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being thankful..

hello sweet person...

no matter what Morrissey says, it is not thankskilling time, it is Thanksgiving time; and I am thankful for many things. One of them being thankful for are those of you who receive these emails. it means that you let my music into your life in some way, whether you've come to a show, or follow everything I do...
so...
for the holiday season, ALL of my albums will be available on my Bandcamp site for the price of NAME YOUR OWN PRICE! consider it a... [more]

new music - Mariposa Nocturna

Hello beautiful humans…

Hope all is good in your worlds.
It is good to be inspired. I’m fortunate to be part of an insanely inspiring community of artists. I’m even more fortunate when they want to make things with me.
I recently was asked to score Stephanie Diaz’s new tabletop show, Mariposa Nocturna … even luckier that it was to include a film by Jessica Mondres. I so was inspired by their work, and Steph’s direction in my process…
Now switch the scene to... [more]

some beating and hollerin for october time...

hey beautiful peeps...

here are some upcoming/ongoing goodies that i am involved with that hopefully will contribute to your cultural life the next few weeks!

as always, thank you being part of MY cultural life :)

TUES OCT 8TH ** SOUNDTRACK SERENADE performs THIS IS SPINAL TAP! ** QUENCHERS ** 9pm
in spinal tap fashion, a new drummer for every song! i am #4... good times...
info: https://www.... [more]

NEW SHOW TIME! BLACK DOT @ REGGIES 9/30

Humans! Take Note! Just got word that the touring band on the bill has cancelled with a dead van... so the SHOW NOW STARTS @ 9:30PM!
I REPEAT...
BLACK DOT will now go on promptly at 9:30pm!!
now you have no excuse not to make it :)
see you at Reggies' for Mr. Reardon's last American BLACK DOT ride!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

BLACK DOT ** FRI AUG 30TH ** REGGIES MUSIC JOINT 2105 S State Chicago ** 9:30pm ** DOT HITS FIRST! ** followed by Paper Angels, Doctor... [more]

Friday Night! BLACK DOT! Reggies Music Joint!

peeps!

a reminder that Ed Reardon's farewell to the USA show is THIS FRIDAY! BLACK DOT goes on 1st, so you can party down with the Reardon and bask in shredding aura. Can't tell you how much i'll miss having Ed around. i am sure many of you reading this feel the same way...
ALSO, another reason to come out is that BLACK DOT will be recording this show for release at a later date! We need your awesome DOT vibe to know it out of the park! so please, come on out and double dip... [more]

AUG. 30th! Black Dot!! Ed's farewell show...

hey there beautiful, bittersweet hUmaNs...

First of all, welcome to all the new friends we made at BLACK DOT's last show at Cigars and Stripes!
i am so glad we all like to behave together!
quickly, for the new humans, My name is Barry Bennett. i organize BLACK DOT and i perform solo and in other configurations --- all of which i'll tell you about from time to time in these notes.
i have a real live website, if you want to learn more:
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BLACK DOT - Ed goes ex-pat @ Cigars & Stripes

HUMANS!!!

The BLACK DOT keeps rolling, but now with a sense of urgency....
only 2 SHOWS left with the fantastic ED REARDON....
read on gentle reader....

BLACK DOT ** FRI AUG 9TH ** CIGARS & STRIPES 6715 Ogden Ave (between Wesley Ave & Euclid Ave) Berwyn, IL ** 9pm ** 2 SETS ** $5

Black Dot’s new home away from home, Cigars & Stripes! what a vibe in the room last time we were there! Sadly, one of the USA last performances for our Guitarist,... [more]

Barry Bennett Sounds @ Subterranean! 7/2/13!

Humans!

First of all, thanks to all of you who made it out Fitzgerald's for the Record Release show!
it was a great vibe and Fitzgerald's earns its reputation as a 1st class venue.
also, i discovered that by having your 8 year old daughter run the merch table makes your sales go WAY UP! :)

a reminder: Black Galaxy Sparkle Vol. 1 is available in CD and multiple download formats!
use this link as a portal to those portals :)
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RECORD RELEASE SHOW! JUNE 20TH! FITZGERALD'S!

