The Rick Lopez Eventography

Things to Know:

Entries that are linked in the "what have I been doing" list below are creative performances, works, and projects that I was either at the center of, or directly involved in. Strewn about between these linked "events" are activities by others that I produced or presented, as well as other occurrences that had a direct influence on what I do.
  1. I started this on January 23, 2009, after talks with my wife Sandra, my son Aaron, and my sister Lisa. (Thank you!)
    Latest update: September 24, 2016, and still much remains to do...

  2. This is the first time I've ever stopped long enough to look back, and even though I've only gone through a hand-full of files among the four cabinets I have stuffed with them, I'm already surprised as hell.

  3. Why now? I've been searching for a way to organize the archives for years. Because I'm always forging ahead into the next thing that I have to do, the documentation has always been in such a deconstructed mess that I've feared no one would know what to make of most of it if I were to ever disappear. So this is my explanation. To my wife and my son and my sister, but also to my friends and all of the amazing creative folk that have helped me and created with me and inspired me to keep moving even though I'm always just so damned tired. I hope they'll all enjoy going through this as much as I'm enjoying putting it all together.

  4. All images bordered in red can be enlarged in a new image window. If you want them to.

Anyone who has news of events that I'm missing or have forgotten about, or any corrections, photographs, recordings, programs, anecdotes, appreciations, details, memories... Please don't hesitate to call, write, e-mail, knock on my door, and help me flesh out this monstrosity.


On the Icons: A visual trail of crumbs to help give a better sense of the flow of activities.
cvc Concourse: Mentor Charles Ventrello's legendary jazz 4tet invited percussionists Joe Scutella and I to join in 1976. By mid '77 I was the drummer-half of the rhythm section with bassist Dave Blaetz. I left Concourse in '83, and I'm still playing with Dave.
writing Writing: Essays, newspaper articles, columns, poetry, prose, journals, reading appearances, books, and mentions of unpublished works that have nonetheless had an impact.
Music (various): This is what I do—Playing drums. Special projects, short-term gigs, guest appearances, one-offs, theatrical ensembles, etcetera!
performance Time/Space Ltd: Damun Gracenin's face, member of Ed Myers' Performance Art ensemble. Ed... I hardly know what to say. If we did kindergarten together we'd get all A's in "Works well with one another." He refined my way of "...gathering the diversity and rearranging it,"—words, gestures, sound, staging. Everything.
SB Samuel Beckett: "I filled ten feet of shelf space... with criticism, unpublished ephemera, video and audio tapes... attended symposiums... world premieres, produced and directed three programs of the one-act plays, joined the Samuel Beckett Society, subscribed to the Journal of Beckett Studies, and gradually drowned. It was a good death..."
plays Miscellaneous Theatre: Sucked in initially as a member of various music ensembles, which somehow led to all sorts of trouble, including tech work, props-mastering, production, directing, and anything else that might keep me involved in such a fulfilling community. (Image is a mask by Brently Michael Davis)
ape APE: Lenny Bove, just off a long project with Tom Herman (Pere Ubu) Had this idea about a duo that would play with pre-recorded rhythm and effects tracks. Sound files to come...
ed Alternative Arts Series: May through October, 1984. I have *77* productions listed, and I've not finished yet. Ed Myers and I, the C0-Producers/Directors of this violent storm, are both lucky to be alive... The image is Ed's mouth, as used in the AAS logo.
kc Kangaroo Court Publishing: In 1984 dear friend Lonnie Sherman had a wayward collection of manuscripts dropped in his lap, and once I realized I was making books, all hell began to break loose. I carried it around the world before collapsing in a heap in late '89. (Original KCP logo by Barb Finney)
FT Field Theory: An amazing improvisational "Jazz Power Trio" that began as a duo of Frank Butrey and I only to be pushed through the roof when we added Dave Blaetz on bass. This band had quite the following; we could slay a concert audience and make a bar-crowd go wild.
BP Blood Pudding: Ick (the name)... But the group itself was a blast. Between the quirky Popp songs, the hook-infested Cuneo pop tunes, and Tom Arndt's thrumming behind me, we made one hell of a crazy rock band.
DiBello/Bodine: D.A.M.N. / Dance Art Music Network. Rick DiBello and Alethea Bodine mount multi-media stage-works and futuristic musical extravaganzas, and they often invite me in. (Image from DiBello Design.)
Shen and Bones Shen & Bones Performance Group: The Butoh-inspired dance group, child of Lani Fand-Weissbach, whose work I became involved in beginning with DiBello/Bodine, and then moving forward to collaborations wth J.A. Popp's Weirdo Theatre. (Image of Fand-Weissbach)
FT Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre: Popp had a dream-band in mind and we all said yes. The main 4tet of Popp, Gray, Cornelius, and I work like limbs on a single body. (JAPWT mole-skin logo from a J.A. Popp graphic)
if/then: I introduced myself to guitarist Ian Smith by telling him we had a gig and that we were not to give it another thought until it was time to play. It worked, and it keeps working, a pure start-from-zero improv duo that often adds a 3rd or 4th guest to keep things lively. Circuit-board graphic is as right as can be.
Assassins Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins: I'm still not sure how this happened. It's all good though!
MONSTRO: I was so thrilled to be invited into this Ian Smith project. Ian on guitar and laptop and spoken mayhem. Joe Rumball on bass. A whale of a band.
The Treble-Makers: The first cover band I've been involved with in 40 years... Willie Cotter on guitar and vocals, Ray Reilly on bass, and a set-list of mid-'60s rock'n'roll.

So, what have you been doing?

  • 1956.12.25 / My own private Academy of the Performing Arts, Part 1
  • 1958.00.00 / My own private Academy of the Performing Arts, Part 2
  • 1959.00.00 / My own private Academy of the Performing Arts, Part 3
  • 1970.01.02 / My own life, at last [Bio Entry]
  • 1971.00.00 / My own private Academy of the Performing Arts, Part 4
  • 1976.00.00 cvc Concourse, The Sextet
  • 1977.02.20 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Villa Maria College]
  • 1977.02.26 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [GCS Club]
  • 1977.03.06 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Unitarian Church]
  • 1977.03.12 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Antler's]
  • 1977.04.00 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse: Armed Robbery [PBS Documentary Soundtrack]
  • 1977.04.10 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Holiday Inn]
  • 1977.05.05 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Rolling Ridge Elementary School]
  • 1977.05.14 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Unitarian Church]
  • 1977.05.28 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [GCS Club]
  • 1977.06.23 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Summer Arts Festival]
  • 1977.08.13 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Smuggler's Wharf]
  • 1977.08.18 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [The Hunt Room]
  • 1977.08.25 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [The Hunt Room]
  • 1977.09.11 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Unitarian Church]
  • 1977.09.29 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Penn-State Behrend]
  • 1977.10.14 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [The Hunt Room]
  • 1977.10.18 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Smuggler's Wharf]
  • 1978.01.30 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Smuggler's Wharf]
  • 1978.03.17 writing "Murray #1," by Rick Lopez [Published Work]
  • 1979.03.03 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Sherlock's]
  • 1979.05.12 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Carriage House]
  • 1979.05.18 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Sherlock's]
  • 1981.04.23 writing SB "Company is Good Company Indeed" by Rick Lopez [Published Work]
  • 1981.04.30 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [Smuggler's Wharf]
  • 1981.12.04 plays Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape + Not I [Unitarian Church]
  • 1981.12.06 plays Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape + Not I [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1981.12.07 plays Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape + Not I [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1982.07.10 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1982.07.11 performance Ed Myers: HEY! [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1982.08.29 SB Samuel Beckett's Not I + That Time [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1982.08.30 SB Samuel Beckett's Not I + That Time [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1982.11.11 writing "The Expectation-Shattering Originality of Italo Calvino," by Rick Lopez [Published Work]
  • 1983.01.26 plays Silver Apple of the Moon [Behrend Studio Theatre]
  • 1983.01.27 plays Silver Apple of the Moon [Behrend Studio Theatre]
  • 1983.01.28 plays Silver Apple of the Moon [Behrend Studio Theatre]
  • 1983.01.29 plays Silver Apple of the Moon [Behrend Studio Theatre]
  • 1983.01.30 plays Silver Apple of the Moon [Behrend Studio Theatre]
  • 1983.02.02 plays Silver Apple of the Moon [Behrend Studio Theatre]
  • 1983.02.03 plays Silver Apple of the Moon [Behrend Studio Theatre]
  • 1983.02.04 plays Silver Apple of the Moon [Behrend Studio Theatre]
  • 1983.02.05 plays Silver Apple of the Moon [Behrend Studio Theatre]
  • 1983.02.06 plays Silver Apple of the Moon [Behrend Studio Theatre]
  • 1983.03.23 plays Epidemia [Gannon University Theatre]
  • 1983.03.24 plays Epidemia [Gannon University Theatre]
  • 1983.03.25 plays Epidemia [Gannon University Theatre]
  • 1983.03.26 plays Epidemia [Gannon University Theatre]
  • 1983.04.10 ape APE Escape! [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.05.20 ape APE + Carsickness [Electric Banana, Pittsburgh, PA]
  • 1983.06.08 SB Samuel Beckett's Film + Play [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.06.09 SB Samuel Beckett's Film + Play [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.06.10 SB Samuel Beckett's Film + Play [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.06.13 SB Samuel Beckett's Film + Play [ClaySpace Theatre]]
  • 1983.06.14 SB Samuel Beckett's Film + Play [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.06.19 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse + Dr. Leroy Williams [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.06.24 performance Time/Space Ltd: Untidaled [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.07.10 Basil Ronzitti Quintet [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.07.17 Gamut Quartet [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.07.22 performanceFour Performances by Time/Space Ltd [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.07.29 ape APE w/ Rick DiBello [Oliver's]
  • 1983.08.04 writing "A Weekend of Writers and Poets at ClaySpace," by Rick Lopez [Published Work]
  • 1983.08.14 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse + Depot Street Quintet [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.08.20 ape APE [Erie Fest]
  • 1983.09.02 ape APE + The Shunts [Electric Banana, Pittsburgh, PA]
  • 1983.09.09 ape APE w/ Rick DiBello [Oliver's]
  • 1983.09.25 ape APE [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1983.11.02 plays John Osborne's LUTHER [The Warner Theatre]
  • 1983.11.03 plays John Osborne's LUTHER [The Warner Theatre]
  • 1983.11.04 plays John Osborne's LUTHER [The Warner Theatre]
  • 1983.11.11 ape APE + Generic Beat [Mercyhurst College]
  • 1983.11.12 ape APE + Dream Factory [Oliver's]
  • 1983.11.30 ape APE w/ Rick DiBello [Sherlock's]
  • 1983.12.07 ape APE + Bangorillas [Sherlock's]
  • 1984.03.21 plays American Dream & Zoo Story [Zurn Recital Hall]
  • 1984.03.22 plays American Dream & Zoo Story [Zurn Recital Hall]
  • 1984.03.23 plays American Dream & Zoo Story [Zurn Recital Hall]
  • 1984.03.24 plays American Dream & Zoo Story [Zurn Recital Hall]
  • 1984.03.25 plays American Dream & Zoo Story [Zurn Recital Hall]
  • The 1984 Alternative Arts Series / Preview Articles and Images

