LIVE PERFORMANCE at Seattle Hempfest!
Sunday, August 16, 2015, NOON
Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle Waterfront
Martians on Maui in the News:14.August.2015
Anyone who knows me also knows that I don't use the stuff, but I've been a strong proponent of the decriminalization of marijuana in order to effectively promote its medical use to those in desperate need. It's time to remove marijuana from the list of Schedule 1 drugs, (the same category as heroin), and focus our law enforcement dollars on more serious problems.
I'm pleased to announce that Martians on Maui will be performing at SEATTLE HEMPFEST 2015. I will be joined by percussionist Steven Barlet of "The Common Names" and soloist/composer Heath Hippert on bass guitar. We have a LIMITED EDITION CD available on the day of the show. Please check out our Merchandise Table at the Festival.
Happy Holidays, everyone! I will be back at the The Cork in N. Hollywood, CA on 29.December.2014.
Stay tuned for more details!
The Zodiac, Colorado Springs, CO.
Nice to be back! Wonderful little bar with a great vibe. Played "The Robots are up to Something" and "Giant". Both were extended improvs, of which the MC was kind enough to allow me to self-endulge. 😃
My Dave Smith Instruments Tetr4 arrived today! MORE ANALOG!!
Back in my stomping grounds, sat in at the Open Mic at the Shadowland in W. Seattle. As always, a bunch of great local talent. Performed "Giant" and "The Robots are up to Something". First time using my newly-acquired Arturia MicroBrute. I'm thinking I need to use more analog gear in the live environment. Makes for great improv!
The Wormhole, Savannah, GA
Performed a four-song set including the haunting "River Girl", "Godzilla Was My Friend, and You Killed Him", "Giant" and "The Robots are up to Something". Great costume party - I felt terribly underdressed! 😁
The Wormhole, Savannah, GA.
Played two new songs at the open mic, "River Girl", and "Godzilla Was My Friend, (and You Killed Him!)", along with "The Robots are up to Something". Got invited to open for Halloween night at the same venue. Not being a complete fool, I said yes!
The Cork in North Hollywood/Sherman Oaks, CA. What a nice, chill venue with amazing talent. I knew I would have to "up my game" for this gig, and so glad I decided to accept the invitation to play there.
Signed a non-exclusive deal with Chaos Distribution, NYC, which specializes in royalty collection in Europe and Asia. They will rep 31 songs from my soundtrack catalog.
Signed a new publishing deal with K&W Publishing, including 33 new pieces which they will represent to post-production houses worldwide, including Rumblefish, in Portland, OR.
Tap and Handle in Ft Collins, CO. Nice crowd and a lot of talented musicians. Wrote a piece for the occasion, and also pulled a few oldies out of the bag. I'm continuing to work with my MacBook setup, with Komplete 9 Ultimate as a stand-alone, and driving it with my ol' Yamaha QY100.
Buzz Fowler from First String Promotions in Phoenix, AZ has agreed to help with European record label negotiations. A few labels are under consideration for limited vinyl release in the EU. More news in the coming weeks!
Premiered two new pieces of Industrial Chill-wave at the Skylark in West Seattle, to a very positive crowd, (I think the genre is called "Tech Noir" these days in European circles). I'm planning on recording my next performances there in August, for a live CD planned for late-2014.
Fresh out of Debacle Fest in Seattle, Martians on Maui are stoked to release their latest CD this summer. Expect something very experimental. After Debacle Fest, I'm more enthusiastic than ever about pushing the envelope, and serving up some fresh tracks that really dive deep into electronic mayhem!
Had the honor and pleasure of playing two gigs with Jerome Teasley this week! Jerome was voted into the Motown Hall of Fame in 2005, and currently resides in Phoenix, AZ. His resume includes gigs with Junior Walker and the All-stars, Wilson Pickett, Ike and Tina Turner, and Jimi Hendrix, to name a few!
Moogfest in Asheville, NC was AMAZING! It was a real pleasure meeting some of my favorite, albeit aging rock and pop icons - Keith Emerson, Nile Rodgers, Malcolm Cecil - and hear them perform at the live venues. Also performing we're Kraftwerk (with their stunning 3D FX), the Pet Shop Boys, Bernie Worrell, Chic, and dozens of other up-and-coming artists that really pushed the boundaries of experimental music. Our one-year goal: Perform at Moogfest 2015!
Martians on Maui has partnered with World Water and REVERB-NATION to donate 50% of their download sales to help bring safe drinking water to some of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. Download their exclusive tracks HERE!
While Martians and co. are busy recording their next CD for Summer 2014 release, new tracks were added to the FREE TRACKS page on this site. Check it out HERE!