It’s March 2011. How did that happen?!
To quote a certain song, “I’ve Been Away.” Thanks to
everyone for making The Smithereens annual January
East Coast run such
a blast! As each new
year begins, we reunite
with our friends who
come out to have fun
and support us in
Church, Annapolis and
NYC. And we’re always
gassed to see a lot of
new faces. I can’t
believe how many
people tell us that they’re catching us for the first
time…especially since we’ve been together for 31 years!
January also found us busy finishing SMITHEREENS 2011,
our spanking new album which sports 13 original tunes
(produced by Don Dixon and mastered by our old mate Greg
Calbi). It will be released this spring on E1 but you can
preview each cut and check the cover on our Facebook page
- Won’t you please “like” us on Facebook?
And please click on NEWS for upcoming Smithereens shows!
Bell Sound will be hitting the stage
again next month. Come see us
on Thursday March 10 at The
Record Collector in Bordentown,
NJ (with The Dollyrots) and
Saturday March 12 at Johnny
Brenda’s in Philadelphia (with The
Bigger Lovers). Ben Trokan
will be playing with us for
these dates, on a break
from working with his
other fine groups The Jay
Vons (just off the road
with Sharon Jones) and
Robbers On High Street.
For more details on Bell Sound shows please click on
AND the annual WFMU fundraising
marathon is on (as of February 28).
As many of you know, this free-form,
listener-supported station deserves
your support. It’s “in the
air” here in the NY/NJ
Metropolitan area but it
also streams around the globe on
the world-wide web! I’ll be co-hosting
several shows in March and I’ll be
drumming on slew of tunes at
Maxwell’s with The Hoof’n’Mouth
Sinfonia at the big finale on Sunday
March 13 (this will also be heard live
on the air/web that night) Listen
often! Give! ‘Til it feels good!
See you around!
“If ever there were a 10-star
pop (“psych”-, “power”- or
otherwise) album this year,
Late Music just may be the
one. Critical hype? Nope —
it’s that jawdroppingly
Brian Wilson 2009
copyright Dennis Diken 2009