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Thursday. March 30th. -
TOMORROW Thursday March
30 at Boot and Saddle in Philly, Northern
Liberties w/ Boston's The Proletariat and fellow locals Solarized
Sat. April 15th - Northern
Liberties w/ Dronez and
Pushin' It 2 The Limit @ Century Bar (1350 S. 29th.) Philly.
Fri. May 5th. - Release show
for Invasive Species @ LAVA, 4134 Lancaster Ave.,
Philly PA. w/ Westboro Baptist Choir, and others to be revealed!
Sunday May 14th - Sunday
April 16, Geb the Great Cackler
Lizaveta & Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac, more. Food, silent auction,
art sale, film screening. Benefit for Brujo de la Mancha @ The Rotunda, 4014
Walnut St. Philly, 8 PM.
- Fri. Sept. 15 - Sun. Nov. 12, 2017
- Art show at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South St.
UPDATE - MARCH 29, 2017
Since it's been a few weeks since I updated the
news here, I wanted to add a few things that passed during the gap, for the
record. Northern Liberties played an incredible house show at the "Sound
Hole" in West Philly with Mar (ex-Bear is Driving), Hulk
Smash and Ötzi. Here's a picture from the show:
COMING UP! TOMORROW Thursday March 30 at Boot and
Saddle in Philly, Northern Liberties play a show with Boston's The
Proletariat and fellow locals Solarized! Here's a flyer:
... and details can be found
Further in the future... Northern Liberties have another
show coming up in Philly on Saturday April 15th. at Century Bar (1350
S. 29th.) with Dronez and Pushin' It 2 The Limit. Flyer
... and more info
Friday May 5th. will be a release party
for Invasive Species new song "Walk Outside" - which comes packaged as a
download card inside a package containing milkweed seed! This
recording is being sold as a benefit for
Let's Get Free, A Pennsylvania
group that advocates for the rights of women prisoners and to end Life
Without Parole (death by incarceration) sentences. Each seed packet is hand
printed with original art by Invasive Species singer
The release show will be in Philly at LAVA,
4134 Lancaster Ave., Philly PA. w/ Westboro Baptist Choir, and others to be
SUNDAY MAY 14th., Geb the Great
Cackler make a return to live performance after a short pause. We'll be
Stinking Lizaveta and Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac, and more to come! There will
be food, a silent auction, an art sale, and a film screening. This is a
benefit show for our old friend Brujo de la Mancha which will help him to
relocate to Canada! It's at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. Philly, and starts
at 8 PM. DETAILS
HERE. LEARN MORE ABOUT BRUJO'S SITUATION AND
MAKE A DONATION HERE!
There are some other things in the summer I can't
remember right now but I will put them here next time I make an update! And
of course Friday Sept. 15 - Sun. Nov. 12, 2017 I have a Solo
art show at Philadelphia's
all for now. Don't stay too tuned in. Do Earth a favor and put an end to the
UPDATE - January 26, 2017
Tomorrow, Friday Jan. 27, I will be giving a talk at the
Center for Architecture and Design, at 1218 Arch St. in Philadelphia. It's
presented by "Creative Mornings" and is part of a speaking series on the
topic of "mystery". My talk will cover the intersection of art and mystery,
with some thoughts about the cultural evolution of storytelling, and how
stories are lost and found. It will include first-hand anecdotes from my
research in regards to the Toynbee tiles, Herbert E. Crowley, and local
artist Renee Leshner. The event is from 8:30 - 10:30 AM. It's free but you
have to register. READ DETAILS AT THE LINK
Meanwhile, The Invasive Species have our first show
planned since taking a short break since the summer. It's a benefit for
Water Protector Legal Collective. I will also have some artwork
in an art show at this same event! This is
Friday, February 10th, 7:30pm - midnight at Hot Yoga Philadelphia, 1520
Sansom St. I will also have some artwork included in an art show at this
event! $5 - $25 at the door - proceeds to the good cause!
HERE. Here's the flyer:
UPDATE - October 11, 2016
Today is the launch for fundraising for the Herbert
Crowley art anthology which I've been researching, writing, and compiling
for more than six years! Please take a look at the
ONGOING CAMPAIGN HERE and share the link with others!
UPDATE - September 18th., 2016
First: apologies for such a long gap in updating! Many
music and art events have come and gone with nary a mention here on the
wide-world-web. MANY more are being woven on the loom right now though. The
details for everything aren't set yet, so please feel free to email me at
you're curious about a specific event for which details aren't here yet. OK.
