Wed 3/19 – Peoria, IL
Thu 3/20 – Champaign, IL
Fri 3/21 – St. Louis, MO
Sat 3/22 – Kansas City, MO
Mon 3/24 – Omaha, NE
Tue 3/25 – Sioux Falls, IA
Wed 3/26 – St. Paul, MN
Thu 3/27 – Appleton, WI
Fri 3/28 – Iowa City, IA
Sat 3/29 – Madison, WI
Sun 3/30 – Milwaukee, WI
Mon 3/31 – Chicago, IL

Will is headed out west for a Living Room Tour in April. Each show is limited to 35-45 tickets. No stage, no sound system… It’s just Will and a guitar.


WED APRIL 2 : Albuquerque, NM
THU APRIL 3 : Phoenix, AZ
FRI APRIL 4 : Las Vegas NV
SAT APRIL 5 : Los Angeles CA (Altadena)
SUN APRIL 6 :  San Francisco
MON APRIL 7 : Petaluma CA
TUE APRIL 8 : Sacramento CA
FRI APRIL 11 : Eugene OR
SAT APRIL 12 : Portland OR
SUN APRIL 13 : Seattle WA
MON APRIL 14 : Boise ID
WED APRIL 16 : Cheyenne WY
THU APRIL 17 : Ft Collins CO
FRI APRIL 18 :  Denver CO
SAT APRIL 19 : Crested Butte CO


Pete Seeger: 1919 – 2014

January 31, 2014


“One of the purposes of music is to help you forget your troubles; another, help you learn from your troubles (some do), and some will help you do something about your troubles. Music can help you understand the world.” – Pete Seeger

Tickets are on sale now!


2/20 Thu : Ashland OR
2/21 Fri : Reno NV
2/22 Sat : San Jose CA
2/23 Sun : Long Beach CA
2/25 Tue : Prescott AZ
2/26 Wed : Albuquerque NM
2/27 Thu : Amarillo TX
2/28 Fri : Wichita KS
3/01 Sat : Joplin MO
3/02 Sun : Fayetteville AR
3/04 Tue : Montgomery AL
3/05 Wed : Gainesville FL
3/06 Thu : Tampa FL
3/07 Fri : Waverly AL
3/08 Sat : Knoxville TN
3/09 Sun : Lynchburg VA
3/11 Tue : Lancaster PA * looking for a new location
3/12 Wed : Ithaca NY
3/13 Thu : Toronto ON
3/14 Fri : Akron OH
3/15 Sat : Cincinnati OH
3/16 Sun : Anderson IN (near Muncie)
3/18 Tue : Urbana IL
3/19 Wed : Milwaukee WI
3/20 Thu : Winona MN
3/21 Fri : Charles City IA
3/22 Sat : Sioux Falls SD
3/23 Sun : Omaha NE
3/25 Tue : Cheyenne WY
3/26 Wed : Casper WY
3/27 Thu : Bozeman MT
3/28 Fri : Missoula MT
3/29 Sat : Spokane WA
3/30 Sun : Walla Walla WA

Thanks for supporting these living room tours!


We’re pleased to announce that Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has joined our management roster. We’ve been fans for the better part of a decade and it’s exciting to be working with Alec and Sean. 2014 will be a busy year for band… Alec’s upcoming Living Room Tour starts on January 16 and the new CYHSY album will be released in late April with a massive world tour to follow. Stay tuned for news!

Will Johnson is headed out on a Living Room Tour in February. Each show is limited to 35-40 tickets each. No stage, no sound system… It’s just Will and a guitar singing songs and telling stories.

Tue Feb 11 : San Antonio – SOLD OUT
Wed Feb 12 : Houston – SOLD OUT
Thu Feb 13 : Mobile AL – SOLD OUT
Fri Feb 14 : Waverly AL – SOLD OUT
Sat Feb 15 : Birmingham AL – SOLD OUT
Sun Feb 16 : Atlanta GA – SOLD OUT
Mon Feb 17 : Macon GA – SOLD OUT
Tue Feb 18 : Athens GA – CANCELLED
Wed Feb 19 : Huntsville AL – CANCELLED
Fri Feb 21 : North Little Rock AR – CANCELLED
Sat Feb 22 : Ft Worth TX – CANCELLED

Tickets on sale now:

Califone on Tour & New Video!

