RIP STARMAN

So, here’s what I know…
1. David Bowie is dead… it’s taken me days to understand this fact as I’ve been so excited about all of his new projects… I was ready for a new Bowie era.
2. I never got to meet him. I was always sure I would.
3. I have always held him responsible for my being in the music “biz”
4. I somehow managed to get myself to from California to New York to see the Diamond Dogs concert…it was 1974ish… I had shaved eyebrows, hot pants and platform shoes.
5. Much to the embarrassment of my children, I also dropped them off at school in hot pants, platform shoes, and zero eyebrows… and a very good “shag” haircut.
6. On Jan. 11th,  I woke at 4:00am. Went downstairs and turned on NPR, it’s what I do… there was the end of a story about David Bowie and the internet… I said to myself I’ll have to catch that story when it comes around again… because I love all things Bowie… the announcer then followed with, David Bowie dead at age 69… and that’s when surreal began.
7. There was no way to comprehend it, I tried to do some chores but was unable to connect any meaning to anything, so I went back to bed.
8. I fell asleep, and I had a dream… we were together, it was very sweet. We were friends maybe lovers… but not then…we were just being. Talking of condiments, mundane things… he was lovely, sweet and funny… it makes me cry now only because he truly meant so much to me.
9. There will never be another.
10. RIP Starman

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone that came out to the shows this year! and thanks to the bands and people we meet along the way. Greg Hawkes, Ruby Rose Fox band, Eddie Japan, Berlin, The Romantics, The Smithereens and anyone we are forgetting. Thanks so much!!! We are looking forward to sharing new music and more shows with you in 2016.

Have a great holiday season from all of us at The Motels holiday-motel-neon-at.jpg

New Tour Dates!!!

Hey Everyone

We are pleased to announce an upcoming tour!!

YAY!!!

Starting at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills CA on November 27th.
Then beginning December 3rd in Fall River MA we will be joined by the wonderful Eddie Japan for most of the dates on the east coast. Please check them out if you get a chance. http://www.eddiejapan.com

Visit the Tour Dates page for more info & tickets

Also yesterday The Motels Live At The Whiskey A Go Go DVD came out. We are so excited to share that amazing evening with all of you!!! Thanks for all the hard work from everyone involved as well we are sp happy how it all came together!!

you can pick it up at Amazon and other fine retail outlets

Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks for 2016….. NEW RECORD!! NEW MERCH!!

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The Motels Live at the Whisky a Go-Go 50th Anniversary Special

We’re looking forward to a fantastic evening with you at The Regent Theatre!

Get your tickets

“Sept 21 is a big night for fans of Martha Davis and The Motels, and fans of Whisky a Go Go when LA’s hottest venue, The Regent will host the Red Carpet premiere of “The Motels Live at the Whisky a Go Go 50th Anniversary Special” at 8:00PM! General Admission, and VIP meet and greet tickets on sale now. For those that were at the concert you know what an amazing show it was, and for fans of great music in general, you will love this equally amazing film, shot by Emmy winning cinematographer Roy H. Wagner, ASC, and directed by leading choreographer and director Denise Faye. You can pre-order the DVD or Blu-ray from Amazon. Rosanna Arquette and Linda Perry both introduce Martha and the band at the occasion of this iconic venue’s 50th Anniversary!”

new dates!

hi everyone… been crazy busy so sorry for the late post…

new dates coming right up!

JULY 15TH … MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM, 4725 EAST MAYO BLVD. PHOENIX, AZ

JULY 17TH … THE COACH HOUSE, 3315 CAMINO CAPISTRANO, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA

JULY 18TH … PERSHING SQUARE, DOWNTOWN STAGE, 532 SOUTH OLIVE ST. LA. CA.

JULY 22ND … CITY OF BEAUMONT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, STEWART PARK, 985 MAPLE AVE, BEAUMONT CA.

JULY 23 … PLANET GEMINI, 2110 NORTH FREMONT ST. MONTEREY CA.

JULY 24TH … THE CHAPEL, 777 VALENCIA ST. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

JULY 25TH … POWERHOUSE PUB, 614 SUTTER ST. #D, FOLSOM CA http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6702522/the-motels-folsom-powerhouse-pub?language=en&country=US&searchType=venue

JULY 27TH … CITY WINERY, NAPA, 1030 MAIN ST. NAPA, CA.

AUG. 22ND … HOUSE OF VANS MUSIC STAGE- EAST COAST SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP, 4TH ST. & OCEANFRONT, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.