chris brokaw


Chris_Brokaw_jumping_photo_credit_Kathy_Johnson.jpg
Chris, December 2012. Photo by Kathy Johnson

2013 shows

CHRIS BROKAW WEST COAST TOUR WITH JENNIFER O'CONNOR
JANUARY 2013

***This will be a 'co-headlining' tour. Chris and Jennifer will each play solo sets, and probably a couple of tunes together.***

Jan 7, 2013 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
Seattle, WA, at The Crocodile

Jan 8 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
Olympia, WA, at Olympia Timberland Library, w/KIMYA DAWSON

Jan 10 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
San Francisco, CA, at Hotel Utah

Jan 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
Merced, CA, at Hotel Utah

Jan 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
Los Angeles, CA, at Bootleg Bar

Jan 13 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
San Diego, CA, at Soda Bar

Jan 16 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
Sacramento, CA, at Naked Coffee

Jan 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
Anderson, CA, at Woodside Grill

Jan 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
Red Bluff, CA, at Red Bluff Art Gallery

Jan 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
Eugene, OR, at Sam Bond's Garage

Jan 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, w/Jennifer O'Connor
Portland, OR, at Mississippi Studios



Feb 1 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at The Living Room Theater. Instrumental electric guitar music from 8pm to midnight. Free admission!

Feb 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at The Living Room Theater. Instrumental electric guitar music from 8pm to midnight. Free admission!



CHRIS BROKAW EUROPEAN TOUR
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2013

***Chris says: "I will be performing solo, strictly on the ELECTRIC GUITAR. This will be the GRETSCH 6120. I bought this guitar several years ago, and it's only recently that I feel like I'm getting the hang of what to do with it; how to work with it; how to form new things with it. I'll be spotlighting, in particular, the songs from "GAMBLER'S ECSTASY", but will also play tons of additional material old and new."

Feb 9 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Castellon, Spain, at the Tanned Tin Festival

Feb 11 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Portugal, details tba

Feb 12 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Barcelos, Portugal, at Salao Nohra da Camara Municipal de Barcelos, a 400-year-old church.

Feb 13 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Vila Real, Portugal, at Club De Vila Real

Feb 14 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Porto, Portugal, O Meu Mercedes Bar. See Facebook invite.

Feb 15 -- Chris Brokaw solo, w/DINOSAUR JR
Milan, IT

Feb 16 -- Chris Brokaw solo, W/DINOSAUR JR
Zagreb, Croatia

Feb 18 -- Chris Brokaw solo, w/DINOSAUR JR
Prague, CZ

Feb 19 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Berlin, Germany, "Chris Brokaw plays for tacos," at Vatos Tacos Truck, Lobeckstr. 30-35. See Facebook invite.

Feb 20 -- Chris Brokaw with Berlin-based ATK 5 noise orchestra
Berlin, Germany, at Aufladetechnische Konferenz (ATK). Playing with Berlin-based ensemble ATK 5 which includes Dirk Dresselhaus (aka SCHNEIDER TM), RASHAD BECKER / REINHOLD FRIEDL / JULIA HEIMERDINGER / ANDRE VIDA / TOMOKO NAKASATO. Chris will both be playing drums and guitar in this noise orchestra. "This looks to be full-on mayhem ~ NOT TO BE MISSED" says Chris. See Facebook invite.

Feb 21 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Berlin, Germany, house concert. Contact hanno@gmx.org for information.

Feb 22 -- Chris Brokaw lecture
Hasselt, Belgium, at Guestcollege PHL Music. Chris will give a lecture from 1-3pm on working in the music business

Feb 23 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Hasselt, Belgium, house concert

Feb 24 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Belgium, details tba

Feb 26 -- Chris Brokaw solo, w/MONO
Nimes, France, at La Paloma

Feb 27 -- Chris Brokaw solo, w/MONO
Limoges, France, at La Fourmi

Feb 28 -- Chris Brokaw solo, w/MONO
Amiens, France, at La Lune des Pirates

Mar 1 -- Chris Brokaw solo, w/MONO
Mulhouse, France, at Noumatrouff

Mar 2 -- Chris Brokaw solo, w/MONO
Dudingen, Switzerland, at Bad Bonn

Mar 3 -- Chris Brokaw solo, w/MONO
Luzern, Switzerland, at Schuur

Mar 4 -- Chris Brokaw solo, w/MONO
Innsbruck, Austria, at PML

Mar 5 -- Chris Brokaw solo, w/MONO
Nurnberg, Germany, at K4

Mar 6 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Gent, Belgium, at Kinky Star


Mar 17 -- Chris Brokaw solo w/JENNIFER O'CONNOR
Montpelier, VT, house concert. Details tba.

