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Roots/Rock notes for the week



A pair of local shows in the coming week to check out if you have a night that needs some of Indy's twangy, rootsy rock and roll.

Indianapolis-based singer/songwriter Jeremiah Cosner has been touring behind 2010's Hold Steady EP, and the Indiana University School of Music grad will play at the Wild Beaver Saloon this Thursday (January 27). "Lipstick and Cigarettes" grooves in a Faces or Black Crowes-but crisper kinda way. Great slide guitar supplying a greasy hook. The show starts at 9:00pm.

Next Thursday (February 3), Rob-fave 19Clark25 sits on a triple bill with a couple Lafayette- area bands at the Melody Inn, with J Allen Spence and the Double A Daddies and James Henry and The Low Blow. It's a bit of classic country, some cowpunkin' Jason & the Scorchers vibe and a little blues too. The alt-country 19Clark25's occasionally flash their "The Band Fan Club Card" from the stage. (with their music, I mean. They probably don't have an actual card. My guess is Levon Helm didn't have a big Tiger Beat following).

The sweet rock noise starts at 9pm. Bring $5 for the door and a few more for a couple canned beers.
J Allen and the Double Daddies
James Henry and The Low Blow

Country music's Charlie Louvin died Wednesday. For anyone who has ever liked The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Gram Parsons or The Byrds (to name a handful of seminal rock bands), read here. Half of the Louvin Brothers, he resurfaced in 2007 with a self-titled album featuring guests like George Jones, Jeff Tweedy and Elvis Costello. Louvin is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry, where he performed for more than 50 years.

Jimmy Buffett, who was hospitalized Wednesday after an awfully nasty fall off the stage at the end of a concert in Sydney, Australia, is out of the hospital. Buffett, 64, walked off the front of the stage and fell face first Wednesday night after an encore performance of "Lovely Cruise." He was reportedly bleeding and unconscious for about 10 minutes. Some coverage (video and pics) from our Australian (and TMZ) media friends.


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