SXSW y'all!

Hey all , I’m headed out to Austin, TX for South by Southwest this week for music, BBQ and beers. If you’re going to be out there drop me a line and let me know if you’re playing or hanging out. Would love to catch up. Also, got a few new shows to tell you about on the Shows page. Have a look and I hope to see you out and about.

3/23 at Kavarna with The Good Graces

4/2 at Suburban tap - Solo show

Talking in Your Sleep

Got a new tune to share with you. It's a cover of one of my favorite 80s songs by The Romantics called "Talking in Your Sleep." Worked on this for a project that I'm pretty excited about so expect to hear some more music throughout the year, some covers and some originals.

Warm in Wisconsin

A new tune from The Sunset District that I've been meaning to mix and master for quite a while now. 

It was a constant daily reminder.

I can still vividly remember the nuclear missile attack drills that we had as kids at Bay Pointe Elementary school in St. Petersburg, FL in the 1970s.

They would tell us to get under our desks, cover our heads and breathe into paper bags to keep us from panicking and passing out.

It was the height of the cold war and our little soccer fields were directly under the flight path of MacDill Air Force base. It was always deafening when the F-4 Phantom jets would streak over the school while we were outside at recess.

It was a constant daily reminder.

I can't even begin to imagine what the folks in Hawaii endured today.

Get a Little Bit Closer

Working on some new and different, stuff over the next few months. I'll try to share from time to time. Here's the first little thing. https://johnmcnicholas.bandcamp.com

You can follow along at https://johnmcnicholas.bandcamp.com, https://soundcloud.com/johnmcnicholas or http://jmcnicholas.com

I took pictures of a few bands this year.

  1. The Downs
  2. Emerald Comets
  3. Weaverbirds
  4. The Sunset District
  5. Kenny Howes
  6. Jupiter Watts
  7. Cadillac Jones
  8. Sera Cahoone
  9. Tift Merritt
  10. Oak House
  11. Shanti Shanti
  12. Deep Sea Diver
  13. Chip Jones
  14. Rebekah Pulley
  15. Dank
  16. Seafang
  17. Pretty Voices
  18. Mondo Diablo
  19. Car Bomb Driver
  20. Funeral Dazies
  21. Twisty Chris and the Puddin' Packs
  22. The Good Graces
  23. Bucky Motter
  24. Noel Hart
  25. Chickens and Pigs
  26. NerdKween
  27. Eureka Failure
  28. New Terminus
  29. Jagwar Ma
  30. Glass Animals
  31. Mount Moriah
  32. Strand of Oaks
  33. Moontower
  34. Parrotice
  35. Tedo Stone
  36. The Hip Abduction (DJ set)
  37. Samantha Fish
  38. Chelsea Shag
  39. JuJu Beats
  40. Dirty Heads
  41. CBDB
  42. Twiddle
  43. Moe.
  44. Talib Kweli
  45. Tep No
  46. Hank & Cupcakes
  47. Waxahatchee
  48. The New Pornographers
  49. Crywolf
  50. Ekali
  51. ARMNHMR
  52. Boombox Cartel
  53. Claude Vonstroke
  54. Said the Sky
  55. Party Favor
  56. Alison Wonderland
  57. Ganga White Night
  58. Snails
  59. The Knocks (DJ Set)
  60. RL Grime
  61. Bonobo (live)
  62. Griz
  63. Lost Seekers
  64. Young Bombs
  65. Bad Royal
  66. Modern Measure
  67. Haywyre
  68. Joyryde
  69. Kaiydo
  70. Slushii
  71. Ephwurd
  72. CID
  73. Illenium
  74. Gramatik
  75. Pouya
  76. Flatbush Zombies
  77. Mija
  78. Flosstradamus
  79. Galantis
  80. Kaskade
  81. DJ Canvas
  82. Echos
  83. Wingtip
  84. Mantis
  85. Vanic
  86. Mute Math
  87. Mayhem
  88. Lost Kings
  89. Little Dragon
  90. Grandtheft
  91. Loudpvck
  92. Getter
  93. Girl Talk
  94. Zeds Dead
  95. The Chainsmokers
  96. Joe Popp
  97. Stokeswood
  98. Scott Harrell
  99. Patrick Kelly
  100. Leland Jacobs
  101. Drew May
  102. The Mighty Fucks
  103. Tyler Porch Band
  104. Bloodplums
  105. In the Whale
  106. Behold the Brave
  107. TnT
  108. Subsonics
  109. Black Lips
  110. Faye Webster
  111. Tommy Keene
  112. Matthew Sweet
  113. Five Eight
  114. Daktyl
  115. Emileigh Ireland
  116. The Foresters
  117. COEDS
  118. Divine Feed
  119. Dressy Bessy
  120. White Violet
  121. Happy Abandon
  122. Rat Fancy
  123. Kleenex Girl Wonder
  124. Feather Trade
  125. The Veldt
  126. Elf Power
  127. Anchient Whales
  128. DieAlps!
  129. Heavenly Creatures
  130. Outer Spaces
  131. Procedure Club
  132. Casper & the Cookies
  133. Red Pony Clock
  134. Palehound
  135. The Gotobeds
  136. Marshmallow Coast
  137. Antlered Aunt Lord
  138. Waxahatchee (again)
  139. The Apples in Stereo
  140. Growl
  141. Schande
  142. Robert Schneider
  143. Tres Ouí
  144. Big Fresh
  145. Matt Harnish
  146. Claire Cronin
  147. Einschlagen
  148. Big Quiet
  149. R.Ring
  150. Lætitia Sadier
  151. Eureka California
  152. Superchunk
  153. Saline
  154. Dump Him
  155. Seafang
  156. Scooterbabe
  157. Peyote Coyote
  158. Harlot Party
  159. Superbody
  160. Lingua Franca
  161. noon:30
  162. Pylon Reenactment Society
  163. Ingrid Andress
  164. Charlie Worsham
  165. Flat Cat
  166. World War Zach
  167. Soccer Mommy
  168. Stef Chura
  169. Jay Som
  170. Derek Grippers African Strings Project
  171. Trio Da Kali
  172. Paul Kelly
  173. Luke Temple
  174. Wye Oak
  175. Nap Eyes
  176. Alvvays
  177. John K Samson
  178. Craig Finn and the Uptown Controllers
  179. Auction House Letters
  180. Courtney Marie Andrews
  181. Hamilton Leithauser
  182. Blackfox
  183. The Scragglers
  184. Sash the Bash
  185. AM Gold
  186. Baby Baby
  187. Eleanor Friedberger
  188. Luna
  189. Baio
  190. The Shins
  191. Uncle Tom’s Band
  192. Material Girls
  193. Smut
  194. Bully