On Blood Moon (2018):

"Notable new release." --No Depression

"Worth the 4-year wait ... The music conveys an attractively loose sensibility, yet every note feels carefully placed." --Chicago Reader

"Adds plenty of new stylistic wrinkles to the homespun, Wilco-esque alt-country of his 2014 II and 2011 Archive + Spiral" --Big Takeover

"... hitting a classic space that comes alive in the present." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Reminiscent of Jeff Tweedy’s lyrical style, Leonard Cohen’s vocal technique, and Josh Ritter’s honest relaying of stories ..." --Chicago Maroon

"A cosmopolitan blend of American and British folk." --Little Village

"Troubadour meets Americana ..." --Deli Magazine

Esthetic Lens Interview, 11/19/17

On II (2014):

"... a time capsule from an alternate past, as though a band of 70s Nashville malcontents had learned to harness the beauty of David Bowie in his prime. This isn’t classic rock, but it feels like something classic indeed." --Chicago Reader

"... a fine craftsman, and the songs on his latest album reflect an expert tuning of words, melodies and harmonies." --Chicago Sun-Times 

"... another effort worth celebrating, particularly if you're a fan of lyrically savvy troubadours like Tom Waits and Jeff Tweedy." --USA Today

"... a record full of odes to wounded romanticism accessorized with lush pedal steel guitars, string arrangements and his rich baritone." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

"... stands out from the crowd of rootsy singer-songwriters by virtue of his outrageously tuneful songwriting and instinct for the perfect arrangement." --Little Village

" ... a refreshingly unique and original take on rootsy folk-rock." --Empty Bottle

" ... dreamy textured country rock ..." --CIMMFest

"Top 10 Chicago Albums of 2014." --Red Eye

"Album of the Month, June 2014." --Deli Magazine

Chicago Mixtape featured the single "Done and Done" on 6/9/14.

Music video for "Prefer Not To" by Chicago animator Chris Sullivan premiered on USA Today's Pop Candy, 5/13/14.

Big Takeover premiered music video for "Eternal Return" by Chicago filmmaker Carolyn Faber on 9/23/14.

New City Film premiered a new video for the song "How To" by Jerzy Rose and Halle Butler on 1/8/15.

Homeroom interview for songwriter showcase on 6/12/15.

On Archive + Spiral (2011):

"A dreamy, becalming LP." -- Jack Rabid, Big Takeover #69 (Fall 2011)

"I'm always excited when I get a package from this Chicago-based artist." -- Whitney Matheson, Pop Candy/USA Today

"Best Chicago Music of 2011 ..." -- Pete Zimmerman, Huffington Post

"Comerford show[s] off the breadth of his skill and ambition as a songwriter." -- Jessica Hopper, Chicago Tribune

"Songs that convince you of rock's enduring power and elegance." -- Peter Margasak, Post No Bills/Chicago Reader

"Beautiful, sad, moving, and genuine." -- A.C. Hawley, Little Village

"A true original, some of the best and most timeless songwriting I have ever heard." -- Reckless Records

"Thomas Comerford is one of Chicago’s best (albeit unsung) song writers, his 2011 Archive + Spiral release has a permanent place in my headphone's 'heavy rotation file' ..." -- Casey Meehan, Chicago Mixtape/Choose Chicago

"His folk sounds stand out with their accent of a gritty country twang." -- Art Voice Buffalo

"[The album] warrants kicking back in a favorite chair, eyes closed, and letting the music roll through memory and imagination." -- York Dispatch

Interviews with Thomas Comerford on Archive + Spiral:

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Maroon

Free Radio SAIC


York Dispatch

On Kaspar Hauser (2007-2009):

"[Kaspar Hauser] plays crunchy, jagged and rough-edged rootsy rock, alternately recalling Buffalo Springfield/Neil Young, Will Oldham, Wilco, and early R.E.M. ... while Comerford sings with a distinguishing, Jeff-Tweedy-like twang. Despite the despondent lyrical content and occasional raucousness, the album also has a down-home, heartfelt quality that makes an impact." --Mark Suppanz, Big Takeover #64

"Comerford and his current bandmates place their faith in the kind of rock-solid attack that relies on an intimate and innate rapport between band members ... Considering how often Kaspar Hauser’s lineup has changed over the years, the accomplishment is all the more impressive. The twin guitars burn and surge, moving precisely within the lean grooves." --Peter Margasak, Post No Bills/Chicago Reader

"Despite the life-altering events that spurned it, 'The Sons,' recorded over the course of a year in a basement studio in Logan Square, remains joyously unvarnished. Songs such as "Mark of Cain" and "Macbeth II (In the Morning)" are loaded with ragged blues riffs and drummer Steve Kiraly's loose-limbed kit-work." --Andy Downing, Chicago Tribune

"'The Sons' is a testament to the concept of long-players — records you listen to from end to end, soaking in each and every note, coda and phrase." --Matthew R. Perrine, Duluth Budgeteer News

"Comerford ... sings in a nasal tenor that reminds me of Bill Callahan (the artist formerly known as Smog), ripping through shambling, melodic rock tunes with a bored swagger. There’s a definite shot of the Rolling Stones here ... but Kaspar Hauser doesn’t seem particularly concerned with using classic rock ‘n’ roll riffery; the guitars sputter and clamber more than they groove ... ultimately Comerford’s writing and the way he comfortably wears the skin of these warmly familiar songs is what puts the band over. Even when the songs seem like they’re about to fall apart, his singing threads them back together." -Peter Margasak, Post No Bills/Chicago Reader

"Their latest, the self-issued Quixotic/Taxidermy, is quite nice -- a loose homage to the Stones grafted to workaday Midwestern indie rock ... Fans of Jeff Tweedy's pre-Wilco works would do well to check them out." -Jessica Hopper, This Week in Live Music/Chicago Tribune

"When I saw the words Kasper Hauser ... I immediately thought of Werner Herzog and decided to give it a go. And it was surprisingly good. I recommend checking it out if you dig on some Rolling Stones or Kinks tunes." -Michael, 15 Minutes to Live

" ... Comerford lends his warm crooning to guitar-driven rockers such as 'King Pop,' 'Glass Case Full Of Dead, Stuffed Birds,' and 'Without A Word,' at times evoking Sebadoh, Lou Reed, and even The Meat Puppets." -Jason Scales, Illinois Entertainer



2/24/24 - Super Creeps (Bowie tribute) + Another VU, Livewire, 3394 N Milwaukee Ave, 9pm, 21+, $15

3/16/24 - Glimmerwire + Fake Fax, Illuminated Brew Works, 6178 N Northwest Hwy, 9pm, All-ages, Free! Debut show for Glimmerwire AND Fake Fax!

4/25/24 - Jim Ryan's Classic Albums Night featuring Another VU (performing The Velvet Underground's Live at Max's Kansas City + The Coveralls (performing Nirvana's Nevermind), 8pm, 21+, $15.

5/20/24 - Glimmerwire + Minivan, Cafe Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee Ave, 7pm, 21+, $5-10 donation. Glimmerwire's 2nd show with indie rock pals Minivan in support.


5/19/23 - 7" Release Show! Mar Caribe Album Release with Los Gallos and Thomas Comerford, The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 8pm, 21+, $10/$12.

9/13/23 - Chicago Underground Film Festival Opening Night Party Featuring Another VU, 1375 W. Lake St (Upstairs), 9pm, 21+, $10. My Velvet Underground tribute group will play 2 sets, the first of which features VU material from 66-68 with guest Randy Mollner on viola. Second set features 1969-70 era VU. Both sets will feature a light show!

9/16/23 - Jen & Jerome Fest 2 - Benefit for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, with Naomi Ashley & Jon Williams, Rachel Drew, The Menards, Kent Rose, James Dean Joint, Thomas Comerford and more. Fitzgeralds, 6615 W Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL 60402, 1pm, All-ages, $28-48.

10/7/23 - Thomas Comerford + Contorno, Tone Deaf Records, 4356 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2pm, All-ages, FREE!

10/28/23 - Another VU, Vintage Quest Halloween Party, 1105 N California Ave, Chicago, IL, 9pm, Free! 2 Sets!


4/18/22 - Sophie Rae + Thomas Comerford, Cafe Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee Ave, 9pm, 21+, donation.

6/11/22 - A Patio Afternoon with Thomas Comerford, Fitzgerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, 4pm, All-ages, Donation. 2 sets with full band.

7/16/22 - Major Murphy + Thomas Comerford, Harmony Hall, 401 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 9pm, family-friendly, Free!


6/12/21 - Thomas Comerford + Bethany Thomas, The Outta Space, 6840 32nd St, Berwyn, IL, 8pm, 21+, $10 suggested.

6/13/21 - Thomas Comerford (duo), Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL, 1pm, All-ages, Free. 

6/18/21 - Thomas Comerford "Introverts" Record Release Show, Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, 8pm, 21+, Free. Innkeepers open at 8pm.

7/30/21 - Thomas Comerford (w/band), JeffFest Community Stage, Jefferson Memorial Park (Higgins and Linder), 9pm, All-age, Free!

8/21/21 - Thomas Comerford (w/band), The Hideout (Patio Show), 1354 W Wabansia, 630pm, 21+, $10, Advance Tix, Proof of vaccination required for entry

8/29/21 - Thomas Comerford (trio), The Northman, Riverwalk, 4pm, 21+, Free!

9/11/21 - Thomas Comerford (trio), Fitzgerald's Patio, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, 1-3pm, 21+, donation, reserve a table

10/10/21 - Thomas Comerford, Oktoberfest at The Northman, Riverwalk, 5pm, 21+, Free! All-ages and out-of-doors.

10/26/21 - Thomas Comerford Band + Nad Navillus, Montrose Saloon, 8pm, 21+, $5. Nad Navillus opens at 8pm. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

10/30/21 - Haçienda (Joy Division/New Order) + Another VU + Go and Touch (Touch & Go Label), The Burlington Bar, 3425 W Fullerton Ave, 9pm, 21+, $10. Proof of vaccination required for entry. Celebrate Halloween with my Velvet Underground tribute group.

12/10/21 - Thomas Comerford Band + Girls of the Golden West + The Umbrellas, Tone Deaf Records, 4356 N Milwaukee Ave, 6pm, All-ages, Free! Proof of vaccination and masks required for entry.


1/3/20 - Belleisle + Thomas Comerford, Independence Tap, 3932 W Irving Park Rd, 9pm, 21+, free! My tour band (Ingenthron, Rainey, Sowa) will be joined by steel player Tom McGettrick and Ari Bolles for this one as we open for Belleisle!

1/17/20 - Thomas Comerford Trio, Lagunitas Tap Room, 2607 W 17th St, 530pm, 21+ (family-friendly), free! I'll play 2 sets accompanied by Kip Rainey (electric guitar) and Tom McGettrick (pedal steel).

2/2/20 - Thomas Comerford + Angela James, Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, 8pm, 21+, free! I'll play 2 sets backed by Ingenthron, McGettrick, Rainey and Sowa plus guest vocalist Alyssa Martinez. Angela James will open the night!

2/23/20 - 3rd Annual Bulldog Family Jam, Irish-American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Ave, 12pm, All-ages, $5/$10 suggested donation. Featuring Sets by Manic Zebra Horde, Thomas Comerford Band, Steve Doyle and Friends, 45 Souls, DeXter. All proceeds to benefit the Beaubien Elementary PTO.

2/24/20 - Another VU Live at Rainbo Club, 1150 N Damen Ave, 8pm, 21+, Free! My Velvet Underground tribute group will feature some of our favorite songs from the 1969 incarnation of the band.

3/13/20 - Thomas Comerford *2 Sets*, Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave, 9pm, 21+, $8. Advance Tix. I will be backed by Ingenthron, McGettrick, Rainey and Sowa.


1/11/19 - Peter Joly and Friends with guest Thomas Comerford, Lizard's Liquid Lounge, 3058 W Irving Park Rd , 9pm, 21+, $donation. I will perform a set of songs in the middle accompanied by Tommy McGettrick (pedal steel guitar) and Kip Rainey (electric guitar, mandolin, voice).

2/10/19 - Bulldog Family Jam Benefit, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Ave, 2-8pm, All-ages, $donation. This is a benefit for the Beaubien Elementary PTO. Full schedule and acts TBA soon.

2/23/19 - Thomas Comerford + Jon Langford + Glass Mountain, The Outta Space, 6840 32nd St, Berwyn, 8pm, 21+, $10.

3/7/19 - Chicago Songwriters' Alliance, Cafe Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee Ave. 9pm, 21+, $donation. I will perform some of my songs as part of this bi-monthly storied series! Also appearing: Mirabelle Skipworth, Ben Abney, Alisa Rosenthal, Sara Jean Stevens, Michelle Billingsley and host Jeremy David Miller.

4/8/19 - Claire and the Bears + Thomas Comerford, Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, 9pm, 21+, $5. I will play a Blood Moon-heavy set accompanied by Gregg Ostrom, Curtis Ruptash and Erik Sowa.

4/12/19 - Songwriters in the Round: Rebecca Jasso + Mirabelle Skipworth + Thomas Comerford, Wishbone North, 3300 N Lincoln Ave, 7pm, all-ages, $donation. Rebecca, Mirabelle and I will trade off songs for the April evening of this series.

4/26/19 - Thomas Comerford Trio, Lagunitas Tap Room, 2607 W 17th St, 530pm, 21+ (Family Friendly), Free. I will play 3 sets accompanied by Kip Rainey (guitar, voice) and Tommy McGettrick (pedal steel guitar).

6/1/19 - Thomas Comerford + Teddy Clyde + Bobby, Holly and the Ricketts, Independence Tap, 3932 W Irving Park, 9pm, 21+, FREE! The Ol' Faithful band will back me up on this show: Bataille, Cummings, McGettrick, Roeser, Yates.

6/14/19 - Howe Gelb (Giant Sand) + Thomas Comerford, Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, 7pm, 21+, $15/$20. Advance Tix. I am over the moon to open for one of my favorite songwriters and performers! Part of my touring band, Kip Rainey and Erik Sowa will accompany me.

Blood Moon Tour. I will be accompanied by Crystal Hartford (Hartford-Focht) on voice; Dan Ingenthron (Weepin' Willows) on bass guitar; Kip Rainey (Golden Horse Ranch Band) on electric guitar, lap steel; and Erik Sowa on drum kit and percussion. If you are in or near our path, come out!

6/20/19 - Casa Nueva, Athens, OH w/Ben Davis Jr. and Found Films by Jeremy Bessoff • Free

6/21/19 - The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC w/Billy Sugarfix and Mystery Ranch • $donation

6/22/19 - House Show, Washington, DC w/Laura Tsaggaris • Mssg for Info

6/23/19 - Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY w/Emma Jayne • Free

6/24/19 - Sign of the Wagon, York, PA w/Viking Moses and Ronn Benway • Advance Tix

6/25/19 - The Range, Ithaca, NY w/Mary Lorson and Films by John Scott and Karen Rodriguez

6/26/19 - The Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH w/Doug McKean and The Grand Trine • Advance Tix

6/27/19 - Grow Your Farmers Market, Virtue Cider, Fennville, MI • Free

6/28/19 - The Hungry Brain, Chicago, IL w/Marydee Reynolds • Free

7/14/19 - Viking Moses + Thomas Comerford, Independence Tap, 3932 W Irving Park, 7pm, 21+, free. Playing an acoustic set accompanied by Kip Rainey. This is Viking Moses' Chicago stop on a solo tour in support of their new LP, Cruel Child.

8/2/19 - Jefferson Park Forward Community Stage at Jeff Fest. Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N Long Ave, Chicago, 6pm, All-ages, $donation. Neighborhood acts will play the Community Stage 8/2-8/4. Check the link for details. I will perform at 745pm Friday night backed by Kip Rainey, Curtis Ruptash and Erik Sowa.

8/24/19 - Thomas Comerford Trio, Friendly Tap, 6733 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL, 9pm, 21+, $donation. I'll play two sets with the trio of myself (voice, acoustic guitar), Tom McGettrick (pedal steel) and Kip Rainey (electric guitar, voice).

8/30/19 - Thomas Comerford Trio, Lagunitas Tap Room and Beer Sanctuary, 2607 W 17th St, Chicago, 530pm, 21+ (Family Friendly), free. I'll play three sets with the trio to kick off Labor Day weekend.

9/7/19 - 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Velvet Underground, Featuring Thomas Comerford + The Columbines, Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, 9pm, 21+, $5. I will play a set of VU faves from their s/t LP and the Matrix Tapes box, accompanied by Bataille, Cummings, Roeser and Yates. The Columbines will open with their VU faves.

9/28/19 - Thomas Comerford + A Flor De Piel + Mini Market, The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 3pm, All-ages, $7-10, Advance tix. Get your tickets early for this Families and Friends show. I'll be accompanied by Bolles, Ingenthron, Ostrom, Rainey and Sowa. We'll also perform a song with A Flor De Piel. Mini-market will have tamales by Yvolina, jewelry by Helen Tsatsos and artwork/comix by Nicole Del Rio.

10/20/19 - Thomas Comerford + Rachel Drew & Rob Newhouse + Michelle Billingsley, The Outtaspace, Berwyn, IL, 1pm, 21+, $7

11/17/19 - Thomas Comerford + Danny Black + Eric Chial, Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, 7pm, 21+, free. I'll play a band set accompanied by Matthew Cummings, Alyssa Martinez, Kip Rainey and Erik Sowa.

12/14/19 - Thomas Comerford Band Plays VU69 + Axons (Single Release!) + Jessica Risker, Tone Deaf Records, 4369 N Milwaukee, 2pm, All-ages, free. For Tone Deaf's Holiday Sale and Party, I will bring my all-Velvets set accompanied by Yates, Roeser, Cummings and Bataille. My neighborhood friends will also play sets!


1/10/18 - Stars Align: Thomas Comerford + Julie Meckler, The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee, 930pm, 21+, Free. Julie Meckler and I will each play a set of music and collaborate with each other over the course of the evening. Accompanying me will be Kip Rainey (Golden Horse Ranch Band, The Mountainaires) and Tom McGettrick (Mar Caribe, Jon Langford).

1/14/18 - Phil Angotti with Alyssa Martinez, Dan Ingenthron and Thomas Comerford Play The Beatles' 'Sergeant Pepper,' Reclaimed Bar, 3655 N Western Ave, 12pm, All Ages, Free, *Table reservations may be required*

3/11/18 - Benefit for Beaubien Elementary PTO, Featuring Thomas Comerford Band, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Ave, more info TBA!

4/22/18 - Thomas Comerford Band at On Tour Brewery, 1725 W Hubbard St, 2pm, 21+, FREE, 2 sets.

5/31/18 - Thomas Comerford Band + Velcro Lewis + VOA, Sleeping Village, 3734 W Belmont Ave, 9pm, 21+, $8 Advance Tickets/$10 door

6/22/18 - Blood Moon LP release show: Thomas Comerford + Quarter Mile Thunder, Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave, 9pm, 21+, FREE! I will be joined by a special band to perform the music off of my new LP. Featuring: Ariel Bolles, Angela James, John Lennox, Curtis Ruptash and Seth Vanek.

6/28/18 - Lagunitas Tap Room Songwriters Series,2607 W 17th St, 530pm, all-ages, free. Solo acoustic set. w/Vivian Garcia, Matt Gandurski and Emily Nott.

7/21/18 - Tijuana Hercules + Thomas Comerford, Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, 9pm, 21+, $5. I will play the songs of Blood Moon accompanied by Angel Ledezma, Gregg Ostrom, Curtis Ruptash and Beth Yates.

8/5/18 - Jeff Fest, Jefferson Park (at Long and Higgins), Chicago. 630pm, All-ages, $5. I will appear with a backing band on the Community stage. This stage will feature all Northwest-side acts! For a full schedule, click here.

9/14/18 - Thomas Comerford + Ariel Bolles and Sara Leginsky of Glass Mountain, The Friendly Tap, 6733 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL, 9pm, 21+, FREE. I will perform the music of Blood Moon accompanied by Ari, Gregg Ostrom, Curtis Ruptash and Erik Sowa.

9/22/18 - Thomas Comerford + Black Friars Social Club + Peter Joly and Rachel Drew, *Note venue/time change* Lizard's Liquid Lounge, 3058 W Irving Park Rd , 730pm, 21+, $donation.

10/20/18 - 3rd Annual Apple Fest, Virtue Cider, Fennville, MI, noon, all-ages, $10/$20. Featuring Major Murphy, American Grizzly, The Family Gold, The Long Lost and Thomas Comerford. I'll perform for an hour backed by Ostrom, Ruptash and Sowa. Advance Tix.

11/2/18 - Thomas Comerford + Contorno, Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 9pm, 21+, Free!

11/17/18 - Lisa Barcy / Thomas Comerford / Chris Connelly, The Outta Space, 6840 32nd St, Berwyn, 8pm, 21+, $10. Artist Lisa Barcy who designed the LP cover for II and made a music video for "Lull" (below) will have collages and animation up. Chris Connelly will open the night with the premiere performance of his spoken word LP, New Town Nocturnes. I will bring the band to play the late set, heavy with Blood Moon tunes.

12/15/18 - Thomas Comerford + John San Juan, Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose, 9pm, 21+, $5. Join John and I and our respective bands for a December rock show as this year winds down. Backing me for this night is the hearty crew of Yates, Roeser, McGettrick, Cummings and Bataille.

For the monthly residency at the Friendly Tap, 6733 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, 9pm, 21+, FREE, 2 sets --- appearing as Thomas Comerford & Friends:

1/25/18 - w/Thomas Comerford Band (Kriss Bataille, Matthew Cummings, John Roeser, Beth Yates).

2/22/18 - With Alyssa Martinez (Good Evening) and Dan Ingenthron (Weepin' Willows).

3/22/18 - Set 1 with Ariel Bolles (Glass Mountain); Set 2 with Steph Whiton (Girl Group Chicago) and Ryan Staples (Black Tape).

4/26/18 - Final Residency Night!!!! With Tom McGettrick (Mar Caribe) and Kip Rainey (Golden Horse Ranch Band).


2/18/17 - Dinner set at the Honky Tonk BBQ, 1800 S Racine, 730pm, Free! The band and I will take the stage to play 2 sets of originals and covers.

2/25/17 - MPShows Presents ... The New Constitution + Forgotten Species + The Bon Motts + Thomas Comerford, SubTerranean, 2011 W North Ave, 8pm, 18+, $10. The band and I open for The New Constitution reunion show.

3/4/17 - Eleanore and the Timekeeper Screening, The Nightingale, 1084 N Milwaukee Ave, 7pm, All Ages, $7 - $10 Suggested Donation. I will open up this screening and fundraiser as a duo with Beth Yates. Eleanore and the Timekeeper is an excellent documentary by Chicago filmmaker Daniéle Wilmouth. All proceeds benefit Arts of Life, a Chicago based organization serving disabled artists by providing studios, classes and opportunities for growth.

3/30/17 - Letherbee Presents: Thomas Comerford + Glass Mountain, LetherB+B, 3660 W Wrightwood Ave, 8pm, 21+, $20. This small private show will feature (mostly) acoustic sets by the amazing Glass Mountain (opening) and myself as a trio with Beth Yates and Tom McGettrick. Advance ticket purchase required -- admission includes all-you-can-drink Letherbee coctails! Advance Tix Here

6/7/17 - Thomas Comerford + Reid Coker, Township, 2200 N California, 9pm, 21+, $8.

8/6/17 - Edgefest, N Broadway between Thordale and Ardmore, 1pm, FREE! Join me and the band on the North Stage for a 90 min set of covers and originals in the out-of-doors!

12/2/17 - Thomas Comerford + Advance Base, Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 830pm, 21+, Free! For this show I've assembled a band to play/premiere all the songs that will appear on the Blood Moon LP: Ariel Bolles (Glass Mountain, Rachel Ries) - voice; Thomas Comerford - voice, acoustic guitar; Gregg Ostrom (Emily Hurd) - acoustic and electric guitar; Curtis Ruptash (Peabody & Sherman, Black Friars Social Club) - bass; Amalea Tshilds (Girls of the Golden West, Jim Becker Band) - voice, electric guitar; Seth Vanek (Roommate, Thin Hymns) - drum kit, percussion.

12/30/17 - THEMBOYS + Thomas Comerford + Encyclopedia Brown, The Burlington Bar, 3425 W Fullteron, 9pm, 21+, donation.

For the monthly residency at the Friendly Tap, 6733 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, 9pm, 21+, FREE, 2 sets --- appearing as Thomas Comerford & Friends:

9/28/17 - w/Tom McGettrick (Mar Caribe) and Kip Rainey (Golden Horse Ranch Band)

10/26/17 - w/Will Phalen and Beth Yates (Smog, Pillowhammer)

11/30/17 - w/Ariel Bolles (1 set) and Logan Canyon (1 set)

For the Families and Friends Matinee Series which I book and host at Township, 2200 N California, all ages, FREE:

1/29/17 - Bethany Thomas + Julie Meckler, noon

2/26/17 - Andy Matzdorf & Mike Conroy of Getouts + Big Sadie, noon

3/26/17 - Bobby, Holly and the Ricketts + Jessica Risker, noon

4/30/17 - James Davis and Friends (aka, 'Jazz Dads'), Hands-on Jazz, noon

5/21/17 - Phil Angotti performs The Beatles' 'Rubber Soul' (US) + Paul Nixon of Dust Bunnies, noon

6/25/17 - Wes Hollywood + Donna Frost (Nashville), noon

7/23/17 - Thomas Comerford & Friends + Patrick Pritchett plays Prine, noon

8/27/17 - The Phalen Family, Featuring Will Phalen + Female Basic (two sets), noon

9/24/17 - Andy Slater + ChicAGoGo (Live taping!), noon

10/29/17 - Costume Party! w/Angela James + Chris Salveter, noon

11/19/17 - James Davis and Friends (aka, 'Jazz Dads'), noon


4/24/16 - Thomas Comerford + Jon Langford, Township, 2200 N. California, noon, $5 individual/$10 family, all-ages. Help me kick off a new monthly series that I will be hosting at Township -- all ages, family-friendly matinees featuring some of Chicago's finest singers, songwriters and performers. For the debut show of the series, my backing band will accompany me for a whole set of tunes, and local legend Jon Langford will play an acoustic set.

6/4/16 - Thomas Comerford + Brett Harris + Rambos, Township, 2200 N California, 9pm, 21+, $8. Solo band will feature: Kriss Bataille, Matty Cummings and Tom McGettrick plus a special guest. Brett Harris (dBs, Big Star's 3rd) hails from Durham, NC and has been touring the US behind his new LP, 'Up In the Air.' We welcome Chicago's Rambos back to the stage for their first performance in over a year.

7/2/16 - Thomas Comerford + Rebecca Jasso + Angie DeNicholas, Uncommon Ground, 3800 N Clark St, 9pm, 21+, $10. For this show I will perform solo acoustic -- just me, my guitar, my voice and harmonica.

8/4/16 - Thomas Comerford + Lea Tshilds. Pivots Arts Presents Family Night Out at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway, All Ages, Free! The band will join me for this outdoor show with singer-songwriter Lea Tshilds opening.

8/26/16 - Terry Nelson's 'Friday Night Showdown,' WLUW, 88.7 FM, 10pm. I will appear on Terry's show to spin some tunes from the new Kaspar Hauser LP and perform a few solo acoustic.

11/12/16 - Dinner set at the Honky Tonk BBQ, 1800 S Racine, 730pm, Free! The band and I will take the stage to play 2 sets of originals and covers.

12/8/16 - Exposure Local Music Showcase:  Thomas Comerford + Mint Mile + Advance Base, FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL, 7pm, 21+, $5. The band and I will headline this amazing bill to help close down 2016.

For the Families and Friends Matinee Series which I book and host at Township, 2200 N California, all ages:

5/21/16 - Eiren Caffall + Johnny Roeser and the Junkmen, 1pm.

6/19/16 - Father's Day Show! Featuring Joseph Adamik + Amalea Tshilds, 2pm

7/31/16 - Advance Base + Mike Adams at His Honest Weight, 12pm

8/21/16 - Rent Party + Nathaniel Braddock + Zapruder Point, 130pm

9/18/16 - Thomas Comerford + The Mountainaires, 12pm. I will play a set as a duo with Tommy McGettrick on pedal steel.

10/23/16 - Spectralina (Dan Bitney/Selina Trepp) + Son Monarcas, noon

11/20/16 - Glass Mountain + Girls of the Golden West, noon

12/17/16 - Tselanie Townsend + Wes Hollywood, noon


1/14/15 - Thomas Comerford + Luke Redfield + Dust Bunnies, Salon at Flatiron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor, 8pm, All Ages, $5.

2/20/15 - Thomas Comerford + V4MEE + Hot Garbage, The Burlington Bar, 3425 W. Fullerton, 9pm, 21+, $8. I will play with my current backing band: Kriss Bataille, Matty Cummings, Tom McGettrick, John Roeser and Beth Yates.

4/16/15 - CIMM Fest Presents: Liam Hayes + Thomas Comerford + Robbie Skye, The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 9pm, 21+, $12/$15. I will play with my current backing band: Kriss Bataille, Matty Cummings, Tom McGettrick, John Roeser and Beth Yates.

5/20/15 - Thomas Comerford + Rock Falls + Roy Ivy, The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 9pm, 21+, $8. I will play with my current backing band: Kriss Bataille, Matty Cummings, Tom McGettrick, John Roeser and Beth Yates.

6/12/15 - Homeroom Songwriter Showcase: Rebecca F + Thomas Comerford + Axons + Deadbeat, Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey, 9pm, All-ages, $8. Guitarist Gregg Ostrom will join me for an acoustic retrospective of my tunes.

6/14/15 - Thomas Comerford + Vril Veritas, The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee, 930pm, 21+, FREE! With the band!

8/9/15 - Forgotten Souls of Antiquity + Thomas Comerford + Doug McKean, Stone Mad Pub, 1306 W 65th St, Cleveland, OH, 6pm, All Ages, donation. I will play two sets of songs new and old, solo acoustic and with special guests Chris Allen and Doug McKean sitting in on guitar and harmonica, respectively.

8/23/15 - Bernie Fest 2015: Fundraiser for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 11am-5pm (daytime event); 7-11pm (evening event). $20 per event with all proceeds going to the Bernie Sanders campaign. The band and I will play in the evening. Other acts include: Velcro Lewis Group, Michelles, V4MEE, Al Scorch, Joanna Connor, The Columbines + more TBA.

9/20/15 - Parachute Among Anchors: A Benefit for Eiren Caffall. Metropolis Coffee Roastery, 3057 N. Rockwell, Rear Building, 5pm, All Ages, donation. Featuring performances by Nora O'Connor, The Weepin' Willows, The Golden Horse Ranch Band, and a group featuring myself and a number of friends singing some of Eiren's favorites. Help us support our friend!

9/25/15 - Exposure@FSC #4 Featuring Thomas Comerford, Fulton Street Collective, 1821 W. Hubbard St., 530pm, All Ages, Free! With free food and drink! I will play a short acoustic set and a full set with the band for this happy hour.

11/6/15 - Roommate + Thomas Comerford + Luke Redfield, The Burlington Bar, 3425 W. Fullerton, 9pm, 21+, $8. Strange Weather artists Roommate and my band join forces for this one! Luke Redfield's Chicago tour stop. We will debut some new songs at this show.

12/17/15 - Thomas Comerford + Hartford/Focht, Analogue, 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave, 9pm, 21+, FREE! Come by to hear both bands play free sets in this great bar & restaurant before the holidays take over.


2/15/14 - Thomas Comerford + Eiren Caffall + Hotbreath Tea. Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 9pm, 21+, $8. With band (Kriss Bataille, Ed Crouse, Tom McGettrick, Gregg Ostrom and special guest Angela James).

2/22/14 - Chicago Mixtape 3 Year Anniversary Fundraiser. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago. 9pm, 21+, $10. I'll be singing one of my songs backed by members of Quarter Mile Thunder. Also singing and performing on this night are members of Verma, The Hood Internet, Psalm One, Eiren Caffall, Ben Clarke, Robbie Skye, The 1900s, Sabers, Fluffy and many more!

4/4&5/14 - Wall to Wall Recording 10-year Anniversary Party. 676 N. Lasalle, Chicago 7pm, FREE! With band (Kriss Bataille, Ed Crouse, Crystal Hartford, Gregg Ostrom). We'll play SAT of this two night event which also features many local faves: Faders, Robbie Skye, Sabers, Quarter Mile Thunder, Dust Bunnies, Innkeepers and more.

4/10/14 - Dirty Green + Thomas Comerford. Friendly Tap, 6733 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 9pm, 21+, FREE! With a 4-piece (Kriss Bataille, Ed Crouse, Tom McGettrick), we'll bring my songs to Berwyn for this edition of Dirty Green's monthly residency.

5/12/14 - Featured Artist at California Clipper Open Mic, 1002 N. California. I'll play some of my new songs and older favorites solo acoustic. 9pm, 21+.

5/30/14 - Pivot Arts Festival Opening Weekend, Senn High School lawn, Thorndale & Greenwood. Thomas Comerford + Angela James. 7pm. FREE! For this outdoor show, I will be backed by a stripped-down version of the band featuring Kriss Bataille, Tom McGettrick and Gregg Ostrom.

6/6/14 - Live on Terry Nelson's "Friday Night Showdown," WLUW, 88.7 FM. Solo acoustic live on the air. 10pm.

6/12/14 - Record Release show for II! Mar Caribe + Thomas Comerford + Angela James. The Burlington Bar, 3425 W. Fullerton, 9pm, 21+, donation. I will play this show backed by my pals Ed Crouse, Jim Duffy, Tom McGettrick and Gregg Ostrom plus we will welcome a number of friends to the stage to help.

7/5/14 - Private backyard acoustic show in Evanston, IL.

7/17/14 - Thomas Comerford + Panoramic & True + Sarah Holtschlag. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 9pm, 21+, $8. We will again perform the new record!

8/3/14 - Thomas Comerford + Cheers Elephant + Martin Van Ruin, The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 9pm, 21+, $10

9/12/14 - Hotbreath Tea + Thomas Comerford + Love Raid, The Friendly Tap, Berwyn, IL, 9pm, 21+, donation.

Fall 2014 Tour!

• 9/23/14 - 5 Spot, Nashville, TN
• 9/24/14 - The High Watt, Nashville, TN
• 9/25/14 - Casa Nueva, Athens, OH
• 9/26/14 - The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC
• 9/27/14 - House Show, Washington, DC
• 9/28/14 - Cake Shop, NY, NY
• 9/29/14 - Sign of the Wagon, York, PA
• 9/30/14 - Hambone's Pub, Pittsburgh, PA
• 10/1/14 - Brothers Lounge (Songwriter Showcase), Cleveland, OH
• 10/2/14 - Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

10/24/14 - Thomas Comerford + 'Ed Gray'. Trumpet Blossom Cafe, 310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City, IA, 8pm, All Ages, $?.

11/1/14 - Interzone: A Burroughs Birthday Bash, Chicago Humanities Festival, Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 S. Morgan St., 630pm, All-ages, $10-20. I will play two new original songs, one sung and one instrumental to back writer Mairead Case reading Burroughs. Also on this amazing bill: Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Daniel Knox, Anne Waldman, Sasha Frere-Jones, and more.

12/4/14 - Claire Corriveau (record release) + Thomas Comerford, Uncommon Ground, 3800 N Clark St, 8pm, All Ages, $5. For tickets, call to reserve a table in the music room: 773-929-3680. I will play a stripped down set on my acoustic, accompanied by John Roeser (guitar) and Beth Yates (vocals, percussion).

12/6/14 - "I Turn 40 Music Festival" (Angel Ledezma's Birthday), Private Party. Featuring sets by: Young Marshall, Thomas Comerford, Robbie Skye, Thee Arthur Layne, Allá and Logan Canyon. 7pm, $5 donation. If you wish to attend, click contact to request more information. Full band will include Kriss Bataille, Ed Crouse, John Roeser and Beth Yates.


2/7/13 - Angela James + Thomas Comerford + Matt Clark. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 9pm, 21+, $7.

5/11/13 - The Faders + Thomas Comerford + Andy Wagner. Cole's Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave, 9pm, 21+, FREE!

6/30/13 - An Evening Celebrating the Life and Music of Jay Bennett.Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, 7pm, 21+, $10. This tribute show is a benefit to create a scholarship with Rock For Kids.

10/3/13 Panoramic and True + Thomas Comerford + Pillowhammer @ The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton Ave, 9pm, 21+, donation requested.With full backing band (Ed Crouse, Jim Duffy, Robbie Hamilton, Tom McGettrick, Gregg Ostrom).

10/11/13, Escape/Landscape: Works by Bill Brown @ The Nightingale, 1084 N Milwaukee, 8pm, all-ages, $7-10. I will be playing a handful of songs acoustic with Ed Crouse during the zine-reading portion of the show.

11/7/13, Thomas Comerford + The Great Crush @ Comfort Station Logan Square, 730pm, all-ages, donation requested. Performing new and old songs with an all-acoustic trio.

12/6/13, Pivot Arts Presents The Lawrence Peters Outfit + Thomas Comerford @ Metropolis Roasting Garage, 5545 N. Clark, 730pm, 21+, donation. Ed Crouse and I will reprise our acoustic performance of my songs from October, but we'll play a full set this time.

12/18/13, Thomas Comerford + Quarter-Mile Thunder @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee, 9pm, 21+, FREE! With full backing band!


1/13/12 - Ace Bar, 1505 W. Fullerton. Kaspar Hauser w/The Safes and Magic Gloves. 9pm, 21+, $6.

2/2/12 - Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. AZITA w/Thomas Comerford and Robbie Hamilton and Soft Ones. 9pm, 21+, $6.

3/21/12 - Quenchers, 2401 N. Western Av. Soft Jolts with Robbie Hamilton and Thomas Comerford. 9pm, 21+, $5.

4/22/12 - The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave. Thomas Comerford and the Reels with Jeff Harms. 9pm 21+, FREE!

5/10/12 - Neiman Student Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 S. Wabash Ave. Thomas Comerford and the Reels. 4pm. FREE!

5/31/12 – The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 9pm, 21+, $7. Thomas Comerford & The Reels w/The Pillowhammer and the Jeff Harms Singers.

TC Summer Tour.
7/18/12 – Zazoo's, Louisville, KY. w/Joan Shelley, Silver Tongues.
7/19/12 – The Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN. w/Jen Rock.
7/21/12 – The Night Light, Chapel Hill, NC. w/Katharine Whalen & Her Fascinators and Billy Sugarfix’s Carousel.
7/22/12 – Washington, DC. Details tbd (this one coming together very last-minute; write kasparhausermusic[at]yahoo.com).
7/23/12 – First Capital Dispensing Co, York, PA. w/Free Breakfast.
7/24/12 – Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY. w/Nathan Xander, HMS, Jason Anderson.
7/25/12 – The Vault, Buffalo, NY. w/Bill Fox, Lara Buckley, Sonny Baker.
7/26/12 – The Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH. w/Bill Fox, Tadpoles.

8/3/12 -- Music On the Lawn, Senn High School Grounds, 5900 N. Glenwood Ave.Thomas Comerford w/Angela James. 7pm. All-ages. FREE!

8/10/12 -- Quenchers, 2401 N. Western Ave. Thomas Comerford w/Zapruder Point and Snezana Zabic. 9pm. $5 donation.

10/20/12 - Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia. Panoramic and True w/Thomas Comerford & the Reels, Tatsu Aoki's MIYUMI Project. 9pm. 21+. $8.

11/14/12 - The Burlington Bar, 3425 W Fullerton Ave. David Vandervelde w/Thomas Comerford. 9pm. 21+. Donation.


6/3/11 - Quenchers, Fullerton & Western, Chicago. Thomas Comerford with the Father Costume and Jeff Harms. 9pm. 21+. $5.

6/24/11 - Horseshoe Chicago, 4115 N Lincoln Ave. Kaspar Hauser with the Scrappy Scrappers and Jeremiah and the Red Eyes. 9pm 21+. FREE!

7/28/11 - Panchos, 2200 N California. Kaspar Hauser with Daylight Robbery, Days Off and Gun.Hat. 9pm 18+. $7.

10/19/11 - Panchos, 2200 N. California. The Mediums w/Kaspar Hauser, Transmontane and Bill Tucker. 9pm, 18+, $5.

Thomas Comerford solo shows, Fall 2011:
• 10/22/11 – Live acoustic on Airplay, WNUR, 89.3 FM, Evanston, IL, 3pm.

• 10/29/11 – PS1, 129 E. Washington St, Iowa City, IA. Thomas Comerford with Ed Gray.

• 11/3/11 – Archive + Spiral Record Release Show! The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 9pm, 21+, $8. Thomas Comerford w/Panoramic and True and Eiren Caffall.

• 11/4/11 – In-store, Favorite Records, 1535 W. Division, 6pm, FREE! Thomas Comerford with Johnny Young.

• 11/11/11 – ACRN presents Thomas Comerford, Casa Cantina, 4 W. State St., Athens, OH. With Dave Buker and the Historians. FREE!!!!

• 11/13/11 – The Happy Dog, 5801 W. Detroit, Cleveland, OH. Bill Fox with Thomas Comerford and Jason Look.

• 12/5/11 – The Burlington Bar, 3425 W Fullerton, Chicago, 9pm, 21+, $5. Thomas Comerford with Tatsu Aoki and Johnny Young.


• 3/4/10 - The Whistler, 2421 North Milwaukee, Chicago. Kaspar Hauser w/Bowery Boy Blue (NYC). 9pm. 21+. FREE!

• 7/30/10 - KH10!!!! Quenchers, Fullerton & Western, Chicago. w/Psychic Friends, Last Cannibals, Stanley Ross, June Panic & June Panic's Wife. 8pm. 21+. $10.


Winter/Spring Kaspar Hauser Shows:
• 2/14/2009 - Live Acoustic, Airplay, WNUR, Evanston, 89.3 FM. 5 pm.
• 2/20/2009 - KH Record Release Show! Beat Kitchen, 2100 West Belmont, Chicago. w/Jon Langford's Skull Orchard and the Judy Green. 9pm; 17+; $8.00 in advance; $10 day of show. All attendees will receive a copy of the new CD.
• 3/7/2009 - Live Acoustic, KRUI, Iowa City, IA, 89.7 FM. 5pm.
• 3/7/2009 - The Mill, 120 East Burlington, Iowa City, IA. w/David Zollo. 9pm. 21+. $7.
• 3/19/2009 - The Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia, Chicago. w/Soft Speaker and I, Crime. 9pm. 21+. $8.
• 4/4/2009 - Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH. w/Chris Allen. 8pm.
• 5/8/2009 - Quenchers, Fullerton & Western, Chicago. w/Love Raid and Fake Fictions. 9pm. 21+. $5.

Summer Shows: (KH shows unless indicated.)
• 6/20/09 - Easter Island @ Unite Summer Block Party, Kedzie and Belle Plain, Chicago. w/Stanley Ross, Dan Duffy and others. 2pm. Free.
• 6/27/09 - Live Acoustic, Alex Chilton 1/2-birthday Bash, Uncommon Ground, 3800 North Clark St., Chicago. 10pm. An evening of songs from the Alex Chilton songbook by Adam Fitz, Larry O. Dean, KH and more.
• 7/15/09 - Easter Island @ Quenchers, Fullerton and Western, Chicago. w/Quieting Syrup and Jeff Harms. 9pm. $5 donation.

• 9/17/09 - The Whistler, 2421 North Milwaukee, Chicago. w/Adam Fitz and DJ Lawrence Peters. 9pm. 21+. FREE!
• 9/26/09 - ACRN presents @ The Union Bar and Grill, 18 West Union St, Athens, OH. w/Spooktober and others. 8pm. All Ages.
• 10/3/09 - Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH. w/the Magpies. 8pm. 18+. $5.
• 10/17/09 - KRUI, 89.7 FM, Iowa City, IA. Live broadcast. 5pm
• 10/17/09 - The Mill, 120 East Burlington, Iowa City, IA. w/Ed Gray and Shame Train. 9pm. 21+. $7.
• 10/18/09 - High Noon Saloon, 701 East Washington Ave, Madison, WI. w/Todd Evan (Clock Hands Strangle). 830pm. 21+. $5.
• 10/29/09 - Quenchers, Fullerton & Western, Chicago. w/Bill Fox and Will Phalen. 9pm. 21+. $5.

KASPAR HAUSER SHOWS (2000-2008; all shows in Chicago unless otherwise noted):

11/1/08 - Quenchers. w/Jeff Harms and Adam Fitz.
9/18/08 - Reggie's Music Joint. w/Lower Depths, Soft Jolts and Geoffrey Koch.
7/25/08 - Homeroom presents @ Elastic Arts Foundation (solo acoustic). w/Jeff Harms.
5/23/08 - Cary's Lounge.
3/22/08 - Terminal Bar, Minneapolis. w/The Slack, They the Down Low and Don Barbeau.
3/21/08 - High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI. w/Retribution Gospel Choir and Will Phalen.
3/20/08 - The Mill, Iowa City. w/Ed Gray, Liberty Leg and Magnificent Bastard.
2/23/08 - Horseshoe. w/Sleeper Car, Dirty Green and Matt Stevens. Johnny Cash Birthday Bash.
12/28/07 - Empty Bottle. w/3rd Annual Alex Chilton Birthday Bash.
12/8/07 - The Empty Bottle and FVNM, SAIC present @ AV-Aerie. w/Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project and Roommate. Plus films curated by Jared Larson!
11/14/07 - Martyrs'. w/All Smiles and Ed Gray.
10/19/07 - SubTerranean. w/Sunday Morning Chameleon with Gringo Star.
9/5/07 - SubTerranean. w/Coupleskate and Belfrie.
8/13/07 - The Hideout. w/The Judy Green and Paul Cary. Benefit for the Dogs at the Lake Shore Animal Shelter.
7/26/07 - South Union Arts. w/Kong Frederick, Stanley Ross and Necking Party. Tour Homecoming Show.
7/24/07 - No Radio Records, Ithaca, NY.
7/23/07 - P.A.’s Lounge, Somerville, MA. w/Canada and Spitzer Space Telescope.
7/22/07 Arlene’s Grocery, New York City. w/Tall Black Girls and Alexcalibur.
7/21/07 - Grog and Tankard, Washington, DC.
7/20/07 - Green Line Cafe, Philadelphia. w/Auxiliary House.
7/19/07 - Pat's in the Flats, Cleveland. w/Derek DePrator, Battery Collection and Mike Christopher.
6/28/07 - Razor and Di Show (acoustic w/Matt Seifert and Jim Duffy). Live Radio Broadcast, WLUW, Chicago, 88.7.
5/30/07 - Martyrs'. w/Buglette, Paid Pilots and Consortium.
5/25/07 - Ronny’s (solo w/Kent Lambert and John Crawford). w/Miracles of God, Shotgun for Royalty, Paul Cary.
4/23/07 - Empty Bottle Presents @ Lakeshore Theater. w/Pink Nasty and The Black.
3/11/07 - SubTerranean. w/OX and Nathan Xander.
3/10/07 - The Picador, Iowa City. w/Ed Gray, Stef Drootin and Belfrie.
2/22/07 - The Hideout. w/Roommate. Quixotic/Taxidermy Record Release Show.
2/17/07 - Airplay. Live Radio Broadcast, WNUR, Evanston, 89.3.
1/26/07 - Pure Hype. Live Radio Broadcast, WHPK, 88.5.
1/24/07 - Gallery Cabaret. w/Stanley Ross.
10/6/06 - Gallery Cabaret (acoustic w/Steve Kiraly). w/Stanley Ross and Love Story in Blood Red.
9/8/06 - Big Horse. w/Pinebender and Coupleskate. Farewell to Carol and Jon party.
7/18/06 - Melinda's Yard (acoustic w/Jon Durlam). w/Bill Brown. Dream Whip 014 release party.
7/11/06 - the Note. w/Pistols at Dawn and the Issues.
6/30/06 - Ice Factory (acoustic w/Jon Durlam). w/Mark Janka.
5/20/06 - Gunther Murphy's. w/Soft Targets and the Clerics.
1/12/06 - Gunther Murphy's. w/Part V and Ed Gray.
10/20/05 - Ice Factory. w/Deb Stratman. The BLVD screening.
8/16/03 - Gabe's, Iowa City. w/Frankenixon, Ed Gray, Larry Seivers and Samb Locke-Warde.
8/8/03 - Bottom Lounge. w/The Love of Everything, A-Set and The Geese.
7/26/03 - Post Time, Delaware, OH. w/Bending and the Southern Diplomats.
7/25/03 - Pat's in the Flats, Cleveland. w/the Confidence Interval, The Joslyns and Derek Deprator.
6/30/03 - Empty Bottle. w/The Audreys and Swansea Mass.
6/19/03 - Gunther Murphy's. w/Famous FM and The Children's Hour.
5/28/03 - Big Horse Lounge. w/Ed Gray, Teen Wolf and The Last Call.
4/18/03 - Gunther Murphy's. w/Melochrome, Nad Navillus and ILYA.
3/27/03 - Champs Rock Room, Burbank, IL. w/Reagan National Crash Diet and Naked Mile.
3/12/03 - Fireside Bowl. w/Fruit Bats and Tallulah.
2/21/03 - Prodigal Son. w/Children's Hour and Brendan Massei.
9/17/02 - Fireside Bowl (solo acoustic). w/David Dondero and Puerto Muerto.
8/28/02 - Abbey Pub. w/Reagan National Crash Diet and Cobra Verde. CUFF Closing Night Party.
4/11/02 - Prodigal Son. w/Jason Frederick, the Children's Hour and Mechanical/Electrical. The Tin Can Gong CD Release Show
1/20/02 - Schuba's (acoustic w/Kris Poulin). w/Cameron McGill, Dick Prall, Chris Gilmartin and Jeff Rufo.
12/6/01 - Quimby's (acoustic w/Kris Poulin). w/Bill Brown and Teen Wolf. Dream Whip 012 release party.
4/30/01 - Empty Bottle. w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mandarin and The Thin Man.
8/4/00 - Quimby's (acoustic w/Kris). Thax Douglas book release show.
9/1/00 - Empty Bottle. w/Toe and Waterworks.
6/26/00 - Empty Bottle. Live Debut! w/Pillowmints, Half-Visconte and Minim.