Jim Larkin Music

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Jim Larkin | Boston Drummer | Boston Bassist | jim at jimlarkin.com

 

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Upcoming shows:

 

Past Shows:

 

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If you look on my website, www.jimlarkin.com, to my first post back in 2005, I exaggerated a tiny weeny bit
when I wrote about an upcoming “Three Day WORLD TOUR!!”. Really it was only three gigs in a row, in
three different states. I was drunk with excitement, which lead to the aforementioned exaggeration.

Shoot to September 26th, 2009 where I’ll be leaving from Logan airport on my first trip to Europe, on my
first proper tour with Boston Soul Sensation Jesse Dee, hitting Ireland, England, Belgium, France,
Germany and the Netherlands over 13 nonstop days. Thank you Jesse. And to cap it all off, we’ll come home
and have two days to prepare to open for the Rev. Al Green at the House of Blues in Boston. And that’s the truth.

SUNDAY, 9/27
WHELAN'S
25 Wexford St.
Dublin 2, Ireland

TUESDAY, 9/29
JAZZ CAFE
5 Parkway
Camden Town
London, UK NW1 7PG
8:00pm
w/ Wayne Gidden

WEDNESDAY, 9/30
TIVOLI DE HELLING
De Helling 7
3523 CB UTRECHCT, NL

THURSDAY, 10/1
ANCIENNE BELGIQUE
Boulevard Anspach 110
1000 Brussels, BE

FRIDAY, 10/2
PAARD VAN TROUE
Prinsegracht 12
Den Haag , NL

SATURDAY, 10/3
TAKE ROOT FESTIVAL
De Oosterpoort
Groningen, NL

SUNDAY, 10/4
ROTOWN
Nieuwe Binnenweg 17-19
3014 GB Rotterdam, NL

TUESDAY, 10/6
DOORNROOSJE
Groenewoudseweg 322
6525 EL Nijmegen, NL

WEDNESDAY, 10/7
HARMONIE
taping an episode of the German TV show " Crossroads "
Frongasse 28-30
53121 Bonn, Germany

THURSDAY, 10/8
W2 POPPODIUM
Boschdijkstraat 100
5211 VD Den Bosch, NL

FRIDAY, 10/9
L' INTERNATIONAL
517 Rue Moret
75011 Paris, France

SATURDAY, 10/10
L' AERONEF
168 , EuraLille Avenue Willy Brandt
59000 Lille, France

SUNDAY, 10/11
PARADISO
Weteringschans 6
1017 SG Amsterdam, NL

THURSDAY, 10/15
HOUSE OF BLUES > Opening For Al Green
15 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215
888 / 693 - 2583
ALL AGES
8:00 pm sharp

Check out some recent Jesse Dee performances at the Montreal Jazz Fest, and with friends
Dwight and Nicole during our Lizard Lounge residency this past August.

Montreal Jazz Fest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JKlunw66o8

Lizard Lounge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaAPTRQzbto

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Jesse Dee | My Two Feet | Paradise Rock Club | 12.19.2008

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JESSE DEE - No Matter Where I Am
12/5/08
Pearl Street - Northampton, MA

 

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Brendan Hogan - Long Night Coming
12/2/08 - Johnny D's Somerville, MA

 

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05/21/2009 10:00 PM - The Burren w/Baker Thomas Band
247 Elm Street, Davis Square
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
Cost:$5

05/16/2009 09:30 PM - Sully’s w/Jesse Dee
Park St
Hartford, Connecticut 06106

05/15/2009 10:00 PM - TOAD w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
1912 Mass Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

05/14/2009 09:00 PM - Canal Room w/Jesse Dee
285 W Broadway
New York, New York 10013

05/08/2009 08:00 PM - House of Blues w/Jesse Dee
15 Lansdown Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Cost:$37.50 to $47.50

05/01/2009 09:30 PM - The Muddy River Smokehouse w/Jesse Dee
21 Congress Street
Portsmouth, 03801

04/30/2009 10:00 PM - The Burren w/Baker Thomas
247 Elm Street, Davis Square
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
Cost:$5

04/25/2009 09:45 PM - Nectars w/Jesse Dee
188 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401

04/24/2009 09:30 PM - Suny Potsdam w/Jesse Dee
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, New York 13676

03/26/2009 10:00 PM - TOAD with/Tom Bianchi
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

03/19/2009 10:00 PM - TOAD with/Tom Bianchi
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

03/12/2009 10:00 PM - TOAD with/Tom Bianchi
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

03/05/2009 10:00 PM - TOAD with/Tom Bianchi
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

02/21/2009 09:00 PM - Johnny D’s w/Jesse Dee
17 Holland St.
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

Description:617.776.2004 www.johnnyds.com
01/31/2009 08:30 PM - Funk n’ Waffles w/Jesse Dee
727 S. Crouse Ave
Syracuse, New York 13210
Description:8pm / ALL AGES 315.477.9700 www.funknwaffles.com

01/30/2009 09:30 PM - Dinosaur Bar B Que w/Jesse Dee
99 Court St.
Rochester, New York 14604
Description:585.325.7090 www.dinosaurbarbque.com

01/17/2009 09:30 PM - Nectars w/Jesse Dee
188 Main St
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Description:(802) 658-4771

01/16/2009 09:30 PM - Century Lounge w/Jesse Dee
150 Chestnut St
Providence, 02903
Description:Opening for Nate Wilson Group

01/09/2009 09:00 PM - AS220 w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
115 Empire St
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

12/31/2008 06:00 PM - The Warehouse w/Jesse Dee
45 Bartholomew St
Hartford, Connecticut 06106 Cost:$65
opening for Ryan Montbleau band. limited to 200 people.
4 course meal. free beer and wine from 6 - 9. champagne toast. weíll
be serenading you during your dinner.

