For the past few years, I've felt like I've grown "stale." I'm sure most of you who have been doing this for a while know what I'm talking about. It's tough to feel like you're producing something new and interesting sometimes. Although when I record and listen back to some of the good ol' "moldy oldies" I'm usually pleased with how not old and stale it is. It usually sounds pretty tight and fresh. So that helps with performance. But it doesn't satisfy. 

To help with this, rather than delve into some method which involves pushing myself into new spaces or disciplining my self to a regimen which forces me to create, I've chosen to collaborate. Kinda the lazy way to do it, but kinda the better way as well. After all, somebody else and their influence is gonna pull a lot more outta me than I'm ever gonna pull outta myself. And I've got a handful of fun and creative bandmates who are more than happy to get down and get ridiculous. And that helps tremendously. 

For the first of these, I brought in my bandmate from West Kings Highway (70s covers and original band - www.westkingshighway.com) Matt Wolff. He brought over an electronic drum kit and just wanted to jam. I'm like - okay but I'm gonna record it, I've got a couple of things I want to try and let's just see where things go. So....we plugged in and out popped this little gem. 

"A Little Bit of Noise, A Little Bit of Funk." 

https://open.spotify.com/album/03RawAqs1iiQKDbX1tEXYb?si=82S49JTBTiWVftVuADVlEg 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxBHGGBZgKM&list=PL6Smmr9DC7Xz1y_J23hMs09tU3i7qpKE_ 

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And just like that, the year is practically half over. Please like and follow the facebook pages of my groups.  Peterson Entertainment is here! DJ Law is looking into a California/Arizona tour for the fall - so if you're up for a super-fly DJ in those areas around September, let me know!

GrooveTronX: Halcyon Residency, 1414 S. Alamo.  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9pm.  Third Fridays, 10pm. Like us on Facebook here! Stream us on Spotify!  We got TWO latest releases out - GrooveTronx: Nujazz at The Tobin Center and Night Grooves.  We're working on a new studio release and looking into a trip to New Orleans in the fall.  

Noah Peterson: Like my FB page! The newest looping release "A Little Bit of Noise, A Little Bit of Funk."  And a NEW video out for "A Brief Moment of Funkiness." But wait.... there's more!  A whole new NON-SAX release of digital delisciousness.  Baseline 120: Electro Jams is a new release of 120 Beats per Minute release of 6 electronic jams: electrodub, house, etc...  I used two KAOSS Pads to create some trippy and funky music.  I love it.  I hope you do too. Expanding my gigs into more wineries in Texas!  Love wine and electrafunky sax!

O.M.N.I.  Latest video - Runnin'. Like us on Facebook!  Zack is coming to town to work on O.M.N.I. 4 in about two weeks.  Stay tuned for developments.

River Barons: Like the Facebook! And here's a GREAT documentary for them.

West Kings Highway: First Friday at Southtown 101, other Fridays at Sanchos. www.westkingshighway.com. Like us on Facebook!  Crowds are getting big at our shows!  It's fun, come see us!!!

Widespread Noise: Latest videos: Awash and They Come and Go from the new release Drone. Like the Facebook.

Please subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get updates on all the new goodies and watch my videos.

Residencies:

  • Fridays, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9pm at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Third Fridays 10pm Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: River Barons own the top spots again - although they barely hung onto the 5th spot beating out "Pulsar" from my Ambient Space Sounds record 3 streams.

This month's most watched Youtube videos. Subscribers keep signing up and the race for number one is getting kinda fun!

  1. Out of NOWHERE Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels grab number 1 by a HUGE margin of 174 views with a lve performance of Zydeco Party at Guero's in Austin.
  2. Los #3 Dinners  - every popular hangs in at number 2
  3. Last month's new video for Dr. Wax & Sax grabs number 3 with One, Two, Three.
  4. And by one view, number four is Noah Peterson "A Brief Moment of Funkiness."
  5. The Boomerang Factory tour hangs in at number 5 - continually blowing my mind.
Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes!
Fri Jun 01, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Southtown 101
101 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Sat Jun 02, 2pm
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Kerrville Hills Winery Kerrville, TX

Fri Jun 08, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sanchos
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78209

Sat Jun 09, 2pm
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Bending Branch Winery Comfort, TX

Thur, Jun 14, 9pm
GrooveTronX @ Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

Fri, Jun 15, 10pm
GrooveTronX @ Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

Sat Jun 16, 5pm
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Big Hops at the Bridge
306 Austin St, San Antonio, TX

Fri Jun 22, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sanchos
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78209

Sat Jun 23, 7:30
Summer Solstice - Celebration Circle - 2018
w/ Rudi Harst and Friends
The Cave With No Name, Boerne, TX

Thur Jun 28, 9pm
GrooveTronX @ Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

Fri Jun 29, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sanchos
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX 78209

Sat Jun 30, 9am
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Elks Lodge National Conference
San Antonio, TX
Sun Jul 01, 9am 
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Elks Lodge National Convention
San Antonio, TX

Mon Jul 02, 9am
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Elks Lodge National Convention
San Antonio, TX  
Tue Jul 03, 9am 
Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Elks Lodge National Convention
San Antonio, TX

 

One of the things we're doing with GrooveTronX (www.groovetronx.com) is recording many of our live shows and releasing cuts from them. Most of these come from our residency at Halcyon, but we do play other spots here and there. 

Our latest release is "Night Grooves." 
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/groovetronx4 

It's fun for us to put out so much material. It's also fun to listen to the work develop. And we don't have a ton of redundancy of material at this point. Although if we keep this up we're going to be the Grateful Dead of Nu Jazz. 

What I like most about this recording is how much I'm using the KAOSS Pads. I'm getting more comfortable with them. Still need a lot more work with them to be fluid and speedy. It's also got a lot of streched out jams. 6 tunes and it's over an hour of music. 

https://open.spotify.com/album/0zn8mwhfO3ksrUwUxTieeA?si=6maxTRJ3Rmiudmp-kB7aQA 

I do like to make music. All kinds. I've been messing around with and listening to electronic music across a wide spectrum for quite a while.

Mostly the listening comes from friends who are hard-core fans of artists or genres or into a scene. I just ride the wave for whatever the current flavor of the month is. And since I'm always messing around with devices, I get a fair amount of discovery going on, plus my bandmates, plus my noise peeps.

I was on a break at a show on Thursday and a guy at a bar asked me what I listen to. I said mostly to whatever I'm working on at the moment. He and his buddy didn't like that answer... one dude even muttered "you don't have a radio." In my mind I'm thinking, "Sheesh dude, why did you even ask? Why don't you just tell me what you like to listen to?" I've been thinking about that over the weekend and unless my wife is in the car. I don't listen to the radio. She can only take listening to the same thing over and over so long. But I'm trying to get songs in my head, get ready for recording, trying to come up with ideas, get focused on things, listening for what worked and what didn't. And how to employ technology in in the music.

Which brings us to Baseline 120: Electro Jams. I've got a KP3+ and KAOSS PRO that I used in GrooveTronX (www.grovoetronx.com). I've also, until recently, not had any time to get into my new DAW - Adobe Audition. I'm not really one of those guys that's like, "I've gotta get my 3 hours of practice in today!" In the moments that I have to "practice" I prefer to do. And I believe learning by doing is the best way when time is precious.

And I could stand to be more familiar with my gear. Always. So I plugged in my two pads and thought I should get familiar with them and Adobe Audition at the same time. I thought it best to set some parameters to limit myself so I didn't get overwhelmed. 120 BPM, no additional gear - just the 2 pads, try to not use the same beat or sounds and don't make an epic recording of 20 tracks. So I took a few nights and knocked out this jam.

Really enjoying the Pads, but finding limits that are creatively frustrating although the two of them together are robust and I find I hardly ever use the many, many filters on the KP3. I should work on that. Really liking Adobe Audition - pretty simple to get it up and running and I have yet to really dive into it. But very much liking where I'm at with it now and looking forward to getting much more into it.

The result: An EP of 120 BPM jams. There's some hooks, some electro-noise. All in all, I dig it. There's a couple of wicked lines buried here and there. Kinda trance-like in the repetition and arpeggios. Everything is loop based. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/album/0xvIMI4prLhEmBXu2HmRZI?si=sqDE2M1XSU6au5dNxsak2A

Youtube: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJHred3IXNo&index=4&list=OLAK5uy_m-D68Y5iOBYDmx7ZBeymdipRAYl3TMyt8[/url]

Sad….. one of my musical collaborators, Andre St James,  from my Portland days has passed. Liver cancer.    Got the call from a fellow Texan, that Andre introduced me to, that he died last night. 

It’s not that death isn’t a part of things or that we’re all worm food at some point.  It’s the breaking of the news.  I’m already an emotional guy.  And this was someone I was fond of.  I enjoyed making music with him. I enjoyed writing with him.  I enjoyed hanging out, telling jokes, talking shit, and being a dorky-ass musician. 

He was a good man. The kind of guy who would take his time and give it to anyone.  Because that’s the kind of guy he was.  And he had an interesting and legit jazz life.  It was a pleasure for me to have him on so many shows.   Even my wife has fond stories of him.    On my 40th birthday, he and I were supposed to be writing tunes at Reed College for a Poetry and Jazz concert series that I was producing.   Unbeknownst to me, my wife had  called him and told him that she was throwing a surprise birthday party for me and got him in on it to waste just enough  time to keep me gone and then kick me out of his studio to get back to the party.    I remember going in there and he packs his bass up in his bag and stacks it in the corner.  I’m looking at him like, “Dude… we’ve got a couple hours of work here to do.”  He’s all cool as a cucumber, looking at me like I have no clue, which I didn’t.  And strings me along and then is like, “Hey man, I gotta go…”

Had this been anyone else, I would have lost my shit on them…but I worked with him so much and brought him into some pretty interesting things.  And there’s how he was as a human.  I was like, okay… I guess that’s it, we’ll wing it.   And when I went home and saw what my wife had done for me, my first thoughts were how gracious Andre was in handling me and getting me back home for this.

The thing about his passing and the impact it has on me: 

I’m not fond of Portland.  It was an unkind and unpleasant place for a man like me.   The problem with places like that is they tend to fuck up all the good things that happen and the handful of good people you meet.    And I did some really cool things with a lot of very talented and hard-working players.   Andre’s death brings a lot of them back to mind.  Of course, it’s mixed memories, but softened with time.  Although the more I think about it, the less soft it gets. 

 I don’t really have a grand point here… just that I’m sad he’s gone and sad I didn’t speak with him recently.    Although I’m very glad we stayed in touch and glad to have known and worked with him.  The briefest moments we share with people…

A rare actual blog post….life is so different these days.    Lots of creation going on.  Lots of decisions, lots of stress, lots of music, lots of plans, lot so things “that I’ll get too.”.  Everything is good, but lots of emotion and drama.  I’m not tired.  I’m emotionally drained.  I need an emotional holiday.     Like a solid of week of “can I not get someone’s issue spilled all over my lap…”      I kinda think we all need that.

I’m taking a rare few moments of reflection on a recent home recording release - Basleine 120: Electro Jams.  It’s fun to listen to stuff on a public profile knowing this is exactly what anyone in the world hears.  In some ways… release music requires the biggest balls in the world.  Cuz anybody can hate on it for any reason, and they’re right because it’s all about personal taste.   In a lot of ways this music reflects my listening to prog rock in the 70s.  That was music that took you on a journey .  I used to seek out bands and songs  that took you on a trip and try and remember that parts that I forgot because they got me thinking so much. 

