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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 our continuing quest to present fuller and more thoughtfully written music journalism to you, rather than glib tossed off bon mots aimed at the legions of short attention spanned media-consuming blobs so prevalent out there, we present to you THIS lengthy review of the Waco Brothers and Paul Burch collaboration Great Chicago Fire we released this spring.
It's by the good folks (and tasteful music fans) at PopMatters.com. They run down the album song by song and even post a soundcloud file of the title track.
So have a look. It'll be more interesting than whatever you are doing at work right now. Trust us.
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.
The title track of Rosie Flores' new album Working Girl's Guitar is streaming on MTV Hive.
As they say: "Few album-openers more effectively assert the artist’s identity than the title track to Rosie Flores’ new solo album, Working Girl’s Guitar. The song is an up-front, declarative statement of purpose, from its surf-inspired opening riff to Flores’ strong voice belting out the lines, “I’m a working girl’s guitar / playing towns / travel far” — a fair summation of the life of the 61-year-old guitar slinger who sings the words."
Have a listen HERE, and look for the album in stores and on online on October 16th
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
Yes, friends, you read that right!
After a quick little 30 year hiatus, GP and the Rumour are reuniting!
You thank Judd Apatow for it. The new album Three Chords Good will be out in November.
AND you can hear a track off the album HERE
On September 8th, renowned taco palace Big Star (1531 N. Damen) are launching a festival called the Dust Up.
Several bands, including our own Andre Williams & the Goldstars, will be playing, AND there will be a record fair and DJs with us and some other local labels providing the goods.
C'mon by. The fun starts at noon with the DJs, then music at 4pm.
Get the latest HERE.
In late July, Bloodshot turned 18!! In that hazy, crazy summer of '94, we put out a little compilation to alleviate our boredom (Angry Birds hadn't been invented yet...I know...it was like the Stone Age) and try and get into to shows for free. It features the first widely available recordings of Bottle Rockets, Robbie Fulks, The Handsome Family, and provided Jon Langford with more opportunities to make music...
And now we're old enough to do things like vote, buy pornography and Lotto tickets, get a Sam's Club membership, get a home loan (and allow banks to screw us), sue somebody (like a bank), get sued, be convicted as adults, buy tobacco, buy Nicorette gum, enter the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes....ah the world is our oyster.....
To celebrate, we're throwing at Party! 5 Bands! Beer Tastings!
Sounds like heaven to us.
While you're in the festive mood, check out our August sale highlighting artists connected to that very first album.
This weekend, the grandaddy of summer music festivals, Lollapalooza, pulls into Chicago's Grant Park. Our very own JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound will be one of the dozens of bands to take the Lolla stage reppin' Chicago -- here, Red Eye catches up with Jayson to talk about their upcoming show, while NBC Chicago also features the up-and-comers, and Esquire pegs JCBUS as one to watch at Lolla 2012.
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