July 05, 2023

PRFBBQ Chicago - 7/7

Friends! PRFBBQ 2023 - Chicago is upon us! We play *outdoors* this Friday (7/7) at Comfort Station (2579 N Milwaukee Ave). This is our only show currently on the books and we would love to see you. Things kick off @ 5:30pm CST and The Cell Phones play first & lemme tell you, you do not want to miss them.

Tickets for Fri (or the entire weekend) can be purchased ahead of time - this helps!
Ticket Link // FB Event to RSVP // listen on Bandcamp // PRFBBQ 

Thank you ๐Ÿงก 

June 26, 2023

KZOO / SBI - July 1 & 2

playing a couple outdoor shows leading up to our 7/7 set at the PRF BBQ in Chicago:

2023.07.01 - Davis St. Park (901 Davis St. Kalamazoo, MI)
5-9p | all-ages | free | details/RSVP

2023.07.02 - LangLab (1302 High St. South Bend, IN)
5-9p | all-ages | $10 | details/RSVP

June 19, 2023

patsy presents: MISC. TAPE Vol. 1 - Junior, Dinosaur

TL;DR - 4 versions of Dinosaur Jr. classics from me & the crew + a brand new song called "Tangled Up In Lou" that i wrote for Lou & Adelle Barlow. Available to purchase/ download/ stream via the brand new patsy presents bandcamp page.

Today is Juneteenth and is the best day to buy if you have the means as Bandcamp is donating 100% of their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support their ongoing efforts to promote racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education. All patsy proceeds from this release will also go to the NAACP LDF today and every day. 

A few notes on this release:

*Incredible cover photo by gofigurephoto. Thank you, gff!

1.) Tangled Up In Lou - May was Dino Jr. month for The PRF Monthly Tribute Series (tracks 2-4 were all recorded originally for the Tribute) and in addition to obsessively listening to Dino/ Sebadoh/ Sentridoh/ Folk Implosion/ etc, i also fell in love with Lou & Adelle Barlow's Raw Impressions podcast. When i was listening i would write down phrases or ideas that they mentioned and those turned into the lyrics for this one. ๐Ÿฅ•

2.) forestlike | Freak Scene - Jared (Daytime Volume/ Space & Noise/ early rutabega) and i are back at it! Keep an eye out for more musics, we have been BUSY.  ๐ŸŒฒ

3.) harold & wayne | The Lung - Making music with Michael Harold Doty is true DELIGHT. We have also been very busy, you've been warned! For now, please swim around in our Lung. ๐ŸŒช

4.) j & e feat. Vacancy Chain | Garden - emily and i were thrilled to collaborate with one of our favorite bands on this recent Lou Barlow gem. Thanks so much to Ashley A., Emily A., & Michael A. for being our Rock Buddies. ๐ŸŒป

5.) j & e + Dustin Philipson | Feel the Pain - some of you might recall hearing this as it's been lurking on soundcloud for well over a decade. I love this recording so much and it's always a treat to hear Dusty Don'tshoot singing so we had to include it. ๐Ÿ•Š

Thanks for reading, thanks for listening. 

June 10, 2023

PRF BBQ 2023

We are stoked to be part of the PRF BBQ 2023 in Chicago this July. we will be playing *outside* Friday, 7/7 at Comfort Station (2579 N Milwaukee Ave.).

Full lineup and details for the entire shindig can be found HERE


May 22, 2023

next up: "i am... i said," by Neil Diamond.

this old Silvertone baritone ukulele is super fun to play. here it is plonking out a certified Neil classic. emily is NOT A FAN. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

*and i am not a fan of our neighbor who seems to think he needs to mow 5 times a week. GOOD JOB, WEIRDO.

ok! don't forget to MASH THAT SUBSCRIBE BUTTON for further musical adventures of:

May 18, 2023

wax doll, for Brendan

this Robyn Hitchcock gem has been stuck in my head this week (sorry, emily). Brendan used to play it all the time, i think mainly because he liked the 3rd verse (which i have omitted. eww.). but also it was catchy as hell, and that was his jam. he would have been 49 this year. miss you, B.

May 10, 2023

12 years of Carp Rock

12 year anniversary of the first rutabega show with Garth on the drums (at Birdy's in Indianapolis w/ The Loom, Jared from Morrow, and Eric Radoux). it was a Tuesday evening and the room was way too big, but we had a blast and knew that we wanted to keep on making music together. hasn't always been smooth sailing, but i'm grateful to still be on this little boat together.