I wanted to make some music like that.  But with some wicked hooks. And cool effects.   In terms of “current” music I’m out of the loop. But in terms of the “loop.”  I’m very much inside the loop. I love the loop.  And my fellow loopers.  The creativity is fabulous.  This isn’t that, but it’s so that.  But not really. But it uses a bunch of that.  And it was really fun to do. And I enjoy listening to it: the layers, the stacking, the constant ever-build.

In some ways this is really open for dance DJs to put a lot of stuff on top of.  I think this material is killer for remixes and samples.  And it’s great “background groove.” 

Ultimately it’s a nerd, his computer, and a life in music.

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Fiesta is over and we're already well into May.  I've recovered from an intense month of music and events.  And while it was a challenge to do any content creation - I did manage to crank out some music and videos - all cuz I love you!  Please check out the new stuff.   And while you're at it - please like and follow the facebook pages of my groups that you like.  You can start with Peterson Entertainment!

Dr. Wax & Sax: a new video for One, Two, Three:  Like us on Facebook here.

GrooveTronX: Halcyon Residency, 1414 S. Alamo.  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9pm.  Third Fridays, 10pm. Find us on Facebook here. Stream us on Spotify here.  We got TWO new releases out - GrooveTronx: Nujazz at The Tobin Center and Night Grooves.  

Irie Impressions: "Irie" featuring DJ Marko.

Noah Peterson: StreetJelly broadcasts continue as well as solo winery shows: follow the FB page for notices. The newest digital release - "A Little Bit of Noise, A Little Bit of Funk."  

O.M.N.I.  Laniru and Andar is up and out. New video - Runnin'. Find us onFacebook here.

River Barons: Follow them on Facebook here.

West Kings Highway: First Friday at Southtown 101, other Fridays at Sanchos. www.westkingshighway.com. We're on Facebook Here.

Widespread Noise: Two new videos! Awash and They Come and Go from the new release Drone. Follow us on Facebook here.

Please subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get updates on all the new goodies.

Residencies:

  • Fridays, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9pm at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Third Fridays 10pm Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: River Barons own the top spots again - although the order did change, barely.

This month's most watched Youtube videos. Subscribers keep signing on and the race for number one keeps changing leaders - although it's a BUNCH of oldies but goodies!

  1. Los #3 Dinners jumps back into popularity for number 1
  2. The Boomerang Factory tour is bizarrly back at number 2
  3. Cosmic Dust holds straight for two months at number three withJourney
  4. Cosmic Dust grabs number 4 with Colors
  5. Widespread Noise grabs number 5 by one view with Relentless
 
Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

Fri, May 11, 7pm

West Kings Highway @ Sanchos Cantina

628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX

 

 

Sun, May 13th, 11am

Noah Peterson @ Pvt. Event

San Antonio, TX

 

Fri, May 18 7pm

West Kings Highway @ Sanchos Cantina

628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX

 

Fri, May 18, 10pm

GrooveTronx @ Halcyon              

1414 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX                                 

 

Thur May 24th, 9pm

GrooveTronx @ Halcyon              

1414 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX                                 

 

Fri May 25th, 7pm

West Kings Highway @ Sanchos Cantina

628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX

 

Fri, June 1, 7pm

West Kings Highway @ Southtown 101

101 Perieda St, San Antonio, TX

 

Sat, Jun 02, 2pm

Solo Sax Sessions @ Kerrville Hills Winery            

Kerrville, TX                                      

 

Sat, Jun 09, 2pm

Solo Sax Sessions @ Bending Branch Winery

Comfort, TX                       

Ahhh yes.... nothing quite like some time to decompress, rest, and reflect.  

Things have been going extremely well with me for some time.  2018 from the downbeat was no exception.  Somehow, I've managed to not only keep up on things, but catch-up, get ahead, keep cranking out content, and get to some items on that long list of stuff to do in the unlikely ever you actually do get caught up.  In short, life is awesome.  Which brings us to this post.

Fiesta in San Antonio is no joke.  It's basically two weeks(ish) of serious partying.  Fiesta is a celebration in honor of the battle of the Alamo.  And unless you're a Texan - you ain't gonna get it.  And while I'm no Texan, I've been here 5 years and the seriousness of that battle and the influence it had on Texas, Mexico, France, Spain, and the United States is beginning to sink in.  This is a place steeped in history.  And it's not taken lightly.  That being said.... Fiesta is intense.  Over 100 PMO (Participating Member Organizations) doing "official" fiesta events and countless "unofficial" events.  3 million people, twice as big as Mardis Gras in New Orleans.  The city shuts down all biz for an official holiday for a parade.  Think about that for a minute.  An official paid government holiday for an event you've never heard of outside of Texas.  

My "day gig" is working for the King William Fair.  A 51 year street fair and parade that is the beloved "locals only" darling favorite of San Antonio.  And not only do I work there, I am King William.  I do the media relations and dress up as the King.   I've been recognized on the street, out of costume, as King William.  It's ridiculously fun. This year was nuts,  a single day, over by 6pm with 40K people attending street fair.  Last year, was my first year with King William so I dialed things back and focused on the fair as it's a bit much.  This being my second year, I didn't hold back.   Now that you have all the pieces; here's how my Fiesta went.

The KWF started requiring more and more time once January hit.  BY the time March roller around, I couldn't do rehearsals, recording sessions, or even much hanging out.  Gigs and work were it.   Did a trip with the wife for our 10 year anniversary in mid-March which kinda put me in a labor crunch, but I had things caught way up before the trip so I didn't really get crunched too much.  evening and weekend meetings started cropping up and a few media things started happening.  And then April hit.

The work week was basically full time with some after hours and weekend meetings, the usual First Friday gig and a private loop station gig.  Took Sunday off to mow the lawn and do every bit of house work/maintenance I could fit in as this was the last available time I'd have.  After that, the work week went into overtime (this is part-time job), had events for other organizations to attend, GrooveTronx gigs and then Tacofest the weekend before Fiesta!!!  Spent Friday setting up main stage, and the general festival layout, got done early enough to put in a couple of hours at KWF for some emailing and pre-production work. Saturday was stage managing all day and tear-down/clean-up.   Taxes got done somewhere in there...  Another overtime week with evening and weekend meetings. Two gigs on Friday, two gigs on Saturday including hanging out late at the Castle Hills Festival where I did a little bit of consulting on.  Sunday was a solo gig at Fiest de Los Reyes, Monday was back to work with massive overtime and gigs on Monday night, Tuesday day and Thursday night along with attending Corynation, NIOSA, and then the Fair all weekend.  Which meant up early, home late. 

All in all not too bad.  I got sleep when I could, played all the gigs I could, went to all the events I could, had a ton of fun, got on TV almost a dozen times, ran my departments at the Fair like pro, added in some management for another festival, and didn't get sick.  Been recouping for a bit.  Gonna finish off this week and then it's back to the music biz hard and instense.  It's nice having some time to relax and get caught up on domestic duties.  But this year is far from over and there's a ton to do. 

 

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It's April.  And in San Antonio that means Fiesta.  2 Million people come to the "Party with a Purpose" for two weeks of Texas fun to remember the Alamo and raise millions for charities all over the Alamo City.  It gets pretty crazy down here.  As such, my time as the Fair Coordinator for the King William Fair (a one-day 40,000 person street) kinda takes over my schedule for April and throws me deep into Fiesta and deep into San Antonio.  It's pretty awesome.  I love it. 

GrooveTronX: Halcyon Residency, 1414 S. Alamo.  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9pm.  Third Fridays, 10pm. Stream us on Spotify here.  

Irie Impressions: And new video from "Irie" featuring DJ Marko.

Noah Peterson: StreetJelly broadcasts: follow the FB page for notices. Picked up some fun last minute shows - check the schedule below for dates. I put out a new digital release - "A Little Bit of Noise, A Little Bit of Funk."  

O.M.N.I.  Laniru and Andar is up and out. And a new video from a previous release: Nine Days of the Birthray Peace Treaty.

West Kings Highway: Buy our first Fiesta Medal at Shows on Friday nights - First Friday at Southtown 101, other Fridays at Sanchos. www.westkingshighway.com

Widespread Noise: Two new videos! Nosie Tone Poem and Relentlessfrom the new release Drone.

Please subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get updates on all the new goodies.

Residencies:

  • Fridays, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9pm at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Third Fridays 10pm Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: River Barons came back with a vengence and staved off a serious challenge from the new release "A Little Bit of Noise, A Little Bit of Funk" to grab all 5 spots....again.

This month's most watched Youtube videos. Subscribers keep signing on and the race for number one keeps changing leaders - here's your winners for the month!

  1. Sky Juice from Irie Impressions claims the top spot
  2. Los #3 Dinners jumps back into popularity for number 2
  3. Cosmic Dust is back at number three with Journey
  4. The Boomerang Factory tour is bizarrly back at number 4
  5. GrooveTronX - Live at Tacoland takes number 5
 
Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes!
 

Fri Apr 4, 7pm

West Kings Highway - Southtown 101

101 Pereida, San Antonio, TX

 

Sat, Apr 07, 11pm

Noah Peterson - Big Hops at the Bridge

306 Austin Street, San Antonio, TX          

                               

Thurs, Apr 12, 9pm

GrooveTronX - Halcyon

1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

 

Fri, Apr 13, 7pm

West Kings Highway - Sanchos

628 Jackson St., San Antonio, TX

 

Thur, Apr 19, 9pm

GrooveTronX - Halcyon

1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

 

Fri, Apr 20, 7pm

West Kings Highway - Sanchos

628 Jackson St., San Antonio, TX

 

Fri, Apr 20, 10pm

GrooveTronX - Halcyon

1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

 

Sat, Apr 21, 2pm

Noah Peterson -Bending Branch Winery

Comfort, TX                                      

 

Sat, Apr 21, 5pm

West Kings Highway - Castle Hills Fair

Castle Hills, TX

 

Sun, Apr 22, 11:30am

Noah Peterson - Fiesta de los Reyes

Market Square, San Antonio, TX

 

Mon, Apr 23, 7pm

West Kings Highway - Fiesta de los Reyes

Market Square, San Antonio, TX

 

Tues, Apr 24, 11:30am

Noah Peterson - Fiesta de los Reyes

Market Square, San Antonio, TX

 

Fri, Apr 27, 9pm

West Kings Highway - Sanchos

628 Jackson St., San Antonio, TX

 

Fri, May 4, 7pm

West Kings Highway - Southtown 101

101 Pereida, San Antonio, TX

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And the days keep flying by.  Mardis Gras on the Riverwalk was a giant success.  Bands were fantastic, crowds were huge, and the weather held off.  It did get chilly for the Jazz on the River for the next three nights, but lots of fun was had.  

Acqua Sacra: anima sete on Spotify.  2nd video - Gange is on youtube.

Cosmic Dust: "The Dust Also Rises" on Spotify.  First video - In the Distance is up on youtube.

GrooveTronX: Halcyon Residency, 1414 S. Alamo.  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9pm.  Third Fridays, 10pm. We're performing at the Texas Star Awards!! Stream us on Spotify here.  

Noah Peterson: StreetJelly broadcasts: follow the FB page for notices. Picked up some fun last minute shows.  And I just put out a brand new digital release - "A Little Bit of Noise, A Little Bit of Funk."  This features my musical partner Matt Wolff on electronic drum set.   Matt is the keyboard player for West Kings Highway.   We set-up a night to jam and this is what we ended up with - it's pretty cool!

