Mark your calendar! Saturday, Nov. 14th, we will be performing in Jim’s basement, previewing our new music video, and offering digital downloads of our new album! This is big news in my world, as I have been waiting for this moment for a loooooong time. It’s finally here! This party is by invite-only. Odds are,… Continue reading Saturday, Nov. 14th Video Premiere and Pre-CD-Release Show!!!
We played at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday morning, where I was able to make a couple of appearances on live TV – I was acting like a jackass behind one of the local TV newscasters. The show was okay. Suffice it to say, we have sounded better. But it wasn’t our fault, entirely. … Continue reading Try Try Again.
Dudes. We rocked the Terminal Bar last Friday night! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! Here are some photos: [nggallery id=19] And here is a short video of “Kirsten Dunst”:
Colin turned 30 last Sunday, and here’s the video to prove it!
Today, for kicks, I decided to try streaming and recording a live concert from my living room. And hot damn! It worked!! Check it out: I think I will try to do one of these regularly… Plus, with UStream, you can interact with me live if you happen to be online while I am recording.… Continue reading Live from My Living Room!
Ummm…Maybe my title overstated what transpired last night. Maybe not. The Terminal Bar show last night was a blast. My voice felt great, and Ryan and John totally nailed their parts. Put simply, we were in a groove, we were rocking it, and we didn’t take any prisoners. I was dancing and working it so… Continue reading Terminal Bar – HELL YEAH!!!
That photo above is of me immediately after John and I laid down a mean 12-song jam in my apartment last night. It is HOT up in HRRRR!!! Tonight, my band will be taking it to the streets! One night only! The Terminal Bar. Us, our instruments, and a gaggle of America’s finest citizens. We… Continue reading Sweat. Rock. Terminal Bar.
I read today that Wednesday night’s Charlie Van Stee Trio show might be one of their last as a band, which saddens me. Those guys have been staples of the local scene for some time. Though, I guess if they are exiting the local stage soon, I am glad that I get to do one… Continue reading Dinkytowner with Charlie Van Stee, Shivering Fits, and Lisa McGuire
Lots of fun at the ol’ Dubliner Pub on Thursday, I tell ya! JFK, LOUDRAY, and all sorts of rowdy hooligans showed their faces. Check it out: [nggallery id=18]
I had a blast playing the Acadia Cafe tonight! Eliza Blue warmed up the stage for us, and we, in turn, warmed it up even more for Jack Ventimiglia, who is a fresh face from Detroit, MI. Jack really played some nice songs and provided a great close to the evening. Dave sat in on… Continue reading Acadia Cafe Wrapup – March 18, 2009
The day after a great show is always kind of depressing. Last night I was a rock star, and today I am Toby Cryns, mild-mannered computer geek. Last night I was empowered and could potentially change the world. I had a microphone. Today I have a blog, which is a much more passive device. I… Continue reading The day after a great show is always kind of depressing.
Our drummer, John, can’t make it to the show on Saturday, so we have been working with a fantastic guy, Dave, to round out our rhythm section for the show. I am happy to report that after three practices, it is clear that Dave will totally kick ass on Saturday. Just in case you missed… Continue reading Practicing Like Mad for Saturday's Show!
My dad recently asked the question on Twitter, “Do you really want to be famous?”, with the following video of Britney Spears getting harassed by the paparazzi: So, I have been thinking – Do I really want to be famous? I don’t know. On the one hand, the end goal of pretty much any musician… Continue reading Can We Fill Those Seats?
Holy cow, did we ever rock it last night. I haven’t felt so good about a performance in a long time. We were well-practiced, Ryan hit his quota of half a beer before we took the stage, John was hot on the sticks, and I was caked in sweat by the end of it all.… Continue reading Dinkytowner Last Night
I am working with Minneapolis Family & Children’s Services on a fundraiser concert for Valentine’s Day Weekend. Do you think Friday the 13th or Saturday the 14th will be better for getting people to show up? On the one hand, Saturday seems better, because folks will be out and about romancing each other and making… Continue reading Valentine's Day Fundraiser
So I played the Dinkytowner last night with two of my favorite people in the audience, Jim J. and Lisa M. I love playing for them! It was a solo show, lacking the flair of my kick-ass band, but it was a kick ass solo show, nonetheless. And I’m not just saying that. Here’s why… Continue reading Emotions Run High at Dinkytowner
Last night’s Eagles vs. Rockets show at the Acadia Cafe kicked some serious ass. We had some minor issues with sound to kick things off, and we took our dear time about developing momentum, but the final four songs were played from heaven on high! Ripping through Ticky Ticky Tembo, Con El Sol, Revolution, and… Continue reading Eagles vs. Rockets KICKED SERIOUS ASS Last Night at the Acadia Cafe!
I would be overwhelmed with joy if one or two of you showed up to the Acadia this Friday, Nov. 7 to support the second live performance by my new old band, Eagles vs. Rockets. The band features my former Corrupt Senators, Speakeasy Heroes, Big Jerry, Cryns #3, and JC & the Moonshine Band mate,… Continue reading Eagles vs. Rockets this Friday at the Acadia!
I will be running a solo set at the Dinkytowner tonight from 10:30-11:30 p.m. I hope you can make it!!! I will be opening for local hip hop all-stars, Fik. Enjoy!! Google Map of the Dinkytowner (Here’s a random photo of me in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden standing next to what appears to be a… Continue reading Tonight at the Dinkytowner!