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Kentland Records Fall-ish 2016 InfoBLAST!
CORRECTED!!!!!!
Shows:


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 05
SIMPLE SIMON
20th Anniversary of the 1996 release "SUPERSTAR"
Elbo Room
Chicago



Sat. Sep. 17, 2016
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL
9p

Sun. Sep. 18, 2016
SPIV  Solo Acoustic HELL
Round Barn Winery
Baroda MI
2pm EST

Sat. Sep. 24, 2016
RED POP FURY
Feat. Mr. Glynn, Flamboyant Tony, Spiv

(St. Andrews annual fundraiser)
open to public
FAT CAT
Chicago IL

Fri. Sep. 30, 2016
SPIV - Solo Acoustic Hell
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL

Sat. Oct. 01, 2016
RED POP FURY
Feat. FB, Flamboyant Tony, Spiv
Suzy's
Yorkville IL

Thu. Oct. 14
RED POP FURY
Feat. Mr. Glynn, Flambo Tony, Spiv
Great Lakes Naval Base
(tent)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 05
SIMPLE SIMON
20th Anniversary of the 1996 release "SUPERSTAR"
Elbo Room
Chicago



Hello!  Hope everyone had a brilliant summer, 2016!  We've some shows on the books in Sept, Oct.  A couple of cool shows on the books - the usual swooning, hellish SPIV with his cushy solo  acoustic shows, always a blast..  RED POP FURY has a cool fundraiser for St. Andrews School in Chgo, what has become an annual gig for the fury. This years it's at FAT CAT on Broadway in Chicago. Granted it is a fundraiser, however the venue is open to the public, so feel free to crash it!  RED POP FURY also has a return show at Suzy's in Yourkville IL - 'twas a blast last time, 'twill be a blast this time for sure!

SIMPLE SIMON has finally booked the 20th anniversary show for their 4th release "SUPERSTAR"  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 05, ELBO ROOM, Chicago.  Superstar is definitely the standout, pivitol record in songwriting approach and growth as musicians and the becoming of a seasoned band.  I know it's my personal favorite of the '90's Simons releases, and vividly remember the entire writing, recording process as well as the amazing CD release show at Metro,Chgo way back in '96.  Amazing memories! Seeing that the SIMONS play the record in its entirety at the past release shows, this show fares no differently. Clocking in at 18 tracks, the gents have a TON of work to do in 1.5months!    And that will make for an explosive post election day, hmm?    Cast your vote for our next president and then come out and kick it with the SIMONS the next day!!

...aaaand a quick shout out to Kentland related great friend, Matt Friscia (Petty Cash) who recently recorded an upcoming record and will be doing the upcoming tour with the amazing 90's bombasts, POSTER CHILDREN.  Be sure to check him out kickin' out the jams when they blow through Chi-Town!

That's it for this round -

Rock on!

SPIV
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Kentland Records  Aug, 2016!

Wed. Aug 03.
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificient Mile
Chicago IL

Thu. Aug. 11,2016
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL  9pm

Sat. Aug. 13, 2016
KING MIXER
Feat Spiv, Flambo Tony, Mr. Glynn and ERIC HOWELL
Private party (You are NOT invited)
Lake Geneva IL

Thu. Aug. 25, 2016
(early 5-7:30)
Spiv/Flamboyant Tony wedding cocktail hour)
9PM:
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL

Tues. Sep. 06
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Renaissance O'Hare
5:30p

Fri. Sep. 09
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL




6/2/2016

Kentland Records Early Summer 2016 InfoBLAST!




Shows: 


Thursday, Jun. 02
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificient Mile
Chicago IL

Friday, Jun. 03
RED POP FURY
Feat. Mr. Glynn, Spiv, Flambo Tony
Blaine end of school bash
Blaine School grounds
Chicago IL
4pm

Sat. Jun. 04
SPIV running sound for the GGB!
Benton Harbor MI

Saturday, Jun. 11
Spiv - Solo Acoustic HELL
Round Barn Winery
Baroda MI
1-3:30EST

Saturday, Jun. 11
RED POP FURY
Feat. Mr. Glynn, Spiv, Flambo Tony
Private Party
Spike 50th

Friday, Jun. 17
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL

Sat. Jun. 18
KING MIXER
Feat - RED POP FURY (Mr. Glynn, Spiv, Flambo Tony)
Martyr's
Chicago IL

Monday. Jun. 20th
SIMPLE SIMON
5th Annual RNR Camp for Kids (Rock School)
Danville IL

Wed. Jun. 22
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL

Thursday, Jun. 23
SPIV - Running Sound for the GGB

Friday, Jun. 24
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Daytime Private Party
You are NOT invited

