Gig Log

3-12-17

Charles’s Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, NY

With DeRosa, Rebel Factory, Eve and The Aligators and Anacoustic Mind.  Robert Aaron joined the band for the evening on sax and brought the energy to another level. It was one of our favorite performances of late and the birthday cake was good too.

3-5-17

Beginning of Crazy Mary’s March Residency

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, NY

With Thee Swank Bastards, Franks and Deans and Dirk Vermin and The Hostile Talent.  It was great kicking off our March Residency at Otto’s playing with three Vegas bands.  We’ve gigged with Dirk Vermin of TV’s Bad Ink both with The Hostile Talent and The Vermin but it was a treat hearing both Thee Swank Bastards and Franks and Deans for the first time.  Both were amazing and funny. All the Vegas bands tell jokes between the songs.

2-15-17

A Tribute To Rew And Who

The Delancey

New York, NY

With Rew Starr, Swami, Walter Midi Group, Puma Perl (with Walter on fiddle), RocknRoll Johnny Band, Val Kinzler, Michelle Fury, Density, The Offenderz with Ray Galindo, The Rewd Onez (Rew Starr and Billy Ficca), The Cynz, The Black Cats NYC, and The Alan Merrill Trio. Fun times with an army of great acts to honor Rew Starr and The Rew And Who Show which introduced so many local NYC musicians to a wider audience.  Thanks Rew

2-5-17

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, NY

With Exit 99,  Cheri Dahl and Yvonne Sotomayor.  Dark times called for a dark, acid rock set.  Who cares that the Superbowl was happening.  Crazy Mary delivered

12-31-16

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, NY

With Density, The Black Cats NYC, The Hipp Pipps, Red Gretchen and The Alan Merrill Trio.  Great fun bringing in the new year with bands that are all good friends of ours

12-11-16

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, NY

With Cheri Dahl, Garden State Social Club and John Skocic.  Otto’s Christmas party is always fun.

11-27-16

Emma’s Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, NY

With Country Joe and His Outlaw Band, The Void, Jesse and The Hogg Brothers and Viva and The Reinforcements.  We all had tons of fun celebrating Emma’s birthday.  For the second show in a row we had the folk up and dancing.  Viva and The Replacements from Portland, ME were amazing.

11-19-16

Combustion Rock

Lumberyard Pub

Redding, CT

With Marisa Mini, Fuzzqueen, Catalina Shortwave and Eve Blackwater.  Our friends, Catalina Shortwave were gracious to hook us up with this gig in Connecticut and it did not disappoint.  I love getting to see bands I haven’t before and Fuzzqueen from Silver Spring, MD were great.  Eve Blackwater, playing without her backing band had a voice so powerful, it shook the room.  As for Crazy Mary, we got to turn a whole bunch of people on who had never seen us before and we had them up and dancing.

11-13-16

5 Days of Wood: Day 5

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Red Gretchen, Frank Wood & His NYC All-Stars Band, Keyke The Girl and An Acoustic Mind.  We all headed into this gig with post election depression, all dressed in black like we were going to a funeral.  That feeling permeated to whole bar, but everyone was ready to experience the healing power of music.  Walter was home with family so Chuckie “Raven” Hancock filled in with his sax.  Red Gretchen started the evening with a beautiful ,delicate set of rarely played slow tunes setting the tone for the night.  I must say Cray Mary’s playing was inspiring, slowing songs down ever so slightly till they created a perfect groove.  Chuckie’s playing inspired the band as well.

11-6-16

TCS New York City Marathon

Corner 84th & 1st (mile 17)

New York, New York

Our fourth Marathon started with a beautiful day and warm temperatures like the year before.  It’s always so inspiring to play at these as we get to entertain the spectators and encourage the runners.  We played for about 4 hours, forty minutes, 37 different songs including 2 instrumentals made up on the spot; 17 songs played twice.  We got tons of complements and scores of people photographing either Emma or the rest of the band.

10-28-16

Map Room at Bowery Electric

New York, NY

With Gotham Rockets and Seth Okrend.

10-16-16

The Keith Richards Festival

Bizarre Bushwick

Brooklyn, New York

With Snake Monsters, Hell In The Hallway, Shel Stewart And The Messengers and Rick’s Jet’s.  What’s better than playing some Keith/Stones tunes along with some Cray Mary originals.  Crazy Mary rocked Under My Thumb, Torn And Frayed and Slave all for the first time.

8-13-16

Georgetown Saloon

Redding, CT

Crazy Mary rocked this new audience with an hour long, blistering set.

7-31-16

Crazy Mary Career Retrospective Night 5, Ripples Of Chaos 2016

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Country Joe and His Outlaw Band, Pin Ups, Flack Blamingo (Rew Starr and Billy Ficca of Television) and Acoustic Mind (Mike Ogeltree of Simple Minds).  This was an encore performance of Ripples Of Chaos which has been received very well by our audiences.

7-30-16

Ripples Of Chaos Release Party

Sidewalk NYC

New York, New York

With Rick Eckerle, Stu Richards, Marlow B. West Takez Manhattan, Red Gretchen (5th Anniversary), The Hipp Pipps and Density.  WOW!!! easily one of the best Crazy Mary gigs ever.  We were blessed to be joined by Robert Aaron on sax, Johnny Young on piano, Z Charles on backup vocals, Phil Stone on trombone, Tommy Pezz on sax and Mac Gollehon on trumpet.  There was electricity in the air and the full house erupted during Cray Mary’s set.  Sweaty bodies danced without a care as we worked the audience into a frenzy.  Big smiles were flashing all around.  What an incredible evening.

 

7-24-16

Crazy Mary Career Retrospective Night 4, Dreaming In Brilliant Color 2012

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Liss Victory, The Hoy Polloy, Viva and The Reinforcements and Shane Morrison.  This was an amazing show and despite sweltering heat and humidity the crowd danced through the entire show.

7-17-16

Crazy Mary Career Retrospective Night 3, Water On The Moon 2010

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With The Pipptones, Frank Wood & His NYC All-Stars and Fast Claire.  Guest drummer Phil Joy sat in with the band as we performed numbers from Water On The Moon.

7-10-16

Crazy Mary Career Retrospective Night 2, Nuclear Lipstick 2007

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Brownstone Rodeo, Zookino and Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics.  Had a blast playing many tracks from Nuclear Lipstick which was Emma’s first with the band. The Hispanic Mechanics were amazing.

7-3-16

Crazy Mary Career Retrospective Night 1, 1998-2004

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Prince Chillum, Gusher and Bad Teenage Moustache.  The first night of our Retrospective was really fun.  We played at least 1 song from each of our first 5 recordings.  Charles’ son’s band, Prince Chillum made their NYC debut as well.

