chris brokaw


chris performing at issue project room, in brooklyn, august 2009. photo by mike wolf.
chris performing at issue project room, in brooklyn, august 2009.
photo by mike wolf.

2010 shows


chris' US tour with the jason molina/will johnson band, scheduled for january 23-february 13 2010, was cancelled due to illness. we all wish jason a speedy recovery and happy new year.


jan 30, 2010 -- evan dando, accompanied by chris
new york, ny, at joe's pub

jan 31 -- evan dando, accompanied by chris
bordentown, nj, at the record collector store

feb 3 -- evan dando, accompanied by chris
allston, ma, at great scott

feb 4 -- evan dando, accompanied by chris
northampton, ma, at the iron horse

feb 5 -- evan dando, accompanied by chris
philadelphia, pa, at m room

feb 15 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at the middle east, benefit for haiti w/big bear, ketman, monique ortiz, art decade, the dirty dishes

feb 20 -- chris brokaw solo
brooklyn, ny, at issue project room. for this show, curated by greg kelley, chris will perform works by vlad tepes and branikald. special guests: greg kelley, sean meahan/matt heyner duo

march 11 -- chris brokaw 12-string guitar trio
brooklyn, ny, at bruar falls, w/prudence teacup + guests

BROKAW/FARINA MARCH 2010 UK TOUR:

chris's cd with geoff farina "THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO ME" will be released march 2010 on CAPITAN. tour details and links are at damnably.com

march 18 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
london, england, at barden's boudoir

march 19 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
nottingham, england, at lee rosy's tea rooms

march 20 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
liverpool, england, at zanzibar

march 21 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
tbc

march 22 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
cambridge, england, at portland arms

march 23 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
leeds, england, upstairs at the library

march 24 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
birmingham, england, at hare and hounds [canceled]

march 25 -- chris brokaw solo
leicester, england, at firebug

march 26 -- chris brokaw solo
london, england, at the luminaire, w/jason molina

march 27 -- chris brokaw solo
cardiff, england, at buffalo bar

march 28 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
brighton, england, at freebutt [canceled]

march 28 -- chris brokaw solo
brixton/london, england, at the windmill -- free show

april 21 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
montpelier, vt, at lamb abbey, w/A WEATHER

april 22 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
brooklyn, ny, at the knitting factory, FREE SHOW 7-9pm

april 23 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
somerville, ma, at toad, w/guests tba

april 25 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
yarmouth, me, house concert, 4-7pm


may 13 -- screening of "I WAS BORN BUT . . ." new york, ny, at the museum of modern art, 7pm. chris wrote the original score to writer/director roddy bogawa's 2004 film, a personal remembrance of the early los angeles punk scene and bogawa's own history as an asian-american artist. it plays moma as part of a series of films supported by creative capital. pdf of the moma press release

may 15 -- screening of "I WAS BORN BUT . . ." new york, ny, at the museum of modern art, 1:30pm. see above.


DIRTMUSIC + TAMIKREST MAY-JULY 2010 EUROPEAN TOURS:

dirtmusic, a band featuring chris, HUGO RACE (ex-bad seeds) and CHRIS ECKMAN (ex-walkabouts) recorded their new record in bamako, mali in january 2009. they were joined in the studio by members of the malian band TAMIKREST. the record is being released on glitterhouse records this spring, and the bands are making a joint tour of europe. visit dirtmusic at myspace and tamikrest at myspace.

may 13 -- dirtmusic
stuttgart, germany, at laboratorium, w/TAMIKREST

may 14 -- dirtmusic
berlin, germany, at the c-club, w/TAMIKREST

may 15 -- dirtmusic
den haag, netherlands, at the walk the line festival, w/TAMIKREST

may 16 -- dirtmusic
deventer, netherlands, at burgerweeshuis, w/TAMIKREST

may 17 -- dirtmusic
ghent, belgium, at centrale, w/TAMIKREST

may 19 -- dirtmusic
london, england, at the borderline, w/TAMIKREST

may 22 -- dirtmusic
beverungen, germany, at orange blossom special festival, w/TAMIKREST

may 23 -- dirtmusic
ulm, germany, at ulmer zelt, w/TAMIKREST

may 24 -- dirtmusic
ljubljana, slovenia, at the druga godba festival, w/TAMIKREST

may 26 -- dirtmusic
zurich, switzerland, at el lokal, w/TAMIKREST

may 27 -- dirtmusic
dudingen, switzerland, at the bad bonn kilbi festival, w/TAMIKREST

