Manic Revelations Album Release Show & Summer Tour Dates

On May 20th Pokey and the band will be having a very special album release show in St. Louis, MO at The Pageant. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

To make things even sweeter, a batch of North American headlining tour dates and festival appearances were also announced. Check out the most up to date list of shows on our tour page.


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Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. Collaboration


The Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. & Pokey LaFarge clothing line is released today.
On sale in this two week limited edition pre-order are a chore coat, dress shirt, denim chinos, and two t-shirts.
Special pre-order discounted price & monthly payments options are available.

Visit to pick up yours today!


An effort between musician Pokey LaFarge & Knickerbocker Mfg. Co.. The Troubador is a combination of workwear and rockabilly. Coming in a stripe combo colorway, this piece is a sure standout while not standing out too much.







At a factory, on the border of Queens and Brooklyn there are dozens of younger men and women, of all colors and creeds, working away at sewing machines, hunched over design tables, surrounded by yards and yards of various fabric. Blue, blue, so much blue, it would make a denim junkie overdose! The spools of wool, the various cottons, the boxes of buttons, you put this all together and it adds up to a lifestyle.

A pair of chinos and a white tee, with a skateboard on a sunny day; a chore coat and a flannel, a shovel and a snow pile; a singer on stage in a sack suit or an office worker in pleated pants and collared shirt – Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. gets that every day is filled with the many moments that breathe life into the expression of who you are. Your body and the clothes you wear are an art form. Why not learn about them, evolve, and express them? Why not champion those who make products ethically?

Working with Knickerbocker Mfg. Co., for me, is about the pursuit of original artistic expression and promoting high quality clothing, while simultaneously protesting the enticing comforts of sameness, which work to water down our life. Make it strong, make it loud, and make it last.

-Pokey LaFarge

January Bugle Call

Howdy Folks,

We’ve got a couple pieces of news to share with you. Pokey and the band have wrapped up recording the new album — which will be entitled Manic Revelations and it will be released on Rounder Records later this spring! Pokey maybe even leaked a bit of a new song on Instagram.

Speaking of new songs, I bet you’ll be able to hear one or two of them when the band hits the road in a couple of weeks for some winter tour dates in the Midwest US.

Feb 09 – St. Cecilia Music Center – Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 10 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI – SOLD OUT
Feb 11 – Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium – Athens, OH
Feb 12 – Mountain Stage – Charleston, WV
Feb 14 – SPACE – Evanston, IL – SOLD OUT
Feb 15 – Stoughton Opera House – Stoughton, WI
Feb 17 – Redstone Room – Davenport, IA – SOLD OUT
Feb 18 – The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL

It was also recently announced that the band will be playing at the ROMP Festival in Owensboro, KY on June 21st, get tickets for that here:

Stay tuned for more festival announcements, tour dates (both domestic and international), as well as info on the forthcoming album release!

2017 Midwest Tour Dates

Yo Midwest, we’re so excited for our first tour of the year. Check us out:

  • Feb. 9 Grand Rapids, MI / St. Cecelia Music Center
  • Feb. 10 Ann Arbor, MI / The Ark
  • Feb. 11 Athens, OH / Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium
  • Feb. 12 Charleston, WV / Mountain Stage with Larry Groce
  • Feb. 14 Evanston, IL / Space
  • Feb. 15 Stoughton, WI / Stoughton Opera House
  • Feb. 17 Davenport, IA / Redstone Room
  • Feb. 18 Bloomington, IL / Castle Theater
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Pokey LaFarge at Delmar Hall on Dec 30 and 31, 2017

We’ve got some exciting news to share with you all.

Pokey and the band will be playing two very special nights at Saint Louis’ brand new Delmar Hall presented by our friends at KDHX on December 30th and 31st. Both of these shows will be opened up by friend Jack Grelle and is open to folks of ALL AGES!
Expect special guests and brand new tunes!

Tickets for the Friday December 30, 2016 show are here.

Tickets for the Saturday December 31, 2016 show are here.

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November Bugle Call

Howdy Folks,

Winter is just around the corner, and just because Pokey and the band have been locked in the studio this fall doesn’t mean you’ll need to wait until spring for them to get back out on the road.

There’s a couple of very special shows we had previously announced — it’s a **New Year’s Doubleheader** at a new venue in Saint Louis called Delmar Hall. The band will be playing with Jack Grelle and there might be a few surprises in store.

Aside from the New Years party there are some dates in February which you can find at the bottom of this email.

The band’s still working on the new album, but you can bet they’ll be playing some of these new tunes at all of these upcoming tour dates.

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August Bugle Call

Howdy Friends,

As the summer fades into autumn, Pokey and the band only have a small handful of festival shows left this year — one of those dates is the Minnesota State Fair. If you’re one of the lucky folks who can make it to the MN State Fair, the band plays at 3:30pm and 4:45pm both tomorrow & Thursday at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell (the performances are free once you’ve paid admission for the fair).

Speaking of free shows, the band will also be playing another free show in beautiful Muncie, IN this Friday at the Three Trails Music Series. Get yourself more information here.

There are only 2 more performances on the schedule after that, Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, OH on September 10th and Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach, CA on September 24th.

Don’t be too disappointed by the sparse fall schedule though – I bet that there will be at least one more show to announce before the year ends.

With so few shows on the schedule, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the band will be heading into the studio this fall, with the hopes of releasing their follow up to ‘Something In The Water’ in 2017 via Rounder Records.

With all of this talk about new music, I almost forgot to mention that our humble gift shop has turned into a proper online store featuring not only CDs and vinyl, but also some new garments (including a design we haven’t been selling on the road).

That’s all for now!

Pokey LaFarge June Bugle Call

Howdy friends,

Summer is finally upon us and as things heat up across the Northern Hemisphere, Pokey and the band are getting ready to head over to Europe for a run of dates that start on July 2nd in Belfort, France and include performances at North Sea Jazz Festival, club dates and more. You can find those tour dates at the bottom of this Bugle Call.

We also have a handful of festival dates and theatre shows in the US throughout the rest of the year — including the “Open Highway Music Festival at Off Broadway” in St. Louis happening on Sunday August 7th — which was just announced today!
You’ll find those below the European dates.

2016 European Summer Tour Dates

July 2 – Belfort, France – Les Eurockennes Festival – Tickets
July 3 – Munich, Germany – Ampere – Tickets
July 4 – Erlangen, Germany – E-Werk – Tickets
July 5 – Cologne, Germany – GEBAUDE9- Tickets
July 7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso – Tickets
July 8 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Festival – Tickets
July 9 – Gierle, Belgium – Sjock Festival – Tickets
July 12 – Fribourg, Switzerland – Festival Les Georges – Tickets

Upcoming US Tour Dates

July 16 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY – Tickets
August 6 – Hinterland Festival – St. Charles, IA – Tickets
August 7 – Open Highway Music Festival at Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO – Tickets
August 10 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO – Tickets
August 12 – Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival – Alta, WY – Tickets
August 31 – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN – Free
September 1 – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN – Free
September 3 – Muncie Three Trails Music Series – Muncie, IN – Free
September 24 – Music Tastes Good Festival – Long Beach, CA – Tickets