Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Drum happenings in November and a little bit of December

Hello all, here is a run down of what I did in November and some of December on drums.

Nov. 15 Returned from tour with Drunk on Crutches
Nov. 19 More recording with The Abe Lincoln Story
Nov. 28 Started rehearsals with Bell Gardens
Nov. 29 Played a show with Y at 3 (of) Clubs in Hollywood
Nov. 30 Played at The Old Town Pub in Pasadena with Drunk on Crutches
Dec. 1 Started Rehearsals with Laura Meyer

Tonight Dec. 6th I am playing with Laura Meyer and Eric Golding at The Silverlake Lounge at 9pm. It's Laura's first show in LA with full band and it's a show you don't want to miss.

Cool fact from my tour: When I was on tour with D.O.C I was walking around Dallas, TX in the Deep Ellum area of town and randomly ran into Mark Burgess of The Chameleons Vox, who I have worked with before. They where playing that night at Trees and he gave me a pass to see them perform. I was surprised because I had no idea they were playing. Also, I got to hang out with my friend Wanz Dover.

Friday, October 21, 2011

DOC October / November Tour dates

Hello from Cleveland! Here are the Drunk On Crutches tour dates. Sorry to post so late in the tour, more dates to be added soon.

Oct.14th Honkey Tonk BBQ Chicago, IL
Oct.15th Old Miami Detroit, MI
Oct.17th Nancy Whiskey Detroit, MI
Oct.18th The Summit Columbus, Ohio
Oct.21st The Garage Cleveland, Ohio
Oct.26th Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Oct.27th Blue Plate Special Knoxville, TN
Oct.28th Relix Variety Theatre Knoxville, TN
Oct.29th Ostuw's on the River Ranger, GA
Nov.2nd Deep South Raleigh, NC
Nov.3rd The Red Light Cafe Atlanta, GA
Nov.7th Howlin Wolf New Orleans
Nov.8th TBA Houston, Tx
Nov.9th Hole in the Wall Austin, TX
Nov.11th Adairs Dallas, TX

Saturday, October 1, 2011

September Drumming

September has been a month of starting up new projects and scheduling up and coming tours and record releases for me. Bell Gardens record "A Series of Farewells" is projected to be released in the beginning of 2012, with a tour to follow. I will be hitting the road with
Drunk On Crutches in October/November 2011. Also I am recording with Laura Meyer, Red Sun Black Moon and Invitation to Love during the holiday's/new year.
Here is the link to the Kickstarter page for the The Last Two Step in Texas project by The Richie West Band that I am drumming for. Brittney Westover (The Damselles and the TC4) is putting together an amazing line-up of musicians to honor her fathers music.

Last months schedule: (remember I am not mentioning rehearsing with all other projects, just shows and when I start with a new project or studio session)

Sept. 2 Abe Lincoln Story @ Taix
Sept. 6 Abe Lincoln Story @ Harvard and Stone
Sept. 15 Started rehearsals with The Richie West Band
Sept. 23 Finished recording drum tracks for ALS record
Sept. 25 Started rehearsals with Drunk On Crutches

See you on the road!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Sessions

Hello all! So it has been 3 months since I have blogged but here I am to fill you in on my summer. I am going to basically run down my schedule from my calendar to recap. June started out slower and then things (gigs, studio, rehearsal etc..) started to pick up mid June through the end of August. I am going to leave out all the rehearsal dates with the bands except for when I started with the band. So here is the run down......

June 3rd played Burger Records in Fullerton w/ Bell Gardens
June 4th played The Satellite w/ Bell Gardens
June 16th started rehearsals with Abe Lincoln Story
June 17th started rehearsals with Laura Meyer
June 24th played drums at Sky Palkowitz's party

July 1st played with The Abe Lincoln Story at Taix for their monthly residency
July 21st started rehearsals with Invitation To Love
July 24th started rehearsals with Raugust
July 27th rehearsed with The Sisters and Brothers band
July 28th recorded 3 songs with The Sisters and Brothers Band

August 4th played The Last Book Store in Downtown LA w/ Raugust
August 5th played with The Abe Lincoln Story at Taix for their monthly residency
August 7th started rehearsals with The Living Dolls
August 10th played Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa with Laura Meyer
August 12th played Fais Do Do with The Living Dolls for International Pop Overthrow
August 13th played drums at Rachel Murry's party with Lenny Pops and sat in with Whispering Pines
August 20th played La Cave in Costa Mesa with Laura Meyer
August 26th recorded with Abe Lincoln Story / started rehearsals with Mime Crime
August 28th "played" with Mime Crime opening for That Dog at The Troubadour

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

April and May drumming

It's been two month's now that I haven't written in the blog because well, there hasn't been alot going on, which is sort of a lie HAHAHA. Not much moonlighting on drums but LOTS of Bell Gardens going's on.

Lesson's have been going well. Also I played on some more Lenny Pop's songs and some commercial stuff coming up soon.

I played a show with The Sara Radle Band at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland) opening for Walking Sleeps residency on April 18th

Played with Bell Gardens at The Echo opening for Dirty Beaches on April 28th

I have been doing a lot of demo recording with Bell Garden too. At practice space's, home studio's and out in the desert in 29 Palms (fun weekend).

Also coming up soon Bell Gardens is playing at the Satellite with Damon and Naomi and Amor de Dias on June 4th, should be a good one.

Stay tuned: Alot more sessions coming up this Summer! Me coming to a club near you! :)

P.S. I was at The Silverlake Jubilee this past weekend and about 6 or 7 people asked me if I was playing or they had just seen me play! Wow, I get around. I think people thought I was the drummer in the Black Apples. I think.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March recap in drumming and SXSW!!!!!!

Well'p I just got back from Austin. It was good to see old friends and play a bunch of shows. Here is what I was up to:

I played several shows with Bell Gardens:
>Wednesday 16th 8:30 PM - Central Presbyterian Church
****200 E 8th St

>Thursday 17th 9:00 PM - Beauty Bar/Palm Door
****401 Sabine Street

>Friday 18th 8:00 PM - Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In (with visuals by Luke Savisky!)
****2326 E. Cesar Chavez

>Saturday 19th 7:00 - Spiderhouse
****2908 Fruth Street

>[EL PASO,TX] - Monday 21st - Lips Lounge
****510 N. Stanton St.

Here is the video of the Blue Starlite Drive In show:

I played drums on Lenny Pops songs which turned out awesome.

I am continuing to give lessons (also now on Skype) but I need more students so if you are reading this send people my way. email me here: charliewoodburn@gmail.com

Bell Gardens is playing April 28 at The Echo here in Los Angeles so come on out for that one.

I am also playing with Sara Radle April 18th at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland) supporting Walking Sleeps April Monday night residency.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Top 5 Video's Of Me Drumming On Myspace And Youtube

First of all let me preface this by saying all of these video's have decent sound quality (cause alot of the video's of me don't!) Also, the criteria for these is that the live show was good for me and the viewer. So with that said here we go!!!!

Number 5!
The Digs ///at Mr.T's Bowl in Highland Park 2008

THE DIGS - ‘Speaking Of You’

The Digs | Myspace Video

Number 4
Hexham Heads at The Satellite in Sliverlake 9/9/2010

Number 3
Sleepmask at The Bordello Downtown Los Angeles 3/14/2008

Number 2
Bell Gardens at Hotel Utah, San Francisco 5/16/2010

And Number 1!
Mark Burgess (The Chameleons) at The Echo in Echo Park 8/30/2009

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Drum happenings in January 2011 / Bell Gardens at SXSW

Well, the potential for 2011 is definitely showing. Some cool things are brewing. I'm ready to get to work! So here is what happened in January:

My drum tech prayers where answered from none other than the awesome drummer Daniel Goldblatt! This guy knows his gear and is a great drummer. Having a drum tech in the studio will help out immensely!

Drum lessons are shaping up. I am now doing them at Bedrock Rehearsals in Echo Park. Contact me for rates and times. charliewoodburn@gmail.com

Bell Gardens has been accepted to SXSW this year. We will be playing our showcase in addition to several other shows and parties. I will post as the dates become available. Until then we are rehearsing and recording. Man, it will be good to go back for a visit. I miss Austin.

Bell Gardens "Through The Rain" Video:

Bell Gardens - THROUGH THE RAIN from ZF FILMS on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

November AND December to 2011

Happy New Year to all! So I am going to go back and recap Nov. and Dec. then talk about the future.

In November I started giving drum lessons again. Only one student right now but I want pick up more in the new year on the same day, Thursday. So if you are looking for lessons contact me at charliewoodburn@gmail.com and Thursday is lesson day.

Did a lot of rehearsals with Bell Gardens.

Went into Glenwood Studio's in Burbank with Sunburst's to record one song. We also played a show at La Cita in Downtown L.A.

Also, I was honored to be asked to fill in on drums by the band Wait.Think.Fast. but there drummer was able to do the gig after all.

In December, as you may or may not know in LA the music biz slows down. But I did get to do one thing that was pretty cool. A producer friend of mine asked me to do a drum tech gig. I got to drum tech for Dennis Chambers while he was playing with Mike Stern at Catalina Jazz club on Sunset. That was alot of fun and I learned alot too.

So....The New Year! 2011! Well my resolution is to get my own drum tech! I've been hauling around my own drums for 13 years in L.A. If there are any tech's that are interested let me know!

Oh yeah, and to get charliewoodburn.com off the ground. Come on 2011!