O.M.N.I.  Laniru and Andar is up and out. New videos from the latest release: The Beard and Smirk and Dreams of Destruction.  And a new video from an older release: Docking Station KB53. Check them out please!!!

West Kings Highway: Buy our first Fiesta Medal at Shows on Friday nights - First Friday at Southtown 101, other Fridays at Sanchos. www.westkingshighway.com. 

Widespread Noise: Two new videos! Spring Theory from Blackfly andMoments of Accidental Beauty from the brand new release Drone.

Please subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get updates on all the new goodies.

Residencies:

  • Fridays, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9pm at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Third Fridays 10pm Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: Did you feel a disturbance in the force?  River Barons got knocked out of first place. 

This month's most watched Youtube videos. Subscribers keep signing on and the race for number one keeps changing leaders - here's your winners for the month!

  1. Journey from Cosmic Dust crawls back into the top spot
  2. GrooveTronX - Spanish Eyes claims number 2
  3. O.M.N.I. - Emerald Caribbean Sea pops into 3rd place.
  4. Luna - Flower Heart, by one view, takes 4th place.
  5. And it's a tie for 5th place:The Vastness of Space from Ambient Space Sounds and Acqua Sacra's Dioniso Morto.
SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!
 
Sat, Mar 3rd, 10am
Solo Sax Sessions - Mission Marquee Theatre
San Antonio, TX
 
Sun, Mar 4th, 6pm
GrooveTronX - Texas Star Awards
San Antonio, TX
 
Fri, Mar 16th, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sanchos
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX
 
Fri, Mar 16th, 10pm
GrooveTronx @ Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX
 
Tue, Mar 20th, 6pm
West Kings Highway - Private Event
San Antonio, TX
 
Thur, Mar 22, 9pm
GrooveTronX @ Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX
 
Fri, Mar 23rd, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sanchos
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX
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NEW NEWS:

And boom - January is gone. What a big, crazy month! Change was in the air.  Feels like things are coming along nicely though.  Getting 25K streams per month on Spotify.  Sat in twice with the Shaun Peace Band when they came through San Antonio. And a few new videos and tracks got cranked out as well. my next Big event is Feb 10th at the Arneson Theatre at the Riverwalk.  Peterson Entertainment is doing the production for the San Antonio Riverwalk's Mardis Gras event.  We're thrilled to be back: featured bands are The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, The Crooked Vines from New Orleans, and Hector Ward and the Big Time.  Show starts at 1pm.  Free, bring the kiddies - it's gonna be awesome. Rio Parade at 4:15, food trucks, beverages, DJ.

Acqua Sacra: A brand new project featuring Franceso Perdona.  Just some sax and voice (mostly in Italian) for a moody and artsy lyrical experience. Acqua Sacra - anima sete on Spotify, the first video Dioniso Morto is on youtube.

Cosmic Dust has their third and final album "The Dust Also Rises" streaming on Spotify.

DJ Law: DJ Laws's Spotify playlist.

Emmett Wheatfall: For the MLK Jr. Holiday, I released a special video from the recording, "Them Poetry Blues."  It's a powerfull tribute to civil righs figures. The track is called "Miles to Go" and features Portland musicians Carlton Jackson, "King" Louis Pain, Jim Miller, and Peter Damman. You can view it on Youtube here.

GrooveTronX: Our residency for the year is at Halcyon, 1414 S. Alamo.  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9pm.  Third Fridays, 10pm.  You can stream us onSpotify here.

Noah Peterson: StreetJelly broadcasts: follow the FB page for notices. It's been fun picking up some gun-for-hire gigs, jazz gigs, and even retirement homes! Mostly working on the other bands and stuff.

O.M.N.I. has release the third episode in the epic space adventures of Capt. Funktion. New characters Laniru and Andar reveal more about the mysterious Capt Funktion.  The first video is Emerald Caribbean Sea.  This album has a lot of guest artists, some vocals, and is a step back from the electrodub focus although it's got that O.M.N.I. feel we love so much.  

West Kings Highway: Buy our first Fiesta Medal at Shows on Friday nights - First Friday at Southtown 101, other Fridays at Sanchos. www.westkingshighway.com. 

Please subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get updates on all the new goodies.

Residencies:

  • Fridays, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9pm at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Third Fridays 10pm Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: And the River Barons claim all 5 spots again although the order did change.

This month's most watched Youtube videos. Subscribers keep signing on and the race for number one keeps changing leaders - here's your winners for the month!

  1. Emmett Wheatfall - Miles to Go A poetry and blues tribute to civil rights leaders.
  2. The Reverend Evan Hadley shows up in second place with his slow-jam The Last Thing on My Mind
  3. Dr. Wax and Sax keep it groovy with Coming in Hot off ofElectrostatic.
  4. Widespread Noise joins in the tio five fun with Funk Warp.
  5. La Chichada's "Jo Jo Dancer" grabs the 5th spot.
SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!
 
Fri, Feb 7th, 7pm
West Kings Highway - Private Event
San Antonio, TX
 
Thur, Feb 8th, 9pm
GrooveTronX @ Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX
 
Fri, Feb 9th, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sanchos
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX
 
Sat, Feb 10th, 1pm
Mardis Gras at Arneson Theatre
La Villita, San Antonio, TX
 
Wed, Feb 14th, 11:30am
Noah Peterson Solo Sax Sessions - Private Event 
San Antonio, TX
 
Fri, Feb 16th, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sanchos
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX
 
Fri, Feb 16th, 9pm
GrooveTronX @ Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX
 
Thur, Feb 22nd, 9pm
GrooveTronX @ Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX
 
Fri, Feb 23rd, 7pm
West Kings Highway @ Sanchos
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX

 

After many years in the biz, I've learned to not get annoyed with stuff.  Some people just won't ever get it together.  Nothing you can do about it.  Of course, I still get annoyed.  I'm a performer, sometimes I'm a booking agent, sometimes I'm booking talent for venues and festivals, I lead bands, I'm a sideman in bands, I have solo projects, I do sound, I run sound, I stage hand.  There are some things that just should always be done. If these things are not done - you're basically telling everyone else - "this how to do stupid shit."

Bands:  Websites are a must.  And no, soundcloud and bandcamp are NOT websites.  Social media links are a must.  Some kind of pic or graphic of your band available in hi and low res are a must.  Youtube videos of a LIVE performance are a must - doesn't have to be high quality, cell phone videos actually will suffice.  If you don't have AT LEAST that going on - please, please, please don't try and get gigs and wonder why you're not getting them.  You have nothing to show anyone about who you are, what you sound like, and how many people care about you.   Without these things - you will never get a gig.  And the crappier they are, the less likely anyone will care about you or book you.    

For those of you that don't fall into the above paragraph:  You MUST promote your show.  When I see bands that I book at a venue who don't promote the show  - I will never, never, never, never, ever hire them at anything I have booking control over ever.  I recently had a band who asked for promotion advice, which I gave.  A few months later, I gave them a show at a venue.  And when I looked at their website (reverbnation - which DOES count as a website and it has some very nice promotion features on it)  it didn't have the gig I gave them on it.  It did have the gig they were playing for the following night.  Now, I knew how much they were making the following night. I was paying them more.  I even had a kicker added as an incentive for them to bring more people out so they could make even more money.  I provided them a sound tech and PA - the other gig was DIY sound.  And the venue I put them in was MUCH nicer and bought a full page ad in the local weekly to advertise all the music that week. The other venue - NADA.  I did social media posts, put it on the venue FB, etc... what did they do?  Not a damn thing.  Was I pissed?  Yes. Am I ever going to book them or help them again?  Nope.  Why?  Because some people will never get it together.  That's not just dumb, it's rude.  That kind of behavior shows me a level of ineptitude that defies description.   I'm game for helping people out, I'm game for giving people a chance.  But this was literally giving me, the venue, and all the employees there the finger. 

Other band rules: be professional: be early for set-up and load it, carry a few spare items, help your band-mates with their gear, GET THE FUCK OFF STAGE QUICKLY, never ever ever go over your set time - unless you're told to.  When the stage mangers says last song - that means wrap it up and GET THE FUCK OFF STAGE QUICKLY, it does NOT mean go into an epic 15 minutes closing medley complete (I shit you not, this happened two days ago) with a drum solo.  Now, not only will I never book you, now I personally don't like you and will tell other people to NOT book you because you're an asshat.  Bring merch to sell.  Be clear with your soundman: more vocal in the monitor, it's too tinny, I need a DI box, etc... 

Sound techs:  Coil extra cable by the mic stand;believe it or not, some bands aren't going to use you're exact mic placement.  Power and signal cables are not friends.  Don't put them together if you can help it.  Don't run power and signal cables where bands are going to be stepping.  Gaff tape - yes, it costs money, that's why you get paid. Make a safe space for your bands and save your gear from dumb-asses.   Be faster.  Help the bands off and on if you're not running new lines.  After sound check, while the band is playing, pay close attention to them to see if they are trying to get you to adjust monitor mixes.  Ask them.   Mute the channels instantly after the last song.  And don't bring boards that don't have working channels or mics missing grills or stands that don't work.

Stage Hands:  learn the sound tech rules, lay out cables in a clean and orderly fashion.  Bundle them together and tape them down.  Your stage should be photo ready it's so well laid out.  Make sure extra cable is coiled by all mics, DIs and monitors - stuff moves.  Be ready for extra mics.

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Most of this stuff can be done by a ten year old.  Be polite, be professional, be smart.  It's really not hard.

A review in for Cosmic Dust "The Dust Also Rises." This was just published in the LA Jazz Scene.
 
While fusion (the combination of the sound, volume and rhythms of rock with jazz improvisation) dominated the 1970s and then became overshadowed by other approaches during the next decade, it is still very much a part of the current jazz scene. The electronics have become more sophisticated as have the rhythms, and the best fusion groups always have a generous amount of inventive solos.
 
Jim Templeton, an excellent pianist and an important educator in the Pacific Northwest, founded Cosmic Dust in 1980. The current version of the fusion band consists of Templeton on keyboards, guitarist Mike Doolin, Gary Edighoffer on tenor, flute and other reeds, electric bassist Sam Hallam, and drummer Charles Neal. They perform ten originals with spirit and constant creativity.
 
The music is consistently unpredictable, even when it hits a relaxing groove as on “Circus.’ The melodies, chord changes and solos are quite original and at no time does Cosmic Dust sound closely based on any other fusion group. All of the musicians are strong soloists (Edighoffer is a standout on flute and tenor), the ensembles are tight yet loose and, even with its rockish moments, the jazz content is high. “Walkin’ On Out” (which sounds briefly like “Chameleon” in spots), “Blues #7” and the happily funky “Bones For Kitty” are among the highpoints of this colorful set.
 
Cosmic Dust is a fusion group well worth checking out.
 
https://open.spotify.com/album/47vgdxkyNKLhyQZNdw43Yf
 
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/cosmicdust13
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NEW NEWS:

And so begins a new year - 2018. I must confess I'm a little sad to see 2017 go.  It was an epic year.  Here's hoping for an even better 2018!  It's certainly off to a big start.  LOTS of new videos up for your enjoyment!  There are over 1,000 videos on my Youtube channel. There is some crazy, awesome, entertaining stuff on there - click it and get lost for days!

DJ Law: Dr. Wax & Sax has a new video out - Coming in Hot.  Enjoy electro-sax and DJ Law scratching for a fully improvised live jam.

GrooveTronXwww.groovetronx.com You can stream our new LIVE release "Electric Aesthetic" on Spotify.   A new LIVE video here and a new video for Spanish Eyes from Bright Lights Big City. I heard a great description of our group at Tacoland over the weekend - smooth jazz with a dance beat.

Noah Peterson: Unscheduled StreetJelly concerts are about to be resumed.  No point in announcing them - they're secret, special, and unrehearsed.  Gotta follow the FB page for notices.  Jazz gigs - every Third Thursday - The Noah Peterson Quartet is resurrected at Frank, 1150 S. Alamo, 10pm start.  Come see me at the Coffee Festival on Satuday - 11:15am for some electric-solo sax wizardy. I've got three new videos up -Two Ports Down and Road Song from Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious, and The Vastness of Space from Ambient Space Sounds.  The Vastness of Space is a great track - I hope you'll check it out. The entire Ambient Space Sounds turned out to be a rare and unplanned gem in the catalog.  Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious is probably my least promoted effort ever and it's a great little feature for many of my original songs.

West Kings Highway: We've got our first Fiesta Medal in and for sale! There is a limted number for sale - we've already made quite a dent in our inventory. sold a Shows on Friday nights - First Friday at Southtown 101, other Fridays at Sanchos. www.westkingshighway.com.  

The Other Guys:  In other Peterson Entertainment, Llc related news:

Cosmic Dust has their third and final album available "The Dust Also Rises" at CDBaby or streaming on Spotify - a new video is up for In the Distance. Great jazz fusion from the Pacific Northwest.

A new video for Irie Impressions: Skyjuice - reggae from Alton Thomas.

Three new videos from Widespread Noise: Funk WarpThe Darkness Rises, and Grinding the Gears of Time.  Noise, Noise, and more Noise.

And the first video for Tip the Band "Bark" featuring the late, great James Miller on Vocals and bass. You've got me on washboard and backing vocals, and folk legend Dick Weissman on guitar for a down-home and kinda dark Americana/Folk-Blues track.  Beer Drinkin' Songs on Spotify - a fun bunch of songs.

A new video for The Reverend Evan Hadley for the sexy romantic pop tune - The Last Thing On My Mind.  I'm on sax blowing a sexy, Sade-styled, pseudo-solo under the smooth crooning of Evan.

A new Burlesqeue featurette video for La Chichada's "Jo Jo Dancer." Probably don't want to let the kids watch this video.  I don't really like to go this riske, but it is La Chichada and it does fit the band quite well.  

A new video from Richard Thurman "Christmas Groove." This is a R&B/bluesy jam with a little sax from yours truely. This is off the brand new Holiday compilation from a lot of my new Texas friends called Christmas for Everyone.

Going deep in the vault from: a new video for SCDG - Mind all Mine, Luna -Flower Heart.

And wrapping up the last batch of new videos a handful from Royal Punisher and their debut release Bullets for Breakfast. Royal Punisher is a jazzish-band from San Antonio: The Last WordBloodMejitas Diaspora,Fugue StateBullets for Breakfast

Please subscribe to the youtube channel:www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get updates on all the new goodies.

Residencies:

  • Fridays, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd Saturday at Frank with GrooveTronX and guests - 1150 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Third Thursdays Jazz at Frank with The Noah Peterson Quartet - 1150 S. Alamo

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: And the River Barons claim all 5 spots again although the order did change.

This month's most watched Youtube videos. Subscribers keep signing on and the race for number one keeps changing leaders - here's your winners for the month!

  1. Boomerang Factory Tour - although this is actually not the factory anymore - I find it bizarre that people keep watching this video.
  2. Widespread Noise - The Darkness Rises - this is a pretty good video. I like how well it suits the music and mood.
  3. GrooveTronX - Muted Groove - This pops back into the charts, it is a strong performance.
  4. Cellotronick from the 2013 NW LoopFest - this is a pretty compelling performance.
  5. La Chichada's "Jo Jo Dancer" grabs the 5th spot - not too bad for a video that went up a week ago.
SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes! 
 

Fri, Jan 5th, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Southtown 101

101 Pereida, San Antonio, TX

                                               

Sat Jan 6th, 11:15am

Noah Peterson - Solo Sax Sessions

San Antonio Coffee Festival

Maverick Plaza at La Villita, San Antonio, TX

 

Sat, Jan 6th, 3pm

West Kings Highway     

San Antonio Coffee Festival

Maverick Plaza at La Villita, San Antonio, TX

 

Fri, Jan 12, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Sanchos Cantina

628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX                                             

 

Sat, Jan 13, 10pm

GrooveTronX - Second Electric Saturdays:  Polysynth Fusion, Lost Son

Frank

1150 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX                                          

 

Thur, Jan 18, 10pm

Noah Peterson Quartet - Third Thursday Jazz

Frank

1150 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

                              

Fri, Jan 19, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Sanchos Cantina

628 S. Jackson, San Antonio, TX

 

Fri, Jan 26, 7pm

West Kings Highway 

Sanchos Cantina

628 S. Jackson, San Antonio, TX

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NEW NEWS:

And so 2017 winds down to close.  What an amazing year!   

Over 200 subscribers and 100,000 views on our Youtube channel.  We started a new concert series: Downtown Local Sounds. We helped on out amazaing events like Maverick Music Festival, Dia de los Muertos, San Antonio's Mardis Gras, other smaller events, and we picked up a new client for booking: Frank (www.hotdogsandcoldbeer.com) located at 1150. S Alamo.  We've got music PACKED in there for months!  

The best way to keep up on those events is to like and follow our page on Facebook - www.facebook.com/petersonentertainment

And new videos, new releases, new shows - they keep on coming!   

DJ Law: The collaboration between me and DJ Law: Our debut release "Electrostatic" available at CD Baby. Dr. Wax himself, aka DJ Law, has his first single out - House This Sucka - video on Youtube.  And the NEW single is out: Smokey Daze - video here.  You can't even get it on streaming platforms yet!

GrooveTronXwww.groovetronx.com Our residency dates are all published.  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9 to 11pm, at Halcyon.  You can stream"Bright Lights Big City" on Spotify.  We've got the last three Saturday evenings booked at Tacoland from 5:30-8:30pm, and a NEW residency - Second Electric Saturdays at Frank, 1150 S. Alamo, we open the night and feature special guests every month!!! All shows are FREE.  And brand new LIVE video here.

Noah Peterson: Unscheduled StreetJelly concerts are still going down.  No point in announcing them - they're secret, special, and unrehearsed.  Gotta follow the FB page for notices.  Jazz gigs!!!!!  Dec 10th for Sunday brunch at Tony G's Soul Food on Hackberry, and every Third Thursday - The Noah Peterson Quartet is resurrected at Frank, 1150 S. Alamo, 10pm start. 

West Kings Highway: We've got our first Fiesta Medal in and for sale! Shows on Friday nights - First Friday at Southtown 101, other Fridays at Sanchos. www.westkingshighway.com.

The Other Guys:  In other Peterson Entertainment, Llc related news: CosmicDust has their third and final album available "The Dust Also Rises" at CDBaby or streaming on Spotify A new video for Irie Impressions:Songbird and a new video from Widespread Noise: The Post-Apocalypitc Tolls of Big Ben.

NEW VIDEOS:  

Irie Impressions - Songbird

Widespread Noise - The Post-Apocalyptic Tolls of Big Ben

DJ Law -  Smokey Daze

Widespread Noise - Digital Soundstorm

GrooveTronX - Live at Taco Land

Please subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get updates on all the new goodies.

Residencies:

  • 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • 3rd Friday at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd Saturday at Frank with GrooveTronX and guests - 1150 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • Third Thursdays Jazz at Frank with The Noah Peterson Quartet - 1150 S. Alamo

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: And the River Barons claim all 5 spots again!

This month's most watched Youtube videos. Subscribers keep signing on and the race for number one keeps changing leaders - here's your November winners!

  1. DJ Law -  Smokey Daze - brand new and hot on the video watches, this is a dubstep track inspired by the fires in Oregon
  2. GrooveTronX - Live at Taco Land -  another new live jam from GrooveTronX
  3. Los #3 Dinners are back
  4. Boomerang Factory Tour - although this is actually not the factory anymore
  5. DJ Law - House This Sucka - the first single from DJ Law, a groovey house track 
SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes! 

Thurs, Nov 30, 9pm

GrooveTronX

Halcyon - 1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

                                               

Thurs, Nov 30, 10 Looper's Night

Frank - 1150 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

This Is Where Two Oceans Meet, Josh Glenn, i sing the sax electric

 

Fri, Dec 01, 7pm

First Friday with West Kings Highway     

Southtown 101 - 101 S Pereida San Antonio, TX                                 

Fri, Dec 01, 11pm

First Friday with West Kings Highway

Halcyon, 1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX                                             

Sat, Dec 02, 2pm

Noah Peterson –Solo Sax Sessions

Kerrville Hills Winery, Kerrville, TX                                          

 

Fri. Dec 08, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency

Sanchos Cantina - 628 Jackson, San Antonio, TX                               

Sat, Dec 09, evening

Wedding - Private Party with West Kings Highway

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Sat, Dec 09, 10pm

Second Electric Saturdays with GrooveTronX, Daves Device, Dlo, i sing the sax electric

Frank – 1150 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

 

Sun, Dec 10, 11am

The Noah Peterson Trio: Jazz Brunch

Tony G's Soul Food - 851 Hackberry, San Antonio, TX

 

Thurs, Dec 14, 9pm         

GrooveTronX

Halcyon - 1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX                                            

Fri, Dec 15, 10pm

GrooveTronX    

Halcyon - 1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

 

Sat, Dec 16, 5:30pm

GrooveTronX

Tacoland – 103 W. Grayson, San Antonio, TX

 

Thurs, Dec 21, 10pm

Third Thursday Jazz with The Noah Peterson Quartet

Frank – 1150 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX                                

 

Fri, Dec 22, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency

Sanchos Cantina - 628 S. Jackson, San Antonio, TX

 

Sat, Dec 23, 5:30pm

GrooveTronX

Tacoland – 103 W. Grayson, San Antonio, TX

 

Thurs, Dec 28, 9pm

GrooveTronX

Halcyon - 1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX                                            

Fri, Dec 29, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency

Sanchos Cantina - 628 S. Jackson, San Antonio, TX

                               

Sat, Dec 30, 5:30pm

GrooveTronX

Tacoland – 103 W. Grayson, San Antonio, TX

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NEW NEWS:

Wow.... what a crazy month. We were in event production mode with Downtown Local Sounds kicking off the month in downtown San Antonio followed at the end of the month by the Bud Light Haunted River (put on by the San Antonio Riverwalk Association) - We did the production and supplied the DJ, and Dia de los Muertos Festival at La Villita (the number 1 Muertos Fest in the U.S.).  We did site management and a whole lot more - 50,000 people for the weekend.  It was a spetacular event.  There's also more new videos, a new release, more web-updates and lots of live events - here's the highlights. But first!!!!  

DOWNTOWN LOCAL SOUNDS - a new concert series for locals and visitors to the great city of San Antonio, TX is back for our 2nd showing.  This Sunday afternoon concert series presents the finest bands of San Antonio.  It's family friendly, all ages, FREE, and presents music that represents the spirit and sound of our town. Food, beverages, and music are available at the Arneson River Theatre at historic La Villita on the downtown Riverwalk, the number one tourist destination in the state of Texas.  Come down for local culture and the beauty of La Villita to some tasty, local cuisine and enjoy the sounds of your town.  Nov 26th 2-6pm, FREE Arneson Theatre, La Villita in San Antonio.

