September 20, 2006

John Paul Keith Coming Home for Hank Days

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 10:17 pm

Next Saturday, September 30, kicks off Hank Days in Knoxville’s Old City.  Hank Days is a celebration of the musical heritage of Hank Williams Sr. and includes a great lineup of area artists including Disgraceland’s own John Paul Keith and Todd Steed.

JPK’s last trip to Knoxville was in June at the Corner Lounge and was tons of fun, so make sure you don’t miss this one.

Here is an MP3 from the last show:  Otherwise.


September 5, 2006

Angel and the Love Mongers – This Friday!

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 9:53 pm

Come down to the Preservation Pub this Friday night for Angel and the Love Mongers.  The band will be going on at 10 pm sharp – don’t miss Angel and his band Johnny Del Fuego, Jimmy Dos Fortran, Bobby Krabbs and Ed Begley Jr.  Price is cheap, beer is good, it’s a football weekend.  What more do you want?

Bonus:  The first person that comes up to bass player Bobby Krabbs and mentions that they read this on the Disgraceland.Com website gets a free Disgraceland t-shirt (either L or M size).


August 31, 2006

She Works Downtown

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 4:21 pm

Speaking of downtown – tomorrow at HIGH NOON – you can catch a free outdoor spectacle with the mini-Suns-of-Phere.  The WDVX Blue Plate Special features Todd Steed and the Suns of Phere downtown at the WDVX studios at 301 Gay Street.  Did I mention it’s free?  Spend your lunch break with the Suns.


August 27, 2006

Knox at Night

Posted by Todzilla @ 9:30 am

Come ye, come one, come all. This Wednesday. The Suns of Phere (mini edition) will be at Barleys- with RB Morris and Jescoe. Should be a good gig for a great cause. Just a few bucks will get you in everywhere in the old city.

Randall Brown has the whole Knoxville at Night lineup which covers the entire Old City with tons of good music – including Nug Jug, Westside Daredevils, Jag Star, Greg Horne, Phil Pollard and many others.

It’s a benefit for Thompson Cancer Survival Center and Laith Keilany.


August 24, 2006

Press and Upcoming Shows

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 9:09 pm

There was a nice writeup by John Sewell in Metropulse today which included a little bit about Disgraceland.  It also gives you an inside look into the multi-dollar enterprise that is Disgraceland Records.  Check it out.

In other news, we’ve got some shows coming up that you need to put on your calendar.  That is, if you have a calendar.

Next Friday night, Sept. 1, Daniel Miller is coming to town to play a show at Preservation Pub with the Rewinds and Llama Train.  Daniel doesn’t get down here from Boston that often, so go out and see him.

The following Friday, Sept. 8, Angel and the Love Mongers will be playing at Preservation Pub for the band’s first show in months.  If you haven’t caught Angel’s new lineup – Johnny Del Fuego, Bobby Krabbs, Jimmy Dos Fortran and whatever the drummer’s name is, you should definitely attend.

FYI, I’m still working on the site, so expect some MP3s and other stuff in the near future.  Scout’s honor.


August 14, 2006

Welcome to the New Site

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 8:28 am

Welcome to the new Disgraceland.  It’s a bit of a mess right now, but the foundation is there, so expect improvements and I try to figure out what the hell I’m doing with this thing.

I’m still in the process of moving artist files, MP3s, fixing links, etc, so please bear with me.  I have moved the merchandise, however, and you can still order CDs and shirts at low, low, going-out-of-business prices.

Drop me an e-mail (paul-at-disgraceland.com) if you see anything particularly out-of-whack with the new site.  It will be a work in progress for some time to come.


July 16, 2006

Going Out Of Business Sale

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 12:16 pm

EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!

Disgraceland isn’t completely going away, we’re just shutting down the online shop. With the growth of digital downloads, it no longer makes a whole lot of sense to sell physical CDs, so we’re going digital.

What does that mean for you? Big, fat, hairy savings on the remaining inventory.

Visit our online shop to see what we have left as well as the new pricing. We’ve slashed prices on Disgraceland T-shirts, Suns of Phere, Todd Steed/John Baker, Smokin’ Dave, Senryu, Stateside and more. I’m waiting to hear from some of the other artists to find out how much they want to discount their products, so keep checking back for new pricing.

