2nd Red-Hot Hootenanny

Nic Armstrong & The Thieves will bring the Brit rock and roll to the 2nd Annual Red-Hot Hootenanny and Pie Contest, a benefit for KOOP 91.7 FM scheduled for Sunday 13 July at the exceptionally atmospheric Spiderhouse Ballroom in Austin, TX. Event begins at 6:00 PM.

Nic Armstrong Up & Atom

Check out the current issue of Up & Atom for an interview with Nic. Go get modded up!

Many thanks to Atom Retro and Madcap Clothing.

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Biggest Swabfest in Texas - Thursday 8th May - 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Just announced: Nic Armstrong & The Thieves added to lineup.. Come and get registered in the national stem cell registry along with great music and food. YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE!

Please join and share the Facebook and do512 event pages. Spread the word.

  • https://www.facebook.com/events/490677374388365/
  • http://do512.com/events/2014/5/8/biggest-swabfest-in-texas

Band Line-Up

  • 11:00 am - Phoebe Hunt
  • 11:30 am - J.T. Van Zandt
  • 12:00 pm- Adam Ahrens
  • 1:00 pm - Elizabeth McQueen
  • 2:00 pm - Drew Smith
  • 3:00 pm - Erin Ivey
  • 4:00 pm - The Continuums
  • 5:00 pm - Jeff Lofton
  • 6:00 pm - Matt Hubbard Trio
  • 7:00 pm - Nic Armstrong & The Thieves
  • 8:00 pm - For Her And The Snow
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Buzzing to be back up to New York City with two dates in May. Shows are not to be missed.

  • Sunday 11 May - Rockwood Music Hall at 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 14 May - The Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Doors at 7:30 PM

Many thanks to EVERYONE who has pre-ordered their copy of Pocketless Shirt on vinyl. We are happy to announce that the acetates are getting cut this week in London by Grammy winning engineer, Noel Summerville of 3345 Mastering.

Not long to go now. Super thanks for your purchase and patience - it's gonna sound awesome!

Nic Armstrong May 14 The Rock Shop, Brooklyn

Happy to announce a second show in New York: The Rock Shop in Brooklyn on Wednesday 14 May.

  • Nic Armstrong, Lunifred Benjamin
  • Wednesday May 14, 2014
  • Doors: 7:30 PM
  • 21 and over
  • $8 - $10
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8:15 PM - Nic Armstrong

No Cover

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$10 ADV | $12 DOS DOORS 8:00, SHOW 9:00

"Diverse bill created to hit every genre to showcase the work of Nic Armstrong. Don't miss the legend!" - Lola's Saloon

8:00 PM - Doors

9:00 PM - War Party

10:00 PM - The Apache 5

11:00 PM - Nic Armstrong & The Thieves

12:00 PM - Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward


We are super excited by the news of radio play for Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' Pocketless Shirt EP!

With our micro (read zero!) budget and small team as manager, booker, promo and plugger, we are very grateful to KCRW and Anne Litt for all their support - a lovely and timely shot in arm! Not that we need a morale boost but one always helps during the intensity of SXSW. Tune in to Anne's show every Saturday and Sunday from noon (PST): http://www.kcrw.com.

Update: Closer to HQ, we are super thankful to 101X in Austin, especially Homegrown Live's Deidre Gott! Tune in to Deidre's show every Sunday at 9 PM (CT) then check out her blog here for playlist info: http://www.101x.com/deidre/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10655808 and http://www.101x.com/deidre/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10657757

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Set Pieces from Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' latest Pocketless Shirt EP makes Gigslutz' Tracks Of The Week.

Read on:

"Tracks Of The Week 17.02.14

Mari Lane

Hailing from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Nic Armstrong now resides in Austin, TX, composing his eclectic range of alternative rock and roll. Currently finalising the arrangements of five years’ worth of compositions, a taster of the first bit of new material for quite some time has now surfaced. ‘Set Pieces’ is a hook-laden offering with a retro vibe. Clearly influenced by his newfound homeland, Armstrong’s latest track is filled with a sunny garage-rock vibe, but stays true to his roots with a Beatles-esque romanticism and intricate, Brit-Pop reminiscent riffs. Exuding a dedicated energy and soulfully smooth vocals (which still retain a vague Northern twang, despite Armstrong’s time in the States), ‘Set Pieces’ is a catchy tune that will leave you wanting more.

So, if you have been missing Armstrong’s dulcet tones for the last five years, fear not – he is back to caress your eardrums, along with his...


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Pocketless Shirt EP

The story continues:

Nic Armstrong & The Thieves - Pocketless Shirt EP - out now on iTunes and Amazon (see Shop for details). Listen to the first two tracks right here.

"shows us what we've been missing" - The Sunday Times UK

"will leave you wanting more" - Gigslutz

"beautiful fuzz-goth beachy sound" - Ovrld


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