Dr. Wax & Sax: The collaboration between me and DJ Law and our debut realase "Electrostatic" available for download at CD Baby. And Dr. Wax himself, aka DJ Law, has a new single out - House This Sucka. The NEWvideo is on Youtube.

GrooveTronXwww.groovetronx.com. Our residency dates at Halcyon are all published.  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9 to 11pm, and we've add the thrid Friday to that as well!  You can stream "Bright Lights Big City" on Spotify.

Noah Peterson: It appears I'm finally making my way back into the winery business.  I've got regular appearances at Kerrville Hills Winery and Bending Branch Winery. I'm also doing some pop-pup live online concerts on streetjelly, not really scheduling those, but Tuesday nights seem to be the thing...

West Kings Highway: We've got to do our first Fiesta Medal ordered and are waiting for it to arrive! Viva!  LOTS of shows in November. www.westkingshighway.com

The Other Guys:  In other Peterson Entertainment, Llc related news: CosmicDust has their third and final album available.  "The Dust Also Rises" can be downloaded on CDBaby or streamed on Spotify 

NEW VIDEOS:  

House This Sucka from DJ Law

Jessie Davis at the 2017 NW LoopFest

Playboy Smooth at the 2017 NW LoopFest

Brothers at the 2017 NW LoopFest

Philophobia at the 2017 NW LoopFest

John Firshi at the 2017 NW LoopFest

Gordo at the 2017 NW LoopFest

Please subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get update on all the new goodies as I get them posted.

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest has come and gone.  Many thanks to my artists and sponsors.  All the videos are up!

2017-2018 Sponsors
Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/
Option Knob - www.optionknob.com
Electro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com
Morley Pedals - www.morleypedals.com
D'Addario - www.daddario.com

Residencies:

  • 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX
  • 3rd Friday at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: And a new boss is in town!  River Barons wipes up the competition and claims all 5 spots.

This month's most watched Youtube videos. Subscribers keep signing on and the race for number one keeps changing leaders - here's your October winners!

  1. "Deep Space" from Ambient Space Sounds by Noah Peterson: two minutes of public domain space-tech footage - I think people just enjoy the groove.
  2. Playboy Smooth from the NW LoopFest: This is pretty creative in a wacky, off-the-cuff kinda way.  No for everyone, but clearly for some.
  3. John Firshi from the NW LoopFest: this is a lovely Latin jam.
  4. Journey from Cosmic Dust: Myles Kennedy fans can't be denied. Jazz fusion lives in the digital realm. 
  5. Dr. Wax and Sax "Gimmie Some More" climbs back into the top 5. 
SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes! 

Fri Nov 03, 7pm

First Friday with West Kings Highway

Southtown 101

101 Pereida, San Antonio, TX

                                               

Sat Nov 04, 2pm

Solo Sax Sessions at the Kerrville Winery

3600 Fredericksburg Rd

Kerrville, TX                      

               

Sat Nov 04, 9pm

GrooveTronX - at Tacoland

103 W Grayson

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Tue Nov 07, 7pm

Cookhouse

Private Event with West Kings Highway

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Thurs Nov 09, 7pm

CLDS

Private Event with West Kings Highway

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Fri Nov 10, 7pm

West Kings Highway at Sanchos

628 Jackson St

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Sat Nov 11, 1 pm

Southtown the Arts District Festial

Formative Fire & GrooveTronX

King William Park

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Sat Nov 11, 9pm

GrooveTronX - at Tacoland

103 W Grayson

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Thurs Nov 16, 9pm

GrooveTronX at Halcyon

1414 S. Alamo

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Fri Nov 17, 10pm

GrooveTronX at Halcyon

1414 S. Alamo

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Fri Nov 24, 7pm

West Kings Highway at Sanchos

628 Jackson St

San Antonio, TX                                              

 

Thurs Nov 30, 9pm

GrooveTronX at Halcyon

1414 S. Alamo

San Antonio, TX                                              

                                               

Fri Dec 01, 7pm

First Friday with West Kings Highway

Southtown 101

101 Pereida, San Antonio, TX

 

Fri Dec 01, 11pm

GrooveTronX at Halcyon

1414 S. Alamo

San Antonio, TX

                               

Sat Dec 02, 2pm

Solo Sax Sessions at the Kerrville Winery

3600 Fredericksburg Rd

Kerrville, TX      

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later.  In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:

Last month I said it was back to the grind - and grind is what happened. Many new videos, new releases, web-updates and more - here's the highlights. But before any of that!!!!  

DOWNTOWN LOCAL SOUNDS - a new concert series for locals and visitors to the great city of San Antonio, TX.  This Sunday afternoon concert series presents the finest bands of San Antonio.  It's family friendly, all ages, FREE, and presents music that represents the spirit and sound of our town. Food, beverages, and music are available at the Arneson River Theatre at historic La Villita on the downtown Riverwalk, the number one tourist destination in the state of Texas.  Come down for local culture and the beauty of La Villita to some tasty, local cuisine and enjoy the sounds of your town.  Oct 1st, 2-6pm, FREE Arneson Theatre, La Villita in San Antonio.

Dr. Wax & Sax: The collaboration between me and DJ Law and our debut realase "Electrostatic" available for download at CD Baby. This is a live album! We've got new videos up: All The Good Things and Gimmie Some More. You can stream Electrostatic, over and over on Spotify.  And Dr. Wax himself, aka DJ Law, has a new single out - House This Sucka

GrooveTronX: The website has been flushed out a little: www.groovetronx.com. And the Bandcamp page is up. Our residency dates at Halcyon are all published.  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9 to 11pm, free shows for all the people that want to get down with some livetronica-chill-grooves.  New videos: Saturday NightTap Dance, and Sea Shell - all set to some fun dance videos. And you can stream "Bright Lights Big City" on Spotify.

Noah Peterson: I've got a couple shows with "i sing the sax electric" including this Friday, Sept 29th at Dorcal Distillery and Oct 7th at Bending Branch Winery.  Here's a new video off Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious: Ain't Nuthing But a Dog.   

O.M.N.I.  The third release is still under production.  But we did get a sweet house remix done by Mike13 for Captain Funktion which was released in the United Kingdom on Revolucion Records.  Here's the Spotify link for the 2nd album O.M.N.I.   

West Kings Highway: We're back on the horse and making efforts to tighten things up, get some new covers worked into the set and we're going to do our first Fiesta Medal!  We figured since there's never any open tables on the roof and we're getting a lot of people taking video that we should raise the bar for ourselves.  We're looking forward to a lot of new things for near future.  www.westkingshighway.com

Widespead Noise: Widespread Noise is a noise/ambient/avant garde studio project that features technology and non-mainstream music.  The first recording is going to be available soon - please check out "Gongs in Space" on youtube.   You can even visit the Facebook page for gear reviews - and some new reviews are posted!  

The Other Guys:  In other Peterson Entertainment, Llc related news: River Barons has just release their 2nd EP - Victims and Villains (here on Spotify),Irie Impressions "Pai" has a new video up, as does The Reverend Evan Hadley for "Superstar," Miles Ahead has two new ones with "It's a Bossa Thing" and Miles Ahead "North of Memphis," and don't miss La Chichada - Arachnophobia for a creepy-crawly spider video.  New Videos from the NW LoopFest are up as well!

NEW VIDEOS:  Remember when I said videos are coming?

Dr. Wax & Sax - Gimmie Some More

Saundra's Electric Nightlife at the 2017 NW LoopFest

Luna - Dance Groove #6 from Commercial

Nathan North at the 2017 NW LoopFest

The Reverend Evan Hadley "Superstar"

Noah Peterson - Ain't Nuthing But a Dog

GrooveTronX - Sea Shell

La Chichada - Arachnophobia

GrooveTronX - Tap Dance

Dr. Wax & Sax "All The Good Things"

Irie Impressions "Pai"

Miles Ahead "It's a Bossa Thing"

Luna "Wave Machine" from Commercial

GrooveTronX Saturday Night - Live at Sanchos

Miles Ahead "North of Memphis"

The Please Help - This Universe Is Ours

Waffle Taco at the NW LoopFest

Please subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get update on all the new goodies as I get them posted.

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest has come and gone.  Many thanks to my artists and sponsors.  Videos are up and more coming!

2017-2018 Sponsors
Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/
Option Knob - www.optionknob.com
Electro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com
Morley Pedals - www.morleypedals.com
D'Addario - www.daddario.com

Residencies:

  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Halcyon with GrooveTronX - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CDBaby for the month: Ambient Space Sounds reclaims it's throne with all 5 top spots.  

This month's most watched Youtube videos. I think things have finally changed for the youtube channel - no more do the old war horses rule (although a couple are in the top 10). Subscribers are up and the new videos are getting watched.   

  1. GrooveTronX - Tap Dance - with 2X as many views as our 2nd place video, this new arrival features fun dancing.
  2. The Reverend Evan Hadley "Superstar" - this blast from the past features a lovely young lady in a bikini with a selfie stick.  Kinda not a big surprise it's getting watched.  And yes, it was a cheap tactic to get views. Although it does thematically fit the lyrics, kinda. 
  3. Noah Peterson - Ain't Nuthing But a Dog - always nice to see puppies and doggies!  This is a wholesome, family friendly video - not like #2 at all. You should watch it, and sing along.  
  4. GrooveTronX Saturday Night - Live at Sanchos - GrooveTronX grabs another spot with a dancing video.  These are actually pretty good.
  5. GrooveTronX "The Ride" - last month, this "technically" didn't get to place, but had enough views to land the #3 spot.  It hangs on to #5.  GrooveTronX has ruled the video charts for September!
SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes! 
Sep 28 GrooveTron-X, 9pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX    
 
Sep 29 West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency, 7pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson St., San Antonio, TX      

Sep 29 i sing the sax electric, 10pm
Dorcal Distillery
1902 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX      

Oct 01 Downtown Local Sounds, 2-6pm
The Josh Glenn Experiement, The Ghost Tracks, West King Highway
Arneson River Theatre at La Villita, San Antonio TX      

Oct 06 First Friday with West Kings Highway, 7pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson St., San Antonio, TX      

Oct 07 Solo Sax Sessions, 1pm
Bending Branch Winery
142 Linder Branch Rd, Comfort, TX      

Oct 12 GrooveTronX, 9pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX      

Oct 13 West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency, 7pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson St., San Antonio, TX      

Oct 20 West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency, 7pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson St., San Antonio, TX      

Oct 26 GrooveTronX, 9pm
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX      

Oct 27 West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency, 7pm
Sanchos Cantina
628 Jackson St., San Antonio, TX      
Nov 03 First Friday with West Kings Highway
Southtown 101
101 Pereida, San Antonio, TX

Nov 04 Solo Sax Sessions, 2pm
Kerrville Hills Winery
3600 Fredericksburg Rd., Kerrville, TX      

Nov 04 GrooveTronX, 9pm
Tacoland
103 W. Grayson, St. San Antonio, TX    
Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:

Back to the grind!   New videos, new releases, and more.  Now that I've literally come to "the end of the road" things have changed.  The office is redone, reorganized, and set-up to rock and roll.  I literally finished it yesterday.  I threw out years of stuff - booking resources, redundant sheet music, contact cards, promo info... It's nice to clear some shelf space and get focused.    Of course, there was that disruption of Hurricane Harvey which set things back a week or so, but it was only a delay and nothing of consequence here in San Antonio.  That being said...

Dr. Wax & Sax: A new collaboration between me and DJ Law, the turntable Jedi himself.  We've got a brand, spanking new release out called "Electrostatic" - you can buy the downloads at CD Baby by clicking here.  This is a live jam with DJ Law scratching the turntables and me on sax with looping and sampled electronics.  It's simply delicious.   We've also got our first video up on Youtube - Hit Me.  And you can stream the entire recording, Electrostatic, over and over on Spotify.

GrooveTronX: You'll notice we dropped the hyphen.  Can't really have that in our new web url -  www.groovetronx.com TWe're settling on calling ourselves nujazz, that seems to be the correct genre for us amongs all the hip kids.  And our residency dates at Halcyon are all published.  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9 to 11pm, free shows for all the party people that want to get down with some livetronica-chill-grooves.  And we have a new video out -  it's set to a recording from a live show: The Ride - check it out for good jams and hot babes dancing.

Noah Peterson: I've got some winery work coming up in the next few weeks.  If you know me, you know how much I love that!  I'm also pretty excited about the new show I'm rolling - I Sing the Sax Electric. Here's a video from the NW LoopFest.  

O.M.N.I.  The third release is coming along.  I got a handful of rough mixes from Zach, but we're nowhere near done.  In the meantime, please check out our video "Captain Function Vs. the Brainwashed Hubron Elbards." Tune into the CDBaby Page for the narrative in the Space Adventures of Captain Funktion. Here's the Spotify link for the Newly released 2nd album O.M.N.I on Spotify.   

West Kings Highway: We've been sidelined for the past two weeks because of weather, so we're trying to get back on the horse this Friday night at Whiskey Business at the Witte Museum, and the rest of the month has us back at Sancho's for our usual Friday Night Fiesta!

Widespead Noise: It's all about the new. Widespread Noise is a noise/ambient/avant garde studio project that features technology and non-mainstream music.  The first recording is in the works - but there's a brand new video up to get your ears accustomed to what's coming, please check out "Gongs in Space" on youtube.  This is an open, collaborative project that isn't going to have a defined sound. You can even check out theFacebook page for gear reviews.

NEW VIDEOS:  

Widespread Noise - "Gongs in Space"

Dr. Wax & Sax - "Hit Me"

Luthor Maggot at the 2017 NW LoopFest

Twenty Three Suns at the 2017 NW LoopFest

Psychics "Blue Sharp"

Stargasm at the 2017 NW LoopFest

Noah Peterson I Sing the Sax Electric from the 2017 NW LoopFest

Noah Peterson "Poortown Scrub" from the 2017 NW LoopFest

Psychics: Who We Are Where We Are

Psychics: Super Unfast

Psychics: God's Great Grace

Psychics: Chicks Dig Spaceships

Psychics: Phil's Dead

Psychics: Boy Pleases Girl

Psychics: Bogobo

Please subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get update on all the new goodies as I get them posted.

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest has come and gone.  Many thanks to my artists and sponsors.  Videos of the first few artists are up and more coming!

2017-2018 Sponsors
Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/
Option Knob - www.optionknob.com
Electro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com
Morley Pedals - www.morleypedals.com
D'Addario - www.daddario.com

Residencies:

  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Halcyon with GrooveTron-X - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: Looks like O.M.N.I's reign of the top 5 was brief.  Ambient Space Sounds takes back it's customary spot on top with Ethan's Blues pooping in at number 3.  

This month's most watched Youtube videos. This has been a wacky month. The usual suspects are getting clobbered by new videos, which is unusual for my channel. Dr. Wax and Sax, in a week, slides into number 1.  I Sing the Sax Electric debuts at number 2. The Boomerang Factory tour hangs on to a top 5 spot depsite being 2 years old and not even owned by Mike Nelson anymore...Luthor Maggot debutes at number 3 showing us that ambient music is more popular than anyone thinks it is - and you should have heard the into to his set...hilarious. And a shocking 5th place showing from Psychics with Bogobo...I actually can't believe it.   

Time for a disclaimer.  The top watched videos for the month this isn't always exact.  Two reasons: 1. it ain't always the end of the month when I put this out.  So I base it on the last 30 days.  2.  It takes Youtube two days to count videos, verifiy watches, and "post them" in the analytic count for new videos. This generally never matters - except for the video ofGrooveTronX "The Ride" live at Sanchos.  Which was posted last night and currently has enough views to put it at number three although it's technically not even in the chart listing.  Can't wait to see what this looks like next month.  Click some videos and enjoy!

  1. Dr. Wax and Sax - Hit Me
  2. Noah Peterson - I Sing the Sax Electric
  3. Luthor Maggot at the 2017 NW LoopFest
  4. Boomerang Factory Tour  
  5. Psychics -Bogobo
SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes! 
Fri Sep 01, 10pm
West Kings Highway @ the Witte Museum for “Whiskey Business”
San Antonio, TX

Fri Sep 08, 7pm
West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency
Sancho’s Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX

Sat Sep 09, 1pm
Solo Sax Sessions at Bending Branch Winery
142 Linder Branch Rd, Comfort, TX

Thurs, Sep 14, 9pm
GrooveTron-X @ Halcyon
1414 S Alamo, San Antonio, TX

Fri, Sep 15, 7pm
West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency
Sancho’s Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX

Fri, Sep 22, 7pm
West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency
Sancho’s Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX

Thur, Sep 28, 9pm
GrooveTron-X @ Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX

Fri, Sep 29, 7pm
West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency
Sancho’s Cantina
628 Jackson Street, San Antonio, TX

Sun, Oct 1st, afternoon
Arneson River Theater
Acts TBA

Fri, Oct 06
First Friday with West Kings Highway
Southtown 101
101 Pereida Street, San Antonio, TX
Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:

BandVanAdventure 2017: The Final Adventure.  Phew....all done and it was a doozy.  While I will still make the occasional "out-of-town" music trip, this is the end of my touring days.   It was a grand adventure over all of the years.  I played a lot of shows, sold a lot of CDs, drove through spetacular scenery, spent freezing nights in the van (and hot, sweaty ones too).  From Bellingham, WA to Boca Raton, FL - mountains, plains, deserts, and beaches...there was no place I wouldn't go.  I just want to say thank you to all the people who came out to see me, all the venues that hosted me, all the press and radio, all my friends and family for the support.  I couldn't have done any of it without you.

Even though I've been a "one-man-band" sometimes it felt like I had an army behind me.  Thank you for coming to the shows, streaming the tunes, watching the videos, buying merch and music, and hanging out on social media - it's been great.  I started the "Solo Sax Sessions" in 2011.  I did my first gig at Starbucks on August 1, six years ago.   Since then I've been criss-crossing the country playing hundreds of shows, I moved to Texas, I put on LoopFests in multiple cities within 5 states, spent two years as a paid columnist for loopinglive.com, and put out all sorts of fun content including Noah and Hideki's Big Adventure (you haven't lived until you spend 8 days in a van with a friend whom who don't really have a common language.)

It's been amazing, difficult, exhausting, and more. It's impossible to really describe one of these adventures let alone sum up all my touring. But it's time to sink my teeth into Texas and focus on the business here.  Thanks again everyone - my BandVanAdventures were an adventure of a lifetime. The memories and friends I have from them are priceless.

O.M.N.I.  While we are at work on the 3rd release, please check out our video "Captain Function Vs. the Brainwashed Hubron Elbards." Tune into the CDBaby Page for the narrative in the Space Adventures of Captain Funktion. Here's the Spotify link for the Newly released 2nd album O.M.N.I on Spotify.   

West Kings Highway: is literally rocking and rolling, the band is getting tight, our Friday nights at Sancho's are hot, hot, hot!  We're getting more festival work and private parties.  Come see us!

GrooveTron-X: The hippest electronic act in Texas has a new residency starting in August.  The 2nd and 4th Thursday will find us at Halcyon, 9 to 11pm, free shows for all the party people that want to get down with some livetronica chill grooves.  And we've got some plans to expand our web presence.  Hopefully we'll have that coming together in the very near future. 

Noah Peterson: Things are changing for me as well.  My eldest brother Travis sent me some gear for Christmas, specifically a KAOSS KP3+Samper/effects processor. I've also upgraded my loop station to the RC-300, changed my "bass" pedal to a POG2 for extra, beefy goodness, and put Option Knobs on my delay pedal for hands-free adjustable controls.  This has led to the development of a new show that I call "I Sing the Sax Electric." I will still do the "Solo Sax Sessions" here and there, but I've got a very different electronic music show for you all to enjoy.  Stay tuned for videos and recordings.  Speaking of recordings - I've got some noise stuff coming out as well as live tracks with the original DJ LAW, a collaborator on my "Bump" CD.

VIDEOS:  

Noah Peterson "Two Ports Down"

Noah Peterson "Ain't No Way Honey"

Noah Peterson: Slow and Dirty

Noah Peterson: Sunshine and Smiles

Irie Impressions: Mr Garvey Says

GrooveTron-X: The Ride - live

Please subscrube to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpetersonto get update on all the new goodies as I get them posted.

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest has come and gone.  Many thanks to my artists and sponsors. Thanks to Rogue Ales for hosting us and Saundrin Perrin aka Saundra's Electric Nightlife for co-producing the 2017 fest.   Pics and Videos to be posted soon!

Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX 
Stargasm - Portland, OR 
Twenty Three Suns - Portland, OR 
Luthor Maggot - Corvallis, OR 
Waffle Taco - Portland, OR
Nathan North - Billings, MT 
Saundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, OR 
Gordo - Phoenix, AZ 
John Firshi - Sandpoint, ID 
PhiloPhobia - Corvallis, OR 
Brothers - Lewiston, ID 
Playboy Smooth - Corvallis, OR
Jessie Davis - Brooklyn, NY 

2017-2018 Sponsors
Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/
Option Knob - www.optionknob.com
Electro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com
Morley Pedals - www.morleypedals.com
D'Addario - www.daddario.com

Residencies:

  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Halcyon with GrooveTron-X - 1414 S. Alamo in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: Brace yourselves - Ambient Space Sounds is completely out of the top 5 and O.M.N.I.'s 2nd release, Captain Funktion Vs the Brainwashed Hubron Elbards, has completely taken over!  Check out the jams!

This month's most watched Youtube videos:  A few changes this month.

  1. Los #3 Dinners
  2. Boomerang Factory Tour  
  3. "Journey" from Cosmic Dust
  4. Noah Peterson "Sunshine and Smiles"
  5. Noah Peterson "Two Ports Down"

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Thurs Aug 10, 9pm

GrooveTron-X at Halycon

1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX                

 

Fri Aug  11, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency       

Sancho’s Cantina

826 Jackson St.,  San Antonio, TX              

 

Sat Aug  12, 9pm

West Kings Highway

9pm, Free Show

1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

 

Aug  17 , 6:30pm

West King Highway        

Pvt Party

San Antonio, TX

 

Fri Aug 18, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency

Sancho’s Cantina

826 Jackson St.,  San Antonio, TX              

                               

Thurs Aug 24, 9pm

GrooveTron-X at Halycon

1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 

 

Fri Aug 25, 9pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency

Sancho’s Cantina

826 Jackson St.,  San Antonio, TX              

 

Sat Aug 26, 1pm

Solo Sax Sessions            

Bending Branch Winery

142 Lindner Branch Trail Comfort, TX                                     

 

Fri Sep 01, 8pm

First Friday with West Kings Highway     

Southtown 101

101 Pereida, San Antonio, TX      

Well... I'm on a bit of a blog-roll.  There's some extras on my instagram account: @petersonentertainment

The landscape on the drive was every bit as awesome as I remember.  It was amazing to watch.  Even better to not be in a hurry.  I rolled into Lava Hot Springs fairly early.  It was a beautiful morning and a great day for a soak in the pools.  The hot pools are several pools of differing temps.  The hottest at 112 degrees.  Too hot for me.    I chilled in the 102-105 pool with some shade and enjoyed the silence and looking at the mountains around me.    I mostly had the place to myself.  Although a half dozen other people trickled in later on.  Two of them were a Japanese couple.  The man was by himself at one end of the pool I was in, his wife in another pool.  After a bit he started chanting - it sounded like Buddhist chants.   And then he started singing.  That was a few minutes of some lovely stuff. 

