I’m convinced that one of the attractions of live performance of music is to see the musicians fuck up. It’s sort of like how people go to car racing, but really they want to see a horrific crash with cars flipping, rolling, burning, and the driver crawling out of his car in flames. I forget [...]
Thanks to Aleksey Nelipa for these sketches of me performing at All Asia tonight! I especially like how he captured my boot-cut jeans in the second one.
I used to think I had stage fright. Now I know: I have open-mic fright. There is something so intimidating about being in a room full of extraordinarily talented people, waiting for hours to play your two songs and then get off the stage in a rush. And when you fuck up, it hurts double, [...]
For anybody coming out to see me Tuesday night at Tommy Doyle’s, the “Loft” upstairs has been rented out for a Harvard party, so we’ll be in the basement. I’m not sure how I feel about this but we’ll see. My drummer, Ariel Bernstein, will be joining me on djembe for a few numbers, so [...]
Tommy Doyle’s Acoustic Showcase Solo show. Also appearing: ??Craig Peura RSVP on Facebook
7:00 — w/Abbie Barrett No cover 11 Bow St. Somerville Google Maps Facebook event.
For a newish performer like myself, there exists a huge chasm between playing at open mics and playing real shows. Open mics are about getting stage time, working out kinks in your songs and your act, and for me, working through performance anxiety (and not the kind where your penis doesn’t work). But open mics [...]