chris brokaw


flyer from the art garbage club, moscow, russia

flyer from the art garbage club, moscow, russia, apr 4 2003 (see photos)

2003 shows
jan 9 -- consonant
los angeles, ca, at the knitting factory

jan 10 -- consonant
san francisco, ca, at the bottom of the hill

jan 11 -- consonant
seattle, wa, at the crocodile cafe


jan 16 -- chris brokaw solo
providence, ri, at as220


jan 27 -- the empty house cooperative
cambridge, ma, at zuzu

feb 2 -- the empty house cooperative
boston, ma, at the emannuel church, a benefit for bali bomb victims


Highway Ulysses poster feb 20 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at the middle east


mar 1-22 -- empty house cooperative
cambridge, ma, at the american repertory theatre, in the production of "highway ulysses" (profile of ehc) (schedule and ticket information)


mar 30 -- chris brokaw solo
northampton, ma, at the iron horse, w/bettie serveert


april 4 -- chris brokaw and thalia zedek, solo and together
moscow, russia at art garbage (see photos)


apr 9 -- chris brokaw solo
san francisco, ca, at the hemlock tavern

apr 11 -- chris brokaw solo
san francisco, ca, at slim's, w/bettie serveert

apr 12 -- chris brokaw solo
los angeles, ca, at the knitting factory, w/bettie serveert

apr 13 -- chris brokaw solo
san diego, ca, at the casbah, w/bettie serveert

apr 14 -- chris brokaw solo
tempe, az, at nita's hideaway, w/bettie serveert

apr 16 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, tx, at stubb's bar-b-q, w/bettie serveert

apr 21 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at the middle east, w/brokeback and califone

apr 22 -- chris brokaw solo
new york city, at the village underground, w/brokeback and califone

apr 23 -- chris brokaw solo
hoboken, nj, at maxwell's, w/brokeback and califone


apr 25 -- the new year
houston, tx, at fat cats, w/silkworm

apr 26 -- the new year
austin, tx, at emos, w/silkworm

apr 27 -- the new year
dallas, tx, at gypsy tea room, w/silkworm


may 3 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
cork, ireland, at the half moon theatre

may 4 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
limerick, ireland, at dolan's warehouse

may 5 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
dublin, ireland, at the village, as part of the green energy festival

may 7 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
glasgow, scotland, at the glasgow university union

may 8 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
birmingham, england, at the acadamy 2

may 9 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
manchester, england, at the uni.

may 10 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
sheffield, england, at the leadmill

may 12 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
brighton, england, at the concorde 2

may 13 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
bristol, england, at the anson rooms

may 15 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
london, england, at shepherd's bush empire

may 16 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
london, england, at shepherd's bush empire

may 18 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
amsterdam, netherlands, at the melkweg

may 19 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
hamburg, germany, at the schlachthof

may 21 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
stockholm, sweden, at the gote kallare

may 22 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
oslo, norway, at the john dee

may 23 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
malmo, sweden, at the kb

may 25 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
berlin, germany, at the columbiafritz

may 26 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
frankfurt, germany, at the mousounturm (see photos)

may 27 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
munich, germany, at the feierwerk (photos)

may 30 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
bergara, spain, at sala jam

may 31 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
barcelona, spain, at the bikini

jun 1 -- evan and chris duo
bologna, italy, at the flippaut festival

jun 2 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
paris, france, at la boule noire

jun 3 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
brussels, belgium, at the ab box


june 10 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
providence, ri, at the met cafe

june 11 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
cambridge, ma, at the middle east

june 12 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
new york, ny, at the bowery ballroom

june 13 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
washington, dc, at the black cat

june 14 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
philadelphia, pa, at the trocadero

june 16 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
cleveland, oh, at the grog shop

june 17 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
toronto, canada, at lee's place

june 19 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
detroit, mi, at the magic stick

june 20 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
chicago, il, at taste of randolph street

june 21 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
minneapolis, mn, at the 7th street entry

june 24 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
seattle, wa, at chop suey

june 25 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
portland, or, at lola's room at the crystal ballroom

