Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Silver is here!

Join Roger and the Mexican Moonshine crew Thursday at Dos Gringos Scottsdale for the arrival of Mexican Moonshine Silver. Roger will be there pouring Silver in the Springtime! Join us from 8-10p for complimentary samples as well as all the regular Dos Gringos Thursday drink specials you've come to enjoy including $.50 Coronas.

Rock and Soccer 2012

Beach Soccer Tournament

Circus Mexicus Beach Soccer @ Wrecked at the Reef Saturday June 9th, 2012 beginning at 8am!

Registration will begin MONDAY MARCH 26 at . The tournament is sure to sell out again, so get your team organized and committed NOW to join us for another great day on the beach playing the Beautiful Game! Don’t have a team but want to play? Find teams who need players and players who need teams at .

Games will continue to be played Co-ed with 5 players per side including goal keepers with unlimited substitutions. Each side will field a 60/40 mix of genders at all times during play. (That is, at least 2 gals must be on the pitch during game play.) Cost is $25 per player and includes an Adidas team jersey and donation to the Larry D Large Foundation benefitting children in Puerto Penasco.

As we did last year, ALL players and fans are encouraged to bring any equipment (balls, soccer shoes, guards, jerseys, nets, etc) to benefit the Youth Sports Foundation of Puerto Penasco. Last year, your donations helped send 4 Penasco teens from Rocky Point to a soccer camp in Guadalajara hosted by college coaches inside Estadio Omnilife, home to world famous Chivas de Guadalajara.

We’d like to thank this year’s sponsor,
Young Builders Roofing,
for their support of this year’s tournament!

We’ve made a couple of changes to Rock and Soccer:

We’ve made team size-limits much larger this year. So if you’d like to play, but can’t stay all day (or plan on having some cervezas and a siesta sometime during the tourney), or maybe you just dig the jerseys, sign up and stay to play just as long as you like.

This year, to ensure fun and safety for all players, we have included the following divisions, each offering awards to finalists.

¡División Golazo! – For those who play soccer, who have some years experience in the game, or who actively maintain an athletic lifestyle, we recommend this division. Each team may register up to 12 players, minimum 8. There will be 4 teams in ¡Div. Golazo!

¡División Divertida! -For those who haven’t played in awhile and just want step on the beach and get some kicks in, we recommend this division. Each Team may register as many players as they wish, minimum 8. There will be 8 teams in ¡Div. Divertida!

¡División Jovenes!– Just before the Championship games in front of a big crowd and live rock n roll by La Merca, we’ll have 3 youth games open to all kids who want to play. There is no charge. Make sure they have socks, the sand will be warm by then.

If there are enough registrants, young enthusiasts will play in the following flights:
• U10 (8 to 10 years of age)
• U13 (11 to 13 years of age)
• U15 (14 and 15 years of age)

All youth players must be registered by (on-site, 6/9) and accompanied by a parent or guardian. There will be no uniforms in ¡Div. Jovenes!; teams will be issued scrimmage vests (pinnies).

Teams may register at beginning March 26 as a complete team (min. 8 players) with total team payment, roster names, team name and jersey sizes. Teams may add players to the roster for $25 each (up to 12 in Div. Golazo; unlimited # in Div. Divertida) after the team has registered and paid for 8 players.

Deadline for complete rosters and payment is Friday, April 27th or when the tournament sells out (whichever comes first). The tournament is limited to a total of 12 Adult teams. Make sure you sign up as soon as possible; registration begins Monday, MARCH 26TH!

All registrations are final because jerseys must be ordered and printed.
We 'd like to extend a huge "Gracias" to Adidas for their support again this year. All the squads will look great playing the Beautiful Game.

Each team assumes the responsibility for maintaining a full roster.

All players especially those looking to hook up with a team are encouraged to join the Circus Mexicus Facebook Page!/circusmexicus as soon as possible.

¡Viva Fútbol! ¡Viva Rock! ¡Viva Circus Mexicus!

Here are some answers to some questions you may have:

Q: If I pay for a team now, am I able to add players and jerseys until April 24th?
A: Yes! Register and pay for a full team now (a team is a minimum of 8 players), and make sure submit a full, final roster and all jersey sizes by Friday,April 27th.

Q: May I wear shoes?
A: You may wear any “soft” protection. No hard soles, lugs, buckles, etc. 5 Finger-type footwear is permitted, so long as there are no hard surfaces or attachments. There are a number of sand soccer socks on the market. Lots of players just bring tube socks. Check out

Q: How old do I have to be to play on an adult team?
A: 16 with parent’s consent. 18+ may register as an adult.

Q: How do I register my kid for the Div. Jovenes game?
A: Just show up, sign him/her in for the match (on site), and stay to cheer your player on!

