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The Push Stars Reunion

“Abilene on the Road” and Record Archive present...


Doors 7:00pm, Music 9:00pm
Live at The Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street, 14604

Boston alternative popsters, The Push Stars are led by songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Chris Trapper, with bassist/keyboardist Dan McLoughlin and drummer Ryan MacMillan rounding out the lineup. The band debuted in 1996 with an album for the now-defunct Imago label, “Meet Me at the Fair; from there, they self-released the 1997 EP “Tonight” and landed a spot on the soundtrack for the popular romantic comedy, “There’s something About Mary” with the song “Everything Shines.”

As the buzz grew on the band, Capitol Records signed them up, issuing their major-label debut album “After the Party” in 1999. “Opening Time” followed in Spring 2001. As each member of the band approached 30, The Push Stars took complete creative control. They signed to the San Francisco imprint 33rd Street and joined producer/engineer Greg Collins (No Doubt, Matchbox Twenty, Jewel) in Spring 2003 to begin recording The Push Stars’ fourth album. Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas heard the band’s work in progress and was so impressed, he brought The Push Stars on the road for Matchbox Twenty’s Fall tour of North America.

In March 2004, the band released “Paint The Town” to much critical acclaim and fanfare. After more than a year of touring in support of the album, the band decided to go on indefinite hiatus. Since that time, Chris Trapper has recorded and released nine albums and toured the word over as a solo acoustic performer. Dan McLuoghlin currently owns a recording studio in Hoboken, JN and is much sought after as a producer and engineer. Ryan MacMillan now works as a session drummer/drummer for hire and has toured and recorded with several high profile bands, most notably Matchbox Twenty and Tonci.

While the band never officially broke up, live performances have been few and far between in recent years. We’re thrilled to be presenting them live in Rochester, which has always been a hotbed of Push Stars fan appreciation.

With special guest BRENT SHUTTLEWORTH!

Tickets: $22 advance, $25 day of show, on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive, Bop Shop Records, House of Guitars and online at and

Earlier Event: September 22
Jake La Botz
Later Event: September 22
David Mayfield