(up-to-the-minute and almost recent news)
Animal Shelter Benefit - June 29
It's time for a Polka "Pawty"! Brave Combo will be providing the entertainment for A SMART Rescue's benefit to raise funds for construction at their private animal sanctuary in Conroe, Texas. The "Let's Polka For Pets Slavic Dinner and Dance" will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the SPJST Lodge 88 in Houston, Texas. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now. Please visit www.smartpetz.com for more information.
FROM THE ARCHIVES; UC Berkeley, 1993
EMP Pop Conference 2013 - Bob Dylan, Brave Combo & Symbols of the Season
Cowboy and the Combo
Brave Combo is heading to Nashville to do some recording at the home studio of recent Country Music Hall-of-Fame inductee, Cowboy Jack Clemente. The band turned a few of Cowboy's standards into polka pop tarts and was invited to immortalize them with the composer in attendance. If you aren't familiar with Jack Clemente, you should Google him and check out his remarkable accomplishments. Rumor has it, accordion star, Joey Miskulin, will be making the scene, as well. Just another Tuesday in BC Land. FYI, the songs are “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” and “Just a Girl I Used To Know.”
This is How We Do It
The Kennedy Center, the one in Washington D.C., has asked Brave Combo to help compile a collection of polka dance instruction videos for them to present and archive. I'm assuming we will be providing the music, not teaching the different dance steps, but you never know. Rumor has it that scouts from the center will be checking out dancers at the National Polka Festival in Ennis, Texas in May. We'll be rocking the dance floor at that very fest Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26. The final tapings will be at the amazing Blob's Park Ballroom, nestled between DC and Baltimore this summer. Confused? Well, at least it's a good kind of confused.
The Nice Musics are Coming
Carl and Brave Combo's good time buddy from northern Wisconsin, Danny Jerabek, constructed a side project, called THE NICE MUSICS, and have just finished an album of the same name, THE NICE MUSICS. It's full of music, nice music.
Twistin' with the Dallas Wind Symphony
It's finally Here!!!
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.
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!!!
|5/25 National Polka Festival - Ennis, TX|
|5/26 National Polka Festival - Ennis, TX|
|5/30 Heritage Village Plaza - Hurst, TX|
|6/7 Zoo Bar - Lincoln, NE|
|6/8 Omaha Summer Arts Festival - Lincoln, NE|
|6/11 Sounds of Lewisville - Lewisville, TX|
|6/29 Cactus Music - Houston, TX|
|6/29 "Polka Pawty" Benefit - Houston, TX|
|7/3 Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO|
|7/4 Fitzgerald's American Music Fest - Berwyn, IL|
|7/5 Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH|
|7/6 Rathskeller - Indianapolis, IN|
|7/12 TGIF Jazz in the Parks - Carlsbad, CA|
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
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