Monday, April 20, 2015

Points North new CD, new tour!

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Points North

“Points North” is the self-titled, second album by this primarily instrumental rock band. Spearheaded by guitarist Eric Barnett (a finalist in Guitar Player magazine's Guitar Superstar competition), bassist Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake) and drummer Kevin Aiello, Points North stands on the shoulders of iconic artists Rush, Cream, The Police and Dixie Dregs - but expands upon these influences and clearly cuts its own artistic path. 

Available April 21, 2015                               
Listen to Points North "Points North" on Magna Carta

Listen Spotify: "Points North" on Spotify


April 28, 2015
Rockbar Theater
360 Saratoga Avenue,
San Jose, CA
7 PM

OPENING FOR AL DI MEOLA



We're very sorry to interrupt all of the wonderful news about our new CD and video, but we have some unfortunate information to report - we just learned that Al Di Meola's management has changed Tuesday night's show (April 28) at the Rockbar Theater to "an evening with Al Di Meola", and accordingly neither we nor Doug Doppler will be performing.
Al is of course a legend and a truly amazing musician, and we're sure all in attendance will have a great show, but to say we are disappointed is to put it mildly.
For Bay Area folks who were planning on coming out, we're very sorry but it's out of our hands...but we do have some exciting show news percolating and hope to have something to announce very soon, and we'll see you then...


April 30, 2015
Ramona Mainstage
626 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona, CA
7 PM

OPENING FOR MICHAEL SCHENKER

Night one of a two night stand at Ramona Mainstage.  Our first show touring with a national act was with Michael Schenker, in Santa Rosa...this time, its a few hundred miles south, at our San Diego home, Ramona Mainstage.  Michael has been in top form and this tour reunites him with Herman Rarebell and Francis Bucholz (Scorpions), in support of a new critically acclaimed album.

Also on the bill, our good friend Taz Taylor.

Discount tickets available only at our store, including a special two-night package!



May 1, 2015 (Fred Barchetta show)
Ramona Mainstage
626 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona, CA
7 PM


"FRED BARCHETTA" CO-HEADLINE WITH BRUCE BOUILLET (RACER X)

Night two of our two night stand brings the long-awaited return of our "Fred Barchetta" Rush set to Southern Calfornia.  We'll be part of an exciting co-headline bill with the amazing gutiarist Bruce Bouillet, who along with Paul Gilbert formed the groundbreaking dual guitars of shred legends Racer X.

Also on the bill, our Bay Area friends Like Mind Protocol, and San Diego shredder RDG.

Discount tickets available only at our store, including a special two-night package!



June 18, 2015
Ramona Mainstage
626 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona, CA
7 PM

Every year at NAMM in Southern California, one of the highlights of the show is the "Randy Rhoads Remembered" show, where top guitarists join forces with an all star band in paying tribute to the late, great Randy Rhoads.  Well, this year, they are taking the show on the road, and we're honored to be opening two shows in Southern California.  Featuring Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Tracii Guns (LA Guns), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), this show promises to be a must see.

Discount tickets available only at our store!



June 20, 2015
The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano CA
6 PM

Night two of our "Randy Rhoads Remembered" support - this time at our favorite Orange County venue, the Coach House in beautiful San Juan Capistrano!

Discount tickets available only at our store!



June 27, 2015 (Fred Barchetta show)
Blue Lamp
1400 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, CA
8 PM

Our first time bringing our "Fred Barchetta" Rush set to Sacramento, where we'll be playing with the powerhouse Hot For Teacher (Van Halen tribute)



August 8, 2015
Guitars Under the Stars
Cheadle Park
Lebanon, OR

We're honored to have been asked back to play the second year of the amazing Guitars Under the Starts festival. Details coming soon!

Tempest heading East on tour



‘THE TRACKS WE LEAVE’ TOUR 2015

TEMPEST News!
“The Tracks We Leave” is our first studio album of new material in five years, and it was joy to record. It was released by Magna Carta Records on February 24th, and we can't wait for you to hear it! 
Also, please join us in welcoming bassist Josh Fossgreen to our 2015 lineup, we're delighted to have his talented self in the band.
With our new CD coming out, you can bet there are some pretty exciting touring plans in the making! HAPPY NEW YEAR!












