Friday, October 29, 2010


We finished recording on Tuesday. There was a rewrite of one of the songs and it took some time to schedule a couple of hours to rerecord the rewrite. Now, it is done and we've scheduled a date with the mastering. Waiting for the harvest . . .

Saturday, October 9, 2010

5 Album Favorites

David Bowie/The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
Any Zeppelin record
Jimi Hendrix/Electric Ladyland
Bob Marley/Catch A Fire
Elvin Jones & Richard Davis/Heavy Sounds

Jimi Hendrix/Axis Bold as Love
The Beatles/Abbey Road
Pink Floyd/The Wall
Band of Gypsys/Live at the Fillmore East
Miles Davis/Porgy and Bess

Jimi Hendrix/Are You Experienced
Jimi Hendrix/Axis: Bold as Love
Jimi Hendrix/Electric Ladyland
John Coltrane/A Love Supreme
Miles Davis/Sketches of Spain

Bad Brains/Rock For Light
Melvins/A Senile Animal
Devo/Duty Now For The Future
Kryzysztof Penderecki/Orchestral Works

Van Halen/Van Halen
Rush/Exit Stage Left
They Might Be Giants/Flood

Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

We Don't Know Anymore

We've been called prog rock, glam rock, arena rock and other things for better or worse. Now, we are southern rock, according to a website dedicated to cover songs.

Yes, we covered Katy Perry. And yes, we did it in the style of Van Halen. We're not apologizing. Maybe to Van Halen, but that's it. And we'll do that only when Michael Anthony is invited back.

and a palate cleanser:

and The Residents covering Hank Williams (If you haven't heard Stars and Hank Forever, then I recommend that you do)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

.357 Lover Fan Fiction: When Someone in the Band Rented A Civil Action

Someone in the band rented A Civil Action on the netflix. Said someone loves to watch Travolta and Duval, no matter what the content. He almost rented Wild Hogs once, but was sheepish about the possibility of having to provide any explanation. "A Civil Action is quite good", he thought, soon after he started it. However, when he got towards the end the disc skipped to the end credits. Instead of alleviating his frustration by running to the video store, he found that it was also streaming on the netflix. He watched the ending and enjoyed the closure.

Video Flyer for Knitting Factory 8/23

Monday, August 2, 2010

.357 Lover Fan Fiction - Ron and Raincoat

Ron grows tomatoes on his desk by using an electromagnetic-spectrum lamp. He reads the newspaper and some books with the lamp as well, allowing him to feel as if he is in the sunshine while sitting in the comfort of his own home.
He has a dog named Raincoat who loves tomatoes.
Last week, in order to discourage Raincoat from eating tomatoes, he placed a 1/3-scale cutout of Dr. Famularo, the veterinarian who neutered Raincoat, next to the plants.
Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't.
At one end of his electromagnetic-spectrum lamp is a handle. Turning the handle revolves the lamp which causes the spectrum to loop itself, rewinding time within a one-meter radius of the lamp. Whenever Raincoat would eat a tomato - by knocking over the veterinarian effigy - Ron would then turn the lamp very fast to get the electromagnetic spectrum to loop itself, reversing time just enough to stop his dog's bad behavior.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

.357 Lover Fan Fiction: When Bob Worked a Day Camp and Lost His Phone

Bob got a job playing for a day camp out in Eastchester. The only bathrooms were porta-johns. On his first day, he played 2 sets backing up a children's singer-songwriter. During an hour break, Bob went to the bathroom.
Brad called while Bob was going number 2. He was asking about an amp he had loaned to Bob that once belonged to the guitar player for Ambrosia. Bob shifted and knocked his hand on the hand sanitizer and dropped his phone into the hole.
Bob looked in there and thought about getting it out but decided against it.
"Fuck it. Hey Brad, if you can hear me, I'll talk to you, later."
It landed on a paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and still had a signal until Bob went again an hour later.

.357 Lover Fan Fiction: Coupons Don't Pay Bills and Aren't Valid with Alcohol

Brad was doing a recording session with a guy who owns a couple of restaurants that are similar to Red Robins except that you can't order just a side salad. Brad got more than the other cats since he knew that this guy would try to low-ball him.
The other cats got four 2-for-1 coupons to the guy's restaurant. It was called Western Sizzles. The guy's name was Stephen Sizzles.

Video Flyer for Mercury Show

Sunday, July 18, 2010

If you missed the Diorama of Friends show . . .

