Sunday, April 17, 2016

Beasts Of Heaven

I have been making a new comic zine called, Beasts Of Heaven.  It's a weird action horror comedy book.  20 page black and white with card stock cover. I currently have two issues out and I am planning on putting it out monthly until the entire story is finished.

 I've been working really hard on this project and will be spending all artistic effort I have on it until further notice.

You can order issues 1 & 2 on bandcamp or send $7 directly to me at toobadmice (at) gmail on PayPal and I will mail them straight to your house.  ($4 for individual issues)

https://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/merch


I'll have the next issue available in the first week of May.

Thanks!
Sam


P.S. Forgot to mention the comic is definitely for adults only


Saturday, December 5, 2015

RETURN OF THE FAT WHITE DUKE

New album out now, Return Of The Fat White Duke.  This amazing album of pure candy features; a Beatles cover, my latest lounge revue and a prog epic.   Download it right now on Bandcamp HERE.

https://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/return-of-the-fat-white-duke 


lots of exciting stuff coming up in 2016 already in progress. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

KILLS ON GUITAR

NEW ALBUM: KILLS ON GUITAR

Stunning display of dazzling delights! 22 sweet new tracks of SLW killing on guitar!  Superb!  Kickass!  Folk protest/ country & western / heinous noise etc and more!  Amazing innovations in the field of banging on a guitar and yelling.  Put it on your phone or have ol Sammy boy mail a CD to your doorstep.  Don't screw this up!  Push some buttons!
Get it now or just listen to it:

https://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/kills-on-guitar


New Tour dates:

Sept 18th-Trumpet Blossom in Iowa City, IA
Sept 19th-Kitty Kat Club in Minneapolis, MN w/ Three Snake Leaves
Sept 20th-Octopus in Cedar Falls, IA w/ Twins

Sunday, May 3, 2015

THE COMPLETE MONDAY SINGLES CLUB

Monday Singles Club is done here is the full completed record.

https://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/the-complete-monday-singles-clubhttps://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/the-complete-monday-singles-club





I started putting up a "digital seven inch" every Monday starting last November, with the idea being that I would just continue to make the music that I want to make (which is what I have always done) and work toward making a new album and people could listen to it in real time as it was being made. The end result is this sprawling 2 hour, 38 song album. In addition to having a plentiful amount of agreeable pop songs it might have the most genre bending of any of my albums and is probably the hardest I have veered into straight up electronic music and psychedelia. As I was listening to it in it's entirety the other day it occurred to me that it might be the thoroughly crazy sounding record I have ever made. Thanks a bunch to  Bob Bucko Jr., Chuck Hoffman, Mark Shields, John Hopkins & Grace Locke Ward for playing on it. Thanks for listening to it, I hope you like it.


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I contributed a song for the children's compilation album For Kids & By Kids.  It is a free album made for the local Iowa City community and put together by Kembrew McLeod & Lynne Nugent through the ICPL.

You can get it at the Iowa City Public Library site:

http://www.icpl.org/for-kids-and-by-kids

Heres a mention on Boing Boing:
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/24/crazy-wonderful-kids-music-c.html

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TOUR VERY SOON:

 
Fri May 15-Oleavers in Omaha, NE
Sat May 16th-Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS 
Sun May 17th-Gas Lamp in Des Moines, IA
Mon May 18th-Octopus in Cedar Falls, IA 

Tue May 19th-Eagles Club #34 in Minneapolis, MN 
Wed May 20th-Frequency in Madison, WI
Thur May 21st-Livewire in Chicago, IL
Fri May 22nd-Firebird in St. Louis, MO
Sat May 23rd-Trumpet Blossom in Iowa City, IA

Monday, March 9, 2015

Best Of The Lame Years, More MSC, More Tour Dates

BEST OF THE LAME YEARS

New compilation release out now: The Best Of The Lame Years.  The Lame Years was a 12 album, 179 song, series released monthly throughout 2013.  This comp is the best of the best culled from well over 7 hours of original music. I am very proud of this release and I consider it to be the crown jewel of the catalog.  A great starting point for new listeners. BOTLY now available via my bandcamp page:

https://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/best-of-the-lame-years


MONDAY SINGLES CLUB

Every Monday a new digital 7" is released on my bandcamp page complete with a B-side.  This week (the 16th week) I put up Monday Singles Club v 16; Corporate Arms B/W Halted.  Corporate Arms is a collaboration with my friend John Hopkins.  Halted was recorded early in the morning after daylight savings time after a 24 hr shift at my job.  The solo performed on a random bottle that was lying around.  The previous weeks had a sitar song entitled "Oh Sister" and a grind banger called "Bowl Of Chili".

 


MORE TOUR DATES

it's true. it's darn true.

Fri Apr 3rd-Trumpet Blossom in Iowa City, IA @
Thur April 30th-Busted Lift in Dubuque, IA %
Fri May 15-Oleavers in Omaha, NE #
Sat May 16th-Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS #
Sun May 17th-Gas Lamp in Des Moines, IA #
Mon May 18th-Octopus in Cedar Falls, IA #
Tue May 19th-Eagles Club #34 in Minneapolis, MN #
Wed May 20th-Frequency in Madison, WI #
Thur May 21st-Livewire in Chicago, IL #
Fri May 22nd-Firebird in St. Louis, MO #
Sat May 23rd-Trumpet Blossom in Iowa City, IA #

@ w/ Sir Richard Bishop
% w/ Bobby Bare Jr.
# w/ Joe Jack Talcum

Saturday, February 14, 2015

MORE MSC, MISSION CREEK & NEW TOUR WITH JOE JACK TALCUM

It's February.  Brutal brutal February.  Monday Singles Club keeps clipping along.  Volumes 1 through 12 are available now on the bandcamp page.  click it and go to town:

Samuellockeward.bandcamp.com

I am proud to announce that I am playing this years Mission Creek festival.  My show is on April 3rd at the Trumpet Blossom opening for Sir Richard Bishop.  Its gonna be pretty cool.  A bunch of my friends are gonna back me up at this show  and I will be playing with a full band.

EVEN MORE NEWS.  I am going to go on a tour!  A real tour.  Just me and Joe Jack Talcum in a car.  Its gonna be real cool.  Here is the first batch of dates.

Fri May 15-Oleavers in Omaha, NE
Sat May 16th-Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS
Sun May 17th-DG's in Ames, IA
Mon May 18th-Octopus in Cedar Falls, IA
Thur May 21st-Livewire in Chicago, IL
Sat May 23rd-Trumpet Blossom in Iowa City, IA

More soon.  Real soon.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Singles Club volumes 1 through 8

New digital single every Monday.  An A side and a B side.  Check out Monday Singles Club volumes 1 through 8 right now right here:

https://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/