  • 1984.06.09 kc Kangaroo Court Poetry Readings + URSONATA [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.06.09 kc writing Kangaroo Court #1 (The Anthology) [Small Press Publication]
  • 1984.06.13 ape APE [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.06.19 ape APE [Erie Arts Festival, Dispatch Building]
  • 1984.06.29 Electronic Music: Dr. Leroy S. Williams and Kayle Brecher-Kull + ÜRSONATA [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.07.01 performance Time/Space Ltd: HEY! + James Vredevoogd Lecture [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.07.08 cvc Charles Ventrello's Concourse [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.07.13 plays Sun and Moon: The Stonecutter's Veil [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.07.14 plays Sun and Moon: The Stonecutter's Veil [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.07.29 ape APE [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.08.04 kc FT Kangaroo Court + Kayle Brecher-Kull + Field Theory [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.08.10 ape APE [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.08.16 plays Zoo Story + Just Another Detroit Jew [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.08.17 plays Zoo Story + Just Another Detroit Jew [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.08.18 plays Zoo Story + Just Another Detroit Jew [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.08.23 plays Zoo Story + Just Another Detroit Jew [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.08.24 plays Zoo Story + Just Another Detroit Jew [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.08.25 plays Zoo Story + Just Another Detroit Jew [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.09.30 performance Time/Space Ltd: Performance Art [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.10.01 ed A Blues for Rita, by Lonnie Sherman [Small Press Publication]
  • 1984.10.07 FT Field Theory [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1984.00.00 FT Field Theory [Fredonia State University, NY]
  • 1984.10.26 FT Field Theory [Pufferbelly's]
  • 1984.11.13 writing Poetry Reading and Discussion on the Arts [Penn State-Behrend College]
  • 1984.12.25 ed Poem (For Brady Mayberry), by Lonnie Sherman [Small Press Publication]
  • 1984.12.31 FT Field Theory [Pufferbelly's]
  • 1985.00.00 FT Field Theory [Henry's]
  • 1985.03.23 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1985.04.19 FT Field Theory + Oliver Lake and Jump Up! [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1985.06.01 kc the spider who walked underground, by Tony Moffeit [Small Press Publication]
  • 1985.06.00 FT Field Theory [Erie Festival of the Arts]
  • 1985.06.29 FT Field Theory + Leroy Jenkins' Sting [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1985.09.25 ed A Blues for Rita, by Lonnie Sherman (2nd Printing) [Small Press Publication]
  • 1985.10.13 FT Field Theory [Edinboro University]
  • 1985.11.01 FT Field Theory + Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society [ClaySpace Theatre]
  • 1986.02.01 ed writing HARD BOIL, by Rick Lopez (published anonymously) [Small Press Publication]
  • 1986.03.00 FT Field Theory + The Bedrocks [Norb's Bar]
  • 1986.03.00 FT Field Theory w/ Charles Ventrello & Basil Ronzitti [Smuggler's Wharf]
  • 1986.04.12 FT Field Theory [Smuggler's Wharf]
  • 1986.05.01 kc the spider who walked underground, by Tony Moffeit [Small Press Publication]
  • 1986.05.17 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1986.05.24 FT Field Theory w/ Charles Ventrello & Basil Ronzitti [Smuggler's Wharf]
  • 1986.07.01 kc BABICKA, by Connie Fox [Small Press Publication]
  • 1986.09.27 FT Field Theory w/ Brian Fels [Docksider]
  • 1986.10.08 kc Kangaroo Court: A Reading by Todd Moore [ArtWorks Theatre]
  • 1986.11.23 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1986.12.13 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1987.02.16 kc Dillinger, Volume 1: The Name is Dillinger, by Todd Moore [Small Press Publication]
  • 1987.07.02 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1987.08.22 ed Dillinger, Volume 2: Dillinger's Faces, by Todd Moore [Small Press Publication]
  • 1987.11.13 FT Field Theory [Edinboro State University]
  • 1987.11.15 FT Field Theory [Ohio State University]
  • 1987.11.21 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1987.11.22 FT Field Theory [Smuggler's Wharf]
  • 1987.12.05 writing LOVETORN [Devastation Response]
  • 1987.12.08kc writing Poetry Reading [Penn State-Behrend College]
  • 1988.01.15 Peaceful Warrior, a Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. [St. Patrick's Cathedral]
  • 1988.03.01 ed Dillinger, Volume 3: Billie F, by Todd Moore [Small Press Publication]
  • 1988.07.01 kc Moving the Dunes, by Kenneth Jonathan Sonnenberg [Book Design Project]
  • 1988.09.25 FT Field Theory [Artworks]
  • 1988.10.08 FT Field Theory [Pennsauken, NJ]
  • 1988.10.09 FT Field Theory [Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA]
  • 1988.10.13 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1988.10.15 FT Field Theory [Smuggler's Wharf]
  • 1988.12.01 kc Kangaroo Court: a Reading by Todd Moore [ArtWorks Theatre]
  • 1989.03.01 kc Boogie Alley, by Tony Moffeit [Small Press Publication]
  • 1989.03.14 writing California Poetry Renaissance: An Evening of Poetry Readings [California University of PA, California, PA]
  • 1989.04.08 kc Airs & Tributes, by Dennis Brutus [Graphics and Book Design]
  • 1989.05.04 writing "Pittsburgh Ensemble Brings New Music to Erie Art Museum," by Rick Lopez [Published Work]
  • 1989.05.29 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1989.06.22 FT Field Theory [Smuggler's Wharf]
  • 1989.06.23 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1989.06.24 FT Field Theory [Erie Arts Festival]
  • 1989.06.25 FT Field Theory + Special Guests [Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA]
  • 1989.11.00 writing Poetic Wax, by Rick Lopez [Record Review Column]
  • 1989.12.01 writing Poetic Wax, by Rick Lopez [Record Review Column]
  • 1990.03.00 writing Let's Get Lost, by Rick Lopez [Published Work]
  • 1990.03.01 writing SB An Appreciation of Samuel Beckett, by Rick Lopez [Published work]
  • 1990.03.16 BP Blood Pudding + The Invisible Flint-Tones [Norb's Bar]
  • 1990.04.13 BP Blood Pudding + Thirteen Famous Clowns [Norb's Bar]
  • 1990.04.27 BP Blood Pudding [Goofie's]
  • 1990.05.31 BP Blood Pudding [Docksider]
  • 1990.06.01 BP Blood Pudding + Rub the Buddha [Norb's Bar]
  • 1990.06.23 BP Blood Pudding: Here Comes the Pudding (Cassette)
  • 1990.06.28 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1990.06.29 FT Field Theory [Erie Arts Festival]
  • 1990.06.30 FT Field Theory [Henry's]
  • 1990.07.07 ape APE + Language Under Pressure [Broadcast Videos, The Psychic Deli, Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 1990.07.07 Popp/Lopez Duo [The Psychic Deli, Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 1990.07.07 BP Blood Pudding [The Psychic Deli, Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 1990.07.27 BP Blood Pudding + Lost [Norb's Bar]
  • 1990.08.15 BP Blood Pudding [Goofie's]
  • 1990.09.07 BP Blood Pudding [Norb's Bar]
  • 1990.09.08 BP Blood Pudding [Docksider]
  • 1990.09.28 BP Blood Pudding [Goofie's]
  • 1990.09.29 BP Blood Pudding [Gallery Opening, Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 1990.10.05 BP Blood Pudding [Norb's Bar]
  • 1990.10.06 BP Blood Pudding [Hotel Evergreen, Edinboro, PA]
  • 1990.11.15 writing "Fear of an Interesting Planet: The File on Public Enemy," by Rick Lopez [Published Work]
  • 1991.05.17 BP Blood Pudding [Norb's Bar]
  • 1992.02.13 writing "Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens," by Rick Lopez [Published Work]
  • 1992.03.05 writing "To Do This You Got to Know How," by Rick Lopez [Published Work]
  • 1992.07.05 FT Field Theory: Life &Times (Lust for Toys Records)
  • 1992.07.06 FT Field Theory: Life &Times (Lust for Toys Records)
  • 1992.07.07 FT Field Theory: Life &Times (Lust for Toys Records)
  • 1992.07.08 FT Field Theory: Life &Times (Lust for Toys Records)
  • 1992.07.09 FT Field Theory: Life &Times (Lust for Toys Records)
  • 1992.07.11 FT Field Theory + Trycycle + Boom [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 1992.10.30 FT Field Theory [Alliance Music Workshop, Philadelphia, PA]
  • 1992.10.31 FT Field Theory [Alliance Music Workshop, Philadelphia, PA]
  • 1992.11.06 FT Field Theory [Docksider]
  • 1992.11.08 FT Field Theory [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 1993.09.05 FT Field Theory [Riverfront Amphitheater, Columbus, OH]
  • 1994.02.01 writing Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.1 [Published Work]
  • 1994.05.01 writing Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.2 [Published Work]
  • 1994.06.17 writing Baseball Card Art [Exhibit Essay, Erie Art Museum]
  • 1994.08.06 FT Field Theory [Rathskeller's]
  • 1994.12.00 writing "Throwing Out the First Pitch" [Published Work]
  • 1995.02.01 writing Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.4 [Published Work]
  • 1996.06.00 performance A Secretive Solo Performance: Have You Seen this Man? [Philadelphia to Erie, PA]
  • 1997.03.10 writing The Sam Rivers Sessionography [Music Research]
  • 1997.08.20 The Reggie Workman Discography [Music Research]
  • 1997.10.31 The Marilyn Crispell Sessionography [Music Research]
  • 1997.11.17 writing Smith Endowment Speaker Series [Penn State University-Behrend College]
  • 1998.03.31 writing Time Stops, by Rick Lopez, photos by Art Becker [Published Work]
  • 1998.04.27 The David S. Ware Sessionography [Music Research]
  • 1998.10.16 The Susie Ibarra Discography [Music Research]
  • 1999.04.26 The William Parker Sessionography [Music Research]
  • 1999.05.07 RED (a rite inspired by the music of Tom Waits) [Roadhouse Theatre] [dance/music/theatre]
  • 1999.05.08 RED (a rite inspired by the music of Tom Waits) [Roadhouse Theatre] [dance/music/theatre]
  • 1999.10.15 writing "Dramatic Intrusion" [Published Work]
  • 2000.05.01 writing Evan Parker's High Tide [Music Research/CD-ROM]
  • 2000.05.28 For the Benefit of Lucille Abbey [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2000.09.26 The Glenn Spearman Sessionography [Music Research]
  • 2000.09.26 The Mat Maneri Discography [Music Research]
  • 2000.09.26 The Joe Morris Discography [Music Research]
  • 2000.12.03 The Marco Eneidi Discography [Music Research]
  • 2000.12.07 writing A Venting, Bare-All, Truth-Seeking Mission [Penn State Erie, The Behrend College]
  • 2001.01.25 The Henry Threadgill Discography [Music Research]
  • 2001.03.00 writing "I've Done What I Can" [Published Work]
  • 2001.03.02 The A.R. Penck LP Discography [Music Research]
  • 2001.03.09 the bone floor [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2001.03.10 the bone floor [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2001.08.24 the bone floor [Roadhouse Theatre]
  • 2001.08.25 the bone floor [Roadhouse Theatre]
  • 2003.04.04 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre [Bleu Kats 2, Forward Hall]
  • 2003.04.18 The Jokermen: Celebrate the Songs of Bob Dylan [Docksider]
  • 2003.04.26 Shen and Bones Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Shen & Bones [Gallery Night, Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2003.08.08 RaGaMaLa: A World Music Improv [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2003.08.22 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Professor Small + Coffin Bangers [Forward Hall]
  • 2003.09.05 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + BIRTH [Forward Hall]
  • 2003.09.19 Shen and Bones H3O: a Hectic Collaboration in Three Parts [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2003.09.20 Shen and Bones H3O: a Hectic Collaboration in Three Parts [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2003.10.05 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Bicycle Monarchs + BIRTH [Edinboro University]
  • 2003.12.06 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + The Witching [Docksider]
  • 2003.12.27 Shen and Bones Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre [Forward Hall]
  • 2004.01.24 Shen and Bones Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre: The Mylar Sets + Torn Curtain [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2003.04.04 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre [Bleu Kat Cubed, Forward Hall]
  • 2004.06.13 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2004.07.17 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Ruby Beil Solo + The Witching [Forward Hall]
  • 2004.08.28 Shen and Bones The Bamboo Sets [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2004.09.04 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre [Raise the Roof! I, Roadhouse Theatre]
  • 2004.09.18 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Telefonics [Docksider]
  • 2004.10.03 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + JD & Sons [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2005.01.23 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Torn Curtain + Lost Earth Lock [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2005.02.25 Shen and Bones The Toy Box Sets [Black Box Theatre, DCAC, Washington, DC]
  • 2005.02.26 Shen and Bones The Toy Box Sets [Black Box Theatre, DCAC, Washington, DC]
  • 2005.03.19 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre [Eclectic Etc. Cafe, Edinboro, PA]
  • 2005.03.26 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre [Moonsense Cafe, Erie, PA]
  • 2005.04.01 Shen and Bones Pictures of the Floating World: An Evening of Dance Theater [Gannon University]
  • 2005.04.02 Shen and Bones Pictures of the Floating World: An Evening of Dance Theater [Gannon University]
  • 2005.04.03 Shen and Bones Pictures of the Floating World: An Evening of Dance Theater [Gannon University]
  • 2005.04.26 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Need New Body [Edinboro University]
  • 2005.05.20 Shen and Bones The Toy Box Sets [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2005.05.21 Shen and Bones The Toy Box Sets [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2005.08.19 Shen and Bones Excerpts from The Toy Box Sets [CelebrateErie!, Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2005.11.11 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre [Raise the Roof! II, Roadhouse Theatre]
  • 2006.04.01 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre [Moonsense Cafe]
  • 2006.10.09 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre [Private Birthday Party]
  • 2006.11.11 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre [Raise the Roof! III, Roadhouse Theatre]
  • 2007.01.19 if/then [Gallery Night, Urraro Gallery]
  • 2007.05.04 if/then [Urraro Gallery]
  • 2007.06.01 scribe Planetary Alignments, Bird Sightings, Totemic Travels... [Travelogue]
  • 2007.07.13 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + David Lynch's Eraserhead [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2007.08.10 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra + The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2007.10.26 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra [Halloween Party, Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2008.06.13 if/then/what? [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2008.08.23 Shen and Bones Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra + Shen & Bones [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2008.10.10 if/then [Gallery Night, Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2008.12.05 if/then/what?/huh? [Gallery Night, Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2009.04.17 Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins [Findley Lake, NY]
  • 2009.04.18 Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins [Bobby's Place]
  • 2009.06.26 Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins [Bobby's Place]
  • 2009.06.27 Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins [Jamboree in the Pines Blues Festival, Findley Lake, NY]
  • 2009.07.31 Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins + Generic Beat + Monstro... [Bobby's Place]
  • 2009.08.01 Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins [Erie Art Museum Jazz & Blues Festival]
  • 2009.08.22 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Johnny James & the Absolutes + Patrons of Sweet [Beer Mug]
  • 2009.08.29 MONSTRO [Arts and Drafts Festival, The Brewerie]
  • 2009.09.11 MONSTRO + New Bred Cavemen [Beer Mug]
  • 2009.10.30 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + MONSTRO + Johnny James... + [Scotty's Jazz & Cigar]
  • 2009.10.31 MONSTRO + New Bred Cavemen [Irish Cousins]
  • 2009.11.05 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Mushashimri + The Kurt's Purples [Boardwalk Complex]
  • 2009.11.14 MONSTRO + Cold Pizza [Erie Art Museum Annex]
  • 2009.12.04 Plant Life 3 [Urraro Gallery]
  • 2009.12.19 MONSTRO + The Tradesmen + Matty B... [Beer Mug]
  • 2010.02.27 MONSTRO + ILLumiNati Congo + Matty B... [Collin Pierson Studios, Chicago]
  • 2010.03.05 MONSTRO + Yawn Thieves + Matty B & the Dirty Pickles [Scully's]
  • 2010.03.17 MONSTRO [Bates Gallery, Edinboro State University]
  • 2010.03.19 MONSTRO + Blue Gorillas [Beer Mug]
  • 2010.04.09 MONSTRO + Ahimsa Beat + Fiuczynski, Grey, and Throckmorten [Docksider]
  • 2010.04.10 Treble-Makers [Beer Mug]
  • 2010.04.15 if/then/keys [The Singing Bowl]
  • 2010.04.23 Treble-Makers [Bobby's Place]
  • 2010.05.15 Treble-Makers [Beer Mug]
  • 2010.05.29 Treble-Makers [Beer Mug]
  • 2010.06.11 (1) Treble-Makers [The Sandbar]
  • 2010.06.11 (2) Barrage [Crooked i]
  • 2010.06.18 Treble-Makers [Bobby's Place
  • 2010.06.25 Treble-Makers [Papa Rock's]
  • 2010.07.03 if/then/how? [Papa Rock's]
  • 2010.07.24 if/then/what? [Crystal Point]
  • 2010.09.01 MONSTRO + Neo + Tribraco [Crooked i]
  • 2010.10.21 Torn Curtain + BANG 4 + Fiuczynski, Grey, & Throckmorton [The Metropolitan]
  • 2009.10.30 Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra + Ahimsa Beat + Liquid Nixon [Crooked i]
  • 2010.11.21 Joseph Allen Popp's Cellular Multiverse [Erie Art Museum]
  • 2011.03.19 then/what? [Tom Ridge Environmetal Center Lobby]
  • 2011.06.04 Treble-Makers + Unordained [Bobby's Place]
  • 2011.06.25 Is What It Is Trio [Erie Arts Festival]
  • 2011.11.25 MONSTRO [Basement Transmissions]
  • 2012.06.02 MONSTRO + Meanderthal [Crooked i]
  • 2012.09.29 MONSTRO + onewayness + The Jargonauts + others [Basement Transmissions]
  • 2012.10.27 BLACK + White + Triage Unit [King's Rook]
  • 2012.11.23 if/then/what? + C Brown + Amber Alley + Burrow Drive + Arlandria [Basement Transmissions]
  • 2013.03.01 if/then/what?/else [Basement Transmissions]
  • 2013.05.06 if/then/what? [Basement Transmissions]
  • 2014.07.12 if/then [PACA, The ArtWorks]
  • 2014.10 12 DUOS: Thollem—Lopez—Holquist [PACA, The ArtWorks Building]
  • 2014.06.12 The William Parker Sessionography [Book Publication; Music Research]
  • 2015.10.21 The Mary Halvorson Sessionography [Music Research]
  • 2016.09.21 Fazed Cookies Radio Program: The Mary Halvorson Hour [Radio Broadcast, WERG-FM]


1956.12.25 • My own private Academy of the Performing Arts, Part 1

first drum set Christmas, 1956. I'm 3½ years old, setting up my first drum set.

My first teachers were my Aunt Carol (who made a living doing big band and country western and wedding gigs down in Florida well into her sixties), and my Uncle Dickie, one of my hometown's most popular small combo players, whose legs I'd guess those are on the lower left.

My Grandfather, Dick Abbey, always had the Pall Mall going.

1958.00.00 • My own private Academy of the Performing Arts, Part 2

first drum set Spring, 1958. My first theatrical role, just a few months after my fifth birthday.

It was a harrowing production of Old McDonald at Perry Elementary School.
I was cast as one of the doomed chicks, a great experience—being involved
in such a tight ensemble of young talent. (I'm front row, second from left.)

My Grandfather, Dick Abbey, was outside, just below the window,
sitting in the sun with a Pall Mall going.

1959.00.00 • My own private Academy of the Performing Arts, Part 3

vaudeville Early Summer, 1959. I was six years old, and had moved on quickly, taking on a broad spectrum of roles now, mastering in quick succession song and dance (on the hassock in my 'wears singing "Sixteen Tons" in the voice of Tennessee Ernie Ford), classic theatre (as one of Thyestes' sons, on a platter with Billy Mumy in his first stage role), and comedy (creating the legendary "Smart-Ass Cowboy Akimbo"). My mother is pictured here doing makeup. My sister is about to drown herself out of envy.

My Grandfather, Dick Abbey, who was my Stanislavski,
could hardly breathe unless he had a Pall Mall going.

1970.01.02 • My own life, at last

runaway January 2, 1970. I was sixteen years old, and this is an early and quite positive review that I received while on a long impromptu road trip fearlessly embarked upon in the dead of winter. My mother ("Let me tell you about my mother...") had destroyed a large stack of my vinyl records, torn down all of my Hendrix posters, and destroyed whatever other dear things were at hand, all in response to my not being able to find a TV dinner hidden somewhere in the dark corners of the freezer. (I was probably a little high at the time.) She had ended her tirade with a flourish, screaming "Either get rid of this shit, or GET OUT!"

So I walked out the door.
Less than 48 hours later, I was in the snowy mountain backroads of Virginia, on my way to being arrested late the next afternoon in Chattanooga, on the Tennessee-Georgia border, where I would then spend eight days locked up in a juvenile detention center.

After thus asserting myself, my life would become much more interesting.

1971.00.00 • My own private Academy of the Performing Arts, Part 4

panama city Deep Summer, 1971. My first Performance Art piece. It was conceptual, okay?
"Man and Stick." I can't really remember how old I was, am I in Panama City? Something something primitive. There's a method here, but too much sun, a large Korean is teaching us to poke pin-holes in raw eggs and suck them out of the shell. I needed a break, I had come far, in a circuitous sort of meandering conflagratory... configuration... Of a path. A winding path... Oh, the hell with you.



My Grandfather, Dick Abbey, who always had a Pall Mall going,
had died of a heart attack when I was twelve.



cvc1976.00.00 • Concourse, The Sextet

R. Lopez and J. Scutella One day long, long ago in a land very close to here, Dave Blaetz was walking along West 8th between Walnut and Chestnut Streets, and he heard a most horrible and appealing din coming down from a window or out through a door, and upon investigating, he discovered Joe Scutella and me having at an apartment full of percussion and flutes and guitars and Fisher-Price™ musical toys. Once Charles Ventrello and the other members of Concourse were informed, they invited us in.
 Dave and Joe Scutella searching for pulse tracks
 at the West 8th Street 2nd floor loft, print dated May of '77.


R. Lopez and J. Scutella R. Lopez and J. Scutella R. Lopez and J. Scutella
 The Many Moods of Concourse... The original Quartet morphed into a very original Sextet in late 1976.
 Dave Blaetz—new members Joe Scutella and Rick Lopez—Charlie Fisher, Bob Laskey, and Charles Ventrello
 at the 5th Street loft rehearsal space, ca. late '76 or early '77.
Photos: Ted Kull
 In addition to the concerts listed below, there are recordings of several rehearsals and jam sessions
 spanning 1976.11.10 through 1979.05.18 listed here.


cvc1977.02.20 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

February 20, 1977 / Villa Maria College, Erie, PA
Master Tape (no #), Sd-A+B / 7 tracks:
1. Bambuti (Ventrello) [12:16]
2. Peace One (J. McLaughlin) [12:02]
3. Lights Out (improvisation) [5:12]
4. Drifting Petals (R. Towner) [5:54]
5. Icarus (R. Towner) [8:56]
6. Sasquatch Canto (Scutella) [7:58]
7. Phantasie (Blaetz) [6:40]
 Charles Ventrello (tenor sax-1,2 flute-2,3,4,6,7 whistle-3)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar-1,2,3,4,5, woodblock-3, acoustic guitar-6,7)
 Dave Blaetz (bass, tuning-fork bow-2, drums-6, acoustic guitar-7)
 Charles Fisher (drums-1,2,3,4,57, woodblock-6)
 Doug Werner (tamboura-2, finger cymbals-2,6 bells-2, misc. percussion-3,6,7, bells-6, dhana-6,7, wood agogos-6,7)
 Joe Scutella (dhana-1,2, voice-1,6, mrindangam-2, slide whistle-2,3, flexi-tone-2,3,5,7, bamboo flute-3,
   woodblocks-3, bells-3, chimes-3, tambourine-3,5,7, "Ice Cream!"-3, textures-4, finger cymbals-5,
   agogos-5, intro & acoustic guitar-6, shakers-7, sleigh bells-7)
 Rick Lopez (Israeli tamboury-1,3,7, cuica-3 agogos-2,7, wood flute-2, buoy-2,3, afuche-2, wood agogos-2,
   tambourine-2, bells-3,6, chimes-3, cowbells-3,6, textures-4, mrindangam-5, finger cymbals-6, woodblock-6,
   goombah-6, buoy-6,7)
R. Lopez and J. Scutella Concourse changed gears in early '77;
Doug Werner appears in early February
(earliest known session 1977.02.11,
last known session 1977.08.13)
and would stay through August of that year,
while Charlie Fisher disappeared in early March
(last known date was 1977.03.12),
with RL taking over the drum chair.
 (back) Dave Blaetz, Bob Laskey, RL
 (front) Charles Ventrello, Doug Werner, Joe Scutella
Photo: Ted Kull
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.02.26 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

February 26, 1977 / GCS Club, Erie, PA
Master Tape #4, Sd-A / 3 tracks:
1. Boogie Woogie Waltz (J. Zawinul) [12:16]
2. Footprints (W. Shorter) [7:10]
3. Lights Out (improvisation) [5:35]
 Charles Ventrello (tenor sax-1,2 flute-3)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Charles Fisher (drums)
 Doug Werner (Fender Rhodes piano)
 Joe Scutella (goombah-1,2, tambourine-1,3, shakers-1, slide whistle-1, flexi-tone-1, bells-1,
   woodblocks-2, mrindangam-3, dhana-3)
 Rick Lopez (buoy-1, agogo bells-1, afuche-2, cuica-3)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.03.06 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

March 6, 1977 / Unitarian Church, Erie, PA
Master Tape #1, Sd-B / 1 track:
1. Peace One/Chant [4:50]
 Charles Ventrello (flute, voice)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Charles Fisher (drums)
 Joe Scutella (Israeli tamboury, dhana, voice)
 Rick Lopez (tambourine, flexi-tone, finger cymbals)
R. Lopez and J. Scutella R. Lopez & J. Scutella
the 5th Street loft rehearsal space, ca. 1977

Photo: Ted Kull

{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.03.12 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

March 12, 1977 / Antler's, Erie, PA
Master Tape #1, Sd-B / 1 track:
1. Boogie Woogie Waltz (J. Zawinul) [16:00]
Master Tape #4, Sd-B / 2 tracks:
2. Blues for Calder (Ventrello) [10:00]
3. Bambuti (Ventrello) [9:55]
 Charles Ventrello (soprano sax-1, tenor sax-2, baritone sax-3)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Charles Fisher (drums)
 Joe Scutella (tambourine-1, shakers-1,3, goombah-1, cowbell-1,2, agogos-1, coffee can-1, mrindangam-1,2,
 slide whistle-1, flexi-tone-1, bells-1, wood flute-1, voice-3, dhana-3, Israeli tamboury-3)
 Rick Lopez (buoy-1,2, spring guiro-1, agogos-12,, finger cymbals-1, tambourine-2, afuche-2)
{RL Archive, Recording}

Davey! Dave Blaetz strings up.
the 5th Street loft rehearsal space, ca. 1977

Photo: Ted Kull

cvc1977.04.00 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse: Armed Robbery [Documentary Soundtrack]
Broadcast May 1, 1977 / PBS Documentary, WQLN Public Television

April, 1977 / WQLN Studios, Erie, PA
Tape, Sd-A+B / C-45
1. unknown tracks [30::00]
 Charles Ventrello (tenor sax, soprano sax, flute)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Doug Werner (Fender Rhodes piano)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Joe Scutella (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (percussion)
"Armed Robbery was an original drama written, produced and directed by Tony Machi for a premiere on WQLN-TV for Law Day 1977. It won a PA Bar Association award that year and was played in high schools locally for many years after that. Stylistically, it predated Law & Order with its procedural format and documentary feel. ....it also had in its cast a young prosecutor who played himself and went on to have a pretty illustrious career of his own in politics—Tom Ridge."
—Tony Machi correspondence

{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.04.10 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

April 10, 1977 / Holiday Inn, Erie, PA
Master Tape #8, Sd-A / 2 tracks:
1. Untrained Flute Event (Scutella) [10:45]
2. Boogie Woogie Waltz (J. Zawinul) [14:00]
 Charles Ventrello (cuica and small percussion-1, tenor sax-2)
 Bob Laskey (small percussion-1, el-guitar-2)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Joe Scutella (wood and bamboo flutes, voice, mrindangam, and shakers-1, drums-2)
 Doug Werner (bamboo slapsticks, voice, and small percussion-1, Fender Rhodes piano-2)
 Rick Lopez (African log drums-1, buoy and agogos-2)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.05.05 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

May 5, 1977 / Rolling Ridge Elementary School, Erie, PA
Master Tape #9, Sd-A+B / 6 tracks:
1. Calder Blues (Ventrello) [5:10]
2. At Seventeen (J. Ian) [4:50]
3. Conference of the Birds (D. Holland) [4:30]
4. In a Silent Way + It's About Time (J. Zawinul / Miles) [9:15]
5. Mid-Afternoon Raga [4:55]
6. Bambuti (Ventrello) [7:03]
 Charles Ventrello (tenor sax-1, flute-2, soprano sax-3,4, baritone sax-6)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar-1,2,4,6 flute-3)
 Dave Blaetz (bass-1,2,3,4,6 wood flute-3, tamboura-5,)
 Joe Scutella (all percussion-1,2,3,4, slide whistle-3, bamboo flute-3, mrindangam-5,6,
 Israeli tamboury-5, voice-6, bells-6, afuche-6, shakers-6)
 Doug Werner (piano-1,2,3,4, recorder-3, sitar-5, goombah and slapsticks-6, voice-6)
 Rick Lopez (drums-1,2,3,4, finger cymbals,-5, bells-5, flexi-tone-5, tambourine-5, African log drums-6)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.05.14 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

May 14, 1977 / Unitarian Church, Erie, PA
Master Tape #8, Sd-B / 3 tracks:
1. improvisation ("8:15 on May 14th") [5:25]
2. Drifting Petals (R. Towner) [6:55]
3. Conference of the Birds (D. Holland) [11:00]
 Charles Ventrello (flute-1,2, baritone sax-1, soprano sax and percussion-3)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar-1,2, flute-3)
 Dave Blaetz (bass, wood flute-3)
 Joe Scutella (all percussion, bamboo flute-3)
 Doug Werner (tamboura-1, piano-2,3, recorder-3)
 Rick Lopez (drums-1,3, cymbals-2, cuica-3)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.05.28 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

May 28, 1977 / GCS Club, Erie, PA
Master Tape #11, Sd-A+B / 5 tracks:
1. There Comes a Time (T. Williams) [10:35]
2. Common Mama (K. Jarrett) [9:30]
3. Conference of the Birds (D. Holland) [5:35]
4. Calder Blues (Ventrello) [9:50]
5. Peace One (J. McLaughlin) [10:45]
 Charles Ventrello (soprano sax-1,3, tenor sax-2,4, flute-2,5, voice-1,5)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar-1,2,4,5, flute-3)
 Dave Blaetz (bass, wood flute-3)
 Doug Werner (Fender Rhodes piano-1,3, tamboura-2)
 Joe Scutella (percussion, bamboo flute-3, mrindangam-5, dhana-5, voice-5)
 Rick Lopez (drums, woodblocks-5, tambourine-5)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.06.23 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

June 23, 1977 / Summer Arts Festival, Perry Square Main Stage, Erie, PA
Master Tape #12, Sd-A+B / 8 tracks:
1. Spiral Dance (K. Jarrett) [7:40]
2. Peace One (J. McLaughlin) [8:35]
3. Calder's Blues (Ventrello) [8:35]
4. There Comes a Time (T. Williams) [10:05]
5. Nefertiti (W. Shorter) [5:00]
6. In a Silent Way (J. Zawinul/Miles) [11:15]
7. Love Samba (M. Tyner) [6:50]
8. Boogie Woogie Waltz (J. Zawinul) [13:00]
 Charles Ventrello (tenor sax-1,3,5,8, flute-2, soprano sax-4,6,7, voice-2, cowbell-3)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar, voice-2)
 Dave Blaetz (bass, voice-2, woodblock-7)
 Doug Werner (piano-1,5,7, Fender Rhodes piano-3,6,8, tamboura and voice-2)
 Joe Scutella (percussion-1,2,3,4,5,6,7, voice-2,4, cymbal rolls-4, drums-8)
 Rick Lopez (drums-1,2,3,4,5,6,7, percussion-8)
Concourse Bob Laskey, Charles Ventrello,
Joe Scutella, Rick Lopez, Dave Blaetz

Summer Arts Festival, 1977
Bob Laskey Charles Ventrello
and Bob Laskey
Bob Laskey Bob Laskey

{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.08.13 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

"Mid-August" likely the 13th, 1977 / Smuggler's Wharf, Erie, PA
Master Tape #15, Sd-A / 3 tracks:
1. In a Silent Way (J. Zawinul/Miles) [8:30]
2. Four Winds (D. Holland) [2:35]
3. Spiral Dance (K. Jarrett) [15:45]
 Charles Ventrello (soprano sax-1,2, tenor sax-3)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Doug Werner (piano-1,3)
 Joe Scutella (percussion-1,3, voice-3)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.08.18 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

August 18, 1977 / The Hunt Room, Hilton Hotel, Erie, PA
Master Tape #13, Sd-A / 2 tracks:
1. In a Silent Way (J. Zawinul/Miles) [13:00]
2. Django (J. Lewis) [8:00]
 Charles Ventrello (soprano sax)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Joe Scutella (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.08.25 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

August 25, 1977 / The Hunt Room, Hilton Hotel, Erie, PA
Master Tape #13, Sd-A / 2 tracks:
1. Drifting Petals (R. Towner) [7:30]
2. Yellow Fields (E. Weber) [9:00]
 Charles Ventrello (flute-1, soprano sax-2)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass-1, el-bass-2)
 Joe Scutella (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.09.11 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

September 11, 1977 / Unitarian Church, Erie, PA
Master Tape #14, Sd-B / 2 or 3 tracks:
1. Flute Event/Bambuti (Scutella/Ventrello) [ : ]
2. After Love, Emptiness (B. Thomas Jr.) [ : ]
3. no info yet [ : ]
 Charles Ventrello (baritone sax and cowbell-1, soprano sax-2)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar, misc. percussion-1)
 Dave Blaetz (bass, woodblock-1)
 Joe Scutella (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (drums, African log drums-1)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.09.29 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

September 29, 1977 / Penn-State Behrend, Erie, PA
Master Tape #10, Sd-A / 1 track:
1. Little Niles [ : ]
 Charles Ventrello (tenor sax)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Joe Scutella (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.10.14 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

October 14, 1977 / The Hunt Room, Hilton Hotel, Erie, PA
Master Tape #16, Sd-A / 3 tracks:
1. Footprints (W. Shorter) [6:30]
2. Four Winds (D. Holland) [5:50]
3. Fifty Years Shot to Hell [4:50]
 Emil Mazey (kazoo and sticks-3)
 Charles Ventrello (tenor sax-1,3, soprano sax-2)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Joe Scutella (percussion-3)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1977.10.18 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

October 18, 1977 / Smuggler's Wharf, Erie, PA
Master Tape #16, Sd-B / 5 tracks:
1. Boogie Woogie Waltz (J. Zawinul) [11:15]
2. There Comes a Time (T. Williams) [ : ]
3. Freedom Jazz Dance (Keith Jarrett) [6:25]
4. In A Silent Way (J. Zawinul/M. Davis) [8:00]
5. Freedom Jazz Dance—reprise (Keith Jarrett) [3:30]
 Charles Ventrello (tenor sax-3,5, soprano sax-1,2,4)
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Joe Scutella (percussion-1,2,4)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Concourse Wall: Bob Laskey, Dave Blaetz, Charles Ventrello
Bench: Rick Lopez, Joe Scutella

Photo by Ted Kull

{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1978.01.30 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

January 30, 1978 / Smuggler's Wharf, Erie, PA
Master Tape (no #), Sd-B, C-90 / 1 Set:
1. unknown titles [ : ]
 Charles Ventrello
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Joe Scutella (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

writing1978.03.17 • "Murray #1" [Published Work]

March 17, 1978 / The New Spectator, Gannon University, Erie, PA
Short Story: "Murray #1", by Rick Lopez
A Gannon University Literary Journal.
(I was channeling an overwrought version of Vladimir Nabokov.
 The real one used to bring home beautiful butterflies; I was bringing home a baby bumblebee.)
{RL Archive; The New Spectator, March 17, 1978, p.10}

cvc1979.03.03 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

March 3, 1979 / Sherlock's, Erie, PA
Master Tapes (no #), Sd-A+B; Sd-A, 2 C-90s / 3 Sets:
1. unknown titles [ : ]
 Charles Ventrello
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Joe Scutella (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1979.05.12 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

May 12, 1979 / Carriage House, Erie, PA
Master Tapes (no #), Sd-B; partial Sd-A, 2 C-90s / 1 Set:
1. unknown titles [ : ]
 Charles Ventrello
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Joe Scutella (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Joe Scutella Joe Scutella

{RL Archive, Recording}

cvc1979.05.18 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

May 18, 1979 / Sherlock's, Erie, PA
Master Tape (no #), Sd-A+B, C-90 / 2 Sets:
1. unknown titles [ : ]
 Charles Ventrello
 Bob Laskey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Joe Scutella (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

writingSB1981.04.23 • "Company is Good Company Indeed" [Published Work]

April 23, 1981 / In the Erie-Times Showcase
Book Review of Company, by Samuel Beckett
Beckett's Company (Article will appear in new window)

{RL Archive; Erie-Times Showcase, April 23, 1981 p.22}

cvc1981.04.30 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

April 30, 1981 / Smuggler's Wharf, Erie, PA
Concourse
 Charles Ventrello
 Sheldon Peterson (el-guitar)
 Kayle Brecher-Kull (voice)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive; Calendar in Erie Star April 15-May 15, 1981}

SB1981.12.04 • quaqua Productions: Krapp's Last Tape + Not I

December 4, 1981, 8:00pm / Unitarian Church, Erie, PA
Krapp's Last Tape
 Eric Beringer as Krapp
Not I
 Linda Gamble as Mouth
 Rick Lopez, Director & Producer, quaqua Productions
 Ed Myers, Assistant Producer, Assistant Everything
Eric Beringer in Krapp's Last Tape Eric Beringer,
in Krapp's Last Tape
Jerry Wilson in That Time Krapp's back room,
with its wine bottles
and candlelight.
and crib sheets.