12/20/2008 09:30 PM - The Snowbarn w/Jesse Dee
Route 100
Mount Snow, West Dover, Vermont 05356

12/19/2008 09:00 PM - Paradise w/Jesse Dee
969 Commonwealth Ave
BOSTON, Massachusetts 02215
Cost:$16.50 adv / $18.50 dos
Opening for the Ryan Montbleau Band

12/06/2008 09:00 PM - Higher Ground w/Jesse Dee
1214 Williston Rd
South Burlington, Vermont 05403
Description:Opening for Ryan Montbleau Band

12/05/2008 09:00 PM - Pearl Street w/Jesse Dee
10 Pearl St
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Description:Opening for Ryan Montbleau Band

12/02/2008 09:30 PM - Johnny D's w/Brendan Hogan
17 Holland St
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

11/26/2008 09:00 PM - Precinct w/Jesse Dee
70 Union Sq
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

11/22/2008 09:30 PM - Funk N' Waffles w/Jesse Dee
727 S. Crouse Ave
Syracuse, 13210 Cost:$7

11/21/2008 09:00 PM - High Fidelity w/Jesse Dee
170 East Ave
Rochester, New York 14604 Cost:$7

11/08/2008 09:30 PM - Lizard Lounge w/Jesse Dee
1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

10/31/2008 09:30 PM - The Lizard Lounge w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
1667 Mass Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

10/11/2008 09:30 PM - Iron Horse Music Hall w/Jesse Dee - CD Release
20 Center St
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
opening for Leah Randazzo Group

10/10/2008 09:30 PM - The Press Room w/Jesse Dee - CD Release
77 Daniel St
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

10/04/2008 09:30 PM - High Fidelity w/Jesse Dee - CD Release
170 East Ave.
Rochester, New York 14604

10/03/2008 10:00 PM - Funk N’ Waffles w/Jesse Dee - CD Release
727 S. Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, New York 13210

10/03/2008 08:00 PM - The Bitter End w/Jesse Dee - CD Release
147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia)
New York City, New York 10012

09/12/2008 09:00 PM - Johnny D’s w/Jesse Dee ~ CD Release
17 Holland Street
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

09/10/2008 08:30 AM - Fox 25 Morning News w/Jesse Dee
www.myfoxboston.com/
Your TV/Internets, Massachusetts

09/06/2008 09:00 PM - Nectars w/Jesse Dee
188 Main St
Burlington, Vermont 05401

08/28/2008 09:45 PM - Toad w/Brendan Hogan
1912 Mass Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

08/26/2008 08:00 PM - Toad w/Greg Klyma
1912 Mass Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140
Description:Greg Klyma's 10th Anniversary celebration. From 8 till close.

08/16/2008 09:30 PM - Gulu-Gulu Salem w/John Nichols
247 Essex
Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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13 Tuesdays and then some (with apologies to Wednesday mornings)    


I’ve got 13 Tuesdays that I’ve wanted to tell you about for awhile now. Three monthly residency’s with three of my favorite local artists, at two of my favorite clubs, on two of my favorite instruments, in one of my favorite towns. Plus a couple-three other cherry gigs sprinkled on top.

Every Tuesday in April with Brendan Hogan at Toad in Cambridge, MA (Drums). Brendan is firstly a blues-man, with a big fingerpickingly seasoned sound. His tunes reflect a kind of vibe from an older time and I’m psyched to be a-time-keeping with him in an older time kind of way. Dana Price, Tom Bianchi, and Danielle Miraglia round out the band. Good to be in the swing with those knuckleheads again. I’m sure other sit ins and features will nuzzle in there as well. You can catch Brendan Saturdays, 9pm on WGBH as the host of “Blues on WGBH” – ‘covering the rich legacy and living tradition of the blues’.

Every Tuesday in May with Ryan Fitzsimmons at Toad in Cambridge, MA (Drums). Just last night we sold out the Lizard Lounge and had a great time with our new friends Amity Front, and Girls, Guns & Glory. Twas a good bill, we should do it again. Ryan is taking the band into the studio come in May to just outside of my hometown – Signature Sounds in Putnam CT. We’re gonna have Goody Goodrich producing – if you know his stuff, we’re in good company. These shows will be a hoot - If I’m lucky Jeremy will let me keep my drums in the green room for 8 of those weeks. Come check it out – after party(s) at Ryan’s place!!

Every Tuesday in June with Jesse Dee at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge MA (Bass). This is one I’ve been really looking forward to. Jesse’s got lots of tricks up his sleeves and is booking the night for all shows. He’s introduced me to some of the best music (on disk and in person) in the last few years and I’m sure these shows will be more of the same. The album is just about wrapped up, and we’re looking for a release date of September. The lineup of players on the album is simply redonk. Everyone plays their heart out. I’ll be sporting my new bass for these shows, which will be worth the price of admission alone. Trust me.



The Jim Larkin Situation is now writing jingles for online demos!! Coincidentally – it’s a good time. I’ve have one fun times corporate project I’m working on now and hope to start adding new clients to the roster soon. If you’re looking for any type of musical elements for flash presentations, online demos or for other media listings get in touch at jim@jimlarkin.com.

The gigs above aren’t the only ones. Oh-no no no (shake of the head, wag of the finger). I’ll be playing along with Dana Price this Friday at the Brookline Tai Chi center (Bass & Drums) too. Keep your eyes and your bananas peeled for upcoming gigs at Tommy Doyles, Atwoods, the Edgewater in Salem, Johnny D’s, Tufts University and others. See the full list below. As always keep checking the myspace for the latest. Thanks you guys - I’ll see you at the show.
-jim

04/01/2008 10:00 PM - Toad w/Brendan Hogan
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

04/04/2008 08:00 PM - The Brookline Tai Chi Center w/Dana Price
1615 Beacon Street
Brookline, Massachusetts
Cost:$10

04/05/2008 09:30 PM - Atwoods w/Jesse Dee
877 Cambridge St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

04/08/2008 10:00 PM - Toad w/Brendan Hogan
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

04/11/2008 10:00 PM - Tufts W/Jesse Dee (student show)
Medford, Massachusetts 01255

04/12/2008 09:30 PM - Edgewater Cafe w/Jesse Dee
155 Washington St
Salem, Massachusetts 01970

04/15/2008 10:00 PM - Toad w/Brendan Hogan
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

04/22/2008 10:00 PM - Toad w/Brendan Hogan
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

04/23/2008 09:30 PM - Johnny D’s w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
17 Holland St
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

04/26/2008 09:30 PM - Atwoods w/Jesse Dee
877 Cambridge St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

04/29/2008 10:00 PM - Toad w/Brendan Hogan
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

05/06/2008 10:00 PM - Toad w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

05/13/2008 10:00 PM - Toad w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

05/20/2008 10:00 PM - Toad w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

05/27/2008 10:00 PM - Toad w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

06/03/2008 09:30 PM - Lizard Lounge w/Jesse Dee
1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

06/10/2008 09:30 PM - Lizard Lounge w/Jesse Dee
1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

06/12/2008 09:30 PM - Lizard Lounge w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

06/17/2008 09:30 PM - Lizard Lounge w/Jesse Dee
1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

06/24/2008 09:30 PM - Lizard Lounge w/Jesse Dee
1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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Jim Larkin | Boston Drummer | Boston Bassist | jim@jimlarkin.com

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With Jesse Dee - Lizard Lounge Novmber 2007


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Yes.

Its true. As the flyer states - We'll be playin, singin, strummin and groovin every Tuesday ('cept Christmas) in December as the mighty Winter Wonder Band. Its like a flock of songwriters. Good ones. You're gonna like it. Check it out. December is a slow month. You can come in late on Wednesday mornings that month. seriously. there was a thing in the kitchen about it. come in late. its cool. good times.

Tom Bianchi, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Greg Klyma, Jim Larkin, Danielle Miraglia, Dana Price = The Winter Wonder Band.
Tuesdays in December at the Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

The Winter Wonder Band

Hope everyones Turkey day was tip top. c'mon down - i'll see you at the show.
-jim

12/04/2007 09:30 PM - Lizard Lounge - The Winter Wonder Band Sessions
1667 Mass Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

12/06/2007 09:30 PM - Atwoods w/Jesse Dee
877 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

12/11/2007 09:30 PM - Lizard Lounge - The Winter Wonder Band Sessions
1667 Mass Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

12/12/2007 09:30 PM - Edgewater Cafe w/Jesse Dee
155 Washington St
Salem, Massachusetts 01970

12/15/2007 09:30 PM - Atwoods w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
877 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

12/18/2007 09:30 PM - Lizard Lounge - The Winter Wonder Band Sessions
1667 Mass Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

12/21/2007 09:45 PM - Lizard Lounge w/Jesse Dee
1667 Mass Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
with Jesse C and Further from Zen

01/11/2008 09:00 PM - AS220 w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
115 Empire Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

01/12/2008 09:30 PM - Tommy Doyles w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
96 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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whatup?

It seems like just yesterday I sat down to my trusty apple 2e and started typing away at the last JLS newsletter. Thems the days. OK enough with the grabass and lets get down to business.

There is a lot to get through here so I thought I’d make a one brand new word so you could remember it all. Here goes.
newlynnstudiogigsattoadpassimnarrowsparadisegulu-gulujohnnydsjamswithchristianzackgigswithjesseryangregksojoehughsolo.

Now if you can just remember that one new big word, we’ll be looking good. Real good. Sweeter than You-Hoo. If you need more read below:

The biggest dilly is that Northern Living at its Finest Studios has a new home. Located in the historic Boston Machine Lofts of Central Square in Lynn, things have never sounded sweeter. Not unlike the aforementioned Yoo-Hoo. Steps from the beach and all loft, its been a haven for….well me slapping my bass, and running thru KSo charts…... Pickin parties to follow.

Things with Mr. Jesse Dee are tight. Real tight. The new disk has hit 2 inch tape thanks to Jack Younger at Basement 247, who runs a sweet analog studio in the belly of Allston with every piece of vintage gear you could ever want. Long story short I played a Hofner-copy Sekova with 10,000 year old tapewounds on a few tracks. Alls I’m sayin. Can’t wait to hear how things turn out. Target date for the disk to drop? – Fall ’07. We’ve just wrapped up some big gigs at the Iron Horse and the Paradise amongst others featuring sit-ins with Christian McNeil, Miksis and Jesse C to name a few. You know how I love the sit ins. Thems my jams. See below for the scoop on the next few shows.

Ryan Fitzsimmons and the Fitzetts have been gelling better than ever. We’ve got a solid lineup (sort of) and the shows have been killing. Gts. We got some big doolies coming up at the Narrows Center for the Arts down in Fall Rivah, including their annual Arts Festival. Last year I was lucky enough to do the fan-ish, “hey man I love your stuff” thing with Owen from the Wood Brothers. This year I get to play it. Quite a treat to say the least.

Speaking of treats ice cream and faces were melted the other night at Allston’s Herrells with my buddy Zac Galen. An impromptu show was thrown at this the preeminent frosty cream shack in Boston just to hear the man play. A mini Situation broke out early – sadly dedicated to the passing of a local legend Mr. Butch.

