Kirk and Eddie Nervo are bring Caveat Emptor to THE SMELL tonight. It's been quite awhile since these two have brought their sonic storm together for your listening pleasure. 247 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA.Neg-Fi, Hex Horizontal and Cender Cone will also be performing.
October 21-28, 2012
Kirk will be in Japan backing up Jesse Jo Stark on her first official mini-tour of Japan. You're pretty much going to have to "know someone" to figure out the "when and where" to attend these gigs.
October.6, 7, 2012
Kirk will be in Paris, France taking part in Nuit Blanche 2012.
"On the stage of the Théâtre du Châtelet, the "Night Paintings" visual and sound collage of dance performances and drawings by MachaPoynder are projected on two giant screens arranged face to face.The "Night Paintings" explore a territory where the border between dance, sound and moving drawing is opened in a constant state of fluidity. The body is saturated with its light beam, revealing thecalligraphy of the body. On a third screen is projected "Light Movie", a film designed as the artist worked directly on a 35 mm film, like a drawing endless unlike the classic design in a prison. Amidst thisaquarium images, five sound pieces of Kirk Hellie connected to powerful speakers and connected to motion detectors are triggeredon the passage of visitors in a random orchestration."
"A Nuit Blanche is when everyone stays up until the small hours to appreciate a bit of culture. A multi-cultural event which takes place across the greater Paris region, the Nuit Blanche happens at museums, libraries, monuments, religious buildings, tourist sites, cinemas, parks and gardens, hospitals and universities… For the Nuit Blanche, the city as a whole stays up for a massive nocturnal art festival, with crowds strolling the streets and admiring artwork."
Also during the residency in June Kirk has an art installation on display begging audience participation called "June Love Caged". Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28th. 'Three' / Dilettante Gallery. 120 N Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Click for more info.
Kirk's playing a residency in June 2012. Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28th. papercranes: 'Three' / Dilettante Gallery. 120 N Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Click for more info
Kirk's in New York this week supporting friends. go see cal.
Kirk's playing with Papercranes at the Echo. see Cal.
Thanks for coming out to the residency last month. There were a few new Papercranes songs debutted as well as a few well received covers. See you soon.
Wow. Haven't posted anything in a while. I guess it's about time to let you in on a few things happening. Tonight Kirk starts playing a residency (Tuesdays in June 2011) at Havard & Stone, with Papercranes see location details in Cal.
Kirk's also going to Russia again with Ringside in July 2011.
New gigs coming up. Check the calendar for details.
Happy New Year everyone. It's that time of year again. Kirk's off to Russia again. And there's another record release party. This time it's the Papercranes release of long awaited "Let's Make Babies In The Woods". Check the calendar for details.
Another Papercrane gig has been added(10/14 7PM). Last minute, I know but just got the info on the time and location. See calendar and there's a link to the location. It's a little tricky.
Lots of gigs added to the calendar. Good nights ahead.
Papercranes gig at Bardot on Wednesday September 15th is CANCELLED.
Kirk's playing with Papercranes at Bardot on Wednesday September 15th. Check the cal for details.
Kirk's playing with Papercranes at Bardot on Thursday. Check the cal for details.
So Kirk's playing with Papercranes tonight at the Echo, and a few more dates were added for September. Another Papercranes and another with Miranda Lee Richards.
Two more Miranda Lee Richards dates added. July 23rd (yep tomorrow), at Spaceland. and Sunday, July 25 at the Casbah in San Diego. Check Calendar link for details.
Lots of Calendar updates. Here's a brief list. Kirk's playing with Miranda Lee Richards, Papercranes & Victoria on Tuesday 6/29. Yes in 3 days. Miranda on July 2nd & 13th and August 4th. With Ringside in Russia July 14-19. And with Papercranes & Victoria on June 30, and Papercranes on August 26. Check the Calendar link for details.
Okay... I have the info for the Gift Horse Project and a flyer. Check the calendar for time, address, phone etc
Just in... Kirk and Nervo won't be causing tinnitus induced seizures. The Caveat Emptor gig has been cancelled. The country of France called and said Kirk was needed there. Uh, okay back to reality, (kind of) Kirk's doing a couple o'gigs in Cannes & Paris with Rain Phoenix. The Cannes Film Festival Wednesday, May 19 with Rain Phoenix and in Paris, May 25, 2010 with Gift Horse Project. You know that... yeah you know.
