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Interview with Moorea & Tarik on Muzik Reviews.com http://www.muzikreviews.com/moetarinterview.php
MoeTar Signs with Magna Carta Records. See more on MoeTar with Magna Carta here: http://magnacarta.net/moetar/
"MoeTar , you rock our socks"
- Tranquilizer Records Radio
THANK YOU to our Tour Kickstarter funders!
K u r t M a t s o n
Arthur Lebofsky . Kate and Rush Manbert
Anne DeChelbor . Brian Pate . Giovanna Taormina Glen Price . Leslie & Alan . Cameron Tina Fluhart Mark Bernfield . Neeebs . Ted Brinkey . Tom Dreyer
Andrea & Ken Boone . Adrian Cockcroft . Amber Yada . Bev Shwert . Cheryl & Steve Dickason . Carolyn Svenson . Cathy Youngling . Craig Silvestri . Craig . Daryl Burch . David Wiens Debi Byrd . Denise Scatena . Dennis Naranche . Desiree McCloskey . Felix Muzquiz . Gloria Amaral . Ian Carss . Joan Simone . Joshua Hegg . Joyce Applen . Karyn O'Mohundro Lindy Emrich . Maria Michener . Mark Chapman . Michael Cohen Michael Heulitt . Pam George . Rich Poston . Roland Erwin Stephane Peter . Steve Barbour . Steve Mahnken . Steve Kirk Tadashi Nagasaka . Timothy Hill . Vance Dickason . Andrew Keegan . Assaf Vestin . Audio Vidya . Blair Odom . Catherine Gubman . Catherine Wong . Chris Roche . Dominic Becking . Jason . Jacob Mandel . John White . Judi Land . Mike Miskovsky . Rick Greenwell . Steve Kessler . Fred Raimondi . Toby Driver
Thank you to our tour mates, miRthkon. A special thank you to Brian Kenney Fresno for his booking and touring expertise. We salute you! And thanks goes to Magna Carta for their support.
August Eastern US Tour 2012
Sat. Aug 11: Baltimore MD at The Orion
Sun. Aug 12: New York, NY at New Spectrum
Mon. Aug 13: New York, NY at Pianos
Tue. Aug 14: Sellersville, PA at Sellersville Theater
Wed. Aug 15: Rochester, NY at Loving Cup
Thurs. Aug 16: Columbus, OH at Bernies Distillery
Fri. Aug. 17: Madison, WI at The Wisco
Sat. Aug 18: Chicago, IL at Swerp Mansion March 31st 2012
We've released our first official music video for Butchers of Baghdad. It's featured on the home page and on the music page of our site. Let us know what you think!
February 14, 2012
Moe and Tar did a Skype Interview with Christen LaFond from MuzikReviews.com. See what they had to say on the next album, the story of how MoeTar got started and even thoughts on American Idol. http://www.muzikreviews.com/moetarinterview.php
January 24, 2012
THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! MoeTar has signed with Magna Carta Records. http://www.magnacarta.net/
We are now part of the Magna Carta family. MC is re-releasing the first album that we put out, From These Small Seeds. Next, they will be supporting us in the recording of our next two albums, we hope to start recording album number two in the Spring of 2012. About half the songs are written, now we just need to write the other half and learn them all inside and out. :)
So, there will be much more news to come on his subject. We're very excited to be working with Magna Carta. To see the MoeTar page on the Magna Carta site visit: http://magnacarta.net/moetar/
January 16, 2012
First of all, today is my birthday (it's Moorea). Happy Birthday Me!
Secondly today is also our first full day back in town after opening up for the Allan Holdsworth band in Wittier, California which was AMAZING! There are a lot of pictures posted from different people that attended the show on the CalProg website at http://calprog.com/ahbmotar_pics.htm
CalProg put on the show and rocked it. They put us up in a nice hotel where we were able to go to the gym and the pool before hand which is a HUGE luxury, they put out a nice spread of food, we got a nice long sound check - we got the works. Musical highlights included Tarik and Matt Lebofsky jamming out with Virgil Donati after sound check as a "warm up" to the show that night. There was a separate stage sound tech from the house sound tech which is not ever to be taken for granted - it's super helpful! We played 2 new song, 4 total that are not recorded. We are practicing/fleshing out the new material so we can start recording our next album as soon as possible. We felt really good about our set which is all I'll ever ask for - anything on top of that is frosting. Then we sat at the back of the theater and watched the vicious Allan Holdsworth, Virgil Donati, Jimmy Haslip and Dennis Hamm rip it up on stage. They were over the top crazy good.
