I did an interview at Gary Null’s studio yesterday with Jason Trachtenburg, a friend and former touring buddy. Rachel, who is also a friend and former touring buddy, called in from San Francisco. Good times.
Severed: The Tragic Loves of Frankenstein’s Monster
Thursday, March 6
The Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St. (between 9th & 10th Ave)
Tickets and info – http://highlineballroom.com/show/2014/03/06/severed-the-tragic-loves-of-frankensteins-monster/
The Love Show and Corn Mo bring you an original rock opera ballet, based on the .357 Lover album The Purchase of The North Pole, which was inspired by the Jules Verne novel of the same name. The anthemic stadium rock of .357 Lover combines with visceral theatrical dance of The Love Show to explore the many loves of a man made up of many men. A metaphor for the human condition, this powerful show is an all-out rock ‘n’ roll celebration of the agony and ecstasy of the fragmented lives we all live! – See more at: http://highlineballroom.com/2014/01/29/severed-rock-opera-ballet-just-announced/#sthash.vCPQ2CGq.dpuf
You can hear all of the tracks from the Good/Bad CURTAINS show, which is now an infomercial. Each track represented a different room for the show. Mine was the children’s room. My friend, Will Robison, recorded his 4-year-old kid talking about her fascination with skulls.
On another note, I was in a glam-rock band with Daron Beck called The Golden Vipers. He has a new band called Pinkish Black.
Last fall, I wrote a piece for an art show created by my old art collective Good/Bad. There were four rooms relating to stages in life. Mine was the child’s room. So, I recorded a variation on the theme of the four rooms that included my friend’s 4-year-old talking about her fascination with skulls.
The second part of the installation was to provide an late-night informercial. It airs next week in LA. Set your vcr’s.
KTXA 21 (DFW) – 02/08/14 (3:00AM CST)
WFAA 8 (DFW) – 02/09/14 (1:40AM CST)
WCBS 2 (NYC) – 02/14/14 (2:07AM EST)
KCBS 2 (LA) – 02/16/14 (3:30AM PST)
WFOR 4 (MIA) – 02/16/14 (1:05AM EST)
During last year’s Bumbershoot Festival, I hosted a series titled “Why This? Why Now?”
It has recently been archived.
Why Froyo? Why Yolo?
Why Boardgames? Why Zombies?
Why Fan Fiction? Why YA?
I wrote some jingles for my friend’s line of fake beverages called Meatwater.
Take them all if you like.
Here’s a video I made for my band. It’s on the The Purchase of the North Pole.
Thanks to Nick Didkovsky for shooting this. His camera died during the song. Rob Walbourne is playing drums. Doug Bleek is playing bass. Craig Greenberg is playing the piano. They were excellent. There was no rehearsal.
Messing around with a Kenny Rogers (Steve Gibb) song with an old mic.
I made a video for Charming Disaster.
Then, they entered it into a contest. http://bigvisionemptywallet.com/music-video-competition
Last week, the Good/Bad Art Collective had a art show called Curtains. Mark Ryan gave a musical template to me, Wanz Dover and Daron Beck. Daron and I played in glam/art rock band called The Golden Vipers.
Here’s an article on the show: http://frontrow.dmagazine.com/2013/10/interview-goodbads-chris-weber-on-denton-vs-dallas-music-art-and-nasher-xchange/
Here’s my variation on Mark’s template. A friend of mine has a kid who is really into skulls at the moment. So, I had him record her talking about them.
When I lived in Denton, I used to play shows at the Good/Bad Art Collective. They were a very inspiring group of friends. They’re doing a show in Dallas on Saturday. Mark Ryan, Wanz Dover, Daron Beck and I each made a musical piece for one of four rooms. I wish I could see this show.
My band, .357 Lover, will be playing the prom band in a ballet based on the novel Carrie.
Info – http://theloveshownyc.com/
Next month, a magic show I’m directing will appear with Solomon the Perplexer. Magic!
December 15 and 17 at Big Sky Works
Thursday, October 3
The Chicago Theater
175 N State St.
opening and sitting in for Nick Offerman’s American Ham
Tickets and info
Friday, October 4
La Luz Theater
Dead Dream Machine
135 Thames Street (Between Varick and Porter in Bushwick)
Singing a number in this production
info and tickets
Sunday, October 6
Eastchester Public Library
11 Oakridge Place
Eastchester, NY 10709
Performing selections from Schubert’s Winterreise
Sunday, October 6
425 Lafayette St.
Performing a Kenny Rogers song with Amber Martin’s Reba McEntire show.
tickets and info
Sunday, September 29
Danielle and Corn Mo’s Sunday Night Musical Variety Show
Rockwood Music Hall. Stage 2
with Danielle Eva Schwob, Louis Schwadron of Sky White Tiger, Avi Fox-Rosen, Kinga Augustyn, Alyson Greenfield