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The Fall

September 15, 2019

Sunday, September 22nd, I’m participating in the Bushwick Book Club show at Barbès. Everyone’s writing songs inspired by Mira Jacob’s new graphic novel, Good Talk. Many great performers. Come along!

October 9th, I’ll be performing on a Hushe Clubbe bill at the Hyperion Tavern in Los Angeles. My friends Bird of Youth are also on the bill. I love the Hyperion Tavern. It feels like its own strange universe. It’s a free show and I’d love to see you there. Doors open at 9. Music starts at 9:30.

Here’s a flyer for the show featuring my dog Clue!

Here’s a picture of me singing with my talented friend Elena Degl’Innocenti at the Hyperion Tavern last month. And in the shadows, Naren Rauch (guitar), Matt Bogdanow(drums) and Jon Cornell (bass).

Songs and Stories at Stories

July 24, 2019

On Wednesday, August 7th I’ll be performing on a Hushe Clubbe bill at the Hyperion Tavern with special guest singer Elena Degl’Innocenti on harmonies, Naren Rauch on guitar, Brian Griffin on drums and Whynot Jansveld on bass. It’s always a fun, weird time at the Hyperion Tavern and I’d love to see you there.

On August 13th, I’m putting together a night of music and reading(s) at Stories in Echo Park. Several friends will each play a few songs or read something. Performers so far are: Bird of Youth, Stacy Rock, Deenah Vollmer, Graham Norwood, Lil’ Dawnee Frinta, Ultan Colon, Heath Cullen and me! Starts at 7 and it’s free!

Also, Benjamin Cartel and I recorded a couple of duets a while ago that are now out in the world, thanks to Mother West Records. David Gould provided some additional instrumentation, Charlie Nieland recorded and engineered, Charles Newman mixed and Tom Rogers mastered the tracks at Atomix Studios. You can hear the songs here!

Los Angeles!

June 1, 2019

I’m excited to be playing a couple shows in Los Angeles in June.

June 21st I’m on a great bill with former New Yorkers Bird of Youth and Les Biches and Graham Norwood. We’re playing at Genghis Cohen, a venue that’s attached to a great Chinese Restaurant. Come early for dinner and stay for the show. Starts at 7:30. I’m on at 9 but you should come for the whole thing. I’ll also be playing another show or two while I’m there. More details tba.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Sid Gold’s the other night for 3×6 and to the Syntonics for playing. Thanks also to everyone who helped me with my karaoke songs. I don’t like to karaoke alone. Here’s a picture of everyone singing Dedicated To The One I Love by the Mamas and the Papas which apparently none of us know…

3×6 at Sid Gold’s

April 28, 2019

I’m hosting another songwriter night at Sid Gold’s Request Room. This one is happening on May 27th at 7pm and features the talents of my bandmates from the Syntonics. Julie DeLano, Leslie Graves, Susan Hwang, Jim Andralis, Larry Krone and I will each play 3 songs. As we’re accustomed to singing harmony with each other, I’m sure there will be some collaborations. And as the show is happening at Sid Gold’s it will be followed by top-notch piano karaoke. I hope to see you there.

The Big Takeover

February 26, 2019

Thanks to The Big Takeover for premiering the video for my song Edge of Something. The video was directed by my talented friend Deborah Magocsi, with visual effects by Tom Bayne, special help from Jason Boyd, turtle footage by Zoe Serafinowicz & Soraya Limare, beach footage I’ve shot in Ireland over the years,  and it features the acting talents of my pal Benjamin Cartel. We shot it at Riis Beach last May and also at the original Hanks Saloon sometime last spring.

You can read the article about the inspiration behind the song and watch the video here. 

March 19th I’ll be participating in the Bushwick Book Club show at Barbès. We’re all writing songs inspred by Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.

And then March 25th, I’m singing with Jim Andralis and the Syntonics at Joe’s Pub. I love singing with these people. Tickets available here!