Mar 19 '13
Deadstring Brothers Invade Sweden!
Graham Parker & the Rumour will be hitting the road again this April! Woo-hoo!
The tour coincides with the DVD release of the Judd Apatow directed "This is 40," in which GP played a prominent role.
So, if you are kicking yourself for missing the December tour (the first one with the reunited Rumour in 30 some-odd years), STOP. No need for further self-flagellation.
Tour dates can be found HERE.
While yer at it, pick up the recent album Three Chords Good
And, finally, remind yourself of how the man can write a m'f'in HOOK, (re-)watch their appearance on the Conan show HERE
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Cory Branan is hitting the road again in early 2013, a one-off with Glossary, and consecutive stretches of dates with Jon Snodgrass in February and Gaslight Anthem and Bouncing Souls in March.
In 2012, Branan was a busy man. In May, he released his Bloodshot debut album MUTT and toured both by himself across the U.S. and with Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour across the U.S. and Europe (alongside Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio, Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash, and many others). You can read Cory’s humorous recap of the European Revival Tour, complete with candid photos, over on Blogshot.
Check out all of Cory's winter tour dates here.
MURDER BY DEATH ANNOUNCE
CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH MAN MAN
Murder By Death have announced they will be joining up with Man Man for a co-headline tour starting February 7, 2013 at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The tour is set to hit parts of the East Coast, then proceed across the Gulf Coast, and head north through the Midwest and Upper East Coast, until it concludes on March 2 at Union Transfer in Man Man’s native Philadelphia, PA.
See full tour dates HERE!
“This rollicking clash between light and dark gives the album a kind of macabre tent-revival feeling…This level of immersion alone make Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon worth the time it takes to give it a listen, and the fact that the album is filled with killer songs to slam bourbon to is really just icing on the (probably arsenic-laced) cake.”
– All Music Guide
Dec 5 '12
End of Lydia Loveless Tour Cancelled
Lydia Loveless had to cancel the rest of her tour. (insert frowny emoticon here).
She has been sick since Thanksgiving and last night in Northampton MA she lost her voice. The band debated taking off a day or two and keeping the weekend dates but it doesn't sound like she is getting better anytime soon. She just hit the wall cuz, well, dang, she's been on the road the better part of the year.
Not the way they wanted to end the year but we think we can say they gave it all they had.
12-05 The Fire Philadelphia PA
12-06 DC9 Washington, DC
12-07 Hampton Taphouse Hampton, VA
12-08 The Abbey Bar Harrisburg, VA
2013 will see a fresh and rested Lydia and we hope to get her back to those cities as soon as we can. Sorry about that.
So I'm at the Hideout the other night, doling out soup for a fundraiser thrown by the good folks at Soup & Bread, and Nora O'Connor stops by. She offhandedly remarks that she'll be playing bass on Kelly Hogan's upcoming tour in addition to singing her sweet backing vocals.
"JESUS CHRIST" I yelled, "THIS is the kind of thing you need to tell us in advance!"
So, there you have it. Go catch two of the finest voices on the planet together on the same stage.
Furthermore, both of them have albums on sale during our YEAR END BLOWOUT sale!
Oct 15 '12
FIREWATER tour Postponed!
After a fabulous homecoming concert in Instanbul, following the first Firewater US tour in four years----and dang it was fun, Tod slipped on a cobblestone and broke his kneecap. Not a very rocknroll injury, but there you have it.
They are putting a pin in his knee, which has to be immobilized for several weeks in order to heal properly. He is EXTREMELY disappointed about this. We are working on substitute dates for February and March. We'll keep you posted as they are confirmed.
GRAHAM PARKER AND THE RUMOUR CONFIRM FIRST US TOUR IN 31 YEARS
NEW ALBUM 'THREE CHORDS GOOD' OUT NOV 20; PARKER AND BAND TO APPEAR IN NEW JUDD APATOW FILM 'THIS IS 40.'
Here's a story in ROLLING STONE about GP on the set...
After more than three decades, Graham Parker and The Rumour have reunited and will tour the U.S. this November and December. Upcoming dates will support their first album together in 31 years, 'Three Chords Good,' out November 20 via Primary Wave Records. The band will play a mix of new and old songs, including some not performed live since the group's split in 1981.
Tickets are on-sale Friday, September 14th at most venues.
Graham Parker and The Rumour--guitarists Brinsley Schwarz and Martin Belmont, keyboardist Bob Andrews, drummer Steve Goulding and bassist Andrew Bodnar--were known as some of the most explosive live performers of their era, releasing a number of live records including a concert version of their critically acclaimed album, Squeezing Out Sparks.
"After doing 'Three Chords Good' I can safely say no band on earth has what the Rumour have," says Parker of the reunion. "Let's burn up some stages."
Listen to "Coathangers" off the new album on RollingStone.com: http://bit.ly/NEXgFb
Graham Parker and the Rumour can also be seen in Judd Apatow's upcoming film, This is 40, and the Parker documentary, Don't Ask Me Questions, by the Gramaglia Brothers (End Of The Century: The Story Of The Ramones.)
Graham Parker and The Rumour Tour Dates (more to be announced soon):
NOV 24 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
NOV 25 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon 1860 Opera House
NOV 27 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
NOV 28 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head Tavern On Stage
NOV 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
DEC 1 - New York, NY - Concert Hall at the NY Society for Ethical Culture
DEC 2 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount Theatre
DEC 6 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
DEC 7 - Newton, NJ - The Newton Theatre
DEC 8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino
DEC 11 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
DEC 15 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
DEC 16 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
DEC 18 - Chicago, IL - The Park West
DEC 19 - St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theater
Sep 11 '12
FIREWATER US tour; first in 4 years
In support of their fab new record, International Orange!, Firewater is hitting the road in the US of A for the first time in 4 years. Tod A has packed up his toothbrush, guitar and seven semis full of lighting and pyrotechnics he stores in his apartment in Istanbul and brings that boss Firewater sound across the land for 4 weeks starting September 12th in Brooklyn.
Check out the dates (hopefully) near you! Don't miss them, you don't wanna kick yourself for another four years!
Fear not, European friends, Firewater crisscrosses your continent for SIX weeks starting on October 12th in Istanbul.
That's one crazy good double bill.
Their recent release on Sub Pop Animal Joy, prompted the release of their classic Winged Life on LP for the first time this spring.
See the dates HERE
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