Monthly Archives: March 2013

UNDER THE RADAR MAGAZINE GIVES SWAMP DOGG REISSUES 8/10 RATING!

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VANDAVEER DELVES INTO THE MACABRE ON FOURTH FULL-LENGTH LP

The macabre has long held uneasy sway over the human condition. From ghost stories to creation myths, from CSI to Shakespeare, from cable news voyeurism to Edgar Allan Poe, the subjects of death, murder and all things ghastly have fascinated and frightened for centuries. Songs are no exception. From Old World roots to more recent incarnations in America, the murder ballad has traversed, shapeshifted and persevered. Despite our collective desire to be good and virtuous, people do very bad things. And then we sing about them.

Death, murder and ghosts have long been underlying threads coursing through Vandaveer‘s original songs, but instead of weaving their own shadowy tales into their latest studio effort, Oh, Willie, Please…, the DC-by-way-of-Kentucky alt-folk collective have tapped into the wellspring of traditional folk’s darker side.

Oh, Willie, Please… finds the group operating in a more collaborative spirit. In addition to the core duo of Mark Charles Heidinger and Rose Guerin, the talents of J. Tom Hnatow (These United States, The Mynabirds) and Phillips Saylor (Stripmall Ballads, The Shiftless Rounders) helped expand the project into a formidable ensemble, armed with steel string, resonator and pedal steel guitars, banjos and pianos, voices galore, and a common belief in the quality and relevance of the word ‘folk.’

Inspired by their recent participation in The 78 Project, the group gathered in a majestic old home on a picturesque horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky in the spring of 2012 and set to work re-imagining a collection of age-old murder ballads & songs of self ruin plucked almost entirely from the public domain. With longtime producer Duane Lundy once again at the helm, Vandaveer moved swiftly through the selected catalog, recording most of the tracks live in the manor’s great room. The result is a spacious, honest album that balances reverence and respect for the source material with a healthy coat of contemporary color.

Vandaveer’s Oh, Willie, Please… will be released in North America April 30th on CD, limited edition vinyl and digital formats, courtesy of Quack!Media.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & SHARE VANDAVEER’S NEW SINGLE “PRETTY POLLY”

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Oh, Willie, Please… Tracklisting:
1. The Banks Of The Ohio
2. Pretty Polly
3. Omie Wise
4. The Railroad Boy
5. The Murder Of The Lawson Family
6. Mary Of The Wild Moor
7. The Knoxville Girl
8. Down In The Willow Garden
9. The Drunkard’s Doom
10. Poor Edward
11. Henry Lee

VANDAVEER WINTER TOUR DATES W/ THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS:
Feb 27: Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
Feb 28: Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Mar 01: Rochester, NY – The German House
Mar 02: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Mar 03: Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theatre
(additional Vandaveer headlining tour dates to be announced soon)

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH VANDAVEER’S RECENT STUDIO PERFORMANCE ON BREAKTHRU RADIO:

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FOR MORE INFO ON VANDAVEER:
www.vandaveer.net
https://www.facebook.com/vndvr

FOR MORE INFO ON QUACK!MEDIA:
http://www.quackmedia.com

FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
Tony Bonyata
Pavement PR
p: 262.903.7775
e: tony@pavementpr.com
http://www.pavementpr.com

ROLLING STONE GIVES SWAMP DOGG REISSUE 4 STARS!

A Lost Bayou-Funk Treasure: Swamp Dogg’s “Total Destruction To Your Mind”

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PAVEMENT PR @ SXSW WITH THIS IS AMERICAN MUSIC 3/14!

We’re super excited to be co-sponsoring a remarkable SXSW day party with our pals This Is American Music at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar on Thu. March 14th! There’s an amazing line-up with some of The South’s finest, including Glossary, The Bohannons, Great Peacock, The District Attorneys, The Pollies, Water Liars, and many others. And aside from all the great music, the place is gonna be bustin’ with food, drink and all around awesomeness. Stop by and wallow in the good times with us…. admission is free!

RSVP through facebook here, or simply reply send an email to “bonyata@wi.rr.com” with your name and RSVP in the subject line.

CLICK HERE TO STREAM & DOWNLOAD FREE MP3s OF ALL OF THE AMAZING ACTS THAT WILL BE PERFORMING AT THIS YEAR’S THIS IS AMERICAN MUSIC SXSW DAY PARTY!

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ALSO CHECK OUT ALL THE OTHER GREAT ACTS PERFORMING AT SXSW NEXT WEEK THAT WE’VE BEEN PRIVELIGED TO WORK WITH…

BUFFALO KILLERS
Thu. March 14 –  Austin Psych Fest’s Levitation @ Hotel Vegas, 1500 E 6th St. (6pm)
Fri. March 15 – New Frontier Touring SXSW Showcase @ Javelina, 69 Rainey St. (midnight)

GREAT PEACOCK
Thu. March 14 – This Is American Music SXSW day party @ Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar, 506 West Ave. (1:30pm)
Fri. March 15 – Red Gorilla SXSW Showcase @ The Chuggin’ Monkey, 219 East 6th St. (noon)
Fri. March 15 – Oskar Blues SXSW day party @ Whip In, 1950 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. (6pm)
Sat. March 16 – Paste Magazine SXSW day party @ The Stage on Sixth, 508 E. 6th Street (12:30pm)
Sat. March 16 – The Brooklyn Country Cantina @ Papi Tino’s, 1306 E. 6th St. (midnight)

LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES
Wed. March 13 – Rebels Honky Tonk, 305 W. 5th St. (10pm)
Thu. March 14 – 311 Club, 311 E 6th St. (4:40pm)
Fri. March 15 – Hillgrass Bluebilly Records showcase @ The Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd.
Sat. March 16 – B.D. Riley’s, 204 E 6th St. (9pm)

BROTHER DEGE
Fri. March 15 –  BMG Chrysalis presents Carnival On Rainey Street @ Blackheart Bar, 86 Rainey St. (1pm)
Fri. March 15 –  The Parlour, 4301 Guadalupe St. (6pm)
Sun. March 17 –  Red 7 Club, 611 E. 7th St. (time TBA)

GLOSSARY
Tue. March 12 – Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe
Wed. March 13 – Carson Daly Showcase @ Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W 4th St. (8pm)
Thu. March 14 – Chicken Ranch Day Party @ Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe (2:15pm)
Thu. March 14 – This Is American Music SXSW day party @ Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar, 506 West Ave. (5:15pm)
Fri. March 15 –  Xtra Mile Showcase @ Blackheart Bar, 86 Rainey St. (11pm)
Sat. March 16 –  Revival Tour Showcase @ Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W 4th St.

THE BOHANNONS
Thu. March 14 – This Is American Music SXSW day party @ Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar, 506 West Ave. (6pm)

LEFT LANE CRUISER
Fri. March 15 – Hillgrass Bluebilly Records showcase @ The Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd. (midnight)
Sat. March 16  311 Club, 311 E 6th St. (10pm)

Let us know if you’d like to set up any interviews, sessions, etc. with any of these acts while you’re in Austin next week.

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FOR MORE INFO ON THIS IS AMERICAN MUSIC:
http://thisisamericanmusic.com
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/column/167852-if-it-dances/

FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
Tony Bonyata
Pavement PR
p: 262.903.7775
e: tony@pavementpr.com
http://www.pavementpr.com

GHETTOBLASTER MAGAZINE RAVES ABOUT THE DELTA ROUTINE

The Delta Routine serve up eleven tracks with full-realized hooks and maximum swagger, that are as gritty as they are sexy. I suggest that The Black Keys should watch their backs if these guys ever get into the music licensing game, because these fuzzy, guitar-centric ditties are poised and ready for primetime.

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  • Tour Dates

    • 12/27/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Solana Beach, CA at Belly Up Tavern
    • 12/28/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Los Angeles, CA at Teregram Ballroom
    • 12/29/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst
    • 12/30/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall
    • 12/31/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall
    • 01/02/18 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Tucson, AZ at 191 Toole
    • 01/05/18 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Austin, TX at 3ten @ Austin City Limits Live

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