Devil Met Contention live on “Hear Here Presents” Music Series

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Back in November of 2015 DMC was invited to take part in a live loft recording series called Hear Here Presents. It was a blast and you can hear folks from the crew and other bands that took part in the evening’s sessions.  I played this show all hopped up on flu medicine but at least my hair looked good!

From a gear perspective, I was trying out some new Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple drums (snare and floor tom) along with a Taye Studio Birch kick with the Woodshed Percussion logo head. Those sick 16″ hihats are Impression Dark series. So slinky good! And don’t forget the cool Big Fat Snare drum snare-bourine to get that fat 70s thump on the third track.

Watch and Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXwPKM0VrXs

Dickie on Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend

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Found out recently that Host Ben Keefer and the good people at IPR posted audio of our November visit to the Java Blend program.  They record the show live in the back room of a very small coffee house on a very small stage (as you can see by the pic.)

I played the whole show using VF Tala Wands but my Yamaha Tour Series drums and Impression cymbals sounded pretty darn good.  It was tough to get a feel for how loud the loops were since the show goes direct to hard disk but I balanced it the best I could.  That’s showbiz!

Listen Here: Dickie combines dark content with light pop

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

 

 

Summertime!

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OUT NOW – the new Nineteen Thirteen single “Summertime.” The track centers around an organ recording of Janet’s grandma from back in the 1960’s, augmented with our normal Cello/Drums/Percussion plus some special contributors. On bass, we have the Grammy award winning bassist Rob Wasserman and on vocal the lovely Monia. A full length release is scheduled for Fall  2015.

Also, here are dates for my Summer (so far):

With Nineteen Thirteen
June 4, 2015 @ 8:30PM – The Bay – Whitefish Bay, WI
June 13, 2015 @ 1PM – Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) – West Bend, WI
June 20, 2015 @ 4PM – Lakefront Festival of The Arts – Milwaukee, WI
July 12, 2015 @ 5PM – Bastille Days: Cathedral Square Stage – Milwaukee, WI
August 7-8, 2015 Mile of Music Festival – Appleton, WI

With Devil Met Contention
July 11, 2015 @ 7PM, w/ New Red Moons & Tree Party – Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee, WI
July 14, 2015 @ 9PM – Vintage – Milwaukee, WI
July 23, 2015 @ 5:30PM – 414 Music Live at 88.9 Radio Milwaukee
July 24, 2015 @ 8PM, w/ Zach Pietrini –Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
August 8, 2015 @5pm Newaukee Urban Beach Party, Lakefront State Park, WI
August 13, 2015 @ 8PM, w/Brett Newski – Boone & Crockett – Milwaukee, WI
August 14, 2015 @ 7pm – Lunar Rooftop Series (Milwaukee Athletic Club)  – Milwaukee, WI
August 15, 2015 @ 8pm – VAR Gallery – Milwaukee, WI
September 5, 2015 @ 5PM – WMSE Backyard BBQ (Cathedral Square Park) – Milwaukee WI

“Smith Uncovered: A Reinterpretation of the Songs of Patti Smith” w/Nineteen Thirteen – THIS WEEKEND!

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“Smith Uncovered” is the latest in Alverno Presents’ series of shows in which local musicians interpret, deconstruct and artfully fiddle with a songwriter’s body of work. 
Alverno Presents impresario David Ravel recruited Betty Blexrud-Strigens of the band Testa Rosa to curate this concert, asking her to pick an American songwriter. Blexrud-Strigens, who took part in the earlier “Beautiful Dreamer” show saluting Stephen Foster, mulled over several possibilities, including Dolly Parton.  (Courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
FULL MJS STORY HERE
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

I am so excited to be joining Mr. Victor DeLorenzo and Ms. Janet Schiff onstage as part of this event.  In the past I’ve sat in with them as a percussionist but woohoo! now I’ll be manning the drum set for some upcoming Nineteen Thirteen shows.  I will do my best to keep up with these two and try not to geek out about the fact that I get to play with one of my long-time drum heros.

Now, if you’ll excuse me,  I have to go practice my bolero….

(commence frantic search of practice room for #VicFirth SD2s)

Let’s Play Some Shows!

