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SITES & SOUNDS

Folks,

Okay, I know I've been fast and steady with the e-mail blasts here. So before you hit *unsubscribe* please note I've got dates. In fact, I've got some west coast SOLO SHOWS starting TODAY is Martinez. [And you know what they say about Martinez girls!] San Diego has been re-scheluded. Check the gigsville listings below for all the up-to-dates.

Meanwhile, I filmed a travel show for Southwest Air and Luck Reunion. A kind of Anthony Bourdain styled show where you can ride shotgun with me and Aaron Lee Tasjan through the backstreets of San Francisco. Now, the people who follow this newsletter know I've been threatening to do a cooking show for some time now. A how-to-cook-in-the-van kind of jam. How to Cook In Your Room. Easy Recipes For the Touring Musician. That kind of thing.

Well, this show... it's not quite that. But it's not some insidious internet trash either. It's got some real production values. The Luck Reunion team are brilliant. I think you'll like it. And say what you will about corporate America. Southwest Air, to their credit, pretty much let us have our way with it. I mean, I don't know if they will be adopting "High As Johnny Thunders" as their new campaign song any time soon. But, they let us do our thing. Then again, I think it would make a great ad. Everyone wants to feel like Johnny Thunders 30,000 feet above Burbank, am I right?

Sure, San Francisco is being taken over by predatory content grabbing micro bloggers, OK Boomer merch peddlers, tech nerds, brogrammers, VC's, drones, and opportunistic real estate developers. [Not to mention the hordes of homeless who are ruining it for those 1% who've worked so hard]. But, don't let anyone tell you San Francisco is over. It's an amazing feat of a city. The Cool Grey City of Love is alive and well. You just have to know where to dig. And there's much to dig in to.

Join me and Aaron. As we take a trek around town.

HERE'S THE LINK: https://southwest.fm/sites-and-sounds/episode-3/

That is all. No more questions at this time,

-CP

PS: You know I root for the home team. Yep Roc recording artists the Rubinoos have tour dates too. LA, Seattle, Portland and more...

[Rubinoos TOUR DATES HERE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/rubinoos/events/?ref=page_internal]

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GIGSVILLE: Get up to the minute details on live shows here: http://chuckprophet.com/gigs/

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11/12/2019 MARTINEZ CA ARMANDO'S *

11/13/2019 SANTA YNEZ CA TALES FROM THE TAVERN *

11/14/2019 OJAI CA KIM MAXWELL STUDIO *

11/15/2019 SANTA MONICA CA MCCABE'S*

11/16/2019 WHITTIER CA RUTH B. SHANNON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS ***

12/14/2019 SAN GERONIMO CA VALLEY VISIONS MUSIC SERIES - BENEFIT FOR LAGUNITAS SCHOOLS #

1/24/2020 STATEN ISLAND NY HEFFERNAN'S HOUSE CONCERT *

1/25/2020 MONTCLAIR NJ OUTPOST IN THE BURBS *

1/26/2020 WASHINGTON DC THREE DOG SOUND HOUSE CONCERT *

1/28/2020 COLUMBUS OH NATALIE'S GRANDVIEW *

1/29/2020 PITTSBURGH PA CLUB CAFE *

1/30/2020 HARRISBURG PA NOTE WINE BAR *

1/31/2020 SELLERSVILLE PA SELLERSVILLE THEATER *

2/1/2020 VIENNA VA JAMMIN JAVA *

3/13/2020 AUSTIN TX CONTINENTAL CLUB **

3/14/2020 AUSTIN TX CONTINENTAL CLUB **

Chuck Prophet Solo*

Chuck Prophet Solo - with Dave Alvin ***

Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch #

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express **

returning champions

We're back. Yep. It's like we never left. Your returning champions, Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express return to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival this year. Also some other shows coming up on the horizon, but we're off the road for now. And honestly, I'm feeling a little lost. I pick up my phone to make sure I know what time it is. Don't want to be late.

But late for what?

What to do with all this free time? Maybe I'll start walking more. You know, unplug. Get some fresh air. Walk around the 'hood and peek into those street-level apartments with the big HDTVs and try to figure out what they're watching. Or maybe ring their buzzer and offer to watch with them. "I brought my own snacks. Is this Stranger Things? I've heard a lot about this show."

Fun aside, word to those of you making the trek to San Francisco for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. If you find yourself missing the Great Indoors, we can help. Friday and Saturday night we're doing early shows at the Make Out Room in the Mission. After sitting on a blanket all day, you know you'd rather be indoors after dark. In a 21-and-over club, with mood lighting, a swirling glass ball hanging from the ceiling, and red décor. Time to give that floppy hat a rest until the sun comes up again.

All this free time? Yeah, right. Things are frantic as ever. The Temple Beautiful Musical is facing all kinds of twists and turns in the road. And I've been in the studio working on a new record. Trying to get some new songs to behave.

And I still found time to listen to all 11 shows of Elvis's Live 1969 11-CD set, which Allison Hussey at Pitchfork incidentally gave a measly 6.1 and said that "listening to all of Live 1969 is a ridiculous thing to do." I don't feel ridiculous. Is it just me, but does Pitchfork's poor Allison need to get a personality or what? Help her, Lord. And people have said to me, "Chuck, it's 11 CDs. It's a little overwhelming." To which I say people justify the stupidest things. Guys, it's her profession. It's not like your aunt who got overwhelmed at the Louvre. And it's not like she had to listen to Pearl Jam or anything. . . . That review is an abortion! (insert shaking fist GIF here).

