Roto's Magic Act

Roto’s Magic Act at Bowery Electric, Dec 3, 9PM

Can you predict the future? This Tuesday, Dec 3, at 9PM, I predict you may find yourself at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, to join Roto’s Magic Act, Faulkner, Louise Aubrie, Merrily & the Poison Orchard, and more in a stellar night of songs and surreal goings-on. Shall we test these pre-cognitive powers?

Happy Halloween!

In honor of Halloween, the Roto’s Magic Act website launches today, and here is the first song from the new album “Into The Unknown” called “Howling at the Moon.” It is an homage to the inner lives of werewolves and includes musicians who have played with Tom Waits, Tori Amos, and David Garza.

Oh, and a howling wolf. . . . You can hear it, howl and all, below.


My new album, “Into the Unknown,” was produced by Bryce Goggin (Spacehog, Joseph Arthur) and it’s a 14-song “continuous sound” concept album inspired by the likes of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and Beck’s “Mutations”; it’s a blend of power-pop, alt-country and art-rock . . . and tarot cards. We’re anticipating a Spring release for the full album, but will be releasing songs and videos from it—and select cover tunes—over the next few months.

The album is a trip, literally, through circus scenes, desert landscapes, southern bayous, exotic locales, and Brooklyn streets, all tied together by a collective of amazing musicians, including Shawn Pelton (SNL, Sheryl Crow), Matt Chamberlain (David Bowie), Julia Kent (Antony & the Johnsons), and a core band that includes NYC aces like Mike Chiavaro (Regina Spektor), Paul Amorese (Goodbye Motel), John Deley (Dido) and Dave Sherman (Robbers on High Street).

Have a sinister but safe Hallows Eve, and come out and see us on November 14th—it’s going to be quite a spectacle. I know—it’s in the cards. . .


International Pop Overthrow

Roto’s Magic Act will play the 2013 International Pop Overthrow Festival in New York!

The band plays on Thursday, November 14 @ Bar Matchless located at 557 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn, NY.

The cover is $10



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Howling At The Moon

Roto’s Magic Act’s new album “Into The Unknown” is now complete! You can hear the first track to be released from the Album “Howling at the Moon” Now!


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