December 23, 2013

Califone will be on tour in January. Come out and say hello!

Here’s the new video for ‘we are a payphone’ co-directed by Angela Bettis & Amber Benson. Beautiful simplicity.

01/05/14 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar – tickets
01/06/14 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar* tickets
01/07/14 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel* tickets
01/09/14 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios* tickets
01/10/14 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile* tickets
01/11/14 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl* tickets
01/22/14 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center^ tickets
01/23/14 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon^ tickets
01/24/14 Omaha, NE – Slowdown^ tickets
01/25/14 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s^ tickets
01/26/14 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway^ tickets
01/28/14 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar^ tickets
01/29/14 Columbus, OH – The Basement^ tickets
01/30/14 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern^ tickets
01/31/14 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at The Crofoot^ tickets
02/01/14 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall^ tickets

* = w/ The Luyas
^ = w/ William Tyler

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Release Date: November 19, 2013

* Both complete albums + 19 previously unreleased bonus tracks.
* Remastered under the supervision of Eric “Roscoe” Ambel.
* 2 CDs in a double digi-pack.
* 40 page booklet.


If you don’t know The Bottle Rockets, there’s no better time to get acquainted.” – SPIN

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 EarlePatterson 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.

Bottle Rockets was originally released in 1993 and was the first true showing of the band’s signature country-aware, rough and ragged rock ‘n’ roll style, matched with Henneman’s blue-collar songwriting skills, with lyrics depicting the life, struggle and dark humors of everyday people. The eponymous album notably features back-up vocal performances from former members of Uncle Tupelo:Jeff Tweedy (now of Wilco) and Jay Farrar (Son Volt). Bonus tracks include original demos from Henneman, both solo and backed by the members of Uncle Tupelo, acoustic demos, and Chicken Truck/pre-Bottle Rockets-era recordings.

In 1994, The Brooklyn Side came out to a relatively greater amount of significant success, marked both by its stature in the now burgeoning alt- movement and as The Bottle Rockets’ most popular effort to date. Following the album release, the band later signed with major label Atlantic Records, toured widely, and reached a national audience with an appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Bonus songs for The Brooklyn Side reissue include acoustic demos, unreleased tracks from the album sessions, and live recordings from the era.


Disc 1:
1. Early in the Morning
2. Gas Girl
3. Trailer Mama
4. Wave That Flag
5. Kerosene
6. Every Kinda Everything
7. Got What I Wanted
8. Manhattan Countryside
9. Rural Route
10. Bud Nanney Theme
11. The Very Last Time
12. Hey Moon
13. Lonely Cowboy
14. Indianapolis (1991 Acoustic Demo with Uncle Tupelo’s Jeff Tweedy & Jay Farrar)
15. Manhattan Countryside (1991 Acoustic Demo with Uncle Tupelo’s Jeff Tweedy & Jay Farrar)
16. Wallflower (1991 Acoustic Demo with Uncle Tupelo’s Jeff Tweedy & Jay Farrar)
17. Idiot’s Revenge (1991 Acoustic Demo with Uncle Tupelo’s Jeff Tweedy & Jay Farrar)
18. Dead Dog Memories (Acoustic Demo)
19. Hey Moon (1993 Radio Performance on Thirsty Ear)
20. Get Down River (1993 Radio Performance on Thirsty Ear)
21. White Trash (1989 Chicken Truck Version)
22. Radar Gun (1989 Chicken Truck Version)
23. Lonely Cowboy (1989 Chicken Truck Version)
24. Coffee Monkey (1989 Chicken Truck Version)
25. Wave That Flag (1989 Chicken Truck Version)
26. Brand New Year (1989 Chicken Truck Version)

Disc 2:
1. Welfare Music
2. Gravity Fails
3. I’ll Be Comin’ Around
4. Radar Gun
5. Sunday Sports
6. Pot of Gold
7. 1000 Dollar Car
8. Idiot’s Revenge
9. Young Lovers in Town
10. Take Me to the Bank
11. What More Can I Do
12. Stuck in a Rut
13. I Wanna Come Home
14. Queen of the World
15. This Is What It Sounds Like When You’re Listening to Lindsey Buckingham and Thinking of Your Friend’s Girlfriend at the Same Time (1994 Acoustic Demo)
16. Building Chryslers (1994 Acoustic Demo)
17. Smokin’ 100s Alone (1994 Acoustic Demo)
18. Truck Driving Man (Previously Unreleased Track)
19. Welfare Music (1994 Live at Mercury Lounge)
20. Farmer John (1994 Live at Mercury Lounge)

Califone Joins Undertow!

November 7, 2013

We’ve been Califone fans for a long time and it’s a pleasure to welcome them to our management roster. We’re working on a bunch of plans for the coming months. In the mean time, check out the brand new video for Frosted Tips from the new album Stitches.

You can get Stitches here:
SCD: http://smarturl.it/califone_scd
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/califone
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/califone_itunes
or at a fine record store near you.


11/09/13 Prague, CZ – Pilot Club **
11/10/13 Berlin, DE – Urban Spree Galerie **
11/12/13 Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik **
11/13/13 Stockholm, SE – Debaser **
11/14/13 Stavanger, NO – Folken **
11/16/13 Ottersum, NL – Roepaen **
11/17/13 Brighton, UK – The Hope **
11/18/13 Newcastle, UK – The Cluny **
11/19/13 Manchester, UK – Roadhouse **
11/20/13 Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall **
11/21/13 Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s **
11/22/13 Coventry, UK – Taylor Johns **
11/23/13 Oxford, UK – Audioscope Festival
11/25/13 London , UK – Lexington **
11/26/13 Bristol, UK – St. Bonaventure’s **
11/27/13 Aachen, DE – Musicbunker **
11/28/13 Brussels, BE – Autumn Falls @ Botanique
11/29/13 Utrecht , NL – Le Guess Who?
11/30/13 Koln, DE – King Georg
12/01/13 Schorndorf, DE – Club Manufaktur **
12/02/13 St Gallen, CH – Palace
12/03/13 Zurich, CH – Exil Club **
12/04/13 Firenze, IT – Tender Club
12/05/13 Bologna, IT – Locomotiv
12/06/13 Roma, IT – Init BUY TICKETS
12/07/13 Osimo/Ancona, IT – Loop Live Club
12/08/13 Bolzano, IT – Sudwerk Club
12/09/13 Torino, IT – Blah Blah

** W/ Tony Dekker (great lake swimmers)


01/06/14 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar*
01/07/14 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel*
01/09/14 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios*
01/10/14 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile*
01/11/14 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl*
01/22/14 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center^
01/23/14 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon^
01/24/14 Omaha, NE – Slowdown^
01/25/14 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s^
01/26/14 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway^
01/28/14 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar^
01/29/14 Columbus, OH – The Basement^
01/30/14 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern^
01/31/14 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at The Crofoot^
02/01/14 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall^

* = w/ The Luyas
^ = w/ William Tyler

UPDATE: 11/26/13
We have offers for all of the shows and will be contacting hosts to confirm the dates in the next few days. Final routing will be announced and tickets go on sale December 12 at 1pm (Pacific Time). 


We’re looking for people to host Richard Buckner Living Room Shows in Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona: January 23 – February 6.

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about 3 hours and check names off the guest list at the door as people arrive. In return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.

Please read all of this and get in touch if you can host a show… contact info at the end.

Deadline for submissions is November 21, 2013.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house or loft space that can comfortably and safely host 40-50 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or easy-access interior space would be ideal. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 40-50 people is what the average living room can hold. There needs to be enough parking or public transportation nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $20. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a detailed list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 free who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!).

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is a chair for Richard to sit on and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer.

9. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

After reading all of this, if interested please send an e-mail to: buckner@undertowmusic.com

Please include a photo of the space where you would like to host the show and put “Richard Buckner Living Room Show” and the city in the subject line of the e-mail.

We’ll review all requests and get back in touch to confirm shows once we have a routing figured out.

Thanks for your help!