chris brokaw


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The cover image of Chris' 2015 double LP "The Periscope Twins" was taken by Chris in Bamako, Mali. Read about the album here.

2015 shows
CHRIS BROKAW SOLO: SPAIN
Jan 13 - Jan 30 2015
I am thrilled to announce my first major solo tour of SPAIN in quite some time, and probably my most extensive to date. This comes right with the release of my new double album on 12XU, "THE PERISCOPE TWINS"; the dates are as such:

Jan 13 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Huesca, Spain, at Matadero

Jan 14 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Bilbao, Spain, at Kafe Antzokia

Jan 15 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Gijon, Spain, at El Patio de la Favorita

Jan 16 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Azpeitia, Spain, at San Augusto Kulturgunea

Jan 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Iruna, Spain, at Zentral Kafe Antzokia

Jan 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Zaragoza, Spain, at CC. Delicias (Bombo y Platillo)

Jan 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Castellon, Spain, at Centro Municipal de Cultural

Jan 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Valencia, Spain, at La Llimera

Jan 21 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Almendralejo, Spain, at Salon de Theatres

Jan 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Don Benito, Spain, at Rinccon Pio Sound

Jan 24 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Madrid, Spain, at Siroco. Entradas

Jan 25 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Alicante, Spain, at Teatro Ariches (Atiende Alicante)

Jan 27 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Martorell, Spain, at Pastalle Sound

Jan 28 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Barcelona, Spain, at Heliogabal

Jan 30 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
San Sebastian, Spain, at Le Bukowski



March 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Brooklyn, NY, at Secret Project Robot, DUO WITH KID MILLIONS + special guests. Chris writes: Mr. Millions and I have been discussing and plotting this thing for a while and this will be our first public performance. Many cool guests TBA.

March 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Brooklyn, NY, at Union Pool, w/ guests NORMAN WESTBERG + MATTHEW MULLANE

March 13 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Nyack, NY, at Prohibition River gastropub

March 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at The Triple Door, w/KRISTIN HERSH; Chris writes: **SEATTLE: 2 nights before the MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES begin our first ever WEST COAST TOUR by laying waste to Seattle's VICTORY LOUNGE, I will play an acoustic set opening for fellow former New Englander KRISTIN HERSH at The Triple Door. Consider this the calm before the APOCALYPSE. Haven't played acoustic in Seattle in a while and psyched to do so. March 23 @ Triple Door, tix on sale now. ***



THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES
West Coast USA Tour March 2015
w/ HUNGRY GHOST (EX-UNWOUND)

The Martha's Vineyard Ferries are Bob Weston, Chris Brokaw, and Elisha Wiesner. Additional tour info at the MVF Facebook page.

March 25 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Seattle, WA, at Victory Lounge, w/HUNGRY GHOST

March 26 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Portland, OR, at Bunk Bar, w/HUNGRY GHOST

March 27 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Medford, OR, at Johnny D's, w/HUNGRY GHOST

March 28 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Davis, CA, at Third Space Art Collective, w/HUNGRY GHOST

March 29 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
San Francisco, CA, at Hemlock Tavern, w/HUNGRY GHOST

March 30 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Los Angeles, CA, at Echo Lounge, w/HUNGRY GHOST

March 31 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Joshua Tree, CA, at Lander's Brew Co, w/HUNGRY GHOST



April 1 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Los Angeles, CA, House Show

April 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
San Francisco, CA, House Show



CHRIS BROKAW SOLO ELECTRIC
U.S. Midwest & East Coast / Canada Tour
April 2015
Shows April 11-21 are supporting BROKEBACK (see Brokeback on Facebook)

April 9 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Cincinnati, OH, at MOTR, w/ guest LISA WALKER

April 10 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Oberlin, OH, at Oberlin College

April 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Louisville, KY, New Vintage, w/BROKEBACK

April 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Lexington, KY, at The Green Lantern, w/BROKEBACK

April 13 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Knoxville, TN, at The Pilot Light, w/BROKEBACK

April 14 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Carrboro, NC, at Cat's Cradle, w/BROKEBACK

April 15 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Washington, DC, at Comet Ping Pong, w/BROKEBACK

April 16 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Philadelphia, PA, at Ortlieb's, w/BROKEBACK and w/guest CHRIS FORSYTH

April 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Ridgewood, NY, at Trans Pecos, w/BROKEBACK

April 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Providence, RI, at Columbus Theater, w/BROKEBACK

April 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Portsmouth, NH, at 3S Artspace, w/BROKEBACK

April 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Montreal, Quebec, at La Vitrola, w/BROKEBACK

April 21 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Toronto, ON, at The Drake Hotel, w/BROKEBACK



April 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Chicago, Il, at The Owl, w/ Wrekmeister Harmonies Duo



