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October Haunting Northeast US tour

Friday, Oct 26: at UMass Amhearst

Saturday, Oct 17: Providence at Machines with Magnets

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Sunday, Oct 18: Brooklyn at Torus Porta

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https://www.facebook.com/events/862920483815845/

Back in USA

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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

BERLIN DETAILS:

██June 5, Berlin at Loophole
██Saturday, August 1 Berlin @ Mme. Claude
~acoustic-grind and performance art~
https://www.facebook.com/events/860028927405997/
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
MOLINARO-BORDEN-ARAMBULA TRIO:
Joey Molinaro – Violin.(Pittsburgh)
TJ Borden – Cello. (NY/CA)
Paul Arambula – Guitar (Berlin/ Phoenix)
www.joey Molinaro.com
www.tylerjborden.com
www.arambulapaul.bandcamp.com
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)
Berlin

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

Kickstarter Coven Wrap-Up

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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:

INTERNATIONAL COVEN OF
DANGEROUS VIOLINISTRY:
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,

NEW DIGITAL LP

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

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follow on the facebook event

██Saturday, May 31, CD release show in Brooklyn at Pine Box Rock Shop
https://www.facebook.com/events/777543839019788/
██Tuesday, June 2: Prague at Uz jsme Doma- Kavarna
https://www.facebook.com/events/860122144080918/
██Wednesday June 3 Pilsen at Mistrni w/ Celestial Shore
https://www.facebook.com/events/1605632086316165/
██Thursday, June 4 Prague at Cross Club with My Name is Ann
https://www.facebook.com/events/701531839993310/
██Friday, June 5 Berlin at Loophole
https://www.facebook.com/events/1594889460758796/
██Tues June 9: Vienna @ Bike Kitchen for dystopia night
https://www.facebook.com/events/1609546782649624/
██Wed June 10: Bistrica ob Sotli (Slovenia)
██Thursday June 11: Maribor at TBA
██*fri June 12: TBA
██Sat June 13: Bergamo at Bike Fellas invisibleshow@yahoo.it
██Sun June 14: Florence at Black Spring Books
https://www.facebook.com/blackspringbookshop
██Mon June 15: Prato at No Cage
https://www.facebook.com/events/398633626989986/
██Wed June 17: Montpellier at Black Sheep
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Sheep/304488546232440
██Fri June 19: Marsailles at Asile 404
https://www.facebook.com/Asile404
██Sat June 20: Toulouse at Pavillons Sauvages
https://www.facebook.com/pavillonssauvages
██SunJune 21: La Roche sur Yon at La Gatarie
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Domino-Panda/315860816853?fref=ts
██Thurs June 25: Saint Matherin sur Loire at les arts et mouvants festival
http://www.lesartsetmouvants.com/
██Fri – Sun June 26-28 Rennes for Tapette Fest
https://www.facebook.com/events/528645053929473/
██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
http://www.la-ferme-electrique.fr/en/
██Sat July 4- Tilburg at Gifgrond
www.gifgrond.nl
██Sun July 5 Den Haag at Te Koop (performers needed)
██Tues July 7 radio show, tune in after 23:00
www.radiopatapoe.nl
██Wed July 8, Amsterdam at OCCII
www.occii.org
██Thurs July 9, Rotterdam TBA
██Fri July 10- Amsterdam at De Punt
██Sat July 11- Poortgebouw TBA
██Mon, July 13 Karlsruhe at Nordbecken TBA
www.nordbecken.de
██Wed July 15 Odense, DK at Bobz
http://bobznet.dk/bobz/
██Friday, July 17, GOTHENBURG at Skul Fyra Sex
██Sat July 18- Copenhagen at Dortheavej 61
██Tuesday, July 21 Oslo at Pizdets
https://www.facebook.com/pissjets
██JULY 22-28, HELP! ANYWHERE!
Wednesday, July 29- Munich at Galerie Kullukcu- Gregorian
https://www.facebook.com/galerie.kullukcu.3
██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

