System of Love EP by The Swimming Pool Q's- MP3 Album
Upcoming Shows 2017:
Jeff Calder of The SPQ's will be performing with his dark psychedelic band The Hot Place, (with Lisa King and Mike Lynn) in June. The band will be opening up for David J (of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets) on a Southeastern leg of David's "Vagabond Songs" LP tour. Tickets for The Atlanta show on 6/7 and the Savannah show on 6/11 are on sale now. These intimate and acoustic living room shows will be held at Electron Gardens Studio in Atlanta, and The Chapel at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. More Southeast shows TBA.
Jeff Calder of The Swimming Pool Q's / The Hot Place will be performing with The Glenn Phillips Band, Friday, November 4 at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth GA. This special performance will celebrate the album release of Glenn's 1977 Rainbow Theatre concert in London exactly 39 years after it was recorded. For more information, please join the FB event page!
JEFF CALDER, ROME, GA, Saturday, Sept. 10th, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., with The Glenn Phillips Band at Schroeder's in Rome, Ga: Jeff will be playing keys, guitars, and singing with The Glenn Phillips Band at Schroeder's New Deli.The show will be outdoors, rain or shine, and two sets.
JEFF CALDER, AVONDALE ESTATES, ATLANTA, GA, Sunday, Sept. 19th, 7 p.m., with The Hot Place as opening support for David J of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets: Jeff will be playing guitar with his newest musical project The Hot Place, opening up for David J Haskins, with special guests James Hall & Jaz Jillette and Sasha Vallely of Midnight Larks, at Electron Gardens Studio in Avondale Estates, Ga. The Hot Place will be playing from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. RSVP, advance tickets only.
JEFF CALDER, ATHENS, GA, Monday, Sept. 20th, 7 p.m., with The Hot Place as opening support for David J of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets: Jeff will be playing guitar with The Hot Place, opening up for David J Haskins atThe World Famous in Athens, Ga. The Hot Place will be playing from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. RSVP, advance tickets only.
The Swimming Pool Q's will be playing two dates in July, with The Pylon Reenactment Society, celebrating the release of "Pylon LIVE". Tickets go on sale Friday, 5/27.
ATLANTA: Pylon Reenactment Society, We Love Tractor & The Swimming Pool Q's.The EARL, Friday, July 29 at 8 PM. $15 in advance/$18 day of show, 21+. Presented by Chunklet Industries Please join the FB event page!
ATHENS: Chunklet Industries Presents a Record Release Party for “PYLON LIVE” Saturday Jul 30, 2016. Pylon Reenactment Society & The Swimming Pool Q's. 40 Watt Club, 285 West Washington Street, Athens, GA. Doors: 8:00 PM, Show: 9:00 PM, All Ages.$10 - $12.
Join David J (of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets) and special guest The Hot Place (featuring Lisa King, Jeff Calder of the Swimming Pool Q's, and Mike Lynn, ) for TWO intimate Living Room Shows this Summer! The events will be Acoustic, RSVP-only, and Limited Seating on Sunday, June 12 at Electron Gardens Studio in Avondale Estates, and on Tuesday, June 14 at ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.
For advance tickets, please visit the DAVID J OFFICIAL website.
The SPQ's will be playing Rataid, on May 14th 2006 at Smith's Olde bar. Please click here for ticketing and more information about the show! The Q's will go on "10 p.m.-ish" according to the site.
Photo: Uncut Magazine rates Lost at Sea reissue "9 out of 10."
The Q's play Changefest at 2:15-3:00 pm on Saturday, April 18th. RAIN or SHINE. Artists will include The Glenn Phillips Band with Cindy Wilson of the B-52's and Robert Schneider of The Apples in Stereo. The address is 731 Peachtree St. Atlanta Ga. For more information or directions, click here.
Join the SPQ's for their first show of 2015, at The Music Room at Smith's Olde Bar, Sat. Jan. 3rd with Murray Attaway's Blasting Cap! Ticketing and information here.
No Big Wheel Records presents an album release party for The Hot Place, (Jeff Calder and Robert Schmid of the Swimming Pool Q's with Lisa King and Mike Lynn) with very special opening guests DJ Gori & Kevin McFoy Dunn, on Saturday, November 15th from 7 p.m. until Midnight, at Little Tree Studios in Avondale Estates, Ga. The Hot Place will play The Language of Birds live in its entirety. Maestro Kevin will be playing his own special blend of cocktail music from space, peppered with baroque guitar and acoustic resonator slide.
The Hot Place will have copies of their 180 gram limited edition orange vinyl available for $20, Digital Download Cards for $10, t-shirts, pins, and posters. The band will be available after the show to sign merch, and take photographs. The event is free, with some refreshments provided. It is an all ages show, you can BYOB, and snacks. It is a no smoking event. Parking is available in front of the space, and on the street. Be aware that this event may be filmed.
Members of the #SAVEWRAS movement will be in the house, educating YOU on how you can help keep Album 88.5 student-run 24/7.
The SPQ's proper will be playing the Avondale Autumn Fest on Sat. Oct. 4th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Make sure you come down and celebrate Fall with a two hour set!
Jeff Calder of the SPQ's will be moderating two panels at theDecatur Book Festival at the end of August. "Song of The Shank" (Introducer) on Saturday, Aug. 30th, 10:00 at City Hall Stage and and "For Motorheads" (Moderator) Sunday, Aug. 31st, 3:45 at Eddie's Attic Stage. Jeff's writings have appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Music Magazine, and Duke University's South Atlantic Quarterly.
The Hot Place, featuring Jeff Calder & Robert Schmid of The Swimming Pool Q's, with Lisa King and Mike Lynn, will be playing the 2014 International Pop Overthrow Festival on Friday, Sept. 12th at The Star Bar in Atlanta. There's an amazing lineup of bands and rock that night. Stay tuned for more information!
On May 15, The Swimming Pool Q's are at Eddie's Attic for an AM 1690 Voice of the Arts special event. The evening will include several great Atlanta musicians along with author Alan Paul, who will be signing copies of One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band, favorably reviewed in the AJC on March 2 by Jeff Calder of The Q's. (To clarify, The Allman Brothers Band will not be appearing, and The Q's won't be playing any ABB tunes--they're too hard!) Among the featured artists are Bill Sheffield, Barry Richman, Lamar Williams, Jr., and Mike Holbrook and friends. You can click here for Eddie's Attic Showtimes and Ticketing for the event.
Also, The Swimming Pool Q's' Bob Elsey and Jeff Calder will be on Mike's 1690 radio show tomorrow night, Thursday, April 24, at 7 PM, which will air once again on Saturday, April 26 at 8 PM. Here is more info about the radio show:
Jeff Calder and Bob Elsey of The Swimming Pool Q's will be talking to Mike Holbrook on his 1690 AM Radio Free Radio show this Thursday, April 24th at 7 PM and again on Saturday, May 26 at 8 PM. Jeff and Bob will spin some of their favorite songs and recall performing with NRBQ, The Police, The Plasmatics and The Power Station. Host Mike Holbrook was the bassist for the legendary Hampton Grease Band (Music to Eat). Mike has also performed and recorded with the Supreme Court, which features Glenn Phillips and The Q's' Jeff Calder.
1690 AM Live broadcast web link is:
The Swimming Pool Q's will be playing The Melting Point in Athens, GA. on Friday, March 14th with March 14th with Murray Attaway (of Guadalcanal Diary). For ticketing, show times, and more info please click here.
Jeff Calder of The Swimming Pool Q's will be appearing with Glenn Phillips Band for two dates at the 30A Songwriters festival in Florida this weekend, January 17-19. Glenn will play two dates: Saturday, January 18 at Pandora's Main Room at 9:30 pm (just before Matthew Sweet!) and Sunday, January 19 at noon at the Gulf Place Amphitheater. The 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL is a three-day music festival featuring more than 150 songwriters and over 200 performances in venues ranging from intimate listening rooms to spacious outdoor amphitheaters along scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida. For information, schedules and updates visit: http://www.30asongwritersfestival.com/
Reissues and New Music Find The Swimming Pool Q’s Considering Both Past and Future, Article by Kevin Oliver for Free Times, Columbia, SC. Don't miss the Q's show Nov. 8th at Jake’s-on-Devine (formerly Rockerfeller’s) in Columbia SC on Friday!
