Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Acoustic Brunch Show this Sunday!

This Sunday, March 1st, my drummer Chris and I will be playing a little brunch gig at our favorite joint on the boardwalk in Asbury, Langosta Lounge! Its free and we play from 1-2 so come join us, rock out, get some huevos rancheros and a tank of mimosas! We just thought we'd try out some of my new songs so come and get a gander!

Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park Boardwalk, March 1, 1-2pm

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Today is Mardi Gras....RIP Mrs. Antoinette K-Doe!

Today the world and New Orleans celebrate Fat Tuesday. Today New Orleans lost one of it's finest, Mrs. Antionette K-Doe, owner of the legendary New Orleans bar and performance space, Mother In Laws, and wife of a pioneer of the New Orleans sound, Mr. Ernie K-Doe. I had the pleasure of meeting Antionette while I was down in New Orleans on a musicians activism retreat. She cooked us some really great cajun food and regaled us with so many wonderful stories of her late husband, the local music scene and her struggles when the hurricanes hit and flooded Mother In Lawes, leaving her trapped up in the attic for 12 days. She managed to save all of her husbands music memorabilia and photographs. Local musicians and Sweet Home New Orleans helped her to rebuild the bar and believe me it was one of the coolest places I've ever been to. In the brief time that we all spent with her I was so warmed and impressed with how much love she had for music and for her husband, all the highs and lows. She was a woman who to me exemplified unconditional love, passion and positivity. I'll always remember the kindness she showed us while we were down there and may she rest in peace.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Goin on tour with AC Newman!

So as most of you know I sang backup vocals on the new AC Newman record "get guilty" and as it turns out i'll be joining him and his band for a few shows singing said backup vocals, on tour. very excited! the songs are really great and its gonna be fun to go out and sing on someone elses stuff instead of my own for a little bit. hope you guys can make the shows. they will be here:
Mar 10 2009 7:00P
Castaways Ithaca, New York
Mar 11 2009 8:00P
Lee’s Palace Toronto, Ontario
Mar 12 2009 8:30P
Il Motore Montreal, Quebec
Mar 13 2009 7:00P
Club Hell Providence, Rhode Island
Mar 14 2009 8:00P
Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 15 2009 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom New York, New York

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Daptone HQ Robbed! Bullcorn!

This is just terrible. I just heard that Daptone Studio and Headquarters, home to one of the best bands around, the Dapkings, was robbed sometime last weekend. Here is a post from them about what was stolen so please be on the lookout for any gear you might see in the shops, pawns or on ebay and please report it. i so hope they find those fuckers!

"Friends and associates,

"As you may have heard through the grapevine by now, Daptone was broken into last night. Unfortunately, there was a lot of equipment (mics, pre-amps, monitors, turntables, guitars, amps, computers, etc.) stolen and damaged. It is going to take us a while to go through everything and take full stock of what was stolen, and we are not supposed to touch anything until the cops come back to collect fingerprints so we can only guess what's missing from some mic drawers and cabinets.
And, no, we did not have insurance. We had been shopping around with different companies earlier this month but had not signed a check, so nothing was insured. We are working on replacing the gate in front, installing an alarm system, and getting insurance, but it is President's day so it's not going as quickly as we would have liked.
Nydia's computer was stolen (which wasn't backed up) and the modems/ phone system was ripped out, so we'll be relatively out of commission for a few days.

I would like to ask for everyone's help first in keeping an eye out for all of our stuff showing up on ebay/craigslist/local music shops, and secondly (and more realistically) keeping an eye out for good deals on headphones, mics, pre-amps, etc. I could really use a heads up on any kind of studio package for sale or studio equipment to be possibly bought or borrowed as soon as possible. We have a session scheduled for Friday to lay down some music for (I know this sounds
surreal) Rod Stewart, and I'm going to have to get the studio running by then. I know I'm going to need to find headphones, cables, mics, and pre-amps by then. I'm not sure what else yet.

List of gear and Gabriel Roth's letter continued below...


