Thursday, November 4, 2010

Season of the Crypt/Harvest : Accomplished//Emeralds in Oberlin Friday + Extra Mo Gigs

hey everyone! we have crash landed back home in cleveland, what an insanely fun tour!
a billion thanks to caribou and everyone who helped us out on this one!! :))))
lots to report that i cant even think of right now, will be posting some tour vids and whatnot soon. but the business at hand is TOMORROW NIGHT NOVEMBER 5th at the Sco: Oberlin, OH:::

Emeralds & Puffy Aereolas 10pm

also Monday Night November 8th @ Cool Ranch - Cleveland, OHIO


DJ ROAD CHIEF aka DJ DIET SQUIRT monday night RAW jams.

and and and and also!!!


with CHARLES BERLITZ on the dark disco train!

all gigs will rule so make sure to come check something out!

more info soon!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

EMERALDS FALL 2K10 TOUR....its goin down...

ohhh!!! yeah baby you know its about to go down....were hittin the road for some euro zones and a hefty US/Canadian tour with CARIBOU, gonna be quite a quest so make sure you come see whats poppin. yeah baby.

note: european dates are NOT with caribou.

9-11 Riga, Latvia - Skaņu Mežs Festival
9-16 Oslo, Norway - Ultima Festival
9-19 Boston, MA - Paradise &
9-22 New York, NY - Webster Hall &
9-23 Washington, DC - Black Cat &
9-25 Urbana-Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Music Festival &
9-26 Chicago, IL - Metro &
9-27 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue &
9-28 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Center &
9-30 Edmonton, AB - Starlite &
10-1 Calgary, AB - Republik &
10-3 Vancouver, BV - Vogue &
10-4 Seattle, WA - Showbox &
10-5 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom &
10-6 San Francisco, CA - Regency &
10-8 Los Angeles, CA - Music Box &
10-9 Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse &
10-11 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge &
10-12 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre &
10-15 Lisbon, Portugal - TBC
10-16 Hasselt, Belgium - Kunstencentrum Belgie
10-17 London, England - TBC
10-19 Prague, Czech Republic - TBC
10-20 Rome, Italy - TBC
10-21 Milan, Italy - TBC
10-22 Graz, Austria - Elevate Festival
10-23 Krakow, Poland - Unsound Festival
10-30 Asheville, NC - Moog Festival
10-31 Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle &

& w/caribou!!!

and look out for that new solo album, "Living with Yourself", DROPPIN october 1st on Editions Mego. come to the gig and grab a copy early!!!

see you soon!! ; D

Monday, August 23, 2010

oh bummer, end of summer! party and gigs

alright so the cleveland summer months are coming to a close, got a sick couple gigs this weekend to help toast to the dogs of the sun, check it!!!


HEADBOGGLE (california synth freakout)
OUTER SPACE (cleveland synth freakout)
FRAGMENTS (fragMENT? half the horsepower but kicking just as much ass freakout)
DREADED (father tusco, brain melting dino chemicals, akron urban legend)

party saturation by dj road chief, last bash for a whiiiiiiiiiiiile!!!



FIELDED (chicago)
PIMLO (cleveland)
MARK MCGUIRE (cleveland)
w/ DJ El Jefe

come get your sizzle on! both nights will be SICK! : D

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August 14th//Portland//Inner Tube Bash

late summer vacation days begin and the inner tube sessions have been booked! heading to portland for many-a-good-time, including a gig with the legendary SMEGMA!

AUGUST 14TH @ WORK/SOUND 820 SE Alder st. Portland, OR


: O

this will be a sick party and im real stoked so come out and have fun with us!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

road chief guest dj'ing on WCSB CLEVELAND tuesday august 3rd!! today!

hey hey tuesday august 3rd from 1pm to 3pm eastern standard time, i will be spinning some records on WCSB CLEVELAND 89.3 FM. everybody tune in, and if youre not in cleveland you can stream it live by going here:

expect some crispt soul and funk, smoooov r&b, and maybe some sneek peex at some new emeralds and a choice cut from "living with yourself" buchagoddatooninn!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


today is a great day! my "first" record (first because in my mind it is my first full-length straight-to-vinyl/cd real real album album) has been announced and is now available for preorder at
"Living With Yourself" is a record that has been building in my mind for years now, and was recorded over a period of seven months in 2009. these songs were inspired by my family, the friends i've known the best throughout my life, and everything that has led me to where i am right now. musically as well, i feel like all my cdrs and cassettes thus far have led up to making this record. needless to say i'm very excited about this one!
label announcement and preorder HERE:
edition of 1000 lps and digipack cd.

and the LP reissue of my 2008 chondritic sound cassette "off in the distance" is now available at

edition of 500 lps.

