Dead Bands Rockin'Last year much of the talk was of reunion shows, with the dBs, Hege V, Squirrel Nut Zippers and others playing locally in the first couple of months of the year. Not as much happening this year, but some cool stuff nevertheless.
Amazon.com currently has about three copies left of Dead Band Rockin' - the DualDisc with 17 CD tracks and 14 DVD tracks from last year's Fetchin' Bones shows in Charlotte and Atlanta (I'm still very upset that they didn't do a show at the Cradle!). From all reports, it felt more like 18 days instead of 18 years since their last show. Not sure if it was the original lineup or their last lineup but we knows for sure Hope was the star! Should get mine by Friday. They also have tracks available for download on Amazon. I just finished ripping their last two LPs - Galaxy 500 and Monster - to CD and I sometimes forget how damn good they were.
Also, I think I mentioned but I'll say again that tickets for the Pressure Boys reunion show at the Cat's Cradle are already on sale, although the show is not until May 2 (JennySlash's birthday!). This is a benefit for the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (unfortunately John Plymale's daughter Allie was diagnosed with CF a couple of years ago). More info at Songs for Sixty Five Roses. There were rumors a few weeks ago that there might be a second show if this one sells well, so snap up some tix so maybe we'll get the see the Boys twice!
On the bad news front, looks like Two Dollar Pistols is calling it quits later this year, but they will be doing a few more shows before the end. I suggest you catch them - I know we're going to try to!