DEC 10th / The Bowery Ballroom / NYC / 8PM ** JOAN JETT and DEBBIE HARRY join the cause!! ** We don’t even know where to BEGIN on this crazy silly amazing show. Our 2nd Annual Velvet Elk Records Holiday Extravaganza has become the equivalent of The Johnny Cash Holiday Happy Hour! First and foremost, this is a particularly special show for our good friend Natty B, as the proceeds of the show are going directly towards helping her buy a new special design wheelchair, one that she desperately needs. And jesus, if there isn’t someone we know who deserves it more. This night will be EPIC, and all you need to know is right there on the posters. GET. YOUR. TICKETS. NOW. These will be gonzo soon. Come celebrate with us on another Velvet Elk evening of evenings! After Holly Ramos, Richard Bacchus, Don DiLego, Tommy Stinson, and Jesse Malin, comes the top of the christmas tree…a no-holds barred, song for song replay of one of our favorite under-heralded albums, “Goats Head Soup” by some band calling themselves The Rolling Stones. And the line-up of Mick Jagger stand-ins is staggering, and not just drunkenly so. TICKETS Natty B WHEELCHAIR FUND – SPECIAL TEE Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Debbie Harry Jesse Malin Tommy Stinson Don DiLego Richard Bacchus & The Luckiest Girls Walter Schreifels Hollis Brown Diane Gentile Joseph Arthur..and more and more…
Americana/roots rockers hailing from Queens, NYC Hollis Brown reach back to their raw and energetic sessions Gets Loaded, a critically-lauded, song-for-song revisiting of the seminal The Velvet Underground album, and re-teamed with Don DiLego for the new limited edition 7” single “Run Right To You.” Read full article.
Jesse Malin will be heading back to the UK for one more run in support of “The Outsiders” album, this time taking some requests from fans. Don DiLego returns as his album “Magnificent Ram A” will be released on July 15th, and will be commemorated by a show at the Borderline in London. And in support of her amazing single “Motorcycle“, Diane Gentile will open. Limited tickets available, so get early. More. July 11th – Liverpool Arts club – bit.ly/1OmpnD6 July 12th – Oran Mor – Glasgow, UK – http://bit.ly/1qc5Jnh July 13 – Cluny 2 – Newcastle, UK – bit.ly/1OmpUoL July 14th – Waterfront Theater – Norwich, UK – bit.ly/1OmpI90 July 15th – Borderline – London, UK- bit.ly/1OmpKNT
Magnificent Ram A, the forthcoming album from Don DiLego, saw it’s roots form in Portland, OR with producer/engineer Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Dandy Warhols, The Decemberists), and wind it’s way back East to the wooded Pennsylvania retreat that is Velvet Elk Studios. Many of those original sessions found their way onto his last album, 2012’s Western & Atlantic, which won an Independent Music Award for “Best Roots/Alt Country Album.” The remnants of those original sessions form the foundation of a project he’s long thought about…a collection of click-track free analog recordings that embrace their imperfections and happy accidents. On the heels of producing the recent releases from Jesse Malin (New York Before the War, Outsiders) and Hollis Brown (Loaded, 3 Shots), Don set aim at finishing the album that’s never been far from his mind. An album that would be, perhaps, less meticulous in process than his critically acclaimed Photographs of 1971. From the thunderous drone of the opening track “Karma King,” to the more intimate and personal one-take vision of “Idiot Heart,” it’s his most ambitious set of recordings to date.
“Drive Like Pirates“, the first single from Don DiLego‘s upcoming Magnificent Ram A album, makes it’s UK debut today officially. BBC 6 has already said that it “could well be your new favourtire song of the week.” We’ll take that! Officially out on Velvet Elk and One Little Indian on March 25. US dates to come soon. Don and Jesse Malin will be on tour from Feb 18 – Mar 14 all over Europe. Tour Dates here.
Off the heels of the recent Jesse Malin album “Outsiders“, Jesse will be heading out on a month long headlining tour of Europe starting Feb 17 and going though March 13th. Don DiLego, whose album “Magnificent Ram A” will be coming out this spring on Velvet Elk/OneLittle Indian, will be on support with his band, The Touristas. This, obviously, will be an epic tour. Duh! Get your tickets now: http://www.jessemalin.com/tourdates (Trapper Schoepp will be opening) Click here for full dates.