Just announced ~ BP Fallon will play eight gigs at SXSW in Austin, Texas, to celebrate the release of the new album ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’. He will also speak on the SXSW panel that honours his friend and musical collaborator Ian McLagan who died suddenly in December.

The two guitar maestros Danny B Harvey and Joe King Carrasco ~ who both play on ‘Live In Texas’~ are in the SXSW band. Danny B Harvey voodoo man plays with rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson and with Lemmy of Motorhead too. And Joe King Carrasco, Texas legend and guitar hero who grew up on Hank B Marvin and Joe Meek and Wooly Bully.

Joining them on wildcat vocals and added effervescence and shaking a tailfeather is Annie Marie Lewis of the Lewis clan ~ Jerry Lee is her uncle, fact fans, she’s rock’n’roll royalty and the explosive Annie Marie Lewis, she is made for this.

And BP Fallon will warble and twitch and enjoy the whole sonic circus.

BP Fallon ~ vocals
Danny B Harvey ~ guitar/backing vocals
Joe King Carrasco ~ guitar/backing vocal
Annie Marie Lewis ~ backing vocals

Aaron Lee Tasjan ~ guitar/backing vocals/BP’s musical soul brother since they wrote ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ together six years ago ~ will join the rock’n’roll adventure here and there. And who knows who else might partake of the stage.

Hot To Trot ~ Danny B Harvey & Annie Marie Lewis ~ photography by BP Fallon

Tues March 17th St Patrick’s Day
Noon ~ Opal Divine’s Marina, 12709 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727
3pm ~ Opal Divine’s Pen Field, 3601 S Congress Ave K100, Austin, TX 78704
5.40pm ~ Opal Divine’s Davenport, 3801 Capital of Texas Hwy N, Austin, TX 78746

Wed March 18th
2pm ~ Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC
SXSW panel ‘Upward & Onward – Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan Remembered’.
500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
4pm Hotel Vegas ‘Good Vibrations’ party, 1500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Thurs March 19th ~
Midnight ~ Official SXSW Saustex Showcase Saxon Pub, 1320 Lamar Square Drive, Austin, TX 78704

Sat March 21st
5.15pm ~ Maria’s Taco Xpress hosted by Alejando Escovedo
2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Sun March 22nd
Afternoon ~ Red Horse Ranch
8pm ~ Continental Club hosted by Alejando Escovedo
1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

The twang’s the thang! ~ BP Fallon & Danny B Harvey ~ photography by Nathan Edge

BP Fallon & Aaron Lee Tasjan take their daily exercise on Red Horse Ranch ~ photography by Radek

BP Fallon & Joe King Carrasco plus Eric Burdon of The Animals on Red Horse Ranch – photography by Brian McDermott

Come get it!!! BP Fallon Live In Texas at SXSW 2015. And what a band !!! 🙂

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BP Fallon & Ross Farrelly of The Strypes by Risa

We are excited to announce that BP Fallon will be backed by The Strypes at the Lou Reed tribute concert at SXSW in Austin, Texas. How amazing is that? The timeless High Priest Of Happiness backed by the hottest new group in the world.

Both parties are mutual fans. “I believe in BP Fallon” Strypes guitarist Josh McLorey has said on stage (see video below), another time descibing BP as “The biggest legend to ever walk”.

Fallon’s admiration of The Strypes is well known. Speaking about them to waxoholics.com, he says ” I love these guys, love their energy, love their attitude, love their work ethic. If they want it and if the angels allow, they can become the biggest group in the world. And then the floodgates for teen rock’n’roll will burst open again, fresh and refreshed and ready to shake it. Good morning! Long may we choogle..”

Curated by Richard Barone & Alejandro Escovedo, among those also appearing at the concert for Lou are Lucinda Williams, Sean Lennon, The Baseball Project with Peter Buck and Mike Mills, Black Lips, Lisa Marie Presley, Louise Goffin, The Fleshtones, Jesse Malin, Cheeta Chrome, Suzanne Vega, Wayne Kramer from The MC5 – even Spandau Ballet plus Andy Warhol superstar and Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Finger’ cover model Joe Dallesandro.

The house band is as good as it gets and its core members will be familiar to fans of BP Fallon & The Bandits – none other than Blondie/Bandits drummer Clem Burke, guitarist Lenny Kaye from The Patti Smith Group who’s been a Bandit at live gigs in New York, Austin and Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival and Tony Shanahan on bass from The Patti Smith Group with Ivan Julian on guitar and the string section of Matt Fish on cello and Susan Voelz on violin.

Featuring the music of Lou Reed solo and as a member of The Velvet Underground, this concert will be very special and the musical link-up between BP Fallon and The Strypes will one day be one for the rock’n’roll history books.

The Concert For Lou Reed
Paramount Theater, Austin. Fri March 15 at 7.30pm

Modern Times – “see you deep on the heart of Texas”

The Strypes by Eriko Kaneko

BP Fallon/The Strypes – I Believe/Mystery Man


Still Legal!

Five live Lou Reed fans by Barbara McCarthy

“One fine mornin’, she puts on a New York station
And she couldn’t believe what she heard at all
She started dancin’ to that fine-fine-fine-fine music
Ooohhh, her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll
Hey baby, rock ‘n’ roll…”
– ‘Rock’n’Roll’ by The Velvet Underground written & sung by Lou Reed

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BP Fallon & The Strypes with the ‘Still Legal’ LP by BP Fallon & The Bandits

Last night was such a gas that we’re going to do it again! Yes, BP Fallon will again be DJing the Strypes party after their third and final homecoming gig at the Town Hall in Cavan, Co Cavan, Ireland. The afterparty – like last night’s brilliant off-the-hook stomper – will again be held in Blessing’s Bar.

In the meantime… more groovy pix of groovy people with groovy vinyl:

Kevin Shields of MBV – ‘Still Legal’

Elvis & his second LP, ‘Elvis’ 1956

Bobby Gillespie on the record 1989

Beatles ‘Rubber Soul’ LP quality control 1965

Richard Manuel & Bob Dylan & lyrical wax 1966

Bolan Goes Bob 1972

Beatles Go Bob 1965

Jimi Goes Bob & Bruce 1966

Jimi Goes Elmore James And The Blues 1966

Elvis 1956

Debbie Googe of My Bloody Valentine with fab wax


Keep Calm – Buy BP Fallon & The Bandits album ‘Still Legal’ on vinyl here

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BP Fallon & The Bandits – Kill Me Till I Crawl –
animated video by Eat The Danger

Hot Press

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Tim Stegal, Austin Chronicle, Fri Nov 8th 2013

“… some tough sounds backing Fallon’s beat verse on the dissipated glamor of the New York nightlife”

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