Fri. Apr. 24 Ardmore, PA
ARDMORE MUSIC HALL
http://www.ardmoremusic.com
Presented by Philadelphia Folk Song Society 
https://www.pfs.org/
23 East Lancaster Ave, 7pm (610) 649-8389



Sat. Apr. 25 Bethlehem, PA
GODFREY DANIELS
http://www.godfreydaniels.org
7 East 4th St. 7pm (610) 867-2390



Sun. Apr. 26 Newark, DE 
TERRAPIN WOODS HOUSE CONCERT
http://www.google.com/search?q=22+yancey+lane+newark+delaware+19712
*Early show 5pm, All Ages (302) 521-0632
margaretannbrown@comcast.net
Contact Peggy for ticket info and directions



Wed. Apr. 29 Cleveland, OH
The Bevy (formerly Winchester Music Hall)
http://www.thebevyinbirdtown.com
12112 Madison Ave. in Lakewood, 8pm (216) 227-2389

Thu. Apr. 30 White Oak, PA 
BRYN MAWR CHURCH
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bryn-Mawr-Church-of-Christ/100879713289832
special guests Chuck Owston and Gypsy Ribbon
2901 State St. 7pm, All Ages (412) 418-6631 

Fri. May 1 Columbus, OH 
BYRNES PUB
http://www.byrnespub.com
1248 West 3rd Ave. 9pm (614) 487-8140

Sat. May 2 St. Louis, MO 
FOCALPOINT THEATRE
http://www.thefocalpoint.org
2720 Sutton Ave, 8pm, All Ages (314) 781-4200

Sun. May 3 Clarksville, AR 
KXIO COFFEE HOUSE
https://www.facebook.com/KxioCoffeeHouse/timeline
117 South College Ave 7pm (479) 754-1069

Sun. May 10 Davis, CA
WHOLE EARTH FESTIVAL 
http://wef.ucdavis.edu
Special Mother’s Day Performance, Quad Stage,
University  of California, Davis Campus, 260 South Silo, 2pm (530) 752-2569

Fri. May 15 Newcastle , CA
ANTUZZIS NEWCASTLE INN
http://www.antuzzisnewcastle.com (formerly Constable Jacks)
515 Main St. 8pm (530) 305-4877

Sat. May 16, Fresno, CA 
FULL CIRCLE BREWING CO.
http://www.fullcirclebrewing.com
620 F St. 8pm (559) 264-6323

Sat. June 6 Chico, CA
SIERRA FANTASY FAIRE
https://www.facebook.com/SierraFantasyFaire
Estes Field, 2500 Estes Rd. 5pm (510) 967-1584

June 19, 20 Homer, AK 
KACHEMAK BAY HIGHLAND GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL
http://www.kachemakbaycelticclub.com/
Karen Hornaday Park, Ceilidh 6pm (907) 953-6546

Sat. June 27 Sacramento, CA 
FAIRYTALE TOWN
http://www.fairytaletown.org
A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy
3901 Land Park Dr. 5pm (916) 808-7462

July 4 Alameda, CA 
USS HORNET JULY 4th CELEBRATION
http://www.uss-hornet.org
Pier 3, Alameda Point, 707 West Hornet Ave (510) 521-8448

Wed. July 8 Medford, OR
BEAR CREEK CONCERT SERIES
http://www.playmedford.com
Bear Creek Park, 7pm (541) 774-2400

Sat. July 11 Gold Run, CA
MOUNTAIN SPRINGS HITCH-N-POST
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mountain-Springs-Hitchnpost/282901361835229
30870 Magra Rd. 8pm (916) 389-8221

Sun. July 12 Los Gatos, CA
LOS GATOS MUSIC IN THE PARK
http://www.lgmip.com
Main Street Park, 110 East Main St. 5pm (408) 348-7766

July 25, 26 Enumclaw, WA 
PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES
http://www.sshga.org
Enumclaw Expo Center, 10am – 6pm each day (206) 522-2541

Aug. 14, 15, 16 Winston, OR 
DOUGLAS COUNTY CELTIC HIGHLAND GAMES
http://www.dcscots.org
Riverbend Park, Times TBA (541) 673-7463

Sep. 5, 6 Pleasanton, CA
PLEASANTON HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.caledonian.org
The 150th Annual Scottish Celebration, Alameda Co. Fairgrounds
Sat: 10am, 1pm, 3pm, Sun: 11am, 2pm, 4pm (800) 713-3160
 
Sep. 25, 26 Bethlehem, PA
THE CELTIC CLASSIC http://www.celticfest.org
305 Conestoga St. 
Fri. Tavern Stage 7:45 pm
Grand Pavilion 10:15 pm
Sat. Tavern Stage 4:50 pm
Grand Pavilion 8:55 pm

Sat. Oct. 3 Felton, CA
BIG TREES SCOTTISH GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES
Roaring Camp, 5401 Graham Hill Rd. Times TBA (831) 359-2979

Sat. Oct. 17 Hollister, CA   
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE
http://www.norcalrenfaire.com
After Hours Concert Series
Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy. 6pm 
(408) 847-FAIR

Monday, April 13, 2015

MoeTar Live Dates in 2015

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Sat. May 9, 2015
MoeTar opening for Fuxedos. 
$8.00 Advance $12.00 Day of Show
This event is 18 and over.

