chris brokaw


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2006 shows
jan 6 2006 -- chris brokaw solo
oak bluffs, ma, at offshore ale, w/kahoots

jan 7 -- chris brokaw rock band
new york, ny, at tonic, w/jonathan kane's february and kahoots

jan 24 -- new band with chris brokaw (guitar), doug mccombs (guitar and vocals), and elliot dicks (drums)
chicago, il, at the empty bottle, w/dots and shields, and che arthur; photos here

jan 28 -- chris brokaw solo
hoboken, nj, at maxwell's, w/evan dando

feb 4 -- chris brokaw rock band
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge, w/curtis harvey (rex, pullman, the letter e), and kahoots

feb 8 -- chris brokaw solo
madrid, spain, at cafe de la palma

feb 9 -- chris brokaw solo
paris, france, at le point ephemere

feb 10 -- chris brokaw solo
genova, italy, at maddalaine

feb 11 -- chris brokaw solo
castel franco veneto (TV), italy, at the officina de buena ventura

feb 12 -- chris brokaw solo
gradara, italy, at the theater -- 3pm show, supporting martin rev

feb 12 -- chris brokaw solo
forli, italy, at marquette -- 10 pm show

feb 13 -- chris brokaw solo
rome, italy, at the detourcineclub

feb 14 -- chris brokaw solo
bologna, italy, at zoo caffe murato

feb 15 -- chris brokaw solo
norwich, england, at the marquee

feb 16 -- chris brokaw solo
london, england, at the spitz

feb 17 -- chris brokaw solo
oxford, england, at the wheatsheaf

feb 21 -- chris brokaw solo
birmingham, england, at jug of ale

feb 22 -- chris brokaw solo
glasgow, scotland, at mono

feb 23 -- chris brokaw solo
edinburgh, scotland, venue tba

feb 24 -- chris brokaw solo
belfast, ireland, at the pavillion

feb 25 -- chris brokaw solo
dublin, ireland, at whelan's

feb 26 -- chris brokaw solo
limerick, ireland, at the limerick boathouse

mar 8 -- rhys chatham 9-piece "guitar army"
new york, ny, at tonic, w/jonathan kane's february and arnold dreyblatt; chris is a member of the "army"

mar 10 -- rhys chatham 9-piece "guitar army"
pittsburgh, pa, at the andy warhol museum, w/jonathan kane's february and tony conrad

mar 11 -- rhys chatham 9-piece "guitar army"
columbus, oh, at the wexner arts center, w/jonathan kane's february and tony conrad

mar 12 -- rhys chatham 9-piece "guitar army"
lexington, ky, at the dame, w/jonathan kane's february and tony conrad

mar 13 -- rhys chatham 9-piece "guitar army"
nashville, tn, at the ruby green arts center, w/jonathan kane's february and tony conrad

mar 14 -- rhys chatham 9-piece "guitar army"
shreveport, la, at minicine, w/jonathan kane's february and tony conrad

mar 16 -- rhys chatham 9-piece "guitar army"
austin, tx, at the table of the elements showcase at the south by southwest festival. venue: central presbyterian church, at 8th and brazos

mar 17 -- chris brokaw rock band
austin, tx, at the SXSW 12XU showcase at club de ville, w/antietam, bottomless pit, sally crewe and the sudden moves, chris stamey and peter holsapple

mar 17-19 -- screening of "ROAD"
paris, france, at the festival du cin»ma ind»pendant am»ricain 2006. chris did the soundtrack for "ROAD"

mar 25-26 -- screening of "ROAD"
wroclaw, poland, at the international film festival OFENSIVA 2006; chris did the soundtrack for "ROAD"

mar 24 -- chris brokaw solo
santa cruz, ca, at the attic, w/geoff farina (x-karate)

mar 25 -- chris brokaw solo
los angeles, ca, at hotel caf», w/geoff farina

mar 26 -- chris brokaw solo
san diego, ca, at the casbah, w/geoff farina

mar 27 -- chris brokaw solo
merced, ca, at the mauzer theater, w/geoff farina

mar 28 -- chris brokaw solo
eugene, or, at cd world, 3215 w. 11th ave suite b, free in-store at 7 pm

