Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy 2011! (where have we been?!)

After a long hiatus from blogging, fear not dear Bone-Gunners, for we have returned... and with great news!

2010 has been busy busy busy for us plugging away at the new EP (due out at the end of this month) and practicing hard for the East Coast tour.

We hit up Boston, Delaware, Baltimore, Philly, Albany, Providence, New London, Hamden, and of course our home base, Brooklyn and NYC! These shows rocked and we plan on hitting up these cities again in Spring '11.

We've also already had three rockin' shows at our gallery I Made An Art in Red Hook, BK this summer and plan on taking it to the road next month. You can find our event pages for these tour dates on Facebook for more details Bone Gunn on Facebook. "Like" us to get updates on all of our gigs, giveaways and new music. We will be giving out codes for some rare Bone Gunn MP3s in the very near future...stay tuned!

- BG

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Catch up. Ketchup. HelL.A.!

How Day 1 ended: Well... hmmm. Wednesday night we played at L.A.'s underground "Bootleg Theater" which is a very cool place to see a show. Unfortunately the night's schedule was errr... rearranged in such a way that there were not a whole lot of people around to see our set by the time we got on. The good news is that one of those people was Michel Gondry. We hoped you enjoyed yourself good sir and thank you for extending more courtesy than some of the other creative types at the show.

Day 2: Day off. Hooray! Shawn the tyrant of health and humanity tied us up and dragged us down La Cienega to a VEGAN restaurant... meat eaters were terrified. Actually the food was incredible. They boasted some of the best nachos any of us had ever had, featuring Cashew based "Cheese" with Jalepenos. Quality. After that we made a trip over to Amoeba Records. If you've never been I won't tell you much other than that its... prrrreeetty big. I'll be living in L.A. now since I had to pawn my plane ticket home as well as everything I own just to buy what I found from there. In actuality I went home with Vinyl: Graceland by Paul Simon, Repeater by Fugazi, Expectations by Keith Jarett, and Horses In The Sky by Silver Mt. Zion plus The Lemon Of Pink by The Books on CD. Shawn Setaro got some of the worlds finest Soul/R+B including Otis Redding, Jimmy Scott and Eddie Hazel. Penny found just about every John Zorn record that he didn't already have. Chad showed restraint and bought only one Leadbelly/ Blind Willie McTell compilation (he was saving up for PBR). After Amoeba, bone gunn will never be the same. Later that night Chad got upset because we weren't taking poker seriously enough and he ended up touring the errr... specialty bars of West Hollywood and gaining some cultural knowledge and experience which he will never forget.

Day 3: Off again. Tough life. We parted ways, some went to Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach while I went to Malibu to visit my Uncle. All I know about everyone else's adventure is that they spent what sounds like must have been an hour trying to explain to a bar tender what bone gunn sounds like. To no avail clearly since all he came up with was "Failure" who we sound absolutely nothing like. I also had the joy of explaining (more like misleading) to some wealthy people what a bone gunn is. Much to love to my Malibu family who stuffed me full of amazing food, tequila and red wine.

Day 4: Small gig in Long Beach... very disorganized. I think there was something like four or five shows booked in the same place at the same time. So we all played at once. SERIOUSLY (sarcastically). It was fun enough though. Apparently it got broken up by police immediately after we left. Rest in peace Bryan's hat, which was accidentally left behind in the mess.

Note to all: Do not play Anthony Dugo in poker unless you can distract him with American Idol tryouts on the TV.

[EDIT: I forgot to mention that I also invented a dance move at the show called the "Floor Spin Into Break Your Ass Somersault Attempt At Making Cute Girl Laugh" ... the bruise is pretty nice... I think she laughed though.]

... and that should bring us up to right about... now. Club Dragonfly with The Spazmatics tonight at 8:30 PM. See you and/or your L.A. friends there.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tour Diary; Day 1: Poolside At the Ramada... What Are We Here For Again?

Day 1... 6:20PM:

So after touching down in L.A. last night we found our way to the Ramada Plaza Inn on Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood... not of course before stopping at a diner for Avocado and Bacon Cheeseburgers. Shawn Setaro our faithful vegan bass player opted out, of course... PSSSSHHH. (Disclaimer: Rarely are we serious. Bone Gunn in no way condones the awful treatment of cows (mmmmm) and other animals (*smacking lips*) by the country's meat industry and supports vegans in their perseverance and dedication to respecting life.)

Anyway, this morning we woke up to the hot L.A. sun we've all heard so much about and had a nice dip in the hotel pool. We travelled down La Cienega and found a cheap sushi place. The eel and spicy tuna blew our minds. Shawn ate tofu... what's with this guy? Finally, we went to Guitar Center to pick up some necessities but ended up spending an hour drooling on guitars that we can't afford. I would do some pretty terrible things for the '71 Martin D-18 I played... terrible things.

So here we are in L.A., enjoying ourselves and OH YEAH... we're here to play shows! I almost forgot. Tonight we play with Mia Doi Todd at the Bootleg Theater. We are very excited. Recap on that later. Much love to our folks and fans and folkfans around the country. Thanks for stopping by. More fun from the road later...

bone gunn

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Monday, November 2, 2009

We Are Not Welcome At The Comfort Inn Anymore


Halloween was a blast. Corning, thank you for hosting us and showing us an amazing time! We are in debt to everyone who came out and showed their love and partied with us after at the Comfort Inn... To all those at the Comfort Inn who were not with us and did not choose to join us... we sincerely apologize for the racket we made. We undoubtedly owe you a few hours of sleep. Also, huge props to Chad Taggart who had his drumming debut and handled the gig like a champ for someone who doesn't play drums usually. Great job Chad!

Now, we are about to embark on a journey spanning many many many miles. From November 3rd to the 11th we'll be in L.A. And shortly thereafter, from the 15th to the 21st we'll be in London (see tour dates below)! We definitely need the support of anyone who lives in or knows anyone who lives in either of those two cities! Please tell you friends about the shows! We are offering to buy beers for whoever can bring ten of their friends to any of these shows!!! That's right. Free beer. Again... Free beer. And finally, if you missed that: Free beer. I'll be keeping a tour diary and posting it here for those who are interested in our adventures. You have my word that at least 10% of it will not be fictional. Spread the word. Hope to see you and yours at the shows. Lots more good things to come soon! Much love to all...

-CMK, bg-


November 4th, 2009, Wednesday
Bootleg Theater
Opening slot for Mia Doi Todd

November 8th 2009, Sunday
Opening for The Spazmatics

November 10th 2009, Tuesday


November 17th 2009, Tuesday
Hope & Anchor

November 19th 2009, Thursday
The Underworld Camden

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Party. Hardy hardy. Hardy.

Tonight Bone Gunn will be inviting fans into their home rehearsal facility/art gallery for their CD Release Party. A select bunch of fine individuals whom we know and love have already been invited but if we have forgot about you or don't know you and you would like to join, please feel free to contact us at The band will be playing a full set as well as offering drinks, CDs, shmooze, and God freaking knows what else. They also promise to dress to impress. Let us know if you would like to come!


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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Flies" EP Released! Available On iTunes Now!

Hello all!

Today marks the release of our third E.P. "Flies." Thanks to everyone who made it possible! It is available on iTunes, or you can contact us to get a hard copy of it. Enjoy!


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Show Show Show Show

Howdy folks. We take to the Lower East Side on August 28th, next week to open for The Giraffes and we are very very excited. We are scheduled to go on at 11:00PM and we do hope you will join us! More info here: 
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