Tribute 2 Elton John @ Empire Friday, May 13
One night only! Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems pay tribute to Sir Elton John in Portland, ME at Empire on May 13th. This is a full show featuring 20+ Elton John classics, b-sides, and rarities. Click here to buy tickets now! Don’t miss it! Here’s a clip from a few years ago!
It’s here! I’m pumped to release these two songs in anticipation of my new album “Losing the Frequency” out this fall. We’re teaming up with Little Steven’s Underground Garage for a group of shows this April and had to give you something new, something fresh. So here it is, available on iTunes, Spotify, etc, March 21st, and a few days early for you via our pals at Bandcamp, Rock N’ Roll Radio!
See you at these fine music venues next month! Check out the SHOWS tab for ticket information and show details!
April 1 – Roxy & Dukes – Dunellen, NJ
April 2 – Vintage Vinyl – Fords, NJ (Early “unplugged” show 2pm)
April 2 – Record Collector – Bordentown, NJ
April 6 – WSCH 6 “207” TV APPEARANCE – Portland, ME
April 8 – Midway Cafe – Jamaica Plain, MA
April 9 – Empire – Portland, ME
I’m pumped to announce that I’ve got a new single coming out in a few weeks, “Rock n’ Roll Radio”, with b-side(?) “Let Go”. This is a preview of Losing the Frequency, out this fall. Featuring Kurt Baker on bass, Tom Hall on guitar, Craig Sala on drums, mixed by Wyatt Funderburk, mastered by Dennis Mortensen, written and produced by yours truly. Out 3/30!
I’m also pumped to by heading out on the road this April with my pals Soraia, The Connection and Jeremy & The Harlequins for a Little Steven’s Underground Garage Presents showcase! We’ll also be jamming with special guest, The Black Souls, in Boston! Hope to see you out!
Happy New Year to all you rock n’ rollers out there! And everyone else too, I guess. 2016 is going to be a great year for rock n’ roll and I hope to see you all at some point before 2017! I’ve got a lot in the works with a new album, new EP to follow, heading back to Spain, jamming with friends, and much more!
This month I’ll be heading out west to sit in with fellow garage rock n’ rollers Soraia, at Echoplex in L.A. for the The Muff’s 25th Anniversary show! Also on the bill as direct support is Prima Donna, so it’s not one you want to miss if you’re in the area! It’s a Little Steven’s Underground Garage show, as well as being hosted by Mighty Manfred of The Woggles, and a great UG DJ in his own right. I’ve got more news for this April, but first let’s get pumped for L.A.!
We’re coming out of recording hibernation to play a killer show this December at Empire in Portland, ME opening for Remote Players Club, who are based out of Las Vegas. Remote Players Club is a new musical experience featuring former members of State Radio, Chuck Fay and Mike Najarian as wellas other assorted players from across the universe. Don’t miss it, December 3rd! Click here to buy tickets.
Hope everyone’s fall is going killer! We’re getting ready to head into the studio in a couple weeks to start recording two new albums! One is the follow up to 2014’s Headlines, Losing the Frequency. The other, Get Your Fix, is an EP of rock n’ roll covers by the likes of the Diamond Dogs, The Beach Boys, and more! Stay tuned in 2016!
We’re pumped to be playing the Ice Breaker’s Block Party right here in Portland, ME on October 10th at 1pm. Sponsored by Shipyard, Gorham Savings Bank, Waterfront Concerts, and Townquare Media, the event goes all afternoon and features music by Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems, Ben Kilcollins & The Vargas Twins, Dean Ford & The Keepsakes, and Hello Newman. There will also be a bunch of food trucks there including Mami, Love Kupcakes, Gusto’s, and more! We’ll be there with all our albums, t-shirts and more!
We’ve got two killer shows coming up in the next couple weeks! Don’t miss em!
8/13 – we’re back in Boston at Johnny D’s with The Autumn Hollow, Love Love, and Patrick Coman. Advanced tickets can be purchased here . Set times are: Patrick Coman (solo): 8:30 – Autumn Hollow: 9:30 – Kris Rodgers: 10:30 – LOVE LOVE: 11:30
8/20 – Also don’t forget we’ll be up in Portland, ME at Portland House of Music and Events for their “Under the Influence” series! This one is a 2 hour show featuring music by Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems as well as music that influences the band. It’s going to be a blast! Click here for more information. Walk up tickets available at the show.
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