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Interview & performance at Accidental Bear

Awesome queer-blog Accidental Bear was nice enough to have me on today’s episode of “This Town” for an interview and to perform a couple songs.

This Town: interview and “Exoskeleton”

Bonus video: “Redshift” (a world premiere!)

Bonus video: “Dawn”



The Deli Magazine’s Band of the Month

The Hangover Brigade is The Deli Magazine’s SF artist of the month for October!

Thanks for voting for us, we really appreciate it!



Reviews for “When in Doubt” are in!

My score for When in Doubt has been called “intriguing” by SF Weekly, and “hypnotic” by the Huffington Post!  (Another paper called it “distracting”, though, so I’m 2 for 3.  Meatloaf would say that ain’t bad.)

I also get some studio time with the band to record a few songs this weekend, which I’m really looking forward to.



I like the way you ballet, no diggity, no doubt

This weekend, one of my collaborations with Post:Ballet will be showing at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  The show, “Four Plays”, will be performed Thurs-Fri, July 18 & 19.  I’m delighted and honored to get to be part of Post:Ballet’s fourth home season, and especially to get my music played at YBCA’s swanky Lam Research Theater, which I didn’t think would happen until I turned at least 40 or so.  We even got a preview piece in the Huffington Post!  (That’s another awesome point in the interblogtoobworld.)

Now that my work with the ballet is in its final push, I get to turn my attention to the score of Big Driver, which is currently in post-production, on its way to the silver screen.

Work with The Hangover Brigade is proceeding swimmingly, as well.  We’ve got a handful of shows coming up at Club 23 in Brisbane, as well as Milk Bar and the Monarch in SF.  We’ve also recently posted videos of a couple new songs, and there are more on our YouTube page:

Exit Strategy:

No Diggity (omg yes)

Hope your summer is going well! Mine sure is! =D



I’m super proud to be on Accidental Bear!!

accidentalbear

http://accidentalbear.com/queen-of-the-city-joshua-james-cover-by-the-hangover-brigade-video/

And they’ve even tagged me. Gay cred: +1.



So many words, so little room…

This is going to be a long post, so bullet points are my new best friend.

Film news:

  • I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be scoring an adaptation of Stephen King’s story Big Driver this summer! I’d love it if you went and watched the pitch and trailer over on the FB page, or at BigDriverMovie.com today. In the blink of an eye, we’ve already raised over $5k, and we would love any support you could offer for a very exciting and ambitious summer project.
  • One of my previous films, You Should Stop, recently screened in SF.  I’m very proud of that film, and it was a delight to finally get to see it on the silver screen.
My band, The Hangover Brigade, has been busy as of late, too:
  • We’re playing a show Friday, April 19th at The Hotel Utah, where we’ll be debuting a couple new songs & covers.
  • Tawnee & I recently recorded a duo-version of our new sexy song, “Any Way I Can Get It”, which you can stream & download for free right here:

  • And here’s a video of the whole band doing the same song at Cafe Du Nord last year:

“Call it Off” by Tegan & Sara

“I’ve Got This Friend” by The Civil Wars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXlx1pACUi8



New work with Post:Ballet this weekend

Post:Ballet has commissioned me to score their new work this season, titled “When in Doubt”. It premieres this weekend, July 20-21, at the Herbst Theatre.

The SF Chronicle has generously done an interview and write-up of our piece in advance of its world premiere, and the California Literary Review also has a nice interview with Choreographer Robert Dekkers.

Here’s a sneak peek of the score for you:

And here’s a sample of past work we’ve done together:



Busy couple weeks, and a new CD!

I’m playing with Tawnee Kendall & The Hangover Brigade this Saturday at Martuni’s starting at 5pm.

Second, we’ll be on Radio Valencia (87.9 FM) this Thursday, May 24, 8 PM on Baghdad by the Bay.

Most excitingly, we’ll be releasing our EP In Between Spaces at Cafe Du Nord on Saturday, May 26! We’ll be playing with Cassandra Farrar & The Left Brains, Dad’s LP’s, and Blisses B. (The day after Alma Desnuda, to boot!)

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In film news, Bug Chaser is playing at Out Twin Cities Film Festival on Friday, June 1, and at FilmOut San Diego on Saturday, June 2nd.



Short film playing @ Frameline35

Last year, I scored a short film for the HIV Story Project’s film “Still Around”, and I just found out it’ll be having its West Coast Premiere at Frameline35 in June! I’ll be there with the cast & crew to celebrate its release, please join me!

Still Around
@ the Castro Theatre, for the Frameline film festival
429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Friday, June 24, 2011, 1:15pm
http://www.frameline.org/

A recent review of its World Premiere in Boston described it, saying “The best films in this outstanding anthology give us … [t]he drama, dangers, and enrichment of finding out who you are–and laying claim to it–without letting labels get in the way.”



Recent projects I’ve been doing

So I recently performed the music for a ballet in San Francisco. The company was Post:Ballet, the piece was called “The Happiness of Pursuit”, and we performed the show two nights at the Cowell Theater. As usual, I was joined by my partner in crime, Joe Hickey, and this actually counts as my first show I’ve ever played on electric guitar… I feel like I’m breaking the law with that. =^b We got good reviews in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Speaking of Dance. We even got a nice mention on ABC7News. You can view a highlight reel here:

I also recently scored a short film for the HIV Story Project film compilation entitled “Still Around”. I don’t know how long it’ll be before the film is available for viewing online, but it’ll be making its way around film festivals within a few months, I gather.

Both of these things have got my creativity flowing, and I’m trying to crank out some new material while I’m on a roll. Woot.




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