{RL Archive}

SB1981.12.06 to 1981.12.07 • quaqua Productions: Krapp's Last Tape + Not I

December 7, 1981, 9:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Krapp's Last Tape
 Eric Beringer as Krapp
Not I
 Linda Gamble as Mouth
Rick Lopez, Director & Producer, quaqua Productions
Video & Audio Recordings of Krapp's Last Tape
Eric Beringer in Krapp's Last Tape This was the first performance or production ever mounted at 1505 State,
ClaySpace Theatre. (Now known as The ArtWorks Building.)

At the time... (more to come)
Eric Beringer, before Krapp's Last Tape Eric Beringer, before Krapp's Last Tape
Eric Beringer after Krapp's Last Tape Eric Beringer, after Krapp's Last Tape

{RL Archive}

cvc1982.07.10 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

July 10, 1982, 9:00pm / Erie Art Center's New Art Series, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Concourse:
 Charles Ventrello (tenor sax, soprano sax, flute)
 Sheldon Peterson (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Kayle Brecher-Kull (voice)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Doug Reider Erie Times Showcase June 17, 1982, p.3}

performance1982.07.11 • Ed Myers: HEY!

July 11, 1982, 9:00pm / Erie Art Center's New Art Series, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
HEY! / A Performance by Ed Myers
Performers:
 Dee Cavitt, Ed Myers, Damun Gracenin, Randall McCaslin,
 Fran Resch, Al Fernetti, Odin Pratte, Shaina Pratte
Asst. Producer & Lighting: Rick Lopez
Voice & Sound: Dave Blaetz
Puck Drops Engineer: Ted Kull
Ed Myers / HEY! ed myers Damun Gracenin (left)

Ed Myers (right)

{Program; Doug Reider Erie Times Showcase June 17, 1982, p.3}

SB1982.08.29 to 1982.08.30 • quaqua Productions: Not I + That Time

August 29 & 30, 1982, 9:00pm / Erie Art Center's New Art Series, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA

An Evening of Samuel Beckett's Theatre / Program II
Not I
 Mouth: Linda Gamble
That Time
 Listener: Jerry Wilson
 Produced and Directed by Rick Lopez, quaqua Productions
 Production Assistant: Ed Myers
Originally scheduled as a Play, Not I double-bill.
The former was cancelled less than two weeks before the performance. From the program:
"Beckett once forbade That Time and Not I from performance on the same bill. The obvious similarities between the two will be explanation enough as to his reasons (he has stated that they are of the ‘same family’...I see no alternative, apart from cancellation; the fact that the second performance of Not I last December was nixed due to illness has also contributed to my decision..." —R. Lopez
Jerry Wilson in That Time Jerry Wilson, in That Time

{Doug Reider Erie Times Showcase June 17, 1982, p.3; Program}

writing1982.11.11 • "The Expectation-Shattering Originality of Italo Calvino" [Published Work]

November 11, 1982 / In the Erie-Times Showcase
Book Review: if on a winter's night a traveller, by Italo Calvino
Italo Calvino (Article will appear in new window)

{RL Archive; Erie-Times Showcase, November 11, 1982 p.16}

plays1983.01.26—01.30 & 1983.02.02—02.06 • Silver Apple of the Moon

January 26 through 30 & February 2 through 6, 1983, 8:00pm / Behrend Studio Theatre, Penn State-Behrend College, Erie, PA
 Silver Apple of the Moon (World Premiere)
The Cast: Jim Skiff, John Skiff, Carolyn Brust, Bill Robbins, Lili Pintea, Ed O'Keefe, Stephanie Marra, Judy Hatalsky
 Sean McHugh, Joey Fiorilli, Denise DiGiorgio
The Orchestra:
 Jim Skiff (guitar, voice)
 Pam Verity-Harris (violin, mandolin, dulcimer)
 Tony Costa (clarinet, recorder)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (percussion)
Director: Paul Iddings
Music & Lyrics: Jim Skiff
Book: Igor Stalsky
Sadie Award, Best Musical 1983
{Review by Robin Dile, Erie Times-News January 26, 1983}

ape 1983.03.00 / Sometime during early March of 1983, Lenny Bove makes a phone call, and APE is born...

plays1983.03.23 to 1983.03.26 • Epidemia

March 23 & 24, 1983, 8:00pm; March 25 & 26, 1988, 7:00 & 9:30pm / Gannon University Theatre, Erie, PA
Epidemia / Written & Directed by Lucian Zabramny
The Cast: Mark V. Moorehead, Larry Keiser, John Skiff, Anita Canzian, Marjorie Styer, William Steckler,
 Stan Tuznik, Ron Strecker, Mary Rinn, Kiki Zambroski
Live sound by:
 Pam Verity-Harris (violin, voice), Rick Lopez (percussion)
Original music by:
 Jim Skiff, Pam Verity-Harris, Dave Blaetz, Rick Lopez
World Premiere
{RL Archive; Program}

ape1983.04.10 • APE Escape!

April 10, 1983, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
1. Louie, Louie
2. Industrial Dance Pt. IA
3. Industrial Dance Pt. II
4. Welcome to the Marines
5. Maximum Pressure On
6. New Way
7. New Instrumental
8. Never Look Back
9. Wounded Spirit
10. "T" in Trouble
11. Tell Me a Story
12. Spaceship Yeah!
13. AGE
14. Give Me a Reason
APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
LB/RL Lenny Bove + Rick Lopez

{RL Archives; handbill; Erie Star Nov-Dec, 1983 p.10}

ape1983.05.20 • APE + Carsickness

May 20, 1983 / Electric Banana, Pittsburgh, PA
APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Double-bill with Carsickness (from Pittsburgh)
{Gig poster}

1983 ◊ Erie Art Center's Summer Arts Series ◊ 6/5 to 9/25 (27 productions)


SB1983.06.08, 09, 10, 13, & 14 • quaqua Productions: Film + Play

June 8, 9, 10, 13, & 14, 1983, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA

An Evening of Samuel Beckett's Theatre / Program III
Film
 starring Buster Keaton
 Directed by Alan Schneider
Play
 Randy Murzynski as M
 Anita Canzian as W1
 Carolyn Brust as W2
 Jim Skiff as Light
Director & Producer: Rick Lopez, quaqua Productions
Sets & Lighting design/construction: Ed Myers, Rick Lopez, Jim Skiff, Anita Canzian, The John Bairds (Jr. and Sr.)
Makeup: Kayle Brecher-Kull
 Produced and Directed by Rick Lopez, quaqua Productions
"PRINT," a lobby installation by John Baird
Audio Recordings of Play
Carolyn Brust in PLAY Carolyn Brust in PLAY

{RL Archive, Program; Susan Sipple Erie Times Showcase June 2, 1983, p.14}

apeperformance1983.06.18 • APE + Time/Space Ltd

June 18, 1983, 8:00pm / Erie Art Center's Summer Series, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Time/Space Ltd
 Performers:
 five members
In Concert: APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick DiBello (guitars)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
serious musical monkey business

{RL Archives, Gig flyer; Dave Schultz, Erie Times Showcase June 16, 1983, p.18}

cvc1983.06.19 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse + Dr. Leroy Williams

June 19, 1983 / Erie Art Center's Summer Series, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Concourse:
 Charles Ventrello (tenor sax, soprano sax, flute)
 Sheldon Peterson (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Kayle Brecher-Kull (voice)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Special Guest Leroy Williams (trombone) / Electronic composition "Inner City"
Peterson/Ventrello/Williams Sheldon Peterson, Charles Ventrello,
and special guest Dr. Leroy Williams

{RL Archive, Program; Michael Plasha Erie Times Showcase June 2, 1983, p.12}

performance1983.06.24 • Time/Space Ltd: Untidaled

June 24, 1983, 9:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Untidaled
Performers:
 Damun Gracenin, Anita Canzian, Fred Behrendt, Tim Parsons
 Randall McCaslin, Fran Resch, Lily Pintea, Kim Chitester
Director: Ed Myers
Lighting: Rick Lopez
Sound: Dave Blaetz
Water Management: Marty Renkis
Rigging: Tim Parsons
{RL Archive, program}

1983.07.10 • Basil Ronzitti Quintet

July 10, 1979 / Erie Art Center's Summer Series, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Basil Ronzitti Quintet:
 Basil Ronzitti (piano)
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Phil Popotnik (tenor sax, clarinet, el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Showcase article has "Russ Becker" on bass. Sorry, I never met the guy.

{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase June 2, 1983, p.13}

1983.07.17 • Gamut

July 17, 1979 / Erie Art Center's Summer Series, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Gamut:
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Sheldon Peterson (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Showcase article has "Russ Becker" on bass.

{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase June 2, 1983, p.13}

performance1983.07.22 • Four Performances by Time/Space Ltd

July 22, 1983 / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Fire
A performance by Fred Behrendt
 Recording by Fred Behrendt and Ed Myers
The Gallery
Performers:
 Warren Hohwald, Anita Canzian, Fred Behrendt
 Damun Gracenin,
 Michelle Bergeron, Ed Myers, Lily Pintea
Written and Directed by Ed Myers
7-22-07 Section R, L Block
A performance by Tim Parsons
 with Randall McCaslin, Tim Parsons, and The Gallery
Hangers
A performance by Fran Resch
 Doug Horton, Carol Forrest, and Sun Hee Pak (The Rollers)
 Liz Keppel and Tim Parsons (The Hangers)
 Randall McCaslin, Damun Gracenin, Lenny Bove, and Bob Ellwood (The Workers)
 and Fran Resch (The Director)
Lighting: Rick Lopez
Sound: Lenny Bove
Gallery Hohwald, Canzian, Behrendt,
Gracenin,
Bergeron, Myers, Pintea

in The Gallery

{RL Archive, program}

ape1983.07.29 • APE w/ Rick DiBello

July 29, 1983 / Oliver's, Erie, PA
APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick DiBello (guitars)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
DiBello and Bove DiBello loved his rock'n'roll...
DiBello ...but APE tracks made him lose control.

Photos by Roger Prehoda

{Erie Times News Showcase July 28, 1983, box ad}

writing1983.08.04 • "A Weekend of Writers and Poets at ClaySpace" [Published Work]

August 4, 1983 / In the Erie-Times Showcase
Literary Festival Preview: "A Literary Trilogy", at the Erie Art Museum
Erie Writers Read: Lonnie Sherman, Ron Androla, Michael Tkach, James Madison Davis, Chris Dubbs (1983.08.04)
Poetry in Motion, a Film by Ron Mann (1983.08.05)
A Reading by Jack Micheline (1983.08.06)
Jack Micheline Preview (Article will appear in new window.)

{RL Archive; Erie-Times Showcase, August 4, 1983 p.16}

cvc1983.08.14 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse + Depot Street Quintet

August 14, 1979 / Erie Art Center's Summer Series, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Concourse:
 Charles Ventrello
 Sheldon Peterson (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Kayle Brecher-Kull (voice)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Depot Street:
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Sublette (clarinet, bass clarinet)
 Dom Fosco (piano)
 Gary Lindberg (bass)
 Jim Hetz (drums)
{RL Archive, Program; Michael Plasha Erie Times Showcase June 2, 1983, p.12}

ape1983.08.20 • APE

August 20, 1983, 2:00pm / Erie Fest, Erie, PA
On a stage fronted by hay bales (why?) with a mock wooden fence along the front edge with tacked on wagon wheels, all behind a huge dining-area tent in an empty lot on the east side of State Street between 8th & 9th Streets.
In Concert: APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{Gig poster; Video}

ape1983.09.02 • APE + The Shunts

September 2, 1983 / Electric Banana, Pittsburgh, PA
APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Double-bill with The Shunts
{Gig poster}

ape1983.07.29 • APE w/ Rick DiBello

September 9, 1983 / Oliver's, Erie, PA
APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick DiBello (guitars)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{Rick DiBello Archive, poster}

ape1983.09.25 • APE

September 25, 1983, 9:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
John Baird A nice promo shot by artist John Baird (pictured, on the right).

{Erie Times Showcase September 15, 1983}

plays1983.11.02 to 1983.11.04 • John Osborne's LUTHER

November 2 through 4, 1983, 8:00pm, with a 2:00pm matinee on Friday / The Warner Theatre, Erie, PA

"To celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther."
Ted Martin's Milkwood Productions Presents: Luther
Directed by Ted Martin
 Written by John Osborne
The Cast: John S. Shaughnensy (Martin Luther), Ed Hess (Hans Luther), C.R. Schmitt (Brother Winand),
 William E. Speicher (John Tetzel), Paul Iddings (Cajetan), Mark V. Moorehead (The Knight), Jim Gandolfo (Pope Leo X)
 David Held, Frank Vitale, and many, many others.
Assistant Director: Michael Baum
Sets: Lynn Lockrow / Lighting: George Schneider / Music Direction and Organ: Kevin J. Sadowski
Propsmaster: Rick Lopez, who wrangled palace interiors, churches, and a marketplace filled with carts and booths and fruits and vegetables and children and chickens and dozens of costumed extras onto and off of the massive Warner Theatre stage. Oh, and three Rotweilers leashed on lengths of heavy iron chain.

{RL archive; Erie Times-News Showcase November 1, 1983 p.12 Sec.B; Erie Times-News November 3, p.11 Sec.A}

ape1983.11.11 • APE + Generic Beat

November 11, 1983, 9:30 / "Battle of the Bands," Campus Center, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
Generic Beat
 Dan Smith (vocals, percussion)
 Chris Eugenio (bass, voice)
 Roger Prehoda (drums, voice)
 Mark Emhoff (el-guitar, voice)
APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Lenny Bove making ready Next day's headline:
APE takes a Beat-down.


Photo by Roger Prehoda

{Michael Plasha, Erie Times News Showcase November 10, 1983; Gig poster}

ape1983.11.12 • APE + Dream Factory

November 12, 1983 / Oliver's, Erie, PA
APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Double-bill with Dream Factory (from Pittsburgh)
Lenny Bove making ready Lenny Bove making ready.
Lenny Bove Lenny Bove speaking.


Photos by Roger Prehoda

{Erie Times News Showcase November 10, 1983, box ad}

ape1983.11.30 • APE w/ Rick DiBello

November 30, 1983 / Sherlock's, Erie, PA
APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick DiBello (guitars)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Double-bill with Dream Factory (from Pittsburgh)
{Erie Star Nov-Dec, 1983 p.10}

ape1983.12.07 • APE + Bangorillas

December 7, 1983, 9:00pm / Sherlock's, Erie, PA
Concert: APE w/ special guest Rick DiBello
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick DiBello (guitars)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 Double bill with Bangorillas
Maria Callas! In a prescient bit of graphic play,
I use Maria Callas in a gig poster
20 years before getting her.

{RL Archives, gig poster; Erie Star Nov-Dec 1983, calendar}

plays1984.03.21 to 1984.03.25 • American Dream & Zoo Story

March 21 through 25, 1984, 8:00pm / Zurn Recital Hall, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
American Dream & Zoo Story
Ted Martin's Milkwood Productions
 Written by Edward Albee
American Dream
 The Cast: Joe Larraway (Mommy), Boyd Dolan (Daddy), Doris Becker (Grandma), Janet Dumeyer (Mrs. Barker), Brent Plaff (the young man)
Zoo Story
 The Cast: David MacNeill, Father C.R. Schmitt
Orchestra:
 Sound technician: Rick Lopez
{RL archive; Erie Times-News Showcase Preview article, March 15, 1984 p.16}

  • 1984.04.19 - The preview articles begin to appear.

    Bold... R. Lopez saying something outlandish, again; Ed Myers raising an eyebrow.



    Feature by Tom Weber,
    Erie Times-News Showcase,
    April 19, 1984 p.3

1984 ◊ The Alternative Arts Series ◊ 6/2 to 10/7 (over 70 productions...)

Bob Laskey Rick Lopez and Ed Myers heading into the zone.

I recall the idea coming to us at the very end of '83, between Christmas and New Years, that dead week when everyone is recovering from the first holiday and prepping numbly for the second. I'm not sure I would have gone willingly into '84 had I really understood what we were going to try to do. Over 70 productions in the span of 16 weeks? Impossible... Ridiculous... And then Ed introduced me to Pataphysics: "The science of imaginary solutions," and we were off.

The intent was to gather all of the cutting-edge regional "outsider" talent that we could into a summer-long schedule of artistic activity that would operate out of a single venue. What we ended up with was a core of seven resident groups (Time/Space Ltd, Calliope Dance Troupe, Erie Jazz Co-Op, In All Seriousness, APE, quaqua Productions, and Kangaroo Court) as well as a Guest Director Theatre Series, a Harold Pinter Film festival, a New German Films festival, an Installation Art gallery series, theatre workshops, a Benefit Concert Series, Multi-media events, lectures, and several special programs that all came leaping into our nets as we were putting the rest of it together.

Yes, it was incredible. Yes, it nearly killed us both. And you think I'm kidding... [more to come]

Bob Laskey Mr. Busy working the phones.

AAS Logo The AAS logo / Ed Myers trying to explain something to Meredith Monk.

After six months of preparatory insanity, the series quietly got underway
mid-morning on Saturday, June 2, when theatre director Ted Martin
threw open the doors on his acting workshop.

A week later the first production...


  • 1984.06.02 - Theatre Workshop: Ted Martin, 11-week program (through 1984.08.11) /
    10:00am - 2:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.09 (1) - Theatre Workshop: Ted Martin, 11-week program (through 1984.08.11) /
    10:00am - 2:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

edkc1984.06.09 (2) • Kangaroo Court Poetry Readings + ÜRSONATA

June 9, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Readings:
 Lonnie Sherman
 Ron Androla
 Fred Behrendt
 Special guest: Dierdre Baldwin
 Publication of Issue #1 of Kangaroo Court
 (Rick Lopez & Lonnie Sherman, Publishers/Co-Editors)
ÜRSONATA
 Lenny Bove performs ÜRSONATA, a phonetic tone-poem by Kurt Schwitters / Recording
4 Movements: Rondo / Largo / Scherzo Trio Scherzo / Presto Cadenza and Finale
"This is Mr. Bove's first public performance of the piece..."
URSONATA URSONATA Photos by Chuck Shearer

The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{Erie Times Showcase June 7, 1984 p.3; Program}

edkcwriting1984.06.09 (3)Kangaroo Court #1 (The Anthology) [Small Press Publication]

Edition of 350 copies, 5.5x8.5, 54pp. / ISBN 0-940381-00-1, ©1984

June 9, 1984 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
Nuts & bolts-bound paperback, tipped in plate on cover
Published and Edited by Rick Lopez and Lonnie Sherman

 Contributors:
—Ron Androla  —Jacques DuLumiere  —Rick Lopez  —Ruthann Robson
—Gene Avery  —Chuck Eschweiler  —Patrick J. McKinnon   —Lonnie Sherman
—Fred Behrendt  —Haywood Jackson  —Jack Micheline  —Belinda Subraman 
—Chandler Brossard   —William R. Johnson  —Todd Moore  —Jon Varga
—Charles Bukowski   —Arthur Winfield Knight   —Kurt Nimmo  —Richard Wilmarth 
—Steve Doering  —Ligi  —Kirk Robertson  —Paul J. Wolfe
Baby Bird Portfolio: Ed Myers
Cover and Title Page: Cheryl Knox, adapted from an etching in Boy Traders in Australia, artist unknown.
Binding Concept: John Baird
Translation of three Jacque DuLumiere poems + Bio : Terry Cuthbert, Oxford (UK)
Inside Back Cover: Page torn from a notebook by Jack Micheline and handed to Ron Androla
 after Micheline's reading at ClaySpace, August 6, 1983.
 "All submissions published with original typos, punctuation, missplelligns, etc.—as received."
KC #1 Cover Kangaroo Court #1
Front Cover
KC #1 Cover

One of the four illustrations
from Ed Myers' Baby Bird portfolio.

{RL Archive}

  • 1984.06.10 (1) - Fran Resch Installation Art: "Channeled Frustration" (through July 1) / 7:00pm, ClaySpace Gallery, Erie, PA / Erie Times Showcase July 7, p.19
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.10 (2) - Erie Jazz Co-Op: Reach with Frank Butrey (electric guitar), Basil Ronzitti (piano), Charles Ventrello (reeds), Henry Jacobson (bass), Floyd Williams (drums) [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA Erie Times-News Showcase June 7, 1984 p.4
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.12 - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

edape84.06.13 • APE

June 13, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
In Concert: APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{RL Archive}

  • 1984.06.14 - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.15 (1) - Theatre Workshop: Ted Martin, 11-week program (through 1984.08.11) /
    10:00am - 2:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.15 (2)
    1984.06.16 - Parris Baker and the Black Ensemble of Performing Arts: "‘Cause It's the Way We Feel" /
    Theatre production (two evenings)
    , with Parris J. Baker and Rachel McGill / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.17 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: (unknown group) [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]


 1984.06.19 to 1984.06.23 • Alternative Arts Series In Residence
 at the Erie Arts Festival / The Dispatch Building Stage

  • 1984.06.19 (1) - Kangaroo Court Publishing: Readings with Lonnie Sherman, Ron Androla, and Fred Behrendt / 7:00pm, Arts Festival, Dispatch Building, Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

  • Erie Times-News daily schedule update for the 19th had In All Seriousness listed opening for APE—See 1984.06.23 ... I'm skeptical, imagining IAS doing the Saturday evening on the 23rd as being more likely. Looking for clarity...

    edape1984.06.19 (2) • APE

    June 19, 1984, 8:00pm / Arts Festival, Dispatch Building, Erie, PA
    In Concert: APE
     Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
     Rick Lopez (drums)
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.20 (1) - Jack Todd Trio (Erie Jazz Co-Op), with Jack Todd (Hammond B-3), others / 6:30pm, Arts Festival, Dispatch Building, Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.21 - Lenny Bove: ÜRSONATA, a phonetic tone-poem by Kurt Schwitters / 8:30pm, Arts Festival, Dispatch Building, Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.22 - Parris Baker and the Black Ensemble of Performing Arts: "‘Cause It's the Way We Feel" / Theatre production (two evenings), with Parris J. Baker and Rachel McGill / 7:00pm, Arts Festival, Dispatch Building, Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.22 (2) - Concourse (Erie Jazz Co-Op) with Charles Ventrello (reeds), Sheldon Peterson (el-guitar), Dave Blaetz (bass), Kayle Brecher-Kull (voice), Matt Ferguson (drums) / 8:00pm, Arts Festival, Dispatch Building, Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.23 (1) - Reach (Erie Jazz Co-Op) with Frank Butrey (el-guitar), Basil Ronzitti (piano), Charles Ventrello (reeds), Henry Jacobsen (bass), Floyd Williams (drums) / 6:00pm, Arts Festival, Dispatch Building, Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.23 (2) - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... / 7:00pm, Arts Festival, Dispatch Building, Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

    Erie Times-News daily schedule update for the 23rd only had the Frank Butrey Quintet listed ... IAS was either omitted or...?
Erie Times-News, June 17, Sunday Arts Festival Schedule insert, and daily schedule updates.
  • 1984.06.22 - Theatre Workshop: Ted Martin, 11-week program (through 1984.08.11) /
    10:00am - 2:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.24 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: Crossover featuring Dave Calabrese [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.26 - Harold Pinter Screenplay Film Fest: The Servant (1963), starring Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Patrick Magee / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.06.27
    1984.06.28 - In All Seriousness:
    Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

ed1984.06.29 Electronic Music by Dr. Leroy S. Williams and Kayle Brecher-Kull + ÜRSONATA

June 29, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
The Program:
Hallwalk (Brecher-Kull)
 a piece for Tape
Urban Walk (Brecher-Kull)
 a piece for Tape & Percussion
 Rick Lopez (toms, cymbals, organ bellows)
 Kayle Brecher-Kull (slot drum, fry-pans, saw)
Inner City (Williams)
 a piece for Tape
Silver Wind Song (Williams)
 a piece for Tape & Clarinet
 David Sublette (clarinet)
Questar Too (Brecher-Kull)
 Electronic Verse in Sections
ÜRSONATA
 Lenny Bove performs ÜRSONATA, a phonetic tone-poem by Kurt Schwitters / Recording
4 Movements: Rondo / Largo / Scherzo Trio Scherzo / Presto Cadenza and Finale
 Introduction by Diane Bove
Kayle Brecher-Kull Rick Lopez and Kayle Brecher-Kull

The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{RL archive; Program insert}

  • 1984.06.30 - Style Wars (Screening of the "Urban Art Film") + Break-Dancing Performances
    3:00 & 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    Master of Ceremonies: Parris J. Baker
    Ground Control
     Al Vicary, Frank Vicary, Harry Vogel, and John Zadorozny
    Ultimate Chill
     Brian Caruthers and Kenny McCoy

    break one break three break two

    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

  • 1984.06.30 - Fran Resch: Artist's Closing Reception for "Channeled Frustration" (Exhibit June 10th through July 1st) / 7:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

edperformance1984.07.01 • Time/Space Ltd: HEY! + James Vredevoogd Lecture

July 1, 1984 / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
James Vredevoogd / Lecture
 Professor of Fine Arts at Edinboro University and founder of the Performance Ensemble
 A presentation on Performance Art...
HEY! / A Performance by Ed Myers
Performers:
 Ed Myers, Mark Tanenbaum, Ed Hess, John Baird, Anita Canzian, Vic Pancerev
 (need update on credits)
Asst. Producer & Sound: Rick Lopez
Sound Design: Dave Blaetz
Voice (Introductory Recording) & Light: Fred Behrendt
Poetry Recording: Soft Shoe, Dierdre Baldwin
Puck Drops Engineer: Ted Kull
Production Assistant: Parris J. Baker
Costuming: Cindy Behrendt, Ed Hess, Ed Myers, The Erie Civic Ballet
lecture James Vredevoogd, adressing the moment.

With several audience members identified,
perhaps incorrectly.

The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{RL archive; Program}

  • 1984.07.03 - Harold Pinter Screenplay Film Fest: The Pumpkin Eater (1964), starring Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Maggie Smith / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.07.07 - Michelle Bergeron: "New Works," Gallery Installation ...through July 28 / Opening, 8:00pm, ClaySpace Gallery, Erie, PA
    ["Self-Expression Comes Alive", by Fred Behrendt, Erie Times-News Showcase, July 12, 1984; The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.07.07 - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

edcvc1984.07.08 • Charles Ventrello's Concourse

July 8, 1984, 8:00pm / "Erie Jazz Co-Op Presents," ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Concourse:
 Charles Ventrello
 Sheldon Peterson (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Kayle Brecher-Kull (voice)
 Matt Ferguson (drums)
 "Special Guest Appearance" by Concourse alumnus Rick Lopez (percussion)
The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{RL archive; Program}

  • 1984.07.10 - Harold Pinter Screenplay Film Fest: The Caretaker (1964), starring Donald Pleasance, Alan Bates, Robert Shaw / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

edplays1984.07.13 & 1984.07.14 • Sun and Moon: The Stonecutter's Veil

July 13 & 14, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Sun and Moon: The Stonecutter's Veil
 Written by Jim Skiff and Pam Verity-Harris
 Directed by Lucian Zabramny
 with Carolyn Brust (Stonecutter's Heart), David Scribner (The Stonecutter), Natalie Hammond and Mark Dick (Dream Weavers), Jim Skiff (vocals, guitar, trombone), Pam Verity-Harris (vocals, violin, guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, recorder, finger cymbals), John Thompson (Narrator)
 Lights: Rick Lopez
 Costumes: Chris Zabramny
The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{RL archive; Program}

  • 1984.07.15 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: The Jack Todd Trio, with Jack Todd (Hammond B-03), Frank Butrey (guitar), Tim Driscoll (drums)  Schedule had Trio scheduled. [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group; Erie Times-News Showcase, July 15, p.13F] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.07.17 - Harold Pinter Screenplay Film Fest: The Birthday Party (1968), starring Robert Shaw, Patrick Magee, and Dandy Nichols / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.07.18 - Performance Art Forum: Pieces by Fran Resch (Allegheny College), Tom Vredevoogd (Performance Ensemble, Edinboro University), and Ben Bainbridge (New York University) / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.07.19 - Local Film-makers: Regional film artists screenings / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

1984.07.21 - The Erie Art Museum Presents: Anthony Braxton Solo Concert


  • 1984.07.22 - Rakish Paddy: An Evening of Traditional Irish Music with Pam Verity, Peggy Fowler, John Dreibelbis, and John McCutcheon / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.07.24 - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.07.25 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: The Alan Perry and Susan Grey Group [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.07.26 - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.07.27
    1984.07.28 - Snow White: Parris Baker's Black Ensemble of Performing Arts
    An adaptation of the classic Disney Tale, starring Bayfront Ballet Director Sharon Battles, "...and The Seven Dwarves are played by break dancers." / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

edape1984.07.29 • APE / AAS Benefit Concert I

July 29, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
In Concert: APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
APE RL and Lenny Bove

The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{RL archive; Program}

  • 1984.07.31 - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.01 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: (unknown group) [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.03 - Performance Art: Pat Saunders, "...a number of original pieces, including Negatively Speaking and Ceramics Demonstration." / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

edkcFT84.08.04 • Kangaroo Court + Kayle Brecher-Kull + Field Theory

August 4, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Kangaroo Court: Readings
 Lonnie Sherman
 Fred Behrendt
Recording: C-90, Sd-A
Kayle Brecher-Kull: Two Electronic Pieces
 Kayle Brecher-Kull (voice, pre-recorded tapes)
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
"The whole deal painted as it happens by artist John Baird" [...on a nine-yard long canvas.] / John Baird: Wallpaper Works
Field Theory Lopez, Butrey, and Blaetz...
Field Theory ...digging.
The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{RL Archive; Erie Times Showcase July 7, p.19}

