Fri, 5/22 & Fri, 6/05 | 6-9pm @ Ruth’s Chris Steak House [Madison / Middleton]
feat. Charlie Painter – guitar / BC Grimm – bass / M. Koszewski – drums
Lexa & I (BCG) are leaving for Japan! It’ll be our very first time there & I can’t wait to see my two best buds, AJ & Emilio!
As most of you dear readers know, our very dear AJ “Huckleberry” Grimm has been teaching in Tokyo since November, 2014. We’ll tool around his favorite hotspots in Tokyo, check out the bamboo forests of Kyoto and old seats of government at Kamakura! Sounds like we’ll be able to meet up with keyboard extraordinaire, Nana while we’re in the Nagoya area! Halfway through the trip, we’ll shoot up north to Sapporo, Hokkaido (of the beer company fame) to visit Emilio, my roommate & best bud from college! We’ll be playing a show there, thanks to Emilio – check it out!! >>
Sunday, 5/10 | Sapporro, Japan
From FOMA ~ This is the premiere show for this great new house venue! (Make sure to tell Jeff Stanek you want more!!!)
Vote Diana Sussman for home snowcoming queen and David Pedersen will kick the ceiling! Or, just kick back as Jeff Stanek serves cupcakes and Brian Grimm pours tea to the sad harp strains of Molly Wells. Candlelight and kale chips. Improvisation and album sneak peeks. We can’t wait to share the fun!
(^This information may or may not be entirely fictional…)
FOMA Videos >> Here!
FOMA = Diana Sussman + db pedersen + Molly Wells | free movement and sound based improvisations
Jeff Stanek = host + pianist + provider of tasty treats
BC Grimm = cello + guzheng + eater of tasty treats
Tracks recorded from live BRAIN GRIMMER sets 2012-2013
…with a few bonus tracks sprinkled in.
Live Set (Bonus Cuts) EP
All tracks produced and performed by BRAIN GRIMMER
Cello, Guzheng, Guqin, Ableton Live, APC 40, QuNeo
Don Cherry – vocals, trumpet (track 2)
Alan Watts – vocals (track 3)
BenZ – rap (track 5)
Aldous Huxley – vocals (track 6)
Nas – vocals (track 7)
~ from GoodStyle |
Brennan Connors & Stray Passage is a free jazz and improvised music trio. The group features Brian Grimm on bass and contracello, Geoff Brady on drums and percussion, and Brennan Connors on saxophones. From fiery high energy music to focused minimalism, the ensemble’s performances balance narrative, noise, and beauty.
Saxophonist Tony Barba and percussionist Michael Brenneis will join forces for a set of improvised music. Tony is a member of the internationally touring ensemble Youngblood Brass Band. After 12 years in New York City, he currently resides in Madison and plays locally with many groups including Johannes Wallamnn’s Quartet and the Big Payback. Michael Brenneis is a drummer who musicians like to play with and audiences like to listen to. He performs with a very long list of groups that include Tomato Box, The Ten Sleeps Trio, Alison Margaret, and The New Breed. “
First Part: Spring wind 春暖花开
(Background music :Welcome)5:30pm-6:30pm
Tea and bar : Guitar music 5:30pm—6:30pm
Frond door Garden :Emay Ulannie F.(Guzheng) 6:00pm—6:30pm
Living room: Lim hong chuan (Guzheng) 6:00pm—6:30pm
Back room: Brian Grimm (pipa) Kyle Tan (Dizi) 6:00pm—6:30pm
Second Part: Dreams back Childhood and Send “Money candy ”the girls 梦回童真 和送财童子 6:30pm–7:00pm
Back room: Emay and Isis May (Adult and kids) Guzheng
“Jing gang shan sun red”《井冈山上太阳红》
“Flower and Youth”《花儿与少年》
“blue and white porcelain”《青花瓷》
“The Moon Over a Fountain”《二泉映月》3分钟 Gao hu 3 mins
Living room: Violin and Dizi 6:30pm–7:00pm
Jane Zheng :Violin solo 6:30pm–6:45pm
Kyle Tan :Dizi solo 6:45pm—7:00pm
Third Part: Lion Dance 7:00pm–7:20pm
Fourth Part:celebrate joyously欢庆
Tea and Bar :Piano and Violin 7:20pm–7:40pm
Tea and bar :Isis May “2 black ants””2 black birds”
Emay Ulannie : Piano “Memories of childhood”《童年的回忆》
Brian Grimm (Gao hu) and Piano “Race house”《赛马 》F
Jane Zheng :Violin and piano “Butterfly lover”《梁祝》G
Living room:Kyle tan (Dizi)Brian Grimm (Gao hu) Lim hong chuan (guzheng) 7;20pm–8:00pm
“Red Blossom Red”《山丹丹开花红艳艳》(Dizi)
“An enjoyable night”《良宵》Gao Hu and Guzheng)
Guzheng (Emay) Brian(Pipa) Kyle (Dizi)
“Flower and Youth”《花儿与少年》
“blue and white porcelain”《青花瓷》
Back room: Guzheng Lim hong chuan solo 7:40pm—8:00pm
“The Lantern Festival” 《花灯节》
“Spring rain ”《春雨》
“Hair likes snow” 《发如雪》
Twin Peaks Party: music, book signing, coffee, screen printing, costume contest, and more!!!
