Last September I went on tour with my pals Lovebettie and a band they had connected with from Liverpool, England named Triphazard. The ultimate destination was Dewey Beach Music Conference. One of the organizers had produced Triphazard’s latest ep and had arranged for the two bands touring together. I was just lucky enough to get invited along for the ride! You KNOW I Lovebettie! Triphazard is a fantastic punk/pop trio with looks, sounds and energy galore. They can move you!
When Triphazard got invited to play DBMC 2014, they asked me to be tour manager for the week preceding it. “Hell yes!” I said. So today I announce the Getting Down to Dewey Tour! Our kickoff show will be Friday 9/12 at Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron Street in Harrisburg. Joining Triphazard that night will be The Great SOCIO and Medusa’s Disco. If you like your rock crunchy with some thought involved and great food and beer on the side, this show is for you! Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 day of the show.
Triphazard, The Great SOCIO and Medusa’s Disco also play World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington, DE Saturday 9/13. We are adding a very special guest to the bill but cannot announce it until after 8/22. I can say that the Queen is only 30 minutes by train or car from Philly and 50 miles from Lancaster. If you haven’t seen a show in their grand room downstairs, you are missing one of the greatest venues ever. There is plenty of street parking plus a garage right outside. If I get enough feedback on this show, I will arrange for a charter bus to run from Lancaster down and back. Hit me at email@example.com or on Twitter @GigspotsSam.
After a day of sightseeing in Philly, I am taking Triphazard north to play gigs in Williamsport and State College with Lovebettie. Both bands are known and loved at The Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport where they played together last year. In short: it’s a helluva party and you’re invited Monday 9/15! Our State College show Wednesday 9/17 is at the venerable Café 210 West (210 W. College Ave). I love the layers of this place! On the sidewalk you have the nicest patio in town. The food and drink specials are very inexpensive and spot on. Pass through the huge bar and dining room and you find a serious music venue at the back! I can’t wait to unleash Lovebettie and Triphazard on those Nittany Lions and we’ll see who’s ready to roar!
Then it’s down to Dewey Beach Music Conference! This annual event offers the perfect last blast of summer. Nearly 100 bands perform in multiple venues, all within a few blocks and all FREE. The ocean is still warm yet the beaches are mostly empty. If you are a touring band (or hope to be soon), this is a great showcase for your talent. Industry seminars run all day Friday and Saturday and you can pick up a wealth of knowledge and advice from people with the inside edge. Come join me, Triphazard, Lovebettie, The Great SOCIO and scores of other bands to rock all night and chill all day!