[UPDATED 09.28.11 @ 2:16 PM EST]
THE SLIP IS SLEEPING
THANKS FOR VISITING
photo by John Durgee
NEW YEARS IN SAN FRANCISCO
We are happy to announce that we will be playing two special shows on December 30/31 at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco. We couldn't imagine a better place to ring in 2012 than our home away from home in the San Francsico Bay! Musical guests to be announced soon.
You can get tickets here
Brooklyn Bowl and The Met Cafe
We had two scandalously fun shows this summer in Brooklyn, NY and Providence, RI and we would like to thank all who came out to help make them so. It was seriously inspiring to play for you as an audience again and we look forward to meeting in the not so distant future-future.
9.27.11 Brad and Andrew release The Barr Brothers record
The Barr Brothers record out on Secret City Records.
Download The Barr Brothers record on Itunes
As many of you may know, we have been toting around homemade copies of our album "The Barr Brothers " for some time now. The songs on this album started out as experiments in our boiler room-turned studio in Montreal, where we were fortunate to enlist some of our close friends and musical allies to help bring the songs to life. Slowly, before our eyes, it grew into a record.
Well, as fate would have it, the folks at Secret City Records have decided that, after careful scrutiny, marketing analysis, and a series of tests in which no animals were harmed, it is within their creative interests to include us in their roster. We are pleased to announce that our self-titled debut album is now available in digital download vinyl and CD.
Coinciding with its release, we are adding several North American tour dates, with many more to come. Check in with us at TheBarrBrothers.com for updates and details and be sure to sign up on The Barr Brothers mailing list too.
See you soon,
Brad & Andrew Barr
THE SLIP RETURN TO JAPAN
We are pleased to announce that The Slip will return to Japan to play two shows in February. We are excited to play in one of our favorite cities in the world and are looking forward to picking up some tasty Umeboshi plums! Accompanying the band will be Brad and Andrew Barr's new project, The Barr Brothers, featuring harpist Sarah Page and multi instrumentalist Andy Vial.
FEBRUARY 25th @ The Liquid Room (Organic Groove Homecoming) Tokyo, JAPAN
FEBRUARY 27th @Drunkard's Stadium, Kashiwa, Chiba, JAPAN
03.23.10 | SPRING NEWS UPDATE
The guys recently met up in Texas for a rather impromptu show in Austin. They rocked a quick set in a low-lit room as part of the SXSW 2010 festivities. A couple more live performances in New Orleans and California are planned for the coming months. Check out the dates here.. The first tracks were laid down 6 months ago for a follow up to Eisenhower and the trio is eager to return to the studio this summer and bring their record and new music to completion.
12.15.09 | THE SLIP START OFF 2010
The Slip with openers Marco Benevento Trio featuring Billy Martin and Dave Dreiwitz will play at Sullivan Hall's 2nd year anniversary party on Saturday, January 2, 2010. Buy your tickets here.
10.23.09 | A RETURN TO LUPO'S THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
The Slip return to Lupo's Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 28th. Tickets can be purchased here.
4.23.09 | SUMMER MINI TOUR: LOW EMISSIONS
Almost two years since our last tour, The Slip is coming together in June and July to perform a handful of shows on the east and west coasts. We have been on hiatus, making music in our respective cities, enjoying the detours. There may be additional shows here and there as we begin to craft our next album. Thank you all for your tremendous and endless support. -BAM
10.07.08 | THE SLIP IS PLAYING THE PARADISE IN BOSTON ON 12.27.08
Thats right, the boys are dusting off some old roadcases, songs and stage costumes for potentially their one and only Northeast performance of 2008. The show will be co-headlined by friends Benevento-Russo Duo.
Look here for tix.
We are psyced!
9.04.08 | THE SLIP BACKING SONYA KITCHELL ON U.S. TOUR THIS FALL
All three members of The SLIP will be embarking on a national tour this fall as the backing band to their friend, the lovely and talented
, who's album 'This Storm'
[link to buy]
was released September 2nd on Decca/Velour (Universal), and is the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed debut 'Words Came Back to Me'. Brad and Andrew worked closely with Sonya recording the record over the winter in Kingston NY under the production wizardry of Grammy award-winner
(Patti Smith, Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop, Daniel Lanois, etc). To be clear, these shows will be Sonya Kitchell headline dates with The SLIP appearing onstage at the same time in the same place with her in support of her brilliant voice and songs.
Click here for full tourdates
and to get your tickets before they're gone.
