Before we walked into the space, I turned on my phone's camcorder. What came out of it was a pretty good glimpse of what it's like to be me during a performance. And a really good view of my spin.
Often when you feel powerless, it helps to create something. Which is why I was so excited to spend all of Sunday in a recording studio with the Anti-Matterhorns working on a new track for the Matthew Demello Band. These people brought some joy and laughter to an otherwise bleak weekend, and we created something that will hopefully bring some joy into people's lives. That's important, and sometimes it's all you can do as an artist.
What a weekend. Three gigs, two bands, and countless hours of playing.
I'm so tired.
What does it take to play two different parts in the same band? How do you get ready to sub? The same way you get good at anything: Practice.
Funkrust hit the road this weekend to play shows in Trenton, NJ and Philadelphia. It's always fun to play in front of new crowds who don't know what to expect.
And also, Molly Rhythm was there, and they're phenomenal.
I'm playing a lot in May and June. Come on out!
Just got home from playing a huge benefit at the Javits Center in New York. Now I can officially say I've opened for Coldplay.
Yesterday, I played a math pep rally for a bunch of 3rd and 4th graders before 10am. Then I drove to Maryland. It might have been the most productive day I've ever had.
Even in New York, you get a lot of attention walking around with a sousaphone.
Banner image is from a few years ago, but I don't really have any photos with my new old sousa!
After searching for almost a year, I finally got a sousaphone! I'm not sure whether I could actually be more excited.
Aaron Copeland made a pretty good 4/20 joke.
Mysteryland USA just announced that they were cancelling this year's festival. I played it last year. The announcement isn't very sad — or really all that surprising.
My new freelance horn section had two gigs yesterday — one with my friend Matt DeMello's band, and one partying with some DJs at ridiculous o'clock in the morning.
This weekend marked the start of my third season playing with City Beats, a marching band (without all the marching) that supports NYCFC, the MLS team in New York. It's such a blast.
Hey there. I'm Matthew Cain. I play the tuba, and I don't know the woman in that bathtub.