The newest Thunderegg album, Not What I Meant, dropped on December 18, 2012: fifteen songs recorded to four-track cassette in the kitchen on Sutter Street in San Francisco. I’m proud of this one. Big thanks to guest musicians Courtney Nicole, Reese Douglas, Josh Johnson, Liz O, Mario Di Sandro, and David Colón. Listen to the whole thing below, or at Thunderegg’s cornucopic Bandcamp page. Continue reading
Carl and Beatrice present “(Show Me Your) Thunderegg,” a super-sweet special ditty commemorating Thunderegg’s last San Francisco appearance before the East Coast jaunt and July tour of Germany. Live at the Main Street Theater, Saturday, May 11, 2013.
“Ten Sleeves,” recorded to four-track cassette in the Sutter Street kitchen on May 2, 2013. Ken Matsuda, violin.
These are the fine gentlemen who comprise Thunderegg’s San Francisco chapter. Left to right: James Sundquist, Reese Douglas, Will, Alex Jimenez. The full band debuts Thursday, April 25, at the Lost Church on Capp Street; ensuing gigs include the beer garden at Hopmonk Novato on May 10 and Main Street Theater on May 11. After that, this lineup will have a bit of a hiatus as Will heads east, then to Germany—and these guys continue making their own excellent music in California. It’s been a pleasure making a racket with them.
The Volkswagen Caravelle van has been rented. This summer, Will, Jake, and Ken Moon will take on Germany. More on this later, of course, but here’s what we’ve got going on so far.
Fri., July 5 – The Station, Püttlingen
Sat., July 6 – Down by the River Festival, Berlin
Sun., July 7 – Die Fabrik, Berlin
Weds., July 10 – Klienicum house concert, Ampfing
Thurs., July 11 – House concert, Karlsruhe
Fri., July 12 – Kassette, Düsseldorf
Sat., July 13 – Hasenschaukel, Hamburg
Last November (while I was recording “A Fix Exists”), super-talented music photographer Emily Sevin dropped by the four-track studio in my kitchen to take a few pictures; now one of them, plus many other striking shots of even more attractive fellow Bay Area musicians, is on display at Bazaar Cafe. It was a real honor to be up on that wall with so many talented people. Thanks, Emily.
Previously a digital download only, Not What I Meant is now available as a real CD. Find copies at live shows or on our Bandcamp page.
I was out of town for a little while, playing a show in Austin, among other places, but now I’m back. In your kitchen. Making jam for you.
Here’s further, permanent (so long as the Internet doesn’t collapse) evidence of February’s Thunderegg Songwriter’s Residency at Bazaar Cafe: For the final installment, Australian Billy Shears and non-Australian Thunderegg laid down a song apiece live to four-track cassette. Track 1: guitar. Track 2: vocals, which were amusing to watch for their being recorded a cappella. Track 3: audience participation—in Billy’s case, a roomful of shaken plastic eggs with jellybeans inside them; in Thunderegg’s, knives on plates run through a reverse echo. I mean, how can you go wrong.
Will playing “Lucky So-and-So” at the Thunderegg February Songwriter’s Residency at Bazaar Cafe, Tuesday, February 12. Big thanks to Stephen Porter for shooting video for us—we’re indebted to him for capturing some beautiful moments for posterity. Cases in point:
Laura Meyer performing her song “The Ocean” on Feb. 19.
Here’s Pieces on Feb. 5.
And Garden Party that same evening: