One in Sac, one in the Bay

Hey y’all, Kenny Franklin Valentine here to tell you what’s up with The Nickel Slots in August.

Back home and playin’

Interior of the 142 Throckmorton TheatreBelgium 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 had fun following the tour on their blog, but it’s good to have ‘em back in town. I wish I could get ‘em to shut up about all the great beers they drank over there, though.

Anyway, they’re back and you have two chances to catch a show this month. The first is on Friday the 10th at a new venue, the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. It looks like a really cool theatre (check the photo here). The Nickel Slots are opening this show for Todd Morgan and the Emblems, another Sacramento act. Todd plays original music that brings you back to times past, from the ’20s through the ’50s. Get your tickets in advance to save a few bucks.

The following weekend the boys will be in my hometown, Woodland! It’s Yolo County Fair time, and they’ll be on the West Stage from 8:30-10:30 Saturday night. The Fair is free and a good time for the whole family.

It’s Sammies time again

Sammies logoWith your help, last year The Nickel Slots won the Sacramento Area Music Award (Sammie) for Outstanding Americana/Alt-Country for the second year in a row! I personally voted twice, once from home and once during a brief detour at the Yolo Hilton. Thanks to y’all for helping the boys take home the trophy. I just noticed this week that
nominations are now open for the 2012 Sammies, and it would be awesome to see the boys in the running again. So give them your help! You can nominate ‘em for Outstanding Americana/Alt-Country again, or Artist of the Year, or Website (my personal favorite since I’m the webmaster of this site). You can nominate ‘em in more than one category if you want! Thanks, and if they get nominated I’ll give you the 411 on when and where to vote for the actual awards.

See you at a show sometime…

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