Reconnecting on Spotify

The entire album is now available to stream for free on Spotify!

Free Streaming of “Reconnecting” Album by Mad Machinery

The entire album is now available to stream freely on YouTube!

“Reconnecting” on Rhapsody

IanBlogPix10082012IMG_2255If you’re a Rhapsody subscriber, you can now listen to select tracks from the Mad Machinery “Reconnecting” album. The kids just love it!

Free Live MP3s and Videos!

Mad Machinery "Live @ Arlene's Grocery"As a special gift to our fans, we are offering three of our full-length shows for free! MP3s of the professionally recorded Arlene’s Grocery show from 2004 can be found here. Video of our very first live show, the 2004 Freedom On The Fourth festival, can be seen in its entirety on YouTube. MP3s of a bootleg recording from the 2005 Freedom On The Fourth festival can be found here.

I will be playing some live shows with the recently reunited cover band, Jake And The Mountain Men.

Labor Day Freedom Festival

I’m still waiting to hear from a few bands, but the Labor Day show is coming together nicely. Day one will be hardcore and punk- put together by Social Standards. Day two will be rock and alternative- put together by yours truly.

So far, day two’s lineup includes: Mad Machinery, Twisted Pair, Karwreck (reunited!), The Kyle Tucker Band, and members of Moonspank in a possible new project… We’re still waiting on the word from Kiss Kiss, Homesick For Space, The Gritty MIDI Gang, and a few other groups.

The festival is from September 2nd-3rd. All the important details will come soon. If you’re looking for a great way to close out the summer, keep that weekend open…

Freedom on the Fourth?

Happy Independence Day! The annual Freedom On The Fourth festival has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. It is tentatively scheduled for Labor Day weekend in September.

Freedom On The Fourth: POSTPONED

The annual festival is not cancelled, but postponed until Labor Day weekend in September. Details will come soon…

Freedom Fest ’06

The annual Freedom on the Fourth festival will be taking place this year, thanks to amazing punk band, Social Standards. We will not be performing this year, nor in charge of the entertainment. That doesn’t mean that this year’s show won’t kick ass and be a lot of fun! So don’t miss it.

We are planning to have another show over Labor Day weekend in September, in which we will perform and gather a bunch of our favorite artists & friends to perform with us. We will keep you posted on that info as we have it.

The gears are back in motion

Some good things are happening. Actually, anything happening with us lately is a good thing. Rest is great, but release is necessary.

We’re delving into the writing process for the first time as a band and things are feeling right. Papandrea is a riff machine. We hope to unleash some of these riffs in time for the festival in July.

Speaking of, bands are already contacting us about playing the Freedom On The Fourth festival. Should mother nature cooperate as she has in the past, this could be the biggest one yet. The last two festivals have been absolutely amazing experiences for all involved, and we’re really looking forward to it once again. I really hope Kiss Kiss makes another appearance this year.

We get a lot of questions from people out there wondering when they can see us play. The fact is that Ed has stopped performing with us. We do not have enough original material to carry on a full set. While we continue writing with Ed and still consider him an active band member, I’m not going to sing his songs.

Ed’s songs are Ed’s songs.

Jason Fresta is covering the bottom end for us now. We played a couple of Reconnecting tracks, and a few covers, at our last show with him. It was an amazing time, and I think our cover of A Perfect Circle’s “Judith” ended up being our best performance of the night. However, we do not want to be the next Vanilla Fudge. One cover per show is ample, no? I think we all want more Mad Machinery songs. I can’t wait until the first demo is complete.