Sunday, December 27, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Yes, thats Jonathan Richman!!!
Performing originals, holiday classics and kooky covers will be: Jonathan Richman, Chuck Prophet and Stepahnie Finch, Mark Eitzel and Marc Capelle, CVS, Jill Olson and Smelly Kelly of Red Meat, Carletta Sue Kay, Tim Mitchell, Kristen Sobditch and the Hollyhocks, Phil Crumar, Paula Frazer and Patrick Main, Sandra Mello, Jen Sands, Bob Conlon, Poontang Wranglers, Touch Me Nots and many more guests and surprises.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The new tour/mail order only cd to accompany Mark's new release Klamath. The cd was recorded in San Francisco Sept 2009 and contains all new material including a few reworkings of songs from Klamath. Many of the songs are acoustic based demos with just Mark and his guitar. It is limited to 250 in the US
(available directly from Mark's new site soon) and 500 copies in the rest of the world available here Oct 21, 2009. The cd is in a PVC sleeve.
1.Friends (Instant Song)
2.There's Someone Waiting
4.Winners Always Win
5.It's Never Over
10.Corny Spaceship Song
Only £10 so get it while its hot.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
There is also some new YouTube footage from the current tour.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Stylistically it builds on albums like the "Invisible Man" and "Candy Ass" however it benefits from a couple of guest appearances and a much better use of Pro-Tools (or whatever it was recorded with). It is essentially an album of nine songs (bracketed by a nicely atmospheric intro and outro) and what should be a hidden bonus track at the end. I think at least one or two of the tracks are from the forthcoming musical "Marine Parade". The songs have the familiar rhythm track sounds from those albums but it is a lot more organic sounding these days. There are a couple of guitar numbers on there but there are just as many synthy ones.
Standout tracks are
The blood on my hands. Interesting one as it sounds like it is sung from a females perspective.
I miss you. Another Kathleen song?
I live in this place. One of the songs from the musical and about a prostitute looking back at their life.
Why I am bullshit. Typical Mark title. A song sung to someone he may have let down. A few San Francisco and religious images thrown in for good measure.
Remember. A nice slow one.
Ronald koal was a rock star. The token upbeat rocker all about his meeting with the singer(?) Ronald koal years ago.
Buried Treasure and Antennas. These are the moody instrumental intro and outro. They work quite well and don't break up the flow of the album.
Guest appearances are by Marc Capelle, Franz Nicolay and Dave Douglas (not the trumpeter).
All in all, a good little album.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
and is somewhere where you can share reviews, stories, photos, and all that sort of stuff.
You can actually post on the forums now! I had them all set to read only. Doh!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
I will be playing at the hotel utah on friday the 28th of august with my band. We will be performing some old songs from some band I used to play in with the singer appropiate to the venue... dannyI wonder who that could be?
'No Easy Way Down' - From the House concert in Buffalo NY
For the Good Times @ Maxwell's, Hoboken.
Nightwatchman @ Maxwell's, Hoboken.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
04.10.09 Exeter -Phoenix
06.10.09 Winchester – Tower Arts Centre
07.10.09 London - St Giles in the Fields
08.10.09 Brighton – The Basement
15.10.09 I-Milan, House Concert
16.10.09 I-Massa Carrara, Tagomago
17.10.09 I-Turin, House Concert
18.10.09 CH-Zurich, El Lokal
20.10.09 Karlsruhe, Jubez
22.10.09 L-Dudelange, Centre Culturel opderschmelz
23.10.09 B-Brussels, AB Club
24.10.09 B-Brugge, Music In Mind Festival
01.11.09 NL-Utrecht, Ekko
03.11.09 Bristol – St Bonaventures
04.11.09 Birmingham – Glee Club
05.11.09 Manchester - St Margaret's Church
07.11.09 Edinburgh – Cabaret Voltaire
08.11.09 Newcastle – Cluny 2
09.11.09 Leeds - Brudnell Social Club
Support comes from Franz Nicolay, lead moustache for the Hold-Steady, who also contributes to Marks solo album.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
9/19/09 Triple Door Seattle WA
9/20/09 Mississippi Studios Portland OR
9/24/09 Red Devil Lounge San Francisco CA
"There may also be a show at the beginning of August in SF but I am not sure about that one yet... These are the same shows with Marc Capelle on Piano that i am doing on the East Coast.
As soon as I finish this record - I can start working on the new American Music Club record - and also the new record I am doing with Peter Buck.
In addition I started sketching out a new solo record that I will sell for Merch in Europe when I tour there in October and November. I wrote them quickly and can't wait to start on them. "
So it looks like there might be a tour CD to go along with the tour for the new CD.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
Sat 7/18 New York, NY at Le Poisson Rouge
Sun 7/19 Hudson, NY at Jason’s Upstairs
Mon 7/20 Hoboken, NJ at Maxwell’s
Tue 7/21 Boston. MA at Lizard Lounge
Wed 7/22 Albany NY at Lindas at WAMC
Thu 7/23 Rochester, NY at Lovin’ Cup Cafe
Fri 7/24 Buffalo, NY at Marty & Susan’s House
Sat 7/25 Baltimore, MD at Metro Gallery
Sun 7/26 Chapel Hill, NC at Memorial Hall Theatre w/ She&Him & Wye Oak (part of the Merge XX celebration)
Mon 7/27 Arlington, VA at IOTA Club
Tue 7/28 Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s
Wed 7/29 Brooklyn, NY at Bell House
According to the comments there is apossible west coast US tour in late sept and a European one in October. More details as they appear.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Still one more show to go, so get down there if you can.
Friday, May 01, 2009
"I am part of an event called Animal Nights as part of the Brighton Festival.
This is an unpaid atempt to get our musical off the ground. I may sing a couple
of songs but the focus is on the play. We are talking with Channel 4 to make a
film of it."
The Brunswick is a nice venue with a good reputation for Jazz, but isn't that big. Best get in quick.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
There is also this curious little webpage.
The show has been cancelled.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I guess I could talk about my career in music - though that is something I usually prefer to forget. People are much more interested than i am, actually. In 2008 AMC toured for about 6 months. I was in London for 2 months working on the play I am doing called Marine Parade. I also spent a couple of months in LA thanks to the generosity of my friend Chris Buck who lets me stay in his place. I wasn’t home a lot and I am very happy now to be in San Francisco which I love no matter how much i complain about it. I guess AMC wont do anything until late next year. I am writing a solo record tentatively called “The Old Queer On The Hill” and after that I am going to finish writing the AMC record. The solo record is going to be quiet acoustic songs and the AMC record will be songs that it is fun to play live. At least that is my plan.
So it looks like one new solo record this year and probably a new AMC one next year. Hopefully he will be touring the solo album.
As well as the Band Myspace, Band Web Site and Solo Web Site Mark is also on Facebook. He added me as a friend before xmas and seems to have embraced the whole interactivity of it all. Still, there is only one place to come for all the latest information. ;)