Brian Carpenter, Jen Kenneally, and Georgia Young of The Confessions at Lizard Lounge by Steve Benoit / Boston Concert Photography

Join us on Friday April 8th, when we'll be playing a unique, mostly acoustic, show at the intimate Lilypad in Cambridge with our good friends Gun Mother. We'll be performing new songs, plus old songs we haven't performed in years, rearranged for piano and highlighting the voices and words. Gun Mother, featuring Georgia Young of The Confessions and my long-time friend Adam Glasseye, has just recently released some beautiful demo recordings and we're excited to play this long-overdue double bill with them.

The photo above was taken at our show last month at Lizard Lounge by Steve Benoit of Boston Concert Photography. You can see more photos from last month's show by Steve Benoit and Reid Simpson (Hear and There Photography) on our Facebook page.


Beat Circus sound check, 2010 Union Pool Brooklyn, by Dave Bias

Beat Circus started rehearsing again last week in preparation for recording our fourth album in May. This is the final part in the Weird American Gothic trilogy starting with Dreamland in 2008 and Boy From Black Mountain in 2009. A few of the songs were commissioned by the Berkeley Repertory Theater in California for the play The Barbary Coast. Stay tuned for more news on that front.


On Friday nights March 18th and April 1st I'll be hosting my irregular radio show Free Association on WZBC 7-10pm EST. Guest Terry Donahue from the Alloy Orchestra will be joining me on March 18th at 7pm EST to talk about their music for silent films. You can listen live here or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Hope to see you in April...