Lots of show announcements for May on the shows page! Stay tuned for more summer shows and info on the new album. Also, you can see our Record Store Day performance from Hymie’s on a new cable access show and at their website: http://www.project-vibe.com/
After a short break this fall, we have a couple of shows coming up. Check them out on the shows page, of all places!
Martin will be doing a (mostly) solo set on Sat., June 16th at the Father Hennipen Park stage at 6:15.
Check out citypages.com for a small interview/preview
…that we saw the release of Martin Devaney’s (and band)full length
debut, “Somebody Somewhere” at the 400 Bar…during a blizzard. Still, it
was very exciting to get these tunes released on a real CD (with shrink
wrap!). The City Pages reviewed the disc, highlighting “‘Landlord’s
Daughter,’ a goofy, jangling anthem that might as easily have been penned
by Joey Ramone, Jim Ruiz, or Woody Guthrie.” We were proud for a bunch of
19,20, and 21 year olds…
To celebrate, we’re offering the album as a pay-what-you-want download at
Bandcamp. Or, pay nothing! We are also including the long out of print EP
that came out the fall before this album, “Whatever That Is”. Same deal.
Pay what ya want, or don’t. The songs will be up through the weekend with
this deal. So check them out, if you haven’t. With a couple very rare
exceptions, these tunes don’t make it into the live set anymore, but it’s
a fun look back to where we were at the time. Besides Martin, the two
albums feature Sean McPherson on bass, Josh Peterson on guitar (both still
in Heiruspecs), and drummer Kevin Hunt (also, like Martin, an early
Heiruspecs alum. Download at http://martindevaney.bandcamp.com/
Finally, Martin and Jake open for Canadian band, Deep Dark Woods tomorrow
night at the Fine Line…see ya soon!
Martin and Jake will be opening for Canadian band the Deep Dark Woods on March 23rd at the Fine Line in Minneapolis! 8pm….
It’s been relatively quiet around here as the new year has gotten rolling…I’ve done a couple of Crossing Guards shows, and we’re just starting to get some Devaney shows on the books (head on over to the shows page…). Also, between two weekend sessions back in September and January, the band laid down 13 tracks toward a new LP with Rick Mattson at Sparta sound in Northern MN. I’d say we’re….90% done…? It was a great experience and a total surprise to realize we had the tunes and we’re able to mostly record live in one room…more on this at some point….see ya soon.
We’re excited to be joining some friends the Saturday after Thanksgiving for our only band show of the fall!
Saturday, Nov. 26th
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
St. Paul, MN
Ryan Traster (EP Release)
Martin Devaney and the Flatwheelers
Savannah Smith (EP release)
presented by Invisible Button Entertainment
We’re happy to announce that Martin and the Flatwheelers will once again be opening for the great Robbie Fulks on August 12th at the Turf Club in St. Paul! Also playing will be the local brother duo, the Cactus Blossoms. Robbie is a great songwriter and always puts on a blazing live show…see you there!
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan and The Band. You get the idea….Martin Devaney and The Flatwheelers….the bulk of the live shows these days (and certainly most tour dates) have been Martin and Jake doing the duo thing. But when you see The Flatwheelers mentioned, you’ll know that it’s the full band lineup. A lot of great players have joined us onstage over the years and they deserve a name. So there ya go…
Excited to be a part of this on April 14th!