Posted in music | tour dates on May 12, 2011

Pajama Club

And the official bio says...

"It's always been the element of struggle that makes music human and exciting. Neil and Sharon Finn discovered that for themselves at home late one night in their pajamas, having their first jam, making a racket in the grand tradition of enthusiastic amateurs.

For Neil, after a career of writing songs and strumming guitars, it was liberating to be behind a drumkit, no chords or melody to navigate, just keeping time and making it swing. For Sharon, after raising 2 fine boys and coping with Neil it was just 3 notes, pure feel on the bass guitar...

And so inspired, Sharon and Neil were compelled to take it further. They invited respected Auckland songwriter and musician Sean Donnelly to lend a hand. The three of them went to work and steadily those jams became songs, a body of work more diverse and dynamic than any of them had imagined...."

As stated above, Pajama Club (who just officially changed their name from "Pajama Party") features the great Neil Finn and his wife Sharon Finn, with Sean Donnelly and Alana Skyring rounding out the lineup.

Already announced on the lineups of both Wilco's Solid Sound Festival (they go on right before Wilco) and Outside Lands in San Francisco, new June headlining dates are now starting to pop up. On June 23rd they'll play a show in Virginia (right after Solid Sound), and on June 26th you can catch them at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Tickets for that show go on sale on Friday at noon.

All currently announced dates and a teaser video is below.

Pajama Party, "From a Friend to a Friend" teaser

Thu, 06/23/11 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Fri, 06/24/11 MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (Solid Sound Festival)
Sun, 06/26/11 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
08/12-08/14 Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, CA



Comments (8)

that teaser is sweet! pajama club is one of my all-time favorites. can't wait for New York in June!

Posted by Brandon | May 12, 2011 5:26 PM

Why did they change their name? Use to be Pajama Party. Now I have to re-do my tattoo.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 9:59 AM

Awesome. Neil Finn is such an incredible musician. Don't miss a relatively rare chance to see him in the US. Split Enz, Crowded House, solo, Pajama Club...whatever incarnation it is, I'll be there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2011 9:16 AM

Who wears pajamas?

Posted by bobbie wallbank | May 16, 2011 10:06 PM

"Split Enz, Crowded House, solo, Pajama Club...whatever incarnation it is, I'll be there".......... DITTO!!!! Neil= one of the best musicians ever.

Posted by joel | May 21, 2011 2:27 PM

Crowded House is my favorite band, and Neil Finn is absolutely brilliant!

Are Neil & Sharon vegan?

Posted by Peggy Oki, Origami Whales Project | July 16, 2011 1:43 PM

I'd go see Neil regardless of what kind of project he takes on....pure genius like his knows no bounds and I'll embrace his music however he sees fit to share it!!!

Posted by Paula Stone | November 13, 2012 1:05 AM

four good looking people.

Posted by Jamie | March 11, 2014 2:32 PM

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