chris brokaw


chris in a photo by tinnitus photography
chris, dec 29, 2006, at the middle east upstairs, cambridge, ma, at the kimchee records 10-year anniversary party. photo by tinnitus photography

2007 shows


jan 9-11 2008 -- dirtmusic (cb, hugo race, chris eckman)
essakane, mali (africa), performing at the festival in the desert

jan 17 -- fflashlights (cb, doug mccombs, elliot dicks)
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge, w/alan licht + major stars

jan 18 -- fflashlights
brookyn, ny, at the union pool, w/tall firs & alexa wilding

feb 4 -- fflashlights (cb, doug mccombs, elliot dicks)
chicago, il, at the hideout, w/singer

feb 16 -- chris brokaw solo
barcelona, spain, at les basses; "minifestival" w/chris and carla, paula frazier, etc

feb 20 -- chris brokaw solo
new york, ny, at the knitting factory tap bar, w/underground railroad + black helicopter

feb 23 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina duo
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge

feb 24 -- chris brokaw solo
providence, ri, at AS220, w/holy mountain

mar 1 -- thurston moore band (cb on guitars)
ny, ny, at webster hall, opening for ROKY ERICKSON

mar 13 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, tx (SXSW), at carousel lounge, 3pm

mar 13 -- thurston moore band (cb on guitars)
austin, tx (SXSW), at threadgill's, 5pm

mar 13 -- thurston moore band (cb on guitars)
austin, tx (SXSW), lou reed tribute, at levi's FADER fort, 6pm

mar 14 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, tx (SXSW), at french legation museum, 1:30pm

mar 14/15 -- thurston moore band (cb on guitars)
austin, tx (SXSW), at the mohawk, 12:45 am

mar 15 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, tx (SXSW), at longbranch inn, 2:45pm

mar 15 -- thurston moore band (cb on guitars)
austin, tx (SXSW), at french legion, 4:30pm. video of one of the march 15 shows

mar 27 -- chris brokaw solo
hoboken, nj, at maxwell's, w/wussy

mar 28 -- chris brokaw solo
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge, w/wussy

mar 29 -- chris brokaw solo
new haven, ct, at cafe nine, w/wussy

mar 30 -- empty house cooperative
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge

april 24 -- dirt music (cb, hugo race, chris eckman)
zurich, switzerland, at el lokal

april 25 -- dirt music
ebensee, austria, at kino

april 27 -- dirt music
ghent, belgium, at handelbeurs

april 29 -- dirt music
den haag, holland, at binnenach@ theater an het spui

april 30 -- dirt music
paris, france, at divan du monde

may 1 -- dirt music
ottersum, holland, at roepan cc

may 2 -- dirt music
hannover, germany, at cafe glocksee

may 3 -- dirt music
geislingen, germany, at ratschenmuhle

may 4 -- dirt music
innsbruck, austria, at PMK

may 6 -- dirt music
dresden, germany, at sheune

may 7 -- dirt music
berlin, germany, at cafe zapata

may 8 -- dirt music
hamburg, germany, at knust

may 9 -- dirt music
copenhagen, denmark, at loppen

may 10 -- dirt music
oslo, norway, at garage

june 13 -- chris brokaw solo
louisville, ky, at the space at 6th and oak, w/wussy and second story man

june 14 -- chris brokaw solo
newport, ky, at york st cafe, /wussy and second story man

june 15 -- chris brokaw solo
lexington, ky, at the dame, /wussy and second story man

june 22 -- fflashlights
chicago, il, at the abbey pub, w/thalia zedek band

july 12 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at the middle east upstairs, w/the kadane bros + bottomless pit

july 19 -- kahoots megaforce band
martha's vineyard, ma, at the aquinnah music festival, w/willy mason and many others

july 26 -- chris brokaw solo
dublin, ireland, upstairs at whelan's

july 27 -- chris brokaw solo
belfast, ireland, at aunt annie's

august 8 -- 88 BOADRUM
brooklyn, ny, at the williamsburg waterfront, 8:08pm; an epic bi-coastal event with 88 drummers

august 10 -- jennifer o'connor band, with chris b on guitar
wilmington, delaware, at the grand opera house, w/WILCO; jennifer o'connor band on myspace

august 13 -- jennifer o'connor band, with chris b on guitar
brooklyn, ny, at mccarren park pool, w/WILCO

august 21 -- jennifer o'connor band, with chris b on guitar
nyc, ny, at the mercury lounge

august 25 -- willard grant conspiracy
beirut, lebanon, at the big bang festival [POSTPONED]

sept 8 -- chris brokaw solo
hoboken, nj, at maxwell's, w/SILVER JEWS (blog review at new york press)

sept 13 -- chris brokaw solo
chicago, il, at heaven gallery, w/agathe max

sept 15 -- chris brokaw solo
royal oak, mi, at crofoot, w/SHELLAC

sept 16 -- chris brokaw solo
toronto, canada, at horseshoe, w/SHELLAC

sept 17 -- thurston moore group
northampton, ma, at pearl street; thurston moore group performing 'psychic hearts'

sept 18 -- chris brokaw solo
montreal, canada, at la sala rossa, w/SHELLAC

sept 19 -- thurston moore and the new wave bandits
all tomorrows parties, in the catskills, new york

