NEWS

stream night surfer at esquire now

"It's Chuck Prophet here. Twelve new songs. What can I tell you? Some are set after a big disaster. `Love Amidst the Ruins'? It's `Diamond Dogs' via Mad Max. It's about life in Startup City, USA run amok. It's about the landlord licking his lips, itching to sell your place out from under you. It's a world where people are stopping buses with their bodies. All this plus my first cover since my first record way back when. And we've got some special guests like the hook machine himself: Peter Buck! Yeah, it's definitely a guitar album, with layers. Strings and horns and those prog guitars that border on straight-up arena rock. And the vocals come with that hard-earned phlegm I've never been able to get to stick to tape before. Hope you dig it."

STREAM HERE: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/chuck-prophet-night-surfer

all great Mexican parties end with crying

Welcome back. First of all, I had a ball with the Twin Tones. It was a hell of an adventure. A tour of Mexico I will not be forgetting any time soon. Great guys. And thanks especial to their manager Monica who found me an excellent dental surgeon down there. Although he spoke very very little English he *seemed* to know what he was doing. We didn't communicate much but for some reason he wanted me to know he's an Eric Clapton fan. "Er-eeek Clap-tone" I wasn't sure how that was supposed to make me feel. Honestly, I was a feeling slightly on edge. For one thing, I was a little taken aback when they took me to where I was to get the surgery and it was set up in someone's house. But the whole procedure went swimmingly (pass the antibiotics please!) and I'd recommend it to anyone trapped in the money belt. And really; I'd forgotten how awesome it is to chew out of both sides of my mouth.

All just in time for our Fall Tour which kicks off in SF at the MakeOut Room/ and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest where we'll be doing our last Strings in the Temple Show before we fold up the tent on that. Then it's over the pond to the UK. [Little Chef fried egg sarnies, anyone?]. Anyway, before we head out of here, one more a big thanks to all the fellows in the Twin Tones for an unforgettable experience. They say that all great Mexican parties end with crying and ours was no different. Great memories. Great playing. And even greater tacos. [Stands to reason, you know. There's a lot of competitions down there for tacos when you think about it]. One of my favorite memories from the tour is driving across the desert with Johnny Cash blaring out of the dashboard. I asked Israel if he knew the words to Ring Of Fire. He said he'd love to know the words but every time he hears that song he breaks down and starts crying like baby.

So there you have it.

Oh by the way, dig this: The Twin Tone's keyboardist. Is it just me, or does this guy look really familiar?

Check it: http://tinyurl.com/odvdzjk

New record. Yes, we've got a new record. Sept. 23 is the official release date of Night Surfer. You knew about that, right? Here's more deets: Night Surfer is now available for pre-order via the Yep Roc Store. The CD/LP pre-order includes an instant download of "Wish Me Luck," and features exclusive merch bundles with the official T-shirt, autographed print, and button.

Also, for our friends on the other side of the pond: Chris Metzler wants me to mention that we've got a new 7" single coming down the pike in early October but shipping Sept 12th via http://decorrecords.com (Yep Roc will also have some stock for the US)

Speaking of the other side of the pond, myself and the INCOMPARABLE Mission Express (of course) have a bunch of new October Euro dates to announce which are followed by an extended foray into the eastern reaches of this great continent in November. So find your town on the list below and mark those calendars. We'd love to see you. We've missed you. It's time for you to hit the road, Jackson, and let the PEERLESS Mission Express address the perennial question: What do you do when the road hits back? ANSWER: Hit it HARDER.

But prior to all that, as mentioned above, we're playing the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park on Oct. 5th preceded by two nights at the Make Out Room in San Francisco. The Make Out Room shows start early. Like, we hit the stage at 7 PM. For real. You've been warned.

Yessir: So here we go. Back on the treadmill. I love it. Every Happy Eater fried sanny along the way is magic. What else am I gonna do? At least I'm halfway good at it. That feels good. That feels okay. (And on a personal note, nobody has a better band)

USA:

FRI OCT 3 MAKE OUT ROOM - SAN FRANCISCO, CA Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express (EARLY SHOW 7 PM)

SAT OCT 4 MAKE OUT ROOM - SAN FRANCISCO, CA Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express (EARLY SHOW 7 PM)

SUN OCT 5 HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS - SAN FRANCISCO, CA Chuck Prophet

UK:

*Jonah Tolchin will be supporting all our overseas dates

TUES OCT 7 – GEBAUDE 9 - KOLN, DE Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

WED OCT 8 LA JAVA – PARIS, FR Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

THURS OCT 9 THE HAUNT - BRIGHTON, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

FRI OCT 10 THE ARTS BAR - OXFORD, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

SAT OCT 11 THE DEAF INSTITUTE – MANCHESTER, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

SUN OCT 12 THE RAILWAY – WINCHESTER, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

MON OCT 13 THE TUNNELS - BRISTOL, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

TUES OCT 14 BUSH HALL – LONDON, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

WED OCT 15 TRADES CLUB – HEBDEN BRIDGE, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

THURS OCT 16 WORKMANS CLUB - DUBLIN, IE Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

FRI OCT 17 CLEERES – KILKENNY, IE Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

