Launch 2010 is going down this Saturday, July 31st and I’ll be displaying some design work as part of the event. I should have a good number of the giclees from the Studio Editions series up along with some unreleased stuff.
In case you missed it last year, Launch is Sacramento’s indie design and music festival. They sort of cover all the bases, showcasing the best of Sacramento music, design, and fashion. Being from Sacramento myself — a town I feel is often very much misunderstood — it’s great to see events like this that bring all the incredible talent this place has to offer together in one place.
The event goes from 6pm to 1:30am at the Artisan Gallery (1901 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento). Admission is $10, a total steal considering the lineup. If you’re in the Sacramento area, you have no excuse not to go to this — besides all the art and music, it’s just a really good time. If you’re from the Bay Area or beyond, I urge you to make the drive out and get better acquainted with the art scene in Sacto, you won’t be disappointed. Hope to see you out there!
Now that you have the free EP, you need to check out Dusty Brown live. Lucky for you it just so happens they’re playing a show as part of the CD release event for This City is Killing Me this Saturday. After attending countless Dusty Brown shows I can tell you it’s one of the most entertaining live sets around. As good as the recorded stuff is, they really take things to the next level with the live set and I think it’s where the music really shines through. You’ll also be able to snag a limited edition CD version of the EP which won’t be available anywhere else.
I’ll be making the drive down from SF, hope to see some of you out there.
Dusty Brown CD Release Show
Saturday, July 17, 2010 10:00 PM – 1:30 AM PDT
1517 21st st
Sacramento CA 95814 Gain Directions
Thanks to everyone for entering to win the Ghostly Box and tickets for the SF/LA shows. We had over 550 entries but through the magic of random number generation we’ve narrowed it down to the lucky winners. Congratulations to Nora from Culver City who won the Ghostly Manzoku Bento Box and all the others who won tickets to the shows. You should have received an email if you won the tickets.
To enter, just comment on this post and be sure to leave a valid email in the email field (will not be published) so we can contact you. Winners will be drawn at random from the comments. The first email drawn will receive the Ghostly Bento Box and a pair of tickets to the show of their choice. If the winner cannot attend the show, the tickets will be given to the next email drawn. Four pairs of tickets will be given away in all (two pairs for each show, SF & LA).
Entries must be received by midnight PST, Wednesday, July 7th, 2010. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter. Enter in the comments. Good luck!
Over the past few weeks I’ve been going through the process of putting together a live band for the Tycho show coming up on July 9th here in San Francisco. Those of you who’ve been to my past shows will know that I usually play solo and the focus is on the visuals and some light synth work. But this recent break from playing live (been working on the new album) has given me a chance to re-evaluate what I want the performances to be about and it’s also afforded me some time to put into developing the whole thing a little more. The visuals will still be a central element of the show, but I also want to try and bring some of the instrumentation to the forefront as well.
This upcoming set at Mezzanine will be my first show back in a while — and one of only a few I’ll be playing this summer as I wrap up the album — so I wanted it to be something special. I’ve been working with some other musicians on the new material so it sort of made sense to try and incorporate them into the live stuff. I spent the past couple weeks deconstructing a lot of the songs and working them into live versions that sort of bridge the gap between electronic and traditional instrumentation and have been rehearsing with the band at Ira Skinner’s studio in Sacramento. Zac Brown (frequent collaborator and guitarist for Dusty Brown) will be handling bass duties while Matt McCord will be on drums. I’ll be on some guitars and synth and Dusty and Jessica Brown will be joining us for a couple songs as well. We’ve got a few more practices but things are sounding really good and I’m excited to bring it all to life on the 9th. Hope to see you there.
I’ll be playing a Tycho set in San Francisco at Mezzanine on Friday, July 9th, 2010 as part of this year’s Ghostly Showcase. It’s a great lineup and last year’s show at Mezzanine was incredible so this one is not to be missed. I’ll be debuting some new material from the upcoming album and should have a couple other surprises and guests in store. Should be a great night, I hope to see you out there.
Ghostly Live A/V Showcase
Featuring live audio and visual performances.
I know I know i’m on a Swedish post rock / dream pop kick recently thanks to 800Beloved and some recent suggestions from the very informative ISO50 blog commenting community. The Mary Onettes recently released their Islands LP, below our a few of my favorite tracks by them, a really odd creepy Swedish video and some US dates. Also, if anyone at Labrador or from The Mary Onettes reads this then you should consider 800Beloved as an opening act for your NY or OH shows, just sayin’ since they let me know about you.
US TOUR DATES – The Mary Onettes
Apr 19 Marathon Bar Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 20 DC 9 Washington, Washington DC
Apr 21 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Apr 22 Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 23 Summit Columbus, Ohio
Apr 24 Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Apr 25 Sunset Tavern Seattle, Washington
Apr 26 Holocene Portland, Oregon
Apr 27 Rickshaw San Francisco, California
Apr 28 Soda Bar San Diego, California
Apr 29 Viper Room Los Angeles, California