Monday, December 13, 2010

new downloads and video...

Thanks to everyone who came out to What A Load Of Craft VII!  I really think it was the best one yet.  Little Village Magazine took some video.  Here is my friend Ross Meyer & I playing Big Brain....

I put that Brooklyn show I posted up on for more convenient downloading.



Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I just put up 7 SLW albums for pay what you want downloads and free streaming at:

That's 124 songs up for you to check out... 
Right now it is just the full length albums, but I intend to eventually add some live shows and other tracks that will be exclusive to the page.  
I don't know how long I am gonna keep these up in this form so go check it out now and let me know what you think of this system. 

New shows coming up...

Dec 11th at What A Load Of Craft, Craft Fair at The Johnson Co. Fairgrounds in IC. (duo w/ Ross Meyer)
Dec. 18th at The White Lightening Warehouse (duo w/ Ross Meyer)

Miracles Of God have just announced some shows!!!
Mar. 11th at The Blue Moose Tap House in Iowa City, IA
Mar. 12th at Slowdown in Omaha, NE w/ Simon Joyner, Bear Country & Well Aimed Arrows
Mar. 13th at The Lift in Dubuque, IA

We will be adding some more shows to this.  If you have a great idea for an MOG show in your town email me:
nightmarejerk (AT)


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Free "LIVE IN BROOKLYN" bootleg MP3 album and etc, etc, etc.

 I got a sweet bootleg of the Boo Hoos last show in Brooklyn, NY in the mail the other day.  I am now offering the bootleg as a free download on my otherwise useless Reverb Nation page...
Check it out and also take a look at the record shop at the "Buy Records!" link above.  

Free! SLW & The Boo Hoos "Live In Brooklyn" bootleg album available below.  Show was at Bruar Falls on 10/15/10 w/ Joe Jack Talcum, R. Stevie Moore and Toys & Tiny Instruments.

2.Fine Was The Night
3.When It's Gone It's Gone
4.Taking Away The Pop
5.Do The Pinewood Box
6.May I Lead U Astray
7.Haunt U
8.Will Be Heaven
9.This Edison Nightmare
10.Funeral For Coach!/artist/artist_songs/1054483

Here below is a video of Joe Jack Talcum & The Powders playing the Dead Milkmen classic "Life Is Shit" from the same show.  I am the organ player in this band.

In other news...

-On Sat. Dec. 11th I will be playing a free show at the punk craft fair "What a Load Of Craft VII" w/ Will Whitmore and Leslie & The Ly's at the Johnson Co. Fairgrounds (I play at 4:45PM)

-Just approved the master for the Joe Jack Talcum/ SLW & The Boo Hoos split/collaboration album.  LP will be out in 2011.  I will keep you all updated.

-I will be recording a new collaboration album with Darren Brown & Manhorse next weekend.

-Been rehearsing the new Miracles Of God material.  Future plans undetermined.

-Working diligently on my follow up to "Barely Regal Beagles".  10 new songs on tape.

-Big thanks to all the free form radio stations that have been playing my records lately!  Too cool!  I really appreciate it!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Show announcement:
Fri. Nov. 12th 2010 
at The Blue Moose Taphouse
Iowa City, IA  

SLW & The Boo Hoos
The Mumford's
Sarah Mannix & The Wandering Bears
Bear Country

7" available now on the "BUY RECORDS" link above.

Also, just finished song for new Unread Records compilation, "Songs From A Door", which is a collection of songs recorded exclusively with oneself and a door.

Shows through the winter will be super random.  Writing, recording and generally not driving through terrible Midwest blizzards will be my priority.  


Thursday, October 21, 2010

What's new?

Just got back from the Boo Hoos' East Coast tour with Joe Jack Talcum.  Despite the fact we got robbed in Detroit the tour was a big success.  Thanks to everybody who helped make the tour so much fun.

Lots of stuff in the works....
-The Boo Hoos/ Mumfords split 7" is NOW available for purchase in the shop on this site w/ free download.
-We finished up the new Boo Hoos/ Joe Jack Talcum split 12" collaboration album due out next year on Grotto Records.
-Bi-monthly lathe cut 7" club will be starting up early in 2011! More details on that soon...
-Hush hush exciting tour stuff in the works for next year.
-New recording with Darren Brown and Manhorse in the works. 

Gonna be sweet!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Split 7" EP w/ The Mumford's!!!

UPDATE:  The Boo Hoos/ Mumford's split 7"s have arrived!  They look and sound great!  We will have them for sale at the upcoming shows and available for mail order as soon as we get back from tour. 


Just got word that the new SLW & The Boo Hoos split 7" with the Mumford's should arrive from the pressing plant just in time for our departure on our upcoming tour w/ Joe Jack Talcum this Fri. Oct 8th!
Will be amazing if true...

The 7" features 3 new songs by the Boo Hoos:

"When It's Gone (It's Gone)"

"Tell It To The Man Of Diminishing Clout"

"Haunt You"

The other side is an amazing story song by one of the best bands from the midwest today Ames Iowa's own, the Mumford's.  Their song is entitled:
"The Way That I Live"

This E.P. length 7 inch will be available for mail order soon with free digital download.  You can stream it now at this bandcamp link below (you can also buy a download of the whole E.P. for $1).

Check out an early review of the album at Cornfed Music.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

From The Privilege Of The Grave review

My recently released collaboration album with Darren Brown, "From The Privilege Of The Grave" just got reviewed by the great website 7 Inches Blog.

Full review can be found here:

You can pick up a copy of "FTPOTG" from REVOLVER at the Buy Records! link above.
Limited quantities.  Only 300 copies made.  Covers hand screened by Meatbag!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Boo Hoos fall 2010 tour dates with Joe Jack Talcum!

SLW & The Boo Hoos will be touring this fall with the great Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen.  These shows will have the Boo Hoos opening up the evenings festivities and then backing Joe up during his set which will feature songs from our upcoming split collaborative 12" as well as favorites from his solo lo-fi home taper back catalog as well as songs from the Butterfly Joe and Milkmen cannon.

Fri. 10/8 Iowa City, IA at The Mill     
Sat. 10/9-Detroit, MI at the Lager House     
Sun. 10/10-Cleveland, OH at Now That's Class    
Mon. 10/11-Pittsburgh, PA at Thunderbird Cafe (EARLY SHOW 8PM)  w/ Lord Grunge  
Tue. 10/12-Washington, DC at Velvet Lounge     
Wed. 10/13-Baltimore, MD at the Sidebar
Thr. 10/14-Long Branch, NJ at Brighton Bar    
Fri. 10/15-NYC at Bruar Falls w/ R. Stevie Moore!    
Sat. 10/16-Philladelphia, PA at The Farm

Monday, August 30, 2010

Barely Regal Beagles!

I have a brand spanking new album Barely Regal Beagles.  It is out now.  17 totally sweet new songs.  I am pretty proud of it.  Recorded on 4 track over the Jan-Feb. span of this last winter.   My lovely wife Grace plays some of the drums.  The Dubuque, IA wire great, Bob Bucko Jr. plays on a couple songs.  Check it out.

Samuel Locke Ward: Barely Regal Beagles
Here are a couple of songs from it live.

R Stevie Moore Tribute Record

I recorded a cover of home recording legend, R. Stevie Moore's song "Oh Pat" for his ongoing tribute album box set for Sick Of The Radio.  It's pretty cool. You can download it right now for free here: