ALEX MCMURRAY

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01.18.2014

No ChazFest in 2014

Sadly there will be no ChazFest in 2014. Read about it here
12.04.2013

Alex Heading Back To The Bay Area

Hitting some old hot spots (Armando's in Martinez, Sweetwater in Marin and Hummingbird Cafe in Fairfax) plus a new one "Catacombs" in SF. See the "shows" page for details...
10.01.2013

Made the Tulane Hullabaloo.

My proudest moment. Read the article HERE
09.27.2013

Made the Tulane News!

The "Stummin' Alum" strikes! Read all about it HERE.
09.20.2013

Alex McMurray Interviewed by Gwen Thompkins at Tulane University

Part of the John J Witmeyer III Dean's Colloquium Series. Inviting "distinguished alumni" back to campus to discuss their careers and professions. 7pm Tuesday September 24 at Dixon Hall. & guess what? It's FREE and open to the public! More info HERE
09.13.2013

Interview on L.A. Talk Radio

With Michael Sterling and Paul Strolli. Listen HERE.
09.12.2013

Tin Men Head to Los Angeles

The Tin Men will be part of a show at The Mint in L.A. on Saturday Sept 14 at 9pm. Also with Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show featuring Arsene DeLay and Antoine Diel. More info HERE.
09.02.2013

Desert Island NOLA food picks...

Frady's makes the cut. Check it out HERE.
08.22.2013

Alex Does Zep on NPR

An excerpt of "What Is And What Should Never Be" for NPR's "Summer Songs" series. Hear the full interview with Gwen Thompkins here.
08.15.2013

Summer's Over?

Back from the Summer Station Wagon Tour just in time for...Summer! Beat the heat this August with me at the Saturn Bar. Ten PM Thursdays.
08.15.2013

Alex on WWOZ's "All The Way Live"

http://www.wwoz.org/programs/new-orleans-all-way-live/show-226-jazz-park-civic-theatre
08.01.2013

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...

Offbeat Magazine Avocado Woo Woo
06.11.2013

Avocado Woo Woo Now Available on itunes!

or you can get a better quality recording with artwork, etc at www.tinmenmusic.com
06.10.2013

2013 Chaz Fest Wrap Up

Rain Threatens

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...

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06.10.2013

Summer Dates Just Added

Midwest and East Coast Dates have just been added to the schedule. Alex solo, Tin Men, Rolling Road Show and more. Check it out on the shows page.
06.01.2013

Return Of The Tin Men

"Avocado Woo Woo" Review

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

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...

Offbeat Magazine Avocado Woo Woo
05.31.2013

Tin Men show in Pittsburgh just announced.

Hey Pittsburgh people...the Tin Men will be playing at the Pittsburgh Winery on Friday July 19 at 8pm. You can purchase tickets HERE.
05.24.2013

Made the News in Baton Rouge...

An article on Alex in The Advocate by John Wirt. You can read it HERE.