Woo!

photo by David Greenfield
Flamin’ Groovies – live at Elbo Room

It’s been quite a power-packed couple of weeks. The Flamin’ Groovies just toured Japan, Australia, and just did a standing-room, sold-out show in their home town of San Francisco.

Soon, the man himself may share a few words after he catches his breath…

In the meantime, be sure to check out the Cyril Jordan Facebook page and the official Flamin’ Groovies Facebook page, run by our pal David!

– E.P.

Ramblin’s of a Kaveman

Cyril and Chris (Jordan/Wilson songwriting team of the Shake Some Action – Now! era Flamin’ Groovies) took the first literal steps towards their tour in bright windy  San Francisco daylight this afternoon!

“Once more into the breach, with gusto!” I said as they began walking toward Barry’s van.

That got a laugh from Chris!

A little sad to see them go, though I know they will do alright, and a bit more than that!!

Cyril’s peace-out words were, “Keep your fingers crossed!”

That we will CJ.

And we hope they had a pleasant flight into Japan.

All’s quiet up on the hill…

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Flamin’ Groovies Spring Tour 2013

FULL TOUR ITINERARY (so far)

JAPAN
Friday, April 12 – First Concert at SHINDAIDA FEVER
Saturday, April  13 – Second Concert at SHINDAIDA FEVER
Sunday, April  14 – Third Concert at KOUENJI HIGH

AUSTRALIA
Thursday, April 18- The Tivoli BRISBANE QLD
Sunday, April 21 – Enmore Theatre & surrounds SYDNEY NSW
Tuesday, April 23 – Annandale Hotel SYDNEY NSW
Thursday, April 25 – The Palace Theatre & surrounds MELBOURNE VIC
Saturday, April 27 – Caravan Music Club MELBOURNE VIC
Sunday April 28- Astor Theatre PERTH WA

USA
Saturday, May 4 – Elbo Room, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

The Return of the Flamin’ Groovies

The wait is over.   Cyril has reunited his old mates the Flamin’ Groovies for a brief tour of Australia and Japan, with a homecoming show in San Francisco.   Chris Wilson and George Alexander are part of the groove, joined by Victor Penalosa (brother of Hector of the Zeroes).

Here’s a press release from Dig it Up for the Australian tour:

Feel Presents
FLAMIN’ GROOVIES – SHAKE SOME ACTION
Tickets on-sale NOW!
EMBARGOED UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY APRIL 1st 2013

Thirty-One years after they last performed, San Francisco’s legendary Flamin’ Groovies will make again their presence known via Dig it Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational appearing at shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

The 2013 Flamin’ Groovies will feature original and founding members Cyril Jordan (guitar) and George Alexander (bass) plus singer / guitarist Chris Wilson, vocalist for the band from 1972 – 1982 and singer of such classics as Slow Death (considered by the Rolling Stones as an inclusion on their Some Girls album) Yes It’s True, and the all-time power-pop anthem from the album of the same name Shake Some Action.

Train spotters will remark that the Groovies toured Australia in 1986 but that tour was without either Chris Wilson or Roy Loney – the singers respectively, on all Flamin’ Groovies recordings between 1966 – 1981. Dig it Up! will be the first time the Wilson / Jordan / Alexander collective has played anywhere in the world since 1982. Dig it Up!

In addition to Dig it Up! Feel are now chuffed to announce the Flamin’ Groovies will also play headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Tickets for these limited capacity shows at Sydney’s iconic rock venue the Annandale Hotel and Melbourne suburban favourite the Caravan Music Club will go on-sale Friday 5th April.

But wait, there’s more… Joining the Flamin’ Groovies in Sydney will be fellow Dig it Up! invitee Peter Case, a former member of both The Nerves (writers of the Blondie hit Hanging On the Telephone) and power-pop giants The Plimsouls. Case will perform the hits of both those acts plus a selection from his Grammy award winning solo years. Another first for Dig it Up!

TOUR ITINERARY

Thur April 18th The Tivoli BRISBANE QLD
Featuring Hoodoo Gurus, performing Mars Needs Guitars in its entirety (plus other smash hits) plus Blue Oyster Cult & Flamin’ Groovies.
52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley.

