Saturday, December 17, 2011

THIS IS FOR YOU - happy holidays from the road chief

seasons greetings everyone, got some yuletide cheer to spread around so get your download finger ready:

no christmas event will be complete without it!
jump in road chief's sleigh and take off for a smooth ride through the river and over the woods to christmas'ss house and beeeyon'd


happy holidays from me to you!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Due to troubles attaining an artist visa i sadly had to cancel my participation in the NOVAS FREQUENCIAS FESTIVAL in RIO DE JANEIRO this coming week. i was really looking forward to visiting Brazil, and have been asked to play the festival next year, so hopefully second time is a charm!

i will, however, be performing FRIDAY DECEMBER 16th at KELLY'S OLYMPIAN in downtown Portland. here's the info for the show:

Friday, December 16th
Self Presents
Mark McGuire (of Emeralds)
The Luna Moth
Lowmen Markos
Yards (mem sndtrkr & Southerly)
@ Kelly's Olympian (426 SW Washington, PDX)
8:00 PM doors, 9:00 PM show
$6.00 advance/day of, 21+

should be a weird night in a weird zone, hope to see you there!

Monday, November 14, 2011


hey all,
been back from tour for a bit, what an amazing time!
the amazing times have kept rolling and lots of things are in the works right now. inner tube is in its final stages of preparation and will be hitting the streets soon, so stay stoked for that.
in the immediate future, this saturday the crew's gonna head up to OLYMPIA, WA for a sick house jammer, here's the lineup::


local bands LEVEL ANCHORAGE AND POLLY DARTON are also scheduled to make appearances.
the address is 1325 West Bay Drive.
we will be making this party pop, so come out and make this a real rager! my first time in olympia, so represent for your city!

lots more coming up, including my visit to RIO DE JANEIRO next month for the NOVAS FREQUENCIAS FESTIVAL!
see you soon!

above photo: j. witscher @ hotel california's hollywood halloween spectacular

Sunday, September 4, 2011


ey everyone,
my new album, "GET LOST" will be out soon. here is a video i made for the title track, filmed this summer in portland, westlake, and beyond..the video for the second "sangle" will be in the works soon, so be on the lookout!

also i will be playing some dates in europe next month, come check it out!!

10 @ unsound festival, krakow (PL)
13 @ loppen, copenhagen (DK)
14 @ shacklewell arms, london (UK)

and come tomorrow, emeralds will be shipping off for a heavy euro tour, and we'd better see you there!

06.09 @ Rhiz, Vienna (Austria)
07.09 @ Postgarage, Graz (Austria)
08.09 @ Kino Siska, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
09.09 @ A4, bratislava (Slovakia)
10.09 @ Venetian Industries Festival, Venice (Italy)
11.09 @ Bestival, Isle of Wight (United Kingdom)
13.09 @ Clandestino, Faenza (Italy)
14.09 @ Circolo degli Artisti, Roma (Italy)
15.09 @ Circolo Caracol, Pisa (Italy)
16.09 @ MITO Festival - Hiroshima mon Amour, Torino (Italy)
17.09 @ TBA, Parma (Italy)
19.09 @ Charada, Madrid (Spain)
20.09 @ Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
21.09 @ Apolo 2, Barcelona (Spain)
22.09 @ Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin (Germany)
23.09 @ Numusic Festival, Stavanger (Norway)
24.09 @ Whelan's Dublin (Eire)
25.09 @ Union Chapel, London (United Kingdom)
30.09 @ Rumor Festival, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
01.10 @ Radio Wave Stimul Festival, Prague (Czech Republic)

keep it sick! lots more happening this fall..

Thursday, August 18, 2011

new sound could page//Another Dead End EP streamies

hey dergs i just got one of those sound cloud pages to post some of my unreleased and weird tracks. started it off with my unreleased "another dead end" EP which contains the first incantation of the song "another dead end" off of my new record, "Get Lost", at that time known as "the body in question", as well as five other unreleased tracks mainly using guitar with no delay effects or loops, save the guitar-synth drifter "absolutely". calm mornings receiving terrible news, saying goodbye to dear friends, and other summer colors dedicated to the late great G Unit: Grady and Geordie.
hope you enjoy!

stream "Another Dead End"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


everyone grab yor gun and head to OBOE (8308 Lake Ave,CLE) friday! haley and i gon be bumpin jams all night, tryin to get faded and see some cleveland crews, so come hang and shake somethin!

and of course everyone better make it out to the happy dog sunday::


will be a fantastic show no doubt, get your bird brain pecked out!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

new album "GET LOST" coming soon//BODY WASH 2K11 MIX

heyy! Editions Mego has just announced that my new album "GET LOST" is slated for release in September. I am really psyched for this one to drop, been working on it for over a year now! you can pre-order it now at, or wait for actual release in september. for American heads, it will be available through forced exposure at a good domestic rate.