mar 29 -- chris brokaw solo
seattle, wa, at triple door, w/geoff farina

mar 31 -- chris brokaw solo
portland, or, at the towne lounge, w/geoff farina (see a 7-minute video interview with chris, complete with concert footage from the evening)

apr 1 -- chris brokaw solo
eureka, ca, at the ink people gallery, w/geoff farina

apr 2 -- chris brokaw solo
san francisco, ca, at rickshaw stop, w/geoff farina and bonfire madigan and more

apr 8 ̉- the new year
fort worth, tx, at the "wall of sound" festival at the ridgelea theater, w/low, pedro the lion, and many more

apr 17 ̉- new band with chris, elliot dicks, doug mccombs
ny, ny at tonic, w/special guests international shades and alan licht

apr 19 -- chris brokaw rock band
gent, belgium, at vdeo

apr 20 -- chris brokaw rock band
rotterdam, the netherlands, at rotown

apr 21 -- chris brokaw rock band
berlin, germany, at the knaak club, w/satellite city

apr 22 -- chris brokaw rock band
prague, czech republic, at 007; read an interview (in czech) previewing the show

apr 23 -- chris brokaw rock band
dresden, germany, at scheune

apr 24 -- chris brokaw rock band
hamburg, germany, at knust

apr 25 -- chris brokaw rock band
karlsruhe, germany, at jubez (see a 6-minute live video from the show)

apr 26 -- chris brokaw rock band
offenbach, germany, at jafen 2

apr 27 -- chris brokaw rock band
nurnberg, germany, at k4

apr 28 -- chris brokaw rock band
yverdon, switzerland, at amalgame

apr 29 -- chris brokaw rock band
innsbruck, austria, at triebhaus

apr 30 -- chris brokaw rock band
vienna, austria, at fluc

may 1 -- chris brokaw rock band
ilirska bistrica, slovenia, at MKNZ

may 2 -- chris brokaw rock band
zagreb, croatia, at galerija SC

may 3 -- chris brokaw rock band
maniago, italy, at theater, with sprinzi

may 4 -- chris brokaw rock band
ferrara, italy, at renfe, with julie's haircut

may 5 -- chris brokaw rock band
pescara, italy, at wake up

may 6 -- chris brokaw rock band
milano, italy, at cs garibaldi, w/sprinzi

may 8 -- chris brokaw rock band
oviedo, spain, at the festival intersecciones

may 10 -- chris brokaw rock band
lisbon, portugal, at maxime club

may 11 -- chris brokaw rock band
madrid, spain, at cafe la palma

may 12 -- chris brokaw rock band
barcelona, spain, at la 2 del apolo

may 13 -- chris brokaw rock band
zarautz, spain (TBC)

may 14 -- chris brokaw rock band
france tba

may 15 -- chris brokaw rock band
liege, belgium, at l'escalier

june 2 -- chris brokaw solo
edgartown, ma, at the outerland, w/chris smither

june 8 -- the new year
dallas, texas, at sons of herman hall, w/shellac

june 9 -- the new year
austin, texas, at emo's, w/shellac (a review)

june 10 -- the new year
houston, texas, at numbers, w/shellac

june 10 -- screening of "ROAD"
brooklyn, ny, at the brooklyn intl film festival, 10 pm at the brooklyn museum. filmmaker leslie mccleave's movie, with a soundtrack by chris [news flash! on june 11, chris won the award for best original film score (called the Certificate for Outstanding Achievement) at the festival! it was presented in a ceremony at the brooklyn museum]

june 16 -- jonathan kane's february
new york, ny, at the knitting factory; chris on guitar in the band (an interview with jonathan is online at wellroundedradio.net)