9.04.08 | BRAD TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM SEP 16 ON THOMPKINS SQUARE RECORDS, OPEN 22 OF SONYA'S U.S. FALL TOUR DATES
Brad will be performing solo to open the majority of the shows with Sonya this fall in support of his new album of instrumental solo acoustic guitar music, 'The Fall Apartment', dropping September 16th on the venerated
Tompkins Square Records
. The album, which was recorded mostly in Brad's Montreal apartment, is an authentic and intimate set of modern impressionistic original compositions, rounded out by such diverse covers as "Maria La O" by legendary Cuban musician Ernesto Lecuona, Nirvana’s "Heart Shaped Box," and "Gin Gin” by the gypsy jazz combo Le Trio Ferret. Click here
to buy the record
Check here for the list of
shows Brad will be opening this Fall.
9.04.08 | SURPRISE ME MR. DAVIS NYE SHOW(S) ANNOUNCED
Everyone's favorite supergroup Surprise Me Mr. Davis (The SLIP + Nathan Moore) will be ringing in 2009 with some good friends (TBA very soon) right at the heart of it all in Times Square NYC at the legendary B.B. King's. This will be a late show starting after the ball drops, so if you're planning on seeing My Morning Jacket a few blocks away at MSG (a great idea), better pace yourself and make it a double-header. An additional Northeast show has been added to round out the run and will be announced very soon, so stay tuned...
9.04.08 | SURPRISE ME MR. DAVIS TEASER UPDATE, LINK TO NEW VIDEO
After having played a slew of Westcoast and Northeast shows throught the Spring and Summer of 2008, Surprise Me Mr. Davis spent a few blistering days recording in Burlington VT tracking demos of a bunch of new songs...holy shit. Shortly after, while in Brooklyn for their Union Hall gig, Davis took an afternoon to make a video at Marc's apartment with the dashing
for one of the new songs, 'I’m No Good At All'
Check it out on YouTube already
EISENHOWER OUT NOW!
The SLIP have signed to the acclaimed Bar/None Records (Architecture in Helsinki, Evan Dando, Yo La Tengo) and released their EISENHOWER into the world on Nov. 7th (2006). Co-Produced by The SLIP and Matthew Ellard (Elliot Smith, Billy Bragg & Wilco) and with additional engineering by Drew Malamud (Stars, Metric, The Dears), EISENHOWER easily stands as the most cohesive and evocative work The SLIP has released to date. Buy the album from The SLIP Goods Store. A special bonus track, Lonely Boy, is also available with purchase of the entire album on iTunes.
EISENHOWER IN CANADA
The SLIP are excited to announce the release of EISENHOWER on Tuesday, March 13th (2007) in stores all across Canada. Distribured by EMI, EISENHOWER represents the inaugural release on Studio Plateau Records, the latest addition to the DKD label group (Stars, Metric, Sum 41, MSTRKRFT, DFA 1979). It was at Studio Plateau Studios that label head Drew Malamud helped engineer and mix the track 'Airplane/Primitive.'
5.05.08 | THE SLIP RELEASE NEW ALBUM "NINE INCH NAILS" FOR FREE
The Slip's brand new full length album "Nine Inch Nails" is available as free download here.
2.05.08 | ANDREW BANGS ON INVISIBLE BABY
Andrew hits the drums for 3 songs on Marco Benevento's new record 'Invisible Baby', available now on iTunes. Here's a taste.
12.05.07 | MARC AND ANDREW TO JOIN NATALIE MERCHANT FOR 6 SHOWS IN NYC
For her first live appearance in New York City in four years, Natalie Merchant will be joined by Marc and Andrew for a six-night run of shows at New York’s gorgeous Hiro Ballroom in early January. For these highly-anticipated shows, Natalie will be leading a stellar lineup of musicians and playing a blend of old classics and new material. Extremely hot tickets, these shows (sadly) sold out immediately, though a sixth show was just added for Tuesday the 8th, and tickets will go on sale through ticketmaster tomorrow at noon. Of course, there’s always craigslist as well...