june 27 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
san francisco, ca, at the bottom of the hill

june 28 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
los angeles, ca, at the elrey theatre

june 29 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
solana beach, ca, at the belly up tavern


july 18 - chris brokaw solo
live on CKUT-FM, montreal, canada, 3-5 pm

july 19 -- chris brokaw solo
boston, ma, in the front room of the paradise, w/ milo jones

august 2 -- chris brokaw solo
new york city, at the mercury lounge, w/ steve wynn


aug 9 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
haldern festival, germany

aug 10 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
taubertal festival, germany

aug 12 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
bielefeld, germany, at the form

aug 13 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
groningen, netherlands, at club vera (see photos)

aug 14 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
utrecht, netherlands, at tivoli de helling

aug 16 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
v festival, england

aug 17 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
v festival, england

aug 18 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
nottingham, england, as the rescue rooms (see photos)

aug 19 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
edinburgh fringe festival, scotland, at studio 24

aug 21 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
cardiff, england, at the iforbach

aug 22 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
reading festival, england [surprise]

aug 23 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
leeds festival, england [surprise]


sept 2 -- chris brokaw solo
chicago, il, at schuba's, w/noel kupersmith (solo) and elkland


sept 5 -- consonant
cambridge, ma, at tt's

sept 6 -- consonant
brooklyn, ny, at north 6


sept 7 -- chris brokaw solo
brooklyn, ny, at warsaw, w/mogwai


sept 9 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
indianapolis, in, at the patio

sept 10 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
chicago, il, at metro/smart bar

sept 12 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
milwaukee, wi, at the rave/eagles ballroom

sept 13 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
st. louis, mo, at mississippi nights

sept 14 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
lawrence, ks, at the bottleneck

sept 16 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
denver, co, at the bluebird theater

sept 17 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
salt lake city, ut, at the zephyr club

sept 19 -- evan dando (chris accompanying) and consonant
portland, or, at berbati's pan

sept 20 -- evan dando (chris accompanying) and consonant
seattle, wa, at chop suey

sept 21 -- evan dando (chris accompanying) and consonant
vancouver, bc, at richard's on richard's

sept 23 -- evan dando (chris accompanying) and consonant
eugene, or, at john henry's

sept 24 -- evan dando (chris accompanying) and consonant
san francisco, ca, at the great american music hall

sept 25 -- evan dando (chris accompanying) and consonant
hollywood, ca, at the avalon

sept 26 -- evan dando (chris accompanying) and consonant
san diego, ca, at the casbah

sept 27 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
tempe, az, at bash on ash

sept 29 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
albuquerque, nm, at the launchpad


oct 1 Ð chris brokaw solo
dallas, tx, at good records -- free in-store show at 7 pm


oct 1 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
dallas, tx, at trees

oct 2 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
austin, tx, at stubb's barbeque

oct 3 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
houston, tx, at the engine room

oct 4 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
new orleans, la, at howlin' wolf

oct 5 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
memphis, tn, at newby's

oct 7 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
atlanta, ga, at the cotton club

oct 8 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
nashville, tn, at exit/in

oct 9 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
newport, ky, at the southgate house

oct 10 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
ashville, nc, at the orange peel

oct 11 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
carrboro, nc, at cat's cradle

oct 12 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
charlottesville, va, at starr hill

oct 14 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
towson, md, at the recher theatre

oct 16 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
philadelphia, pa, at north star

oct 17 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
boston, ma, at the paradise rock club

oct 18 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
new york, ny, at the bowery ballroom


oct 24 -- consonant
portland, me, at the space

oct 25 -- consonant
cambridge, ma, at tt's


oct 29 -- chris brokaw solo
montreal, at casa de popolo, w/rebecca gates

nov 2 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at the middle east, w/rebecca gates

nov 3 -- chris brokaw solo
new york city, at tonic, w/rebecca gates

nov 4 -- chris brokaw solo
washington, dc, at the black cat, w/rebecca gates

nov 5 -- chris brokaw solo
baltimore, md, at talking head, w/rebecca gates

nov 6 -- chris brokaw solo
pittsburgh, pa, at the quiet storm, w/rebecca gates

nov 7 -- chris brokaw solo
bloomington, in, at the vertigo lounge, w/rebecca gates

