New record in the works, Ice Breaker Block Party!
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
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!