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Update on Ken – The Movie, by Claudia Rorarius

2014 March 26

Filmmaker Claudia Rorarius has been working on a fictional film starring Ken Stringfellow, using a “unique working method, while interweaving fiction and reality seamlessly.” Claudia provided an update to the project on her Tumblr this week:

So the basic plot of the fictional film is: Ken is on tour through the US. But the people and places don’t seem to be nice to him. The shows are not going well. His nerves are at breaking point. One morning, when he wakes up, his voice is gone. Helpless of the situation he has a nervous breakdown, feeling like losing his whole life. He is stranded in a small town, not knowing where to go and what to do. He is feeling terribly lonely. Suddenly comes a long, lost story in his mind, that he had blocked out all this years. As a baby he was abandoned by his bodily mother. He has never seen her again. Ken decides to search for his lost mother, and take a long and painful way back to life.

For more information on the project, visit her Tumblr to read the post in full.

The Posies “Amazing Disgrace” Lineup to Play Vertigo Festival in Spain in August

2014 March 26

The Posies “Amazing Disgrace” lineup will be playing the Vertigo Festival in Martos (Jaen), Spain, held from August 1-2. More info (in Spanish) here.

Ken To Tour Australia; Reveals Posies To Re-Issue First 4 Records

2014 March 14

Ken Stringfellow was interviewed by Sydney Unleashed ahead of his Australian tour next month, and had news regarding the first 4 Posies records:

For news, we will see over the next year the re-issue of the Posies first four albums with expanded content, quite a bit never before heard and that’s *after* we released a 4-CD box set of outtakes in 2000. We found even *more* stuff. Plus the albums will get remastered, pressed on vinyl, etc.

If you follow Ken’s blog, you already know that he and Jon Auer are recording new Posies songs.

Dates for Ken’s Australian tour:

April 11 – KS solo, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney AUSTRALIA
April 13 — KS solo, Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
April 16 — Coronet Blue (KS on keyboards), the Vanguard, Sydney AUSTRALIA

Ken Stringfellow to Release Best-Of Compilation With New Track

2013 December 16

Ken Stringfellow will be releasing “I Never Said I’d Make It Easy: a Ken Stringfellow Collection” next year, and the record includes a new song, “Kids Don’t Follow.” Here is the tracklist:

1. Any Sign At All
2. Down Like Me
3. Find Yourself Alone
4. Sparrow
5. Reveal Love
6. Here’s To The Future
7. Airscape
8. Don’t Break The Silence
9. Ask Me No Questions
10. Kids Don’t Follow
11. You Drew
12. Any Love (Cassandra Et Lune)
13. Known Diamond
14. Cyclone Graves
15. Death of a City
16. Never My Love

The expected iTunes release date is 3 January 2014.

The Posies To Play “Frosting on the Beater” With Original Line-Up in Seattle

2013 December 16

The Posies will be playing “Frosting on the Beater” with the original line-up (Jon Auer, Ken Stringfellow, Dave Fox, and Mike Musburger) as part of the Moe 20 Neumos 10th Anniversary Shows on January 10th in Seattle.

Tickets are on sale now.

Ken Stringfellow with Chris Stamey in Australia, 2014

2013 December 14

Big Star’s Third will be performed (with its original string and wind orchestrations) by Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Mitch Easter, and Chris Stamey. They will be joined by Cat Power, Kurt Vile, and many others as part of the Sydney Festival.

Jan 23 – Big Star’s Third @ Sydney Festival, Sydney AUSTRALIA

Following that, Ken will tour Australia with Chris Stamey. Dates are below:

Jan 24 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Astor Theatre, Perth AUSTRALIA
Jan 26 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
Jan 28 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Jan 29 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Caravan Music Club, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Jan 30 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane AUSTRALIA
Jan 31 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba AUSTRALIA
Feb 1 – KS & Chris Stamey @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney AUSTRALIA

Brooklyn Vegan Premieres Ken Stringfellow’s New Video “Doesn’t It Remind You,” Featuring Margaret Cho

2013 February 14

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Ken has released a video for “Doesn’t it Remind You of Something?” which we’re premiering in this post. While the album version is a duet with The Head & the Heart’s Charity Rose, the video co-stars comedian Margaret Cho. Theirs is a burning love in the most literal sense. Watch it below.

