Hotcakes - Austin, TX - February 17, 2018


Hotcakes, Donn's Depot, Austin, TX, February, 17, 2018

This show may have started on February 17 but from what I recall it ended sometime the 18th...what a great cover band...walked in to them playing a Philly Soul medley and over the next several hours they left no stone unturned...Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, and only christ remembers what else.

The crazy thing is how intensely good they were! Billie Jean actually sounded as good as And She Was and Brown Sugar...This is just one of the things Austin is all about: a random cover band in a West End dive bar as good as just about anything else you could see in any other city that night. And nothing better than old cowboys dancing with young college students and middle-aged hipsters...





Folk Uke - Austin, TX - February 17, 2018


Folk Uke, Saxon Pub, Austin, TX, February 17, 2018

Shit Makes the Flower Grow. BJ to a DJ. Starfucker. Motherfucker Got Fucked Up. These titles and many others are all songs written and performed by Folk Uke, an acoustic duo made up of Cindy Guthrie and Amy Nelson. Yes, daughters of Arlo and Willie...

No wilting flowers are these two, but neither are they simply shock ukers. Behind the bawdiness, each song is a clever take on topics ranging from the existential purpose of asshole people, what it takes to get on country radio, growing up as the progeny of a famous dad witnessing what a certain class of person will do to get close to said dad and more. Smart Stupid.

Caught this show at Saxon Pub, a roadside "listening room" in Austin known as a place where anything can happen...you're just as likely to see Willie Nelson as Amy...This show started at 6 PM on a Saturday and given the fact that there are no windows (and that the place was full), it could just have easily been midnite. It was the start of a long night...




Luna - Seattle, WA - January 23, 2018


Luna, with support act Evan Way (of Parson Redheads), Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA, January 23, 2018

The first time seeing my favourite (and quintessential) "New York" band in a locale other than NYC....I'll take Luna wherever I can get 'em.

Setlist: GTX3, Chinatown, Fire in Cairo (Cure cover), Let Me Dream if I Want To (Mink DeVille cover), California (All the Way), Malibu Love Nest, Freakin' and Peakin', Still at Home, Tracy I Love You, I Want Everything, Car Wash Hair (Mercury Rev cover), Time to Quit, 23 Minutes in Brussels, One Fine Summer Morning (Evie Sands cover), Friendly Advice.


Artist & Fan Experiences in the Age of Digital - NY Media Festival


This session discussed the evolving marketplace, technologies and strategies for monetizing artist-fan and brand experiences.

PANELISTS
Dan Berkowitz, CEO & Founder, CID Entertainment
Tom Giles, Senior Director,
Fullscreen Direct / Founder, StageBloc
Molly Neuman, Head of Music, Kickstarter
Zeeshan Zaidi, SVP/General Manager of OnTour, Ticketmaster
Daniel Stedman, Co-founder, Northside Media Group



MODERATOR
Lawrence Peryer, Independent Producer & Consultant 


Indigo Sun: Trod Nossel Demos

Project Title: Trod Nossel Demos
Artist: Indigo Sun
Medium: CD, Download, Streaming  
Label: Burning Dervish
Recorded: July and August, 1989  
Release Date: July 6, 2016  
My Role: Keyboards  
About: These are the demo recordings of a band I was in during and right after high school.  

Buy: the CD on Amazon  
Download: from iTunes  
Stream: on Spotify

Thompson Reuters Television Interview about UNBOUND

Reuters-produced segment which aired in several countries worldwide to promote UNBOUND: A ★Instaminiseries (2016). Includes interviews with the creators and behind-the-scenes footage from the production.

David Bowie Visual Collaborators - SXSW

SXSW is hosted a discussion with the visual collaborators surrounding David Bowie’s ★ album campaign, including longtime artwork designer Jonathan Barnbrook as well as the creatives Carolynn Cecilia and Lawrence Peryer behind UNBOUND: A★INSTAMINISERIES. The complete UNBOUND series premiered in its entirity. This was the first public viewing of all 16 episodes.

This event took place Saturday, March 19 at 3:30PM and was moderated by Mark Goodman. Details here.

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Bowie Mania Continues on German Public Television

Segment from German Public Television network Das Erste program Brisant. Interviews with the creators of and behind-the-scenes footage from UNBOUND: A ★Instaminiseries (2016), an Instagram project based on David Bowie’s last studio album.