and in the meantime, wrap your ears around the new road chief end of summer mixtape BODY WASH 2K11, with all the hottest jams for all your sun-baked, half fried afternoons and early evening post-herbal essences shower scrunchie cool down sessions..

part one : sleeping alone :

part two : blisssssssssss :

stay tuned for much, much more!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer of Grub and other news

hey everyone, hope your summers are going great!
been super busy and havent posted anything in a while, the emeralds tour in may was amazing, thanks to everyone who we encountered on that trip, especially hector for the warning!
also "hobo with a synthesizer" night at the hollywood theater in portland was a huge success, was really psyched to be a part of that. footage maybe coming soon? that would be cool...
also in the last couple months the "Trouble Books & Mark McGuire" and The Amazing Births - "Younger Moon" LPs both dropped, which im super psyched about so make sure to get your ears on copies naaaow!
been working hard finishing up my new solo record which will be out on Editions Mego later this year..more info on that soon..very stoked.
and yes, it is confirmed that the third annual VOICE OF THE VALLEY festival will take place in beautiful Pentress, West Virginia on August 26-28 2011. lineup to be announced soon, but will no doubt be an awesome time. much more info on that developing soon, will keep you in the loop!
been snagging tons of sick records lately too, so new road chief mixes are brewin up, will pop off in no time.
stay cool! and keep it hot!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


hey dudes, this is a little late since we're already in copenhagen, out of our brains already, but were touring europe until june 1st! first gig in stockholm was great, and the rest of the shows promise to be wild come out to a show and check the jams!
here's where we'll be:

MAY 2011
14th Hornstull Strand Etablissement, Stockholm (Sweden)
15th Loppen, Copenhagen (Denmark)
16th Musikcaffeen Aarhus (Denmark)
17th De Kreun Kortrjik (Belgium)
18th Indiestad Festival - OT301, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
20th Anciènne Belgique, Brussels (Belgium)
21st Village Underground, London (United Kingdom)
22nd Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (United Kingdom)
23rd The Arches, Glasgow (United Kingdom)
24th Whelan's, Dublin (Eire)
26th Primaverasound Festival, Barcelona (Spain)
27th Sonique Villette Festival, Paris (France)
28th Audiovisiva Festvial, Milan (Italy)
30th Circolo Caracol, Pisa (Italy)
1st June @ Astra, Berlin (Germany) with Caribou

got copies of the new 2xcd "young person's guide" and johns got all the new spectrum spools stuff so come hit us uuuuuuuuuuuuuup!

see you somewhere

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


thaaaat's right! VDSQ Records has lassoed its top artists and we're set to hit the west coast starting MAY 1st!!



each player representing a slightly different corner of contemporary guitar music, this tour will celebrate acoustic guitar for all its intricacies and simplicities.

may 1st- seattle at the rendevouz 10 pm
may 3rd- san fran at the hemlock
may 4th- los angeles at show cave
may 5th- san diego at tin can ale house
may 6th- visalia at howie and sons
may 7th- oakland at mama buzz early show 6pm
may 8th- portland at the woods

more info elsewhere, this will be a truly unique tour so make sure to check it out! my vdsq record was just repressed and will be available once again at the shows (and on the vdsq website).

ALSO euro-heads get stoked! emeralds european tour is only a few short weeks away..dates to be posted soon! or available at


Friday, April 22, 2011

Bizzy Bone//Stuff//Light Sleeper

hey there! it's been a minute since i've been able to post up, been a lot going on!
unsound nyc was great, thanks to alan, mat, matt, and harald for a really exciting weekend.
issue project show was great, and unless you've been under a slimy rock you caught the ship happens tour at a theater near you, what a sick time.
communikey festival in boulder also ruled, thanks to kate, mat (again!), and everyone else who helped out that weekend.
and most recently the show at the reed college chapel with eye myths, eternal tapestry, and lady shapes the other night was amazing! thanks to maddy for putting that one together!

coming very very soon is the VDSQ solo acoustic tour of the west coast, may 1st - 9th. going to make a separate post about that, will put that up this weekend.
and the collection of my early recordings "a young person's guide to mark mcguire" is out now!
holler at editions mego or forced exposure if you'd like a copy. or come to a show and get one!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Editions Mego announces: A Young Person's Guide to Mark McGuire//Available for Pre-Order

i know this is a little late, buuuuuuuut::
super excited to announce that Editions Mego is releasing a double CD collection of some of my favorite tracks from my past CDr and cassette releases, which will be hitting the streets soon as "A YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO MARK MCGUIRE"
go to and grip a copy now, shipping mid-april!!
really psyched!
more soon!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 16th//Blank Realms//Holocene

hey everyone!

