Thursday, December 16, 2010

First Official Show In Over 10 Years!

Thursday, December 23, 2010 Andy will perform his first official show in over 10 years. Come celebrate as he shares some songs from his upcoming album to be released in 2011.


Showtime: 7PM

Place: The Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street, NY, NY

Website: http://mercuryloungenyc.com



http://andykuncl.com

Sunday, July 11, 2010

This Makes Me Feel So Darn Good

 
New friends (Star & Micey) I met at SXSW this year.  This is one I love to watch if I am having a bad day or just need to lift my spirits.  I can feel the Love.

Better Than This

Better Than This-Live on Pirate Cat Radio by Andy Kuncl

I stopped in to Pirate Cat Radio to play this song Live on-air in their cafe on 21st and Florida.

Week Of July 4th

Photo by Lisa Giovannetti
Location:  Amnesia, San Francisco, Ca
[http://www.amnesiathebar.com]
Taken July 6th, 2010
 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Missin' My Juno [Player Intro no. 1]

A few weeks ago I took my Juno 106 into the doctor to have a few things looked at/be repaired.  I'm itchin' to get it back as I am in the midts of recording. 

I figured this is a great time to start introducing some of the key players on my upcoming record.

I had wanted to acquire a Juno 106 for some time.  I'd been searching on ebay and craigslist.  One day, about 4 or 5 years ago, I was at the Haight Ashbury Music Center and in the back was a used Juno-106 on consignment.  After over an hour of getting to know each other, I was set on taking this one home.   Luckily I had just sold some gear and had the money to make that happen.  I instantly feel in love with the bass sounds on this synth.

So, this is my Juno-106.  So far I believe it's found its way onto 4 songs on my upcoming record.  I can't wait to share what I'm working on.  I can't wait to get my Juno back.

Peace and Love, Andy

Friday, April 30, 2010

Do That To Me One More Time/Email sent to my mailing list

<a href="http://andykuncl.bandcamp.com/album/do-that-to-me-one-more-time-single">Do That To Me One More Time by Andy Kuncl</a>

I originally recorded this cover of Captain & Tennille's hit song for an independent film.  It's not a song that I would have thought to record myself.  So when I started on working on it I wasn't thinking of putting it out as a single. After I was done recording/mixing, and Brent Lambert at the Kitchen Mastering put his touches on the track, I was really happy with what I came up with.  It's a great song.  Thanks to Toni Tennille.

Recording this song helped me realize, again, how much I love making music.  It's what fueled me to start recording my third full-length album.  So, I am really excited to share this recording.  I hope that you will enjoy it.  Please feel free to forward this email and share with friends.


Peace and Love,

Andy



Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Music discovered at SXSW Part I

I can't help myself.  I've got to blog about this band.  Horse Feathers.  I just purchased their album House With No Home.  It's exactly what I needed.  Exactly what I need right now.  Right Now track no. 9, Different Gray normal, has me in tears.  The Production on this album is exquisite.  The vocals sometimes remind me of a male version of Beth Orton, but I can stand listing to it.  (Sorry Beth, I do love your songs, but I have to take them in small doses).  Plus the vocal production on this album is way drier than the vocals on a Beth Orton Record.

The instrumentation I am in love with.  Acoustic guitar, cello, violins, banjo and mandolin at times, glockenspiel, upright bass, and  . . . I could be missing some instruments.  All I know is that I love STRINGS and I love vocal harmonies.  Drums, hand drums, and electronic instruments are not present on the Record.  They are not missed one bit.  Tastefully they use a tambourine, cymbals, sticks, shakers, etc.  The stringed instruments are very percussive, and the arrangements are giving me a lot of inspiration.


I could go on and on.  Up there on the right corner is the artwork/cover for their album.  Here is a link to their myspace page:  http://www.myspace.com/horsefeathersmusic


I came across this band while in Austin, TX for SXSW.  A new friend of mine, Nick, and I were outside behind the club Barborella and on the other side of a wire fence Horse Feathers was playing.  We were both diggin it and amazed at the drummer.  He had such a shallow kick drum and he was playing with mallets.  So awesome.  We had to ask someone what the name of this band was.


What is also so amazing . . . just before this I was watching Nick along with Joshua and Geoff perform in Barborella in their band Star & Micey.  I had met Nick and Joshua earlier at a demo listening session during the daytime panels in the conference center.  These two had me totally committed to seeing their set just minutes after meeting them.  They both are From Memphis, TN with such friendly and genuine southern spirits.  Nick immediately was teaching me magic tricks.  Then the next time I saw him in the hall he gave me a HIGH-FIVE.  Now I love me a high five.  So, needless to say I made it to their showcase and loved, loved, loved it.  Around the base of the stage was . . . . [I'm gonna need to finish this later.  So, this is to be continued in my next post.]


Here's a bandcamp widget for Star & Micey

<a href="http://starandmicey.bandcamp.com/album/star-micey-2">Salvation Army Clothes by Star &amp; Micey</a>

Monday, March 15, 2010

OFF TO SXSW

The recording is coming along really well.

Time to take a break and head down to sunny Austin, TX for the annual South By South West (SXSW) Film, Interactive, and Music Festival.  This will be my first trip to Austin and to the festival.  I'm excited to find out what everyone is up to.  Hopefully the experience will be inspiring and not too overwhelming.

I've got a release date set for my cover of Captain & Tennille's "DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME".  It will be available via your online stores such as iTunes and Amazon on April 27, 2010. 

Got to go catch my plane. 
Happy March!

Andy

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

One week of dancing, NOW back to recording!

The performances at YBCA were so amazing. Thank You Ron Brown and all the beautiful dancers of Evidence, A Dance Company. Also, thanks to all the other bay area dancers. A dream come true, for sure.

Before buckling down and getting lost in the recording world, I thought I'd share a live recording of two songs recorded at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA. The recording is from the summer of 2000. It's of my songs "Hurricane" and "In Your Cup".

I hope you enjoy. You can stream them here and also download them for free.

Thanks for your support!
Andy

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company | Two-Year Old Gentlemen

I'll be appearing as a guest performer in this show at the YBCA here in San Francisco.

Thursday, February 4 thru
Saturday, February 6, 2010

Novellus Theater at YBCA

http://www.ybca.org/tickets/production/view.aspx?id=9129


Evidence, A Dance Company, based in Brooklyn, NY fuses traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word to provide a unique view of the human experience. Founder and choreographer Ronald K. Brown’s newest work, Two-Year Old Gentlemen, is an homage to the traditions passed down from one generation of men to another. Inspired by the relationship between Brown’s young nephew and his grandfather (who passed away last year at age 80), Two-Year Old Gentlemen poses questions about male responsibility—to one’s community, to one’s family and to one’s self. Also featured is an original score composed and performed live by Guinean drummer Mamadouba Mohammed Camara. (Running Time: Act 1—34 min, Intermission, Act 2—55 min)

The program also features Ife/My Heart, Grace and Journey (a restaging of the Nick Cave collaboration).
This is the part I'll be dancing in. It will be the same movement from the performance I did back in May, 2009 minus the Soundsuit! Here's a video from that performance:



I'm in the black Soundsuit with the rainbow wig. I'm so excited to be dancing with such a lovely group of dancers and an amazing choreographer! A dream come true.



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Brooklyn based Alternative Dance Pop artist with a slight southern accent.