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Awarded 4Culture’s 2013 Arts Projects Grant!


Finding alternate sources of funding for my projects was a big goal for 2013, and I’m happy to report that I’ve received a $5,500 grant from 4Culture that will go towards recording a third Hardcoretet album and bringing the band to music classes across King County. The album will feature nine new original songs from the band and will be recorded at Robert Lang Studios in July under the capable engineering hands of our good friend and Richie Aldente bassist/producer Ian Sheridan.

Thank you all for the support, encouragement, and opportunities you’ve sent my way. I’m excited for what comes next…

June 2013: McSummer Begins

McSummer 2013

With our new album in the works and a crack team of music professionals on board to help with the release, McTuff has put together a busy summer of performances at festivals and venues to stir up some buzz. June brings shows at the Bellevue Jazz Fest, Pierce College Jazz Expo, Columbia City Beatwalk, Olympia Soulstice Celebration, and venues all over the northwest, with more coming in July. I’ll also be looking forward to a great Hardcoretet show at the end of the month featuring another incredible band, Industrial Revelation.

McTuff – Saturday, June 1st @ Black Bottle Postern, 9pm – 21+
McTuff – Sunday, June 2nd @ Pierce College Jazz Expo, 7pm – All-Ages
McTuff – Tuesday, June 4th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Sunday, June 9th @ Lottie’s Lounge, 6pm – All-Ages
McTuff – Tuesday, June 11th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Wednesday, June 12th @ Pike Brewing Company, 5:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Thursday, June 13th @ Aki Kurose Middle School, 8:40am
McTuff – Saturday, June 15th @ White Rabbit, 10pm – 21+
McTuff – Tuesday, June 18th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Thursday, June 20th @ Dante’s PDX, 11pm – 21+
McTuff – Friday, June 21st @ Olympia Ballroom, 9pm – 21+
Roy Horn Quartet – Saturday, June 22nd @ Scarlet Tree, 5pm – 21+
McTuff – Tuesday, June 25th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Hardcoretet – Saturday, June 29th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10pm – Free – 21+



After 15 shows in April I’ll be taking a bit of a slower pace in May, leaving time to wrap up production on McTuff’s upcoming album (thanks Kickstarter backers!) and plan for our fall CD release shows. I’ll be calling Seamonster home in May with McTuff’s weekly and Hardcoretet’s show at the end of the month, and I’m looking forward to melting some faces in Hood Canal with Seduction and playing with Spellbinder, project of Santana drummer Michael Shrieve.

McTuff – Tuesday, May 7th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Spellbinder – Monday, May 13th @ White Rabbit, 10pm – 21+
McTuff – Tuesday, May 14th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Tuesday, May 21st @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Seduction – Saturday May 25th @ Brinnon Shrimpfest, 1pm – All-Ages
Seduction – Saturday May 25th @ Geoduck Tavern, 8pm – 21+
McTuff – Tuesday, May 28th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Hardcoretet – Thursday, May 30th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10pm – Free – 21+

Week of 4/8: Hardcoretet & McTuff Hit the Northwest


This week my two main groups head to eastern Washington and Oregon to visit some of our favorite stops. Hardcoretet will be out at Central Washington University performing at McIntyre Recital Hall and giving a clinic to their jazz department, then returns to Seattle for our label Table & Chairs‘ fundraiser show at Heartland. McTuff hits our Oregon standbys, Diablo’s in Eugene and The Goodfoot in Portland, along with our good Seamonster friends Bucket of Honey and Funky 2 Death on the Saturday show. This is going to be a great week!

McTuff – Tuesday, April 9th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Hardcoretet – Wednesday, April 10th @ CWU Recital Hall, 7pm – All-Ages
Hardcoretet – Thursday, April 11th @ Heartland, 7pm – All-Ages
McTuff – Friday, April 12th @ Diablo’s Downtown Lounge, 9:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Saturday, April 13th @ Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, 9:30pm – 21+

UPDATE: McTuff’s Kickstarter has about $700 left to go in 8 days. Help us over the finish line if you can!

Week of 2/25: Hardcoretet Weekend Trip

Hardcoretet vs Gravity

Hardcoretet has been spending time writing and rehearsing new material, and the time has come for us to show it to the world. The band will travel to Idaho and eastern Washington before returning to Seattle for a double bill with one of our favorite bands Gravity.

McTuff – Tuesday, February 26th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Hardcoretet – Thursday, February 28th @ John’s Alley, 9:30pm – 21+
Hardcoretet – Friday, March 1st @ Emerald of Siam, 9:30pm – 21+
Hardcoretet – Saturday, March 2nd @ White Rabbit, 9:30pm – 21+