Shows, Shows, Shows

This is a rundown of this week’s Shinyribs show, as well as current upcoming solo gigs.

Shinyribs this week (All Texas):

Thursday – Fort Worth – Capital Bar – 9pm – Free Show
Friday – Lubbock – The Blue Light – 11pm
Saturday – Roscoe – The Lumberyard – 8pm

Kev will also be playing at the Volcano in Houston tonight at 8pm I believe.  This is a solo show and I will not be making it.

Get more info at:

http://shinyribs.org/shows.html

Solo gigs on the books are at Strange Brew in ATX:

November 5th – 6pm – with Kacy Crowley
December 21st – 4pm – with Kacy Crowley

Basically the gigs with Kacy are song swaps, although my partner in crime, Alex Moralez, comes out and plays drums, and I will play bass when Kacy is singing.  I am working on building a solo website, but it will probably take a little time as I am pretty busy between gigs and working on a campaign to get public transportation passed in Austin.  I love Austin, but the traffic here is pretty hellish.  If we could fix that it would be a huge step forward.  We are trying to get the first major step in public transportation passed this November, but all the usual people are fighting it.  The city is supposed to double in size by 2040, so if we don’t do something now it is going to only get worse.

So anyway, at some point I will build a website, and I should have footage of the TV show I did coming to me so that y’all can here what my solo material sounds like.  I hope to make an album at some point next year, as soon as possible.  Working on getting more solo gigs which I will hopefully announce soon.

in the future when all’s well…

Jefferson

Threadgills Tonight

10703714_10204952769680435_4788732503199638689_n

http://www.threadgills.com/events/shinyribs-5/

Tonight I’ll be playing Threadgills in Austin with Shinyribs.  The link above is to the show information.  Threadgills is one of my favorite hangs and places to see music in Austin.  I don’t always come across in person as super approachable, but this is not by design.  If you see me and want to discuss, argue, condemn, or debate anything I have written here I am always up for a good conversation.

Autofellatio

Tomorrow I am going on tour with Shinyribs.  You can check out the dates at:

http://shinyribs.org/shows.html

This is a tour of the South which is leading up to our appearance at Albino Skunk Music Festival.  I’ve heard that this is a great festival and I’m looking forward to playing it.  I stole the blog title from the hilariously named biography of James Maker.  I always feel a little bit like I’m stroking myself off when I promote my own shit.  One of my favorite singles of recent years is Maker’s Born That Way:

Singing with Eric Burdon

10636298_10152295103376933_4617353833778105752_n-2

Singing tonight at ACL live with Eric Burdon of the Animals.  Sometimes life takes on surreal proportions.  What a strange and crazy night!  Hopefully this performance will make its way on TV later this year as it was being filmed.  Tonight was a special tribute to the British Invasion and was headlined by The Animals and The Zombies.  Shinyribs played earlier in the night.  We performed a version of The Rolling Stones’ Heart of Stone and She’s About a Mover with Shawn Sahm.  The pic above is from the big sing along at the end of the night to The Animals We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place.

Why Comics are Self-Destructive and Other News

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/comedians-depression-self-destructing-robin-williams-20140827

I thought the above article was an interesting read.  It’s by Dana Gould, in the wake of Robin Williams, and it is about why comics are so self-destructive.  

I’m between tours right now and am a little upside down.  I’ve been trying to think of topics to write about, but my focus is lacking.  Tomorrow the Shinyribs band heads on a three day run that starts Little Rock, Arkansas.  You can get details at http://www.shinyribs.org

I’ll also be performing my first solo show at Strange Brew in Austin, Texas on September 21st at 4pm.  More details to be announced soon!  

In the future when all’s well…

Jeff

Shivering in Bed Watching Robocop

Well, today got lost in the shuffle and I didn’t get to post as much as I would have liked to.  Shinyribs played Blues on the Green last night at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.  The final estimate for the crowd was 16,000 people.  That is the most people I have ever played for.  I got swept up in the moment and the next thing I knew I was doing shots of Jameson out of a Philadelphia Eagles shot glass at 1am.  Time warp to today and I was laying in bed in the dark watching Robocop.  So the moral of the story is: if you play to a large crowd it eventually leads to you alone shivering in the dark watching Robocop.  Or at least that is where it led me…