Friday, June 10, 2011

CT Indie Presents: Chris Brokaw (solo), Dead Wives, Thank You Mr. Keating perform The Baxter Special

Friday, June 10, 2011, CT Indie Presents at Arch Street...

flyer by Steve Ross
Arch Street Tavern
85 Arch Street
Hartford, CT

8 PM - $10.00 cover - 21+

Chris Brokaw contributed his expertise on guitar and drums to the bands Come and Codeine before striking out on his own as a solo act. His first time out as a solo artist saw him split an EP with the Spanish group Viva Las Vegas. The recording was put out jointly by Acuarela Records and Kimchee Records.

A native of New York, Brokaw settled in Boston during the mid-'80s. His first rock gig came in 1990 when he signed on with the slowcore Sub Pop band Codeine as its drummer. He remained with the group through two years, and contributed to the recording of an EP and a full-length album.

In 1992, he left Codeine to pursue songwriting, singing and guitar playing full time with Come, who recorded four albums for Matador Records and toured internationally over the course of 10 years. A handful of acclaimed albums and a variety of singles followed, with Thalia Zedek at the band's forefront.

2010/2011 finds Chris playing a limited number of shows with a reunited Come, (including Matador's 21st anniversary Festival) and numerous solo projects.

Chris has performed on over two dozen other recordings, performing as a member of the following bands: Willard Grant Conspiracy, The New Year, Pullman, Consonant, and Empty House Cooperative; as a guest on recordings by Cobra Verde, Manta Ray, Rosa Chantswell, Karate, and Via Tania; and as an accompanist to recordings and performances by Steve Wynn, Evan Dando, Thalia Zedek, Alan Licht, Tara Jane O'neil, crime writer George Pelecanos, and The Thurston Moore Group (with Thurston Moore, Samara Lubelski, Matt Heyner and Steve Shelley).

With guests:

Dead Wives, self described 3-piece skate rock from Connecticut. Recently rocked Cafe Nine opening for The Whines and Medication. Check out the Scuz Bucket review here.

Latest tracks by deadwives

Special opening event, Thank You Mr. Keating performs The Baxter Special. The first Thank You Mr. Keating show in over four years, and with a full band. One of only a few shows to be played, this will be a performance of selections from The Baxter Special! Read the CT Indie review here.

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