Posted in music | tour dates on August 26, 2010

Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Marthas Vineyard Ferries

"Martha's Vineyard Ferries is a summer fun punk band, created by Elisha Wiesner (Kahoots), Bob Weston (Shellac, Volcano Suns, Mission of Burma), and Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine, The New Year), when they got together for a few days in 2009. Their new EP, In The Pond, is a 4 song 12" with music on one side, and a sweet little etching by Rosemary Hoeft on the other. It is a very nice record.

Elisha describes their process thusly:

the band started as a fake joke band name bob and I were using with some vague intention of maybe playing some music. we asked Chris to be the drummer in the fake band. A while after that we decided to actually do it, sent demos back and forth and got together at bobs house in Chicago for a couple days of recording and eating hot dogs. Basically it's just 3 friends playing punk rock. all of us have larger musical commitments outside of the ferries but, for me at least, it was fun to just kind of come up with a silly idea see it turn into something really cool. I am certainly looking forward to playing some shows and future recording. It's fun to be in a band with no pressure, no expectations and no real time frame."

Sick Room Records is proud to be able to deliver this one of a kind, limited edition 12" for your listening pleasure" [Listen to a song at the band's Bandcamp page]

The MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES are on a very short tour promoting their release, and that includes the show happening at Death By Audio tonight (8/26) with Tre Orsi who are one of the Austin bands on 'Casual Victim Pile' --- "Matador's first city-specific compilation since 1991's 'New York Eye & Ear Control'".

Speaking of Matador, their 21st anniversary festival is where Chris's band Come is reuniting to play, but not before they play a reunion show at TT the Bears in Cambridge, MA on September 26th with Wussy. Tickets are on sale.

Bob's band Shellac is playing ATP NY as part of a tour that hits the Bell House in Brooklyn (sold out).

Chris also has a European tour coming up with another one of his collaborators, Geoff Farina. Tour dates below...

chris brokaw and geoff farina tour dates

oct 14 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
lyon, france, at grrrnd zero

oct 15 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
lausanne, switzerland, venue tba

oct 16 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
varese, italy, at twiggy

oct 17 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
firenze, italy, at sala vanni

oct 19 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
rome, italy, at init

oct 20 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
conegliano veneto, italy, at radio golden

oct 21 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
zagreb, croatia, venue tba

oct 23 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
prague, czech republic, at 007

oct 25 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
dresden, germany, at groovestation

oct 26 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
berlin, germany, at madame claude's

oct 27 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
leipzig, germany, at paris syndrome

oct 28 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
hamburg, germany, at zentrale

oct 29 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
copenhagen, denmark, at lades

oct 30 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
malmo, sweden, at debaser

nov 2 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
karlsruhe, germany, at jubez

nov 4 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
trier, germany, at exhaus

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Tre Orsi - 2010 Tour Dates

8/26 / BROOKLYN, NY / Death By Audio
w/ The Martha's Vineyard Ferries + Arc in Round + the Zachary Cale Band

8/27 / PHILADELPHIA, PA / Johnny Brenda's
w/ Arc In Round + Busses

8/28 / PITTSBURGH, PA / Brillobox
w/ The Karl Hendricks Trio + Brass Chariot

8/29 / COLUMBUS, OH / The Treehouse
w/ Winter Makes Sailors

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Comments (12)

tickets for the Shellac show @ Bell House are sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2010 6:24 PM

"sold out"

fixed, thanks

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 26, 2010 6:36 PM

Where can I buy this record?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2010 6:38 PM

DANG it COME will you PLEASSSSE come to NYC

or just when it doesn't conflict with my plans on 9/26.

dang it dang it dang it.

am i the oldest person on this site, who remembers them? god i love em. never saw em. i can only assume they shred live.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2010 7:12 PM

^^i saw them and I saw Thalia Zedek with Live Skull, so i'm older.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2010 9:30 PM

nerd rock. middle aged nerd near rock. go have some kids or something :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2010 12:47 AM

Nice to report this an 30 minutes before doors. Way to be on top of things.

Posted by wingwalker77 | August 27, 2010 10:12 AM

Yeah BV, you suck! (lol.)

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2010 10:32 AM

@7:12, i remember Come. their first two records are amazing, still today.

will be @ both shows (cambridge, vegas), and highly looking forward to them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2010 10:48 AM

10:12... are you serious?

go to some other site that reports as frequently as BV... oh, wait, there is no other site.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2010 10:51 AM

12:47 AM Here we go again with the "anyone over 30 can't like music" B.S.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2010 4:21 PM

come: best 90s rock band, whether underrated, overrated etc? Pretty much. Need to have NYC show, heavy hitting, chops, tunes etc. Watch Chris Brokaw play guitar and learn people.

Posted by parkx | August 28, 2010 2:56 AM

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