“Headlines” CD Release Party @ Empire, Portland, ME
Really excited to announce the release party for my new album, Headlines. The Dirty Gems and I will be joined by Brooklyn based Kalen and The Sky Thieves for a night of rock n roll at Portland, ME’s Empire Dine and Dance on Friday, October 10th. Here’s “Leaving Town”, a sneak peak from the new album!
Thanks everyone for coming out to the release party this past Friday night at The Theater of Awesome. It was a great evening and I’m glad to finally get this album out to share with you!
I’m really excite that The Connection was asked to come out to Cleveland and play at the Cleveland Auditorium for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame’s annual “It’s Only Rock n Roll” spring benefit. Here’s a bit of the press release:
The Connection, New England’s Newest Hit Makers and 4-time “Coolest Song In The World” honorees at Little Steven Van Zandt’s Underground Garage, will perform their original, British Invasion-influenced, stripped down rock ‘n roll for an exclusive audience of 1,000 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum VIPs on May 10th at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
The Connection, an independent, stripped down rock ‘n roll band from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is pleased to announce its selection by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to perform at the 11th annual “It’s Only Rock and Roll” Spring Benefit. The event, which has been dubbed Cleveland’s “Party of the Year,” will be held on Saturday, May 10th at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall, with proceeds going to support the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s educational activities.The Connection has been engaged to play its original, British Invasion-influenced, rock ‘n roll/power pop songs for an exclusive audience of 1,000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum VIPS between 6PM and 8PM.
Steven Van Zandt, who will be inducted this April into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a co-founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has championed The Connection to a nationwide audience on his Sirius XM radio station, Underground Garage, and to a world-wide audience on his syndicated terrestrial radio show, Little Steven’s Underground Garage. Van Zandt named four of the band’s driving, hook and harmony-laden songs “The Coolest Song In The World” in a recent 13-month period, and has put two other Connection rockers into heavy rotation.
For more information please visit the original PR here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11629526.htm
Excited to announce a new show at Geno’s Rock Club in Portland, ME with my friends The Connection and former Capitol recording artist, The Figgs! Check the “shows” tab for more info! To celebrate the show I’m releasing a special preview from my new album, “Headlines”, due out this spring. RnR!
Tapas Vol. 1 is now available! Get this limited edition compilation of both new and old Kris Rodgers songs. Featuring songs off of 2014′s “Whiskey and Soda” and “Headlines” as well as the Christmas favorite “Can’t Spend Another Christmas(Without You Baby)! Head over to http://krisrodgersmusic.bandcamp.com for more ordering info!
For a second time this month I’ve been really fortunate to get some national airplay, this time with Kurt Baker’s instant pop classic “She Can Do It All”. Check out this killer pop track and tune in to XM/Sirius Underground Garage with Little Steven to hear it in your car!
I had the pleasure of recording on the new Connection album “Let it Rock” and the new single “Crawling From the Wreckage of a Saturday Night” was featured on XM/Sirius Underground Garage radio and named Little Steven’s(Steven Van Zandt) “Coolest Song in the World” for a week in June.