chris brokaw


chris playing in cadiz, spain, april 14, 2004
chris playing in cadiz, spain, april 14, 2004

2007 shows

jan 5 2007 -- dave derby and the norfolk downs (cb on drums and guitar)
brooklyn, ny, at pete's candy store -- cb and sean eden (luna) accompany dave derby

jan 6 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
providence, ri, at as220

jan 17 -- chris brokaw solo
baton rouge, louisiana, at the spanish moon, w/fred weaver and terror of the sea

jan 25 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
philadelphia, pa, at 1st unitarian church

jan 26 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
new york, new york, at tonic, w/ida and guest tba

jan 27 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
syracuse, ny, at metropolis underground

jan 28 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
amherst, ma, at hampshire college

jan 29 -- rhys chatham's guitar trio all-stars
boston, ma, at great scott; minimalist composer chatham will be on an all-star tour in US and canada celebrating the 30th anniversary of his notorious punk-era classic 'guitar trio' -- a composition consisting of a single, repeated chord -- with a boston performance featuring a band made up of chris, winston braman, and members of the devil music ensemble; w/neptune and david daniell

jan 31 -- the NBC television show "friday night lights"
the television show "friday night lights" prominently featured chris' version of "i remember" from his solo record "INCREDIBLE LOVE" at the end of the jan 31 show. watch it online by clicking "part six," and, after a short ad, sliding the time bar to where there is about 3 minutes left. you can also see chris perform 'i remember' live (starting at 5:15).

jan 31 -- dave derby and the norfolk downs (cb on drums and guitar)
london, england, at spitz

feb 1 -- dave derby and the norfolk downs (cb on drums and guitar)
birmingham, england, at the glee club

feb 2 -- chris brokaw solo and dave derby and the norfolk downs (cb on drums and guitar)
derby, england, at 5 lamps bar

feb 3 -- chris brokaw solo
nottingham, england, at bunker hills inn

feb 5 -- chris brokaw solo
london, england, at the social, w/lazarus clamp and guests

feb 9 -- chris brokaw solo
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge, w/the beat awfuls + guests

feb 15 -- chris brokaw solo
allston, ma, at great scott, w/arbouretum, a massive new addition to thrill jockey records of chicago, illinois, featuring dave heumann from the anomoanon and bonny prince billy (w/dave curry sitting in on viola)

feb 16 -- empty house cooperative
somerville, ma, at third life studios (33 union square in the heart of union square), doors at 8; ehc will feature chris, david michael curry, jonah sacks, and craig colorusso this evening. (see ehc on myspace)

feb 27 -- chris brokaw solo
boston, ma, at the paradise, w/the lemonheads

march 3 -- chris brokaw solo
chicago, il, at the empty bottle, "silkworm tribute night" w/ many others; here's the silkworm web site

march 4 -- fFLSHLGHTS
chicago, il, at the hideout, w/guests tba; fFLSHLGHTS (yes, double-f) is chris and DOUG MCCOMBS and ELLIOT DICKS

march 15 -- chris brokaw solo
milwaukee, wi, at the fuel cafe, 818 east center st, 7:30pm - free show

march 16-18 -- ROAD screening, milwaukee
milwaukee, wi, at the union theater, 2200 e. kenwood blvd, 2nd level UWM union; chris, who wrote the soundtrack to ROAD, and writer/director leslie mccleave, will attend the 7pm screening on 3/16 for a q and a. screenings are: 3/16 at 7pm; 3/17 at 5 and 9pm; 3/18 at 7pm

march 31 -- eleventh dream day
zwolle, netherlands, at hedon; chris will be playing guitar, bass and keys

apr 1 -- eleventh dream day
dresden, germany, at star club

apr 2 -- eleventh dream day
berlin, germany, at quasimodo

apr 3 -- eleventh dream day
karlsruhe, germany, at jubez

apr 4 -- eleventh dream day
weinheim, germany, at cafe zentral

apr 5 -- eleventh dream day
vienna, austria, at WUK

apr 6 -- eleventh dream day
ebensee, austria, at kino

apr 7 -- eleventh dream day
geislingen, germany, at ratschenmuhle

may 9 -- chris brokaw + geoff farina
cambridge, ma, at the lizard lounge, w/tk webb

