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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Johnsons To Play Sidelines Saturday, March 12th

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The Swinging’ Johnsons will play their first gig of 2016 at Sidelines Sports Grille in Cedar Park, TX. The gig is this Saturday, March 12, from 7:00 to 10:30 PM. Sidelines has good food and is kid friendly, so feel free to bring the whole brood, as the Johnsons take over the patio for an evening of rock n’ roll, roots rock and tasteful, subdued guitar solos. Dew rags are optional. The Swingin’ Johnsons are Robert Mokry, Bruce Jordahl, Jason Rasperry and Spencer Clarke. For more information visit the venue’s website at www.sidelinescedarpark.com.

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Swingin’ Johnsons Rock Robe Booth at LDI 2015

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The Swingin’ Johnsons entertained audiences at the Robe stand both Friday and Saturday afternoon at LDI 2015 in Las Vegas, continuing a long tradition of performance at the show. The group closed the show both days, playing material from their ‘Size Matters’ and ‘Everything’s Bigger In Texas’ CDs. Drummer and Robe employee Thommy Hall replaced the screaming females on his drum kit with Robe logos, while LightParts owner and guitarist Robert Mokry rep’d his company colors in a clean LightParts shirt. Guitarist Bruce Jordahl was at the show on behalf of the Calzone/Anvil Case Company, who were celebrating their 40th anniversary at LDI. 4 Wall VP and bass player Scott Church was in fine form wearing little else other than a Tito’s pint bag. Church’s penchant for playing with his teeth caused Bruce to remark that “4 Wall must have one heck of a dental plan!” It was The Johnsons’ first time to play inside the exhibition hall, which was much more dense with smoke and atmospherics than usual. The Swingin’ Johnsons wish to thank all their friends and fans that turned out for the concerts.

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Monday, October 19, 2015

Johnsons To Perform At LDI 2015

ting industry musical group The Swingin’ Johnsons have announced they will play two live gigs at LDI 2015 in Las Vegas. The Johnsons will play Friday and Saturday from 4:30pm to 5:30 pm on the Robe booth (#2521) in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Opening for the group are The BRobes, a band comprised entirely of Robe employees.

The Swingin’ Johnsons have performed at more than a dozen LDI shows and events, including legendary performances at the Hard Rock Hotel, The House Of Blues, The Tropicana, The Glow Club and many other venues, but have not performed at the tradeshow since the LDI 25th Anniversary Party in 2012.

The band is comprised of Robert Mokry (LightParts), Bruce Jordahl (Calzone/Anvil Cases, High End Systems), Scott Church (4Wall) and Thommy Hall (Robe). PA and backline will be supplied by Yorkville. FOH Engineer Danny Garbett will be on hand to mix, while this year’s lighting design is by Nathan Wan.

Robe’s Thommy Hall commented, “This is going to really fun with an insane lighting rig. Hit me up for the after party information and have a great LDI!” For more information on The Swingin’ Johnsons, visit www.swinginjohnsonsband.com.

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Johnsons Rock Sidelines; Next Performance Is September 25th

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Last weekend, The Swingin’ Johnsons brought the PARTY to Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill in Cedar Park. Only the misters provided a cool-down from the patio heat. The crowd was awesome, and the band performed many bizarre requests throughout the evening. Furthermore, Jason played his first bass solo at a Johnsons gig. Bruce brought his True Temperament Franken-Telecaster and surf amp, Robert got pretty close to blowing up his amp, and Spencer didn’t sing any songs for his mom. In all fairness, he had significant A/C issues on his hands. Speaking of hands, lend us your support next month – the band returns to Sidelines on Friday, September 25th, so mark your calendars, put a reminder in your iPhone, and anything else to help us all remember! A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Monday, August 17, 2015

Swingin’ Johnsons Return To Sidelines Saturday August 22nd

The Swingin’ Johnsons will return to Sidelines in Cedar Park for their second performance at the best sports bar in Wilco. Sidelines Sports Grille is located at 200 Buttercup Creek Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613. The Johnsons (Robert, Bruce, Spencer and Jason) will take over the patio stage at 7:00 pm this Saturday, and will rock the house with the usual suspects and a few surprises. Word on the street is that Spencer will have a vocal mic this time around, so you know what that means …. backing vocal(s)! Come out and party with the Swingin’ Johnsons this Saturday; a splendid time is guaranteed  for all!

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Johnsons Playing Sidelines Sports Grille July 25th

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There’s never been a better time to catch The Swingin’ Johnsons locally in the Austin, TX area. On Saturday July 25th the band is playing 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Sidelines Sports Grille in Cedar Park. The address is 200 Buttercup Creek, Cedar Park, TX 78613. This is the band’s first performance at the venue, so they implore you to come out and support the band. My advice to you is ‘Go North, Young Man’.

The ‘local’ Swingin’ Johnsons are Robert Mokry, Bruce Jordahl, Spencer ‘Beatle Paul’ Clarke and Jason Rasberry.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Johnsons Drummer Thommy Hall Gets Sexy New Hot Crazy Kit

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Swingin’ Johnsons drummer Thommy Hall has revealed that he has a new drum set. Known to change kits like some drummers change socks, Thommy’s new custom kit should come as no surprise; it is sure to make heads turn and eyes roll. Double kick drums with screamin’ Mimi graphics accentuate an otherwise sophisticated, reserved and professional set up. Hall commented, “I really like these drums, and you will too. When I hit ’em, you’ll get ’em. They’re Kentucky fried, so you’ll be mystified. And when I’m done you’ll be satisfied.” The band’s lead singer Bruce Jordahl said, “Why does Thommy need another drum set? Do we have a gig? Are we making a record? He doesn’t have a side project, does he? That’s not cool. And why does he sound like Jesse Jackson?” Bass player Scott Church added, “I am perplexed by this as well. We haven’t had a band meeting in a few years, but Thommy’s new kit makes me wonder if I missed one of them. It’s all good with me personally, and 4 Wall has no official statement – as of yet – on these developments. Bruce is really the paranoid one here.” The Johnson’s Robert Mokry points out, “Bruce is paranoid. He’s always accusing me of touching his knobs. Stay tuned for more hot news from your favorite lighting industry band The Swingin’ Johnsons!”

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Johnsons To Rock Stompin’ Grounds Friday June 26th

The Swingin’ Johnsons will be performing this Friday, June 26th at the Stompin’ Grounds Bar and Grill from 8:30PM to 11PM. Located at 9112 Anderson Mill Road Austin, TX 78729, Stompin’ Grounds is between 183 and Parmer Lane on the north side of Anderson Mill. If you’re not enthralled by the tube tone emanating from the stage, there’s video games, food and more. Arrive early and watch how fast the Johnsons can set up. Stay to the bitter end and observe the world’s fastest load-out. The Swingin’ Johnsons are Robert Mokry, Bruce Jordahl, Spencer ‘Beatle Paul’ Clarke and Jason Rasberry. Rumour has it RM will be trying out a new guitar rig setup, so don’t miss out.408349_3461371503234_1492071930_n

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Swingin’ Johnsons at Stompin’ Grounds This Friday!

Hello music lovers – The Swingin’ Johnsons are playing live – this Friday night April 24th – at Stompin’ Grounds on Anderson Mill Road. The show starts at 8pm, so stop by 9112 Anderson Mill to see Robert Mokry (band leader, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist) along with his very capable cohorts Spencer Clarke (drums but can play many Beatles songs on bass), Jason Rasberry (bass extraordinaire) and Bruce Jordahl (vocals/guitar hack) rock the house. There’s sure to be a lot of notes being thrown around – don’t miss out. Come early and help the band move their PA gear!

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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Johnsons To Play Stompin’ Grounds in ATX June 12th

The Swingin’ Johnsons will be playing a live show in Austin at Stompin’ Grounds this Saturday night, June 12th from 8pm – midnight. Stompin’ Grounds is located in North Austin at 9112 Anderson Mill Road. Joining Austinites Robert Mokry (guitar, vocals) and Bruce Jordahl (guitar, vocals) are world travelers Scott Church (bass) and Thommy Hall (drums). The other Johnsons are in town working on a new (as yet untitled) Swingin’ Johnsons release, and to catch up on their Tex-Mex and Titos. Join friends and strangers from the professional lighting industry and ATX for an evening of Johnsons-friendly music from their first two discs, ‘Size Matters’ and ‘Everything’s Bigger In Texas’, and potential first performances of songs from the new record.

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