Back by popular demand! Last month’s Bowie Tribute Show at the Towne Crier was so awesome, we had to do it again! Where else could we do it but in Philly, “the city of brotherly love”? See you all at World Cafe Live, Saturday, June 4th for a night honoring our “brother”…
As history has proven, every Slambovian World Café Live show stands the test of time (real, imagined, Slambovian) and this – the band’s last area performance before finishing their next album and heading out to enchant the UK territories, promises to be even more so, oh-by-jingo.
In their many mythic ch-ch-ch-changes, these homegrown “Heroes” have paid their props to Dylan, The Fabs, Syd Barrett and Joey Ramone, just to name a few. On Saturday, June 4th, Philly native Joziah Longo and band will pay extended homage to a man they encountered professionally and we all knew – David Bowie – as only they can. Think “Life On Mars?” “After All” “Black Country Rock”. And while you’re imagining a Slambovian Bowie fest, imagine a few sneak peeks at the new album, “A Very Unusual Head” and a host of Slambovian classics with guest drummer extraordinaire, Rick Quintanal (of Crystal Cymbology) at the helm! Imagine all this at our first summer extravaganza at Philly’s World Café Live, “The Slambovians Who Fell To Earth”.
This is what’s going down at World Café Live, Saturday June 4th, oh-by-jingo. Got your tickets yet?
The Slambovians Who Fell To Earth
Saturday, June 4th, 2016 8 PM
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
-Mike Jurkovic, The Rock & Roll Curmudgeon
Two Massachusetts shows this weekend….Friday, April 1 at 7:00 we’ll be at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. The following night, Saturday April 2 it’s the South Shore Folk Music Club/Beal House at 8:00. Full tour schedule: slambovia.com/shows
We will be returning to Colorado on Saturday, March 12 for a show at the beautiful Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. Purchase tickets HERE.
We’ll be kicking off Valentine’s Day weekend with two shows in New England…..Friday, February 12 at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA and Saturday, February 13 at the Channing Church in Newport, RI as part of the Common Fence Music Series. Hope to see you there. Last two shows in New England until April!
Tune in this Valentine’s Day to watch Joziah and Sharkey perform stripped-down versions of Slambovian classics as well as test-runs of some new material. Broadcast starts at 7:00 pm on February 14th. Hear the songs you love and new tunes performed by the Hudson Valley’s own legendary singer-guitarist duo at Caffé Lena, the club that has hosted great music since the 1960’s. CONCERT WINDOW BROADCAST LINK • CAFFE LENA TICKET LINK
Join us Saturday night January 30th at The River Club Music Hall, in Scituate Massachusetts. It’s our first time playing this venue, looks like a very cool place. Come warm your hearts by the Slambovian fire!
We have a few surprises up our sleeve, some of the upcoming shows may have new faces onstage as we begin working on songs for the #newalbum!!!
For our NYC friends…
Join us January 15th at The Iridium in New York City for our “APAP Artist Showcase” presented by The Roots Agency. (APAP stands for Association of Performing Arts Presenters, a networking convention for performers and arts venues across the world.) The Slambovians are opening the showcase up to their fans, as well as music industry friends. Tickets are $25. Showtime is 10 PM. TICKETS: http://tinyurl.com/slam-iridium
Of note: New Slambovian drummer Felipe Torres (Carmine Appice’s SLAMM, Davy Jones) will be doing his first New York show with the band at the Iridium performance.
The Iridium is at 1650 Broadway in Manhattan, and near the B,D,E, N,R,W, 1 trains. (Note: There is a $15 food and drink minimum per person.)
The very last of our Christmas shows was December 19th, close to home in Beacon, NY. Joziah was joined onstage late in the show with youngest daughter Ali, who shined in a performance of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. Now we know why they call it The Towne Crier … not a dry eye in the house. Also wowing the crowd (and almost upstaging dad) was guitarist-in-training Ben McEwen, Sharkey’s son who joined us in a smokin’ version of “I wish It Was Christmas”. Thanks to everyone for making our holidays merry and bright! Happy New Year 2016!
TOMORROW NIGHT! We return to the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia for our 10th annual New Years Eve Eve (Eve) show! There are still a handful of tickets left! Get ’em HERE.
Check out Fern Brodkin’s preview article!
We are approaching one of our favorite times of the year! As you prepare to get into the Christmas spirit, let us recharge your batteries and ‘flip your switch’ for the holiday season. Come and share ‘A Very Slambovian Christmas’ with us! Full calendar can be found on our SHOW page.
December 4: Bath, Maine –The Chocolate Church
December 5: Old Saybrook, CT – The Kate
December 11: Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
December 12: West Milford, NJ – Music at the Mission
December 18: Northampton MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
December 19: Beacon, NY – The Towne Crier Cafe
OUR BIG END-OF-YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA IN PHILLY-
NEW YEAR’S EVE~EVE~EVE @ WORLD CAFE LIVE!
|Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 8:00 PM|
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. That is what The Weight has been doing since forming a few years ago after the passing of Levon Helm. Oft compared to The Band since its inception (Garth Hudson being one if its earliest fans), The Slambovian Circus of Dreams will appear as special guests with The Weight at Tarrytown Music Hall, Friday November 20th. “Joziah is an awesome songwriter.” – Garth Hudson, The Band
THE WEIGHT features:
Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band
Brian Mitchell and Byron Isaacs of the Levon Helm Band
Marty Grebb – worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of The Band
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-Presentation
The archive broadcast of our On Tour feature is now up on the WHYY website. Click HERE to watch!
It’s our pleasure to announce that we will be the featured artists this week on WHYY-TV’s Emmy Award winning music program, On Tour. Filmed live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, On Tour features intimate artist interviews woven into the musical performance. Associate Producer Lisa Gray pulled some pretty interesting nuggets from Joziah’s brain (and was also able to score some childhood photos from the family archives!)
The broadcast will feature our August 20, 2015 show at Steelstack’s Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, PA. and will air Thursday, October 29 at 10:00 pm, with a rebroadcast Sunday, November 1 at noon. If you don’t live in the WHYY viewing area, an archive of the program will be posted on the On Tour website after the broadcast date.