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Black Joe Lewis announces new album, John Fogerty to play ACL Live

Joe Gross
jgross@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 13, 2013

  • “Electric Slave,” the new album by Black Joe Lewis, is due out Aug. 27 on Vagrant Records. Much of the record was produced by Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse) and recorded at Church House Studios. Three tracks were recorded and produced by John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent, Okkervil River) at Elmwood Studios in Dallas. Black Joe and the Honeybears plays Blues on the Green June 26.
  • John Fogrty plays ACL Live Oct. 19 as part of his tour supporting his new album, “Wrote A Song For Everyone.” Tickets, which rage from $61 to $300, go on sale 10 a.m. June 15.
  • British industrial rock duo Godflesh plays its only Texas show of this tour Oct. 29 at the Mohawk with one-man, abstract noise/menacing techno project Prurient. Tickets go on sale June 14.
  • Former Hole frontwoman/noted Kurt Cobain widow Courtney Love plays Emo’s Aug. 3. Tickets are $30. Who knows what will happen?
  • Two outstanding reissues of classic 1990s indie rock are in stores now. “Eleven: Eleven,” the amazingly intense debut album from Come, has been rereleased by Matador and tricked out with an extra single and a second CD or LP of live material. The band, which has performed sporadically since its 1998 hiatus, is playing a handful of shows to celebrate the album’s release; no word on if an Austin show is in store (Hint, hint, C3, Transmission, etc.) It is faintly embarassing how much I have been listening to this album. Also in stores now is “Fifteen Quiet Years,” a terrific collection of rare and live tracks from Rodan, who kicked around the American underground for two meteoric years (‘92 to ‘94), inspiring wherever they landed. Members went on to do time in Rachel’s, June of ‘44, Retsin, Crain, the Shipping News and other projects. Sadly, brilliant and beloved co-frontman Jason Noble died in 2012 of a rare cancer; original drummer and legendary Louisville scenester Jon Cook died in February of pancreatic failure. Both were 40.