chris brokaw

2023-0218-Codeine-Numero-Group-Fest

Codeine performed at Numero Group's 20th anniversary party in Los Angeles, CA, February 18 & 19, 2023.

2023 shows


Jan 28 -- Lupo Citta
Jamaica Plain, MA, at Midway Cafe; Lupa Citta is Jennifer Gori, Sarah Black, and Chris Brokaw


Chris Brokaw / Jennifer O'Connor Tour
East Coast U.S. / February 2023

Jennifer O'Connor is one of Chris' favorite singer-songwriter people and they have not toured together since their West Coast jaunt in 2013. They'll each do solo sets and some songs together.

Feb 1 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Cambridge, MA, at Atwoods Tavern, w/Jennifer O'Connor; tickets here

Feb 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
New Haven, CT, at Cafe Nine, w/Jennifer O'Connor

Feb 3 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Brooklyn, NY, at Property Is Theft, w/Jennifer O'Connor

Feb 4 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Nyack, NY, at Prohibition River, w/Jennifer O'Connor

Feb 5 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
[THIS SHOW POSTPONED BECAUSE OF COVID] Kingston, NY, at Tubby's, w/Jennifer O'Connor


Feb 11 -- Codeine
Brooklyn, NY, at Union Pool, w/Weak Signal; A New Yorker preview notes, “The sound, which typified the slowcore indie-rock subgenre, is so chilling, precise, and beguilingly extreme — shy, then crashing — that it recalibrates the vast spaces around each inquisitive note. . . Codeine’s appearances this week mark a rare opportunity to be blanketed by its austere noise.” [SOLD OUT] (See photos from Brooklyn Vegan.)

Feb 12 -- Codeine
Brooklyn, NY, at Union Pool, w/Weak Signal [SOLD OUT] (See photos from Brooklyn Vegan.)


Feb 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Los Angeles, CA, at 2220 Arts + Archives, w/Itasca, details and tickets here

Feb 18-19 -- Codeine
Los Angeles, CA, at the Palace Theater, as part of the two-day Numero Twenty festival, by the Chicago record label Numero Group. Among the other bands on the bill: Ida, Rex, Karate, and Unwound. Details and tickets are available directly from Numero Group.


Feb 25 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Jamaica Plain, MA, at Midway Cafe, as part of the Gramercy Arms Record Release Show, w/Hilken & Winston, Cotton Candy; details here

March 24 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Catskills, NY, at Avalon Lounge, w/Alex Turnquist

March 25 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Portland, ME, at Sun Tiki Studios, w/An Anderson

March 26 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Allston, MA, house concert, w/Andy Cohen (Silkworm)


March 30 -- The Lemonheads
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the Light House Arts Centre, w/ Novaks and Sara Johnston. Evan injured his hand and Chris is filling in on guitar for two shows. The band will be performing “It's a Shame About Ray” in its entirety.

March 31 -- The Lemonheads
Toronto, Canada, at the Phoenix Concert Hall, w/Rusty and the Nils. Evan injured his hand and Chris is filling in on guitar for two shows. The band will be performing “It's a Shame About Ray” in its entirety.


Codeine US East Coast
April, 2023

[POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER -- SEE BELOW] Codeine is playing a handful of northeast shows in support of their lost album Dessau, recorded in 1992 and relased last September by Numero Group. This mini tour includes Codeine’s first Boston show in more than a decade and first Philadelphia and D.C. shows in three decades, and follows two sold-out shows in NYC and Numero Group’s 20th birthday party in LA in February 2023.

April 13 -- Codeine [POSTPONED TO NOV]
Philadelphia, PA, at Underground Arts, w/Barbara Manning; tickets here

April 14 -- Codeine [POSTPONED TO NOV]
Washington, DC, at Black Cat, w/Barbara Manning; tickets here

April 15 -- Codeine [POSTPONED TO NOV]
NY, NY, at Irving Plaza, w/Barbara Manning; tickets here

April 16 -- Codeine [POSTPONED TO NOV]
Cambridge, MA, at The Sinclair, w/Barbara Manning; tickets here


April 30 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Facebook Live show, 8pm EST, watch live here, classical guitar, performing the album "The Hand That Wrote This Letter" in its entirety plus some new songs; details here

May 6 -- Lupa Citta
Jamaica Plain, MA, at the Midway, w/Cathedral Ceilings + Hilken Mancini Band; Lupo Citta is Jennifer Gori, Sarah Black, and Chris Brokaw