NEW: We’ve now dropped prices on all French Broads, John Baker and Nug Jug CDs.

Keep in mind that, of some of these remaining items, we only have a couple left, so get ‘em while the gettin’s good. Before you know it, they’ll be going for small fortunes on E-bay. Additionally, if you want to craft some kind of deal for multiple CDs/products, just shoot me an e-mail and we’ll likely be able to work something out.

What else does this mean? It means a complete redesign of Disgraceland. This place is about to go from label to label/group music blog. That means more contributors, more activity and more information about Knoxville and East Tennessee music, instead of the rarely-updated site you’ve grudgingly gotten used to.

So, in summary, cheaper stuff, buy it now before it’s gone, new site coming. I think that about wraps up this edition. Thanks, as always, for visiting!


NEW DISGRACELAND RELEASES @ I-TUNES, NAPSTER, ET AL: 

We’ve got quite a few releases now available at I-Tunes, Napster, Sony-Connect and others. Some of the newly-available digital releases include a gold-mine of classics from Smokin’ Dave and the Premo Dopes – Huh?, Too Many Years in the Circus, It’s All Our Vault, Live and Not Lern.

Also now available is The Opposable Thumbs classic, Are Ready For Love.

We’ve also been threatening for years now to release Doubters’ Club’s CD, Fleur De Lisa – originally released in 1996. It is now finally available via digital download – so go and check it out.

We’ve got some others lined up for digital release over the next month or so, so stay tuned for that.

Also coming up soon is a new release from John Baker, so keep your ears open for that as well.


June 11, 2006

JPK’s Homecoming

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 11:24 am

We’ve got a big show coming up this weekend at the Corner Lounge in Knoxville.

John Paul Keith and his band of misfits (Jeff Bills, Chad Pelton, Tom Pryor, Paul Noe) are putting on a country-fried show Saturday night, June 24, opening for Mic Harrison and Kenny Roby. The JPK band goes on first – around 9:30 – so get there early.

Word is that JPK’s band will be playing some songs from the Have Nots “Have At It” CD, some old V-Roys and a host of new material, guaranteed to please or none of your money back. Here’s John Paul’s MySpace page (who doesn’t have one of these by now?) if you want to find out what he’s been up to down in Memphis.

ALSO, next week, Angel and the Love Mongers will be playing at Preservation Pub, Thursday, June 29, immediately following the final Sundown in the City show. So when Sundown is over, just head on down to the Pub for a few extra fine pilsners and enjoy some rock.


April 3, 2006

Thank You

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 11:43 am

First of all – a big, long-overdue thank-you to everyone involved with the Album Night at the Grotto last month. Thanks to Nug Jug, the Westside Daredevils and Angel and the Love Mongers for a very fun show – as I’m sure those in attendance could attest to. Special thanks go out to Chuck Watt for doing double-duty on bass with Queen and on guitar with The Who. That took a lot of work to pull off – thanks Chuck!

Don’t forget to pick up the new CD from the Westside Daredevils here. Also, stay tuned to the Nug Jug website for their pending new release.

NEW DISGRACELAND RELEASES @ I-TUNES, NAPSTER, ET AL:

We’ve got quite a few releases now available at I-Tunes, Napster, Sony-Connect and others. Some of the newly-available digital releases include a gold-mine of classics from Smokin’ Dave and the Premo Dopes – Huh?, Too Many Years in the Circus, It’s All Our Vault, Live and Not Lern.

Also now available is The Opposable Thumbs classic, Are Ready For Love.

We’ve also been threatening for years now to release Doubters’ Club’s CD, Fleur De Lisa – originally released in 1996. It is now finally available via digital download – so go and check it out.

We’ve got some others lined up for digital release over the next month or so, so stay tuned for that.

Also coming up soon is a new release from John Baker, so keep your ears open for that as well.


February 24, 2006

Album Night Returns & Angel at I.P.O.

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 11:45 am

Things may have been quiet around here for a while, but business is about to pick up.

