Steve’s Final 2 NYC & NJ Shows This Summer….

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On June 12 I’ll be taking the SC NYC band (a quartet with John, Philly, myself & guitarist David Weiss) to Brooklyn where we will rock the Beast Of Bourbon!

We’ll do 2 sets; at 10:oopm , our regular original “show” and then just after 11:00pm we’ll come back for another set of covers and special guests.

 

B.O.B. is an awesome Barbeque joint (the food is DEELISH!) so come early to eat then hang out for both sets.

And there’s NO COVER! That’s right – it’s FREE! Ya can’t beat that with a baseball bat…

 

BEAST OF BOURBON

710 MYRTLE AVE (BETWEEN WALWORTH ST & SPENCER ST), BROOKLYN, NY 11205

(347) 789-9901   ***  http://beastofbourbonbk.com

 

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And then on June 13 @ 5:20pm I’ll be playing Asbury Underground, a grass roots music and arts crawl encompassing the whole downtown area of Asbury Park, New Jersey which features live acoustic sets by local musicians in local art galleries, and promotional pricing at downtown retailers. I’ll be doing an acoustic/electric duo with David Weiss on “the other guitar…”

 

Art 629 Gallery, 629 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, NJ

http://www.asburyunderground.com

 

Hope to see you out there – cheers!

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“The Crazy Truth” – Steve Gets His 2009 Album Back!!

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After 7 long years of being distributed by Universal Music – the “Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth” album has reverted back to me! (In layman’s terms that means there’s no label taking most of the money when my music is sold…a small % goes to my new distributor and the rest goes into my account so I can continue to put out new music…) So it’s official –  I am now RE-RELEASING it myself! If you never bought this album before, now’s the best time to do it. Support the artist and not the mega-corporation. CDs & downloads are available on iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby & probably all your favorite online music retailers.

 

Steve Plays NYC w/ London Quireboys!

The Bowery Electric Presents:

 

Steve Conte NYC with The Quireboys 

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Come see me & my old pals The Quireboys on their “Unplugged In The USA” tour…it’ll be a reunion of sorts. We first met in 1989 when  Company Of Wolves –  the band I had with brother John & Kyf Brewer – and the Q’boys recorded our debut albums together at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles. They sang on our song “Saint Jane’s Infirmary” – which we might just play this night as we have 3 of the 4 original Wolves in this band…

 

Hope to see ya there!

Steve Conte NYC Band Plays Bowery Electric In New York City!

1st Steve Conte NYC full band show in Manhattan since June 2014…

with Jeremy & The Harlequins, The Liza Colby Sound, Civil Brother – video coming soon!

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 First band on at 8:00 PM 
The Bowery Electric, New York, NY

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327 Bowery @ Joey Ramone Pl, New York, New York 10003

http://www.theboweryelectric.com/jeremy-and-the-harlequinssteve-conte-nyc

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1050804628279495

 

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“OK DJ” Takes #2 Spot For “Coolest Song In The World” Of 2014 On Little Steven’s Underground Garage!!

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The votes have been counted and the results are in… 

The Steve Conte NYC song “OK DJ” was voted #2 Coolest Song In The World of 2014 by the listeners of Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio program – edged out of the #1 spot by Bruce Springsteen. 

(The song also appears on Steven Van Zandt’s personal Top Ten list as the #10 song of the year!)

Fun Facts:

*Both Steve Conte and Bruce Springsteen share the birthdate of September 23rd. (How interesting – two singer/songwriter/guitarists born on the cusp of Virgo & Libra winning the #1 & #2 spots…)

*The #8 song of the year, “Money Money Money” by Mark Rivera features Steve playing guitar on the track with The Beatles’ Ringo Starr on drums!

Congrats to all the great artists who had their songs nominated – and thank you all so much for taking the time to vote.

Now come on out to one of the SC*NYC shows and hear the #2 Coolest Song In The World 2014 played LIVE!

Vote to make “OK DJ” by Steve Conte NYC the “Coolest Song Of The Year”!!

Little Steven’s Underground Garage presents: “The 2014 Coolest Song of the Year Listener’s Poll”.

Please vote for “OK DJ” by Steve Conte NYC – just click the link below, scroll down to Show 638 (June 22nd, 2014) and click the VOTE button next to my album cover!

http://undergroundgarage.com/the-coolest-songs-in-the-world-2014.html

Voting will go live on November 29th (Black Friday) and voting ends on December 27th.

You can vote for “OK DJ” to be “Coolest Song Of The Year” once every 24 hours, and may enter the Hard Rock Vallarta contest as many times as you want.

“OK DJ” by Steve Conte has been nominated since it was chosen to be The Coolest Song In The World for the week of June 22, 2014 (show 638). You can listen to the show here: http://undergroundgarage.com/shows-639-630/show-638-bikini-beach-party.html

In addition to the voting, you can also enter the The Hard Rock Hotel in Vallarta contest. First place prize will receive: round-trip airfare for 2 and a 4-night, all-inclusive stay at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vallarta! (2nd prize includes a signed copy of my CD!)

In the words of Tom Petty, “Thank you SO MUCH…”

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Steve Remembers Playing With Steve “Steamin” Clark, Founding Guitarist Of Def Leppard

In 1988 my blues band, The Hudson River Rats began a residency in NYC’s West Village at a venue called “Under Acme” (the basement music room of the Acme Bar & Grill) which we did every Wednesday night for 2 years. We had all kinds of stars come down to play & sing with us; Cyndi Lauper, Carol King, Phoebe Snow, David Johansen, Willy DeVille, etc. By 1990 we moved the show to the Lone Star Roadhouse on W 52nd St in midtown Manhattan and a whole different crowd of players started coming down. This is where I met Steve Clark.

At that time my band Company Of Wolves had released our debut album on Mercury records and we had heard that Joe Elliot was a fan (I know this is true because I ran into him more than a decade later and he walked up to me and started singing my songs!). So perhaps this is why Steve Clark knew to come to our jam – because my brother John & I, who ran the jam with our blues band, were 2 of the founding members/players/singers/songwriters of  Company Of Wolves.

The night that Steve showed up I remember being impressed with ourselves because the word was getting out about our little blues night – so much that we had multi platinum selling artists like Steamin’ Steve Clark coming down to hang and play. He was a really sweet guy from what I remember, I shook hands with him at the side of the stage as he pulled out a cherry sunburst Les Paul (I think…?) I can’t remember which tunes we played but I believe it was with Richie Hayward (Little Feat) on drums. I remember that blues harp master Charlie Musselwhite also played that night. I really wanted to hang with Steve and chat but I had to stay on the stage to keep the night going – and by the time I got offstage, he was gone.

I was a fan of those 2 big Def Leppard albums; Hysteria and Pyromania so it was great to meet him. I was glad that he was such a down to earth dude, one who would come to a blues jam and not be afraid to wing it – to plug in someone else’s amp and play unrehearsed tunes with a bunch of people he never met. I am one of those guys so I really appreciate that in someone else! That’s a musician with no fear.

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“She Blinds” (LIVE) – Steve Conte NYC Album Release Show @ The Bowery Electric in New York City

Steve and the SC*NYC Band rip through “She Blinds” (track #3 on the debut record) at The Bowery Electric in New York City on June 17, 2014.

Steve Conte – Lead Vocal, Guitar
John Conte – Bass, BG Vocal
Phil Stewart – Drums
Kyf Brewer – Keys, BG Vocal
David Weiss – Guitar
Marc Alan – Sound Engineer
Carl Spataro – Tech

Thanks to Shannon Brown of Trailer Radio for filming this video.