• The Smithereens

  • Dennis Diken contributes to new Dr. Demento release

    Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken appears the upcoming Dr. Demento compilation “Covered in Punk” featuring new covers of punk rock songs. One of the tracks Dennis plays on is a cover of the Cramps “Garbageman” featuring William Shatner on vocals.

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  • Interview with Jim Babjak

    The Hustle Podcast’s latest episode is an in-depth and candid interview with guitarist Jim Babjak of the Smithereens! Jim covers many topics including the up and downs of the music business, his guitar solo in “Blood and Roses”,  the story behind his song “White Castle Blues” (a Smithereens’ fan favorite) and much more. A must-listen!

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  • Jim Babjak shares memories of Tom Petty

    Smithereens guitarist Jim Babjak is one of several members of the NJ music community to share memories of Tom Petty in an article by NJ Arts. Jim tells the story of how the Smithereens were special guests of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for Midwest dates on their 2013 tour.

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  • Smithereens postpone 2017 shows

    Remaining 2017 Smithereens dates with the exception of Punta Cana have been postponed and will be rescheduled in early 2018. The Punta Cana performance is canceled. The Smithereens want you to know that Pat is home recuperating from injuries sustained in a fall. He is receiving excellent medical care and is on the road to recovery.

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  • Smithereens come to Chicago area

    Attention Windy City Smithereens fans! Come see America’s band at the beautiful and historic Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. The show takes place Sat. September 16 at 8pm. Don’t wait – get your tickets now!

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  • Dennis Diken on New Brunswick rock panel discussion

    Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken will be on a panel of musicians discussing “What Makes New Brunswick Rock” on Friday Sept. 8 at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick’s Alexander Library. This free event takes place from 7-9pm. Check it out!

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  • Pat DiNizio plays Scotch Plains summer concert

    Come see Pat DiNizio and friends play in his hometown of Scotch Plains NJ on Thursday August 31 as part of the Scotch Plains Summer Concert Series. Pat will be accompanied by the Scotch Plainsmen as well as the Spyderz for an expanded lineup. Hear all your favorite Smithereens songs, plus some golden great oldies!

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  • Smithereens play Arcada Theatre, St. Charles IL

    Attention Chicago fans! The Smithereens will be playing in historic downtown St. Charles at the Arcada Theatre on Saturday Sept. 16! Don’t miss this date with America’s band, the one and only Smithereens!

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  • Dennis Diken plays with Ronnie Spector

    Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken will be playing with the one and only Ronnie Spector, Saturday August 26 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ. Ronnie and the Ronettes have just released a new album called “Love Power”. This promises to be a great show – don’t miss out!

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  • Smithereens play Natick MA

    Attention Boston and New England fans – don’t miss your chance to see the Smithereens performing at The Center for the Arts in Natick, MA! The show will rock! Get your tickets now!

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