It’s been a really fun start to Super Adventure Club’s month-long residency at Hotel Utah. We’ve been writing a new song and learning a new cover for each show, so it’s been quite a hectic and challenging schedule. The first show was a smashing success with an all night dance party into the wee hours.
The second show turned out to be an intimate, pre-valentine’s day piece of excitement when the power went out in the whole building write at the beginning of the 2nd opener’s set. Our friends in Please Do Not Fight (who put on an excellent acoustic set in the dark) loaned me a guitar and Jake and I ended up doing our electro-dance pop acoustically, which was both a huge challenge and a lot of fun.
Filmed in stunning Low Def (LD) on the streets of a major metropolitan international city of culture. Highly talented camera crew and professional actors and models were harmed in the making of this video, which is why pretty much we’re the only guys you see on screen. Much Sexiness!
This week I’m making my annual trek to New York for the CMJ music marathon. My friends from Project Jenny, Project Jan are playing a showcase on Thursday night and it should be a fun time of shenanigans and craziness. If any of you are going to be around NY next week drop me an email
Recorded Jose Gonzalez yesterday for the first installment of Google’s new Musicians at Google series. As you may or may not know, Jose was catapulted into the world’s attention through his cover of the Knifes’ Heartbeats which appeared in a Sony Bravia ad.
He plays very quiet introspective music but also does a lot of covers of electronic and dance music in a very quiet introspective sort of way. My favorite is his cover of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop.” He also just played for two nights at the Great American Music Hall here in San Francisco.
Just finished recording the Shins at KFOG, here in San Francisco. They’re in town playing three nights at the Warfield this week, all of which are sold out.
They came in and soundchecked with a version of Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” and and then played a short set to a small crowd of fans at the station. Great performance, solid harmonies and even at the end of their tour, they seemed to be having a great time playing music. It’s always nice to see the good guys win.
Their new album “Wincing the Night Away” (which is amazing) was produced by my friend Joe Chiccarelli, who also mixed half of Beth Waters’ album “This Little Piggy”