Friday, August 22, 2014

Tour Dates, Record Releases and Other Cool Insider Stuff

Hello all! Charlie here to talk about drum happenings.  This month has been CRAZY! So much so I was not able to get to everything :( One thing is I was going to do the Modern Drummer Blog again. I had an amazing photographer, video person and studio all lined up too. But this has to wait because......

We (Bonfire Beach) are super excited to announce we'll be direct support for The Dandy Warhols fall tour. 

12 Minneapolis, MN, First Ave. Nightclub
14 Indianapolis, IN, Vogue Theater

16 Ferndale, MI, Magic Bag
17 Newport, KY, Southgate House Revival
19 Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
20 Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
21 Washington, DC, Black Cat
22 Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
23 Philadelphia, PA, Theatre Of Living Arts
25 Toronto, ONT, Lee's Palace
26 Cleveland, OH, House Of Blues
27 Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall
28 Omaha, NE, The Waiting room
30 Denver, CO, Bluebird Theatre
01 Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
02 Boise, ID, Knitting Factory
03 Seattle, WA, Showbox Theatre

This Summer I was up for so many tours that did not work out. NO, Haunted Summer, Goldenboy, Telescopes, LSD and The Search for God etc. So this was a happy surprise. 

On to record releases. This summer I did do a lot of sessions to make up for the loss in touring. Currently there about 10 records I am waiting for to come out:

Cashew and Cleary- Volume 2 on Weiner (Burger) Records

Repeater- Untitled Record/released this Fall 2014
Magic Wands-Stranded On Earth (working title) release Fall 2014
Bonfire Beach-Lit on Cleopatra Records
Sister Mystery- EP/LP? Jennifer Goodridge (Seaspin) 
Bell Gardens- Slow Dawns For Lost Conculsions October 27th 2014
Blue Eyed Son-3 Singles with accompanying video's
Christian Deitch-Melody of Young Love EP
The Richie West Band- LP
Fort King recordings probably to be re-recorded

And finally I seem to be getting back on track with my Blogging....well sort of. Here is August so far.

8/3 Recording with Cashew and Cleary
8/4 Cashew and Cleary at Good Times at Davey Wanyne's
8/11 Fort King at Harvard and Stone
8/15 Monosky at The Satellite
8/17 Bonfire Beach at The Echoplex for Echo Park Rising
8/30 Bonfire Beach at Los Globos (early show) and at The Satellite (Late Show)

Well that's it folks! And P.S. I have a good idea that there will be more touring for some of the artists listed about in the Fall and into next year. Photo: Angela Holtzen

Monday, July 28, 2014

June/July Summer Drumming

Hey there I'm back after a small hiatus from writing in my blog. Here's the drum happenings since the beginning of Summer and a couple of week's back to the beginning of June. I did a lot of recording and one off shows in June which was fun. July brought several new artists to work with which was very challenging and satisfying.
One of the highlights was playing The Levitt Pavilion free concert series with my band Bell Gardens. Here are some photos taken by Melissa Wilson and Shon Sullivan
August looks to be shaping up nicely! More recording (which I love) and some other surprises too. So see you back here at the blog soon! Here was my schedule since June 4th:

6/4 Bonfire Beach at The Satellite
6/14 Ryan Traster Record Release at The Satellite
6/15 Blue Eyed Son at San Deigo County Fair
6/16 Record with Vega Schenk
6/19 Bell Gardens at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
6/21 Matt Van Winkle Band at The Muddy Leek, Culver City

7/2 Bonfire Beach at The Complex
7/4 Magic Wands at The Bootleg Theatre
7/6 Cashew and Cleary at The Grand Ole Echo
7/8 Magic Wands at The Echoplex
7/10 Bonfire Beach at Del Mar Speakeasy, Venice CA
7/12 Matt Van Winkle Band at Summer Solstice Skyline Party
7/17 Record with Christian Deitch at Bedrock Studio's
7/21 Bonfire Beach at Harvard and Stone
7/22 Session with Susan Tunney
7/23 Record Precussion for Christian Deitch Record
7/25 Session with Mike Monosky