7-2-16

The Iggy Pop Festival

Lucky 13 Saloon

Brooklyn, New York

With Jana Peri, Joe Torcicollo’s Hell In The Hallway, Rew Starr, The Cuts, Buddy Lock’s Suicide Crisis, Snake Monsters, Treatment Bound, Ingrid and the Defectors, Dick Jokes and Rick Eckerle’s Rick’s Jets.  This was a really fun evening put together by our friend, Jimmy Adams.  Crazy Mary performed Iggy’s Nightclubbing for the first time as well as a few of our originals.

4-24-16

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With The Baghdaddios, Giant Flying Turtles, Frank Wood and His NYC Allstars and Electric Eelz.  This was a stripped down Crazy Mary show with just Emma, Walter and Charles.  We played a new tune, Mystery Song from our upcoming Ripples Of Chaos for the first time as well as Dead Flowers with a little help from Rick Eckerle to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Sticky Fingers and Kiss in tribute to Prince.  Fun times.

3-13-16

Charles Kibel Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Burnt Karma, Mora Tau, The Hipp Pipps and Anne Husick.  What a spectacular evening.  We’re blessed to have such good friends both the musicians who played and the many people who attended the show.  My heart in warmed.

3-6-16

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Dirk Vermin and The Hostile Talent, Franks and Beans and Frank Wood And His NYC Allstars.  Fun gig with Dirk Vermin of A & E TV’s Bad Ink.

2-27-16

The Delancey

New York, New York

Catalina Shortwave were kind enough to invite us to play at their record release party.  With Catalina Shortwave, Castle Black and Mora Tau

2-20-16

Kilkenny Ailhouse

Newark, New Jersey

With Dollar Store Riot

1-6-16

Sidewalk NYC

New York, New York

With Anne Husick Music, Aron Blue and the Bootleggers, Frank DiNunzio III, Brother Dave

12-19-15

Gussy’s Bar

Astoria, New York

With The Earth And I, Paragnosis, Viscera and Accelerator.  First time at Gussy’s and we liked the venue for our last gig of 2015.  We made a lot of new fans playing with a new group of bands.  It was another great year for the band which took us to Los Angeles and found us in the studio working on our ninth original release.

12-13-15

Otto’s Shrunken Head Christmas Extravaganza

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With The Velvels, Rumble Band, Krebs and The Maynard Gs, The Buy Backs and Shane Morrison

12-11-15

AH Presents Birthdays

Sidewalk

New York, New York

With The Elizabeth Meriwether Band, Jen Elliott, The Alan Merrill Trio, The Cynz, Ricky Byrd and Deuces Wild and David Peel and The Lower East Side.  The night was a celebration for several people’s birthday’s Jen Elliott, Alan Rand and Harold C Black and what an amazing night it was.  I’ve never seen Sidewalk as packed as it should be for a lineup like this.  Normally I’d be a little nervous playing right after a member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame but Crazy Mary didn’t disappoint after Ricky Byrd, delivering a blistering show which for the first time featured a majority of tunes from our yet to be titled new recording, including the debut of Hippy Farm.

11-19-15

Bowery Electric Map Room

New York, New York

With Michael McHugh and Sonic Art

11-8-15

7 Days of Wood; Day 3

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Commercial Interruption, The Carvels, The Phil Gammage Quartet, The Hipp Pipps and Puma Perl and Friends.  This was our favorite of the post Whisky gigs so far.  The band was on fire in anticipation of our visit to the recording studio the next week, and we loved playing with some of our favorite people.

11-5-15

International Pop Overthrow Festival New York

Bar Matchless

Brooklyn, New York

With Shannon Soderlund, Lindsey Cohen, Bibi Farber, Sophie Auster and Isabella Mariott.  Our fourth year playing the IPO Festival and it’s always fun.  Strange happenings as we’re trying to convince the Wizard that we’re not giving him a ride home, a psychedelic bus with crazy lights and a live band inside, pulls up on the quiet streat on which we were parked and took the Wizard away.  Only in Brooklyn.

11-4-15

Hank’s Saloon

Brooklyn, New York

With The Glass State and The Liza Colby Sound.  Our first gig with the Liza Colby Sound (although I’ve known their bass player for years).  We sent them off to play The Whisky A Go Go as we just returned from playing the same Hollywood venue.

11-1-15

New York City Marathon

New York, New York

We enjoyed our new location at 83rd and First in Manhattan and were thoroughly rewarded by all the thanks yous and complements we received.  The weather was much more cooperative with temps in the 60s making playing much easier.  As a result, we played for 5 1/2 hours this year, a record for us.

10-21-15

Meridian 23

New York, New York

With Supermajor.  This was our first show with Supermajor and they really impressed us.  What a good band.

10-17-15

The Whisky A Go Go

Hollywood, CA

With Iron Butterfly, Melissa K, Cougarachis, Scott Beaton and Goodkids.  Crazy Mary’s first show in sunny California at none other than the world famous Whisky A Go Go.  So many of the artists that have influenced us played there.  It was an honor sharing the bill with Iron Butterfly who were amazing, doing great versions of Inna Gadda Da Vida and others.  The place was near capacity and Crazy Mary did not disappoint bringing a blistering set to am appreciative audience.  Several members of Iron Butterfly complemented us on our set and their manager called the booking agent to say how much he enjoyed our show.

10-4-15

41st Anniversary of Frank Wood Presents and Destiny Services

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Ziggy Shock, Shock Modern, The Hipps Pipps and Shane Morrison.  Crazy Mary brought the house down last night at Otto’s The audience was completely focused on what we were doing which was a great feeling. Thanks so much to my band mates and the people who came out to see us.

9-27-15

Anne Husick’s Libra Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With The Blacks Cats NYC, Phil Gammage and Friends, The Hipp Pipps, Red Gretchen and Puma Perl and Friends.  With such an amazing lineup how could this not have been anything other than amazing.  Throw in a lunar eclipse for good measure and you’ve got a serious party.  Crazy Mary played a cover of The Jefferson Airplane’s Crown Of Creation for the first time.

8-22-15

Kings County Saloon

Brooklyn, New York

With Mick 66, Monster Rat and Danse De Sade.  Fun gig at a new venue with new friends.  Thanks to Danse De Sade for inviting us and putting on a satanically amazing show.

8-15-15

2015 Antifolk Festival

Sidewalk NYC

New York, New York

With Mitchell Leonard, Andylousian Dogs, Alan Merrill, Red Gretchen, Ricky Byrd and Deuces Wild, The Dennis Doyle Band and Cannonball Statman.  Anne Husick always books fun, interesting shows at Sidewalk and this was no exception.  Every time I see Alan, I like his songs more and more.  Red G. were their usual awesome selves.  Ricky still fresh from his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame played some wonderful blues covers.  Dennis rocked and Cannonball Statman gave us a glimpse as to what it must be like inside Nick’s mind.

