In support of their third album, A Celebration of Fury, the Last Conspirators have just announced some summer club dates including their return to New York City. On Saturday, June 21st they will be doing a show at Manhattan rock 'n' roll club the Ding Dong Lounge. Also on the bill will be Shu and the Ninjas. The Ding Dong Lounge, located at 929 Columbus Ave. between 105th & 106th St., was named the "Best Cheap Manhattan Dive" for 2013 by The Village Voice! This is a free show and complete event information will be announced soon.
The band will also be making their first and only Albany appearance since their triumphant Larkfest show last fall, on Saturday July 19th, when they play the city's new rock 'n' roll landmark, the Low Beat located at 335 Central Avenue. Show starts at 9pm, additional details including support act to be announced.
These shows will also mark the first of a newly aligned live Last Conspirators lineup as Last Cons bassist/guitarist Nick Bisanz will be stepping over into the full-time guitar role in the band. Conspirators founder/frontman Tim Livingston said, "Due to an increasing demand for his studio recording and video production services guitarist, Terry Plunkett could no longer commit to the full-time live gig. It was a natural move as Nick already played a lot of the guitars on the new album under Terry's production. Terry is, and will always be a Last Conspirator, a brother, and we will continue to work with him in the studio on various audio/ video projects and perhaps even live again. Stepping into the bottom-end slot, on Rickenbacker bass, is Hudson Valley native Mike Grundy, who in the past has played with the bands; Leprosy, the Doverboys, and the Nick Bianz-led Lie Cheat Steal. Of course with Al Kash still anchoring it all on drums we are really excited about the live possibilities this new combination will bring and are looking forward to rocking into this, our eighth year as a live band and our tenth year as a recording unit"
The Last Conspirators were voted by Metroland Magazine readers as the Capital District's "Best Punk Band" and they have been getting rave reviews on the new album. ALL MUSIC GUIDE "..true believers, keeping the rock & roll flame burning even if it may no longer be fashionable to do so.. coming across like an Americanized version of the Clash… the Last Conspirators.. waging war against complacency and cherishing the rebels and outsiders on the fringes of American culture. .. raging against the light, whether it's dying or burning bright.." BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE "If you want to know where the real songwriters in punk are this day and age, look no further".. a ’60s garage, pub rock, and Joe Strummer-fueled tempest" BLURT MAGAZINE "Joe Strummer would make these guys his new favorite band were he still alive".. Maximum RocknRoll "Seven-track effort of revolutionary rock n roll... Musically, they're in that Blasters, later period X rock & roll vein .."
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