Don't miss The Swimming Pool Q's and Marshall Crenshaw on Nov. 9th at The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh, NC this weekend!
Ticketing for the Q's and Marshall Crenshaw:http://www.thepourhousemusichall.com/
The Q’s continue to celebrate their 35th Anniversary and the release of The A&M Years 1984-1986 with two upcoming dates in the Carolinas. We'll be appearing at Jake’s-on-Devine (formerly Rockerfeller’s) in Columbia SC on Friday, November 8 and at The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh NC (with Marshall Crenshaw!) on Saturday, November 9. We hope to see you there!
The SPQ's will be playing The Windjammer in Charleston, SC on Saturday, August 17th to celebrate their 35th Anniversary and their Double CD Reissue of "The A&M" Years!
The SPQ's will be playing Smiths Olde Bar in Atlanta, on June 15th to celebrate their 35th Anniversary and their Double CD Reissue of "The A&M" Years! We strongly recommend purchasing advance tickets to Smith's!
The Swimming Pool Q's will be playing Sunday, April 28th at the Inman Park Festival in Atlanta, Ga. on April 28th. They will play the "Euclid Ave" stage at 3:30 p.m. For more information about parking, maps of the stages and festival, do's and dont's, directions and more, please visit the Inman Park Festival website.
The Swimming Pool Q's will be playing March 16th, 2013 at the Bohemian Cafe in Greenville SC.
The Swimming Pool Q's and The Glenn Phillips Band will play Saturday, March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, at The Red Light Cafe in Atlanta, Ga. Jeff Calder of The Swimming Pool Q's will play guitar & keyboards with Glenn.
The Swimming Pool Q's will perform several rare tracks including "Now I'm Talking About Now" from Blue Tomorrow, and "Yin Yang" & "The Do What and The Who What" from the Royal Academy of Reality album.
Show starts at 8 p.m. The show is All Ages, and No Smoking. The Red Light Café is located at: 553 Amsterdam Avenue in Atlanta. Phone: 404-874-7828
For more info please visit The Red Light Cafe's site at:http://www.redlightcafe.com/
The Swimming Pool Q’s and The Amazing Mongooses will appear on Saturday, January 28 at Parkview High School Auditorium on Cole Drive in Lilburn GA (off of Five Forks Trickum Rd., close to Stone Mountain, (770) 921-2824). Showtime is 7 PM. It’s for a great cause: The American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.
There will also be performances by the PHS Drum Line, the PHS Glee Club (performing some Beatles), and more.
Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door.
To order your tickets, send check made payable to “Parkview Relay for Life” to
RELAY FOR LIFE CONCERT
Mountain Park Elementary School
1500 Pounds Rd. SW
Lilburn GA 30047
Be sure to include your mailing address, because you tickets will be mailed to you.
The SPQ's will be playing the 5 Points Pub in Columbia, SC on Friday, December 2nd at 8 p.m. For more details and directions, visit the
A reminder that the SPQ's will be playing the Candler Park Fall Fest THIS Saturday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m. For more information including music schedule, FAQ's about the Festival, and more, please visit: http://fallfest.candlerpark.org/
The Pool Q's will be playing on Saturday, October 8 at the Bohemian Cafe, in Greenville SC. Please note: This show was misprinted in "The Greenville Journal" as a Sunday show. It is indeed on Saturday, the 8th. For more information visit the website of the Bohemian Cafe.
The Swimming Pool Q’s and Right As Rain will appear at the Red Light Café in Atlanta on Saturday, September 17. Showtime for Right As Rain is 8:00; The Q’s take the stage at 9:00.
