A while back, we, quite poignantly if you ask me, informed you that one of our favorite magazines, No Depression was yet another causalty in the sad decline of the print magazine.  No Depression was a great mag that gave us a shit ton of love over the years so to say we were a little misty eyed to say goodbye.

Well, put away your hankies nancy-boys/girls, because, the once late, always great magazine No Depression is motherfucking baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack … albeit in a new format.

Here’s the rub, the magazine is relaunching in website form. It’ll be a beefed up version of the old website, that’ll feature a shit-ton of articles, reviews and what-nots.  In honor of their reinvention the magazine is also hosting a load of “launch shows” featuring cool bands in cool places.  Cool bands like Minus 5, Lucinda Williams, Crooked Fingers, and a whole lot more.

Kyla, and all the good folk at No Depression, we are absolutely ecstatic that you’re back.  Can’t wait to see what you do next.

The full list of shows … AFTER THE JUMP!

NO DEPRESSION WEBSITE HAS RELAUNCHED!, a greatly expanded and enhanced website from the former bimonthly magazine No Depression, has made its debut as the primary destination for fans of American roots music in all its various incarnations.

Like the magazine, which was the authoritative voice for roots music from 1995 to 2008, stresses first-rate writing – now bolstered with audio, video, and featuring daily updates of editorial content. At launch, the site previewed Lucinda Williams’ album Little Honey and her  North American tour, as well as a report from the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and daily coverage of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco Oct. 3-5. is edited by No Depression co-founder Peter Blackstock and will feature contributions from many of the magazine’s longtime senior editors and contributing editors. The site was created by The Old State, a web design and development firm in Dallas, Texas. No Depression received significant assistance in creating the new site through contributions from its Founders Circle, a cast of more than 200 donors whose names appear on  the Founders Circle page.

Also available is the first No Depression bookazine,” part of a new twice-annual series of print publications issued through University of Texas Press. The bookazine, edited by Blackstock and Grant Alden, combines book and magazine elements to carry on No Depression’s tradition of publishing long-form music journalism.

A series of 15 Launch Shows will be held October 15-23  in conjunction with MusiCares, a foundation designed to assist musicians in times of financial, personal or medical crisis. Plans are also in the works for a July 2009 No Depression Festival to be held in the Seattle area. Launch Shows:

Oct. 15: Nick Lowe, Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

Oct. 15: Alejandro Escovedo, Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN

Oct. 16: Abigail Washburn & Sparrow Quartet, Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN

Oct. 17: Jimmy Webb, Schubas, Chicago, IL

Oct. 17: Lucinda Williams, War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN

Oct. 17: Chatham County Line & Thad Cockrell, Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

Oct. 17: Minus 5, Mission Theate, Portland, OR

Oct. 18: Minus 5 and Band Of Annuals, Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA

Oct. 18: James McMurtry and Mando Saenz, Granada Theater, Dallas, TX

Oct. 18: Crooked Still, Iron Horse, Northampton, MA

Oct. 19: Crooked Fingers, Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO

Oct. 19: Lucinda Williams, Pageant, St. Louis, MO

Oct. 20: The Duhks, Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA

Oct. 21: Rodney Crowell, Birchmere, Alexandria, VA

Oct. 22-23: Carrie Rodriguez, Cactus Cafe, Austin, TX