Sunday, February 21, 2010
Roger and PH's interview on The Bob Harris Show can be heard for a couple of more days at:
We think the RC/PH segment starts about 1:16:00 into the show. They talk a lot about their career, a little bit about the next album, and play a few songs acoustically.
Also, Barry Marshall Everitt and the "House of Mercy" show on internet radio will feature RCPM this weekend. House of Mercy Radio airs every Saturday, midnight - 3 a.m. More information can be found at:
His show can be heard at:
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Hóla amigos y amigas,
It's a rendezvous of kindred spirits. It's semi-professional tourists canceling their wake-up calls. It's Peacemakers like yourself packing panchos and sandals, throwing away their shoes and letting their cups overflow in the glow of the Mexican Moonshine. The tequila, cervezas, taco stands, sandy beaches, fireworks, high tides, ocean breeze and high spirits are waiting for you and RCPM's return on June 12 to Puerto Peñasco to celebrate life through rock-n-roll at Circus Mexicus 2010, presented by Chango's Rocky Point Bar and Grill. This year's lineup is nothing short of incredible!
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are pleased and very excited to announce that joining them for Circus Mexicus will be Colorado's infamous RAILBENDERS and EDDIE SPAGHETTI, lead singer of the equally infamous Supersuckers!
The festivities start Friday when PH Naffah dons an apron and fires up the grill at JJ's Cantina for his annual Hot Dog & A Smile fundraiser to raise money for the local orphanage. Providing the music for that night will be the hard country riffs of The Railbenders. Last year's show was arguably one of the best Friday nights at JJ's ever.
On Saturday, Eddie Spaghetti, backed by Tyson Murray, Tony Nascar and Graham Haworth of The Railbenders, will take the main stage in the sandy amphitheater just across the street from Chango's. Then it's the main event: more than four hours of the greatest music on the planet from RCPM.
Tickets for Circus Mexicus will go on sale at Peacetime Goods on April 1 for $30. They will also be sold at the door the day of the show for $35.
But if you can't wait until then to buy tickets, RCPM has a special offer that will allow you to get your tickets early AND save some money!
Circus Mexicus tickets will be on sale during RCPM's two-night stand at The Marquee in Phoenix on March 27 or March 28. As a thank you to everyone who attends those shows, tickets will be available for $25 those two nights ONLY!
It's going to be an unbelievable weekend that fans will NOT want to miss. Start making plans now to join us for the biggest fiesta of the summer. Circus Mexicus 2010, presented by Chango's Rocky Point Bar and Grill.
Monday, February 8, 2010
One of our favorite charities, Ear Candy, is teaming up with Phoenix firefighters for an instrument drive. You can find complete details at http://www.earcandycharity.org/Instrument-Drive-2010.aspx.
When US indie-rock cult heroes The Refreshments folded in 1998, leaving behind a legacy of two major label albums, a string of hit singles and the theme to the hit animated TV series King Of The Hill; writer, singer and creative force, Roger Clyne must have pondered on the eternal question of 'where to now?'
The answer was unequivocal; go it alone. Clyne and Refreshments drummer PH Naffah recruited a guitarist and bass player, formed Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, and set about making their own mark on the musical landscape without the safety net of record company backing.
The result? RCPM became the only independent band to debut in the Top 10 on Billboard's Internet Sales chart for six consecutive albums, including two number one entries. Firmly entrenched in the independent ethos, RCPM are proof positive that quality music does not have to fit into the framework laid down by the major players to survive, and indeed, thrive. Paste Magazine neatly summed things up when they said “Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are proof that the crazy, reckless, restless, swaggering soul of American Rock is still burning a hole in the night sky.”
2010 sees the start of the next stage of the RCPM quiet revolution, with the band's first foray into the UK with a string of club dates, giving fans a flavour of their renowned high-octane stage presence in advance of the summer festival season. The full schedule of dates is as follows:
Feb 17th - The Prince Albert, Brighton (special guest Bernice MacDonald)
Feb 18th - Aspinall Arms, Mitton Lancashire (special guests Mr. Lizard)
Feb 19th - The Cluny, Newcastle (special guests Simon Todd & Central Station)
Feb 20th - Bongo Club, Edinburgh (special guest Lee Patterson)
Feb 21st - Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow (special guests The Dirt)
Feb 23rd - The Luminaire, London (special guest Bex Marshall)
Feb 24th - St. Bonaventures, Bristol (special guest Bernice MacDonald)
Feb 25th - The Maze, Nottingham (special guest Owen Harvey)
Feb 27th - The Ropewalk, Barton-On-Humber (special guests Missing Time).
The sound of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers owes as much to the punky, power-pop of the late-seventies as it does to the traditional American rock influences of Tom Petty and Springsteen. Like other South-West icons Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely, RCPM are unafraid to cross boundaries with their music, and will mix tales of banditos from somewhere-down-Mexico-way with subtle observations of the human condition amongst tequila shots and good-time anthems. All this set against a backdrop of riff-rich driving guitar, and melodic, memorable choruses, while unmistakable echoes of Mariachi and Spanish phrasing drift in and out of their music.
These UK dates will also feature some of the finest up-and-coming UK artists and bands.