Tag: Insomniac Folklore

Songs About Roseburg, Oregon Spotify Playlist

Here is a spotify playlist of songs I’ve written about my hometown of Roseburg, Oregon. The community recently experienced a great loss from a horrific college shooting. Umpqua Community College was my first college and I have many memories from time spent on the campus. My heart is heavy.

Roseburg is the town Self Proclaimed Narcissist and I share with Insomniac Folklore & One-Eyed Doll. Some of these songs will be played on my upcoming tour with SPN in memory of those that were lost at Umpqua Community College. Our tour dates are below.

Friday, Oct 9 Kansas City, MO – Susan*
Saturday, Oct 10 Fairfield, Iowa – The Arbor*
Sunday, Oct 11 Chicago, IL – The Workshop*
Monday, Oct 12 Saginaw, MI – Counter Culture*
Tuesday, Oct 13 Grand Rapids, MI – Upper Room*
Wednesday, Oct 14 Kalamazoo, MI – Free Clinic*
Thursday, Oct 15 Lansing, MI – Church of 3 Cats*
Friday, Oct 16 MI – TBA *
Saturday, Oct 17 Taylor, MI – MOZUG’s 7871 Jackson St*
Sunday, Oct 18 Akron, OH – 1861 Newton St*
Monday, Oct 19 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto*
Tuesday, Oct 20 Cleveland, OH – House Show%
Wednesday, Oct 21 Columbus, OH – House With No Name%
Thursday, Oct 22 Indianapolis, IN – TBA%
Friday, Oct 23 St. Louis, MO – House Show%

*w/Self Proclaimed Narcissist
%w/Joshua Stephens

Tour Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/902458039839520/

Self Proclaimed Narcissist

Self Proclaimed Narcissist

Self Proclaimed Narcissist plays acoustic music that is 1 part brutal honesty, 1 part catchy and 1 part chaos. More inspired by noisy, grindcore bands and weirdos than the folky coffee shop circuit, Self Proclaimed Narcissist plays “honesty folk” complete with sound samples and broken strings.

Erik Carson (aka Self Proclaimed Narcissist) is from the same small Oregon town that Insomniac Folklore, One-Eyed Doll and I grew up in and it shows. We are all cut from the same maximum effort, audience connecting stock and a few years ago Erik and I released the Folklore, Narcissism and Destruction EP together with Insomniac Folklore.

Self Proclaimed Narcissist is currently on tour. Go to a show and scream-a-long!

For more info visit: selfproclaimednarcissist.com

Self Proclaimed Narcissist will be including the song St. Elmo on the Nate Allen Kickstarter Mixtape.

Below is Self Proclaimed Narcissist’s most recent and best album, I’m Afraid To Be Alive:

FFO: The Locust, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Listener

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Insomniac Folklore

Insomniac Folklore

“The members of Insomniac Folklore are a band of lovable hooligans that would probably be considered offensive, if only they weren’t so darned cute,” says their website. To that, I would lovingly add that they would probably be considered boring, if they weren’t so darned entertaining.  Offensive and boring are not words I would associate with this photogenic and quirky band of theatrical, artsy introverts.  Remember, it’s the quiet ones that come out of hiding and unleash pure genius when given a stage.

I’ve seen Insomniac Folklore more than any band on the planet and I am always happy to watch again! Dr. Folklore, a.k.a. Tyler Hentschel is the madman under the tophat. Tyler has had many an insomniac join his journey, but these days he is oft joined by his beautiful puppet wielding wife Adrienne. Her sister Amanda (the other beautiful girl in those fun videos) brings the bass.

We first met in junior high and most of our early musical adventures were together. We’d spend our lunch hours in high school listening to whatever music we could get our hands on. We especially loved The Beldings, MxPx, Havalina, 90 LB Wuss, Squad Five-O, Joy Electric, Ghoti Hook and other old school Tooth and Nail bands. Together we played nu-metal, then punk rock and now we both play twisted versions of folk.

Tyler’s been called a tantrum folk pioneer and often ventures into the steam punk and cabaret worlds, but I swear just about everybody can find one of his songs to love… and if that’s not enough Insomniac Folklore currently features a bubble-blowing singing sheep named Wallace. What is this world coming to? Check them out you won’t be disappointed.

Their song “Listen To Your Parents” will be on our Kickstarter Mixtape.

Insomniac Folklore will be on tour across the US starting Oct. 10th and will be joining Destroy Nate Allen for dates Oct. 17th through 26th!

More info can be found on insomniacfolklore.com