Thanks to everyone who made our spanish tour a huge success! We just had a blast playing Boston with The Connection and Kurt Baker Band too! We’re pumped to announce 3 new shows coming up in Portland!
7/17/15 @ Portland House of Music and Events (HOME) with Paranoid Social Club. This one will rip!
8/20/15 @ Portland House of Music and Events (HOME) for their “Under the Influence” series playing songs from the Dirty Gems catalog as well as songs that influence the band. Look for stuff from Elton John, Leon Russell, Ben Folds Five, Cheap Trick and more!
9/12/15 @ Empire with One Shot Nothing, and WATTS. We’re teaming up once again with our friends from Rum Bar Records, WATTS for a night of rock n’ roll that you don’t want to miss!
Don’t forget to pick up a copy of our newest record, Headlines, at the show!
Pumped to announce the Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems Spanish Tour! We’ll be bringing the rock n roll to the Basque Country of northern Spain this May. We’ll be joined by Bullet Proof Lovers on some shows, and we’ll be playing with The Cynics too!
5/12/15 – Kafe Antzokia w/ Bullet Proof Lovers – Bilbao, ES
5/13/15 – El Gran Cafe w/ Kurt Baker Combo – Leon, ES
5/14/15 – Gaztetxe – Arrasate, ES
5/15/15 – Larratxo w/ The Cynics, Bullet Proof Lovers – Donostia, ES
5/16/15 – Eitza w/ Bullet Proof Lovers – Zumarraga, ES
5/17/15 – Satelite T (1PM show) – Bilbao, ES
5/17/15 – Esenario Santander w/ Bullet Proof Lovers (6:30PM show) – Santander, ES
5/18/15 – Wurlitzer Ballroom – Madrid, ES
I’m really excited to make a big announcement soon, but in the mean time, I’m pumped to be playing at Portland, ME’s Slab Sicilian Streetfood! I’ll be solo for this one, playing songs from the Dirty Gem’s, as well as Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Billy Preston, and more from the great piano singer/songwriters! 8:30PM on March 10th, free admission!
Midway Cafe 1/17 – Jamaica Plain, MA
We’re pumped to be a last minute add on for the WATTS CD Release Party show at The Midway Cafe this Saturday, 1/17, in Jamaica Plain. This is going to be a great night of rock n roll with our good friends from Rum Bar Records, WATTS, along with Love Love and Gymnasium of Boston. Only $10 for this rad line up!
One Longfellow Square 2/17 – Portland, ME
Exactly one month later we’ll be back in Portland, ME at One Longfellow Square for their Live and Local series, featuring Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems, and John Nels. This is John’s first time out with a new band, and this is also the first time the KR & The DG’s will rock One Longfellow, which is a great room to watch live music. Don’t miss it!
It’s that time of year when the great folks over at Little Steven’s Underground Garage rally up all the “Coolest Songs in the World” for the year and let you, the fans, vote to choose THE “Coolest Song of the Year” . Our song “Headlines” was the “Coolest Song in the World” back in early November. Did you hear it? You can vote once every 24 hours, and for the next thing, you can vote as. Many. Times. As. You. Want!
In addition to the voting, you can also enter the The Hard Rock Hotel in Vallarta contest. First place prize will receive: round-trip airfare for 2 and a 4-night, all-inclusive stay at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vallarta! Click on the picture to head over to The Underground Garage and vote now!
We’re doing a holiday special sale for our new Christmas album! It’s pay what you want! Hope you enjoy our yuletide rock n roll!
Hope everyone had a rad Halloween! We’ve been busy and wanted to let you in on it! We’ve received a killer review over at Faster & Louder by the mighty Lord Rutledge! Here’s a little bit of what he thinks about “Headlines”:“Headlines, without question, is an album worthy of its star-studded cast. In addition to being a phenomenal pianist and dynamite singer, Rodgers also excels at songwriting. He’s written a number of tunes that sound like potential hits -…Headlines is not so much stuck in the ’70s as it is inspired by the timeless recordings of some of that decade’s finest singer/songwriters…If there’s one thing I could say for sure about this album, it’s that it freaking rocks. ”
Thank you, Lord Rutledge!
We’ve also added 3 new shows, with a 4th on the way soon, for early December! Big thanks again to Little Steven Van Zandt for naming “Headlines” the “Coolest Song in the World” for the week of November 9th! Check it out on Little Steven’s Underground Garage” on Sirius/XM radio channel 21 next week! Come party with us!
12/3 – TT The Bear’s Place – Cambridge, MA, with Dave Austin & The Sound
12/4 – Empire Dine and Dance – Portland, ME, with Worried Well
12/5 – The Tea Lounge – Brooklyn, NY
We’ve got some great things in works here at KR & The DG’s headquarters! “Headlines” has been chosen as “Coolest Song in the World” by Little Steven Van Vandt(Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band/Sopranos/Lilyhammer) for Sirius/XM radio’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage for the week of November 9th! Hear me chatting with the Mighty Manfred of The Woggles, too! Channel 21!
If you missed the CD release party last Friday in Portland have not fear! We’ve got a short video of us doing the Diamond Dog’s rock n roll classic, “Every Little Crack”!
It’s finally out! Hope you enjoy the new album as much as The Dirty Gems and I enjoyed creating it. Many thanks to everyone involved! Album credits on the bandcamp album page. You can also check it out on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc. Don’t forget to check out our CD Release show at Empire in Portland this Friday October 10th! 9pm only $6 with some other killer talent from around the northeast. We’ll be joined by Kalen & The Sky Thieves from NY, NY and Scott Girouard.