We hope this post finds you well. Much thanks to everyone who made it out to the Very Gangplank Christmas show. David and Matt and everyone at Gangplank Records did a fantastic job pulling the night together and all of the bands were most excellent. Special love to Dan John Miller for having AM back him up on his evening’s tunes. Great, great fun.
In time for Christmas, we just posted a cover of the Beach Boys’ tune “Christmas Day.” You can find it in the audio player or you can listen and download the track for free on the AM Bandcamp site here.
Remember that AM music and wearables make a nice, if slightly odd gift. Our wares can be found on Bandcamp, Itunes, and on the official Gangplank Records website.
On behalf of everyone in the band, we’d like to thank everyone for supporting American Mars this year. We wish you all a happy holiday season and a great new year.
We like this time of year so here are a few announcements to ring in the season.
First, our moral center and guitarist David Feeny is hosting “A Very Gangplank Christmas” on Saturday, December 12 at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, Michigan. This multi-band celebration features members of the Gangplank Records armada. Along with AM, you’ll see and hear:
David Bierman Overdrive
Augie & the Heartless Sons
Ethan Daniel Davidson
Dan John Miller
Touch The Clouds
All proceeds from the show benefit Detroit’s Coalition for Temporary Shelter (COTS). It promises to be a great time so put it on your calendar and plan to come out.
Second, if you’re looking for some high value, low cost holiday gifts, consider some American Mars music or merchandise. All of our music is priced to move and you can now purchase our entire discography for the discounted price of $16.50 through Bandcamp. We’ve also added a few vintage tee shirts from the AM vault so get your orders in now! Tee shirt orders come with a free download of our cover of The Everly Brothers’ “Christmas Eve Can Kill You.”
AM opens up for Convington, KY’s Frontier Folk Nebraska this Saturday, November 21 at Hatchy’s in Utica, MI. Should be a good night of music. Come check it out.
AM will play a festival set this coming Saturday, July 18 at 4:15pm as part of the MetroTimes/Woodward Avenue Brewers Pig and Whiskey Fest. This show is FREE so come say hi! More info here and on the shows page.
AM is proud to be a part of a great show happening this Saturday, June 6 at the Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall, Michigan. Along with AM, the bill features our good friends LaSalle, Gifts or Creatures, and 3 LB Cut. Music starts at 7:30 and ends around 11 and tickets are only $10. That’s a great value for a night that could change your life.
On Saturday, June 6, AM will join Gifts or Creatures, LaSalle, and 3 lb. Cut for an Americana Music Festival at the Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall, Michigan. Showtime is 7pm and the cost is $10. Sounds to us like a great night for tunes.
Relevant Facebook links include:
Gifts or Creatures
AM is pleased to announce that we’ll be a part of the Gangplank Records showcase at this year’s MetroTimes Blowout music festival. We’re scheduled to play Friday, May 1 at 8pm at the Woodward Avenue Brewery in Ferndale, Michigan. Here’s the schedule for the evening:
8pm American Mars
9pm Scott Fab
9:45 The Blueflowers
11:30 David Bierman Overdrive
12:30 Touch the Clouds
We’re thrilled to be playing with such great bands and good friends. See you there!
We’re happy to start the year off with a show next Wednesday, March 11, at the Huma Room inside the new Hopcat bar and restaurant. We’ll be joined by our friends The Brunswick Brawlers. Showtime is 8pm.
Check out our Shows page for more info or check out the show’s event page here.
….on a slow train to get all the old tunes up on YouTube for the kids…
In honor of the season, we’re pleased to offer our version of Dennis Linde’s “Christmas Eve Can Kill You,” originally recorded and released by The Everly Brothers in 1971. We recorded our version a few weeks ago at David’s studio here in Ferndale, Michigan. He was assisted by Matt Basner and our friend Scott Taylor did the cover image.
In addition to YouTube, the song is also available to stream and download at Bandcamp which you can find by clicking on the link or the music link here on our website.
Thomas, David, Garth, and Woody