Friday, February 26, 2010

Saturday At O'Brien's With Dutcher & The Diznasters : SXSW : Voulez Vous Emancipation Proclamation

O'Brien's Pub Saturday. 2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405


The Dutcheroo our guitar player is opening up with his world famous band of Disasters at 9:30.

We go on after. Come get some fish n' chips. That's what I do.

We gots lots more new songs to put the tear in your beer and the ants in your fancy dance Emancipation Proclamation pants.

Hit me up if you're goin' to SXSW. Looks like I'm really doin' it this time. Got at least 2 shows scheduled. Details forthwith post haste ex post facto carpe diem je ne sais quoi voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Sat: Stronghold with Old Californio -- Sun: R Bar with The Dough Rollers

Saturday is the last night of our residency at ye ole Stronghold upstairs rock n' roll church and Dental Academy.

Also playing will be the formidable Old Californio. When we played with them the first time, Paxton looked at me and said "You wanna go on after that?" We have a limited $5 discount list. Otherwise it's $10.

9:30 to late.

Also R Bar in Koreatown on Sunday. Me and Dutch acoustic. The Dough Rollers, a phenomenal old timey string band. Our old buddy Soren Gray and other special guests. 9 til bedtime.

Password is "Jack Rabbit." Free!

String theory. Chaos theory. Music theory. Gravity. Relativity. Evolution. Democracy. Plate Tectonics. All will be tested tomorrow night at the Stranglehold. Not all of them will hold up. Something's gotta give.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stronghold Saturday : Lindsay Lohan Threw Ice At Me : Steve's Birthday

Stronghold residency continues this Saturday.

9:30pm: My brother, Bennett Chesne, is playing! For the second time in like 20 years. He taught me everything I know. He is a crazy genius. He's coming out of his cave. He asks that you don't tell the credit card companies. But I ask that you come on down and check him out.

10pm: The Dahls. Our sometimes back up singers and the masterminds behind our videos and band portraits, Caitlin & Melinda Dahl, are doing their own thing. And it's pretty rad.
We'll go on about 10:30.

And then Chambers Brothers ridiculousness. And some other big band is coming late night after their Troubadour show to jam after that.

Lindsay Lohan story:

During a song at the end of our show on Saturday, I was going around the room calling the opening band, various friends I could see and name all bad mutherfuckers, and then I was like Lindsay Lohans is a bad MF and then a couple seconds later I see this piece of ice flying across the room and it hits my guitar. I look to see who threw it and there she was at the back laughing. If it had been anyone else, I woulda gone out there and kicked their ass. Anyways after the show, I talked to her for a minute and she said that we were “fucking amazing.” Do you care? Do I care? More than I probably should. ;o) We've really made it. To the the bottom of the barrel of American culture. No surprise at that accomplishment.

Also it's our bass player Steve's birthday as of midnight (Valentine's Day). That means if you're his friend you better be there or you should feel guilty about it.

MSG me for $5 list or it's $10. Oh yeah and we're doing a bunch of new material. We've actually been rehearsing and working hard not on stage for once.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Neil Young, Tom Petty, Lou Reed : 19 Year Old Lesbian Alcoholic Squatters : Stronghold Residency

Check out this review on MOG of our show at the Kibitz Room last week. Highlight is he says we "weld together the raw roots-rock side of Neil Young, the bittersweet folk-rock plaint of Tom Petty, the down-home twang of Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and the urban grit of Lou Reed."
MOG Kibitz Review by Mike The Knife

Listen to a podcast interview that was recorded outside the Whaler in Venice last week. Highlights include 19 year old Lesbian squatters looking for booze, random attacks from friends, a poignant story about the inner-workings of our band relationships and going to the liquor store to buy some Smirnoff. Skip to minute 50.
Skipper-T & The Robot Podcast #10

And finally, we are doing a little residency.
Saturday February 6, 13 & 20 at the Stronghold in Venice.

There will be a host of special guests and wild late night party times. Doors at 9. Great music all night long. We'll be going on about 10:30.

Live at The Stronghold. Photos by Stephen Albanese

Paul Chesne Band's Fan Box