may 28 -- dirtmusic
diksmuide, belgium, at 4AD club, w/TAMIKREST

may 29 -- dirtmusic
chemnitz, germany, at the kulturefestival begegnungen, w/TAMIKREST

may 30 -- dirtmusic
arhus, denmark at voxhall, w/TAMIKREST

june 1 -- dirtmusic
paris, france, at satelite cafe, w/TAMIKREST

june 3 -- chris brokaw solo
new york, ny, at bowery poetry club, w/peg simone/jonathan kane + holly anderson

june 10 -- chris brokaw and christina rosenvinge
barcelona, spain, at luz de gas, chris performing with CHRISTINA ROSENVINGE, playing songs from both singers, w/special guests


CHRIS BROKAW AND GEOFF FARINA JUNE TOUR OF ITALY:

"THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO ME" by chris and geoff was released in march 2010 in the uk and europe on damnably records and on may 18 in the US on chris's CAPITAN label. it is for sale here, $14 postage paid (US/CAN), $16 (World), via paypal. the cd features pre-WWII country blues songs including "stagger lee," "in the evening," and "make me a pallet on your floor." video: 'pallet' live, spain.

june 19 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
torino, italy, at ok fest

june 20 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
bologna, italy, at piazza verdi (free show)

june 21 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
faenza, italy, at clandestino

june 22 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
senigallia, italy, at garbin

june 23 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
vittorio veneto, italy, at bianconiglio

june 24 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
brescia, italy, at vinile 45

june 25 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
vasto, italy (private party)

june 26 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
rome, italy, at init

june 29 -- chris brokaw solo
berlin, germany, at madame claude, "campfire session" w/jozef van wissem

july 9 -- dirtmusic
cleszym, poland, at the kregi sztuki festival, w/TAMIKREST

july 10 -- dirtmusic
ebensee, austria, at kino, w/TAMIKREST

july 11 -- dirtmusic
vienna, austria, at B72, w/TAMIKREST

july 13 -- dirtmusic
hamburg, germany, at fabrik, w/TAMIKREST

july 14 -- dirtmusic
nuremberg, germany, at the katharina open air festival, w/TAMIKREST

july 15 -- dirtmusic
frankfurt, germany, at brotfabrik, w/TAMIKREST

july 16 -- dirtmusic
munich, germany, at muffathalle, w/TAMIKREST

july 17 -- dirtmusic
faenza, italy, at strada blu festival, w/TAMIKREST

july 18 -- dirtmusic
azzano san paulo, italy, at andar per musica festival, w/TAMIKREST

july 19 -- dirtmusic
karlsruhe, germany, at zeltival, w/TAMIKREST

aug 8 -- chris brokaw solo
brooklyn, ny, at the knitting factory, w/WREKMEISTER HARMONIES, UNFACT (DAVID WM SIMS) and PEG SIMONE

aug 12 -- dirtmusic
budapest, hungary, at the sziget festival, w/TAMIKREST

aug 24 -- martha's vineyard ferries
oak bluffs, ma, at the dive, w/TRE ORSI. MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES is chris, elisha weiner (kahoots), and bob weston (shellac); new ep "in the pond" out this week on sickroom records

aug 25 -- martha's vineyard ferries
cambridge, ma, at tt the bears, w/TRE ORSI

aug 26 -- martha's vineyard ferries
brooklyn, ny, at death by audio, w/TRE ORSI

sept 3 -- chris brokaw + trey gunn + shimon the marimba-playing robot
seattle, wa, at the seattle center, as part of the bumbershoot music and arts festival; this will be a jam between chris + TREY GUNN (ex-KING CRIMSON) + SHIMON The Marimba-Playing Robot; see article and video

sept 14 -- chris brokaw solo
portland, oregon, at the woods, w/REBECCA GATES

sept 26 -- come
cambridge, ma, at tt the bears, w/WUSSY. COME will perform with original line up of chris, thalia zedek, arthur johnson, and sean o'brien

oct 1-2-3 -- come
las vegas, nv, as part of matador's 21st anniversary weekend, with original line up of chris, thalia zedek, arthur johnson, and sean o'brien

CHRIS BROKAW AND GEOFF FARINA FALL EUROPE TOUR:

"THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO ME" by chris and geoff was released in march in the uk and europe on damnably records and on may 18 in the US on chris's CAPITAN label. it is for sale here, $14 postage paid (US/CAN), $16 (World), via paypal.

oct 7 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
vitoria, spain, at gora taberna

oct 8 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
elche, spain, at l'escorxador

oct 9 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
tarragona, spain, at la vaqueria

oct 10 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
sant feliu, spain, at PIJ

oct 11 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
madrid, spain, at nasti w/special guest CHRISTINA ROSENVINGE

oct 13 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
barcelona, spain, at sidecar

oct 14 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
lyon, france, at grrrnd zero (canceled due to rail strike)

oct 15 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
lausanne, switzerland, at bleu lizard

oct 16 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
varese, italy, at twiggy

oct 17 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
firenze, italy, at sala vanni

oct 18 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
bologna, italy, at unhip records office

oct 19 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
rome, italy, at init

oct 20 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
conegliano veneto, italy, at radio golden

oct 21 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
zagreb, croatia, at sc teatar + td

oct 23 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
prague, czech republic, at 007

oct 24 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
wolow, poland, at wok

oct 25 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
dresden, germany, at groovestation

oct 26 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
berlin, germany, at madame claude's

oct 27 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
leipzig, germany, at paris syndrome

oct 28 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
hamburg, germany, at zentrale

oct 29 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
copenhagen, denmark, at lades

oct 30 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
malmo, sweden, at debaser

nov 1 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
geel, belgium, at the firma

nov 2 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
karlsruhe, germany, at jubez

nov 3 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
trier, germany, at ex haus

nov 4 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
colmar, france, at le colisee


nov 6 -- chris brokaw solo
brooklyn, ny, at rock shop, w/BOB MOULD

nov 8 -- chris brokaw solo
providence, ri, at the met, w/BOB MOULD

nov 9 -- chris brokaw solo
northampton, ma, at the iron horse, w/BOB MOULD

CHRIS BROKAW AND GEOFF FARINA UK TOUR:


nov 27 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
london, england, at luminaire

nov 28 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
leicester, england, at the musician

nov 29 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
london, england, at brixton windmill

nov 30 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
kingston, england, at fighting cocks del noble

dec 1 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
coventry, england, at tin alley

dec 2 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
nottingham, england, at spanky van dykes

dec 3 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
leeds, england, at santiago's

dec 4 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
berwick on tweed, england, at the maltings; afternoon gig and workshop, noon to 4pm

dec 4 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
glasgow, scotland, at 13th note

dec 5 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
edinburgh, scotland, at electric circus

dec 6 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
york, england, venue TBA

dec 7 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
liverpool, england, at don't drop the dumbells

dec 8 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
bishops castle (shropshire), england, at town hall

dec 9 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
stoke, england, at harry's bar

dec 10 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
TBA

dec 11 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
tonbridge wells, england, at the forum

dec 13 -- chris brokaw solo
new york, ny, at bowery ballroom, w/LIZ PHAIR

dec 16 -- chris brokaw solo
philadelphia, pa, at theater of the living arts, w/LIZ PHAIR

dec 31, 2010 -- chris brokaw and holly anderson
boston, ma, part of the first night celebrations - holly and chris will present the world premiere of "The Night She Slept With A Bear", their new collaborative work for poetry and music



you can also visit chris at myspace.com


[last updated february 22, 2011]


chris and geoff performing in emmanuel church, boston, first night dec 31 2009

chris and geoff farina performing in emmanuel church, boston, during first night celebrations, dec 31 2009.
photo by brad searles.



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. 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), and "vdsq solo acoustic volume three".


chris brokaw and geoff farina
chris and GEOFF FARINA (ex-karate) have been performing together since late 2006 and have recorded an album comprised almost entirely of pre-WWII blues songs. entitled "THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO ME", it was released on damnably records in the uk + europe march 18 2010 and comes out in the US on chris's label CAPITAN RECORDS on april 27 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 their new album for glitterhouse records. they were joined in the studio by members of the malian band TAMIKREST. the album is slated for release april, 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 10 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). brokaw, curry and sacks performed with the american repertory theatre in march 2003, in the production of "highway ulysses."


chris and geoff poster


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dirtmusic: chris b, chris e, hugo

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italian rolling stone 5 star review

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chris and geoff performing in vasto, italy, june 25 2010 at a private party, see very sweet youtube video

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martha's vineyard ferries: elisha, chris, bob (see band website)






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