8-9-15

4th Annual Acousti-Punk BBQ, Kipp Elbaum Bre Plaza Birthday Bash!

The Delancey

New York, New York

With Lauren O’Brien/Mitch Evans Destefano, JR & Luigi Babe, Anacoustic Mind, Dina Ragine, Fiona Silver, The Acousti-Cuts, Luigi & 3/4 Wiseguys, Silke Berlinn, Michael T , Rob Carlyle, Eddie Munoz, Mora Tau, Loose Animals, Suzette Sundae and the Lovelife, Katelyn Richards Band, Blisstique, Henge, Ingrid & The Defectors, Black Cats NYC,  Aron Blue &The Bootleggers (feat Dee Pop), Skelekasters, Scott Garison, Brad Bloom, Curtis Beacraft, Evan Von Doomstein, Ben Golder Novick, and last but never least, Rick Eckerle.  This is a huge annual must-attend party for the NYC rocker community as you can tell by the roster list.  Kipp takes over both floors and the roof deck for this giant party.  We all had a gas playing and checking out all the great music.

7-26-15

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Bill Popp and the Tapes, Flack Blamingo featuring Rew Starr and Billy Ficca formerly of Television, on drums, and Red Gretchen.  He had another fun evening.  Walter couldn’t make it so we got a little help from Rick Eckerlie on mandolin and lap steel.  We played Country Honk since it was Mick Jagger’s birthday and also four of the new songs which went over well.

7-15-15

The Bowery Electric Map Room

New York, New York

With The Bowery Boys and Love Pirates.  Really fun night with a good crowd.  All the bands rocked.  Crazy Mary debuted a new song. Duck Walk.

6-30-15

Anthony Haden-Guest Party

Acme Downstairs

New York, New York

With Anthony Haden-Guest, Penny Arcade and Neke Carson.  What an honor to play between readings by Anthony Haden-Guest and Penny Arcade.  Both are so intelligent, informative, funny and great writers.  The stories were riveting.  Neke Carson showed a video of him painting a portrait of Andy Warhol, holding the brush in his anus while playing along on piano in his unique style. The audience was filled with luminaries from the art world and social scene.

5-17-15

Rick Eckerle’s Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Rick and The Reformers (Rick Eckerle), Red Gretchen and The Joey Kelly Allstars.   I’m still abuzz from the fun celebration of Rick’s birthday.  Crazy Mary was joined by Rick on mandolin and lap steel as well as Raven Hancock on sax and Kid Lucky beat boxing on different songs.  We premiered the new song “Sometimes You’re In The Wrong Place”. The crowd was large and high energy, inspiring the bands,  The other acts were all on point.  Great evening!! Will have fond memories of this one.

5-1-15

The River Roadhouse

Hastings On Hudson, New York

With James Wilson and Friends.  Unlike the typical City gigs, Crazy Mary got to play three whole sets, 26 different songs in total.  We were really well received.  Thanks To James Wilson and Friends for joining us.

4-18-15

Nancy Pollak’s Birthday Bash

Sidewalk

New York, New York

With Stu “Chickenleg” Richards,  Nancy Pollak and Friends, Red Gretchen, The Cynz, The Joey Kelly Allstars and Debbie Schwartz.  Another really fun evening at Sidewalk.  We debuted a new song, On My Way.  Of note, The Wizard downed three huge vanilla milkshakes, each mixed with an additional glass of milk during Red Gretchen’s set.

3-15-15

Charles Kibel Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Red Gretchen, Frank Wood and His NYC Allstars, The Hipp Pipps and Puma Perl and Friends.  Wow!!  What can I say about this amazing evening.  Frank Wood put together an amazing lineup of some of our favorite bands (and people).  The crowd was great the vibes were flowing and Charles had a big smile on his face the whole time.  Crazy Mary was joined by Chuckie “Raven” Hancock ob sax and Rick Eckerle on lap steel and mandolin for a riveting finale of Country Honk featuring Charles on vocals.

3-10-15

Anthony Haden-Guest Party

Acme

New York, New York

This was the second time we’ve played for Anthony and his parties are always interesting and attended by luminaries of the art world.  We played a bunch of Walter’s songs and backed up Glenn O’Brien and Christina Monet as well.

2-28-15

The Delancey

New York, New York

With The Justin Layman Band, The Ricky Byrd Trio, The Alan Merrill Band and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Johnny Band.  Well Charles made it down the stairs and played sitting down a la Muddy Waters.  We were so glad Alan Merrill, the man who wrote “I Love Rock and Roll”stuck around for our set and had fun chatting after the show.  He really dug it.

1-30-15

NYC Women Who Rock

Sidewalk NYC

New York, New York

With Valor, The Rewd Onez. Blueberry High Heels, Anne Husick, Phyllis R. Charney,  Dina Regine, Kelli King, Mood Goddess, Colleen Whitaker, Emily Duff and D.L. Byron.  Our first show of 2015 was a good one.  So many wonderful women and women fronted bands performed this evening.  Crazy Mary played last and we were like the cork was let out of the champagne.  People let loose and were screaming and dancing during the set.

12-23-14

Los Lotharios XMAS XXplosion & 2014 Happy Ending Jamboree

Meridian 23

New York, New York

With Los Lotharios and Bad Faces.  Well this was our 30th and final gig of the year and we may have saved the best for last.  Meridian 23 is a wonderful sounding room with a great sound system and a talented sound guy.  We could hear ourselves and each other so well on stage that it brought our tightness to another level.  People who had seen us at other venues were dually impressed.  It was our first gig with both Los Latharios and Bad Faces both of whom were great bands with a lot of talented musicians.  It was a great way to close out the year.

 

12-20-14

Patty Cakes Gildea Birthday Bash

Sidewalk NYC

New York, New York

With Alan Merrill, The Anne Husick Trio, Ricky Byrd, Love Pirates, The Cynz and Snake Monster.  A funny thing happened a week before this gig.  Joan Jett And The Blackhearts were announced as 2015 inductees into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and their guitarist, Ricky Byrd as well as the author of The Blackhearts most famous song, I Love Rock And Roll, Alan Merrill, were both on the bill to perform for our friend Patty Cakes Gildea. So we ended up with a historical moment when Ricky joined Alan on stage for a heartwarming rendition of that tune.  Gives me goosebumps thinking about it.   Crazy Mary was joined by Rick Eckerle for our last few numbers who brought color to our set with his lap steal and Gretsch White Falcon.   The night had many great highlights such as when Nick joined Snake Monster on stage to sing wearing the pink tutu he was supposed to have on when he popped out of a cake for Patty, on his head instead.