I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to put together a little 7-piece group called, “Leo Johnson & The New Shoes” (which I believe was coined by our very own Huckleberry Grimm) – comprising of Lovely Socialite members BCG, Abe Sorber, Corey Murphy & Pat Reinholz, joined by Geoff Brady (drums – Stray Passage, Yid Vicious), Rob Lundberg (bass) & Julian Lynch (sax & clarinet). Over the past 2 weeks, Lovely Socialites, including Pat Reinholz, Corey Murphy, Ben Willis & myself, have been hard at work arranging the famous Angelo Badalamenti soundtrack from the show. Recently, I sat down with Scott Gordon of Tone Madison at WORT for an interview on the arranging process – check it out here! >> Tone MSN – Brian Grimm on channeling the music of Twin Peaks
From the MPL: “ Madison Public Library and the Wisconsin Book Festival are pairing up to present Brad Dukes, author of Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaksfor the Bubbler Night Light event The Owls Are Not What They Seem. The author will be visiting from Florida and discussing his book through a Q & A style platform.
Craig Grabhorn / c.Cal Design Studio . Artist-in-Residence, with other visiting print artists, will be hosting a Screen Printing party. Patrons are invited to bring their own T-shirts, canvas bags, etc. to have printed with a one-of-a-kind, Lynchian-inspired design.
Buy Twin Peaks screen printed posters by Patchwork Printshop.
Tandem Press, local professional press and artistic laboratory, will display prints by Twin Peaks’ director David Lynch and discuss his creative experimentation process.
There will be Twin Peaks-inspired live music (Road House-style) from Leo Johnson and the New Shoes (music arranged by Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps): musicians include Julian Lynch – sax & clarinet, Geoff Brady (Yid Vicious, Stray Passage) – drums, BC Grimm (Lovely Socialite) – bass & cello, Corey Murphy (Lovely Socialite) – trombone, Abe Sorber (Lovely Socialite) – vibraphone, Pat Reinholz (Lovely Socialite) – cello.
More music and weirdness from Half Whale.
Plus we’ll have donuts stacked to the sky, coffee (black as midnight on a moonless night), and pie that is worth the stop. Twin Peaks-inspired cocktails and refreshments by Forequarter
Come dressed as your favorite Twin Peaks character and have your picture taken in the Black Lodge photo booth.
Come enjoy this Lynchian event! “
A personal treat: one of my favorite Madison bands, CONTROL, set at one of my favorite Madison venues, Mickey’s Tavern. It is here that we convene this Friday night, Jan the 23rd, to melt-face. Two power trios, one of the rock &/or roll variety & one of the free-jazz persuasion. Come on down, bang your head, rock with us.
~ via High Noon Saloon: “”EXILE ON WILLY STREET” brings together some of Madison’s finest to celebrate The Rolling Stones classic “Exile on Main Street” double album.
Anna Vogelzang (As herself)
Evan Murdoch and Aaron Jossart (Imperfect Strangers)
Whitney Mann and Kyle Jacobson (Whitney Mann Band)
Dietrich Gosser (The one and only) w/ BC Grimm & Luke Bassuener
Meghan Rose (Little Red Wolf, I Saw The Creature, etc)
Post Social (Real Rock, Y’all)
Greg Dierks , Troy Ostrowski, Ted Weigl, Mark Goad (Pine Barrens)
Eric Levy (F!ck Knights from Twin Cities)
Corey Hart (Corey Hart!)
Nick Brown (Mr. Slowboat, Brown Derby)
Andy Moore (Mr. Showboat, Winn Dixie)
Maggie Moore (songstress extraordinaire)
Nate Treddinick (Something to Do, 1000 Other Bands)
Annelies Howell (German Art Students)
Brian Knapp (Ghost Town Council)
Chris Eby (Kentucky’s Finest)
Matt Earley (Winn Dixie, The Delicate Delegate)
Siv Earley (Post Social)
Jim Earley (Fanged Robot from Lexington, KY)
The Low Czars will open the show.
