Back from tour. Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows, hung out or put me up for the night!! A more detailed recollection and analysis of American strip malls to follow soon.
Every Tuesday in September at the Blackheart on Rainey Street I’m going to play one of the four full-length records I’ve made, front-to-back. I’m currently lining up some folks to come down and sit in on some of the stuff. The shows go from 8 to 9. No cover. Tips graciously accepted.
The first one is September 3rd. I’m doing my self-titled first album, which was released back in 1997. Following that are: Woody Allen Stunt Footage on Sept. 10th, Rooster Nudes on Sept. 17th, and God Fatigue in the Post Atom Age on Sept. 24th.
Before these shows happen, I have a couple of other solo gigs coming up. First is this Friday Aug 16th wherein I’m playing on a bill with Ted Nesseth (of one of my newly favorite bands, The Heavenly States) and The Militant Babies, at the Legendary White Swan.
Then the next week (Thursday Aug. 22) Ted Nesseth and I play together again, along with Aaron Sinclair (of the fabulous group Frank Smith) in the front room at Hole in the Wall.
Come on out and say hi!!
I’m on the road this month, doing some midwest and east coast solo dates. Check out the shows page for details on those. Stop on out if you’re in any of the towns I’m playing. The tour kicks off in Kansas City at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club this coming Tuesday (July 9th) and ends a month later just down the road at the Replay in Lawrence. A big huge thank you to everyone who helped set up the shows.
On this tour I’m going to have a new limited-edition live CD for sale at the shows. It’s called Wreck of the Good Ship Lollipop and has 10 songs on it, recorded with different people at clubs and radio stations between 1999 and 2010, in a bunch of different cities. I think it’s a fairly good representation of what I do when I’m in a room with people and a microphone in front of my head, and hopefully a good listen. It’s all originals except for two covers I’m fond of playing, “Waitress in the Sky” by the Replacements and the Paul Simon classic “Slip Slidin’ Away”.
News from The Bremen Riot… our debut full-length PM Magazine was mastered yesterday and will be on its way to vinyl pressing this week. Look for it this October!!
See you folks at the clubs – thank you for supporting real independent-type MUSIC.