Some serious shows coming up with my man Hugh McGowan at Passim, outdoor evening park show with KSO, Joe Rathbone at Johnny D’s (my new favorite green room) and of course the Toad residency with Ryfitz and Greg Klyma, love those long nights drumming.

So come see the new studio, come to the shows, cum on feel the noise. Can you feel it? Can you feel it?

Many a project, multitudes of bootys shaking and not a dry eye in the room. Thanks y'all - see you at the show.
-jim

 

P.s. I almost forgot – solo show opening for Jesse Dee guitarist Matt Joy and the Orchestra of this Sat Sept 8th. Unfortch the JLS has been an elusive thing much like the honeybees of late. My man Steve over at the Gulu-Gulu was instrumental in advice about the BML. Great grub and ambiance, the Gulu is the shiz, and nicely located across the street from NL@IF. Check it.

07/11/2007 09:45 PM - Edgewater Cafe w/Jesse Dee
155 Washington Street
Salem, Massachusetts 01970

07/13/2007 09:30 PM - Tommy Doyles w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
96 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

07/19/2007 08:00 PM - Narrows Center for the Arts w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
16 Anawan Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 02721

07/25/2007 09:45 PM - Edgewater Cafe w/Jesse Dee
155 Washington Street
Salem, 01970

07/27/2007 07:00 PM - Summer Concert Series in the Park w/Kevin So
Main Street (Route 38) in Woburn Center,
Woburn, Massachusetts

07/28/2007 09:30 PM - Paradise Lounge w/Jesse Dee
969 Comm. Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

08/14/2007 10:00 PM - Toad w/Ryan Fitzsimmons & Greg Klyma * both Sets
1912 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

08/17/2007 08:00 PM - Club Passim w/Hugh Mcgowan
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge, 02138
Featuring: Hugh Mcgowan, Dana Price and David Glaser

08/21/2007 10:00 PM - Toad w/Ryan Fitzsimmons & Greg Klyma * both Sets
1912 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

08/28/2007 10:00 PM - Toad w/Ryan Fitzsimmons & Greg Klyma * both Sets
1912 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

09/08/2007 08:00 PM - Gulu-Gulu Cafe *Solo*
56 Central Square
Lynn, Massachusetts 01901
Solo show opening for Matt Joy's Orchestra of This

09/09/2007 12:00 PM - Narrows Festival of the Arts w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
16 Anawan Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 02721

09/11/2007 09:15 PM - Johnny D's w/Joe  Rathbone
17 Holland St
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

09/15/2007 09:15 PM - Paradise Lounge w/Ryan Fitzsimmons
969 Comm. Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

 

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Fellas fellas, ladies ladies,

So have you ever had a Nashville songwriter with a harmony-singing drummer in tow come over your house and show you a dozen tunes to be played onstage five hours later? I just had this experience over the weekend and I highly recommend it. The gentleman in question is Joe Rathbone, a friend of many friends and fantastic singer-songwriter who is on a road dog jaunt all over the Eastern seaboard. We just finished up at TOAD last night opening up the night for Jess Tardy and her band featuring my buddy Noam Weinstein. Closing out the night was the Modern Vintage Queen Miss Tess. Serious serious cabaret business. Rathbone left the gig last night (after staying for all the acts mind you) to drive a solid 16hrs to Nashville where he had a gig 24 hours later (tonight)….. Good times, good times.

Next up we've got a double hitter of Worcester/Cambridge shows with Jesse Dee. Soul, emotion, and the man can enjoy a nice glass of Bushmills too. These are very important things in the world of bands/rehearsal. These last few shows have been really feeling good, and the next few ain't looking too shabby neither. We're playing first Feb 15th out at Tammany Hall with our good friends Zac Galen and 2Adam12, hot off of their CD release at the Middle East. Zac recently called from out on tour with Teresa Storch in CA and mentioned some late in the night hijinx may ensue. Sounds like a drum & bass pajama jammy jam. The next night we'll be playing the Lizard Lounge Friday Feb 16th with one of my favorite local bands The Resonance (good guys, good guys), as well as Christian McNeil of Hybrasil fame. We'll be heading into the studio in mid march to lay down Jesse's debut album…..more to follow.

All throughout the month of March I'll be playing drums with members of the Winter Wonder Band most notably Austin, TX's own Greg Klyma. Now this mother grabber may take the title for supreme absolute road dog. Take a gander at his show schedule and you'll see what I mean. We'll be playing the Tuesday residency slot over at TOAD. Rumor has it that Ryan Fitzsimmons will be opening all shows with Danielle Miraglia and Greg co-headling the nights. Rounding out the band is triple-threat Dana Price and bass monster Tom Bianchi. Great bunch o' songwriters - Good times shall abound.

My man from 2Adam12, Mark Parrington gave me a call recently asking if I'd be interesting in playing bass for Kevin So. Kevin's has a number of upcoming Boston shows backing his new album, 'A Brighter Day'. I jumped at the chance. Mark is one of my favorite drummers in Boston right now, very musical and simply killing it. And if you don't know Kevin So – check him out. Heavy hitter is an understatement. Great R&B songs and an old buddy to many of the players in town. A real treat to play with – this guy's got the goods. Between the two of them, this is a gig come true. Club Passim Sunday March 4th – 7:30pm.

Ryan Fitzsimmons is rocking the Burren with the aforementioned Dana Price, Fez Aswat and I wouldn't be surprised if Hugh Mcgowan makes an appearance too. March 28th 9:45pm.

So with all of the above going on, I haven't had a lot of time to work on The Jim Larkin Situation proper. Although the larger TJLS has been getting a workout. Right now we're shooting for a June gig, maybe at the Burren? We'll see. This would make it a yearly event and a tip top night. The recording at Northern Living at its Finest Studios too has been on the back burner...maybe working its way to the side burner not unlike a sneaky chess piece, and eventually to the front burner. Boston Bassist. Again more to follow on that.