  • 1984.08.05 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: Preston Williams' Nomads, with Williams (reeds), Bob Long (guitar), Ken Cornelius (bass), Everett Eighmy (drums) [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.06 - AAS Benefit Concert II / PUNK: The D.T.s, Skwat, Thirsty Brats / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • Photo by Mark Tanenbaum


edape1984.08.10 • APE

August 10, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
In Concert: APE
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, vocals, tape loops, rhythm tracks, compositions)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{RL archive; Program}

  • 1984.08.11 - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.12 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: Mark Gridley Trio (Cleveland), with Gridley (flute), Bob Fraser (guitar), Mike Wahl (bass) [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.13 - AAS Benefit Concert III—NEW WAVE / Plaid Teeth: Jack Dillen, KenForest, Ben Forest; The Bedrocks, Rick DiBello and the DiBelltones / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.15 - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

ed1984.08.16 to 1984.08.18 • Zoo Story + Just Another Detroit Jew

August 16, 17, & 18, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA

Double-Bill Theatre:
Zoo Story (by Edward Albee)
Performers: David McNeill and C.R. Schmitt
Director: Ted Martin / Milkwood Productions
Lights and Sound: Rick Lopez
Just Another Detroit Jew (by Alex Clemente)
Performers: Sarah Keough and Rose Tatalone
Director: Alex Clemente
"...an original script specifically for this year's AAS... A modern parallel to Albee's Zoo Story"
{RL Archive, Program}

  • 1984.08.19 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: Allegheny Jazz Consortium (Meadville), with Chuck Musone (piano), Becky Musone (bass, trumpet, voice), David Sublette (clarinet), Floyd Williams (drums) [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.20 - AAS Benefit Concert IV ROCK: Ventura, Generic Beat, Hit'n'Run / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.21 - Recent German Films Series: Flaming Hearts (Walter Bockmayer and Rolf Buhrmann, 1978), presented by Barb Finney, Erie Art Museum / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.22 - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

ed1984.08.23 to 1984.08.25 • Zoo Story + Just Another Detroit Jew / Guest-Director Series

August 23, 24, & 25, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA

Double-Bill Theatre:
Zoo Story (by Edward Albee)
Performers: David McNeill and C.R. Schmitt
Director: Ted Martin / Milkwood Productions
Lights and Sound: Rick Lopez
Just Another Detroit Jew (by Alex Clemente)
Performers: Sarah Keough and Rose Tatalone
Director: Alex Clemente
"...an original script specifically for this year's AAS... A modern parallel to Albee's Zoo Story"
{RL Archive, Program}

  • 1984.08.26 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: 18 Strings, with Frank Butrey (guitar), Sheldon Peterson (guitar), Brian Fels (guitar) [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.27 - AAS Benefit Concert V / METAL: Pyro, Satin Steele, Hammersmith / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.08.28 - Recent German Films Series: Marie (Hans Geisendorfer), presented by Barb Finney, Erie Art Museum / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

ed1984.08.30 & 1984.08.31 • Rene Vicary's Calliope w/ Susan Sielheimer Iervolina

August 30 & 31, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Act I
Susan Sielheimer Iervolina / Bharata Natyam
"...will perform a selection of pieces in this dance style"
SITAR
 Doug Werner (sitar)
ALARIPPU
 Susan Sielheimer Iervolina (dance)
 Doug Werner (sitar)
SABDAM
 Susan Sielheimer Iervolina (dance)
 Doug Werner (sitar)
Firebird (music by Igor Stravinsky)
 Ken Morrison and Jacqueline Illig (dance)
 Ken Morrison (choreography)
A Bird From The Sea (based on Symphony for a Seabird from The Way of Chuang Tsu by Thomas Merton
 Nancy Miodus, Patty Falkewitz, and Rene Vicary (dance)
 Cori Terry (choreography)
 Leo Estes (Narrator)
Lifecycle (Music by Electric Light Orchestra)
 Ken Morrison, Jacqueline Illig, Patty Falkewitz, Don Halquist, and Krisy Parker (dance)
 Jacqueline Illig (choreography)
Calliope Dance Company:
Anti-frantic Alternative (music by Stephen Halpern)
 Don Halquist, Patty Falkewitz, Ken Morrison, Jacqueline Illig, and Vic Pancerev (dance)
 Rene Vicary (choreography)
Chacun N'est Pas Aise Qui Danse (music by Paul Winter Consort; Terje Rypdal)
 Patty Falkewitz, Jacqueline Illig, Rene Vicary, Ken Morrison, and Sarah Russell (dance)
 Rene Vicary (choreography)
 Stephen Halpern (music)
I Have Food (music by Lenny Bove / Tuba's 14s
 Don Halquist, Patty Falkewitz, Ken Morrison, Jacqueline Illig, Krisy Parker, and Vic Pancerev (dance)
 Rene Vicary (choreography)
Consider The Source (music by ZZ Top)
 Don Halquist, Patty Falkewitz, Ken Morrison, Jacqueline Illig, Krisy Parker, and Vic Pancerev (dance)
TILLIANA
 Susan Sielheimer Iervolina (dance)
 Doug Werner (sitar)
Director: Rene Vicary
Production Manager: Steve Sucato
Lighting: Ed Myers
Sound: Russ Illig
Production Crew: John Catalino and Mel Skol
Costume Design: Rene Vicary, Jacqueline Illig, and Patricia Plasko
{Program; Event flyer}

  • 1984.09.01 - In All Seriousness: Jim Gandolfo, Ralph Pontillo, Mark Tannenbaum, John Stockhausen, Rich Tryzbiak, Gail McGauhey, Chuck Smith, occasional others... [Comedy Improv, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.02 - John Baird: "Wallpaper Works" "September 2, and other dates..." (See 1984.08.04) Erie Times Showcase July 7, p.19
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.04 - Recent German Films Series: Willi-Busch Report (Nikolaus Schilling, 1979), presented by Barb Finney, Erie Art Museum / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.08 - AAS Benefit Concert VI / BLUEGRASS & COUNTRY: (unknown groups) / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.09 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: The Frank Luria Group, (unknown personnel) [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.11 - Recent German Films Series: Strong-Man Ferdinand (Alexander Kluge, 1976), presented by Barb Finney, Erie Art Museum / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.14
    1984.09.15 - Guest-Director Series: Vanities, Directed by Ben Agresti
    , with Mary Beth Finke, Carla Granato, and Tammy Roche / Kitty Dilley (Assistant Director), Ed Myers (Lighting), Monica Williams, Barb Miodus, Barbara Rickloff, and Paul Rickloff (Technical Assistance) / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.16 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: Concourse & the Perry String Quartet, Charles Ventrello (reeds, Arranger), Sheldon Peterson (el-guitar), Dave Blaetz (bass), Kayle Brecher-Kull (voice), Matt Ferguson (drums); Perry String Quartet: Howard Lyon (violin), others unknown [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.18 - Recent German Films Series: All-Around Reduced Personality (Helke Sanders, 1977/78), presented by Barb Finney, Erie Art Museum / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.19
    1984.09.20
    1984.09.21
    1984.09.22 - Guest-Director Series: Vanities, Directed by Ben Agresti
    , with Mary Beth Finke, Carla Granato, and Tammy Roche / Kitty Dilley (Assistant Director), Ed Myers (Lighting), Monica Williams, Barb Miodus, Barbara Rickloff, and Paul Rickloff (Technical Assistance) / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.23 - Erie Jazz Co-Op: Convergence, Brian Fels (el-guitar), Bob Sadowski (keyboards), Tony Stefanelli (bass), Matt Ferguson (drums) [Concert Series, AAS Resident Group] / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.25 - Recent German Films Series: The Baker's Bread (Erwin Keusch, 1977), presented by Barb Finney, Erie Art Museum / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]
  • 1984.09.25 - Special Film Feature: The Last Detail (1973), Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, Randy Quaid / 8:00pm, ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
    [The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers]

edperformance1984.09.30 • Time/Space Ltd: Performance Art

September 30, 1984 / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Performance pieces by Ed Myers / * info coming...
Performers:
 Ed Myers, Damun Gracenin, Randall McCaslin...
 (need update on credits)
Asst. Producer & Lighting: Rick Lopez
The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{RL archive; Program}

ed1984.10.01A Blues for Rita, by Lonnie Sherman [Small Press Publication]

First Edition, Saddle-stitched Chapbook, 5.5x8.5, 12pp., ©1984
 Second Printing 1985.09.25

October 1, 1984 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
 Kangaroo Court #2
Limited to 150 copies
125 copies—Light blue vellum cover, Parchment text
25 copies Signed & Numbered by author, Olive cover, Pebbled antique white text
Tipped in half-tone plate on cover, photograph by John Vanco
 Publisher & Editor Rick Lopez
A Blues for Rita A Blues for Rita
by Lonnie Sherman

1st Edition

{RL Archive}

ed1984.10.04 to 1984.10.06 • quaqua Productions: Footfalls + Not I

June 8, 9, 10, 13, & 14, 1983, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA

An Evening of Samuel Beckett's Theatre / Program IV
Footfalls
 starring Carolyn Brust and Kathy Hubbard
Not I
 starring Linda Gamble
Director & Producer: Rick Lopez, quaqua Productions
   This production was CANCELLED.
   More to come on how this Summer and its self-inflicted demands nearly killed us both...


The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{RL Archive, Program}

edFT1984.10.07 • Field Theory

October 7, 1984, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
The Alternative Arts Series, Rick Lopez and Ed Myers, Co-Directors/Producers

{Mark Gridley, Erie Times Showcase October 25, 1984 p.20}

FT1984.00.00 • Field Theory

unknown date, 1984 ? / Recording Studio, Fredonia State University, Fredonia, NY
Recording, Sd-A, C-90:
1. Stretch of the Imagination [ : ]
2. Life & Times [ : ]
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

FT1984.10.26 • Field Theory

October 26, 1984, 5:00pm / Pufferbelly's, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Mark Gridley, Erie Times Showcase October 25, 1984 p.20}

kcwriting1984.11.13 • Poetry Reading and Discussion on the Arts [Penn State-Behrend College]

November 13, 1984, 1:00pm / Reed Seminar Room, Penn State-The Behrend College, Erie, PA
 "The Mary Behrend Cultural Fund presents a Poetry Reading and Discussion on the Arts in Erie"
Rick Lopez and Lonnie Sherman of Kangaroo Court Publishing
{RL Archive; Flyer}

ed1984.12.25Poem (For Brady Mayberry), by Lonnie Sherman [Small Press Publication]

Presentation Edition, Saddle-stitched Chapbook, 5.5x8.5, 16pp., ©1984

December 25, 1984 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
 Kangaroo Court #3
Limited to 25 Presentation Copies, Signed & Numbered by author
Half-tone on cover, Celadon Rough Weave cover, Scriptmark Cream Parchment text
A special Christmas publication by GeorgeAnn Burroughs and R. Lopez for the author.
 Publisher & Editor Rick Lopez
Poem (For Brady Mayberry) Poem (for Brady Mayberry)
by Lonnie Sherman

Presentation Edition

{RL Archive}

FT1984.12.31 • Field Theory

December 31, 1984, 9:00pm / Pufferbelly's, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

FT1985.00.00 • Field Theory

unknown date, 1985? / Henry's, Erie, PA
Recording, Sd-A, C-90 / 3 Sets (incomplete):
1. unknown titles [ : ]
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

FT1985.03.23 • Field Theory

March 23, 1985 / Docksider, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{City Voice Vol.1 Issue 3 March 20, 1985 p.13}

FT1985.04.19 • Field Theory + Oliver Lake and Jump Up!

April 19, 1985 / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Field Theory (8:00)
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Oliver Lake and Jump Up! (9:00)
 Oliver Lake (tenor sax, alto sax, flute, voice)
 Jerome Harris (guitar, bass guitar, synth, voice)
 Alphonia Tims (guitar)
 Billy Grant (bass)
 Pheeroan akLaff (drums)
Opening act for Oliver Lake and Jump Up!
poster Gig poster by RL

{RL Archive}

kc1985.06.01the spider who walked underground, by Tony Moffeit [Small Press Publication]

First Printing, Hand-sewn Chapbook in Wrappers, 5.25x8.5, 36pp. / ISBN 0-940381-03-6, ©1985
 [Second Printing 1986.05.01]

June 1, 1985 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
 Kangaroo Court #4
Limited to 150 copies
25 copies Signed & Numbered by author
White Riegel Jersey cover; White Vellum text; White Translucent Vellum dividers over half-tones.
Three Half-tone Photographs: Cover by Les Leverett; Pg.7 by Bruce Gidoll; Pg.31 source unknown.
Publishers & Editors Rick Lopez and Lonnie Sherman
spider
the spider who walked underground


Cover photo with permission,
"Hank Williams and friend, Germany, 1949."


A 13-year-old Hank Williams,
obscured by translucent vellum.
Photo by Bruce Gidoll,
without permission.
spider

{RL Archive}

FT1985.06.00 • Field Theory

June, 1985 / Erie Festival of the Arts, Perry Square, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
poster
poster

Photos by Roger Prehoda
poster

{DB Archive, Recording}

FT1985.06.29 • Field Theory + Leroy Jenkins' Sting

June 29, 1985, 8:00pm / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Field Theory (8:00)
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Leroy Jenkins' Sting (9:00)
 Leroy Jenkins (violin)
 Brandon Ross (el-guitar)
 James Emery (el-guitar)
 Terry Jenoure (violin)
 Alonzo Gardner (bass)
 Kamal Sabir (drums)
{RL Archive, Gig poster}

ed1985.09.25A Blues for Rita, by Lonnie Sherman [Small Press Publication]

Second Printing, Hand-sewn Chapbook, 5.5x8.5, 12pp. / ISBN 0-940381-00-1, ©1985
 First Printing 1984.10.01

September 25, 1985 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
 Kangaroo Court #2
Limited to 212 copies
12 copies "Out of Series" Signed & Numbered by author
Beckett Antique Red cover; Sorg's parchtone text.
Tipped in half-tone plate on cover, photograph by John Vanco
Publisher & Editor Rick Lopez
A Blues for Rita A Blues for Rita
by Lonnie Sherman

2nd Printing

Winner
1985 Suburban Wilderness Spineless Award
Best Non-perfect-bound Book.

{RL Archive}

FT1985.10.13 • Field Theory

October 13, 1985 / Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
Recording, Sd-A+B, C-90 / 2 Sets:
1. unknown titles [ : ]
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

FT1985.11.01 • Field Theory + Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society

November 1, 1985 / ClaySpace Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Field Theory (8:00)
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society (9:00)
 Eric Person (alto and soprano sax)
 Henry Scott (trumpet)
 Vernon Reid (guitar, banjo)
 Cary Denigris (guitar)
 Reverend Bruce Johnson *or* Reggie Washington (bass)
 Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums)
others unknown
Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society
{John Chacona Facebook discussion 16.07.20}

edwriting1986.02.01HARD BOIL, by Anonymous (Rick Lopez) [Small Press Publication]

First Edition, Hand-sewn Chapbook, 5.5x8.5, 28pp. / ISBN 0-940381-05-2, ©1985

February 1, 1986 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
 Kangaroo Court imprint: Racket Squad #2
Limited to 212 copies
12 copies "Out of Series" Signed & Numbered by author
Simpson Teton Slate cover; Simpson Gainsborouh Silver flyleaf; Glacier White Vellum text.
Cover image from The Killer Inside Me; Three text sections separated by fragments of cover image.
 Publisher & Editor Lonnie Sherman
HARD BOIL Racket Squad #2



HARD BOIL

The mega-violence part of the show,
published anonymously.

HARD BOIL on-line

NOT for the faint of heart...