Sat. June 13, 2015
MoeTar is playing the album, Entropy of the Century from Start to Finish! 

MoeTar - Entropy Of The Century


Fri. Aug. 9, 2015
Porch Couch  in Portland, OR

Sat. Aug. 10, 2015


Eastern US Tour - Fall 2015
Sat. Oct. 10 - NJ Proghouse 
Sun. Oct. 11  - TBD
Mon. Oct. 12 - TBD
Tues. Oct. 13 - TBD
Wed. Oct. 14 - TBD
Thurs. Oct. 15 Philadelphia PA with iNFiNiEN, Venue TBD
Fri. Oct. 16 - The Orion in Baltimore MD

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tempest ‘THE TRACKS WE LEAVE’ TOUR 2015 March through June


‘THE TRACKS WE LEAVE’ TOUR 2015

TEMPEST News!
“The Tracks We Leave” is our first studio album of new material in five years, and it was joy to record. It was released by Magna Carta Records on February 24th, and we can't wait for you to hear it! 
Also, please join us in welcoming bassist Josh Fossgreen to our 2015 lineup, we're delighted to have his talented self in the band.
With our new CD coming out, you can bet there are some pretty exciting touring plans in the making! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Listen to samples: Tempest "The Tracks We Leave" on Magna Carta











Fri. Apr. 17 Downers Grove, IL 
BALLYDOYLE
http://www.ballydoylepub.com
5157 Main St. 9pm (630) 969-0600



Sat. Apr. 18 Dayton, OH
GILLY’S 
http://www.gillysjazz.com
132 South Jefferson St. 8pm (937) 228-8414




Sun. Apr. 19 Cincinnati, OH 
THE IRISH HERITAGE CENTER
http://www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com
3905 Eastern Ave 7pm All Ages (513) 533-0100

Wed. Apr. 22 Rochester, NY 
WRUR 88.5fm Live Radio Broadcast
http://wrur.org/programs/open-tunings
Live Radio Broadcast ~ Tune in or listen on line! 
Tempest will be on the air at 11am East Coast Time,
Open Tunings with Scott Regan




Wed. Apr. 22 Rochester, NY
LOVIN’ CUP  
http://www.lovincup.com
300 Park Point Dr. 8pm (585) 292-9940

Thu. Apr. 23 Plains, PA 
RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFÉ
http://www.riverstreetjazzcafe.com
667 North River St. 8pm (570) 822-2992

Fri. Apr. 24 Ardmore, PA
ARDMORE MUSIC HALL
http://www.ardmoremusic.com
Presented by Philadelphia Folk Song Society 
https://www.pfs.org/
23 East Lancaster Ave, 7pm (610) 649-8389

Sat. Apr. 25 Bethlehem, PA
GODFREY DANIELS
http://www.godfreydaniels.org
7 East 4th St. 7pm (610) 867-2390

Sun. Apr. 26 Newark, DE 
TERRAPIN WOODS HOUSE CONCERT
http://www.google.com/search?q=22+yancey+lane+newark+delaware+19712
*Early show 5pm, All Ages (302) 521-0632
margaretannbrown@comcast.net
Contact Peggy for ticket info and directions

Wed. Apr. 29 Cleveland, OH
The Bevy (formerly Winchester Music Hall)
http://www.thebevyinbirdtown.com
12112 Madison Ave. in Lakewood, 8pm (216) 227-2389

Thu. Apr. 30 White Oak, PA 
BRYN MAWR CHURCH
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bryn-Mawr-Church-of-Christ/100879713289832
special guests Chuck Owston and Gypsy Ribbon
2901 State St. 7pm, All Ages (412) 418-6631 

Fri. May 1 Columbus, OH 
BYRNES PUB
http://www.byrnespub.com
1248 West 3rd Ave. 9pm (614) 487-8140

Sat. May 2 St. Louis, MO 
FOCALPOINT THEATRE
http://www.thefocalpoint.org
2720 Sutton Ave, 8pm, All Ages (314) 781-4200

Sun. May 3 Clarksville, AR 
KXIO COFFEE HOUSE
https://www.facebook.com/KxioCoffeeHouse/timeline
117 South College Ave 7pm (479) 754-1069

Sun. May 10 Davis, CA
WHOLE EARTH FESTIVAL 
http://wef.ucdavis.edu
Special Mother’s Day Performance, Quad Stage,
University  of California, Davis Campus, 260 South Silo, 2pm (530) 752-2569

