chris brokaw

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2005 shows

jan 14 -- chris brokaw solo
bloomington, in, at the 2nd story, w/early day miners

jan 18 -- chris brokaw solo
lawrence, ks, at the jackpot, w/early day miners

jan 19 -- chris brokaw solo
desmoines, ia, at vaudeville mews, w/early day miners

jan 20 -- chris brokaw solo
denver, co, at the larimer lounge, w/early day miners

jan 21 -- chris brokaw solo
salt lake city, ut, at kilby court, w/early day miners

jan 22 -- chris brokaw solo
boise, id, at neurolux, w/early day miners

jan 23 -- chris brokaw solo
olympia, wa, at manium, w/early day miners

jan 24 -- chris brokaw solo
portland, or, at doug fir lounge, w/early day miners

jan 25 -- chris brokaw solo
san francisco, ca, at bottom of the hill, w/early day miners

jan 26 -- chris brokaw solo
los angeles, ca, at alterknit lounge, w/early day miners

jan 27 -- chris brokaw solo
claremont, ca, at pomona college in the smith campus center, w/early day miners

jan 28 -- chris brokaw solo
reno, nv, at the zephyr bar, w/early day miners

jan 30 -- chris brokaw solo
phoenix, az, at modified, w/early day miners

feb 1 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, tx, at emo's, w/early day miners

feb 2 -- chris brokaw solo
new orleans, la, at the circle bar, w/early day miners

feb 3 -- chris brokaw solo
nashville, tn, at the muse, w/early day miners

feb 4 -- chris brokaw solo
dayton, oh, at wright university, w/early day miners

feb 5 -- chris brokaw solo
chicago, il, at the empty bottle, w/early day miners and archer prewitt

feb 26 -- chris brokaw solo
ny, ny -- 3 pm free in-store performance at NYCD, 173 west 81st St. (just off Amsterdam)

feb 26 -- chris brokaw solo
brooklyn, ny, at north 6, w/rachel's

mar 2 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at the middle east, w/lou barlow

mar 19 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, tx, the 12xu showcase of the south by southwest festival, at friends (set at midnight)

apr 13 -- the new year
los angeles, ca, w/silkworm

apr 14 -- the new year
visalia, ca, w/silkworm

apr 13 -- the new year
san francisco, ca, w/silkworm

apr 13 -- the new year
seattle, wa, w/silkworm

apr 21 -- chris brokaw solo
bristol, england

apr 22 -- chris brokaw solo
london, england

apr 23 -- chris brokaw solo
manchester, england

apr 24 -- chris brokaw solo
edinburgh, scotland

apr 27 -- chris brokaw solo
glasgow, scotland

apr 28 -- chris brokaw solo
belfast, ireland

apr 29 -- chris brokaw solo
dublin, ireland

apr 30 -- chris brokaw solo
limerick, ireland

may 14 -- chris brokaw solo
oak bluffs, ma, (martha's vineyard), at offshore ale

may 25 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at zuzu, w/kahoots

may 26 -- chris brokaw solo
philadelphia, pa, at pontiac grill, w/kahoots

may 27 -- chris brokaw solo
pittsburgh, pa, at the quiet storm, w/kahoots

may 28 -- chris brokaw solo
chicago, il, at beat kitchen, w/kahoots

june 1 -- chris brokaw solo
ny, ny, at the knitting factory, w/kahoots and antietam

june 21 – premiere of "ROAD"
los angeles, ca, at the los angeles film festival. chris composed the film score for leslie mccleave's feature film, which stars catherine kellner, ebon moss-bachrach, and james urbaniak. ("ROAD" received the outstanding performance award at festival.) see a trailer of the film.

