Out of Your Head Brooklyn RETURNS Jan. 25 @ Threes Brewing

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I am very excited about OOYH BK being given the opportunity to do a trial show at Threes Brewing on Douglass Street in Gowanus. I just saw the space for the first time today and it is the perfect venue for the series. If you are free on Sunday January 25 (even if just for one set!) please come support the series so we can hopefully do more events in the space. We are packing it in on this one, with three sets, all awesome guaranteed party down barn burners. The bar is open until 2am serving drinks, and they will be serving Roberta’s Pizza until midnight. Here are the details–hope to see you there!

Out of Your Head Brooklyn @ Threes Brewing
Sunday January 25, 2015
333 Douglass Street, Brooklyn NY
8:00pm Doors, $10 suggested donation

LINEUP:

SET ONE (8:30pm):

Brian Drye-trombone
Angela Morris-saxophone
JP Schlegelmilch-keyboards
Martin Urbach-drums/percussion
Tomas Fujiwara-drums/percussion

SET TWO (9:45pm):

Nathaniel Morgan-saxophone
Sam Weinberg-saxophone
Andrew Smiley-guitar
Simon Jermyn-bass
Sam Ospovat-drums

SET THREE (11:00pm):

Michael Foster-saxophone
Yoni Kretzmer-saxophone
John Blevins-trumpet
Landon Knoblock-keyboards/synthesizers
Kim Cass-bass
Devin Gray-drums

Out of Your Head BK Returns (briefly)–Search and Restore Interview

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Just a brief post to say that I’m very excited that Out of Your Head Brooklyn is back for a few summer concerts at Douglass Street Music Collective on July 14, 28, and August 24. The full lineup is available on the OOYH BK website HERE.

Also, I’m very excited to have spoken with Sam Weinberg of Search and Restore about both the Brooklyn and Baltimore chapters of the series. He asked some great questions, and I did my best to answer them with as few words as possible. You can check it out here: OOYH Interview on Search and Restore

The collective’s run at DSMC is unfortunately going to be short-lived, and ending come the end of August. So please come check it out while we’re still at it! Would be great to see you there.

Signal Problems and Double Double Album Releases

Two albums were released recently that I am very proud to have been a part of. In February Signal Problems did a couple of release shows in our home town of Baltimore at the Windup Space, and our current town of residence, Brooklyn, at Korzo’s Konception series. This band has been honing our sound for almost 6 years now, and I think that is very much present on the record. I am biased, but even still I think it is a really awesome release. The record is currently only available for purchase at the pfMentum website.

Just a few weeks ago Patrick Breiner put together a CD Release show for Double Double at the Korzo Konceptions series. I think the new record Milage is a great representation of the band, but the release show was a whole new level for this group which makes me very excited to see where it goes in the future. If you missed the release show, you can catch us later this month at the Launch Pad on April 24.

More info about both records (and some blasts from the past!) available in the discography section of this very website! Here is a direct link if you’d like to check it out: Discography

Thanks for all of the continued support. Some very exciting upcoming concerts are on the horizon, including but not limited to Laila and Smitty CD Release at Littlefield on May 9, and a CD Release on May 1 at Douglass Street Music Collective and short European tour with Ideal Bread in support of our new album Scratching The Seventies on Cuneiform Records.

Wildcard on Wing Walker Music

The fine folks at Wing Walker Music (wingwalkermusic.com) recently asked me to participate in their Wildcard series, which I was happy to do. The concept was described to me as a “snapshot in time” in terms of what I’m listening to musically. It isn’t at all a best-of, or a top-5 favorite albums list, but really more of what you are listing to currently and how you feel about it. This was easy for me because as of late I’ve had a broken iPod and my phone can only hold 5ish albums at a time. Thankfully I had some good stuff on there, and I enjoyed talking about it briefly for their blog posting. Thanks to Drew Williams and John Blevins for asking me to participate. Keep up the great work with the website!

You can check out the full post HERE and read about some pretty awesome albums by Fred Frith, Skeleton Crew, David Bazan, Kris Davis, and the 5049 Podcast. Enjoy!

Video: Adam Hopkins Quartet @ Evolving Music Series 1.20.2014

I had an amazing time premiering my new quartet (which will hopefully soon have a better name!) at the Evolving Music Series. The fine people who run Vision Fest run this series weekly on Monday nights, and the lineups are always worth checking out. I’d highly recommend checking the calendar and catching a show…a nice audience, and very well organized! You can check out their schedule HERE.

And some new music! This quartet is brand new and features Anna Webber and Ed Rosenberg on tenor saxophones, myself on bass, and Jason Nazary on drums.

Video: Haverchuck at Barbes 1.15.2014

Here’s a video clip of (part of) one of the pieces from Haverchuck at Barbes’ Palimpsestic Series on January 15, 2014. Sorry for the audio clipping! Going to be posting some videos of the recent quartet performance as well. Coming soon…enjoy, and thanks for listening!

Upcoming January 2014: Haverchuck and Quartet Debut

A lot of great stuff to look forward to in the new year music-wise, but I’m especially looking forward to a couple of mid-January shows where I get to present some of my own new music. On January 15 Haverchuck will be playing at Barbes as part of Oscar Noriega’s Palimpsestic Series. It is one of my favorite regularly occurring Brooklyn music series’ so I’m very excited to present this music. The details:

Wednesday 1/15–Haverchuck @ Barbes, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn NY, as part of the Palimpsestic Series curated by Oscar Noriega, AH-bass, compositions; Nathaniel Morgan-alto; Eric Trudel-tenor; Josh Sinton-bari, bass clarinet; Jonathan Goldberger-guitar; Devin Gray-drums, one set at 8pm, barbesbrooklyn.com

And on January 20 I will be premiering a brand new quartet, which is basically what was previously my trio + the ever-amazing Ed Rosenberg on tenor sax. Ed, Anna Webber, and myself have played trio a couple of times for fun, and they sound ridiculously amazing together, so I decided to just expand the trio to include Ed. I’m beyond excited about it. Big thanks to Yoni Kretzmer for inviting us to be a part of the Evolving Music Series. I need to name this group. The details:

Monday 1/20–Adam Hopkins Quartet @ Evolving Music Series, Clemento Soto Valez, 107 Suffolk St, New York NY, Anna Webber-tenor; Ed Rosenberg-tenor; AH-bass, compositions; Jason Nazary-drums, 7:30p, Evolving Music Series