Tomorrow night I’ll be filling in on bass for The Fitted Shirt at Ghostlight Theater Co.’s First Annual Zombie Ball. We’ll be turning Club Lafayette into a graveyard of dancing corpses. Also, a graveyard of discounted Ghostlight memberships and a 50/50 raffle. You’ll also get to see this band called Mask & Raid. Oh, and check out these sweet posters:
All right, I think that’s it for now. See you tomorrow!
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!
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!
p.s. I never came back to The Fitted Shirt. We’ll be doing some shows together in October. They will be posted soon.
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).
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?
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!
Yep, the show on March 26 at McGanns has been canceled. Apparently other bands didn’t confirm when it was rescheduled or something or other, but that’s the way it goes. We shall save some gas money and hope the kind folks at F Nice Records remember us fondly the next time around. And Christine too.
Recording is going great. We’re awfully excited to show you what we’ve been conjuring up. Basic tracks are nearing completion and to be marinated in weird until juuuusst right. You’ll see what we mean.
Take care, you crazy kids you.
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?
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!
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.
All Asia in Cambridge MA
Come to All Asia. Rock the heck out with us. See you later.
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.
Talk to you soon,
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.
p.s. Be sure to check out The Attic Bits. Those guys are super cool and make crazy music.
Tuna Fish Discrepancy has more videos than albums. Crazy. Todd Lajoie directed videos for “Mortimer the Dentist” and “Pericles” while Jim Baclagon directed “Vampires”. We’re busy working on balancing out the audio/synchronization discrepancy – a live album is very close to completion, another live recording from October 9th is just about ready, and, of course, a full band studio release is on the horizon.
In the meantime you can check out Webhat where you can find the last pre-band TFD release Old Haunts. Most of the songs are rather old, and some of the songs will sound like they were recorded by a teenager. They were. Some songs are newer, such as the title track, there’s an insincere love song on there, and a reworking of “We Are All Filled With The Bloodjuice”, reflect a more mature approach to the recording process. Dan ADHESIVESLIPPER McDermott pieced the songs into a cohesive album, even fitting the low-fi ballad “Mortimer the Dentist” nicely into place.
Last up on the to-do list, I will be performing at The Jam Factory’s first step into experimental music, Pastiche with the LeVautour Ensemble and The Attic Bits. It is going to be a night to remember.
P.S. Here’s the “Vampires” video by Jim Baclagon. Thanks, Jim!
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.
The show was a blast! We all had a great time. Thanks to the folks who put it together for having us, thanks to everyone who clapped, cheered and danced, and thank you to Between The Buns, LLC. for hooking me up with a tasty Polish Sausage.
Next up, we’re playing at The Jam Factory on October 16. More details to come!
On Saturday, the Tuna Fish Discrepancy and Bernard LeVautour performed a brutally enjoyable show, starting with a set of slightly to heavily deconstructed TFD tunes and ending with a noise jam that dared audience members to stay to the end. Oh, and we filmed the whole thing. Not well, of course, who do you think we are, Phil McCartney? Sheesh!
Here are the first three songs from the show. If you can get into the single-camera, poor lighting, sketchy audio for two hours sort of thing then you’ll definitely be excited to know that the entire show will be available on DVD and digital download! How about that, eh? All right, here are some clips:
Zombies Were People Too
Kill Me Again
We had a great practice tonight! Clouds is turning into a real song, which means you might be hearing it soon. Perhaps at The Jam Factory on September 11th? Only $5 for a unique show the likes of which you may not see again for a long time. Bernard Levautour will be sitting in with us making some lovely noise to complement the quirky sound of our rockness. Afterwards, Bernard and Nat Ward will be performing a “free-form electro-noise tag-team set”. These guys are very good at this, so you wont want to miss it.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope your day is swell,
This show is shaping up to be epically weird. Our bass player is unable to make the gig, so I thought we would just do an acoustic set. Then I had a few drinks with a friend and we discussed some alternatives. Such as an abstract DJ rig. I shouldn’t say anything more just yet, but I’m very excited about this show.
Wait, wait, wait… what’s a Jam Factory?
“The Jam Factory is the music room next to Raxx’s Billiards in downtown Manchester, NH – right next to Bridge street! We have FREE wi-fi access!”
Wow, that’s awesome! So you can support your local music scene, have a beer, AND update your favorite social networking site at the same time?!
This show keeps getting better and better.