November 19, 2012

Sword & Slave’s Nov 12 Show at VVYNL in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Pix

October 3, 2012

NYC and European Tour Dates Oct/Nov 2012

After a six-month hiatus, the full We Ours quintet reunites for a show at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, Thursday October 11, at 10 pm. Kristin “Dr. Fill” Mueller on drums, Julian “Flash” Maile and Michael Lawson on duelling guitars, and of course Gina Marie Rodriguez on bass. Come and say hi. The planet is spinning crazily through a dark cold void. Who knows when we will see each other again? And if you get bored, there is always food and indoor bocce (yes!) upstairs. We will play some new songs. Preceding us will be our friends The Snow at 9 pm and our other friends Roman Game & Ghostwise at 8 pm. Union Hall is in Park Slope, near the R,2,3,4,5 and Q trains, sort of. 702 Union St, Brooklyn. Admission is $8. If you come and tell me your favorite (or least favorite) song in the set and do so intelligently I will give you a free CD. And as I mentioned, if you hate music but just want to come to see friends, Union Hall has indoor bocce upstairs.

European Tour Dates:

I’m playing several shows in Europe this month, all by my lonesome self, and I very much look forward to saying hello to you at one of them. Besides the singing, drinking, eating, and moving equipment, the fun of touring is seeing old friends. I promise to play something you haven’t heard before. Here are the dates (all dates are also posted on the ‘shows’ page on this site):

Saturday Oct 20: Liege, Belgium: L’An Vert, with Belleclose. rue Matthieu Polain 4
Thursday Oct 25: Bern, Switzerland: Cafe Kairo. Dammweg 43
Friday Oct 26: Zurich, Switzerland: BundesHaus zu Wiedikon. Kalkbreitestrasse 33
Saturday Oct 27: Longwy, France: L’Appartement, with Skatebirds. 12 bis rue Victor Hugo
Friday Nov 2: Berlin, Germany: Mandy’s (Bierstube). 61 Reichenberger Strasse

After returning to New York, I will rejoin the duo that has become a trio, Sword & Slave, for another show at the fabulous disco/new wave/electro dance party VVYNL –
Monday, Nov 12: Brooklyn, USA: The Woods, with many other acts. 48 South 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Other Problems and Solutions

I became unhappy upon hearing that there is a lot of elephant slaughter happening again in Africa. Elephants are like fascinating wrinkly people; should one kill them just to take their oversized teeth? I became pointlessly obsessed with the seemingly endless Presidential campaign for a while, then recovered. I began eight books but have only finished one. My dog got sick but seems to have recovered. So it was a tough few months, but I also was given a used bicycle and I rode it, which was fun.

Last but perhaps least, the ‘Here in the Hurricane’ EP is now available in PHYSICAL (gasp!) form from CDBaby.com here.

September 12, 2012

Sword & Slave at VVYNL: photos

Sword & Slave kicked some electro ass last Monday at The Woods for VVYNL. Thanks to Danielle, Demetra, Holly & Alex for a great night. And here are some pictures by Danielle, Holly, and our friend Karen Miller:

September 6, 2012

Sword & Slave play VVYNL – Mon Sept 10

Monday Sept 10, Sword & Slave (Anton on keys, Gina Marie on bass, Michael Lawson on guitar) are excited to be playing VVYNL, the ongoing synthpop, new wave & disco night at The Woods in Williamsburg (48 South 4th St between Wythe & Kent). We’re also excited to play a few new songs. The set’s at 11, and the night is free as usual. Here’s a quickie collage image of the band I just threw together – now that I post it, it sort of reminds me of the three villains from Superman II (General Zod et al)

Sword & Slave

Sword & Slave

July 17, 2012

VVYNL show pix

Here are a few pictures from July 16’s very enjoyable show at VVYNL, the weekly synth/new wave/disco party night currently at The Woods, showing the terrific visual manipulations of light-master Holly Daggers: