We’re very excited to announce the Saint Louis premiere of the Bottle Rockets long-awaited movie!

Thursday, February 11
The Stage at KDHX
3524 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63103

Doors open at 7pm
Movie starts at 7:30pm

Tickets are going fast! Don’t delay.


In 2009, a live show by iconic Midwestern rock band The Bottle Rockets was filmed with the intention of releasing it as a live concert DVD. As the footage moved through post-production, it transformed into a more ambitious project that featured a documentary. Over six years in development, Welcome To Our Movie: The Bottle Rockets Live & In Person is at last released. The incendiary live footage includes time-honored, fan-favorite songs, as well as the first performances of songs from The Bottle Rockets’ 2009 Bloodshot Records album Lean Forward. The documentary portions consist of engaging interviews with the band and lyricist Scott Taylor, incorporating rare memorabilia and personal archives from their earliest years and throughout their career. Directed and co-produced by John Boston, Welcome To Our Movie showcases an American rock-n-roll band performing at fighting weight and telling their unlikely success story.


Pioneer House Gallery
413 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Opening Reception:
Friday November 13, 2015 6-9pm

In October of 1978, my dad (a University of Tennessee alum) took me to my first Tennessee Volunteers football game at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis; a frustrating loss to Mississippi State. A bitter cold swept in as the sun set, and I got sick on the way home. I thought it was the Wendy’s, but years later I considered the plausible scenario that it might have been my first true taste of internalized, spectator heartbreak. The mood was somber, and the car savage and foul, all the way home. Memphis was the closest town of any significant culture for those of us from across the river in southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas, so I made it there a good bit as a kid. In the coming years my dad continued to turn me on to the magnitude of Tennessee football, kindly taking me back to the Liberty Bowl when the Vols would come west for the occasional home-away-from-home game. Thanks to him I got to see Reggie White, Willie Gault, and Bill Bates play at the height of their college careers. While most of the other kids in our neighborhood wore Staubach, Swann, or Bradshaw jerseys in our sandlot, full tackle games, I was the kid in the orange #6 Jimmy Streater jersey and homemade Power-T helmet, both gifts from my dad. I wore that jersey so thin that he chose to replace it a couple years later. Even as life took me southwest, I’ve been proud to follow along and watch the Vols from afar. Through good years and bad, it’s given my dad and I even more conversation to chew on, and I’ve long been grateful for that.

I get to travel a lot, but I’ve never gotten to spend much time in Knoxville. Next Saturday I’ll finally make it to Neyland Stadium for a game. It’s been both educational and nostalgic to assemble this show, and a chance to pay tribute to some of my favorite Vols football players. It’s also a good excuse to take an overdue road trip with my dad. There are some legends missing here and there, and I accepted that possibility from the start. There are many, and I figure that’s a good problem for a football program to have. I didn’t sweat a strict to-do list, but instead went with whatever player happened to inspire or intrigue me at the time the paints were out.

Thanks to my friends Bill Bayne and Julie Belcher for encouraging and enabling this show.

This one’s dedicated to my dad.

-Will Johnson, November 2015

Music is Valuable.

October 25, 2015

There’s no winning the argument between those who want to get paid and those who don’t want to pay. All we can do (the ones who want to get paid) is not allow our goods to be free. If someone wants it they’ll buy it. If they want to steal it, they’ll steal it. They were never going to pay for it anyway. The bottom line… if we create something and there’s demand for it and people enjoy and consume it… IT HAS TO BE PAID FOR. There’s really no other way to sustain this thing we all love. Music is magic; it soothes, it creates memories, it changes lives. It’s worth paying for. If it wasn’t so valuable, why does everyone want it so bad? Why does big tech use music as bait to sell everything else? Watch TV for an hour… music is everywhere. Go to any public gathering place… music is playing. Music is important. Just as important as your data plan, cable tv, $5 coffee drink, $8 craft beer, $10 cigarettes, $50 bag of weed and the $30 ironic t-shirt from the mall. People can afford to buy a lot of music… they just need to shift their priorities. And for the record… unless it’s a band I work for… I paid for every song, cd, lp, and band t-shirt I have. And I pay for all shows I go to. I’m not rich. But I make a budget for stuff I care about. It was easy… I stopped drinking so much. 4 beers per week cost about $20 or $80 per month. That’s enough money to buy 8 albums on iTunes every month. You can buy almost 100 albums a year by drinking 4 beers less per week. I did it. You can do it too.

Thanks for listening and supporting.


The Bottle Rockets new album “South Broadway Athletic Club” has been released. You can get it where fine music is sold…

Pledge Music
Bloodshot Records
Blue Rose Records in Europe

The band hits the road for a bunch of shows. Come out and say hello!

Fri Oct 2 : St Louis MO – Vintage Vinyl – 7pm
Sat Oct 3 : Highland Park IL – w/ Marshall Crenshaw
Tue Oct 6 : Buffalo NY – Sportsmen’s Tavern
Wed Oct 7 : Rochester NY – Abilene Bar and Lounge
Thu Oct 8 : Boston MA – Atwood’s Tavern
Fri Oct 9 : New York NY – Bowery Electric
Sat Oct 10 : Metuchen NJ – Old Franklin Schoolhouse
Sun Oct 11 : Philadelphia PA – MilkBoy
Mon Oct 12 : Washington DC – Gypsy Sally’s
Tue Oct 13 : Carborro NC – Cat’s Cradle
Wed Oct 14 : Charlotte NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Thu Oct 15 : Asheville NC – Grey Eagle
Fri Oct 16 : Knoxville TN – Barley’s Taproom
Sat Oct 17 : Atlanta GA – Smith’s Olde Bar
Fri Nov 20 : Milwaukee WI – Shank Hall
Sat Nov 21 : Chicago IL – The Hideout – EARLY SHOW
Sat Nov 21 : Chicago IL – The Hideout – LATE SHOW
Sat Nov 28 : St. Louis MO – Off Broadway

* October 6-17 is with Mark Olson (of The Jayhawks)

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Will Johnson’s new album “Swan City Vampires” will be released worldwide on September 25. You can pre-order it now and get a download of the entire album instantly.



1. Paradise, Basically
2. You vs. Off The Cuff
3. Nameless, But A Lover
4. Call, Call, Call
5. (Made Us Feel Like) Kings
6. Pulleys
7. It’s a Pretty Fucked Skyline
8. Mulnomah
9. Thug Life Pt. 2
10. The Watchman
11. Chalked Lines/Waxed Sun

Engineered and Mixed by
Britton Beisenherz at Ramble Creek/Austin, TX
John Congleton at Elmwood Recording/Dallas, TX
Mastered by Matt Pence

“Swan City Vampires, the new solo album from former Centro-matic frontman Will Johnson finds him in peak form. At times as beautiful and melodious as he’s ever been, at others with a primal immediacy beyond anything I’ve ever heard him do. Raw and urgent, this album is a thing of immense beauty that only gets better with each repeated listen. This could end up being my favorite album he’s ever made.” – Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

“Swan City Vampires is another fantastic release from Will Johnson. It’s melancholy, hazy but hopeful. It’s tuneful, complex, and beautiful. At times it seems to me like a fever dream, but with sudden stunning moments of clarity. I’ve been listening to it a lot in the early mornings, but I think it’s also a dusk record, as it’s shadows reveal new things each time. Scary like a vampire, pretty like a swan, buzzing like a city. Will again delights and surprises.” – Craig Finn (The Hold Steady)

“Will Johnson is one of my favorite songwriters on Earth, and this album is as literate and addictive as any of his previous work. These songs are honest and specific while remaining open to multiple layers of interpretation. The melodies are beautiful and memorable, and Will’s voice is a complex and delicate instrument. As a long-time fan, it makes me happy to know that Will is still challenging himself to make music that truly can be called art.” – Jason Isbell

Will is gearing for a very busy fall with a ton of tour dates. Tickets for the first leg of the Living Room Tour on sale now.


8/27 : Denham Springs LA – Living Room Show
8/29 : New Orleans LA – Living Room Show
9/02 : Dallas TX – Living Room Show
9/03 : Fort Worth TX – Living Room Show
9/25 : Austin TX – Waterloo Records
9/26 : Denton TX – Oaktopia Fest
9/28 : Colorado Springs CO – Living Room Show
9/29 : Denver CO – Living Room Show
9/30 : Cheyenne WY – Living Room Show
10/1 : Fort Collins, CO – Living Room Show
10/3 : Boise ID – Living Room Show
10/4 : Seattle WA – Living Room Show
10/5 : Portland OR – TBA
10/6 : Eugene OR – Living Room Show
10/7 : Reno NV – Living Room Show
10/8 : Sacramento CA – Living Room Show
10/9 : San Francisco CA – Living Room Show
10/10 : Petaluma CA – Living Room Show
10/11 : Los Angeles CA – Living Room Show
10/13 : Las Vegas NV – Living Room Show
10/15 : Phoenix AZ – Living Room Show
10/16 : Albuquerque NM – Living Room Show
10/18 : Austin TX – Living Room Show

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Clap Your Say Yeah are celebrating their 10th anniversary with tour dates in USA, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Columbia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil…

