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on tour: Dropkick Murphys

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in support of the band’s ninth album, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & GloryDropkick Murphys  kick off its tour tonight in Bethlehem, Penn. before finally shipping up to Boston to play a series of hometown dates.

Celtic-American punk band Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for Boston. Since forming in 1996, the band has sold  4 million albums worldwide with 2005’s The Warrior’s Code achieving an RIAA Gold certification and the single “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” nearing double platinum and appearing during a key moment of Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed. Most recently, 2013’s Signed And Sealed In Blood netted their second consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200, and debuted at number 6 in Germany. They updated the Boston Red Sox anthem “Tessie” in 2004. The band created The Claddagh Fund in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children’s and veterans’ organizations.

On the new album, the song “4-15-13” pays homage to the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing. “Since that day, we felt like not taking the challenge to write a song about what we all went through would be taking the coward’s way out,” bassist Ken Casey reflects. “We put more importance on writing that piece of music than anything we’ve ever done, because if you’re going to touch that day, it has to be done right. We went through so many emotions with that whole experience, as did everyone in Boston. It changed the city forever.” The song “Rebels With A Cause” was written about kids who are given up on, and left behind by a system that has written them off as hopeless. “Paying My Way” is about the way up and out of addiction and the dream of bigger and better things in life.

Dropkick Murphys is:

Al Barr (lead vocals)
Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, mellotron, whistles, vocals)
Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar)

Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, acoustic guitars, vocals)
Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, vocals)
James Lynch (guitar, vocals)

TOUR DATES:

2/21/17 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center *+
2/22/17 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! *+
2/24/17 – Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center *+
2/25/17 – Hinckley, MN – The Grand Minnesota Taste Together *
2/26/17 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District *+
2/28/17 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater *+
3/1/17 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *+
3/2/17 – Little Rock, AK – Metroplex Live *+
3/3/17 – Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Tunica – Bluesville *+
3/4/17 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City *+
3/6/17 – St. Petersburg, FL – Janus Live *
3/7/17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live *
3/8/17 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues *
3/10/17 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues *+
3/11/17 – Washington, DC – Shamrockfest Dropkick Murphys ONLY
3/12/17 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount *+
3/15/17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
3/16/17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
3/17/17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
3/18/17 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
3/18/17 – Boston, MA – After Party @ House Of Blues with Pro Boxing
3/19/17 – Boston, MA – TBA

* w/ Blood or Whiskey
+ w/ The Interrupters
Note: Following the March 18 Agganis Arena show, the band’s official after party at House Of Blues on Lansdowne Street will feature the St. Patrick’s Clash II Pro Boxing with local hero, U.S. Marine Afghan Veteran and undefeated Light Middleweight Mark “Bazooka” DeLuca (16-0, 10KOs), as well as top local talent and some of Ireland’s best fighters. Proceeds from the after party will benefit The Claddagh Fund charities.

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on tour: JD Eicher

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Youngstown, Ohio native JD Eicher is on tour in support of his most recent album, The Middle Distance, which was released in May 2016. Eicher’s sound is arnest and assured, comforting and bluesy. Last year, the singer/songwriter collaborated  with best-selling author Nicholas Sparks to celebrate Sparks’ 20 years of publishing books. Eicher produced an original song [“Two by Two”] as well as additional music to accompany Sparks’ novel, Two By Two [published in October 2016].   The EP included a re-recorded version of “Not Afraid” from The Middle Distance, as well as two remasters of previously released songs — “Love Is Gonna Find You” and “The Last Love Song.”

TOUR DATES: 

March 3, 2017 | Madison, WI – Crescendo Music Bar & Café** 

March 4, 2017 | Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall**

March 5, 2017 | Berwyn, IL – The Wire**

March 6, 2017 | Indianapolis, IN – Fountain Square Brewery**

March 9, 2017 | Spring Lakes, MI – Seven Steps Up**

March 10, 2017 | Cleveland, OH – The Beachland Tavern**

March 11, 2017 | Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café**

March 16, 2017 | Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 – New York, NY

March 19, 2017 | Boston, MA – Atwoods Tavern**

 

**denotes dates with Ruby Rose Fox

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on tour: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

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formed in 2011, Chris Robinson Brotherhood plays folksy, psychedelic, trippy, wandering, guitar-heavy, wandering songs that transport you to a transcendental state. The band wil tour in support of its fourth studio album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, out now via Robinson’s Silver Arrow Records. The band plays two Boston dates at Paradise Rock Club on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.

 

TOUR DATES:

August 28 – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’ Festival
September 16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
September 18 – Scranton, PA – Outlaw Music Festival
September 21 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
September 23 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
September 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater
September 25 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
September 26 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
September 29 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
September 30 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
October 1 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
October 2 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
October 4 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
October 6 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater
October 7 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
October 8 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
October 9 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
October 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
October 13 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe At The Old National Centre
October 14 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
October 15 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
October 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
October 19 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
October 20 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
October 21 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
October 22 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
October 23 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
November 9 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
November 11 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm
November 12 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
November 18 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
November 19 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
November 29 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theater
December 1 – Sandpoint, ID – The Hive
December 2 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
December 3 – Portland, OR – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
December 4 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
December 6 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
December 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 9 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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new single and North American tour: Teenage Fanclub

one of my favorite bands ever. brilliant lyrics, shoegaze murmury guitar. A band that will always remind me of former longtime Bad Religion drummer Bobby Schayer. We kissed while Teenage Fanclub played on cassette in his hotel room YEARS ago on a Bad Religion tour. Hello my friend. The band will release a new album, Here, on September 9, 2016. Teenage Fanclub founded in 1989 in Glasgow, Scotland. Albums include Bandwagonesque [1991], Thirteen [1993] and Grand Prix [1995].

