CARL April tour is cancelled due to COVID-19 BUT… Andrew Durham and I will be performing a live stream set this coming Wednesday, April 15th at 4 pm courtesy of the good folks Andy Durta and Keith Magruder at SideBar New Orleans. We will be playing duo together in Andrew’s backyard, sanitizing the computer and our instruments, and keeping 6 feet apart from each other. Tune in! Here is a link to Solid Bottom out on Astral Spirits (we’ll be selling those as well).
I’ll be self releasing two records and a digital release this February!
Check them out here:
TelePrompTer- Big Hairy Nasty
Big Fat- Decades Of Eating Poorly
Digital Release: TelePrompTer- Live In Space
All of the above are available for digital download. CD’s of TeleprompTer-Big Hairy Nasty are available for purchase, and CD’s of Big Fat- Decades Of Eating Poorly are available for pre order (CD’s coming very soon).
Big Fat is playing Tuesday February 25th at SpaceHL and TelePrompTer has a release party Friday April 10th at Rudyards!
January 17th- EYEMUSIC w/ Aaron Bielish, Joe Hertenstein, Thomas Helton, and Robert Boston. Octavia Art Gallery, Houston, TX
February 4th- Jamison Williams Solo, Robert Pearson Solo, Rebecca Novak/Anders Zelinski Duo, CARL. Khon’s, Houston, TX
February 11th- Trio w/ Anders and Colin Zelinski for Menil By Moonlight, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
February 21st- Rice University Big Band Winter Concert. Gladu Band Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX.
February 25th- Big Fat (Danny Kamins, Beth Dodds, Anders Zelinski), David Lord+Scott Taylor (KS), Flores/Novak/Cooley Vocal Trio. SpaceHL, Houston, TX.
March 29th- Rice Jazz Combo at Archway Gallery
April 3th- Rice University Latin Jazz Concert. Exact location TBA, Rice University, Houston, TX.
April 5th- Rice Jazz Combo at Gladu Band Hall
April 10th- TelePrompTer Release Party at Rudyards, more acts TBA
April 15th- CARL w/ more TBA at SideBar, New Orleans, LA.
April 17th- CARL w/ more TBA at Minicine Swampland, Shreveport, LA.
April 18th- CARL w/ more TBA at Nebulae, Denton, TX.
April 20th- CARL w/ more TBA at Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions, RBC, Dallas, TX.
May 9th- Rice/CyFair Jazz Band, Cy-Fair Christian Church, Cypress, TX.
July 13th- Duet w/ Jerome Bryerton at Myopic Books, Chicago, IL.
11/18/19 They, Who Sound Monday Night Series at Lawndale Art Center w/ Beth Dodds and Anders Zelinski
11/19/19 Khon’s- Last Avant Garde Show! feat. Meinschaft (terra incognita), Sandy Ewen Solo, TelePrompTer, Robert Pearson Solo, Rachel Hulsey/Randi Long Duo
11/23/19 Nebulae (Denton, TX) Etched In The Eye (Sandy Ewen, Danny Kamins, Robert Pearson), w/ No Face, Toys R Us Vs. Ovals and Parrot
11/25/19 Outward Bound Mixtape Series at RBC (Dallas, TX) Etched In The Eye, w/ Tom Carter, M’Ress
12/1/19 Houston Piano Company- Relative Dissonance (Thomas Helton, Danielle Reich, Hsin-Jung Tsai, James Metcalfe, Danny Kamins)
FB event coming soon
12/5/19 MECA Etched In The Eye w/ Architects Of Cinema
FB event coming soon
12/19/19 SpaceHL Wormhole Superette (Philadelphia), w/ Etched In The Eye, Karl Roehling, more TBA
FB event coming soon
Some shows this summer I’m stoked to be playing-
June 8th, Krakow, PL- Cricoteka, guest w/ the Krakow Improvisers Orchestra
June 12th, Krakow, PL- Galeria, Trio w/ Paulina Owczarek and Michal Dymny
June 29th, Berlin, GE- Petersburg Art Gallery, Danny Kamins solo
July 2nd, Berlin, GE- Loophole, Danny Kamins solo alongside Anil Eraslan
July 14th, Houston, TX- Khon’s, TelePrompTer alongside Sfyria Trio, Speed Metal Love, Seth Paynter
July 19th, Pasadena, CA- Battery Books, Trio w/ Vinny Golia, Garrett Wingfield
August 3rd, Sunnyvale, CA- Sunnyvale House Show, Trio w/ Vinny Golia, Garrett Wingfield alongside Anastasia Clark, Rodrigo Barriga Quartet, David Lechuga-Espadas
August 12th, Oakland, CA- ProArts, Danny Kamins solo, more TBA
Also, the sax trio (Danny Kamins, Vinny Golia, Garrett Wingfield) will be recording in Ojai, CA on July 30th with John Baffa (has recorded Johnny Cash, Melvins, Mike Patton, etc.)
