Will Johnson is headed out on a living room tour in September. No stage, no sound system. It’s just Will and a guitar, playing songs and telling stories. Each show is limited to 35-45 tickets.

Tickets on sale now : BUY HERE

9/3 : Austin TX – SOLD OUT
9/4 : Ft Worth TX – SOLD OUT
9/5 : Fayetteville AR
9/6 : Little Rock AR
9/7 : Jackson MS
9/8 : New Orleans LA
9/9 : Lafayette LA
9/10 : Alexandria LA
9/11: Austin TX

Please help us spread the word about these shows. Click here to join the Facebook event the show you’re attending and invite your friends.


Now looking for Living Room Show hosts for Eef Barzelay in August, September and October.  Eef will be playing these special solo shows in fan’s living rooms… no stage, no sound system.

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about 3 hours and check names off the guest list at the door as people arrive. In return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.

We’re looking for hosts in the cities listed below and in surrounding areas. If you are near any of these cities and are interested in hosting please reach out!

9/17 – Boise
9/18 – Walla Walla
9/23 – Sacramento
9/29 – Albuquerque
10/1 – Oklahoma City
10/4 – Houston
10/5 – New Orleans
10/6 – Waverly / Birmingham

Please read all of this and get in touch if you can host a show… contact info at the end.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house, loft, small gallery, studio or other private space that can comfortably and safely host 40-50 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or other interior space would be ideal. There needs to be street parking, parking garage or public transportation nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $20. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and make you a host of the event so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets. We need to keep the location private so random people don’t try to show up and pay at the door.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is an armless chair for Eef to sit on and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood.

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

After reading all of this, if interested please follow these steps:


1. email eef@undertowmusic.com this info:
- a. Your address.
- b. A few photos of your living room.
- c. Please put “Eef Barzelay Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.
2. Sit tight and we’ll get back to you after the submissions deadline if we can confirm a show at your place.

Thanks for your help!

After we have the dates and locations sorted out we will announce the shows and tickets will go on sale at undertowtickets.com.


These shows will be Tim Rutili of Califone and Michael Krassner of Boxhead Ensemble playing solo sets and collaborating on songs and improvised music. & we will have some very special guests joining us for a few of these shows.

I’ve had some of the best musical and creative experiences of my life working with Michael. He’s done some incredible production work for Califone on Heron King Blues, Roots & Crowns and Stitches and we’ve worked together on many film projects (Rank, Here, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Dragon Eyes & more).  We performed together at MOMA in 2010 and Sundance in 2011 for Braden King’s Here; The Story Sleeps. This is the first extended Boxhead tour since 2001. Hope to see you at one of the shows. Cheers! TR


July 21 - Los Angeles CA
July 22 - Oakland CA
July 24 - Portland OR
July 25 - Portland OR
July 26 - Seattle WA
July 27 - Seattle WA
July 28 - Eugene OR
July 30 - Woodside CA
July 31 - Long Beach CA
August 1 - Palm Springs CA
August 2 – Phoenix AZ

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We’re happy to announce the release of Clap Your Hands new album “ONLY RUN” on June 3. The album will be independently released by the band in North America with distribution and marketing help from The Orchard. Big Nothing will release the album in Japan and XtraMile Recordings will be releasing everywhere else.

If you’re in North America, you can order the CD or Vinyl directly from Undertow and get a link to a full album instant download after your purchase is complete.

CD or Vinyl direct from CYHSY’s web store
Digital Album at iTunes
Digital Album at Amazon

06/02 : Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
06/03 : Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
06/04 : Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
06/05 : Ybor City, FL – The Orpheum
06/06 : Orlando, FL – The Social
06/07 : Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
06/08 : Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
06/10 : Iowa City, IA – The Mill
06/11 : Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
06/12 : Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
06/13 : Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph
06/14 : Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06/16 : Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
06/17 : Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore
06/18 : Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/26 : Kingston NY – BSP Kingston
06/27 : Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
06/28 : Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/24 : Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
07/25 : Cincinnati, OH – Fountain Square
07/26 : St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
07/27 : Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
07/28 : Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
07/29 : Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07/30 : Boise, ID – Neurolux
08/01 : Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
08/02 : Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
08/03 : Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
08/05 : San Francisco, CA – The Independent
08/07 : Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
08/08 : San Diego, CA – Casbah
08/09 : Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
08/11 : Austin, TX – The Mohawk
08/12 : Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
08/13 : New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
08/14 : Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
08/15 : Chattanooga, TN – Miller Plaza
08/16 : Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
08/17 : Richmond, VA – The Camel
09/06 : Tokyo, Japan – Club Quatro
09/08 : Osaka, Japan – Club Quatro

* Stagnant Pools will be opening all shows except Chicago, Pittsburgh, Chattanooga and Japan.

We’re excited to share a new stop-motion video for “Magdalene” directed and animated by Jessie Stein (of The Luyas) and Amanda Bonaiuto.

Bonaiuto describes the setting for “Magdalene”: “There is a woman who lives on a lake. She is always there in her boat where she stares up, and only up at the stars. The stars are her sole friends and her only fascination. She has never noticed the merman who lives in the lake and probably never will. A watery scene filled with empty wine bottles and colorful hair gives us a view of their world”

Tim’s Living Room tour starts on April 20th. These shows are limited to 40-50 people per show and everyone must get tickets in advance. Come out and say hello.


04/20 – Hadley, MA – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
04/21 – Allston, MA – Living Room Show
04/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
04/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Living Room Show
04/24 – Baltimore, MD – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
04/25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Living Room Show
04/26 – Columbus, OH – Living Room Show
04/27 – Akron, OH – Living Room Show
04/28 – Cleveland, OH – Living Room Show
04/29 – Grand Rapids, MI – Living Room Show
05/02 – Madison, WI – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
05/03 – Milwaukee, WI – Living Room Show @ Sugar Maple

05/01 – Chicago, IL – First Ward / CIMMFEST
Califone will be performing a live film score to Pat O’neill’s Water and Power as part of CIMMFEST

CIMMFEST tickets and info


Tickets are on sale now for Califone’s Living Room Tour in April. These will be Tim solo shows limited to 40-50 tickets each.

SUN April 20 : Hadley MA
MON April 21 : Allston MA
TUE April 22 : Brooklyn NY
WED April 23 : Philadelphia PA
THU April 24 : Baltimore MD
FRI April 25 : Pittsburgh PA
SAT April 26 : Columbus OH
SUN April 27 :  Akron OH
MON April 28 : Cleveland OH
TUE April 29 : Grand Rapids MI
FRI May 2 : Madison WI

Click here to buy tickets.



Alec will be playing these special solo acoustic shows in fan’s living rooms, art galleries and studio spaces… no stage, no sound system.

Tickets on sale HERE.

March 20 – Portland OR
March 21 – Portland OR
March 22 – Seattle WA
March 23 – Seattle WA
March 25 – Salk Lake City UT
March 27 – Ft Collins CO
March 28 - Omaha NE
March 29 – Minneapolis MN
March 30 – Madison WI
March 31 - Indianapolis IN
April 1 – Ann Arbor MI
April 2 – Columbus OH




Wed 3/19 – Peoria, IL
Thu 3/20 – Champaign, IL
Fri 3/21 – St. Louis, MO
Sat 3/22 – Kansas City, MO
Mon 3/24 – Omaha, NE
Tue 3/25 – Sioux Falls, IA
Wed 3/26 – St. Paul, MN
Thu 3/27 – Appleton, WI
Fri 3/28 – Iowa City, IA
Sat 3/29 – Madison, WI
Sun 3/30 – Milwaukee, WI
Mon 3/31 – Chicago, IL

Will is headed out west for a Living Room Tour in April. Each show is limited to 35-45 tickets. No stage, no sound system… It’s just Will and a guitar.


WED APRIL 2 : Albuquerque, NM
THU APRIL 3 : Phoenix, AZ
FRI APRIL 4 : Las Vegas NV
SAT APRIL 5 : Los Angeles CA (Altadena)
SUN APRIL 6 :  San Francisco
MON APRIL 7 : Petaluma CA
TUE APRIL 8 : Sacramento CA
FRI APRIL 11 : Eugene OR
SAT APRIL 12 : Portland OR
SUN APRIL 13 : Seattle WA
MON APRIL 14 : Boise ID
WED APRIL 16 : Cheyenne WY
THU APRIL 17 : Ft Collins CO
FRI APRIL 18 :  Denver CO
SAT APRIL 19 : Crested Butte CO


Pete Seeger: 1919 – 2014

January 31, 2014


“One of the purposes of music is to help you forget your troubles; another, help you learn from your troubles (some do), and some will help you do something about your troubles. Music can help you understand the world.” – Pete Seeger