May 12 -- Come
Portland, ME, at Sun Tiki Studios

May 13 -- Come
Boston, MA, at Roadrunner, w/The Hold Steady + Dinosaur Jr.; details here

May 15 -- Come
Philadelphia, PA, at Johnny Brenda's

May 16 -- Come
Washington, DC, at Black Cat

Come EU/UK Tour 2023
May - June 2023

Fire Records of London continues its reissue of the entire COME discography with "Gently Down The Stream," which will be reissued as a double LP on April 15, 2023. The band's original lineup of Chris (guitar and vocals), Thalia Zedek (guitar and vocals), Sean O'Brien (bass), and Arthur Johnson (drums) played Europe in the fall of 2022 and is pleased to return for more shows.

May 21 -- Come
Den Hague, Netherlands, at Paard

May 22 -- Come
Lille, France, at La Bulle Cafe

May 23 -- Come
Colchester, England, at Arts Centre

May 24 -- Come
Newcastle, England, at The Cluny

May 25 -- Come
Glasgow, Scotland, at Broadcast

May 26 -- Come
Todmorden, England, at Golden Lion

May 28 -- Come
London, England, at Cafe Oto

May 29 -- Come
Paris, France, at venue TBA

May 30 -- Come
Toulouse, France, at Les Pavillons Sauvages

June 1 -- Come
Barcelona, Spain, at Parc Del Forum, as part of the Primavera Sound Barcelona Madrid festival; festival lineup here

June 4 -- Come
Zaragoza, Spain, at entro S. Allende

June 6 -- Come
Castellon, Spain, at Teatre del Raval

June 7 -- Come
Donosti, Spain, at Dadababa

June 8 -- Come
Madrid, Spain, at La Faena II [this club show was added at the last minute after the Madrid portion of the Primavera Sound Barcelona Madrid festival was cancelled because of adverse weather]

June 10 -- Come
Torino, Italy, at Spazio 211

June 11 -- Come
Italy, city and venue TBA

June 12 -- Come
Zurich, Switzerland, at El Lokal

June 13 -- Come
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, at Rotondes

June 15 -- Come
Stavangar, Norway, at Rimi/Imir


June 21 -- Lupa Citta
Allston, MA, at the Silhouette Lounge, w/VALLEY OF WEIGHTS featuring Pete Weiss + other luminaries, followed by FREELOADER featuring Nat Freedberg, Charles Hansen + more

June 23 -- Lupa Citta
Boston, MA, at the Boston Public Library, 12:30pm, as part of the Concerts in the Courtyard series

June 25 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Milton, MA, in a presentation by MOBIUS at the Eustis Estate. Chris is doing 2 sets of acoustic guitar // electric guitar + drum machine, with other performances by movement artist Alissa Cardone, interdisciplinary artist Tom Mackie, and performance artist Jeff Huckleberry; details here

July 14 -- Lupa Citta
Westfield, MA, at Hutghi's, w/Slant of Light, Bruise Bath, Thee Holy Oaken String Band

July 15 -- Lupa Citta
Brooklyn, NY, at Mama Tried, w/Rider/Horse + Wharton Tiers Ensemble

Aug 2 -- Lupa Citta
Medford, MA, at Deep Cuts, w/youbet & florry

Aug 17 -- Lupa Citta
Allston, MA, at Notch Brewery, w/Andy California


Codeine EU/UK 2023
August-September, 2023

Codeine's tour of Europe and the UK are the band’s first non-US shows since 2012 (when they played a similar number of dates supporting Numero’s compendium, "When I See the Sun") and follow sold-out shows in New York City and LA earlier this year. See Chris's interview with ExitMusik. Ticket link for all shows: https://linktr.ee/codeine.eurotour

Aug 30 -- Codeine
Dublin, Ireland, at Whelans, w/Matthew Nolan & Adrian Crowley; tickets here

Aug 31 -- Codeine
Hamburg, Germany, at Knust, w/Kratzen; tickets here

Sept 1 -- Codeine
Berlin, Germany, at Pop-Kultur Festival; tickets here

Sept 2 -- Codeine
Prague, Czech Republic, at Underdogs, w/Hameln; tickets here

Sept 3 -- Codeine
Vienna, Austria, at Chelsea; tickets here

Sept 4 -- Codeine
Zagreb, Croatia, at Klub Močvara, with very special guests Dal:um. Info here and tickets here.