Visit Brooklyn Vegan to see the video!

Ken has two shows in NYC this weekend: Friday (2/15) at Union Pool (with Bird of Youth and Sky White Tiger; and Saturday (2/16) at Mercury Lounge with Chris Mills.

Ken Stringfellow On Tour In North America, Germany

2013 February 14

Upcoming dates on Ken’s Danzig In The Moonlight tour:

North America
Feb 14 Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD
Feb 15 Union Pool, Brooklyn NY
Feb 16 Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Feb 17 Johnny D´s, Somerville MA
Feb 18 Casa del Popolo, Montreal CANADA
Feb 19 Drake Hotel, Toronto CANADA
Feb 20 Starlight Club, Waterloo CANADA
Feb 21 Call the Office, London CANADA
Feb 22 This Ain´t Hollywood, Hamilton CANADA
Feb 23 Valentines, Albany NY
Feb 24 North Star Bar, Philadelphia PA
Feb 25 Gallery 5, Richmond VA
Feb 26 Local 506, Chapel Hill NC
Feb 27 Grey Eagle Tavern, Asheville NC
Feb 28 Bottle Tree, Birmingham AL
March 1 Star Community Bar, Atlanta GA
March 2 The End, Nashville TN
March 3 Stickyz Rock & Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock AR
March 5 Siberia, New Orleans LA
March 6 Fitzgerald´s Downstairs, Houston TX
March 7 Mohawk Inside Room, Austin TX
March 8 Club Dada, Dallas TX
March 9 The World Famous, Athens GA

Germany
March 30 King Georg, Cologne GERMANY
March 31 Haldern Pop Bar, Rees-Haldern GERMANY
April 1 Prinz Willy, Kiel GERMANY
April 2 Walhalla Studios, Wiesbaden GERMANY
April 3 Schocken, Stuttagart GERMANY
April 4 Nachtasyl, Hamburg GERMANY
April 5 Pools, Gottingen GERMANY
April 6 Eule, Munster GERMANY
April 7 Bi Nuu, Berlin GERMANY

New Ken Stringfellow Shows Announced

2012 September 5

Oct 1 – Ken Stringfellow @ Nardis Jazz Club, Istanbul TURKEY
Oct 5 – Ken Stringfellow @ Folkteatern, Gothenburg SWEDEN
Oct 6 – Ken Stringellow @ Debaser, Malmo SWEDEN
Oct 7- Ken Stringfellow @ Debaser Slussen, Stockholm SWEDEN
Oct 16 – Ken Stringfellow @ Alte Malzerei, Regensburg GERMANY
Oct 18 – Ken Stringfellow @ Hasenschaukel, Hamburg GERMANY

Upcoming Ken Stringfellow Shows – Finland, Norway, and NYC

2012 August 22

More dates on Ken Stringfellow’s ‘Danzig In The Moonlight’ tour have been announced for October:

Oct 9 – Ken Stringfellow @ Telakka, Tampere FINLAND
Oct 10 – Ken Stringfellow @ Kerubi, Joensuu FINLAND
Oct 11 – Ken Stringfellow @ Bar Loose, Helsinki FINLAND
Oct 12 – Ken Stringfellow @ Dynamo, Turku FINLAND
Oct 14 – Ken Stringfellow @ Revolver, Oslo NORWAY
Oct 27 – Ken Stringfellow @ Jazz Foundation Loft Party, New York City USA (only US date this year)

The Rocksucker blog is publishing an extensive interview with Ken on the making of ‘Danzig In The Moonlight’ – you can read part 1 here, and part 2 here.