current members: Norman Blake; Raymond McGinley; Gerard Love; Francis Macdonald; Dave McGowan

 

TOUR DATES

October 12 – Toronto, Lee’s Palace
October 14 – Washington, DC, 9:30 Club:
October 15 – New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
October 16 – Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 17 – Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair
October 18 – Philadelphia, PA, World Cafe Live
October 20 – Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballrom
October 21 – Chicago, IL, Bottom Lounge
October 22 – Minneapolis, MN, Fine Line
October 23 – Madison, WI, High Noon
October 25 – Detroit, MI, Loving Touch

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on tour: Dorothy

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sometimes I only want to post about women on this site–women in music; women in books; women in entertainment. Dorothy is a kick-ass, heel-stomping modern rock band. Fierce, edgy, provocative and surely fantastic live. The Los Angeles-based band’s debut album ROCKISDEAD entered Billboard Top New Artists Heatseekers Chart at #1. Dorothy will head out on tour next week.

 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
07/13 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
07/14 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
07/15 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC*
07/16 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC*
07/21 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park. NY
07/23 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Cleveland, OH
07/25 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI*
07/26 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH*
07/27 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
08/01 – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME*
08/02 – Royale – Boston, MA*
08/04 – Bottle & Cork – Dewey Beach, DE*
08/06 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC*
09/03 – Made In America Festival – Philadelphia, PA
10/06 – Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX ^
10/08 – Pikes Peak Center – Colorado Springs, CO
10/09 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/11 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
10/12 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA^
10/14 – Silver Legacy Resort & Casino – Reno, NV^
10/15 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA^
10/17 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA^
10/18 – MacEwan Ballroom, University of Calgary – Calgary, Canada^
10/19 – Winspear Center – Edmonton, Canada
10/21 – Shrine Auditorium – Billings, MT^
10/23 – Pioneer Hall – Duluth, MN^
10/25 – State Theater – Kalamazoo, MI^
10/26 – Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON, Canada^
10/28 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC, Canada^
10/29 – The Stanley Theater – Utica, NY^
* w/ The Struts
^ w/ Halestorm

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show preview: Living Colour at Blue Hills Bank Pavillion on July 19, 2016 with Jane’s Addiction and Dinosaur Jr.

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Living Colour will play five dates this summer with Jane’s Addiction and Dinosaur Jr. including Boston, Philadelphia and Cleveland. The band is working on a new album due out in early 2017. Living Colour formed in 1984 in New York. The band mixes rock, funk, jazz, hip hop and alternative rock to full effect with unique arrangements and supercharged energy. The band creates music with strong messages, Living Colour won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990 for “Cult of Personality.” 1990’s sophomore album Time’s Up earned the funk rock band a second Grammy.

Living Colour is:
Corey Glover [vocals]
Vernon Reid [guitar]
Doug Wimbish [bass]
Will Calhoun [drums]

discography:
Vivid (1988)
Time’s Up (1990)
Stain (1993)
Collideøscope (2003)
The Chair in the Doorway (2009)
Shade (2016)

Living Colour with Jane’s Addiction and Dinosaur Jr. at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on July 19, 2016. tickets $29.50-$59.50.

venue info:
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
290 Northern Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
617-728-1600

TOUR DATES:

July 19 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion* – Boston, MA
July 20 – The Fillmore* – Philadelphia, PA
July 22 – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre* – Sterling Heights, MI
July 23 – Jacobs Pavilion @ Nautica* – Cleveland, OH
July 25 – Murat Theatre @ Old Nat’l Centre* – Indianapolis, IN
August 27 – Skokie’s Backlot Bash – Skokie, IL
August 28 – LC/Brains/FBone Superjam @ AfroPunk Festival – Brooklyn, NY
September 23 – Music Tastes Good Festival – Long Beach, CA

*denotes performance w/ Jane’s Addiction + Dinosaur Jr.

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on tour: Deerhoof

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Deerhoof is on tour this summer. The tour starts tomorrow in Brooklyn and ends in August in Dallas. The band’s latest album The Magic [Polyvinyl] is out June 24. Of the new album, singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki, said: “I joined Deerhoof a week after I arrived in San Francisco from Japan. I hopped on a MUNI bus to have a first meeting but got off at a wrong stop. I was lost and confused. They found me on a dark street corner after I called for help from a pay phone. Since then my adventure expanded. Deerhoof is a vehicle with four powered wheels that takes me through forest, desert and buildings. My life is adventure!”

tour dates:
06.22.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel ^
06.23.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel #
06.24.16 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
06.25.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
06.26.16 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *

07.07.16 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall $
07.08.16 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune $
07.09.16 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s $
07.12.16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall $
07.13.16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom $
07.14.16 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah $
07.15.16 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress $
07.16.16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom $
07.18.16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
07.19.16 – Boise, ID @ Radio Boise Series (Neurolux) $

08.03.16 – Denver, CO @ The Hi Dive ^^
08.04.16 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room ^^
08.05.16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall ^^
08.06.16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet ^^
08.08.16 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi Fi ^^
08.09.16 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s ^^
08.10.16 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge ^^
08.11.16 – Athens, GA @ Athens Popfest (Georgia Theatre)
08.12.16 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall ^^
08.13.16 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa ^^
08.14.16 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown **
08.16.16 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk **
08.17.16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees **

^ w C Spencer Yeh & Ava Luna
# w/ Kill Alters & Ed Balloon
* w/ Kill Alters
$ w/ Skating Polly
^^ w/ Cowtown
** w/ Cowtown & Tele Novella

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