Shows/Events

as The Michael Character

  • 08/23/2023 – The North End in Los Angeles, CA w/ Eleanor Elektra & Foxanne (part of a Nashville-style song circle)
  • 08/12/2023 – House show in Portland, OR w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 08/11/2023 – Beer Bunker in Portland, OR w/ Juliet and the East, The Eggboy, & Garbagewitch
  • 08/5/2023 – Nico’s House in Seattle, WA w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 08/4/2023 – Jefferson Park in Tacoma, WA w/ Eleanor Elektra, Dan Arthur Levy, & Breadluvr
  • 08/1/2023 – Night Heron Books in Laramie, WY w/ Thomas Saffel, Cicada Summer, & A
  • 07/31/2023 – Max Taps in Centennial, CO w/ Gila Teen & Ars3nic Butt3rfly
  • 07/30/2023 – Dry Spokes in Omaha, NE (afternoon show; just me)
  • 07/29/2023 – The river park near Teal Nebula in Chicago, IL w/ Danny Cozzi & Ravani Grace
  • 07/28/2023 – Earth Home (house) in Lansing, MI w/ She/Her/Hers & Worm.
  • 07/27/2023 – Teamsters Hall 636 in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes, Crisp Lake, & Elliott Pullen
  • 07/26/2023 – Love Loft in Upper Darby, PA w/ Spot Collins & Quaint Devices
  • 07/23/2023 – The Rockwell in Somerville, MA as part of Nice, A Fest day 3 (full band)
  • 07/08/2023 – Rippedit Vintage in Orleans, MA w/ Kevin Coyote, Felt Lining, and Lefty Grove
  • 07/07/2023 – The Nook in Montreal w/ Hanged Magpie & Bambi Killed Folk Punk
  • 07/05/2023 – Bookends in Florence, MA w/ Alyssa Kai & Brook Pridemore
  • 06/11/2023 – O’Brien’s Pub in Allston, MA w/ Jason Kaminski, Tuxis Giant, and Mairead Band (full band)
  • 06/10/2023 – Rubulad in Brooklyn, NY w/ Frog, Jason Kaminski, Tuxis Giant, and Noble Beast (full band)
  • 05/18/2023 – O’Brien’s Pub in Allston, MA w/ The Dreaded Laramie & Really Great (full band)
  • 05/05/2023 – A Bar Called Heaven in Brighton, MA w/ Jesus the Dinosaur (solo) & Denzil for Kaera’s Birthday!!
  • 04/08/2023 – Pao Arts Center (for Asian Glow – Unapologetic Diaspora) in Boston, MA w/ Poor Eliza, Tiffy, Nora Panahi, Just Felice, & Zayde Buti
  • 02/25/2023 – A Bar Called Heaven in Brighton, MA w/ Tuxis Giant (farewell show – Matt moved to NYC) & Pink Navel
  • 12/29/2022 – Notch Brewery in Allston, MA w/ Pink Navel, Vulpes Vulpes, Carol, and DJ River Spiral
  • 09/01/2022 – A Bar Called Heaven in Brighton, MA w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 08/28/2022 – Platypus in St. Louis, MO w/ Eleanor Elektra & Heavy Weather & Tawaine Himself
  • 08/26/2022 – The Great Untamed in Laramie, WY w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 08/24/2022 – Hugh’s house in Tacoma, WA w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 08/20/2022 – Nico’s house in Seattle, WA w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 08/19/2022 – Jane’s house in Olympia, WA w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 08/18/2022 – Family house show in Portland, OR w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 07/22/2022 – Derby Kenton in Portland, OR w/ Eleanor Elektra & Scout Harris
  • 07/16/2022 – Carling’s garage in Los Angeles, CA w/ Eleanor Elektra & Foxanne
  • 07/14/2022 – Jon & Dom’s house in Phoenix, AZ w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 07/13/2022 – Groundworks in Tucson, AZ w/ w/ Eleanor Elektra & The Reverent Marigold
  • 07/12/2022 – Red Gorilla Studio in Albuquerque, NM w/ w/ Eleanor Elektra & Nora Cursed
