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Sunday, July 5, 2015

LA CERCA INTERVIEW WITH AXS.COM

Andrew Gardner of La Cerca recently sat down with Kevin Wierzbicki of Axs.com to talk about their album Sunrise For Everyone (Fort Lowell Records 12inch Vinyl / Xemu Records CD).  Check out the interview here.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

THE GOOD INDIGO GIRLS GRACE THE GOOD GRACES

Memories of June 2015, the birth month of fellow Gemini and the Good Graces' frontwoman, Kim Ware, will forever be thought of in shades of Indigo for Kim, Tracy, John, and Jim of the Good Graces, who just wrapped up a 10-day tour, opening sold-out shows with The Indigo Girls.  Below you can read a few of the many great articles written about the Good Graces from this recent tour, as well as watch a live television studio appearance they gave in Grand Rapids, MI on WOOD TV8.

The Good Graces will be celebrating their homecoming tomorrow, Sunday, June 28 at The Red Light Cafe in Atlanta, GA.  Details for the show are here on their Facebook Event Page.

The Good Graces will also be a part of the Fort Lowell Records Showcase in Jacksonville, FL at The Burro Bar on Friday, July 24, with labelmates moyamoya, Hey Mandible, and Tracy Shedd.  Details for the showcase are here on the Facebook Event Page.  Then, they will be playing the following night - Saturday, July 25 - in Tampa, FL at New World Brewery with Tracy Shedd's latest project (band) called Band & The Beat.

ARTICLES:
Hear Comes The Flood
Movement Magazine
Mountain Express
Chattanooga Now
Knoxville Daily Sun
Al.Com (Alabama Media Group)
Neighborhood Newspapers

TELEVISION APPEARANCE:
the Good Graces "Under the Weather"
the Good Graces "Before You Go"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BAND & THE BEAT (FEATURING TRACY SHEDD)

Folks, our very own Tracy Shedd and yours truly have a new project called Band & The Beat. To start, we've taken some of Tracy Shedd's hit singles from her career, and we synthesized them; meaning, we are playing them with an analog synthesizer, electric piano, a drum machine, and electric guitars. Rest assure, we've got a number of brand new tunes in the Dream Pop Perculator, as well as plans for an October Tour! There is no pre-programmed sampling going on here, folks; this stuff is coming at'cha' 100% live! Take a listen below, and stay tuned to this site, as we will have more to report out about Band & The Beat soon!

Photo by Steve Haley

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

THE GOOD GRACES HIT THE ROAD WITH SUMMER TOUR DATES

The Good Graces from Atlanta, GA are hitting the road this summer, including dates with The Indigo Girls; a tour invitation extended to the Good Graces after Emily Saliers (of The Indigo Girls) heard the Good Graces' track "Cold in California."  Catch the Good Graces live in concert this summer, and support independent music.


5/23Eddie's Attic - Decatur, GA with Lucas Mire' 

6/14The East Room - Nashville, TN with Granville Automatic and Wyatt Espalin 
6/16Daytrotter Session - Rock Island, IL 
6/16 - Second Unitarian Church - Chicago, IL 
6/17Meijer Gardens - Grand Rapids, MI with The Indigo Girls 
6/18Old Dog Tavern - Kalamazoo, MI with Valentiger 
6/19Summer Festival (Power Center) - Ann Arbor, MI with The Indigo Girls 
6/22Preservation Pub - Knoxville, TN 
6/23The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC with The Indigo Girls
6/24Track 29 - Chattanooga, TN with The Indigo Girls 
6/25Saenger Theatre - Mobile, AL with The Indigo Girls
7/24 - Burro Bar - Jacksonville, FL with moyamoya, Hey Mandible, and Tracy Shedd
7/25 - New World Brewery - Tampa, FL with Tracy Shedd

Sunday, April 26, 2015

THE QUAKER GOES DEAF ALBUM REVIEW: HEY MANDIBLE

Hey Mandible—The Arse

New album from band out of Jacksonville, Florida—heavy guitar indie rock with psychedelic outer space noise blasts that mediate the volatile rock ‘n’ roll middle ground between power pop hooks and angry feedback/distorto riffs. “The Arse” integrates noise and melody in a fluid, punch-you-out hug of addictively dark and challenging song structure, where distortion never overpowers, but always provides a muscular compliment. These are songs that hit you hard with a punk-edged face-slap that has just the right amount of warmth & sting to call your back again. 500 copies on green marble vinyl, and the cover art by Laura Bearl is a trip. (The 50s housewife taking the smiling little broasted baby out of the oven has horns and furry, hoofed legs.) Similarities to bands like Dumb Numbers, Turn Me On Dead Man, Dinosaur Jr., Mission Of Burma, Black Level Embassy, Sonic Youth, Polvo, the Intelligence. Hey Mandible play brilliantly angry, darkly accessible rock with an instinctual, gut-level roar of power that hangs on to the melodic groove for dear life. Recommended.

Charlie Edwards
The Quaker Goes Deaf

Sunday, April 12, 2015

HONEYSUCKLE TEA HOUSE, CHAPEL HILL NC

Just west of the town of Carrboro off North Carolina's State Highway 54 on the way to Saxapahaw is a rural section of Chapel Hill that is home to the Honeysuckle Tea House.  Farm Manager, Nathan Toben, with a team of family and friends, opened Honeysuckle just over two years ago, and have crafted a serene, yet awaking, environment for all of us to experience.

Yes, there is a proper tea house, designed for you to revel in their surroundings.  However, Honeysuckle is much more than the holistic watering hole you might expect.  There is a multi-acre farm where they grow plants to harvest for the teas they serve and berries for various tinctures they sell, all while providing education for the youth in the process.  There are areas for kids to roam free and explore our world, as well as for adults to let their inhibitions go and do the same.

In addition, Honeysuckle Tea House is an amazing venue for live music.  Our very own Tracy Shedd performed at Honeysuckle on Saturday, April 11th on their outdoor stage.  The exquisite settings complimented Tracy's acute melodies to a T (or tea, shall we say; pun intended).  We strongly recommend looking over Honeysuckle's live music calender and going to see a show.  Say "Hello!" to Nathan for us.



Top photo by Nathan Toben; bottom photo by Christy Crowley

Saturday, April 11, 2015

HEY JACKSONVILLE (FLORIDA)

Hey Mandible and our co-release partners, Infintesmal Records, take on Jacksonville, Florida tonight - Saturday, April 11th - for the official vinyl record release party celebrating Hey Mandible's debut album The Arse.   The party will be held at Rain Dog's (1045 Park Street) in 5 Points / Riverside, and music will begin at 8:00pm.  The concert line up consists of Infintesmal acts Lake Disney, Dagger Beach, and Smile 4, as well as special guests Motel.  Don't miss Hey Mandible tonight!  Click here for Facebook Event Page.

Click here to order Hey Mandible's The Arse on 12inch Green Vinyl!

Friday, April 10, 2015

FAIRWEATHERFRIEND RETURN TO THE STAGE

Great people of Arizona - Tucson and throughout - fairweatherfriend is returning to the stage on Tuesday, June 9th at Club Congress with friends The Rocketboys (from Austin, Texas).  You won't want to miss this show!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AMOR DANGEREUX

Bonjour les amis!  Check out the latest issue of Abus Dangereux magazine; featuring an interview with Tucson, Arizona's Naïm Amor, and a track from Amor on the CD Sampler included!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TEA TIME WITH TRACY SHEDD

Ladies and gentlemen, please join us this coming Saturday, April 11 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Honeysuckle Tea House in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for a free concert from our very own Tracy Shedd.

