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…
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…
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;
Our good friends at Alive Records have issued a very limited number (150) of cool blue vinyl copies of the "Primal Vinyl" LP. It's the same tracks that were originally released on the swirl-colored vinyl release in April of 2014, but as a limited edition, for collectors! You can check it out and order it through the fine folks at BOMP! Records;
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
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
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