Friday, November 9, 2018

Holy Holy!! Ukraine Choir covers Big Blood's "The Grove"... and nails it....



 The collective "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Choir" 
"Хор одиноких сердец сержанта Пеппера" or ХОССП (in abbreviated form)  was founded in 2011 in Kharkiv, a city in thе west part of Ukraine

Their repertoire — basically covers, combines the traditions of academic sound with love for classic rock and beyond.  Anna Minakova, creates all the incredible arrangements (chorus and accompaniment), piano player and choirmaster. Anna, a writer, blogger, and ceramicist is the only professional musician among 25 choir members consisting of doctors, managers, scientists, IT-specialists, bakers, housewives, travelers, etc. The  conductor is Victoria Melikentsov.

Elizabeth "Liza" Bannikova, the lead singer and visual artist for the performance contacted me in 2011. She wanted the lyrics to "The Grove", promising that she'd let me know if she ever made anything out of it. 7 years later I got an email with this video below. 
Tears followed. 




Thanks to Liza, Anna, Victoria and the incredible voices of the choir.
We are honored and blown away!

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Choir" youtube channel: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyZvMC2DR0GRspk87kkfpw       
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-983655170

Monday, August 6, 2018

Updated info on Live performances w/ new shows added!



BIG BLOOD + COLBY NATHAN - two weekends of mid-August mirth

Friday, August 10th - BURLINGTON, VT @  AMY E. TARRANT GALLERY 
                                                                       at the FLYNN THEATER 
                                                                       153 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401
                                                                        w/ Wren Kitz


Saturday August 11th - BOSTON, MA @ DORCHESTER ART PROJECT 
                                                                  1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02122
                                                                   w/ Ian Kovac JR JR

AND

Friday August 17th - PROVIDENCE, RI @ COLUMBUS THEATER 
                                                                     270 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903
                                                                     w/ The Huntress and Holder of Hands
                                                                     doors 8pm, show 9pm, I'm guessing I'm on first.
                                                                 

Saturday August 18th - BEACON, NY @ QUINN'S 
                                                                  330 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
                                                                  w/ Sowndhauz
                                                                   I open the show at 8:30pm sharp > no joke!




Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Big Blood ... L I V E! Summer 2018!


7/27 Big Blood @ the Dreamaway Lodge  in Beckett, MAThe dreamiest inn in Western Mass


7/28 Kennebunk Barn w/ Colby Nathan, Tom K, and Clay Camaro.


Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington, VT  

FREE & open to the public. Cash bar.

8/11 TBA


8/17 Big Blood, Colby Nathan, The Huntress and Holder of Hands

        @ The Columbus Theater, Providence, RI 

Upstairs at the Columbus Theatre .   Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm .   $10 advance, $12 day of show. ALL AGES .     Tickets on sale now at https://huntressbigblood.eventbrite.com

8/18  Big Blood @ Quinn's in Beacon, NY w/ Soundhauz



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

OUT NOW!!! OPERATE Spaceship Earth Properly




Our newest Big Blood record out on Feeding Tube Records... Operate Spaceship Earth Properly 

PRE-Orders up now, officially out on June 20th



Spaceship Earth
 is a massively psychedelic investigation of science fiction, science fact and the mythic spot where they reconcile. Specifically referring to the work of writers such as Octavia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin and Buckminster Fuller, the music mixes the thunder of riff-thuggery with vocals beamed in from planet Comus and beat-slaps equally indebted to the Purple Revolutionary and the Neue Deutsche Welle. The combination is headspinning and gloriously original, but will be immediately identifiable as Big Blood by anyone who knows the band’s music.
I mean, it’s so freaking Strange and so freaking Maine, who else could it be?
+Byron Coley

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New Stuff + Shows.....

Playing live with the family band!!!

6/7 The Thing in the Spring Festival in Peterborough, NH

Ovlov / Big Blood /Half Sour / Wren Kitz
Toadstool Bookshop, 7pm, $10 adv / $15 door, all ages


*Lonnie Holley exhibit and performance on Sat. + Broke Arts Fairwhere I'll be selling prints & rekkeds. Bonnie Prince Billy on Sunday, plus writer Ayobami Adebayo andso much more.

6/16 Ladies Night@ the Apohadian Theater in Portland, ME 

White Gourd(Million Brazillians), Janane Tripp(Visitations, AM Frank) and 
Colleen Kinsella(Big Blood) w/ special guests at the best venue in town for weirdness and joy!

