Monday, December 27, 2010

A Double Show Rockstravaganza!

Dang, it's been awhile since I did a solo set. Months. That is definitely changing this week! Come hang out and hear your favorite dirty rapz on Tuesday and Wednesday this week! Both nights I am opening for some fantastic bands and musicians. On Tuesday you will hear some acoustic sweetness from the lovely Andrea Bunch and the perennially handsome and talented Tom Roper. And then Wednesday is a rocked out night with Buffalo Box and the 4th Half Band. Both great shows, very excited to play! Details below:

Tuesday 12/28
At Lizard's Liquid Lounge
3058 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago
Show at 8pm

Wednesday 12/29
At Silvie's
1902 W Irving Park Rd., Chicago
Show at 7:30

Let's drink martinis and ride guitars through the sky all night!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Check out this review of the newly released album IIOI/KOJI on Alter the Press! I got to play cello on the last track of this album at one of the most sincerely fun recording sessions I have ever done. I remember coming home after that session so thankful for the experience and knowing already that the song would be beautiful! And I got a what-what from the author of the review, Barney Dutton. He says, "The strings on ‘Giants Sleeping’ give the song a real pop sheen that closes the record well." That's all me, baby! Read the review here.
Click here to buy the album!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mel Brooks Hanukkah

Hanukkah happens every year, and it is always the same old deal. No. Really it is always fun, but this year I am a little bummed about Hanukkah since I won't be at home for it. My favorite parts of the holiday are watching my dad try to light the seemingly trick candles on the menorah, my mom's ridiculous latkes, and hearing my brother butcher all of the Hebrew prayers. He just makes up words in English that sort of rhyme with the Hebrew, and it is hilarious. In the twenty years of his life, my brother has never made it past "Baruch atah Adonai..." in any prayer without inventing new words.

Since Hanukkah had to be so dang early this year, I am missing out on all those awesome parts. So I have created a new tradition for myself called Mel Brooks Hanukkah (or Brooksnukah, if you wish). This year I will be commemorating the Maccabees' success by watching a Mel Brooks movie each night of Hanukkah. Each film will be one little candle lit on my mind menorah, keeping me fuzzy warm on these cold nights. I started the first night with Blazing Saddles and am continuing on from there. The rest of my list includes The Producers, Young Frankenstein, History of the World: Part I, Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and High Anxiety. In honor of the hysterical career of the recently departed Leslie Nielsen, I will conclude Brooksnukkah with Dracula: Dead And Loving It.

I know that I missed some classics, of course. There are only eight nights, so gimme a break. That means more for next year! And a new Cohen family tradition is born.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

No Cross-Mojonation!

If you missed last month's gig at the Elbo Room, be sure to see Machinegun Mojo's last show of the year is coming up on Saturday!

Join us at Goose Island in Wrigleyville for a night of whatever we want! Seriously. We are headlining and the decision maker over at Goose Island told us we can play as long as we want. We'll start at 11:30pm and play until we pass out. All of us agreed that the show at the Elbo Room was our best yet, and we aim to bring it even harder this time. Your mind will be blown. Did I mention that Goose Island has beer? Lots and lots of it.

Saturday, December 4, 2010
At Goose Island Wrigleyville
3535 N Clark Ave., Chicago
$8 cover