Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Solar Motel Covers on Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard invited Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band to contribute some covers to their Lagniappe Sessions feature so we headed into the studio and did Richard Thompson's "Calvary Cross" and the Dream Syndicate's "When You Smile." Chris plays lead Strat, I play lead Tele on these.

Check them out here:

Thursday, December 18, 2014

End of the year post!

It's been a while since I've caught up on everything here, so I'm gonna catch up in one year end post.

This fall was great, Archer Spade played some great shows with Toshimaru Nakamura and I did my first tour with Chris Forsyth's Solar Motel Band. Both groups have tours coming up in the first couple months of 2015. Check out my upcoming dates for details on the Archer Spade Scandinavian tour and Solar Motel's January jaunt through the Southeast.

This year I released a lot of albums! You can check out some of them on my Bandcamp page here:

The ones that aren't there are the Haitian Rail Solarists record which is available at and the Form and Mess record, which is available at


I also have a few releases coming up! In the next few months I have three releases that I'm involved with to be released:

-Archer Spade's new record featuring compositions by Mick Barr, Dave Soldier, Gene Coleman, Johnny DeBlase and ourselves will be released on CD by Mulatta Records

-Many Arms + Toshimaru Nakamura will be released on CD by Public Eyesore

-Dead Neanderthals + Nick Millevoi Dietary Restrictions will be released in limited quantities on tape by Obsedante, recorded live in Berlin during our tour together


Also, here's a few nice reviews:

Burning Ambulance takes on Form and Mess:

Decoder takes on Numbers on the Side, my split with Onibaba:


And finally, here's some documentation of what I've been up to:

Here's a duo of myself and the great Ron Stabinsky at St. Stephen's in Wilkes Barre, PA:

Here's me rocking with Solar Motel at the Spot in Lafayette, IN:

Happy new year!

Friday, October 17, 2014

No Other

I think this is the first time I've ever been mentioned in an article about a band as their guitar instructor. I'm honored! Check out the new No Other single, available for pre-order now. It's great.

Monday, September 22, 2014


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:

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:'m now a featured artist of Augustine strings, which I've been using on my Creston Telecaster:

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:

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

We also received pretty great reviews from:

Something Else! -

Wondering Sound -

Odyshape -

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!