Monday, July 19, 2010


debut live set tonight by me and julians band AMAZING BIRTHS at TURNUP RECORDS in KENT. also performing are:

Criminals (chicago)
Mossy Throats (everybodys favorite dan)
Sky Limousine (sky limousine)
Fragments (you know the zone)
starts around 10 pm bring some loot for the out of towners. this will be a super good time. very stoked!
see ya there!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


all heads report to now thats class tonight for night 2 of champagne of fests, spex::

1:00 - End Emeralds - Main
12:25 - 12:55 Naked Island - Basement
11:55 - 12:20 J Guy Laughlin Jr + Mike Forbes - Bar
11:20 - 11:50 Nautical Almanac - Main
10:50 - 11:15 Teeth Collection - Basement
10:20 - 10:45 Plasmic Formations - Basement
9:45 - 10:15 Bee Mask - Main
9:15 - 9:40 Hunted Creatures Trio - Bar
8:45 - 9:10 Mike Shiflet - Main
8:15 - 8:40 Fragments + Moth Cock - Basement
7:50 - 8:10 Fluxmonkey - Main
7:25 - 7:45 Jerk - Bar
7:00 - 7:20 Beard of Chipmonks - Main

road chief bumpers and grinders throughout the night, and maybe an encore hot air balloon ride video sess?? gonna be a blast so i hope to see YOU THERE!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

dj road chief NORTH COAST SMOOTHIES mixxxxx

new road chief super sizzler mix for all the summer bunnies out there. cool down those sticky humid day vibes with this collection of the smoothest jams this side of lake erie.

mix includes:
karyn white
tammy lucas & teddy riley
montell jordan featuring shaunta
r. kelly
mariah carey
toni braxton
mo thugs family
keith sweat
+ much more!
++ electronic mood swings from:
michel redolfi
outer space
luc ferrari
telecult powers
morton subotnick
joji yuasa
amazing births
herbert eimert
francois bayle
tod dockstader

download link is below. let the breeze in and enjoy!

tons more shit coming sooooo soon!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

OFF IN THE DISTANCE LP coming soon!!!!!

Mark McGuire - "Off In The Distance" LP
coming late july 2010 on CYLINDRICAL HABITAT MODULES edition of 500 copies.

stay tuned.

Monday, July 5, 2010


yo to all my eskimo pies trying not to melt in this heat! keep it live!!

big party tuesday night at the cool ranch, kickin' off the caboladies/radio people tour, gonna be a sick time here's the jams:::::::
holy shit thats a lot of bands!! road chief will be supplying the midsummers nights smoothies for optimum cool-downs, some assembly required.
also it is mr. goldbizzys birthday! so somebody bake a cake!
surfs up at 10pm, bring your own birdseed.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tuesday//Hair Police//Stellar OM Source//DJ Road Chief//Cool Ranch

john sam and jordan at the threshold of insanity. how low can you bro??

ok so the tuesday and wednesday cool ranch gigs have merged into one colossal party with somethin for everyone!! let's see that lineup!

Hair Police
Stellar OM Source
SFV Acid
Moth Cock
Eternity Zone
DJ Road Chief

will be bumpin those high octane rump roasters all night so come get fizzy. party starts around 10 bring a donation for the touring bands and all that jazzif!


Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chicago//This Weekend//Two Free Gigs!!

saddling up with goldberg and hitting chicago this weekend for a TRUE memorial day bash, only the strong will survive!

the set at the beauty bar will be a mcguire/road chief collab set. for the first time ever! and maybe the last...??? gonna be thoroughly weird! come out and shake it!! you know what im talkin about.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Distro Orders Sent/Between Family/Things Fall Apart/Vacation Days/Pearl Drills out now!

So all distro orders of the new titles are en route, look for the new titles soon at:

Eclipse Records, Mimaroglu Music Sales, Tomentosa Records, and for UK/European crews Volcanic Tongue.

