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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 Barb├Ęs. 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!

January/February

December 30, 2018

On January 16th, I’ll be participating in the Bushwick Book Club show in New Orleans! We’ll each be performing one song we wrote inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Galapagos and a couple of others inspired by books of our choosing.

I’ll also be singing a few songs with Charlie Nieland and Susan Hwang at the Circle Bar in New Orleans on January 17th at 10pm. Come along!

     Picture from the holiday party/show I put together at Mirror in the Woods in December.

I’m singing at the Bushwick Book Club’s 10th anniversary show at Mirror in the Woods in Brooklyn on January 24th. We’ll all be writing songs inspired by Vonnegut’s Slapstick.

On February 15th, I’ll be singing at the Love Hangover’s 20th Anniversary Show at Bowery Electric. I’m singing a couple duets (by Nick Cave and the Replacements!!) with Love Hangover founder, Richard Alwyn Fisher. There are lots of great people on this bill – you can read about it here.

And then on February 18th, I’m putting together a night of music called 5 x 5 at Sid Gold’s Request Room! The concept is simple. 5 songwriters will each play 5 songs. Maybe some of us will collaborate. The songwriters are Gary Burton, Andi Rae Healy, Rembert Block, Sugar Lake City “Lite” (Verena Wiesendanger and Julian Maile) and me! As the show’s at Sid Gold’s, it’ll be followed by top-notch piano karaoke. Come for the originals, stay for the karaoke. Here’s a cool flyer by Scott MX Turner. Thanks Brassai for letting me borrow the photograph from the internet.