HELLO BEAUTIFUL HUMANS!

It with great pleasure that this tribal/ambient/space/punk announces to you that my new solo album, BLACK GALAXY SPARKLE VOL. 1, is FINALLY available to YOU! It has been tough down here at Basestation Berwyn. I've sittin' on a nice pot of sonic soup, but no one to taste it!!

On Thursday June 20th, Let's celebrate with a good ole fashioned release show @ Fitzgerald's complete with a rare solo set by me and CDs to put in your little paws! scroll below... [more]

Dot my show 5/31 - BB CD?!?!

as they say...
HELLO BEAUTIFUL HUMANS!

spring is in the air. birds chirping. bunnies hopping. squirrels scurrying. my cat stalking and murdering them all...
the dulcet tones of Steve Perry once proclaimed that "the wheel in the sky keeps on turning" or maybe, life is temporary -- lets enjoy it!

here are some things i am cooking for YOU to enjoy:

BLACK DOT (myself, Edward "Ed" Reardon, Jason "Ace" Kunesh, Toru Hironaka) BRING THE RETRO FUTURE TO ONE OF THE... [more]

Sun 4/28! BLACK DOT @ Reggies' Music Joint!

as is my custom...
hello beautiful humans.

important to remember that the beautifuls outnumber the the no so's...

wanna blow off some steam?
me too!
wanna beat on things and holler?
me too!
wanna hear that new band i told you about last time i typed? the one with Jason and Ed and special dot toru?
MEEEEEEEEEE TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

as a matter of fact, it will be BLACK DOT'S 1ST Club Show!
be a part of chicago music history!... [more]

new album coming soon!

no, really, its true! Black Galaxy Sparkle is finally taking shape. over the past year, it has been fun to throw out works in progress for you to hear. kind of like having you with me as i make it. The record features some great guest spot collaborations from Tracee Westmoreland, Edward Reardon, and Jason Kunesh. as they say, yummy....

here is one more teaser that will be on the record. a little cosmic noir called, Snake Oil Serenade. strap on those phones and click...
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IBO lives!! MON 7/16

Friends, Romans, Countrymen…
Lend me your ears…and your eyes…and a little piece of your heart…

A note to let you know that the much too dormant, IMPENDING BEHAVIOR ORCHESTRA, is waking from its sleep … and soon!

MONDAY JULY 16TH’
THE IMPENDING BEHAVIOR ORCHESTRA presents…
“New Directions. Movement. Musics. Improvisations.”
@Chicago Dramatists—1105 W. Chicago Ave (enter around back)
dorrs @ 8 pm – show @ 8:30pm – all welcome
IBO performs... [more]

IBO lives!! MON 7/16

Friends, Romans, Countrymen…
Lend me your ears…and your eyes…and a little piece of your heart…

A note to let you know that the much too dormant, IMPENDING BEHAVIOR ORCHESTRA, is waking from its sleep … and soon!

MONDAY JULY 16TH’
THE IMPENDING BEHAVIOR ORCHESTRA presents…
“New Directions. Movement. Musics. Improvisations.”
@Chicago Dramatists—1105 W. Chicago Ave (enter around back)
dorrs @ 8 pm – show @ 8:30pm – all welcome
IBO performs... [more]

Holla Body

hello beautiful...

just a note. no live performance scheduled right now, but lots of irons in the pot. a couple of recording projects. Edward Reardon and i have been kicking concepts for a Doctor Bonobo album in the future and i have sent some things to Ed's secret lab. also, been talking with David Lee Smith and Tracee Westmoreland about making at least one track together long distance style. remember that they are in Berlin and Brussels. Davidly, says he may have something in... [more]

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