I'm joining Redacted for their take on Kindergarten Cop—unwritten by acclaimed playwright and AV Club Internet Culture editor Randall Colburn, which is exactly as it should be—July 29 at the Music Box.
I'm playing solo at Vapiano Riverside, August 8, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
The Baguettes are returning to Chicago with shows at the Gallery Cabaret (Lost Weekend tribute, August 16) and Paper Machete (August 24). We may also have a set in July, date TBD.
The Unswept are also playing in Chicago, August 1 at Martyrs'.
Drafting music for the next American Myth Center project, to be workshopped in Asheville in October.
Contributing occasional writing to Cards Against Humanity.
Wrapping up the Arctic writing project. (Maybe. It's huge.) Two of the poems are in the spring issue of Literal Latté, and some of the photos appear on the blog.
For the second year running, I directed music and performed in Ballad of R&J with American Myth Center (Asheville, NC) in summer 2019. This year's production toured area libraries.
On March 29, the Baguettes released their new album, Highway Gothic, with shows at the Montrose Saloon and Martyrs'. The first single and video (shot at The Den) are live. Reverb Raccoon made us their Song of the Day and gave us a really nice write-up.
The Unswept performed on the LiveWire stage for International Pop Overthrow, supporting our new album, Minor Blemishes, which is the first Unswept LP to include any of my songwriting.