Oh, and if that's not enough, check out the newly released Elvis recording The American Sound Studios Sessions 1969. I'm listening to take 20 of "In the Ghetto" right now and I feel like I'm right there. Like I'm watching the forefathers write the Declaration of Independence.

Oh, and another thing. File under: "They gave the dude a beeper." Yessir, they gave me a radio show on the Gimme Country Network. I'm spinning lots of 50s, 60s country. Nashville cats, Wrecking Crew side streets, yodeling cowgirls, honky-tonkers, Georgia swampers, truckers, rockabilly cats and kittens, and more. You name it. All that stuff, that funk, that sweet, that funky stuff (Say what).

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THEY GAVE THE DUDE A BEEPER

Onwards,

-CP

PS: If you enjoy this newsletter, consider cruising over to our on-line store. Along with CD's, T shirts and the like, we have a new shipment of Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins vinyl. Plus ¡LFR! and Night Surfer.

Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/26bfyyj

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express:

/ The Mission Express:

Stephie Finch: (singing, piano, guitar)

10/4/2019 SAN FRANCISCO CA HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS

10/4/2019 SAN FRANCISCO CA MAKE OUT ROOM

10/5/2019 SAN FRANCISCO CA MAKE OUT ROOM

Chuck Prophet Solo:

11/12/2019 MARTINEZ CA ARMANDO'S

11/13/2019 SANTA YNEZ CA TALES FROM THE TAVERN

11/15/2019 SANTA MONICA CA MCCABE'S

Chuck Prophet Solo - with Dave Alvin:

11/16/2019 WHITTIER CA RUTH B. SHANNON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

BETTER CALL UP THE PLUMBER

Thanks for being here. It beats going around from city to city with a staple-gun hanging posters all over the place. And it's better for the planet too.

We've got tour dates all over creation with the Mighty Mission Express starting today at the Huichica Music Festival in Sonoma, CA. I'll get to those in a hot minute.

But first, in other news...

THE RUBINOOS

Over the past months I produced a new RUBINOOS [rhymes with two canoes] LP "FROM HOME" for Yep Roc Records. I probably saw the Rubinoos like 20 times in high school. Although I'm not a power pop bubblegum nerd or whatever, I loved how they were true to their school. Be it Spaghetti Western soundtrack music or the Archies, The Beach Boys, The DeFranco Family, or the Jackson 5, they knew what they loved. And wore it on their sleeves. Rubinoos AF.

After those first couple LP's, The Rubinoos took the hero's journey and it wasn't all glorious. Sure they opened 56 shows for Elvis Costello during the Armed Forces tour. Appeared on American Bandstand. Made the pages of Tiger Beat. But before too long Tommy and Jon moved to LA, and Donno and Al took other gigs.

Jon went on to appear as the Doo Wop singing/pizza delivery boy on a number of Sitcoms. Tommy eventually got a Tux and the Real Fake Book and played his share of society gigs. Tommy and Jon did ghost vocal sessions with Kim Fowley for drag queen records. [Or "Fowl Kimley" as Jon calls him.] There were new records with session drummers. Along the way they sang the demo for the Revenge of the Nerds theme song and it was so good ended up in the movie which just further confused people.

But now they're back. Getting all the original guys back together to make this new record was a big deal to me.

And you can read about this new record and hear the premiere and watch the video for their new single "Do You Remember" over at Billboard Magazine. Bring Pop back to the common man!

LINK: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8511493/the-rubinoos-do-you-remember

Or jump straight to this video starring Salvadoran dancing sensation Aranivah.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re88FR9rxKc

BETTER CALL UP THE PLUMBER!

Be with us on June 29th at The City Winery NYC to celebrate beloved New York icon Garland Jeffrey, who is doing his last shows. The sexiest man in Scandinavia! The poet laureate of Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn! is retiring from the stage. Stephie and I will be guesting on a song or two. Also on the bill, David Johansen and more. Some tickets still left for the early show. What can I tell you about our old friend Garland? (People get a kick out of hearing he was Lou Reed's college roommate. Who swept the floor? With who?)

THEY GAVE DUDE A BEEPER

Oh, and another thing. File under: "They gave the Dude a beeper". Yessir, they gave me a radio show on the Gimme Country Network. I'm spinning lots of 50's, 60's country. Nashville cats, Wrecking Crew side streets, yodeling cowboys, honky-tonkers, swampers, truckers, rockabilly cats and more. You name it. All that stuff, that funk, that sweet, that funky stuff [Say what].

MORE HERE: https://www.gimmecountry.com/#/radio

Onwards,

-CP

GIGSVILLE: Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express:

6/7/2019 Sonoma CA Huichica Music Festival

7/12/2019 St. Louis MO Off Broadway

7/13/2019 Kansas City MO Knuckleheads Saloon

7/14/2019 Omaha NE The Sunday Roadhouse Presents

7/16/2019 Fort Wayne IN Welch's Ale House

7/18/2019 Ferndale MI The Magic Bag

7/19/2019 Chicago IL City Winery-Chicago

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