Monday, September 22, 2014

WKDU

Tonight, Brandon Lopez and I will play on Philadelphia's WKDU at 8 pm. Check it out at 91.7 FM if you're in the Philly area, or stream it live here:

http://wkdu.org/instudio/nick-millevoi-and-brandon-lopez-electric-guitar-upright-bass-duo

Friday, September 5, 2014

BugOut Footage

Last weekend, I put together BugOut, a band to play some compositional ideas I had about free jazz blasting. Philadelphia video-archivist master Kinan Faham (The Silent Camera) took this awesome video, with great quality audio. This show was a serious party.

The band featured:

Dan Blacksberg - trombone
Julius Masri - circuit bent keys
Pete McRae - el. bass
Ricardo Lagomasino - drums


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Mid-summer update

It's been a busy summer and I've got lots of exciting stuff going on. Since my last post, I've been on tour around the Midwest with Many Arms, had the new Haitian Rail record released, and played the first shows with Form and Mess.

Here's a summary of all the excitement:

 I was featured on Miguel Copon's great blog, Prepared Guitar, which features a pretty serious collection of everything I've done: http://preparedguitar.blogspot.com/2014/07/nick-millevoi-13-questions.htmlI'm now a featured artist of Augustine strings, which I've been using on my Creston Telecaster: http://albertaugustine.com/artist/nickmillevoi.html


Haitian Rail (Edward Ricart, Dan Blacksberg, Kevin Shea, and myself) released our album, Solarists, in July. Burning Ambulance premiered our video, directed by Dylan Pecora, over here in advance of the release: http://burningambulance.com/2014/07/23/haitian-rail/

Here's the video (full screen viewing recommended!):



We also received pretty great reviews from:

Something Else! - http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/07/20/haitian-rail-solarists-2014/

Wondering Sound - http://www.wonderingsound.com/news/new-jazz-week-azar-lawrence-adam-lanes-full-throttle-orchestra/

Odyshape - http://www.odyshape.com/blog/2014/7/28/listening-notes-ultra-brief-pt-139

More news is on the way, including the release of the Form and Mess record, which will be out on Sick Room Records at the end of August.

I'll be playing with Brandon Lopez in Philly on August 23 at Kung Fu Necktie with Dama/Libra, USCO, and Air is Human, and then on August 30 with a free jazz party band I put together called BUGOUT! at Pageant Soloveev on a bill with Bill Nace/Steve Baczkowski.

Fall dates will be posted soon!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Haitian Rail track premier, SPIN top 50, and more

Lots of new press today!

Brooklyn Vegan has a track premier streaming from the new Haitian Rail album, Solarists, which will be released in July:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/06/haitian_rail_re.html







Many Arms has been featured in SPIN's list of 50 best albums of 2014 so far!

http://www.spin.com/articles/50-best-albums-2014-so-far/?slide=26




And Thursday's Many Arms show is listed in the Village Voice:

http://www.voiceplaces.com/new-york/dysrhythmia-many-arms-mick-barr-marc-edwards-4758369-e


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Red Cedar Custom

I'm happy to say that I've found the nicest guitar I could ever ask for. Creston Lea from Creston Guitars built me a custom Telecaster-style guitar out of a really great looking piece of cedar.

Here's what Creston says:

"Nick Millevoi's guitar: western red cedar body that began its vocational life as a stave in a locomotive water tank on the trans-American railroad, circa late-1860s. In 1902, made redundant by a change in locomotive efficiency, it was torn down and recoopered into a pickle vat stave at a Fort Collins, CO pickle operation. In 1992, it was torn down again and sat dormant, air drying in the Rocky Mountains, until 2014 when it found itself assembled into this guitar. "

After playing the same guitar for most of the past 17 years, I had some worries that I would never love another guitar the same way, but after a couple of weeks with my new Creston, I'm not worried!

Here it is:

Creston makes a page for all of the guitars he builds, and none of them are the same, so check out my guitar from every angle and then cruise around on his site for the most glamorous photos of the raddest Tele (and Jazzmaster, Mustang, and a few Strat) -style guitars on the internet.

http://crestonguitars.com/guitars/nick_millevois_red_cedar_custom

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New releases, new press

Numbers on the Side has been officially released. It's now available on my Bandcamp page as a download and on CD.

Check it out here: http://nickmillevoi.bandcamp.com/album/numbers-on-the-side

I've gotten some more really nice press attention:


Burning Ambulance reviewed and previewed a track from the album: http://burningambulance.com/2014/04/11/nick-millevoi-2/ (BA is currently being re-amped, so the link is dead)

WXPN's The Key: http://thekey.xpn.org/2014/04/20/nick-millevoi-set-to-release-new-record-numbers-on-the-side-this-month/

I gave an interview to Jump Philly: http://jumpphilly.com/2014/04/24/nick-millevoi-the-rotunda-album/

And Brad Cohan called me a "guitarorrist" in this Village Voice preview for the last show of my tour: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2014/04/the_10_best_con.php



Suspended Definition, the new Many Arms album on Tzadik, has also been officially released. Brooklyn Vegan is running an album stream right now!

Check it out here: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/04/many_arms_punk-.html