Shoes News

SHOES to be featured in upcoming Power Pop book by Ken Sharp! 

Celebrated music writer Ken Sharp is releasing a massively researched, 3-volume book series on Power Pop that will feature a section on SHOES in volume 2, due out in January of 2015!  With tons of band interviews and previously unreleased pics and documents, this series will provide insight into the workings of some of the music industry's most melodic rockers.  The term "Power Pop" was originally coined by Pete Townsend of the Who, to describe their music and it has since blossomed into an entire sub-genre… Read more

Skip Meyer 1949-2014 

Today we lost our best friend and comrade of nearly 40 years. Surrounded by his wife and children, Skip passed away at his home after battling a lingering illness.  He was an integral part of our band’s early evolution, and his upbeat, easy-going nature was inspiring and contagious.  Skip was just a fun guy to be around.  He will be greatly missed, but his spirit will forever be with us. 

"Breaking It Down" radio interview with Jeff Murphy of SHOES airs 6/30/2014 

On monday June 30th, 103.9-FM LI News Radio will air an interview with Jeff Murphy from the band SHOES at 2pm EDT on the "Breaking It Down" radio show with host Frank MacKay.  The interview can also be heard at that same time online, via the link; http://player.tritondigital.com/7501

After the initial airing, the interview will be distributed to various stations all over, but we can't say what's on where or when.  Soon after, the interview will be put up on their YouTube channel where Shoes fans can check it… Read more

SHOES head off to Valparaiso, IN to perform this saturday night, May 31st! 

SHOES will be performing this saturday night, May 31st in Valparaiso, IN at the beautiful and historic Memorial Opera House!  2 weeks after playing in Brooklyn, NY for the Trouser Press 40th Anniversary event/Power Pop Festival, the guys are geared up and ready to do it again.  Different from the usual "club-style" venue, The Memorial Opera House features comfortable, theatre seating in a more acoustically tailored setting.  Check their website for seating lay-out and availability.

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 travel to Valparaiso, Indiana to play at the beautiful and historic Memorial Opera House (MOH).  See the… 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 for When Push Comes To Shove and the 2007 video interview with Jeff.  Check it out on the Shoetube link here; www.shoeswire.com/shoetube.cfm or on… Read more

It's finally out! The new SHOES bio; Boys Don't Lie - A History of Shoes by Mary E. Donnelly!!! 

The long-awaited bio, Boys Don't Lie-A History of Shoes is finally out and available on Amazon!  This exhaustively researched chronicle traces the ups, downs, ins and outs of the music industry over the past 35 years as it traces SHOES' career from their unlikely beginning from Zion, IL.  Written and painstakingly researched by author Mary E. Donnelly and edited by Moira McCormick, the book includes personal interviews with key music industry people, as well as the members of the band.  The photos were… 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!

Chicago Reader article gives kudos and promotes upcoming show at Space in Evanston! 

This week's edition of The Chicago Reader features a section called "Best of 2013" in which they list Shoes as "Best Band Revived by Reissues".  In addition to mentioning the 4 vinyl Shoes releases by The Numero Group and the 35 Year Definitive Shoes Collection CD on Real Gone Music, the article goes on to say the real surprise is the new CD, Ignition!  They also mention the upcoming gig at Space in Evanston on July 27th.  You can read it here; http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/best-band-revived-by-reissRead more
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