On Wednesday, April 17 in Jersey City and Thursday, April 18th in Los Angeles, artists from across the world including a number of New Zealand natives will come together to present two concert events YOU ARE US U.S. to benefit those affected by the terror attacks that took place in Christchurch New Zealand on March 16th killing 50 people. These two concerts are the sister series of the YOU ARE US concerts taking place on April 13th in Auckland at the Spark Arena and April 17th at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch.
The Jersey City show will be taking place at the White Eagle Hall featuring artists such as Sarah Lane, principal at the American Ballet Theatre and Dave Gibson (Elemeno P). The Los Angeles show will take place the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and will feature native New Zealanders Brooke Fraser, Gin Wigmore, The Naked and Famous and Unknown Mortal Orchestra amongst others. Both shows will feature Ngā Ānahera Māori performing the Haka and a Karakia in the opening ceremony.
YOU ARE US : JERSEY CITY
WEDNESDAY APRIL 17th, 7pm
WHITE EAGLE HALL
NEW JERSEY CITY, NJ
Featuring: Hamish Kilgour, A Place To Bury Strangers, Carrie Beehan, Dave Gibson (Elemeno P), Miriam Clancy, Marie Te Hapuku (Soprano at the Met Opera), Ngā Ānahera Māori Performance Group, Streets of Laredo, Samuel R. Saffery, Sarah Lane (Principal at the American Ballet), Stanley John Mitchell (The Drongos), The Crevulators and Ukulele Cabaret,
with MCs Raj Varma and Arthur Meek.
YOU ARE US : LOS ANGELES
THURSDAY APRIL 18th, 7PM
THE WILSHIRE EBELL THEATRE
4401 WEST 8th STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90005
Featuring: Brooke Fraser, Chelsea Jade, Eden Iris, Gin Wigmore, Jackie Bristow, Marla Kavanaugh, Ngā Ānahera Māori Performance Group, The Naked & Famous, Unknown Mortal Orchestra with MC Jake Johannsen and house band lead by Nick Gaffaney
Had a fun time with a bit-part in the indie feature film The Incoherents.
The Incoherents is a “dramatic-comedy feature film about relationships, aging, reality and dreams, wrapped in a love letter to the continuing lure and thrill of Rock 'n' Roll”
Written by Jeff Auger and directed by Jared Barel, the movie is now completed and making the festival circuits and recently won “Best Home Grown Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival.
Bruce Flansburgh is a bored, 40-something New York paralegal who hasn’t let go of his dream of rock stardom. While slogging through what’s become an increasingly unbearable day to day existence, it dawns on him that the successful reunions of bands like the Pixies, Soundgarden and other alternative/indie rock groups from the late 80’s-mid 90’s could perhaps inspire his former group of 20 years earlier, The Incoherents (no, you haven’t heard of them), to reform. After recruiting the sibling rhythm section of Keith and Tyler, he rekindles a tenuous bond with the band’s guitarist and co-songwriter Jimmy Anthony, still resentful after languishing for years in unsuccessful groups after The Incoherents imploded. Bruce must also appease the desires of his wife Liz, herself desperate to break out of the life of a homemaker and reignite their stagnant marriage. As Bruce struggles mightily to maintain a modicum of normality in his troubled work and home life, The Incoherents brush the dust off and battle for relevancy amongst a new wave of younger, hipper bands from Brooklyn, ultimately leading to a chance to play for a record contract, some vindication... and maybe even a little glory.
A music video will also be released.
The maxi-single will be available from Bandcamp and on all streaming services.
A limited edition cassette will also be available.
Watch the promo video below:
The Popravinas have just released a new album “Willy Nilly” and are playing several East Coast shows to support it.
”Former Bass/Vocals (Eddy Sill) of the infamous Los Angeles band "The Mutts" has stumbled upon a few other "fellow drinkers"with a sound reminiscent of The Replacements, the evolving guitar nuances of The Rolling Stones along with interesting touches of Whiskeytown, Wilco & The Old 97's.”
Show is from 7-10pm.
Piano’s is located at 158 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
I will be playing the release show for the new album from Art Schop - “Death Waits II”, Friday, March 15 at Nublu in the East Village.
“Death Waits II” was mixed produced by Martin G. Walker and the late Jimi Zhivago.
It was mixed by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, The Breeders, Sebadoh, Phish, Yo La Tengo) and mastered by Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Jessica Thompson.
Producer and multi-instrumentalist Jimi Zhivago passed away after a short illness in late 2018, not long after this album was completed. A great loss to all of those in his musical circle, his passing deeply affected many. Fittingly, the release show will also be a tribute to Jimi and his legacy.
The band features Martin G. Walker on vocals/guitar/keys, Cameron Greider on guitar (Chris Cornell, Natalie Merchant, Martha & Rufus Wainwright, Joan Baez, Sean Lennon, PM Dawn), Jack Petruzelli on guitar/keys (Patti Smith, Joan Osborne, Ian Hunter, Rufus Wainwright), Chris Heinz on drums and myself on bass.
Entry is free and special editions of the album will be on sale at the show.
Nublu is located at 62 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009