On Tue November 30, 2010 three of us will be playing in Brooklyn, NY at the Rock Shop.

More about the show...

May come as a surprise, may probably not, but I, charles, am not only not the coolest person in the band, I’m not even the coolest person in our house. In fact, the arrival of children has now cemented my ‘not even by a long shot’ status.

Don’t usually make too big a deal of it, but I love indie rock enough in general, and the band Palomar in particular, that I married into it. Hence the move to Brooklyn a few years back, starting me on my own personal cool-makeover.

Anyway, starting next week, Palomar, who are wrapping up their next record (with a certain husbandy family member helping out mixing one or two*), are inaugurating a five-Tuesdays residency at the Rock Shop here in Brooklyn. Proceeds from each show are going to benefit five different organizations – Women’s Audio Mission, Future of Music CoalitionAir Traffic ControlLittle Kids Rock and Girls Rock Camp Alliance.

And the list of other performers is a cool one too – Nada Surf (acoustic), Bird of Youth, My Teenage Stride, Robbers on High Street, comedians Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry & Dave Hill, author Jennifer Baumgardner reading from her work…it goes on. On long enough, in fact, to include us.

Or three quarters of us anyway…Kev, Greg & I will be playing a set of new songs currently in the running for our own new album at the Nov. 30th show (benefiting Women’s Audio Mission). Our pals, Bird of Youth, are also playing this one. See the level of indie nepotism at play here?

You can purchase tickets for our show here and for a discounted $40, a ticket to all five Tuesdays’ showshere.

Hope to see you there…

the wrens

* the real audio heavy-lifting for the new Palomar record being done by the estimable Phil Palazzolo at Seaside Lounge and by Palomar themselves in our basement