Blockhouses Heading Back To The Studio. New Record Out In Spring 2016.

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Left to right: Christopher Peifer, Guy Lyons and Jim Balga. Photo by Linda Rizzo.

Attention fans of blistering NYC rock and roll.

Blockhouses has some really exciting news to share with all of you.  The band will be setting up camp at Kawari Sound in Philly in early February to record a brand new album.  Pete Donnelly of The Figgs (NRBQ, Shelby Lynne, Soul Asylum) will be pushing knobs and buttons as producer.

The tentative release date for the new Blockhouses album will be Spring of 2016. No title as of yet.

Can’t wait to get your Blockhouses fix? Then check out the bands YouTube page with live performances from the bands last tour.

Blockhouses Release New Single, Tour with the Figgs

Left to right: Christopher Peifer, Guy Lyons and Jim Balga. Photo by Linda Rizzo.

Left to right: Christopher Peifer, Guy Lyons and Jim Balga. Photo by Linda Rizzo.

As New York City’s Blockhouses embark on a Northeast tour with the Figgs, they’ve also released a brand new single, the super-catchy “One More Time to Get Home” b/w “Little Sweetie.” Download it here.

Blockhouses guitarist Guy Lyons was the lead guitarist of The Figgs back in the day, and he’ll join them on stage at the following dates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Figgs’ classic album, Lo Fi at Society High.

With a batch of new tunes — and a stable of old classics — Guy Lyons formed Blockhouses in 2013 with bassist Christopher Peifer. New drummer Jim Balga rounds out the lineup. The guys share a mutual love for bare-bones rock and roll — from the Ramones to the blistering pop-punk of today.

DATES:

Fri., Dec. 12 — NYC, NY @ The Bowery Electric w/ The Figgs
Sat., Dec. 13 — Cambridge, MA @ Lizard Lounge w/ The Figgs
Fri., Dec. 19 — Albany, NY @ The Low Beat w/ the Figgs
Sat., Dec. 20 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Putnam Den w/ the Figgs

Blockhouses Debut in NYC

Blockhouses at The Ding Dong Lounge

JetPack Promotions artists Blockhouses played their debut show at The Ding Dong Lounge (photos on band’s Facebook page) in NYC on Saturday, January 18 to a great crowd. The band’s one-hour set was packed with what we at JetPack have already come to view as rock & roll classics — as well as some vintage Guy Lyons’ Figgs tunes.

To book Blockhouses, send an email to bob@jetpackpromotions.com.

January 18, 2014 Ding Dong Lounge setlist:
Be Free
We’re Done
Love to Get You High
Don’t Let Go
Stay Here
Much to Lose
Waste Our Time (I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore)
One More Time to Get Home
Little Sweetie
You Always Say No
All Because of You
Said Enough
Bad Luck Sammie
No Alcohol
If That’s What You Want
Kiss Off Baby

Blockhouses Sign to JetPack Promotions

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We’re really excited to announce that JetPack is now working with Guy Lyons — guitarist from the legendary Figgs — and his exciting new band, Blockhouses. Guy exited the Figgs back in the day to complete his college education and start a family but has continued to write songs on his own. He’s been recording demos under wraps for the past year — amazing rock songs reminiscent of early Figgs records. He spent some time getting just the right band together to meet his goal of playing blistering rock with a pop core. But now they’re here — Blockhouses featuring Guy on guitar, Christopher Peifer (the Kowalskis, Heavy Creatures, Another Saturday Night) on bass and Bill Wolf (Wolfhaven, Adam Lakes, Jet Screamers) on drums. Look for shows and recordings coming soon!