October News: Zubatto at the Comet, in the Studio
Welcome to October, AKA Rocktober. This is going to be a busy month for me and for Zubatto Syndicate, as we head into the studio to record our first record. Thanks to all of you, we raised a walloping $5000 on Kickstarter to get the project started. Without your support, there is no way we could make this recording happen without Faustian bargains or stolen alien technology. If you missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, there will be ways to help support the record in the near future. We’re on track, but will still need some help to push it out the door next year.
Before all of that happens, Zubatto Syndicate has one last show for 2010! We’ll be playing at the Comet on Capitol Hill on Monday, October 11. We go on at 10pm and should be done by 11. So even though it is a school night, it won’t be a terribly late one. We’ll be joined by our friends in the Water Babies and Hi-Fi Reset, so it’s going to be funky.
WHAT: Zubatto Syndicate, Water Babies, Hi-Fi Reset
WHEN: October 11, 2010 Doors at 8pm. 21 and Over
WHERE: The Comet Tavern
HOW MUCH: $6
As I mentioned, this is the last show on the books for the year, so come see us and wish us well before we head into the studio. Every dollar we raise that night will go right into the project, probably in the form of burritos. We won’t be back until some time in the Spring when the album is released.
More October happenings:
I am a 2010 CAP Recipient (but don’t tell anyone)
It hasn’t been formally announced yet, but I’m extremely proud to share with you that I have been awarded a Composer Assistant Program grant from the American Music Center in New York for the recording of the Zubatto album. Like the amazing support from all of you through Kickstarter, this grant money basically makes the difference between being able to pull this off and, well, not. I am grateful to AMC for helping me replace another question mark on the project budget with an exclamation point. I had to submit full-length performance recordings and full scores to the committee, which was pretty nerve-wracking, and being one of the 15 projects chosen by a panel of composers is a great honor.
The AMC is an amazing organization that dedicates itself to the creation and performance of new American music. They really are a force for good in the world, and worthy of any amount of support you might want to throw their way.
You can learn more about American Music Center on their website.
Seattle Magazine Wants You (to take guitar lessons with me)
Here’s some good news that slipped in right after last month’s newsletter went out. Seattle Magazine featured me as a guitar teacher in a short piece as part of its Fall Arts Preview. Apparently, you need to take lessons with me if you want to be the next rock superstar. But don’t take my word for it.
You can find out more about my guitar and composition lessons on my website. Segue…
The Newest Boscology
I revamped my website. Come by and check it out.
That’s about it for this month. Seattle friends, come see us at the Comet on October 11. Next month, I’ll bring you an update on the Zubatto recording!