"Akin to Hope Sandoval's (Mazzy Star) warm-but-irreverent vocal intonation, Tracy Shedd is an alternative singer-songwriter proper. Teaming with guitarist, James Tritten, the 'slowcore songstress' bares slanted insight and honesty on 'Arizona' (New Granada Records), her most minimal and focused LP to date. Honeysuckle is humbled to have her."  ~ Honeysuckle Tea House

Click here for the Facebook Event Page



Photos by Kate Moore (live from Petra's Piano Bar, Charlotte, NC)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

THANK YOU JACKSONVILLE FL (GO JAGUARS)

Thanks to Christina Wagner, Rain Rogs, C.A.S.K., and everyone in 5 Points / Riverside Jacksonville, FL for having us out at Spring Fest this past Easter Weekend.  It was great catching up with everyone, and meeting all the new fans of Fort Lowell Records.  Thank you all for the support with buying vinyl records for your collection and supporting independent music.

Special shout out to Rich Rapp of Deep Search Records, who now has the entire Fort Lowell Records catalog in his store, including a few FREE copies of Luz de Vida!  Be sure to stop by his store to do some shopping!

Finally, what a treat it was to see moyamoya live on the big stage as headliners for Spring Fest!  Wish you were there!  Here are some pics of the boys, doing what they do best (posing for the glam-cam, and rockin' out).



Thursday, April 2, 2015

FORT LOWELL RECORDS SPRINGS TO JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA

Hey, hey, hey everyone, this just in: Fort Lowell Records + Petite Bonfire (handmade designs by our very own Tracy Shedd) are heading down to Jacksonville FL this weekend and will have a booth set up at the 5 Points Spring Fest in Riverside on Saturday, April 5th from 2:30-10:00pm.  We will have the entire catalog of Fort Lowell Records' vinyl for sale, including Jacksonville's own moyamoya and Hey MandiblePetite Bonfire will have leather wallets, clutches, and iPad cases, market totes, aprons, hair accessories, and guitar picks (yes, guitar picks) for sale; all made by musicians!  Look for the brown tent, with the Jaguar teal colored table.

Then, at 7:45pm... be sure to catch moyamoya with a spectacular live performance!  You won't want to miss it!

Click here to access the Facebook Event Page for 5 Points Spring Fest


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

VIDEO PREMIERE - MOYAMOYA "SPRING GUIDE TO FASHION"

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you moyamoya's first rock 'n' roll music video for their hit track "spring guide to fashion."  Sit back, and enjoy (then go buy their debut album)!

Monday, March 30, 2015

DAS MANDIBLE

German blog - Das Klienicum - talks about the new music that is Hey Mandible.
Read more here!

ORDER HEY MANDIBLE THE ARSE TODAY!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

PS

Happy Birthday to Travis Taylor from Hey Mandible!

HEY MANDIBLE ROKS THE LINE

Here is a great new feature on Hey Mandible's debut album The Arse from our friends at Rokline.com.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

HEY MANDIBLE CHART AT #27 ON 3WK.COM IN FIRST WEEK!

We here at Fort Lowell Records have always been big, big, big fans of Wanda & Jim Atkinson over at 3WK Radio.  So it is especially exciting to see that our very own Hey Mandible's album The Arse has debuted at #27 on their charts!  In addition, moyamoya's self-titled album has also been added this week for airplay!  Not a bad day for our friends down in Jacksonville FL.  Head over to 3WK to listen now!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

WILLIE BE VIBIN' ON SOME MOYAMOYA

Our favorite instrumentalists from Jacksonville FL, moyamoya, recently paired up with hip-hop artist Willie Evans Jr. and record label High Water Music for their  'beat tape' project, The Love Circle.

Check out the premier here on Vibe.com!

Friday, March 20, 2015

HEY MAYHEM, HEY MANDIBLE

J. Neas in Greensboro NC at WQFS 90.9FM featured Hey Mandible's track "Calypso Twist" on his latest J's Indie/Rock Mayhem radio show.  In case you missed the show, J has the radio show saved as a podcast for your enjoyment.  Take a listen here!