thanks to daryl for throwing a sick party last night, what a great time! and make sure to pick up his new record on cylindrical habitat modules, it's a ripper..

march 16th at HOLOCENE in PORTLAND theres going to be an awesome show, so go to it!::

BLANK REALMS (australia)

MARK MCGUIRE (new in town)

EYE MYTHS (portland)

only 5 bucks so come get wild!!

and in the meantime check out episode one of SLURPEE and PIMPY guest dj show on KPSU from earlier today::

see ya soon!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

moving to portland/happy dog gig

hello friends

next week im moving out west to portland, OR.

seizing the opportunity to hang out with all my friends and everyone who has helped support

our music over the past years, we are having a show this saturday at the happy dog in west cleveland. i'll be performing with akron band TROUBLE BOOKS, we are working on a record that will be out in the coming months on Bark and Hiss Records and will be playing some jams we've been messing around with. they will also be playing a set on their own, and so will i!

it will be a fun and mellow night, ill also have a bunch of records and mixtapes and whatnot, hope to see ya there!

gna miss ya,

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Guest DJing on WCSB Cleveland tonight 1am EST

yeah gonna be hangin with ryan on the record exchange tonight on WCSB Cleveland 89.3 FM starting at 1am eastern standard time. Tune in or STREAM IT ONLINE!

will be spinnin some weird oldies, sick newbies, might bust some new solo & co. joints, and might tell a few bad jokes!

tune in and toon out!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Shows Column

hey not sure why i hadn't done this earlier but i added an "upcoming shows" column on the sidebar, so you dont have to search through posts to find gigs.

lots lots lots lots more news coming really soon!
bye now

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


hey all,

had a great time at the kent gig last week, thanks to the dudes for settin it up and for everyone who came out! this friday gonna be heading down to columbus to jam skylab for the crew, rolling heavy here's the lineup::



MOTH COCK (kent, OH bessssst bannnnnd in the lannnnnd)

COMET BODIES (cle/cbus synth treasures)

also there will be a lazer & fog/slow dance zone

donations greatly appreciated. guessing this starts at 10?

hope to see you there!

ps - why the dream team pic you (probably arent) ask(ing)? details at 11! ;/

Monday, January 24, 2011


got a new road chief mix up on the ROSE QUARTZ blog today, and it's a ripper.

go to and check it out!!!
and dont forget to come boogie down thursday night at bside! ragenomics

Thursday, January 20, 2011

upcoming gigs/parties

everybody bundle up and come out to these shows if you're in the area. next thusday night i'll be spinning intense jams from 10 til 2:30 at the Bside liquor lounge in cleveland heights, pretty sure there's no cover so come party down!
then february 5th at the stone tavern in kent i will be performing along with cleveland duo COMET BODIES which will rule no doubt. and mystery man to me local kent music scholar ADAM DAVIS comes reccommended by way of fairchild tapes and MOTH COCK, one of the sickest bands in ohio, so my guess is he's going to rip. i will also be lugging some of my busted ass record collection down there for some choice road chieferies, so bring your party hat.
is sure to be a blast! better see you there.
more news on upcoming releases and more soon!

Monday, January 10, 2011

DJ ROAD CHIEF live at Bside Lounge

YO! everybody make sure to come out for this, gonna rage this set bigtime!
road chief all nighter!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2k11! // Altered Zones Mix

hey everyone, hope you all had a nice holiday season and here's to a sick new year!
lots of plans for 2011, so stay tuned, toons!
and speaking of tunes, here's a mix i just did for the Altered Zones blog.
all of the road chief 2010 favorites, some you may recognize from the Unlocked Energy vol. 1 - 10 series or the North Coast Smoothies mix, and there are plenty of brand new rippers for your toasted domes.
and since they didnt post the tracklist, here it is for those inquiring::

windjammer - tossing and turning
chuckii booker - games
r kelly - bump and grind (remix)
alan silvestri - arthur's theme
mico wave - sleeping single
george duke - reach out
donna allen - serious
lalah hathaway - heaven knows
soul for real - if you want it
champaign - can you find the time?
magic lady - shake
firefly - stay
temper - no favors
stacey q - i love you (remix)
jak - head gamez
mico wave - instant replay
toni braxton - how many ways
mariah carey feat. krayzie bone & wish bone - breakdown
zapp & roger - slow and easy
blackstreet - before i let you go (remix)
the deele - working (9 to 5)

and for mobile jamming here it is for download:

lots more to come soon, peace!!