News & Updates

JUNE 2019

HEY EVERYONE !!
We have some amazing news to share with you!!
We will be doing our Live re-creation of Stop Making Sense one more time this fall to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film's release.  35 years to the day !! It will be October 18th at the historic Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets Available HERE or at the venue box office (no fees at the box office!) on 6/7. Like we've said in the past, this show is quite a difficult thing for us to pull off and we really don't know how often we can make it happen.  This could be the last time we do it, or maybe we'll do it in 2020 or 2022 or 2024 ?  As of now it's the only performance of the film that we have scheduled.  We're delighted to be able to do this show in NJ (home state and birthplace of many of our band/crew members) with our always amazing crew that brings this show to life. Yes, our crew for this show is the only reason we can pull this off and we are so lucky to be able to have all of the same crew members on this show that we have had on the 2 previous performances. They are all masters of their craft and we are so thankful to be able to work with everyone single one of them.
So please come out to help us celebrate the 35th anniversary of the BEST concert film ever made.

And now we have a mailing list !!!! Please sign up on the home page right now !
We'll be using it to keep you up to date on things like the Stop Making Sense re-creation, our destination travel show/ 10th anniversary celebration trip to Amsterdam in 2020 (yep we just said that!) and to offer discount tickets and pre-sale tickets to other special shows (ie - We actually will have a limited amount of discounted tickets for the Stop Making Sense Re-Creation available only to folks on the mailing list! no Ticketmaster fees !! More Info on those tickets coming very very very soon!). So sign up now to get the inside scoop on all sorts of cool stuff.  We promise we won't flood your inbox.

While we're talking about news worthy events, if you didn't catch David Byrne's American Utopia tour last year (or even if you did!) you should be heading over HERE to buy tickets for it on Broadway !  That's right.  One of the most amazing live music shows ever created will be on Broadway from Oct - Jan of this year.  From all of us in Start Making Sense - DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW.  It is truly one of the most brilliant things Mr Byrne has done on stage.  Don't let it pass you by !!

Thank you so much for all of your support and love over the years.  We have more specials shows and info about the Amsterdam destination concert/travel event for 2020 in the works.  Keep your eyes peeled !

POSTER DESIGN BY BOBBY HACKNEY !!! ——  https://www.facebook.com/roughfrancis/

POSTER DESIGN BY BOBBY HACKNEY !!! —— https://www.facebook.com/roughfrancis/

April 2019

- We’re back !! So many awesome things going on this year. We have a ton of announcements coming up in the next month or 2 with some really special shows and events we can’t wait to tell you about ! In the meantime check out the tour dates page and we hope to see you out there on the road !

January 2019

- wow. just wow. what a year !! all of the amazing venues, people, the stop making sense re-creation, Cuba?!!!! thank you so much to everyone who came out over the last few weeks, months, years, and basically as long as we've been doing this! which by the way is going on 10 years this February. wow again. when we started this as a one night event at the Funhouse South Side in Bethlehem, PA 10 years ago we never could have imagined we would be where we are today. we are truly honored and grateful to be able to bring you the music of Talking Heads year after year. and we couldn't do it without you. literally. so thank you for all the love and support. happy new year to you and yours ! see you in 2019 !!!

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THANK YOU !!!!!

December 2018 !!!!!!

And Just Like that, it’s here. WOW. Just WOW. If you would have told us 10 years ago that we would playing all of the places we're playing in the next few weeks we would have laughed. Quite hard. We are beyond honored and grateful do be able to do what we do. It's going to be a bit crazy over the next 3 weeks but we are so happy to do it. We can't thank you all enough for your never ending support, help and enthusiasm in sharing this amazing music with us. And in the middle of it all, on Dec 28th, we'll be doing our complete re-creation of the Stop Making Sense film. Live at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY. We are still in awe that this is happening ! We have rehearsals starting tomorrow where we'll be going over last look, glance, note, dance move, mic stand placement, light bulb (or lack there of), lyric change, inflection, boombox click, big suit alteration and everything else you can think of ! It takes a lot of people to make something like this (and even just our day to day operations) happen. So we have to thank all of the phenomenal crew we work with for taking the time in the middle of the holiday season to do what they do so well. And always with a smile on their face. Always. We here at Start Making Sense are thrilled to work with the absolute best musicians, techs, audio engineers, lighting designers, promoters and venues in the country. hands down. so get your tickets now right here - to the Capitol Theater show as we really don't know when we will be doing this exact show again.

