Cooley/Hood Indeed…

English Oceans

 March winds of 2014 will bring us the long awaited follow up to Go Go Boots in the form of a brand new DBT record titled English Oceans.Due March 4th in the US and March 3rd in Europe this is DBT’s 12th record and the first with the retooled lean and mean line up of Hood,Cooley,Morgan,Gonzalez,and Patton.With David Barbe at the helm once again laying it all down on glorious analog tape English Oceans consists of thirteen songs,six of which are brand new Cooley originals plus Cooley’s take on Patterson’s Till He’s Dead Or Rises(!!). English Oceans also has what has to be the best and most fitting Wes Freed cover art ever.Even more amazing I believe is that it’s the first Wes cover not specifically commissioned yet fits the record like it was made for it.Maybe Wes picked up one of those space time continuum loop things? Also the news is out of a weeks worth of European Rock Shows this spring with tickets going on sale Friday December 6th. Check out the details of DBT’s kick ass new record over at Rolling Stone and join in the discussion over on our message board.

And Jesus I’m Thankful…

Paterson Hood - No Comments » - Posted on November, 28 at 8:19 am


Grandmother’s wheelchair is sitting in the corner
We all sure love her, but the little ones avoid her
Cause she’s gray-haired and wrinkled and her burden looks heavy
Ninety years of survival can look awful scary
Papa’s building something and has since history
But what he’s building is still a mystery
It’s big and it’s twisting and shaped convoluted
It don’t have a function but you better salute it
And it will never be finished but I guess that’s the point
It just gives him a filter and psychological ointment
He woke up real early but he’s late for his appointment
And I sure wish that I had smoked me a joint
It’s Thanksgiving and Jesus, I’m thankful
For abundance and bounty and a big tall stiff drink-full
And the love of your mother and the love of mine too
Thanksgiving’s almost over and Christmas is soon
Mama is trying to live in the present
Don’t let him have a heart attack before I pay off the presents
Granddaddy’s gone but she still feels his presence
He tried to call but he didn’t leave a message
It’s Thanksgiving and Jesus I’m thankful…
So put the food on the table and Papa says a blessing
They’re cutting up some turkey and gobbling some dressing
My Aunt’s praising Palin and my niece loves Obama
My uncle came to dinner wearing his pajamas
Thank God for the filter that enables some distance
From the screaming and crying and the needs of assistance
You wonder why I drink and curse the holidays
Blessed be my family from 300 miles away
It’s Thanksgiving and Jesus I’m thankful…

Two Thousand Feb Fourteen…

DBT - No Comments » - Posted on November, 21 at 9:41 am

The first Rock Shows of what are sure to be many in 2014 are now on the books. Bucking January tradition the homecoming shows will be held over Valentines Day weekend this year once again at The Fabulous 40 Watt. And lookout Umberto,DBT will also play two Rock Shows at the Orange Peel in Asheville over the last weekend in January. Tickets for both runs go on sale this Friday. I can’t think of a better way to start of what could be one of the best years of DBT ever. See y’all at the 2014 Rock Shows,there will be rock.

Fri Jan 31 Asheville, NC Orange Peel w/ T. Hardy Morris
Sat Feb 01 Asheville, NC Orange Peel w/ Promise Land Sound
Thu Feb 13 Athens GA 40 Watt w/ New Madrid
Fri Feb 14 Athens GA 40 Watt w/ Camp Amped Band and T. Hardy Morris
Sat Feb 15 Athens GA 40 Watt w/ St. Paul and the Broken Bones

A Three Show Cooley Tour…

Mike Cooley - No Comments » - Posted on October, 23 at 12:30 pm

The Stroker Ace will be hitting the road on the solo tip for a three pack of shows in December. All tickets go on sale October 26th at noon CT. See y’all at the at the solo jam.

Thu Dec 05 Florence AL 116 E. Mobile St.
Fri Dec 06 Tupelo MS Blue Canoe
Sat Dec 07 New Orleans LA Gasa Gasa

Portland I Suppose…

Paterson Hood - No Comments » - Posted on October, 16 at 8:02 am

The North West will be getting a heaping dose of Hood as Patterson will be in the area for three weeks in January including a Wednesday night residency at The Doug Fir Lounge in Portland. Tickets are available now from the official DBT site.
Wed Jan 08 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge Patterson Hood Solo
Fri Jan 10 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Patterson Hood Solo
Sat Jan 11 Missoula, MT The Top Hat Patterson Hood Solo
Wed Jan 15 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge Patterson Hood Solo
Fri Jan 17 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo House Of Music Patterson Hood Solo
Sat Jan 18 Vancouver, BC Media Club Patterson Hood Solo

Wed Jan 22 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge Patterson Hood Solo
Fri Jan 24 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe Patterson Hood Solo

