Posted in music | tour dates on August 27, 2008

Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan on keyboard (more by Jason Bergman)
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The A-Bones is a garage rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band was formed in 1984 by Billy Miller and Miriam Linna, who had previously been the editors of Kicks, a pop culture journal, and the founders of Norton Records. The band, which was named after a song by The Trashmen, also featured Mike Mariconda, Mike Lewis (a founding member of both Boston's Lyres and Hoboken's Yo La Tengo), Bruce Bennett, Marcus "The Carcass" Natale, and Lars Espensen, with Miller, Linna, Bennett, Natale, and Espensen playing on the bulk of the band's recordings and for most of the band's touring life. Aside from recording three albums, two EPs, and roughly a dozen 45's, The A-Bones also performed as a backup band for acts such as Hasil Adkins, Ronnie Dawson, Cordell Jackson, The Flamin' Groovies' Roy Loney and many others. Though the band broke up in 1994, The A-Bones reunited in 2004 and continue to perform sporadic gigs in the US and in Europe, in their core line-up frequently augmented by Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan on keyboard. [Wikipedia]
The A-Bones - 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 7 - Maxwells in Hoboken w/ Magic Christian, New Jersey (TICKETS)
Sep 13 - Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn w/ The Ettes and Nouvellas (TICKETS)

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Comments (5)

A-BONES RULE.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2008 2:40 PM

will Ira be playing with them on these shows? Either way I'm psyched for the Brooklyn show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2008 4:07 PM

yeah, i am sure. he just did the boat with them. good times

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2008 5:45 PM

Word has it Ira is a member of the A-Bones now not just a guest, so I'd imagine he's doing the shows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2008 11:27 AM

Would some literate soul who knows the A-Bones (and Lyres and Yo La Tengo') actual history puh-lease fix the @#$%^&*! Wikipedia entry!!!!

Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2008 5:35 PM

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