2017: SPRING & SUMMER
Jeff Calder of The SPQ's will be performing with his dark psychedelic band The Hot Place, (with Lisa King and Mike Lynn) in June. The band will be opening up for David J (of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets) on a Southeastern leg of David's "Vagabond Songs" LP tour. Tickets for The Atlanta show on 6/7 and the Savannah show on 6/11 are on sale now. These intimate and acoustic living room shows will be held at Electron Gardens Studio in Atlanta, and The Chapel at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. More Southeast shows TBA.
Jeff Calder of The Swimming Pool Q's / The Hot Place will be performing with The Glenn Phillips Band, Friday, November 4 at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth GA. This special performance will celebrate the album release of Glenn's 1977 Rainbow Theatre concert in London exactly 39 years after it was recorded. For more information, please join the FB event page!
Musician, producer, and writer Jeff Calder, of The Swimming Pool Q's/The Hot Place/The Glenn Phillips Band, will be having a busy September! Here's where you can find the hardest working man in showbiz appearing live for the next few weeks:
DECATUR, GA, Sunday, Sept. 4th, 3:45-4:30, AJC Decatur Book Festival: Jeff will interview author Thomas Mullen. Mullen's latest novel, "Darktown", set in 1948 Atlanta, is an explosive crime drama spotlighting the city's first black police officers. Venue: Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary, presented by Emory University. For info, visit the DBF website.
DECATUR, GA, Sunday, Sept. 4th. 5:00-5:45, AJC Decatur Book Festival: Jeff will interview Rodger Brown. Brown is the author of "Party Out of Bounds: The B-52's, R.E.M. and The Kids Who Rocked Athens, Georgia." Venue: Old Courthouse, presented by Lenz. For info, visit the DBF website.
ROME, GA, Saturday, Sept. 10th, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., with The Glenn Phillips Band at Schroeder's in Rome, Ga: Jeff will be playing keys, guitars, and singing with The Glenn Phillips Band at Schroeder's New Deli. The show will be outdoors, rain or shine, and two sets.
AVONDALE ESTATES, ATLANTA, GA, Sunday, Sept. 19th, 7 p.m., with The Hot Place as opening support for David J of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets: Jeff will be playing guitar with his newest musical project The Hot Place, opening up for David J Haskins, with special guests James Hall & Jaz Jillette and Sasha Vallely of Midnight Larks, at Electron Gardens Studio in Avondale Estates, Ga. The Hot Place will be playing from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. RSVP, advance tickets only.
ATHENS, GA, Monday, Sept. 20th, 7 p.m., with The Hot Place as opening support for David J of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets: Jeff will be playing guitar with The Hot Place, opening up for David J Haskins at The World Famous in Athens, Ga. The Hot Place will be playing from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. RSVP, advance tickets only.
The Swimming Pool Q's will be playing two dates in July, with The Pylon Reenactment Society, celebrating the release of "Pylon LIVE". Tickets go on sale Friday, 5/27.
ATLANTA: Pylon Reenactment Society, We Love Tractor & The Swimming Pool Q's. The EARL, Friday, July 29 at 8 PM. $15 in advance/$18 day of show, 21+. Presented by Chunklet Industries Please join the FB event page!
ATHENS: Chunklet Industries Presents a Record Release Party for “PYLON LIVE” Saturday Jul 30, 2016. Pylon Reenactment Society & The Swimming Pool Q's. 40 Watt Club, 285 West Washington Street, Athens, GA. Doors: 8:00 PM, Show: 9:00 PM, All Ages.$10 - $12.
Join David J (of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets) and special guest The Hot Place (featuring Lisa King, Jeff Calder of the Swimming Pool Q's, and Mike Lynn, ) for TWO intimate Living Room Shows this Summer! The events will be Acoustic, RSVP-only, and Limited Seating on Sunday, June 12 at Electron Gardens Studio in Avondale Estates, and on Tuesday, June 14 at ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.
For advance tickets, please visit the DAVID J OFFICIAL website.
The SPQ's will be playing Rataid, on May 14th 2006 at Smith's Olde bar. Please click here for ticketing and more information about the show! The Q's will go on "10 p.m.-ish" according to the site.
Jeff Calder and the Q's received a nice shout out by Glenn Phillips, in this recent article for The Atlanta Business Chronicle. Check it out!
Jeff Calder of the Q's recently opened up the David J (of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets) Atlanta Living Room Show with The Hot Place, featuring Lisa King and Mike Lynn. Jeff is producing the band's second album, which is due out in 2017. For more information you can listen to "The Language of Birds", the band's debut album on their Bandcamp site.
This Saturday, May 30, The Q's' Jeff Calder will be playing a terrific and historical event with Glenn Phillips Band at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, GA. Glenn will perform his 1974 album "Lost at Sea" and songs from his 1976 release, "Swim in the Wind." Cindy Wilson of the B-52's is special guest.
The Q's play Changefest at 2:15-3:00 pm on Saturday, April 18th. RAIN or SHINE. Artists will include The Glenn Phillips Band with Cindy Wilson of the B-52's and Robert Schneider of The Apples in Stereo. The address is 731 Peachtree St. Atlanta Ga. For more information or directions, click here.
Join the SPQ's for their first show of 2015, at The Music Room at Smith's Olde Bar, Sat. Jan. 3rd with Murray Attaway's Blasting Cap! Ticketing and information here.
The Swimming Pool Q's want you to help #SAVEWRAS.
The SPQ's are making their "The A&M Years" CD Reissue available this holiday season. You can purchase the standard or deluxe package on Cipher Bureau's website.
The SPQ's proper will be playing the Avondale Autumn Fest on Sat. Oct. 4th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Make sure you come down and celebrate Fall with a two hour set!
On May 15, The Swimming Pool Q's are at Eddie's Attic for an AM 1690 Voice of the Arts special event. The evening will include several great Atlanta musicians along with author Alan Paul, who will be signing copies of One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band, favorably reviewed in the AJC on March 2 by Jeff Calder of The Q's. (To clarify, The Allman Brothers Band will not be appearing, and The Q's won't be playing any ABB tunes--they're too hard!) Among the featured artists are Bill Sheffield, Barry Richman, Lamar Williams, Jr., and Mike Holbrook and friends. You can click here for Eddie's Attic Showtimes and Ticketing for the event.
Also, The Swimming Pool Q's' Bob Elsey and Jeff Calder will be on Mike's 1690 radio show tomorrow night, Thursday, April 24, at 7 PM, which will air once again on Saturday, April 26 at 8 PM. Here is more info about the radio show:
Jeff Calder and Bob Elsey of The Swimming Pool Q's will be talking to Mike Holbrook on his 1690 AM Radio Free Radio show this Thursday, April 24th at 7 PM and again on Saturday, May 26 at 8 PM. Jeff and Bob will spin some of their favorite songs and recall performing with NRBQ, The Police, The Plasmatics and The Power Station. Host Mike Holbrook was the bassist for the legendary Hampton Grease Band (Music to Eat). Mike has also performed and recorded with the Supreme Court, which features Glenn Phillips and The Q's' Jeff Calder.
1690 AM Live broadcast web link is:
We have some really exciting news! The current December/January Best Of 2013 issue of Rolling Stone magazine has chosen The Swimming Pool Q’s The A&M Years 1984-1986 as one of 10 Best Reissues of The Year.
Fricke writes: "...Lou Reed's favorite Dixie New Wavers got their due...Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, the Q's were literate and buoyant, a Dixie-noir blend of the B-52's, Sixties folk rock and the Velvet Underground circa Loaded. Lou Reed liked the Q's' first A&M LP so much he took them on tour. Never doubt his word."
Thank you, David!
If you'd like to pick a copy up, the cover features Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy (Issue 1198/1199), and it is out on the newsstand shelves now!
Following on the runaway success of the Kickstarter-funded double-CD reissue The A&M Years, The Swimming Pool Q’s release The System of Love EP, the first new Q’s material since 2003’s critically acclaimed Royal Academy of Reality. In addition to new singles "System of Love", "Science Moon", and "Easy Prey", the EP also contains an exclusive – a live New Year's Eve 1987 recording of “Wreck Around." Each of the singles is available for individual purchase, and the live track is exclusive to the EP.
Didn't get in on the Q's Kickstarter campaign? Well, here's your opportunity to purchase our Double CD Reissue! Available NOW to our fans! Here are the links to pre-order the Swimming Pool Q's reissue "The A&M Years: 1984-1986" on Amazon.com. There will be TWO separate links--one for the standard reissue (2 disc set) and one for the deluxe version (extra cd of rarities and a DVD). The links will also be broken down for easy access in the comments section below.
Standard 2 disc reissue: http://smarturl.it/QsReissue
Deluxe 3 disc and 1 DVD reissue: http://smarturl.it/QsDeluxe