Honey Noble

Singer-songwriter-friend Katie Jacobson writes amazing music and I get to play it. I find it to be an engaging mixture of potent lyrics and folk-rock-pop. The group's roots are in folk, but lately it's been morphing into something more eccentric and modern. Recent projects with the group include a theatrical piece with dancers and a set of original Christmas tunes, tongue firmly in cheek.


Katie Jacobson (vocals, songwriting)
Andrew Olmstead (keyboards)
Ivan Arteaga (saxophone, clarinet, keyboard)
Inge Chiles (guitar, vocals)
Abbey Blackwell (bass)
Evan Woodle (drum set)




Spooky Action

Taking inspiration from comics and musicals, draftsman Elk Paauw and composer Andrew Olmstead combine mediums to tell stories. All sound and art is produced by hand in real time. Each performance is a unique blend of audio-visual portraits, poem settings, and original theatrical illustrations.


Elk Paauw (illustrations)
Andrew Olmstead (synthesizer)




netcat

I enjoy performing with these guys almost as much as I enjoy rehearsing with them. We received a heap of international press on Hacker News, Reddit, Slashdot, Boing Boing, and many other publications for releasing our album Cycles Per Instruction as a Linux kernel module. Other nerd-cred comes from Brandon's custom light-based synthesizer, decoding network packets into sound, and teaching computers to mumble and speak lyrics via machine learning.


Performances are less frequent since Brandon moved to Pittsburgh to teach and research at CMU. Our next album is in the works, but we're waiting for our satellite to be launched into space first. Yes, really, it's leaving in the spring of 2016. (!!!)


Brandon Lucia (percussion, computers)
David Balatero (cello, computers)
Andrew Olmstead (synthesizer)




Astrowoof

In this duo project we make loud trance rock for you to zone out and get down to. Songs feature improvisation informed by a mutual love of hip hop, experimental music, and all sounds made before .


Andrew Olmstead (synthesizer)
Dio Jean-Baptiste (drum set)




Holy Motors

Ronan writes colorful instrumental jazz with weird melodies, then I get to play it. I really enjoy playing with these peeps.


Ronan Delisle (electric guitar)
Andrew Olmstead (synthesizer)
Carmen Rothwell (upright bass)
Thomas Campbell (drum set)




Solo Performances


 My latest solo set featured original songs, magic tricks, old poems, audience participation,
 and setting youtube videos to music. I'm not sure what my next set will look like, but I
 hope to see you there.





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