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
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
If you do, we'll send you the first single "I Came Around" right away digitally.
Have a listen to it streaming on RCRD LBL
Or you can purchase the single on iTunes starting today
OR you can go to the band's outlandish KICKSTARTER page for all kinds of pre-sale goodies.
OR (we've got more "ors" than a canoe factory....ba dump bump) you can secure your album when you see the band live on their summer tour.
Regardless, get yer Murder By Death...
In the winter of 2012 Scott H. Biram and Lydia Loveless took to the tour trail together for a couple weeks and it made such a dynamic double bill that they’re gonna do it again this June.
The aptly titled Bad Machine Tour follows the release of outstanding new albums in Biram’s Bad Ingredients and Loveless’ Indestructible Machine
The Bad Machine Summer Tour begins in Tulsa, OK on Friday, June 1 and circles around the Midwest and East Coast before looping back for three shows in Biram’s home state of Texas, ending in Austin, TX on Saturday, June 30. Full tour dates HERE
In celebration of the tour announcement, Scott and Lydia are offering up FREE MP3s from their respective albums. Both are linked below, feel free to download/share/repost the tracks.
*Lydia Loveless “Learn To Say No” (from Indestructible Machine) – DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE
*Scott H. Biram “I Want My Mojo Back” (from Bad Ingredients) – DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE
Or both together via Soundcloud
The Rockets are doing a seris of very intimate acoustic house parties around the Midwest in March. We're not posting the dates or venues because these are in people's houses or loft spaces with very limited tickets available. Some have already sold out.
So, if you live in or around Milwaukee, Champaign, Bloomington or Chicago check out the schedule HERE and buy yer tix while you can.
Due to an sudden death in her family, Lydia has come off the road and return home.
The affected dates with the Hackensaw Boys (who are still playing) are as follows:
2/21 Springfield, MO
2/22 Kansas City, KS
2/23 Fort Collins, CO
2/24 Evergreen, CO
2/25 Denver, CO
We'll get her back your way as soon as we can.
Pedal steel whiz Maggie Bjorklund is hitting the road again as part of John Doe's band.
Come out and say hi. She'll even have copies of her new album with her.
11/26 Chicago IL - Old Town School of Folk Music
11/28 Columbus OH - Rumba Cafe
11/29 Cleveland OH - Beachland Ballroom
11/30 Pittsburgh PA - Thunderbird Cafe
12/01 York PA - Sttrand Capitol Performing Arts Center
12/02 Vienna VA - Jammin Java
12/03 Easton MD - Night Cat
12/04 New York NY - City Winery
12/05 Allston MA - Brighton Music Hall
12/07 Philadelphia PA - World Cafe Live
Lots happening in the DEX ROMWEBER DUO camp, so we thought we'd give you a snazzy biz school bullet point summation. That's the way we operate around here.
»NEW TOUR: Dex and his sis hit the road with punk legends THE MEAT PUPPETS at the end of October for a series of dates up the east coast. Don't miss this dream double bill! Check the dates HERE
»NEW RELEASE: Well, it's an new RE-release of Dex's SEMINAL Flat Duo Jets LP Go Go Harlem Baby.
Some of you may remember Jack White dropping the needle on the Jets’ version of “Froggy Went a Courtin’” in the “It Might Get Loud” doc as an indicator of his early influences. Maybe you remember the White Stripes covering “You Belong to Me” or “Apple Blossom Time” in their live performances. Those songs, as well as all the rest featured on Go Go Harlem Baby are genuinely important in the pantheon of American music.
Pick it up HERE while we have them in stock!