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Thursday, April 16

GNARLY IMPROV at ABANDONED STORE

WREST (east coast supergroup)

with HOT SINGLES, CONSULTANT

2448 Woodstock Ave, Swissvale

8:00 PM, $7

https://www.facebook.com/events/847253791979782/

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Friday, April 17

HEAVY PSYCHEDELICA at THE SHOP

LINEAR DOWNFALL (Nashville, mbrs of Electric Würms)

ANYBODY BUT THE COPS (MI)

with CRUCES, MICROWAVES, JOEY MOLINARO

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/371361019715916/

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Saturday, April 18

NO ELECTRONICS PICNIC at THE BUTTON (Lawrenceville)

2-6 PM

FREE (bring food and music/ poetry/ creations)

near 47th street/ the river

https://www.facebook.com/events/819728218103698/

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Saturday, April 18

CARNAL PERFORMANCE ART at BEECH HOUSE

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/721659787955039/

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Sunday, April 19

AFTERNOON VIDEO IMPROV MASHUP at MATTRESS FACTORY

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.

http://www.mattress.org/content/hours-admission

https://www.facebook.com/events/1556476544604547/

Pittsburgh Shows Curated by Inverted Music Company

For the past year i’ve been happy to have connected to a community interested in intense experimental music from diverse paths.  here are some of the events:

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/711362835645436/

Monday, Feb 23,
AMBIENT MUSIC at CITY GROWS, LAWRENCEVILLE
https://www.facebook.com/events/1540691962868091

Wednesday, March 11,
GARAGE ROCK at HOWLERS (21+)
https://www.facebook.com/events/409868939172334/

Thursday, March 12,
DEATHJAZZ at GUS’S (21+)
https://www.facebook.com/events/309679809241587

Sunday, March 16, NOISE BRUNCH AT ABANDONED STORE

https://www.facebook.com/events/907747542602710/


Wednesday, March 18,
LYRICAL PROG INDIE-POP at HOWLERS (21+)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1568118326780209

Saturday, April 11
WEIRD POP at DEBBIE’S HOUSE OF TACOS
https://www.facebook.com/events/628550597278748/

Friday, April 17
HEAVY PSYCHEDELICA at THE SHOP
https://www.facebook.com/events/371361019715916/

Saturday, April 18, Wild TorVs, TBA

http://wtlyfemode.tumblr.com/

Friday, April 24
NOISE ROCK at STATION P (house)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1815524772005229/

Wednesday, May 6
GRIND/ BLACK METAL AT ROBOTO
https://www.facebook.com/events/641308785998308/

Sunday, May 10
EXTREME AVANT/ NO-WAVE at TBA
https://www.facebook.com/events/860696000654605/

International Coven EU Tour Project Update

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The T-shirt perks are printed, and will ship out after my 3-week tour.

My European tour dates are coming together, with several excellent festivals, and over a dozen shows in the books, and counting every day.  However, I really encourage you to share any contacts along my route.  A personal contact is much more valuable than my own DIY research.  See my dates here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1386068491699466/

Improvisation Media

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Most of my music is notated, and I also usually have sheet music on my merchandise table. But I also give free improvisation performances, usually alongside compositions but also in improvised solo and group sets.

Brooklyn: instant composition with Mara Mayer, Valerie Kuehne:

(violin and multiple instruments)

http://music.joelmellin.com/track/dapple-grey

Pittsburgh: improvisation with improv trio Pariah Dog:

Rotterdam: solo acoustic improvisation at Wolfart Gallery

West Virginia: improvisation at voice of the valley noise rally

(solo electric violin with foot percussion)

Dallas, Texas: improvised accompaniment to poem by Christopher Dawood George:

(violin)

Pittsburgh: improvisation with Marc Edwards:

(violin)

Lowell, MA: free improvisation at X-Fest

(violin, trumpet, circuit-bent electronics, performance art)

Auris Apothecary and web update

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Auris Apothecary’s AAX-100 release included several tracks of my sold-out cassette/ score release on digital/ magnetic/ print media.  Also, my website was re-designed by Auris Apothecary founder (DASdrones).

International Coven of Dangerous Violinistry Volume II SUCCESSFUL

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Thanks to all of the rad people who supported me, the grand DIY documentation/ album release/ European tour/ collaboration project has been successful! European tour dates are now being booked, with dates confirmed in Rennes, Marseilles, Nantes, Angers, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, and a growing route encompassing nearly a dozen countries. You can keep up with the booking progress here.