7/27 Big Blood @ the Dreamaway Lodge  in Beckett, MA

The dreamiest inn in Western Mass.


8/18  Big Blood @ Quinn's in Beacon, NY w/Soundhauz



Our newest Big Blood record out on Feeding Tube Records... Operate Spaceship Earth Properly 

PRE-Orders up now, officially out on June 20th

Spaceship Earth is a massively psychedelic investigation of science fiction, science fact and the mythic spot where they reconcile. Specifically referring to the work of writers such as Octavia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin and Buckminster Fuller, the music mixes the thunder of riff-thuggery with vocals beamed in from planet Comus and beat-slaps equally indebted to the Purple Revolutionary and the Neue Deutsche Welle. The combination is headspinning and gloriously original, but will be immediately identifiable as Big Blood by anyone who knows the band’s music.
I mean, it’s so freaking Strange and so freaking Maine, who else could it be?
+Byron Coley

Thursday, June 29, 2017

PLaying Shows...

Being woke means playing live!!!!!
We are fighting the powers that be, however we can, no matter how long it takes,  thinking about the generations to come.


BIG BLOOD SHOWS 2017

7/13    Big Blood w/ Colby Nathan, Ghost Note Ensemble & Months of Indecision
           @ 159 Sutton St, (Carriage house next to Barnaby's mansion on Broadway,  across the street from the Columbus.)  Providence, RI

7/14    Big Blood w/ Colby Nathan & Ruth Garbus(Feathers)
           @ - Dream Away Lodge Becket, MA

7/15    Big Blood w/ Weeping Bong Band, Gary War, Mozzaleum, & Viewer/Grasspath
           @ Abandon Dream
           39 K.Street, Turners Falls, MA

8/5       Big Blood with Village of Spaces Corners
            @ - Aphodian Theatre
             Portland, ME

BLACK LIVES MATTER
STANDING ROCK SIOUX fight for all of our lives.
Water is life.
NO Pipelines. NO Bombs.

Monday, June 26, 2017

+++++ BIG BLOOD & Todd W. Emmert New Release!!! +++++


New DTTR Releases OUT NOW!
 This new batch of releases were meant to go out last November for our 10 year anniversary. Things got in the way and we were not able to get them out, so we are celebrating now!
It’s been a couple of years since we have put anything out on DTTR…
Do people still listen to cd’s /cassettes or read these types of blogs??
Regardless we wanted to celebrate 10 years  of Big Blood and DTTR  in the same fashion we started it, right herewith some of our handmade goods. 
In the coming months we be releasing a few more things here, so check back in.
 OUT NOW+++++++++

 Big Blood – Daughters Union – DTTR 050
 Celebrating 10 ½ years of Big Blood and Dontrustheruin
9 songs, 49 minutes
Dedicated to Elliott Schwartz & Yoko Ono
Listen FMA Here:
Bandcamp:
Buy Here:
 or if this is pain and you wanna buy something just write bigblood24@yahoo.com and we’ll figure it out.
 *Big Blood cassettes coming soon.

Todd W. Emmert – “Pushing Up The Daisies” – DTTR 045
 Each new Release by Todd (formerly Inspector 22/Shortman)we tout as his best yet… this is no different, The man has graced this earth with some of the best albums… period.   This is part 1 of Todd’s “Trilogy of Death”. Part 2 and 3 will be coming out in the next batch of dttr releases late summer early fall. Amazing, the music speaks for itself . Listen Here:
Buy the digital version here:
All the Inspector 22 output (20 years, 22 releases $9.20)
Buy Here:
*Cassettes coming soon

ALSO Coming Soon:
Big Blood & Thunder Crutch
Big Blood – Operate Spaceship Earth
Big Blood – Deep Maine
Todd W. Emmert - Funeral




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

++++ NEW LP Elliott Schwartz & Big Blood - Ant Farm ++Big Blood Collab!!!

