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Night Driving in Small Towns

Night Driving gettin’ some love…

Posted on April 27, 2010

The folks over at Team Clermont and Jenn Misko over at The Band Mom have been helping us spread the word about Night Driving’s new album, Serial Killer.  We are very thankful for their efforts!!

Blurt threw the album some mad love along with the likes of MGMT and Gogol Bordello.  You gotta love company like that! Check out the review here.

Radio stations all over this sweet country and Canada have been spinning the record like mad.  It entered the CMJ charts at #186!  Our hometown favorite station, WRAS -Album 88, has added it to regular rotation.  So a special thanks goes out to them!  Be sure to contact your local radio station to request a song!  And if they don’t have the record, we will get them one.  There are a ton of stations out there and we can’t keep track of them all.  But we are happy to get them a copy.

Night Driving also have several shows coming up around Atlanta and other spots in the southeast.  Check them out here.  Come out to a show and hang out with us while they kick out the jams.

And DON’T FORGET!!  The cd release show/zombie dance party is on May 21st!!  We are working on more fun things for that evening.  You don’t want to miss this.

Today is the day!!!

Posted on April 20, 2010

Serial Killer from Night Driving In Small Towns is officially out there for the world to fall in love with!  For those of you who pre-ordered through our website, your orders shipped this weekend.  You should be enjoying or close to anyway, your wicked toy along with the tunes.  If you haven’t picked it up yet, head over to our shop to pick it up.  If you want some instant gratification, you can go with the digital version over at Itunes or Amazon or Emusic or about 10 billion other websites (just Google it or Bing it, if that’s your thing).  Either way you slice it, its out there for you to snag.  SO SNAG IT!!  Happy Tuesday/Release Day!!!

The countdown is on….

Posted on April 6, 2010

only two weeks until Night Driving’s new album hits the streets kids!!!   Serial Killer is itching to get loose in the city streets for all of you to hear.  Don’t forget to pre-order the album in our store.  Its only $13, which includes shipping AND A SWEET TOY!!!  Yes, you heard us correctly, a sweet toy.  So get on over there and pre-order.

We are working on the release show at the Highland Inn.  We couldn’t be more excited about our ZOMBIE DANCE PARTY.  In honor of Serial Killer, we are bringing you one magnificent night of music and ghoulish antics.  The date is set for May 21st and we are stoked to have Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun as well as Oryx and Crake on the bill.    We will also be joined by the magnificent David Batterman and his mad photographing skills.  He will be taking your photos both candidly and if you choose, in a portrait style.  So get out your best zombie threads and drag your zombie-fied bones on down to the Highland Ballroom on the 21st of May.  We will keep you informed as the date gets closer!!!


News of the week…

Its been a while…we know.  We know.  Loads have been happening, we assure you.  Hence our lack of communication.   But we bring you news of things wonderful and exciting from the ATL.

If you haven’t heard, Butch Walker and the Black Widows are gearing up for the road.  And our dear Chris Unck will be reprising his role as a Black Widow.  Showing off his auxiliary skills on lap steel, tambourine, rhythm guitar, and whatever else he digs up.  We will be in Athens with the band, loving every minute of it.

New Wrinkle Neck Mules videos seem to be popping up left and right from their shows in NC and VA.  Thank you to all of you for sending them out.  We have laughed, cried, and jammed while watching them.  We will post more of those soon.

And for all of you that are waiting, patiently, for this new Night Driving record, you bet your sweet a*# that its going to rock your world.  We will be posting artwork soon.  The album will be out on April 20.  So mark your calendar.  And get ready, Atlanta, for a cd release show that will not soon be forgotten.  Until then, enjoy this picture from a recent photo shoot with the wonderful Dave Batterman.  More will be arriving soon!!!!!!  Or you can just check them out at Batterman Photography.  Good stuff kids.


Your weekly dose of news…

As always, were are excited to let you know what’s going on over here.  And its good.  Really good.

Lead_Fly_CD-1First of all, Let the Lead Fly…we know.  You are ready for it.  Trust us, we know.  And it will be in your hands and ears soon!  You will be able to order discs from our website, the bands website, and in the digital format beginning October 20.  You will be able to snag it in stores nationwide soon after that.  If you want to get it from your local independent store and they don’t have it in stock yet, ask them to order it.  This record is going to make the fall season even more beautiful.  Its perfect for driving through the mountains (we have already tried it out for you).  The Mules have outdone themselves.  New merch is on the way as well.  Stay tuned….


Second,  Chris Unck and the Black Roses are playing a few shows before Unck heads off to California with Butch Walker and assumes his role as a Black Widow.   If you are in Atlanta for Halloween weekend, as the staff will be, join us over at the Star Bar in Little 5 Points for an amazing Halloween Eve show.  Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Whiskey Gentry, and Unck & the Black Roses all on one bill.   If you don’t get rowdy with all of that going on, well you might be dead.  Check your pulse.  More info at www.starbar.net.

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Third, Night Driving is playing over at the Atlanta Brewing Company’s Songwriters Night on Wednesday, October 14th.  This will be a special  night with an acoustic duo style set, so come on out.    Their set is at 7:20pm.  Hopefully we will have full details of the evening soon.  We will definitely pass them on if and when that happens.  Otherwise, we will see you over there around 7pm.  That’s the plan as of now.

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.


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.


Its show time!

Posted on August 20, 2009

This weekend Atlanta will be graced with not one, but two Lower 40 bands performaning.  Details below, kiddies.  We will see you there!

Friday night, August 21st, Chris Unck and the Black Roses will be opening the Tom Collins reunion at the Earl.  Show starts at 9pm.  Ponderosa goes on after Chris, so be sure to get there early.  This reunion show will be a good one.  Ponderosa will bring their roots rock to the stage.  And Chris Unck will be backed by the one and only Carnivores which always leads to mayhem, Old Black Bacon style.  More details at the Earl’s website.

Saturday night, August 22nd, Night Driving in Small Towns is playing a house show in Decatur.  The staff hasn’t been to a house show in a while, so we are pretty stoked about this one.  Cousins will be playing with Night Driving and this should be a rockin’ good time with tons of new folks to enjoy it with.  You can get more details here.

Now you have plans for the weekend and we are looking forward to seeing you all out and about!!!!!

And as always, check out the calendar for more shows!!

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