Hitting the road with Matt White and Mountain Goats

As a member of the Spacebomb horns (scroll around for more pics), I’ll be hitting the road this October to play some shows with Matthew E. White’s One Incantation Under God and Mountain Goats in the U.S. and Canada. Matthew did the horn arrangements for the new Mountain Goats record and is revving up to put out his debut LP this fall so the tour pairing was a no-brainer. Check out the dates below. Hope to see y’all on the road!

October

9 – The National, Richmond, VA
10 – The Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
11 – Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
14 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
18 – House of Blues , Boston, MA
19 – The Haunt, Ithaca, NY
20 – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada
22 – Ladies Literary Club, Grand Rapids, MI
23 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
24 – The Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
26 – Blue Moose Taphouse, Iowa City, IA
27 – The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL

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No BS! Brass this week

No BS! follows up its recent tour of VA and NC with several local shows this week. On Thursday, we’ll return to one of our favorite haunts, Balliceaux to preside over a pre-weekend dance party. On Friday we play a top-secret pool party in the early evening then head straight to The Camel for the Mingus Awareness Project. This year, the MAP features several small groups, including Hooten Levin Jones + Kuhl as well as one big one, No BS! Brass. We’ll be performing Jelly Roll, arranged by yours truly, Better Git Hit in Your Soul, arranged by Taylor Barnett and Invisible Lady, arranged by David Hood. On Saturday, we collaborate with the hilarious Richmond Comedy Coalition for Richmond Famous at Gallery 5, a production that features members of No BS! telling stories and members of the RCC performing improv comedy inspired by those stories. We might play a few tunes, as well. Come check us out!

Thursday, July 19
No BS! Brass

Balliceaux
203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA
21+
Free
10pm

Friday, July 20th
Mingus Awareness Project w/ No BS! Brass and Hooten Levin Jones + Kuhl
The Camel
1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA
all ages
$7
9pm

Saturday, July 21st
Richmond Comedy Coalition: Richmond Famous w/ No BS! Brass
Gallery 5
200 W. Marshall St. RVA
$7
8:30pm

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Mars Hill New Music Festival

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be performing as a guest artist at the Mars Hill New Music Festival in April of 2013! Check out the details below…

Mars Hill New Music Festival is an annual festival of contemporary music held on the campus of Mars Hill College in North Carolina. MHNMF 2013 will be held April 19-20, 2013.

The 2013 Mars Hill New Music Festival will be held April 19-20, 2013, with related events on April 16 and 18. Guest artists will be vocalist Emily Hindrichs and composer/trombonist Bryan Hooten.

All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Founder and director of MHNMF: Alan Theisen
Manager of MHNMF: Rebecca Long

The 2012 Mars Hill New Music Festival was held March 30-31, 2012. Guest artists were Duo Fujin (www.duofujin.com) and composers Sarah Zipperer Gaskins (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/szgaskins) and Neil Anderson-Himmelspach (http://spachmusic.com/Home.html).

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No BS! Brass Tours VA

Y’all! No BS! Brass will be touring VA and NC this weekend with hits in Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Roanoke and Greensboro. Check out the website for more info!

July 4th Harrisonburg 4th of July Bash! 1-4pm

July 5th Crosby,Stills,Nash after party at Rapture in Charlottsville ,va. 10:30pm-1:30am

July 6th Blue 5 in Roanoke 10pm

July 7th Greensboro,Walkerfest,1pm

July 7th RVA at The Bike Lot,8pm

July 8th ,Camel 3-6pm No BS end of tour bloody mary afternoon brunch and live recording party!!!

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No BS! Brass Tonight at Balliceaux

No BS! Brass has been hard at work on its fifth studio album, but we’ve also got some brand new, un-recorded tunes ready for road testing. Check out the classics and the fresh sounds tonight at Balliceaux.

Thursday, May 10
No BS! Brass

Balliceaux
203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA
21+
Free
10pm

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Hooten Levin Jones at Balliceaux

Wednesday night, Hooten Levin Jones returns to Balliceaux for a night of spontaneous improvisations. Come on out!

Wednesday, May 2
Hooten Levin Jones
Balliceaux
203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA
21+
$5
10pm

 

 


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No BS! Brass at the Charlottesville Pavilion

Tonight, No BS! Brass storms the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA. This is surely one of the most beautiful venues in the state and the Wahoo fans always treat us well. Before and after the gig, we’ll be record shopping, dumpling and crepe scarfing and local brew sampling. See y’all tonight! Also, RVA, don’t forget that our own John Hulley leads his group, Brunswick, at the Cellar Door later tonight.

Friday, April 27
No BS! Brass
Charlottesville Pavilion 
700 E. Main St. Charlottesville, VA
doors: 5:30 pm
FREE

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Hopscotch 2012

The line-up for Hopscotch Festival 2012 has just been announced. Last year, Fight the Big Bull played a set and got to watch the Flaming Lips from our hotel room. This year, three RVA bands, Matthew E. White: One  Incantation Under God, No BS! Brass and Bio Ritmo will descend on Raleigh, NC for a weekend of great music and all-out hang-outs. Being a member of the first two bands and a former member of the third, I can’t wait for September.

Here’s a video recap of last year:

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No BS! Brass + James River HS

This Friday brings back one of my favorite gigs of the year. Every April, around this time, the James River HS Jazz Band opens up for No BS! Brass at The Camel. The JRHSB has been under my direction for 6 years now and has performed all over the state of VA. We’ll be playing the music of Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk and my arrangement of Radiohead’s ‘Paranoid Android.’ I hope y’all can make it out!

Friday, April 20
No BS! Brass (w/ James River High School Jazz Band)
The Camel
1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA
all ages
$7
9pm

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No BS! Brass at Balliceaux

Fresh off a hit in NYC, No BS! Brass returns to Balliceaux to play in celebration of Reggie Pace’s birthday.

Thursday, April 5
No BS! Brass
Balliceaux
203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA
21+
Free
10pm
facebook event

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