May 15th, 2013
Thank you all for coming out and rocking with us this last two weeks. We had a great time in every city and town we played; we can’t wait to come back out and do it all again soon!!
April 26th, 2013
Tour has officially begun!
Last night was an absolute BLAST at Nutty Steph’s – thanks to Jacquelyn, BOB, Josie, and all the fine, fine folks in attendance. And bacon. Delicious, delicious bacon!
Don’t forget to drop by Nutty Steph’s every Thursday to support live music, eat bacon and chocolate, and drink beer and wine!
Come one, come all to The HUB in Johnson tonight!
Nothing says rock and roll like pizza and beer!
April 25th, 2013
Montpelier’s own State & Main Records has released their second compilation; and we’re on it!
In Vermont, you can buy the compilation at Buch Spieler, Pure Pop, and Burlington Records, where you can purchase it as a CD or, for $15, get a State & Main t-shirt with an attached download code. How cool is that?
We encourage you to support our small but mighty original music scene here in Montpelier. You’ll also find a track from Ben’s solo venture, Benvelope, and you’ll hear Jay on the Anachronist track, along with lots of other talented Montpelierites.
As a bonus, you can take pride that the artwork on your t-shirt was created by none other than The Concrete Rivals’ drummer, Ben Roy!
April 5th, 2013
We are wicked excited to head out to the middle-lands to rock the surf!
4/25- Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, VT
4/26- The HUB Pizzeria and Pub, Johnson, VT
5/1- MOTR, Cincinnati, OH
5/4- Vintage Torque Fest, Dubuque, IA
5/5- Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS
5/6- Gas Lamp, Des Moines, IA
5/7- Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, Kansas City, MO
5/8- The Elbo Room, Chicago, IL
5/9- Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall, Milwaukee, WI
5/11- Brauerhouse, Lombard, IL
5/12- Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN
February 14th, 2013
We, The Concrete Rivals, and a slew of killer bands have been charged to stimulate the senses of attendees to this already “pedal to the metal” auto show, May 3-5. We will not stop bludgeoning you with surf-tastic riffery until you bleed 10W-30!! We are psyched.
Check it out: http://vintagetorquefest.com/
December 5th, 2012
Thanks to everyone who made 2012 such a great year for us! We’ve just got one show left at Charlie O’s on New Year’s Eve.
NYE is a huge event in Montpelier and I (Jen) really love the disco ball hung at City Hall that lights up the whole town with disco lights.
This year, we’re hosting a Beach and Burlesque Party at Charlie O’s World Famous and will have tons of surprises in store, including more than five new songs for you to get your surfer groove on to. And, of course, our mystery guest burlesque dancers!
Thanks to everyone who made our time on the road this year so great.
Thanks to everyone who bought our album and/or a shirt, every bar that paid us, everyone who paid a cover charge, donated to us, or hosted us for a night or two. You helped make our touring possible and help us bring our art to a nationwide audience. That’s awesome!
State & Main Records has a new compilation coming out with some (no, pretty much all) of our favorite local acts and we’ll have a song on there as well. More info on the comp closer to its release date!
We wanted to mention the Nice Man podcast as well! Zach, one of the two Nice Men, and his girlfriend came to our Champaign, IL show at Mike N’ Molly’s, which was a treat for us; it’s one of Ben’s favorite podcasts and one we listen to frequently on the road. They mentioned us on their Speed Balls episode and played Ben’s voicemail. Thanks guys!
You can also spot us in Knife the Symphony’s tour video from their October 2012 tour! Great video, guys!
We’re looking forward to 2013, working our new originals more, letting the creative juices flow, and potentially recording a brand new album next summer. Come surf the flames of pure rock with us as we forge into another year!
August 23rd, 2012
Don’t be left in the cold! Check out the tour dates and be prepared when the Instro Speed-Surf Demons invade your town!
14- Burlington, VT- Higher Ground (w/Made In Iron, Dino Bravo) 8pm, all ages, $10
21- Pottsville, PA- Hucklebuck’s (w/TBA) 10pm, 21+
22- Pottsville, PA- Yuengling Beer Fest! (w/Gleason’s Drift and many others!) 1-7pm we start at 6pm!
28- Burlington, VT- Higher Ground, The Melvins! We’re not playing with them but thought you should know about this.
3- Charlottesville, VA- Magnolia House Party (Mister Baby, The Firetrucks) 8pm
4- Frostburg, MD- Dante’s (w/The Galt Line) 10pm, 21+, NC
5- Frederick, MD- Guido’s (w/The Galt Line) 10pm, 21+, NC
6- Charlottesville, VA- The Whiskey Jar, 10:30 pm, 21+
7- Roanoke, VA- Private Party
8- Knoxville, TN- Preservation Pub (w/The Mutations) 10pm, 21+
11- Tuscaloosa, AL- Egan’s Bar (w/The 1000 Years Whore) 10pm, 21+
12- Springfield, MO- Lindberg’s (w/The Boogeymen) 10pm, 21+, $5
13- Fayetteville, AR- Smoke & Barrel, 10pm, 21+, $3
14- Omaha, NE- Gator O’Malleys “Rockabilly Night!” (w/Sub-Vectors, Hot Tail Honeys Burlesque) 9pm, 21+
16- Kansas City, MO- Davey’s Uptown (w/The Boggy Creek Boys), 9pm, 21+
17- Des Moines, IA- Gaslamp (w/Rumble Seat Riot) 9pm, 21+, $5
18- Lawrence, KS- The Farm (w/Chris Aytes and the Good Ambitions) 8pm, $5, 21+
19- Topeka, KS- The Boobie Trap, 9pm, 21+, $5
20- St. Louis, MO- Heavy Anchor (w/Mussy Cluves, Psycho Beach Party) 9pm, 21+, $5
21- Indianapolis, IN- The Melody Inn (w/Mr. Clit and Pink Cigarettes, Knife the Symphony, Giraffes Eating Lions) 8pm, 21+, $5
24- Chicago, IL- The Elbo Room (w/Josh Flagg and the Obligations, Eli Lieb) 9pm, 21+
25- Champaign, IL- Mike ‘n’ Molly’s (w/The Caramel Mints, The Hershey Squirts) 9:30pm, 21+, 5$
26- Newport, KY- Southgate House Revival “Night of the Living Surf” Halloween Party! (w/The Madeira, The Maladroits, The AmpFibians) 9pm, 21+, $5/8
27- Rochester, NY- Bug Jar (w/The Mattfitts, The Tombstone Hands) 9pm, 21+, $6/8
August 14th, 2012
Be prepared for when the sonic militia invades your town- check back for fall tour dates!
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July 27th, 2012
The Concrete Rivals, Blowtorch, and Rough Francis!
Do not miss this show. It will blow your mind!
$5 cover, the show starts at 9pm.
RSVP here, on Facebook.
June 6th, 2012
7/13- Cristina’s Cafe- Strasburg, VA
7/14- Black Cat Lounge w/ Blood Red River- Fayetteville, NC
7/17- Blue Moon Diner- Charlottesville, VA
7/18- Slim’s Downtown- Raleigh, NC
7/19- The Well w/ The Mutations- Knoxville, TN
7/20- The Milestone w/ Blood Red River, The Monterreys- Charlotte, NC
7/21- The Root Bar w/ Blood Red River- Asheville, NC