Shoes News

SHOES schedule live show for 8/11/17 at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL! 

Yes, SHOES will be venturing out to do our first live show in over 3 years on friday, August 11th, 2017 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL!  Teaming up with our pals in The Dwight Twilley Band and Illinois native's Pezband for a fun triple bill evening of melodic rock.  Tickets are on sale, now at the Arcada website; 

Will there be any additional shows?  Hard to say at this time.  But, once we get the station wagon loaded up, you never know what can happen!

Jeff Murphy to serve as panelist at CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference 10/24/15 

CD Baby, the on-line source for virtually ALL aspects of independent music distribution, promotion, streaming outlets and sync licensing is hosting it's 1st ever DIY Musician Conference at Chicago's Congress Plaza Hotel the weekend of Oct. 23-25!  The weekend event will encompass many panels, performances and seminars specifically geared towards the DIY musican.  It promises to be a wealth of useful information for novice and veteran musicians as they navigate the landscape of DIY music production and…Read more

SHOES Podcast on Stereo Hysteria w/Charlie Crane is up! 

Earlier this year Charlie Crane, the host of the Stereo Hysteria podcast, interviewed Jeff Murphy via telephone spanning a wide range of topics and eras of the band's career.  The show features 18 songs ranging from such rare sources as the original 45 version of Tomorrow Night (recorded in 1977 for BOMP! Records), live songs recorded at the Zion Ice Arena (1981) and Double Door in Chicago (1994) and also, the 1978 demo of Cruel You, the instrumental Lickety Split (1984) and several songs from the band's…Read more

Trailer for "The Power Pop Movie" features Shoes, "Tomorrow Night"! 

Filmaker Justin Fielding is in the process of filming a new music documentary called, "The Power Pop Movie" that looks to grasp a definition of the genre, talk to artists often included in the genre and feature songs and interviews for "the greatest music never heard"!  The exhaustive endeavor will eventually include hundreds of interviews and clips of some of the most prominent and seminal artists of the category.

While the movie isn't slated for release until 2016, the first trailer for the film was…Read more

SHOES members film interviews for music documentary 

On the heals of the April 18th Record Day release of the "Primal Vinyl" LP and the release of the new Ken Sharp book  "Play On! Power Pop Heroes Vol. 2" (featuring a 38 page chapter on Shoes), Boston film maker Justin Fielding flew in this week and spent 3 days interviewing the band for his upcoming music documentary "The Power Pop Movie".  Tentatively set for a 2016 release, you can follow the progress with updates of the film's progress here;

"Primal Vinyl" LP available through mailorder! 

If you came home empty-handed on Record Store Day and missed out on scoring a copy of the new star-burst vinyl LP "Primal Vinyl" from your local record store, don't worry.  You can still get a copy available from the Bompstore mail order service!  They even have a limited number (50) of a special DELUXE package available that includes the star-burst colored vinyl disc, a white label test pressing, a badge, a poster and a special t-shirt!  Go here to get more info; more

A sneak peek at the Primal Vinyl LP! 

Just got a chance to check out the cool starburst vinyl pressing of the upcoming Primal Vinyl LP and it looks (and sounds) pretty cool!  With starburst colored vinyl, every copy is unique and looks a bit different.  So, you never know exactly what each one will look like....
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