There will be a major update on the WAGON page of all the new releases, a heavy batch this time, and lots more to come soon!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

saturday night//brooklyn//dj road chief!

good morning class. this saturday night at Port d'Or (
in brooklyn::

May 15th
Tiger Hatchery
Spencer Yeh
Tetsuo Rebirth
DJ Road Chief

you know what to do....come party!! gonna be sick. mister witchbeams bday!

distro orders are going out tomorrow, for sure!! will post about that too though...

Sunday, May 2, 2010


hey here's an interview i did recently for sweet and sound magazine.


releases should be out this week i promise!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Oberlin//Saturday Night//Zola Jesus

hey everyone! tomorrow night in oberlin i will be opening up for ZOLA JESUS at the fairchild chapel in oberlin.

the show starts promptly at 9 and will be over by 11. it's FREE so everyone come out, will be a good time!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Party Tonight! Golden Introductions

heyyyy everyone i know its wednesday but dont let that stop you from coming out to cool ranch for:

CRAZY DREAMS BAND ( members of lexie mountain girls + mouthus, holy mountain records from Baltimore)
FORM A LOG (members of god willing, new flesh, social junk - tape collage *great stuff* from Philidelphia)
TWILIGHT TURTLE STARGUIDE (cleveland homegirls)

mix and mingle chris cringle jams by DJ ROAD CHIEF as well. be there at 10 bring a little somethin for the touring bands and get ready to rock! and nuggetrons

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spain / release delays

the mysterious white chee

leaving for spain tomorrow, going to be a blast so everyone come to the fests! dates are on the wagon page. we'll be back around the 25th and hopefully then i'll be able to drop all the new jams. still waiting on the tapes for my new "between family" ep, and as soon as i get those its on!

here's what will be droppin'::

"Between Family" c30 - recorded december 09 and jan 10, the first jam i recorded when i got home and then some of the first jams with my new guitar. heavy parts and super clean chords. been tryin to get this one out for a minute!

1. Over the Water (3:54)

2. Through Icy Windows (9:13)

3. Between Family (14:36)

"Things Fall Apart" cdr - recorded live at home january 2010. dark bummer guitar, lonely winter music.

1. Things Fall Apart (21:46)

2. Inside Where It's Warm (13:29)

"Vacation Days" cdr - slightly optimistic springtime guitar-synth music recorded march 2010. weird new guitar sounds!

1. While It Lasted (12:03)

2. Vacation (7:11)

3. Home Again (11:07)

4. Now That It's Over (9:27)

these will only be available through distros, so no need to email me for copies, thanks! i wanted to get them to all distros at the same time, so i will post when they are all sent, should be around april 26th.
oh yeah and i have a new tape on durable stimuli check to get a copy.
and look out for the new AMAZING BIRTHS cassette on cylindrical habitat modules dropping soon

ok see you soon bye!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


everybody grab donations a 12 pack and a sack and head to the o toole ranch tonight!

sick party coming from::





ADRIAN (jerk dude)



party starts around 11. bring donations for the touring bands. saddle up pepper!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

tour: RULED! // new releases coming super soon!

hey crewers. had such an amazing weekend tour with sam and telecults , infinite thanks to everyone who helped set up the shows, played, threw down on pizza, packed one, and to all the heads for coming to the shows and partying with us! had so much fun! western mass crew does not mess around!! heres some vids from the hampshire show:::

radio people (sam goldberg)


telecult powers

its like you were there! and no cover charge!

still havent gotten my new releases out to distros, have been waiting on my new EP "between family", we've had some troubles with the cassettes. i wont be selling copies through the blog, but all the new titles will be in distros soon, and i will post so you all know when to grip!

Emeralds Spain gigs next week and other news on the wagon page, and so much more news to unfold in the next couple weeks. gonna be a crazy spring!!!!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sam Goldberg // Mark McGuire // Telecult Powers mini-tour this weekend!!!

greetings all! dont know why i slacked so bad on posting this, BUUUUT....

goin out with sam and the telecults this weekend for some gigs! gonna rule so everyone come out and party!

here's the zones:

Thursday April 1st, Death By Audio Brooklyn, NY

w/ Human Teenager (prehistoric blackout + gary war)

Friday April 2nd, Wesleyan College, Middleton, CT

w/ Metacomet

Saturday April 3rd, Hampshire College, Northampton, MA

Sunday April 4th, Bard College, NY

yeah gonna be a super fun weekend im real stoked so everybody come out!

gonna have some essssscloooooosive copies of my new releases + a goldberg/mcguire

tour split! : O

see you there!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

show sunday in oberlin CANCELLED! columbus tonight!