Thursday October 24th.,
Geb the Great Cackler
will have the great honor of sharing a bill with a very
special evening of crankies (moving panorama puppetshows) & music with
Liz Downing from
Baltimore performing her crankie show "Piggly Wiggly", her musical duo Lurch
& Holler, and Joshua Marcus
(from Providence). Also a triptych of ballad-crankies from the local trio of
Shaina Kapuleck, Erik Ruin and Julius Masri. At the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut
St., Philly PA. Doors at 7. Sliding scale donation of $5-10 requested.
Friday October 28th. - I am VERY excited to
announce that my entire Interconnecting Story-Scroll, in its black and white
large-format photocopy form, will be viewable by the public as part of the
Poe Arts Festival. The scroll
tapestry will be on displayed in gorgeous auditorium of the Philadelphia
German Society at 611 Spring Garden St.
Friday, November 11 -
have a show in Kutztown PA. Details forthcoming!
Saturday, November 12 - Northern Liberties
have, or are working on finding, a show in Boston MA.! Details forthcoming!
Sunday, November 13 - DIY fashion show and
clothing swap at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. Early, 3 PM. I am going to
strut the cat-walk.
Saturday, December 17 - Northern Liberties
in Delaware.... look out!
Friday Sept. 15 - Sun. Nov. 12, 2017. Solo
art show at Philadelphia's
Magic Gardens! Yes this is just under one year away, but I am really
excited to announce it. I hope that I, and you, and this world and cosmos
will hold together long enough for this one!
That's all we know for the time being. In time we will
know more, until knowing ceases, at which time there will be no more time.
UPDATE - May 11th., 2016
A few upcoming music and FILM events to announce! First
up, TOMORROW, Thursday May 12: The Invasive Species
return after a brief pause to play this show with Nature Boys, Todd Killingz,
and Enamel. Here:
Sunday June 12: Northern Liberties play outdoors at Dock Street Bar in
West Philly. Music starts at 3 PM, not sure where we are in the line-up.
Sunday June 19: Video screenings/release party for new Geb the Great
Cackler recording, "Disco for Dolls." Videos for all ten songs (plus some
which have two videos!) will be screened, with q & a from folks who made
them, art will be shown from people who contributed videos, and there will
be music performances from some of the video contributors, including Laura
Baird and Buck Gooter! This will be the unveiling of so much work by so many
incredible talented people, so be there! The new recording will be available
as a download and on a thumb-drive which will include the music and the may
Thursday June 30: Geb the Great Cackler are honored to be playing a show
at The Random Tea Room (http://therandomtearoom.com/events/)
with Larkin Grimm/Jesse Sparhawk and Sherie Ruppersberger. 7 - 10 PM.
UPDATE - March 13th., 2016
Two upcoming shows for Northern Liberties -
Grandchildren and Sleek Machine at Boot and Saddle on March 25th., and
one at LAVA April
Geb the Great Cackler will play a show in Kutztown on May
the 8th.! We're very excited to share a bill with the incredible
EVIL SWORD and BLEEDERS will surely
be amazing! Email
firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries about the precise location.
The Invasive Species return after a few weeks of silence
with one of our favorites,
NATURE BOYS! This show is still being put together so the venue isn't
settled yet but please stay tuned!
Meanwhile, Geb the Great Cackler have a new ten song
recording ready to be released, tentatively titled "Disco for Dolls" and
we're having friends of ours make videos for (hopefully) all ten songs! The
videos and music will be released - likely only in digital format, though
perhaps on very-limited DVD-R, sometime in early summer!
The Herbert E. Crowley book is in the process of being
edited and constructed. Hopefully more news on that front soon!
UPDATE - January 17th., 2016
Apologies for a lag in updates here -
The Invasive Species
went on a short East Coast tour beset by illness and car troubles (though we
had wonderful shows in Asheville NC., Chapel Hill NC, Baltimore MD (REVIEW
OF THE SHOW HERE!), and Philly on Jan. 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th,
respectively. We toured with our friends
A Stick and a Stone and
the shows we were lucky enough to be able to play were incredible!
Meanwhile, there are two music shows on the horizon which
I'm proud to report!
On Saturday January 30th.
Northern Liberties will
make a rare out of town appearance in Pittsburgh, PA. with
Come Holy Spirit
and MoonBaby at Baby Land - 3577 Beethoven St., Pittsburgh PA. 8 PM.
Then on Sunday February 7th. in Philadelphia,
Geb the Great Cackler
are excited and honored to be playing with our friend
Lara Buckley, from
Buffalo NY. Also on the bill are
The Philadelphia Slavic
Women's Ensemble, which Mandy of Geb/Invasive Species also sings in, and
Erik Ruin's Broken
Mirror Splinter Faction. This show happens at The Wooden Shoe - 704
South Street, and runs from 6:30 - 9:30 PM - so get there early!