Sun April 21st Enmore Theatre & surrounds SYDNEY NSW
Four Venues / Four Stages: The Enmore Theatre, Venue TBA The Sly Fox and The Green Room
Featuring Hoodoo Gurus performing Mars Needs Guitars in its entirety (plus other smash hits) plus Blue Oyster Cult, Flamin’ Groovies, Buzzcocks, Peter Case Band, The Stems, Lime Spiders, The Crusaders, Super Wild Horses, The Laurels, Mother & Son, Bloods, Tumbleweed, Kim Salmon & Leanne Cowie, The Frowning Clouds, Ray Ahn, Bruce Griffith, Ahmed Zub

Tue April 23rd Annandale Hotel SYDNEY NSW
With + Peter Case Band Tickets on sale 5th April from oztix.com.au , feelpresents.com or in person at all Oztix outlets.

Thur April 25th The Palace Theatre & surrounds MELBOURNE VIC
Three Venues / Four Stages: Palace Theatre (main room and The Attic), TBC and Spleen Bar. Featuring Hoodoo Gurus performing Mars Needs Guitars in its entirety (plus other smash hits) plus Blue Oyster Cult, Flamin’ Groovies, Buzzcocks, Peter Case Band, The Stems, The Moodists, Ron S.Peno & The Superstitions, Super Wild Horses, The Straight Arrows, Bored Nothing, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, The New Christs, Kim Salmon & Leanne Cowie, The Crusaders, Harry Howard, Dave O’Neil, Bob Franklin.

Sat April 27th Caravan Music Club MELBOURNE VIC
With Special Guests

Sun April 28th Astor Theatre PERTH WA
Featuring Hoodoo Gurus performing Mars Needs Guitars in its entirety (plus other smash hits) plus Flamin’ Groovies & Peter Case Band.

more details at
www.digitup.net.au || www.hoodoogurus.net || www.feelpresents.com

Here’s a poster for the April 21st show in Australia.

flaminGroo2013-April21

Norton Records Benefit- December 16th in San Francisco

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Our friends at Norton Records were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Their entire stock – LPs, CDs, 45s, picture sleeves, CD booklets, record labels and more – was destroyed by this terrible disaster.

Billy and Miriam shared an update on their situation:

For the first time in Norton’s history, we are asking for your help. It has been entirely against our policy and nature to ask anyone for anything, in the entire history of our magazine and label. It hurts us to even suggest that any of you who have supported the label and our artists by purchasing Norton records over the years, to support us over and above with a donation. But it has indeed come to this. We have added a donate button to our website. Here’s the story. Every penny of what you donate will go into remanufacturing record jackets and sleeves for the vinyl that we salvage. No donation money will go into our day to day expenses so long as we can go forward on a minimal budget. If we get to the point where we cannot meet our monthly budget, we will ask again. But now, all donations go into getting the Norton label records back out to the public. We will write more about the procedure in days and weeks to come. Several people have benefits in the works, and we are grateful to you all. Send us any benefit links and we will post and propagate on the Norton site. If any of you are computer, website, internet geniuses, share your smart thoughts with us.

 

San Francisco is joining in the efforts to help our friends at Norton.  Cyril will be part of a big fundraiser at the Elbo Room.

Here’s the line-up:

ROY LONEY & THE PHANTOM MOVERS (Flamin’ Groovies)

OVERWHELMING COLORFAST w/SPECIAL GUEST GUITARIST CYRIL JORDAN (Flamin’ Groovies, Oranger)

THE CHUCKLEBERRYS (All-star rockin’ lineup feat. Russell Quan, Jay Rosen, David Kurtz, & Dave Seabury!)

THE TOMORROWMEN – Killer East Bay surf w/Ferenc Dobronyi & Danny Snyder!

*TBA*

RUE ’66 (ex Cat Heads) – 60’s French Pop Ye’ Ye’

Special appearance by THE DEVIL-ETTES

+ DJ’s Ruby White and Sid Presley!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012
Elbo Room
647 Valencia (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Elbo.com

Doors 2p
Bands 2:30p

21+

Suggested donation $7-10

Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrQsIJj8eoo

Overwhelming Colorfast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxE_JtDGIOI

The Chuckleberrys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zibJZt49RnM

The Tomorrowmen
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-TomorrowMen/176553412391746?sk=info

Rue ’66
https://www.facebook.com/rue66?fref=ts

The Devil-Ettes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/86393630570/?fref=ts