Make plans to come out tonight-Friday, April
28th! The Thieves return to Iota
in Arlington before taking the summer off to write and record. Our
friends Shwa will be opening
the show and releasing their new CD!
The Thieves will be coming out of winter
hibernation and headlining at the 9:30
Club TONIGHT--Friday, January 27th. Advance tickets here.
Two very cool bands will be playing as well: Nethers
(formerly Carlsonics) followed by Cedars
(formerly Cartel). Join us for the rock.
Bicycle Thieves will be making their debut
at the world-famous 9:30 Club tonight,
Saturday, September 3rd. You can buy tickets at the club or get
advance tickets here.
Make sure to get there early...8:30 set time.
Come check out the Black
Cat show tonight! We play first, at 9pm, so get there early.
Here's a review of our DC9 show from bigyawn.net.
Check it out. Also, check out all the info about the Black
Cat show on June 30th. This show is being put together by DCist.com,
a D.C.-based blog about local news, culture, and entertainment.
They are cool.
Tonight--Saturday, November 20th--we will
be making our debut at the legendary Black
Cat in DC. If you live anywhere near Washington, DC, please
come to this show and tell your friends. We're opening for The
High Strung and Army
of Me, and we are on first so get there early....at 9pm! Rock.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our IOTA
show. We'll be playing a free show tomorrow (Sat 9/4) at Fairfax
Corner. Thanks to Marianne Meyer who mentioned the show in The
There are some new links on the left to make
life a little easier; the new website will be launched soon.
While we were away, we got a nice review
who named us an Editor's Pick. And Time
Out New York gave our New York show their little red star which
means "recommended or notable" and said: "Washington
D.C.'s Bicycle Thieves show promise on their self-released Second
Place Confession EP. Lead singer Jon Kaplan writes hooky, melodic
songs reminiscent of early Weezer, and the four-piece handles their
rawk in a summery, laid-back way." Weezer=good, so we'll take
that as a compliment.
Our songs are now available on iTunes
for 99 cents each! If you already have the program, this
link should take you to our page. If not, you can download iTunes
here. If you don't want
to use iTunes, you can also buy our songs at NetMusic
We are back from our minitour...thanks to
everyone who came out to see the shows...we will be back soon.
Today, we'll be heading out on our minitour
of the East Coast. Stops include Philly,
and New York, followed by
Pittsburgh, which Jon
will hit with two solo acoustic dates. If you live in any of these
cities, please come out and say hi and if you don't, please spread
the word to your friends.
We are the Top
Pick on The Washington Post MP3
site this week! And now, you can download an MP3 of the song
Thanks for helping us play a sold-out show
at Iota last Saturday!
Jon will be playing the finals of the Austin
Grill SXSW Contest tomorrow night (Sat 2/28), so come out and
support him if you can. It's a free show!
Bicycle Thieves won a Wammie!
At the Washington Area Music Awards, the band was awarded the Wammie
for Best Rock Group. Come celebrate the win tomorrow--Saturday,
February 21st--at Iota!
Wanna see some Wammies coverage? Click for pictures,
and a Washington
You can hear Jon Kaplan in a special acoustic
performance and interview this Sunday night, February 15th, from
9pm-10pm on DC101 (101.1FM).
In other news, Jon has made it to the final round in the Austin
Grill SXSW contest...it will be held later this month!
Bicycle Thieves will be playing in New York
City this Saturday, January 31st at Luna
Lounge. It's a FREE show and we would love to see you there.
Thieves play at 8:30pm. And don't forget our DC show on Saturday,
February 21st at Iota.
This year's Wammie
(Washington Area Music Award) nominations are out and Bicycle Thieves
have been nominated for 8 awards! In addition, the Thieves have
been invited to perform at this year's Wammies
include: Best Rock Vocalist (Jon Kaplan); Best Rock Group; Best
Rock Instrumentalist (Mark Lewis); Best
Rock Recording; Musician of the Year (Jon Kaplan); Song
of the Year ("Loser of the Year"); Album of the Year;
and Songwriter of the Year (Jon Kaplan).
Happy Holidays everyone! There are two acoustic
shows this weekend. Jon and Mark will be at XM Radio's Acoustic
Stage at the Washington
Auto Show this Friday, 12/26, and at Jammin'
Java this Sunday, 12/28. Also, a new review of our CD:
Mark Jenkins of The Washington Post says:
"The Thieves possess something that many of their stylistic
peers lack: songs. Jon Kaplan, the band's singer-composer, knows
how to pin a phrase to a shiny hook and sling it skyward...Kaplan's
songcraft is no small attraction"
Get ready for our last show of the year...THIS
SATURDAY, December 20th, at Velvet
Lounge in DC. Opening the show at 10pm will be Laura
Burhenn, followed by our friends from NYC, Carbondale.
Thanks to Joe Heim of The Washington Post for mentioning
us in this week's Soundcheck.
New CD The Second Place Confession now available online!
Hear soundclips and order it through awarestore.com!
Thanks to everyone who came to our sold out CD Release show at Iota.
You can read The
preview article about it here.
Bicycle Thieves' new
album The Second Place Confession was released on July 12,
2003. You can download an MP3 of our new song "Loser Of The
The CD is on sale now at DCCD, 2423 18th Street NW DC. Read an interview
with Jon from OnTap newspaper here.
Read a review of the CD from OnTaphere.
Request us on DC101 by emailing Roche.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info about the band, booking, or anything else. If you
have a trivia question, we might even answer it. Try us, you'll
With a new EP released in July 2003,
entitled The Second Place Confession, Bicycle Thieves have already
started to get radio play on DC101 and were recently chosen to play two
sets (one acoustic, one electric) at the HFStival, the legendary annual
concert at RFK Stadium, sponsored by one of the biggest Alternative rock
stations in the country, WHFS. The Washington Post has praised
the band's "smart, rocking pop songs" and the band has been garnering
more awards and coveted performance slots in the DC area every year. Recent
highlights include an upcoming slot at the Fort Reno concert series, which
helped launched the careers of bands like Fugazi and Dismemberment Plan,
and a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities towards
completion of the band's new EP. Lead singer Jon Kaplan has won the Washington
Area Music Awards (Wammies) for Best Alternative Rock vocalist two years
in a row and the band was awarded Best Alternative Rock Duo/Group in 2002;
they've also been nominated for six Wammies this year. Finally, the band
has had music licensed to MTV's "The Real World".