Mar 18 -- Chris Brokaw Band, w/THALIA ZEDEK BAND
Cambridge, MA, at TT The Bear's. Chris says: "My good pal THALIA ZEDEK has invited me to participate in her month-long RESIDENCY at TT's, in honor of her forthcoming new album "VIA" on Thrill Jockey. Each Monday in March she and her band will perform one of their albums in its entirety; and her GUESTS are invited to DO THE SAME." TZ and her band will perform the album "Liars and Prayers" and the Chris Brokaw Band, with is Chris, Elisha Wiesner and Pete Kopelin, will perform "Incredible Love."

Mar 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at Porchlight Coffee

April 12 -- Hidden Tooth
Seattle, WA, at clandestine location. Hidden Tooth is Chris and David Michael Curry. Electronics to the furthest galaxies. New cd "BICOASTAL ARSONISTAS" coming July 1 on FEAR OF SPEED. Live debut!

April 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at the Living Room Theater

May 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Istanbul, Turkey, at Arkaoda



COME EUROPEAN TOUR
May 16 - June 2
The deluxe reissue of Come's debut album "11:11" goes on sale May 7, on Matador and Glitterhouse Records. To celebrate the reissue, Come is doing a limited number of select dates in Europe and the U.S.

May 16 -- COME
Copenhagen, Denmark, at KB18

May 18 -- COME
Offenbach, Germany, at Hafen 2

May 19 -- COME
Beverungen, Germany, at Orange Blossom Special 17

May 20 -- COME
Amsterdam, Netherlands, at Bitterzoet

May 22 -- COME
Manchester, England, at Ruby Lounge

May 23 -- COME
London, England, at Dingwalls

May 24 -- COME
Paris, France, at INSTANTS CHAVIRES

May 26 -- COME
Barcelona, Spain, at Primavera Sound

May 27 -- COME
Lausanne, Switzerland, at La Romandie

May 28 -- COME
Karlsruhe, Germany, at Jubez

May 30 -- COME
Bologna, Italy, at Lokomotiv

May 31 -- COME
Ebensee, Austria, at Kino Ebsee

June 1 -- COME
Prague, CZ, at PILOT

June 2 -- COME
Berlin, Germany, Festaal Kreuzberg



June 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at the Rendezvous, with COINS + KRYSTE NARKUNIS. Chris writes: "COINS is two ladies from Chicago who make tricky and sublime songs for instruments and vocals. New, and totally rad - get in on the ground floor on this one! Also performing: KRYSTE NARKUNIS. The Rendezvous is a beautiful spot and I encourage all to come on out and soak up the ambiance!"


COME U.S. SHOWS
June 19 - July 27
The deluxe reissue of Come's debut album "11:11" was released in May on Matador and Glitterhouse Records. To celebrate the reissue, Come did a limited number of select dates in Europe in May-June and continues with nine shows in North America: LA, San Fran, Portland, Seattle, Boston, NYC, Chicago, Athens, and Atlanta. (Read Paste on the reissue and the accompanying live CD's "feeling of abandon stuffed deep into the core of the band's live attack.")

June 19 -- COME
Los Angeles, CA, at the Bootleg Theater, w/ Tara Jane O'Neil

June 20 -- COME
San Francisco, CA, at The Independent, w/ Tara Jane O'Neil

June 21 -- COME
Portland, OR, at Mississippi Studios, w/ Rebecca Gates + The Consortium and Sad Horse

June 22 -- COME
Seattle, WA, at The Crocodile, w/ The Redwood Plan and No Grave

June 27 -- COME
Cambridge, MA, at The Sinclair, w/ 27

June 28 -- COME
New York, NY, at Bowery Ballroom, w/ Jennifer O'Connor



June 30 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
New York, NY, at Heathers, VDSQ NIGHT with CHRIS BROKAW, MATTHEW MULLANE and ANTHONY PASQUAROSA + DJ Steve Lowenthal spinning jazz lp's

July 5 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at the Living Room Theater

July 6 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at the Living Room Theater



July 12 -- COME
Chicago, IL, at Empty Bottle



THE LEMONHEADS
July 19 - July 24
Chris will be playing guitar with THE LEMONHEADS on the East Coast. July 19 -- The Lemonheads
Providence, RI, at the Met Cafe

July 20 -- The Lemonheads
Boston, MA, on the Boston Common

July 21 -- The Lemonheads
Hamden, CT, at Spaceland Ballroom

July 23 -- The Lemonheads
Asbury Park, NJ, at The Wonder Bar

July 24 -- The Lemonheads
Brooklyn, NY, at the Knitting Factory


July 26 -- COME
Athens, GA, at the 40 Watt

July 27 -- COME
Atlanta, GA, at The Earl



August 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at the Living Room Theater, 8pm-midnight. FREE

August 3 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at the Living Room Theater, 8pm-midnight. FREE

August 6 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at Chop Suey, plus guests: S, The Bore Tide, Andy Fitts


Sept 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
New York, NY, at MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), playing a live score to Roddy Bogawa's film "I Was Born, But". Says Chris: "Yes: I did the score for this film. Hence, I will be accompanying....myself. We did this once before in Chicago and it was a blast....basically I am embellishing, and responding to, the existing score. Part of a long retrospective MOMA is doing that week of Roddy's work."


