Spin Doctors, Musical Guests on CONAN (TBS-TV,) Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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For Immediate Release July 18, treatment 2013

 

 

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CONAN (TBS) Appearance Confirmed for Spin Doctors, clinic 9/4

Band Earns Best Reviews of Their Career for New Blues/Rock CD

Spin Doctors will be the musical guests on CONAN (TBS-TV, viagra ) Wednesday, September 4th.

The band will perform a track from their critically acclaimed blues/rock album ‘If The River Was Whiskey’ (Ruf Records,) which has earned the best reviews of their career. National coverage includes USA Today, Relix Magazine, M Music & Musicians Magazine, Elmore Magazine and more.

In a four & 1/2-star rave, ALL MUSIC/iTunes Editorial said the CD “feels like an unapologetic throwback to classic Chess records from the ’50s and ’60s. That immediacy is striking, as The Spin Doctors have never sounded so alive on record,” and No Depression buzzed, it “rocks like a rodeo bull on amphetamines and had my blood pumping from the first few chords.”

The album is a ten-song collection of original songs, described by lead singer Chris Barron as a “ramshackle, broken carriage running down a cobblestone hill, with pots and pans, and a screaming baby…”

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Photo by Lucy Onions

This is the blues album the band was always meant to make, and their confidence shows, as they give the songslots of room to breath and let the tracks come alive via the road-tested musicianship of Chris Barron (vocals), Aaron Comess (drums), Eric Schenkman (guitar) and Mark White (bass). With no overdubs, irreverent lyrics, soulful drums and guitar licks that are on fire, ‘If The River Was Whisky’ captures lightning in a bottle and further cements Spin Doctors’ reputation as a live act to be reckoned with. Perhaps Schenkman puts it best: “we’ve been playing together for 25 years & we’re all badasses!”

Listen to streaming samples, here: https://soundcloud.com/spin-doctors/sets/if-the-river-was-whiskey-album

See some recent press coverage 

An international tour is underway. Upcoming tour dates:

07/20/13 Blue Balls Music Festival / Lucerne, Switzerland
07/21/13 Burg Herzberg Music Festival / Germany
07/24/13 Lane County Fair / Eugene, OR Free Show
07/27/13 – 2 shows – 1) Festival of Beer / Toronto, Canada, 2) Horseshoe Tavern / Toronto, Canada 08/02/13 Maine Lobster Festival / Rockland, ME

08/03/13 Unitah Basin Celebration / Constitution Park / Roosevelt, UT Free Show 08/07/13 Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds / Imlay City, MI Free Show 08/08/13 Oshkosh Waterfront Concert Series / Leach Amphitheater / Oshkosh, WI 08/10/13 Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater / Peachtree City, GA

08/17/13 Longview Squirrel Festival / Longview, WA Free Show 08/28/13 The Independent / San Francisco, CA
08/29/13 Monterey County Fairgrounds / Monterey, CA Free Show 08/30/13 Sycuan Casino / El Cajon, CA

08/31/13 Moses Lake Summer Convert Series / McCosh Park, Moses Lake, WA Free Show 09/01/13 Pig Out In The Park / Riverfront Park / Spokane, WA Free Show
09/25/13 The Garage / London, UK
09/27/13 Het Depot / Leuven, Belgium

09/28/13 Melkweg / Amsterdam, Netherlands 09/30/13 New Morning / Paris, France
10/01/13 Le Grillen / Colmar, France
10/03/13 Moonwalker / Aarburg, Switzerland 10/04/13 Mühle Hunziken / Rubingen, Switzerland 10/05/13 Escherwys / Zürich, Switzerland 10/07/13 Spectrum Club / Augsburg, Germany 10/08/13 Hirsch / Nürnberg, Germany

10/09/13 Piano / Dortmund, Germany
10/10/13 Gemeindesaal / Lindewerra, Germany
10/11/13 Quasimodo / Berlin, Germany
10/12/13 Bluesgarage / Hannover, Germany
10/14/13 The Rock Café / Hamburg
10/15/13 Kuz / Mainz, Germany
10/16/13 Die Halle / Reichenbach, Germany
10/17/13 Harmonie / Bonn, Germany
10/31 & 11/01/13 American Gardens Theater / Walt Disney World Resort / Lake Buena Vista, FL

More about Spin Doctors:

When top-class musicianship and great songwriting meet, the result can help to define an era. Such was the case with Spin Doctors’ ‘Pocket Full Of Kryptonite’, one of the biggest smashes of the 1990s, selling over 10 million copies worldwide. Featuring hit after hit, from ‘Two Princes’ to ‘Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong’ and more, the original album reached #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, made the magazine’s Top 100 list of the Best-Selling Albums of The Decade, hit #2 in the UK and #1 in Australia and New Zealand, was certified 3x Platinum in Canada, Gold in Germany, France, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Singapore, and cemented the group’s debut as an international phenomenon. In fact, ‘Two Princes’ was the most-played rock song in the world in 1993, and was recently certified by BMI with 3 million international radio plays (‘Little Miss’ is at the 2 Million mark.) As a live band, the core members of Spin Doctors are among the best in the business, a fact often overshadowed by their commercial success, but arguably more important than ever. Following 2011 the release of ‘Pocket Full of Kryptonite: 20th Anniversary Edition’, Spin Doctors hit the road to do what they do best: perform great pop/rock and blues songs for live audiences. Like their H.O.R.D.E. allies Phish, Blues Traveler, Allman Brothers and more, and like The Black Crowes, Counting Crows and other respected contemporaries, Spin Doctors are a reminder that hits and chops needn’t be mutually exclusive. The wildly favorable audience reaction to their ‘Kryptonite’ tour helped paved the way for ‘If The River Was Whiskey’. ‘If The River Was Whiskey’ was produced by Spin Doctors. All songs written by Spin Doctors (Shogun Songs Inc./ BMI) except “Some Other Man Instead” Written by Spin Doctors, Arne Hovda, (Trak One Music/BMI) Erik Norvald Røe (Tono)

Visit: http://www.spindoctors.com
Management: David Sonenberg, Jason Richardson, DAS Communications, 212.877.0400 Label: Thomas Ruf, Ruf Records, http://www.rufrecords.de
Photo credit: Lucy Onions

Band Contact: For Press information about SPIN DOCTORS, to set an interview, or for a reviewer copy of ‘If The River Was Whiskey,’ please contact SethCohenPR@earthlink.net, 917.261.4596, www.sethcohenpr.com

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