Stevie is heading to the USA at the start of April for 3 shows – 2 as part of Chickfactor’s “For The Love of Pop” 20th Anniversary celebrations and the other at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia.
The first show is in DC at the Ballroom, Artisphere, Arlignton on the 6th April and also features him alongside Frankie Rose, Honey Bunch and Dot Dash. Tickets can be purchased for either the night on its own or as a pass for both the DC Chickfactor shows.
The second show is in the side chapel of the First Unitarian Church on 7th April. It has an amazing history and has been home to some great shows in recent years too.
Tickets are on sale now from Ticketfly
The final show (for now) is in New York on the 12th April and features me, Honey Bunch, The Softies, The Pines and special guests. It is at the Bell House in Brooklyn and tickets are already on sale.
It’s less than 4 weeks until our second Late Night Tales compilation hits the shops. We know of at least three shops who are stocking it and if you head along there on the following dates you’ll hear Chris playing some tunes in store and he’ll have his Sharpie at the ready for a bit of signing too!
Sunday 25th March – Afternoon
12 Kings Court
Friday 30th March – Afternoon
53 Oldham Street
Sunday 1st April – Midday
Rough Trade East
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
Chris will be joining the Late Night Tales residents and some mysterious guest DJs to play some records at the Late Night Tales B&S launch party on 1st April. This free event is being held at the Big Chill Bar, Dray Walk (off Brick Lane), London, E1 6QL and should be in full swing from mid afternoon until midnight. Hopefully some of you will make it along on the day.
We were delighted to be asked to compile a second compilation for the Late Night Tales series.
Released on 26th March this installment includes songs chosen by Chris, Stuart, Bob, Mick and Sarah. The music ranges from the 60s pop of the Lovin’ Spoonful and the Wonder Who? to the melancholy minimalism of our good friends Remember Remember, with a selection of groovy jazz, female folk, prog-rock breakbeats and dubbed-out post-punk along the way.
Of course there is also the obligatory cover version by the compilers: a swinging version of the Primitive’s jangle pop classic “Crash”.
Take a listen to a preview below – we hope you like!
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As well as the enamel crew badges pictured above, there are a wide range of both new items and a few of the original ones left. . . you can donate anything from $5 for a digital postcard to $5000 for the first ever test pressing of Tigermilk, depending on your budget, and in amongst the rewards there is bound to be something to catch your fancy. The full list of rewards is on the Kickstarter page and you can follow the progress over the next 3 weeks using the widget below:
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Earlier this year, Bob, Stevie, Richard and Mick all played on ‘Fuerteventura’ the new album by Spanish songwriter, Russian Red. Her second album, it was recorded in Glasgow with long term B&S associate, Tony Doogan.
Since the sessions back in April, the album has been released around the world and received considerable acclaim: as well as reaching number 2 in the Spanish charts, she has become something of a sensation in South-East Asia, having visited and played in Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan. Here is a clip about the making of the record:
However, she is only now getting round to her first ever shows in the UK and reuniting with some of the personnel on the album. Lourdes, with Bob, Stevie and some members of her usual touring band play in Glasgow and London in January. Both shows are co-headlines with the excellent Scottish songwriter, Rachel Sermanni.
The Glasgow show is at the Mitchell Theatre on Sunday 22nd and is part of the Celtic Connections festival and the London show is the following day (23rd) at The Union Chapel. Tickets for the show in Glasgow are available from Celtic Connections and for London from See Tickets.
After the London show, Stevie and Bob are changing band as they head to Italy for four shows with the Vaselines who play:
25th January: Rome, Angelo Mai
26th January: Turin, Spazio 211
27th January: Pisa, New Caracol
28th January: Ravenna, Bronson