Many a project, multitudes of bootys shaking and not a dry eye in the room. Thanks y'all - see you at the show.

Cheers,
-jim

 

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Ladies Ladies, Fellas Fellas,

Long time since the last update, but this one is cherry. Hmmm where to start (tapping chin). New gigs, bands lost, bands found. Its an update throwdown. Hmmm where to start.

First off, after not much deliberation both Doc B and I have made motions to move on from The Fair Enough. We had a wonderful run. Two and a half years. Just short of 100 shows, six different states, countless bands on and off the road that weve met and raged with. Harpers Ferry, The Middle East, the Paradise main room and Lounge, Lions Den NYC, Century Lounge Providence, Nectars in VT, Dover Brick House in NH and of course the Skybar. So many great great shows and good times. Weve seen a million faces and weve rocked them all. But but but it aint over - Stu and Aaron are going to keep The Fair Enough flame alive with a new rhythm section and Iâ....m sure shit will be ripped up. Ill be there front and center for the first big show. I wish them the best.

Some hot hot shows coming up at my favorite places to play. Im playing bass with non other than Mr. Jesse Dee and drumming alongside Ryan Fitzsimmons. Part of these upcoming shows please check out good friends 2 Adam 12, Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion, Tall Palm, Hugh Mcgowan and Zac Galen as I believe for all these shows its listed on the ticket as being off the hizzey. Im pretty sure it says that.

Youve asked and Im responding. The myspace page has been updated to include some tip top tasty tidbits - namely a few videos from The Fair Enough in the studio and at the Paradise, & The Bill Carleton Band at Tribeca Rock Club NYC & AS220 in Providence, as well as the multitude of shows coming up which leads me to:

Big thanks to all who have made it out to the shows over the summer and into the fall. Some exciting things are afoot. Jesse Dee and company are heading into the studio in the not to distant future working with Boston based label 7 Not Records. The Jim Larkin Situation will rear its ugly head during the winter months with a slew of new material and has also booked some time in Somervilles Northern Living at its Finest Studios for an upcoming project slated for early 07. The waiting list for that guy is ample. Annnnd theres talk of an Always Naysaying v2 around the bend. Many a project, multitudes of bootys shaking and not a dry eye in the room. Thanks yall see you at the show.

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Check it: Solo Show | Paradise show May 17th

So once again we've got some big doings. I have my first solo show in
a few years, if you count playing in the subways. Some predictable
tunes, some new ones, jams and originals. We'll see. Come on down
to the Somerville's Kirkland Cafe Thursday June 15th 8pm.

The Nuff has our big summer show headlining Boston's Paradise Lounge.
very excited to say we'll be playing with Hartford's Rane. I did some work
with Alan not too long ago, and after their set at Nectars last fall we're real
amped to see what they've been up to. Expect a good night.

And I failed to mention it here but the Ryan Fitzsimmons Band had a
great night a few weeks back at the Burren. I've been looking to play there
for some time and I have to say it was everything i thought it would be. Twas a
good gig is all.

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Check it: The Fair Enough on the TV!

The Fair Enough will be featured on the NESN program Port O Call - Boothbay
Harbor Episode, which willbe airing this Wednesday night at 12 AM on Comcast
Sportsnet in New York and this Sunday Evening at 7 PM on NESN (New England
Sports Network).

We were hand picked from hundreds of entries to have our song
“You Know I’m Right” included in the broadcast to over
17 million homes.

We’ll just be pulling into town from our NYC trip then. Whos got my
headdy headdy TiVo kickdowns?

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Check it: The Fair Enough initial Spring Shows, Ryan Fitz Shows

It’s the ol’ patented 2 night, 2 band, 2 instrument, 2 states
Razzle Dazzle weekend.

Friday 3.24 The Lizard Lounge – Ryan Fitzsimmons - I'm on Drums
– Cambridge, MA Saturday 3.25 – The Fair Enough -
I'm on Bass - Kenny’s Castaways – NYC

And Holy Schnikies - did you see the linup over this winter. Lots of great
shows and chestnuts over the 'ol fire. Good times. But now I'm ready to
thaw. With my new wheels. And Bass. and heart. and ping pong paddle.

Anywho, some good stuff in the works. NYC, keepin it local at the lounge
and the dise. Also we got a great recording of the Attic show the other night
engineered/recorded by Roger Merritt. I've posted two of the tunes im singing on
here (landlocked blues) and-a here (rings). I'm told we even caused a young
lady to go out and purchace a Bright Eyes CD. I'm glad we could help him
out like that.

Craig Moloway has posted a sweet slideshow of the Milly's Party Bus throwdown
from a few weeks back. You can find it Here.

I'm way psyched to be working with Ryan Fitzsimmons and his band. Everyone
brings some depth to the group - its good stuff. C'mon down to the lounge if you
can.

03/24/2006 10:00 PM - The Lizard Lounge - W/Ryan Fitzsimmons
1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge , MA 02138 - The line-up includes bassist
Tom Bianchi, former Push Stars guitarist Hugh McGowan, and myself
on drums. Also Performing - Tall Palm and Hough McGowan Band

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Check it: The Fair Enough Spring Shows

03/25/2006 09:30 PM - Kenny's Castaways
157 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10001 -TFE heart NYC

03/29/2006 09:30 PM - Dodge Street
Dodge st, Salem, MA 01970 -Brother's preshow
- lets all get the reubin!!

04/25/2006 11:00 PM - T.T. the Bears
10 Brookline Street , Cambridge, MA 02139 -
The Fair Enough at TTs. Nuff said.

05/17/2006 09:30 PM - The Paradise Lounge
967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02101 - The Nuff
to headline. Other kickass bands to follow.

