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Gearing Up For The Studio

After a three year hiatus the Long Way From Home album is underway again. All the "experimental" stuff was done during the first batch of sessions will drummer Bill Concello at his Sunshine Studio, ranging from the haunting ballad Solitude

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R.I.P. Huber Sumlin

Hubert Sumlin passed away today in New Jersey. The guitarist for Howlin' Wolf who played on all his classic Chess sides helped define the genre and influenced just about every Blues and Rock guitarist who came after him. His guitar…

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C. Rex "album" Posted

After 10 years C. Rex will finally be heard! The short-lived but very cool Austin, TX group consisted of Todd Moore (vocals, rhythm guitar) and J.J.V. (lead guitar) with brothers Wayne Willems (bass) and Rich Willems (drums). The music could…

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RIP Doyle Bramhall

Drummer/vocalist/songwriter Doyle Bramhall passed away today. One of the steadiest backbeats ever, a fine vocalist and a songwriter who wrote or co-wrote many of Stevie Ray Vaughan's tunes including his hits. http://www.dfw.com/2011/11/13/537731/reports-doyle-bramhall-sr-dead.html

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Setzer Dissed Me Because I'm American???

Went to Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot show at Nakano Sun Plaza last night. First part of the show was a trio later augmented by a fourth piece doing various tunes from the big band and recent solo albums. Then he…

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MELTDOWN Dance remix

The MELTDOWN Dance remix is now available! Who else but JJV and his cohorts would dare do a Dance remix of a Surf instrumental and feature a lap steel guitar?

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/prematureevacuation

Featuring Bull Durham on keys and Hugh Ashton on…

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Premature Evacuation MELTDOWN

The for-charity single MELTDOWN is now available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/prematureevacuatio All proceeds from this 99 cent download, as well as any and all future releases under the name Premature Evacuation, go directly to the relief effort in northeastern Japan. The damage…

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Streaming From The Cow

This Friday the 22nd Premature Evacuation will once again rock the Pink Cow to its core. Everybody's crazy about that band name so I guess I'm stuck with it. The show starts at 7:00 and we go on around 9:30…

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Facebook Updates

As many of you know, lots of Americans in Japan have been reporting online via Facebook and Twitter the real news of events here to contrast the doomsday sensationalism of the U.S. and other media. For those of you who…

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Earthquake News & Helpful Links

The 8.9 quake occurred off the coast of Sendai where the tsunami hit. The northeastern part of Japan sustained the serious damage that's been seen on the news. The quake itself was felt as far as Beijing, China but no…

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Re-released LONGHAIRED LEFTOVERS Now In Stock

The re-release of LONGHAIRED LEFTOVERS is now in stock at CD Baby. Visit http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jjvicars4 to listen and buy. The CD includes a disc-only bonus track, a Rock 'n' Roll rendition of "1987" by Jeremy Gloff who plays piano on TOO …
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Photo Shoot @the Barge Inn

When in need of promo photos there's only one person in the greater Tokyo area I turn to, Oliver Richter. One of the first times he saw the band playing at the Barge Inn in Narita (near the airport) he…