Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pay with a Tweet and get a new unreleased Ragged Claws song!

I shouldn't read the reader when I'm drinkin':

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fresko: An Exhibition to Benefit Haitian Artists

We're returning to our de-facto home base to perform again. Art @ Cole's is hosting an art exhibit featuring paintings by three artists from Jacmel, Haiti. The show is being hung now, and will be on display until October 2nd. The reception on Monday, September 13th will most definitely be an incredible evening. These artists are friends of mine and are all really talented. Jean Marie Charles, Prince Luc, and Rose Marie Lamour have paintings on display. All of them lost their homes in the earthquake and this show is a tribute to the work they continue to do as well as an opportunity to support them as they rebuild their lives. Click here to get some more info on the show. We're also playing a set that night. It's going to include some Haitian music and some never before heard tunes. We're also working on a Shakespeare song that totally celebrates the end of summer. Here's a song about Haitian girls to get you in the mood for some high art from the high hills of the third world.

18 VFK [vrè fanm kreyòl].mp3

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ragged Claws @ Cole's w/ the War at Sea

First and foremost let it be known we'll be playing at Cole's on Sunday night. The show starts at 6:30 and we'll be joined by our friend and life-partner The War at Sea. It's free as usual and we'll also be joined by all-star guitarist Andrew Trim, who just moved to the Chi from Boulder. It's sort of an after party for the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest, so when your tired of wondering whether your innocently supporting local art or aiding and abetting in the spread of gentrification, come drink your troubles away as we sing about songs that have very little to do with the matrices of cultural power in good ol' Logan's Square. We've been away from the blog for a while, but we're turning over a new leaf, and we promise to keep this dream alive. I'd hate to see such a painful pun die a slow death like that. Speaking of leaves, the Fey Series is gearing up for a second release. Be on the lookout for some totally hot charitable vinyl on sale this next month.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Abbey Pub, Reckless, and the end of winter.

We are excited to announce that Reckless Records is selling our Fey 7 inches. If you're afraid of future crimes and don't want to pay with your credit card, you can swing by any of the Reckless locations in Chicago and pick one up there. The clerk will undoubtedly approve of your philanthropy and good taste and you can feel good about supporting such a venerable institution.

We are also pumped to announce a benefit Show at the Abbey Pub on April 7th. The bill is looking pretty eclectic with a slew of artists much more versed in gettin' down than yours truly. It's 10 bucks but this show is going to be so much fun I can't even tell you. Here's a little sneak peak at Chicago's next big deal.

April 7th @ The Abbey Pub

10$ (it all goes to charity)

Big Splashes, Ragged Claws, Jams Dean, Sequoia, Eyes Like Architecture, Panda Riot, EnJoy, Goodlife Music, GrG & Kli

In the meantime, here's a song you may not have heard. We've been playin' a different version around lately, but here's the original. As an artist in the midwest, you would think I'd have developed a somewhat poetic appreciation for winter by now. Not the case. I hate winter and from the moment it starts snowing, I want it to be over. In celebration of the imminent spring, here's a sad song about winter making my life more difficult.

Winter Face.mp3

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fey 7" CD Release Show Wednesday 3/17

We're super excited to release our first ever physical actual thing as Ragged Claws. It's happening on Wednesday at Ronny's venerable center for the performing arts. You can read the previous post or go to the official website for info on the 7". It's a split with Michael Noyce who will also be gracing us with a performance. It will be really wonderful to finally get these into your hands and start the charity wagon moving. Come help us celebrate a good cause and also celebrate my new freedom from employment. Oh busking, you earn such an honest wage.
Wednesday 3/17 @ Ronny's
2101 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL
Ragged Claws
Mike Noyce
Brier Rabbit
The Mother Z's