Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Tour band and dates for US

Been rehearsing lot's for the tour and am getting excited about hittin' the road. Playing with me and Jack Martin this tour will be Danny Hole (who was in The Warlocks and playing and recording with Nikki Sudden) on drums and Kiki Solis , whom is from El Paso, on bass guitar. We will be doing songs from "Philosophy and Underwear" and "Solo Cholo" and a few oldies as well!
Here are the dates: FALL 2006 - US TOUR

Thu 9/7/06, Arlington, VA, Iota Cafe
Fri 9/8/06, Charlottesville, VA, Gravity Lounge
Sat 9/9/06, Baltimore, MD, Talking Head Festival
Fri 9/15/06, New Haven, CT, Cafe Nine
Sat 9/16/06, Cambridge, MA, Middle East Upstairs
Sun 9/17/06, Providence, RI, AS 220 Space
Thu 9/21/06, Albany, NY, Valentine’s
Fri 9/22/06, Buffalo, NY, Mohawk Place
Sat 9/23/06, Rochester, NY, The Bug Jar
Thu 9/28/06, Dayton, OH, Pearl
Fri 9/29/06, Cleveland, OH, Beachland Tavern
Sat 9/30/06, Toledo, OH, Vamps
Thu 10/5/06, Akron, OH, Lime Spider
Fri 10/6/06, Cincinnati, OH, Comet Tavern
Sat 10/7/06, Athens, OH, Union Bar & Grille
Thu 10/12/06, Pittsburgh, PA, 31st Street Pub
Fri 10/13/06, Columbus, OH, Skully’s Music Diner w/ Cheater Slicks
Sat 10/14/06, Detroit, MI, Lager house
Sun 10/15/06, Lansing, MI, Mac’s
Tue 10/17/06, Bloomington, IN, Second Story
Wed 10/18/06, Milwaukee, WI, Cactus Bar
Thu 10/19/06, Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock Social Club
Fri 10/20/06, Green Bay, WI, Main Stage
Sat 10/21/06, Chicago, IL, Subterranean

Will be great to see people and please do spread the good word in your areas! Speaking of oldies, The pic is not of the new band, but an old pic I just found on a zip disk (remember those?) on the bottom of my dresser. That is left to right Me, Meg White, Jack White at The Bowery Ballroom in 2002, I think. One of the times The Pink Monkey Birds or Knoxville Girls played with The White Stripes.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Arthur Lee RIP

I am saddedend to hear about the death of Arthur Lee, who died yesterday, August 3, at the Methodist University Hospital in his hometown of Memphis after battling leukemia.
I will assume most who read my blog know and are educated about LOVE and Arthur Lee. If not, please DO check out the albums.
I went to see Arthur and LOVE perform "FOREVER CHANGES" at Town Hall, here in NYC a few years ago, with a horn and strings section. It was just incredible. The audience , myself included, were weeping from the beauty and power of the music. I really admired him, as cantakerous, and edgy as ever. It was so great how he was very concerned with NOW, and saw himself as a contemporary, and NOT an oldies act. I tell you, that concert was as fresh and contemporary as anything going on now, maybe even more! So, hats off and many continued thanks to Arthur Lee and LOVE for inspiration and beauty.