Elliott Schwartz & Big Blood - Ant Farm 

Released by Feeding Tube Records   

Get it HERE 

or

 HERE

LP Edition of 300. Numbered.



by Byron Coley

An incredible album of music, conjoining two different sonic aspects of Maine’s Strangeness. Big Blood are well known to fanciers of contemporary sub-underground sounds. The duo of Colleen Kinsella and Caleb Mulkerin have been conjuring up rural-experimental ghosts for over a decade. Feeding Tube has previously released their double LP set, Radio Valkyrie (FTR 103) to rapturous acclaim. Their music embodies the mysteries of the deep woods better than any othe artist we can name.
Elliott Schwartz, meanwhile, has been composing and playing brilliant (often keyboard based) music for decades. His 1973 duo album with saxophonist Marion Brown (released by Bowdoin College, where he has been based for many years), is often cited as one of the primest examples of a free jazz/avant classical hybrid. And all of his records are quite killer.
This LP came together as the soundtrack for an exhibit called Ant Farm, organized to showcase the work of Maine-based art quartet, The Ant Girls. This visual arts group included Ms. Kinsella and the late Dorothy “Deedee” Schwartz in its ranks, so it’s perhaps is this collab less surprising than it might initially appear.
But surprising or not, the work is an incredible syncretic fusion. Although there are certain instrumental parts we might ascribe to one artist or the other, as the music unwinds these divisions melt and become all-but-imaginary. The blend of Big Blood’s psych-tinged free-folk improvisations and Schwartz’s aleatory work on keys and percussion is a ver righteous blast.
300 numbered copies exist on our planet. Don’t delay.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

++++NEW Tape Release Out Now on DTTR and a mystery package...

-->


Dimples’ – Obsessional Dream – DTTR051 - CASSETTE 
pro dubbed/printed and imprinted.


Left Coast and Right coast converge on this beautifully fucked up jagged folk gem. Precision laziness from our friends Colby& Greg.
Think Mayo Thompson Corky-era-herk and you got yourself an “Obsessional Dream”.   
We loved it so much we released it, what more can we say?

Catch ‘em while you can..on tape OR LIVE--or both!
On tour with Tom K & Caethua
Details below.
DIMPLES ON TOUR WITH TOM K & CAETHUA


 aaaaand...
Big Blood received a strange package from the Ukraine 2 weeks ago.
It came with (excellent)honey, an SD card of tunes(not pictured) and a mysterious tea. 
The address was to difficult to make out and there was no name in the package.
A gorgeous letter about our music and instructions to drink only one cup of tea at a time.due to it's "invigorating" effects.

WHO ARE YOU?  What kind of tea is this?


 THANK YOU!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cancelled Show in NYC w/ Chuck Bettis


Due to family circumstances we had to cancel our show in New York City this Saturday the 19th with the Amazing Chuck Bettis. We are 100% positive that Chuck will come up with something amazing to take our slot at his week long residency at Stone, so be sure to attend as many of these once in a lifetime shows as possible, info is as follows:


All of the shows below will occur at The Stone, which is located on the corner of Ave. C & 2nd Street.  
http://thestonenyc.com


Thursday, Dec. 17th
8pm  Pretty Clicks
Berangere Maximin (digital chimeras) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Berangere comes all the way from Paris, France for this night of music
https://berchu.bandcamp.com
http://www.berangeremaximin.com
https://youtu.be/wn6z2Zp3ukU

10pm Period & Chris Pitsiokos
Mike Pride (drums) Charlie Looker (guitar) Chuck Bettis (electronics, throat) Chris Pitsiokos (sax)
doom & gloom
http://www.publiceyesore.com/catalog.php?pg=3&pit=129
https://mikepride.bandcamp.com
http://www.charlielooker.com
http://chrispitsiokos.com


Friday, Dec. 18th
8pm Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori, Chuck Bettis
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Debut of this improvising trio.
http://www.sylviecourvoisier.com
http://www.ikuemori.com

10pm Gamma Reverse Dream Logic
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Jessica Pavone (viola) Chuck Bettis (electronics) 
Graphic score by Chuck Bettis, world debut of this trio performing it
https://jessicapavone.bandcamp.com
https://jeremiahcymerman.bandcamp.com


Saturday, Dec. 19th
8pm Matmos & Chuck Bettis
Drew Daniel (electronics) M.C. Schmidt (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
First time musical meeting of these electronic heavyweights
https://soundcloud.com/thrilljockey/matmos-ultimate-care-ii-excerpt-eight
http://vague-terrain.com
https://youtu.be/-qH-WQUmNQQ

