Feb 25, 2014
Recently released is a compilation of Kate Bush covers organized by the Bush League. The track was actually a "jam" in the studio for a potential Leverage Models song that ended up being the backing for Alena Spangler of Tiny Hazard to just absolutely KILL IT on. The compilation is a benefit for Reproductive Rights.
Feb 24, 2014
from now through June. the last friday of every month I will be playing with Kagero at the Way Station in Brooklyn. 2 sets of "Japanese Gypsy Rock". FREE
Feb 20, 2014
May very well be the last appearance of the "3 Drummer" version of the band for awhile. Also last NY show for a bit for the band as the band is heading on tour (minus myself) for March/April.
Feb 19, 2014
I am not in this video as I am not in the band, however those are my drummings in the song. The good news is Ikillya looks like they finally found a permanent drummer. I had been helping them out for a bit on some shows and did the drums on most of their first record "Recon". Last summer I got a call in the 11th hour that they needed me to do their new album also. So it was off to Staten Island to do 2 days of drum tracking. I believe the record "Vae Victus" is out in April on Megaforce Records.
Feb 16, 2014
I have been lazy with updating the site. Things like life getting in the way. That being said, there are a lot of updates coming this year. New releases from Zao, Emanuel and the Fear, Leverage Models, Amateur Blonde, Ikillya to name a few. In addition, some new projects and collaborators on the horizon. As part of my late 2013 early 2014 catch up. Here is a video from last fall's Leverage Models album featuring the wonderful Sharon Van Etten. Enjoy
Aug 21, 2013
Off the upcoming (October 1st) album on Hometapes. The new single "Sweep" featuring Sharon Van Etten on vocals
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
This friday at Music Hall Of Williamsburg, we're opening for the "not legendary as they should be" Medicine. Don't think they have played since '95. Should be a good one.
May 21, 2013
Playing with Ryan O'Toole's "Amateur Blonde" on Wed. the 22nd at the LIC Bar in Long Island City.
Address is 45-58 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101
This is a warm-up performance before I go into the studio for 4 days to track the new Amateur Blonde record.
Free show (with suggested donations via tip jar).
We go on at 9pm.
Apr 2, 2013
Another in a series of Leverage Models performances in NYC.
The debut full length album is mixed and it's a doozy. Come party with us
Feb 1, 2013
I recorded an album last year with "Japanese Gypsy Rock" band Kagero (who I play with from time to time). The show is at Nublu in the Lower East Side (62 Ave C) and starts at 8 pm. We will be joined by Brazilian band Mais Um and then taking the stage at 9. I'm gonna get wrecked on Grappa.
You can pre-order the cd here.
Jan 3, 2013
I've done improv duos, trios, quartets etc before. But never a solo show. This will all change next wed night January 9th, when I do a solo drum performance at Goodbye Blue Monday (1807 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY). Also on the bill is Jerkagram, Sun Castle and Michael Foster/Weasel Walter/Chris Pitsiokas Trio. I am on at 11:00 (or maybe a tad later). It's FREE.
Nov 12, 2012
Heading up to Montreal today with Leverage Models. We will be doing a radio recording at CKUT tomorrow at noon followed by a performance at Casa De Popolo opening for Strand of Oaks and Yellow Ostrich. Good times.
Oct 26, 2012
The 2nd video from our album The Janus Mirror. Filmed on a random off-day in Berlin on our August tour by our good friend (and one time van driver) Maik. Enjoy
Oct 25, 2012
Fresh off the plane from Europe and I'm already in the thick of learning a bunch of new songs for the vinyl release of the Ryan Roger O'Toole's "Amateur Blonde" vinyl release show this saturday October 27th at the Sidewalk Cafe in Manhattan. I will be doing a tuesday night residency (Minus one show I'm not playing with him) throughout the month of November at Spike Hill in Brooklyn.
Oct 1, 2012
New video from Emanuel and the Fear. I gotta say, I had nothing to do with this aside from picking the director based on his work on the Normal Love video "Lend Some Treats". Man is a mad scientest. Love it.
Also, you can order the new album directly from us. (I will personally address, pack and stamp it with love)
AND... I am in the process of packing for our third European tour this year. Come say hi if we're coming into your area.
10/2/12 - Manchester @ Dulcimer (UK)
10/3/12- Hull @ The New Adelphi (UK)
10/4/12 - Antwerpen @ Arenbergschouwburg (BE)
10/5/12- Utrecht @ Ekko (NL)
10/6/12 - Luxembourg @ d:qliq (LUX)
10/7/12 - Freiburg @ Waldsee (DE)
10/8/12 - Stuttgart @ Schocken (DE)
10/9/12 - Zürich @ Rote Fabrik (CH)
10/11/12 - Bern @ ISC (CH)
10/12/12 - Ebensee @ Kino Ebensee (AT)
10/13/12 - Berlin @ Roter Salon (DE)
10/14/12 - Poznan @ Meskalina (PL)
10/15/12 - Dresden @ Jazzclub Tonne (DE)
10/16/12- Hamburg @ Übel & Gefährlich (DE)
10/17/12 - Bochum @ Bahnhof Langendreer (DE)
10/18/12- Weinheim @ Café Central(DE)
10/19/12 - Köln @ Gebäude 9 (DE)
10/21/12 - Frankfurt am Main @ Brotfabrik (DE)
10/22/12- London @ The Wilmington Arms (UK)
10/23/12 - Sheffield @ The Riverside (UK)
Aug 14, 2012
Not much fun "road stories" yet. Just being so busy, the festival scene is great. BUT, it also is kind of boring. You are always sitting in a field. Eating catering, and drinking way to much. Not a whole lot of "scenery" chewing.
Aug 6, 2012
Well, I'm currently packing for tour. Going out with Emanuel and the Fear. 3 weeks of not eating when I want, struggling to do laundry and living for that 1 hour on stage. Get in the van!!!!!
Hopefully will be keeping a tour blog of some sorts.
Aug 9 Haldern Pop Festival (Haldern, DE) - Sold Out
Aug 10 Schlauer Bauer Festival (Wetzikon, CH)
Aug 11 Bruckenfestival (Nurnberg, DE)
Aug 12 Centralstation (Danstadt, DE)
Aug 13 Franz K (Reutlingen, DE)
Aug 14 Heimathafen (Berlin, DE)
Aug 15 Secret Show (more info later)
Aug 17 Festival Frischluftkultur (Muri, CH)
Aug 18 KFZ Sommerfest (Marburg, DE)
Aug 24 Hafen 2 (Offenbach, DE)
Aug 25 Obstwiesen Festival (Dronstadt, DE)
Aug 26 Pools (Gottingen, DE)
Aug 27 Owche De Kleinen Kunste (Gutersloh, DE)
Aug 4, 2012
Seriously, go pre-order this. This is the 4th release (2nd full length) by Emanuel and the Fear. I drum in this band. But I also co-produced this one. We recorded with our dear friend Brendan Tobin (Red Sparrows/Made Out Of Babies/Bad Powers) here in Brooklyn. It's a monster. And I lost sleep over it.