On tour in Washington State earlier this year. 35mm photo by Davey Jones.
Matthew performs a new song live in Newark, Ohio for Ballroom Revival Sessions at Thirty One West.
ANNOUNCING—first batch of Frontier Ruckus dates for an intimate/catalog-spanning acoustic tour of the Western USA w/ special guest Cataldo:
2/7 Seattle - Fremont Abbey Arts Center
2/9 Portland - The Old Church Concert Hall
2/12 Sacramento - Goldfield
2/13 San Francisco - (details soon)
2/14 Los Angeles - The Hotel Cafe
2/15 Las Vegas - Beauty Bar Las Vegas
2/16 Salt Lake City - Kilby Court
2/17 Denver - (details soon)
2/18 Omaha - Reverb Lounge
2/19 Minneapolis - First Avenue & 7th St Entry
2/20 Chicago - Bourbon on Division
2/21 Holland, MI - Park Theatre
My debut solo album is almost finished. It's called Alone at St. Hugo. My friend Ben Collins and I recorded it to this Tascam 388 tape machine and played all the instruments between the two of us in a small room. I don't think I've ever been so excited about an album I've made. It is a very personal and unadulterated document, and exceedingly dear to me.
Please check out Ben's amazingly rad band, Minihorse. Stay tuned!
Matthew has opened up a few more orders for handwritten lyrics from a song of your choice.
Matthew's debut solo art show, Seen/Ignored: Notifications of Nothing, opens this Friday at The Collective Artspace in Grand Rapids. Frontier Ruckus will also be performing an intimate acoustic set at 9 pm. Tickets for that segment are available here.
It is spring and I want to write new poetry. This is the second series of a personal poem project I am doing. You order a song and have the option of including a word you would like to help shape or color the poem. I write a poem spurred directly by your interaction and send you the original typewritten copy, signed. You can order here:
summer 2016 tour plans—stay tuned...
Matthew has been making a few more watercolor/acrylic illustrations, each based on a Frontier Ruckus song per the customer's order. Here are two new ones for "Dark Autumn Hour" and "Silverfishes". If you are interested in acquiring one in this limited run, send a message here.
DETROIT / MARBLE BAR / FEBRUARY 29. MATTHEW MILIA + ANNA BURCH. SOLO + TOGETHER.