- June 10, 2019
- Songs For Years Collective, Song #2 - I Should've
Super duper low-fi demo of song #2 for the Songs For Years Collective project. Propped up the iPad and played. Guitar and vocals by me, jingly noise in the background by Jasper the dog.
- June 7 Show at Fox and Goose
In the immortal words of Kurtis Blow, “hey ya’ll, it’s summertime and things are going my way”…
Summertime = more fun, more parties, and more shows! This Friday night I’m playing a solo show at Fox and Goose with the always rad Kevin and Allyson Seconds. Joining us will also be the also-always-rad Bobby Jordan of Slattern V and Mr T Experience fame.
- April 27, 2019
- Tonight at The Torch Club with Dunder Mifflin
Josh Lacey, me, Joe Kojima, Erik Hanson. Tonight at Torch Club. Best show I've ever had at this venue. And not just because we made enough money to pay for tacos after. Josh played lead guitar on all our songs, many of which he'd never heard before. Everyone sounded amazing. Joe is underrated as a singer, and I say that having followed his bands for many years now.
- Happy birthday Subject to Flooding, and last minute show this weekend
In the immortal words of Kip Winger, “She’s only seventeen”…
17 years ago today my album “Subject to Flooding” album came out. We played a CD release show at The True Love Coffeehouse, still one of my favorite places to play ever. I technically worked that day before the show (at a now-long-gone dotcom) but I should have called in sick, as they mostly paid me to sit there anxiously tapping my fingers on the desk until quitting time.
- March 15, 2019
- Songs For Years Collective, Song #1
Kevin Seconds asked me to join this project called Songs For Years Song Collective where every member writes, records, and releases a new song for every year they've been alive. So by the end of 2019 I'm on the hook for, well, a lot of songs. I started the year off with a handful of ideas that were coming together. Then I got really sick, couldn't stop coughing for a few weeks and recorded nothing. Then had oral surgery, causing further delays. Finally over the hurdles. This isn't the first song I started, but it's the first song to get finished. Enjoy.
- Last night at Riving Loom with Seth Anderson and Sammy Kay
Kev texted me about a week ago and asked if I could jump on as the local support. I’d just had oral surgery a couple days prior. Called my dentist, asked if I could sing with a mouth full of stitches and not break something, once I got the OK I told Kev yes. Between the stitches and being sick last week I had about half a voice. But we got thru the show and had fun. Sammy and Seth are super nice dudes, touring to support some new records. Well worth checking out when you get a chance. Small crowd of friends that came out despite the super cold temperatures. And Poppy the dog. :)
- November 19, 2018
- No Visible Scars Now Available for Streaming and Download
Right around the time I was moving to Sacramento in 2001, I recorded a solo acoustic album called “No Visible Scars”. It was released under the name “Nolan” for the same now-stupid-but-then-seemed-relevant reasons as my other record from that time. We pressed a few CDs, and much to my surprise I had to re-press more copies a couple of times.
- October 28, 2018
- Subject to Flooding now available for streaming and digltal download!
About a zillion years ago I/we made an album called “Subject to Flooding”. It originally came out under just the name “Nolan” (for a variety of reasons I won’t bore you with now). But really the record is a bunch of people. Steve Amaral who is now in The Nickel Slots played some guitar, Garin Casaleggio (of The Jacks, and Slattern V) played drums, as did Chris Robyn of Far and now Black Map. And Victor from Deathray / Cake played some keyboards and did some drum programming and engineering magic. And several other folks did stuff too. Despite just being called “Nolan”, it really was a full room’s worth of people contributing.
- August 17, 2018
- This Means Something Podcast episode
(EDIT: This had to get postponed due to illness. Original date was Aug 20 now it's on Aug 27! See you there!)
This Monday night, I’ll be a guest on the This Means Something Podcast with host Kevin Seconds! We’ll trade stories and songs amongst ourselves, and offer high praise to those kind souls joining us in the audience to scream real loud as we play our various tunes and provide other tomfoolery.
- March 11, 2018
- A sweaty guitar and notes from last night's song ideas.
A sweaty guitar and notes from last night's song ideas. So many great competing shows...thanks to those that came out and joined us. Pretty sure this is what I end up playing...interspersed with various stories about glam rock cover bands and high school talent shows...