The Swimming Pool Q’s will play their 1981 debut The Deep End in its entirety, including several bonus tracks from the album’s 21st Century reissue. (Robert Schmid, who played drums on The Deep End, will play bass.) The group will also perform their forthcoming 6-minute single “System of Love”, as well as a few rare tracks from The Swimming Pool Q’s and Blue Tomorrow.
The Q’s and Right As Rain have a long association dating back to the 1980s. Right As Rain’s self-titled 1987 EP debut was produced by Swimming Pool Q’s’ J.E. Garnett, who also played bass. Q’s singer Anne Richmond Boston designed the packaging, as she did for their 1991 album Stop! Look! Listen!. (Anne also contributed vocals on two of the band’s releases.)
Right As Rain was formed in Atlanta in 1986 by primary songwriter Rick Taylor and original drummer Bruce Threlkeld. The two had attended Rollins College in Florida, where they became regular performers at the campus coffeehouse. They would eventually incorporate their interest in bluegrass and folk music into Right As Rain’s electric guitar rock.
After college, Rick and Bruce spent time in Houston and Hollywood before Taylor relocated briefly in Austin. During his Texas sojourn, Rick had become aware of R.E.M. and the new sounds happening in Georgia. “While I was in Austin, I read an article about The Swimming Pool Q’s,” says Rick. “Atlanta seemed like a better place for us to be.”
After settling in Atlanta, Rick and Bruce joined up with lead guitarist John “Johnny D” Daly [Michelle Malone] and bassist James St. James. They named their new combo Right As Rain and released a 4-song self-titled EP on the Florida-based indie Safety Net. Two full-length albums followed on the pioneering Georgia label DB Records: Undertown (1988; produced with Brendan O’Brien) and Stop! Look! Listen! (1991; produced with Brendan O’Brien and Rob Gal). The group wound down in 1993, but returned with a new line up in 2000 that today includes drummer Pete McDade of Uncle Green/3 Lb. Thrill*.
RIGHT AS RAIN
Johnny D.: lead guitar, 6-string banjo
James St. James: bass, vocals
Pete McDade: drums
Rick Taylor: vocals, guitar
*Note: 3 Lb. Thrill’s unreleased 32-song lost masterpiece Rycopa from 1987 is now forthcoming as a 2-disc set.
The SPQ's will be playing in Savannah, Ga. on Saturday, August 20 at The Jinx. This club is located at 127 W. Congress St • Savannah, GA 31401.
Operating hours are from Mon - Sat:4:00 pm-3:00 am, ph: 912.236.2281, and for more information you can visit: http://www.thejinx.net/. The club also has a great FB page you can like, to keep up with upcoming events at:https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Jinx-Savannah-Events/160787300638665
The SPQ's will be playing "The Hummingbird" in Macon, Georgia on Friday, August 5th, at 10 p.m. For more information, & directions to the venue, you can visit the club's website at: http://www.hummingbirdmacon.com/
The Swimming Pool Q's will appear for two engagements in Columbia, SC, Friday and Saturday, April 15 & 16. Friday evening at Wet Willie's, the Q's play two sets beginning at 10 p.m. No Cover Charge! Saturday afternoon, the Q's will be at the Tin Roof for the Rockafellas Reunion, a special event featuring Drivin' & Cryin' and many more artists. The Q's perform on the outdoor stage at 3:30 p.m. Click HERE to purchase tickets to the Rockafella's Reunion show.
The Glenn Phillips Band will feature Special Guest David Byrd, who played pedal steel and guitar with Glenn in the '70s and was on his second album, Swim in the Wind. This will be David's first appearance with the band in 35 years. Supreme Court features Glenn and vocalist Jeff Calder of the Swimming Pool Q's, and they'll be joined by SPQ's vocalist Anne Richmond Boston for their first set. Come get down! For more information please visit the Glenn Phillips Band website.
The Swimming Pool Q's will be playing on Friday, Nov. 12th to celebrate the re-opening of 688 Atlanta, at it's new location at 714 Spring Street. They will also be playing The Hummingbird in Macon, Georgia on Friday, Nov. 19th.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration!
