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Seth Faergolzia: Doubting Won’t Do

Monday, 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.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/faergolzia/seth-faergolzia-doubting-wont-do

Oh, Holy Crismas

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Seth Faergolzia East / South / Middle US Tour…

Friday, 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

www.23psaegz.com

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

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

band selfie


SETH FAERGOLZIA AND THE 23 PSAEGZ ANNOUNCE AUGUST TOUR

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

Videos:

AND! Here’s a link to our facebook event:

http://www.facebook.com/events/502642983134699/

Website:

http://www.23psaegz.com

Feeling Good After Tour – Forest Creature

Friday, 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

Monday, 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

Italy Booking Agent:
damigianobooking@gmail.com
damiano@damigianobooking.com
Germany Agents:
konzerte.361@online.de
sabineshows@gmail.com

Like us!!

https://www.facebook.com/forestcreaturemusic

Summer Tour Dates

Monday, 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

Seth Faergolzia New Double Album and European Tours!

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Seth Faergolzia will be crossing the BIG POND once again to promote his latest projects, Tin Wood Soldier and Friend Producers. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to donate to the Kickstarter campaign and get some cool stuff, including the two digital albums for only $15! Visit the Kickstarter campaign here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/faergolzia/tin-wood-soldier

Further details to come:

EUROPEAN TOUR
April 28 Bugjar, Rochester [European Tour Send-Off and CD Release Party]
May 1 Darmstadt, Germany – Oetinger Villa w/The Mole
May 2 Köln, Gernany – Wohngemeinschaft
May 4 Zum Falken – Weimar, Germany
May 5 Offenburg, Germany – Spitalkeller
May 6 Berlin, Germany – Schokoladen
May 7 Hannover, Germany – Sing Sing
May 8 Halle/Saale, Germany – Objekt 5
May 9 Vienna, Austria – Rhiz
May 10 Bregenz, Austria – Plattenhahn
May 11 Innsbruck, Austria – Bäckerei
May 12 Nyon, Switzerland – Noviodunum
May 13 Morges, Switzerland – Couvaloup
May 14 Paris, France – Point Ephemere w/ Jeffrey Lewis and Ish Marquez
May 16 Brussels, Belgium – Les Atelier Claus w/ Jeffrey Lewis
May 17 Skopje, Macedonia – La Kanja
May 18 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria – TBA
May 19 Sofia, Bulgaria – National Palace of Culture (NDK)
May 20 Cervia, Italy – Bagno Solo Sole
May 21 Bolzano, Italy – Rock and Roll Club
May 23 Rome, Italy – Fanfulla 101
May 24 Massafra, Italy – New Magazine disco Pub
May 25 Vasto, Italy – Beat Cafe
May 26 Cassino, Italy – Nuove Officine
May 27 Zurich, Switzerland – TBA
May 28 Mainz, Germany – Baron

GERMANY SUMMER TOUR
August 3 Bad Doberan, Germany – Zappanale Festival
August 4 Wrendenhagen, Germany – Scheune
August 5 Trittau, Germany – Alter Bahnhof
More dates TBA!!!

UK TOUR
August 31 – September 2 End of the Road Festival, North Dorset/Wiltshire borders, UK
September 3-10, UK Tour TBA

Help Fund a Double Album!!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

I’ve got two news items for this month…
Firstly, I’ve created a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for my new DOUBLE ALBUM!!!
Secondly, I’m heading to the West Coast USA for a tour with John Ludington in a few days… info below.
Beyond that, there are 3 European Tours planned in May, August and September… info below.

Kickstart our new double album, “Tin Wood Soldier” and “Friend Producers”, both are very interesting projects:

PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR
March 7 San Francisco, CA – SUB/mission
March 9 Sacramento, CA – Luna’s
March 10 Davis, CA – G Street Wunderbar
March 13 Arcata, CA – The Bat Cave
March 15 Portland, OR – Mississippi Pizza
March 16 Olympia, WA – Kitzel’s Crazy Delicious Delicatessen
March 17 Olympia, WA – Olympia Ballroom
March 18 Seattle, WA – Hollow Earth Radio Magma Festival
March 21 Oakland, CA – The ?
March 28 Bugjar, Rochester [Homecoming Party]

Seth Faergolzia Album release, West Coast, and European Tours

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

PAINTING BY SETH FAERGOLZIA