Friday, December 19, 2008

December 19, 2008: Chooglin' - "You Sucked the Life Out of Me"

I never said I wouldn't use this forum for self-promotion, so here goes.

Tonight is the record release show for the newest addition to the Heart of a Champion catalog. It's a live album by the best live rock 'n' roll band in the Twin Cities, Chooglin'. Titled Nice Place, Nice Party, Nice Folks, it was recorded almost exactly one year ago at the 7th Street Entry - the same venue that hosts tonight's show. (I am disappointed and a little embarrassed that the records are not actually here in time for the show, but we do have a short run of CDs to sell and it will be a ridiculously fun night regardless!)

Chooglin' just finished recording a new studio album last weekend. It's slated to come out in 2009 on Big Legal Mess - a division of Fat Possum Records, where they will join a catalog that includes the likes of Townes Van Zandt, The Black Keys, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Andrew Bird, and Dinosaur Jr, among others. I couldn't possibly be more thrilled for them, as they're a great bunch of dudes who have been paying their dues for years in the local rock scene.

Anyway, come on down to the Entry tonight. It'll be a blast!

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