We remember our first concerts. What was yours?

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Kenny here, this time to share some stories and pass out some goodies! Everyone remembers the first concert they ever went to. My Uncle Jerry dragged me to a Johnny Cash show when I was 11 and slipped me a few beers in the parking lot. But I’ll save that story for later. The Nickel […]

Live video: Alive & Kicking TV, Jack Gibson

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I got two new live videos of The Nickel Slots for ya. First, from a show at Toot’s Tavern in early January with Coffin Hunter. That band is fronted by Jack Gibson, bassist for Exodus, and he joined the Slots on banjo for their song “One Foot in the Gutter.” The first ever banjo solo […]

Nickel Slots to open for Bob Seger

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Whoa! The boys are playing at Sleep Train Arena on Monday, opening for one of my favorite rock n’ rollers, Bob Seger! When his show was moved from March 3 to March 9 he needed a new opening act, and he asked The Nickel Slots to do the job. Tickets are still available, so if […]

Headed for Europe again

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Hey y’all, Kenny Franklin Valentine here to tell you what’s up with The Nickel Slots in June. Woodland on Saturday I’m always fired up when the Slots play my hometown of Woodland, and this Saturday (June 7th) I’ll be full-on fired up! Not just Woodland, but one of my favorite bars, the Stag. I have […]

Video blog: Behind the scenes in the studio

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The boys have been recording their third album “Let It Ride” since late last year. They let me bring my camera into the studio, so you get to see a little of the magic being made. Check it out! –Kenny

One film fest and lots of shirts

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Hey y’all, Kenny Franklin Valentine here to tell you what’s up with The Nickel Slots in August. Roll the projectors The boys’ very cool music video for their song “The Devil’s Chain Gang” was just accepted into the Sacramento Film and Music Festival. I’m no Roger Ebert, but that seems pretty awesome to me! Save […]

Video blog: House concert winner, new song “Float Around”

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The boys recorded a video blog this week to do the drawing for their house concert contest. I tossed my name into the hat, but they said I ain’t eligible to win. The video’s also got some practice footage of a new song called “Float Around.” Check it out! Links to stuff they mentioned: Old […]

Video blog: Free download, behind the scenes at the shoot

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The boys recorded another video blog for y’all this week. In this one they drop some behind-the-scenes footage from the “The Devil’s Chain Gang” video shoot on you and tell you how downloading a free MP3 of the song can help them in a Hard Rock Cafe contest. Check it out! To download and vote, […]

A sale now, a video and an article soon

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Hey y’all, Kenny Franklin Valentine here to tell you what’s up with The Nickel Slots in December. It’s in the can I done told you that the boys were planning their first music video for “The Devil’s Chain Gang.” Well, it ain’t a plan anymore! They shot it yesterday right here in Woodland, and I […]

Thanksgiving weekend is about your Hips

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Hey y’all, Kenny Franklin Valentine here to tell you what’s up with The Nickel Slots in November. Third time’s a charm The boys are really excited to announce a show with The Mother Hips! These guys are legendary Bay Area rockers. If you’re skeptical because you remember a couple of previous cancellations when the Slots […]

Video blog: practice pad tour, new song “Dry Town”

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The boys recorded a video blog for y’all this week, a new thing they’re gonna do every so often. In this one they give you a tour of their practice pad, explain some background about their November 10th show in Davis, and give you a rehearsal preview of a new song. Check it out! –Kenny

One in Sac, one in the Bay

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Hey y’all, Kenny Franklin Valentine here to tell you what’s up with The Nickel Slots in August. Back home and playin’ Belgium and Holland will never be the same, I hear. The boys tore it up over there and left behind a bunch of new fans who can’t wait for ‘em to visit again. I […]

June: A special show in a cool venue

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Hey y’all, Kenny Franklin Valentine here to tell you what’s up with The Nickel Slots in June. Classin’ it up I’m real excited ’cause the next show the boys are playin’ is right in my hometown, Woodland CA! They’re doin’ a show at the Woodland Opera House on Saturday with Roadhouse 5, the band that […]

Concert in the Park!

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Hey y’all, Kenny Franklin Valentine here to tell you what’s up with The Nickel Slots in May. Summertime comes early The boys are playin’ only one show this month, but it’s a big one. For the third year in a row they’re headlining at Sacramento’s Friday Night Concerts in the Park series! I’ve brought the […]

The new website is here!

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Hey y’all, Kenny Franklin Valentine here to tell you what’s up with The Nickel Slots in April. I’m a good friend of these guys. They wrote a couple songs about me that you might know. Anyway, one of the books that the Yolo Hilton lets inmates borrow is about web stuff, and I’ve had a […]