If it wasn’t already exciting enough that Danny & The Champs had been invited to Nashville to play the Americana Music Festival this September, then the news that their official showcase will take place at Jack White’s legendary recording spot, Third Man Records, will surely impress. It’s the “Wonka’s Chocolate Factory of Rock and Roll” says Danny.
Danny & co. join fellow Loose-ers Israel Nash, Andrew Combs and Sturgill Simpson (who is up for the... Read More
Meanwhile, out in Nashville…
Jonny Fritz and Hurray For The Riff Raff aren’t the only ones to be playing the showcase surrounding this year’s Americana Music Awards.
Peter Bruntnell has flown over and begun accumulating band members in preparation for two shows at the AMAs, the first being at High Watt Friday 8pm, the second at The Grove for the Bootleg BBQ at 12.30 on Saturday afternoon. And his band? Founding member of Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, drummer Mike Heidorn with former... Read More
Alynda Lee Segarra has taken on the duty of being 6 Music DJ, Huey Morgan’s, new “don of Sharing Is Caring” – a weekly feature on Huey’s BBC Radio show.
Visit the BBC iPlayer to hear Alynda discuss her chosen track on yesterday’s show, then, in the words of the BBC website, “Alynda Lee from Hurray For The Riff Raff continues her amazing stint as Huey’s don of Sharing Is Caring” for the following five shows, Sunday afternoons from 1pm.
For those of you lucky enough to be heading off to Austin next week for this year’s SXSW, here’s a handy schedule of where and when you can catch Hurray For The Riff Raff, Jonny Fritz and Peter Bruntnell. Do also keep an eye out for Deer Tick, who will no doubt be putting in a couple of appearances, as will Dawes, who will be playing at all of these places.
Following on from the success of their visit to the UK last year, it seems we couldn’t bring them back soon enough. The band will also be paying their first ever visit to Ireland, kicking things off with two nights at the fantastic Kilkenny Roots Festival, playing alongside Loose favourites such as John Murry, John Grant and Phosphorescent.
03 May – Kilkenny Roots Festival
04 May – Kilkenny Roots Festival
06 May – Limerick, Locke Bar
07 May – Dublin, Wheelans
09 May – Oswestry,... Read More
You may well be aware of the band’s previous brief appearances in the HBO TV series, Treme, but this time they’re very much Hurray For The Riff Raff. Check out this clip, taken from the Season 3 premiere, which aired in the US last week. Pretty cool.
By which we mean they’ll be appearing on both BBC Radio 4 & 6 Music this weekend. Two shows in two days, that pretty much equates to “all over”.
Tomorrow (Saturday) they’ll be heading down to the BBC to put in an appearance on Loose Ends, performing album opener ‘Little Black Star’. The show airs at 18.15 tomorrow evening (more info here).
On Sunday it’s the Huey Show. Huey Morgan’s proved himself to be quite a fan, dedicating a decent amount of... Read More
Hurray For The Riff Raff’s new album hits the shops today, greeted in the press by a host of glowing reviews, including 4 stars in The Irish Times, Hot Press, The Sun and an 8/10 from Uncut.
You may well have spotted yesterday’s Sunday Times article on Hurray For The Riff Raff. If not, click on the image to have a read.
Also worth checking out is Alynda’s track-by-track guide, written exclusively for The Line Of Best Fit, which is accompanied by a full stream of the album.... Read More
An incredibly pleasing 8/10 review of Look Out Mama can be found in the brand new issue of Uncut magazine. With less than a month to go ’til the album hits the shops (Aug 20th), you can whet your apetite a little further by way of the cover mount CD, which showcases Uncut’s selection of the best new albums, featuring Hurray For The Riff Raff’s Get Out On The Road. There’s even a little plug for their UK tour in the Americana Round-up. Hurray indeed!
Alynda & co. appeared on NPR last week, as part of the New Orleans “Sense Of Place” series. We recommend you listen to the full programme of “Ani DiFranco’s Fresh Perspective On New Orleans“, although, if you insist on skipping straight to HFTRR live in session and an interview with Alynda, it all begins about 17 mins in.
Seems as though Ani DiFranco really likes Hurray For The Riff Raff.
As does Ann Powers. NPR music critic, Ann Powers “completely falling... Read More
Hurray For The Riff Raff will be making a very welcome return to the UK later this summer, touring in support of their forthcoming new album “Look Out Mama“, which will be hitting the shelves on 20th August.
For a little taster of the new album, click here to grab yourselves a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track. We also highly recommend you check out this video of the band performing “What’s Wrong With Me” – a rather stunning track that can also be found on the... Read More
We’ve been a little quiet on the Riff Raff front recently, but that’s gonna be changin’ soon. You may well have heard there’s a new album on the way, going by the name of “Lookout Mama”. Well we’ll be bringing you more details of that very soon, but in the meantime, how about this instead:
Watch Hurray for the Riff Raff live on LiveSet.Com this Thursday! The intimate performance will be filmed live from the Art House in New Orleans, HFTRR’s home town.... Read More