Friday, Jun 24
PETTY CASH
Adobe Gilas
Rosemont, IL


Saturday. Jun. 26
SPIV - Running sound for GGB

Thursday, Jun. 30
SPIV - Running Sound for GGB

Sunday, Jul. 03
PETTY CASH
Lemont Independence Extravaganza
Lemont IL
6PM

Friday Jul. 08
KING MIXER
Feat. RED POP FURY
Taste Of Chicago
2:40PM

Saturday, Jul. 09
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
RoundBarn Winery
Baroda MI
1-3:30EST

Friday, Jul. 15
SPIV - Running Sound for GGB

Saturday, Jul. 16
SIMPLE SIMON
Gelheads
Audio Curve
Brandon Calhoon
Timebomb
Timmy Lydon 40th B-day bash
Elbo Room Chicago
Holy F**k.......... we may not all survive

Tuesday, Jul. 19
PETTY CASH
Frankfort Sq. Park District outdoor concert
Frankfort IL
7PM



News:

Too much to say, not enough time or space.  Lots of various things on the calendar as you can see - All sorts of rock and roll, from solo acoustic to bashing guitars and drums.  Wow.

I'll offer short blurbs of commentary:

KING MIXER - (Eric Howell) Chicago singer/songwriter/performer has enlisted the backing band of RED POP FURY to play a few shows this summer including his CD release show (feat. many special guests) at Martyr's in Chgo on 6/18/2016, then on to the Taste Of Chicago on 7/8/2016.  Great songs, great people.

RED POP FURY - You know the FURY - Always off the rails, always entertaining, always bombastic and always FUNNY.

PETTY CASH - Johnny Cash and Tom Petty jams???  Total BLAST.

SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL - Soothing, timeless wonderful music. (That's what Tony's Mom said)

SIMPLE SIMON - Every once in a while the Simons blow the dust off the machine and blow the roof off of some unsuspecting brick and mortar building.   Simons doing a very cool Monday "Rock and roll camp for kids" in Danville IL on 6/20/2016.  They'll be actually teaching kids their views/methods of how to "rock" and closing out the night with an outdoor jam.  Tons of fun, memorable.  THEN.....  Our great friend (Frosting/REDPOP FURY) Drummer, Timmy Lydon turns 40 this year, and has put together one hell of a birthday Bash at Elbo Room on 7/16/2016.  Old school rock and roll, multi band bill.  What a way to tear into 40!! SIMONS will definitely bring the GOODS.  Oh yeas, that 20th anniversary of Superstar.... um.... booking??

FROSTING - Low and Behold, Frosting has had some rehearsals.  Now steadfastly a POWER TRIO (Spiv, Timmy Lydon, Manny Vasquez), the music is invigorating and we cannot wait to bring it back out to the public.  Stay tuned.

Von Ether - Spiv and Co. have been laying down tracks a piece at a time at Trigger Recording in Chicago, and I will say - this stuff is really f'n impressive.  Definitely a step in a new world, rooted in Rock  - looking forward to bring it public. Stay Tuned.

Last note:   If I haven't already, I would like to corinate, Kentland Records style - Tony. Tami and Chloe Porfirio on the opening of their new super-hip mega fun business, Pinots Pallette.  Drink Wine, create art - Total blast and full of energy joint.  Please visit them frequently, you will absolutely enjoy yourself!  https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare   Congrats to Tony , Tami, Chloe!!!


That's all I got. 

Rock on and don't let your meat loaf.

Spiv
www.kentlandrecords.com

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Kentland  Records InfoBLAST 4/5/2016


Shows:

PETTY CASH
Friday, April 15, 2016
Adobe Gila's (Lincoln Park)
1500 N Clybourn Ave #C201
Chicago, IL 60610
9PM
http://lincolnpark.adobegilas.com/

KING MIXER
(Feat. Spiv, Flambo, Mr. Glynn, fronted by Eric Howell)
Tue. April 19, 2016
International Pop Overthrow Festival
Red Line Tap
Chicago IL
10PM

SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Erie/St.Clair
9pm

SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Friday, April 22, 2016
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Erie/St.Clair
9pm

SPIV- Solo Acoustic HELL
Tue. April 26, 2016
Renaisannce Ohare
5:30pm

RED POP FURY
Feat: Spiv, Flambo, FB (aka - SIMONS)
Sat. May 07, 2016
Suzy's Bar & Grill
Yorkville IL
http://www.suzysyorkville.com/

RED POP FURY
Feat. Spiv, Flambo, FB
Sat. May 14,2016
Round Barn
Baroda MI

Some cool shows on the books in many forms!

PETTY CASH debuts their goods at Adobe Gila's in Lincoln Park on Friday April 15th.  Check this out, Anyone attending the show that prints out the invite can receive 10% off their bill that night! No joke! You get 10% off your BILL!!!!  How's that for a promotion!

