Tuna Fish Discrepancy

Cats! (and other animals)

Something big happened today. I mean 66 tracks big. Starving Raptors and Headhat Records teamed up to put this massive compilation together. Artists from around the world gather on this 66 track album to support the NHSPCA. (Weird, right?). It’s epic. It’s for cats. It’s for dogs. It’s for capybaras. You want it.

Right now, “Headhat For Cats (and other animals)” is available here at Starving Raptors’ bandcamp page for a $5 donation (or more if you want to feel good about yourself). It will be available here at Webhat on May 15th.

On May 5 (that’s this Saturday!) you can catch us at Milly’s Tavern in Manchester, NH (Facebook Event Page) performing with K-The-I???, PT Burnem and Paulie Think of Icebox, and Adhesiveslipper. You can find all of us on the compilation and at Milly’s. Great, right? Right.


5th of May – Free Comic Book Day

Come hang out at Milly’s Tavern on Cinco de Mayo (aka Free Comic Book Day) for a night of weird music and comics! We’ve gone through some line-up changes while maintaining awesomeness. Check out the flyer:

Yeah, it’s gonna be good.


Opening Night

Hello everyone!

We’ve been busy working on albums and are very excited for what’s to come.  But we’ll get to that later.  I want to talk about this little show called Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater’s production of BBAJ opens tonight at the Amato Theater, 56 Mont Vernon Street, Milford, NH. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8. The whole band is in on this. Nat, Tom and I are in the show and Tim is sound designer and live engineer. Yup, we’ve dragged Tim into the world of musical theater.

So, what’s it about? BBAJ is a satirical “punk” rock musical about Andrew Jackson’s rise to presidency. What can you expect? Blood. Foul language. Rock. Antics. And though it’s over-the-top funny, it tackles some serious shit from our nation’s history that is relevant to today’s political climate. So, you might think about stuff.

The show is NYMMT’s biggest production yet. Sure, there are fancy lights, video projection, etc., but the thing that will really make this show memorable is its talented, hilarious cast. I’m truly proud to be part of this.

You can buy tickets online here, though if you want to come tonight, you’ll have to get tickets at the door. However you do it, you should check it out. It’s going to be something else.

-Ross


Gak Matter

On Saturday, November 26, we will be performing with Force Driven and Brainfood at Milly’s Tavern. If you’ve seen us, you’ve probably seen Force Driven, but have you seen Brainfood?

I mean, look at that. I’d wear that watch. I’d also watch that band. These guys are weird in all the right places. They really bring the thunder. And by the thunder, I mean the rock. And by the rock, I mean… never mind. This show is going to be great, and it will only cost you $5 to find out for yourself.

You may also be interested to know that Milly’s Tavern is collecting canned food, clothing and any other donations you may have to offer from now through December on behalf of New Horizons. You should check out their website for volunteer opportunities and a list of needed items, if that’s something you are able to do this year.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, take a day to recover from food and family, then join us at Milly’s Tavern for a night of original music.

See you soon,
Ross

p.s. In searching for Brainfood’s Grey Matter on Amazon, I found a different Brain Food – Grey Matter.

Mmmmm, look at it. It’s like Gak, or something. Remember Gak? I bet it would be funny if you brought this Grey Matter to the show and asked the band to sign it. I dare you.


Words about stuff

Last night’s show at The Factory was fun and though the crowd was small, NYMMT managed to make a little money for their upcoming production, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”. Thanks to Joey T., Heidi Welch, Anja Ward, Dave Ostrowski, Jillian Harlow, Kevin Pelletier and Tom Holmes representing The Fitted Shirt, Jamie Feinberg and everyone who came out to hang.

Next up, we’ve got an acoustic show for Not Your Grandma’s Craft Fair on November 12 at the McDonough Elementary School. We’re teaming up again with NYMMT (Joey T., Kevin Kimball, Jamie Feinberg, etc.) and The Fitted Shirt to provide a soundtrack for folks checking out vendors such as Inkprint Letterpress. Come out and support your local craftspeople!

Lastly, the latest from Wicked Sick Films! is now up on the YouTubes. You can catch it on the big screen, along with films by Banded Light Pictures and Wax Idiotical Films on November 17 at the Red River Theater in Concord. I’ll post more details when I am better informed, but you should follow WSF, BLP, or WIF on the Facebook for the most up-to-date info on their film screenings.

May your power be restored soon if that’s still a thing. Have a great week!
-Ross


Not Your Mom’s Halloween Party

This Sunday we will be performing at The Factory for a very special Halloween show. Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater will be hosting a night of ghouls, goblins, and barbers, but not in a gross way. Whatever that means. You can count on songs from shows such as Little Shop of Horrors and Zombie Prom. The Fitted Shirt will be performing a set infused with Halloween favorites (for which I’ll be assisting on bass). TFD will close out the night with our usual set full of zombies, vampires, etc. It will be a graveyard smash.

What, don’t believe me? Check out this week’s Hippo. It’s for real. Seriously.

NYM Halloween

It’s a $5 admission (beat that!) and it is 21+, ’cause that’s how they roll. And sometimes how we roll. In fact, that’s how we’re rolling right now. I feel inclined to close with some words I stole from a friend. Though folks are encouraged to dress up for this spooktacular extravaganza,

“You guys know we’re grown-ups and can dress crazy ANY time, right? You don’t have to wait for mid-October.”
-Dan of Headhat Records (Damn right, I squeezed that in).

Okay, see you Sunday!
-Ross


Catching Up

I have a little catching up to do.  Lots of cool goings on.  First, I’d like to thank Carly Jo Geer for taking the time to record some stuff for the upcoming TFD record.  She is one hilarious human being, and I’m happy to be able to immortalize her with our ridiculousness.

We recently played a show with some very talented people.  Brainfood, Monkey Suit, and Nine Unknown (for which Tim and I play guitar and keys, respectively).  It was a very fun, laid-back day and I can’t wait to do it again next year.

Coming up on Thursday, 9/29 with A Simple Complex at the Shaskeen on Elm Street in Manchester, NH.  Check out the event page on Facebook and join us.  Beer for Boobs!  Why wouldn’t you come?!

I’ll be filling in on the bass guitar for The Fitted Shirt for a couple shows.  First up is Ghostlight Theater’s Zombie Ball on Saturday, 10/22.  Then on Sunday, 10/30 at The Jam Factory for Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater’s Halloween Party.  The Fitted Shirt will be infusing their set with Halloween themed songs.  (TFD will be playing the NYMMT Halloween show, keeping to our regular set.  There are enough monsters in our songs as it stands!)  Both shows are sure to be filled with weirdness you don’t want to miss.

I recently shot a music video for Win Your Love with director Allie Dodd. I hope I don’t look silly. I trust Allie. I’ll post the link as soon as it’s up. (More videos are on the way as we get closer to the album’s completion).

I feel like I’m forgetting something.  I probably am.  So it goes.

See you soon!

-Ross


We Are Still Alive

The initial plan was to remain in hiding until the album was complete, coming out with a barrage of shows and extracurricular activities.  This is still the plan, for the most part, but all of us tend to get wrapped up in a plethora of projects. Therefore, there will be less hiding.

Tim and I, for instance, are recording with Nine Unknown, and he has an album with Force Driven that’s even closer to completion than the Tuna record!  I’ve been busy working on soundtrack material for various film projects, some of which you can see at the upcoming SNOB Film Festival.  Nat and Tom (besides exciting personal endeavors) have been working on new material with The Fitted Shirt, whom I’ll come back to shortly.

I wonder if I just used “whom” correctly…

Shows!  Boy, are we playing some shows.  Saturday, September 17, TFD will be kicking off a late afternoon/evening of rock the likes of which can only be seen once a year.  The event also includes the best smelling port-o-potty I have ever had the pleasure of excreting in.  (Too much?  We all do it, why not get excited when it’s especially pleasant?)  Bands include Nine Unknown, Brainfood, and Monkey Suit.  If you’re wondering why I haven’t told you where this is, there is a reason.  It’s a private-ish annual party/cookout/rock-fest in someone’s back yard (in Hooksett), and I don’t think publicizing such details (no matter how few people read this) is very appropriate.  So, if this sounds like something you’re totally into, send me a message and I’ll hook you up.  You’ll be fed well.  You’ll drink (if you do that).  You might even get a hug and a balloon animal.  These are all things that happen.

Enough about that, it’s time to talk about boobs.  On September 29th we’ll be performing at the Shaskeen in Manchester with A Simple Complex for the event, Beer For Boobs.  This show is made possible by The Breast Friends of New Hampshire, and proceeds from the show go to The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.  According to the site, there will be raffles (including a 50/50), specialty drinks, and “more”.

More shows to come in October with news about the album, new videos, and “more”.  See you soon!

-Ross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p.s.  I never came back to The Fitted Shirt.  We’ll be doing some shows together in October.  They will be posted soon.


Rockin’ for Rabbits

We had a wonderful time performing at the rehearsal dinner wedding thingy for our good friends Kate and Lauren.  Everyone was exceptionally nice, and went well beyond accommodating, and for that, we thank you.  We saw horses, enjoyed some amazing food,  inspired a small child to dance (not the first time that’s happened – see Pericles video), and most importantly of all, we made the brides smile.  We were honored to be a part of such an exciting time in your lives.  Congratulations!

This week, we’re playing a show at The Factory.  A benefit show, in fact.  For bunnies!  As always, there is no cover charge, with a $5 suggested donation.  100% of the door sales goes to the House Rabbit Network (HRN).

So that’s 8pm this Friday, July 29th at The Jam Factory with The Fitted Shirt and special guests.  Visit the event page for details.

Speaking of special guests, the talented Jamie Feinberg joined us on keyboards and vocals for the wedding rehearsal, and will be joining us again on Friday.  She is the official unofficial fifth member of the band.

If this rhino was on a t-shirt, you’d buy it, right?


Wanna see a show for free?

It’s easy.  Just head on over to the Norm Adams Teen Center this Friday, April 22.

See Dorian Gray, A Simple Complex, East Is East, and Tuna Fish Discrepancy for FREE!

We’re taking a break from recording to play some special versions of songs from our upcoming album. We’re gonna show you how heavy TFD can get. You don’t want to miss it. Seriously.

This is a really cool venue. They have comfy couches! We had a great time the last time we were here and can’t wait for Friday. See you then!

Ross


Canceled?!

Yup, the show at McGann’s on March 18 has been canceled. Lame, eh?

Well that’s okay, because it’s been moved to Saturday March 26. Yay!

Hit us up for tickets if that’s something you’re into. We’ve got connections. tunafishdiscrepancy@gmail.com
Holla. Is that how it’s spelled? I think so, but I’m not quite hip.

Remember when it said McGann’s up there a few lines? And remember how the text was blue? That means it’s a link, connected to the pub on Google Maps. Fancy! And we mustn’t forget our friends at F Nice Records for hosting this little shin dig. Is that how you spell shin dig? I think so, but I’m not quite hip.

In other news, we had a blast at the [Factory]. We are proud of my The Fitted Shirt! I’ll be recording a couple TFS songs tomorrow. Watch out for album #2. And check out the first one if you haven’t. Yeah, you can get Hybernation from iTunes and Amazon, but come on, be a fan! Go to the show and buy a disc!

Ok, wrapping things up, because I’m getting punchy. There’s another stupid video of TFD recording and goofing off. It’s on the youtubes, but I’ll post it where folks can find it easy. After my free Indian dinner. Yum!!

-Ross


Let’s Make A Record: Day 1

Saturday 2/19/2011 was day one of our adventure in recording a record. We captured drum performances for three songs, “The Devil Don’t Share Nachos With No One”, “Vampires”, and “Black Hole Smile”, on which Tom did some very interesting stuff. This is going to be a fun record.

The idea is to take you nice folks who visit here along for the ride, which basically means I’m going to subject you to weirdness once or twice a week. Here’s the video from Day 1:

Thanks for watching,
-Ross


TFD/TFS/Rock/Other

Here we go again! We’ve got a few shows coming up, two of which are with our good friends, The Fitted Shirt!

The Norman Adams Teen Center
56 Mont Vernon St, Milford, NH
Friday, Feb. 11, 7:30 PM
Tuna Fish Discrepancy, The Fitted Shirt,
And it’s FREE! (What a deal!)

The [Jam] Factory
1211 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101
Saturday, March 5
Doors open at 7 PM
Show start at 8 PM
Tuna Fish Discrepancy, The Fitted Shirt, Kick The Ladder
$5 Suggested Donation

McGann’s Irish Pub
197 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114
Friday, March 18
Details on this one to come. That’s all I got for now.

In the midst of all this live rock action, we are recording our first, proper LP. It’s rather exciting.
A world tour of New England is sure to follow.

So, um, see you all on Friday?

-Ross


How about at a zoo?!

A lot of fun stuff is happening in TunaLand.  We’ve been having a ball, playing shows with a bunch of cool bands such as A Simple Complex, The Evil Streaks, Chris Emery, and Drifting Son.  Some of these shows were recorded, one of which is available over atwebhat. The show was recorded, engineered, etc. by Mitch Bosse and Christine Zombik, two very cool and talented people. If I did this right, the picture below should link you to the album. Nope, I don’t know what I’m doing. Just click the blue letters above the image.

Click here to download

And what an image, eh? All our faces right up in there! That’s the fine work of Dan McDermott, the guy behind Headhat Records. Both our names are in the credits, but he really does all the work. I’m just all like, that sounds awesome!

What else is going on? Oh, the time tour we went on was a lot of fun, though full of… chaos. There will be more on our time traveling misadventures in the near future in a documentary by Todd Lajoie. Time travel is weird. Todd filmed the movie, but he hasn’t started yet. It’s complicated, but there will be a live album to go along with that.

We’re prepping for the first studio record, which is going to be all sorts of awesome. Antics will ensue, records will be made.

After all that nonsense is out of the way, we’ll be back in da clubs, causing involuntary head bobs and such. Maybe we should do a record release party? How about at a zoo?! That would be awesome. Do you think a zoo would let us perform? I’ll have to look into that.

At any rate, 2011 is looking good, and we want you to be a part of it. Make sure you’ve liked us on the facebook, nobody cares about myspace, but we’re still there, and check out the Reverb Nation page.


Good Night, Sweet 2010

Shows this weekend went very well! Friday night at Madison’s Irish Pub we had a great time hanging out with Sex Tax and Mongrel, both great bands made up of great people. The night was packed with rock, cans of tuna, foxy grandmas, and general goodness. If you missed it, you’ll want to try and avoid such behavior in the future.

Saturday was an eclectic night at the [Jam] Factory starting off with the improv comedy of Granite State Theater Sports, those crazy talented folks, followed by Not Your Mom’s Sushi: A Rockin’ Christmas Spectacular, combining the powers of Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater and Neptune Sushi Productions to raise money for both companies. Rich Hurley of Granite State Theater Sports emceed the evening, providing hilarious commentary, including our set… whether he wanted to or not.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows (as performers or audience members), The [Jam] Factory, and Madison’s Irish Pub. You all rock.

We’re heading into the studio on Thursday to finish up the live album documenting our tour through time and space, so be sure to check that out sometime next month. Other than that, it’s all relaxation for the rest of the year.

Happy holidays everyone!
-TFD


A Message From TFD800


Micro-Tour

We are making our first trek out of state to play a show as Tuna Fish Discrepancy.  Was that worded weird?  Well, it’s going to be a blast and believe you me, you want to go to there.  I don’t know about the rest of the band, but I’m counting this as a tour.  A micro-tour.  A short micro-tour.  Because it’s one show.  So there it is.  There’s only one chance to catch this tour (one show), and if you miss it you’ll totally regret it.  Seriously.

This mini micro-tour is brought to you by the fine folks at F Nice Records, so check out their site and stuff, because that’s what good people do. Not that I’m here to judge. Gosh I’m tired and shouldn’t be typing right now. I should just type the details and get on with not doing anything with my day.

Tuesday 11/30/2010
All Asia in Cambridge MA

Come to All Asia. Rock the heck out with us. See you later.


[Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater]

If you haven’t already, stop by Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater. Keep up with the [title of blog] videos leading up to the NH premier of [title of show]. If you saw their production of “Musical of Musicals: The Musical”, then you know how talented this cast is. [Very].

What does this have to do with Tuna Fish Discrepancy? Sure, I’m a board member. (I accidentally typed “beard member”, and felt it was worth retyping because it is also true). But we’ve also got something rather special in the works. Keep watching here or there to find out what the heck I’m talking about.

We’ve got some shows coming up that I should tell you about so you can see us do what we do.

November 30, All Asia, Cambridge MA
December 3, Milly’s Tavern, Manchester NH
December 17, Shenanigans, Milford NH (I think this one is happening. You’ll hear about it next month if it’s a go.)