Fri. May 15 Newcastle , CA
ANTUZZIS NEWCASTLE INN
http://www.antuzzisnewcastle.com (formerly Constable Jacks)
515 Main St. 8pm (530) 305-4877

Sat. May 16, Fresno, CA 
FULL CIRCLE BREWING CO.
http://www.fullcirclebrewing.com
620 F St. 8pm (559) 264-6323

Sat. June 6 Chico, CA
SIERRA FANTASY FAIRE
https://www.facebook.com/SierraFantasyFaire
Estes Field, 2500 Estes Rd. 5pm (510) 967-1584

June 19, 20 Homer, AK 
KACHEMAK BAY HIGHLAND GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL
http://www.kachemakbaycelticclub.com/
Karen Hornaday Park, Ceilidh 6pm (907) 953-6546

Sat. June 27 Sacramento, CA 
FAIRYTALE TOWN
http://www.fairytaletown.org
A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy
3901 Land Park Dr. 5pm (916) 808-7462

July 4 Alameda, CA 
USS HORNET JULY 4th CELEBRATION
http://www.uss-hornet.org
Pier 3, Alameda Point, 707 West Hornet Ave (510) 521-8448

Sun. July 12 Los Gatos, CA
LOS GATOS MUSIC IN THE PARK
http://www.lgmip.com
Main Street Park, 110 East Main St. 5pm (408) 348-7766

July 25, 26 Enumclaw, WA 
PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES
http://www.sshga.org
Enumclaw Expo Center, 10am – 6pm each day (206) 522-2541

Aug. 14, 15, 16 Winston, OR 
DOUGLAS COUNTY CELTIC HIGHLAND GAMES
http://www.dcscots.org
Riverbend Park, Times TBA (541) 673-7463

Sep. 5, 6 Pleasanton, CA
PLEASANTON HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.caledonian.org
The 150th Annual Scottish Celebration, Alameda Co. Fairgrounds
Sat: 10am, 1pm, 3pm, Sun: 11am, 2pm, 4pm (800) 713-3160
 
Sep. 25, 26 Bethlehem, PA
THE CELTIC CLASSIC http://www.celticfest.org
305 Conestoga St. 
Fri. Tavern Stage 7:45 pm
Grand Pavilion 10:15 pm
Sat. Tavern Stage 4:50 pm
Grand Pavilion 8:55 pm

Sat. Oct. 3 Felton, CA
BIG TREES SCOTTISH GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES
Roaring Camp, 5401 Graham Hill Rd. Times TBA (831) 359-2979

Sat. Oct. 17 Hollister, CA   
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE
http://www.norcalrenfaire.com
After Hours Concert Series
Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy. 6pm 
(408) 847-FAIR

Points North Live March through April 2015

Points North
Spearheaded by guitarist Eric Barnett (a finalist in Guitar Player magazine's Guitar Superstar competition), drummer Kevin Aiello and bassist Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake), Points North stands on the shoulders of iconic artists The Police, Rush and Dixie Dregs, but, as the title of their debut album suggests, clearly cuts its own artistic path.

Listen to Points North "Road Less Traveled" on Magna Carta


April 28, 2015
Rockbar Theater
360 Saratoga Avenue,
San Jose, CA
7 PM

OPENING FOR AL DI MEOLA




We kind of think the Rockbar is going to become our new home away from home...this will be our third show there, and will undoubtedly be one of the hottest of the year - opening for the one and only Al Di Meola.  We've played with him in Southern California, but never close to home - and based on our experiences, expect a packed house and a show to remember, as Al is one of the instrument's true greats, a legend in every sense of the world.  We'll be opening, followed (in a reprisal of our first big show opening for Michael Schenker back at the late Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa) by the uber-talented Doug Doppler.

Tickets available directly from the Rockbar Theater by clicking here. This show will sell out; advance tickets highly recommended!



April 30, 2015
Ramona Mainstage
626 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona, CA
7 PM

OPENING FOR MICHAEL SCHENKER

Night one of a two night stand at Ramona Mainstage.  Our first show touring with a national act was with Michael Schenker, in Santa Rosa...this time, its a few hundred miles south, at our San Diego home, Ramona Mainstage.  Michael has been in top form and this tour reunites him with Herman Rarebell and Francis Bucholz (Scorpions), in support of a new critically acclaimed album.

Also on the bill, our good friend Taz Taylor.

Discount tickets available only at our store, including a special two-night package!