CHRIS BROKAW "PERISCOPE UP" SOLO ELECTRIC
NORTHEAST U.S.A. TOUR
May 2015

May 7 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Montreal, Canada, at Deathhouse, w/Andrew Hock

May 9 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Ridgewood, NY, at Trans Pecos, w/Andrew Hock + many more

May 10 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Providence, RI, at Duck, w/Andrew Hock + many more

May 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Cambridge, MA, at TT The Bears, w/Willard Grant Conspiracy, Thalia Zedek and Andrew Hock

May 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Cambridge, MA, house concert

May 14 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Montpelier, VT, at Buchspieler, w/Anachronist

May 15 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
Hudson, NY, at Spotty Dog, w/Peter Aaron

May 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
New York, NY, at Hi Fi, w/Tim Foljahn



WREKMEISTER HARMONIES
West Coast USA Tour June 2-6 2015
Read and listen at wrekmeisterharmonies.net

June 2 -- Wrekmeister Harmonies
Glendale, CA, at Complex

June 4 -- Wrekmeister Harmonies
San Francisco, CA, at The Chapel

June 6 -- Wrekmeister Harmonies
Seattle, WA, at The Highline

June 7 -- Wrekmeister Harmonies
Portland, OR, at Mississippi Studios



June 28 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at Turn Turn Turn, with Cynthia Nelson Band and Geoff Soule

July 24 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at Norwhal

August 7 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at the Living Room Theater


Aug 29 -- Chris Brokaw solo
Seattle, WA, house concert, with HOWARD DRAPER



Sept 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Ridgewood, NY, (Queens), downstairs at Trans-Pecos, 10pm, w/ ANIMAL HOSPITAL, FINAL BOSS + MORE; Chris plays 3rd OF 4

Sept 12 -- Chris Brokaw and Holly Anderson
Hudson, NY, at the Bascilica Soundscape Festival, w/WOLF EYES, PERFUME GENIUS, ETC. Read about it here. Chris and Holly collaborated on the book/CD "THE NIGHT SHE SLEPT WITH A BEAR": Holly's mesostics, poetry and flash fiction with a new score (35 tracks) by Chris. They will perform the piece in full. Available from http://www.publicationstudio.biz in hardcopy and from itunes as an app. Read the New York Times coverage of the festival

Sept 13 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Watertown, MA, house concert

Sept 14 -- Chris Brokaw and Holly Anderson
Somerville, MA, at Cuisine En Locale, W/GUESTS TBA; Chris and Holly will perform THE NIGHT SHE SLEPT WITH A BEAR (see Sept 12)

Sept 15 -- Chris Brokaw and Holly Anderson
Brooklyn NY, at Tarot Society Gallery + Reading Room, W/GUESTS TBA; Chris and Holly will perform THE NIGHT SHE SLEPT WITH A BEAR (see Sept 12)

Sept 17 -- Chris Brokaw, Lori Goldston, Greg Kelley
Seattle, WA, in the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center; Chris joins cellist Lori Goldston (Black Cat Orchestra, Earth, Nirvana) and trumpet player Greg Kelley (Nmperign) for a first-time meeting: solos, duos, and a trio finale. "Expect everything from quiet beginnings to savage conclusions" says the write up at the Wayward Music Series website


THE LEMONHEADS WEST COAST TOUR
Sept 23-27 2015
Chris will be playing guitar in The Lemonheads for a September tour on the west coast. Chris and The Lemonheads will also be traveling to the UK in October (see below).

Sept 23 -- The Lemonheads
Las Vegas, NV, at Sayers Club

Sept 24 -- The Lemonheads
Solana Beach, CA, at Belly Up

Sept 25 -- The Lemonheads
Pioneertown, CA, at Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

Sept 27 -- The Lemonheads
San Francisco, CA, at The Independent


"TAKEN BY STORM" US THEATRICAL PREMIERE
Oct 2-8 2015
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NYC
"Taken by Storm," a documentary about the graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, comes to the Museum of Modern Art for seven screenings. (MoMA info here.) Friday night's show includes an introduction and discussion with director Roddy Bogawa. Chris co-produced the film with Bogawa and wrote the original music score.

New York Times review says: "The on-screen interpreters of Thorgerson's wry mysteries include a voluble Robert Plant, and Peter Gabriel, Damien Hirst and others from the British music and design scenes. Mr. Bogawa, himself an accomplished independent filmmaker, is perhaps the most affectionate of all, filling the screen with covers and letting us dive right in."

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"Taken By Storm" screenings include a week at MoMA. See full size image here.


THE LEMONHEADS UK TOUR
Oct 1-8 2015
Chris will be playing guitar in The Lemonheads for an October tour of the UK.

Oct 1 -- The Lemonheads
Birmingham, England, at Library

Oct 2 -- The Lemonheads
Cardiff, Wales, at The Gate

Oct 4 -- The Lemonheads
Belfast, Ireland, at Limelight 2. Read a preview article here.

Oct 5 -- The Lemonheads
Dublin, Ireland, at Academy

Oct 6 -- The Lemonheads
Glasgow, Scotland, at O2 ABC

Oct 7 -- The Lemonheads
Manchester, England, at The Ritz

Oct 8 -- The Lemonheads
London, England, at Indigo 2, w/special guests SEBADOH



Oct 16 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, house concert, w/Bill Horist, details here



"TAKEN BY STORM" UK THEATRICAL PREMIERE
Oct 16 2015
Barbican Centre, London
"Taken by Storm," a documentary film about the graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, comes to the Barbican Centre in London for its U.K. theatrical premiere as part of the "Sounds of London" series. Event information is here. Director Roddy Bogawa will be attending to introduce the film and discuss it afterwards. Chris co-produced the film with Bogawa and wrote the original music score.

New York Times review says: "The on-screen interpreters of Thorgerson's wry mysteries include a voluble Robert Plant, and Peter Gabriel, Damien Hirst and others from the British music and design scenes. Mr. Bogawa, himself an accomplished independent filmmaker, is perhaps the most affectionate of all, filling the screen with covers and letting us dive right in."

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"Taken By Storm" screenings include Oct 16 in London. See full size image here.



CHRIS BROKAW SOLO TOUR OF EUROPE
Oct 30 - Nov 20 2015
Chris writes: "I'll be touring Europe, solo electric, to present my latest double album THE PERISCOPE TWINS and lots more music besides. Anyone interested in setting up a show should please contact Jose Luis at Bornmusic.org; for Italy contact Gian Luca at Pentagon Booking. Grazie! Here's what's in place at the moment:"

Oct 30 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Gorizia, Italy

Oct 31 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Ljubljana, Slovenia, house concert, details here

Nov 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Berlin, Germany, house concert; details here

Nov 4 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Berlin, Germany, at The Lombardo Club, w/Schneider TM

Nov 5 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Prague, Czech Republic, at Cafe Potrva

Nov 6 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Gent, Belgium, at Cafe de Loge; details here

Nov 7 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Antwerp, Belgium, at Plaza Real

Nov 8 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Hasselt, Belgium, at Shanti Beans

Nov 10 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Rotterdam, Netherlands, at Koffie + Ambacht

Nov 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Brussels, Belgium, at Chab

Nov 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Paris, France, at Espace B

Nov 13 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Dijon, France, at Interface

Nov 14 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Lausanne, Switzerland, at La Datcha

Nov 15 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Ravenna, Italy, at Fargo

Nov 16 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Italy (TBC)

Nov 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Milan, Italy, at Spazio Senza Tempo

Nov 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, at Viniles

Nov 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Napoli, Italy, at Art Cafe, see Facebook invite

Nov 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Genoa, Italy, at Teatro Bloser



Nov 21 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at On the Boards

Nov 28 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Oak Harbor, WA, at the public library

Nov 29 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Coupleville, WA, at the public library

Dec 2 -- Wrekmeister Harmonies (Chris on guitar)
Seattle, WA, at Barboza




[last updated April 20, 2016]


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Nyack, NY, March 2015



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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Spain tour poster, January 2015


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Poster for March 2015 show at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY


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THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES had their first West Coast USA Tour in March 2015. All dates included HUNGRY GHOST (EX-UNWOUND)


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Chris has collaborated with J.R. Robinson, the mastermind behind Wrekmeister Harmonies, throughout the recent years. On this evening, Chris opened and then joined J.R.


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Chris and Holly Anderson presented excerpts of their book/CD "THE NIGHT SHE SLEPT WITH A BEAR" on three evenings in September 2015. This photo is from their Sept 14 reading at Cuisine en Locale. The book features Holly's mesostics, poetry and flash fiction with a new score (35 tracks) by Chris. The book is available from http://www.publicationstudio.biz in hardcopy and from itunes as an app. Holly and Chris were mentioned in the New York Times coverage of the September Bascilica Soundscape Festival.


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Chris toured as guitarist in the Lemonheads throughout 2015, including a U.S. West Coast tour in September and this Desert Starts festival show Sept 25 2015



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"Taken by Storm," a documentary about the graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, had its US theatrical debut at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC in October 2015. The one-week stint included an opening night discussion with director Roddy Bogawa. Chris co-produced the film with Bogawa and wrote the original music score. See this image full size here.


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Chris had a solo tour of Europe in Oct-Nov 2015, including five dates in Italy. On Nov 19 the venue was changed to Art Cafe in Napoli. See this poster full size.







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