Posts tagged “Tim Koukos

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


Again?!

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.

Oh well.

Dan, over at Headhat Records has been busy, throwing some tunes from the Headhat catalog up onto the Youtubes. This will link you to the Headhat YouTubes page.

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.


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


[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


Moving Pictures, Records, Noise

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.

-Ross

 

P.S. Here’s the “Vampires” video by Jim Baclagon.  Thanks, Jim!


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


Hooksett Old Home Day

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!

Thanks again,

Ross


The Jam Factory

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

Pericles

Kill Me Again


Practice makes progress

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,

-Ross


9/11 at the Jam Factory

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?!

“Yes.”

This show keeps getting better and better.

-Ross