My new album, Begin the Glimmer, was made in Memphis. I'll be playing the songs live at Otherlands on Saturday, November 10th with George Sluppick on drums and Landon Moore on bass. My good friend Tony Manard opens the show.
Begin the Glimmer was recorded by Harry Koniditsiotis at 5 and Dime Recording; and mixed by Doug Easley at New School Media. Alex Greene from The Memphis Flyer writes, "it sports one perfectly crafted tune after another; the end result is a shimmering folk-pop gem that leaps from the speakers".
See the performance details on the SHOWS page.
Last week, I posted a quick hit from the Velvet Underground Experience exhibit in NYC. As promised, here are more pics from the show.
I returned home from October tour yesterday after driving 6800 miles for 20 days through 19 cities in 11 states for 16 gigs (and 1 radio appearance and 1 open mic). Big thanks to everyone who helped make it possible. See you next year!
Before my gig in Jersey City last night, I went to a new exhibit in New York City called The Velvet Underground Experience. It was awesome! The name says it all, but you can find out more at velvetunderground-experience.com
I’m still going through all the photos I took, so I’ll post more soon.
Last week was busy with drives from North Carolina to Virginia to New York and back to North Carolina. Everything went smoothly, and now I’m on my way back up the east coast for gigs in NJ, NY, OH, DC, and AL. Check the SHOWS page for details. I had the pleasure of returning to WHUP in Hillsborough, NC on Friday October 19th. Audio archive (and videos) coming soon.
I played two shows in New York on Thursday, and also made time to visit one of my favorite places on earth. Here are a few highlights from my afternoon at Dia:Beacon.
October tour got off to a great start last week. In between gigs, I was the Parthenon in Tennessee and an abandoned shopping mall in North Carolina (and they both looked similar). This week I’ll be in NC, CT, NY, and VA. Check the SHOWS page for details.
I played last night in Winston-Salem, NC at Foothills Brewing and YES! WEEKLY preview the show (included in my interview and Begin the Glimmer album review). John Adamian writes, “The music leans toward the energy of power-pop, but Chopek keeps things reined in, never letting the speed and muscle get the better of the songs.” Read more here…
I'm excited to announce the release TODAY of my new album, Begin the Glimmer! You can hear it on the MUSIC page (or from your favorite online listening platforms). Recorded Harry Koniditsiotis at 5 and Dime Recording in Memphis, TN. Mixed by Doug Easley at New School Media (also in Memphis). Mastered by Tom Miller at Tritone Studios in Clayton, NC. Art by Matt DiLeo and design by Kerri Mahoney. The Memphis Flyer writes, "it sports one perfectly crafted tune after another; the end result is a shimmering folk-pop gem that leaps from the speakers". YES! Weekly says, “the music leans toward the energy of power-pop, but Chopek keeps things reined in, never letting the speed and muscle get the better of the songs”. Thank you for listening!!
My new album, Begin the Glimmer, comes out tomorrow 10/12/18. Big thanks to Alex Greene at The Memphis Flyer for the interview and review! Read all about it…
Two days until Begin the Glimmer! New album release on Friday, October 12th!!
This weekend in Memphis, TN is the second annual Mempho Music Festival. I went yesterday and it was great! Here are some highlights from Beck, Phoenix, and Janelle Monae.
Big thanks to Chris McCoy at The Memphis Flyer for posting my new video "Made of Puzzles" in today's Music Video Monday! (Link below.) This song is the first one on my upcoming album - Begin the Glimmer - to be released on October 12th!!