Elegant Trainwreck Productions and Homework Town Records Announce the Release of “Welcome to Mississippi, America.” This February, Jackson, Mississippi’s Elegrant Trainwreck Productions and Homework Town Records will release a vinyl compilation of songs from Mississippi artists entitled “Welcome to Mississippi, America.” The idea for the release arose from a discussion between Cody Cox (Elegant Trainwreck) and Garrad Lee (Homework Town) immediately following the election of Donald Trump in 2016. “The night of the election I Tweeted something along the lines of, ‘Now America gets to be Mississippi for the next 8 years.’ Cody and I talked the next day and…
Elegant Trainwreck/Homework Town is releasing the debut album from Cynical Twins, "Deep In Shallow Water," on April 15 with a show at Offbeat in Jackson.
If you can't make the show, or you just want to go ahead and secure your copy now, click on the PayPal link below to pre-order the album.
After taking over 200 suggestions from friends and fans, Cody culled this list of songs to put his twist on. He recorded them all in a spare room in his house and "really took creative license with them." The result is Suggestion Box Vol. 1. Click HERE to check it out If you would like to make a donation (click on the PayPal link below), you can choose to get the tracks for download or a handmade mix CD from Cody himself. Driveway to Driveway -- superchunk There's something Going On -- Frida Oblivion -- mastodon Girlfriend in a Coma…
Jackson-based Cynical Twins are set to release their first album, "Deep in Shallow Water," on April 15 through Elegant Trainwreck Productions/Homework Town Records. The release will be celebrated that day with a show at Offbeat. Stay tuned for more details on the show, as well as pre-release order information.
Click the PayPal link below to order your CD copy of the debut album from Clouds and Crayons, "Love Soliloquy"
Ahead of the September 16th release of their debut album, "Love Soliloquy," Clouds and Crayons dropped a new single today, "Never Make Love."
Stay tuned for more details about the album release, but for now, click HERE to check out the new song!
Click on the PayPal button below to pre-order your copy of "After the Fact" on CD.
"After the Fact" is the debut split EP from Alex Fraser and Standard Issues. It officially releases on August 12th.
Check out the first singles from Alex and Standard Issues.
On July 26, Alex Fraser released the first single from his upcoming split EP with Standard Issues, "After the Fact," set to be released on August 12. Listen/download by clicking the link below.
Alex and Standard Issues will celebrate the release of the EP on August 12 with a free show at Sneaky Beans at 7 PM.
Alex Fraser: "A Song For Suzanne"
The debut release from Alex Fraser and Standard Issues, the split EP "After the Fact," is set to be released on August 12. Be sure to check back for preorder information. The release will be celebrated with a FREE show in Jackson, MS at Sneaky Beans on August 12 at 7 PM. Elegant Trainwreck Productions and Homework Town Records are excited to announce their newest release, “After the Fact,” a split EP from Jackson, MS based artists Standard Issues (Victoria Fortenberry) and Alex Fraser. This is the debut from each artist. Victoria, 19, grew up around Jackson in a house…
On May 26th, Elegant Trainwreck hosted a party at Offbeat in Jackson, MS featuring performances from Standard Issues, Cynical Twins, Antwone Perkins, Lyrik, and Rareluth to benefit several activist groups and organizations who are actively fighting against the numerous pieces of unfair, hateful legislation passed by the Mississippi Legislature this year. If you were unable to attend the party but would still like to contribute to the causes, you can click the PayPal link below to order the t-shirts that were made special for the night. In your order specify which shirt you would like and in what size. Shirts…
Passing Parade's debut album is now available.
If you are in Jackson, pick it up at Offbeat.
Or, you can get it HERE.
Vibe Doctors self-titled debut album was reviewed on the Jazz Times Website.
Check it out HERE
You can order your copy by clicking on the PayPal link below
1 cd $10.00 USD
2 cds $15.00 USD
Furrows are re-uniting for a special Halloween show in Jackson, MS at Sneaky Beans. Furrows will be joined by label mates Vibe Doctors as well as Young Buffalo (Oxford, MS).
Vibe Doctors kick off the show at 6PM, followed by Furrows at 7:30.
