The Spampinato Brothers

The Spampinato Brothers

Members of the legendarily diverse, critically acclaimed and much-loved NRBQ, the only band to appear at the Berlin Jazz Festival, the New York Folk Festival and the Grand Ole Opry in the same year. Now, Joey and Johnny Spampinato turn a page and do what they always knew was their destiny: to write, record and perform music together as the Spampinato Brothers. They are joined by Aaron Spade on guitar and Jay Cournoyer on drums. "Pie in the Sky" is their first album.

The Zambonis

"On paper, it sounds like a novelty: an album of songs that celebrate hockey. But in the hands of The Zambonis (a pop-rock quartet named after the ice-grooming machine), the concept is elevated to an art form that won't melt under the heat of critics or music fans. Despite the specificity of the album's theme, The Zambonis rock out like the best power pop units. What's more, they have a sense of humor about themselves…A timely and surprisingly appealing release."

--Billboard

"They're actually funny and actually rock!"

--Time Out New York

"Their new record is as goofy, poppy and puck-obsessed as their previous two…Hockey heads and indie rock fans, you'll love these guys!"

--ESPN Magazine

"The Zambonis may sound like a simple novelty act, but it scores repeatedly with a bunch of snappy little power-pop songs. Even if you wouldn't know what a slapshot was if it hit you in the face, you'll cheer."

--The New Yorker

"The Zamboni is a massive machine used to smooth the ice at hockey rinks, but these days the name has a much cooler reference.

--Mike ("Doc") Emrick, NHL Commentator

"I love The Zambonis!"

--Alexei Kovalev, New York Rangers

"The most insidious threat to Canadian hockey hegemony is…a quirky power pop band called The Zambonis."

--The National Post (Canada)

"You wacky singing hockey nuts!"

--Bobby Orr

"With a repertoire comprised exclusively of hockey songs, you'd think they're destined for a short run: A cult band singing about a cult sport…but their cult is getting noticed."

--The Village Voice

"My day ended on a phenomenally high note. I went to see The Zambonis, who are the best power pop band ever to sing songs about hockey."

--TheMusicSnob.com

"There's something weirdly affable about a bunch of guys who love hockey so much, they've dedicated a band to it."

--The Village Voice

"Like a beach party on ice!"

--Jonathan Richman

"Dude, I love The Zambonis."

--Ben Kweller

$12.00 - $15.00

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The Spampinato Brothers with The Zambonis

Saturday, November 23 · 9:00 PM at Cafe Nine

Tickets Available at the Door