“Fuel The Lights” out now!

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It’s Alive!  haha

Stream and Download Fuel The Lights, the new album by Devil Met Contention today!
https://devilmetcontention.bandcamp.com/alb…/fuel-the-lights
Or you can find them on Spotify, Itunes, Youtube and everywhere digital music is sold.

Also,  a HUGE thank you to Milwaukee Record for the exclusive early stream and kind words about the new music. We love our local press!

Exclusive: Suit up for Devil Met Contention’s debut full-length, ‘Fuel The Lights’

http://milwaukeerecord.com/music/exclusive-suit-devil-met-contentions-debut-full-length-fuel-lights/

Music For Time Travel!

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After about a year of various sessions and a single release last year of “Summertime”, this release is ready for the world.  It was an honor to join Victor DeLorenzo, Janet Schiff, Rob Wasserman, Monia and more special guests by contributing drum set and percussion to this release.  If time and venues permit, I may even get to join V & J onstage in the future to play some of these tunes live!.

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

2015 Keeps on Rolling!

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It’s already April!

Starting to fill in the Spring and Summer dates of 2015, here’s what is on the books so far:

With Nineteen Thirteen
April 4, 2015 @ 7PM – George’s Tavern – Racine, WI
April 17, 2015 @ 7PM,  w/ The Shift & Parallel – Linneman’s – Milwaukee, WI
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  (MAM) – 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
April 11, 2015 @ 9PM, w/ The Local Strangers & New Boyz Club – Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee, WI
April 30, 2015 @ 8PM – Linneman’s – Milwaukee, WI
May 1, 2015 @ 8PM – Club Garibaldi, Milwaukee, WI
May 5, 2015 @ 5PM – Live on 91.7 WMSE Radio – Milwaukee, WI
May 28, 2015 @ 7PM – UWM Honors Martin Jack Rosenblum – Milwaukee, WI
May 30, 2015 @ 7PM – The Great Unknown Radio Fundraiser – Appleton, WI
July 11, 2015 @ 7PM, w/ New Red Moons & Tree Party – Club Garibaldi, Milwaukee, WI
August 7-8, 2015 Mile of Music Festival – Appleton, WI

With Dave Fitzpatrick Band
April 23, 2015 @ Harley Davidson Museum – Milwaukee, WI

Twenty Fifteen!!

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Goodbye Holidays, Goodbye Flu, Hello shows!

Lots of great shows coming up with Nineteen Thirteen, Devil Met Contention, and Dave Fitzpatrick Band from now until April and it that’s not enough, I’ll be recording with all three acts as well!

With Nineteen Thirteen:
January 15, 2015  @ 5pm – Milwaukee Athletic Club – Milwaukee, WI
January 23, 2015 @ 9pm – The Frequency – Madison, WI
February 3, 2014 @ 7pm – Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI
February 14, 2015 @ 7pm – Racine Theatre Guild – Racine, WI
February 20, 2015 @ 5pm – Milwaukee Area Technical College – Milwaukee, WI
March 11, 2015 @ City Winery (w/Langhorne Slim) – Chicago, IL
March 20, 2015 @ 7pm – Art Bar- Mike Judy gallery opening – Milwaukee, WI
April 4, 2015 @ 7pm – George’s – Kenosha, WI

With Devil Met Contention:
January 15, 2015 @ 9pm – Boone and Crockett – Milwaukee, WI
January 16, 2015 @ 9pm – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
January 27, 2015 @ 9pm – Vintage – Milwaukee, WI
February 7, 2015 @ 9pm – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI
February 9, 2015 @ 9pm – Boone and Crockett -Milwaukee, WI
February 11, 2015 @ 4:30pm – WUWM RADIO SHOW with Trapper Schoepp
(recording for broadcast on February 18, 2015)
February 12, 2015. @ 9pm – Linneman’s Riverwest Inn – Milwaukee, WI
February 21, 2015 @ 9pm – Pizza Forever House Concert – Milwaukee, WI
February 26, 2015 @ 9pm – RECORD RELEASE PARTY – Hotel Foster – Milwaukee, WI
March 1, 2015 @ 5:30pm – ARTE DE TODOS FESTIVAL – Yield – Milwaukee, WI
March 2, 2015 @ Club Charlie’s – Milwaukee, WI
March 6, 2015 @ 9pm – The Sloth Loft/Riverwest – Milwaukee, WI
March 7, 2015 @ 8pm – Anodyne Coffee – Milwaukee, WI

With Dave Fitzpatrick Band:
February 22, 2015 @ Whammy Bar West – Milwaukee, WI
April 23, 2015 @ Harley Davidson Museum – 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)