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Check it: The Fair Enough Winter Shows

01/05/2006 09:30 PM - Land Ho!
Rt. 6A and Cove Rd., Orleans, MA 02653
Cape Cod

01/06/2006 09:30 PM - Dodge Street Bar & Grill
7 Dodge Street , Salem, MA 01970,US -
Brothers pre show!

01/20/2006 09:30 PM - JR Bean's
One State Street, Bristol, RI 02809
The Fair Enough rocks the littlest state. TWO TIMES!

*01/23/2006 09:00 PM - Harpers Ferry
156 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Singer Songwriter Ryan Fitzsimmons. The line-up includes bassist
Tom Bianchi, former Push Stars guitarist Hugh McGowan,
and myself on drums
.

01/24/2006 10:00 PM - The Paradise Lounge
967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02101
617-562-8820

01/28/2006 08:00 PM - Milly's Tavern
500 Commercial St., Manchester, NH 01944- $5
18+, $5 ($10 if under 21)
Party Bus Show!

02/03/2006 09:00 PM - Century Lounge
Providence, RI 02901
The Fair Enough | w/The Attic

02/11/2006 09:30 PM - The Skybar
518 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA $6
The Fair Enough Headlines......More to follow

02/18/2006 09:30 PM - The Ale House
30 Market St., Portland, ME 04101 -
The Fair Enough is back with our friends
Five Foot Fikus

02/19/2006 09:00 PM - The Living Room
23 Rathbone St, Providence, RI 02901 -All Ages! $7, 8pm
TFE at 9pm withThe Squizzles, Smack Factory,
One Eyed Stanley

02/24/2006 09:30 PM - Dover Brick House
2 Orchard St, Dover, NH 03820 -
W/ Museum of Science

02/25/2006 09:30 PM - Penuche's Ale House
16 Bicentennial Square, Concord, NH 03301 -
The NUUUUUUCH The NUUUUUUUUFFF.

03/03/2006 10:30 PM - The Attic - w/ Hi8us
107 R Union St, , Newton Centre, MA MA 02459 -
The Fair Enough(11pm) with Hi8us (9:30)

03/04/2006 09:00 PM - Barley Pub - W/Amun Ra
328 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820 -

03/24/2006 10:00 PM - The Lizard Lounge - W/Ryan Fitzsimmons
1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge , MA 02138 - The line-up includes bassist
Tom Bianchi, former Push Stars guitarist Hugh McGowan, and myself
on drums. Also Performing - Tall Palm and Hough McGowan Band


03/25/2006 09:30 PM - Kenny's Castaways
157 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10001 -TFE heart NYC

03/29/2006 09:30 PM - Dodge Street
Dodge st, Salem, MA 01970 -Brother's preshow
- lets all get the reubin!!

04/25/2006 11:00 PM - T.T. the Bears
10 Brookline Street , Cambridge, MA 02139 -
The Fair Enough at TTs. Nuff said.

05/17/2006 09:30 PM - The Paradise Lounge
967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02101 - The Nuff
to headline. Other kickass bands to follow.

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Check it: New gig W/Ryan Fitzsimmons & Brother T at Northern Living

I'm very excited to announce two new projects. First I"ll be playing Harpers Ferry
on Monday, January 23rd supporting Singer Songwriter Ryan Fitzsimmons. The
line-up includes bassist Tom Bianchi, former Push Stars guitarist Hugh McGowan,
and myself on drums. Buy tickets here.

As well, Northern Living hosted Boston's own Brother T for a stripped down EP
recording. Tim came in with his gorgeous Guild and gave new life to some old
recording gear. Select tracks can be heard here.

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Check it : It's not just the destination, it's the journey...

Milly's Tavern Party Bus Event!

Saturday, January 28, 2006
The Fair Enough
Milly's Tavern, Manchester, NH

Live free or die, Manchester stylee! Come spend an evening with 29 of your
closest friends and fellow TFE fans for a night of good ol' fashioned revelry.
A fully stocked and decked-out Boston Party Tours party bus will transport
you from Boston to Manchester's best brewpub and nightclub, Milly's Tavern,
to see The Fair Enough and sample Milly's famous brew selection, handcrafted
on site. You'll laugh, you'll cry; you'll kiss only $40 goodbye!* The bus will leave
Boston at 8pm and return at 2am. We'll do our best to ensure a convenient parking
and public transportation situation at the departure location. Cause thats how we
roll.

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Check it: Merry Merry - Just in time for Christmas | Put The Fair
Enough on your Amazon wish list for Santa. And iTunes too. oh there
will be joy in your stocking this Holiday. in your Fa-King Rocking Stocking!!

The Fair Enough on Amazon

The Fair Enough on iTunes

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Check it: The NOISE review of The Fair Enough Album, Sit Ins Galore
with Bill Carleton, Tour Pix and a Drummer gets Married

Fillmore Slim has written a kind review in this months issue of the NOISE -
He used snaps like, "the songs presented in this EP are well crafted and suggest a
bright future", "The melodies, proud and beautiful are delivered with impeccable
playing","I feel no reservations calling it an epic sprawling masterpiece" and
"Nice."
All in all - not too shabs. See the full article here.

Bill Carleton and his mainstay keys/bass man Tony Parlapiano, had a number
of sit ins last week at Providence's The Area. In addition to yours truly on the
drums, Stu Dietz sat in for Lee Sylvestrie on guitar duties and dropped more
than a few face melters into the set. Mercury magazine's cover girl Lori Amey
provided sultry harmonies and ample dance moves.... I'll be laying drum tracks
on Bill's latest CD this week at the studio of Alan Veniscofsky and Tides Records in
Manchester, CT. you get all that? More to follow.