The Swimming Pool Q's will be playing a special double bill with The Glenn Phillips Band on Saturday, March 13th at the Red Light Cafe in Atlanta, Ga. (The Saturday before St. Patrick's Day.) GPB plays at 8:30 and the SPQ's play at 10:30. All ages; No Smoking. The Red Light Cafe is located at 553 Amsterdam Ave. in Atlanta, Phone: 404-874-7828.
The Swimming Pool Q's will be playing the Candler Park 2009 Fall Fest on Saturday, October 10th, at 6:50 p.m. For more information on the festival, please visit www.candlerparkfallfest.org.
The Swimming Pool Q's will be playing with the Tim Lee 3 on "First Friday", June 5th , at The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, in Macon, Georgia. Music starts at 10 p.m. (3430 Cherry St. Macon, Ga. 31201, 478-741-9130)
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Special Double Bill on St. Patrick's Day Weekend
THE SWIMMING POOL Q's & GLENN PHILLIPS BAND
In a special double bill, The Swimming Pool Q's and The Glenn Phillips Band will be appearing on Saturday, March 14
at the Red Light Café in Atlanta, Georgia
Glenn Phillips Band plays at 8:30
The Swimming Pool Q's play at 10:30
Bring the Family
The Red Light Café
553 Amsterdam Avenue in Atlanta
The Supreme Court CD Supreme Court Goes Electric (with Jeff Calder, Anne Richmond Boston, and Glenn Phillips) is now availabale for downloads! Link to Downloads here:
The Swimming Pool Q's will appear at the 688/Metroplex Reunion event at the Masquerade in Atlanta on Saturday evening, October 4. Q's showtime will be 11 PM. The Q's will also support Tom Gray and Charles Wolf for several songs by their legendary band, The Brains.
Artists include Follow For Now, Mary My Hope, The Nightporters, Phreddy Vomit & Plastic Jesus, The Restraints, Hallows Eve, The Roys, Vietnam, Dead Elvis, Rotten Gimmick, and Liers In Wait.
Advance tickets are available from http://tinyteamconcerts.org/
Guitar legend Richard Lloyd was cofounder of TELEVISION with TOM VERLAINE. Supporting Richard in the Sufi Monkeys will be Television drummer BILLY FICCA. This is a rare stop on Richard's first Southeastern tour in more than two decades. He'll be performing songs from his new album The Radiant Monkey (2008), as well as his own versions of old Television tunes.
The Q's will be appearing at The Hummingbird in Macon, Ga. on Friday, May 2nd. For more information, visit: http://www.myspace.com/thebirdstage
The SPQ's will begin celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a special show, Living by Night in the Land of Opportunity Tour: Returning to Lakeland after 30 Years on the Road in the Music Business. The show will be on Saturday, April 26th at the ornate, historic Vaudeville-era movie palace, the Polk Theater in Lakeland, Florida. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event was named after an essay written by Jeff Calder in the book, "Present Tense, Rock & Roll and Culture", edited by Anthony De Curtis, Duke University Press, 1992. For ticketing, and more information about the event, visit the Lakeland Music and Friends website.
On Saturday, March 15, St. Patrick's Day Weekend, The SWIMMING POOL Q's and THE GLENN PHILLIPS BAND will be appearing on at Red Light Café in Atlanta, Georgia. Glenn Phillips Band plays at 8:30; The Swimming Pool Q's play at 10:30. Jeff Calder of The Q's will also play keyboards and guitar with Glenn. It will be an all ages, non-smoking event. The Red Light Café is located at 553 Amsterdam Avenue in Atlanta, 403.874.7828
Following their recent appearance at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, sponsored by the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, The Q's are back by popular demand this Friday, November 2, appearing at The Hummingbird in downtown Macon.
430 Cherry St.
Macon, GA 31201
The Swimming Pool Q's will appear at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, Georgia on October 23 for the Live @ Five concert sponsored by the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Also appearing will be Hank Vegas. Show starts at 5:30. Cox Capitol Theatre is located at 382 Second St. in downtown Macon.