KING MIXER.  WTF is a King Mixer?  Great local artist, loooong time friend of ours, Eric Howell has been chugging it out in the scene for as long as we have.  That would be the age of the DINOSAURS.   Anyway, he was very kind in asking Spiv, Flambo Tony and Mr. Glynn (Red Pop Fury) to be his band for promoting his new record.  Somewhat obliged as old school rock and rollers carrying the torch, we gladly said yes and the rehearsals have kicked in.  A handful of shows have been planned for 2016, the first being at RED LINE TAP in Chicago on Tue, April 19th.  Come see what the fuss is all about!

SPIV kickin' more solo acoustic HELL at posh Chicagoland hotels this month, par usual - come get your hell on.

RED POP FURY has a couple of shows with the Simons lineup in early May - plan accordingly.

Rock on and order your Guns N Roses tickets.

Spiv - Magnificent person.

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Kentland Records Spring Thaw Infoblast 2016!
3/10/2016


Shows:

Fri. 3/11/2016
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
McNally's Irish Pub
St. Charles, IL
8:30-11:30PM

Sat. 3/12/2016
RED POP FURY
Feat. Flambo. Tony, Spiv And Rich Dang (Rich Dang Orchestra)
PRIVATE PARTY
YOU ARE NOT INVITED.

Thu. 3/17/2016
St. Patricks Day
SPIV- Solo Acoustic HELL
Renaissance Chicago (O'Hare)
5:30P

Wed. 3/30/2016
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL
9Pm



News:

First and Foremost - thanks to all who came out to the PETTY CASH 100TH gig @ Qbar!!  Great crowd, great rock and roll and great tiny cake that we shared a forkful with everyone in attendance.  Didn't matter, since the band got paid $65,275 for those amazing two sets. More shows on the books - www.pettycashband.com   

Second and Foremost in second position (second foremost?)  Thanks to all who crawled out of the woodwork for a somewhat private/public SIMPLE SIMON show at Roundhouse in Aurora.  Albeit the Simons dished out a wide array of cool covers all night for what was supposed to be a private party booked public - the word got out and it was absolutely humbling to re-connect with friends from the glory days. Happy 50th Sue-Z and ROCK on  everyone else in the Simons world.

Progress, New Music, Things to look forward to:

JAVELINAS now has a FACEBOOK page.    https://www.facebook.com/Javelinaschicago   The now "part of rock and roll history" band is up for the gawking.  Reverbnation site up as well as song clips, video clips etc.  Please go pay your respects to this amazing 'gone too soon' band.

FROSTING is in the communications phase of starting to hit the rehearsal pad again.  Lots of material to begin working on with high hopes for 2016.

SIMPLE SIMON is looking very forward to 2016's presentation/booking of the 20th anniversary of their 2006 release "SUPERSTAR"  An intense task at hand (18 tracks on the record), look forward to the live show of one of the bands personal favorite 'coming of age' releases.

VON ETHER - A Kentland related project (Spiv plays gtr) - VE has recorded the first of many blistering, soulful female fronted off the rails tracks at Trigger recording in Chicago.  Can't let the cat out of the bag just yet, but WOW - be prepared.

RED POP FURY is just f**king amazing.  We all know that.   Well, recently a good friend of Simple Simon/RedPop Fury, local singer/songwriter/performer Eric Howell cordially requested one of the 7500 versions of RED POP FURY (Spiv, Flambo, Glynn)  to be the core backing band for his original project "King Mixer".  A Loooong time friend, RPF graciously accepted and have hit the rehearsal room since.  A few shows slated in 2016, including International Pop Overthrow and Taste of Chicago are on the books with more to come.  Details to follow.

Spiv/Matt Friscia project:  Stay tuned...........


Spiv - solo acoustic HELL.  No promotion here, except for a little personal blurb that on 3/30/2016, Spiv will be playing solo acoustic on his 20th wedding anniversary.  "A gig on your 20th Anniversary"  you should be ashamed!!  Well, let's just say that there's nobody except for the wife of a musician who can tell the truth of what it's like to be the wife of a musician.  Extremely grateful and humbled I (Spiv) am to have been supported by an amazing woman who has given to and been through so much with me.  OMG. Do you like me?  __Y  __N.  20yrs.  TWENTY YEARS. No there won't be a facebook post or tweet or anything like that "oh baby, you're my ROCK, my soulmate, whenever I see a pretty cloud formation or perfectly plated seafood dish, I think of you" - No - that's not how we roll... Twenty years of marriage says more than a blurb on the internet.   I don't need a reason, but many of you on this list were a part of that wedding and/or have been in our lives for 20+ years.  Thanks you for being a part of this crazy, amazing ride of life.  "The Buds" 2016.

Rock on!
Spiv


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February 2016 Shows!


