chris brokaw


the social, nottingham, england
photo by gary ewing
the social, nottingham, england, nov 19 2002


2002 shows
jan 19 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at tt's

jan 23 -- chris brokaw solo
brooklyn, ny, at luxx


feb 17 -- evan dando (accompanying evan)
burlington, vt, at higher ground

feb 18 -- evan dando (accompanying evan)
mt snow, vt, at club indigo

feb 19 -- evan dando (accompanying evan)
mt snow, vt, at club indigo

feb 20 -- evan dando (accompanying evan)
killington, vt, at the pickle barrel

feb 26 -- jumbo
cambridge, ma, at tt's

feb 27 -- evan dando (accompanying evan)
austin, tx

feb 28 -- evan dando (accompanying evan)
houston, tx

march 1 -- evan dando (accompanying evan)
san antonio, tx

march 2 -- evan dando (accompanying evan)
dallas, tx


march 13 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, tx, at the kimchee showcase at the drink -- south by southwest festival

march 16 -- consonant
cambridge, ma, at tt's


march 24 -- the new year
denton, texas, at rubber gloves w/seaworthy

march 25 -- the new year
at launchpad, albuquerque, new mexico, w/seaworthy

march 26 -- the new year
tucson, arizona, at solar culture gallery w/seaworthy

march 27 -- the new year
los angeles, at the troubador w/pedro the lion and seaworthy

march 28 -- the new year
san francisco, at bottom of the hill w/pedro the lion and seaworthy

march 29 -- the new year
eugene, oregon, at WOW hall w/pedro the lion and seaworthy

march 30 -- the new year
seattle, at graceland w/pedro the lion and seaworthy

march 31 -- the new year
portland, oregon, at berbatis pan w/pedro the lion and seaworthy


april 9 -- pullman
brooklyn, ny, at north six w/caliphone and alan licht

april 10 -- pullman
philadelphia, at north star w/caliphone

april 11 -- pullman
oberlin college, oberlin, ohio, at dionysus w/caliphone

april 12 -- pullman
louisville, ky, at headliners music hall w/caliphone

april 13 -- pullman
chicago, at the hideout w/janet bean

april 14 -- pullman
chicago, at the hideout w/janet bean


april 17 -- chris brokaw solo
somerville, ma, at 608 w/victory at sea, rosa chance well, blake hazard

april 23 -- chris brokaw solo / the new year / consonant
london, uk, at the borderline


april 24 -- the new year
glasgow, uk

april 25 -- the new year
leicester, uk

april 27 -- consonant
camber sands, uk, at all tomorrows parties festival

april 28 -- the new year
camber sands, uk, at all tomorrows parties festival


april 29 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
cork, ireland, at the half moon

april 30 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
galway, ireland, at roison dubh

may 1 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
limerick, ireland, at dolan's

may 2 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
derry, ireland, at nerve centre

may 3 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
belfast, ireland, at the empire

may 4 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
dublin, ireland, at the olympic theatre (midnight show as part of the heineken green energy festival)

may 5 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
kilkenny, ireland, at the zoo


may 9 -- consonant
boston, at the paradise supporting LUNA

may 10 -- consonant
providence, ri, at lupo's supporting LUNA

may 11 -- consonant
philadelphia, at the trocadero supporting LUNA

may 16 -- chris brokaw solo / consonant
nyc, at mercury lounge

may 17 -- consonant
washington, dc, at the 9:30 club supporting LUNA

may 18 -- consonant
baltimore, at fletcher's supporting LUNA

may 24 -- chris and clint conley (consonant)
cambridge, ma, at WMBR-FM

may 25 -- consonant
somerville, ma, at 608 w/radio 4


june 4 -- "red cities" listening party
cambridge, ma, at river gods with guest dj's winston bramen and matt kadane

june 5 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
milwaukee, wi, at shank hall

june 6 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
madison, wi, at the annex

june 7 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
chicago at park west

june 8 -- evan dando (chris solo opening, then accompanying evan)
indianapolis, in, at the patio


june 14 -- consonant
milwaukee, wi, at the cactus club, w/silkworm and brothers kadane

june 15 -- consonant
chicago at the abbey pub, w/silkworm and brothers kadane

june 21 -- consonant
boston at the paradise, w/buffalo tom

june 22 -- consonant
nyc, bowery ballroom, w/buffalo tom


july 6 -- chris brokaw solo with full band
cambridge, ma, at the middle east, w/curtis harvey band and others tba

july 7 -- chris brokaw solo with full band
nyc, at tonic, w/curtis harvey band and others tba


july 12 -- consonant
cambridge, ma, at tt's, w/silkworm

july 13 -- consonant
nyc, at the knitting factory, w/silkworm


july 19 -- chris brokaw solo
washington, dc, at the black cat, w/j.mascis

august 1 -- chris brokaw solo
albany, ny, at valentine's, w/j.mascis

august 3 -- chris brokaw solo
providence, ri, at the met cafe, w/j.mascis

august 7 -- chris brokaw solo
london, england, at the arts cafe, w/the james orr complex

august 8 -- chris brokaw solo
manchester, england, at britons protection, w/the james orr complex

august 9 -- chris brokaw solo
edinburgh, scotland (planet pop festival), at la belle angele, w/the james orr complex

