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Chris, Somerville, MA, March 2014

2014 shows
Jan 2, 2014 -- Wrekmeister Harmonies w/Chris Brokaw
Seattle, WA, at The Highline; Chris will perform with WREKMEISTER HARMONIES. Chris writes: "4 years ago, I first met JR Robinson, mastermind of the drone concern WREKMEISTER HARMONIES. We played a show in NYC together as a trio with Mark Shippy (ex-US MAPLE), and I Iiked the recording so much that I released it as a live LP on Capitan. 4 years later, I recently participated in a larger-scale Wrekmeister recording in Chicago, for release in 2014 on THRILL JOCKEY."

Jan 5 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Boston, MA, Private Concert


THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES
Jan 9-12, 2014
Trio of Chris, Bob Weston (Shellac/Mission of Burma) and Elisha Weisner (Kahoots). First shows since the October 2013 release of their LP and CD "MASS GRAVE" (for sale here!) Listen at Bandcamp. Find the Ferries on Facebook.

Jan 9 -- THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES
Vineyard Haven, MA, at the Katharine Cornell Theater, w/JELLYBONE RIVERS (aka Bobby M of Kahoots)

Jan 10 -- THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES
Cambridge, MA, at The Plough and Stars

Jan 11 -- THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES
Brooklyn, NY, at Death By Audio, w/BRIAN CHASE + ROBBIE LEE (member of YEAH YEAH YEAHS) and TIM FOLJAHN (TWO DOLLAR GUITAR,etc)

Jan 12 -- THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES
Asbury Park, NJ, at Asbury Lanes



Jan 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Vashon Island, WA, at Vashon Center For The Arts. For this seated concert, Chris will present an overview of his recent works for electric and acoustic guitars, electronics, and vocals. Read more here.

Feb 5 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, Crocodile Back Bar, w/REBECCA GATES

Feb 23 -- Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina
Seattle, WA, private house concert

Feb 28 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios, w/BOTTOMLESS PIT/KINSKI

CHRIS BROKAW SOLO EAST COAST TOUR
MARCH 2014
Chris will be playing in a variety of venues on this tour, opening some shows for BOB MOULD. He says: "I'M COMING EAST! - No new record to promote until April 22 ("Now, Forager" on Dais Records) - but I'm hitting the road anyway!! BOB MOULD invited me to open 3 shows for him, and the floodgates burst forth for a series of more gigs. Couldn't be more stoked!"

March 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Chapel Hill, NC, house show - details tba

March 3 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Richmond, VA, at STEADY SOUNDS record store // moved to Bellytimber Tavern due to snow

March 4 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Charlottesville, VA, house concert

March 5 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Washington, DC, at the 9:30 Club w/BOB MOULD

March 6 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Washington, DC, at CD Cellar w/INSECT FACTORY; Chris writes: "I'll be playing TWO shows in DC: March 5 at the 9:30 Club, opening for Bob Mould; and March 6 at CD Cellar with INSECT FACTORY. Bob and I have shared stages together for over 20 years now (!?!) and it's always a great pleasure. - I've been a fan of Insect Factory for some time now; this will be my first time seeing him (Jeff Barsky = Insect Factory), and this show will feature solo sets from each of us, and conclude with a duo improv set. Super psyched for two very different and intriguing evenings in our nation's capital!"

March 7 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
New York, NY, at City Winery, w/BOB MOULD

March 8 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
New York, NY, at City Winery, w/BOB MOULD

March 9 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Watertown, MA, private house show

March 10 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Somerville, MA, at Anthony's, w/COTTON CANDY

March 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Hadley, MA, at Flying Object, w/RED FAVORITE + CRYSTALLINE ROSES

March 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Cambridge, MA, private house concert (Montpelier, VT, show cancelled due to snow)

March 13 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Brooklyn, NY, Union Pool, w/VERY SPECIAL GUESTS to be announced soon [Jon Spencer Blues Explosion!]

March 14 -- Insect Factory w/Chris Brokaw
Brooklyn, NY, at Death By Audio. Chris writes: "Jeff Barsky and I face off like gentleman at dawn. Don't miss this!"


April 16 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at Porchlight Coffee, record release and listening party for "NOW, FORAGER" soundtrack with mini-performance by CB on guitar and synth - FREE - 7-9pm

April 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Los Angeles, CA, at gallery TBA, record release and listening party for "NOW, FORAGER" soundtrack with mini-performance by CB on guitar and synth - FREE - 7-9pm

April 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Los Angeles, CA, private solo acoustic house concert (invite only)

April 24 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at Chop Suey, record release party for 'NOW, FORAGER' soundtrack with special guest THINE (Joel RL Phelps + Stuart Dalquist) +more!

April 25 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Vancouver, BC, at Media Club, to celebrate 'NOW, FORAGER' soundtrack, w/HIGGINS WATERPROOF BLACK MAGIC BAND, from New York City

April 28 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at Doug Fir Lounge, to celebrate 'NOW, FORAGER' soundtrack, w/HIGGINS WATERPROOF BLACK MAGIC BAND, from New York City

May 10 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Denver, CO, private, invite-only solo acoustic house concert


CHRIS BROKAW "NOW, FORAGER" UK/EURO MINI TOUR
MAY 2014

May 24 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
London, England, at VORTEX

May 26 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Rotterdam, Netherlands, at Le Sud

May 27 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Ghent, Belgium, private party

May 28 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Brussels, Belgium "Cheap Satanism Festival", at Cafe Central

May 29 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Glasgow, Scotland, at Mono Cafe

May 31 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Birmingham, England, at SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL w/ Wolf Eyes + many more

June 1 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
UK, private concert

June 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
London, England, at Brixton Windmill, guests TBA


June 13 -- Chris Brokaw w/ WREKMEISTER HARMONIES
Chicago, IL, at Bohemian National Cemetary, w/ WREKMEISTER HARMONIES

June 14 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Louisville, KY, at Dreamland, 3pm, Chris solo noise set

June 15 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Louisville, KY, solo acoustic house concert, afternoon, solo acoustic set ~ inquire for details (invite only)

June 15 -- Chris Brokaw Rock Set
Louisville, KY, at Dreamland, rock set with Carrie Neumayer on bass and Kevin Coultas on drums

June 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo and Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Detroit, MI, at Gallery 555, Martha's Vineyard Ferries + CB solo set

June 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo and Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Indianapolis, IN, at Radio Radio, w/FREDDIE T AND THE PEOPLE

June 21 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Chicago, IL, at K'S DUGOUT -- 10am (yes, a.m.) sharp. Morning. Party time, punker! w/TRANSMONTANE + TIM MIDYETT

June 21 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Chicago, IL, at Borelli's -- ELECTRIC AUDIO FORUM FESTIVAL w/ a million other bands

June 22 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Chicago, IL, at Saki Store

June 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Chicago, IL, at The Burlington, CB Solo Electric set + The Big Ship + ADT

July 18 -- Duo of Chris Brokaw + Alexander Hacke (EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN)
Seattle, WA, at Cairo, w/guests HEALTH PROBLEMS; read The Stranger writeup


July 25 -- Chris Brokaw Solo (Acoustic)
Watertown, MA, house concert

July 26 -- Chris Brokaw Solo (Acoustic)
Cambridge, MA, house concert

July 27 -- Chris Brokaw Solo (Acoustic)
Montpelier, VT, house concert

July 28 -- Chris Brokaw Solo (Electric)
Somerville, MA, at Cuisine en Locale. Chris will play a solo electric set and will be joined by very special guests THE WILLARD GRANT CONSPIRACY


Aug 23 -- The Lemonheads
Thompson Island, MA, as part of a Boston Harbor cruise hosted by RadioBDC; info here. Chris will be playing guitar with The Lemonheads for much of 2014 -- details below!


Aug 30 -- Chris Brokaw Solo (Electric)
Portland, OR, at Doug Fir Lounge, opening for MISSION OF BURMA

Sept 1 -- Chris Brokaw Solo (Electric)
Seattle, WA, at Bumbershoot; 4:15 on Pavilion Stage


Sept 19 -- The Lemonheads
Berwyn, IL, at The Wire

Sept 20 -- The Lemonheads
Chicago, IL, at "Oaktoberfest," free outdoor festival, Oak Park, Il. Lemonheads play at 8:30pm.


Sept 23 -- Chris Brokaw Rock Band
Chicago, IL, at The Burlington, w/DOUGLAS MCCOMBS on bass and TONY LAZARRA on drums. With very special guests EXIT/VERSE, Geoff Farina's new rock band.

Sept 26 -- Chris Brokaw Solo (Electric)
Kalamazoo, MI, at the Already Dead Family Reunion Festival



Oct 3 -- The New Year
San Francisco, CA, at The Masonic. First show in six years! Opening for EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY



THE LEMONHEADS / PSYCHEDELIC FURS TOUR
Oct 21 - Nov 17 2014
Chris will be playing guitar in The Lemonheads for a fall tour primarily on the west coast and in Texas, in support of THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS.

