Thursday, October 30, 2008

Magic Carpet Ride

Last show with Howlin' Rain at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Tuesday night. All went well, I'll miss being out with them.

Ethan plays

The Rain at Hammerstein

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Free Fallin'

Worked a Broken Social Scene show at he Masonic Temple in Brooklyn last night. Good band!


A few pictures of autumn leaves in Maine that I took on the Howlin' Rain run. 

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Low Spark

Did a show with Hercules and Love Affair at the Middle East in Boston last night. Good night, great crowd. Middle East is a cool place. I strongly suggest checking these guys out. They are really good. The band brings real energy onto the stage, more than most rock bands. They are masters of their instruments and just have the whole thing down. For all you rockers out there, they do a cool cover of Blue Oyster Cults Fear the Reaper. Nice!

Andrew, Hercules bassist and TM Joe

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It Takes A Train

Finished the Howlin' Rain tour on Saturday with a killer show in Buffalo. Great crowd. Now I'm doing a few shows with Hercules and Love Affair, an NYC based disco band. They are really good and are hooked into the DFA/LCD Soundsystem thing. They played a private party tonight for Chanel in Central Park. Quite the affair. I had to mix from the side of the stage. Show ended up going well, lots of dancing.

Chanel Stage - classy

Joel from Howlin' Rain 

Chris and Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Takin' It To The Streets

Howlin' Rain at Boston Opera House on Friday night, with the Crowes. Good show. Spent yesterday in Portland Maine, found a record I've been trying to find for 20 years. Only paid $5, a real deal. Tomorrow is Buffalo, last show, bummer. HR is fun to tour with.

Boston Opera House

Doobie Brother

Sounds good!

The Crowes

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kid Charlemagne

Howlin' Rain tour bruises on! Show tonight in Portland, Maine. Sounded good despite a lack of gear at FOH. Opened for the Black Crowes and their crowd really seems to like the band. Tuesday night was Montreal, a cool little place and a good show. Gotta say that Howlin' Rain is one of of the best live bands I've seen. Every show is different, lots of improv and jammin'. They are very much in the tradition of '60's and '70's bands. Play a lot of shows, don't worry about the monitors too much and blow people's minds. Bands used too get big by doing it this way. The 10 year overnight success syndrome!  These guys deserve to be famous.

Load out in Portland Maine

Howlin' in Montreal

The Kid goes Bongo

Black Crowes in Portland, awesome band

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Two + Two =

Great show last night at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. The band sounded amazing and the crowd was really into it. The Horseshoe is a great place, the PA is first rate. They've been putting on shows for over 50 years! Everybody's played there,  Porter Wagoner, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Dead Boys  and Willie Nelson. Cool place. Montreal tonight.

Monday, October 13, 2008

East West

Howlin' Rain at The Calvin in Northampton tonight.  Real good show. Last night in Albany was a good one too. The crowds have been real receptive to the band. Been getting some good gear at these theatres which is nice. Anyway, here's some pictures. Oh, saw J from Dinosaur in Northampton, nice.

Howlin'  at the Calvin

Joel on the Hammond

Kings of the road - Joel and Garret

HR in Northhampton

Mike and Joel finally get it!

Friday, October 10, 2008

"What A Shot You Would Be"

Ethan Miller of Howlin' Rain 

The second Howlin' Rain show in Richmond Va. went off well. Technical problems were solved with the help of Black Crowes sound crew, Drew and Scoobie. Thanks guys. HR played a great set and went over well with the crowd. It's a nice gig, opening for the Crowes

Ian, bass player in Howlin' Rain

 Speaking of the Crowes, I gotta say they are an amazing  live band. They've been playing a good selection of their material and some choice Band covers. Quality stuff, all of it and a really fun show. New guy on guitar, Luther Dickenson is something else!

Luther  and the Crowes keyboard player - these guys jam!

Black Crowes in Richmond Virginia

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Down South Jukin'

Bad photo of Black Crowes

I'm on tour with Howlin' Rain, they are opening for the Black Crowes. First show was last night at the National in Richmond, Virginia. Bit of a technical nightmare but the show went off pretty good. The crowd seemed to like it. Never really had to deal with being with  the opener before. More time do nothing, less time to work on the sound. I prefer to do more really.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Come On

Some pictures I found in my phone.

Murph, Osaka 2008

J at Terminal 5

Japan 2008

Just mixed the opening band, Bellmer Dolls,  for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in NYC and Washington D.C. Pretty fun. Nick Cave was great, I had never seen him live. Starting a tour tomorrow with Howlin' Rain, a great band from Oakland Ca. They are opening some shows for the Black Crowes. 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ice Cream Cakes

A few pictures from the last tour:

View from the drum throne - Orpheum

Get the bill right yo !

Cool Cat NYC 7th Avenue