The point of the story is that we had a great time, we love CalProg and we got to open for some famous and hugely talented people which is just fun! FUN!
Thanks everyone, Moorea (Moe)
November 30th, 2011
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October 22, 2011
MoeTar is in the wood shed. We're writing and learning tons of new music in order to start recording album number 2. However, we made our way out of the rehearsal space to play live down in Southern California at the end of September for another amazing CalProg night . We can't thank Jim and Pam from CalProg enough. They have been amazing supporters of ours and always put on a great show. They've posted some live clips from the night on their website: http://calprog.com/
We LOVE CalProg!!!!!!
July 10, 2011
Creative Music Has a Home in Mill Valley
Once upon a time, Marin was the hotspot for new, exciting, and transformational music. The Jefferson Airplane owned a house in San Anselmo where people like Van Morrison, The Grateful Dead, David Crosby, and Jimmy Hendrix were likely to stop in and soak up the creative energy that seeped from the walls. Nearby Maria Muldaur and Booker T. were creating musical history. In the days before electronic bombardment, people were hungry for something fresh and emotional. Marin county put itself on the musical map forever altering the course of our musical paradigm.
While there may still be bright lights of creativity burning out there, the pressures of modern economic life put a serious damper on such endeavors. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the music scene today with clubs closing left and right and bands being granted the opportunity to play based not on their musicianship but rather based on how many drinks their audience will purchase.
To tackle this issue head on, a couple of Mill Valley musicians have created a space for that inspired spirit to have a venue. Marin Creative Space as described by co-founder Michael Lamacchia was designed for stimulating individuals creativity to flow unencumbered by the commercial interests of traditional venues. MCS will provide artists a creative space that is influenced only by what the artists chooses and in the process foster a greater sense of community amongst the participants, both performers and audience. The other half of MCS is Mill Valley pastor and bassist Daniel Fusco. As accomplished musicians themselves, Michael and Daniel wanted to create a kid-friendly community-oriented space to hear exceptional music that exists outside the mainstream.
Both Michael and Daniel have paid their dues working the Marin music scene for many years and with the creation of MCS they wanted to give back to the community as well as try to cultivate the musical creativity and rawness that used to rule the north bay. The concerts are held at the Mill Valley Golf Courses clubhouse which offers an intimate and woodsy setting thats perfect for audiences to settle in and sample what creativity lurks on the local scene.
The next show on July 22nd features an East Bay rock band called MoeTar fronted by female vocalist and Marin native Moorea Dickason. Moorea is known for her work impersonating virtually every female pop/rock vocalist of the modern era for the video games Garage Band, Guitar Hero, and Karaoke Revolution. The five-piece ensemble is comprised of 5 all-star musicians performing totally original and ambitious art rock that echoes back to the days of bands like Yes, Genesis, and King Crimson. MoeTars 2010 release From These Small Seeds ranked #4 on Southern Californias Progressive Rock network CalProg. CalProgs founder Papa J said of MoeTar, sounding original is not very common...but these guys do...theres something in the water up there in Oakland....
The MCS gives bands like MoeTar an opportunity to share with the community some really powerful and inspired ideas that dont fit in the box. The musical spirit of Marin is still alive, well, and flourishing, but without a venue for it no one would know.
~Matthew Charles Heulitt
April 5, 2011
BIG NEWS EVERYONE!!!
MoeTar has the great honor of opening for Sleepytime Gorilla Museum this Sunday at The Independent in SF! SGM is playing two shows back to back on Sunday and these will be the final performances ever by this epic band. MoeTar will be playing an opening set for the matinee show at 3pm.
Get your tickets now!
April 5, 2011
We've added new videos from our last live show at The Blue Macaw on March 31st to our YouTube Channel. See us do our thing here: http://www.youtube.com/MoeTarMusic
April 2, 2011
Thanks to Jylane and the crew at Tranquilizer Records for playing Infinitesimal Sky on Tranquilizer Records Radio show on April 4th. It's the first track on the show and they had some nice words to say about it. We love you Canada!
Listen to the show here:
March 15, 2011
Matt Fidler from the Natinoally Syndicated public radio program,UnderCurrents came to our live show on March 31st at The Starry Plough in Berkeley and he liked it enough to add Butchers of Baghdad to their playlists. UnderCurrents airs on about 80 stations around the Country from 1 to 70 hours per week. HUGE Thank You to Matt! Check out UnderCurrents Radio here: www.undercurrentsradio.ne