july 14 -- chris brokaw rock band
somerville, ma, at the artbeat festival, outdoors at davis square at 9:45 p.m. chris also will accompany the kinodance group in a multi-media performance directly before the band's set

july 15 -- screening of "road"
galway, ireland, at the galway film fleadh at 8:30 p.m. in the cinemobile

july 28 -- chris brokaw solo
albany, ny at valentine's

july 21 -- chris brokaw rock band
benicassim, spain, at the festival internacional de benicassim, w/echo & the bunnymen, pixies, the strokes, manta ray, babyshambles, and more

aug 5 -- chris brokaw solo
vineyard haven, ma, at the katherine cornell theater, w/neptune, milo jones, kahoots, the empty house cooperative, keith whitman, lo fine and more; info here

aug 8 -- the steve wynn band w/chris joining in
brooklyn, ny, at the magnetic field cocktail lounge; a special event with the the steve wynn band playing instrumental music behind readings by crime writer george pelecanos. steve and george collaborated on a cd that's being released in conjunction with george's new book "the night gardener". watch a youtube video from the event.

aug 11 -- the new year
cambridge, ma, at the middle east

aug 12 -- the new year
brooklyn, ny, at north 6

aug 22 -- empty house cooperative
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge. visit the ehc blog and ehc at myspace

aug 24 -- chris brokaw solo
brooklyn, ny, at the union hall, w/dave derby

sept 9 -- the new year
chicago, il, at the touch and go 25th anniversary party

sept 14 -- chris brokaw solo
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge, w/willard grant conspiracy and curtis harvey

sept 17 -- chris brokaw solo
nyc, at the bowery poetry club, w/megan reilly

sept 21 -- chris brokaw w/2 dollar guitar
hoboken, nj, at the gold hawk; 2 dollar guitar is tim foljahn and steve shelley, and chris will be playing guitar; also on the bill is dave decastro

sept 25 -- screening of "ROAD"
gloucester, ma, at the west end theater, 1 washington street (978.281.0680), at 7 p.m., sponsored by seARTS; chris did the soundtrack for the movie

sept 28 -- chris brokaw solo
boston, ma, at the museum of fine arts, w/joanna newsom (see photo and short review -- "...Cambridge's Chris Brokaw played an opening set of raspily-sung tunes and jaunty acoustic guitar pieces...")

sept 29 -- two dollar guitar (tim foljahn, steve shelley, and chris on guitar)
los angeles, ca, at el cid

oct 11 -- two dollar guitar (tim foljahn, steve shelley, and chris)
new york city, at the living room, one set at 7 p.m.

oct 18 -- two dollar guitar
new york city, at the living room, one set at 7 p.m.

oct 25 -- two dollar guitar
new york city, at the living room, one set at 7 p.m.

oct 26 -- chris brokaw solo
new york city, at tonic, w/curtis harvey (solo) + bishops at large (mike fellows and jesper eklow)

oct 29 -- chris brokaw solo
oak bluffs, ma, at off shore ale, w/curtis harvey

nov 6 -- two dollar guitar
new york city, at zebulon, w/tall firs

nov 9 -- chris accompanies bob mould. 1 song!
"music for youth" benefit concert: music of bob dylan, avery fisher hall, lincoln center, new york. also on the bill: patti smith, the roots, cat power, roseanne cash, seal, jill sobule, allen toussaint, chris and rich robinson, ryan adams, medeski martin and wood, lee renaldo and many more. here are links to press for the show, including stories in the new york times and rolling stone. see the full line-up of performers and songs.