Sept 5 -- Codeine
Bologna, Italy, at Locomotiv; tickets here

Sept 6 -- Codeine
Lyon, France, at Transbordeur, w/T-shirt; tickets here

Sept 7 -- Codeine
Paris, France, at Maroquinerie, w/deathcrash; tickets here

Sept 8 -- Codeine
Brussels, Belgium, at Botanique, w/deathcrash; tickets here

Sept 10 -- Codeine
London, England, at The Garage, w/Rattle; tickets here


Sept 15 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Cambridge, MA, at Vivid Oblivion (a small new space in Inman Square), w/Max Lord. Chris will be playing new electric guitar work, with some vocals. All ages, early show, 7-9pm. ; Advance tickets here.

Sept 30 -- Codeine
Kingston, NY, at Tubby's, to celebrate the venue's 5th anniversary, w/ 75 Dollar Bill and many more

Oct 7 -- Lupo Citta
[show cancelled due to inclement weather] North Adams, MA, at Belltower Records, for a 5th anniversary party. Outdoors, 1pm, all ages, lots of bands

Oct 14 -- Lupo Citta
W. Tisbury (Martha's Vineyard), MA, at Peacegate, w/Taxidermists, Killer Motorcycle

Oct 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Somerville, MA, at The Burren, as part of an evening presented by EARFULL, merging readings + performances by writers and musicians. Performers include poet Soren Stockman, author Jayne Anne Phillips, and Effects of The Sun (Dana Colley, Jerome Deupree, Adam Steinberg), along with Chris. All ages show, 7pm, tickets on sale here

Oct 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Cambridge, MA, at The Middle East, w/Lewsberg & Minibeast

Oct 21 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Montpelier, VT, house show


Oct 26 -- Codeine
Austin, Texas, at the Levitation festival, w/Unwound, Karate, Chisel, and more; details here

Nov 4 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Jamaica Plain, MA, at Streetcar, w/Kathy Snax and Paper Jays


Codeine US East Coast 2023
November, 2023

Codeine shows previously scheduled for April 2023 have been rescheduled to November. New show dates are below. Note: The New York show has moved to Bowery Ballroom. Please hold onto your previously purchased tickets as they will be honored for the new shows (and the changed venue in New York). This mini tour includes Codeine’s first Boston show in more than a decade and first Philadelphia and D.C. shows in three decades.

Nov 8 -- Codeine
Cambridge, MA, at The Sinclair, w/Barbara Manning; tickets here

Nov 9 -- Codeine
NY, NY, at Bowery Ballroom, w/Barbara Manning; tickets here

Nov 10 -- Codeine
Washington, DC, at Black Cat, w/Barbara Manning; tickets here

Nov 11 -- Codeine
Philadelphia, PA, at Underground Arts, w/Barbara Manning; tickets here


Nov 16 -- Lupo Citta
New Haven, CT, at Cafe 9

Nov 17 -- Lupo Citta
Northampton, MA, at Red Cross

Nov 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Warren, RI, at Upside Bar (new club, connected to In Your Ear Records), w/Paper Jays


Codeine US West Coast 2023
December, 2023

Codeine returns to the West Coast after playing the Numero Twenty festival in Los Angeles in February, and after a thrilling tour of Europe and the U.K. in August and September. This mini tour brings the band to the Washington, Oregon, and California.

Dec 4 -- Codeine
Seattle, WA, at Barboza; tickets here

Dec 5 -- Codeine
Portland, OR, at Mississippi Studios; tickets here

Dec 7 -- Codeine
San Francisco, CA, at Rickshaw Stop; tickets here

Dec 8 -- Codeine
Los Angeles, CA, at Echo; tickets here

Dec 9 -- Codeine
San Diego, CA, at Soda Bar; tickets here


Dec 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Somerville, MA, at The Burren, as part of the Very Fuzzy Fundraising X-mas, a benefit for HORIZONS FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN (www.horizonschildren.org). Christmas songs by Boston rock luminaries including Jim Buni, The Handymen, Fuzzy, Chris Colbourn, Merrie Amsterburg, David Fredette & Fredette, Aaron Perrino, Drew O'Doherty and Family, Other Girls, The Shang Hi Lo's, Jon Berhardt, Brian Goobie, Township, and Pat McDonald. All ages, 5pm, good friends, good times.

