Shoes News

SHOES return to SPACE in Evanston on July 19th! 

SHOES will return to play a show at SPACE in Evanston on saturday, July 19th at 8pm.  It's a 93XRT Show and comes almost exactly a year since their last visit to this beautiful and intimate venue.

SHOES Hit the Road in 2014! 

After a long and frigid winter, warmer weather heralds sunny days ahead and SHOES take to the road! On May 10th SHOES will travel to New York to take part in the Brooklyn Power Pop Festival for the iconic Trouser Press magazine, headed by friend and longtime SHOES supporter, Ira Robbins.  SHOES will appear at The Bell House in Brooklyn with Paul Collins (formerly of The Beat).Then, on May 31st SHOES… Read more

New video by Lou Hinkhouse posted for Head vs. Heart from Ignition! 

Video veteran Lou Hinkhouse has put together a new video for Head vs. Heart featuring footage shot during the recent SHOES  tour.  Lou is a seasoned video professional that is not only a master video editor (having done work for Billy Coragan of Smashing Pumpkins), he is also a longtime friend of the band and was one of the folks responsible for the 1984 videos… Read more

Less than 2 weeks until SHOES play Milwaukee and Evanston gigs! 

It's less than 2 weeks away now, until SHOES rolls out the gear and heads to Milwaukee's Shank Hall on July 26th for the first stop of 2 consecutive nights of shows, with Space in Evanston the following night on July 27th!  It has been a long time since the band has played gigs on 2 consecutive nights in 2 different cities/states.  It's difficult to predict when/if there will be any additional shows.  So, if you'd like to see the band perform live, pack up the cats and head out to one of these fine venues!

Watch SHOES streamed live from Fitzgerald's this saturday night, on Gigity TV! 

For those of you that can't make it down to Berwyn, IL this saturday night to see SHOES play live at Fitzgerald's Night Club (immortalized in the movie, "A League of Their Own") you can stream it live from Gigity TV at the link below. We don't know the quality of the video or audio mix, but it sure is a cool concept for those that can't make the gig! Log onto the link to see the show; 

2 Upcoming Chicago-area Gigs Earmarked as XRT Shows! 

Chicago's Finest Rock station, WXRT has lent it's name and support to get behind 2 of the upcoming Shoes shows; May 4th at Fitzgeralds in Berwyn and July 27th at Evanston Space!  Advance tickets for both shows are currently on sale.  WXRT has long been a supporter of the band and the fine folks there have been our favorite source of great new music over the years.  During SXSW… Read more

SHOES to play Chicago-area Shows beginning on May 4th! 

After returning from SXSW in Austin, Texas where the band played 4 gigs (including 3 in one day!) the band looks to return home and play a series of shows in and around the midwest this spring and summer.  The first gig to be announced is at the notable Fitzgerald's Nightclub in Berwyn, IL on May 4th!  Opening the show will be Green, which includes bassist Clay Tomasek (a… Read more

SHOES make Valentine's Day appearance at Ravinia for Chicago Live! 

SHOES were asked to round out the recent show for Chicago Live! at Ravinia in Highland Park, IL on thursday, Feb. 14th (Valentines Day).  The Chicago Tribune teams up with Second City Players and WGN to put on a quarterly show and Shoes was asked to be the musical guest, playing two songs to close out the show.  The 1-1/2 hour event featured a variety of guests… Read more