New Hood Shows…

Paterson Hood - No Comments » - Posted on October, 2 at 1:03 pm

An almost handfull of new Patterson solo shows were announced today making for quite a busy December(and some great Christmas money). The new shows are all in Georgia including two at good ole Eddie’s Attic.As of right now Patterson’s December schedule looks something like this:
Fri Nov 29 Valdosta GA Ashley Street Station Patterson Hood Solo
Sat Nov 30 Valdosta GA Ashley Street Station Patterson Hood Solo
Tue Dec 3 Atlanta GA Eddie’s Attic Patterson Hood Solo
Fri Dec 06 San Francisco, CA The Chapel Patterson Hood Solo
Sat Dec 07 Santa Cruz, CA Don Quixote’s International Music Hall Patterson Hood Solo
Tue Dec 10 Atlanta GA Eddie’s Attic Patterson Hood Solo
Fri Dec 13 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge Patterson Hood Solo w/ T. Hardy Morris
Sat Dec 14 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge Patterson Hood Solo w/ T. Hardy Morris

Let Them Guitars Blast…

DBT - No Comments » - Posted on September, 15 at 9:26 am

Church blew up in Birmingham
Four little black girls killed for no goddamn good reason
All this hate and violence can’t come to no good end
A stain on the good name.
A whole lot of good people dragged threw the blood and glass
Blood stains on their good names and all of us take the blame

Meanwhile in North Alabama, Wilson Pickett comes to town
To record that sweet soul music, to get that Muscle Shoals sound

Meanwhile in North Alabama, Aretha Franklin comes to town
To record that sweet soul music, to get that Muscle Shoals sound

And out in California, a rock star from Canada writes a couple of great songs about the
Bad shit that went down
“Southern Man” and “Alabama” certainly told some truth
But there were a lot of good folks down here and Neil Young wasn’t around

Meanwhile in North Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd came to town
To record with Jimmy Johnson at Muscle Shoals Sound
And they met some real good people, not racist pieces of shit
And they wrote a song about it and that song became a hit

Ronnie and Neil Ronnie and Neil
Rock stars today ain’t half as real
Speaking there minds on how they feel
Let them guitars blast for Ronnie and Neil

Now Ronnie and Neil became good friends their feud was just in song
Skynyrd was a bunch of Neil Young fans and Neil he loved that song
So He wrote “Powderfinger” for Skynyrd to record
But Ronnie ended up singing “Sweet Home Alabama” to the lord

And Neil helped carry Ronnie in his casket to the ground
And to my way of thinking, us southern men need both of them around

Ronnie and Neil Ronnie and Neil
Rock stars today ain’t half as real
Speaking their minds on how they feel
Let them guitars blast for Ronnie and Neil

FEB 14…

DBT - No Comments » - Posted on September, 6 at 6:18 am

According to a post on the DBT book of face next year’s annual homecoming shows at The Fabulous 40 Watt will be moving from their traditional weekend in January to February. Could be the best Valentine’s Day ever but only time will tell.

Halloween Right On Earth…

DBT, Matt Patton - No Comments » - Posted on August, 13 at 1:41 pm

Tickets are now on sale for the Halloween Rock Show. DBT will be playing the VIC Theatre in Chicago on Halloween night dressed up as who know’s what. I think it would be funny if they dressed up as each other or maybe all dressed up like Matt Patton. Big smiles and see y’all at the Rock Shows.

Let There Be Fall Tour…

DBT - 1 Comment » - Posted on July, 9 at 7:44 am

From the things are heating up department DBT just announced 8 new fall Rock Shows w/Old 97s as support. The tour begins October 30th in Debouque IL at Diamond Joe Casino and of right now there is no show scheduled for Halloween. But if I was a betting man(and I am), I would bet you my signed copy of Your Woman Is A Living Thing that there will be a Halloween Rock Show somewhere in the midwest. Below are the officially announced Rock Shows. See y’all there!

Fri Jul 12 Steamboat CO Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series
Sun Jul 14 Telluride CO The Ride Festival
Thu Aug 01 Birmingham AL IRON CITY  w/T. Hardy Morris
Fri Aug 23 Athens GA Georgia Theater w/Dexateens
Sat Aug 24 Athens GA Georgia Theater w/Fly Golden Eagle
Sat Oct 19 Live Oak FL Magnolia Music Festival
Wed Oct 30 Debouque IL Diamond Jo Casino
Fri Nov 01 Detroit MI Royal Oak w/ OLD 97s
Sat Nov 02 Toronto ON Phoenix Ballroom w/ OLD 97s
Sun Nov 03 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom w/ OLD 97s
Tue Nov 05 Philadelphia PA TLA w/ OLD 97s
Wed Nov 06 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall w/ OLD 97s
Thu Nov 07 Bloomington IN Bluebird Theater
Fri Nov 08 Covington KY Madison Theater w/ OLD 97s