Above is the design by Grey Aria studios for my International Coven of Dangerous Violinistry t-shirt, edition of 36 t-shirts.

Tour Tape Demo on Soundcloud

The demo from Joey’s 2015 US Tour Tape (edition of 36 copies) has been ripped from the cassette itself onto Soundcloud.  Check it out here:  https://soundcloud.com/sayatlast

selected performances

*denotes at least one additional performance at venue since debut

+performance involved improvisation

2011

April 1, Big Car Gallery, Indianapolis

*September 3:  The Super Coda, New York City

2012

*+January 1, Anxious Sound at Siberia, New Orleans

+January 10, Machine Project, Los Angeles

*+January 23, Classical Revolution, San Francisco

*+March 1, Roulette, Brooklyn

*March 17 ABC No Rio, Manhattan

*April 25, Strange Matter, Richmond

*+June 2, Idapalooza Festival, Tenessee

*May 24, Trumbullplex, Detroit

*+June 29, Louisville Experimental Festival

August 14, Cake Shop, Manhattan

2013

*+Feb 22, X-fest, Lowell, MA

March 11, Death by Audio, Brooklyn

April 20- Boro Fondo, Murfreesboro

*April 27- Totally Awesome Fest, Ypsilanti, MI

*May 6, Beloit College, Wisconsin

*May 12, 7th Circle, Denver

*May 20, Black Lodge, Seattle

May 21, El Corazon, Seattle

*May 23, Track House, Olympia

*May 26, Lovecraft, Porland

*+June 2, Life Changing Ministries, Oakland

*+June 6, Luggage Store, San Francisco

*July 8, Springwater Supper Club, Nashville

+August 15, Voice of the Valley Festival

*+December 21, Roboto Project, Pittsburgh

+December 29, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta

*December 30, Sluggo’s, Pensacola

2014

March 18, Auxiliary Action, Richmond

March 23, Churchill’s, Miami

April 20, Elastic Arts, Chicago

*+April 22, Abandoned Store, Pittsburgh

June 7, Ypsiarborfest, Ypsilanti

July 9, Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles

July 12, Che Cafe, San Diego

+July 13, Fringe Festival, San Diego

July 18, Starry Plough, Berklee

August 25, Shea Stadium, Brooklyn

November 9, Bard College, NY

2015

January 13, Vassar College, NY

March 22, SuxBySuxWest Festival, Austin

+March 24, Open Ears series, New Orleans

+April 4, Dixon Place, Manhattan, NY

June 3, Mistrni Fest, Pilsen, CZ

+June 4, Cross Club, Prague, CZ

June 13, Invisible Show, Bergamo, IT

June 20, Pavillons Sauvages, Toulouse, FR

June 21, Fete de Musique, La Roche Sur Yon

+June 26, Les Rendez-Fous, Saint-Mathurin, FR

June 27, Tapette Fest, Rennes, FR

July 3, La Ferme Electrique, Tournan-en-Brie FR

July 8, OCCII, Amsterdam, NL

July 9, Poortgebouw, Rotterdam, NL

July 17, Koloni, Gothenburg, SW

July 19, Dome of Visions, Copenhagen

+August 14, Kuhl Spot, Berlin

October 15, University of Massachussetts, Amhearst

October 16, Machines with Magnets, Pawtuckett, RI

European Tour Dates + Kickstarter

International Coven of Dangerous Violinistry – Volume II

I have performed my unique “solo acoustic grind violin” in over 42 states but have not yet performed outside of the USA. In touring the states, I have taken many risks and made many innovations that have brought people together and changed their perspective on what is possible with music.

Not only do I want to bring my best energy, performance, and ingenuity to Europe, I want to present some of the finest aspects of US DIY culture via a digital blog embedded in the CD I plan to finish and take on tour.  This yet-to-be-titled CD is the product created by this Kickstarter project.

In touring Europe (and Canada) I find myself unable to take as many risks, owing to the initial travel expenses and unfamiliar people and settings. Including the cost of the album, the plane tickets, and the rail pass, this will cost at least $3,400.  I’m just looking for assistance for a portion of it!