Geb the Great Cackler have recorded a NEW ALBUM of new
songs! We recorded "studio live" in the historic barn at Bartram's Garden in
Philly. The recording was engineered by our friend Kellzo, who also recorded
our previous batch of songs as well as a Northern Liberties record etc. We
aren't quite sure how to offer it yet - perhaps fortune cookies with digital
downloads. Getting tapes or other physical media seems wasteful and hard to
justify given how many of the previous ones we still have!
Stay tuned and as always thanks for all your interest.
Hope to see you/meet you/meet you again!
UPDATE - November
Sunday November 19th. my most recent
musical endeavor The
Invasive Species will play a show with the reunited (for one show only!)
Red Devil. Red Devil was/is a
Philly band with my friend Jon (who made the 'Resurrect Dead' movie) on
guitar. Their singer Eleanor lives in England now and Jon lives in NYC, so
this reunion is pretty unexpected and I'm looking forward to it! Also on the
bill are Philly legends/stalwarts
Stinking Lizaveta who've played shows all around the world since 1992.
Corrupt Justin are a 90s West
Chester PA. band also re-formed for this show. It's a MATINEE show - starts
early at 4:30 PM -
it's at Beaumont
Where-House (50th. & Beaumont Ave.) in Philly.
Friday, December 11th.
continue our decades long musiological meandering at The Fire (412 W. Girard
Ave. Philly) with Dares (NYC) and
Repelican. It's at 8 PM. We
have some new songs and we'll be totally renewed.
January 1st. through the 7th. The
Invasive Species are planning a tour of the East Coast of the United States
with A Stick and A Stone.
We may need help with some dates but we're still planning it right now....
UPDATE - September 17th., 2015
Events/activities pending, and
long-term plans slowly, slowly ripening:
Coalition Ingenu presents a
group show in Winter Haven Florida at
Outer Space Gallery. I
will have several pieces of art in this show. If you're in the area please
be encouraged to go. Opens Friday October 1st. and runs through November
On Wednesday October 7th. Geb the Great
Cackler are BESIDE OURSELVES to be sharing a bill with the great
Diane Cluck and
Shannen Moser. We're hoping
to unveil some new special songs and dances just for this show. Not to be
missed. (at Robot Pirate Island, 902 Carlisle St. Philly) doors 7:30 music
Saturday October 17th. will be the tape
release party for a new band I'm drumming in -
The Invasive Species.
We'll have our brand new recording for sale, and we'll be sharing the night
CHOIR and 60 DAY SENTENCE. It's at Beaumont Where-House (5027 Beaumont)
in Philly. Starts at 8. Please come get our new tape - we're proud as
peacocks of this recording and can't wait for "the world" to hear it!
Wednesday October 21st.
play a show with our long-time friends
Buck Gooter in Philly at Wolf
Cycles. 4311 Lancaster. There'll be another band I think, who I don't know
A few days later, Saturday October
24th., Northern Liberties head off for a rare out of town show (though
nearby) in Allentown PA. at Allentown Brew Works (812 Hamilton St.) We'll be
and someone else I think.
Northern Liberties new record "Errant
Ray" has gotten a few reviews, so far positive.
READ WHAT MAXIMUM
ROCKNROLL and RED GREEN YELLOW blog say HERE..... but don't take their
word for it, order the record
Meanwhile research and labor continue
in fits and starts of discovery, wonderment of unbelievable proportion, and
odd happenstance in the creation of a Herbert E. Crowley art book/biography.
I've put a few things on a blog HERE...
more will come in the fullness of time.
Thanks for reading, please stay in tune
class="Update">UPDATE - Aug. 8th.,
Several music events are pending - some
soon and some distant. My new(ish) band
The Invasive Species
are playing THIS
FRIDAY AUGUST 14th. in Philly at the
Blue Grotto, an incredible
art environment located inside the CEC Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave. We'll be
sharing the bill with Eric Chocolates and
Travis Woodson. - starts at
8 PM, $5.
The Invasive Species return on
20th. at LAVA - further up Lancaster Ave. at 4134 Lancaster. We share
the billing with EVIL SWORD,
BIKE CRASH, and
ALTHEA BAIRD (of
SWARM) - starts at 7:30 PM, $5.
On Saturday August 22nd.
Steve Weinik and I will host an
"Atlas Obscura" event - a walking
tour of Toynbee tiles in Philly. It starts at 12 noon and begins at Logan
HERE for details!
In October there will be a tape release
show for The Invasive Species debut recording - probably Sat. Oct. 17th.
Northern Liberties will play a rare out-of-Philly show in Allentown on
Saturday Oct. 24th. - details forthcoming, watch this space!
That's all for now.... more will be
revealed in the fullness of time.
