Lower 40 Records

September 2009


Chris Unck @ Smith’s Olde Bar–Oct. 2nd!


FYI folks,

Chris Unck and his ever more mysterious Black Roses will be throwing down at Smith’s Olde Bar on October 2nd.   Oldstar and Corb Lund (cd release show) will be playing as well.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  So get them before and save yourself that $3.  You can buy a PBR with that!  Doors @ 8pm and its an early show.  So don’t miss it.

The Weekly Skinny

There has been a lot of activity over at the Lower 40 camp lately.  From new releases to shows to shot guns shells, we have had a lot to do and talk about.

Thanks to everyone who has been out to see Night Driving and Chris Unck own the stages around Atlanta.  Night Driving was stoked to play the East Atlanta Strut this past weekend, but alas, the set didn’t happen.  The rain was coming down in buckets and to keep the band from being shocked by playing in standing water, they did not go on.  Hopefully next year will be a bit drier!!!

We just added a date for Chris Unck and the Black Roses over at Smith’s Olde Bar on October 2.  He will be opening for Corb Lund at their cd release show upstairs.  More info over at www.smithsoldebar.com.  Also to come, Unck & the Black Roses will be playing at the Star Bar in Little 5.  More details on that show soon.

We finally have the new Wrinkle Neck Mules album FINISHED!!!!  We should have copies in hand in the next few weeks and we are so elated about what we are giving to you guys.  This thing is sonically strong and visually intriguing.  There may or may not be shotgun lead involved…..we know you are dying to know what that is about.   Stay tuned.  Let the Lead Fly will be in stores and available online on October 20.

Don’t forget the Poster Sale!!  Buy any 3 for only $15 and that includes the lovely shipping.  Hit up the store for all the choices.   And if you haven’t downloaded Ridiculuous!! Ridiculous!! from Chris Unck and the Black Roses do that too.  Your ears and eyes will be very happy you did both.


Let the Lead Fly UPDATE!!


Everyone is eager to get their hands on this new Wrinkle Neck Mules record and we are so thankful for everyone’s excitement and for spreading the word.  We are finally getting to hear the final versions of the record today.  That being said, we have had a few hurdles and are going to have to push back the release date to October 20.  We know you have waited patiently for 2 plus years for a new album from the boys, but in order to make it the best album, we had to give it some more time with the mixing folks to make the magic happen.  So the wait will be well worth it.  We promise.

Ridiculous!! Ridiculous-ness!!

The fine folks over at PopWreckoning.com took some time to check out the new Chris Unck and the Black Roses record. You can read the entire review here and watch the video for “Turning Knives Into Steam”. Here’s a sweet quote from the review…

this collection of folky southern rock has a twang and a swagger running through it that will melt the heart of any true southern girl while maintaining enough of a rock edge so as not to scare off those anti-country rock fans. This record deviates from debut record Country Roads and Love, which was much more mellow, but it’s definitely a change for the better.”

And if you haven’t gotten it yet, you see what your missin’ out on.


Another week of Atlanta shows!!

Amazingly enough, the fine city of Atlanta is being blessed with not only one, but two most excellent Lower 40 shows this week.  Details below.  And we expect to see you out in your favorite light sweater since its a going to be a bit chilly.

First up,  Chris Unck and the Black Roses will be gracing the upstairs stage at Smith’s Olde Bar on Thursday, September 3.  The show is only $5 so you have no excuses folks.  Unck & the Roses are the headlining.  Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm.  And if you haven’t downloaded Ridiculous!! Ridiculous!! , you are missing out.  Head over to Itunes and get your download on for crying out loud.

And after you blow Thursday out of the water with Unck and the boys, you can rest a bit before hitting the Earl on Sunday.  Night Driving in Small Towns will be opening for Fruit Bats at 8pm on the 6th.  The next day is Labor Day so you will have the freedom to kick up your heals a bit and get the holiday started right.  Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 day of the show.  Get more info at www.badearl.com

Don’t forget about the poster sale!  You can snag the Fruit Bats/Night Driving poster to remember the show.  Any three posters from the store only $15 which includes shipping and handling.   The nifty poster tube will protect those babies as they travel to your home.  Visit the store and pick up any three posters you wish.