘s cover of “Lately I’ve Let Things Slide” with fellow local Jeremy Fetzer on tele.
– For those of you interested in reports from the CMA Fest – we heard raves about Brent Cobb left and right, and have been listening to his record ever since. We suggest you do, too.
– Dan Deacon plays Exit/In on 9.4. Tickets on sale Friday.
– In case you didn’t catch their show at the Basement where they covered Dylan songs and played their hit “Ho Hey,” head to Mercy on 8.21 for another night with The Lumineers. $15 advance tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
– Nashvillian via Alabama Wess Floyd was deemed a Southern Band to Watch in Southern Living Magazine.
Watch “Month of Bad Habits” from Andrew Combs: