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Great Article by Robert Philpot on dfw.com about Brave Combo's 35th Anniversary


Carl and Mike CD Now Available
up the wild side of frankenstein coverThe long-awaited album by Carl And Mike, UP THE WILD SIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (denTone Records), is now a rock hard reality and available from the Brave Combo Store.  Carl is Carl Finch.  Mike is Mike Dillon.  The 12 songs cover a lot of musical territory, since Carl and Mike are both antsy people.  UP THE WILD SIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN contains beautiful passages, heavy rhythms, unsettling imagery and a few intimate details (“I saw Led Zeppelin four times and by the fourth time I was bored”).  Explore a strange environment and find yourself feeling oddly at home.  UP THE WILD SIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN is in the surprisingly-still-popular CD format, and comes shrink-wrapped in a simple, yet attractive, eco-friendly jacket. (Digital Downloads are available in the store, too along with iTunes and Amazon.com) You'll be pleased as spiked punch to own a copy, so don't dawdle and run of the risk being left behind.


Watch the results of strapping GoPro Cameras onto Brave Combo! 




35th Anniversary Shows

35th anniv posterBrave Combo will be hosting some 35th Anniversary shows, starting on June 21 at The Live Oak in Ft. Worth, Texas. This will be followed, a week later on June 28 by a show in Austin at the legendary Scholz Garden in Austin, Texas. Original woodwind player, Tim Walsh and original drummer, Lisa Cameron (formerly Dave Cameron), will be joining us for this mighty event. On July 19 we will have our Dallas celebration at Poor David’s Pub and plans are coming together for our Houston show. Our hometown anniversary blowout will be at Dan’s in early September, when the schools kick off for the new year. We will also be having special shows in some of our favorite spots around the country, as well (Lincoln, Indianapolis and Cleveland are already set), so please keep an eye on the itinerary. The payback will be enormous!



Brave Combo Accordion Book Sculpture
The University of North Texas Libraries have specially commissioned a "Brave Combo Accordion Book" for their Special Collections. accordion bookArtists Peter and Donna Thomas collaborated with Brave Combo's Carl Finch to create this one-of-a-kind book out of one of Carl's own accordions. Embedded in the red Roma's bellows are many photos of Brave Combo and the story of the Denton-based band.

If you are going to be near the UNT campus in Denton between now and May 9th, you can pop by and see it in person. The sculpture will be on display as part of the collection's spring exhibit in the Sarah T. Hughes reading room on the 4th floor of the Willis Library. It will also continue to be available to be viewed online as part of the libraries' digital collection. https://exhibits.library.unt.edu/spring-exhibit/brave-combo-accordion-book


The diary of Tim Walsh!!!

30 years ago Tim Walsh, then reedman for Brave Combo, keep a very detailed diary of the bands early days. You can now take a trip back in time and experience the beginnings of Brave Combo through Tim's eyes. Check out Tim's Diary.


Machine's Pump

The latest Machine's Pump newsletter is now online.
Check the archive for issues you may have missed. The newest installment will be here any day!!!

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upcoming dates
7/31 Summer in the Park - San Marcos, TX
8/22 The Kessler - Dallas, TX
8/29 Levitt Pavilion - Arlington, TX
9/6 Dan's Silverleaf - Denton, TX
9/13 Piney Woods Polka Fest - Crockett, TX
9/18, 19 & 21 Addison Oktoberfest - Addison, TX
9/19 Oaktopia Festival - Denton, TX
9/20 Knights of Columbus Hall - Ennis, TX
9/27 Greenfest - Denton, TX
9/27 Oktoberfest - McKinney, TX
10/4 Lake Highlands Center Ampitheatre - Dallas, TX
10/9 Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX

BC on YouTube!!!

Check out the Brave Combo Channel on YouTube for lots of video fun!

There's a lot of Brave Combo on YouTube. It's the next best thing to a live streaming concert, which is the next best thing to live.

Here are a few of the latest additions to the ever growing YouTube list of Brave Combo videos:

Monster Flute Choir
A performance with the Monster Flute Choir at TWU

Do Something Different
a snippet from the Brave Combo story

Charlottesville Pavilion -
Charlottesville, VA - August 13, 2010

Brave Combo 1
Brave Combo 2
Brave Combo 3

Gruene Hall -
New Braunfels, TX - August 20, 2010

The Satellite Polka