Our new 7” vinyl singles are in! These won’t be officially released until October 26 but, for a limited time, they are available exclusively in the Mighty Joe Castro online store!
This is a limited edition pressing of 300 and each are hand numbered so grab one before they’re gone because they will sell out. Wake Up, You’re Rockin’! is on the A-side. Don’t Forget About Me on the flip side. $8 American. Click here to purchase.
Special thanks to Adam and Matones Music in Collegeville, PA for helping to finance the pressing. When we mentioned we were considering doing vinyl, without hesitation he immediately offered to donate some money for the cause. Support your local record store! Support your local scene! It’s a win-win for everyone.
And the band will be celebrating the official release of the record at Oddity Bar on Friday October 26, as part of their annual Halloween Horror Bash. The Erotics, Kitty Rotten and Night of The Living Dead NYC are also playing. 9pm start time. 21 and over. $5 to get in. Come get spooky.
And if you don’t already, please follow The Gravamen on Instagram, facebook and Spotify.
Thank you to Mark Rogers for spinning Wake Up Your Rockin’! and plugging our upcoming shows on his Hometown Heroes radio show on 9WSTW 93.7 FM in Delaware. Mark has been a long time supporter of local music in the First State and is the man behind the annual Homey Awards. We appreciate all you do for the scene Mark – cheers!
Playlist below. You can listen to the podcast replay here: Part 1. Part 2.
Heard This Week (October 7, 2018):
Put your cat clothes on and take that Sunday drive out to Kennett Square. Join us for a great night of rockabilly / western swing music. Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen will be opening for Hurricane Hoss, Sunday October 14th at the Kennett Flash. Doors open at 6pm. The Gravamen are onstage at 7pm sharp. All ages and BYOB so come prepared.
Get your tickets here.
They do make country music like they used to…
Here’s a nice little write up from Americana/Alt Country blog Ear to the Ground about our song Don’t Forget About Me., which is the B-side from our forthcoming vinyl 7″. Music video for coming soon,
Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen – “Don’t Forget About Me”
-The tag these fellas have on this song on Soundcloud is rockabilly. That’s pretty accurate. It’s certainly not old school country music. But we don’t mind one bit because whatever you call it, the sound works really well. It’s jangly and fun; it’s got a simple but rewarding message about staying in someone’s mind even if things don’t work out. Yep, can relate.
Thank you to DJ Leo from Swiss Radio for featuring our new EP on this week’s Rock-n-Roll Train broadcast on Kanal K. Hope we can cross the Atlantic and play some shows for you sometime soon.
Check it out here.
From Mi Tocadiscos Dual blog (Spain), here’s a recent review of our new 4 song EP, Wake Up, You’re Rockin’!:
1.- MIGHTY JOE CASTRO AND THE GRAVAMEN.- WAKE UP YOUR ROCKIN
Aunques sea un mini lp o Ep de 4 temas esta banda de Philadelphia permiten aventurar que nos pueden ofrecer empresas mayores por que lo que suena aqui en plan homenaje a los años 50 no es bueno sino que es de lo mejorcito que se puede escuchar en este año SOBERBIO VALORACION TRES ESTRELLAS
“Although this isn’t my kind of LP or EP of 4 songs, this band from Philadelphia allows us to imagine they can offer bigger things than what they play here in this homage to the 50s. It is not just good but the best we can listen to this year. SUPERB. VALUE THREE STARS.”
Hot off the presses, here’s a sneak peek of our debut vinyl offering. Wake Up, You’re Rockin’! on the A-side. Don’t Forget About Me on the B-side. Limited pressing of 300, all hand numbered. The covers are being printed as I type. These should be available mid-October so stay tuned.
Weekend update: the boys were up at the crack of dawn and on location at Hidden River Brewery in Douglassville, PA this past Saturday, working with Philadelphia’s favorite director Bob Sweeney on a music video for Don’t Forget About Me, the B-side from the band’s upcoming debut 7 inch vinyl single. Is the Brinton Lodge really haunted? Did the band have beer for breakfast? Stay tuned for answers when the vid drops sometime next month.
As some of you may have heard, due to torrential downpours in the city of Wilmington last night, our scheduled outdoor show at Humble Park was moved inside to The Queen on Market Street. Thank you to everyone who braved the elements and made it out – the band had a blast. The photo was taken by Noah Gabriel. Special thanks to Space Boy Clothing for hosting the night and to Wasted Arrows Band and The Parsnip Revolt for sharing the stage with us. We’ll be back in Wilmington Friday September 14th for our gig at Oddity Bar – hope to see you there.
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Movers and Shakers – we’re excited to return to the Oddity Bar in Wilmington, De for another night of rockabilly madness and rock-n-roll salvation. Live music from from Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen, Jaxy and the Three 57s, Mr Unloved and Guitar Riot, who will be playing a set of Stray Cat’s classics. Friday September 14th. This show is 21 and over. $5 American will get you in the door. 8pm start. Come dance.