FAERGOLZIA: European Tour, NYC, Syracuse and Rochester

August 21st, 2015

Seth Hebert-Faergolzia and a group of 5 amazing musicians will be traveling Europe this Autumn performing Seth’s music including #100songs, Dufus, 23 Psaegz, Forest Creature and anything else you can think of with the latest troupe, FAERGOLZIA.

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September 19 – Skylark, Rochester, NY (warmup show!!)
September 20 – Alto Cinco, Syracuse, NY
September 22 – Palisades, NYC (US sendoff show!!)
September 24 – Ting Galleri – Malmö, Sweden
September 25 – Makvaerket – Regstrup, Denmark
September 26 – Old School – Private show- Bastanäs, Linneryd, Sweden
September 29 – Wohnzimmerkonzert – Kamen, Germany
September 30 – Café Central – Brussels, Belgium
October 1 – Stumpf – Hanover, Germany
October 2 – Hasenshaukel – Hamburg, Germany
October 3 – Cafe Scheune, Wrendenhagen, Germany
October 4 – Tipi – Leipzig, Germany
October 7 – Fluc, Vienna, Austria
October 8 – PMK – Innsbruck, Austria
October 10 – Chäsi – Gysenstein, Switzerland
October 11 – White Horse – Morges, Switzerland
October 12 – Secret Show – Kehl, Germany
October 13 – Benderhof – Kaiserslautern, Germany
October 14 – Schokoladen – Berlin, Germany
October 15 – Waggon – Offenbach, Germany
October 16 – Blau – Mannheim, Germany
October 18 – Shorty – Bärenbach, Germany
Seth plays acoustic guitar and loop station. From California, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, John Ludington from Absynth Quintet, a critically acclaimed gypsy-grass band, “…the lovechild of Beck and Frank Zappa…” Seth and John toured Europe in 2013 with their collaborative project, Forest Creature. Shaun Jones from Heck Yup, will be gently shredding electric guitar. Laura Lee Jones wearing an old washboard will tinker with auxiliary percussion & provide voice and theremin melodies. Beat professor, drummer extraordinaire, Dominic Marini is on his maiden voyage with Faergolzia.

The freak-folk group will be performing a full and varied cross-section of the peerless oddball music that has delighted and baffled audiences, collaborators, and critics alike for over a decade. Faergolzia will continue to shake musical conventions, making moments honest and organic in their exploration of possibility.

UK Summer Tour 2014

June 23rd, 2014

2014 UK TOUR DATES (Seth F + Laura Lee)

August 12, 7.30pm – London, UK – The Garage tickets
August 13, 7.30pm – Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms (w/ Jeffrey Lewis) tickets
August 14, 8pm – Leicester, UK – The Musician (w/Jeffrey Lewis) tickets
August 16 – Green Man Festival, Glanusk Park, Wales, UK tickets
August 17 – Sheffield, UK (early) – Secret House Show
August 17, 7pm – Wakefield, UK – The Hop (w/Jeffrey Lewis) tickets
August 18, 8pm – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny (w/Jeffrey Lewis) tickets
August 19, 7.30pm – Dundee, Scotland – Kage Nightclub (w/Jeffrey Lewis) tickets
August 20 – Moseley, Birmingham – The Dark Horse Tickets
August 22, 8pm – Hull, UK – The Adelphi cash @ the door
August 23, 7pm – Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute (w/Jeffrey Lewis) tickets
August 24, 6pm – Cardiff, Wales – HUB Festival tickets
August 24, 9pm – Bristol, UK – Secret Garden Show

Seth Faergolzia and Heck Yup European Tour and Album Release

April 20th, 2014

April 25 Bugjar (Album Release Show!) – Rochester, NY
April 29 Cakeshop – NYC
May 1 Waggon -Offenbach, Germany
May 2 Knertzbau – Frankfurt , Germany
May 3 Blau – Mannheim, Germany
May 4 Grüner Baum – Ottersweier, Germany
May 5 K.O.K. – Kaiserslautern, Germany
May 6 Cafe Wagner – Jena, Germany
May 7 Franzis – Wetzlar, Germany
May 8 Alter Roter Löwe Rein – Berlin, Germany
May 9 Ausland – Berlin, Germany
May 10 Hasenschaukel – Hamburg, Germany
May 11 Oberdeck – Hannover, Germany
May 12 The Attic – Hannover, Germany
May 13 Kuze – Potsdam, Germany
May 14 Wohngemeinschaft – Cologne, Germany
May 15 Fanfulla – Rome, Italy
May 16 Beat Cafe – Vasto, Italy
May 17 Rework – Perugia, Italy
May 18 Italy
May 19 Gattò – Milan, Italy
May 20 White Horse – Morges, Switzerland
May 21 Qwertz – Lausanne, Switzerland
May 22 Plattenhahn – Bregenz, Austria
May 23 Die Bäckerei – Innsbruck, Austria
May 24 Deutschvilla – Strobl, Austria
May 26 Rhiz – Vienna, Austria


August 13 - Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms (w/Jeffrey Lewis)

August 14 - Leicester, UK – The Musician (w/Jeffrey Lewis)

August 16 - GreenMan Festival, Wales, UK

August 17 – Wakefield, UK – The Hop (w/Jeffrey Lewis)

August 18 – Newcastle, UK - The Cluny (w/Jeffrey Lewis)

For the May 2014 European tour, Seth will be traveling with a small band with members of 23 Psaegz including a tuba, glockenspiel, and electric guitar under the name “Heck Yup!”.


Seth Faergolzia: Doubting Won’t Do

March 24th, 2014

Seth’s first completely solo album: a juxtaposition of complex and dense loops vs. solo finger picked acoustic songs from the heart.


Oh, Holy Crismas

December 19th, 2013

Seth Faergolzia East / South / Middle US Tour…

September 27th, 2013

10/2 Avenue 209 – Lock Haven, PA
10/3 Blue Moon Cafe – Shepherdstown, WV
10/4 Electric Maid – Takoma, DC
10/5 The Cave – Chapel Hill, NC
10/6 The Station – Carrboro, NC
10/7 Calico Room – Wilmington, NC
10/8 Crown Station – Charlotte, NC
10/9 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC
10/10 Soho – Columbus, GA
10/11 Copper Top – Huntsville, Alabama
10/12 The Forge – Birmingham, Alabama
10/13 House Show – Pensacola, Florida
10/14 Celtic Irish Pub – Pascagoula, Mississippi
10/15 St. Roch – New Orleans, Louisiana
10/16 Notsuoh – Houston, Texas
10/17 Headhunters Club – Austin, Texas
10/18 The Swan Dive – Austin, Texas
10/20 Soundpony Lounge – Tulsa, Oklahoma
10/22 Art Closet Studios – Kansas City, Missouri
10/23 The Bridge – Columbia, Missouri
10/24 The Washington – Burlington, Iowa
10/25 The Grant Street Music Co-op – Bloomington, IN
10/26 Jupiter Studios – Alliance, Ohio


Ever since his days as the mastermind behind critically-acclaimed avant-boho outfit Dufus, Seth Faergolzia has blazed colorful trails into modes of expression one couldn’t have foreseen even as Dufus were being hailed as “freak folk” innovators.

When Faergolzia first emerged out of lower Manhattan at the turn of the millennium, he cut quite the figure as a trailblazing artist committed to pursuing his vision on the fringe of the fringes, quickly distinguishing himself as a visionary with an entertainer’s flair and
a penchant for bending minds. Naturally, the surface absurdism of his output drew comparisons to likeminded iconoclasts like Captain Beefheart, Zappa, Ween, and Mr. Bungle. But, Faergolzia has come to represent a genre unto himself, the labyrinthine pathways of his inspiration delighting audiences and collaborators alike.

In his new live show, taking the stage as a one-man tornado of sound, Faergolzia draws from new material, electronic samples, loops, improvisations, and choice selections from the Dufus vault — a full and varied cross-section of the matchless oddball muse that has delighted audiences, collaborators, and critics alike for over a decade.

23 Psaegz East Coast US Tour

July 22nd, 2013

band selfie


Following in the footsteps of his critically-acclaimed avant-freakout band Dufus — whose landmark 2003 ROIR album 1:3:1 was hailed by AllMusic’s Jesse Jarnow as “the kind of record that could potentially change a listener’s life” — Seth Faergolzia once again makes a delightful mess of musical boundaries with his latest group 23 Psaegz. Initially conceived as a kind of live-action orchestra for Faergolzia’s puppet rock opera, the 23 Psaegz (pronounced SAY-jezz, as in: plural of “sage”) have evolved into the main vehicle for Faergolzia’s continued explorations into mind-bending musical realms unprecedented even by outsider art and freak folk standards.

Like Dufus, the 23 Psaegz consist of a revolving cast of musicians that at any given time can include up to 18 musicians sharing the stage. But where Dufus often reveled in funk-rock gymnastics and Captain Beefheart-inspired abrasion, the 23 Psaegz create the communal amiability of a warm gathering around the hearth of Faergolzia’s musical vision. The music itself is unapologetically (even audaciously) off-kilter and curiously sculpted, and the rest of the band brings a sense of joy to match. Imagine a kaleidoscopic New Orleans marching band crossed with an outer space production of “Peter & the Wolf” and you’ll be somewhere in the ballpark. Glockenspiel, flute, tuba, keytar, cello, banjo, saxophone, and salvaged metal percussion collide with bass, a haphazard collection of drums, guitar, toy piano, and group vocal harmonies in multi-colored bursts — not unlike 20 cans of silly string all exploding at once. Meanwhile Faergolzia’s acrobatic voice, captivating presence, and inimitable song structures anchor his enthusiastic crew of bandmates.

23 Psaegz are hitting the road August 2013 to weave a musical loop around the East coast. They’re also in progress recording an ambitious rock opera project long in the making, snippets of which will be performed on their forthcoming tour:

7/26 Babeville – Buffalo, NY
8/2 Skylark – Rochester, NY
8/3 House of Love – Greenwich, CT
8/4 Really Cool House Show – Boston, MA
8/5 Cameo – Brooklyn, NY
8/6 Antifolk Festival at Sidewalk, New York City
8/7 Eris Temple Arts – Philadelphia, NY
8/8 Emilio’s – Richmond, VA
8/9 Blackbox Theater – Salisbury, NC
8/10 Birdhouse Noun Factory – Athens, GA
8/11 Jack of the Wood – Asheville, NC
8/12 Flat Iron – Greensboro, NC
8/13 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar- Charlottesville, VA
8/14 501 Speakeasy – Roanoke, VA
8/15 Wind Up Space – Baltimore, MD
8/16 The Lemon Grove – Youngstown, OH
8/17 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
8/19 Meddlesome Lab – Rochester, NY

For interview requests, digital promos, or more info contact: booking@23psaegz.com


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Feeling Good After Tour – Forest Creature

April 19th, 2013

Seth Faergolzia, John Ludington

A wonderful tour through Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. Music is such a good experience, a wonderful way to make the coolest friends I’ve ever had. There are great people all over the world. I’ll be taking a bit of a break to work on my Opera “23 Psaegz” and songwriting / looping and continuing work on my paintings, sculpture and videos.

Will try to keep you all up to date on what’s going on!







In the meantime, check out the awesome awesome FOREST CREATURE ALBUM!

Till next time!

hugs, Seth

FOREST CREATURE feat. Seth Faergolzia (Dufus) and John Ludington

December 17th, 2012

FOREST CREATURE is the new project born out of a 20 year friendship and longstanding mutual musical respect between Seth Faergolzia (aka Dufus) and John Ludington. March 2013 promises a European tour through Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Italy and perhaps a few other countries!!

February 24 Bugjar – Rochester, NY

February 26 (early) Sidewalk Cafe w/Jeffrey Lewis- New York, NY 9PM
February 26 (late) Goodbye Blue Monday w/Chingching – Brooklyn, NY 11PM

February 28 Schokoladen – Berlin, Germany

March 1 Hasenshaukel – Hamburg, Germany

March 2 Oberdeck – Hannover, Germany

March 3 – Knoflook – Utrecht, Netherlands

March 4 – Seth’s Birthday!!!

March 5 Cafe Camelot – Nijmegen, Netherlands

March 6 Café Central – Brussels, Belgium

March 7 Die Wohngemeinschaft – Cologne, Germany

March 8 Kaffee Schwarz – Leipzig, Germany

March 9 Blau – Mannheim, Germany

March 10 Waggon – Offenbach, Germany

March 11 K.O.K. – Kaiserslautern, Germany

March 12 Grüner Baum – Ottersweier, Germany

March 13 Blue Notes – Lahr, Germany

March 14 The White Horse – Morges, Switzerland

March 15 Chäsi – Gysenstein, Switzerland

March 16 Plattenhahn – Bregenz, Austria

March 17 Die Bäckerei – Innsbruck, Austria

March 18 – TBA – Strobl, Austria

March 19 Chelsea – Vienna, Austria

March 20 Mela di Newton – Padova, Italy

March 21 Fanfulla – Roma, Italy

March 22 Why Not – Avellino, Italy

March 23 Cantina 45 – Messina, Sicily

March 24 Oetinger Villa – Darmstadt, Germany

March 25 KuZe – Potsdam, Germany w/Toby Goodshank

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Summer Tour Dates

July 9th, 2012

July 10 Meddlesome Lab – Rochester, NY
July 12 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
July 14 Big Lebowski Fest – Oswego, NY
July 16 Petit Library Art Gallery – Syracuse, NY 5PM

July 20 Blau – Mannheim, Germany
July 21 Down By the River Festival – Berlin, Germany
July 22 Waggon – Offenbach, Germany
July 23 Bei Frau Müller – Darmstadt, Germany
July 24 TBA
July 25 Swamp – Freiburg, Germany
July 26 City / Open Air Stage – Renchen, Germany
July 27 Plattenhahn – Bregenz, Austria
July 28 House Show – Wetzlar, Germany
July 29 TBA
July 30 KuZe – Potsdam, Germany
July 31 Oberdeck – Hannover, Germany
August 1 The Attic – Hannover, Germany
August 2 Hasenschaukel – Hamburg, Germany
August 3 Zappanale Festival – Bad Doberan, Germany
August 4 Scheune – Wrendenhagen, Germany
August 5 Alter Bahnhof – Trittau, Germany

UK Tour…
August 28 Windmill, Brixton – London, UK
August 29 Totnes Festival – Totnes, UK
August 30 The Full Moon – Cardiff, Wales
August 31 Cafe Kino – Bristol, UK
September 1 – End of the Road Festival, UK
September 2 The Waiting Room – Eaglescliff, UK