UPDATE - Friday, June
... a little late on the news update...
I've been in a deep trance working on the Herbert Crowley book and on new
artworks & musics. In the gap since last I wrote here Invasive Species
played a show in Philly at Wolf Cycles on May 27th. with Anachristie, Shitty
Summer & Mike Bruno. Sorry for the too-late notice!
TONIGHT! - Friday June 5th. - 6 -
9 pm. Art show reception... I have several pieces of art - a few very large
and several "medium" in an art show in Philly at Little Berlin Gallery -
2430 Coral St. The show is up until the end of the month, I think.
Friday June 26th. -
Fountainsun & Geb the Great Cackler in Philadelphia at Bartram's Garden
Barn! This is a super special one-of -a-kind show. Fountainsun is a duo
comprised of artist/musician Fumie Ishii and artist/musician Daniel Higgs,
also known for his work with Lungfish, Skull Defekts, The Pupils, and a
varied array of solo music. Bartram's Barn is an incredible location
we're very lucky to be able to have this show there. Bartram's Garden is at
5400 Lindbergh Blvd. - follow the lane back past the first parking lot to
get to the Barn. Refreshments will be provided by Random Tea Room. Doors at
7 pm, music at 8.
Friday June 26th. - Art show reception
6 - 8 pm - I have three or four pieces of art in a show at the Mount Dora
Center for the Arts in Florida. Address is 138 E. 5th. Ave., Mount Dora, FL.
The show is up through July 28th. It's called "Raw and Ardor" and is
presented by Coalition Ingenu, a non-profit for self-taught artists formerly
located in Philly.
Meanwhile... Northern Liberties sixth
record "Errant Ray" can be ordered
And even deeper in meanwhileville....
The Invasive Species are recording and mixing with our friend Kellzo. We may
have a show in Philly July 17th., but it's not set yet. In October Northern
Liberties might play in Allentown PA.
UPDATE - Friday, April
Three music shows coming up in
Philadelphia in April and May.
First, Friday April 10th., a new band
I'm playing drums in, The Invasive Species, will play a birthday
show/benefit at 5236 Chester Ave. in Philly with
Shitty Summer and
Suzy Subways Begins at 8
PM, and $5 goes to Human Rights Coalition.
Secondly, Thursday April 30th., Geb the
Great Cackler will play at a truly incredible location - and one very, very
special to us for personal reasons. This will be at the Drexel University
Picture Gallery, 3141 Chestnut St. Starts 7 PM. The show will be
non-amplified/electrified. We'll be playing with
Drone Ranger and
Laser Background. $5
benefits WKDU, free-format non-commercial
radio in Philly!
Northern Liberties will play a
RECORD RELEASE SHOW for our sixth full-length, "Errant Ray" on Friday May
29th. at Jonny Brenda's. It's at 1201 N. Frankford. We'll share the bill
with S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. and
Choir. $10, 21+ Please go and get the new record!
- Thurs. Feb.
Several impending events to announce,
and a few glimmers of futures yet unformed:
Geb the Great Cackler are playing show
TOMORROW/TODAY - Friday the 13th.! It's at 1336 s. 51st. St., and we'll be
sharing the bill with Douglas Fur (from Pittsburgh), a banjo/tuba/vocal duo,
Josie Harrow who sings and plays accordion, and Reade Bookes will play
ballads. Starts at 8 PM.
I have an art show coming up! It's
called "The Geometry of Time" and will mostly consist of copies of my
interconnecting scroll drawings. The opening reception is the way to see it,
as otherwise it's open by appointment only. Reception is from 6 - 9 PM @
House Gallery - 1816 Frankford Ave. The show is up until Sat. March 28th.
Email them to make an appointment.
THE GALLERY SITE IS HERE.
My band Hex Nine have a new recording,
available only on the internet for now and for the forseeable future. Three
songs recorded in 2014 by Seph at C.O.D.E., and two songs recorded at
practice in 2010 and 2012, I think. It's called "Omniscribent Wyvern:
Cyberspatial Gaspings from the Maw of the Hex Nine Hive."
PLEASE FIND IT HERE.
I will also be interviewed on G-Town radio, the
VOICE OF GERMANTOWN, on Wednesday March 4th. from 9 - 10:30. They're
going to interview me about my artwork
for the "Geometry of Time" show, and you can
listen via the internet:
The band Northern Liberties has
recorded a new album titled "Errant Ray." It is getting pressed right now
and we hope to have a record release in May. More on that as it is.
My research into artist/musician/etc.
Herbert E. Crowley is ongoing and is reaching some sort of apex, I think.
I'm hoping there will be an art book to hold in one's hands in Spring of
2016. Keep dreaming about it!
That's all for now, thanks for reading.
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