Reid & Friends: 3 Nights at The Capitol Theatre
On the last night of Further's nine-show run at The Capitol, Trixie Garcia, daughter of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, announced the opening of the theatre's new lobby bar, Garcia's. Next week, Garcia's launches its initial run of shows featuring three nights of Reid Genauer & Friends on May 16th - 18th.
What is Reid Genauer & Friends? Good question. It's a spoken word tribute band to Madonna. No no, truth be told it's going to be AOD plus special guests. We will bring in friends and local ringers to lead the band through their own material as well as peppering our stuff with their personal spices. The band will also perform a series of duets, trios and such. Room holds about 300 and tickets go on sale TODAY. Come get your swerve on...
“Sun Shot” Has Arrived - Download It For FREE!
In addition to being able to purchase the new album in multiple formats (CD, FLAC, MP3), you can also download Sun Shot for FREE in high-quality MP3 format by participicating in our special “Pay It Forward” social media campaign.
“Sun Shot” Now Available for Pre-Order
That's right folks, the brand new album is now available for pre-order from our newly-revised online store. CDs will ship out as early as tomorrow (Friday), and no later than Monday the 25th. Digital purchases on the other hand are available for immediate download.
Enjoy the tunes!
“Sun Shot” Kickstarter Packages
It's on! The packages were assembled this weekend and have shipped out today. If you participated in the Sun Shot Kickstarter campaign and have not yet responded to the final survey, you need to otherwise you won't receive your AOD tasty treats.
“Your Life is a Song” Update: This was a campaign reward where Reid wrote a song about one individuals life story. AOD went into the studio last week to record “Your Life is a Song.” The working title is “Oklahoma Point of View” and it tells about the romance of a couple, Ted and Jan, from Oklahoma City. We're going to add it as a Sun Shot bonus track in iTunes.
“Sun Shot” Album Update
The official release date of Sun Shot is February 26th. You will start to hear our "single" or featured track “Mrs. What You Are” on radio stations around the country on the 4th. Our He-Man marketing team is pressing the flesh with music mags, blogs, writers and editors around the globe for album and show reviews and previews. “By the power of Grey Skull, we have the power!” The Sun Shot rewards will be mailed and delivered in between those two dates. (Feb 4-25) Truth be told, we are scrambling to finish pressing Reid's solo-acoustic set. It's gonna be tight but we should make it!
Strangefolk at the Capitol Theatre
Many a dust bag/bunny came to Assembly of Dust by way of Strangefolk. Others are "purists" and discovered AOD in the wilds of the rock jungle. Regardless of your point of entry into our little musical ecosystem, Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend offer a rare chance to see the original lineup of Strangefolk... TWO nights at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. It's truly one of the country's finest venues and has been host to greats such as Eric Clapton, The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers to name a few. Join Reid as he and the gang look to work off some of the Thanksgiving bloat in the form of psychedelic dancing.
Friday, Nov 23 & Saturday, Nov 24: 18+ | 8pm | $30 adv. / $35 door
Boston and Burlington this Weekend
We are gearing up for two distinct shows this weekend. Brushing off our instruments and a couple of songs from the AOD vault. By way of summoning the gods of rock, please check out the details below for two upcoming AOD shows... one from The Higher Ground in Burlington, VT and the other from, you guessed it, the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. We'll see you this weekend!
Guys & Gals, Boys & Girls, Children of All Ages
We are happy to announce that our Kickstarter fund raising phase has come to a close. It was a little hair-raising, but more than anything it was really fun to watch. Sort of like a horse race. If our Kickstart was in fact a horse, the outcome could not have been better. Hard to believe this old mare can run so fast and so far!
We want to extend another heartfelt thank you to those who helped bolster the process with pledges, pats on the back, and general enthusiasm. This past month was a real testimony to the power of our collective social fiber. Pretty cool!
The good news is while the funding part is over, the process has only just begun. We are scrambling this week to kick things into 5th gear and start grinding away at the mechanics of delivering the album, as well as all the surrounding niceties and novelties.
More details will follow in the coming weeks...
Final Week - 84% Reached; FREE Download
First and foremost, a big thank you to all those who have pitched in towards our upcoming album Sun Shot... we are are sincerely grateful! As a token of our appreciation we have posted a multitrack recording for your listening pleasure (details below). Now if you were on the fence, eyeing your piggy bank, trying to convince your wife to let you be an independent thinker — there is no time like the present.
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Free Full Show Download – Multitrack Bootleg:
While this show is far from perfect, it's fun to listen to and leagues above the average bootleg simply because it was multi-tracked by an avid fan/taper named Joe Bouchard. The sound quality is fantastic... thanks Joe!
Live at Port City Music Hall - 3/25/2011 [DOWNLOAD]
Please bare in mind that this is a large zip file (304 MB) and a lot of people could be trying to download all at the same time. If your download should fail, please be patient and try back at a later time. Thank you.
3 Weeks Down, 60% of Our Goal Met
We listened to your call for ROCK, we laughed, we cried, we toiled and in the wake of endless hours of creative push-ups, mind bending musical feats, and tons of hair and makeup — we took a minute to ponder. We are already thinking about the next 12-18 months and where we should play. We thought it would be great to get your input.
Vote for where you WANT AOD to play!
Let us know what you think by participating in our online survey hosted here on Facebook.
- Guitar Lesson from Adam Terrell
- Drum Lesson from Dave Diamond
- Happy Birthday sung to you (or yours) by Reid via phone
We've also posted a new video to our Kickstarter page of an in-studio discussion all about process. Follow the link below to check it out...
Give AOD's New Album a Kickstart!
The new studio album from Assembly of Dust, Sun Shot, is on its way but the band needs your help. In order to raise the necessary funds, we have chosen to use a popular crowd sourcing platform called Kickstarter, designed to help the creative community fund their projects. They have succesfully helped fund everything from video games to fashion design, comic books to industrial design, and of course thousands of albums and more!
You can participate starting today, July 26th through September 1st. We've designed multiple tiers of rewards. Examples include...
- Signed copy of the new album Sun Shot
- Signed hand-crafted poster
- Limited edition Live AOD Performance DVDs
- Limited edition Reid solo performance (live audio)
- Dinner with band and a backstage hang
- After show Whisky Tasting with the band
We will be adding new rewards every Tuesday, so check back weekly for new stuff.
Strangefolk Original Lineup to Reunite in March
We are happy to announce a very special Strangefolk reunion weekend with founding members Reid Genauer, Jon Trafton, Erik Glockler, and Luke Smith. The band will be performing at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT and State Theatre in Portland, ME. This special event marks the first time the band has played together formally on stage since their farewell Garden of Eden concert in New Haven, VT in September of 2000.
“We've been talking about doing something like this for years. It's really a thrill to announce these shows and be working together toward a common goal again,” says Jon Trafton, Strangefolk guitarist. “It's been great to reconnect with each other. Playing Higher Ground and The State feels like coming home.”
Fri, March 30th @ Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
Sat, March 31st @ State Theatre, Portland, ME
Tickets go on sale Friday, 01/13 at 10:00AM EST.
John to Reunite with GrooveChild this January
John will reunite with other original GrooveChild members Steve Ruhm, Jeff Bibbo, and Bryan Killough for one night at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH on Friday, January 27th. The show is part of a fundraising benefit screening of In Danger of Being Discovered, the story of the Seacoast New Hampshire music scene in the 1990s, and the real meaning of success.