Nov 2011 09

NIKKI LANE’s “Walk of Shame” is one of Bill Wyman’s intriguing tracks of the week writes USA Today. The former Rolling Stones bass player said, “Bad girl. Very bad girl. From the very good new album of the same name.”

Among his other picks of intriguing tracks are Mahalia Jackson, Merle Haggard, and Popa Chubby.

Nov 2011 09

Hot on the heels of a nonstop CMJ run, Nikki Lane is now embarking on her first US tour in support of Walk Of Shame, out now on IAMSOUND. She’ll be joining Noah and the Whale for a range of dates kicking off this coming Saturday and running up until Thanksgiving. For complete list of dates see below.

Additionally, we are excited to share with you the sweetly seductive video for Nikki Lane’s “Sleep For You,” directed by Jared Eberhardt (who also directed the excellent “Gone, Gone, Gone” video).  Watch it here.


Sat. Nov. 5 — Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Sun. Nov. 6 — Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Tue. Nov. 8 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
Wed. Nov. 9 — Grand Rapids, MA @ Ladies Literary Club
Fri. Nov. 11 — Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sat. Nov. 12 — Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Mon. Nov. 14 — Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Thu. Nov. 17 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Fri. Nov. 18 — Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Sat. Nov. 19 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Mon. Nov. 21 — San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Tue. Nov. 22 — Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Wed. Nov. 23 — Nashville, TN @ Loveless Barn (Music City Roots)

Nov 2011 09

Nikki Lane is a young singer who prefers an older style of country music to the poppier variety put out by most of her peers. But the South Carolina native had to go to California to find it.


“You move to L.A., you meet a bunch of cute boys and record nerds and you dip into all sorts of music,” Ms. Lane, who was born Nicole Lane Frady, said. “But growing up in the South, I had no idea who Loretta Lynn really was, nor did I care.”


“Turns out I love her,” she added. “But it didn’t figure that out until I was 25.”


Ms. Lane, now 28, channels Ms. Lynn and rockabilly queens like Wanda Jackson on her twangy, reverb-laden debut album, “Walk of Shame” (IAMSOUND), released in September. She now lives in Nashville, after a stint in New York, lured more by cheap rents and accessibility than by its status as the country music capital.


“It’s fun being at the center of what’s going on in a city, and that would have never happened in New York or Los Angeles,” she said. “In Nashville there’s a small scene but an intimate one — we all kind of do our own thing.”


Ms. Lane plays at the Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday and will tour nationally in November. She called on Friday to talk about courting the young, dirty and hip who populate CMJ, and how to beat stage fright. Here are edited excerpts from that telephone conversation.


Read the rest of the interview HERE.



Oct 2011 19

NIKKI LANE and BLEEDING KNEES CLUB will be performing.

Oct 2011 19

Excerpt from: Move The Crowd: A Report From The Americana Music Awards

The most interesting music I heard in Nashville — or heard about from others’ enthusiastic reports, given the hectic realities of any music fest — resists those conservative tendencies by connecting to the aspects of American roots music that are playful and boundary-pushing. Made by artists who want to move a crowd, not earn its hush reverence, this kind of Americana opens more doors than it closes.

The neo-honky tonk of Hayes Carll and Elizabeth Cook taps into the rabble-rousing outlaw country tradtion to address contemporary issues like the current conflicts in the Middle East, or mostly hidden subjects, like drug addiction’s affect on families. At the other end of the country spectrum, camera-ready ingénue NIKKI LANE follows the lead of self-created characters like Dolly Parton or Bobbie Gentry in creating a sound and image that’s as much about Hollywood as it is about some rural “holler.”

– Ann Powers

Read the entire article by clicking HERE.

Nikki Lane’s debut album ‘Walk of Shame’ is available now on our sister label IAMSOUND.

Oct 2011 19

Nikki lane who’s debut album “Walk of Shame” was just released on Iamsound Records joins Noah & The Whale on their US tour in November.

Tour Dates Below..
11/5 BOSTON, Paradise Rock Club
11/6 PHILADELPHIA, Theatre of Living Arts
11/8 TORONTO, Phoenix Theatre
11/9 GRAND RAPIDS, Ladies Literary Club
11/11 CHICAGO, Lincoln Hall
11/12 CHICAGO, Lincoln Hall
11/13 MILWAUKEE, Turner Hall
11/14 MINNEAPOLIS, First Avenue
11/17 SEATTLE, Neptune
11/18 VANCOUVER, Venue/11/19 PORTLAND, Wonder Ballroom
11/21 SAN FRANCISCO, Great American Music Hal
11/22 ANAHEIM, House Of Blues

Oct 2011 19

During the month of October, NPR will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by interesting new and noteworthy up and coming artists.

NIKKI LANE is one of those artists.

Head over to to hear two tracks from Lane’s recently released Walk Of Shame, and take advantage of some free dowloads!

Oct 2011 19

NEW VILLAGER are heading to the UK & Europe for some shows.
Their debut album is out now. Dates below:

08-Nov UK, Glasgow, School of Art
10-Nov UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social
11-Nov UK, Liverpool, Contemporary Urban Centre – Liverpool Music Week
13-Nov UK, Manchester, Ruby Lounge
15-Nov UK, London, Madame JoJo’s ‘White Heat’ 16-Nov UK, Birmingham, HMV Insitute
17-Nov UK, Bristol, Start the Bus
18-Nov France, Paris, Fleche D’Or – Les Inrocks
19-Nov Holland, The Hague – Crossing Border
21-Nov Germany, Berlin, Crystal Tue
22-Nov Germany, Cologne, Studio 672

Oct 2011 05

Nikki Lane is interviewed and talks about her style, boys, her songs and thrifting at the Goodwill pay-by-the-pound thrift store.

Read the entire article HERE.

Nikki Lane performs tonight, September 30, at the Basement for the release of her new record, “Walk of Shame”
1604 8th Avenue South, Nashville
10:30 PM

Oct 2011 05

IAMSOUND Records act MEN (JD Samson from Le Tigre) are on tour with CSS. Dates below:

10/1:  Vancouver, BC @ Vogue**
10/2:  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom**
10/4:  Seattle, WA @ Neptune**
10/6:  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore**
10/7: San Diego, CA @ 4th & B **
10/9:  Los Angeles, CA @ Filter Culture Collide Festival
10/10: Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel
10/11: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom**
10/13:  Denver, CO @ Bluebird**
10/14: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/15: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/16: Madison, WI @ Freqency
10/17:  Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave**
10/18: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
10/21:  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer**
10/22:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall**
10/23:  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club**
10/24:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club**
10/26:  Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club**
10/28:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues**
10/29:  Houston, TX @ House of Blues**
10/30:  Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa**
11/2: Atlanta, GA @ 529 (Free Show!)
** tour dates with CSS

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