There will be activities for the kids, costume contests, food vendors on site, and beer for sale (for the over 21s).
Click HERE for full details.
Click on the link below to order your copy of the debut self titled album from Vibe Doctors, the newest addition to the Elegant Trainwreck/Homework Town family.
1 cd $10.00 USD
2 cds $15.00 USD
Check out the Jackson Free story on Vibe Doctors, who are only a couple days away from celebrating the release of their debut album.
Elegant Trainwreck Productions and Homework Town Records are excited to announce the release of the self-titled debut album from Vibe Doctors. The band will celebrate the release with a special show at Sneaky Beans on September 25th. Jackson, MS based jazz band Vibe Doctors (Jason Mathena, vibraphone; Owen Rockwell, drums; Lucas Pettey, bass) formed during the summer of 2013. Started as a standard jazz trio, with a vibraphone front-man instead of a pianist, Vibe Doctors have evolved into an original eclectic improvisation-driven jam band. The jazz standards are still there but played in a style that is part funk, part…
Dream Cult will be setting out on tour on May 18th for a run that takes them through the Southeast, up the East Coast, and on to the Northeast. Check out the dates and go see Dream Cult when they play near you. They will have all kinds of merch in tow, so bring that cash!
On the heels of the release of "Leave a Trace" earlier this year, his first solo record in years, Cody Cox is currently on the road. Check out the tour dates and see if he is coming to a town near you. He'll have the album for sale as well as some new koozies and buttons.
Click the PayPal link below to order your copy of Cody Cox's new solo LP, "Leave a Trace"
All preorders will be a hand-numbered, screenprinted (by Cody himself) copy and include an immediate email with a link to two extra songs not available on the CD.
What a Deal!
For now, check out the first song released from the album, with a little video accompaniment.
Can you believe it has been about 2 years since we have released anything from our illustrious founder, Cody Cox? Well, the wait is over. We are excited to announce the release of Cody's newest solo project entitled "Leave a Trace." Set to release on February 21st with a special performance at Brent's Drugs in Jackson, "Leave a Trace" is a collection of all new, never before released material from singer-songwriter Cody, who you might best know as frontman of Furrows and Passing Parade. As soon as we have order info ready we will post it here. The show will…
Join us on Nov. 8 to celebrate the two year anniversary of Jackson independent labels Elegant Trainwreck Productions and Homework Town Records. Offbeat 7:30 P.M. $5 Line Up: Empty Handed Painters Vibe Doctors feat. 5th Child Swamp Babies Jaxx City and Tira D Young Valley DJ Sandpaper Specials: -$10 Elegant Trainwreck/Homework Town blind bags (each one will have a couple releases and a few other goodies) -$5 fire sale on all merch -limited edition t-shirts -raffles for gift cards from local businesses Big shouts to our sponsors: Keyb2lock Offbeat Find It In Fondren Cups Fondren Sneaky Beans The Manship Saltine…
If you haven't gotten Jaxx City's "No Good Nick" yet, you can pick it up at Offbeat in Jackson.
You can order the CD or download it HERE
We are excited to share with all of you the first video from Jaxx City's album "No Good Nick."
"Laughter," which features Ulogy and 7evenThirty, was shot recently in Jackson, MS at Offbeat, Jackson's finest spot for comics, graphic novels, records, and vinyl toys, amongst a lot more.
Shout out to the amazing Drew McKercher and Ghost Note Creative for an amazing shoot and production.
Check it out below.
If you still need to cop "N Good Nick," click right HERE
JaxxCity "Laughter" feat. Ulogy & 7evenThirty from Drew McKercher on Vimeo.
Elegant Trainwreck and Homework Town are excited to announce the addition of The Empty Handed Painters to the family.
The Empty Handed Painters are a four piece instrumental post-rock band from Jackson, MS. They play an unique style of instrumental rock, with elements of hard rock, ambient, and multi-instrumentation that blend together into epic songs that weave moods and inspirations into a tapestry of beautiful noise.
Be on the lookout for announcements concerning "Onlooker," the band's debut album that we will release at the end of July.
