January 7, 2020

Happy New Year!

For my first show of the new decade, I’ve put together a benefit for Musicambia‘s west coast programming on January 13th at Gold-Digger’s in LA. My band will be playing as will talented friends Bird of Youth, We Are the West, Brett Farkas and Deenah Vollmer (reading). Doors open at 7. Everything starts at 7:30. There’s a $10 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds will support Musicambia’s new programming in LA and San Francisco. It just so happens that I am also the Executive Director of Musicambia.
I hope you can make it!

Flyer by Scott MX Turner. Photo taken by me a couple years ago from the Griffith Observatory.

On February 10th, I’m hosting another songwriter & writer night at my favorite bookstore/performance venue in Echo Park, Stories.  Songwriters include Ward White, Elena Dell’Innocenti, Stevie Weinstein-Foner, Adron, Deenah Vollmer (reading), Beth Wawerna and me. It’s free. Hope you can make it!

End of the Year

November 16, 2019

On November 19th, my band is opening for my friends Jim Andralis and Larry Krone at the 11th Street Bar in NYC. This is my first full-band show in NYC since May. I’ll be sharing some new songs I wrote in California.

Jim and Larry will be celebrating their 50th birthdays and will have a few fancy musical guests (besides me). We’ll be singing on each others songs too. Come hang out with us and help Larry and Jim celebrate turning half a century!! This is a free show. *** This show has now happened. Thank you New York Music Daily for the great review (which you can read here). ***

On December 4th I’m hosting another holiday concert/party with non-holiday music. I’ve asked several friends to each play a few songs. It was really fun last year and I’m sure it will be again. Come to Mirror in the Woods on Wednesday, December 4th at 7pm. This is also a free show.

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…