10pm Big Blood CANCELLED & Chuck Bettis + special guests
Colleen Kinsella (voice, harmonium, drums) Caleb Mulkerin (electric guitar, voice, tape loops) Chuck Bettis (electronics) special guests (vocals)
Big Blood comes all the way down from Portland, ME for this debut psychedelic collaboration
https://dontrustheruin.bandcamp.com
http://dontrusttheruin.blogspot.com

Sunday, Dec. 20th
8pm  Chuck Bettis, Franke Vogl, Evan Rapport
Chuck Bettis (electronics) Franke Vogl (prepared bass) Evan Rapport (saxophone)
Members of The Meta-matics & All Scars come together as a trio for the first time.
https://livingmyth.bandcamp.com/album/economy-of-gestures
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Evan_Rapport__Chuck_Bettis/live__the_Stone_32112/
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Meta-matics/
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/All_Scars/

10pm Mossenek & Larry Kwartowitz
Mick Barr (guitar) Chuck Bettis (throat, electronics) Colin Marston (bass, electronics) Larry Kwartowitz (drums) 
Utter purveyors of primal vent.
https://mossenek.bandcamp.com
https://youtu.be/1uVzYL0naxw
https://iamcleric.bandcamp.com/album/regressions

Monday, September 14, 2015

++NEW RELEASES ++ Video Nasties & Fragile Clark



Video Nasties – Horror Holocaust s.l.p. - DTTR049 – CASSETTE

pro dubbed/ and imprinted

Hands down our favorite band in Maine. Their 4th and finest release to date guaranteed to move your feet, hips and bowels. Disco/Punk/J. Wobble and J. Carpenter heroics. Word on the street is they do kids parties as well.... 
not my kid, NO WAY.
get 'em while they last
49 copies for Maine
49 copies for everybody else.

4 songs 20 minutes



and



 Fragile Clark – Frazzled Clark - DTTR048 - CASSETTE

pro dubbed/printed and imprinted.

Bedroom/Bathroom music of the highest order. Roky is still alive and kicking but I imagine that somewhere back in the early 80's he may have hallucinated a little piece of himself onto Clark's mind.... "leave your body behind" and hold onto your seats beats 'cause it doesn't get any better or cracked than this... outsider or insider music? You decide. Up next 16 worlds.

Fragile Clark - Loves you even if he doesn't know you, or knows you and has told you or implied that he hates you, or you insist that you hate him; NAMO KUAN SHR PU SA..... OM NAMAH SHIVAYA, KELLELUJAH, AMEN..... OM MANI PADME HUM.... NAMASTE.... DOO WHA DIETY, DIETY DUM, DEITY DOO 11:11

7 songs 22 minutes
FRAGILE CLARK"S Bandcamp here

Friday, July 24, 2015

Big Blood plays WFMU's Monty Hall JERSEY CITY Saturday July 25

...better late than never...

BIG BLOOD
HUMAN ADULT BAND
PICASTRO
Monty Hall
43 Montgomery St.   Jersey City, N.J.
$10.00   7:30 doors 8:30 start
Presented by Scott Williams & WFMU


Monday, March 16, 2015

Buffy St. Marie come back to Maine!



Buffy St. Marie composed this song, God Is Alive/Magic is Afoot,  from an excerpt from Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers. Freakin' gorgeous. I talk more about this amazing human being here.
Her current tour dates with Morrissey(!) here.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

+++New! Big Blood/ Human Adult Band Split 7" OUT NOW++++

A beautiful looking +sounding hand cut split 7".  
Made by Third Uncle Records...
LISTEN/BUY :
Big Blood  +  Human Adult Band (Kings of sludge, T. Penn ((Keeping it punk as shit since 94')) and company have no rivals. Lifers)

 Review by TPENN of Human Adult Band
'Half-Light Blues/Ain't No Hallowed Ground' 

Hand Cut 'lathe' 7" Record / DL
1 amazing exhibition of song writing by Portland, ME 
rock royalty, Big Blood. 
Call it freak folk, psych, new weird americana, rocknroll, either way Big Blood are a band who pay attention to detail and can make writing a damn good song seem easy. They are the Fred and Toody of New England. Human Adult Band (Mank, Chaz, Phil, T Penn) 
laydown an eerie improv thats ready to tilt and crumble at any minute. But hey, we make it to the 4:30 mark. Truly an honor to finally have a split with BB! Locked Grooves on each side. Only 29 made.


'sup winter

'sup winter