may 12 -- chris brokaw solo
bologna, italy, at villa serena

may 13 -- chris brokaw solo
colvera di maniago (pordenone), italy, at Bus

may 19 -- dirt music (chris eckman, hugo race, chris brokaw)
murska sobota, slovenia, at MIKK. here's hugo at myspace

may 21 -- dirt music
ljubljana, slovenia, at the sax pub

may 22 -- dirt music
vienna, austria, at chelsea

may 23 -- dirt music
innsbruck, austria, venue TBA

may 24 -- dirt music
stuttgart, germany, at laboratorium

may 25 -- dirt music
erfurt, germany, at museumkeller

may 26 -- dirt music
berlin, germany, at maschinenhaus

may 27 -- dirt music
beverungen, germany, at orange blossom special -- the glitterhouse festival

june 1 -- dirt music
prague, czech republic, at akropolis

june 2 -- dirt music
singwitz, germany, at kesselhaus lager

june 20 -- the new year (chris on drums)
los angeles, ca, at spaceland

june 21 -- the new year
san francisco, ca, at bottom of the hill

june 22 -- the new year
portland, or, at doug fir lounge

june 23 -- the new year
seattle, wa, at crocodile cafe/p>

july 7 -- the boredoms performing with 77 drummers (including cb)!
brooklyn, ny, at brooklyn bridge park (dumbo)

july 13 -- chris brokaw / geoff farina duo
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge, w/helms, neptune, and drew o'doherty; benefit for cal robbins

july 20 -- 11th dream day (chris on guitar)
chicago, il, at the empty bottle

july 24 -- chris brokaw solo electric, and kahoots (cb drumming)
chappaquidick, ma, at the chappaquidick community center

july 25 -- chris brokaw solo electric, and kahoots (cb drumming)
west tisbury, ma, at grange hall

aug 2 -- "ROAD" screening, woods hole festival
woods hole, ma, at the woods hole film festival at 6pm at the old fire station. chris composed the soundtrack to director leslie mccleave's film

aug 3 -- chris brokaw solo electric
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge, w/jennifer o'connor, chou chou larouge, hilken mancini, and clint michigan

sept 5 -- chris brokaw solo; evan dando (cb accompanying)
UK

sept 6 -- chris brokaw solo; evan dando (cb accompanying)
UK

sept 7 -- evan dando (cb accompanying)
london, england, at brixton academy, opening for JESUS + MARY CHAIN

sept 14 -- chris brokaw solo
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge

sept 20 -- chris brokaw solo
new haven, ct, at toad's place, opening for MISSION OF BURMA

sept 24 -- thurston moore band (thurston moore, steve shelley, sumara lubelski, tom hayner, chris brokaw)
hoboken, nj, at maxwell's

sept 25 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
SIRIUS radio show

sept 26 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
brooklyn, ny, at the music hall of williamsburg

sept 27 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
boston, ma, at the museum of fine arts

sept 28 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
princeton, nj, at the terrace club of princeton university

sept 29 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
washington, d.c., at the rock & roll hotel

sept 30 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
philadelphia, pa, at johnny brenda's

oct 1 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
northampton, ma, at the pleasant st theater

oct 4 -- chris brokaw solo
edgartown, ma, at the wharf, with jennifer o'connor (solo)

oct 5 -- chris brokaw solo
waterville, me, at colby college, with jennifer o'connor (solo)

oct 6 -- chris brokaw solo
bronxville, ny, at sarah lawrence college, with jennifer o'connor (solo)

oct 16 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
philadelphia, pa, at the world cafe

oct 17 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
new york, ny, at the apple store (soho)

oct 19 -- chris brokaw solo
port washington, ny, at the jeanne rimsky theater, w/yo la tengo

oct 22 -- evan dando and chris brokaw duo
anaheim, ca, at the house of blues, opening for jesus and mary chain