Monday, June 2, 2014

April/May Drumming Blog Post

Hello All! I'm writing today to get you caught up in my drumming world. I've become off by half a month in writing so now I'm getting back on!
There were a lot of schedule conflicts the last 2 months where I was not able to play with some artists but I'm sure I will play with them in the future. Specifically, John Wolf's Math and Science's band, Charlie Clark and Miranda Lee Richards. Also, it didn't work out but I almost toured with The Telescopes and played a show with LSD and The Search For God. Come to think of it, I was up to tour with Dean Wareham and play with Tom Jones too! Just goes to show how my little world goes sometimes. But no worries, there are plenty of great shows and gigs coming up this Summer and Fall. And I bet I will record or tour with some of these artists just mentioned in the future and/or other amazing opportunities! OK here is what I have been up to:

April 20 St. Timothy's Easter Church gig
April 27 Bonfire Beach at Los Globos opening for David J (Love and Rockets)
April 28 Bonfire Beach at The Church on York

May 1 Bonfire Beach at Harvard and Stone
May 3 Magic Wands recording at Redbull Studio's Santa Monica
May 6 Bonfire Beach at The Virgil (All Scene Eye Event)
May 7 Recorded with Sister Mystery
May 11 Recorded with Sister Mystery
May 18 Record with Composer Inon Zur for movie soundtrack
May 23 Magic Wands at The Troubadour
May 30 Matt Van Winkle Band at Taix

June 1 Caitlin Ann Wester at The Grand Ole Echo

Monday, April 14, 2014

January through April Drumming!

Hello all! Today I have a chance to sit down and write my blog. I've been busy since January and have not have a chance to write. I know it's the middle of the month and I usually do it at the end of the month but I need to take this opportunity to do it. If you have any questions please write them to me in the comments section below. Oh yeah and here is picture of me playing Coachella's Vestal Village party with Bonfire Beach:

Jan. 1st: Record with Red Sun Red Sea
Jan. 4th: The Ritchie West Band for The John Ennis Show at The Steve Allen Theatre
Jan. 5th: Matt Van Winkle at The Escondite
Jan. 10th:  The Abe Lincoln Story at Taix
Jan. 16th:  Bonfire Beach at Loaded, Hollywood
Jan. 25th: Bonfire Beach at The Satellite

Feb. 1st: The Ritchie West Band at The Steve Allen Theatre
Feb. 2nd: Matt Van Winkle at The Escondite
Feb. 5th -7th: Record with Magic Wands at Redbull Studio's Santa Monica
Feb. 10th: Bonfire Beach at Bardot, Hollywood
Feb. 11th: Magic Wands at Harvard and Stone
Feb. 20th: Bell Gardens played live on online radio show
Feb. 21st: Cashew and Cleary at The Echo Country Outpost
Feb. 25th: Bell Gardens at Hyperion and Hi Bias Music showcase/courtyard party

March 5th: Cashew and Cleary at The Standard, West Hollywood
March 13th: Commercial music recording with Producer Dain Luscombe
March 15th: Magic Wands at Insert Coin in Las Vegas, NV Redbull Racing Party
March 17th: Magic Wands at The Standard Downtown LA
March 20th: Bonfire Beach at The Troubadour
March 27th: Magic Wands at Los Globos
March 29th: Bonfire Beach at The Rock Formations Fest at The Palms Restaurant in Wonder Valley

April 5th: The Ritchie West Band at The Steve Allen Theatre for The John Ennis Country Show
April 9th: Record with Blue Eyed Son at The Ship Studio in Eagle Rock, CA
April 11th: Bonfire Beach at The Vestal Village party at Coachella Indio, CA

There's more gig's to come this month and I will post them on the next blog I do. Until then, here is my updated information for session drumming. Take Care!

Charlie Woodburn/Session Drummer
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