Empty Handed Painters
Saturday June 7 3PM Cups Espresso Cafe in Fondren 2757 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, Mississippi 39216 Whit Ramsey is the drummer for one of the newest members of Homework Town/Elegant Trainwreck, the Empty Handed Painters. Check him out at Cups in Fondren (Jackson) as he plays and talks about a few of his favorite records. The name really says it all. We are beginning a series of record listening get-togethers at Cups in Fondren. The idea is for one person to bring a few records to the shop and talk about their importance or their history, as well as play…
On Friday, May 23rd, we are excited to welcome a couple of our hip hop friends from neighboring states to Jackson for a special show at TurnUp Studios in Midtown. 8PM/$5 TurnUp Studios 155 Wesley Ave, Jackson, Mississippi 39202 Coming from Baton Rouge is Marcel P. Black, who considers Jackson a second home. Marcel wears many hats: Emcee. DJ. Writer. Youth Development Worker. Community Resource Coordinator. Former Block Bleeder. Spoken Word Poet. Live Performer. Father. Husband. Revolutionary. Historian. Scholar. Proletariat. God. Ardmore, Oklahoma. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are excited to have him back in Jackson after too long. Check out…
On Location: Memphis is an international film and music festival. On Location: MEMPHIS’ mission is to advance, educate and inspire filmmakers, musicians, students and professionals in the cinema and music arts; to connect the regional audience to the work of local and global filmmakers and musicians; and to collaborate with other organizations to strengthen the film and music community and boost the economic development of Memphis. On April 25th and 26th, several Elegant Trainwreck/Homework Town artists will be performing at the legendary Newby's as part of the festival. On the 25th, 5th Child will hit the stage at 10PM as…
Elegant Trainwreck and Homework Town are excited to announce Jaxx City as the newest member of our family. Jaxx City, who hails from Jackson, MS, uses his raps to paint a gritty picture of the city, and the rest of the world around it. For good measure, Jaxx interjects a healthy dose of comic book and movie references, twisted humor, and social commentary, all of which allow him to bring a fresh perspective to the material. Jaxx City is a member of the Vintage Noize crew, (Link each artist) Be on the lookout for Jaxx City’s debut release on Elegant…
Swamp Babies had a great time this weekend, celebrating the release of their debut album "Up Here From Way Down Here" at Ole Tavern in Jackson. Below, you check out some video from the show. Click HERE to read a review of the album by Jack Adams at theoldsaw.com.
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Shout out to Frank Ezelle for the videos. Check out his Youtube page, JacksonMS Music, to watch videos from a wide range of Jackson artists and visitors to the city.
We are pleased to announce that this Saturday night (February 14) Passing Parade will be playing with Oxford's Bass Drum of Death at Martin's in Jackson.
Spacewolf and Primative round out the bill.
Come out and join us for a great night of rowdy rock n roll.
Elegant Trainwreck and Homework Town are excited to announce the release of "Up High From Way Down Here," the debut album from Swamp Babies, on Feb. 14th.
To celebrate, Swamp Babies will be headlining an album release show on Valentine's night at Ole Tavern in Jackson. DJ/Electronic duo Physics for Poets and "three chords and a cloud of dust" trio Tim Lee 3 round out the bill. The album will be available to buy on CD at the show and will be on all of your favorite digital stores.