Tickets on sale now! ► http://bit.ly/ExileOnWillySt
Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps (Madison Jazz-Rock-Experimental)
Sinister Resonance (Madison Jazz-Rock-Experimental)
Nude Human (Madison/MKE Ambient-Experimental)
Wed, 12/31 – $0 9pm | The Mason Lounge – New Year’s Eve Special
Ring in the new year with this jazz quartet!
Ben Willis / Amanda Schoofs / Brian Grimm
Sat, 1/3 – $0 10pm | Mickey’s Tavern
Netmoiré creates an energetic, abstract, and mercurial experience that blends the avant-garde with electronic, beat-driven music. Netmoiré is an improvisational trio featuring Jason Charney (computer), Josh Simmons (computer), and Nick Zoulek (saxophones). The trio came together while pursuing graduate studies at Bowling Green State University, and bonded over a shared passion for improvisation. Searching for the overlaid patterns found through improvisational networking, Netmoiré creates an energetic, abstract, and mercurial experience that blends the avant-garde with electronic, beat-driven music. Their influences and inspirations include Death Grips, Colin Stetson, J Dilla, Tim Hecker, Evan Parker, Ben Frost, and most importantly, an affinity for chaotic sound.
Special Note: Lovely Socialite will be in Blast House Studios on Jan 3rd & 4th, finishing their second album with Landon Arkens!
~ from Bashiri: “As an artist it is our responsibility to provide the soundtrack (visual or audio) to the life and times that we’re living in. As a singer, I feel it’s my obligation to pay tribute to those that have paved the way for me and my contemporaries. This project is a tribute to an icon, one that inspired me and provided so much to a generation of emcees, singers and poets. Executive Produced and arranged by dr. Bass + vicelikemiami (@dbvlm), and including a host of great musicians, this is my offering to our life and times. Ladies and Gentlemen: The Gil Suite“
Notes on “Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb, & Blind)” – produced by BRAIN GRIMMER
When I received the drum, vocal, and sax stems from Dace & Matt, I excitedly went to work on finishing this arrangement & tweaking the mix. I had been listening to Gil Scott-Heron vinyl all month in preparation for this project. Just then, Ferguson happened. Now, a few months on, cold injustice has once again been served, and served, ||: … and served :|| … The passion & message in this music is inseparable from solidarity towards an end to the continued oppression of people of color. Bashiri, while paying tribute to a great social & racial justice poet, is reminding us all how true Gil’s words ring in the present day. We are not yet living in a “post-racial” America, and whiteys: don’t be fooled in to thinking so by your favorite talking-head or politician.
Stand together in peace. Black lives matter. Much love and respect.
post script – Thanks to Bashiri, Dace & Matt for inviting me to participate on this project! Thanks to Rob Dixon (sax) and Justin Brewer (drums) for playing on the track! If y’all are sleepin’ on dr. Bass + vicelikemiami – WAKE UP! This production-squad is killin’ it. I was happy to contribute some guzheng parts for their April, 2014 release EP1. Bashiri’s vocals are heavily featured on this ep – check dbvlm out, get on that train!
featuring performances by
– via Barrymore Theatre: “For the past two winter seasons, local folk musicians, headed by Anna Vogelzang, have banded together to present Wintersong, an all-ages holiday show to benefit Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. In 2013 alone—thanks to a sold-out crowd at the Majestic Theater—over $2,500 was raised, providing 7,545 meals for families and individuals who struggle with hunger. Since 2012, Wintersong has raised 10,200 meals to help end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.
The public is invited to join musicians Anna Vogelzang, Count This Penny, Corey Hart, Paul Otteson & Faux Fawn, Whitney Mann, Crane Your Swan Neck, and Dietrich Gosser as the band of merrymakers cover holiday tunes, perform seasonal group numbers, and raise donations for Second Harvest Foodbank in this fun-filled event’s third year.
The concert, presented by Majestic Live & the Barrymore Theatre, will take place at the Barrymore Saturday December 13, 2014 at 8PM. This event is generously supported by the Isthmus, Wisconsin Public Radio, Furthermore Beer and WORT.
Guests will also hear from Dan Stein, Second Harvest’s President/CEO. A raffle with prizes from many localbusinesses, including the grand prize of a $300 dinner at L’Etoile Restaurant, will be held during the evening as well.“