For today’s edition of BBR, I’m picking my new copy of Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled album. I received this record as a birthday gift last week, and I just can’t stop looking at it.
This vinyl edition marks the 20th Anniversary of the initial album release. As many RATM fans know, the album cover for this release features the historical photograph of the self-immolation of Thich Quang Durc. However, this new XX edition of the album features the image on the vinyl itself.
So because it is Earth Day and because people need a real swift kick in the ass when it comes to caring for our planet, I’ve chosen this album. I hope it lights a fire in you today.
Tonight we’re in Brooklyn, NY at the Brooklyn Bowl opening for folks rockers Cabinet! Show starts at 8pm.
See y’all there. ~Boots.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The touring lifestyle is a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs, which requires patience and grit to get through the trials between the good times. Sometimes you’re flat broke; sometimes you have to sleep on tile/concrete/wooden floors; sometimes you spend mind-numbing, endless hours in the van to play a new city, and sometimes the whiskey is gone… The payoffs, though, can sometimes be so rewarding that your decision to do this whole, crazy godddamned thing is validated a hundred times over!
Yesterday was one of those days, my friends. We left Cambridge early to play our little hearts out at the sold out Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA, and had the time of our lives! We were honored to share the bill with greats like Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Norah Jones, the James Hunter Six, and our personal heroes, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band!
We played our set to a great audience, second line paraded a bunch of cardboard fish-bearing children and parents around the grounds, and sat in with the Dirty Dozen! We had such a good time that we decided to share some pics from the festivities with you. The tour is kicking off right, and we’ve still got almost 2 more months of shows to do, so keep your eyes out! We’re coming for ya.
Ah, what a day. We aren’t done with the northeast just yet, though!
Tonight we’ll be debuting at Rochester, NY’s Lovin’ Cup with the talented Amanda Ashley! The doors open at 6, and Amanda Ashley kicks things off at 7. Come make our last night in the northeast for this chunk of tour a party!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Tonight we return to one of our favorite venues in the northeast, Brooklyn Bowl! It’s our one NYC show for this tour, so make sure not to miss out.
The doors open at 6pm so you have time to grab a drink and hang a bit before the revelry begins, then the Brummy Brothers take the stage at 8pm to kick things off. We’ll be hitting the stage at about 9:30pm and playing for as long as your feet will carry you! It’s only a $7 cover tonight, so get ready to drink and dance and make this the best Tuesday night of the season! See you soon, New Yorkers.
First show in Rochester, NY! Join us at the Abilene Bar & Lounge. Show starts at 8.
Gig tonight at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 2. Show starts at 12:15.
The first of three nights in New York City! Tonight is Hill Country, Saturday is at Rockwood Music Hall, and Sunday we are playing the Brooklyn Bowl.
Come out tonight and see us at Hill Country. Show starts at 9:30
On our way out of New York we stopped by a brass & woodwind shop and geeked out for a bit.
Performing multiple on this fine evening at the historic Main St. Pub in Philmont, NY. Built in 1898, DBRS is sure to bring the walls down on this one…
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