Cratering

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Cratering

a half-stack doesn't fit in the trunk
GPOYW, from Saturday’s (personally) disastrous gig. You can actually see how tense my left forearm is as I’m trying to squeeze something toneful out of the goddamned thing.
Bonus picture of Todd with his Stanley Cup beard, which I assume is gone now. If you live in northwest Illinois, you can come and find out for yourself at Poopy’s this Friday from 6-10pm.

GPOYW, from Saturday’s (personally) disastrous gig. You can actually see how tense my left forearm is as I’m trying to squeeze something toneful out of the goddamned thing.

Bonus picture of Todd with his Stanley Cup beard, which I assume is gone now. If you live in northwest Illinois, you can come and find out for yourself at Poopy’s this Friday from 6-10pm.

The Good - Comfortable
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Comfortable // The Good

Shameless Self-Promotion time, featuring Gratuitous Music By Yourself.

You have two chances to see me in the Chicagoish area in January.

  1. Saturday, January 11 with The Bradburys at The Fuel Room in Libertyville. We’re a power pop outfit, and you can expect a mix of originals and covers in that vein. You’ll be compelled by forces unseen to dance and/or sing along.
  2. Saturday, January 18 with The Good at Martyrs in Chicago. This is the annual-ish reunion show of the alternative band I spent much of the 90s in a van with. This year, we are featuring some deep cuts we rarely played live (see attached) and a few one-time-only covers that will surprise and delight.

Figure 9:00pm for both of them, give-or-take. It’d be great to see you there. (You, there. You there.)

Locals! Or people who like to travel on weeknights!
This Thursday night, come check me out at Hideout with Tony Rogers. We’ll do a full set of his solo material (including the Purina commercial songs in long form), several classics from The Good, and a couple of neat covers, neither of which is “Stairway to Heaven.”
Looks like this will be my only show in the city proper for 2013. Proceeds benefit Septembeard, an organization dedicated to raising money to fund prostate cancer research and treatments. 
Hideout Inn1354 W. WabansiaChicago 60642
Doors at 7, music starts at 8. Please stop by! Mention this ad and I will buy you a whiskey.

Locals! Or people who like to travel on weeknights!

This Thursday night, come check me out at Hideout with Tony Rogers. We’ll do a full set of his solo material (including the Purina commercial songs in long form), several classics from The Good, and a couple of neat covers, neither of which is “Stairway to Heaven.”

Looks like this will be my only show in the city proper for 2013. Proceeds benefit Septembeard, an organization dedicated to raising money to fund prostate cancer research and treatments. 

Hideout Inn
1354 W. Wabansia
Chicago 60642

Doors at 7, music starts at 8. Please stop by! Mention this ad and I will buy you a whiskey.

Shameless Self-Promotion

I haven’t done one of these in a while. Here are your chances in the near future to have your face melted, but in the most pleasurable way:

As of now, that’s all I have on the calendar for the rest of the year. There may be a thing or two popping up in late fall and/or around Christmas, but who knows. Better get while the gettin’s good.

For the latest/greatest, you can see this google calendar or the music page at my personal site.

Thanks for your continued support of my efforts to desperately reclaim my long-lost youth.

Giggery Pokery

Two (2) chances to see me making the musics in the coming days! Huzzah!

Saturday, March 2, 9:30pm with The Recliners at Galway Bar & Grill, 12045 Roosevelt Rd, Elmhurst (map). We will bring two massive sets of our standard-issue, high-impact brand of the RAWK complete with extreme facial melting, possibly even sublimation.

Saturday, March 9, 9:00pm with The Bradburys at McAuliffe’s Pub, 3700 Meachem Rd, Racine, WI (map). This is a special treat for us, as we are opening for local power pop legends Shoes. All the power pop bands you sing along to on the radio would cite these guys as the godfathers of the genre. Do not miss! It’s a shortish set of mostly originals, so your promptness will be well rewarded.

(And if you can’t make the shows, can you maybe “like” the Facebook pages linked above?)

Hear ye, hear ye, people of the northern suburbs! This is the only gig I have on the calendar for 2013. Likely no others until late spring or summer.
Don’t leave me high. Don’t leave me dry. (No, we don’t play that song, but we should.)

Hear ye, hear ye, people of the northern suburbs! This is the only gig I have on the calendar for 2013. Likely no others until late spring or summer.

Don’t leave me high. Don’t leave me dry. (No, we don’t play that song, but we should.)

I’m an emotionally stunted, never-was rock star on my way to a Halloween gig at the Brat Stop in Wisconsin. Gonna melt your face. And all the way there, I’ll be looking for hearts on my picture at tumblr and surfing for my  demos on my iPhone, swerving across all four lanes at 85 miles per hour and putting up the \m/ horns as you veer out of my way, right into the median barrier.
Oopsie. No cheese curds for you, flatlander.

