I’ll be spinning some tunes this week at an event for my good friends at Mollusk. Come check it out.
I’m joining up with this gang of talented folks to celebrate Robyn Hitchcock’s birthday at the Fillmore. If you’re in the area, do swing by.
My good friend and one of the most talented selectors I know, Zach Cowie, aka DJ Turquoise Wisdom, has graciously allowed me to pick tunes the week of 3/11-3/15 for his site, playitasitlathes. Check it out and make his tumblr one you visit regularly!
Feb 4 marks the first night of a regular series at The Chapel in San Francisco, where myself and good friend DJ Steef will be spinning tunes and hanging out for the foreseeable future. The night is called Scraps and we’ll be digging deep, bringing assorted oddities and classics to spark a little ambiance in the great new bar at the Chapel. If you’re around, swing by. We’ll be there on Feb 11th and 25th as well, then moving to 1st and 3rd Tuesdays starting in March.
Really psyched to be playing a few shows in San Francisco with Howlin Rain to close out 2012 at Cafe Du Nord. If you’re in the Bay Area, come down and see us. Links to tickets are in the LIVE section.
The wonderful film Smashed, for which I worked on the score with Eric D. Johnson, is in theaters now. Go see it, it’s great. The music we composed for the film is available on iTunes and Amazon, along with a few other wonderful tunes by artists like Cass McCombs, Bill Callahan, Sonny Smith and Bart Davenport, among others. Great company I’m honored to be amongst.
I’ll be playing some shows in Japan in the coming week with my good friend Devendra Banhart. This is the first time we’ve played as a duo since about 2004 or so. Pretty crazy. It will also be the first time I’ve played Vetiver tunes in Japan and I’m really looking forward to the journey. Dates for this tour should be up on the live page soon.
Another month has passed and it’s time for the second installment of the Noise Pop Record Collective. The last one was pretty fun, so please consider coming out to Churchill on July 10th and bring some choice vinyl for me to spin. I’d say the ‘winner’ of last month’s event would be whoever brought Stonewall Jackson’s “Give It Back To The Indians”. Quite the track. Cheekiest record brought was probably this one:
A fairly horrible rendition of Tennessee Waltz by Silver Blue. The cover looks amazing, however I’m not entirely certain the world needs classic bluegrass tunes done in an overwrought disco style.
I’m excited to see what folks bring this time around, so please don’t disappoint! Drink specials, discounts at Amoeba for RSVPing to the event, and hopefully they’ll have the All-Star Game up on one (or all) of the screens there.
Vetiver will be playing Portland, OR this weekend as part of the 2nd Annual Quiet Music Festival Chris Johanson is organizing at Disjecta. We’ll take the opportunity to rework our set into a somehow even more subdued and droney arrangement with the help of a few of our Portland friends, playing some tunes we don’t often play. Two great nights of music with some really talented performers. Thanks for inviting us Chris!