The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings
Welcome to the May 2016 issue of
The NAILing List
Neil Alexander's Performances, Workshops and other bits...
May is upon us, and although it's been overcast and rainy in our tiny corner of the universe, spring is definitely here. Besides - we needed the rain! Once again we are grateful for so much going on. We also want to give a big shout out to all those at the Electric Groove Factory gigs - to all the great musicians, the fans, the venues. THANKS!
April was a whirlwind of activity and tho May is a bit less hectic there's still plenty to write home about, including Mr Gone, the Thunderhead Organ Trio, a special edition of Wired Wednesdays, Piktor's Metamorphosis and more.
Here's what's up in May:
MR GONE returns to Boonton! For all you Jersey Cats, we're back at our fav NJ spot Maxfields On Main St. in - you guessed it - Boonton! Mr Gone is: Peter Furlan (saxes), Ratzo Harris (basses), yours truly on the keys & synthesizers, and for this show, the great Richie Morales joins us on drums. As always there's no cover, and the Music starts at 9 pm.
Wednesday May 18th 7:00pm
Newburgh Free Library 135 Grand Street Newburgh NY
Another edition of Wired Wednesdays! This month we welcome local synthwave composer Python Blue (click the link to check out his website) who will give a talk & demo focusing on Sampling - history, hardware, etc. Free admission; 7 – 8:30 pm. MeetUp Group - Facebook Event
Thursday May 19th 8:00 pm
119 Liberty Street Newburgh NY
Back on schedule! Nadav Z, Joe G and I will be blasting off around 8 pm for our usual tour around the outer reaches of the solar system. Plus updates to the Thunderhead Website and new videos posted! Come out and partake of the fine food & drink at the Wherehouse while having your mind blown by the sounds...
On thursday May 26th I will be accompanying the wonderful singer/songwriter Lydia Adams Davis at Dogwood Cafe in Beacon NY. Lydia is a fabulous artist, who I've known for many years, whose songs are deep, thoughtful & catchy, and come from a deep grasp of the history of songs and songwriting. For this show I will actually be playing my Lap Steel Guitar (my first official gig with it!) as well as piano & keyboard. Please come out and support this very special evening of live music.
Once again Piktor's Metamorphosis takes to the stage for another set of the Super hi test jamz! With Brian Mooney (basses), Monroe Quinn (guitars), Danny Pagan (drums), and yours truly on keys, this is a band that always turns it up to 11, presenting classic Jazz fusion at it's finest. And 10th Street Live is a fab NJ venue with a great sound system and awesome food & stuff.
Tonight we're gonna party likes it's 1974!
Next Month So Far...
6/15 Wired Wednesday - Newburgh Free Library Newburgh NY
6/16 Thunderhead Organ Trio - Wherehouse, Newburgh NY
6/18 Neil Alexander & NAIL - Newburgh Illuminated Festival, Newburgh NY
6/18 Funk Junkies - Newburgh Illuminated Festival, Newburgh NY
As Always, CHECK THE CALENDAR (link below) -
New dates are getting added ALL THE TIME!!!
Now you can download my entire CD catalog - that's ELEVEN releases (11!) - all at the same time on my Bandcamp site for ONLY $4 BUCKS! Cheap! Grab 'em now, not sure how long I'll keep this offer open for. :)
"SOFT INVADERS" - Physical CD's NOW AVAILABLE! Go To Music.nailmusic.com to order this limited edition CD in "ecologically neutral" packaging (a simple cardboard sleeve) for only $7.
Recorded live on "Music With Space" on WPRB radio in October of last year; as always, pay what you want - even free to download or order the disc!
"A SAMPLING OF WORLDS" - a retrospective collection featuring tracks from 18 years worth of recorded music. Also contains an unreleased track "Spring is Here", recorded live in 2010.