US TOUR -- during the tour, chris will play a solo acoustic set, joined occasionally by tim and steve, and will then play electric guitar on their set

nov 10 -- chris brokaw solo and two dollar guitar
carrboro, nc, at the reservoir

nov 11 -- two dollar guitar
greensboro, nc, at the flying anvil, w/richard buckner

nov 12 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
columbia, sc, at the art garage

nov 13 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
atlanta, ga, at the earl

nov 14 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
mt pleasant, sc, at the village tavern

nov 16 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
arlington, va, at the iota club, w/micah p. hinson

nov 17 -- "ROAD" chicago theatrical premiere nov 17-23
chicago, il, at the facets cin»mathÀque (1517 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-281-4114) at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. -- director leslie mccleave and chris, who wrote the film's soundtrack, will be at the theater for a Q&A after each screening opening night. the film plays through nov 23.

nov 18 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge, w/geoff farina

nov 19 -- two dollar guitar
florence, ma, at artifacts 20th century, w/thurston moore + dred foole and j. mascis

nov 20 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
portland, me, at the space gallery


EUROPEAN TOUR -- during the tour, chris will play a solo acoustic set, joined occasionally by tim and steve, and will then play electric guitar on their set

nov 26 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
bari, italy, at time zones festival, w/fennesz, diamanda galas, jackie-o motherfucker and more

nov 27 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
napoli, italy, at teatro galleria toledo / obSessions

nov 28 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
faenza, italy, at clandestino

nov 29 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
terni, italy, at skylab

nov 30 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
giussago, italy, at ortosonico

dec 1 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
verona, italy, at lucignolo

dec 2 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
genova, italy, at milk club

dec 4 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
catania, sicily, venue TBA

dec 5 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
palermo, sicily, at candelai

dec 6 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
vende (cs), italy, at b side

dec 7 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
rome, italy, at la palma, w/geoff farina

dec 10 -- cb solo and tim foljahn
gredara, italy

dec 13 -- cb solo and tim foljahn
ghent, belgium, at kinky star

dec 14 -- cb solo and two dollar guitar
paris, france, at le pointe ephemere, w/awesome color

dec 21 -- flashlights (chris brokaw, doug mccombs, elliot dicks)
saint paul, mn, at turf club, w/die electric and guests

dec 22 -- flashlights (chris brokaw, doug mccombs, elliot dicks)
milwaukee, wi, at circle a, w/die electric and guests

dec 23 -- flashlights (chris brokaw, doug mccombs, elliot dicks)
chicago, il, at cal's liquors, w/die electric and guests

dec 29 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at the middle east -- kimchee records' 10 year anniversary bash, w/thalia zedek, willard grant conspiracy, paula kelley and more (read the boston globe review


you can also visit chris at myspace.com

[last updated feb 14 2007]


2006 kane flyer


solo and with the chris brokaw rock band
CHRIS began playing solo in late 1999. initially, the shows were for solo electric guitar and tambourine, but chris eventually added vocals, and finally switched to acoustic guitar in 2002. chris also began performing in 2005 with the CHRIS BROKAW ROCK BAND featuring jeff goddard (ex-karate) on bass and kevin coultas (ex-rodan) on drums. chris' solo records include "red cities" (2002), "wandering as water" (2003), "my confidante + 3" (2004), "i was born, but. . ." original film score (2004), and "incredible love" (2005).

rhys chatham "guitar army"
chris toured in march 2006 with the rhys chatham "guitar army" at venues including top contemporary art museums. chatham, now based in paris, "altered the DNA of rock, marshaling massed-guitar 'armies' and fusing overtone-drenched minimalism with the fury of punk rock," as his label table of the elements puts it. his work "prefigured no wave and cast a huge influence over the work of his proteges, including glenn branca and sonic youth. performing this material for the first time in two decades, this downtown nyc icon revisits those glorious years in the life of a city and a milieu in which the raw, the sophisticated and the danceable merged."

the band was made up of guitarists chatham, chris, doug mccombs (tortoise), ernie brooks (x-modern lovers), bill brovold, david daniell, david bicknell, jon crider, and igor cubrilovic, with jonathan kane (february, x-swans) on drums.

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. recordings include the full-length cd "improvisational music" (2001) on hinah records in france, featuring a trio of curry, brokaw and cellist jonah sacks, and "painted plane" (2004). brokaw, curry and sacks performed with the american repertory theatre in march 2003, in the production of "highway ulysses."


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2006 Liege Flyer




2006 belfast poster


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