2018 was an amazing and horrifying year. I celebrate the best of the best and the best of the worst.
I’ve started an account over at Patreon and am really excited to share it with you. So excited in fact, that my Patrons can listen to my next single RIGHT NOW before it’s even finished. I’ve carefully considered the questions you may have about this and have answers.
Short Answer: It’s this Sunday at High Dive! Get tickets now ($6)
Long Answer: Patrick Galactic’s Lo-Fi All-Stars is a series I curate at the High Dive on the first Sunday of every month. It is a celebration of song in its most minute form. I find three amazing songwriters and let them share their music, most often with just a guitar or piano to accompany them.
Great songs come through no matter how they are played. It’s fun to strip things down and hear the raw emotional center of an excellently-crafted song. Sometimes I hear a band that I love and wonder what they would sound like stripped down. So I have them play an acoustic set, sometimes just the lead singer, sometimes the whole band. You still with me?
If you are a singer-songwriter who’d like to be part of a future show, come out Sunday and chat with me. These shows can only happen if our music community supports them. We need you. You need gigs.
This Sunday at High Dive, I’ve selected three very different artists who all share common threads.
Freman is multi-instrumentalist and musical line-stepper Lauren Freman. She's a singer-songwriter hell-bent on blurring the lines between high and low art. She’s opening the night at 8pm and is someone you don’t want to miss.
Kelly Fleek of The Spider Ferns performs a rare solo set, featuring stripped down arrangements of TSF's electro pop and rare gems that are only shared on nights like these.
Immensity Crumb is the new project of Clearly Beloved brains Brenden and Jennifer Smith. Beautiful, strange, delightful...a very grandiose, small thing.
Join me in The Tower of Song (The High Dive, just so we’re clear) and drink in the intimate and evocative energy of this amazing group of songwriters.
“So….are you still like…making music?”
This is an actual quote from a recent conversation I had. It stung at first but in the end, I got it. I’ve played less shows and shared less music this year than any year I can remember.
“So…are you still like…making music?”
I’ve played a couple epic shows with the band and felt the inevitable 3 day high of being accepted by a large crowd.
“SO ARE YOU STILL MAKING MUSIC OR NOT, MOTHERFUCKER?!”
Oh right, that. The answer? Yes. Lots. Last year I decided that the Patrick Galactic I’d shown the world had run its course and I wanted to branch out, creatively. Remember that whole “It’s the end of an era” tagline that I threw around a lot? There was a reason.
I’ve spent the last 8 months recording relentlessly, making a beautiful video with my ace, John Theroux, and before the year is over, you’ll be hearing a lot of it! I’ve had the opportunity to work with an amazing cast of musicians on my next EP and I am so excited to show it to you. Almost excited enough to…no. Not yet. But soon.
Till then here’s a picture of my dog, who has been endlessly bored watching me make this shit. Give it up for Luna everyone. She’s the real hero here
Cover photo by Tony Hammons
A bad year.
A good year.
A weird-as-fuck year.
Running from the Sun came out a little over a year ago and since then I've dropped two videos, been interviewed, reviewed, rejected, accepted, triumphed and failed more times than I'd like to count. It's the way I roll and I wouldn't have it any other way.
This Sunday, December 10th, I'm wrapping up the Running from the Sun era with one of my biggest performances ever at Tractor Tavern in Ballard. It's an early show, we take the stage at 7pm. It's a full band performance, we will be joined by our ace in the hole and my frequent collaborator, John Theroux, who will be projecting live visuals on stage.
After this show, the focus turns to the next phase. In 2018 I have new singles, new videos and a new EP that I think you'll really like. Don't miss this show and don't you DARE think you've seen all the tricks I have up my sleeve! I'll be seeing you Sunday!
In May I was reunited with my friend and creative soul brutha John Theroux of CTPAK Film Crew to start work on our new creation. WHAT IS THIS CREATION, YOU ASK?! A new video for “Dying Days of Lois Lane”.
When we made the video for Center of Command last year, we came up with an intensely personal story loaded with implications and symbolism. We also felt we’d only scratched the surface of what was possible with that narrative. When the time came to make another video, we decided to write a new chapter and took meta to a whole new level.
I don’t want to spoil anything because the video isn't out yet. What I will say is this: once you face the past (and it kicks your ass like mine did to me in Center of Command), you have to face yourself/selves.
5 Things I CAN say
- There were sick costumes.
- I wore a legit man bun.
- We got an insane amount of bug bites shooting in a very old cemetery for 4 hours.
- I actually had somene body double for me.
- My co-stars are my fiancee Rachel (Hel Mary) and our daughter, Antoinette.
“Dying Days of Lois Lane” will debut soon enough but until then, here’s some shots from the set. And if you haven’t seen “Center of Command” yet, watch it below.