Greasy Greets from Nortonville!

Date Line Count Downs for Nortonians (and other people!)

• Dec. 27 Alarm Clocks and Party Stompers at the Beachland (Cleveland)
• Dec. 29 Trophy Bar (Brooklyn) Capricorn caper!
• Dec. 31 Dave The Spazz WFMU radio party!
• Dec. 31 Detroit Cobras/A-Bones/Underthings New Years Eve Mercury Lounge, NYC
• Dec. 31 Roky Erickson at Maxwell’s (NJ)
• Jan. 1 Roky Erickson at Southpaw (Brooklyn)
• Jan. 2 Roky Erickson back at Maxwell’s (NJ)

The countdown is on for the new decade, and boy, is it frantic! We want to thank all our Nortonian pals for being da coolest, and we’d like to guarantee a coming year full of insane new releases, so stay tuned for major new developments!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Feb. 5 arrival of ANDRE WILLIAMS in NYC for his city debut as pen-wielding author, as he reads from SWEETS at the esteemed Poetry Project at St Marks Church! After the hilidays, we will serve up all the details on Andre’s appearance. Very excited about this! Meanwhile, catch up! Kicks Books blog

Thanks again, everyone!

Hope to see you all at a few of the festive fracases below!

Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland 8:30 pm - $8 Yeah! Double whammy snarl & stomp as Cleveland’s Clocks host Detroit’s Stompers!

Sophie Thunder (a/k/a Mrs. Josh Styles) and Phast Phreddie (a/k/a Soul Club’s Boogaloo Omnibus) may share birthdays but they don’t share records! Hear each spin their best alongside anybody burning a candle this week! That accounts for Norton honcho Billy Miller, who will drive by and blast a bag of burners himself. Noise starts up at 9 PM. Free. Trophy Bar, 351 Broadway at Keap, Brooklyn.

Thursday Dec 31 THE DETROIT COBRAS, THE A-BONES AND THE UNDERTHINGS Join us at this all night Rock & Roll New Years Eve Party Basheroo! Noisemakers? We are the noisemakers! Come count down the decade all night long! Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St, NYC Getcha tickets now! (212) 260-4700

Thursday Dec 31 DAVE THE SPAZZ'S NEW YEAR'S EVE ALL-STAR CAVALCADE of DJs Spazztacular! Music to Spazz By with Dave the Spazz will be blastin' into 2010 with SIX FREAKIN' HOURS of rock n' roll noise! There'll be special guest DJs (Rex, Gaylord, Debbie D, DA the DJ) PLUS extra-special surprise entertainment personalities! Don't miss this over-the-top soundtrack for your hedonistic New Year's Eve drunken rock n' roll monkey orgy! Tune in 8PM-2AM wfmu.org

Thursday Dec 31/Friday Jan 1/Saturday Jan 2 ROKY ERICKSON RETURNS TO NEW YORK!
Catch the great Roky Erickson at one or all of these fab area blasts! Don’t forget to pick up Roky’s two Norton albums DON'T KNOCK THE ROK! and HALLOWEEN! Our pals the Fleshtones are on the Southpaw show Jan. 1 – see you there! Rocky's website!

And to cap off the holidays, Merry Krishna wishes from the exciting and fabulous new Tandoori Knights…
The Knights have been recording furiously! Catch more posh previews on youtube!

Norton website! nortonrecords.com

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