There’s nothing that Scott Chatfield and I love more than numerology, and once we’d agreed that it was a nice idea to bring back the previously rapturously received one-third off sale at the Mike Keneally Store, it was decided that JULY 13-31 was the way to go.
USE THIS PROMO CODE: THIRD OFF
So come on, folks! Shake off those cobwebs! Fill in those catalog gaps! If you celebrate Christmas-in-July like I know I do, get multiple copies of hat. or Evidence of Humanity or Wing Beat Fantastic T-shirts to give away as Christmas-in-July gifts in your neighborhood. You know your milkman wants a shiny copy of Dog in his pay packet! (What? You don’t have a milkman? What’s wrong with you?)
Anyway! You know what I’m saying!
MK/BFD (QUINTET VARIATION) AT THE BAKED POTATO this SATURDAY, JULY 14
Just a little reminder that this is happening this weekend. Keneally/Beller/Travers/Musallam/Peters bringing a rich sonic stew to you and you and you. This Saturday at the Baked Potato in LA. I’m bringing more guitars than I generally do to a Potato, including some I haven’t played in a hecka long time. I’m quivering with excitement for reals.
Hello, yeah it’s been awhile! Not much, how ’bout you?
FIVE-PIECE MK/BFD at the POTATO on JULY 14
There will be a Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins show at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday July 14 2018. This will be a FIVE-PIECE BFD featuring Joe Travers, Bryan Beller, Rick Musallam and Griff Peters, aka the bakin’ @ the potato!/Wednesday Night Live lineup. We haven’t done a gig with this personnel in aeons. Those of you who are in a position to come over and be enveloped by a BIG SOUND absolutely ought to do so.
Two sets, 9:30 and 11:30. We will play some things that have never been played by the quintet lineup, along with things from bakin’ @ the potato! that have barely (or not at all) been touched since then, and a couple of very interesting cover choices.
Hoping to see many pals there! Tickets here!
SATRIANI – BACK TO EUROPE IN JULY
We in the Satriani band are pleased as shoo-fly pie to announce our imminent return to Europe. Seven gigs in July will take us to France, Italy, Hungary, Romania and Turkey.
We (by “we” I mean Satriani, Bryan Beller, Joe Travers and myself – if you hadn’t noticed, I’ve managed to get the entirety of the trio BFD lineup absorbed into Joe Satriani’s band, nyaaah haa haa – that was a villanous laugh) have been touring pretty relentlessly this year – nearly two months in the US, nearly two months in Europe and we just did a short Canadian run, and we’re not quite done yet. There will be more dates announced before the end of the year, but to check out precisely where and when we’ll be in Europe next month, I ask that you please visit this place.
NEW PHI YAAN-ZEK ALBUM FEATURES BRYAN, MARCO and ME
June 21st saw the release of a sprawling masterwork by Phi Yaan-Zek called Reality Is My Play Thing – a 36-track, 2-disc spectacular covering a wide range of styles and commanded by Phi’s dizzying guitar and compositional chops. This is a serious piece of work, ten years in the making. Phi put me through my paces as both a keyboardist and a vocalist. And the special edition comes with yet a third disc, Play My Strange Thing, which features Phi and I having an insane guitar conversation on the track “A Trampoline In The Sun.” I am at the beginning of my journey familiarizing myself with all the music these three discs have to offer, but man, is it ever a rich banquet of stuff! Treat your ears to this bounty! Available right here.
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
There are many projects swirling around right now. Right before I do the BFD gig on July 14, I’ll be doing some recording for the new band project featuring Kris Myers, Ben Thomas, Pete Griffin, Jonathan Sindelman and myself. Right after the BFD gig I’m heading to Europe with Satch.
Right after Satch I’m continuing work with Devin Townsend for his upcoming album Empath – more about this at another time, but man am I ever happy to be collaborating with DT. And immediately after that I’m doing some recording for Bryan Beller’s own upcoming double-album opus Scenes From The Flood.
Meanwhile, planning for The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa 2019 tour is ramping up considerably. The core band for the tour has got me, Joe Travers, Scott Thunes, Ray White, Robert Martin and Ed Mann. Holy cow.
And there are at least two – make that three, actually – other projects in the offing which I’m currently obliged to keep under wraps. I’m very dang grateful to have so much keeping me busy!
