Hey my people.
Have I told you lately that I love you?
I got sick a lot this fall. It was the worst. Now I’m playing music again. I mean, sometimes I played when I was sick. But I’m less sick. So here come the shows.
I’m going to recommend you keep your eye on the facebook or reverbnation pages just to keep up, but for now, some upcoming dates:
Sunday, December 16th, LIC Bar (backed up by Kat Quinn and Caitlin Mahoney) 7pm
Monday, December 17th, backing up Kat Quinn at Rockwood Music Hall, 7pm
Tuesday, December 18th, The West Cafe (Wburg, Bk, across from Barcade) 8pm
Thursday, December 27th – little cameo at Mike Short’s comedic movie viewing, holiday edition: “Down in Front Presents: A Traditional Christmas.” The PIT theatre, 11pm
Friday, December 28th – The Path Cafe, 9pm
Saturday, January 12th, Pete’s Candy Store with Rue and The Gantry, 4pm
Friday, January 18th, Zinc Bar with Jon Christopher 7pm
Keep your eyes open. There are at least two more big fancy-pants shows coming up.
Okay, I’m about to give you a ton of music. Here’s the deal with all of this music. Full disclosure. It’s all friends. I like these people. I get no money for promoting them, but I am pretty sure you will like something. If you don’t, y’know, I’m not too worried about it. But, for instance, Jasper Lewis’s “High Strung Poets” is just about my favorite song for early fall. I know it’s late fall now, but it’s always good to stock up for later. He also sounds like an old-timey folk-genius. That’s not everyone’s thing, but if you like old-timey folk geniuses…
High Strung Poets
The Gantry makes my train rides all rock and roll and bouncy. I haven’t loved dancing to a band live this much since … well, let’s just say I REALLY like dancing to their music. Kevin writes the best rock/pop hooks around and the boys harmonize like the grandbabies of the Traveling Wilburys. Again, if you’re looking for through-composed concept thrash-metal, remixed by Bjork, this is not for you. But if you always wished that Weezer and The Band would mate…
Years and Years by The Gantry
The Sky Captains of Industry makes me feel like I accidentally stumbled into a car while my friends were hotboxing and one guy was watching reruns of “Happy Days” while two guys, dressed as Trey Parker and Matt Stone (I guess it’s Halloween) discuss the future. That sentence is definitely the ultimate test of who reads this biz.
Rocket City by the Sky Captains of Industry
And finally, Matt Sucich. I listened to Matt Sucich’s album “Jubilation and Jealousy” a LOT two summers ago when I was on the road between California, NY, Connecticut, and Seattle. I’m pretty sure now that he’s come out with another album, “Layers” I’m going to need a new proper road trip.
Layers by Matt Sucich
As a rule, I don’t post on days when my writing comes out sounding like eighteen convoluted inside-jokes, but the reality is I’m just amusing myself. I got puked on today, so I feel like being a little silly.
Come to a show, and I promise I will either be MORE coherent, or we will both be drinking.