12-7-14

Alan Rand Pre Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Gusher, The Rewd Onez and Danny’s Devil’s Blues.  Oh boy, we’re having too much.  Playing at 7:00 we didn’t think too many people would be at this show and seemed to be the case as we started the set, but when we were playing our second song I looked up and the place was packed. Everyone had showed up to see Crazy Mary and Crazy Many did not disappoint, delivering a blistering set that had the crowd dancing.  The Rewd Onez and Danny’s Devil’s Blues kept up the energy and it was fun watching Alan Rand blow out the candles on his cake.

11-30-14

Emma Z Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Stronger Than Some, Adios Mafia, Blueberry High Heels and Kid Lucky.  We got to celebrate Emma’s birthday in style with Crazy Mary and of course, cake.  We were joined by special guests Kid Lucky who beat boxed to Fallen Angel and Matt Langone on Lilttle Sister while Charles moved to harmonica.  Doesn’t get any better than that.

11-21-14

Map Room at Bowery Electric

New York, New York

With The Alan Merrill Band and The Hipp Pipps.  This was one of my favorite gigs this year.  The band was really tight and the crowd danced all evening.  It was our first gig with The Alan Merrill Band who revved the audience up right away and had them smoking when he closed with “I Love Rock And Roll” which he wrote in the 70’s.  Crazy Mary fed off the  fervor and had the crowd bopping.  Then The Hipp Pipps kept the energy going with an electric set.

11-15-14

Alan Rand Appreciation Night

Sidewalk NYC

New York, New York

With Billy Magee, The Hipp Pipps, The Rewd Onez (featuring Bill Fica of Television on drums), Puma Perl And Friends and Red Gretchen.  It was a fabulous evening organized by Anne Husick of AH Presents and Red Gretchen that honored photographer extraordinaire, Alan Rand who also produced and recorded the new Red Gretchen CD.  Crazy Mary really hit a groove for this show.  So many people came up to me and complemented me after the show.  They were mesmerized, so much in fact that Didi Delicious wrapped Emma’s discarded petticoat around her head and joined us on stage during Land Of Jagged Mountains to sing backup vocals.  We also enjoyed getting down to P Funk after the show.

11-5-14

International Pop Overthrow Festival

Bar Matchless

Brooklyn, New York

With Matthew Pop, Andy Mac, Freddy Monday, The Kennedys & The Sharp Things.  Despite not having Walter Steding this evening Crazy Mary did not disappoint.  Tight from our long NY Marathon gig the previous Sunday we belted the crowd with some lesser played songs to their enthusiastic response.

11-2-14

New York City Marathon

Brooklyn, New York

With temperatures in the 40s and a strong wind, playing for 4 1/2 hours with no break was a challenge but the reward of inspiring the 50,000 runners at the halfway point in the race to continue more than made up for our physical limitations.  We played well over 50 songs in total and over 30 different tunes (yes we did repeat some).  Emma was amazing engaging the runners, many who stopped to slap her hand or take our picture. Hand numbness and cramps aside we all made it through although it felt like we ran the race as well.  It’s such an amazing feeling to be part of this monumental event and I hope we can participate every year.

10-18-14

The Delancey

New York, New York

With The Grasping Straws The Rock ‘N’ Roll Johnny Band and Decibel Joe and The Distressed Parents Band. Kudos to Joni from Wyoming for jumping on stage with us and dancing like a maniac.

10-5-14

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Superfecta, The Werewolves,Walter Steding and Friends and Bob Spring.  This gig was the 40th anniversary of Frank Wood booking bands and it was such a fun evening.  All of Crazy Mary helped out Walter before our own set and we were really well received (even though we made up a few songs on the spot).  Later we had pizza with Bob Spring (super nice guy) who is touring the States from Switzerland.

9-20-14

Sidewalk NYC

New York, New York

with Dennis Doyle, The Rebel Factory, The Rewd Onez, Red Gretchen, Danny’s Devil’s Blues and Val Kinzler.  We had such a good time at this show. Phil Gammage joined us once again to blow some amazing harp.   It was great playing after a month long hiatus and seeing and playing with so many friends and fans was truly warming.

8-22-14

Fontanas

New York, New York

with Jennie Vee, Jana Peri, The PrimaDonna Reeds, Rew Starr

7-26-14

The Ding Dong Lounge

New York, New York

We had just found out that The Ding Dong Lounge was about to close in its current location, and although we had never played there before, there a a sense of remorse.  Instead of pouting, we decided to send the last Saturday of live music out with a bang.  The place started filling up shortly before we played and kept getting more crowded through the Cynz and Rebel Factory sets.  It was great seeing so many familiar faces in the audience as well as some new ones.  Everyone in the band could hear themselves well, and I think we delivered a hard driving show.  It was great to see the Cynz again and they did not disappoint. Rebel Factory were also great even though they were missing Phil Gammage. Don Fiorino added some tasty lap steel.

6-21-14

Sidewalk NYC

New York, New York

With Blue Moon Agnostics, Au-Ralphy, Blueberry High Heels, Granny, The Hipp Pipps and Red Gretchen.  Everyone was in a good mood for the Summer Solstice and the beginning of Summer, so the crowd was all too pleased to cut loose on the dancefloor for The Hipp Pipps.  Red Gretchen hypnotized the audience with their psychedelic grooves so they were already warmed up when Crazy Mary took the stage.  Overall it was a really enjoyable night.  

6-4-14

Fundraiser For Robert Aaron

R Bar

New York, New York

With The Robert Aaron All-Star Band feat. Phil Gammage, Kevin Tooley, Danny Ray and Joy Rider, The James Chance Collection, Eric Andersen, Ned Sublette, Spanking Charlene, Felony BeBop Club, Anthemic, The Joey Kelly All-Stars, 1000 Yard Stare, Puma Perl and Friends and LifeLiss.  It doesn’t happen often that you get to play Las Vegas and NYC within a week, and this show really kicked ass.  This was an opportunity for fellow musicians to help Robert whose been a fixture in the NYC scene for over 30 years and is one of the finest musicians I know.  The  night was as magical as the smile on Robert’s face.  A personal highlight was James Chance’s set which featured heavy funk grooves and the best trombonist I’ve ever seen in Joseph Bowie. It was simply a great experience of which Crazy Mary was proud to be  part.

5-31-14

The Double Down Saloon

Las Vegas, Nevada

With Lords Of The Damned, Bounty Hunter Bros., Strange Mistress, Wax Pig Melting and Headwinds. Well we finally made our much anticipated journey to Las Vegas with Frank Wood it it did not disappoint.  We were originally going to play with the Vermin on featuring Dirk Vermin and Rob Ruckus of A&E TV’s Bad Ink, but they had to cancel because Dirk had a medical emergency.  Nonetheless Ruckus, The Double Down’s owner, Moss, and many others were fantastic hosts and made us feel welcome and at home.  We were at The Double Down the previous night watching the amazing Dirty Panties whom Frank had booked in New York.  When Crazy Mary played, we were greeted by a warm reception.  Midway into our set we brought Frank up to sing We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Little Red Riding Hood, Candy and Jiggle Butt and he got the crowd warmed up for the end of our set.  When we finished we were treated to a round of drinks by Ruckus.  All in all it was a really good time and we can’t wait to go back and play with the Vermin when they’re back in action.

5-16-14

Women Committed To Rock And Roll

Parkside Lounge

New York, New York

With Blueberry High Heels, Jana Peri, SWORDSHA, PM Edition, Puma Perl and Friends,E J PROWL, The Purslaines, Battle Maiden.  Another fun event curated by Jimmy Adams that went late into the evening.

5-15-14

Fontanas

New York, New York

With Swim, Red Gretchen and Adventures In Bluesland.  What a fun, psychedelic evening beginning with Red Gretchen’s trippy set.  Crazy Mary had Phil Gammage blowing harp on some tunes and Adventures In Bluesland was great with Robert Aaron sitting in on Saxophone.

5-11-14

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Sednoids, Bite, Sacred Animals and Rick Eckerle.  Crazy Mary played a stripped down show without drums but we enlisted the help of Chuck Hancock on sax.  Later Walter played with Rick Eckerle.

4-12-14

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With The Purslaines, The Pests and Sewage.  What an amazing night. We returned to Otto’s after our Month long residency there to a packed house.  It was so much fun playing with Chuckie Hancock on sax for the entire show.  Our friends The Purslaines kicked some serious butt.

4-10-14

R Bar

New York, New York

With The Joey Kelly Allstars, The Hipp Pipps, HEAP and Tarantinos NYC.  Fun gig in a great sounding room.  Always happy to play with our friends’ bands.

3-30-14

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Jennifer Blowdryer, Brown Sugar and Gotham Rockets featuring Matt Langone and Danny Ray.  We closed our residency in style playing to another appreciative audience including our friends from Shidoobee who were also their to see Rolling Stones cover band from Philly, Brown Sugar.  We played Country Honk for them.  It was also the debut performance of Gotham Rockets who had the whole room dancing.  Fun night.  Fun month.

3-23-14

Phyllis Rochelle Charney’s Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

As our march residency at Otto’s approaches it’s end we have time to reflect on what a great experience it’s all been.  Tonight was so much fun, playing with some of our favorite bands, The Cynz, The Hipp Pipps, Frank Wood and His NYC Allstars, Danny’s Devil Blues and Puma Perl and Friends.  The highlight for the band was having Phil Gammage play some harp on That Same Old Feel Once Again and Another Dollar.  These shows have been both well attended and well received.  Walter and Charles ended the evening jamming with Joff Wilson in The Sofa King Wild Jam.  Most importantly, Phyllis had a great time at her party.

3-16-14

Charles Kibel’s Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

I’m truly touched by the great attendance to my birthday show.  We all had a great time and the other bands were fantastic.  With Commercial Interruption, Tarantinos NYC and Baron Misuraca.

3-9-14

Cyndi Dawson’s Birthday Bash

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

We has a blast playing Cyndi Dawson’s Birthday Bash.  Everyone was there to party and dance and reviews of the musical performances were gushing.  In addition to Crazy Mary were Cyndi’s great band, The Cynz, The Hipp Pipps, Red Gretchen, Puma Perl and Friends and The Vermin featuring Dirk and Ruckus from A&E TV’s Bad Ink.

3-2-14

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Stanley John Mitchell and His Band Of Buddies, Country Joe And His Outlaw Band featuring Seth Okrend and Ziggy Shock.  This was the first show of our March residency at Otto’s and the band was tight tonight.  We had fun playing songs not often performed like Cup Of Tea and Way Too Freaky, and Walter and Charles later joined Joff Wilson, Paul Wexler and Danny Ray for a nice jam.  Emma even sand one song.

2-15-14

The Sidewalk Cafe

New York, New York

Thanks to Anne Husick and Granny for inviting us to play.  Also with Michael Suke Cerulo, Blueberry High Heels (Didi Month), Puma Perl and Friends (Walter, Joff Wilson and Johnny Young) and The Hipp Pipps.

2-1-14

Benefit For Nancy

R Bar

New York, New York

with  Acoustic Devils (featuring Danny Biondo and David White of Danny’s Devil’s Blues), Red Gretchen, The Cnyz and Love Conquers All.  We were invited by Red Gretchen to play a benefit for their guitarist, Nancy who just had foot surgery.  We’re glad we did.  Great show in front og the “home crowd.”  All the other bands rocked.  It was cool to see Danny play a stripped down show.  Red Gretchen played with a mandolin player since Nancy is recuperating.  Ronnie’s voice sounded amazing.  The Cynz rocked hard with their new drummer.  We got to play ywo shows in a week with them.

1-24-14

The Parkside Lounge

New York, New York

with  The Cnyz, Jana Peri, Snake Monsters and Sewage.  The band is on a real roll now.  Once again we blew the place away with our energy in this six song short set, despite some technical difficulties with Walter and Charles’ gear.  Thanks to The Cynz for hooking us up and playing a killer set of their own.

1-10-14

The Delancey

New York, New York

Amazing show with Betty Rage, Red Gretchen and The Purslaines.  The band came out on fire for the first gig of 2014.  We won over many new fans who danced up a frenzy during the show.  The Red Gretchens and The Purslaines were great.

11-16-13

International Pop Overthrow Festival

Bar Matchless

Brooklyn, New York

With Neighbours, Zombies of the Stratosphere, Bubble and The Recordettes. David Bash put on a really fun show.  We had fun turning on so many new people to our music.  Hopefully we’ll make it to Pittsburgh to do a show with Neighbours.

11-10-13

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

Day 7 of 7 Days of Wood, Frank Wood’s birthday celebration with Andy Shernoff, Danny’s Devil’s Blues, Frank Wood and His NYC Allstars, The Joes featuring Joff Wilson and Johnny Young, and Betty Rage.  Crazy Mary really tore it up.  Em was whirling like a Dervish.  Walters was so smoking hot his glasses fogged up and he couldn’t see by the end of the set.  Much love in the audience, and we gave Frank a portrait painted by Walter.  Much fun.

11-3-13

New York City Marathon

Brooklyn, New York

This gig was more than just fun, it was inspirational.  Not only did tons of runners give us thumbs up and gave Emma high fives, but many stopped to take our picture.  We got to encourage 50,000 runners at the halfway point to continue their incredible act of endurance. We Played at the corner of Manhattan and Meserole in Greenpoint.  Everyone from the organizers, to the police and the runners themselves were so kind.  I’m speechless.  We played for 5 hours from 9:45 AM to 2:45 PM nearly continuously, 37 different songs, 5 covers: Pale Blue Eyes and I’m Waiting For The Man in honor of Lou’s recent passing, Country Honk, I Wasn’t Born To Follow and Police and Thieves, 50 songs in total (13 played twice).

10-11-13

CBGB Festival

The Delancey

New York, New York

With Jonecrusher, Blueberry High Heels, Wadada, Bib of the Shirts, Khasha Macka and Sewage

8-18-13

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Frank Wood and His NYC Allsatars, Phil Gammage and Don Fiorino, Val Kinsler, Mugen Hoso (A fun band on tour from Japan), and Danny’s Devil’s Blues

We played this gig without Nick and despite not having drums, we rocked out.  I was told by several people in the audience how much they liked the set.

6-25-13

Walter Steding’s Play: Nothing

The Gershwin Hotel

New York, New York

Crazy Mary’s second performance of Walter’s play, this time featuring JOff Wilson as the Poppy King.

6-23-13

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

This was a really fun show.  We followed Frank Wood’s and His NYC Allstars and the Cynz and preceded the legendary Andy Shernoff of the seminal punk band, The Dictators who played a solo acoustic set.  Crazy Mary was on fire playing a raucous set to appreciative onlookers. Many complements were received after the show.  Also on the bill were Devilhaus, Paul Thornton and Custard Wally.

5-2-13

International Pop Overthrow Festival

The National Underground

New York, New York

We had a fun time playing for David Bash and his International Pop Overthrow Festival which he hosts in cities around the globe.  The band was tight and blew everyone away.

2-13-13

Drom

New York, New York

yup, that was another gig

12-3-12

XMas In Exile

The Bowery Electric

New York, New York

with Richard Lloyd, Certain General, The Tuff Darts, Andy Shernoff, Deerfrance, Band of Outsiders, James Wynbrandt, Tom Wynbrandt, Who the, the Planets, Dumb F*cs (Sic F*ks without Tish and Snookie), Jahn Xavier, Bear 54, Deborah Frost and Diane Gentile.

We were once again Walter Steding’s backup band on this gig.  What can I say other than it’s an honor to play with Walter and to share a bill with superstars of the New York scene of the late 70s.  Backstage Tommy Frenzy of the Tuff Darts said he loved my bright orange and blue smoking jacket and just had to touch it, and I had a nice little conversation with Richard Lloyd just before we went on.  We got a lot of complements after our set and I felt good about it as well.

11-11-12

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

Frank Wood’s Actual 57th birthday.  With the Frank Wood and his NYC Allstars, Flack Blamingo featuring Rew Starr and Billy Ficca (formerly of Television).  Thanks to the Barb Wire Dolls for checking us out and sharing a pizza.

9-21-12

Tarrytown Third Friday

Tarrytown, New York

A wonderful street festival in Tarrytown, NY.  We got to play an extended 2 hour set to the many appreciative people at thr fair.

9-16-12

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

with Frank Wood and His NYC Allstars, G.U.T.S., Purplehearts

7-28-12

The East River Festival

East River Bandshell

New York, New York

Despite being cut short by rain we had fun once again playing this gorgeous outdoor bandshell overlooking the East river with our friends from Deep Intent and Blu Skyzz.

7-27-12

The Suffolk

New York, New York

with Duane, Adam Tronsen & Divine Rhyme. First time we played this funky space. It was a fun sweaty good time.

7-7-12

CBGB Festival

Bowery Electric

New York, New York

with Cheetah Chrome, She Wolves, The Waldos, The Bullys, The Rattlers, Tuff Darts, Bear 54, The Miamis, Certain General, Tommy Ramone, The Sic F*cks, Andy Shernoff

Wow, this gig was historic with most of the seminal New York punk bands represented by members of the Ramones, Dead Boys, Heartbreakers and Dictators. I remeber reading in awe about these band when I was a teenager so to play a show with them was just amazing!!! Crazy Mary, playing as Walter’s backup band, did not disappoint.

5-11-12

Broomies

Brooklyn, New York

Disco Mike’s Dancestand

with City Rain and I, Synthesist

4-27-12

The Delancey

New York, New York

Public Record Release Parties for Dreaming In Brilliant Color with The Brats, The Bonfires, The Handful, Bad Dog Bad, Paul Anthony Band

Great show as we played only tracks from DIBC. Our playing was really on and the crowd appreciated it.

3-31-12

Life The Place To Be

Ardsley, New York

The first of two Record Release Parties for Dreaming In Brilliant Color with Charles’ son’s band, I Was A Robot and The Frank Wood NYC Allstars.

Absolutely a great gig. Crazy Mary played all but one cut from Dreaming In Brilliant Color plus a bunch of tunes from the previous two recordings that we especially love. 21 songs in all.  We had at least 50 people dancing hard for most of the show.  Former lead singer Sophia Jackson joined the band for the finally, Voices Of Freedom that we decided to play on the spot. Look for the video in the ensuing weeks.

3-1-12

Ella Lounge

New York, New York

with Marlowe Grey, Romy and Ramzi.

2-16-12

Sugarland

Brooklyn, New York

DANCESTAND AT THE ELECTRIC DONKEY SHOW

With Lib and Zo and Bonez.  Michael Park’s great Dance Rock show.  We rocked the audience out for the second night in a row.  The new songs from Dreaming In Brilliant Color were a big hit.

2-15-12

Hiro Ballroom

New York, New York

Public Storage Blues: Benefit for Anthony Haden-Guest

WALTER STEDING (with Crazy Mary)

Great evening whose cause was to raise awareness of Anthony’s plight with the Public Storage company who sold all his belongings while he was in England and forgot to pay his bill.

Other Performers included Nile Rogers who told stories about how he came up with songs like Le Freak and I’m Coming Out and played along on his guitar.  James Chance played with Robert Aaron, Grey, Aliens, DJ Spooky, Melissa Errico, Matt Katz Bohan (Blondie), Glenn O’Brien who was hilarious and Penny Arcade.  Debbie Harry was in the audience but left before we played.  Walter and Crazy Mary took the stage late but we had everyone in the crowd which included Anthony and Penny Arcade dancing  madly around the ballroom.

1-12-12

Ella Lounge

New York, New York

with The Overunder and Bree Ann.  Played mostly stuff from our upcoming Dreaming In Brilliant Color including the debuts of Song For A New Year and Spring Flowers.

12-18-11

Otto’s Shrunken Head

New York, New York

Frank Wood’s Holiday Extravaganza.  with CRUSHPILE, BARON MISURACA’s VAMPIRE LOUNGE, FRANK WOOD and HIS NYC ALL-STARS BAND, DEAD TRICKS, GRANDE, ERIC 13.  A rare gig that Walter had to miss (the first one I can remember since 2002).  We debuted Ferris Wheel.