nov 8 -- chris brokaw solo
chicago, il, live radio performance, 3 pm, WNUR's Airplay program

nov 9 -- chris brokaw solo
chicago, il, at the bottom lounge, w/rebecca gates

nov 10 -- chris brokaw solo
columbia, mo, at mojo's, w/rebecca gates

nov 11 -- chris brokaw solo
lawrence, ks, at the tap room, w/rebecca gates

nov 12 -- chris brokaw solo
fayetteville, ak, at jr's lightbulb club, w/rebecca gates

nov 13 -- chris brokaw solo
oklahoma city, ok, at the conservatory, w/rebecca gates

nov 14 -- chris brokaw solo
denton, tx, at j and j's dirty basement, w/rebecca gates

nov 15 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, texas, at 33 degrees records, 3 pm, free in-store show, w/rebecca gates

nov 15 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, tx, at emo's, 5pm, w/mendoza line and rebecca gates

nov 17 -- chris brokaw solo
athens, ga, at tastyworld, w/rebecca gates

nov 18 -- chris brokaw solo
atlanta, ga, at the earl, w/rebecca gates

nov 19 -- chris brokaw solo
nashville, tn, at springwater, w/rebecca gates and special guests lambchop

nov 20 -- chris brokaw solo
winston-salem, nc, at project space 11, w/rebecca gates

nov 21 -- chris brokaw solo
brooklyn, ny, at north 6, w/rebecca gates


nov 28 -- chris brokaw solo
chieti, italy, at fictio

nov 29 -- chris brokaw solo
rome, italy, at init, w/hugo race

nov 30 -- chris brokaw solo
forla, italy, at moquette

dec 1 -- chris brokaw solo
verbania, italy, at percha

dec 2 -- chris brokaw solo
yverdon, switzerland, at the amalgame, w/phillipe henchoz

dec 3 -- chris brokaw solo
munich, germany, at harry klein

dec 4 -- chris brokaw solo
dresden, germany, at the starclub

dec 5 -- chris brokaw solo
berlin, germany, at roter salon

dec 6 -- chris brokaw solo
hamburg, germany, at kampnagel (review and photos) (another review and more photos!)

dec 7 -- chris brokaw solo
dordrecht, holland, at popcentrale

dec 8 -- chris brokaw solo
koln, germany, instore performance at normal records (review and photos)

dec 9 -- chris brokaw solo
essen, germany, house concert (for details email home@carstenwohlfeld.com) (review and photos)

dec 10 -- chris brokaw solo
ghent, belgium, at charlatan

dec 11 -- chris brokaw solo
amsterdam, holland, upstairs at the paradiso, w/carol van dijk and peter visser

dec 12 -- chris brokaw solo
opwijk, belgium, at nijdrop, w/rivulets

dec 22 -- chris brokaw solo
lowell, ma, WUML-FM



consonant, los angeles, knitting factory
photo by sheilah navat
consonant, los angeles, knitting factory, jan 9, 2003


solo
chris began playing solo in late 1999, at the prompting of good pal doug mccombs, opening shows for brokeback and nobokazu takemura. initially, the shows were for solo electric guitar and tambourine, but chris eventually added vocals, and finally switched to acoustic guitar in 2002. with the release of "red cities" in june 2002, chris played several shows on the east coast with a seven-piece band; but the live show, at the moment, is solo, and exactly like what can be heard on the 2003 cd "wandering as water." chris also has a 4-song ep out called "my confidante + 3, on 12XU records.

consonant
CONSONANT is a band showcasing the songwriting talents of CLINT CONLEY and HOLLY ANDERSON. its latest lp, "love and affliction," was released august 2003 on fenway recordings. videos of the band live and in the studio, as well as audio clips of the record, are online at the fenway site. clint is in the seminal band MISSION OF BURMA, while holly has worked as a writer and visual artist for many years in boston and new york. CONSONANT includes clint on guitar and vocals, winston bramen (count me outs, fuzzy, ex-come) on bass, matt kadane (the new year, silkworm) on drums, and mr. brokaw on guitar and vocals. consonant's debut lp was released in the spring of 2002 on fenway and was named the local record of the year by the boston phoenix.

