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Showing posts with label The Bottle Rockets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Bottle Rockets. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Bottle Rockets: new album, song, tour!

The Bottle Rockets announce new album, song, tour

The Bottle Rockets will release their new album Bit Logic on October 12th, 2018. The forthcoming full-length is the St. Louis quartet's first since 2015's South Broadway Athletic Club. The band recently teased a sneak preview song premiere of the album title track via Wide Open Country.

In support of Bit Logic, the Bottle Rockets will continue to tour across the country, including an upcoming appearance at AmericanaFest in Nashville.

Aug. 16 — El Dorado, Ark. — The Griffin
Aug. 17 — Pocola, Okla. — Gilley’s at Choctaw Casino
Aug. 18 — Reeds Spring, Mo. — Living Room Show
Aug. 30 — New Albany, Ind. — Living Room Show
Aug. 31 — Manchester, Ky. — Manchester Music Fest
Sept. 7 — Crystal City, Mo. — Twin City Days Party on the Cobblestone
Sept. 14 — Nashville, Tenn. Bloodshot Records Backyard Bash
Oct. 11 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — Tip Top Deluxe Bar and Grill
Oct. 12 — Cleveland, Ohio — Beachland Tavern
Oct. 13 — Buffalo, New York — Sportsmen’s Tavern
Oct. 14 — Toronto, Ontario CA — Lee’s Palace
Oct. 16 — Northampton, Mass. — Iron Horse Music Hall
Oct. 17 — New York, N.Y. — Hill Country Live
Oct. 18 — Washington, D.C. — Gypsy Sally’s
Oct. 19 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Milkboy
Oct. 21 — Charleston, W.V. — Mountain Stage
Nov. 7 — Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. — Showboat Saloon
Nov. 8 — Milwaukee, Wisc. — Shank Hall
Nov. 9 — Three Oaks, Mich. — Acorn Theater
Nov. 14 — St. Paul, Minn. — Turf Club
Dec. 1 — Macomb, Ill. — Tri States Public Radio Show
Dec. 7 — Bloomington, Ill. — The Castle Theater
Dec. 8 — Springfield, Ill. — Bar None

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Bottle Rockets Announce Deluxe Reissue Package, Released Nov. 19

The Bottle Rockets Announce Reissue Package

Remastered Reissues of Out-of-Print First Two Albums Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side released on November 19 launches exclusive premiere of bonus track “Indianapolis” (1991 Acoustic Demo with Uncle Tupelo’s Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar)


“Before the Drive-By Truckers got in gear, when Ryan Adams was still settling in Whiskeytown, the Bottle Rockets were setting off musical M-80s as perhaps the most underappreciated roots-rock/Americana band of the mid-‘90s.” –


The Bottle Rockets ( are reissuing their long out-of-print, first two albums Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side on November 19 via Bloodshot Records (pre-order is available here). This is the 20th anniversary of the 1993 release of the band’s debut, self-titled album. announced the deluxe package’s release date and are currently premiering an exclusive track from the album, a bonus cut of “Indianapolis”, recorded in 1991 with Brian Henneman on guitar and vocals, backed by Uncle Tupelo’s Jeff Tweedy (now of Wilco) and Jay Farrar (Son Volt). The song is one of four such demo takes on the reissues package, and was part of the recording that originally got The Bottle Rockets signed to their first record label (ESD) in the early 1990s.

Listen to “Indianapolis” (1991 demo with Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar):

When The Bottle Rockets hit the scene in the mid ‘90s, the world wasn't quite sure what to do with them. With their punk-rock pedigrees and arena-rock energy, their tougher-than-Springsteen storytelling and their romantic hearts sewn bare on their denim sleeves, the pride of Festus, MO confounded musical generalities as they laid waste to clubs across the Midwest and then, soon enough, the nation. Their signature sound paved the way for bands melding classic-rock muscle and roots aestheticism like My Morning Jacket, Avett Brothers, Drive-By Truckers, and many others.
Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side are collected here as a remastered two-CD deluxe reissue set of the long out-of-print albums, with an additional 19 previously unreleased tracks. The package consists of an extensive 40-page booklet detailing the band in full context of the ‘90s alt- scene, with editorial contributions from respected peers and fellow musicians such as Steve Earle, Patterson Hood, Lucinda Williams, and many others. Both reissued albums and bonus material have been meticulously remastered under the supervision of famed producer and musician Eric "Roscoe" Ambel.

The Bottle Rockets’ first and second albums, Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side, are widely revered as not only two of the band’s finest releases, but also two formative, flagship recordings in the early era of a now-broadly recognized genre. The band was unceremoniously birthed in 1992 and they very quickly became a forebearer for the new style alongside Uncle Tupelo, Old 97’s, and Whiskeytown.

The Bottle Rockets have just recently announced several tour dates surrounding the reissue release date:

December 7 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO +
December 13 – The Hideout – Chicago, IL +
January 23 – Narrows Center for the Arts Presents – Fall River, MA *
January 24 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT *
January 25 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA *
January 26 – Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH *
January 30 – Boulton Center for the Performing Arts – Bay Shore, NY *
January 31 – Birchmere – Alexandria, VA *
February 1 – The Newton Theatre – Newton, NJ *
February 2 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA *
February 4 – Ashland Coffee and Tea – Ashland, VA *

+ with Otis Gibbs
* with Marshall Crenshaw

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bloodshot Records release: Not So Loud : An Acoustic Evening - Bottle Rockets - Review

I just reviewed the new to be released Bottle Rockets recording. It's a stretch to call it blues but more roots music but it is well done and enjoyable.

The Bottle Rockets have been making some of the most incisive, literate and lighter-raising American music for going on eighteen years now. And some of the loudest, with a reputation built on a rough and tumble snarl honed by a thousand nights on stages around the world. But that only speaks to part of the story of the Bottle Rockets. So many bands, when you unplug the amps, you find that the emperor has no clothes, that the songs collapse in the quiet; it was the thrill of the tables rattling and ears ringing that sold the goods; the cold of the beer, the heat of the moment.

Not So Loud, recorded in an acoustic setting at a 19th century schoolhouse in their home base of St. Louis, reveals a body of work steeped in the history of, and fitting easily into, the finest traditions of American folk music. It is a dimension of the Bottle Rockets easily overlooked when you’re getting caught up in their riffs that tap so easily into our musical DNA, but it is an entirely fresh inroad to the strengths in their songwriting and musicianship.

Pulling from all eras of their acclaimed catalog, including classics from seminal albums long out of print, Not So Loud re-casts Bottle Rockets’ songs with lyrical and rhythmic nuances that will surprise both longtime fans and those who might have dismissed them as "just another bar band."