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Josh Ritter’s encore invitation to Joe Pug [Live Video]

May 20, 2010

We mentioned Josh Ritter’s classy move this past Saturday at his show at The Vic in Chicago.‚  Josh invited Chicago’s folk pride and joy, Joe Pug, on stage during his encore to perform “Speak Plainly, Diana,” the closer from Joe Pug’s latest album, Messenger. One of yesterday’s readers, Mandy, posted a comment with a link […]

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A glimpse inside the business of indie music. Discussions with The Low Anthem, Joe Pug, The Deep Dark Woods [Podcast]

May 17, 2010

At our SxSW 2o10 day party, a Chicago-based interactive design agency called Manifest Digital, interviewed a few of the bands in our lineup about the business side of being in an indie band. After getting back to Chicago, they spent time in Shirk’s studio (where we tape our live sessions) to record this podcast. The […]

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Joe Pug’s Messenger delivers a preview of new album. [Streaming]

December 7, 2009

During my recent cross country relocation, the advanced copy of Joe Pug’s forthcoming album, Messenger, kept me company and stayed on repeat as I drove through snowstorms in West Kansas.‚  Pug is streaming the title track and “Unsophisticated Heart” (below). The album will be released on February 16th. Tweet

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Joe Pug at a SxSW 2009 Late Night Loft Party

April 7, 2009

After a rowdy evening watching the Felice Brothers over at Habana, I met up with Joe Pug for a Lone Star before heading to a late night loft party on Brazos where he was invited to perform a short acoustic set.‚  It turned out to be the perfect ending to a long day at SXSW. […]

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HearYa SXSW Party Preview: Joe Pug and Justin Townes Earle

March 16, 2009

If you haven’t been introduced to LaundroMatinee, let me do the honors. Dodge from MOKB created this website dedicated to live video sessions and he’s had some great acts in recently, including O’Death, Blitzen Trapper and two artists that will be performing at Stimulus Package, our Wednesday 15 hour SXSW Day Party at The Paradise […]

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Joe Pug reveals Unsophisticated Heart, playing at our SxSW party.

February 25, 2009

Joe Pug has been spending quite a bit of time in the studio with HearYa Live Session producer, Steve Shirk, recording some new material. For those of you that loved Joe’s debut Nation of Heat EP (it was our top EP of 2008), here’s a taste of what you have to look forward to. The […]

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Musikanto gives us a healthy dose of Chicago Americana. Chicagocana. Chicana. [Album Review]

January 21, 2009

Musikanto is the latest alt-country, folk, Americana singer-songwriter to emerge from Chicago in recent years, joining the likes of Joe Pug, Tom Schraeder and His Ego and the now defunct Cracklin Moth. I had to name drop since they’ve all been through the studio to record live sessions.‚  Musikanto was in the studio last week […]

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Joe Pug – Nation of Heat [Music Video, SXSW 2009]

January 20, 2009

What a day… Inauguration Day is over and Joe Pug just put out a fitting video for “Nation of Heat” off of his amazing debut EP of the same name. If you’re down in Austin for SXSW, make sure to track Joe down and catch a performance. The video was directed by Peter James who […]

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The Best EP’s Of 2008

December 12, 2008

Here’s to the best shorties of the 2008! I’m really in love with this batch of albums and we’ve shown lots of love for all of these artists over the year. Joe Pug was the biggest surprise, arriving as a submission in the mail. The songwriting on Nation of Heat just flat out blew me […]

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New Video: Joe Pug – Hymn 101

September 11, 2008

Sorry if you were expecting 100% Dan Auerbach ingredients, but I’ll have a few commercial interruptions. Our boy Joe Pug just released a music video that features him ambling down a dusty road, performing to a handful of strangers at a run down watering hole. Hymn 101 is such a great song. I’m glad the […]

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