Monday, April 16, 2018

The Mannish Boys And Jake Berger Are Back On Stage On April 27th!

The time has come! Time has come today! For the rock & roll that will save your soul! April 27th! 10pm show! Five dollars brings you salvation from the Mannish Boys! Two sets of garage rock and R&B that will set your backside free! Sidewalk Bob and Suitcase Slim (aka Mitchell Kearney) open at 10pm sharp! Witness, brothers and sisters! Witness, and testify!

April 16, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Two Articles About The Young Ones, From Lumberton, NC

Hello all-

These articles turned up some time ago, but I'm finally getting the chance to post them. Enclosed are two articles about the Young Ones, from Lumbeton, NC, and their winning the Big WAYS Battle Of The Bands in Charlotte, in November of 1966. The article from the Observer is a bit condescending (I smell a folkie, jazzer or geezer turning up their nose at the youngster's music), but the Robesonian article is a really nice find. My thanks to Maria David of the RetroCLT blog for helping me find these articles. Enjoy,
February 14, 2018

Upcoming Jake Berger And Mannish Boys Tour Dates

March 17th- Comet Grille, Charlotte
March 25th- Thirsty Beaver, Charlotte
April 27th- Smokey Joe's, Charlotte
June 9, Blue Note Grill, Durham, NC (opening for the Well Respected Men)
July 6th- Smokey Joe's, Charlotte

And more gigs soon to be announced!
February 14, 2018

The Mannish Boys Are Rescheduling This Friday's Show At Smokey Joe's

Hello all-

The Mannish Boys have had to bow out of Friday's show at Smokey Joe's, due to an attack of the stomach flu. Temperance League is stepping in, and will bring the Rock. Sidewalk Bob still opens at 10pm, and Temperance will provide anything but at 11:15pm. Five bucks provides you with all of the merriment and wonder for the evening. I'll also be on hand for any of your questions about the book, or anything else. Look for a list of upcoming Mannish Boys shows in the next post. See you there, stay healthy, and rock on,
February 14, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Mannish Boys At Smokey Joe's On February 16th

Hello all-

My NC 60s book co-author Jake Berger will be leading the Mannish Boys at Smokey Joe's Cafe on February 16th. Sidewalk Bob will open. Come by and say hello. 

February 1, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jake Berger And The Mannish Boys Are Back in 2018!

Some of you have been asking when I will be getting back to booking shows like the 60s Rock & Roll Reunions. After the successful Double Door Inn anniversary show, I’ve decided to give them another round. Charlotte’s own Mannish Boys will lead the local charge back to the garage, with shows at Smokey Joe’s on February 16th, April 27th and July 6th. Book co-author Jake Berger, Rob Thorne, Greg James and JC Matlak will bring all of your fave garage rock, psych and R&B. And Charlotte’s own Sidewalk Bob and Mitchell Kearney will be opening the Feb. 16th show. Show begins at 10pm, and tickets are five dollars. 

But wait, there’s more! The Mannish Boys will be playing the Evening Muse on Sunday, March 18th for a special live recording event. Showtime is 7pm for this show. Get there early, get loud and make some noise, and you’ll hear yourself (and the band) on record, some (hopefully soon) groovy day. And yes, a certain photographer/show promoter/tambourine player will also be lurking about. Come by, say hello, and ask me if I’ve made any more progress on my next books. 

More on these, and more shows coming soon. Spread the word, and see you at the Rock Show.
January 16, 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018

News About The Bondsmen, Stars Of Our Book

Hi everybody. How are you? I wanted to share some photos from the recent Bondsmen reunion show, and some news. It was a great show, again, and I discovered that the band wrote and recorded a single (both an A and B side) in 1969 that was never released, despite one of the songs getting airplay. And from what the band played at the show, they sound fantastic. Hopefully, you'll get to this and more soon, as the band is currently working on their first ever album. More news soon, and I hope to see you all again in the coming year.
January 7, 2018