May 1, 2015 (Fred Barchetta show)
Ramona Mainstage
626 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona, CA
7 PM


"FRED BARCHETTA" CO-HEADLINE WITH BRUCE BOUILLET (RACER X)

Night two of our two night stand brings the long-awaited return of our "Fred Barchetta" Rush set to Southern Calfornia.  We'll be part of an exciting co-headline bill with the amazing gutiarist Bruce Bouillet, who along with Paul Gilbert formed the groundbreaking dual guitars of shred legends Racer X.

Also on the bill, our Bay Area friends Like Mind Protocol, and San Diego shredder RDG.

Discount tickets available only at our store, including a special two-night package!



June 27, 2015 (Fred Barchetta show)
Blue Lamp
1400 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, California 95816
Sacramento, CA
8 PM

Our first time bringing our "Fred Barchetta" Rush set to Sacramento, where we'll be playing with the powerhouse Hot For Teacher (Van Halen tribute)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MoeTar live Feb 27, 2015


MoeTar

Fri. Feb. 27  2015   
9pm / 21+ / $15
MoeTar is opening for RonKat and Katdelic (P-Funk).    

Friday, February 6, 2015

Points North live in 2015

February 20, 2015
Cafe Colonial
3520 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA
7 PM

So how is it that we've never played Sacramento? Well, fired up from an amazing weekend at The NAMM Show, and on the cusp of releasing our new record, it's finally time to rectify that situation!

Also performing will be Sacramento artists Stalking Distance and Justin Forcione, and from Portland comes Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devil.

(And thanks to promoter extraordinaire Jessica Wabbit of Soundz of NorCal for inviting us to help her celebrate her birthday!)

All ages too!

February 26, 2015 (Fred Barchetta show)
Slims

333 11th Street
San Francisco, CA
8 PM

It's been a while, but we're finally spinning back up our alter-ego, Fred Barchetta: A Tribute to Rush by Points North.  As always, joined by the lovely Kristina VanAmburgh on vocals, we'll be playing a full extended set of Rush songs.  Headlining the night will be Custard Pie, playing all your favorite Led Zeppelin songs, and featuring  Dave Lopez (Flipsyde), Phill Bennett (Starship), and Chris  Kontos (ex-Machine Head).  And opening will be our good friends from the East Bay, original band Pushing the Sun.  Not to be missing; tickets available from the Slim's box office by clicking here.

March 6, 2015
Rockbar Theater
360 Saratoga Avenue,
San Jose, CA
7 PM


OPENING FOR PAT TRAVERS

Playing with Gary Hoey at the Rockbar was an amazing time, and we're excited that it looks like the first of many shows there for us.  Up next?  Reconnecting with long time friends Pat Travers as they come to town, ready to burn the roof off the place.  We'll be direct support for what promises to be a night full of high energy rock and roll.

Discount tickets available only at our store!


March 7, 2015
The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
6 PM dinner/8 PM show


OPENING FOR Y&T

This was so much fun the last time, we had to do it again!  We'll be back in beautiful San Juan Capistrano, opening for our fellow Bay Area band Y&T!

Discount tickets available only at our store!

March 12, 2015
Studio Seven
110 S. Horton St.
Seattle, WA
7 PM

OPENING FOR PAT TRAVERS

We're excited to be joining Pat Travers for three dates on this West Coast run, and this time we're heading to points FAR north - to Seattle!  We're incredibly excited to make some new friends at what we hear is a really cool venue, for what we hope will be the first trip of many to our northernmost city.  Also on the bill, Seattle band Palooka.  Advance discount tickets available directly from Studio Seven by clicking here.

March 13, 2015
Tonic Lounge
3100 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR
9 PM


OPENING FOR PAT TRAVERS

And speaking of returning to venues to play with friends, this will be our third time at the Tonic Lounge, and our second time with Pat Travers.  The last show was a sellout, and helped introduce us to the amazing audiences in Portland - and vice versa!  We can't wait to head to, well, points north, once again!

Discount tickets available only at our store!

April 28, 2015
Rockbar Theater
360 Saratoga Avenue,
San Jose, CA
7 PM


OPENING FOR AL DI MEOLA

We kind of think the Rockbar is going to become our new home away from home...this will be our third show there, and will undoubtedly be one of the hottest of the year - opening for the one and only Al Di Meola.  We've played with him in Southern California, but never close to home - and based on our experiences, expect a packed house and a show to remember, as Al is one of the instrument's true greats, a legend in every sense of the world.  We'll be opening, followed (in a reprisal of our first big show opening for Michael Schenker back at the late Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa) by the uber-talented Doug Doppler.

Tickets available directly from the Rockbar Theater by clicking here. This show will sell out; advance tickets highly recommended!