Backyard Tire Fire featured in comic strip Gil Thorpe

Backyard Tire Fire was included in the nationally syndicated comic strip Gil Thorpe (which has been around since 1958) last week and will be featured occasionally in the future.

Check it out online or in a newspaper near you.

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WXRT Cubs Opening day broadcast & WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday

April 12th, 2010 we’re excited to play a set at Yakzie’s on Clark as part of WXRT’s Chicago Cubs Opening Day Broadcast along with the Waco Brothers. We will be playing a set from 10am – 10:40am, then another one that will be live on the air from 10:50 – 11:10am. If you can’t make it out Listen 93.1fm or ONLINE

May 26th, 2010 we’ll be playing at WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday. The show is on the Harbor Lawn at Waterfront Park and FREE to all! Gates open at 5pm. We’ll be playing first before ALO and Josh Rouse so get there early.

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WTMD Baltimore CD of the week

We’re excited to be WTMD Baltimore’s CD of the week this week. We’ll be playing their 7th Anniversary concert at Recher Theatre in Towson, MD on April 17th. Tickets are available to WTMD members. You can stream online and a big thanks to WTMD for all their support.

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Thirty Tigers 30 Song Sampler

Rhapsody is offering a 30 song free download sampler featuring tracks from our distributor Thirty Tigers. It includes Backyard Tire Fire, plus other great artists like Drivin’ n Cryin’, Jason Isbell, Joe Pug, Patterson Hood and Elizabeth Cook.

You can download here.

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Performance on WGN America

We’re going to be playing a tune on WGN’s Midday News in Chicagoland at 11am CST today, March 17th. It will run nationally at 1pm EST on WGN America for those of you with DISH or DirectTV.

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Mountain Stage Performance Re-airing this weekend

Our 2009 performance on Mountain Stage is re-airing nationally this weekend. Check Mountain Stage’s listing to find out when the syndicated radio program airs in your area.

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“Good to Be” live at Portland, OR, with Steve Berlin on toy piano

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“Good to Be” is Amazon’s Song of the Day today – Monday 3/8

We’re excited that Amazon selected “Good to Be” as their song of the day for today, Monday 3/8.  What that means is that for today only you can download “Good to Be” for free!!!  Spread the word to your friends that might dig Backyard Tire Fire.  Download “Good to Be” here.

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Radio, radio – instudios/webcasts with KHUM Arcata & KINK Portland

Catch us on the airwaves or streaming online on two great rock & roll stations:

Thursday March 4th @ 4pm PST – 104.7 KHUM, Humboldt County California, radio without boundaries. Listen/Watch Here

Friday March 5th @ 3:30pm PST, 101.9 KINK, Portland, OR, true to the music. Listen/Watch Here

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Tire Fire Heads West Contest

Backyard Tire Fire returns for their first West Coast tour in over two years in support of their new record, Good to Be.

3/2/10 Los Angeles, CA, The Mint
3/3/10 San Francisco, CA, Hotel Utah
3/5/10 Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios
3/6/10 Spokane, WA, Empyrean – presented by KPND 95.3
3/7/10 Missoula, MT, Top Hat – presented by The Trail 103.3
3/8/10 Bozeman, MT, Filling Station
3/9/10 Billings, MT, Railyard Ale House

Backyard Tire Fire is offering a free mp3 of both the single “Good to Be” as well as an exclusive original demo recording of the song to help spread the word about the tour. In order to receive the mp3s you’ll need to tell 5 friends who you know will most likely dig hearing about the band and live in these markets about the tour.

You can spread the word via email, Facebook, Myspace or any other social networking medium. Once you’ve informed 5 friends about the shows just email with info on who you told (names and cities) and you’ll be emailed a download link for the mp3s.

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