10.26.07 | MARC AND ANDREW TO PLAY BENEFIT SHOW WITH NATALIE MERCHANT
On Friday November 16th Marc and Andrew will be joining Natalie Merchant onstage in a concert to benefit the Boston based non-profit policy research organization ‘Give US Your Poor’. The show will be at the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester MA, which originally opened in 1918, seats 1400 and has been host to many notable performers including Duke Ellington, Dean Martin and Cab Calloway. The concert is intended to raise money for GUYP and to celebrate the release of their compilation CD also entitled "Give US Your Poor", which features tracks by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Pete Seeger and more... (And of course Natalie, with whom Marc, Andrew, and EISENHOWER Co-Producer Matt Ellard helped record the track ‘No Good Reason’ last September at Q-Division Studios in Boston...Go ahead and check out a video of the session here). *Also definitely worth mentioning, Natalie is being featured as “Person of The Week” on tonight’s ABC Word News Broadcast for her all of her hard work and continued commitment to the GUYP project. Not bad, especially when you realize that today is also her birthday! (Happy birthday and congrats, Natalie.) To learn more about the organization and the event, visit the Official GUYP website. And don’t forget to buy your tickets to the show early.
10.26.07 | MARC “NOT SURE WHERE BABIES COME FROM”
Actually, he just wants to let people know about a couple of shows he’s got coming up this weekend in NYC with the talented jazz guitarist Will Bernard (collaborator of Charlie Hunter, Lonnie Smith, Stanton Moore, etc.) Following a quartet appearance Saturday night at the legendary Blue Note, the two will also be playing at the The Blue Owl the following night (Sunday) as a trio accompanied by the phenomenal and heavily-sampled drummer Mike Clark (Headhunters, Brand X). Oh...so that's where babies come from!
10.15.07 | MARCO BENEVENTO, ANDREW BARR AND REED MATHIS PLAY music IN BOSTON (10/16) AND NEW YORK (10/19).
9.18.07 | THE LIFE EFFECT FEATURING BRAD AND ANDREW
Get ready for another round of The Life Effect. Brad and Andrew are performing for four nights in September with bassist Reed Mathis (JFJO) and alto saxaphonist Jim Hobbs (Fully Celebrated Orchestra). TLE will be co-headining a run with friends The Jacob Fred Jazz Oddysey. All shows have doors at 7 and music at 8.
Wed, Sept 26 at the Paradise in Boston
Thurs, Sept 27 at The Station in Portland, ME
Friday, Sept 28 at The Stone Church in Newmarket, NH
Saturday, Sept 29 at The Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA.
9.18.07 | ANDREW AND THE DRUM EXPO
Andrew will be passing on some drummer wisdom in a workshop at The New England International Drum Expo in Manchester, New Hampshire on Sunday October 7th. This should be a great event for all of you rhythm devils out there. Some of the other drummers include Bob Moses, Steve Smith, Pete Lockett and Cindy Blackman.
8.20.07 | BRAD AND NATHAN MOORE TO PLAY SOLO, TOGETHER
Following their sold-out Surprise Me Mr. Davis show at Union Hall in Brooklyn, The SLIP's Brad Barr will play a solo show prior to Nathan Moore's solo show at Brooklyn's Pete's Candy Store on September 17th. The show is free and Brad plays first around 10:30pm. To hear Nathan speak about his new record, click here.
8.7.07 | SURPRISE ME MR. DAVIS PLAYS BROOKLYN
The stars will align in Brooklyn, NY for a special show by Surprise Me Mr. Davis at one of the borough's best bar/venue/bocce hotspots, Union Hall, on September 15th. This intimate venue only holds 100 people
so be sure to grab tickets while you can [This show has Sold Out]. Don't miss The Slip and Nathan Moore together again. Nathan will also play a couple other shows in New York City around this show in support of his new record, In His Own Worlds. Check his website for details.
5.30.07 | LATE SPRING TOUR WITH BOBBY BARE JR.
Having just finished a winter tour throughout the Eastern US with Wintersleep, Earl Greyhound, Arizona, Brighton MA and more (and then quickly following this up with an early spring jaunt down the West Coast with Holy Fuck) The SLIP will be heading back out yet again in early June for three weeks on the road with Bobby Bare Jr. So get psyched for a great tour that winds its way from Wakarusa to Bonnaroo to NYC, Boston, and beyond… Bobby, whose career has included collaborations with Silver Jews and Frank Black (and whose backing band on his last full-length also goes by another name that you may recognize, "My Morning Jacket") - will be opening the shows with his road-tested tales of flat-chested girls, bionic hearts, and monks at the disco. This is going to be fun. Get your tickets ahead of time. More details on the Tour page.