the new year
THE NEW YEAR showcases the songwriting of matt and bubba kadane, best known for their work with the dallas band BEDHEAD. THE NEW YEAR includes the kadanes, peter schmidt on guitars, mike donofrio (saturnine) on bass, josh mckay on keyboards, and chris b. on drums. the band has two recordings: 2001's "newness ends," and the 2004 release "the end is near." both are out on touch and go records.

ehc
THE EMPTY HOUSE COOPERATIVE is a free-floating collective of musicians, spearheaded and masterminded by multi-instrumentalist DAVID MICHAEL CURRY (willard grant conspiracy, thalia zedek, will oldham, boxhead ensemble) and specializing in improvised music. the EHC has existed for several years and includes stalwart members of the music communities of boston, new york, montreal and louisville, ky. there are two recordings available to date: the full-length cd "improvisational music," on hinah records in france (a trio of curry, brokaw and cellist jonah sacks); and the track "lilacs" on the "acuarela songs" compilation from acuarela records, gijon, spain. hinah's web site also has downloadable mp3s of the ehc. brokaw, curry and sacks performed with the american repertory theatre in march 2003, in the production of "highway ulysses."

evandando
EVAN DANDO is a singer/songwriter based in new york city, formerly of THE LEMONHEADS. evan's solo debut, "baby i'm bored," was released in march 2003. chris played guitar and drums on several numbers, and penned the song "my idea" with tom morgan. chris began accompanying evan in june of 2001 at the fleadh festival in london, and since that time has toured with evan as both a duo and with a full band in the US, UK and australia.

pullman
PULLMAN is an instrumental combo and collaboration between bundy brown (ex-tortoise, bastro), doug mccombs (tortoise, brokeback, 11th dream day), curtis harvey (rex, letter e), and mr. brokaw. the group has been joined in performance by drummer tim barnes (jim o'rourke, silver jews), and has 2 lp's on thrill jockey.

jumbo
JUMBO is a boston-based collective of musicians playing, primarily, circus music. the ensemble has existed since roughly 1995 and on any given night includes 20 to 40 members. performances are generally quite spirited and occasionally "ramshackle." JUMBO has "tackled" (sometimes quite literally) "the magical mystery tour," "the nutcracker," and an evening of film soundtracks. an extremely collectible 7-inch and even more collectible cassette of "the nutcracker" can be found, somewhere. bookings are sporadic and cause for great merry-making.




Chris Brokaw, San Francisco
photo by sheilah navat
san francisco, jan 10, 2003


skyscraper

Red Cities Skyscraper by Dan Abbott





chris' top ten records of 2003:

1 joshua fit for battle - to bring our own end
2 peter brotzmann/walter perkins - the ink is gone
3 milo jones - sassy trax
4 rhythm and sound - the artists (burial mix)
5 thomas brinkmann - tanks a lot
6 marc ribot - scelsi morning
7 allessandro bosetti/annette krebs
8 fennesz - live in japan
9 ernst reijseger - janna
10 m ward - transfiguration of vincent


chris' top live shows of 2003:

kelley/corsano/flaherty - berwick institute, boston ma
queens of the stone age - v festival, england
don rickles - foxwoods casino, connecticut
jenifer jackson - init, rome, italy
vic chesnutt - the orange peel, asheville nc
noel kupersmith - schuba's, chicago il
silkworm - fat cat's, houston tx
lambchop - springwater, nashville tn
dead meadow - middle east, cambridge ma
milo jones - zuzu, cambridge ma
cardigans - halden festival, germany
rebecca gates - casa de popolo, montreal
brokeback - maxwell's, hoboken nj
nikki sudden - berlin, germany
bettie serveert - nita's, tempe az





bart simpson flyer nov 03

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