DISGRACELAND ALBUM NIGHT returns 2 weeks from tonight – Friday, March 10 – at the World Grotto. This time it’s a semi-best-of Album Night with return appearances from Angel and the Love Mongers Deluxe performing Queen’s GREATEST HITS, Nug Jug performing The Who’s TOMMY and the Westside Daredevils performing The Pixies DOOLITTLE.

The club is billing the evening as “Retro Night” complete with a $250 prize for best costume. So come dressed as a rock star, hipster doofus, whatever. But be prepared for a good time and some excellent rock.

ALSO…..
Angel and the Love Mongers will be playing in Nashville at THE END as part of the International Pop Overthrow festival on Friday, March 17. Showtime is 10 pm. It’s a short set, so get there early so you don’t miss it.

More news to follow so stay tuned.


January 6, 2006

Tenncare Buzzed

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 12:14 pm

If you’re looking for a copy of Todd Steed and the Suns of Phere’s “TENNCARE BUZZ” (from the album Knoxville Tells), please visit Todd’s MySpace page for a free download of the song.


December 18, 2005

Happy Holidays

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 12:17 pm

First of all, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone out there from Disgraceland.

Our Christmas present to you? We’ve got some cool upcoming shows for you. Daniel Miller is in town this week – Thursday night, Dec. 22 at 9:00 pm at the Preservation Pub. It’s Daniel’s first show in Knoxville in a long, long time and should not be missed.

Check out these great articles on Daniel Miller from the Knoxville News-Sentinel and the Maryville Times.

Also on Thursday, Todd Steed will be will be playing the WDVX Christmas Show at Noon – downtown on Gay St.

Speaking of Todd – ring in the New Year with Todd Steed and the Suns of Phere at Barley’s in the Old City with Dixie Dirt.

In other news, Angel and the Love Mongers will be playing an ALL-AGES SHOW at the Corner Lounge on January 8 – showtime is 5:30 pm – early!

Don’t forget to check out new products from Senryu, Daniel Miller, Todd Steed and The French Broads.


November 16, 2005

Music For Bus Stations

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 12:21 pm

 

We’ve got something new and different for those of you who feel like branching out a bit.

It’s “Music for Bus Stations” by Todd Steed and John Baker. One would think that pairing these two indie-rock stalwarts together would produce some type of pop/rock opus.

Instead, it’s a 45-minute experimental CD – an ambient, dreamlike – at times, humorous – soundscape in which to get thoroughly lost. Look for a sample MP3 on the “official” product page by the weekend.

On a side note, Todd Steed and the Suns of Phere will be playing New Year’s Eve at Barley’s with Dixie Dirt (their last show) and Senryu. Should be damn good time so put it on your list of places to do NYE.


November 9, 2005

Angel Hits Nashville

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 12:35 pm

It’s time for the semi-regular news update here at Disgraceland.

Angel and the Love Mongers hit the road this week with a show in Nashville Thursday night (Nov. 10) at Mercy Lounge. Also on the bill are Jeremy Lister and Autovaughn.

The following night, the same three bands play in Knoxville at the Preservation Pub as part of 90.3 The Rock’s Locals Only night.

Speaking of Angel, if you haven’t visited Angel’s new website, you should check that out as well.

In other news, Todd Steed and John Baker have just completed a new project titled “Music For Bus Stops”. We hope to have it for sale here in a week or so.

Don’t forget to check out new products from Senryu, > Daniel Miller, Todd Steed and The French Broads.


October 10, 2005

Weekend O’Rock

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 3:50 pm

 We’ve got several big shows this weekend.

First off, we’ve got Angel and the Love Mongers this Friday night, October 21 at The Corner Lounge. Also on the bill are Tim Lee and Stewart Pack.

If you haven’t visited Angel’s new website, you should check that out as well.

Also Friday night, Senryu is playing Blue Cats. Also on the bill at Blue Cats are Dixie Dirt and Teleskop. If you haven’t picked up Senryu’s new CD, Pssst…, you can order it here at Disgraceland. It should absolutely be in your collection.

Plan A is also on the road this weekend in Memphis, TN. You can catch them Friday night at Neil’s in Memphis.