sept-oct -- THE NEW YEAR US TOUR

sept 22 -- the new year
albuquerque, nm, at the launchpad

sept 23 -- the new year
phoenix, az, at modified

sept 24 -- the new year
los angeles, ca, at the echo

sept 25 -- the new year
san francisco, ca, at bottom of the hill

sept 26 -- the new year
portland, or, at doug fir lounge

sept 27 -- the new year
seattle, wa, at sunset tavern

sept 29 -- the new year
denver, co, at larimer lounge

oct 9 -- the new year
philadelphia, pa, at johnny brenda's, w/dirty on purpose

oct 10 -- the new year
brooklyn, ny, at the music hall of williamsburg, w/dirty on purpose

oct 11 -- the new year
cambridge, ma, at the middle east, w/dirty on purpose

oct 12 -- the new year
providence, ri, at club hell, w/dirty on purpose

oct 13 -- the new year
burlington, vt, at club metronome, w/the war on drugs

oct 14 -- the new year
montreal, canada, at le divan orange, w/angela desveaux

oct 15 -- the new year
toronto, canada, at lee's place, w/angela desveaux

oct 16 -- the new year
detroit/pontiac, mi, (venue tbd), w/jennifer o'connor

oct 17 -- the new year
chicago, il, at the empty bottle, w/jennifer o'connor & sonoi

oct 18 -- the new year
madison, wi, (venue tbd), w/the uglysuit

oct 19 -- the new year
champaign, il, at high dive, w/the uglysuit

oct 20 -- the new year
cleveland, oh, at the grog shop, w/the uglysuit & minus the bear

oct 21 -- the new year
washington, dc, at dc9, w/the uglysuit

oct 22 -- chris brokaw solo
brooklyn, ny, at the union hall, w/willard grant conspiracy + guests; review by mike wolf / lazy comet blog

oct 23 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at lilypad, w/willard grant conspiracy + drew o'doherty; photos by aliza

nov -- THE NEW YEAR EUROPE TOUR

nov 7 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
utrecht, holland, at db's

nov 8 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
liege, belgium, at l'escalier

nov 9 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
nottingham, england, at rescue rooms

nov 10 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
liverpool, england, at the kazimier

nov 11 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
glasgow, scotland, at nice n sleazys

nov 12 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
london, england, at the luminaire

nov 13 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
paris, france, at mains d'oeuvre

nov 15 -- the new year
castello, spain, at the tanned tin festival

nov 15 -- COME REUNION
castello, spain, at the www.tannedtin.com festival. chris' old band COME will reunite for one show at the festival. this is the line-up that appeared on COME's final album "gently down the stream": thalia zedek, winston braman, daniel coughlin, and chris brokaw. the group played a surprise 2 song set last year at a friend's birthday (nov 2007 videos: "submerge" and "hurricane"); prior to that the band has not performed since april 2001. there are no plans at this point for the band to perform anywhere beyond this show. listen to COME on myspace. read about it at the pitchfork blog. NEW: a video of "bitten" from the tanned tin show.

nov 16 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
lyon, france, at grrrnd zero

nov 17 -- the new year
duedingen, switzerland, at bad bonn

nov 18 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
bologna, italy, at lokomotiv

nov 19 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
vienna, austria, at chelsea

nov 20 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
munich, germany, at orangehouse

nov 21 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
berlin, germany, at magnet

nov 22 -- the new year
hamburg, germany, at prinzenbar

nov 23 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
antwerp, belgium, at trix

nov 24 -- the new year and chris brokaw solo
heidelberg, germany, at the pret a ecouter festival

dec 10 -- chris brokaw solo
new york, ny, at piano's, w/WILL JOHNSON (of CENTROMATIC/SOUTH SAN GABRIEL)

dec 11 -- chris brokaw solo
somerville, ma, at pa's lounge, w/WILL JOHNSON (of CENTROMATIC/SOUTH SAN GABRIEL)

dec 12 -- chris brokaw solo
montpelier, vt, at venue TBA, w/WILL JOHNSON (of CENTROMATIC/SOUTH SAN GABRIEL)

dec 13 -- chris brokaw solo
vineyard haven, ma, at che's lounge, w/WILL JOHNSON (of CENTROMATIC/SOUTH SAN GABRIEL)


you can also visit chris at myspace.com


[last updated january 24, 2009]


illustrtion of chris by dmitry samarov
by dmitry samarov



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.


dirt music
chris has collaborated with HUGO RACE (ex-bad seeds) and CHRIS ECKMAN (ex-walkabouts) on this project since in 2007, when they recorded an album in prague. it was released in late 2007 on GLITTERHOUSE RECORDS.


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 guitar, mike donofrio on bass, and chris b. on drums. the band's third recording, "the new year," was released september 9 2008 on touch and go records.


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. entitled "the angel's message to me," it will be released by chris's new label CAPITAN RECORDS in early 2009.


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 over 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."


COME REUNION
on november 15, 2008, chris' old band COME reunited for one show at the tanned tin festival in castellon, spain. a video of "bitten" from the show is online. this was the line-up that appeared on COME's final album "gently down the stream": thalia zedek, winston braman, daniel coughlin, and chris brokaw. the group played a surprise 2 song set last year at a friend's birthday (nov 2007 video: "hurricane"); prior to that the band has not performed since april 2001. there are no plans at this point for the band to perform anywhere beyond this show. read about it at the pitchfork blog. listen to COME on myspace.


2007 Come
nov 2007 -- cambridge, ma, middle east
photo of COME by leslie mcc from youtube video of submerge


2007 Singer fFlashlights


2008_04_dirtflyer eu


2008 si review


2008 CB Wussy poster


2008 New Year
the new year by heather whinna


2008_11 the new year


2008 Tanned Tin



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