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The Fencemen, Teag & PK

I’ve recently been collaborating with The Fencemen, a solid, gritty rock band – too much for one hand – based here in Lansing. We met virtually through a mutual friend and I recorded some sax for their forthcoming album Times Are Alright. I sat in with the guys last month at Lansing’s The Loft (some video here), and I’ll be doing so again this coming Saturday at Mac’s Bar in Lansing. If rock is your bag, this band is not to be missed. I grew up on rock and in a way it’s sort of a home base for me, so this has been a real treat. I’ve had a great time getting to know and make music with them. I should be sitting in some more beyond this weekend so be sure to check my itinerary for updates. And definitely hit up their website.

Teag & PK continues to surprise both Matt and myself (in good ways). After going full bore into the singer/songwriter direction (including our 3-Way Singles Club edition and some other recording) we unexpectedly dove back into the ambient explorations a couple weeks ago at East Lansing’s Wanderer’s Teahouse. Matt reflected on the evening . We intend to hit the studio to capture some sonic escapades soon. We have a show at the end of the month at Jackson Coffee Co. if you’re in the area.

And of course I should shamelessly plug MT-Headed Blog while I’m at it. Subscribe via RSS if that’s your thing.

2012 has thus far proved to be another productive year, and it’s been so great to be making music back in Michigan. There are some June dates in the works before I head to Austria to teach throughout July, and I have an eclectic potential series of gigs already in the works for my return in August. Stay tuned.

Teag & PK Single, Broadcast, and Gigs

Matt and I are pleased to announce that Teag & PK‘s debut single is now available! “Rocket” is part of 3-Way Singles Club, Volume Ten, released via Lansing label It Takes a Village to Make Records (ITAV Records). The monthly release series features three songs, one each from three regional bands, for $3. You can purchase our volume here. That’s equivalent to or cheaper than a trip to your coffee house of choice, and a great way to support local artists! And speaking of local artists, our volume also features Sunil Sawani and Small Houses.

We’re following this up with our return to Port Huron’s Raven Café this Thursday (02.23) evening, 7:30-10:30 PM. Playing there in December was a real treat, and we’re quite looking forward to heading back. Friday morning we’ll be making a couple of radio appearances on Lansing’s 89.7 WLNZ. We’ll be talking and (likely) playing on the Coffee Break Morning Show, and are slated for 9:45 AM. Then at noon we’ll hit the airwaves on The Grand River Radio Diner, 12:00-1:00 PM. For the latter performance, we’ll be playing live at Lansing’s Sir Pizza Grand Café. If you’re not in the greater Lansing area and want to catch any of Friday’s music, you can listen online here. Give a listen if you can!

We recorded our single at Deep Deep Pink, where we’ll be returning the week after next to begin work on our forthcoming album. Stay tuned for details on that.

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In other news, MT-Headed Blog continues to grow, both in content and readership. I’ve been maintaining a weekly annotated video series, as well as recently posting weekly articles on all things music-related. Subscribe via RSS if you like it.

MT-Headed updates

I’d like to take a moment to shamelessly plug my blog. (And since this is my website, who’ll stop me?) MT-Headed has steadily been plugging along over the last ~16 months, gradually gaining visitors and subscribers. (If you’re subscribed to this RSS feed, please hop on over to the blog feed and subscribe there also. And if you’re not subscribed to this one, here you go!) My recent post on ear protection, which I expected to receive little attention, was not only shared across the web by friends, colleagues, and strangers, but it was also plugged by Etymotic Research, Inc. This was unsolicited by me and a complete surprise:

This is the third time the blog has received such unexpected attention, and for that I’m quite thankful. (The first two instances were for my reviews of albums by PRISM Quartet and Dave Liebman, both of which were plugged by the artists via Facebook and Twitter.) Publicity aside, I’ve also begun a weekly annotated video series (“MTH-V”). And I’ve recently catalogued the “New Listen” and “MTH-V” posts here and here for ease of finding past entries, both of which are accessible from the blog’s menu.

In other news, Matt and I just got back from a great Teag & PK gig at Port Huron’s Raven Café. It’s a great establishment and it was our first visit; we hope to return soon!