Tuesday, November 25, 2008

So, it's that time of year!

Tons of shows, and lots of snow! We've been playing quite a bit as of late. Thanks to everyone who has been out to hang with us! We've been having a blast, and hope you have as well! So, we've got a couple more shows lined up for 2008, and if it's been a while since you've been out to see us, we'd be obliged if you'd come! Here's your chance...

Now, check it. This is a PATIO SHOW! Oh yeah. A patio show in the heart of winter. But, the entire patio is enclosed by a tent, and Metter's is bringing in extra heaters to keep you all warm. So toss on some long johns, and come get your wool socks rocked off!

After that, we have December 13 at Cedars for Band of the Bands, a benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank, with The Young Stonians and The Youngstown Tramps! In the heart of Youngstown. Check out the site for more details, and we'll pass along more as we get them.

And our Christmas present to you, just a little late... it will have been just over a year since we last joined forces with our friends, Daboondox, to bring a hiphop/rock hybrid show to the area, and we're doing it again! At the most bitchin' venue around these days, The Boom Room! DECEMBER 27, we're making an attempt to heal this wounded world, with a little musical antiseptic, and hope you bring your dancing kicks. It's going to be a wild party!

As far as the development of the album? Well, we've been playing tons of fundraisers as of late. We're trying to get some bankroll happening. We've been working on more material, and making plans for what's sure to be our most awesomest release yet. Pinky swear. :)

But in the meantime, stick close to the myspace, the website, and tune in to ruKusradio.net for your Kellys fix! Hope to see you all soon!


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ciao summer!

Wow. Our summer was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who made it out to the shows, bought merch, and hung out with us! It's all so greatly appreciated. But as summer comes to a close, we're continuing to blast forth right through fall and winter!

Here are just a few of the shows we have coming up...

Saturday September 6 - The Cellar - Struthers, Ohio
Join us as we close out the party for our pals, Via Sahara's LAST SHOW EVER!! This is going to be an awesome show with Joe Verzilli, Super No. 7, Sotaro, Via Sahara, and us closing out the night! Come party with us and VS to show love for one of Youngstown's finest, longest running bands. It's a shame to see them go, but we're elated to help make their going away party a fantastic event! This is an ALL-AGES show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Drop an email to info@thekellysmusic.com or send a message on ourspace if you're interested in advance tix!

Friday October 3 - Cedars Lounge and Cafe - Youngstown, Ohio
Join us and our friends, Jets to Red from Columbus, as we get back to some roots and get down at the Cedars! J2R is an amazing band of fellows who are quite new to the Ohio scene, and you absolutely must see them live! They killed at ruKus - the festival, and we're all kinds of excited to play with them again. Be there, or square. You choose! :) 1030p 18+ $5 Stay tuned for visuals.

Saturday November 1 - Rong Tan's - Cincinnati, Ohio
Ahhh yes. It's been oh so long since we played in the 'nnasti, and we can't wait to get back! Cincinnatians (man, that's a sweet name... but would the t be soft like in martians?!?!?!)... SPREAD THE WORD! Bring all of your friends. Seriously. All of them. We're playing with a killer native band, Goat Farmer, and it's sure to be a wild night! I mean seriously... how can you go wrong with band members like Oedipus Tex, Dub, and El Guapo?! Be sure to check them out, and help us spread the word about this Cinci show!! We need your help! More details to come soon.

So that's about it on the show updates for now. We are still working on our new studio effort, Opus, and are currently in the process of booking some more out-of-town stuff, so be sure to keep an eye out for updates! And be on the lookout for all kinds of coverage from ruKus - the festival. Coming soon!!

Hope to see you all at a show soon!

The Kellys

Friday, August 1, 2008

ruKus - the leak!

Hello again everyone! So guess what... we've released a new song! Head over to ourspace to hear it! Minutes Too Late is the single off of our upcoming album, Opus. We're happy to bring the rough mix to you in order to get your ears warmed up for the events that are taking place through the rest of the summer! You'll be able to catch this song live, along with 2 other new ones from the upcoming release! So be sure to get out to all of the amazing events happening in August! Here's a taste...

August 15 - Third Arm Promotions and ruKus radio present:
Guitar Bomb, The Kellys, and The Sweet Ones at Salty Grogs in Boardman! This is going to be an amazing show with some bitchin' rock from Brooklyn! Check these guys out!

August 17 - Vexfest V - Downtown Youngstown - www.vexfest.com
Be sure not to miss this HUGE FREE festival in Downtown Youngstown! The show starts at 11:00am, and goes all night! We play at 9:00pm on one of the main stages. Come on down and kick it with us!

August 22nd - Music at the Monument - 11:30am - Downtown Youngstown
We'll be playing right in the middle of Federal Square for the lunchtime music series! Come enjoy the sounds of The Kellys blasting forth through downtown... right in the middle of traffic. :)

August 24th - ruKus ~ the sequel - 12:00pm - Warren Community Amphitheatre
This is the second installment of our independent music and arts festival! It's an amazing day of music and art in the area's most gorgeous venue. For artist/vendor information, please contact ruKusthefestival@gmail.com

So, you want to get your hands on the Minutes Too Late (rough mix) mp3?! All you need to do is volunteer to help out at ruKus - the festival. It takes a lot to make this thing happen, and we're going to need all the help we can get. Send us a message telling us your interested, include your email address, and we'll be in touch to tell you how you can help. And we'll email you the mp3. Pretty rad, eh?

Thanks gang! See you soon!


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ahhhh... a way easier way to handle news!

Alright gang! Welcome to the new Kellys News! We're going to be handling updates through Blogspot now. It's way easier, and will allow all of us easy access to dropping you a quick line. Click the link of this blog entry to check out all of our old news, if you wish.

So here's what's happening! We're currently in the studio working on our next release, Opus, that we're hoping to crank out sometime in the fall. We've got some excellent new material in the works, and are playing our asses of at live shows!! Make sure you get out to see one of them! Here's what's on tap in the near future...

July 18 - Party on the Plaza - Federal Plaza, Downtown Youngstown - 8-10pm
Come kick it with us at POTP! We're going rock the hell out of the Yo!

July 25 - Third Arm Promotions Presents! The Kellys @ Salty Grogs, Boardman OH -
The show starts at 10 with The Robbie Jay Band and TBA! Come spend another killer night with us at Saltys!

August 17 - VexFest V! - 50 Bands, 5 Stages, all for FREE in Downtown Youngstown! Stay tuned for more info!!

August 24 - ruKus - the sequel! - 1:00pm - Warren Community Amphitheatre - this is our 2nd Annual I
ndependent Music and Arts Festival! This year we've got 8 bands lined up, a completely open-mic second stage with room for six performers, all kinds of artists and vendors, and loads of good times! It's a FREE, ALL AGES event at the most gorgeous venue in the area!

Ok, there are 4 big ones for now. Be sure to stay tuned, as we have some other shows on tap as well. Come spend The Summer of The Kelly with your favorite band! :)