Oct 21 -- The Lemonheads
Vancouver, BC, at the Hard Rock Casino, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Oct 22 -- The Lemonheads
Seattle, WA, at Showbox at the Market, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Oct 23 -- The Lemonheads
Portland, OR, at the Aladdin Theatre, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Oct 24 -- The Lemonheads
Boise, ID, at the Knitting Factory

Oct 25 -- The Lemonheads
Reno, NV, at Harrah's Tahoe, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Oct 26 -- The Lemonheads
Las Vegas, NV, at the House of Blues, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Oct 28 -- The Lemonheads
Salt Lake City, UT, at the House of Blues, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Oct 29 -- The Lemonheads
Denver, CO, at the Gothic Theatre, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Oct 31 -- The Lemonheads
Dallas, TX, at the House of Blues, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 1 -- The Lemonheads
Austin, TX, at Emo's, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 2 -- The Lemonheads
Houston, TX, at the House of Blues, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 5 -- The Lemonheads
San Antonio, TX, at the Empire Theatre, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 6 -- The Lemonheads
El Paso, TX, at The Plaza Theatre, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 8 -- The Lemonheads
Phoenix, AZ, at Talking Stick Resort, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 9 -- The Lemonheads
Palm Springs, CA, at venue TBA, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 10 -- The Lemonheads
San Francisco, CA, at The Fillmore, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 11 -- The Lemonheads
Napa, CA, at City Winery, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 13 -- The Lemonheads
Anaheim, CA, at the House of Blues, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 14 -- The Lemonheads
Agoura Hills, CA, at The Canyon, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 15 -- The Lemonheads
Los Angeles, CA, at the Fonda Theatre, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Nov 17 -- The Lemonheads
San Diego, CA, at Belly Up, w/THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS



THE LEMONHEADS / ASIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND TOUR
Nov 30 - Dec 18 2014
Chris will be playing guitar in The Lemonheads in a tour that will take the band through Asia, Australia, and on to New Zealand.

Nov 30 -- The Lemonheads
Hong Kong, at the Clockenflap Fest

Dec 2 -- The Lemonheads
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at Cargo

Dec 4 -- The Lemonheads
Manila, Phillipines, at Whitespace

Dec 6 -- The Lemonheads
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at Urbanscapes Fest

Dec 9 -- The Lemonheads
Melbourne, Australia, at the Corner Hotel

Dec 10 -- The Lemonheads
Melbourne, Australia, at the Corner Hotel

Dec 11 -- The Lemonheads
Sydney, Australia, at The METRO

Dec 12 -- The Lemonheads
Brisbane, Australia, at The Zoo

Dec 14 -- The Lemonheads
Meredith, Australia, at the Meredith Music Fest

Dec 16 -- The Lemonheads
Auckland, New Zealand, at The Tuning Fork

Dec 17 -- The Lemonheads
Auckland, New Zealand, at The Tuning Fork

Dec 18 -- The Lemonheads
Wellington, New Zealand, at Bodega




[last updated March 1, 2015]


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Chris in New York City, March 2014, by Steve Immervahr



chris brokaw solo
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, and in 2011 with elisha wiesner (kahoots) on bass and sal esposito (kahoots) 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), "incredible love" (2005), the "forestry" EP (2007), "canaris" (2008), "gracias, ghost of the future" (2009), "vdsq solo acoustic volume three, and "stories" (2011).


chris brokaw and geoff farina
chris and GEOFF FARINA (ex-karate) have been performing together since late 2006. their "THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO ME" is an album comprised almost entirely of pre-WWII blues songs. it was released on damnably records in the uk + europe march 18 2010 and in the US on chris's label CAPITAN RECORDS on april 27 2010. their cd "THE BOARDER'S DOOR" was released in the autumn of 2010.


dirtmusic
chris has collaborated with HUGO RACE (ex-bad seeds) and CHRIS ECKMAN (ex-walkabouts) as DIRTMUSIC since in 2007, when they recorded their first album in prague, later released in late 2007 on GLITTERHOUSE RECORDS. their "IN THE DESERT" is a live recording of dirtmusic performing and rehersing in essakane and bamako, mali, at january 2008's FESTIVAL AU DESERT. the band returned to mali in january 2009 for 2 weeks to record "BKO" for glitterhouse records. they were joined in the studio by members of the malian band TAMIKREST. "BKO" and the limited edition "TENT SESSIONS" were released in 2010.


dirtmusic
chris has toured with evan in the us and europe in recent years, opening shows with solo sets and accompanying evan during his performances. chris plays on evan's 2009 LEMONHEADS cd, "VARSHONS," released on The End Records. fellow lemonheads on this disc include JOHN PERRY, KATE MOSS, and LIV TYLER.


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 12 years. 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). LANCHASHIRE + SOMERSET Records, of bishops castle, UK, will release ehc's vinyl debut in 2011. brokaw, curry and sacks performed with the american repertory theatre in march 2003, in the production of "highway ulysses."


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Chris' January 18 2014 concert at Vashon Center For the Arts took place on Vashon Island, an hour south of Seattle center


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Chris' soundtrack to "Now, Forager" was released in April 2014 on Dais Records


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The New Year, rehearsing for the Oct 3 show in San Francisco, CA, at The Masonic, opening for Explosions in the Sky. First show in six years!


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