I’m an emotionally stunted, never-was rock star on my way to a Halloween gig at the Brat Stop in Wisconsin. Gonna melt your face. And all the way there, I’ll be looking for hearts on my picture at tumblr and surfing for my  demos on my iPhone, swerving across all four lanes at 85 miles per hour and putting up the \m/ horns as you veer out of my way, right into the median barrier.

Oopsie. No cheese curds for you, flatlander.

Do what it says up there and come to an upcoming show!
(Also: can I hit those notes? STM.)
Saturday, October 13, with The Good at Martyrs in Chicago. It’s been ~20 months since our last annual(ish) reunion show and who knows when the next one will be. It’d be great to see you there. We’ll do your favorites from all of our critically acclaimed yet commercially ignored CD’s, plus some new, unreleased material and the usual Big Surprises.
Friday, October 26, with The Bradburys at The Brat Stop in lovely Kenosha, WI. We play a short set from 8:00-8:45 for their epic Halloween party. Must see!
We’re also working on a possible Recliners gig on the south side in November or December.
RAWK, bitchez.

Do what it says up there and come to an upcoming show!

(Also: can I hit those notes? STM.)

  • Saturday, October 13, with The Good at Martyrs in Chicago. It’s been ~20 months since our last annual(ish) reunion show and who knows when the next one will be. It’d be great to see you there. We’ll do your favorites from all of our critically acclaimed yet commercially ignored CD’s, plus some new, unreleased material and the usual Big Surprises.
  • Friday, October 26, with The Bradburys at The Brat Stop in lovely Kenosha, WI. We play a short set from 8:00-8:45 for their epic Halloween party. Must see!

We’re also working on a possible Recliners gig on the south side in November or December.

RAWK, bitchez.

Here I am, on the road again

(I actually hate the fuck out of that song. Rule #1 for Rock Songwriters: you do not get to whine about how hard it is to be a giant rock star on the road unless you are willing to trade careers with me, straight up, right now.)

It’s been a busy summer for me and that continues into the fall. As of now, winter looks quiet, so these charming posts will cease, but more importantly, so will your chances to get your face melted. Check one or more (all, really) of these out:

Yes, that’s right: The Good’s annualish reunion show is on the calendar. More details on that one later, but it’s going to be epic as usually.

gigs!

Enough of that other stuff. Keep on dancing til the world ends. Here’s what’s up:

We’re also working on another reunion show with The Good sometime this fall at Martyrs in Chicago, deets TBD.

Come on out and let me melt your face.

Weekend of Rock!

Guys, two chances to catch me this coming weekend if you’re so inclined:

Friday, 4pm-7pm, with The Bradburys at Libertyville Days, in, of course, Libertyville. This is my power pop band, and we’ll be doing a mix of originals and covers you know and love. Check us out on the main stage, rain or shine.

Saturday, approximately 7pm, with The Recliners at the Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally (aka “Sturgis on the River”) in Davenport, IA. The Recliners are a classic rock cover band. You’ll know every song we do, and the people watching should be spectacular. We’re playing in something called the Scooter Tent.

If you happen to make it to a show, please stop and say hi! I will buy you a delicious beverage of your choosing.

Excerpt from my super high-tech cheat sheet for tomorrow’s gig at Hideout.
How sad are you gonna be if you miss it? All of the sad. All of it.

Excerpt from my super high-tech cheat sheet for tomorrow’s gig at Hideout.

How sad are you gonna be if you miss it? All of the sad. All of it.

Upcoming Show

Hey locals!

After hibernating most of the winter, I’m trudging out of my cave for a busy spring and summer of making the rock. The first step back into the sunshine will be next Thursday in support of my friend and long-time collaborator Tony Rogers. We will be playing his fantastic Sycamore album in its entirety, along with the single "Great" that was memorably featured in those Purina commercials during the Westminster show. We’ve got some other surprises planned, too.

We’ve put together an absolutely top-notch band, and the Hideout is the perfect venue to pick up the subtleties of this show which is just a bit different from the usual facemelterishness I engage in (though there will be some of that, too).

I hope you can make it. Advance tickets are available at the website below.

Tony Rogers
April 26, 9:00pm
The Hideout 

Mark your calendars

I have a busy spring/summer coming up. Get busy with me. (What?)


Tonight I am playing with The Bradburys at the Rhode Center for the Arts in Kenosha, WI, around 8:00. 
We’ll be playing more originals than we usually do for this gig. If power pop is your thing, and you’re within ICBM range of the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, why not stop by? Bonus: it’s right by the Mars Cheese Castle.

Tonight I am playing with The Bradburys at the Rhode Center for the Arts in Kenosha, WI, around 8:00.

We’ll be playing more originals than we usually do for this gig. If power pop is your thing, and you’re within ICBM range of the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, why not stop by? Bonus: it’s right by the Mars Cheese Castle.