Archive for ‘Various Re-post-ions’

September 18, 2020

Various Re-post-ions: Big Damn Band

Repost from the Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band youtube channel. Check out their recording of the Elmore James classic “Shake Your Money Maker” with Dom Flemons, the legendary Steve “The Colonel” Cropper and Scot Sutherland. Tracked live to tape at Sun Studios in Memphis.

September 14, 2020

Various Re-post-ions: Creem

As the saying goes, those who don’t know history are doomed to miss out on some sweet rock n’ roll. The Creem documentary will help you experience a simpler time when music journalism didn’t come to you as a promoted tweet in conjunction with Chase Bank. Stream it through your loudest device here.

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September 4, 2020

Various Re-post-ions: Bandcamp Friday

Today is another Bandcamp Friday, which is the best time to do some sampling and shopping of indie music on the site.

Bandcamp launched their Bandcamp Fridays program back in March as a way to support artists impacted by the pandemic by waiving all of their normal revenue share fees. In the six Bandcamp Fridays since the launch they and the music fans using the site have put more than $20 million directly into the pockets of indie artists and labels, which is pretty damn impressive.

Bandcamp has always been the best thing going as far as supporting artists in an ethical way (as opposed to streaming which pays artists fractions of a penny per play) and Bandcamp Friday is just another example of good people with their heads and hearts in the right place, which is a rare truffle like treat in the music industry. Hit up Bandcamp today and get in on the goodness here.

August 27, 2020

Various Re-post-ions: Thin Lizzy

We here at Postcard Elba are big Thin Lizzy fans, so to say we are anxiously awaiting this documentary is a bit of an understatement. This was supposed to be released to theaters this month, but you know, pandemic and whatnot. The distributor Eagle-Rock have a great number of concerts and documentaries available via digital streaming services and hopefully this gets added to the rotation soon. In the mean time, check out one of our favorite Thin Lizzy moments – when they played with 70 year old superfan May Booker after she wrote in to the BBC asking if she could play with them.

August 21, 2020

Various Re-post-ions: Murder by Death

Our friends at Murder by Death recently pulled the curtain back on just how important the USPS to independent bands, and we felt it was important enough to share. Check it out.

August 19, 2020

Various Re-post-ions: Jack White’s Garage Sale

Looking to distract yourself from the collapse of society? Why not cheer yourself up with a little online retail therapy? Jack White and Third Man Records will be having an online auction featuring musical instruments, random items from tours and videos, ephemera such as Third Man Mix Sessions Labels, odds and ends and a pretty sweet looking Epson printer new in the box. The auction starts Wednesday, August 26th at 9am CST and runs until Sunday, August 30th at 9pm CST. A portion of proceeds will go to benefit the John Peel Centre, Gideon’s Army, and the Detroit Phoenix Center.

See the full list of items and get pre-registered to make your bids here: https://onlinenashvilleauctions.hibid.com/catalog/228689/third-man-records-and-jack-white-garage-sale-online-auction/?

December 12, 2011

Various Re-post-ions: The Coasters

Our good friend Jason Sheeley runs The Hillbilly Beast, and on occasion we’re going to let you know about his most recent musical musing and super cool song pick.

This isn’t Jason’s most recent pick, but it’s the one we’re feeling right now.  It’s the lesser known Coasters song “What About Us” and is warming us up on this cold day.  Check it here.

December 7, 2011

Various Re-post-ions: May Booker & Thin Lizzy

Our buddy Ben Bussell posted this on his Facebook page, and it was just too good to not repost.

In 1982 May Booker, a 70 year old, wrote to the BBC and said she’d like to play with her favorite band, Thin Lizzy.  The band thought that was awesome. They were right.

 

December 5, 2011

Various Re-post-ions: Burning Love

Our buddy Bharat who runs the henryskene tumblr hipped us to this entertaining video.  Someone needs to teach the children of early Henry Rollins style, and the guy from Burning Love seems up to the task.

August 14, 2011

Various Re-post-ions

Country music fan Reginald Spears was arrested over the weekend for merchandise tampering at a Super Walmart. Reginald was arrested for shoplifting, but what he was actually doing was opening up mainstream Country CDs (like Rascall Flatts and Taylor Swift) and replacing the discs with older Country discs from his personal music collection. Fresh out on bail, Mr. Spears explained. “I didn’t shoplift nothin’. I told the cops they could find all that country pop bullshit in the Rubbermaid garbage cans in home wares… where that crap belongs,” said Spears.

Oh yes, this man is a hero and so is our very own Virgil Dickerson (beer lover and owner of Suburban Home Records). Virgil has an amazing post about Mr. Spears act of bravery and an equally amazing offer of gratitude. Check it out here.

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