5.15.07 | MTV LIVE IN TORONTO THIS THURSDAY
The band will be appearing live on MTV Canada this Thursday to promote the Canadian release of EISENHOWER on Studio Plateau Records, one night before their Toronto CD release party at the Mod Club. Also appearing will be Vice and VBS co-founder Shane Smith. Tune in to find out about the time Smith could have bought a nuclear warhead from a Bulgarian arms dealer and stay for the smashing live version of Even Rats. If fans want to be in attendance for this, all that they have to do is call 1.888.491.6888 or email email@example.com and request tickets for the date of the show. MTV Canada studios are located at the Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge street, Toronto, Ontario - studio audience has to be there by 5pm.
5.15.07 | NEW MERCHANDISE IN THE SLIP STORE
As the band packed up from their stellar two-night stand at The Independent in San Francisco a couple weeks back, one thing they decided not to put back into boxes and bring back east on airplanes was the last of that mysterious and coveted merchandise from the last run of shows. Instead, we handed it over to our online store accomplices who have been so good as to get it up on the world-wide interweb for us immediately. So for a limited time, anyone in the world can have access to the same amazing crap that only slip show attendees have been able to purchase for the last few months. Head over now to The SLIP Store to check out the new t-shirts, hoodies, and posters.
5.2.07 | TRIBECA FILM FEST/ASCAP MUSIC LOUNGE PERFORMANCE
The good people at ASCAP have invited The SLIP to play at the Tribeca/ASCAP Music Lounge during the Tribeca Music Festival this Friday, May 4th in New York City. The Music Lounge is host to a stellar lineup all this week with the band playing alongside Donovan, Glen Hansard, Ben Lee, Jimmy Webb, John Doe and Exene Cervenka from X, The Goo Goo Dolls, Rhett Miller and many more. Click here for the full lineup and daily coverage of the series. Sorry but the shows are for Film Fest Badge holders only....But for you locals come to the Hoboken Street Fair this Sunday and the Bowery show next month.
4.13.07 | ANDREW TO PERFORM IN LAB PROJECTS 36
For those of you in the Montreal area, be sure to head over to O Patro Vys tommorrow (Sat Apr. 14th) to check out the latest installment of Moondata Productions' now-infamous LABprojects. Andrew will be sitting in as part of the event's revolving cast of characters, which this week also includes members of Patrick Watson Group, Besnard Lakes, Tourngat, and more... Click here to learn more about the series, and scroll down to listen to the podcast from the Valentines Day LABproject that Brad sat in on (and we forgot to tell you about).
4.05.07 | THE SLIP DAYTROTTER SESSION GOES LIVE TODAY
So here we are in early April now, and the 5-song, straight-to-tape recording session that the guys did in Rock Island, IL for Daytrotter.com way back in Fall 06 has finally aged well enough to be ready for it's close-up (or at least it's stream/download). So head over to this page and be sure to check out the tracks, along with the beautiful illustration by Johnnie Cluney, the abstract and delicous feature by Sean Moeller (Mr. Daytrotter himself) and the hilariously informative interview with the band as well...
4.03.07 | CANADIAN SHOWS CANCELLED
Sometimes things just don't work out as planned. The SLIP is sorry to announce that both next week's CD-release party in Toronto and the upcoming string of Canadian shows with Holy Fuck will have to be cancelled due to a series of events beyond our control. We guess these will just have to wait for another day. We do sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that all of this may have caused. *The upcoming run of west coast US dates (with Holy Fuck supporting) are still alive and well, though - so we look forward to seeing you there!
4.03.07 | LOVE FROM VANITY FAIR
Swing by Vanity Fair Online and check out The Slipping Point, a feature article about the band's recent successes and the new record that they describe as "a complex, compelling opus" (nice.) Thanks, VF.
3.26.07 | LIVE VIDEOS FEATURED ON AOL/SPINNER's 3X3 SERIES
The good folks over at AOL/Spinner.com are currently featuring The SLIP in their tri-monthly 3x3 series, 3 live videos from 3 bands. To check out some songs from the six-camera shoot at Barrymore's in Ottawa last December, head over here.
2.20.07 | SASQUATCH FESTIVAL ADDED IN MAY AT THE GORGE IN GEORGE
The SLIP will be making its first appearance at the legendary Gorge Amphitheatre in the town of George, Washington for the ridiculously good Sasquatch Festival on Saturday, May 26th. The band is thrilled to be playing alongside Arcade Fire, Bjork, The Beastie Boys, Neko Case, Grizzly Bear and many more...wow.
