Thursday, January 7, 2016

Archer Spade Spectrum Ensemble Sunday Matinee Series in Philadelphia

See the last post for all the fine print on this series, or go straight to the Archer Spade site here: http://www.archerspademusic.com

Here's some press we've received:

An interview with Dan Blacksberg and I in WXPN's The Key: http://thekey.xpn.org/2016/01/02/spectrum-ensemble-archer-spade/


And here's a free download or stream of our performance on WKDU from December 30:




Monday, December 21, 2015

End of the year!

Here's all my updates for the end of 2015:

I'm playing in a new band with guitarist Matt Hollenberg, bassist Johnny DeBlase, and drummer Kenny Grohowski that will be bringing you John Zorn's Bagatelles. Matt and I performed these as a duo back in July, now see them blown up and blown out with full force.

12/29 Tuesday
10 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT: MATT HOLLENBERG-NICK MILLEVOI QUARTET
Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Nick Millevoi (guitar) Johnny DeBlase (bass) Kenny Grohowski (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS


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Archer Spade - Dan Blacksberg and I - have put together a new festival for January. This time, we'll be presenting four Spectrum Ensemble concerts on each of the first four Sundays in January at 3 pm. Details are below. Keep up-to-date by joining Facebook event page.

Also, we'll be on WKDU with a small group on the evening on December 30.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525335367792783/

Archer Spade: Spectrum Ensemble
Sunday Matinee Series


Featuring 24 of Philadelphia’s Outest Musicians
including an 18-piece large ensemble, Archer Spade + Kud, Sirius Juju, Van Sutra, and so much more

Jan. 3 @ The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St, West Philly
This free concert will kick off the series with music by an 18-piece large ensemble playing compositions by Archer Spade.
 


Jan. 10 @ The Whole Shebang - 1813 S 11th St, South Philly
Returning to the scene of our July 2015 festival, we'll be featuring large and small groups culled from our 24 members.
 
Jan. 17th @ Retro City Studios - 6120 Green St, Germantown

For this concert, we collected all the pre-existing bands that exist within the membership of our group, which includes Archer Spade + Kud (Dan Blacksberg, Nick Millevoi, and Jesse Kudler), Van Sutra (Julius Masri and George Draguns), Sirius JuJu, Bender / Stein / Tini, and Press / Przybyszewski / Gottlieb-Hollis.

Jan. 24th @ House Gallery 1816 - 1816 Frankford Ave, Fishtown

Closing out our series, we'll feature improvised small ensembles at this intimate concert.
All Shows at 3 pm
$10

details and info: archerspademusic.com

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And here's a great recording of the final 2015 show from Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, brought to you by NYC Taper

http://www.nyctaper.com/2015/12/chris-forsyth-the-solar-motel-band-december-12-2015-trans-pecos/

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Many Arms & Toshimaru Nakamura in Pitchfork

We're honored to be reviewed by Marc Masters in this month's The Out Door column over at Pitchfork.

Check it out here: http://pitchfork.com/features/the-out-door/9665-coffee-weed-and-prison-six-recent-experimental-records-worth-hearing/

Marc gave the album a pretty serious description that I'm really into: "Flying guitar, epileptic bass, shattering drums, and the unclassifiable noise of Nakamura’s “no-input” setup (he wires his mixer in a loop so that it’s only sound source is itself) all congeal into neck-breaking hyperactivity. It’s music that seeks the sun by exploding toward it."

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Many Arms & Toshimaru Nakamura

Many Arms is very excited to be releasing Many Arms & Toshimaru Nakamura on the great Public Eyesore Records.

You can pre-order the CD from our Bandcamp page here: http://manyarms.bandcamp.com

Tiny Mix Tapes dropped the news today. Check it out:

http://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/many-arms-and-toshimaru-nakamura-collaborate-on-new-album-for-public-eyesore