Sixty years ago today, Hank Williams hit Number One with the slightly posthumous, very prophetic song "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive," a tune he'd written with Fred Rose just prior to his death, and the last single to be released during his lifetime. Bonus on the freaky scale? Fred Rose wou ... More >>
Oooooh-wee, what's that smell? Smells like pigs, corn on the cob, and carny sweat. But then, a gentle waft of pheromones floats through the air -- the aroma of a 4-H gal from Faribault locking eyes with her Future Farmer of America. And the soundtrack to it all? The Minnesota State Fair's country mu ... More >>
He may share his famous great-uncle's last name, but where legend Ernest Tubb was all adorably hokey honky-tonk, Lucky Tubb's style is situated closer to the outlaw snarl of Hank III. The two not only share a similar family lineage -- both carry on their family traditions just as well as they stray ... More >>
Country music singers sure do love their Christmas songs. Now why is that? I reckon it has a little bit to do with the holiday's celebration of all things traditional, and down home-y, and old-time religion-y and whatnot. But I'll bet it has a lot more to do with, well, Google with me won't y ... More >>
Hank Williams III November 29, 2011 First Avenue, MinneapolisIt's not every Tuesday night you get to see three (or four, or five) genres of music performed in one place, particularly genres with names like "cowpunk" and "hellbilly." If you were at First Avenue last night you were in luck - a fine ... More >>
If you're reading this, there's a good chance you like country music. There's an even better chance you never had a chance to see two of the most important figures in country music perform live during their heyday.
Hank III has sung his praises, saying that he "has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr," and describing him further as "the real deal." Tonight, you can judge this assessment for yourself by heading on down to Lee's Liquor Lounge to catch a performance by Wayne "The Train" ... More >>
On this day in country music history, in an evening session in a studio on Nashville's storied Music Row, Johnny Horton recorded "The Battle of New Orleans." While his version became the best known over the years, peaking at Number One on both Billboard's Hot Country Singles and its Hot 100 lists ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenDr. Dog October 23, 2010 First Avenue My second visit to First Avenue in the week, I walk into the club for Dr. Dog's Saturday night appearance expecting a much tamer crowd than during my first (Hank III/Assjack, Wednesday night), and yet, as security staff checks IDs and ap ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerHank III and Assjack October 20, 2010 First Avenue Panties are passé. Now, we're passing prosthetic limbs.
Photos by Alexa JonesSocial DistortionOctober 19, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisThough they were playing a club (and, really, even if they were playing a stadium) Social Distortion seem to operate as is they are playing in a seedy bar. Boxing gloves and a Shriner's fez hung from the amp stacks. On ... More >>
Are you angry? Sooooooooo ANNNNNNGRY? Are you an angry white man, perhaps an angry white man who still sports that mohawk that made yer ma so angry way back in the day and a handful of cheap tattoos on your scrawny li'l arms and patches!!! so many patches!!! all over your denim jacket, the sle ... More >>
Hank Williams III, outlaw country artist and shit-talking Southern pride asshole of great esteem, has a new album coming out on May 25th, but for now you can check it out in entirety on Amazon.com. Just click here, and look to the right side of the page for the music-playing widget.From what we'v ... More >>
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Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't, Hank III is whiskey bent and hellbound.
The audience was small, but fierce.
Hellbilly's howling preacher rides into Minneapolis tonight, and all hell follows with him.
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