The Nuff "4 DATES 4 STATES" tour highlights included sharing the stage with
some amazing acts, most notably Tousaant & the China Band and Rane both
whom ripped shit up. Also rocking over 800 miles at $3.39 a gallon. that too
ripped shit up. Doc B celebrated the end of tour by tying the knot. We even
rocked out on the wedding band's gear. Good Times.

photo by Mai Motobuchi

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Check it: The Fair Enough "4 DATES 4 STATES" tour

You psyched? you ready? You pumped? We are. The Nuff is heading out
for our biggest little tour yet. The "4 DATES 4 STATES" tour.

9/8/05 Thur
Boston CD Release Party
Bill's Bar
5.5 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA 617.421.9678
18+, $7 ($10 if under 21, $5 with Red Sox ticket)
9pm Snoozebox
10pm Toussaint and the China Band
11pm The Fair Enough
Advance tickets can be purchased at Rock On Boston or by calling
1.800.594.TIXX (8499)

9/9/05 Fri
New Hampshire CD Release Party
Dover Brick House
2 Orchard St., Dover, NH 603.749.3838
21+, $3
9pm The Fair Enough
10:30pm DB7

9/10/05 Sat
NYC CD Release Party
The Lion's Den
214 Sullivan St., New York, NY 212.477.2782
18+, $10
8pm The Fair Enough
9pm Delayed Green
10pm The Ruse
Advance tickets can be purchased online at CEG Ticketing.

9/11/05 Sun
Vermont CD Release Party
Nectar's
188 Main St., Burlington, VT 802.658.4771

Although the new EP will officially be released on Sept. 8, the disc is
available for purchase at shows and online at CD Baby and the iTunes
Store now.

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Check it: The Nuff Radio Appearance, CD Release Mini Tour &
iTunes, JL named best bass in Rock via Garageband.com


The Fair Enough have been invited to perform on 99.9FM The Eagle Tuesday
August 16th to promote the following nights performance at the Compound in
Fitchburg, MA. We'll be performing some acoustic Nuff tunes (with Aaron on the
Wurlitzer) as well as extensive interviews/on air giveaways and tracks from
the debut disk.

Sept is turning out to be an exciting month. Outside of my birthday and 3 day
music-fest getaway, the Nuff is putting together a mini tour in support of the
new disk. "4 Dates 4 States" CD Release Tour!Again our Thursday September
8th Boston CD release at Bill's Bar is put on courtesy of RockOn Boston and
tix can be purchased thru MusicToday.

We're very excited to have Toussaint and The China Band opening. These
guys are the real deal. TBA in CT - Next we are off to the Lions Den in NYC
Saturday8.10.05. Next up - Sunday a sunday evening set at Burlington
VT's Nectars. Gravy Fries baby. Gravy Fries

The Nuff debut is now available thru the good people at iTunes.
The Fair Enough on iTunes

Lots of new shows. RI, NH, ME NYC. Please check the SHOWS page for the
lowdown.

And finally - turns out that I've been named Garageband.com's Best Bass
in Rock
for the week of August 1st for the Nuff tune "You Know I'm Right".
Voting was by other bands listed on Garageband. Now ain't that somethin.

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Check it: The Fair Enough CD RELEASE PARTY @ Bill's Bar
& The 'Nuff @ NYC's Lion's Den

So just as I'm talking about life on the road - BOOM the Nuff gets asked to
play NYC. See - that's how it happens, right when you least expect it. The
'Nuff will grace the stage at the Lions Den in the heart of Greenwich Village
Friday July 15th 7:30 PM. This show bookends 'The Fair Enough & Friends'
show the following night at Somerville's Skybar. Wicked. It might be a
stretch, but Im gonna go ahead and call this one a world tour as well.
Especially because the bands biggest Freud fan and drummer Doc B will be
flying to the gig. Flying. To the gig. Jeez I mean we're only playing for like 45
minutes. 45 hard rockin minutes that is. that's world tour material.

Always NaySaying has booked some time at Northern Living to flesh out
some of the crude jams listed below. Maybe even with guest appearances?
Check the trusty 'ol myspace.com/alwaysnaysaying for updates. Word.

And this is it. The fabled & often elusive 'Nuff CD Release Party has found its
home. Bill's Bar Thursday Sepember 8th on Landsdown st. we gonna RAGE FACE.
We're really really excited bout this one. We started this recording Jan 31st at
Chillhouse. This is big. In the words of the A-Team's vigilant leader Col. John
'Hannibal' Smith, "I love it when a plan comes together."

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Check it: Some Always Naysaying tracks have been posted from top choice
select jams at Northern Living last weekend - 6.28.05

Jim Larkin - Always Naysaying

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Check it: The Nuff in Worcester, Billy on the TV,
New A.N. Recordings, The Fair Enough & Friends
- 6.23.05

After being in the live studio audience for Sarah Brindel's stripped down
solo performance on Brookline Cable TV's Roots Rock Live featuring
Pat Keating, I've discussed, brainstormed, leveraged options, wept and
subsequently booked Billy for a Solo style appearance on the show. You can find
him Live on channel 3A & 23 at 9pm sharp July 25th. I'll be part of the very
live studio audience. ho hum allways a bridesmaid - never a bride.

Speaking of Dragon Lady Music - The Fair Enough would like to announce the
first "The Fair Enough & Friends" Night of music & mayhem. We've booked the
night alongside good friends Sarah Brindel, Emergenza Finalists - Matt Chase Group,
and Providence's Dagnabbit. All this music jammed & crammed into Somerville's
Skybar Saturday July 16th.

Check the Linxs page for the CD baby listing of Coriander .04. Yours truly on
bass and asst. percussion on most of that album. If we all think
happy thoughts - we might just see the release of Coriander .05 in '05.

