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Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina's LP "All Out & Down" was released April 10, 2016.
See this image full size. Read about the album here.

2016 shows

March 12, 2016 -- City of Music Career Day
Seattle, WA, EMP Museum; Chris was a panelist in a discussion on composing at CITY OF MUSIC CAREER DAY 2016

March 16 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at Alice Gallery, w/Greg Kelley, Bill Nace, Greg Campbell, Mik Quantius

APRIL 11-19 2016
Chris and Geoff have been performing together since 2006. Their albums include "THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO ME," which is comprised almost entirely of pre-WWII blues songs, and "THE BOARDER'S DOOR". Their new LP, "ALL OUT AND DOWN", on Landland Records (Chicago), will be out the first night of the tour. The album is a collection of primarily older covers for acoustic guitars and vocals. All shows require advance tickets. Click here for links to all tickets and other details.

April 10 -- Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina House Show
Collingswood, NJ (just outside Philadelphia); purchase tickets here

April 11 -- Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina House Show
Brooklyn, NY; purchase tickets here

April 12 -- Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina House Show
Washington, DC; purchase tickets here

April 14 -- Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina House Show
New Canaan, CT; purchase tickets here

April 15 -- Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina House Show
Middletown, RI (just outside Newport); purchase tickets here

April 16 -- Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina House Show
Mt. Vernon, NY; purchase tickets here

April 17 -- Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina House Show
Boston, MA; purchase tickets here

MAY 6-14 2016

May 6 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Austin, TX, at Mohawk, w/TORTOISE

May 7 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Marfa, TX, at The Lumberyard, w/TORTOISE

May 8 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Dallas, TX, at Dada, w/TORTOISE

May 9 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
St Louis, MO, at Ready Room, w/TORTOISE

May 10 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Chicago, IL, at Metro, w/TORTOISE

May 11 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Lawrence, KS, at Granada Theater, w/TORTOISE

May 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Denver, CO, at Bluebird, w/TORTOISE

May 13 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Salt Lake City, UT, at Urban Lounge, w/TORTOISE

May 14 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Albuquerque, NM, at Launchpad, w/TORTOISE

May 19 -- Northwest Film Forum's presentation of Prince's "Under The Cherry Moon"
Seattle, WA, at Northwest Film Forum. The Puget Soundtrack series is a film program of movies presented with live music. As part of the series, Chris will perform with Laura Moreau, Holly Ricciardo, and John DeShazo a live score for "Under the Cherry Moon," a 1986 film directed by and starring Prince. Details here.

June 4 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at Barboza, w/ TED LEO

JUNE 14-20 2016

June 14 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Los Angeles, CA, at Silverlake Lounge, w/WUSSY

June 15 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
San Francisco, CA, at Elbo Room, w/WUSSY

June 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, OR, at Aladdin Theater, w/WUSSY

June 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at El Corazon, w/WUSSY

June 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Wenatchee, WA, house show

June 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Boise, ID, at Neurolux, w/WUSSY

July 3 -- Chris Brokaw Solo Electric
New York, NY, at Hi-Fi, Avenue A, w/special guests JOEY TRUMAN + JACK WARREN (wet dream machine). EARLY SHOW: Joey and Jack at 8:25pm, CB at 9:05pm

July 7 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Boston, MA, living room show (contact Chris for details)

July 13 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Oak Bluffs, MA, at the Oak Bluffs Library, w/guest FARLEY GLAVIN

July 14 -- The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Providence, RI, at The Met Cafe, w/DINOSAUR JR and GAY MAYOR

July 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, living room show, w/SARAH LOUISE + KAYLA COHEN (contact Chris for details)

July 29 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
San Francisco, CA, living room show, w/guest JAY WALSH (contact Chris for details)

Aug 21 -- Lori Goldston and Chris Brokaw Duo
Seattle, WA, at Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, w/THE INBETWEENS; details here

Aug 23 -- Greg Kelley and Chris Brokaw Duo
Seattle, WA, at Hollow Earth Radio, Capital Hill, w/MARCIA BASSETT + SAMARA LUBELSKI

Sept 8 -- Leg of Lamb
Seattle, WA, at Studio Current, Chris performs with Maria Mannisto and Angelina Baldoz

Sept 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Montpelier, VT, Living Room Show

Sept 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Somerville, MA, ONCE

Sept 20 -- Chris Brokaw / Lori Goldston Duo
Seattle, WA, at Musicquarium

Sept 24 -- Chris Brokaw / Lori Goldston Duo
Seattle, WA, Living Room Show, w/Zachary Cale

Oct 7 -- Chris Brokaw / Lori Goldston Duo
Seattle, WA, at Garden House

Oct 19 -- Chris Brokaw / Lori Goldston Duo
Seattle, WA, at Albatross

Oct 22 -- Chris Brokaw / Lori Goldston Duo
Seattle, WA, at Artist Trust Party, V2,

Nov 20 -- Puget Soundtrack: Chris Brokaw Presents the Films of Peter Hutton
Seattle, WA, at the Northwest Film Forum, 7pm. Experimental filmmaker Peter Hutton (1944-2016) is renowned for his silent cinematic portraits primarily of landscapes and cities. Seattle musician and film composer Chris Brokaw will present five of Hutton's films: "Florence" (1975), "Landscape (for Manon)" (1986), "Time and Tide" (2000), "In Titan's Goblet" (1991), and "Boston Fire" (1979), performing live scores to three of the films while leaving two silent, alternating the evening between the two approaches. "The fact that these films were deliberately created without a soundtrack isn't necessarily the most interesting thing about them," says Chris, "but is intriguing to those of us interested in sound and its role in narrative -- these films inspire a series of questions worth exploring." Read more here.


Still from the work of experimental filmmaker Peter Hutton

OBNOX (Lamont Thomas + Chris Brokaw)
West Coast Tour w/PERE UBU

Dec 3-10 2016
Chris writes: "Thrilled to announce I will be playing drums in OBNOX for this West Coast tour supporting PERE UBU. Please come join Lamont and me for this super west side Cleveland throw down." See Obnox on Facebook.

Dec 3 -- Obnox
Seattle, WA, at the Crocodile, w/PERE UBU

Dec 4 -- Obnox
Portland, OR, at Mississippi Studios, w/PERE UBU

Dec 5 -- Obnox
Eureka, CA, at The Sirens Song Tavern

Dec 6 -- Obnox
San Francisco, CA, at Slim's, w/PERE UBU

Dec 7 -- Obnox
Sacramento, CA, at Harlow's, w/PERE UBU

Dec 9 -- Obnox
Los Angeles, CA, at Echo, w/PERE UBU

Dec 10 -- Obnox
San Diego, CA, at Casbah, w/PERE UBU

Dec 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo and Obnox
Austin, TX, at Beerland, for the 12XU XXXMas Revue, w/UNHOLY TWO, OBNOX, XETAS, BORZOI, and MISSING PAGES

[last updated January 12, 2017]


Chris and Geoff Farina during their house concert tour. April 10, 2016.

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, "stories" (2011), "Gambler's Ecstasy" (2012), "'Now, Forager' Soundtrack" (2014), and "The Periscope Twins" (2015).

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. their newest LP, "ALL OUT & DOWN" was released in April 2016 (special tour edition) on Landland.

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."

empty house cooperative
The Martha's Vineyard Ferries, Nov 28 2016