june 25 -- chris brokaw solo
somerville, ma, at pa’s lounge, w/claudia and shirley (from the magnetic fields) and the wingdale community singers

july 14 -- special screeing of "ROAD”
new york city, at the Solar-Powered Arts Festival

july 29 -- the chris brokaw rock band
oak bluffs, ma, (martha's vineyard), at offshore ale, w/kahoots. debut show of the chris brokaw rock band, which features jeff goddard (ex-karate) on bass and kevin coultas (ex-rodan) on drums

july 30 -- the chris brokaw rock band
brooklyn, ny, at north 6, w/jason lowenstein and more tba

august 6 -- the chris brokaw rock band
cambridge, ma, at the lizard lounge, w/apple betty (see a story and photo)

august 29 -- chris brokaw solo
portsmouth, nh, at the red door

sept 9 -- chris brokaw solo
cambridge, ma, at lorem ipsum books, 157 hampshire st, w/ john vanderslice, 8-10pm, free

sept 10 -- chris brokaw solo
oak bluffs, martha's vineyard, ma, at offshore ale, w/richard buckner

sept 16 -- chris brokaw solo
pawtucket, ri, pawtucket film festival. the new england premiere of "ROAD." chris will perform songs from the film score, and director leslie mccleave will be on hand for a Q&A

oct 1 -- the lemonheads
providence, ri, at lupo’s; chris played guitar

oct 2 -- the lemonheads
staten island, ny, across the narrows festival w/oasis, the doves, jet; chris played guitar

oct 16 -- chris brokaw solo
boston, ma, at the museum of fine arts, w/the dirty three

oct 22 -- chris brokaw solo
pawling, ny, at the towne crier, w/chris smither

nov 8 -- empty house cooperative
somerville, ma, at p.a.'s lounge at 9pm, w/fern knight, jesse sparhawk, and in gowan ring

nov 10 -- chris brokaw rock band
cambridge, ma, at the lizard lounge, w/helms and hilken mancini

nov 11 -- chris brokaw rock band
oak bluffs, ma, at offshore ale, w/helms

nov 12 -- chris brokaw rock band
providence, ri, at houlihan's, w/mason dixon and 6 star general

nov 13 -- chris brokaw rock band
nyc, ny, at tonic, w/international shades

nov 14 -- chris brokaw rock band
washington, dc, at the warehouse next door, w/the apes, modey lemon, big bear

nov 16 -- chris brokaw rock band
pittsburgh, pa, at quiet storm

nov 17 -- chris brokaw rock band
bloomington, in, at the church, w/early day miners and kiss me deadly

nov 18 -- chris brokaw rock band
chicago, il, at odum, (2116 w. chicago ave) w/ bottomless pit (tim midgett and andy cohen of silkworm with chris manfrin of seam), via tania, a tundra

nov 19 -- chris brokaw solo
louisville, ky, in-store performance at ear x-tacy, 4pm

nov 19 -- chris brokaw rock band
louisville, ky, at the kentucky theater, w/rachel’s and second story man and special guests

nov 19 -- screening of "ROAD"
dallas, tx, at the deep ellum film festival; "ROAD" will screen at 2:30pm at the landmark magnolia theater. writer/director leslie mccleave will be in attendance for q&a.

nov 22 -- radio interview, "here and now"
8-minute interview/profile featuring song excerpts on public radio program "here and now"; listen to the interview from the program’s archives for free via streaming audio

nov 30 -- chris brokaw solo
dallas, tx, at trees, w/american analog set

dec 2 -- chris brokaw solo
atlanta, ga, at the earl, w/american analog set

dec 3 -- chris brokaw solo
atlanta, ga, at the earl, w/american analog set

dec 4 -- chris brokaw solo
orlando, fl, at the social, w/american analog set

dec 6 -- chris brokaw solo
washington, dc, at the black cat, w/american analog set

dec 7 -- chris brokaw solo
chapel hill, nc, at the wetlands dance hall, w/american analog set

dec 8 -- chris brokaw solo
chattanooga, tn, at lamar’s, w/american analog set

dec 9 -- chris brokaw solo
jackson, ms, at hal & mal’s, w/american analog set

dec 10 -- chris brokaw solo
houston, tx, at walter’s, w/american analog set

dec 11 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, tx, in-store performance at end of an ear, 4pm

dec 11 -- chris brokaw solo
austin, tx, at the parish room, w/american analog set

dec 16 - 17 2005 -- chris brokaw solo
limerick, ireland, at the "gravity and grace" festival -- one solo electric guitar performance, friday; and one collaboration with dancers nicole peisl and richard siegal, saturday -- presented by the daghdha dance company

[last updated jan 10 2006]


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 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.

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."

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 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 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.

Early Day Miners poster