2.14.07 | THE SLIP TO PLAY BONNAROO THIS JUNE
The SLIP are excited to return to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, taking
place June 14-17 in Manchester, Tennessee this year. The lineup is
really out of this world - with acts ranging from The Police to Wilco,
The White Stripes, Flaming Lips, Ween, The Black Keys, Spoon, Apollo
Sunshine and soooo many more. See you out on the farm this June.
2.3.07 | LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN THIS MONDAY!
The SLIP is incredibly excited to be making their live performance debut on network television this coming Monday - February 5th - when they will be playing on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien. *The show technically airs on Tuedsday morning at 12:35am. So tune in, set your TiVos and DVRs or whatever it is, and spread the word... This is awesome.
1.19.07 | 'LIFE IN DISGUISE' FEATURED ON GREY'S ANATOMY
Something like 20 million people heard the eighth track off of EISENHOWER last night as it played out over the final scene of an emotional double episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy. The show - which picked up a Golden Globe award a few nights ago for 'Best Drama' - has become something of a vehicle for great new music to be heard these
days. Check out the show's music page to hear all the songs that aired on last night's show. For those of you that missed it, the episode ("Six Days - Part 2") available free on ABC.com and for sale on iTunes, among other places. Or watch the scene here.
1.11.06 | ROLLING STONE 'ARTIST TO WATCH' SLIP FEATURE HITS STANDS TODAY
Well here's something: The SLIP are Rolling Stone's 'Artist To Watch' in the current issue (James Brown Cover; Issue Date January 25, 2007). Race out now and buy seven copies.
1.11.06 | NPR'S WORLD CAFE W/ THE SLIP TO AIR NATIONALLY TODAY
Back in early December, mere hours after their rather full day in NYC (see below), the band rolled into Philadelphia in the wee hours of the morning, loaded into the Electric Factory and recorded a 45-minute set for WXPN's Free-At Noon show, only to then dash across town to record an interview with NPR's David Dye for the acclaimed World Cafe. All
this, too, before heading back to the venue to play an evening show with My Morning Jacket and the Duo and then drive home to Boston. Wow. Three live tracks from the morning's performance have now been re-mixed and cut with the interview they recorded that afternoon and will begin airing today nationally on the World Cafe. Click here to
find out when and where to tune in on the broadcast schedule, or check out the show now in the World Cafe Archive.
12.29.06 | EXCLUSIVE AOL/SPINNER INTERFACE & DL SESSIONS LIVE
Back on November 30th (just hours before playing to a packed house at NYC's Roseland Ballroom with My Morning Jacket) the band popped into the AOL studios in midtown and recorded an interview and stripped down 3-song set for AOL/Spinner.com's Interface series. That performance and interview will be featured all week starting today at The
Interface as a downloadable podcast and stream and will be also be available permanently in The Interface Archive, along with other amazing performances by TV on the Radio, The Decemberists, Spoon, M. Ward, Cat Power, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more. While at AOL, the band also taped a funny segment for The DL with the lovely Sara Schaefer, which just aired before the holidays and has now been archived here.
12.22.06 | CRAZY LOVE FOR THE SLIP FROM PUBLIC RADIO
The blistering 20-minute performance that the band taped back in October for Public Radio's Mountain Stage Program in Morgantown, WV will be airing
nationally starting today (December 22nd) through December 28th. Find out when it can be heard on your local public radio station and tune in all week... Also,
not to be outdone by PRI (Public Radio International, who puts out Mountain Stage), NPR has also chosen today to give the world a gift of The SLIP, naming
'Children of December' as NPR's Song of the Day. Thanks, Public Radio!
12.01.06 | WOXY RADIO LOUNGE ACT SESSION THIS COMING TUESDAY
In between their shows with My Morning Jacket in Cleveland and Champagne, the band will be making a lightning quick stop at the venerable WOXY studio in Cincinnati to record a live session in the WOXY lounge. Tune in to woxy.lala.com, "the future of rock and roll" at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, Dec 5th to stream the set in real-timeas it happens, or check it out after the fact in the Lounge Act archives.
11.26.06 | LIVE "FREE AT NOON" SET ON WXPN THIS FRIDAY
This Friday, December 1, at exactly 12 Noon Eastern time, The SLIP will play a 45-minute set at Philadelphia's Electric Factory that will be simulcast on the city's acclaimed tastemaking radio station WXPN. In addition to being broadcast live on 88.5 FM, the concert wlll also be permanently archived on npr.org, as well as streamed online at xpn.org. If you will be in the Philadelphia area on Friday and would like to attend the taping, please RSVP here for tickets.