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Well now – this is more like it!

Finally shaking off the dust (and the endless winter) and getting back to playing some drums – sunshine on my cymbals and various festival foods/regional beers in my tummy. I’m not taking my talents to South Beach but I am working with some wonderful new folks, having a lot of fun learning new songs and reconnecting with old ones.

with Mike Mangione & The Union:
MAY 17, 2014 – River Roots Festival – Madison, IN

with Devil Met Contention:
MAY 23, 2014 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
JUNE 7, 2014 – Riverwest Public House – Milwaukee WI
JUNE 14, 2014 – Yield – Milwaukee, WI

with Dave Fitzpatrick Band
JULY 4, 2014 – Summerfest -Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard – Milwaukee WI
JULY 12, 2014 – Bastille Days – Milwaukee, WI
AUGUST 23, 2014 – Sounds of Summer – Whitefish Bay, WI
AUGUST 31, 2014 – Milwaukee Rally @ the Harley Davidson Museum – Milwaukee, WI

with 1913
Shhhhh- I’ll be a super secret shaker/percolator at some upcoming shows.
You’ll just have to come to all of them to find out!
NineteenThirteen.com

Here’s a hint – one of the shows is on a spooky day in June….

On the Road Again…

Lots of shows coming up with both Mike Mangione and the Union and with Justin Heron from now until the end of the year.

Here’s a list of what’s happening starting this week.

2012 TOUR DATES
Oct 2 2012 NBC Milwaukee-The Morning Blend Milwaukee, WI 9:00AM
Oct 3 2012 WUWM @ Nite with Bruce Winter Milwaukee, WI 8:00PM
Oct 4 2012 WGN Radio with Brain Noonan Chicago, IL 9:00P
Oct 5 2012 Fitzgeralds Pub Berwyn, IL 8:00 PM
Oct 6 2012 Linnemans Riverwest Milwaukee, WI 9:00 PM
Oct 12 2012 St Norbert Fall Fest De pere, WI 6:00 PM
Oct 13 2012 FARM Folk Alliance Official Showcase Saint Louis, MO TBA PM
Oct 13 2012 FARM Folk Alliance Pump House Concerts Gorilla Showcase Saint Louis, MO 12AM
Oct 13 2012 FARM Folk Alliance QUENCH Showcase room 266 Saint Louis, MO 1:45am PM
Oct 25 2012 The Mill link to venue Iowa City, IA 9:00P
Oct 26 2012 The Aster Cafe Minneapolis, MN 9:00P
Oct 27 2012 Fill These Hearts- with Christopher West link to venue Minneapolis, MN 7:00P
Oct 28 2012 Beaners Coffeehouse Duluth, MN 7:00P
Oct 30 2012 The Frequency Madison, WI 8:00P
Nov 1 2012 Private Performance Harrisburg, PA N/A
Nov 3 2012 The Public House, Milwaukee, WI
Nov 9 2012 Sharon Lynn Wilson Center For The Arts Brookfield, WI 8:00P
Nov 10 2012 Cup O Joy link to venue Green Bay, WI 7:00P
Nov 14 2012 http://www.dittytv.com Livestream Watch us LIVE at 12pm CST Memphis, TN 12:00P CST
Nov 14 2012 The Fleming Center Nashville, TN 8:00P
Nov 15 2012 Uncle Slayton’s Louisville, KY 8:00P
Nov 16 2012 Molly Malones-3rd Floor Newport, KY 9:00P
Nov 17 2012 Fill These Hearts- With Chrsitopher West Sylvania, OH 7:00P
Nov 27 2012 IOTA Arlington,VA 8:00P
Nov 28 2012 Temple University- Newman Center Philadelphia, PA 8:00P
Nov 29 2012 The Living Room New York, NY 9:00P
Dec 1 2012 Trinity House Livonia, MI 8:00P
Dec 7 2012 The Aster Cafe Minneapolis, MN 9:00P
Dec 8 2012 Oak Center General Store Lake city, MN 8:00P

All Dates are MMTU except for Oct 6 (playing with both Mike and Justin that night) and Nov 3 (with Justin).

FUN!!!!!