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The Flamin’ Groovies are back (Bell House tonight), Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed schedules shows, The Budos band too

Roy Loney of the Flamin’ Groovies w/ the A-Bones (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
A-Bones with Roy Loney

Similar to 2009, Roy Loney & Cyril Jordan of The Flamin’ Groovies will reunite on stage with “musical accompaniment” by The A-Bones for two shows in two different countries this week. The first happens TONIGHT (4/21) at the Bell House in Brooklyn where The A-Bones will also play a separate set of their own and share a Norton Records family bill with Los Vigilantes and Daddy Longlegs. Tickets are still available.

Then it’s on to a plane and to the UK for the proto-punkers who will play an Easter Sunday show as part of the LeBeat Bespoke Festival in London, England. Also playing that British festival (but today) is Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed who also has a Brooklyn show in his future. The soulful guy will share a bill with Lily and The Parlor Tricks at Southpaw on June 6th. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates are listed below.

In other soul news, The Budos Band now have a NYC show scheduled. You can catch the instrumental Daptone ensemble when they play a free Summerstage show in Staten Island’s Tappen Park on August 3rd. That’s about a month and a half after they play the Dave Matthews Band Caravan Festival in Atlantic City, and a couple of weeks before they head down to North Carolina for the Hopscotch Fest.

Daptone family member Lee Fields plays Summerstage this summer too, but the one in Central Park along with Fitz & the Tantrums. Meanwhile catch him with the Sweet Divines at Southpaw in May.

The A-Bones recently played a benefit at Union Pool in support of relief for Japan. How was that? Sometimes A-Bones member and full time Yo La Tengo member Ira Kaplan recently sat in with Obits at Generation Records on Record Store Day. Last night Obits played a different benefit at Union Pool, and pictures and a review from that one (in honor of Brendan Majewski) are on the way.

Tour dates and some videos below…


Eli Paperboy Reed (more by Tracy Allison)
Eli Paperboy Reed

Eli (Paperboy) Reed, New-Old Soul

Flamin Groovies

ELI “PAPERBOY” REED – 2011 TOUR DATES
Apr 21 229 London, United Kingdom
Apr 25 Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm Byron Bay, Australia
Apr 26 Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm Byron Bay, Australia
Apr 27 East Brunswick Club Melbourne Vic, Australia
Apr 28 Oxford Art Factory Sydney Nsw, Australia
Apr 29 Galatos Newton, New Zealand
Apr 30 Bar Bodega Wellington, New Zealand
Jun 03 Southpaw Brooklyn, NY
Jun 17 Middle East Cambridge, MA

The Budos Band — 2011 Tour Dates
*4/21 Chicago, IL – Subterranean w/ Charles Bradley
*4/22 Bloomington, IN – Bluebird w/ Charles Bradley
*4/23 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig w/ Charles Bradley
4/30 Schuylkill Haven, PA – Some Kind of Jam 6 >>
5/6 Milford, CT – Daniel Street >>
5/7 Boston, MA – Middle East >>
6/18 Rochester, NY – Rochester Jazz Festival >>
6/25 Atlantic City, NJ – DMB Caravan >>
8/03 Staten Island, NY Tappen Park
9/08-10 North Carolina Hopscotch Festival

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