Upon first glance we are definitely missing:
Fender Super Guitar Amp in case
Fender Deluxe Guitar Amp
A whole bunch of headphones and wires
Nydia's HP laptop computer
One Desktop MacIntosh Computer
One Purple Audio API style lunchbox with four Purple Audio Biz mic pre-amps
2 Yamaha NS10 monitors
Vintage Harmony Rocket Guitar
One steel string acoustic guitar
Martin Tenor sax in a gig bag
Technics 1200 turntable
Ion USB turntable
Teac Receiver/stereo amp
Sony dual deck CD burner/player
All of our modem/phone system stuff was ripped out and taken.
A whole bunch of condensor and dynamic microphones (I still need to figure out exactly what's missing) The power supply for my Trident console was tossed and the board was moved (probably not gently) so the status of that is still questionable.
A baldwin organ was tossed and is probably broken.
Lacie External hard drive

Over the next few days, as we sort out the rubble, we are going to figure out what else we lost.

We are putting in a roll down front gate, alarm system, and finally getting our insurance happening this week. We are also going to hire a security guard to watch the house for tonight as the cops and alarm guy seemed pretty confident that they will be back with a truck now that they've seen what's in here.


Thankfully, we all still have our health, ambition, tape machines, and sense of humor in tact. You can slow us down, but you can't stop us. Sleep well knowing we here at Daptone will continue to...

Keep putting Soul up,

Gabriel Roth

P.S. On a lighter note, it seems like the burglars did drop a few items in order to lift Alex's old safe out of here, which was VERY heavy, VERY unwieldy, and also VERY EMPTY!"

Monday, February 16, 2009

Record SHOP!

So i found out something really awesome over this past weekend...Cookman Ave in Asbury Park is getting A RECORD SHOP!!! Finally! My buddy Joe is actually opening it up and its gonna sell new and used vinyl and used cds. Its also gonna have clothing and the bottom floor will be a little performance space and get this...A PINBALL MACHINE MUSEUM!!! but you'll be able to play them of course. No digital machines. I can't wait, records and pinball and I don't have to travel far to have them. YAY! I think the opening is gonna be on March 7th. So excited!
Just got some mixes of demos of some new songs Robert and I wrote down in Austin. I'll try to post something up here soon. Just gotta check with my label about that because they are really weird about me posting shit like that. I don't really understand why not and I probably never will but i'm gonna try.
Just found out today that we turn our clocks forward again in just three weeks. Winter is actually going fast. I felt like i just turned them forward yesterday. It's a good thing as my dark and cold weather depression has been blistering this season but I still hate feeling like I don't have enough time to do the things I want to do. Things just go so fast. Perhaps I should start waking up at 6am.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

new parlor mob video up!

and its awesome! check it out here:

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Face Officially Melted

My boyfriend Paul's band, the Parlor Mob, played last night at the Mercury Lounge. A good time was had by all. They have just gotten so good and are really taking their sound far. Sonically assaulting in the best way. My friend told me that they reminded him of the MC5 and I think i might agree with him. Now i'm deaf and a bit hungover in the airport waiting for my flight to Texas. Going down to write some more songs with my buddy Robert Harrison of Future Clouds and Radar. I'm excited. I recorded a couple new songs yesterday and i really feel like i'm finally getting a good body of work together for this new record. I spent the last couple of months freaking out that i wasnt writing enough and i sat down a couple days ago and went through all the songs i have and didnt even realize that I've written 30 new songs. its funny the things you dont see until you step back from it. i'll try to post up some crappy demos here soon.
In the meantime, the parlor mob are out on tour and i think you guys should treat yourself and check them out if they come to your town. they are such a good time. tourdates are here:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

oh granma!

last night i had the weirdest dream. i was driving in a car with my grandma and we were talking about morrissey. she turned to me and was like "oh i love morrissey!" and then she started singing a song, which not in real life but in my dream was one of his songs, and it went "i smoke to joints, i'm waiting, waiting" it was too weird to hear any of this come out of my grandma's mouth.