Talk to you soon,
Ross


That Means You, Todd

Friday’s show at The Factory turned into a Headhat promo-fest. Tom, Dan, and I performed as a Tuna Fish Discrepancy/Wettron hybrid performing songs from Old Haunts and the new Wettron E.P. That Means You, Todd. Click on the blue words to download these releases for FREE! You can also find releases from the LeVautour Ensemble and Adhesiveslipper, and new noise to put in your ears every week. Download. Donate (if you’re cool like that). Tell your friends. Tell your mom.

-Ross

p.s. Be sure to check out The Attic Bits. Those guys are super cool and make crazy music.


Pericles

I think it’s safe to say that this was a great weekend.  Saturday we shot the “Pericles” video and it couldn’t have gone better.  Well, maybe if there were less injuries it would have been better, but one must sacrifice for one’s art.  The shoot started at 8:30 am, the band, Todd, Ben, and Lauren all stumbling sleepily into my parents’ kitchen.  As we went over the storyboards, Ben and Lauren began to realize what they had gotten themselves into.

The shoot went very smoothly, with everyone working together, contributing ideas, and really making this a memorable experience.  I can’t tell you how happy and thankful for Ben and Lauren’s enthusiasm I am, both being talented actors and terrific people in general.  It’s good to have great friends.

After the shoot, we all went our separate ways, the band collecting themselves for our show that night at Milly’s Tavern, Todd to work his magic on the footage, and Lauren and Ben to do whatever Laurens and Bens do, probably with a mixture of pride and shame for what they had done.

By the end of our show, Todd had finished editing.  We met him in a gas station parking lot at 2am to watch the finished product.  It was kind of amazing, standing there, watching the laptop sitting on the hood of Tim’s truck, wondering how a silly little song I wrote in high school turned into a professional recording (thanks to the talented engineer, Bryan Atterberry) and amazing music video.  There’s definitely a lot to be thankful for.

Pass the banana,

Ross


Video Shoot

Feels like I’ve been doing this a lot lately.  At least this time it’s not just me!  We’ve got a band!  We’ve got actors!  Pericles is going to have quite the visual accompaniment.  I should be going straight to bed right now, as it’s going to be a long day tomorrow.  But I have to eat my toast and hummus and type this first.

We’ll be shooting all day, and hopefully taking lots of pictures to plaster all over facebook while Todd masterfully edits this thing together the way only he can.  This dude is going to be famous one day.  Talent and passion sometimes do that to a career.

After the shoot, we’ll take a couple hours to collect ourselves, then take the stage at Milly’s Tavern with Chris Emery and The Juice.  Overtired is probably the best way to play a show.  Let’s get weird.

-Ross


She didn’t mind when I…

We are set to shoot the music video for “Pericles” this coming Saturday (Oct. 9), but our two leads have dropped out! Does anyone want to be in a music video? We need a man and a woman who aren’t shy about being… close to one another. 18+ please. Email tunafishdiscrepancy@gmail.com if you are interested and we’ll give you the scoop.

Thank you everyone!
-Ross

P.S. You can listen to Pericles on the home page of this blog.


Webhat

Have you ever been to  the Headhat Records website ??
You should check it out.  It’s the cool place to be these days.

You should really check out the netlabel because that’s where you can find Adhesiveslipper’s newest release – – – for FREE!  (The site is donation based, so if you can spare a little something something, please drop it in our paypal box, or whatever storage device paypal holds monies in).

Coming soon to Webhat:
A very cool record from The LeVautour Ensemble, many years in the making.
A pre-band Tuna Fish Discrepancy album that should have been released a long time ago.
And more!

You can also find Headhat Records on facebook , so click the link and like it! If you’re into that sort of thing.

-Ross


It Was Just A Joke

The video for “Mortimer The Dentist” is up!  Todd and I had a great time putting this thing together, and he did an amazing job editing it into awesomerness.  I can’t say enough how lucky I am to have such talented friends who also happen to appreciate and perpetuate my weirdness.

A word of warning: this video contains explicit language and lots of fake blood.  I have to mention this because I teach a lot of kids and they like to find me on the internet to see what I am up to.  Well, kids, this is it.  If you’re going to watch this, make sure to talk to your parents first… or just don’t let them find out.

Well, that’s about it.  Watch, laugh, enjoy.

-Ross