Live Performance Videos from Arlene Grocery Reunion

Watch the whole show.


April 6 Record Release – “Sundress” by Joey Fortuna

Where: Rockwood Music Hall (
When: April 6 at 7PM

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MP3s: Poolsville Live at Arlene Grocery, NYC March 1999

Here are a couple MP3s from a live show in March 1999. The show was one of the best live recordings we have (which isn’t saying much since they are all on cassette tape). They show us right before recording our unreleased full length record Pornographic World which may see the light of day yet!


1.pornographic_world(march 99 arlene grocery)

2. relax (march 99 arlene grocery)


“Back Here Again” MP3 Demo from Mike Rinzel’s New Songs Project

Mike just finished writing and recording this song in his kitchen with a flip camera. The sound was pulled out. You can even hear one of the kids toward the second verse.

Back Here Again:

Catch Mike in upcoming shows in NYC.


Official Poolsville Reunion Show – Arlene’s Grocery, Sunday March 21st

Come see Poolsville at Arlene Grocery in NYC (Exactly 10 years after their last show there) on Sunday, March 21st, 9pm.

Location: Corner of Orchard and Attorney Streets, Lower East Side, NYC

8pm, The Shambels

9pm, Poolsville, w/original members:
Joey Fortuna, Rhythm Guitar
Mike Rinzel, Lead Guitar
Mark Rinzel, Bass
Adam Chasan, Drums

10pm, The Major Toms


RSVP for Poolsville Live at Hank’s Saloon, Feb 11th

The first of two scheduled reunion shows is Thursday, FEbruary 11th at Hank’s Saloon near downtown Brooklyn.

RSVP for Poolsville at Hank’s Saloon on Facebook


Upcoming Shows in 2010

So it’s official we have two shows booked in 2010. This is really a pretty momentous occasion. There’s even been some excitement about it posted on things like Facebook. In any case, here’s some deets:

February 11, Hank’s Saloon

All Night starting at 8pm

Songs and Drinking with Joey Fortuna, Mike Rinzel, Poolsville and More

46 Third Avenue (corner of Atlantic Avenue), Brooklyn


March 21, Arlene Grocery, Lower East Side, NYC

Time TBD, Poolsville



What The Band Poolsville Is Up To Here

Joey asked me in an email, where was and I had no answer other then I had taken it down due to hacker maliciousness. So we’re back. I’ve set up some accounts for us to kick this around again.

Back in January 09, I had this unexplained burst of energy around all of the old Poolsville recordings. We even all expressed interest in getting together and even rehearsing for a show or recording.

I think we’d still like to do that. In the meantime, here’s a place to discover old live recordings from various Lower East Side shows from ’98 and ’99.

Stay tuned for more.