  • 07/10/2022 – Compost Heap V in Denver, CO
  • 07/09/2022 – Legitimate Businessmen’s Social Club in Denver, CO w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 07/08/2022 – Youth Pride at the Cave Collective in Rapid City, SD w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 07/07/2022 – House show in Minneapolis, MN w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 07/06/2022 – Behind Lucas’s apartment building in St. Cloud, MN
  • 07/05/2022 – Toni’s house in Madison, WI w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 07/03/2022 – Teal Nebula in Chicago, IL w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 06/30/2022 – Hyattsville, MD w/ Eleanor Elektra
  • 06/15/2022 – First Church JP in Jamaica Plain, MA w/ Karl & Wynd, Eleanor Elektra (our first -ever show together!), & Silica Gel
  • 06/11/2022 – Grub Street/Porter Square Books (Boston) w/ Lady Queen Paradise & CJ Red Mouth
  • 05/18/2022 (aired 5/25) – AAPI Heritage Month showcase at CCTV (Cambridge Community Television) w/ comedians Josh Do, Erika Chen, Cynthia X. Wang, Steph Baldwin, & Karl Xie, hosted by Nate Shu
  • 05/14/2022 – The Chess Company in Rockland, MA
  • 05/6/2022 – House Show in Allston, MA w/ Total Vacation
  • 04/23/2022 – Stoopfest (Allen Neighborhood Center) in Lansing, MI
  • 03/04/2022 – Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain, MA w/ Cheap City & Big Fuzzy
  • 10/23/2021 – Trendy Shit Town w/ Ultra Chapelle, Gracie Givertz, & Kevin Wynd
  • 10/20/2021 – Once Virtual Venue w/ Nathan Leigh (online)
  • 08/04/2021 – Once Virtual Venue, Theme Song: OPEN MIC, feature set (online)
  • 07/02/2021 – Ringer Park w/ Squitch (solo) and Jesus the Dinosaur (solo)
  • 08/28/2020 – Coping With Dystopia #18 (online)
  • 05/29/2020 – Pre-Birthday Show where I played all of the birthday songs (online)
  • 05/09/2020 – The Virtual Living Room w/ Kelly Thompson (of Violent Bloom), Anna O’Connell, Stephen Lin, Eliy Orcko, Maggie Sailor (of The Bears and the Bees), Jason Kaminski, b.loop, & Sure, Machine (online)
  • 05/08/2020 – Starkville, MS (on the steps of Allen Hall at Mississippi State University) w/ Celery Teeth
  • 04/04/2020 – From Our Windows: A Socially Distant Connection (online) w/ Captain Redbeard and the S.S. Friendship, The Bears & The Bees, moonish brute, & Jason Kaminski
  • 03/02/2020 – Berniepalooza at Electric HazeĀ in Worcester, MA (last pre-Covid in-person show)
  • 03/01/2020 – Clara’s House in Providence, RI w/ Joan Kelsey’s Silver Lining & Greice Holleran
  • 02/29/2020 – House Show in Leominster, MA
  • 01/17/2020 – Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA w/ Gracie Givertz, Ultra Chapelle, & Madison Duffy
  • 01/11/2020 – The Night Rider in Raleigh, NC w/ Empty Disco & Lanternfly Collective
  • 12/07/2019 – Cheap City EP Release Show at Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA w/ Mystery Gems
  • 11/25/2019 – ONCE Somerville w/ Macseal, I’m Glad It’s You, & Yeah Is What We Have
  • 11/16/2019 – Asian Glow @ Pao Arts Center w/ Ava Sophia, Simone de Doudoir, & Hassan Ghanny (plus visual art by Lily Xie!)
  • 10/17/2019 – Spooky Halloween Show @ Lesley University (Alumni Hall) w/ SEED (covering Slint), & Maya Lucia. This was a duo show with me and Mattie Hamer. We did a BTMI! cover set. It absolutely ruled.
  • 09/29/2019 – The Sinclair w/ Sidney Gish & Squitch
  • 08/31/2019 – Carling’s living room in Los Angeles, CA w/ Conor Hennessy
  • 08/30/2019 – Some disused sheet metal factory in San Diego, CA w/ Conor Hennessy
  • 08/28/2019 – House show in Phoenix, AZ w/ Conor Hennessy (the first time I ever held a baby, I think)
  • 08/27/2019 – House show in Las Vegas, NV w/ Conor Hennessy, The Rifleman, Smirl Haggard, Brock Frabbiele, & The Wreckless (Ryan’s birthday BBQ)
  • 08/26/2019 – House show in Portland, OR w/ Conor Hennessy, Garbage Witch, & Eggboy
  • 08/25/2019 – Julie’s living room in Seattle, WA w/ Conor Hennessy
  • 08/23/2019 & 08/24/2019 – The Alaskan Hotel and Bar in Juneau, Alaska w/ Conor Hennessy (this was the one where I got kicked off stage 30 minutes into my portion of our four-hour set lol). We were booked to play the 24th as well but that got cancelled for the above reason. No complaints; getting paid for seven hours after one hour of work (split two ways, no less) is pretty excellent.
  • 08/19/2019 – Dirty Gerund Poetry Show: Punk Ruckus (feature set) at Ralph’s Rock Diner in Worcester, MA
  • 08/17/2019 – Live recording of poetry album Other Honey at Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA
  • 08/07/2019 – House Show in Hawaii
  • 07/28/2019 – Dorchester Art Project w/ Lawn Care & Really Great
  • 07/16/2019 – The Radio Bean in Burlington, VT w/ basically nobody at all
  • 07/15/2019 – Charlie’s Kitchen in Cambridge, MA w/ Brook Pridemore, Zoe Rose DePaz, & Chandler Cross
  • 04/22/2019 – Charlie’s Kitchen in Cambridge, MA (full band!) w/ Dewey and Me & the Teacup
  • 04/19/2019 – Ash Comer’s building’s mini-gym (this was the gig where I played on the moving treadmill) in NYC w/ Travis Love Benson & Sea/Side
  • 04/16/2019 – The Fremont in Des Moines, IA w/ Cactus Attack & The Sleepover
  • 04/13/2019 – Kirby’s Beer Store in Wichita, KS w/ Basset Hound & Contagious Wednesday
  • 04/12/2019 – Thunder Road in Somerville, MA w/ Troll 2, Cactus Attack, & Miku Daza
  • 03/29/2019 – Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA w/ Celebutant (EP release) & Substrates
  • 03/23/2019 – BU Central in Boston, MA w/ Cancer Season & Poor Eliza
  • 10/21/2018 – That’s Why They Call Him Zachy! release show at Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA
  • 09/21/2018 – The Democracy Center in Cambridge, MA w/ Pink Navel, The Water Cycle, & Brennan
  • 08/20/2018 – The ER in Allston, MA w/ Melissa Weikart, Krittany Karlson, & Cole Blouin
  • 08/01/2018 – Secret Tiny Bedroom Art Show #1 @ The Bummer Underground in Quincy, MA w/ Luca Payet, Liz Sclafani, & Moody Mandy
  • 07/03/2018 – Civic Media Center in Gainesville, FL (MSF Benefit) w/ Lawn Care & Maca Reggae Samba
  • 06/27/2018 – Roof show in Brooklyn, NY w/ Sidney Gish, Joey Dussault, & Jake McKelvie
  • 04/20/2018 – The Green Room in St. Catharines, ON w/ Broken Glass Kids, Salt Wound, timothy (vernon?), & Fauxpaw
  • 04/19/2018 – 127 Allen St. in Lansing, MI w/ She/Her/Hers
  • 04/18/2018 – The WasteShed in Chicago, IL w/ String Figures (and others??)
  • 04/16/2018 – Spider House in Pittsburgh, PA w/ The Hills and the Rivers, The Childlike Empress, & Tap Shorts
  • 02/23/2018 – The Colosseum in Brooklyn, NY w/ Sidney Gish & Laura Wolf
  • 02/22/2018 – Nacho House in Philadelphia, PA w/ Steve. & Spot Collins
  • 01/12/2018 – Pizzaweekshow! @ Collective A Go Go in Worcester, MA w/ Yoni Gordon, Jake Berendes, & Other Joliah
  • 09/15/2017 – Convenient Parking in Boston, MA w/ Sidney Gish, Can’t Relate, & Art Slob
  • 08/07/2017 – The Luna Sea (a boat) in Jersey City, NJ w/ Nathan Leigh, Jon Kohen, & Waco
  • 07/31/2017 – PoMoRo in Tucson, AZ w/ Conor Hennessy, Mic TV, Real Real Talk, & Dani Boi
  • 07/23/2017 – Anarres Infoshop & Community Space in Portland, OR w/ Conor Hennessy, Glyptodons, & Izzy and the Chimera
  • 07/17/2017 – BackSpace in Denver, CO w/ Falsetto Boy, Ludlow, Sevenity, & Pickle Juice
  • 07/07/2017 – Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Cleveland, OH w/ Anna O’Connell, Pat Chase, & Captain Redbeard
  • 06/20/2017 – The Greenhouse in East Boston w/ Ricky Steece & Dazey Scout
  • 04/21/2017 – House show in Brooklyn, NY w/ Jess Shamma & Jazz Funeral (plus Ash Comer’s photos!)
  • 08/01/2016 – 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown, WV w/ Nathan Leigh, Beth Staley (Beth Beth Beth), & Goodwolf (solo)
  • 07/25/2016 – BackSpace in Denver, CO w/ Lonly Monster & Anna Cadaver
  • 07/22/2016 – The Question Mark in San Francisco, CA w/ Pink Pigs & Matt Jaffe
  • 07/10/2016 – 2 Kerstetter Way in Elyria, OH w/ Jason Kaminski, Dad Shorts, Alomar, & Captain Redbeard and the S.S. Friendship
  • 06/30/2016 – Floriduh in NYC w/ High Falls & Mark Gilday Jr.
  • 06/19/2016 – Grass Stains @Brighton Square in Brighton, MA w/ Banana, The Owens, New Pope, Death Shepherd, & Pink Navel
  • 10/09/2015 – The Whirlybird in Brighton, MA w/ Escape From the Zoo, The Suburbanists, & The Wolf Hongos
  • 08/22/2015 – Bane Voice #23 in Quincy, MA
  • 08/04/2015 – Cafe Bourbon Street in Columbus, OH w/ fantasysport. & Gray Clark
  • 06/20/2015 – Bane Voice #22 in Quincy, MA
  • 06/12/2015 – The Cantab in Cambridge, MA w/ Troll 2, Heather Re, & Louis Roe
  • 05/30/2015 – Bane Voice #21 in Quincy, MA
  • 05/02/2015 – Bane Voice #20 in Quincy, MA
  • 04/04/2015 – Bane Voice #19 in Quincy, MA
  • 03/07/2015 – Bane Voice #18 in Quincy, MA
  • 02/20/2015 – Mixed Genres Rule Fest @ The Pigeon Pad in New Brunswick, NJ w/ Teenage Halloween, The Luna Laval, Out of System Transfer, Facility, Family Man, The Great Depression, & Basement Beers
  • 01/31/2015 – Bane Voice #17 in Quincy, MA
  • 12/20/2014 – Bane Voice #16 in Quincy, MA
  • 12/04/2014 – The Top Floor in Worcester, MA w/ Kristin Ford
  • 11/15/2014 – Bane Voice #15 in Quincy, MA
  • 09/20/2014 – Bane Voice #14 in Quincy, MA
  • 08/13/2014 – Foam in St. Louis, MO w/ Heavy Weather & Something Stranger
  • 08/12/2014 – The Flat in Chicago, IL w/ Spot Collins & Spitzer Space Telescope
  • 08/08/2014 – Bane Voice #13 in Quincy, MA
  • 07/12/2014 – Bane Voice #12 in Quincy, MA
  • 06/14/2014 – Bane Voice #11 in Quincy, MA
  • 05/31/2014 – Bane Voice #10 in Quincy, MA
  • 04/12/2014 – Bane Voice #9 in Quincy, MA
  • 03/22/2014 – Bane Voice #8 in Quincy, MA