Dec 31 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Warren, RI, in the cozy confines of the Upside Bar, solo acoustic 2-4pm



2024!



Lupo Citta Record Release Shows!
Jan-Feb 2024

Lupo Citta -- a trio with Jennifer Gori, Sarah Black, and Chris Brokaw -- celebrates the release on Jan 12 2024 of their first LP, Lupo Città. Punk rock vibe, deceptively laid back, heavy groove. Read more at 12XU.

Jan 12, 2024 -- Lupo Citta
Brooklyn, NY, at 519 Evergreen, w/ Female Genius -- special Record Release Day show!

Jan 14 -- Lupo Citta
Allston, MA, at O'Brien's, w/Hidden Fountain, Killer Motorcycle, Pledge Pins

Jan 18 -- Lupo Citta
E. Providence, RI, at Myrtle, w/Dyr Faser + Exploding Zones


Jan 25 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
E. Providence, RI, at Myrtle, w/Allysen Callery + Avi Jacob

Feb 1 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Kingston, NY, at Tubby's, w/Alan Licht + Bill Nace

Feb 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Philadelphia, PA, at Brickbat Books, w/Cameron Healy

Feb 3 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Brooklyn, NY, at Record Grouch


Feb 6 -- Lupo Citta
Amherst, MA, at The Drake, w/Jon Spencer and the Hitmakers

Feb 10 -- Lupo Citta
Winooski, VT, at The Monkey House, w/Anachronist


Martha's Vineyard Ferries 2024 Tour
March 2024

Martha's Vineyard Ferries will play 7 shows in March with Welsh warriors MCLUSKY; the Ferries are Elisha Wiesner (Kahoots), Bob Weston (Shellac, Volcano Suns, Mission of Burma), and Chris; read about McLusky in Pitchfork. Tix on sale now!

March 7 -- Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Brooklyn, NY, at Warsaw, with McLusky

March 8 -- Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Cambridge, MA, at the Sinclair, with McLusky

March 9 -- Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Philadelphia, PA, at Underground Arts, with McLusky

March 11 -- Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Pittsburgh, PA, at Spirit Hall, with McLusky

March 12 -- Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Toronto, ON, Canada, at Lee's Palace, with McLusky

March 13 -- Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Grand Rapids, MI, at The Pyramid Scheme, with McLusky

March 15 -- Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Chicago, IL, at The Vic, with McLusky


Codeine US Midwest & Canada Tour 2024
March 2024

Codeine continues their touring in support of "Dessau," a previously unreleased studio album from 1992. This mini tour brings the original band members -- Chris, Stephen Immerwahr, and John Engle -- to Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, and Montreal.

March 26 -- Codeine
Chicago, IL, at Empty Bottle; tickets here

March 27 -- Codeine
Detroit, MI, at Third Man; tickets here

March 28 -- Codeine
Toronto, ON, Canada, at Danforth Music Hall, w/Duster; tickets here

March 29 -- Codeine
Ottawa, ON, Canada, at Club Saw; tickets here

March 31 -- Codeine
Montreal, QC, Canada, as part of the Ceil Noir Fest, at L'Olympia, w/Duster; tickets here


Codeine Australia Tour 2024
April 2024

Codeine is thrilled to announce their first ever Australian tour, April 11-14, 2024. Special guests on all shows, A Broken Sail. Tickets available now: https://linktr.ee/codeinenyc

April 11 -- Codeine
Adelaide, Australia, at The Cranker, w/A Broken Sale; tickets here

April 12 -- Codeine
Sydney, Australia, at The Underground, w/A Broken Sale; tickets here

April 13 -- Codeine
Melbourne, Australia, at Northcote Social Club, w/A Broken Sale; tickets here

April 14 -- Codeine
Brisbane, Australia, at Stranded, w/A Broken Sale; tickets here


Codeine Japan Tour 2024
April 2024

Codeine is beyond psyched to announce their first ever shows in Japan. The tour is presented by imakinn records. Tickets on sale now!

April 18 -- Codeine
Tokyo, Japan, at WWW X

April 19 -- Codeine
Kyoto, Japan, at GROWLY

April 20 -- Codeine
Nagoya, Japan, at Live Lounge VIO

April 21 -- Codeine
Tokyo, Japan, at SHELTER


Codeine Mexico Shows 2024
May 2024

Codeine is excited to present its first ever shows south of the border!

