The  Smithereens

The Smithereens will play at Rams Head Onstage in Annapolis this month.

ANNAPOLIS — The Smithereens and Gin Blossoms Robin Wilson at Rams Head On Stage bring their catalog of hits and new music to Ram’s Head Onstage Saturday, October 16.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the performance at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $49.50.

Founded in New Jersey in 1980, The Smithereens have been creating electrifying, original rock ’n’ roll for 39 years. Jim Babjak (guitar,) Dennis Diken (drums,) and Mike Mesaros (bass) grew up together in Carteret and lead singer, the late Pat DiNizio, hailed from Scotch Plains.

As The Smithereens’ fame escalated, they were in heavy rotation on MTV and appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, and Saturday Night Live.

The Smithereens’ sound hhas resonated with fans worldwide over the course of 17 albums and 2500+ live shows. Their most recent release, “COVERS”, features 22 of the bands favorite songs first recorded by other artists. They’ve also inspired generations of musicians, including Kurt Cobain, who counted The Smithereens as a major influence on Nirvana.

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