HARD BOIL

{RL Archive}

FT1986.03.00 • Field Theory + The Bedrocks

March, 1986, 10:00pm / Norb's Bar, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
"...opened for the Bedrocks..."
{Michael Plasha, Erie Times Showcase (no date), 1986 p.?}

FT1986.03.00 • Field Theory w/ Charles Ventrello & Basil Ronzitti

March, 1986, 10:00pm / Smuggler's Wharf, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Charles Ventrello (tenor and soprano sax, flute)
 Basil Ronzitti (keyboards)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
"...a packed house at Smuggler's"
{Michael Plasha, Erie Times Showcase (no date), 1986 p.?}

  • 1986.04.00 • "Best, Connie"
    Best, Connie While corresponding with Connie Fox before the publication of
    her BABICKA chapbook on July 1, I received this very succinct
    update in the mail.

FT1986.04.12 • Field Theory

April 12, 1985 / Smuggler's Wharf, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{DB Archive, Recording}

kc1986.05.01the spider who walked underground, by Tony Moffeit [Small Press Publication]

Second Printing, Hand-sewn Chapbook in Wrappers, 5.25x8.5, 36pp. / ISBN 0-940381-03-6, ©1985
 [First Edition 1985.06.01]

May 1, 1986 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
 Kangaroo Court #4
Limited to 212 copies
12 copies "Out of Series," Signed & Numbered by author
White Riegel Jersey cover; White Vellum text; White Translucent Vellum dividers over half-tones.
Three Half-tone Photographs: Cover by Les Leverett; Pg.7 by Bruce Gidoll; Pg.31 source unknown.
Publishers & Editors Rick Lopez and Lonnie Sherman
spider
the spider who walked underground


Photo page 31 (source unknown), used without permission,
"Jail, Alexander City, Alabama—18 Aug., 1952,"
obscured by translucent vellum.


Photo (1949, Germany) and
photo of Hank Williams at 13
(obscured by translucent vellum)
shown with First Edition.


{RL Archive}

FT1986.05.17 • Field Theory

May 17, 1986, 9:30pm / Docksider, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{Erie Times Showcase May 15, 1986 p.13}

FT1986.05.24 • Field Theory w/ Charles Ventrello & Basil Ronzitti

May 24, 1986, 9:30pm / Smuggler's Wharf, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Charles Ventrello (tenor and soprano sax, flute)
 Basil Ronzitti (keyboards)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{Michael Plasha, Erie Times Showcase (no date), 1986 p.?}

kc1986.07.01BABICKA, by Connie Fox [Small Press Publication]

First Printing, Hand-sewn Chapbook in Wrappers, 5.25x8.5, 36pp. / ISBN 0-940381-06-0, ©1986

July 1, 1986 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
 Kangaroo Court #5
Limited to 212 copies
12 copies "Out of Series," Signed & Numbered by author
(Info on papers coming...).
11 Half-tone Photographs: Title-page photo of Babicka, End-page photo of Connie Fox by the author.
 Nine half-tones within text, progression/montage of Title-page and End-page photos (Slide show to come).
Photolab Work: Kathy Merski
Publishers & Editors Rick Lopez and Lonnie Sherman
BABICKA
BABICKA






"Babicka, Chicago, IL, 1941.".
Photo provided by author.

BABICKA

{RL Archive}

FT1986.09.27 • Field Theory w/ Brian Fels

September 27, 1986, 9:30pm / Docksider (5th and State), Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Brian Fels (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{DB Archive, Recording}

kcwriting1986.10.08 • Kangaroo Court: a Reading by Todd Moore

October 8, 1986, 8:00pm / ArtWorks Theatre (1505 State), Erie, PA
Kangaroo Court: Readings
Ron Androla (Northern Pressure Press); Lonnie Sherman and Rick Lopez (Kangaroo Court Publishing)
Todd Moore reads Dillinger
"The whole deal painted as it happens by artist John Baird" / Wallpaper Works
{RL Archive; Flyer}

FT1986.11.23 • Field Theory

November 23, 1986 / The Docksider, Erie, PA
Recording, Sd-A+B, C-90 / 2 Sets (incomplete):
1. Well You Needn't [ : ]
2. It's a No Good [ : ]
3. This End Up [ : ]
4. Close Enough for a Cigar [ : ]
5. Fun Factor Nine [ : ]
6. Open the Door Ian [ : ]
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive; Recording}

  • 1986.12.11 - Dillinger Cover story, the Erie Times-News Showcase, December 11, 1986.
     "Erie's Kangaroo Court small press brings Dillinger to life...," by Don McQuaid, p.11.
     "Kangaroo Court making a Big Splash in the Small-Press World," by Lori Morgan, pp.11, 14.

  • Dillinger Cover Story

    Dillinger, by Todd Moore
    Showcase Cover image by Gary Hardman



FT1986.12.13 • Field Theory

December 13, 1986 / The Docksider, Erie, PA
Recording, Sd-A+B, C-90 / 2 Sets (incomplete):
1. unknown titles [ : ]
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{Erie Times-News Showcase December 11, 1986 p.13; Recording}

kc1987.02.16The Name is Dillinger, by Todd Moore [Small Press Publication]

First Edition, Perfect-bound trade paperback, 40pp. / ISBN 0-940381-08-7, ©1984

February 16, 1987 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
 The Dillinger Series, Volume I (of 13)
1,163 copies, 50 Signed & Numbered by author; 13 "Out of Series"
blood-stained flyleaf
Publishers & Editors Rick Lopez and Lonnie Sherman
 "Made possible in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts."
The Name is Dillinger Cover
   ...the flyleaf,
the real drop of blood.

The Name is Dillinger
by Todd Moore

Dillinger, Volume I.

Title page graphic.
blood-stain

{RL Archive}

  • 1987.05.15 - The universe gives a nod of approval and allows me to hit the lottery for $10,000.


FT1987.07.02 • Field Theory

July 2, 1987, 9:30pm / Docksider, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, ad clipping}

ed1987.08.22Dillinger's Faces, by Todd Moore [Small Press Publication]

First Edition, Perfect-bound trade paperback, 40pp. / ISBN 0-940381-09-5, ©1987

August 22, 1987 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
 The Dillinger Series, Volume 2 (of 13)
1,163 copies, 50 Signed & Numbered by author; 13 "Out of Series"
blood-stained flyleaf
Publishers & Editors Rick Lopez and Lonnie Sherman
 "Made possible in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts."
Dillinger's Faces Cover
   ...the flyleaf,
the real drop of blood.

Dillinger's Faces
by Todd Moore

Dillinger, Volume 2.

Title page graphic.
blood-stain

{RL Archive}

FT1987.11.13 • Field Theory

November 13, 1987, 9:30pm / Edinboro State University, Edinboro, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times-News Showcase, November 19, 1987, p.9}

FT1987.11.15 • Field Theory

November 15, 1987, 9:30pm / Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times-News Showcase, November 19, 1987, p.9}

FT1987.11.21 • Field Theory

November 21, 1987, 9:30pm / Docksider (5th and State), Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times-News Showcase, November 19, 1987, p.9}

FT1987.11.22 • Field Theory

November 22, 1987, 9:00pm / Smuggler's Wharf, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times-News Showcase, November 19, 1987, p.9}

  • 1987.11.00 - The American Poetry Center makes me their Northwestern Pennsylvania Regional Correspondent, through March of 1989, when I handed off duties to Ms. Kim Krynock-Hanrahan.

  • 1987.12.00 - Appointed to first of three terms on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Literature Advisory Panel.

writing1987.12.05LOVETORN [Devastation Response]

December 5, 1987, 3:00 to 5:00am / ClaySpace Building (1505 State), Erie, PA
LOVETORN, A short prose piece, by Rick Lopez / ©1988
A distillation of 12 long and harrowing months into 2,000 brisk and battered words, written as the sun rose.
 A friend in academia advised me to send this to the University of Illinois for possible publication, but they
 turned it down. They loved the writing, but felt that it lacked "resolution." Of course it did! Just like life...
LOVETORN LOVETORN

(will open in a new window.)

"A tragedy in an indeterminate number of acts.
 A true story. You may as well read it."


{RL Archive}

kcwriting1987.12.08 • Poetry Reading [Penn State-Behrend College]

December 8, 1987, 7:30pm / Studio Theatre, Penn State-The Behrend College, Erie, PA
Rick Lopez and Lonnie Sherman of Kangaroo Court Publishing
 ...Where I first read LOVETORN, which had been written just a few days earlier. There was a standing-room only crowd,
 and when I looked up after finishing the piece, everyone in the audience was weeping. Rather incredible, really.
{RL Archive; correspondence, student responses, etc.}

1988.01.15 • Peaceful Warrior, a Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 1988, 8:00pm / St. Patrick's Cathedral, Erie, PA
Peaceful Warrior (for Choir, Orchestra, and Jazz Trio)
 The Erie Chamber Orchestra & The Shiloh Baptist Church Choir
 Conductor: Bruce Morton Wright
 Composition by Dr. Billy Taylor
 Basil Ronzitti (piano)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 The Shiloh Baptist Choir (personnel unknown)
 Orchestra:
 Peggy Zeppenfield and Anna Myer (picollos)
 Holly Sydow, Peggy Zeppenfield, and Amy Myer (flutes)
 Aaron Jakubiec and Ronald Richards (oboes)
 David Sublette, Patrick Jones, and Geoffrey Wands (clarinets)
 Carolyn Wallace and Carolyn Borland (bassoons)
 Jack Gillette (contra bassoon)
 Chris Rapier, Michele Schaaf, Laura Nelson, Jennifer Ashbaugh, and James Miller (horns)
 Robert Dolwick, William Fairgraves, and Brian Hannah (trumpets)
 Ronald Stitt, Leroy Williams, Kent Tucker, and Sloan Ladwig (trombones)
 Daniel Burdick (tuba)
 Howard Lyon (violin, Concert Master)
 Maura Pelinsky, Dianne Tate, Keita Fukshima, Emilie Engel, Louis Nicolia,
 Nina Spatford, Irene Cheng, and William Skerlong (1st violins)
 Robert Rudolph, Brenda Dolwick, Darla Sue Widger, Susan Spatford, and Greg Berlin (2nd violins)
 Jennifer Jansen, Hannah Petersen, Bettyanne Gottlieb, Janice Carlson, and Zanita Zacks-Gabriel (violas)
 Ruth Ann Scanzillo, Jean Verdecchia, and Marian Byard (cellos)
 Harry Jacobson and James Monhey, Jr. (basses)
 Ruth Ann Scanzillo (harpsichord)
 Melody Rapier (harp)
 Mark Marchant, Bradley Amidon (percussion)
{Erie Times-News Showcase January 14, p.2; B.M. Wright; Ruth Ann Scanzillo}

ed1988.03.01Billie F, by Todd Moore [Small Press Publication]

First Edition, Perfect-bound trade paperback, 44pp. / ISBN 0-940381-10-9, ©1987

March 1, 1988 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
 The Dillinger Series, Volume 3 (of 13)
1,163 copies, 50 Signed & Numbered by author; 13 "Out of Series"
blood-stained flyleaf
Publishers & Editors Rick Lopez and Lonnie Sherman
 "Made possible in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts."
Billie F Cover
   ...the flyleaf,
the real drop of blood.

Billie F
by Todd Moore

Dillinger, Volume 3.

Title page graphic.
blood-stain
Billie F back cover The back cover,
the accumulating reviews...




{RL Archive}

  • kc 1988.06.18-19—Dillinger author Todd Moore and Publisher Rick Lopez at the Printer's Row Book Fair in Chicago.

  • Printer's Row
    The profoundly stylish booth
    that I built and designed for
    Printer's Row.
    Todd Moore leans into
    subject John Dillinger
    Author and Publisher
    take a break
    from the mayhem.

  • kc 1988.06.24—The Dillinger project makes the front page of the Chicago Reader:

  • Helmer article

    "Poetry of Blood and Guts,"
    by Bill Helmer

    Chicago Reader cover story.
    June 24, 1988—Vol.17 no.39




kc1988.07.01Moving the Dunes, by Kenneth Jonathan Sonnenberg [Book Design Project]

First Printing, Perfect-bound Softcover, 5.5x9, 64pp. / ISBN , ©1988

July 1, 1988 / Kangaroo Court Small Press Services, Erie, PA
 Book & Promotional Materials
First Edition Limited to 500 copies
 Unknown cover & text papers.
Edited and with an Introduction by Diana Hume George
Photographs: Half-tones on front and back covers; Half-tone on dedication page; 8-pg. Portfolio with 10 half-tones.
 Cover and Portfolio photos by author; back cover photo by Arden Sonnenberg.
 "Published by Penn-State at Erie—The Behrend College & the Sonnenberg Foundation"
 Project Design and Production by by Rick Lopez
Moving the Dunes Moving the Dunes
{RL Archive}

FT1988.09.25 • Field Theory

September 25, 1988, 8:00pm / Artworks (1505 State), Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{DB Archive, Recording}

FT1988.10.08 • Field Theory

October 8, 1988, 8:00pm / Woodbine Inn, Pennsauken, NJ

Private Party
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

FT1988.10.09 • Field Theory

October 9, 1988, 7:00 / Studio Three, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
Recording, Sd-A+B, C-90:
1. Pending Investigation [ : ]
2. Chuckling Waldo [ : ]
3. Slow Profile [ : ]
4. Bass Bonita [ : ] (split track)
5. Stretch of the Imagination [ : ]
6. Life & Times [ : ]
7. Wheezer Whistle [ : ]
8. China Outlet [ : ]
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 Special guest Joe Ruscitto (percussion)
Frank Butrey, Rick Lopez, Dave Blaetz, and Joe Ruscitto

{RL Archive, Recording}

FT1988.10.13 • Field Theory

October 13, 1988, 9:30pm / Docksider, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

FT1988.10.15 • Field Theory

October 15, 1988, 9:30pm / Smuggler's Wharf, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

kc1988.12.01 • Kangaroo Court: A Reading by Todd Moore

December 1, 1988, 7:30pm / Penn State-Behrend Studio Theatre, Erie, PA
Kangaroo Court: Readings
Todd Moore reads Dillinger
{RL Archive; Erie Times-News Showcase, December 1, 1988 pp.10 and 16}

kc1989.03.01Boogie Alley, by Tony Moffeit [Small Press Publication]

First Printing, Hand-sewn Chapbook in Wrappers, 5.25x9.5, 36pp. / ISBN 0-940381-11-7, ©1988

March 1, 1989 / Kangaroo Court Publishing, Erie, PA
Published and Edited by Rick Lopez and Lonnie Sherman
 Kangaroo Court #6
Limited to 334 copies
12 copies "Out of Series" Signed & Numbered by author
Beckett Enhance Ultra-White 80# cover; Gilbert Oxford Soft Mauve, Wine, and Helio 80# texts.
Design & layout by Rick Lopez
Cover Art by Shelle Barron
 "Made possible in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts."
 Special Colorcore™ hardcover edition grant from the Formica Corporation.
Publishers & Editors Rick Lopez & Lonnie Sherman
KC #1 Cover
Back inner leaf of jacket:

"The Work which adorns the cover
was commissioned specifically for
Boogie Alley by Kangaroo Court.
The original is a magnificent 22x36
inches and hangs, wouldn't you know,
on the Publisher's wall."



Title Page
KC #1 Cover

This publication included a special Limited Edition of 50 copies bound in Formica Color-Core™ boards...
Double-thickness: Monet Lavender outside, Royal Lavender inside, with bevelled edging...
Title, author, and graphic sand-blasted into front cover...
All bound in Black Moroccon Leather with the Chapbook hand-sewn into spine.

* This was the first application of Formica Color-Core™ as a book-boards material. (Images coming...)

