Belgium, here we come!

Belgian flag

The Nickel Slots are headed back to our “home away from home,” Belgium! Yes, we’ll be back in the land of beer and chocolate this summer, playing shows from June 30th through July 9th. We did our first Belgian tour in 2012 and our second in 2014. This time we are booking with some friends we […]

Performing behind bars

Chris leaning against a wall

On Thursday we played the Beveren State Prison. We’d heard from other bands that playing a prison show was cool so we decided to give it a go this tour. Beveren Prison is brand new, a state-of-the-art facility just opened this spring. Each cell has a TV and computer with limited internet access. The grounds are […]

Friday the 13th at the Big Rivers Festival

Crowd at our show at the Big Rivers Festival

TNS show number 10 took us back up to The Netherlands to a town called Dordrecht and their annual Big Rivers Festival. Big Rivers is a 3-day music festival with a Mardi Gras theme…lots of beads and colorful jester hats. It was still raining hard when we climbed back into the black van for the hour-plus […]

Like a Race Horse Running!

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So a few years back I decided to take up running. I started getting winded partway through the second set and decided it was time to start moving around off the stage and stop counting “shows” as “workouts.” I’d tried running on the track team back in junior high. (You didn’t have to try out […]