SAT OCT 18 REAL MUSIC CLUB – BELFAST, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

SUN OCT 19 ORAN MOR – GLASGOW, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

MON OCT 20 OOBLECK - BIRMINGHAM, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

TUES OCT 21 THE CLUNY – NEWCASTLE, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

WED OCT 22 RESCUE ROOMS – NOTTINGHAM, UK Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

THURS OCT 23 CAFÉ DEN TRAP – KOORITJ, BE Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

FRI OCT 24 ROEPAN – OTTERSUM, NL Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

SAT OCT 25 HEDON FEST – ZWOLLE, NL Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

SUN OCT 26 PARADISO – AMSTERDAM, NL Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

MON OCT 27 THE KNUST – HAMBURG, DE Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

TUES OCT 28 COMET CLUB – BERLIN, DE Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

WED OCT 29 JUBEZ – KARLSURHE, DE Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

SPAIN:

FRI OCT 31 AUDITORIO DE DASTERO – ANDOAIN, ES Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

SAT NOV 1 EL SOL – MADRID, ES Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

SUN NOV 2 16 TONELADAS – VALENCIA, ES Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

MON NOV 3 SIDECAR – BARCELONA, ES Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

USA:

THURS NOV 6 SHANK HALL - MILWAUKEE, WI Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

FRI NOV 7 FITZGERALD'S - BERWYN, IL Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

SAT NOV 8 BEACHLAND BALLROOM & TAVERN - CLEVELAND, OH Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

SUN NOV 9 HORSESHOE TAVERN - TORONTO, ON Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

MON NOV 10 189 PUBLIC HOUSE - EAST AURORA, NY Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

WED NOV 12 TIP TOP DELUXE BAR & GRILL - GRAND RAPIDS, MI Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

THURS NOV 13 THE GRAND VALLEY DALE BALLROOM - COLUMBUS, OH Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

FRI NOV 14 V CLUB - HUNTINGTON, WV Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

SAT NOV 15 CLUB CAFE - PITTSBURGH, PA Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

SUN NOV 16 THE HAMILTON - WASHINGTON, DC Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

TUES NOV 18 JOHNNY D'S - SOMERVILLE, MA Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

WED NOV 19 NARROWS CENTER FOR THE ARTS - FALL RIVER, MA Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

THURS NOV 20 IRON HORSE - NORTHAMPTON, MA Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

FRI NOV 21 THE BELL HOUSE - BROOKLYN, NY Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

SAT NOV 22 CLUB HELSINKI - HUDSON, NY Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

SUN NOV 23 WORLD CAFE LIVE - PHILADELPHIA, PA Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

On my way to the “Big Shitty”

Coming to you live 30,000 feet above Atlanta, GA. On my way to the "Big Shitty". Yep, Mexico City. Only 2 hours by plane but might as well be the other side of the moon. I'm heading down there to play some shows backed by The Twin Tones. And in full disclosure, I need to get some dental work done. And it's a good chance to do that outside the "money belt". Startup City, USA takes a toll on a man.

Last time I was in Mexico City we were recording ¡Let Freedom Ring! amidst brown-outs, CNN swine flu hysteria, 6.4 earthquakes and shakedowns by the policia. This time ought to be a little more chill. But, don't mistake the laid back vibe down there for anything other than what it is. The place bustles. There's juice in the air down there and it's all you can drink. Really looking forward to playing with the great Twin Tones. [Late notice, I know. But that's how they roll]. So, I think I have an idea of the dates now. (Listed below). Maybe some of you can Uber a private jet or something.

Meanwhile you can go over to Yep Roc now and preorder Night Surfer http://bit.ly/1odYys1

We got bundles in all shapes and sizes:

—CD/LP

—Instant download of "Wish Me Luck"

—15% off "Cataclysmic Collectibles" merch bundles ftg. exclusive autographed print, T-shirt and button

Can you deal?

Show details: http://chuckprophet.com/gigs/

Mexico City with the Twin Tones!

August 21 - Mexico City, DF foro alicia w/Twin Tones, Sonido Gallo Negro, Big Black Pope and The Pardos

August 22 - Mexico-Rock Coahuila, San Juan Sabinas

August 23 - Mexico-Rock Coahuila, Monclova

August 24 -Mexico-Rock Coahuila, Piedras Negras

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August 31 Nicasio, CA Rancho Nicasio BBQ w/ Mission Express

October 3 & 4 San Francisco, CA Make Out Room w/Mission Express

Oct. 5 San Francisco, HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL "Strings in the Temple" set

COMING SOON UK AND EUROPEAN NIGHT SURFER SHOWS IN OCT

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Fri Oct 03 Make Out Room
San Francisco, CA
Sat Oct 04 Make Out Room
San Francisco, CA
Sun Oct 05 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
San Francisco , CA
Tue Oct 07 Gebaude 9
Koln, Germany
Wed Oct 08 La Java
Paris, France

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  • Night Surfer

    "Advance copy of Night Surfer...great

  • Great Record.

    "Hey Chuck, Been a fan for years. Got all of your

  • TX

    "Driftwood tonight! Really???

  • Night Surfer

    "Yo, the tracks so far off the new album: love the

  • this weekend

    "I don't suppose you are playing anywhere in