Kirk is going to Marfa, TX with Gift Horse Project. You know, that group of rotating musicians and visual artists. This time 'round they're supporting the Art of Elysium. May 8..Check cal for date.
Also, not to have been seen or heard from in a while... Caveat Emptor is doing a gig at Echo Curio. Bring some ear plugs and folks subject to tinnitus seizures... you might want to beware.
Kirk is performing again with the Gift Horse Project. You know, that group of rotating musicians and visual artists. Conceived of by artists, to help artists in crisis.
GHP's mission is to provide funds and exposure to artist driven charities while also serving to showcase emerging artists. 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to SILVERLAKE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC. This show features Rain Phoenix (papercranes), Antony Langdon (spacehog, Victoria) Ane Diaz (Causey Way, Producto) and Royston Langdon (spacehog). With Norm Block, Kirk Hellie, Dave Palmer, Dermot Mulroney, A.J. Mason, Chris Tucci and very special guests.
If you saw last months, you know what a great time was had by all. If you missed it, here's another opportunity. The performance will take place on Friday, April 30 at Bootleg, 10PM. 2220 Beverly Blvd. (Across from Brooklyn Bagel - free parking behind Praise Christian Church). Tickets are $15adv/$20day of show. http://www.foldsilverlake.com/framesschedule.html
and... for a Haiti Benefit as part of the Gift Horse Project on Thursday, March 4 at Bootleg. 2220 Beverly Blvd. (Across from Brooklyn Bagel - free parking behind Praise Christian Church).
Gift Horse Project is a group of rotating musicians and visual artists. Conceived of by artists, to help artists in crisis. This show, in cooperation with Creative Visions Foundation, is to benefit BRANDAID. BRANDAID foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help artisans from developing countries. Effective immediately proceeds from all BRANDAID project sales will be used to support Haitian relief efforts.
Gift Horse Project's current line-up is:
Rain Phoenix (Paper Cranes), Luke Rathborne, Antony Langdon (Spacehog) Mark McAdam, Camila Grey (Uh Huh Her), Norm Block and Kirk Hellie.
After quite sometime (a decade) Kirk's recordings with 12 Rounds are being made available for download for free. So far 2 songs "Xocet" and "Shine On" are available in different download quality. The recordings sound great. Visit http://www.12rounds.net for these and releases in the future. Kirk's discography lists track names and contribution.
Kirk will be perfoming on Moog Guitar as part of Mike Einziger's ensemble. Kirk has enlisted other Branca alumni to play as well. This takes place at Walt Disney Concert Hall on November 21, at 9:30PM. 111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012.
For those of you that missed the live stream of the KCRW video. Here it is.
Here's the KTLA performance
This just in... Kirk's gonna be on T.V. Set your DVRs, Tivos, VCRs really? whatever. Yer not all gonna be up a 8:30AM. Kirk's playing with Miranda Lee Richards appearing live on KTLA Morning News THIS MONDAY February 16th. Recap, KTLA Channel 5, 8:30AM.
Kirk will also be on the Radio with Miranda Lee Richards on Morning Becomes Eclectic. They're doing a set of songs between 11:00AM-12:00PM Thursday March 12th. If you're on the Internet you can stream the performance live by going to: http://www.kcrw.com/music/in_studio
Happy New Year! Another show with Victoria at Bordello in downtown Los Angeles has just been added to the calendar (Jan. 17th). First show of '09. And don't forget the Miranda Lee Richards residency at Spaceland in February - Tuedays.
This just in... Another show date has been added to the Calendar. Kirk's playing bass with Victoria at Bordello in downtown Los Angeles. So there's plenty of opportunity to catch up with him this coming week.
So Kirk's Calendar is exploding beginning next week through Feb. Branca, Miranda Lee Richards, Victoria, Ringside. Plenty of opportunity to catch Kirk playing several different types of music/instruments. His calendar is full, and now so is yours and mine.
Two more dates added to the Calendar.
Kirk will be playing bass with Miranda Lee Richards at Boardner's, Thursday Oct 9.
Fans of Caveat Emptor can rejoice. After a long hiatus, Kirk will be joining his partner in Aural abuse E.J. Nervo at Echo Curio in Echo Park, Saturday, October 25th.
Kirk will again be playing bass with Miranda Lee Richards at Spaceland, Thursday August 21.
The next performance of Branca's 100 guitar piece "SYMPHONY NO. 13 (Hallucination City)" will be at The Pageant in St. Louis on Nov. 13, 2008 on a program with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, who will be performing works by Varese, Zappa, and the world premiere of Branca's 1st movement from "Symphony No. 14 (The Harmonic Series)" conducted by David Robertson.
The show with Miranda Lee Richards has been changed to Wednesday August 13th.
Kirk will be playing bass with Miranda Lee Richards Wednesday August 6th at Three of Clubs. It's a free show and will be showcasing songs off Miranda's new album "Light of X" to be released in October 2008. See calendar for more info.
It's been a little while since the last news update but not all news gets posted for one reason or another but there's good reason to post some info for shows coming up end of this month, and in May. Looks like Kirk will be in Japan the week of April 21-28 doing some Solo guitar performances.
In May you'll find Kirk in Olympic Structure Park for Seattle Art Museum's 75 Anniversary. See the calendar page for more links/details.
like Kirk's going to be racking up
some more frequent flyer miles in
few new shows posted on calendar.
One for this coming Friday--locally
and the rest
actual Russia dates will be posted
as they're available.
Caveat Emtpor show posted.
for Russia/Siberia/Ukraine/Eastern European Posponed/Cancelled.
for Russia/Siberia/Ukraine/Eastern European Festival
dates added for October-November Tours. Check Calendar.
Kirk is currently
holed up in the studio playing bass, guitar, keyboards etc. on
next Ringside album. Special guest musicians thus far have included
Ben Harper and Chris Stills. There is also yet another tour in
Russia in the planning stages for Mid September through October.
This one will be outdoor festivals. The last one in the Ukraine
was for 60,000.
also be performing in the Alto section of an upcoming performance
Hallunication City Symphony #13 on October 12 in London, England.
Recent studio work has
included sessions for Dr. Dre, Nas, Eminem and Gwen Stefani.
like the next Meow Meow album will see the light of day sometime
in 2008. It
looks as though it'll be a double album (2 CD). Mixes are being
finalized and the song selection/sequences are being worked
on. Stay tuned for further details...
Kirk's solo album is still
in the works although it's taken a back seat to the current workload.
will be playing bass for MIRANDA
LEE RICHARDS on
Tuesday August 7. If you missed Kirk with Miranda
last time here's your chance to make it
up. See Calendar
Branca gig in Italy has been CANCELLED.
will be performing in Glenn Branca's Orchestra again.
This time in Rome, Italy. The Piece "Symphony
No. 13 Hallucination City.
are more dates with other projects. Check the Calender.
co produced and played banjo, harmonium, optigan,
guitar, noise and loops on the Frankel song "Necessary".
It was part of a compilation album z"At The
Crossroads: A Benefit for Homeless Youth" on
Three Ring Records. http://www.threeringrecords.com/windjammers/atc.html
played guitar/noise on 3 tracks on the new Purr Machine
album "Starry". http://www.pandaimonium.de/traxpan-61.html
Sad I'm Gone, Nefarious and Choose Your Fire.The release date is set for March
2 on Pandamonium. The album can be ordered directly or through iTunes and CD
Baby shortly after release.
a Thursday, 2/8 show at the Roxy in Hollywood, CA--Kirk
is off to Russia/Eastern Europe for a short tour
with Ringside (see cal.)
Kirk is playing
guitar, bass,keyboards & electronics with Ringside
(Geffen Records). In addition to several live dates
Kirk is also in the studio with them recording their sophomore
cd. Check the calender link for dates this month.
So Kirk went,
came and went again. Branca shows went extremely well, look for
Kirk in Rome/2007. Kirk's currently in Japan and has some gig's
coming up. Check the calender link. Here's a little more info...
(as Diskonekt the Hi-Fi)as part of Neo Noise Blood Vol 6 in Osaka,
Japan on Friday, 20 October and again at the ICCFA Center
for Audio Arts (Osaka) on Saturday, 21 October. On Sunday 22
October, Kirk will be in Tokyo, Japan at the Chrome Hearts store
(6-3-14 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062) performing
in collaboration w/Kyoka contributing more ambiance to the store.
some fun gigs in West Virginia, with MEOW MEOW.
Kirk is off again.
been asked to perform as part of Glenn Branca's Orchestra again.
There will be three shows in Belgium. See cal. More info.
also be a couple of solo gigs in Europe and Japan. Watch cal
all for coming out to the "westside" shows. It was
great see you all.
MEOW is doing two shows in September.
Taking a trip to play for some friends from Ohio and make some
new ones in West Virginia. Check the cal. for dates and info.
way back in April, There's finally some pictures of the Branca
show. You'll also find a few pics from the MEOW MEOW show at
note, MEOW MEOW is doing two shows in July.
Check the Calendar page for details.
you missed the last MEOW MEOW show, here's another
opportunity-- Thursday, May 11 at the Roxy.
See the Calendar page for time etc.
of all, thank you all for coming to the Glenn Branca show. It
was very successful and a fun time was had by all. Some pics
and a short video clip will be added shortly. Stay tuned.
be performing on April 15, with his band MEOW
MEOW at Spaceland. Hope to see you
be performing in a guitar ensemble by Glenn Branca, March 29th.
A long time fan of Glenn's, Kirk is looking forward to working
with him. Look for Kirk in the Alto section. Info and links on
the Calendar page.
of the recent/several date changes for the Meow Meow gig - March
2nd, to state what might seem obvious... It would behoove those
who might want to be notified about such changes etc. to submit
their e-mail address to this website (submission
field in bottom frame). For instance: Here's an update
that might affect a few people. Instead of being $7 to get into
the Echo. The cover is FREE for those over 21 and $5 for those
under 21. The club is 18 and over.
Meow is playing a gig at the Echo check the calendar. This
show should feature songs recorded for their follow up album
as well as an older song that will be new to us all.
note: the date has been changed AGAIN
to Thur. March 2nd.
Ah yes, he's
writing more songs (when isn't he?).
hmm... is that really news?
Hope to see
you all at the Echo.
Leave a message
for Kirk (on the contact page).
a gig coming up check out the calendar.
October 30, 2005
the new and hopefully improved Kirk Hellie website. It was
long past due
and quite a little undertaking. Digging up
discography/details, video, going through archives of audio,
video, pictures etc. The look is quite a bit different. It'll
see how long this "what is it? blue?" color lasts
before it gets changed to more muted and earthly dark tones.
can suffer/enjoy this
background color with us.
lot more to see here these days. And hopefully there'll be more
updates/ rotating audio/video and more pictures.
So, for those
of you who were just here yesterday, you will remember this being
to go to for info on where Kirk was playing and where. Well,
is not case anymore. There's a new section for that called "calendar".
It is there you will find either nothing or hopefully a listing
of where you can find kirk doing what he loves... hmm... hard
to figure out where performing ranks on his favorites list. Well,
it's in the top five anyhow. For the purpose of history/naustalgia,
we're leaving up the six months of "news" including
the dates of his last performances. Anything older than six months
will be located in the Archived News section at the
bottom of this page.
Any photographs of past
events that might have been found here have been moved to the
So on with the news already...
Meow Meow has an album
available via CD Baby. If you don't know about them. He's a little
info. They are a company that helps make available music of the
independant musician. They take a fair cut and handle the shipping.
The rest of sale goes to the artist. It's a great of discovering
music that would otherwise not be available for listen or purchase.
So Kirk's/Meow Meow's "Snow Gas Bones" is available to listen
to in it's entirety as well as purchase it if you'd like. We're
also working together to make other albums and perhaps unreleased
music that you'd only have heard live or if you were a guest
during the recording of it. The "merch" link on the navigational
bar will take you directly to Meow Meow's "Snow Gas Bones". The
label Meow Meow was on is no more. So once these CDs are gone,
there won't be any more. I'd like to think otherwise but that'll
be the case for a long time. So get'm while the gettin' is good.
Meow Meow has been busy
recording since late December 2004. There are 25 odd tracks to
choose from for the next album for which the band is shopping
to various labels. The recordings were done at Regeneration (Kirk's
home Studio in Hollywood at the Committee to Keep Music Evil
Headquarters w/Rob Campenella (in Hollywood) and most recently
with producer/engineer Eddie Ashworth (who Kirk has had a long
recording history with since Pink Noise Test) in Athens, Ohio.
Thanks to everyone who went out and purchased the debut "Snow
Gas Bones. Meow Meow hope to find a home for the new album and
have it come out next year. Look to the Cal section for when
upcomming dates are posted.
Kirk also has plans for
doing some acoustic based solo shows as well as resuming live
shows with Edward J. Nervo as Caveat Emptor in the comming months.