Very excited to announce that a new CARL tape will be coming out on Astral Spirits June 14th! CARL is my free jazz/doom metal band with Andrew Durham, and this release will feature Damon Smith as well. Big thanks to Nate Cross at Astral Spirits for making it all possible!
Pre order will be May 20th, and we will have tapes available for pre order at the Brotzmann/Leigh show at SpaceHL May 25th!
I’m taking a break from booking shows until late May, but around that time I will be hosting two shows that will be absolutely amazing: Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh on May 25th at SpaceHL, and Chris Pitsiokos on June 3rd at Khon’s (in a brand new space!). Both of these shows are going to be really special and something you don’t want to miss… Houston area saxophonists, I’m looking at you! Check out more:
Brotzmann/Leigh FB Event:
Chris Pitsiokos FB Event:
Buy tickets for Brotzmann/more info here:
I’m very excited to announce that Paul Middendorf, Andrew Durham and myself will be presenting the Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo in Houston May 25th! Our band CARL will be opening with John Kennedy and Beth Dodds on drums. We will be putting on two separate shows, one at 7:30 PM and one and 9:30 PM, at SpaceHL, one of Houston’s hippest art galleries. $20 per show, $30 for both. You can check out more info and buy tickets here:
Here are some shows I’m booking/playing/directing coming up in 2019:
January 13- Samantha Riott/Sandy Ewen Duo @Christmas Island, w/ CARL, Sonia Flores, and Enemy Goddess
January 26- Danny Kamins/Emmanuel Guajardo/Joe Wozny/Anders Zelinski @ Space HL
January 30th- Neutrals@ Khon’s w/ Tracksuit Superstar
February 2nd- Radio Shock@ Leon’s Lounge w/ CARL, Jessica Fuquay, Emily Aeyer/Megan Easely
February 10th- Michael Foster/Claire Rousay/Thomas Helton @ AvantGarden W/ CARL, David Dove/Megan Easely, Rebecca Novak/Ruth Langston
February 15th- Rice University Winter Jazz Concert, Gladu Band Hall, Rice University
February 16th- Rice University Jazz Combo @ Archway Gallery
February 21st- Rice University Moody Center Cocktail Hour: Kamins/Vinetz Duo
February 23rd- Rosalie Co-op House Show: Cyclops Joint, Danny Kamins Solo, Mephedrone, Pink Eye
February 28th- Philip White @ Khon’s w/ Brian Kehinde, RVD Trio, Annotation Trio
March 9th- Flender Tape Release w/ CARL, Carnival of Blood @ 3518 Griggs
March 12th- Nutria @ Khon’s w/ coyotebloodbath, Robert Pearson, Paul Connolly, KA (curated by Paul Connolly)
March 31st- HSDS (Houston Swing Dance Society) lesson/rehearsal at the El Dorado Ballroom- Rice University Big Band
April 5th- Rice University Spring Swing Dance Concert, Gladu Band Hall, Rice University
April 19th- All local Houston avant-garde fest at Khon’s: Rice University Improvised Music Trio, Enemy Goddess, Aaron Russell/Sonia Flores, LeJeune/Kamins/Adkison Trio, Megan Easely/Beth Dodds
May 4th- Rice/CyFair Jazz Band Concert, 6 Strings Music Academy, Cypress
Here are the dates:
Atlanta- Magic Lantern- 11/29
Philadephia- Random Tea Room- 12/2
NYC- Bushwick Public House- 12/3
Boston-Outpost 186- 12/6
Washington, DC- Rhizome- 12/8
Baltimore- True Vine Record Shop- 12/9
Shreveport- Minicine Swampland- 12/11
Additional dates with Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith:
Dallas- Top Ten Records- 12/13
Denton- Backyard on Bell- 12/14
Houston- Khon’s- 12/18
Huge thanks to Rob Cambre, Andy Durta, Majid Araim, Leo Suarez, Joe Hertenstein, Stephen Gauci, Damon Smith, Luke Stewart, Hayden Wright, David Nelson, Lily Taylor, Rick Eye, and Khon Lu for making this all possible!