balmorhea had to cancel their tour, including the oberlin show sunday. super bummed, was gettin ready to JAM!! oh well these things happen. best regards to them in their troubles.


tonight (2/25) in columbus at SKYLAB:




havent been to skylab in a while, come shake your brain out all over the floor!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

unreleased tracks + music videos

hello everyone!
just wanted to post some videos i put together for some new tracks that i dont really plan on releasing at the present time.super primitive software style. here they are:

cause and effect:

the instinct (excerpt):

im gonna do a bunch more so stay tooned to the party frequencies channel.
hope you enjoy!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Guitar Meditations vol. II / Language Barrier US Edition out now!

hey everyone! i have recently finished the production of the US edition of "Language Barrier" as well as the brand new "Guitar Meditations Vol. II" double disc. very excited about these!

Mark McGuire - "Language Barrier" cdr - US Edition - recorded fall 2009 in antwerp, belgium, these are songs about being out of your element, a stranger in a new town, and trying to navigate a world you're still trying to figure out. nervous alienated guitar solos trying to break through and live in harmony. as the world gets bigger i get smaller and smaller.

color covers in black plastic cases. edition of 73 copies. available through distros only.

track list:

1. uneasy street (9:58)

2. mind games (10:26)

3. ice land air (2:10)

4. language barrier (15:17)

Mark McGuire - "Guitar Meditations vol. II" 2xcdr - recorded at the same time and in the same place as "language barrier", these songs reflect the other side of the experience of the individuals journey. each disc contains an hour of relaxed moments and stretched out thoughts. the cover is a postcard of a cathedral that was down the street from where we were living, that we would see almost everyday. there is true inspiration in the architecture, and a lot of energy gained by being in such a beautiful part of the world. this is me channeling that energy into my guitar, or at least trying to!

color covers in thick black plastic cases. edition of 200. available through distros only.

track list;

disc one:

1. beneath the bells (30:09)

2. wandering memory (29:55)

disc two:

1. escape (20:15)

2. postcard (8:24)

3. in the architecture (11:39)

4. far away (19:49)

distros cleaned me out this time, so i have no copies for sale! but they will be available immediatedly or very soon through:
Eclipse Records (sold out)

Mimaroglu Music Sales

Hanson Records

Tomentosa Records

the new guitar meditations will also be available in the UK through:

Volcanic Tongue

Second Layer Records

to those who have already emailed me about copies: i have you covered you will hear back from me asap. thanks!

but to everyone else please do not email me for copies of these i am totally out. they distros should have you set. lots of music in the works right now, expect new releases soon!

cavs game was intense last night!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fall Euro Tour Photos

hey, i figured i'd post some pictures of some of the cool places we got to visit during our time in europe this fall, even though i missed all the best things and didn't get all of the cities we went to. derp. it was an amazing trip, thanks to everyone who helped get us over there and for everyone that put us up or chilled with us. much love to the antwerp crew, best party crew in the world!

stockholm, sweden sept. 09
copenhagen, denmark sept. 09

(jam attic) antwerp, belgium sept. 09

(jim morrison) paris, france nov. 09

(frederic chopin) paris, france nov. 09

(fried banana desert) angers, france nov. 09

angers, france nov. 09

(chicken chips) france nov. 09

capbreton, france nov. 09

(radio spot) coimbra, portugal nov. 09

coimbra, portugal nov. 09

coimbra, portugal nov. 09

(pre party) coimbra, portugal nov. 09

spain nov. 09

spain nov. 09

madrid, spain nov. 09

spain nov. 09

barcelona, spain nov. 09

(park guell) barcelona, spain nov. 09

lyon, france nov. 09

(top drinks of the world) lyon, france nov. 09

berlin, germany nov. 09

(hauschildt, warwick, mcguire) berlin, germany nov. 09

berlin, germany nov. 09

(lil panini) antwerp, belgium nov. 09

(villa delphia) antwerp, belgium dec. 09

antwerp, belgium dec. 09

lausanne, switzerland dec. 09

thanks to everyone in all these places for such a killer time!

great times were also had in:
oslo, norway
liege, belgium
brussels, belgium
san sebastian, spain
lisbon, portugal
porto, portugal
milan, italy
frankfurt, germany
so thanks to everyone who we chilled with there too!
guitar meditations vol. 2 coming super super soon! peace!!