august 10 -- chris brokaw solo
dublin, ireland, at whelans, w/the james orr complex

august 11 -- chris brokaw solo
belfast, ireland, at katy dalys, w/the james orr complex

august 13 -- chris brokaw solo
berlin, germany, at magnet

august 15 -- chris brokaw solo
koln, germany, at underground II, at the pop komm music festival

august 16 -- chris brokaw solo
copenhagen, denmark, at loppen

sept 6 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
cambridge, ma, at tt's

sept 20 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
brooklyn, ny, at southpaw

sept 21 -- evan dando (chris accompanying)
hoboken, nj, at maxwell's


sept 30 -- chris brokaw and the red cities orchestra
brooklyn, ny, at north 6, w/the shipping news

oct 1 -- chris brokaw and the red cities orchestra
cambridge, ma, at tt's, w/the shipping news


oct 5 -- chris brokaw solo
state college, pa, (venue tba)

oct 6 -- chris brokaw solo
cleveland, ohio, at grog shop, w/karate

oct 7 -- chris brokaw solo
detroit, mi, at the shelter, w/karate

oct 8 -- chris brokaw solo
kalamazoo, mi, at the space, w/karate

oct 9 -- chris brokaw solo
champaign, il, at high dive, w/karate

oct 10 -- chris brokaw solo
madison, wi, at the tornado room

oct 11 -- chris brokaw solo
chicago, il, at shuba's, w/karate

oct 12 -- chris brokaw solo
pittsburgh, pa, at the quiet storm


oct 13 -- consonant
nyc, ny, at the knitting factory, w/shellac


oct 17 -- the new year
cambridge, ma, at tt's, w/victory at sea

oct 19 -- the new year
nyc, ny, at the knitting factory


oct 26 -- consonant
hoboken, nj, at maxwells


oct 30 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at tt's, w/bob mould

oct 31 -- chris brokaw solo
northampton, ma, at the iron horse, w/bob mould

nov 2 -- chris brokaw solo
new york city, CMJ festival, at acme underground, as part of a kimchee records showcase w/thalia zedek, victory at sea, and others

nov 9 -- chris brokaw solo with viva las vegas
santander, spain, at the tanned tin festival


nov 11 -- the new year / chris brokaw solo
finale emilia, italy

nov 13 -- the new year / chris brokaw solo
carpi, italy

nov 14 -- the new year / chris brokaw solo
fano, italy, at the bachelor club

nov 15 -- the new year / chris brokaw solo
gorizia, italy, at the art and co club

nov 16 -- the new year / chris brokaw solo
bologna, italy, at the il covo club


nov 17 -- chris brokaw solo
liverpool, england, at the stanley theater, w/j.mascis

nov 18 -- chris brokaw solo
edinburgh, scotland, at la belle angele, w/j.mascis

nov 19 -- chris brokaw solo
nottingham, england, at the social, w/j.mascis

nov 21 -- chris brokaw solo
london, england, at dingwall's, w/j.mascis


nov 23 -- thalia zedek with chris brokaw
verona, italy -- sintonie festival


nov 24 -- chris brokaw solo
pesaro, italy, at plastic

nov 25 -- chris brokaw solo
fano, italy, at maria

nov 27 -- chris brokaw solo
milan, italy, at la casa, w/fuck

nov 28 -- chris brokaw solo
lausanne, switzerland, at la cigale (chris' performance of "my idea" from this show is included on the compliation "the hospital radio request list volume two," on the uk's sink and stove records)

nov 30 -- chris brokaw solo
basel, switzerland, at parterre

dec 1 -- chris brokaw solo
frankfurt, germany, at dreikoenigskeller

dec 2 -- chris brokaw solo
dresden, germany, at the starclub, supporting low

dec 3 -- chris brokaw solo
magdeburg, germany, at miniversum

dec 4 -- chris brokaw solo
berlin, germany, at spreewaldmitte

dec 5 -- chris brokaw solo
hamburg, germany, at astrastube

dec 6 -- chris brokaw solo (then DJ'ing til 5 am)
copenhagen, denmark, at the vega / ideal bar

dec 7 -- chris brokaw solo
oslo, norway, at cafe mono

dec 8 -- chris brokaw solo
malmo, sweden, at inkonst

dec 11 -- chris brokaw solo
stockholm, sweden, at kagelbanan, w/j mascis

dec 12 -- chris brokaw solo
valencia, spain, at the university of valencia

dec 13 -- chris brokaw solo
porto, portugal, at the mercedes club

dec 14 -- chris brokaw solo
porto, portugal, at the mercedes club

dec 29 -- chris brokaw solo
nyc, at tonic, w/sumara lubelski


dec 31 -- consonant
boston, ma, at the orpheum, as part of the first night festival, w/the damn personals and flag of the shiners


[last updated jan 20, 2003]

The New Year poster


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.



skyscraper
Red Cities Skyscraper by Dan Abbott





chris' top music picks of 2002:

the flatlanders - "going away"
thomas brinkmann - row
feist - at home
dj screw - chopped and screwed vol. 7
ernst reijseger - i love you so much it hurts
papa m - whatever, mortal
philip jeck - stoke
cecil taylor
alice in chains
chris smither
bob dylan - live 1975
thalia zedek - you're a big girl now
annette krebs- guitar


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