Happy Spring, y’all! Hope everyone’s thawed out from the long winter, and looking forward to some summer fun… Lord knows we are! We’ve got a bunch of great shows lined up already: the Block Island Music Fest; The Glastonbury Farm and Folk Fest; a return to Michael’s Dairy and Captain Scott’s in New London (yeah!) … check out our shows page for all the deets.
Also, we’ve been nominated for a couple of CT Music Awards… if you feel like throwing us a vote, go here (we’re nominated in both the Rock and Country categories, the Good Sponge Sampler Vol. III is nominated under ‘Album of the Year’ plus Ben is nominated in the Best Singer Songwriter category… woah). We certainly appreciate it!
Thirdly, here’s a couple of vids from a recent show at Old Orchard Farm in East Lyme, CT:
‘Are You Ready For the Country – Neil Young cover (Live 4/17/15)’
‘Signs’ (Live 4/17/15)’
‘Memo’ (Live 4/17/15)’
Lastly, if you haven’t heard it, we’ve got a new single “Fall Where They Fall” out on the Good Sponge Sampler Vol. III! Listen, download and enjoy:
Back at the barn! We’re excited to return to Old Orchard Farm on Friday, April 17 with our friends Ravens in the Woods opening! 7pm start time, BYOB and optional potluck if you’re hungry! Always a great time in a wonderful room. $10 suggested donation.
Good Sponge Records (http://goodsponge.bandcamp.com) is pleased to announce the release of the Good Sponge Sampler Vol. III, a compilation of 18 freshly-minted songs from southeastern Connecticut-affiliated bands/artists (including our track!)
A CD release party will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 at The Eugene O’Neill Rose Barn (305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT 06385 – (860) 443-5378, http://www.theoneill.org/), in conjunction with their Cabin Fever Music Series. Beginning at 7:00 pm, featuring most of the artists from the comp performing live on two stages (an “acoustic” stage and an “electric” stage). There is a suggested donation of $10, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. CDs and other merchandise from the artists will also be available for purchase. Find more info about the event on Facebook.
For more information, and to download songs from the comp, visit http://goodsponge.bandcamp.com.
The Rivergods return to the revamped Blue Collar Happy Hour at Cilantro’s (639 Bank St., New London, CT, 860-574-9214) on Friday, Feb. 27 with our friends Coal Tattoo opening! Cilantro’s has amazing, affordable Equadorian/American cuisine… must be tried to be believed. Drink specials, etc, too. 6:30pm start time, no cover! See you there… More info.
AND… We’ve got a new single “Fall Where They Fall” out on the Good Sponge Sampler Vol. III! Listen, download and enjoy:
Saturday night 1/31 in New London Rock City! Rivergods on at 8:30pm sharp. More info
Wishing everyone peace and love this time of year… our world surely needs more of both right now. The Rivergods won’t be doing our annual holiday show this year, but for good reason… we are busy prepping some new music for 2015! January will bring a brand new Good Sponge Sampler, which we’ll have a track on, and there will be more music from us sometime after! It’s all in progress — more on all of it as it evolves — as always, though, you can find the latest Rivergods’ news, photos, etc. on our Facebook page.
Happy New Year, and we’ll see you in 2015!
Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, Nov. 26) we’ll be back at one of New London’s best-established watering holes, The Bulkeley House. Your friends coming home for the holidays? Join us upstairs. 8pm, no cover… alright! More info here.