  • 03/01/2014 – Bane Voice #7 in Quincy, MA
  • 02/27/2014 – A House Near Lechemere Station in Cambridge, MA w/ Greg McKillop, Joan Smith, Spot Collins, & Jason Henry Simon-Bierenbaum
  • 12/14/2013 – Bane Voice #6 in Quincy, MA
  • 11/09/2013 – Bane Voice #5 in Quincy, MA
  • 10/19/2013 – Bane Voice #4 in Quincy, MA
  • 10/11/2013 – Anchor’s Up in Haverhill, MA w/ J.J. Shankhour & Josh Brayman
  • 08/31/2013 – Bane Voice #3 in Quincy, MA
  • 06/15/2013 – Bane Voice #2 aka “An Evening of Acoustic Music #2 (aka A BIG OL’ HOOTENANNY)” in Quincy, MA
  • 05/10/2013 – Bane Voice #1 in Quincy, MA w/ There Is No Mountain & Spot Collins
  • 11/24/2012 – Post 282 in Harrison, NJ (I remember arriving to this show, but not playing…who knows what happened)
  • 09/28/2012 – The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ
  • 08/10/2012 – 1024 Packard St. in Ann Arbor, MI w/ Connor Healey
  • 08/09/2012 – House Show in Chicago w/ Shiloh & Half Coyote
  • 08/07/2012 – Some open mic in Cleveland w/ Connor Healey. I would not ordinarily count something like this, but we considered it a stop on our tour. It was a simpler time.
  • 08/06/2012 – The Stained Raven in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Connor Healey and a ton of bands (this was the day I met Lawn Care!)
  • 08/04/2012 – The Death of Rock and Roll Ball @ FrankenSound Venue in North Brunswick, NJ w/ Big Damn Heroes & STEVE [The Band]
  • 08/03/2012 – Cool Beans Coffee House in Toms River, NJ
  • 12/30/2011 – New Years Eve (Eve) at Grover’s Mill Coffee in West Windsor, NJ w/ Tiny Teeth & John Muccino
  • 06/04/2011 – So Punk Rock record release show @ The Mill Hill Basement in Trenton, NJ w/ These Branches, Connor Healey Project, & John Muccino
  • 07/19/2010 – The Mill Hill Basement in Trenton, NJ w/ The Taxpayers (I don’t think any photos or videos exist of any part of this show, but it was unbelievable)
  • FIRST TMC SHOW!! 06/07/2010 – The Mill Hill Basement in Trenton, NJ w/ Laura Stevenson and the Cans & The Wild

w/ MCtheProfessor.GOV

  • 10/6/2019 – Lecture #6 (Political Semiotics) at Berklee College of Music
  • 02/19/2019 – Lecture #4 (reprise, A Brief History of Japanese Americans) at Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA
  • 11/16/2018 – Lecture #5 (Testimony-as-Activism) at Mill no. 5 in Lowell, MA
  • 07/25/2018 – Lecture #4 (A Brief History of Japanese Americans) at Riverwalk Cafe in Nashua, NH
  • 06/23/2018 – Lecture #3 (Civilization & Savagery: The Racial Ideologies of American Settler Colonialism and Imperialism) at The Democracy Center in Cambridge, MA w/ Gia Greene & Standby
  • 04/26/2018 – Lecture #1 (reprise, Problematizing the National History Survey) & #2 (Civil War Memory: How Contestations of the Past Shape Politics Today) at Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA
  • 03/09/2018 – Lecture #1 (Problematizing the National History Survey, or, The American History Survey: Problematizing National Histories) at The Aviary in Jamaica Plain, MA w/ Karl & Sweater Paws

Miscellaneous

  • 05/13/2023 – Quincy Multicultural Festival (MC/host)
  • 05/5/2022 – Quincy Multicultural Festival (MC/host)

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