Christian Beach’s CD release party @ The Saint, 4/10/09

Mark your calendars for April 10...not only is it my wonderful girlfriend's birthday, but my friend Christian Beach will be celebrating the recent release of his self-titled CD with a show at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ. I will once again be part of Christian's backing band, helping out on organ and accordion, as … Continue reading Christian Beach’s CD release party @ The Saint, 4/10/09

“Christian Beach” CD now available on iTunes!

Christian Beach's self-titled CD is now available on iTunes, so if that is your preferred online music retailer, you may sample Christian's music and buy it there. Purchase "Christian Beach" on iTunes. There may be another Christian Beach-related announcement here over the next couple of days...be on the lookout for that.

YouTube Playlist: Christian Beach @ The Strand, 2/7/09

Here is the YouTube playlist of Christian Beach's complete set at the Strand Theater gallery on Feb. 7, 2009, as part of the CD release party for "A Few Uneven Rhymes - A Tribute to Winter Hours." Enjoy! (And thanks to Alison for capturing the video with my Flip mino!) more about "YouTube Playlist: Christian … Continue reading YouTube Playlist: Christian Beach @ The Strand, 2/7/09

“Christian Beach” CD now available on CD Baby

It's finally here...the self-titled, solo CD from my good friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach! "Christian Beach" is now available for sale at CDBaby.com, where you can also listen to 30-second samples of each of the album's 12 tracks. And here's a fun fact for you: I designed the CD artwork around a photo by Charlie Pranio, … Continue reading “Christian Beach” CD now available on CD Baby

Ben Folds Five reunites for Chapel Hill, N.C., show on 9/18

I was stunned to see this news this morning, but Ben Folds will be performing with former bandmates Darren Jesse and Robert Sledge for a Ben Folds Five reunion show at UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Sept. 18, 2008. The show, which kicks off MySpace.com's new Front To Back concert series, … Continue reading Ben Folds Five reunites for Chapel Hill, N.C., show on 9/18

“Hair Apparent” available Sept. 9

"Hair Apparent - The Main Man Records Tribute to Hair Bands" A couple of weeks ago, I posted that "Hair Apparent - The Main Man Records Tribute to Hair Bands," featuring a bluegrass version of Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock" recorded by Christian Beach, was going to be on sale at http://www.mainmanrecords.com today, Sept. 2. … Continue reading “Hair Apparent” available Sept. 9

More new music (and videos) from Ben Folds

So remember that post about a week ago in which I questioned how good the next Ben Folds CD was going to be based on the single "Hiroshima"? Well, it turns out, Ben put out a leak of "Way to Normal" on various web and torrent sites...but he recorded fake versions of several of the … Continue reading More new music (and videos) from Ben Folds

New music review: Ben Folds, Keane

Well, today marked my first listening to new songs by two of my favorite artists, Ben Folds and Keane. Ben Folds announced via MySpace the debut of a video for "Hiroshima," the first single off his upcoming CD, "Way to Normal" (Sept. 30, 2008). The half-assed, stop-motion video is quirky and funny...but the song? Well, … Continue reading New music review: Ben Folds, Keane

Ustream.TV: Christian Beach live on “Sunday Jams” (7/13/2008)

Below is a Ustream.tv archive of a live "Sunday Jams" performance by Christian Beach on July 13, 2008. The backing band, which comes on for the fourth song, features Gorgo (mandolin, bass, backing vocals), John Pfeiffer (guitars, dobro), Michael Scotto (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and yours truly (organ, accordion, tambourine). Set List: 1. Shadows (Christian … Continue reading Ustream.TV: Christian Beach live on “Sunday Jams” (7/13/2008)