I stayed as long as I could stand it and decided to head over to the hotel to set-up for the gig.  Usually, this gig is an intimate dinner concert in a tiny room with fantastic food.  This time, it was all of that except a winemakers pairing complete with 5 courses meal and a sold out room.   It was great.  All of it.  

I was there several hours early, set-up some extra lighting, got everything loaded in, sound checked, and ready to go.  Took a nap, showered, and had a great set. 

I have recently upgraded my loop station from the RC-50 to the RC-300.  There's some changes in the operation which I don't have down "cold" yet.  But it's pretty simple for the most part.  There is still a loop length feature that I'm not liking but I think I have a preset set incorrectly. I'll figure that out when I'm not in transit, or maybe before the show tonight.  I'm in town early again.  I digress... a big part of the loop station upgrade was to change things up.  I wanted to add some new gear to change my sound up, really affect my tone, and do different things.  I feel like I've been stagnate with the loop station and show for quite some time.  My brother gave my a KAOSS KPS+ for Christmas and I've been using it with my duo GrooveTron-X. I had been messing around with it and the RC-50 seeing how I can use them in my looping show - it was something on my mind to do and I decided to stop waiting and jump in.   

I took advantage of my early arrival and hooked up everything.   Got it all working in short order.  Everything worked perfectly.  Really enjoyed stretching out with the tech, making some new jams, expanding some old ones, and worked a bunch of the old show in between.  Felt good, played good, didn't struggle with the board at all.  Really felt like I had a direction again for the first time in a long time.  Of course, on the drive today I was rethinking my set-up; I'm going to reduce back to one mic.  I don't need two - although that does add an order problem if I'm going to sample vocals with the KP3+ whilst running a long loop on the 300.  Oh well, I can always add that back in later.  It's too early for that to be an issue at the moment.   Plus I want to use my vocal effects through the loop station.  Other things are cables.  I need to take a look what I've got going on and get rid of some excess length.  I've got a lot of crap dangling around.  And I'd like to NOT use my DI boxes.  But we'll see how that plays out.  Guitar Center Portland - here I come...

After the show Alonzo (chef and my buddy!) served me up selections from the winemakers dinner: wild halibut, foie gras, some other kind of duck-meat awesomeness, vegetables, salad, and a wicked, but small, dessert.  Had a nice chat with another hotel guest.  I finished packing up and headed over to the Blue Moon for the Thursday night jam.    Nobody was there.  None of the usual suspects.  I chatted up Cliff, somehow he and I had managed to not meet over the past years of my coming through town.  Cliff and I had some drinks, some conversation, jammed a few tunes and I was in bed 'round midnight.  

The next morning, I heard a woman's voice.  And I was like, hmmm... can't be my wife, she's in Texas and I can't remember where I am.  I opened my eyes and realized I was in the hotel and that was just someone talking in the hallway.    I got cleaned up and headed to the lobby for breakfast and chatted with the owner and a few others.    Wasn't too long before it was time to hit the road.  Back on the freeway I went.  A nice, uneventful drive.   In Eastern Idaho, I really get the sense of driving on the surface of a planet.  It just feels like you're on the side of rock, hurtling through space.   

For the past 6-7 years I've been coming through this part of the country in October.  It's nice to see it in better weather.  Although all of the mountains still have a little snow on the tops.  Rivers are full, everything is green. 

Looking forward to some glorious weather tonight and a fun show!

Wow.... 2nd entry.  Suffice to say BandVanAdventures indeed.

Met up with my old buddy Dick Weissman.  Always good to see him and hear what he has going on.  As usual, he had a stack of magazines for me, and a new addition of his music business book.  We caught up as much as we could, exchanging news and off I went.

Next stop, my old pal Mark.  Always good hanging out with old friends.   Just chilled for a bit, caught up on the adventures since we last spoke, talked about middle-aged man stuff.  The day was hot and sunny, with a dry stillness in the area as the thundershowers barely touched with us with their edges.    I head off to the gig with an ETA about an hour fifteen before down beat.    And then...Houston, we have a problem.  I notice the clock isn't on and car has lost some power.  I check the radio, the radio ain't on.  I'm like, "uh-oh" and start turn everything off.  I have an idea what the problem is and start looking for a place to get it take care of.  Not really seeing anything.  I start thinking well... what if it's something else, but related to what I think it is.  Better find an Autozone instead.    Pull one up on the GPS, about 3.5 miles away.  Awesome.    My car is losing more power, and the blinkers are acting funny.   Literally as I pull into the parking lot, I coast into a parking spot.  And I thanked Jesus. 

So I call the venue and say hey, I'm probably gonna be late.  I think I can fix it, but not quite sure.  She says call back with an update.  I text Mark, he starts heading over for a rescue.  First thing I do is address what I think the problem is. Not, next it's probably the battery.  The Autozone clerk, (who was (the entire crew actually) AWESOME about getting me back on the road, said, that's one of our batteries, I'll be it's still under warranty.  Sure was!  Pulled the old one, came up with the new on as Mark rolled in.  He helped me finish the job, pack-up, clean-up and get back up the road.  Called the venue, they said, a little late, no problem, come on up!

And so I did.  And some friends showed up as well!  There was a nice crowd in there.  The show was difficult.  I was mentally unprepared as instead of being an hour and fifteen minutes early to set-up, eat, sound-check and plan my set, I'm not late and scrambling without trying to rush things too much.   Had  a hard time really working the board.  It was my first time with my boots on.  I was literally tripping over things.  I had several "missteps" and wrong channel assignments, which changed how the board behaved.  (I JUST upgraded from the RC-50 to the RC-300 and there are some changes that really matter.)    It was trip-up after trip-up.   After awhile I just stopped the tunes and just started doing jams.  That worked much better.  The flow was better, the vibe was better, everything relaxed and started to fall into place.   The tip bucket was nicely packed and off I went into the night.

Since I was already up the mountain, I took a backroad to the interstate.  Not too long after I started west I came through one of the first passes and the were two or three police cars, a tow truck, and the remains of a very large, dead animal.  So big it could have been a moose.  Huge.   I drove for a bit and decided to call it a night. 

Up the next morning and hop back on the freeway for what should be a spectacular drive.   I have the radio on and the local news come on saying, they have identified the man killed last night in the car wreck and such and such a location.  He was ejected from his Jeep after he struck and Elk on such and such pass.  His car went over the edge after striking the Elk and he was thrown from the Jeep after going over the edge.  The Elk was also killed.     What I drove past the previous night was the cops loading up the dead Elk and starting to deal with the wreck.

As I drove the the rest of Colorado and Southern Utah, I listened to pop radio and silence.  It's nice to be alone sometimes.   Had some great reflection time, enjoyed the radio, greatly enjoyed the drive.    Got into the SLC area for some computer time.  Always stuff to be done...  Looking forward to a great gig tomorrow night and seeing some of the locals in Idaho!

 

Okay... we'll see how long lasts.  My attempts at regular blogging are dismal failures.  I'm okay with that.  But it's the last BandVanAdventure - anything can happen.

I got to drive a route during the day that I don't believe I've ever done in the day.  It was always a night, during thunderstorms that covered all of West Texas.  I don't particularly like this drive.   However... it was beautiful.  The changing  terrain and plants for San Antonio to Hill Country, to the rocks, to the range.   I got a couple amazing sunset pics as I was skirting around the edge of a thunderstorm - posted it on instagram.  And then I reached the "edge" of the storm.  And what I thought was the storm breaking up, was the the tail end of a giant thunderstorm that looked like it was on it's way north from covering all of West Texas.   This means high wind pushing everybody all over the freeway, lots of rain that pushes everybody all over the freeway, and golf ball sized hail that I feared was going to shatter my windshield.  It was the edge.  I just hit the southernmost tip of it heading into New Mexico and followed all the way to I-125 where it didn't go past the mountains.    Along the way, fireflys danced in the ditches by the highway.  

Coming down the mountain, there was a truck.  Going 20. Noooo...15mph.  It was a construction zone.  Nothing to be done by enjoy that long, slow, trip down the pass.  Fortunately, I was in no hurry and didn't have to pee. 

Turns out too of my buddies who couldn't hang out, now can.  I get into town early, catch up on the email, and bam,  blog time.    First day was awesome with what seemed to be about 3.5 minutes I could have done without. 

I've posted a few youtube videos of myself that are getting a more positive reaction than I anticipated.  That's always good the old ego...and do I mean old.  Anyways...

My wife reads my blog.  And the she comments to me on it.  She's probably going to get mad at me for writing this. I love you baby.

Coming up - hanging out with buds, first tour gig.

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS:

BandVanAdventure 2017: The Final Adventure.  A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I told myself I'd stop touring around in a van when I hit 45.  So if you haven't come out, if you haven't witnessed the awesomeness of the Solo Sax Sessions in person, this is literally your LAST chance to do so.  Don't miss it!  Tour dates are below.

The NW LoopFest is happenning July 22nd in Newport, OR 
Artists:
Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX 3pm
Stargasm - Portland, OR 3:30pm
Twenty Three Suns - Portland, OR 4pm
Luthor Maggot - Corvallis, OR 4:30pm
Waffle Taco - Portland, OR 5pm
Nathan North - Billings, MT 5:30pm
Saundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, OR 6pm
Gordo - Phoenix, AZ 6:30pm
John Firshi - Sandpoint, ID 7pm
PhiloPhobia - Corvallis, OR 7:30pm
Brothers - Lewiston, ID 8pm
Playboy Smooth - Corvallis, OR 8:45pm
Jessie Davis - Brooklyn, NY 9:30pm
Gear Raffles from Henretta Engineering, Morley Pedals, and Electro-Faustus!
Door prizes from Option Knob and D'Addario!
2017-2018 Sponsors
Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/
Option Knob - www.optionknob.com
Electro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com
Morley Pedals - www.morleypedals.com
D'Addario - www.daddario.com
Co-produced by Saundra Perrin

O.M.N.I. has been productive.  I spent many, many hours holed up in ChaiFi Studios in Brooklyn, NY with my partner Zach Spiezer working on the 3rd album.    Please check out our video "Captain Function Vs. the Brainwashed Hubron Elbards." Tune into the CDBaby Page for the narrative in the Space Adventures of Captain Funktion and out newly release 2nd album!  

Here's the Spotify link for the Newly released 2nd album! O.M.N.I on Spotify

West Kings Highway: is literally rocking and rolling, the band is getting tight, our Friday nights at Sancho's are hot, hot, hot!  We're getting more festival work and private parties.  Come see us!

GrooveTron-X: The hippest electronic act in Texas has a new residency starting in August.  The 2nd and 4th Thursday will find us at Halcyon, 9 to 11pm, free shows for all the party people that want to get down with some livetronica chill grooves.

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC: And some NEW videos too! 

Noah Peterson "Two Ports Down"

Noah Peterson "Ain't No Way Honey"

Noah Peterson: Slow and Dirty

Noah Peterson: Sunshine and Smiles

Irie Impressions: Mr Garvey Says

Luna "Love Nest" from Commercial

Luna "Paradise" from Commercial

Luna "Red"from Commercial

Luna "Regeton" from Commercial

GrooveTron-X: The Ride - live

You should subscrube to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get update on all the new goodies as I get them posted.

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest is happenning July 22nd in Newport, OR. 13 Artists from Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Texas, Arizona, and New York are coming together for an epic concert at Rogues Ales, 748 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR, 3-10pm.

Video Playlists: Southern California LoopFestRocky Mountain LoopFestTexas LoopFestNW LoopFest are fully posted.

 Residencies:

  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: And once again Ambient Space Sounds takes a healthy lead in all 5 tops spots, with only a slight change in the line-up. 

  1. Pulsar - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  2. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  3. Deep Space - Noah Peterson         (Ambient Space Sounds)
  4. Uncertainty - Noah Peterson                                  (Ambient Space Sounds)
  5. The Vastness of Space - Noah Peterson        (Ambient Space Sounds)         

This month's most watched Youtube videos:  Lots of changes this month!

  1. Los #3 Dinners
  2. King Pelican: Live at the Roots in the Shadows of San Antonio
  3. Noah Peterson "Sunshine and Smiles"
  4. "Journey" from Cosmic Dust
  5. Boomerang Factory Tour  

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Tue June 27, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Little Bear, Evergreen, CO

   

Thur June 29, 5:30pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID

 

Fri June 30, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Anchor Bistro and Bar, Twin Falls, ID   

 

Sun, July 02, 1pm

Solo Sax Sessions

King Farmers Market, Portland, OR

 

Wed, July 05, 4pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Kenton Farmers Market, Portland, OR   

 

Thurs, July 06, 10pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Trillium Café, Hood River, OR  

 

Fri July 07, 9pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Star Day Tavern, Portland, OR   

 

Sat July 08, noon

Solo Sax Sessions

Eugene Saturday Market, Eugene, OR

 

Sat  July 08, 7:30pm

Solo Sax Sessions,

The Jazz Station, Eugene, OR

 

Mon, July 10, 1pm

Solo Sax Sessions

McKenzie Living, Springfield, OR   

 

Sat July 15, multiple times

Solo Sax Sessions

Gresham Arts Festival, Gresham, OR 

 

Sat July 22, 3pm-10pm

The NW LoopFest

The Rogue Newport, OR

 

Fri July 28, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Solera Brewery, Mt Hood Parkdale, OR

 

Sat July 29, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Hoppy Brewer Gresham, OR   

 

Tues, Aug 01, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Little Bear, Evergreen, CO

 

Fri Aug 04, 8pm

First Friday with West Kings Highway

Southtown 101, San Antonio, TX 

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

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NEW NEWS:

Well... I'm in the thick of it for sure.  Here's the recap of what's been on going.

Sponsors for the 2017-2018 LoopFest season are in!  Henretta Engingeering, Option Knob, are joining the family. We are proud to have them on board. And Morley Pedals is back for another season!  Gear reviews of their products are coming soon!

O.M.N.I. has been very active.  The 2nd video is up: Elite Soldiers of the Berdan Army.  Tune into the CDBaby Page for the narrative in the Space Adventures of Captain Funktion.  Other news: 5 days and many hours of recording at Chai-Fi Studios in Brooklyn, New York has birthed what will eventually be a dub-tastic release from O.M.N.I. with new twists: synth-pop, vocals, and sexy jams all added to the electro-dub experience.  It was an intense bit of time with O.M.N.I. partners Zach and Ben cranking out tracks.

Right now I'm in the middle of the One Human Band Festival in Pittsburgh, PA. This experience is the brain-child of vocal looper Mike Why who has custom assembled a line-up of amazing musical talent: myself, Butch Ross, Dixie Duncan, Brian Fitzy, Kaila Mullady, SaulPaul, Tonee Violincelloops, Jean-Paul De Roover, Mike Why, and some local artists all are delivering 5 days of performances around the city.  http://www.OneHumanBands.com  Lots of shows through the weekend are coming up!

For all the gear heads, here's a fun wrap up video from NAMM that I made featuring some very interesting electronic gear.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlfuig4mJbk

BANDS:

West Kings Highway is at Southtown 101 for First Friday! www.westkingshighway.com

GrooveTron-X: Here's our latest video!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVjnogjC4qU

Noah Peterson:  In Pittsburgh, PA for the One Human Bands Festival.  The Solo Sax Sessions in for a very rare NE appearance.  Don't miss it - www.noahpeterson.com for calendar dates.

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

Deep Space from Ambient Space Sounds

Irie Impressions "Everything Is Moving Too Fast"

Funky Fried Chicken from "Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscous"

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest is scheduled July 22nd in Newport, OR, applications are open at www.nwloopfest.com - tell your friends - spread the word!!!!  Artists will start being posted next week!

Video Playlists: Southern California LoopFest, Rocky Mountain LoopFestTexas LoopFestNW LoopFest are fully posted.

 Residencies:

  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: And once again Ambient Space Sounds takes a healthy lead in all 5 tops spots.

  1. Pulsar - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  2. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  3. Uncertainty - Noah Peterson                                  (Ambient Space Sounds)
  4. Deep Space - Noah Peterson         (Ambient Space Sounds)
  5. The Vastness of Space - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)        

This month's most watched Youtube videos: 

  1. Los #3 Dinners
  2. NAMM Highlight Reel
  3. "Journey" from Cosmic Dust
  4. "Funky Fried Chicken" from Noah Peterson
  5. "Elite Soldiers of the Berdan Army" from O.M.N.I

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

Friday Jun 02, 7pm

First Friday with West Kings Highway     

Southtown 101, San Antonio, TX

 

Friday Jun 02, 8pm

Solo Sax Sessions at the One Human Band Festival

Hambones Pittsburgh, PA

 

Saturday Jun 03, noon

Solo Sax Sessions at Three River Arts Festival

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Saturday June 03, 8pm

Solo Sax Sessions at the One Human Band Festival at Smalls

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Friday Jun 16, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency       

Sanchos Cantina, San Antonio, TX

 

Saturday Jun 17, 9pm

GrooveTron-X

Halcyon, San Antonio, TX

 

Thursday June 22nd, 9pm

GrooveTron-X

Halcyon, San Antonio, TX

 

Friday Jun 23, 7pm

West Kings Highway Friday Night Residency 

Sanchos Cantina, San Antonio, TX

 

Saturday Jun 24, TBA

Solo Sax Sessions

Bandera Riverfest, Bandera, TX

 

Tuesday Jun 27, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Little Bear Evergreen, CO

 

Thursday Jun 29, 7pm       

Solo Sax Sessions

Riverside Inn Lava Hot Springs, ID

 

Friday Jun 30, 7pm       

Solo Sax Sessions

Anchor Bistro and Bar, Twin Falls, ID

 

Sunday Jul 02, 2pm         

Solo Sax Sessions

King Farmers Market, Portland, OR

 

Wednesday Jul 05, 5pm         

Solo Sax Sessions

Kenton Farmers Market, Portland, OR

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans!

Once again its time for your monthly entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off until you want to be added back on later. In the meantime....

NEW NEWS

It's tour planning season: The Solo Sax Sessions is hitting the road.  Late spring in NYC and Pittburgh for some recording and a festival.  If you want to book a show or arrange a jam - let's talk!   Summer time brings Noah and the one-man-sax-band back to the NW: Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington - let's book some dates! Lots of dates have been booked already!

Sponsors for the 2017-2018 LoopFest season are in!  Henretta Engingeering, Option Knob, are joining the family - we are proud to have them on board.

Peterson Entertainment is proud to be supporting the Texas Salsa Festival in downtown San Antonio at the end of the month.  We'll be doing some behind the scenes things to help things run smoothly.

O.M.N.I. has officially released the 2nd installment of the adventures of Captain Funktion.  The first video is here: Captain Funktion vs. the Brainwashed Hubron Elbards.  Tune into the CDBaby Page for the narrative in the Space Adventures of Captain Funktion.

BANDS:

West Kings Highway is at Halcyon for First Friday! www.westkingshighway.com

GrooveTron-X: Here's our latest video!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVjnogjC4qU

Noah Peterson:  Get ready to party in New York City and Pittsburgh, PA.  The Solo Sax Sessions are coming for very rare NE appearance.  Don't miss it - www.noahpeterson.com for calendar dates.

La Chichada:  Get your jazz hands shaking, the twisted lyrics and drone music of San Antonio's original Rock Arte group is at the Santa Maria Social Club on May 13th.  3020 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio, TX 10:30pm, BYOB.

NEW VIDEOS FOR OLD MUSIC:

Deep Space from Ambient Space Sounds

Irie Impressions "I Like It Like This"

Funky Fried Chicken from "Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscous"

One Summer Day from "Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious"

LOOPFESTS: The NW LoopFest is schedule for July 15th and July 22nd - in Seattle, WA and Newport, OR, applications are open at www.nwloopfest.com - tell your friends - spread the word!!!!

Video Playlists: Southern California LoopFest, Rocky Mountain LoopFestTexas LoopFestNW LoopFest are fully posted.

 Residencies:

  • Friday nights, 7-9pm, at Sancho’s Cantina with West Kings Highway - 801 Jackson St in San Antonio, TX
  • First Fridays, 8-11pm, at Southtown 101 with West Kings Highway - 101 Pereida St in San Antonio, TX

FUN FACTS:

Top streamed tracks on Spotify according to CD Baby for the month: For the first time in MONTHS something outside of Ambient Space Sounds cracks the top 5!!!

  1. Pulsar - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  2. Elegant Space Noise - Noah Peterson           (Ambient Space Sounds)
  3. Deep Space - Noah Peterson         (Ambient Space Sounds)
  4. The Vastness of Space - Noah Peterson             (Ambient Space Sounds)
  5. The Return - Noah Peterson              (Ambient Space Sounds)        

This month's most watched Youtube videos: 

  1. Los #3 Dinners
  2. GrooveTron-X "The Ride"
  3. "Journey" from Cosmic Dust
  4. "Colors" from Cosmic Dust
  5. Captain Funktion Vs The Brainwashed Hubron Elbards

SHOWS: Grab yer calendars and dancing shoes!

May 05, 9pm

West Kings Highway at Halcyon Southtown

1616 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX                                

 

May 12, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Friday Night Residency 

Sancho’s Cantina, 629 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX                                          

May 13, 7pm     

West Kings Highway at La Tuna 

San Antonio, TX                              

 

May 13, 10:30pm

La Chichada

Santa Maria Social Club  San Antonio, TX

 

May 19, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Friday Night Residency 

Sancho’s Cantina, 629 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX                     

      

May 26, 7pm

West Kings Highway

Friday Night Residency 

Sancho’s Cantina, 629 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX  

                        

May 29, 7pm     

Solo Sax Sessions

Shrine in New York, NY                                

 

May 30, 7pm

Solo Sax Sessions

Silvana, New York, NY                           

    

Jun 01 

Hard Rock Cafe

Pittsburgh, PA                

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