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/





Monday, December 8, 2014

Upcoming shows & more singles

Upcoming shows this week:

Fri. Dec 12th at Vinyl Cafe in Ames, IA *EARLY SHOW* 5PM SHOW w/ Flavor Basket & Paul Hertz
Fri. Dec 12th at The Fremont in Des Moines, IA 10PM SHOW w/ Matthew James & Dylan Boyle
Sat. Dec 13th at Almost Music in Omaha, NE 8:30P w/ Staffers & Anna McClellan

These will be solo sets.


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The Monday Singles Club has continued to charge along with the additions of  Vol. 2: Discount Me b/w Authority and Vol. 3: Regurgitator b/w Stuck.

DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE SERIES HERE ON MY BANDCAMP PAGE.


NEW SINGLE EVERY MONDAY.  Finally, a club for singles.  Check back soon.

LOVE.
SLW

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Singles Club Vol. 1

Announcing the new Monday Singles Club.  Every Monday there will be a new single up on my bandcamp page.  A free 2 song digital 7".  An A side and a B side.  The first one is up today featuring the songs New Beater and $1, download it or stream it now.

https://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/monday-singles-club-vol-1


Check back each Monday for new singles.  I will keep this up for awhile.  It will be good.



Sting!