oct 23 -- evan dando and chris brokaw duo
los angeles, ca, at the wiltern, opening for jesus and mary chain & black rebel motorcycle club

oct 24 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
seattle, wa, at neumo's

oct 25 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
portland, or, at doug fir

oct 26 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
arcata, ca, at humbolt state

oct 28 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
san francisco, ca, at amoeba records

oct 29 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
san francisco, ca, at the great american music hall

oct 30 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
los angeles, ca, at echoplex

oct 31 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
visalia, ca, at howie and sons

nov 1 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
jimmy kimmel live tv show

nov 4 -- chris brokaw / geoff farina duo; two dollar guitar (chris on guitar)
santander, spain, at the tanned tin festival

nov 10 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at the middle east upstairs w/ thalia zedek band, helms, drug rug, reid paley, etc - billy ruane's 50th birthday party; included a surprise 2-song set by COME (videos: submerge" and "hurricane") (cb, tz, daniel c, winston b)

nov 15 -- chris brokaw solo
boston, ma, at the museum of fine arts, opening for yo la tengo; two shows at 6:30pm and 9:30pm

nov 17 -- chris brokaw solo
brooklyn, ny, at union pool, w/rebecca gates

nov 19 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
ny, ny, at radio city music hall, opening for bright eyes

nov 29 -- fflashlights (cb guitars)
chicago, il, at the empty bottle, w/major stars

dec 4 -- thurston moore band (thurston moore, steve shelley, sumara lubelski, tom hayner, chris brokaw)
dublin, ireland, at tripod

dec 6 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
london, england, at scala

dec 7 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
minehead, england, at the "nightmare before xmas festival" curated by portishead

dec 8 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
barcelona, spain, at primavera

dec 10 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
brussels, belgium, at ancienne belgique

dec 11 -- thurston moore band (cb guitars)
paris, france, at trabendo

dec 15 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at the middle east, w/the major stars

dec 28 -- jules verdone band (cb on guitar)
cambridge, ma, at tt the bears, benefit for jeannie


you can also visit chris at myspace.com


[last updated feb 29 2008]


fFLSHLGHTS dec 21, 2006
fFLSHLGHTS, dec 21 2006, st. paul, mn at the turf club
(chris, doug mccombs, elliot dicks); photo by greg



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 he eventually added vocals, and finally switched to acoustic guitar in 2002. chris also performed in 2005 and 2006 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).


fFLSHLGHTS
chris has performed in this band with DOUG MCCOMBS (pullman, tortoise, 11th dream day, etc) and ELLIOT DICKS (ex-nerves) sporadically since 2006.


the thurston moore band
this band is a side project from moore's work with SONIC YOUTH, put together to tour in support of moore's solo record "trees outside the academy," released in september 2007. chris plays guitars in the band, which also includes STEVE SHELLEY, SUMARA LUBELSKI, and TOM HAYNER. shows in the US and europe are scheduled for 2007.


dirt music
chris has collaborated with HUGO RACE (ex-bad seeds) and CHRIS ECKMAN (ex-walkabouts) on a new project in 2007 entitled DIRT MUSIC. they played shows in europe in may-june 2007 and recorded an album in prague for release later in the year on GLITTERHOUSE RECORDS.


two dollar guitar
chris began playing and touring in 2006 with TWO DOLLAR GUITAR, which is TIM FOLJAHN and STEVE SHELLEY (see two dollar guitar at myspace). chris plays guitar in the band.


chris brokaw and geoff farina
chris and GEOFF FARINA (ex-karate) have been performing together since late 2006 and are at work on an album comprised almost entirely of pre-WWII blues songs.


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.


empty house cooperative
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 nearly 10 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."


dave derby and the norfolk downs
DAVE DERBY (ex-dambuilders) has a new album on reveal records (UK); chris plays guitar on the album, and drums and guitar on selected live dates. (chris and dave, along with JILL SOBULE, also worked together on music for the nickelodeon television series "unfabulous".)




2006 Farina Seattle Flyer




2005 Nottingham Flyer




2007 Dirt Music Flyer




2007 Tanned Tin poster


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