If you’d like to buy a Rock and Soccer Event Jersey, please check out

!Play On!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Circus Mexicus XXI tickets on sale now!

Twenty times RCPM have traveled south of the border, set up a stage and put on a rock-n-roll party they call Circus Mexicus. And 20 times you, the fans, have not disappointed.

On June 9, 2012, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers invite everyone to go down together again to Rocky Point, Mexico, sit side-by-side in the cantinas and celebrate life through rock-n-roll at CIRCUS MEXICUS XXI!

This year, as we strive to give our fans the best concert in the world, we're offering FOUR separate ticket packages to meet your rock-n-roll needs.

Ticket packages include:

Cobre wristband
•SATURDAY NIGHT General Admission to RCPM concert at Chango's
•$35 in advance, $40 Day of Show

Plata wristband

•FRIDAY NIGHT General Admission entrance to JJ's Cantina/ PH's Hot Dog & A Smile Charity BBQ and concert with Sons of Bill 
and Jim Dalton
•SATURDAY NIGHT General Admission to RCPM concert at Chango's

•$40 advance purchase only

Oro wristband
•FRIDAY NIGHT General Admission entrance to JJ's Cantina/ PH's Hot Dog & A Smile Charity BBQ and concert with Sons of Bill and Jim Dalton
•SATURDAY NIGHT VIP admission to RCPM concert at Chango's including separate bar, toilet facilities, viewing decks in General Admission section for unobstructed views of the stage

•$60, advance purchase only

Platino wristband - SOLD OUT
•FRIDAY NIGHT General Admission entrance to JJ's Cantina/ PH's Hot Dog & A Smile Charity BBQ and concert with Sons of Bill and Jim Dalton
•SATURDAY NIGHT Concert Admission access to VIP area of RCPM concert including access to private bar, toilet facilities, bleachers in General Admissoin section for unobstructed views of the stage
•Exclusive, limited edition Circus Mexicus XXI Tshirt (not available on line or at merchandise stands) 

•Access to "Tacos and Tequila" with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, backstage before the show

•Tacos, beer and Mexican Moonshine will be served to Platino wristband bearers

•Hang out and get a photo of you with the band
•$90 advance purchase only

More Info:

•Tacos y Tequila will start at 6:45 and last about one hour.

•All platino wristband wearers will be asked to return to VIP and GA areas after Tacos y Tequila.

•All VIP packages and tickets to the show can be purchased at Peacetime Goods.

•VIP packages will be sold in advance ONLY.

•ALL wristbands will be picked up at Will Call.

•NO wristbands will be mailed out.

•Only a limited number of Oro and Platino wristbands will be available.

•Wristbands for Friday night at JJ's Cantina/ PH's Hot Dog & A Smile Charity BBQ and concert with Sons of Bill and Jim Dalton will be available at the door WHILE SUPPLIES LAST for $10. Please be aware, the event may sell out. We highly recommend purchasing the Plata wristband. You'll get into both Friday and Saturday night shows AND save $$!

•Wear your wristband all weekend and get discounts at participating bars in Rocky Point

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Roger reflects on Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big & Buzzy

Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big and Buzzy turns sweet 16:
Stumbling 33 steps down memory lane

It’s the 16th anniversary of the release-week of Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy. Almost unbelievable.
Before my own memory further fades, here for posterity and fun, are 33 things (a randomly-chosen number) about the recording of that album I think I recall:

• At “The Riot Hyatt,” in Hollywood, CA at around 1:30 in the morning, The Refreshments finally inked our recording contract.
• A few hours later, we loaded our gear into the illustrious Ocean Way Studio on Sunset Blvd.
• We rented a house in LA.
• PH took the couch (he was “the new guy”), rest of us got bedrooms.
• Recording took 4 weeks.
• It was punctuated ecstasy and monotony.
• I spent most of my advance money on a Custom Shop Telecaster.
• We started every day of the week at 10.
• We usually cut off around 2 or 3 a.m.
• We recorded all our takes standing up (except, of course, PH…)
• And always live to tape.
• Clif Norrell was our producer, engineer and mixer; he slept the least and drove us hard.
• “Feeling” became a b-side.
• “Psychosis” got on to a soundtrack of a movie no-one saw.
• I had daily panic attacks, cold hands and feet, chest pains, dizzy spells, a lot of denial and an unopened bottle of anti-depressants.
• I recall long nights of interminable takes in front of the mic, the smell of the tubes burning in the amps, standing in our sweltering iso-booths, sweating from the heat the amps generated from cranking out take after take after take after take….
• We all enjoyed relaxing in the studio lounge with the simple thrill of flying the slot cars around the track.
• We killed hours playing Risk.
• “The Blush-ians” proved the most irritating scourge.
• I discovered why they call meditation a practice.
• We consumed urns of coffee, kegs of beer, and gallons green tea, semi-loads of “Double-doubles,” columns of biscuits and gravy.
• I disappeared on long bike rides along Mulholland Drive and I never did find a pick up soccer game in Hollywood.
• I read in a pre-release review that I was too old to pen a “meaningful debut album.” I was 26. So glad they said that.
• Brian and I sat for sat hours on acoustic guitar and harmonica trying to get the intro to “Nada” right.
• “Interstate” is the only fade-out on the record; it was originally written with an ending that mirrored the intro.
• Somebody said, “f**k it,” drove across the desert, got halfway home to AZ, and then came back.
• No one said a word.
• The record company let us pick the first single!
• We flipped a coin between “Blue” and “Banditos.”
• There was no internet, all movies were VHS, we sent letters in the mail and bummed each other’s calling cards, and were never interrupted by cell phones or e-mail.
• There was some hysterical blindness at some point, but that was near the end.
• I remember pouring everything we had into it.
• Fizzy is what came out.