11.13.06 | AOL MUSIC FULL ALBUM STREAM ALL WEEK / HOWARD STERN PLUG
From November 13th through November 19th, EISENHOWER is streaming in its entirety at AOL's Full CD Listening Party site. AOL Music has become big fans of The SLIP and blogged about the new record on their new site Spinner.com, check it out. Stay tuned for some more annoucements on cool happenings with AOL Music. In other news, The SLIP's tour and album were plugged today on Howard Stern's show. Thanks Zoe!
11.3.06 | LIVE IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCE THIS TUESDAY ON KEXP - LISTEN ONLINE
On Tuesday, November 7th - the day EISENHOWER is released to the world and The SLIP's tour starts in Seattle - the band will be doing a live performance and interview on one of the country's best radio stations, KEXP. This instudio will take place at 9:30am PST. You can listen live online at KEXP.org or on 90.3 FM in Seattle. The performance will be available to listeners on the streaming archive at KEXP.ORG for two weeks after the live broadcast and will also be podcasted by the station.
10.31.06 | MORE DATES ADDED IN DECEMBER
Due to a booking paradox, The SLIP have regrettably had to cancel their Vancouver show with The Lovely Feathers early on in the tour. No worries though as the band has also added a full run of shows in early December up in northern country with the Feathers, Land of Talk and Kill The Lights, immediately following two additional confirmed dates with My Morning Jacket. Boston's Bon Savants have also just signed on for a string of support dates in the midwest as well. Visit the calendar for more details.
10.11.06 | "ROLLING STONE ORIGINALS" EXCLUSIVE VIDEO AVAILABLE ONLINE
In August, the band was invited to spend a day at Manhattan's Quad Studios filming 4 live in-studio videos of songs off of EISENHOWER for a "Rolling Stone Originals" Video EP, to be made permanently available online. The videos are currently streaming along with some exclusive photos and a Celebrity Mix Tape interview at this page. The downloadable version will be available in the coming weeks as The SLIP's performance becomes a featured item on the Rolling Stone website.
10.11.06 | TWO INTIMATE HALLOWEEN SHOWS ADDED
The band will return to the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA and Club Helsinki in Great Barrington, MA for two 'evenings with The SLIP' on October 27th and 28th, respectively. This is the first time the band has been back to Club Helsinki since they recorded Aliveacoustic there on that fateful rainy night in 03. Tickets are extremely limited, so be sure to buy in advance. Full show details can be found on the calendar.
9.28.06 | THE SLIP WINS BOSTON MUSIC AWARD FOR 'BEST LIVE ACT'
"After a minute on the Boston music scene, we suddenly found ourselves the winner of one of these shiny BMA trophy items, despite a sloppy rendition of Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation" at the award show (props to Melissa Ferrick for winging it with us). We're really grateful to all of you who took the time to vote. You made it happen. And a big congratulations to our co-conspirator Matthew Ellard, who walked off with his own award
for 'Best Producer'....Thanks, everyone!"
- Brad, Marc, and Andrew [Click here for a full list of winners]
9.27.06 | THE SLIP TO PERFORM ON 'MOUNTAIN STAGE' FOR PUBLIC RADIO
The Slip will be playing play at the Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV on October 8th as part of a live taping for Mountain Stage. Now in its 20th year, Mountain Stage is a two-hour live performance and radio show aired on over 200 radio stations, on XM and on the web. Rounding out the night's eclectic roster will be Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto, Larry Coryell, Hazmat Modine and Guster. Visit Mountain Stage's site for details and ticket information.
9.21.06 | MARC AND ANDREW RECORD WITH NATALIE MERCHANT
In late August Marc and Andrew were honored with the chance to collaborate with the acclaimed Natalie Merchant for a benefit album (Feels Like Home) and documentary film (Give Us Your Poor) that are intended to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness in the United States. The song they cut, "There is No Good Reason," was engineered by Matthew Ellard at Q Division Studios in Boston. Other artists contributing to the project include Bruce Springsteen, Jewel and Dan Zanes. For a full account, including pictures and the story behind the recording, visit
Natalie's entry on her site.
9.15.06 | THE SLIP TO OPEN FOR MY MORNING JACKET THIS FALL
The Slip are proud to announce a string of Fall dates in support of My Morning Jacket beginning in the end of November. Kicking off at Chicago's Riviera Theatre on the 24th, the tour will wind its way east and up the coast to end at Boston's Avalon Ballroom on Dec. 2nd. Click here for more info and full tour dates.
