New Orleans dates

I will be playing my fifth annual New Years show in New Orleans again, with plenty of additional gigs for my new piano set and improvised collaborations.

December 29 10:00 AM- 1 PM at Live Oak Cafe, Final Eclipse (piano set) and improvisation with friends @ Live Oak Cafe,

Friday, December 30 at Mudlark Public Theater (1200 Port St., New Orleans 70117) 8:00 $5 Final Eclipse (PA), Daiquiri Rene Jones, Cube Hand (ATL), Mzda Otrok

-December 31at Poor Boys, Final Eclipse opening for Cauche Mar, Mars, Space Cadaver

-January 1 at Siberia with Ricky Steece, Tasche De La Rocha band, No RulZ, +1

$7 21+ 9 PM

-January 2 at Hi Ho for Instant Opus, improvised violin/piano set with Brad Walker, Jesse Morrow, and Doug Garrison

Final Eclipse

After playing some piano during solo sets I have started a new feature set performed entirely on piano. I look forward to playing shows as Final Eclipse (working title Nihilist Activism) at any venue with a piano. Next gig is October 19 at Spirit Pittsburgh.

Inverted Music Update

In the past year I’ve organized 63 shows at 26 venues in Pittsburgh, plus two in New Orleans, one in Chattanooga, and two in New York via my curatorial entity Inverted Music. I am still assisting with numerous shows but I am taking a break from booking in Pittsburgh. I will surely be curating some shows on my upcoming tour.


Pariah Dog

I have been putting ad hoc free improv groups together in various cities with rotating personnel, but I’m happy to have formalized my trio with Emily Cook (bass clarinet) and Cara Garofalo (violin) called Pariah Dog.
We are playing on September 1 at Gooski’s and will have more shows coming up soon!

Motorcycle tours 1 and 2

On my last 4-day tour I played Blood Rust Fest in Asheville, with stops in Huntington, WV and Cincinnati. As uncertain as I was of the viability of this mode of touring, it turned out to be the excellent idea I hoped it would be.
I am embarking on my next one soon:
Tuesday, August 2, Baltimore at The Crown
Wednesday, August 3, Brooklyn at The Glove
with Bernard Herman, Palberta, Sunk Heaven, Dean Cercone

Surprise OH/ MI tour with Valerie Kuehne


Valerie Kuehne:
-Friday, 4/15 Athens, OH at Smiling Skull
-Saturday, 4/16 Dayton, OH 2PM- 5PM noise brunch with Bob Marsh and Jack Wright
-Saturday, 4/16 Cincinnati, OH at Northside Yacht Club 7 PM sharp
-Sunday, 4/17 Detroit at Hybrid Moments

new videos material

This is a video of my last performance in Europe. This is also the last time I performed any of my formative “Inalienable Dreamless” work, which was my strongest until recently. The feet are a little weak in this recording because there were noise/ neighbor restrictions.

And here is an acoustic performance of a new song from my recent Southern tour, with an impromptu dance performance by Arias Luciana:

2016 Pittsburgh Winter Shows

Monday, February 15

Rock Room for taco night with Hurricanes of Love, Pussmouf, Jim Price


Wednesday, February 17, Solo electric performance at Spirit with CHOIR and Natural Bottom

Wednesday, February 24 Improvisation with Emily Cook and Cara Garofalo plus Arvid Tomayko, Valerie Kuehne and the Wasps Nests, OUAIS

Friday, March 11 Poetry Night at City Grows:

Friday, March 25 at Gooski’s with Radon Chong and Jerkagram

Monday, April 11 collaborative improvisation at Space Upstairs with Hatis Noit

Appalachian Chaos Trajectory 2015-2016 New Years Tour


I am pleased to manifest the fourth annual New Years tour to New Orleans, 2015-2016. If you are nearby I hope to see you, or please share with local friends! I will mostly be playing brand new music, so it should be fresh for everyone!

