Well, I guess I never recapped you all on the past few Brooklyn shows I’ve played, so I will do so now.
On January 29, I opened for Lucas Silveira at Branded Saloon in Park Slope and rocked the fuck out on my new favorite borrowed toy: the ukulele. The show was sold out to capacity. It rocked.
On Feb 10, I played at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg. Never had been there, but what a cool venue. Again pretty much packed the place. I definitely will be coming back here to hang/play.
Here was the flyer, with a beautiful photo taken by my Boston roommate, Sawyer on Halloween 2008:
Yeah, those shows were pretty fun. They happened, they existed.
Friday, January 14 at The Bell House
149 7th Street — Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, January 29 at The Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Ave — Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, February 10 at Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street — Brooklyn, NY
Friday, February 25 (MRS DANVERS) at The Apple Store
815 Boylston Street — Boston, MA
Friday, February 25 at Wadzilla Mansion
I apologize for not writing about this sooner…
In early December, I had the incredible opportunity to perform in Cairo, Egypt. Several bands (all of us recent graduates of Berklee College of Music) were selected by Nile Promotions, a new company run by Yasmin Tayeby, a recent alum, to perform two festival dates in Cairo and a workshop for disadvantaged Cairo children.
the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx were surreal, majestic
The experience was truly life-changing, both for the religious, historical, and natural wonders I experienced (mosques from antiquity, Giza Pyramids, the Red Sea, the Nile River, the Cairo Museum containing artifacts from King Tut’s tomb) as well as the unique context of these musical performances, two of which benefited cancer care for disadvantaged children and one of which was a U.S. embassy-sponsored workshop at the Geza Youth Centre.
requisite jumbo-tron picture
Check it. Lyrics below the fold.
European tour in the works for this summer.
check it. hopefully this one will make my forthcoming Brooklyn bedroom EP. Lyrics below the jump. Continue reading
to November 28-December 5.
Here’s the FB event for the festival. Got my passport in the mail the other day. Really pumped for some warm weather, sight-seeing, beaches, hookah, hanging with good folks, and rocking the fuck out in the Middle East.
PS: we’re playing in front of the pyramids. seriously.
In the spirit of Halloween, “I Wanna Be Your Zombie” was on the local artist playlists at WFNX and WZLX– two great Boston radio stations. Pretty cool. The music video was also featured on SL Lounge TV’s podcast.
Wanted to update you all on my happenings.
First and foremost, my band MRS DANVERS was asked to open for Corin Tucker Band at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. Corin was the lead singer of Sleater-Kinney, one of my big influences in wanting to start MRS DANVERS. I have looked up to her and Kathleen Hanna as two of the most influential, talented women in rock music. This is a huge honor for us to open for her…
Here are the details:
Show is Monday, October 25. Doors open at 7:00pm. We go on at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 day of the show. Paradise is located off of the B line. I believe it’s one of the BU stops.
Next item of business. I got my tickets to Cairo. That’s right, my band (Justin Hancock, Dabbo Caucci, and Bruno Esrubilsky) will be flying to Egpyt and playing two dates at a major festival in Cairo. We will be there from November 8 to November 16.
Thirdly, I subbed on bass for Nini+Ben this past Monday at Club Passim in Harvard Square. We are playing a show this Saturday, the 23rd at the National Underground during the CMJ festival in New York City.
Finally, I played my first show as a resident of New York last week at Monkey Rock @ Googie’s Lounge (above the Living Room) in the East Village. I used backing tracks and played guitar and it went really, surprisingly well! All new material, new setup, new sound. I had a blast and the response was extremely positive. I’m actually in talks with a filmmaker from The New School, who found out about my music from the show, about being the subject of his documentary. So we’ll see where that goes, haha.
Things are going very well! I finally got a flexible job in NYC, and am excited about all of the things that are happening.