Underground Blues Division

Fresh music to put a Spring in your step

I know the music industry is having a hard time right now, but there is next to nothing new or for that matter good coming out this spring.  There are two shining exceptions:

Lessons Not Learned by Underground Blues Division

Lessons Not Learned is the debut album from the hardest working band in Electric Blues today!

Thoughtful, driven, and passionate rock in the spirit of Jimi Hendrix with a dash of punk, Underground Blues Division captured the intensity and power of the uncompromising stage show on this album.

Crazy Avenue, Long Way Down, and the title track Lessons not Learned are destined to become standards played so often you burn a hole through your iPod.

This album returns rock to its blues roots, full of rebellion, angst, and cries against the system.  I cannot count how many times I have seen the boys in concert, and thanks to this album I can take the fun with me.

Wise up, and let these rockers take you to school with Lessons not Learned, available at The Underground Blues Division - Lessons Not Learned.

Volume Two by She & Him

[reus name="She and Him Volume Two Listen"] Zooey Deschanel spits in the eye of the sophomore jinx with Volume Two by She & Him.  Melodic and mesmerizing, Zooey's breathes new life into the spirit of the 50's and 60's female crooner.

Laden with Torchsongs, danceable tracks, and songs that will bring a smile to your face, Zooey reminds me of Leslie Gore, Nancy Sinatra and Petula Clark, and her music is destined to be remembered along side theirs.

Volume Two surpasses Volume One in power, beauty, and warmth.  She and Him have found their groove and are carving a new niche for themselves.  I cannot think of anyone else making music like this today, if you can, please let me know in the comments.

In the Sun, Ridin' in my car, Gonna get along without you know are the best tracks on the album, but that is like trying to choose the best stones from a back of perfect diamonds.  Check it out in the MP3 player (=>) from Amazon MP3, at Amazon or She & Him - Volume Two.

Your Turn

I hope and pray I missed something.  If you know a new album that deserves to be featured in our hot spring list, let me know in the comments.

Underground Blues Division on Tour

Underground Blues Division is one of the best kept secrets on the stage today.  Electrifying blues reminiscent of Hendrix for a new millennium. UBD is hitting the road for their tour of the Heartland, whatever you have to do to see them, go!  You will not be disappointed.

Apr 2, 2010

10:00 PM Waxy O’Sheas Branson, Missouri

Apr 17, 2010

1:00 PM John Burns’s Gun Shop - Building Party Hollister, Missouri

Apr 24, 2010

8:00 PM Ozarks Homecoming-The Avenue Theatre West Plains, Missouri

May 1, 2010

9:00 PM The Trouser Mouse Blue Springs, Missouri

May 15, 2010

10:00 PM Waxy O’Sheas Branson, Missouri

May 22, 2010

9:00 PM Branson Motorcycle Rally@Area ’57 Branson, Missouri

June 5, 2010

10:00 PM Java Stop/Wine Rack Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Jun 18, 2010

10:00 PM Waxy O’Sheas Branson, Missouri

Oct 1, 2010

4:30 PM Bikes Blues and BBQ Fayetteville, Arkansas

Oct 9, 2010

6:00 PM Springfield’s Oktoberfest hosted by Q102.1! Springfield, Missouri

Nov 27 2010

11:00P Special Event...Stay tuned to find out more!! Springfield, Missouri

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Underground Blue Division

Underground Blue Division Band Logo Sorry it took me so long to get these Pics up, but I got my butt kicked by a wicked cold starting on New Years Day and my hands were not stable enough to get the pics and sound ready for you. But I am better today and I cannot stay silent anymore.

On New Years Eve, we went to see Underground Blues Division at the Wine Rack/Java Stop in Poplar Bluff, MO. Thanks to these guys, I had one of the best New Years I have had in years. I was glad I broke my, "No going out on New Years" Rule.

There music is hard to describe, they swung from Cream to Rage Against the Machine so naturally. If you can imagine that kind of a range in a band, you have an idea of the talent and energy they filled the stage with.

Before the show the guys sat down with me for an interview (listen to it here or subscribe to the podcast here).

Find more photos like this on Project: Shadow HQ

Consistency: Don't Forget Who You Are

We are here at the Wine Rack/Java Stop getting ready for the show. It promises to be interesting night. I met with the band, the Underground Blues Division, and I will be bringing you an interview with them a little bit later. As for now, we are all learning an important lesson: Don't forget who you are. Half the staff are undependable people who are not emotionally invested in the shop, so they remembered who they are and called in sick tonight. Surprise, surprise. That was more predictable than a sunrise.

Now the Band and Management are doing what bands and management do, they each think the other is the only think of important. The venue as always thinks too highly of itself, and the band is already mutinous. This is the mix that will make fireworks, and I anticipate a good show.

I on the other hand have been sitting in my place watching and observing, and not attracting the ire of either side. I know who I am and my part to play in this little dance tonight.

Janus is looking down and laughing. Chaos reigns at the turning of the year.