Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Twang Darkly's Tiny Desk Concert


playlist!

In order to create a submission for the NPR's Tiny Desk Contest, we staged our own Tiny Desk Concert here at Twang HQ. We only used one of the tracks, "Get My Gourd," for the submission, but here's a playlist of 4 numbers.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Martian Archaeology DVD Available (includes album download)

Available now: Martian Archaeology DVD (comes with free download of album). 12 short films made for the music of the album! Here's the trailer:

Martian Archaeology is Twang Darkly's suite of original instrumental music and films inspired by the years of speculation and stories about Mars that preceded NASA's Mariner 4 and Viking missions to the Red Planet!

During summer 2014, we did a series of shows sposored by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council wherein we performed this music live as we projected these films behind us. We're pleased to now share our studio recordings set to the final versions of the films.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Twang with guest guitar guru Mark Griffith

A live version of "Under Two Moons" from Martian Archaeology featuring some amazing guitar from Shreveport guitar maestro Mark Griffith.

Mark plays with our drummer Lane Bayliss, so doing some crossover stuff was a natural fit. This clip was captured at a gig in Dec. 2014. The drummer here is Jeremy Hayes -- Lane was having a drink and sent Jeremy as a sub!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Live from The Agora Borealis I: improv

Lane Bayliss and I (Michael Futreal) recently played at The Agora Borealis, a wonderful art shop here in Shreveport.

Here's a clip of an improvisation on a pentatonic bamboo flute I recently built:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Twang Launches Space Tourism Board with New Music

The ESA comet landing got me excited this week, so I put in a little time in the Twang music and animation laboratory. Since Space is the Place, our spiritual mentor Sun Ra put in a special appearance.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Busy October and November -- Lots of Twang Shows

There are a lot of opportunities coming up to catch us around Shreveport:

Fri
10/3/2014
8-10pm Twang Darkly does Martian Archeology and more live on air on Red River Radio.
Sat
10/4/2014
noon we'll be doing a short 2-3 song set as part of the Louisiana Music Prize local showcase
Wed
10/8/2014
5:30-8:30pm Twang Darkly at free Bossier Art Council art reception at Shreveport Landers Fiat, 1330 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport
Sat
10/18
5-8pm Michael and Lane at Provenance Community, Windrush Park, 1968 Bridgewater Ave, Shreveport for free reception showcasing photography of Dick Goodall
Thu
10/23/2014
7:30-8:30pm Twang Darkly presents free Martian Archeology multimedia concert with live music and original films at Hamilton-South Caddo Branch Library, 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport
Sat
10/25/2014
3-5pm Twang Darkly at The Agora Borealis 421 Lake St, Shreveport — live drawing game between Robert Trudeau & Mart Burt
Sun
10/26/2014
4-7pm Twang Darkly at Fete on the Farm (tickets) — great food and drink!
Thu
11/6/2014
canceled Twang Darkly at Rhino Coffee, 721 Southfield Rd, Shreveport, LA
Sat
11/8/2014
9am-noon Twang Darkly at Shreveport Farmers' Market. Free, though you'll probably want to buy some veggies! And CDs!
Sat
11/15/2014
4:15-5pm Twang Darkly at Highland Jazz and Blues Festival, Gazebo Stage, Columbia Park in Historic Highland, 600 Columbia Street, Shreveport

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Twang Darkly Selected for Louisiana Music Prize Showcase

Twang Darkly is among five bands recognized as local Shreveport-Bossier stand-outs for a showcase at the Red River Revel this year on October 4.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Martian Archaeology Films; review of the live show

At the debut concerts for our 2014 album Martian Archaeology, we performed the music live in front of 12 short films made for the events. Here's a glimpse of a handful of these films.

Our area newspaper, The Shreveport Times, published a glowing review of our live Martian Archaeology show by visiting San Diego art critic Anne Marie Welsh.