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Shoes and Cheap Trick 

On June 7th Cheap Trick played a show at the Genesee Theatre in their old stomping grounds of Waukegan, IL.  John and Gary (Jeff was out of town) decided to go to the show and pop backstage before the gig to say "Hi".  Singer Robin Zander came over to chat and persuaded the boys to come out on stage during the encore to sing backing vocals on "Surrender".

Black Vinyl Shoes Anthology 1973-1978 is finally out! Read some early reviews. 

The BVS Anthology box set started shipping on friday, 8/31/18 and the pre-order sales on Amazon helped it to bounce into their top 300 of the Best Sellers Ranking in CD Releases!

Not being released domestically, the initial reviews are from UK publications.  Here's one from Loud As War:

But here's a stateside review from the All Music Guide:

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Black Vinyl Shoes Anthology 1973-1978 boxset available for Pre-order from Amazon! 

The new Black Vinyl Shoes Anthology 1973-1978 box set is currently available for Pre-order from Amazon.  But, we have discovered that it is listed INCORRECTLY on their website under THE Shoes (oh, brother) and under the erroneous name of Black Shoes Anthology!!!  If you go there to search for it, you won't find it easily, due to these listing mistakes!  While we don't like to endorse any particular vendor for our products, we would like to make it easier for folks who would like to pre-order this new boxset…

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New Black Vinyl Shoes Anthology 1973-1978 boxset coming 8/31/18 ! 

A new 3-disc boxset called Black Vinyl Shoes Anthology 1973-1978 is coming August 31 from the UK label Cherry Red Records.  This 58 track compilation features remastered versions of the Black Vinyl Shoes album, the One In Versailles album and the Bazooka album, in addition to 16 rare tracks, outatkes and previously unreleased tracks.  The boxset includes a 16 page booklet with extensive liner notes. This is the most complete collection of the early years (pre-Elektra) of the band that has ever been…

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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
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