Sat dec 26 Baltimore at The Depot

Sun dec 27 Richmond at Strange Matter

Mon dec 28 Raleigh at Slim’s

Tues dec 29 Atlanta at The Cleaners

Wed dec 30 Pensacola at Sluggo’s

Thurs Dec 31 NOLA 11 AM to 1 PM at Live Oak Cafe

Thurs dec 31 NOLA at St. Mary Mayjak’s (garden district)

e-mail joeymolinaro AT gmail DOT com for more info

Fri jan 1 NOLA at Siberia

Sat jan 2 Nashville at DRKMTTR with Linear Downfall

Sun jan 3 Chattanooga noise brunch at House of Odin

Sun Jan 3 Asheville at Static Age

Mon jan 4 Knoxville at Pilot Light

with Criswell Collective and Big Bad Oven

Tues. Jan 12 Pittsburgh, Inverted Tuesday at Spirit (booking, not playing)

Thurs Jan 14, Pittsburgh homecoming/ birthday show at Lava Lounge

Top shows of 2015

non grata 10

Looking back at 2015, I wanted to bring my friends and collaborators together by sharing the performances I witnessed that moved me the most. My write-up was featured on this blog:



New audio clips on Soundcloud


I like to use my Soundcloud page for rare odd and end recordings of my work. I have given more than a few one-of-a-kind performances this year, including custom built rafts, storytelling, nude living statues, classical repertoire, and various improvisation configurations.  One of the solo improvised sets that I’m most proud of was captured on audio and I have shared it here. I also started a band that unfortunately didn’t make it beyond a few rehearsals. But people often ask why I don’t have a band and i tell them I try, so here is proof. If you get ideas about being involved in my next attempt, so be it!

New Demo available now on Bandcamp


Despite the hectic schedule, my European tour was a windfall for songwriting. The process of riffing, sketching lyrics, notating, fleshing out the songs, performing, and recording took place in less than six months with nothing more than a pencil and paper, violin, and 4-track recorder. The little notebook that collected my energy in 13 countries was a source of inspiration as I recorded alone in a Western PA cabin. The recording (now available on Bandcamp) is rough and raw and the songs will be re-done with thicker orchestrations in 2016 but I am pleased with the demo-quality rendering.

Demo cassettes (on high quality tapes) are available in the US, with a 2016 release planned as a split with my long-lost stepbrother Monsieur Marcaille on Third Type Tapes.

October Haunting Northeast US tour

Friday, Oct 26: at UMass Amhearst

Saturday, Oct 17: Providence at Machines with Magnets


Sunday, Oct 18: Brooklyn at Torus Porta


Back in USA

fountain shot

Tour wrapped up even better than I even expected (I expected quite a bit) and I am now back in the USA with a notebook full of new songs, which will be my main priority aside from a couple regional tours and local shows.  I performed 60 shows in 10 weeks in 13 countries, mostly booked far in advance.  If you have any photos/ videos to share please e-mail them to joeymolinaro (at) gmail (dot) com, or contact me via facebook.

I plan to be back in September 2016 for a much longer tour through 2017, including the towns I visited and more.  I also hope to have some of my music released on vinyl via a EU label.  If you are interested in booking me or directing me to booking/ record label contacts then you can contact me via e-mail.

And of course if you are coming stateside, I would be happy to share contacts and other ideas!

Final three weeks of tour updates

windowThe past seven weeks have been awesome! The shows are well organized and recieved.  I have another stretch of shows before I return to the USA:

██Thursday, July 23 Brussels at Barlok
██Friday, July 24 Antwerp at De Audio Plant
██Sat-Sun july 25-26 Nancy, FR @ Brutismes tba
██Monday July 27 – TBA
██Tuesday, July 28 Frankfurt at Klapperfield
██Wednesday, July 29- Munich at Galerie Kullukcu- Gregorian
██Thurs July 30- Offenbach at Waggon Offenbach
██Friday, July 31- Bamberg @ forest generator show/ bonfire/ blue moon ritual
██Saturday, August 1 Berlin @ Mme. Claude
██Sunday Aug 2 Nuremburg TBA
██Monday Aug 3 Bamburg Summer Camp TBA
██Tuesday, August 4 Berlin at XB-
██Friday, August 7: Berlin at Sowieso with TJ Borden and Paul Arambula
██Thursday, August 13: Berlin at Villa Kuriosum
██Friday August 14: Berlin at Kuhl Spot
██Saturday, August 15 at Normal Bar


██June 5, Berlin at Loophole
██Saturday, August 1 Berlin @ Mme. Claude
~acoustic-grind and performance art~
Lübbener str. 10997
Please donate (if you can afford beer you can afford to donate)
With Antänne (DE experimental chiptune) + DJs
Doors at 19:00, music at 21:30

██Sunday Aug 2 Nuremburg TBA
██Monday Aug 3 Bamburg Summer Camp TBA

██August 4 Berlin at XB
~classic electric solo grind violin~
XB- show at 21 hr
“Joey Molinaro” (Experimental Violin), “Shivers & Shakes” (Experimental Pop, Rough Folk und Ambient) und “Elmer Kussiac” (Drone, Noise Rock Trio) unterhalten euch mit einem streicherlastigen Experimental Rock Abend. Dazu gibt es vegane italienische Küfa und Anti-Ra Soli-Cocktails.
liebigstr. 34, 10247
U-Bhf. frankfurter Tor

██Friday, August 7: Berlin at Sowieso
Joey Molinaro – Violin.(Pittsburgh)
TJ Borden – Cello. (NY/CA)
Paul Arambula – Guitar (Berlin/ Phoenix)
Doors at 20.30 (starts at 21.00)
Admission: 6-to-12 Euros.
Sowieso-Weisestr.24 12049-Berlin – Neukölln.

██Thursday, August 13: Berlin at Villa Kuriosum
~classic grind and performance art~
http://villakuriosum.netGarden at 18:00, music at 21:00,
Bar available. Please bring some € for touring musician. If you can afford beer you can afford to donate :-)
Scheffelstr. 21 Lichtenberg. S+U frankfurter allee.

██Friday August 14: Berlin at Kuhl Spot
~improvisations, piano compositions, and more unusual works~
Full admission 10€, reduced 5€ to 8€, and a policy that no one should be turned away.
With Satoko Fujii trio
Lehderstrasse 74-79 (Hinterhof Links)

██Saturday, August 15 at Normal Bar
Forster Str 46, Kreuzberg Berlin 10999

Kickstarter Coven Wrap-Up

A million “thank-you’s” to the dozens of lovely people who supported my Kickstarter effort and gave me the economic and personal confidence to book a 40 show, 11 country, 10 week tour and release a full-length album online, on CD, and (coming soon) on cassette via Auris Apothecary.

The project resulted in a 31 volume series of merchandise reviews which were exhibited at Pittsburgh’s premiere DIY spot, Mr. Roboto Project (you can view on my twitter, #icdv), a ten date tour I booked for Sister Mary, two covers of songs available on Soundcloud, and a remix of a song by The Marches.

But the biggest thanks go to the supporters:

William Hayes, Dubravka Bencic,
Jessica Lynch, Spencer Fro,
Lizzy Storm, Mercedez Gonzalez,
Caitlin Hudac, Amanda Pagniello,
Kevin Shintaku, Ben Rector,
ELCO, Stephanie Jane Rexroth,
Neal Wojdowski, Lilli Jean,
Amelia Ishmael, Scott Scholz,
Richard Conti, Kiley Brady,
Anna Rosati, Adam D. Morris,
Eric Stephenson, Charles Hoffman,
Dominic Raths, Lisa Moss,
Jessica Ellis, Melody Moore,
Laura Fisher, Bonnie Redubber,
Claire Molinaro, Zach Baransky,
Laura Luttner, Chris Donadio,
Sam Sabbagh, Matthew Martell,
Harrison Thurman, Daniel Iglesia,
Adam Petersen, Eddy Kwon,
Victor Morningstar, Anrrea Dune,




