Another fun record from Me First the Gimme Gimmes hit stores this week: Have Another Ball reveals the lighter side of these pop punks, as they take on the soft rock of the late 70s and early 80s…right down to the lovers-strolling-on-a-beach-at-sunset cover art. We heard Rich Girl this morning, and you’ll probably hear more from them on PWB in weeks to come. We also previewed the new Hold Steady record, in stores July 15th. That was just in the first hour—you might have still been asleep!
It’s a LOUISJORDANCENTENNIALCELEBRATION!!! July 8, 2008 Marks the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of LOUISJORDAN—dubbed the ‘Clown Prince of Jive’, LOUISJORDAN was one of the Pioneers of the sound that came to be known as Rhythm and Blues and Godfater of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Beans and Cornbread will be served at a Louisville Lodge Meeting by Five Guys Named Moe. There’s Nobody Here But Us Chickens, so fish fries are not just for Saturday Night anymore. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include the Original HoneyDripper—JOELIGGINS, The DUKEOFEARL himself—GENECHANDLER, and RINGOSTARR.