Evan Hammer

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Big Mosey at R-Bar

posted 2011.12.18 sun 1:01p

Big Mosey played at R-Bar last week with Reserved for Rondee, Male Pattern Badness, and Distoria. Although the whole thing was hashed out last minute, we had a good old time. Such a good time in fact that I feel obliged to share these otherwise unremarkable photos from the evening…

From My Bass

From My Bass

Nick Fokas

Nick Fokas

The View Outside

The View Outside

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November Newsletter: Everybody, Meet Tim

posted 2011.11.18 fri 1:52p

So what’s the big news you ask? We finally found a drummer! After a yearlong quest, the ever-punctual Tim Lykins joins us as we prepare for our Winter adventures…more music (shows below), our first t-shirts, and our first song written together. Tim comes from an eclectic background of rock (opening for Weezer and Blues Traveler) to Broadway shows, playing the kit and percussion. Nick, Matt, and Hammer feel fortunate to be able to welcome him into the band.

Also check us out online: http://facebook.com/bigmosey – having more fans helps us book better shows and get more press. So please ‘Like’ our facebook page, and share it.

Thanks for all the support!

STAMFORD: Nov 26th, Sat: Seaside Tavern
NEW YORK: Dec 1st, Thu: Arlene’s Grocery (w. Reserved for Rondee)

See you on the Outside…

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September Newsletter: Big Mosey Is Back From Norway

posted 2011.09.09 fri 1:35p

Evan and Matt at Punch in Sjoa, Norway

August saw Big Mosey adventuring to Norway. What a beautiful country! We played in Oslo, the small rafting town of Sjoa, and Trondheim. Besides these excellent nights, we traveled around the country side with friends and new friends. If you are ever in the area, the folks over at the Student Society in Trondheim can celebrate an evening like you wouldn’t believe. [Click here for more photos]

Now we’re back in New York, getting ready for some local shows. The big show is Arlene’s Grocery on Thursday Sept 15th, with the whole schedule being:

Sept 10th, Sat: Branded Saloon in Brooklyn
Sept 15th, Thu: Arlene’s Grocery in Manhattan
Sept 24th, Sat: Local 269 in Manhattan

Lastly, we received a great review recently, real kind words:

“It is quite rare for me to write about an act that is unsigned. If I do, then I feel that it must be an act that I must share with you. This is Big Mosey…Get yourself signed, Big Mosey, because I want more of the same please.” -Joseph McLean, The True Joe 90 [Read the full review here: http://bit.ly/pqtI2T]

See you on the Outside…

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Jumping on the Foster the People Bandwagon

posted 2011.05.12 thu 12:09p

first thing’s first. have you checked out Foster the People? their first single, Pumped Up Kicks, for their upcoming album was released back in October. check it out:

what an odd track – it’s so much fun but the lyrics are pretty dark…i mean how do they make a playful video for song about an angry kid who wants to shoot up his school? well clearly i’m into it…

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March Newsletter: Big Mosey’s Album Release on April 14th

posted 2011.04.03 sun 11:43a

Homeward At Daybreak

Two big events to announce in the life of Big Mosey’s new EP, Homeward At Daybreak.

1. For you New Yorkers (or anybody who needs an excuse to come to New York): Our Album Release Show is on April 14th at Arlene’s Grocery, and everybody who joins us will get a copy of the new album. This is the Big Night so please help us spread the word. The details are:

Big Mosey @ Arlene’s Grocery
95 Stanton St., New York, NY
Thurs, April 14th, 8:30p
$8 cover includes our new album
rsvp on facebook

2. And for everybody: Homeward At Daybreak will be available on April 1st at all those digital store locations you internet people tend to frequent (iTunes and Amazon).

As always, you can listen to the tracks (and become a fan) on facebook: http://listn.to/BigMosey

You have all been splendid…I’ll see you on the Outside.

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Stamford Advocate Review and Show

posted 2011.02.25 fri 12:40p

Big Mosey is throwing our CD Release show at the Seaside Tavern (10p) tonight for our new EP, Homeward At Daybreak, and we just got an interview in the Stamford Advocate:

Jacob and crew meet those travails – from the pressures of day-to-day existence to the fragmented nature of modern society – head on.  Flanked by Jacob’s gravelly baritone, the group churns out gritty, feverish alt-rock stabs that summon backwoods Southern blues and dense slogging funk.

-Scott Gargan, Stamford Advocate, “Big Mosey’s Long Walk Back to Stamford”

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January Newsletter: Big Mosey’s First Record!

posted 2011.01.30 sun 7:04p

Homeward At Daybreak

through many Months of shows, emails, studios, Spontaneous Dance Parties, long drives, and Barefoot Winter Runs, i’ve been looking toward this moment. there is a Record, and it is Big Mosey’s first record. we’re calling it “Homeward At Daybreak” (and you can too).

we were aided by the masterful Jeremy Sklarsky (producer of the Freelance Whales album), as Matt, Tom, Dave, and I sculpted our favorite live tunes into Permanent Fixtures.

You can listen to all four tracks on facebook, and if you love it as much as we hope you will, please become a fan:

“Homeward At Daybreak” will be available for your ipods, cars, Lighthouses, and latenight gatherings by mid-February, and we will be hosting a slew of cd release Parties in New York, Boston, and Stamford (details to be announced soon).

be well and i’ll see you on the Outside.

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