See you out there everyone. And again, THANK YOU !!

- Start Making Sense

http://www.thecapitoltheatre.com/event/1713381-start-making-sense-port-chester/

https://www.startmakingsenseband.com/new-events/

STOP MAKING SENSE RECREATION at THE Capitol theater. 12/28/18 !!!!!!!!!!!! 

Yes !! It's happening !!  We are so excited and honored to be bringing our recreation of the legendary Stop Making Sense film to the historic Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY !!!  In case you're wondering, yes, this is an entirely live, complete recreation of Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense.  Right down to every last detail.  Did you know that the microphone grills are black in the film? Did you know that there is no silver hardware anywhere on stage to cut down on reflective surfaces for lighting? We didn't know any of these things either until we did this recreation in our hometown of Bethlehem, PA back in 2016.  All of those crazy details and more will be on display on December 28, 2018 !  This marks our second performance of the Film in it's entirety and we couldn't be more excited to be doing it at the beautiful Capitol Theater.  

Like we said back in 2016, we don't really have plans to do this recreation very often as it is a very large production.  So whenever the situation arises and the stars align we'll do our best to make it happen.  But as of right now, this is the only performance we have scheduled or on the horizon. Making it (so far) a biennial occurrence (yes. i had to look that word up myself.  It means once every two years!).  

So don't miss this !!!  it could happen again in 2 years or not!   Pre-sale tickets go on sale thurs with this special code (talkingheads), and general public on sale is friday !! we'll have more news and info soon !!! thank you very much !!!  

FOR TICKETS http://rocksoff.com/shows/6201

Friday, December 28th 2018
Rocks Off & The Capitol Theatre Present:
STOP MAKING SENSE - A Live And Direct Recreation of the Legendary Concert Film As Performed By
START MAKING SENSE: Talking Heads Tribute

The Capitol Theater

149 Westchester Ave

Port Chester, NY 10573

Pre-sale Thursday, July 12 @ 10am - 10pm
Genreal on-sale  Friday, July 13 @ 12pm 

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we are going to cuba and you are invited.

4/25-4/29 2018 HAVANA, CUBA

  • WED, APR 25, 2018 SUN, APR 29, 2018

A "Once In A Life Time" Trip To Cuba With Start Making Sense
Havana, Cuba


That’s right we are going to Cuba and we are inviting our fans & friends to join us for this once in a lifetime cultural concert experience. This is a very special trip. To the best of our knowledge no band has ever done this before. It took some serious effort to make this happen and that means there are limited spots available.  We literally have only 50 seats we can offer.  During this 5 day, 4 night journey, Start Making Sense will be playing two different shows at two different venues in historic Havana.  You, our fans and friends will have access to daily cultural tours that include exploration of historical sights, local arts and music, free breakfast, two dinners (with Start Making Sense), and exposure to the Afro-Cuban music scene that has helped to not only inspire the music of Talking Heads, but musicians globally.  
We all know that music is the universal language that connects us, and while under unique circumstances the Arts (including Cuban music) have thrived.  This is our chance to be a part of a larger conversation and at the same time give back.  

SMS will be using a portion of this experience to share with our Cuban brothers and sisters the gift of giving back. We will be bringing drum sticks, guitar strings, colored pencils, pens, and other items that the people and the musicians of the US might take for granted.  These items are in very short supply in Cuba and will help make the creation of art and music easier for the Cuban people.  We are encouraging you, our guests on this trip, to do the same. 

Trip Dates: April 25th to April 29th, 2018

Deposit Due - $500
Double Occupancy - $2575 (airfare included on American Airlines)
Single Occupancy Upgrade - $364

Full Package Details and Itinerary visit: 
http://www.porterratravel.com/2018-sms.html