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Zombie Dance Party aka Night Driving CD release show!!!

Posted on May 10, 2010

It doesn’t get any better than this folks!!  Night Driving’s new album, Serial Killer, is here and what better way is there to celebrate than a Zombie Dance Party.  We knew you would agree.  Night Driving along with Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun plus Oryx and Crake will be owning the stage for the evening.  But before the music starts, things will be getting spooky with Shane Morton, aka Professor Morte from the Silver Scream Spookshow.  That’s right!  Shane will be at the ballroom from 7-9pm with a fresh pint of fake blood, ready to do the most ridiculous zombie makeup you will ever see.  In order to capture all of this zombie-liciousness, we are bringing in the mad photographing talents of Dave Batterman.  Batterman will be taking zombie portraits for one and all!  So not only can you look amazing, you can remember the evening forever.

We’ll have zombie movies showing throughout the ballroom, zombie paintings for purchase, and freebies!  Yes, you heard us correctly, freebies.  With paid admission of a mere $8, you get a copy of the new Night Driving album AND if you RSVP for the event, you’ll get yet ANOTHER sweet treat!  Click here to RSVP and make sure you get that extra little somethin’ somethin’.

Nights like this don’t come along very often.  Make sure you mark the calendar for May 21st at the Highland Inn.  Get there at 7pm to get your make up done and have a drink.  Music starts at 8:30 and we promise, you will be glad that you came!!  Zombies dancing+ Night Driving= One Hell of a Night!!!!!  See ya there!!!


Chris Unck and the Black Roses hit the road…


next stop, Philly.  Everyone is excited about the boys very own Thanksgiving jaunt up to NYC and back.   Check out the dates below.  This should be a killer little extravaganza, so if you are in the area or feel like a road trip, head on out.

11/20:  Philadelphia, PA @ Lickety Split

11/21:  New Haven, CT @ Anna Liffey’s

11/22:  Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY @ The Trash Bar

11/23:  New York City, NY @ Angels and Kings

11/24:  Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

Go hear Ridiculous!! Ridiculous!! live people.   Let us know how it sounds.  We know it will be good.


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.


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!!


Night Driving @ Eddie’s on Friday!!

Posted on August 13, 2009

Eddie’s Attic has so graciously decided to open its doors and its stage to our very own Night Driving in Small Towns. The band is opening for Jackson County Line on August 14 over in Decatur. Eddie’s Attic is a listening room like no other.

That being said, this is a perfect environment for the glorious vocals of Ms. Andi Rogers. They are sure to be even more captivating than usual as they won’t be drenched in smoke or loud talking. And no doubt the boys will make some sweet harmonies vocally and instrumentally.

What a way to start the weekend! Doors open at 6:30 pm and show starts at 8pm.

More info here www.eddiesattic.com.


School days, fool days!!

Posted on August 5, 2009


We have more Lower 40 news that you can shake a stick at, kiddies! And in honor of back to school, get out your pencils and take notes. There will be a test on this material. Make sure your thinking cap is on tight! We’ve got shows, albums, and merch all headed your way, so you are going to want to pay attention!

First up, Chris Unck and the Black Roses (which this show will be Atlanta’s own, Carnivores) will be in full force at the Earl on August 21. The guys will be opening up for The Tom Collins at their reunion show. This night is going to be for the history books, so don’t miss it. More info at www.badearl.com.

Don’t forget!!!! Ridiculous!! Ridiculous!! , the latest musical creation from Chris Unck and the Black Roses, in all its digital glory, will be out in the land of the internets on August 18. We will be posting a list soon of all the digital outlets that will be selling the album, ringtones, etc. so you will be able to find the album with ease. It will of course be available at the usual outlets, but we want to get you the skinny on things that are not the norm as well. Butch Walker is hooked on the album, and you will be too. August 18………….

Next show on the list, Night Driving in Small Towns will be sharing the stage with Sub Pop’s very own, Fruit Bats. It all goes down at the Earl on September 6. Death Vessel is on the bill as well. Fruit Bats has a new album, it came out today actually, and if you haven’t heard these guys, you should. Night Driving is honored to be playing with them and we can’t wait for this show. The night will be drenched in bliss pop for sure. More info at www.badearl.com. And you can buy the poster over at the Lower 40 store. We have two slightly different versions for you to choose from. Rian did a fantastic job, as usual.

And another reminder, Let the Lead Fly, the long awaited new release from Wrinkle Neck Mules hits stores on September 22. Stay tuned for more info on that.

We are going to be adding new merch and having some killer sales on things coming up soon, so keep an eye peeled for a rad deal on tshirts, posters, and more at the Lower 40 Store. And as an aside, if you aren’t following us on Twitter (@lower40records), well you are missing out.

Right on boys and girls! Study hard! We don’t want you to fail this test. And maybe we will see you at a show or two soon! That’s extra credit.


Night Driving and Chris Unck @ Atlanta Brewing Co.

Posted on June 23, 2009


We know its last minute, but Chris Unck & Night Driving in Small Towns have been asked to throw down some tunes while folks enjoy some kick ass Atlanta Brewing Company beers on Friday, June 26th.

Unck will get things started at 6pm, so don’t be late! And Night Driving will play after the brewery tour ends promptly at 730pm. So after the work day is done, come on over and chill. The event is free and if you want a super rad souvenir glass you can get one for $7. You can get more details at  the Atlanta Brewing Company website.

Atlanta Brewing Company is located at 2323 Defoors Hill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Click here for directions.


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