We would like to congratulate the artists from the Elegant Trainwreck/Homework Town family who made the finalists list for the Jackson Free Press's Best of Jackson voting. You can follow the link below to cast your ballot. There is a category for pretty much everything, and it is a fun way to kill a few minutes. Thanks for all the support this year. See you in 2014 with some real cool stuff. Peace. Best Original Band: Furrows Best Rock Artist or Band: Furrows Best Hip Hop/Rap: James Crow and 5th Child Best Musician: Cody Cox Best Club DJ: Young Venom…
The Elegant Trainwreck/Homework Town Show is only a few days away. Click HERE to get all the information you need. It's shaping up to be huge, and we got all kinds of cool stuff on tap for the night. We'll have all kinds of merch available, including some brand new shirts. We have also put together a compilation CD of some of our favorite stuff from the labels. A few things you have maybe heard, and a bunch you maybe haven't. Those will be $5. What a deal! But wait. Since we are such nice guys, we are going to…
t’s the one-year anniversary of the union between Elegant Trainwreck Productions and Homework Town Records! In what will be one of the biggest shows in Jackson this year, we will have a huge celebration in the big room at Hal & Mal’s on Saturday, November 9th. Pretty much every artist, past and present, that we have worked with will be there to throw down for all you, who have helped make us a success for the past year. Doors: 7pm Cover: $7 18+ Line Up: 5th Child Furrows The Weekend Kids The Leave Me Be’s Passing Parade Marlowe & the…
Passing Parade at Martin's Tonight! Passing Parade, the brainchild of Cody Cox and former bandmate Josh Taylor, started out as a couple of friends playing acoustic songs together, goofing around on stage, and making a little change for their pockets. This year, the duo added drummer Jarad Wilson, some electric guitars, a lot of fuzz, and stepped up the rock n roll. Elegant Trainwreck will soon be releasing their debut album. Until then, catch the band play its debut show tonight at Martin's in Jackson, MS. Several never before heard originals and some fun covers will be played for your…
This Saturday, The Weekend Kids will celebrate the release of "Sick Youth" at Sneaky Beans (2914 North State Street) in Jackson with special guests Robert Q, The Leave Me Be's, and Jaxx City. The record will be available for purchase there. Click HERE for all the info.
You still have time to pre-order the record, by clicking on the Paypal link below.
Remember, the first 100 come on a special seafoam green vinyl. All purchases come with a download card and a pair of limited edition Weekend Kids sunglasses.
Click here to pre-order Sick Youth:
We are excited to announce that the first official Elegant Trainwreck release from the Weekend Kids, the Sick Youth 7", will drop on Sept. 7. To celebrate, the band will play a special show that night at Sneaky Beans (2914 North State Street) in Jackson, with special guests Robert Q, The Leave Me Be's, and Jaxx City. You can purchase the record there. But wait! You can pre-erder your copy now! Why would you want to do that? Well, other than the fact that the record will sell fast and you'll want to secure your copy ahead of time, the…
The Weekend Kids' new album, Sick Youth, will be available for the first time this Thursday night at Morningbell Records in Jackson, MS. The band will celebrate the release with The Leave Me Be's (who are also releasing a new album and embarking on a tour) and The Rat Kings. The show starts at 8 and only costs $3 at the door.
Click HERE for full info
We are excited to announce that The Weekend Kids will be playing at this year's Secret Stages Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. Te festival takes place August 2-3. From Secret Stages website: In both of its first two years (2011, 2012), Secret Stages brought thousands of people to downtown Birmingham. For two nights a diverse group of music enthusiasts were treated to over 80 bands and a dozen comedians performing on eleven different stages. These acts were drawn from the nation, the region, and our own back yard. The spirit of Secret Stages celebrates that which is coming next in the…
As The Weekend Kids are in the midst of their Florida tour, check out this podcast interview with the band at The Old Saw.
Here's what they have to say about the Weekend Kids: "These guys were amazing. Great interview. Great show at Morning Bell. This band has the energy of The Ramones and the finess of Brian Wilson. Think Death Cab for Cutie or the Pixies. Good DCFC and iconic Pixies. The layering was great. The show was great. And The Weekend Kids nailed it on the interview. Please support them!"
Weekend Kids Interview
The Weekend Kids hit the road in a few days to take their sunny road trip tunes for a run of shows in sunny Florida. Look for them in a town near you.
Big things are happening for The Weekend Kids, the newest addition to the Elegant Trainwreck family.
A tour this spring will be followed by the release of their first 7" EP.
To top it all off, the band has a brand new t-shirt out, promoting the EP, "Sick Youth." Check out the picture below.
Click HERE to order a shirt and a while bunch of other merchandise.
Stay tuned to elegant-trainwreck.com for all the info.
Furrows newest album, Small Talk, is now available on CD Baby, "the best independent music store on the web."
Best of all, you can download "Small Talk" for only $4.99
Click HERE to check it out
The Weekend Kids are excited to announce the release of their Elegant Trainwreck debut, "Sick Youth," a 3 song 7" EP.
Look for it in May 2013.
Check out "Sex Wax," a preview from the EP below.
