No ChazFest in 2014
Alex Heading Back To The Bay Area
Carlo's Birthday This Friday!
Made the Tulane Hullabaloo.
Made the Tulane News!
Alex McMurray Interviewed by Gwen Thompkins at Tulane University
Interview on L.A. Talk Radio
Tin Men Head to Los Angeles
Desert Island NOLA food picks...
Alex Does Zep on NPR
Alex on WWOZ's "All The Way Live"
Tin Men, Avocado Woo Woo
(Threadhead Records)Offbeat Magazine
Set aside for a moment the fact that the guitar is amplified, also that the plucky instigator who wields said axe is slinging M.F.A.-yearning narratives at the mic. Disregard too that his rhythm-section mates are unquestionably at or near the top of their respective instrument games. At heart the Tin Men still epitomize the folksy, down-home realm of the New Orleans street sound...
Avocado Woo Woo Now Available on itunes!
2013 Chaz Fest Wrap Up
Well it's been over a month so I guess it's about time to do the post-mortem on the 2013 Chaz Fest. The story this year begins and ends with the rain. We had several days of biblical amounts of the stuff leading up to Mayday, and the ground was thoroughly saturated. On Tuesday some of the forecast models were predicting 2+ inches for the day of the festival. All one can do at this point is shake one's head in dismay. There is nothing more fundamental than the weather with outdoor music festivals. We've been doing this a few years now and have heard plenty of horror stories of rain wiping out one or two day music festivals in places like Wilmington, NC, etc, leaving the promoters holding the bag for all the infrastructure--stages, sound systems, lights, toilets, fencing that they have rented and paid people to set up. Not to mention the deposits they have laid out to the bands. Now...
Summer Dates Just Added
Return Of The Tin Men
"Avocado Woo Woo" ReviewOffbeat Magazine
No New Orleans band combines the city’s unique blend of musicianship, sense of humor and sheer eccentricity better than the Tin Men. The instrumental lineup is singular—Alex McMurray on guitar and vocals, Matt Perrine on tuba and Washboard Chaz, who sings like Tampa Red and plays his customized washboard like an early jazz drum kit. The combined sound is elastic, with approaches that range from indie rock to folk, brass band or free improvisation. And of course that sense of humor is never far from the surface. When musicians have this much fun playing together it’s hard not to have a good time listening to them. The new album Avocado Woo-Woo is “maybe the best record I’ve ever done,” said Chaz, who has made a lot of them with different bands...
Tin Men show in Pittsburgh just announced.
Made the News in Baton Rouge...
Alex McMurray heard all over townThe New Orleans Advocate
Alex McMurray may be the hardest-working man in New Orleans show business...