If you missed the show on Saturday night, then you missed some excellent guests. Here are links to those who performed at the .357 Lover's Diorama of Friends Variety Show. Go see them perform.
Lady Rizo
Anna Copa Cabanna
The Love Show
Seth Herzog
Pendulum Swings (Jason Trachtenburg)

Playing December, 2012

We have a show on a bad-ass ark in late December, 2012.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ars Nova Video Promo

.357 Lover Fan Fiction: When Journey Asked Us to Tour with Them

Once, the band Journey asked us to tour with them. We asked how they found out about us and Neil Schon said it was a youtube video.
"Which one?" I asked.
Schon brought it up on his computer. Meanwhile, the new singer was asking everyone if they'd seen his class ring. He said he liked my wolf ring but that that wasn't it.
Then, Schon turned his computer around and showed me the video.
"That's not us."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

.357 Lover Fan Fiction: Ron Made Pizza

Ron made pizza on the grill for a group of old people as part of his "Get To Know Our Music" series. He emailed the band with the idea that he would target a different demographic each week. His thought was that this plan would plant the seeds for growing a fan base. He put a mix of .357 Lover songs on the stereo along with The Sweet, Sparks, Ween, Queen and Glenn Miller. He also put some Andy Williams in the mix who seemed to be a common equalizer among the elderly.
The old people ate the pizza, asked Ron to turn the stereo either down or off and then asked Ron where McDonald's was.

Friday, July 2, 2010

.357 Lover Fan Fiction: When Dave finally saw The Illustrated Man

Dave watched The Illustrated Man for the first time yesterday and equated the tattooed man to a .357 Lover fan named Astronaut Mike. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie then you should read the book. If you enjoy dated imagery, then see the movie. If you and your friends enjoy hobo stories, then watch it together without pants, on someone's laptop that's cooking on a rock in the middle of an open fire in a clearing about 50 feet from the tracks. The movie won't last long but you'll get the jist. This is how Dave watched it. Bring beans.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bell House Video Flyer

Here's a informative video.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Playing to the Ghosts

This is a song from our rock opera called Alice Wakeman. This song is from the scene where Alice realizes that no one comes to see him play but the ghosts in his castle. We performed it on a show called Fearless. To ghosts.

This rock opera was performed at Ars Nova theater and is currently being rewritten to make more sense.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Give It Up Video

Video of "Give it Up" from Fearless appearance

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

.357 Lover Fan Fiction - Dave and the Yeti Ghost

Dave was in Durango once and sprinted up the side of a mountain to get a better look at a valley that was supposedly haunted. It was said that if you cross your eyes while looking into the low-lying fog, then you will see apparitions.
He tried this and didn't see anything. Luckily, he had a 3-D picture book in his backpack along with a ghost-hunting app on his iphone. Practicing with the 3-D book failed him as did the phony app.
As he gained steam trotting down the other side of the mountain, he tripped over a log and landed on a damp patch of moss. Before him was the ghost of a yeti. The yeti melted before him and then a band of police officers showed up soon after.
"Hey son, have you seen any ghosts in fur suits?"
"I'm not your son."
They passed by him and jogged up the mountainside. The yeti ghost reappeared like a claymation video in front of Dave, giving him an exaggerated wink. They palled around that day and the yeti ghost showed Dave the difference between old deer antlers and invisible gold.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

.357 Lover Fan Fiction - Bob Cooks With Cinnamon Sometimes

Brad ate at Bob's again. Bob put cinnamon in Brad's soup and asked him to guess what the secret ingredient was. Brad guessed nutmeg, then saffron and finally sriracha sauce. Bob opened a ginger ale and put it in front of Brad.
"What does this taste like?"
"Ginger ale."
"You haven't even tasted it, yet."
"I know what ginger ale tastes like."
"Drink it."
"I don't eat sugar. Or drink it."
"You're no fun, man."
"You know what's fun?"
"Dr. Mario."
Bob repeated it back, correcting Brad's pronunciation with the "a" sounding similar to the word "match".
"That's good."
So, they played 4 hours of Dr. Mario.
Afterward, Bob went home and made a cinnamon-based ravioli and then had mind sex with one of the girls from the tv show "Friends".

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Recording Day 3

The piano tracks were put down today. I hit some rough spots but I’m pretty happy with the takes. Someone left a copy of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, so I read that between takes.
The night before we recorded the tentatively titled song “Werewolf” without a click track, giving the song room to breath. It was the only song that we recorded the piano live with the band. The other songs were recorded to a scratch piano, since the baby grand can’t be put into an isolation booth. For “Werewolf”, the drums were moved into the scratch piano’s booth and the baby grand was used in the larger room. The results were excellent and it felt as if we were recording as a family.
After the piano tracks were played, Brad played a guitar track on “Pageant Parade” and a Farfisa track on “Look at Me”.
I got a little stir crazy in the studio. Walking in the rain a few blocks helped clear my head. I think this is going to be a really good album.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Recording New Album

