Wednesday, December 14, 2011

had a blast last night at the dakota with boxcar . heading to denver today with those fellas to play at dazzle, thursday and friday nights.  then I bounce back on saturday to play with bryan nichols "we are many" with a whole bunch of crazies.  we play at studio Z, downtown St Paul, at 8pm.  

Monday, December 5, 2011

BOXCAR | Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson

Really, really looking forward to making music over the next week and half with Anthony Cox, Wessell Anderson and Jeremy Walker. Kansas City Saturday the 10th, Minneapolis Tuesday the 13th at the Dakota, and Denver on Thursday/Friday 15th & 16th at Dazzle.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    i've been enjoying a lot of nights off(or trying to enjoy, i get a little squirmy)  ...anyhow, thats starting to change this weekend.  i'll be back with the new primitives thursday dec 1st at nye's. always a pleasure to play the reggae/world beat with these dudes.  Saturday the 3rd i'll be at hell's kitchen 6-9pm with james buckley and bryan nichols, then cruising to my first gig at the new club in st paul the amsterdam.  i'll be playing 2 sets there, 10pm with Erik Koskinen band, the midnightish with All Tomorrow's Petty, a lovely tom petty cover band with James Diers(Halloween Alaska) Jacob Hanson(Halloween AK, Mason Jennings) Robert Skoro(Mason Jennings, Brand new super-dad) and Joey Kantor(Rogue Valley). we basically have way too much fun playing tom petty songs. 
    next week i'm back at it with Zacc Harris Quartet(w/ Chris Bates, and Bryan Nichols) at the Black Dog Cafe at 8pm, then zipping to 7th St. Entry for Marijuana Deathsquads set(10:30ishpm) for P.O.S. ' night of the Doomtree Blowout.  After that I shift my focus to a new group "Boxcar" with Jeremy Walker(piano/compositions) Anthony Cox(bass) and Wessell Anderson(saxophones) we'll be playing in Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Denver...more info on this soon.

Guitar Party "Robot Worms/Storm At The Party" @ ...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Metzger, Linz and Bates at 7th Street Entry 1.26.11


hey there.
well once again, i haven't written in months. i spent october in new york city, rehearsing and playing some gigs with matthew dear of the ghostly intl label. i had a great time. also got to play a few gigs with marijuan deathsquads who happened to be in residency at the bowery electric for the same month. always a blast throwing down with those fellas. i'm excited to say i'll be doing a least a bit of touring next year with my friend pieta brown. more info to follow on that.
new pines record will be coming out at the end of january and so will a really cool trio record i made with tony hymas on piano and my bro chris bates on bass. can't wait for people to hear those. i'm really going to try and post more stuff here and make it actually worth checking.
please let me know if anyone ever sees this.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Last wednesday at nick & eddie..
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011


1st ave peep asked for this, and id say we delivered!! Boah!
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lol coxhill, barre phillips, jt bates

I was honored to play(and record!) With these fellas last fall...just found this video. Hope you enjoy. The record will be coming out sometime in '11...
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

alpha consumer. new record.

Kick drugs out of america. Thats right. Available at itunes, bandcamp and more. Also, very soon on vinyl!! My first release on vinyl and im damn excited.

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