Friday, March 2, 2012

100 Days!!

¡100 Days! !Cien Dias! ¡100 Days! !Cien Dias! ¡100 Days! !Cien Dias!


Hóla Peacemakers,
Circus Mexicus XXI commences 100 days from today.
Here’s a list of fun, pre-Mexico prep:
get the weekend off, set up your carpool, find the passport, stash away some mad-money, get your beach-bod ready, start your base-tan, find some cool swimwear, get your tickets, sign up for the Rock and Soccer Tourney, get your liver in shape, get used to staying up late, practice siesta, book your condo, send the band a song request, find your flip flops, pack sunblock, make your road-trip playlist, new tattoo, personalize your sombrero, lose your cell phone, get a frisbee, mask and snorkel, book that sunset cruise or fishin’ trip, set the sprinklers, haircut, score some new shades, learn the lyrics….am I forgetting anything?


Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Road to Circus Mexicus 2012!

Lures. Check. Bobbers. Check.

RCPM are gettin' ready to go to back to Rocky Point for Circus Mexicus XXI!! But this year they're going to take the scenic route and revisit some old friends first.

It's The Road To Circus Mexicus Tour!! It's RCPM's spring run through the Western U.S. to get fans ready for Circus Mexicus on June 9. This is your chance to see old friends, make new ones, tell stories about your past Circus Mexicus conquests to those who've never been, and warm-up your vocal chords for the big fiesta on Sandy Beach next to Chango's Bar.

Don't miss your chance to see Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers this spring as they revisit many familiar cities and play a few that they haven't been for awhile.

Then join us June 9 in Rocky Point for Circus Mexicus XXI!

It's the Road to Circus Mexicus Tour 2012.

See ya soon!

Thu, May 10, 2012 San Diego, CA Belly Up
Fri, May 11, 2012 San Francisco, CA Red Devil Lounge
Sat, May 12, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
Sun, May 13, 2012 Fresno, CA Fulton 55
Tue, May 15, 2012 Reno, NV Cargo
Wed, May 16, 2012 Sebastapol, CA Hop Monk Tavern
Thu, May 17, 2012 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
Fri, May 18, 2012 Portland, OR Hawthorne
Sat, May 19, 2012 Seattle, WA Crocodile
Sun, May 20, 2012 Bellingham, WA Wild Bill's
Tue, May 22, 2012 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Wed, May 23, 2012 Butte, MT Butte Depot
Thu, May 24, 2012 Boise, ID Knitting Room
Fri, May 25, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT State Room
Sat, May 26, 2012 Denver, CO Denver Day of Rock
Sun, May 27, 2012 Memorial Day Fest / Bellevue
Mishawaka Amph (w/Toad the Wet Sprocket)
Tue, May 29, 2012 Des Moines, IA Woolys
Thu, May 31, 2012 Ozark, AR Wakarusa
Sat, Jun 02, 2012 Oklahoma City Wormy Dog
Sun, Jun 03, 2012 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brew

RC/PH hit the Midwest

Roger and PH are returning to the Midwest!

Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Paul will be treated to a rare mini-tour of RC/PH in March. These acclaimed shows will be the only appearances by Roger in the Midwest before Circus Mexicus.

RC/PH will be at Shank Hall in Milkwaukee on March 8. The next night, they'll be performing before a sold out crowd in Chicago at Schubas. And then wrap up the tour on March 10 in St. Paul at O'Gara's Bar and Grill. This show is also a fundraising event for cystic fibrosis.

Don't miss the chance to sing along to all the RCPM and Refreshments' classics in these rare performances that are unplugged, but definitely not short on energy!