Saturday, May 15, 2010

It’s that time again. Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby are headed for the USA. They’ll be carrying copies of their brand new “Two-Way Family Favourites” album. A collection of songs by other artists turned out in the couple’s inimitable style. This will not be available in stores although I’m sure that if you run such a thing then something could be arranged. Sadly you won’t be able to pick it up with your groceries as far as I know. I’m perfectly aware that the world would be an entirely better place if you could. So please, make a date in your diary and go to the nearest show. You don’t get an opporchancity like this every day.

Tuesday June 1st - Private event
Wednesday June 2nd - Bop shop presents at The Lovin’ Cup - Rochester, NY
Friday June 4th - The Bowery Electric (w/ McGinty & White) - New York
Saturday June 5th - Private event
Sunday June 6th - Sixth St. House Concert - Media, PA
Monday June 8th - The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
Tuesday June 9th - Black Cat - Washington DC
Wednesday June 10th - Berkeley Cafe - Raleigh, NC
Thursday June 11th - Star Bar - Atlanta, GA
Sunday June 13th - Private event - Houston, TX
Tuesday June 15th - Mohawk - Austin, TX
Wednesday June 16th - Bryan Street Tavern (w/ Salim Nourallah) - Dallas, TX
Friday June 18th - Schuba’s (early show) - Chicago, IL
Saturday June 19th - House concert - Milwaukee, WI
Sunday June 20th - 400 Bar - Minneapolis, MN
Thursday June 24th - Majestic Cafe - Detroit, MI
Saturday June 26th - Cafe Nine (w/ McGinty and White) - New Haven, CT
Sunday June 27th - TT The Bears (w/ McGinty and White) - Cambridge, MA

All the dates with additional links to the clubs, tickets, etc are right here.

RIP - Tom O'Grady

Very sorry to hear about this. I was introduced to Tom a year ago past the recent Record Store Day by Duglas Bandit and was immediately struck by his passion for music. And it turned out that we had a whole bunch of mutual friends and acquaintances. So we spent the best part of an afternoon banging on about this and that. You know, the kind of instances that remove you from the day to day bullshit and that makes everything worthwhile. It's always a trip to meet a like-minded traveller. My condolences to his family and friends.