November 10, 2011

Come and Watch some Old Guys Playing Punk Rock


I'm doing a couple of solo acoustic sets in the East Bay coming up.

The first one is like it says:

-- Friday November 18th at 1-2-3-4 Go Records, 420 40th Street, Oakland, CA 510 985 0325, with PASSAGE WALKERS (featuring Jesse from Op IV) and KEPI GHOULIE. 7pm to 10pm, ALL AGES, $6

The other one is a matinee release party at the Starry Plough for the second edition of Scott Miller's book Music: What Happened? (He's the GAME THEORY / LOUD FAMILY guy, not only a writer of brilliant, quirky pop songs, but also a gifted writer of musical-cultural criticism, as it turns out; check out the book, it's great.) My old bandmate Aaron's current band, the Bye Bye Blackbirds, are also playing. So it's going to be Scott Miller, me, and the BBBs, who are also going to be my backup band for a couple of songs, heretofore never played electrically, at least, not by me. So that should be interesting. One hopes!

So that's:

-- Sunday, Dec 4 at the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 510 841 2082, 4:00p to 7:00p, with SCOTT MILLER and the BYE BYE BLACKBIRDS.

If you're interested in hearing any particular song, it's better to request it in advance rather than just calling it out at the show so I can look up the lyrics on the internet beforehand.

Posted by Dr. Frank at November 10, 2011 10:53 PM | TrackBack

I plug your guitar in and surround yourself with a drum kit, bass, and possibly a second guitar!! At the very least, don't play the songs that make you pine for MTX punk days of yore - Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba on acoustic is simply unbearable, not in that it's a bad song, but hearing it, you immediately start to envision what an epic thing it would be to see it played with the full band.

Good luck.

Posted by: Aaron at November 18, 2011 04:06 AM

Oh man! The show on the 18th especially sounds like it would have been amazing.

West coast Canadian tour (Victoria/Vancouver)?

Posted by: Brodie at November 26, 2011 02:38 AM

Music/Book tour, that is.

Posted by: Brodie at November 26, 2011 02:39 AM

Hi! I would love to hear Martyr or I Don't Need you Now.

Thank you!!

Posted by: nate at November 30, 2011 05:49 AM