We’ll be performing at Screenland – Crossroads for The Pitch’s Artopia festival. Saturday April 13th at 7:30PM. We’ll be playing new material and bringing out some old favorites.
Kansas City friends, we are performing at Middle of the Map festival this Saturday, April 6 at 4pm at Gusto Lounge. 504 Westport Rd.
Hope to see you there.
Here’s your chance to get your mitts on our newest single. Love’s no place b/w Affection (Steven Van Zandt cover).
Your purchase is also a donation. We are donating proceeds from the purchase of “Affection” to the New Jersey Sandy Relief Fund. sandynjrelieffund.org/index.html
Also, for the rest of 2012, all proceeds from your purchase of “Love’s No Place” will go to Best Friends Animal Society — Sandy Shelters. www.bestfriends.org/News-And-Features/News/Supporting-the-shelters-after-Sandy/
Please buy the single, help out those in need, and do your ears (and ass) a favor.
We are releasing our new single November 27th. “Love’s No Place” b/w “Affection” will be available for digital download. The b side is a cover of Steven Van Zandt’s song “Affection” from The Sopranos.
We will be donating all proceeds from the b side to NJ Storm Sandy relief charities to be named as the date draws near.
We’ll also be playing a show on 11/23 at The Brick in KC where all proceeds from merch sales and donations will be given to storm relief charities as well.
We go on at 9:30PM. The festival covers four stages and features 20 bands all centered around the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City, MO.
We will be debuting new material at the show. So you’ll want to be there.
Advance tickets are available at CMFKC.COM
One of the stops on this recent tour was in Baltimore. We hit a location from The Wire at Faith and Bond Streets. This was the scene of Marlo Stanfield’s court where he and his crew plotted heists, murders, and met with Michael about his step-father.
We decided to shoot a quick video of “Little Teamsters.” This song, a pretty pop song, performed amid this East Baltimore scene of shuttered row houses and street crime seems incongruous. But “Little Teamsters” is about how death catches us by surprise. Seemed appropriate to the character of Marlo Stanfield.
As with every tour I’ve done, it is not so much about me or the venues but the people we meet along the way and the poeple we’ll leave behind while we’re gone.
The time has come for the songs on Don’t Let Me Stay to return to where they were born – highways and interstates, hotels and truck-stops, places named Lucas and New York. Many of the people who made these songs possible will remain at home, laying in the sun of the hottest summer since I was a boy and (hopefully) waiting for us to return. They may not know that while we’ll be singing for new people, but we’ll be singing of them.
Our job is to bring these songs to where they came from and introduce them to new people along the way. If you know anyone in any of these cities, please tell them about the show in their area. We’ll be polite, I promise. We’ll show them a good time and introduce them to old stories inhabited by new souls.
Thanks for your support,
Mike, Hermon and John
We’re working on a series of tour dates for this summer. These will be acoustic shows featuring Hermon, Mike A, and John. As soon as the shows are confirmed we’ll post them. Until then enjoy one of the songs that should make it into the set. John’s Bindle Song version of “Always a Friend” by Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys (and Girls).
Jon at The Vinyl District asked me to write an essay for their “First Date” column.
They ran it this week, here it is:
“When it comes to vinyl, any nostalgia derived from memories of nosing around my family’s record collection or conning my grandma into taking me to Bernstein-Applebee isn’t nearly as meaningful as the hours and hours I spent flipping through albums in the bins at an indie record store in Kansas City during my 20s.”