I think the fact that there are new John Coltrane, Stephen Malkmus and Neil Young albums WHICH I HAVEN’T EVEN HEARD YET is striking testimony to the fact that life can still be really wonderful.
I wish all of you the best of everything, and I thank you all for your ongoing and very kind attention!
I am catapulting more love at you than you can likely handle. Deal!
I’m standing in my Prague hotel listening to Todd Rundgren and dancing while I type. Try to prove me wrong. This here G3 Europe tour is just underway and I’m having more fun than organisms of my advanced age are supposed to. Surrounded by wonderful folks and loveliness everywhere. The snowy Czech landscapes took my breath away as we bus’d into town this morn. It’s a beautiful freaking world. This is a sober man talking! This is empirical truth!
9 DAYS LEFT in the ONE-THIRD OFF SALE AT THE KENEALLY STORE
George Clooney just gave us twelvety billion dollars (UNTRUE) and we’re passing the savings on to you!
(But the part about the savings is TRUE!!)
Cuz: for the rest of March 2018 everything at the Keneally Store is one-third off. (That doesn’t mean you’ll only get two-thirds of Boil That Dust Speck if you buy it [which is still twenty songs and a bargain by any standard] but it does mean that we will slash a whopping 33.3% off the purchase price of anything at the Keneally Store you want to have. ANYTHING. CDs, shirts, downloads. All of them are QUITE A BIT CHEAPER THAN USUAL.)
Use the promo code “THIRD OFF” at checkout, or click this link to claim your discount. Your March One-Third Off sale prices will show up in your shopping cart at checkout.
We who continue to believe in and unconditionally love album-length musical statements, and shirts, thank you unreservedly for your energy and support!
G3 EUROPEAN DATES ARE HAPPENING
G3, baby. Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth. Joining me in Satriani’s band are my compadres Bryan Beller and Joe Travers. First two gigs in Moscow and Warsaw were delightful. I trust that tonight in Prague will be as well (that one will have already happened by the time you see this, dear reader).
Here’s the rest of the itinerary (I’m not going to make Keneallist-Meister Scott C. encode all the weblinks for these dates, because all that info awaits you already, neatly arranged at satriani.com/road. This is just a handy guide so you can check if your town is one that we’re about to visit. And if we are, you should go to satriani.com/road, click the relevant link, buy some tickets and come to the show. It’s really that hot-damn simple):
Mar 24 Oslo
Mar 25 Aalborg
Mar 26 Filderstadt
Mar 27 Offenbach
Mar 28 Koln
Mar 29 Berlin
Mar 31 Groningen
Apr 2 Rome
Apr 3 Florence
Apr 4 Milan
Apr 6 Bilbao
Apr 7 Barcelona
Apr 9 Madrid
Apr 11 Zurich
Apr 14 Eindhoven
Apr 15 Lyon
Apr 16 Paris
Apr 17 Bordeaux
Apr 18 Toulouse
Apr 19 Nantes
Apr 21 Antwerp
Apr 23 Lille
Apr 24 Southend
Apr 25 Hammersmith
Apr 26 Bristol
Apr 27 Manchester
Apr 29 Portsmouth
Apr 30 Birmingham
And there’s some Canadian Satriani dates coming up! These are longer Satriani shows, rather than G3 dates. And I’m led to understand that there are more than just these three dates still to be announced for Canada. You’ll know when we do.
May 25 Montreal
May 26 Rouyn-Noranda (Festival Des Guitares Du Monde)
May 27 Rouyn-Noranda (Festival Des Guitares Du Monde)
Again, hasten your internet-browsin’ eyes to satriani.com/road for ticket links, venue details and more gigs as they are announced. We’re not done by a relatively long shot!
LET’S WIND THINGS UP WITH A POEM ABOUT WYCLEF JEAN WEARING MY HEADPHONES
Put my headphones on
And gently swayed and grooved
I watched him from
A nearby drum
That hovered, buzzed and moved
“Hey Wyclef Jean!
Would you like some flan?
Who you listening to? Fred Frith?”
He didn’t hear
Cause his headphone ear
Was too full to hear me with
“Hey Wyclef Jean!
What’d you think of ‘Tron’?
Should a parrot wield a shield?”
He walked away
Leaving me to say
“Nothing is revealed.”
Hey, what do you want for nothing? Rubber biscuit?