8.15.06 | TWO MORE LATE SUMMER SLIP SHOWS ANNOUNCED
As the band packs up the shop and leaves for Japan, two more North American dates have been announced as well. The Slip will be performing in Montreal at the St. Laurent Street Fair on Friday August 25th, and at Red Hook Brewery's 10th anniversary bash at the Brewery
in Portsmouth NH on September 9th. Check the Calendar for more details. And stay tuned for some big announcements over the next few weeks...
8.14.06 | THREE DATES WITH DAN BERN IN SEPTEMBER
Marc and Andrew will once again back acclaimed folk troubadour Dan Bern for a series of shows in the Northeast in Mid-September. Brad will be along as well, kicking off each show with a special solo set. The tour will hit Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on Sep. 13th, the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA on the 14th and Irving Plaza in NYC on the 16th. More details can be found at Dan Bern's site.
7.17.06 | THE SLIP ROCK THE POOL
The Slip, and a large crowd, soaked up the hot sun yesterday for the McCarren Park Pool Party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Thanks for coming out for a great day of music. See you at Maxwells and Webster Theatre.
7.12.06 | STEREOGUM.COM NAMES THE SLIP: BAND TO WATCH
The biggest music blog of them all, at least according to Entertainment Weekly, tagged the Slip with its rare "Band to Watch" post. Thanks stereogum.com!
7.11.06 | THE SLIP AT MCCARREN PARK POOL THIS SUNDAY
The Slip will be playing at JellyNYC's Pool Parties series THIS SUNDAY (7/16) with Dead Meadow, Mobius Band and Psychic Ills in Williamsburg's McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn, NY (the pool is empty, but there is a Slip 'n Slide). Doors at 2pm, Music at 3pm, The Slip plays at 5:15pm. This is a free show that holds 5,000 people. Come enjoy the sun, play some dodgeball while listening to some amazing bands. We hope to see you there and at Maxwells on 7/19 and Webster Theatre in Hartford on 7/20.
7.6.06 | THE SLIP RETURN TO JAPAN IN AUGUST
The Slip will be making their sixth trip back to the land of the rising sun in mid-August, this time to play the True People's Celebration, on Saturday, the 19th - in gorgeous Yamanakako Hibiki. Book flights now to save big.
7.4.06 | JULY SLIP SHOWS IN THE NORTHEAST APPROACHING FAST
Just two more weeks until The Slip make their first appearance at Maxwell in Hoboken, NJ (just outside of NYC), on Wed July 19th. The band will also be performing the following night as well at The Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT with up-and-coming Boston favorites Aberdeen City opening both shows. Click here for more details. Marc and Andrew will be backing acclaimed singer-songwriter Dan Bern in July for two shows: 7/12, at the Ottawa (Canada) Blues Festival, and 7/22, at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, MA.
7.2.06 | THE SLIP IN ROLLINGSTONE AND NY TIMES
Be sure to check out the piece entitled I'm Down With The Slip in the current issue of RollingStone (Johnny Depp cover, Pg. 30) by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James. Jim also explains what it is about The Slip that has him so excited in the Arts and Leisure section of today's Times. (link to full Times article)...Thanks, Jim.
7.2.06 | NEW STUDIO ALBUM COMING SOON...
The Slip is proud to announce that they are in the final stages of completing their fourth studio album, co-produced by Matthew Ellard (Elliot Smith, Billy Bragg & Wilco, Morphine), with addtional engineering by Drew Malamud (Stars, Metric, The Dears). The album will be out this fall. We swear.
The Slip + MMJ + the Boston Pops = A Wicked Good Show
The Slip play two post-show concerts at very special shows on June 21st and 22nd featuring My Morning Jacket, accompanied by the full Boston Pops. This is part of the NEMO Music Festival Presented Pops EdgeFest. Come join The Slip at Boston's Symphony Hall. Regarding the pre- and post-concert shows, they are general admission and free to any ticket-holder of that evening's performance. Attendance is first-come first-served based on the maximum occupancy of each room.
Even Rats Single on iTunes and Real/Rhapsody
You've seen the song shred live. You've streamed it for weeks on this website and MySpace. You've unlocked it and air guitared to it on uber-popular PS2 game Guitar Hero. Now you can finally rock it out to it on your stereo and portable player. It is now on iTunes (US, Canada, UK/Europe, Australia and Japan), Rhapsody, the Real Music Store and other services....enjoy!