Tom Tom Magazine, "the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers," has a feature piece on Caitlin Cox, 1/2 of the enigmatic duo Liver Mousse. Click the link below to read the interview on-line. If you see the magazine around, pick one up and support the wonderful folks at Tom Tom. Peace.
Caitlin Cox in Tom Tom
Just a quick update to let you know about a couple shows this weekend with Elegant Trainwreck artists on the bill. On Friday, Swamp Babies will be opening for the legendary Tim Lee 3 at Morningbell Records in Jackson. Show starts at 7PM and it is free. Tim lee 3 will be celebrating the release of their newest record, Devil's Rope. they will have it for sale on CD and vinyl along with a bunch of other cool merch. James Crow, Elegant Trainwreck's (via Homework Town) newest addition, will be at Hal and Mal's on Saturday as part of a…
Here are a few shots taken at the Capri Theatre of Furrows release party for "Small Talk."
Shout out to Aaron Phillips for the pictures.
Click HERE to check out some videos from the show.
Order Furrows "Small Talk" on CD
On Friday January 25th, Elegant Trainwreck’s Furrows took to the stage at Fondren’s (Jackson, MS) historic Capri Theatre to celebrate the release of their third full-length album, “Small Talk.” Special guests DJ Young Venom and Elegant Trainwreck newcomers The Weekend Kids warmed up the crowd for two full sets from Furrows. With set one, Furrows played “Small Talk” in its entirety, offering up interpretations of the songs that, in true Furrows form, give a different perspective than the recorded versions. Check out a few of the highlights here, captured by Frank Ezelle. (To see the full set, click here to…
First off, congratulations to Furrows for snagging a tie for first place for best original band in The Jackson Free Press. They share the honor with Southern Komfort Brass Band.
Here is the second video from Furrows new album, "Small Talk." This video, for the song "briars," comes from Chris Nolen. The finished product features the poster that will be given out for free while supplies last to the attendees of the Jan 25th release show at the Capri Theatre in Jackson (see the events for more information).
Check out the first video from Furrows new record "Small Talk." The video for "Radio" comes from Scott Allen from Jackson. Don't forget that Furrows will be celebrating the release of "Small Talk" with The Weekend Kids and DJ Young Venom on January 25th at the Capri Theatre.
Elegant Trainwreck and Homework Town Present: Furrows "Small Talk" Album Release Show On January 25th, Furrows will celebrate the release of their new album, "Small Talk," at the Capri Theatre in Jackson, MS, with special guests The Weekend Kids and DJ Young Venom. Furrows will be playing two sets, including a special set of never heard covers chosen by the band's fans. "Small Talk" will be available to purchase on CD. -Doors: 7PM (music starts shortly after) -All ages -$5 cover (includes a free limited edition poster designed by Chris Nolen, while they last) -Beer will be sold (must be…
Follow the link below to order James Crow's "Religion Guns Money," the second release from out sister label Homework Town, on CD. We'll send you some stickers as well as a thanks for the support.
Elegant Trainwreck's newest addition Swamp Babies spent the weekend at Morningbell Records and Studio in Jackson recording their highly-anticipated debut album. Look for the release during the first half of 2013. In the meantime, check out a couple videos from Swamp Babies most recent show in Jackson at Sneaky Beans for the Priced to Move pop-up art gallery. The art show featured vol. 3 of the Blender series, which is put on by Elegant Trainwreck and our sister label Homework Town. The Blender puts together Jackson's favorite bands and hip hop artists for unique performances. Swamp Babies backed up Skipp…
Elegant Trainwreck's imprint label, Homework Town, is excited to announce the release of its first full length album from their first artist signing. James Crow, aka the Granddaddy of the Jack, is one of Jackson, MS's most respected hip hop artists. "Religion Guns Money" is the follow up to his 2011 release, "The Black Codes." "Religion Guns Money" is at time a scathing look at the state of affairs in the world and at other time a humorous skewering of them. This is Jackson hip hop at its finest and rawest. Follow the link to download the album at Amazon.…
Furrows will be playing at Ole Tavern on George Street in Jackson this Saturday (10/27) at 10 PM. The band plans to play some tunes from the soon to be released new album, some old favorites, and some special Halloween covers.
