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May Shows and Twitter

No Comments 11 May 2010

Hi Everyone,

Wow, it’s been a while, huh? 2010 has just been speeding along and I’ve been mostly doing things behind-the-scenes in preparation for some big stuff coming up, including a live album that I hope you’ll want to check out.

Getting back to playing some shows that AREN’T in folks living rooms, though I have to say, the living room shows have been great. Went down to Austin, TX for back-to-back house concerts at the end of April that were spectacular.

Also putting together some more unusual ideas that I want to try, which leads me to . . .

GET ON TWITTER AND FOLLOW ME (NO, REALLY.)

Hey, follow me on Twitter, okay?

I know. You’re not on Twitter. You don’t get Twitter. You don’t like Twitter. Twitter said nasty stuff about your Mom. I know. But I’m asking you to get over that.

I’m going to start doing some things on Twitter like ticket giveaways, CD and mp3 giveaways, spontaneous performances and more. I’ve been looking into this for a while and it really does seem like Twitter is the best way to do this. And I want you to be a part of it. So, whaddaya say?

Click here for my Twitter page and follow me or signup for an account (and then, obviously, follow me).

UPCOMING SHOWS

THURSDAY, 5.13.10 - 8P
INFINITY HALL
NORFOLK, CT

No snowstorm to entomb me in Philadelphia this time. Coming back to the beautiful Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT to open up for Eileen Jewell. So much better than if I were opening up for Jewel, who is awful.

The Recap:
Thursday, 5.13.10 - 8p
JIM BOGGIA
Infinity Hall
Route 44, 20 Greenwoods Road - Norfolk, CT
ALL AGES. $15, $25, $30.

Opening for Eileen Jewell.

Get yer tix.

FRIDAY, 5.14.10 - 9:30P
LIZARD LOUNGE
CAMBRIDGE, MA

The answer to everyone who keeps asking “When are you going to play Boston again?” is: this Friday (5.14.10) at 9:30p. I am the supposed headliner, as part of an extravaganza of sound that also includes Oranjuly, John Brodeur and Ryan Schmidt. So much better than if I were the headliner for Jewel, who is awful.

The Recap:
Friday, 5.14.10 - 9:30p
JIM BOGGIA
Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
21+. $6 (at the door).

With Oranjuly, John Brodeur and Ryan Schmidt.

FRIDAY, 5.21.10 - 8P
PSALM SALON
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Yes, it’s true. I’m playing my first Philly show in about 6 months. It will be a good one. Psalm Salon is an intimate venue that straddles the line between a house concert and a small theatre. Nate Rylan from the band Early Ape is opening and he’s got the goods, too. Should be a great night all-around. My guess is this will sell-out, so I recommend you get your tix in advance.

The Recap:
Friday, 5.21.10 - 8p
JIM BOGGIA
Psalm Salon
5841 Overbrook Avenue - Philadelphia, PA
ALL-AGES (BYOB 21+). $16 Adv. / $20 DoS.

Nate Rylan from Early Ape opens.

Get yer tix.

HOUSE CONCERT OPENINGS IN JUNE

Been thinking about having a house concert but wasn’t sure when to do it? Let me suggest June. There’s still a couple of dates open for a show in your very own living room next month.

Sound intriguing? Then click here for all the details. C’mon, we’ll have a great time.

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‘Beatles by Boggia’ - 9.02.09 - World Cafe Live

No Comments 28 August 2009

Greetings Beatle Peedles,

A quick blast about what should be a very cool, unique night of Fab and Gear entertainment.

WEDNESDAY, 9.02.09 - 7P
BEATLES BY BOGGIA (45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATLES’ 1ST PHILLY SHOW)
WORLD CAFE LIVE - PHILADELPHIA, PA

September 2, 1964 - The Beatles’ 1st Philly show takes place at the Philadelphia Convention Center

  • Tickets were 5 bucks.
  • There were probably about 17 other acts on before they played.
  • Hy Lit (note the initials) asked them to come play at the Convention Center. He also hosted.
  • The Beatles’ set wasn’t more than about about a half an hour.
  • They were paid $25k.

September 2, 2009 - The ‘Beatles by Boggia’ takes place at World Cafe Live

  • Tickets are 15 bucks (plus a nominal service fee - life is so much better now).
  • Larry Kane will talk about his time traveling with and interviewing the Beatles on their first tour (and beyond) and Denny Somach will present a bunch of his fab memorabilia (including the only footage of the Beatles’ performance that night in ‘64) before I play.
  • Helen Leicht (note the initials) asked me to come play at World Cafe Live. She’s also hosting, which is what you’d expect from the woman who invented the Breakfast with the Beatles format.
  • I’m playing the same set The Beatles played and it STILL won’t be more than about about a half an hour.
  • I’m being paid $25k.

At least one of these things isn’t true (Hint: it’s not the set length) but it WILL be a great evening of music and Fab memories.

If you were at the Beatles’ show 45 years ago and bring your ticket stub, WCL will give you a free drink. If you have been at ANY of my shows in the past and bring your ticket stub, I’ll let you buy me a drink.

Oh yeah - and there’s a special English pub-style menu that night. I’m hoping for Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pud (but I’m not cookin’, so I can’t promise).

The Recap:
Wednesday, 9.02.09 - 7p
BEATLES BY BOGGIA
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street - Philadelphia, PA
215.222.1400
Get tix

21+. $15 (plus service charge).

THE BIG PROMO PUSH

In order to spread the word about Wednesday night’s show, I’m making a couple of promotional appearances on Monday, 8.31.09:

The 10! Show
Visiting with my friends Bill Henley and Lori Wilson once again on The 10! Show and playing a Fab tune. As always, you can watch it at home or come down to the studio and watch the magic.

The Recap:
Monday, 8.31.09 - 11a
THE 10! SHOW
NBC10 - Philadelphia, PA
Be in The 10! Show Audience

WXPN’s Leicht Lunch
After “wrapping” the TV portion of the broadcast day, I’ll be joining Helen Leicht on the radio for WXPN’s Leicht Lunch. I will play a Fab tune different from the one I played earlier on TV. I will ask Helen to tell the story about when she met Paul and I will have a story prepared about not meeting him.

The Recap:
Monday, 8.31.09 - 12p - 1p
LEICHT LUNCH
88.5 WXPN - Philadelphia, PA
Helen on XPN

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