Thursday, December 11, 2014

Last show of the year: Muchmore's 12/14

So this is it. My last show of 2014. I know you were kind of imagining what it might be like, probably glitzy, definitely exclusive. I mean, when you listen to this kind of music you are already in an elite group of people with the most refined taste, but this was probably going to be like the 1% of that 1%. 

Well, let me tell you that your vision is about to come true...TO THE EXTREME.

Muchmore's will host another meeting of the Cacophony Collective this Sunday December 14th, starting at 9 sharp (I think that's me) and continuing with a bunch of heavy hitters in the world of music the likes of which you won't believe. It's free, it's a Sunday night when you probably aren't doing anything but praying for death anyway; don't miss this chance to enter the realm of pure white light, and also I will buy you a drink if you make it out.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New page full of live performances. Be amazed.

So, when you are constructing your alibi and claiming to have been at one of my shows since 2008, you can now make use of my handy list of shows, to which there is a link over on the right of this page. Barring an unforeseen last-minute show in December that might actually happen, I did 7 shows in 2014, the majority of which were actually not in New York City, and none of which involved me singing popular music. Goal for 2015--12 shows, half not in New York City (maybe some of them will involve singing popular music again as well--we'll see).

Thursday, November 6, 2014

At Black Gold 11/8 with The Hands Free

Hallowe'en is over, and you can feel the chill of your own mortality. Stave off the existential dread of another holiday season by coming to hear some amazing music by The Hands Free, and a set by yours truly, down at the fine establishment known as Black Gold Records. It's free, it's at 8:00, it will allow you, briefly, to actually *feel* something again.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

News flash! Playing Kyle's Korner at Otto's Shrunken Head on Monday October 13th at 10 p.m.

News flash! Playing at Kyle's Kreepy Korner this Monday, October 13th with Moses and Not Moses (featuring the estimable Hampus Ohman-Frolund as "Not Moses"). It's not Halloween, but October the 13th is like the second- or third-scariest night of the year, right?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

New Digi-Cassette Maxi Single: Concatenator (plus shows and milestones)

I know you're thinking, "man, that John Lindaman has it made. He's probably kicking back with all that sweet Teen-Beat money, forgot all about the common man over on his bandcamp site." Well nothing could be further from the truth. While I *am* drying my tears on the pillow full of cash that comes from signing with Teen-Beat Records (and this time, as a solo artist, I get to keep the *whole* pillow), I haven't forgotten my roots, so there's a new mini album called Concatenator for you over on my bandcamp site (or, if you prefer, a Digi-Cassette Maxi-Single).

In other news, I'll be playing a show here in Brooklyn on November 8th at Black Gold, with my pals Eleonore Oppenheim and James Moore in their new ensemble The Hands Free. Attendance is strongly suggested. There's a few more in the works, too; I'll update you all as they come together brilliantly.

Also, I started this specific solo guitar project 4 years ago, in October 2010; 38 Bandcamp releases later, and two full-length albums on Teen-Beat, I feel like I'm starting to get the hang of it. Thanks for listening. (I mean, I guess I assume you have been listening if you are reading this far.)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Playing Friday June 13th at Cake Shop NYC for New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center

When friends of yours are doing something real that is of actual value in the world, and they ask  you to help them by just playing some music, which (let's face it) you would probably just be doing anyway, it's pretty much ideal. When the show also turns out to have an amazing, wide-ranging line-up full of your friends, a reunited legendary band you never got to see, and a musical hero of yours, then welcome to my world. 

Come down, hear some great music, and support the work of the New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center, which, in addition to offering regular meditation instruction and being one of the few (only?) centers for this lineage in the Western Hemisphere, also created the Samantabhadra Initiative, which brings opportunities for contemplative counseling and spiritual development to at-risk youth, incarcerated people, LGBTQ people and the ill or dying. Pretty heavy stuff. I'm just going to make bleeping and droning noises for like 20-25 minutes.

Make sure you get there right at 8, because you don't want to miss any of this.

The line-up is:
1st band: VOMIT FIST




5th: PLUS/MINUS +/-

More info here:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Crowding the Octagon film series

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the awesome series of films made by the incomparable Millard Sumner of Social Distance for tunes on this album. Teenbeat has links to them here as they become available.
In other news, the first part of the tour was fantastic; the Boston, Hudson, Hadley and Charlottesville shows were top-notch, and the C'ville even wrote a very nice piece about me. (Even though it's mostly about True Love Always, it's one of the more thoughtful and concise summaries of that part of what I do.) Now I gotta book more shows for round 2--DC and Philadelphia, holler at me!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Crowding The Octagon Tour (so far)

On March 18th, my new album Crowding The Octagon will come out on Teen-Beat Records, so I'm doing a tour to celebrate. I don't have to do them all at once, though, so it's gonna be spread out over the next few months.  Here's the first four shows:

2014-03-07 | Washington Street Art, Somerville MA, with Grizzler, Cotton Candy, What Is An Author?:

2014-03-20 | The Spotty Dog, Hudson NY, with Mike Tamburo and Alexander Turnquist:

2014-03-21 | Flying Object, Hadley MA, for Sight and Sound II:

2014-03-28 | Official record release party! In Charlottesville VA at the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, with Grand Banks and Cole/Monnes Duo

If you think I should come play with you where you are, and it's accessible by bus from NYC, let me know!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy new year/rest of previous year/more music

Welcome to 2014. While we're at it, how was the rest of your 2013? After the fantastic success of Black Death DNA (#4 top mailorder item for Teen-Beat in 2013, topping the tote bag), I spent most of the rest of the year recording, working on TLA stuff which I swear is gonna come out some day, resting on my laurels, accepting accolades, getting ultra-ripped abs, and being the most influential, yet still unknown, artist of my generation.

For 2014, the signs are auspicious for more activity, so to start things off here's a digital cassingle bootleg of my set from Zebulon from the end of 2012. This was the record release party for Heather McIntosh's award-winning soundtrack to Compliance; it was me, the amazing Jeremiah Cymerman, and of course The Instruments. For me, the most gratifying thing about this recording is that you can hear the audience talking when I start, but at the end of the set you can hear that nobody is talking. Success! Coming soon: more avant-garde guitar jams, a new record on Teen-Beat, some actual shows, all to be announced here soon.