Spin Doctors Performing "Pocket Full of Kryptonite"

Spin Doctors Performing "Pocket Full of Kryptonite"

James Maddock

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Spin Doctors
Spin Doctors
To the wider world, the Doctors are multi-million-selling icons behind hits like Two Princes and Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong, not to mention the classic debut album Pocket Full Of Kryptonite. Now, Chris Barron (vocals), Aaron Comess (drums), Eric Schenkman (guitar) and Mark White (bass) are back at it and on tour this year.

The Spin Doctors gave you the soundtrack to the best nights of the ’90s, so it makes sense that their debut album went triple platinum and has now sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Rolling Stone said it best in their January 1993 cover story of the band – “[Their] popularity is based on universal rock & roll virtues...The Doctors aren’t trying to blaze new trails. They know we’ve been down this way with the Stones, Curtis Mayfield, and a few of their other touchstones. But the proof- plenty of it – is in the party.”

But Chris, Aaron, Eric and Mark are not done yet. Their most recent album, If the River Was Whiskey, rediscovers a strand of their musical DNA that melds perfectly with the hits you know and love. “It’s been so refreshing to go back to this material,” says Aaron. “It’s just brought everything that’s good about the band out again. I can honestly say that we’re playing better than ever right now, and I think a lot of that is because of the material on this record: it’s just really opened things up. Some bands, you go and see them 25 years later and they’re up there going through the motions. But to me, we sound better than ever.”

“We play about four or five tunes a night from this new album and they all work,” says Eric. “It just feels seamless, like any of the new tunes can sit with any one of the Kryptonite songs. And the band is just playing amazing now. It’s a pleasure to play with people that you’ve been playing with so long... and everybody’s still breathing!”

“I don’t care about sales, man,” states Chris: “...honest to God, I just want to keep making a living playing music. We get up onstage and we turn it on and sing and play our hearts out. And that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do: just make real music, give people something from my heart.”

This October marks the band’s 30th Anniversary since their beginnings on Bleeker Street, NYC. They’ll be celebrating this milestone by touring around the globe and then back to the studio to record a new album sometime in the new year.
James Maddock
James Maddock
James Maddock was born in Leicester, England and grew up surrounded by music. Between listening to his grandfather on the ukulele and his father on the trombone, he quickly found that music was in his blood. This curiosity led him to start playing an old guitar that he discovered while exploring his house. Not long after this discovery, James was teaching himself the ropes by playing along to records of bands like the Eagles and Neil Young.
After playing in a few school bands, James decided to play professionally and became a regular performer at clubs around the Midlands in England. James further refined his skills as a songwriter and performer in London, eventually landing a demo session at the famed Abbey Road Studios. As a result, his music came to the attention of Columbia Records in New York City. In the end, James walked away with the record deal that enabled him to take his band "Wood" into the studio.

The record "Songs from Stamford Hill" (a reference to where he was living at the time) was born. "Stay You", the single from the album became a top 5 hit on the Adult Alternative charts. Songs from the album found homes on the first "Dawsons Creek", and the major motion picture "Serendipity", both substantial placements for a debut artist.

James toured with the US with Train, Paula Cole, Meshell Ngegecello as well as headlined shows all over the states. Since leaving Columbia, James has moved to New York and signed an exclusive publishing deal with Razor and Tie Music Publishing. His band features Spin Doctors drummer Aaron Comess and newly signed Ryko recording artist Leslie Mendelson.

James regularly plays at the famous Rockwood Music Hall, and has just recorded an EP of brand new songs. You can hear some of these songs on ABC Family's "Wildfire", as well as find the EP on iTunes, Rhapsody, and awarestore.com.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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