Zack Smith Slip Photos for Sale
Photographer Zack Smith has taken many pictures of The Slip and Surprise Me Mr. Davis over the past few years. On the last Mr. Davis tour, he had photos available for purchase. Those and more can be bought from Zack now. To view the images and contact Zack about getting them, click here.
Mama Barr gives us a taste of love!
Nancy Verde Barr, mother of Brad and Andrew, recently published her first novel, Last Bite - a romance story set in the kitchens of the TV world where she worked for years. Nancy has also published two acclaimed Italian cookbooks loaded with old Verde family recipes and photos. Enjoy Last Bite with a cannoli and espresso this summer (look for the slip referances hidden under the meatballs)!
Surprise Me Mr. Davis Studio EP For Sale
Surprise Me Mr. Davis ventured into The Breakglass Studio in Montreal for a five-day recording blitzkrieg in early September. Taking a pure analog approach, the group tracked some of their favorite songs from the last couple years as well as a few new ones. The album is a supercharged electro-folk album with many a tender moment. Only in Montreal EP is a limited edition cd available now, which features five tracks from this recording session as well as a live version of the SMMD classic, "Fat King of Gods," and a bonus demo version of the new fav "Rise and Shine, Sleepyhead." For the unacquainted, Surprise Me Mr. Davis is the alter ego-trip consisting of The Slip with their good friend, songwriter and singer Nathan Moore. SMMD was born out of a perfectly timed blizzard in Boston that allowed The Slip and Nathan to record a studio album. Their first tour in 2004 was documented by a live release from Philadelphia.
New Posters and Shirts Available
The Slip have some new merch items available at Goods section. There are guys and girls t-shirts in two colors and two posters, one from around Halloween (10/28/05 Pearl Street) and one from the late December run of shows. The posters are hand printed on thick stock. Click here to take a look.
The Slip on MySpace
The Slip has entered the thriving MySpace community. Come join The Slip on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/TheSlipmusic.
The Slip in Guitar Hero for Playstation
The Slip's song "Even Rats" is in the new video game Guitar Hero, which comes with a plastic guitar that you play the game on. "Even Rats" can be played on a secret level, so practice up, and you'll get to play along with the studio version of "Even Rats" from the new studio album. For a list of the songs (Sabbath, Cream, Boston, Bowie, Pantera...) in the game, go here.
Brad Solo on Imaginational Anthem Record
Brad Barr played a solo set at Tonic in NYC on November 1, 2005. The night was the CD Release party for Imaginational Anthem (Nearmint Records), an album that Brad has a track on. The album has already received rave reviews far and wide including in the pages of Rolling Stone and Mojo.
On Friday, December 10th (2004), The Slip loaded into Rockefeller Center at the SIRIUS Satellite Radio studios in NYC. This exclusive, one hour long, in-studio set will first be aired on Christmas Eve (12/24) at noon and 9pm on SIRUS Channel 17. Following these airings, songs from the set will be in rotation on a number of channels, only on SIRIUS.
photos by Jon Bahr
Drink a Heineken
Finally the beer companies are paying us. Thanks to a friend who caught this on his radar, we entered "Children of December" into The 2004 Heineken USA / ASCAP Foundation Grant for Best Pop/Rock Song in Boston......and WON!
Other contests we entered and lost were The 2004 Miss America Theme Song Grant for Best Inspirational Song ("Wolof"), The 2004 Friends of Baby Tigers Grant for Best Rock Ballad ("Camp Shuey"), and The 2004 Monster Trucks of Malasia Foundation Grant for Best Overall Artistic Contribution by a Human Being or a Group of Human Beings Ever Award ("Hey Worrier").
The two-CD set "Instant Live: The Paradise, Boston, MA 10/2/04" (which was made available the night of the show) is now available in Newbury Comics stores and through their online store.
Halloween show in Northampton (10/30/04).
photo by Jon Bahr
The Paradise in Boston (10/02/04)
photo by Jon Bahr, Paradise Crowd Surfing
The Slip opening for the Allman Brothers Band at Great Woods, August 2004
photo by Winifred Chane
06.12.04 | Lupo's At the Strand:
We recorded this show and made it available for purchase. [More info]
Some visuals to accompany our new song "Chasing Rabbits". Maybe you've seen it already, but the song has been remixed. It's a version we did earlier this year while testing the limits of our home studio. More audio and video to come.