Royal Holland EP Release Tour

I’m packing up my Moog and going on tour with Royal Holland for six midwest dates. We’ll be playing songs from Royal Holland’s debut EP, The Maze. Royal Holland is a “synth-folk” band led by my previous Koala Fires collaborator, Matt Mooney. His new EP was recorded (on actual analog tape) by Grammy award winner,Continue reading “Royal Holland EP Release Tour”


Let’s Get Serious with Matt Mooney

Matt Mooney joins me to reminisce about the Koala Fires and dispel rumors about the band’s demise. We listen to a new Koala Fires demo, Matt plays a couple of acoustic songs and we go a little crazy discussing The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, what the heck a Norn is and otherContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Matt Mooney”

The Sleeping in Our Sharks

One of the downsides to the fact that I recently moved to Chicago is that I’m no longer going to be playing guitar in the Koala Fires. But that doesn’t mean I’m done with them quite yet—we have an EP of remixes titled The Sleeping in Our Sharks available on September 21, 2010. The 8-trackContinue reading “The Sleeping in Our Sharks”

Smoking Popes + Koala Fires on Fountain Square

I am super-excited that Koala Fires are opening for the Smoking Popes tonight on Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio as part of their free outdoor Indie Summer series. Smoking Popes are a band that I used to watch on 120 Minutes and Alternative Nation when I was in high school—I’m sure many of you rememberContinue reading “Smoking Popes + Koala Fires on Fountain Square”

The Art Test: Episode 5

I’m working on a six part web series for the Art Academy of Cincinnati called The Art Test. Over six episodes four students will share what it’s like to study and create at a college of art and design. These students will focus on how their art is making a difference in the world. EpisodeContinue reading “The Art Test: Episode 5”

RAC remixes Koala Fires

Koala Fires have released a single for the song “Thunderbugs” from our debut album, The Beeping in Our Hearts. The single features the album version of “Thunderbugs” as well as remixes by RAC’s Andrew Maury and one by me. This digital single also features a previously unreleased song, “Eagle Has Landed” which was recorded duringContinue reading “RAC remixes Koala Fires”

Art Academy of Cincinnati Music Sampler

I’m a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and over the past few years I’ve done a lot of design work for them. Recently I helped put together this album that features 21 tracks by Cincinnati bands—a number of which feature graduates of the Art Academy. Art Academy of Cincinnati presents: Try a Slice!Continue reading “Art Academy of Cincinnati Music Sampler”

Koala Fires + Wolf Ram Heart

Koala Fires have two shows coming up with Columbus-based Wolf Ram Heart. We’ll be joining them at the Ravari Room in Columbus on Friday, February 19 and then the next night, Saturday, February 20, we’ll play together at Mayday in Cincinnati. Here’s a little bit about Wolf Ram Heart from their MySpace page: “Formerly knownContinue reading “Koala Fires + Wolf Ram Heart”

Koala Fires Listening Party

Come hear the new Koala Fires album a few weeks before the official release during Mayday Happy Hour with drink and food specials. If you haven’t been to Mayday yet, this would be a good time to check out Northside’s newest bar and sample one of their Gourmet Hot Dogs (including vegan options). I highlyContinue reading “Koala Fires Listening Party”