Sunday, October 11, 2009

News, Tours and Music From Veteran Punks Letting Their Roots Show & Shine

Good news for fans and followers of two of my favorite people to have made punk rock music, who are now playing the music of their (and our American) roots - Tommy Ramone and Peter Case. There are tour dates and new records to report!

Tommy Ramone, the first man to produce that band whose name he still proudly goes by, and Nerves/Plimsouls guitarist and singer/songwriter, Peter Case are just two veteran punk legends who have spent their "solo" careers playing in the genre some call Americana, some call, some call contemporary folk... just like some of other veteran punk legends with whom they've shared stages in the past - X / Knitters bassist and singer John Doe, and Blasters / Knitters guitarist and singer Dave Alvin.

This fall and winter, fans of Ramone's bluegrass outfit, Uncle Monk, the duo with Claudia Tienan will get to enjoy them live and in person --- here it is, lifted straight from Chuck Monk's informative email -- the tour dates for Uncle Monk's Fall Tour:

Uncle Monk Fall Tour --

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
8:00 PM
Rachael's Cafe

300 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401-3541

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
Knuckleheads Saloon

2715 Rochester
Kansas City, MO 64120

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
8:00 PM
Oskar Blues

303 Main Street
Lyons, CO 80540

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
7:00 PM

300 W. Sackett
Salida, CO 81201

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
8:30 PM
Steve's Guitars

19 N 4th St
Carbondale, CO 81623

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
9:00 PM
Bar SS

3311 W County Road 54G
Laporte, CO 80535

Saturday, October 24th, 2009
8:00 PM
Swallow Hill Music Association

71 E Yale Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
9:00 PM

737 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
8:00 PM
Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

2100 South Preston St
Louisville, KY 40217-2118

Friday, October 30th, 2009
9:00 PM
Norm's River Road House

7695 River Road Pike
Nashville, TN 37209


Chuck Monk

Peter Case, who last year was nominated for a Grammy Award in the contemporary folk category has some news too.

Believe me, it would behoove you to read/subscribe to his blog at! Here's the link to the PC blog where I go to keep up with what my life-long friend, Peter Case is up to.

Fans of the Nerves, Plimsouls and Breakways will delight in the upcoming releases of those bands' "Lost" and rare recordings, which will be available soon on Alive / Natural Sounds -- the label run by Patrick Boissel and Suzy Shaw (of Bomp!).


But some of the best Peter Case news I save for last! The Songwriters' Workshop that he conducts is set to start again, (after a forced year layoff) in early January, 2010, at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. Info is available at 310 828 4497, or check the McCabe's website.

Peter Case

Peter's return to McCabe's as a performer is set for December 4. This is the long postponed 'petercase 25th anniversary show.' Tickets are already on sale. 310 828 4497.

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