Ole Tavern in hosting a costume contest that will net the winner $1000 and a trip to Hawaii.
Come out, support Elegant Trainwreck, and get your Halloween on. See you out there.
Quick blog update to alert everyone to lots of fun stuff to do in and around Jackson this weekend in the great outdoors and the Elegant Trainwreck crew will be well represented. That Scoundrel will be playing at the family friendly Wells Fest at 4:30 PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/271804946257598/ Furrows play at 1PM at Trail fest on the Trace on the lovely Natchez Trace. https://www.facebook.com/events/271804946257598/ Follow the links for more information. Come out and show some love to Elegant Trainwreck and enjoy the fall weather. Peace. Oh, and kick your weekend off right at Ole Tavern at George Street with Lavandus in…
This past Friday (September 7), Elegant Trainwreck's That Scoundrel played a show at Ole Tavern in Jackson with soon-to-be Elegant Trainwreck label mates Swamp Babies. They were joined by Bloodbird.
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Elegant Trainwreck crew. Check all of our bands' pages on the site for upcoming shows in Jackson and beyond.
Check out some pictures below from the night.
For a limited time, Liver Mousse's debut album, "Sans Pants," is available for download on the band's Bandcamp page for only $1!
It's the deal of the century!
Show dates for all artists in the Elegant Trainwreck family have been updated. Click on an artist to see upcoming shows. While you are on the artist pages, hit some links and listen to some tunes.
This weekend in Jackson, MS:
-Cody Cox plays a special solo acoustic show at Cups in Fondren on Friday
-Furrows perform at the Ole Tavern on George Street on Saturday
Come out and kick it with Elegant Trainwreck this weekend
Here's a few pictures of Liver Mousse playing a set at PM pizza in Jackson, MS on August 20th. PM Pizza was the latest in a series of pop-up restaurants done by chef Jesse Houston and his staff at Parlor Market. PM Pizza was a collaboration with Sal and Mookie's, another staple in the Jackson food scene, and owners of the pizza ovens that Chef Houston needed to execute his one-time menu. Pork belly-kimchi pizzas and PBR drafts were enjoyed by the Elegant Trainwreck crew. Be on the lookout for a special release coming from Liver Mousse and a big…
There will be a free listening party for the upcoming Circus of the Seed album next thursday night at Morningbell Records. Starts at 7pm. All ages. Cheap beer.
There are upcoming releases from Circus of the Seed and Liver Mousse by the end of the year.
Also, Furrows will be going back into the studio to work on album number 3.
Last, but not least, we hope to have a new artist joining our ranks soon enough. Stay tuned to find out who...
We are excited to be releasing Marlowe and The Sea's debut album, "The More Things Change" and a split 7" between Liver Mousse and Business People's group, Ice for Eagles. Not to mention the posthumous release of the long lost Circus of the Seed EP. Stay tuned for release dates coming soon.
Tonight we have The Old Family Circus. As always its free and there is 2 for 1 PBR/High Life. Starts at 10pm at the Ole Tavern.
The following are just some of the acts that have played in Jackson, MS via Elegant Trainwreck. If you missed any of these shows then search for these bands and check them out. If you caught any of these shows then stay tuned for shows coming up. johnny bertram and the golden bicycles lucero american aquarium t bird and the breaks m.o.t.o the overnight lows two cow garage red collar cartright floating action giant cloud dead gaze the black hollies bryan scary and the shredding tears cary hudson star and micey zebras motion turns it on winston audio young buffalo…
Coming soon...Elegant Trainwreck will have a night at Ole Tavern on George St. where they host something cool via live music. Could be a special album cover set, or maybe an interesting touring band on an off night, or maybe a collection of local musicians forming a band for one night to play each others songs. Stay tuned for more details. The kickoff will be May 3rd.
The Whigs will be in Jackson, MS at The Ole Tavern on April 1st, 2011.
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The new album by Elegant Trainwreck artists, Furrows, is available on vinyl at Bebop Record Shop in Maywood Mart and The Little Big Store in Raymond. Look for it in the near future at Sneaky Beans and at all the upcoming shows. Thanks to everyone for such a great turnout at the release.
From fan & friend Chris Nolen...