Always Naysaying is currently recording at Northern Living. yep.

AND FINALLY:
The Fair Enough makes it out of Boston! The Hub's tried to keep us a secret - but
the biggest little band from Beantown is heading on the road. Officially.
Jables
tells me that life on the road is hard, life on the road is tuff. So we'll be
keeping that in mind as we kiss our respective wives and depart for the far off
land of Worcester, MA to a place they call the Lucky Dog. 9pm July 21.
Ta DAaaaaaaaa (jazz hands)

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Check it: CDBaby, iTunes & Freshie gig with Billy - 6.10.05

CDBaby has opened their doors to the Nuff in the form of
cdbaby.com/fairenough. Seemingly not a big deal but i'm very excited to be a
part of the largest independent online retailer of music. thats good stuff. i've
bought loads of great music there, music you really can’t find anywhere else.
its just a small thrill to be a part of that jammie.

So after many requests by the public to the good people at Apple and iTunes in
specific, Bill Carletons debut album, "As Promised" is now available for download.
Rock that. You'll find yours truly as the rhythm section on bass and drums for
that album. Just open your iTunes 'store' and search Bill Carleton. and away you go.

The nuff will be gracing the stage at the old school rock joint the Abbey in Cambridge
this Wednesday June 15th. Its our first time there and the first gig since the semi-success
of emergenza at the Paradise last month. so make sure you bring your socks. Cause
their gonna get rocked off.

so my Lakland bass isn't so new anymore but the 'Billy C & Jimbo's New Bass Duo'
will be playing at the oh so hip All Asia in Cambridge Sunday June 19th at 5:30.
early bird special.

Alison Case has left for Frenchie town. I wish her the best on her short time there,
say hi to German Justin for me.

Oh Yea - Ninth Regiment

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Check it: New Show, New side Project, New podcast, New Electronic
Press Kit -
6.06.05

thats right. i'll be playing 2 sets on drums this saturday
with the full bill carleton band down in CT at the Main Pub in Manchester.
we go on at 10:30. good times. bill has promised new tunes (that i haven't
learned yet) and some extended jams based on the older set.

ALWAYS NAYSAYING! thats the new recording project along with Aaron Rosenthal
of The Fair Enough fame. thus far its a ultra headdy mix of traditional american
tunes, beat driven livetronica and gospel arrangements all recorded live at
northern living. More to come.

Ok the 'nuff Podcast. working on it. you've asked. i've replied. slowly.
BUT surely. its coming.
the 'nuff has posted its Electronic Press Kit for all to see.
www.sonicbids.com/thefairenough

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Check it: It has been documented. - 6.4.05

for all times. new videos on the download page. playing drums with billy c on
'Valentine' at NYC's Tribeca Rock Club. Good stuff shot by Kyle Anquilarre.

whoa wowie whoa!! don't forget the crack videography team of Nic Crucian &
Pete Bown who rocked the Fair Enough video from the Paradise in Boston.
last month. it was fun. i met Grace Potter. hott. vermont hot. click on her
name, she is very good. i get all excited seeing someone this good in a place
that small.

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Check it: MySpace accounts - 5.26.05

www.myspace.com/jimlarkin
www.myspace.com/thefairenough

NOW CLICK EM!!!

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Couple gigs with Billy C - 5.24.05

Based on the huge success of the 'Billy C & Jimbo's New Bass Duo' at the Space
last weekend, we are recreating the experience at the famed All Asia in Cambridge, MA
this Friday May 27th. As well the full Bill Carleton Band will be playing the
West Side Arts Soap Box Festival in Providence, RI Saturday May 28th. Rain or shine.
Unless it totally spits thunder and craps lightning. Cause who wants to play in that?

I just want to thank everyone for all the support last weekend with both the 'Nuff and BCB
shows. The Paradise rocked! Hard. We hear there are alot of conspiracy theories going on about
the voting and rules and the hey hey, but we came out with the bronze for the night (that
means we came in 3rd). It was a great great night and we look forward to next years
Emergenza. Videos will be posted here soon and on the 'Nuff's site. J-Bird - good to see you, and
to the guy who cought the T-Shirt, I hope your feeling better soon. Thanks again - twas a blast.

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Three Day WORLD TOUR!! - 5.14.05

Some big shows going on this weekend - Boston, New York and Hamden, CT.
Here's the dilly:

Thanks to you, The Fair Enough advanced to the next round of the
Emergenza Music Festival! We will be playing at the worlds largest
Battle of the Bands this Thursday May 19th 8:30 PM sharp at the
Paradise
(the Big Room) in Boston. **Lil Promo for the show - this $12
ticket comes with a complimentary copy of The Fair Enough's debut album
(in stores & online now). And if you did make it to the Middle East,
well, we'll blow out a little something extra for you. Rawk.

Like Round 1, Round 2 winners at the Paradise are determined by audience
vote, but this time, only one band advances. We'll have a shot at
advancing to the Northeast regional final at Avalon (!) in June, and
then the world final in Germany. So we need you, all you guys to come on
out and help us rawk. C'mon it's for a good cause! Cause for borderline
nonstop rocking!

Day two - Friday May 20th I'll be playing drums with Bill Carleton Band at NYC's
Tribeca Rock Club. Tix can be purchased online here. (further rocking)

Billy and I are going to wrap the three day run as a guitar & bass duo
with a set at the Space in Hamden, CT on Sat
May 21st. Whew. (final rocking)

So thanks again for everyone who came out and who already have tickets
for the big gigs!! Very excited bout these shows. Pod casts, T-shirts,
Debut Album available at all shows and online soon. Thanks again & I'll
see you at the show.
-jim***Ninth Regiment

 

Jim Larkin - jimlarkin.com