12-6-11

Bowery Electric

New York, New York

another “Walter Steding” show with Crazy Mary as backup band.  What a treat to share the bill with such luminaries as Lenny Kay, Andy Shernoff, Tish and Snooky and Russell Wolinsky.  It was a great holiday celebration.

11-9-11

The Bowery Poetry Club

New York, New York

a “Walter Steding” show but all of Crazy Mary except Parker played. Great sound system at the BPC so we heard each other really well and the playing was right on.  We had a fun jam with Sasha Markovic.

11-4-11

Hank’s Saloon

Brooklyn, New York

with Axiom Addicts, Paranoid Larry and His Imaginary Band, War and Blues, Hussy, Band Teenage Moustache and JP and the Gilberts.

First day of “TEN DAYS Of WOOD” celebrating Frank Wood’s birthday.  Paranoid Larry killed.  Parker brought the full Leslie and we rocked the place.

10-28-11

The National Underground

New York, New York

with

JZAC

Romy Balvers

Wachichoo

Mappa Mundi

9-30-11

The River Roadhouse

Hastings on Hudson, New York

Our first foray into the burbs for a marathon of a gig, 4 sets 41 songs (we planned on playing 44 but the cops shut us down).  The crowd was raucous and appreciative and the pay was much better than the City.  We debuted 4 new tunes, Paas The Bread, The Lonesome Sound Of A Train, Come On Let’s Go and Take Me By The Hand and all were really well received.

9-24-11

The East River Festival

The East River Park Bandshell

New York, New York

with Brooklyn Beats; Blue Skyzz and Deep Intent

Despite predictions of rain the day before and some pessimistic members of the rhythem section, we had nice warm weather and good vibes.  The Wizard saved the day with his extra equipment and skill in fixing the generator that was providing the power for the sound system.  It was great listening to all the other bands. Special thanks to Deep Intent whom we played with at the Delancey for hooking us up with the gig. I forgot how much fun it is to jam outside, and to be able to play in a New York City park overlooking the East River was a treat.

8-30-11

The Delancey

New York, New York

Amanda White’s Going away party with the Amanda White Band and Danny’s Devil’s Blues

8-28-11

Ottos Shrunken Head

New York, New York

With Danny’s Devil’s Blues

The night of Hurricane Irene!  Only Charles Em Z and Walter played and we electrified the crowd who had come out of hiding with inspired stripped down Crazy Mary songs and an audience sing along to Goodnight Irene.  We even got to play two sets because the next band didn’t show up till much later and Walter stared firing up the people when he played his fiddle to any song that came over the speakers.

7-28-11

The National Underground

New York, New York

Back to Houston Street blocks from where we played our very first gig at Meow Mix.

6-10-11

The Delancey

New York, New York

5-13-11

The Delancey

New York, New York

with special guest the Red Man on fiddle.

Our first gig for Frank Wood.

3-10-11

The Trash Bar

Williamsburg, New York

with REBELMATIC, X-FACTOR, THE STEAMBOAT DISASTERS, NICK SWAN AND THE LOST HIGHWAYMEN

Last Trash Bar gig. Bye Trash, Hello Delancey

11-11-10

The Trash Bar

Williamsburg, New York

With Johnny Pacia and the D Train Riders, Radio Barons, Galapagos Now, The Balboans

Our seventh show at Trash, it really feels like our new home, much like Meow Mix did before it closed. Although we didn’t bring many the other bands and their fans were really into us, dancing and cheering the whole way. The set started of on a psychedelic note opening with Woke Up Mixed Up and Nuclear Lipstick. It then morphed into a long country set and closed on a Reggae note with Police and Thieves. We also covered Ring Of Fire and the Stones’ Connection. Big ups for Galapagos Now and The Balboans.

10-28-10

The Mudd Club, Club 57, New Wave Vaudeville Reunion

The Delancey Lounge

New York, New York

With The Sic F*cks, Bush Tetras, Comateens, 3 Teens Kill 4, Richard Lloyd

What and amazing event. It was an honor to play with all these legends of the New York music scene. We played second in the lineup right after the Sic F*cks and before Bush Tetras. Because Walter had played at the Mudd Club back in the day, Crazy Mary acted as his backup band and we played all Walter Steding tunes. You couldn’t even move in the place it was so packed. Fortunately we were very well received. I’ll never forget this one.

10-23-10

VMB

Tarrytown, New York

With Nick’s other band, Alabama LoFi

This was a pre Halloween costume party with the whole band in costume. Charles was a skeleton, the Wizard was a Wizard, Parker a mummy and Walter was something with yellow feathers taped to his face and lipstick. Alf opened with one set and we played two long sets that followed. The playing was tight and we performed something like 27 songs. The crowd was in to it and dancing like usual.

9-3-10

Cin-M-Art Space 17

New York, New York

Although we had a really bad sound system and the bass drum would fall off the stage if the Wizard didn’t lean on it the whole show,

the performance had its moments. We played a lot of songs we haven’t done in a while like Charging With Blinders, Thirsty For Cool and Angel in Disguise

5-21-10

Trash Bar

Williamsburg, New York

Good follow up to the record release party. We added some older material such as Shock Me and She Comes In Waves to the set.

4-22-10

Trash Bar

Williamsburg, New York

Record Release Party for Water On The Moon

with Brothers Frank and Buildings

great gig!! Lot of fans dancing and hollering. The New material was very well received.

3-2-10

Walter Steding’s Play: Nothing

The Gershwin Hotel

New York, New York

Crazy Mary played musical accompaniment  while Walter played the Devil and Nick was the Poppy King

1-21-10

Trash Bar

Williamsburg, New York

with U Say USA and Bloody For Me

12-11-09

Fontanas

NY, NY

First gig with Parker on keyboards. The Wizard feaked out for no reason. That was fun. The space has a low ceiling do the sound was muddled.

10-01-09

Trash Bar

Williamsburg, New York

With Thursday Night Allstars and Zoze. Maybe the best show of the year. We played really well and the audience was great. They danced the whole show.

09-16-09

R Bar

NY, NY

Also with Zoze. The band was rockin’. We played some songs from our upcoming release, Water on the Moon.

06-11-09

Trash Bar

Williamsburg, New York

One of many shows we played with Zoze

05-16-09

Unicity Performing Arts Festival

Salisbury, MD

Beautiful day. outdoor gig. We played on a huge flatbed truck. Nice sound. We met Steve Oppel who took some great pix and video. THe highlight of the trip was when we convinced the Wizard to ride in the Salt and Pepper ride. The operator thought he was Jerry Garcia, and the Wizard didn’t like the fact that he was entering a ride put together the day before by a man who thought he was a guy who died 15 years ago. He got tossed around pretty good and we all had a good laugh.

05-09-09

Desmond’s Tavern

NY, NY

Even better than the last gig.

03-26-2009

The Underscore

NY, NY

You should have been there!

