Archive for September, 2011

UK Tour with Jeffrey Lewis Band

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Seth Faergolzia will be hitting the road once again solo through the UK this Autumn with Jeffrey Lewis… check here for updates.

Fri, Oct 21 – Halifax, UK – Puzzle Hall (21 Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2RF) (sans Jeffrey L.)

Sat, Oct 22 – TBA (sans Jeffrey L.)

Sun, Oct 23 – Hull, UK – The Adelphi (89 De Grey Street, HU5 2RU) (sans Jeffrey L.)

Mon, Oct 24 – Newcastle, UK - The Cluny (Ouseburn Warehouse Workshops, 36 Lime St, NE1). Tix available here.

Tues, Oct 25 – Manchester, UK – The Ruby Lounge (28-34 High Street, Manchester M4 1QB). Tix available here.

Wed, Oct 26 – Edinburgh, Scotland - The Internationale

Thu, Oct 27 – Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo (20-28 Renfield Lane Glasgow G2 6PH) Tix available here.

Fri, Oct 28 – Birmingham, UK - The Ballroom (formerly The Academy, 52-54 Dale End, Birmingham, B4 7LS), age 14+. Tix available here.

Sat, Oct 29 – Leicester, UK - Lock 42

Sun, Oct 30 – Cardiff, UK - The Globe (125 Albany Road, Cardiff, CF24 3NS) Tix available here.

Mon, Oct 31 – Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms (25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5LB). Tix available here.

Tues, Nov 1 – Bristol, UK - The Thekla (40 The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB). Tix available here.

Nov 2, London, UK - HEAVEN (9 The Archers, Villiers Street) Advance tix buyable here !

Thu, Nov 3 – Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club

Fri, Nov 4 – Brighton, UK - The Haunt (10 Pool Valley, BN1 1NJ) Tix available here.

Sat, Nov 5 – Bristol, UK – The Stag and Hounds (74 Old Market Street, Old Market) (sans Jeffrey)

Sun, Nov 6 – London, UK – 12 Bar (Denmark Street, WC2H 8NL) (sans Jeffrey)

 

US homecoming SHOWS

Thu, Nov 10 – Rochester, NY – Bugjar

Fri, Nov 11 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon

 

Seth Faergolzia and 23 Psaegz rock opera Premiere Tour

Monday, September 12th, 2011
 

Anti-folk hero Seth Faergolzia (of Dufus)
premieres new rock opera 23 PSAEGZ ON TOUR…

Sept 17 @ Bug Jar, Rochester, NY (with O’Death)
Sept 22 @ Nyack Vilalge Theater, Nyack, NY (early show)
Sept 22 @ House of Love, Greenwich, CT
Sept 23 @ Cake Shop, New York, NY
Sept 24 @ The Whitehaus Family Record, Boston

Founded by Seth Faergolzia in 2010 as the successor to his world-renowned

13-year project, Dufus, the23 Psaegz (pronounced say•jezz) carry on the

warm, weird legacy by stretching the boundaries of musical experience with

craze & care unmatched. The group originally gathered with the intention of

performing Seth’s 23 Psaegz stream of consciousness puppet rock opera, &

has since also become a collaborative backing for his complex web of

musical delight. Front man Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills

(mastering simultaneously the guitar, glockenspiel, kick drum, and

vocal antics) to a new apex of musical sagacity, as he leads the 23

Psaegz odd.

“Seth Faergolzia’s Dufus has always challenged traditional conceptions

about folk through unorthodox and highly-developed melodies and rhythms.”

- Huffington Post

Read the Huffingtn Posts’ recent feature on Seth.

or in their own words…

23 Psaegz — a long piece of music derived from 23 pages of Seth’s streaming

mind waves. Seth conducts his rollicking 15-folk-grand orchestra with a ‘glock’

mallet, booming kick pedal, tenacious guitar, & far-arching vocals. Designed

with five moving parts, 23 Psaegz ignites a most profoundly human machine,

a musical organism with propellers, say, blasting out whirls of free-thought,

frequencies that both cut close to the bone & hug the heart fondly — a true

masterwork. Seth’s keen ear for harmony deftly channels the energies & talents

of the human voice, flute, tuba, trumpet, violin, guitars, bass, piano &

found/salvaged percussion pieces. With the precision and release of flight,

melodic instruments melt sweet cream harmonies with the bass section,

lead & vocal choir, then muscle up with brain circuit cranking dissonance.

The playful & seriously probing expanse of 23 Psaegz = kaleidoscopic-divine

New Orleans marching band meets Peter & the Wolf in outer space. This

intense conflation of lyrical imagery & sonic wonder is music to submerge in.

Seth & the Psaegz concoct music which remains outside the scope of particular

genre-labels or classification. With their harmonic subtlety, poetically

experimental lyricism, quirked-out energy, & of course, Seth’s soaring,

gurgling, whip-crack-acrobatic vocals, each Psaegz performance lovingly

unweaves time, revealing moments honest & organic in their exploration

of possibility. Spontaneously fusing performers with audience, Psaegz

mingle into the crowd in fits of wild dance to Seth’s iPod-karaoke hip-jump

sample-gasms. They’re reshaping & reinventing musical forms to create

new, relevant gestures forward. Whether a whistle-driven dirge,

foot-stomping fable, or inspired improvisation, these are not songs

that will attract only a novel-shock-response, but a growing body of

music so dynamic & full, it can be approached as if with new ears

every time — outlandish, wise & full-hearted.

For more information on the project please visit www.23psaegz.com