May 16 -- Codeine
Guadalajara, Mexico, at Foro Independencia, w/Grave/Mal -- Codeine's first show ever in Mexico! Ticket info

May 18 -- Codeine
Mexico City, Mexico, at F*ck Off Room, w/Grave/Mal. Ticket info



[last updated Feb 1, 2024]

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In 2023, Fire Records of London continues its reissue of the entire COME discography with "Gently Down The Stream" double lp reissue out April 15, 2023. COME is pleased to announce shows in the EU and UK in May and June of 2023, with additional shows TBA.

Chris' bands and projects


chris brokaw solo
Chris began playing solo in late 1999. His shows feature solo electric guitar and tambourine, vocals, and acoustic guitar. His solo records include "Red Cities" (2002), "Wandering as Water" (2003), "My Confidante + 3" (2004), the original film score "I was Born, But. . ." (2004), "Incredible Love" (2005), "Canaris" (2008), "VDSQ Solo Acoustic Volume Three" (2009), "Gambler's Ecstasy" (2012), "'Now, Forager' Soundtrack" (2014), "The Periscope Twins" (2015), "The Hand That Wrote This Letter" (2017), "The End Of The Night" (2019), and "Puritan" (2021). Since 2005, he has performed with the CHRIS BROKAW ROCK BAND with a variety of musicians.


CODEINE
To quote The New Yorker: "During its original incarnation, in the early-nineties underground, the doom-laden New York band Codeine issued two LPs, “Frigid Stars” and “The White Birch.” Listen to Stephen Immerwahr’s dour poetry, John Engle’s tolling guitars, and Chris Brokaw’s glacial drumming, and picture falling snow." In 2022, a previously unheard session recorded between the two LPs, called "Dessau," was released by Numero Group. Codeine has returned to performing in 2023 to celebrate "Dessau." Follow Codeine on Instagram.


COME
Chris recorded and performed with Come from 1991 through 1999, releasing a body of work on Sub Pop and Matador Records and performing around the world. Fire Records of London, England, is reissuing Come's entire catalog in a project running from 2021 to 2023. The band's original lineup of Chris (guitar and vocals), Thalia Zedek (guitar and vocals), Sean O'Brien (bass), and Arthur Johnson (drums) has reunited for shows to celebrate the reissues.


LUPO CITTA
Formed in 2022, Lupo Citta is a punk rock trio of Jennifer Gori (drums and vocals), Sarah Black (guitar), and Chris Brokaw (guitar). The band recorded its first LP in January 2023 with Pete Weiss at Bluetone Studio, Somerville. The LP will be released on 12XU Records of Austin, Texas, in January 2024.


MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES
MVF is a punk rock trio of Elisha Weisner (Kahoots) on guitar + vocals, Bob Weston (Shellac + Mission of Burma) on bass + vocals, and Chris on drums + vocals. Their 2010 record, "IN THE POND" is a 4 song, 1-sided 12" ep, with etching on side 2 by their pal Rosie. Their 2013 "MASS GRAVE" lp and cd is on Kiam and African Tape Records. Their most recent relase is "Suns Out Guns Out" (2021). Listen and buy at Kiam and at MVF on Bandcamp.


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Come performing Oct 1, 2022, in Dilksmuide, Belgium. Photo by Barretea/Lapasin.

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Lupa Citta is Jennifer Gori, Sarah Black, and Chris Brokaw.

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Jennifer O'Connor is one of Chris' favorite singer-songwriter people and they have not toured together since a West Coast jaunt in 2013. For three nights in February, they each performed solo sets and some songs together. Their mini tour was cut short because of COVID.

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Codeine performing at Union Pool, Brooklyn, February 11, 2023. Photo by Noah Chasin.

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Codeine shows previously scheduled for April 2023 were moved to November. Tickets will be honored for the new dates (and the changed venue in New York). This mini tour includes Codeine’s first Boston-Cambridge show in more than a decade and first Philadelphia and D.C. shows in three decades.

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Codeine: John Engle, Stephen Immerwahr, Chris Brokaw

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Codeine's August-September 2023 European/UK tour

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EARFULL shows merge readings + performances by writers and musicians. Performers on Oct 17 2023 include poet Soren Stockman, author Jayne Anne Phillips, the band Effects of The Sun (Dana Colley, Jerome Deupree, Adam Steinberg), and Chris performing solo