The Split Squad is headed to their second annual appearance at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX, later this month.
The Split Squad will kick off their Spring tour in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on March 7th and wrap up on April 28th in Longbranch, New Jersey, sharing bills with legendary NYC-based rockers The Fleshtones. Confirmed dates and venues for the Spring 2014 tour are:
3/07/14 Dogfish Head Brewery, Rehoboth Beach DE - with The Fleshtones
3/08/14 Stage on Herr, Harrisburg PA - with The Fleshtones
3/13/14 Yard Dog Art Gallery, Austin TX
3/14/14 The Gingerman, Austin TX - Blurt Magazine/Dogfish Head SXSW Showcase
4/24/14 IOTA, Arlington VA
4/25/14 The Bowery Electric, New York NY
4/26/14 Cafe Nine, New Haven CT
4/28/14 Brighton Bar, Longbranch NJ
Formed in 2011, The Split Squad is the the brainchild of bassist/singer Michael Giblin, of the PA-based powerpop band Parallax Project, who assembled a team of veteran musicians he had worked with over the years on tours and various recording projects. The other members of The Split Squad are:
Drummer Clem Burke, a founding member of Blondie, and a 2006 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Burke is also a highly sought-after session musician who has worked with Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop and Joan Jett, among many others.
Guitarist Eddie Mun?oz of L.A.'s legendary powerpop outfit The Plimsouls (whose single 'A Million Miles Away' charted on the Billboard Hot 100) and more recently Magic Christian and Parallax Project, with Giblin.
Guitarist Keith Streng, founding member of seminal rockers The Fleshtones, longtime fixtures of the New York garage-rock scene that grew from the famed Manhattan music club CBGB.
Keyboardist Josh Kantor, of The Baseball Project, and Boston-based folk-rock band Jim's Big Ego, who also serves as the organist for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Featuring 12 original tracks plus a cover of The Small Faces' 'Sorry She's Mine,' Now Hear This is the unmistakeable product of its members common roots in the classic powerpop, punk, glam and garage rock of the '70s and '80s. The album was produced by Seattle music icon Scott McCaughey, best known as a founding member of cult faves The Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5. Adding to the star power on The Split Squad's debut are guest appearances by McCaughey, Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Hugo Burnham (Gang of Four), and Mike Gent (The Figgs). Now Hear This was recorded in the summer of 2012, at Woolly Mammoth Studios in Waltham, MA.
For more information, please visit the band's official website at www.thesplitsquad.com and their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TheSplitSquad. (more...)
Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its slate of performances for this week, Jan. 6-12, including BEST OF CRAIGSLIST, SCREAM ALONG WITH BILLY, JEFF SLATE, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW, CHAMPAGNE JERRY, TRIBECASTAN, SUN RA VISITATION SERIES, THE HOT SARDINES, MEKLIT HADERO/LEIF VOLLEBEKK, FREDERICKS BROWN, FEDERICO AUBELE/KEREN ANN/DOM LA NENA, RED BARAAT/METAL TONGUES/PATTEN, REVEREND BILLY, BRENDA RUSSELL, and JOEY ARIAS. (more...)
Bergen Performance Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey will present An Acoustic Evening With Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt on Tuesday January 28th, 2014 at 8PM. Tickets are $95, $75, $65, $55, & $45 and available at www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or the Box Office (201) 227 1030. (more...)
Chandelier Productions once again teams up with Gay City Health Project, tonight, December 28, 2013 at the legendary Showbox at the Market to deliver a one-night-only live performance of the original cult phenomenon, The Rocky Horror Show. (more...)
Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt are set to perform an acoustic evening at The Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 18 , 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $34.50 and are available at the Capitol Center box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH, via phone at 603-225-1111, and online at www.ccanh.com (more...)
Joe's Pub at The Public (Dec. 9-15), will feature performances from JOSEPH STIGLITZ, THE MEN IN BLAZERS, THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER, JARELL PERRY WITH SPECIAL GUEST LOCKSMITH AND HOST KID FURY, MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS / KRISTIN ANDREASSEN + MICHAELA ANNE, BRIDGET EVERETT & THE TENDER MOMENTS, THE LOSERS LOUNGE 20TH ANNIVERSARY, REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR, JOHN ROBERTS, and TAMMY FAYE STARLIGHT IS NICO: UNDERGROUND. (more...)
Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Modine, Edward Norton, Cynthia Nixon, John Leguizamo, Padma Lakshmi, Bianca Jagger, Philip Glass, Bill Moyers, Fran Lebowitz, Art Spiegelman, Joel Grey, Kathleen Chalfant and Many Others Now Join Forces to Help Save the Village from NYU's Expansion Plan, with Gala Holiday Online Auction; Actor Modine Blasts NYU as 'Bullying, Land-Grabbing Scrooge' (more...)
Lester Bangs, the rock critic who reached iconic status in the 1970s with his passionate, intellectually honest writing, is the subject of "How to be a Rock Critic," presented in a staged reading as part of DouglasPlus at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, Sunday, December 15 at 1 p.m. The reading will take place in the Douglas' rehearsal space, Upstairs@KDT. (more...)
Local performer Jerick Hoffer, winner of the hit reality TV show "RuPaul's Drag Race" as drag alter ego Jinkx Monsoon and co-star of the critically acclaimed off-Broadway sleeper hit The Vaudevillians, returns to Seattle December 17-22 for an encore performance ofHedwig and the Angry Inch at the historic Moore Theatre, a co-production of Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group. Tickets are on sale now at www.stgpresents.org or (877) 784-4849. (more...)
Shepard Fairey's Subliminal Projects will be transported back to 1977 Britain beginning 8pm Friday December 13 when Fairey and Sex Pistols tour photographer Dennis Morris host the opening of SID: Superman Is Dead, a collaborative installation of paintings, photographs and prints of and inspired by Sid Vicious' tenure as the Sex Pistols' bassist. (more...)
Chandelier Productions once again teams up with Gay City Health Project, December 28, 2013 at the legendary Showbox at the Market to deliver a one-night-only live performance of the original cult phenomenon, The Rocky Horror Show. See it like you have never seen it before. Bikers! Gorgeous go-go girls! Transsexuals from another planet! All through the lens of 1960s and 70s exploitation film. Join Chandelier Productions for all the filth and fun associated with classic grindhouse cinema and Pacific Northwest garage rock. This is not a movie screening, or a shadow cast, this is the real deal. MORE SEX! MORE BLOOD! MORE MUSCLE! Live musical theater with a rock-n-roll band! (more...)
Sundance Institute today announced the seven artists selected for its 2014 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation. The 15th annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, WY takes place February 3-21. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. (more...)
The Black Mirrors first ever single release of 'The River' is paving the way to doom and gloom with this terrifying dysfunctional sound that can only be described as marmite. For those in the eighties matchbox era, be prepared for a more up to date version on that sound that was created many moons ago via stems of Iggy Pop with ugly shapes of atmospheric suspension tearing through your ears with a vast array of fear, horror, blood and the inevitable. (more...)