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██Saturday, May 31, CD release show in Brooklyn at Pine Box Rock Shop
██Tuesday, June 2: Prague at Uz jsme Doma- Kavarna
██Wednesday June 3 Pilsen at Mistrni w/ Celestial Shore
██Thursday, June 4 Prague at Cross Club with My Name is Ann
██Friday, June 5 Berlin at Loophole
██Tues June 9: Vienna @ Bike Kitchen for dystopia night
██Wed June 10: Bistrica ob Sotli (Slovenia)
██Thursday June 11: Maribor at TBA
██*fri June 12: TBA
██Sat June 13: Bergamo at Bike Fellas
██Sun June 14: Florence at Black Spring Books
██Mon June 15: Prato at No Cage
██Wed June 17: Montpellier at Black Sheep
██Fri June 19: Marsailles at Asile 404
██Sat June 20: Toulouse at Pavillons Sauvages
██SunJune 21: La Roche sur Yon at La Gatarie
██Thurs June 25: Saint Matherin sur Loire at les arts et mouvants festival
██Fri – Sun June 26-28 Rennes for Tapette Fest
██Tues June 30- Paris at La Stendhal TBA
██Thurs July 2- Paris at La Petite Maison TBA
██Fri July 3 Tournan-en-brie for La Ferme Electrique
██Sat July 4- Tilburg at Gifgrond
██Sun July 5 Den Haag at Te Koop (performers needed)
██Tues July 7 radio show, tune in after 23:00
██Wed July 8, Amsterdam at OCCII
██Thurs July 9, Rotterdam TBA
██Fri July 10- Amsterdam at De Punt
██Sat July 11- Poortgebouw TBA
██Mon, July 13 Karlsruhe at Nordbecken TBA
██Wed July 15 Odense, DK at Bobz
██Friday, July 17, GOTHENBURG at Skul Fyra Sex
██Sat July 18- Copenhagen at Dortheavej 61
██Tuesday, July 21 Oslo at Pizdets
Wednesday, July 29- Munich at Galerie Kullukcu- Gregorian
██Thurs July 30- Offenbach at Waggon Offenbach
██Friday, July 31- Leipzig, Dresden, Nuremberg HELP
██Saturday, August 1 Berlin @ Mme. Claude
██Sunday, August 2: Berlin @ TBA
██Wednesday, August 5: Berlin @ O Tennenbaum TBA
██Friday, August 7: Berlin at Sowieso with TJ Borden


New Videos

Acoustic in Dallas at Black Lodge, March 20 2015:

Very loud in Nashville “Future Night” March 27, 2015:

The Pittsburgh “FEST-ival,” April 16-19 2015


Thursday, April 16


WREST (east coast supergroup)


2448 Woodstock Ave, Swissvale

8:00 PM, $7


Friday, April 17


LINEAR DOWNFALL (Nashville, mbrs of Electric Würms)



7:30 doors, 8-11 PM music (not punk time)

$5- $10 (what you can), all ages.


Saturday, April 18


2-6 PM

FREE (bring food and music/ poetry/ creations)

near 47th street/ the river


Saturday, April 18


WILD TORUS- NYC carnal ritualistic performance revelry

JASON BELCHER- free improv

with: Th0usands of Beezzz, Anna Azizzy, Brink of Life, Juggalo Manifesto, “Bach, Butoh, and a Tenderloin, + TBA

$5 donation is proper 3117 Beechwood Boulevard, 8 PM


Sunday, April 19


freely-improvised interactions with:

YOUR HEART IS A PRISM video installation by Kevin Clancy

3-5 PM, video installation in lobby is free,

museum admission: free-$20. worth it.