July 17 : Seattle WA @ The Crocodile / SOLD OUT
July 18 : Vancouver BC @ Electric Owl / SOLD OUT
July 19 : Spokane WA @ The Bartlett / SOLD OUT
July 22 : Fargo ND @ The Aquarium / SOLD OUT
July 23 : Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock Social Club / SOLD OUT
July 24 : Madison WI @ Majestic Theater  / SOLD OUT
July 25 : Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall / SOLD OUT
July 26 : Newport, KY @ The Thompson House / SOLD OUT
July 28 : Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme / SOLD OUT
July 29 : Toronto ON, Canada @ Horseshoe Tavern / SOLD OUT
July 31 : Allston MA @ Brighton Music Hall / SOLD OUT
August 01 : New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom / SOLD OUT
August 02 : New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom / SOLD OUT
August 14 : Aranda De Duero, Spain @ Sonorama Ribera / SOLD OUT
August 16 : Elora ONT @ Riverfest Elora / SOLD OUT
August 22 : Mexico City @ El Plaza Condesa / SOLD OUT
August 23 : Bogota @ Armando Music Hall / SOLD OUT
August 25 : Lima @ Centro De Convenciones Barranco / SOLD OUT
August 26 : Santago @ Ex OZ / SOLD OUT
August 28 : Buenos Aires @ Niceto / SOLD OUT
August 29 : Sao Paulo @ Cine Joia at Popload Gig / SOLD OUT 


We’re pleased to announced the reissue of  “Murder of Tides” and “Vultures Await” for the first time on vinyl.

Our goal was to create the best sounding albums possible. The running time for Murder of Tides was short enough to comfortably fit on two sides of a single LP while maintaining the highest possible sound quality. The running time of Vultures Await was just at the limit of being able to fit on two sides of a single LP. Instead of trying to squeeze the entire album on a single and compromising the fidelity, we decided to spread the album out over four sides to create an a fantastic sounding double LP set.

The audio has been remastered for vinyl by TW Walsh and the artwork has been reformatted from the original hi-resoulution elements for the new album jackets. New full-color LP labels were created for this reissues.

+ Murder of Tides: Single LP in full-color single album jacket.
+ Vultures Await: Double LP in full-color gatefold album jacket.
+ Album jackets printed on high quality uncoated paper.
+ 150g high-quality virgin black vinyl.
+ Re-mastered for vinyl by TW Walsh.
+ Pressed by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland OH.
+ Vinyl pre-orders get instant full-album WAV and MP3 downloads.






Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their debut album and will be touring across America, Canada, Spain, Mexico and South America this summer playing the first album in it’s entirety along with other favorites from the catalog.

After being out of print for many years, the album has been remastered for vinyl by TW Walsh and will be available on transparent gold vinyl. Both CD & LP formats come with a custom download card that includes 12 all-new, solo acoustic, cassette tape recordings by the Alec. These new versions were recorded on the heels of an extensive Living Room Tour with no stages or sound systems. Alec wanted to record intimate versions of these songs the way he’s been playing them at shows; stripped down to just his voice and guitar with no barrier between him and the listener

May 26 : Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s / SOLD OUT
May 27 : Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s / SOLD OUT
May 29 : Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel / TICKETS
May 30 : Millvale PA @ Mr Smalls / TICKETS
May 31 : Columbus OH @ Rumba Cafe / SOLD OUT
June 02 : Indianapolis IN @ Radio Radio / TICKETS
June 03 : Nashville TN @ Exit / In  / TICKETS
June 04 : Little Rock AR @ Stickyz / TICKETS
June 05 : Dallas TX @ Club Dada / TICKETS
June 06 : Austin TX @ The Mohawk / TICKETS
June 08 : El Paso TX @ Low Brow / TICKETS
June 09 : Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom / TICKETS
June 11 : Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour / TICKETS
June 12 : San Diego CA @ Casbah / TICKETS
June 13 : Santa Ana CA @ Constellation Room / TICKETS
June 14 : Santa Cruz CA @ The Catalyst / TICKETS
June 16 : Oakland CA @ New Parish / TICKETS
June 17 : San Francisco CA @ The Independent / TICKETS
June 19 : Portland OR @ Mississippi Studios / TICKETS
July 17 : Seattle WA @ The Crocodile / TICKETS
July 18 : Vancouver BC @ Electric Owl / TICKETS
July 19 : Spokane WA @ The Bartlett / TICKETS
July 22 : Fargo ND @ The Aquarium / TICKETS
July 23 : Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock Social Club / TICKETS
July 24 : Madison WI @ Majestic Theater / TICKETS
July 25 : Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall / TICKETS
July 28 : Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme / TICKETS
July 29 : Toronto ON, Canada @ Horseshoe Tavern / TICKETS
July 31 : Allston MA @ Brighton Music Hall / TICKETS
August 01 : New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom / TICKETS
August 02 : New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom / TICKETS
August 14 : Aranda De Duero, Spain @ Sonorama Ribera
August 16 : Elora ONT @ Riverfest Elora
August 22 : Mexico City @ El Plaza Condesa
August 25 : Lima @ Centro De Convenciones Barranco
August 26 : Santago @ Ex OZ
August 28 : Buenos Aires @ Niceto
August 29 : Sao Paulo @ Cine Joia at Popload Gig

We’ll see you out there!

R.I.P. Anne Tkach

April 9, 2015


We’re very sad to hear the news of Anne Tkach’s death. She was a kind and talented person who will be missed by all that knew her. Deepest condolences to her family and friends.

SXSW 2015

March 16, 2015


None of our artists will be at SXSW this year.