We recorded yesterday at The Bunker in Brooklyn. Basic tracks were laid down for most of the album. Ron is playing drums with a glomus tumor under his left thumb. He won't have it removed until after the session is complete. He's also playing with a pinched nerve, causing muscle atrophy on his hands. He's like the Hulk when the Hulk is David Banner with a glomus tumor under his thumb.
Pictures are currently up on my Flickr site and Facebook.
We're going back in today. We will be putting more pics up on our Twitter page.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

.357 Lover Fan Faction - When Bob made dinner for Brad

Brad and Bob had a long day that included a lot of hoping for things that didn't happen. Hoping is very consuming and hope that isn't satiated is even more consuming. So the two had whetted an appetite hoping for a piece of mail to come that never came. The couch that they sat on was very comfortable but made one side of the body receive more comfort than the other side which eventually took its toll on the two seeing eye to eye on some things.
Bob makes really good spaghetti but Brad was in the mood for a soup that Bob's mom used to make. Brad has a crush on Bob's mom and Bob's mom makes a really good soup. Bob insisted that she just opens a can of Bean and Bacon and adds water with a little vinegar. Brad said she didn't. Bob made a delicious casserole from a Woman's Day recipe and Brad ate it. His disappointment in the casserole didn't show because he was still hoping that the mail would come, which was a shirt from LL Bean.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Line up for Rock n Roll Circus Residency Week 4

The Final Week, Number Four, of the .357 Lover residency at the Knitting Factory.
Tuesday, January 26
7pm doors
8pm showtime

This week's guests include:
The Pendulum Swings - Jason Trachtenburg, the father of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, in his new band.
Poingly - "If the Faint and the Blood Brothers had a bastard child that was raised by Peaches, it would sound like Poingly"
Ambrose Martos - A brilliant physical comedian, former Cirque du Soleil clown and 1/3 of Happy Hour Show
Angie Pontani - The Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World and Miss Cyclone
Gabe Pacheco - The excellent comedy stylings of a former science teacher
DJ NY1's Roger Clark - NY1's Roger Clark plays his favorite tunes
James Maddock - A hard-working, lovely, singer-songwriter

We will play a different set from last week, trying out new things whilst entertaining you.

Knitting Factory is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – 4 minute walk from the L/G Train (Lorimer-Metropolitan) or a 7 minute walk from the Bedford L

Venue Info/Advance tickets/etc.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Video - Event Horizon

This video was made by our friends Scott and Andrew.

Line up for Rock n Roll Circus Residency Week 3

Week three of the .357 Lover residency at the Knitting Factory.
Tuesday, January 12
7pm doors
8pm showtime

Anna Copacabanna and the MG5 - Lovely glockenspiel driven band. Playing a song from the Muppet Show amongst other things.

supercute! - The new band with Rachel Trachtenburg of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players!

Zero Boy - The Wizard of Oral Affecting Wonders!

Lady Rizo - The Caburlesque Queen of New York City!

Leo Allen - Former SNL writer, current comedy genius!

DJ Harry Hines - The King of Playlists

Cloris Flap - Clown work
.357 LOVER

From the first week's show:

We will play a different set from last week, trying out new things whilst entertaining you

Knitting Factory is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - 4 minute walk from the L/G Train (Lorimer-Metropolitan) or a 7 minute walk from the Bedford L

Venue Info/Advance tickets/etc.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Rock n Roll Circus Residency Week 2

Week two of the .357 Lover residency at the Knitting Factory.
Tuesday, January 12
7pm doors
8pm showtime

This Tuesday's guests are:

- Sky White Tiger - Haunting sounds from L. Schwadron who has played with the Polyphonic Spree and Rufus Wainwright
- Albert Cadabra - Sideshow Extraordinaire and Magician who performs daily at Ripley's Believe it Or Not!
- Jason Quarles - Comedy genius
- Jo Boobs - Beautiful Lady who founded the NY School of Burlesque
- Fletch as DJ Harry Hines
-The Dead River Company - Stripped down bluegrass orchestra

.357 LOVER

We will play a different set from last week, trying out new things whilst entertaining you.

Knitting Factory is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - 4 minute walk from the L/G Train (Lorimer-Metropolitan) or a 7 minute walk from the Bedford L

Venue Info/Advance tickets/etc.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tonight is the Night for the Residency of January

Residency at the Knitting Factory
doors at 7, show at 8
Details at:
The line up tonight also includes:
Kissy Kamikaze - Sweet Punk Sounds
Miss Saturn - Hula Hoop Star
Magic Brian - Magic and Sideshow Marvel
Roger Hailes - Comedy Central Sensation
and tonight's dj is NY1's Roger Clark.


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