THE LEMONHEADS
Sept 25-28
Chris will be playing guitar with THE LEMONHEADS on the West Coast.

Sept 25 -- The Lemonheads
Fresno, CA, at Strummer's

Sept 26 -- The Lemonheads
Sacramento, CA, at Harlow's

Sept 27 -- The Lemonheads
San Jose, CA, at Cafe Stritch

Sept 28 -- The Lemonheads
Santa Ana, CA, at The Constellation Room

Oct 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at Neumos, w/OVERSEAS (David Bazan, Will Johnson, Bubba Kadane, Matt Kadane). Chris writes: "I'll be opening for the new supagroup OVERSEAS ~ DAVID BAZAN (Pedro The Lion), WILL JOHNSON (Centromatic), and MATT AND BUBBA KADANE (THE NEW YEAR). Brand spanking new album on Undertow, these will be their first ever shows here on the Pacific Northwest, don't miss out."

Oct 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at Doug Fir Lounge, w/OVERSEAS (David Bazan, Will Johnson, Bubba Kadane, Matt Kadane)


CHRIS BROKAW FALL 2013 EUROPEAN TOUR
Oct 18 - Nov 1
Chris will be playing solo shows and performing with WREKMEISTER HARMONIES in Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and Holland. Chris writes: "These shows herald the release of the new Martha's Vineyard Ferries record/cd "MASS. GRAVE" on October 15, my recent cassette "JUKERS JUNCTION", and my 2 recent cd's on FEAR OF SPEED, all of which (and much more) will be for sale at the gigs. . . . . ALSO: 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 next year on THRILL JOCKEY; and this fall JR and I will play as a trio with Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten, Crime + The City Solution). COME ON OUT AND SAY HELLO!"

Oct 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Peer, Belgium, at The Other Side

Oct 19 -- WREKMEISTER HARMONIES (trio of JR Robinson, Chris Brokaw + Alexander Hacke)
Hasselt, Belgium, at Kunstencentrum Belgie

Oct 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Gent, Belgium, house concert

Oct 21 -- WREKMEISTER HARMONIES (trio of JR Robinson, Chris Brokaw + Alexander Hacke)
Fribourg, Switzerland, at Frisson

Oct 22 -- WREKMEISTER HARMONIES (trio of JR Robinson, Chris Brokaw + Alexander Hacke)
Bologna, Italy, at Freak Out

Oct 23 -- WREKMEISTER HARMONIES (trio of JR Robinson, Chris Brokaw + Alexander Hacke)
Carpi, Italy, at Mattatoio

Oct 24 -- WREKMEISTER HARMONIES (trio of JR Robinson, Chris Brokaw + Alexander Hacke)
Graz, Austria, at the Elevate Festival

Oct 25 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Lausanne, Switzerland, at Le Bourg, with STEVE GUNN

Oct 26 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Vecchiano, Italy, at Redroom Studio

Oct 27 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Agliano, Italy, at Il Moderno

Oct 28 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Milano, Italy, at Gatto

Oct 29 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Ravenna, Italy, at Moog

Oct 30 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Imola, Italy, at Circusforza

Oct 31 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Groningen, Holland, at the Groninger Museum, with BASIA BULAT. Chris writes: "On October 31 I'll play solo at the Groninger Museum in Groningen, Holland, and will also record a short piece of music to 'accompany' a painting there by Alfred Sisley."

Nov 1 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Amsterland, Holland, at the Van Gogh Museum. Chris writes: "On November 1 I'll play solo at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Holland, in an evening dedicated specifically to LIGHT in Van Gogh's work."



Nov 15 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at The Living Room Theater

Nov 16 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at The Living Room Theater

Dec 7 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Vancouver, BC, at Cabaret Biltmore, w/LEE RANALDO AND THE DUST

Dec 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at Vera Project, w/MY JERUSALEM

Dec 22 -- Evan Dando and Chris Brokaw
Seattle, WA, at the Sunset Tavern; watch Chris and Evan perform Nothin' by Townes Van Zandt in Oslo in 2009

 


[last updated February 2, 2014]


chris and geoff

chris and geoff farina.



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."


Chris-2013-1018-in-Belgium-by-Sven-Gielen.jpg

Chris, October 18, 2013, Halen, Belgium
photo by Sven Gielen





site by follow chris on facebook follow chris on facebook ... e-mail chris at redcities2002@yahoo.com