Wed. Feb. 10
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL
9PM

Tue. Feb. 16
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Renaissance O'Hare
5:30p

Sat. Feb. 20
SIMPLE SIMON
(covering the music of  RED POP FURY)
Sue-Z 50th
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Aurora IL
http://www.twobrothersbrewing.com/roundhouse/entertainment/

Fri. Feb. 26
PETTY CASH
100TH GIG!
Qbar
Glendale Hts. IL
http://qbarglendaleheights.com/calendar/q-event-list




JANUARY, 2016 Shows

Thursday, Jan. 07
SPIV - solo acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL
9PM

Saturday, Jan. 09
RED POP FURY
feat. Flambo Tony, Spiv, FB
Hard DAZE
Plano, IL
9pm

Tuesday, Jan. 26
SPIV - Solo Acoustic HELL
Renaissance O'Hare
5:30p

Thursday, Jan. 28
SPIV - solo acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL
9PM

RED POP FURY
FRIDAY, 1/29/2015
Feat. Rich Dang (Rich Dang Orchestra) Spiv, Flambo
Bulldogs Cellar Bar & Grill
Batavia IL


Kentland Records  End 2015 InfoBLAST!!

Shows:

Tonight!
Wed. Dec. 02, 2015
SPIV - solo acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL
9PM

RED POP FURY
Friday, Dec. 04. 2015
Fear Spiv, Flambo Tony & Mr. Glynn.
Vincent Babiarz Memorial Toy Drive
Murphy's Bleachers, Chicago
http://www.rememberingvincent.com/

Spiv
Private GGB event
Sat. Dec. 05, 2015

RED POP FURY
Sat. 12/12/2015
Feat. Rich Dang (Rich Dang Orchestra) Spiv, Flambo
Bulldogs Cellar Bar & Grill
Batavia IL

Spiv - Solo Acoustic HELL
Tue. 12/15/2015
Renaissance O'hare

Sat. Dec. 19, 2015
SPIV - solo acoustic HELL
Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Chicago IL

SPIV - solo acoustic HELL
Thu. Dec. 31 (NYE) (tentative, call for details)
Sazs - Stephenson MI
9PM

News:  Thanks so much to all who came out to the SIMPLE SIMON 20th Anniversart show of the 1995 release "FOCUS" at ELBO ROOM Chicago!  Such a good time, good friends, blasts from the past.

Some acoustic shows and REDPOP FURY shows for the remainder of 2015, come on out!


Happy Holidays, see you all on the flip side!

Rock on!
Spiv

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Kentland Records Fall 2015 INFOBLAST!

SIMPLE SIMON 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR 3RD RELEASE, 1995  "FOCUS"
SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2015
Elbo Room, CHICAGO
Tickets:  http://elboroomlive.com/event.cfm?id=218212
Simons go on at 11pm

SPIV Solo Acoustic HELL
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
Hyatt Magnificent mile
Chicago IL  (9pm)

SPIV Solo Acoustic HELL
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Hyatt Magnificent mile
Chicago IL  (9pm)



News:

Been a great summer/fall with a bunch of on and off the radar shows, thanks to all who came out!

SIMPLE SIMON:  Anniversary show 11/14/2015!  This marks the anniversary of the Simple Simon 3rd, 1995 release "Focus". In retrospect, this was a transitional record for the Simons, moving away from the harder-edged rock somewhat funk (curse that word) groove-driven music to more melodic throws, eventually spawning years more of what seem to be early threads of the independent alt rock genre.  This would also be the final record for the Simons' original drummer since the teen years, Dino Meo.  Recorded at a place called Thunderclap Recording, it also was the first Simon record without Dino Manzella at the recording desk.  The opening track "Lost My Faith" received a fair amount of local and regional airplay, and Alt/Rock Chicago Station Q-101 featured a live version of "Juvenile" recorded at what was then Dome Room.  The live compilation benefited Clara's House, a shelter for women.

I will say that the 20th anniversary shows the past two years have brought us together as band/community in many heartfelt ways, however as I step back and look at the timeline, it's really about the creative period of three band mates that lived, eat and slept rock and roll for years.  That said, current 20th anniv. rehearsals are fun as hell as we go through each song and describe, in detail, how we wrote the songs, where we wrote the songs, atmosphere, vibe etc.  Sooo... we just sit in our practice spot and reflect on just how f**king awesome it is to be SIMPE SIMON. In all honesty, it's great to be able to re-live giant  parts of your lives where music was such a big factor from back in the day when we were all young and innocent.  Yeah, well, enough of that.  Ticket link above and right here if you haven't got yours!   http://elboroomlive.com/event.cfm?id=218212

Come on out to the show - it's pretty much the show you want to be a part of - old school, no frills, amazing banter rock and roll like it was meant to be.

More news as more news comes!!

Rock on!

SPIV


Kentland Records@cdbaby:
http://www.cdbaby.com/all/kentlandrecords
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