Closing out 2015

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Working all three acts this fall plus the annual Coldwaves festival and then closing out the year with some recording in Dec/Jan with our friend Shane at Howl Street Studios.  Can’t wait!

With Nineteen Thirteen:
October 9, 2015 @ 8PM – Anodyne (Walker’s Point) – Milwaukee, WI

With Devil Met Contention :
September 5, 2015 @ 5PM – WMSE Backyard BBQ (Cathedral Square Park) – Milwaukee, WI
October 3, 2015 @ 7PM – Riverwest Public House – Milwaukee, WI
October 22, 2015 @ 8PM – Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee WI
November 6, 2015 @ Private Show – Details TBA
November 14, 2015 @ 8PM – Kneel to Neil Tribute show – Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, Milwaukee, WI
November 14, 2015 @ 11PM – Private Event – Boone and Crockett – Milwaukee, WI
December 18, 2015 @ 7PM – Benefit Show – Anodyne (Walker’s Point) – Milwaukee, WI

With Dickie:
September 10, 2015 @ 8PM – Rozz Tox – Rock Island, IL
September 11, 2015  @ 8PM – Two Brothers Roundhouse – Aurora, IL
September 12, 2015 @ 8PM – Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
October 16, 2015 @ 12PM – Java Blend on Iowa Public Radio – Iowa City, IA
October 16, 2015 @ 9PM – Lefty’s Live – Des Moines, IA
October 17, 2015 @ 7:30PM – National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library – Cedar Rapids, I

*With Acumen Nation:
September 24-27, 2015 – Coldwaves IV Festival – Double Door/Metro – Chicago, IL



It’s Coldwaves Time Again!



Well – it’s that time of year again, when I strap on the ‘ol bass guitar and fire up the industrial furnace to prepare for COLDWAVES III!

Year one was a crazy Cracknation hybrid set with CZAR, Acumen Nation and ILC tracks all in the set.  Year two was a full on ILC set complete with all of our special guest friends.

This year is all Acumen Nation. The set time is a little shorter but we’re going to rip through 9 tracks from our now 20 year discography. WOW. How is that even possible?

I will be bassing it up for the set and maybe just maybe I’ll slide in to do one track on the drums. (Lefty drummer on a righty kit is always a good way to see how well my brain and limbs are at doing what they’re told.)

If you are anywhere near the Chicagoland area, you really need to be at these shows.  4 Days of amazing music and all to help honor and keep the memory alive of our dear friend who passed 3 years ago.  Miss you Kidd.

Lineup, ticket info and more can be found here:

Looking Back on 2013


I was updating the Video of the Week page and Discography page recently and realized I had a pretty busy year. Lots of shows with MMTU, a few with Sulek and another great ILC show at COLDWAVES II this year. Also got to sit in with my pals Zach Steinback, Michael McDermott* and 1913 playing a little cajon and percussion. And I had five different projects release this year! It’s crazy how fast this year went by and I think I’m going to do a 12 Days of Christmas type review of my top 12 favorite shows of the year.

In the meantime, Let’s plug some product- they make great stocking stuffers!
Mike Mangione and The Union: Red-winged Blackbird Man (CD 2013)
ILC: Body Snatchers (CD 2013)
Rally and Sustain: The Cracknation Documentary (DVD, 2013)
Rally and Sustain: Cracklogues and Tour Logs (book, 2013)
Justin Heron: The Justin Heron EP (digital, 2013)

*maybe? haha