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The Dang-It Bobbys Release New Album 'Big Trouble'

The Dang-it Bobbys, whose sound The New York Times described as “lovely riffs on bluegrass, country and folk music,” will release on September 20 its sophomore album, BIG TROUBLE, the follow-up to its 2009 debut, SOMETHING IN THE AIR. While many of the band’s riffs are lovely, there is much more: ingenious combinations of musical styles as well as smart, funny lyrics and a special energy that is downright contagious.

The Dang-It Bobbys will play the CD Release Show at 10 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St. in New York City. Complimentary Cover; information: 212.477.4155.

The Dang-it Bobbys, led by multi-instrumentalist Kris Bauman, explore what the word “Americana” truly means on the upcoming release, which features musicians from the New York City bluegrass, jazz, rock and country music scene, The band is a real melting pot of American music, showcasing the talents of blues/funk guitarist Luca Benedetti (ulu), jazz/classical violinist Alan Grubner (Henry Threadgill, Howard Levy), jazz bassist Chris Higgins (Pat Metheny), bluegrass mandolinist Dan Marcus (Norah Jones), and the 2001 RockyGrass Dobro champion, Todd Livingston (Earl Scruggs).
The Dang-it Bobbys’ unorthodox background is clearly evident on the autobiographical title track “Big Trouble,” a cautionary tale for would-be travelers to Mexico, juxtaposing a bluegrass style 4/4 and English lyrics with a traditional Mexican 3/4 feel and “gringo-ized” Spanish. On “Hey Guess What,” the cyclical form, heart-wrenching harmonica and mantric snare drum provide the backdrop to a mother’s attempt to come clean to her daughter. “Heading Out,” an unconventional ballad, showcases the band’s range of both intensity and tenderness.
The Dang-it Bobbys garner influence from all facets of American music, from bluegrass and country to jazz and blues. It is this flavorful stew of styles, coupled with the artistry of the adroit musicians featured on BIG TROUBLE, that give The Dang-it Bobbys an unquestionably American sound.
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Upcoming Performances:
September 24, Rockwood Music Hall, New York
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn

Nashville teenage psych wonders The Paperhead announce Nationwide tour dates

Three 18 year olds from Nashville turning out tracks that play like lost nuggets from 1968, The Paperhead announce national tour dates accompanied by "spiritual advisor" Jeffrey Novak on farfisa bringing the vintage sounds of their Trouble In Mind-released self-titled LP to life.
Kicking off these dates, Trouble In Mind will be hosting a truly unique pressing/listening party at United Record Pressing in Nashville on June 16 for the limited vinyl only reissue of The Paperhead's debut cassette, Focus In On...The Looking Glass on TIM Records.
Pressed before your very eyes and immediately spun for the first time, this event celebrates both the earliest psychedlic experiments of the band and the vinyl process so integral to the label.
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The Paperhead Tour Dates:
June 15 - Nashville, TN  w/ The Strange Boys
June 16 - United Record Pressing Listening Party - Nashville, TN
June 17 - Poplar Lounge - Memphis, TN    
June 18 - Siberia - New Orleans, LA    
June 19 - The Mink - Houston, TX
June 20 - The Mohawk - Austin, TX w/ Rayon Beach
June 21 - Trainyard - Las Cruces, NM w/ Far Corners
June 23 - Til Two - San Diego, CA    
June 24 - Permanent Records Instore @ 5pm - LA, CA
June 24 - HM157 - Los Angeles, CA    
June 25 - Fuzzplex - Oakland, CA    
June 26 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA w/ Wax Idols, Wrong Words
June 28 - Slabtown - Portland, OR w/ Night Beats 
July 14 - Black Sparrow - Lafayette, LA    
July 15 - Bitchpork - Chicago, IL    
July 16 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI    
July 18 - Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH    
July 19 - Columbus, OH w/ Andrew Graham & Lpps
July 20 - The Shop - Pittsburgh, PA
July 22 - WFMU Live Session @ 1pm - NY, NY
July 22 - Bruar Falls - NY, NY    
July 23 - Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT w/ Estrogen Highs
July 25 - Golden West - Baltimore, MD
July 26 - Comet Ping Pong - Washington, DC