The Butchershop Quartet’s “The Rite of Spring” Chicago performance as previewed by Peter Margasak in the Chicago Reader. You can now purchase BSQ’s rendition at their Bandcamp, just remixed & re-released in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ballet.
Another project Rob is involved in, The Butcher Shop Quartet, will be performing 3 shows in May to support their recent release, “The Rite of Spring”. This record & shows commemorate the 100th anniversary of the “riot inducing” Paris debut of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
The Butchershop Quartet’s version of the Rite of Spring was released in March 2004 in time for a series of performances with choreographer Julie Atlas Muz as part of the 2004 Whitney Biennial in New York City. Two new members, Nathaniel Braddock (guitar) and Dan Sylvester (drums) joined in place of Rob Bochnik and Dylan Posa, both having left Chicago. Upon completion of the tour the new group reconvened at Electrical Audio Recording to capture their rendition. Engineered by Greg Norman, the tapes sat until late 2012 when Bochnik, having since returned to Chicago, set about mixing them with plans to release them in conjunction with a few select performances celebrating the 100 year debut of Stravinsky’s masterpiece.
How’s everyone? We just wanted to say hi and fill you in on some upcoming events in the coming week (there’s many!) & provide a little recap of recent stuff. So here’s a calendar of sorts:
– Glen is playing the MusicNow Festival in Cincinnati Ohio
– Graham & friends are Square Pegs! This time they will be playing some Chicago Blues, 50’s R&B & New Orleans Blues at Whelans front bar from 7-9pm
– Glen is participating in Poetry & The Creative Mind at Lincoln Center in NYC
– Graham & Joe will play with lots of other folks at The Sugar Club in Dublin for a Tribute to Levon Helm. Money raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society.
– Glen joins John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders at City Winery in NYC
– The Frames: In The Deep Shade starts a week long run at the Lighthouse Theatre in Dublin
Not to mention, April & May bring lots of Framesy birthdays! Happy happy birthday to Glen, Claire, Joe & Colm, a bevy of Tauruses.
Conor Masterson’s The Frames: In The Deep Shade has further screenings scheduled in LA, Portland, Belfast & Rotterdam for now. You can keep an eye at the ITDS website. We have a page here too with news & links to reviews/interviews as they appear.
Sounds like Australia & New Zealand were a fantastic time for everyone! We’ve got setlists & the usual over here & also some interviews & performances on local radio & the like over here at TV & Radio and here at Features & Interviews.
Thanks y’all, have a great weekend…. jenn & shannon
(photo by Ivi!)
In early 2012, Rob continued to tour with Marketa Irglova followed by a trip to Iceland in the spring to work on her second album. That summer, he joined Glen & the rest of The Frames to accompany him on tour to support Rhythm and Repose.
While continuing to tour with Glen & the lads into the fall/winter, Rob began working on mixes for The Frames – In The Deep Shade, a documentary about The Frames by Conor Masterson.
In December Rob worked again with The Dudley Corporation on their LP Everyone Does Everything Wrong which will be released on May 11th. Listen to the first single, ‘Grey Lights’, here. He had previously recorded & mixed songs for their third album, Year of the Husband, in 2008.
In January 2013 Rob spent time in Prague as the mix engineer recording for a Czech band, Tichonov, at Faust Studios. He is presently on tour with Glen and the lads and hopes to spend some of this year working on his on sophomore record.
(photo by Ivi Rebova)