GLENN PHILLIPS BAND & THE SUPREME COURT
In a special double bill, both THE GLENN PHILLIPS BAND and THE SUPREME COURT will be appearing on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th at SCHROEDER'S in Rome, Georgia! Both Bands will play from 8pm to 11pm Outdoor music under the stars! The Supreme Court features Glenn & vocalist Jeff Calder (of the Swimming Pool Q's.) They have released one CD, Supreme Court goes electric, which received a 4-star review from Rolling Stone. Schroeder's is an Outdoor restaurant/music venue located in the heart of Downtown Rome at 406 Broad Street. Phone: 706-234-4613 * In Case of Rain, Call Club *
On Friday, July 27, The Swimming Pool Q's will play Five Spot in Atlanta's Little Five Points community. http://www.fivespot-atl.com/
This will be The Q's first engagement at The Spot, and it comes on the heels of several successful regional dates, including a full house at the spectacular ballroom of Savannah's American Legion Post No. 135 and Roswell's Riverside Park, where 1500 people turned out.
For those of you who haven't been to the Five Spot, it's an excellent venue just a few doors down from the Variety Playhouse. It has ample parking along the side and rear of the building. Throughout the evening, The Q's will hit a number of rarely played songs from our 2003 disc Royal Academy of Reality. See you there!
Remember, 2008 will be our 30th Anniversary: The Year of The Q's.
The Q's will appear Saturday, July 7th, in Roswell, GA at the Roswell Riverside Sounds concert series. 2 sets. 7:30 to 9 PM.
The Q's will be playing the following dates in June:
Friday, June 22 in Macon, Ga. The Hummingbird.
Saturday, June 23 in Savannah, Ga. American Legion Post No. 135, 8 p.m. door; A Tiny Team Production
Jeff Calder will perform with The Glenn Phillips Band on Saturday, June 2nd at Schroeders in Rome, Georgia at 8 p.m.
In May, The Q's will be playing 2 engagements in South Carolina:
The Windjammer at the Isle of Palms, SC on Thursday, May 10
Doc's Gumbo Grille in Columbia, SC on Friday, May 11.
The Swimming Pool Q's will appear at Club 29 in Atlanta on Saturday, January 27. As a special feature, The Q's will back singer/songwriter Tom Gray performing several of the songs he recorded with his legendary Atlanta group, The Brains. (http://www.myspace.com/lastdancebandontheplanet ).
The Q's and The Brains were contemporaries on the late 70s/early 80s Atlanta music scene. The Brains' classic "Money Changes Everything" won the 1979 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Single of the Year. ("Money" eventually became a hit for Cyndi Lauper.) They recorded two albums for Mercury/Polygram, produced by British ace, Steve Lillywhite (U2, XTC, Peter Gabriel) and an ep for Atlanta's Landslide Records, Dancing Under Streetlights (1982).
Currently, Tom performs and records regularly with his combo, Delta Moon (http://www.deltamoon.com/). He contributed dulcimer and lap steel on The Swimming Pool Q's 2003 release, Royal Academy of Reality. His recent appearance with The Q's at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta can be be viewed on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfVj2XFQQc8
Opening the show at Club 29 will be The Downtown Executives
The Swimming Pool Q's will be appearing at Doc's Gumbo Grille in Columbia, SC on Friday, Nov. 10. In addition to performing songs from their classic repertoire, The Q's set will feature selections from their most recent release Royal Academy of Reality and their album-in-progress, Suddenly Not Yet.
Saturday, August 26th The Q's with the Glenn Phillips Band at the Red Light Cafe, Atlanta. 8:30-GPB and 10:30- SPQ's. For the first time in 20 years, the Q's will play "Wig of Sensation."
Sunday, June 4, Q's at Wax n Facts 30th Anniversary celebration, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta. More details: http://www.myspace.com/waxnfacts
Friday, June 2, Q's guitarist Bob Elsey with the Hampton Grease Band reunion with Col. Bruce Hampton at Variety Playhouse. Thermos Greenwood opens with Bob also on guitar.
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