02-05-2009

The Trash Bar

Williamsburg, New York

w/ Bloody for Me, Taigaa and Hand Jobs. The Happening was a great success! We rocked hard, very hard indeed. The other bands brought delectable, delightful colors and textures that created a night of phantasmagorical effervescence. SAW SOLO!!!!

10-2-2008

Pianos

New York, New York

Nuclear Lipstick Release Party

03-30-2007

Zablozki’s Brooklyn, New York

a special event commemorating the closing of the beloved Coyote Recording Studios. Many cool bands who have recorded there will be playing.

12-2005

Blaggard’s Pub

Gig without a lead singer

09-24-2005

Midpoint Music Festival

Neon’s – Cincinnatti, Ohio

w/ Jared Mahone, Glinda’s Bubble, The Newbees and Ruetschle. By the time we made it through PA, WV and into Ohio, the ‘Zard had pissed off around a dozen or so people. Crazy Mary would like to apologize to the couple at Haag’s in Shartlesville, and to Matt at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, and to the waiter at Shanghai Mama’s in Cincinnati for the ‘Zard’s various faux pas’. ARMAND COMMENTS: What gall! This from a guy (Nick) who walked the streets shouting, ‘Cin-cin-f***king-atti!’ at the top of his lungs. Talk about embarrassing….

09-17-2005

CMJ Showcase

Bowery Poetry Club

w/ Bril, Nicole Paradiso and Contramano. Nick was really pleased with our performance. The Wizard didn’t piss anyone off. We played a new song, NUCLEAR LIPSTICK, which people seemed to like. Didn’t get home until 4:00AM because we stayed for this great band, Contramano, in self-imposed exile from Argentina. As part of the CMJ festivities, Nick got to see the Dandy Warhols at CBGB’s, and, earlier, the Rainbow Quartz showcase. Here’s what we played: INVISIBLE, TELL ME NOW, I’M THIRSTY FOR COOL, VASELINE AND AFROSHEEN, THE RAIN IN MEMPHIS, NUCLEAR LIPSTICK, SHE COMES IN WAVES, MONKEY MAGIC MEDICINE, SHOCK ME, and BURNED.

07-28-2005

Pussycat Lounge

w/ Rezidu, Kill By Inches, and Black Dawn. The house was one microphone short, but Armand still thinks our vocals hit an all-time high in spite of it. Nick nearly melted on the ‘George Forman Drummer Grill’ [the light show] mounted behind the drummers’ throne.

04-19-2005

Pianos

The second live recording session at this club [again featuring both The New York Horns and Walter Steding] w/ Mavis (of Denmark) (big ups to SilentD [Mads]), The Misery Loves, Fireflies, and The Brett Rosenberg Project. Now, if they could only get the right disk format…

03-10-2005

169 Bar

We played our gig, then we became The Dragon People backing up Walter Steding. Shout Out to Raj!

02-18-2005

Blaggard’s Pub

w/ Fitty, Outcast, and Jenny (the band). Big ups to Sonya! You Rock!

02-04-2005

Pianos

Thirsty For Cool record release party and live recording session [featuring both The New York Horns and Walter Steding], w/ Shrouds of Lowell, COMA, No Things (ex-members of Liars), and DropSonic (of Georgia). To Francois, Armand says, ‘Bonjour!’

08-20-2004

The Living Room

The HOWL Festival

[First gig with Kristin] w/ Clintellectual, New Professionals, Johnny Society, Very Pleasant Neighbor, and Nervous Cabaret. Note to KiD [SiC] (a.k.a. Elyas Khan) of Nervous Cabaret: Nice choice in facial hair. And, to the Tympanist and Floor Tomist: Wow.

12-12-2003

Meow Mix

[Last gig with Sophie]

w/ Sour Power

09-05-2003

Meow Mix

w/ Jesus H. Christ, Deathmask

08-08-2003

Village Pub South

Est Fest

w/ Penelope Swales, Sympathetic Magic, Sam Shaber, BlakBushe

05-31-2003

Haverford College

[First gig with Armand]

w/ Fiorenza/Dowlin, Chris Kent, Ariana Daner, Copper Dalton

12-06-2002

Meow Mix

Knucklehead record release party, w/ Spinster, Aluminum Babe

11-17-2002

The Continental

w/ Blue Moon Harem, Zero Chance

09-25-2002

The Blue Parrot

w/ Neeto

08-30-2002

Meow Mix

w/ Bitchslap (Felicia Collins)

08-28-2002

The Blue Parrot

w/ Neeto, Bloodroot

09-08-2001

The C-Note

w/ Swami

09-05-2001

The Luna Lounge

w/ The Highstrung, Upshot

08-11-2001

The Tune Inn

w/ The Vultures, Milkweed, Kevin Coyne

07-21-2001

C-Note

w/ Chasing Sunday, Swami

07-01-2001

Mercury Lounge

06-30-2001

Luna Lounge

Burning Into The Spirit World record release party, w/ Winterville, The Ton Ups

06-29-2001

Downtown Cafe

The Long Island Music Fest

w/ The Summerland, Dogwood

05-30-2001

TT the Bears – Boston

w/ Common Thrill, Blue Letter Days

12-08-2000

Metro Cafe – Washington, D.C.

w/ Shonuff, Banjer Dan

12-06-2000

Grape Street Pub – Philly

w/ Bankhead

11-17-2000

Baby Jupiter

11-01-2000

TT the Bears – Boston

w/ Kevin McDonald Band, Vogonz, Rosemary Crass

05-04-2000

Dillons

Broadway Cares Benefit

[Last gig with Richard]

The Famous Fight

05-02-2000

Continental

04-19-2000

Pontiac Grille – Philly

03-05-2000

Mercury Lounge

02-24-2000

Acme Underground

w/ Dead Left

Special Guest on stage with Crazy Mary:

‘Blue’ A.K.A. – ‘TFXTWIVorV’

02-18-2000

Metro Cafe – Washington, D.C.

w/ Nipple, Illuminati, Spinoza

12-16-1999

Pontiac Grille – Philly

w/ Amy Jarone, Kelly Bell Band

09-17-1999

Rebar

w/ Dead Left, Sprinkle Genies

06-20-1999

Coney Island High

w/ The Lyres

06-20-1999

Williamsburg

Our first outdoor show, a benefit for a local school organized by our friends at Coyote Studios

06-10-1999

Luna Lounge

06-01-1999

Acme Underground

04-23-1999

NEMO Festival

Copperfields Down Under

Boston, Ma

02-11-1999

Elbow Room

12-03-1998

Elbow Room

11-21-1998

New York Ave. L.I.

w/ S.M.O.D.

11-05-1998

WXLV

Radio show – premiere of Burned

10-09-1998

Webster Hall

Passion Pit record release party

04-20-1998

Meow Mix

First Crazy Mary gig

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