KC #1 Cover KC #1 Cover KC #1 Cover

{RL Archive}

writing1989.03.14 • California Poetry Renaissance: An Evening of Poetry

March 14, 1989, 8:00pm / Reed Arts Center, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

"California Poetry Renaissance presents"
An Evening of Poetry:
 with Rick Lopez and Bart Solarczyk
{Program}

kc1989.04.08Airs & Tributes, by Dennis Brutus [Graphics and Book Design Project]

First and Second Printings, Hand-sewn Chapbook, 5.25x9, 36pp. / Whirlwind Press, Camden, NJ, ISBN 0-922827-001, ©1989

April 8, 1989 / Kangaroo Court Small Press Services, Erie, PA
Book & Promotional Materials / Project Design and Production by Rick Lopez
First Printing Limited to 500 Presentation copies, Signed & Numbered by author.
 (Concurrent Second Printing, 1,500 copies for the trade, released May 15, 1988.)
Neenah Artone Spring Teal cover, with Crane's Crest 100% Rag text papers.
Half-tone photos: p.vii by Karen Bloumain; p.ix by Lamont B. Steptoe; Back cover courtesy of Africa Network.
Edited by Gil Ott; Introduction by Samuel Allen
Cover image from a photograph by Ahmed Yacoubi
Presented to the attendees of the Governor of Pennsylvania's Award Presentation Ceremony.
A vigorous opponent of apartheid, Brutus was banned in 1961, arrested in 1963,
 shot in the back while trying to escape, imprisoned on Robben Island, and exiled in 1966.


Airs & Tributes
Issued to commemorate the presentation
of the First Annual Paul Robeson Award
to South African poet and activist-in-exile
Dennis Brutus by Governor Robert P. Casey
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 8, 1989.




Airs & Tributes flyer.


AIRS flyer AIRS flyer

{RL Archive}

writing1989.05.04 • "Pittsburgh Ensemble Brings New Music to Erie Art Museum" [Published Work]

May 4, 1989 / In the Erie-Times Showcase
Concert Preview: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble at the Erie Art Museum, 1989.05.05
(Article coming soon...)

{RL Archive; Erie-Times Showcase, May 4, 1992}

FT1989.05.29 • Field Theory

May 29, 1989, Meltdown at 9:30pm / Docksider, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Gig flyer}

  • 1989.06.16
    10,000 Hell Bank note... When you're involved in the publishing world,
    you receive the most compelling mail.



FT1989.06.22 • Field Theory

June 22, 1989, Fission at 9:30pm / Smuggler's Wharf, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Gig flyer}

FT1989.06.23 • Field Theory

June 23, 1989, 9:30pm / Docksider, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Gig flyer}

FT1989.06.24 • Field Theory

June 24, 1989, 9:30pm / Erie Arts Festival, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Gig flyer}

FT1989.06.25 • Field Theory + Special Guests

June 25, 1989, 9:30pm / Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
and Special Guests:
 Basil Ronzitti (piano)
 David Sublette (clarinet, bass clarinet, flute)
{RL Archive, Gig flyer}

writing1989.11.00Poetic Wax [Record Review Column]

November, 1989 / Erie, PA
 Poetic Wax: Reviews of...
What You Missed Yesterday: Chet Baker, Let's Get Lost
What I Found Today: Golden Palominos, Golden Palominos
{RL Archive; Tic-Toc Rock, November 1989, p.5}

writing1989.12.01Poetic Wax, by Rick Lopez [Record Review Column]

December, 1989 / Erie, PA
 Poetic Wax: Reviews of...
What You Missed Yesterday: Zazou/Bikaye/Cy 1, Noir Et Blanc
What I Found Today: John Zorn, The Big Gundown
{RL Archive; Tic-Toc Rock, December 1989, p.5}

writing1990.03.00 • "Let's Get Lost" [Published Work]

March, 1990 / Pueblo Poetry Project, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO
 "Let's Get Lost," by Rick Lopez
In Prairie Smoke: the Pueblo Poetry Project, 1979-1989, Tony Moffeit, Editor.
First Edition, Limited to 300 copies, Perfect-bound in wrappers, 5.5x8.5, 123pp. / ©1990
"Let's Get Lost" first appeared in Tic-Toc Rock, November 1989, p.5.
{RL Archive; Prairie Smoke, pg.60}

writingSB1990.03.01An Appreciation of Samuel Beckett [Published Work]

March 1, 1990 / In the Erie-Times Showcase, March 1, 1990 p.20

"A voice that I felt was speaking in the clearest and most accurate terms
 about what it meant to be human and in the world."
Essay / Eulogy
Beckett Eulogy (Article will appear in a new window.)

{RL Archive}

  • 1990.02.00 - Blood Pudding "about four months" ago... [Reference in Erie Times-News Showcase, June 14, 1990]

BP1990.03.16 • Blood Pudding + The Invisible Flint-Tones

March 16, 1990, 10:00pm / Norb's Bar, Erie PA

"Blood Pudding debuts tomorrow at Norb's Bar..."
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Double-bill with The Invisible Flintstones
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase March 15, 1990}

BP1990.04.13 • Blood Pudding + Thirteen Famous Clowns

April 13, 1990, 10:00pm / Norb's Bar, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Double-bill with Thirteen Famous Clowns
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase April 12, 1990}

BP1990.04.27 • Blood Pudding

April 27, 1990, 10:00pm / Goofie's, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase April 26, 1990}

BP1990.05.31 • Blood Pudding

May 31, 1990, 10:00pm / Docksider, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase May 31, 1990, p.18}

BP1990.06.01 • Blood Pudding + Rub the Buddha

June 1, 1990, 10:00pm / Norb's Bar, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Double-bill with Rub the Buddha
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase May 31, 1990, p.18}

Blood Pudding
An early Blood Pudding promo shot from Summer of 1990.

Jim Cuneo, Tom Arndt, Joseph Allen Popp, and Rick Lopez.

BP1990.06.23 • Blood Pudding: Here Comes the Pudding [Cassette]

BP-001 (CS) 1990

June 23, 1990 / American Artists Studios, Erie, PA
A-Side:
1. Say What You Please (Popp) [2:13]
2. You Don't Know What You Want (Cuneo) [3:13]
3. Hey Boy! (Popp) [3:00]
4. Bored (Popp) [2:52]
5. Here Comes the Pudding / Instrumental (Cuneo) [2:00]
B-Side:
1. Red Shift (Popp) [3:36]
2. Carmelite Home Run (Cuneo) [2:54]
3. I Don't Need No Rabbit's Foot (Popp) [3:45]
4. Eat and Grow (Cuneo) [2:08]
5. Here Comes the Pudding / Club Mix (Cuneo) [2:00.5]
Blood Pudding (from the liners):
Joseph Allen Popp: 1963 Fender Tele neck on a 1980 Charvel body w/ a Floyd Rose and the following effects—Boss-OD-1; DOD Chorus; Digitech PDS 2000; DOD Compressor; Morley Basic Volume; Effectron Jr. 1-Second Delay; Deltalab Boost; MXR Noise Gate; and a Midiverb II. All shoved violently through a Fender Twin Reverb. (All tracks / solos A1,2,3,4, B1,3)—Roland GR303/GR300 (B3)—Lead vocals (A1,3,4, B1,3)—Back vocals (A2, B2)—Lucky Charm Denial vocal (B3)—Harmonizer Ghoulie vocal (B1)
Jim Cuneo: Yamaha Keyboards, like so: PJ-85 Electric Grand Piano (A5, B2,5)—TX81Z Synthesizer (A1,4,5, B1,2,3,5)—Fender Stratocaster chewed by a Pro Co Rat and spat out of a Fender Twin Reverb (A2,3, B4)—Lead vocals (A2, B2,4)—Back vocals (B2)—Helium Duck Chorus (B1)
Tom Arndt: Fender Jazz Bass blown direct to board. (All tracks)—Yamaha PJ-85 Electric Grand Piano bass-line doubling (A4)—Back vocals (A2, B2,4)—Helium Duck Chorus (B1)
Rick Lopez: TAMA Drum kit: Custom built 18" bass w/ Duraline heads; 12" rack tom w/ Fiberskyn heads; 6x14" Chrome Snare w/ Remo Ambassadors; 14" floor tom w/ Duralines; Roto-Toms (mounted backwards to throw me) w/ Remo Ebonys: 13.5" post-Civil War era Snare (restored and tom-converted) w/ Fiberskyns; / The Brass: (Left to Right) 22" Kingston Ride; 15" Zildjian Heavy Hi-hats; 18" Zildjian Crash; 8" Zildjian Splash; 20" Zildjian Flat-Ride; 14" City-Mission 49¢ Special Dead Crash; 20" No-Name-Found-in-a-Closet Crash. All played with Duraline 65 Sticks, though faintly at times, since I do not hit hard enough, though at other times, truth to tell, I may hit too hard. (All tracks); "Or Some Other Trouble" running commentary (Subliminal, all tracks).
Additional Recording and Tweaks: 1990.07.03 and 07.06, American Artists Studios
Mix & Remix: 1990.07.20, 07.26, and 08.13, by Skip Niebauer & Sam Hyman Jr., American Artists Studios
Remastered: 1990.08.20 and 08.23, by Keith Veschecco, TRS Studio
{BP-001}

FT1990.06.28 • Field Theory

June 28, 1990, 9:00pm / Docksider, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{Chuck Eschweiler, Erie Times Showcase June 28, 1990 p.23}

FT1990.06.29 • Field Theory

June 29, 1990, 9:30pm / Erie Arts Festival, Villa Maria College, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Field Theory

{Chuck Eschweiler, Erie Times Showcase June 28, 1990 p.23}

FT1990.06.30 • Field Theory

June 30, 1990, 9:00pm / Henry's, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{Chuck Eschweiler, Erie Times Showcase June 28, 1990 p.23}

writingkcape1990.07.07 (1) • Rick Lopez Presents...

July 7, 1990 / The Psychic Deli, Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie PA

Video Screenings:
APE live at ErieFest 1983 / Broadcast Video
 Lenny Bove (bass, keyboards, soundtracks, voice)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Language Under Pressure / Broadcast Video
 Reading by Rick Lopez:
Hard Boil
Lovetorn
 Video series Directed by Dave Blaetz
RL/Kangaroo Court Production
{RL Archive, DVD}

1990.07.07 (2) • Popp/Lopez Duo

July 7, 1990, 4:30pm / The Psychic Deli, Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie PA
Improv:
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Day-long festival
{RL Archive, Dave Richards, Erie Times Showcase July 5, 1990, p.11}

BP1990.07.07 (3) • Blood Pudding + others...

July 7, 1990, 10:00pm / The Psychic Deli, Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Day-long festival with Rub the Buddha, Famous Clowns, Invisible Flint-Tones, Underground System, and Knuckle Sandwich
{RL Archive, Dave Richards, Erie Times Showcase July 5, 1990, p.11}

BP1990.07.27 • Blood Pudding + Lost

July 27, 1990, 10:00pm / Norb's Bar, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Double-bill with Lost
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase July 26, 1990}

BP1990.08.15 • Blood Pudding

August 15, 1990, 10:00pm / Goofie's, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase August 9, 1990}

BP1990.09.07 • Blood Pudding

September 7, 1990, 10:00pm / Norb's Bar, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase September 6, 1990}

BP1990.09.08 • Blood Pudding

September 8, 1990, 10:00pm / Docksider, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase September 6, 1990}

BP1990.09.28 • Blood Pudding

September 28, 1990, 10:00pm / Goofie's, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase September 27, 1990}

BP1990.09.29 • Blood Pudding

September 29, 1990, 7:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie PA

EAM Frame Shop Gallery Opening, Karen Dodson monoprints: "After Dark"
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase September 27, 1990}

BP1990.10.05 • Blood Pudding

October 5, 1990, 10:00pm / Norb's Bar, Erie PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase October 4, 1990}

BP1990.10.06 • Blood Pudding

October 6, 1990, 10:00pm / Hotel Evergreen, Edinboro, PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Erie Times Showcase October 4, 1990}

writing1990.11.15 • "Fear of an Interesting Planet: The File on Public Enemy" [Published Work]

November 15, 1990 / In the Erie-Times Showcase
Concert Preview: Public Enemy at the Tullio Convention Center, 1990.11.16
Public Enemy Preview (Article will appear in a new window)

{RL Archive; Erie-Times Showcase, November 15, 1990 p.16}

BP1991.05.17 • Blood Pudding

May 17, 1991, 10:00pm / Norb's Bar, Erie, PA
Blood Pudding
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar, voice)
 Jim Cuneo (el-guitar, keyboards, voice)
 Tom Arndt (bass, voice)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
  • This was my last Blood Pudding gig. I no longer played my drums at all except for during the two brief periods per year that Frank Butrey would book Field Theory gigs. I was listening so intently at this point that I had absolutely no desire to play. (This story continues, and ends, in August of 1994.)
{Joe Popp Archive and Video}

writing1992.03.05 • "To Do This You Got to Know How" [Published Work]

March 5, 1992 / In the Erie-Times Showcase
Concert Preview: Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong at the Erie Art Museum Annex, 1992.03.06
Louie Bluie Preview (Article will appear in a new window)

{RL Archive; Erie-Times Showcase, March 5, 1992 p.14}

FT1992.07.05 to 1992.07.09 • Field Theory: Life &Times

Lust for Toys Records FNB5958 (CD) 1992

July 5 through 9, 1992 / TRS Audio Studio, Erie, PA
Field Theory:
1. Pallbearer [8:09]
2. Pending Investigation [6:38]
3. Please Remain Seated [9:41]
4. China Outlet [6:43]
5. Life & Times [11:37]
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Life & Times

CD Cover graphic
by R. Lopez


Also includes two tracks ("Entitled to be Untitled" [7:28] and "Bass Bonita" [7:52]
by a quintet of Butrey, Blaetz, Basil Ronzitti (keyboards,; Charles Ventrello (soprano and tenor sax), and Joe Ruscitto (drums).

{RL Archive; CD FNB5958}

FT1992.07.11 • Field Theory + Trycycle + Boom

July 11, 1992, 9:30pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie PA
Field Theory
Tape, Sd-A / C-90
1. unknown titles [ : ]
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Trycycle
 Joseph Allen Popp (el-guitar); Tom Arndt (bass); P.J. Askey (drums)
Boom
 Dave Waldroop (el-guitar); Mark Chulik (el-guitar); Jack Todd (bass); Everett Eighmy (drums)
Aaron The first significant event of the year.
My son Aaron appeared at this gig,
after I had not seen him for... a decade?

Walked up to me just as I was going
to walk onstage and start playing.

{Erie Times Showcase, July 9, 1992 p.3; Gig flyer; RL Archive; Genetics 'R' Us}

FT1992.10.30 and 1992.10.31 • Field Theory

October 30 & 31, 1992, 9:00pm / Alliance Music Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
Recording, Sd-A+B, C-90:
1. unknown titles [ : ]
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
CD release party for Field Theory: Life & Times
Oh Sandra! The second significant event of the year.
I found the most beautiful girl hiding in the bushes...
Oh no, I did not!

Actually, she was the best friend of guitarist Frank Butrey's Robin,
and Sandra MacGlaughlin arrived at the house early in the evening
to help with the pre- and post-gig festivities.

When I turned and saw her walking through their front door,
I just shook my head and gazed downward and began muttering:
"Oh my god... that's it... I'm through..."

{RL Archive, Recording; Be still my heart!}

FT1992.11.06 • Field Theory

November 6, 1992, 9:30pm / Docksider, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
CD release party for Field Theory: Life & Times
{RL Archive, Gig flyer}

FT1992.11.08 • Field Theory

November 8, 1992, 7:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
CD release party for Field Theory: Life & Times
{RL Archive, Gig flyer}

FT1993.09.05 • Field Theory

September 5, 1993 / Riverfront Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio
Recording, Sd-A+B, C-90:
1. unknown titles [ : ]
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive, Recording}

  • In early 1994 I began working on a kind of trap that I called Baseball and the 10,000 Things. From the on-line index:
    BB10K was a personal head-shot that I used to send out in the mails. A state-of-mind document. A test pattern. An attempt to find out whether or not I could order the swirl upstairs into a template that might work for someone else.

    It has a chronology, so be aware of the dates. It has a "trajectory," of which more later. And for my purposes here, it works as an explanation of how I later arrived at my Twenty-Plus Questions, which may appear here, bit by bit, over the next several years.

    BB10K proper consisted of four numbered issues spanning 18 pages appearing between February 1994 and February 1995.
    This project grew out of a desire to explain some things to certain people, as since the death of Kangaroo Curt Publishing and my abandonment of the world of freelance, I had been working in the construction industry and was in daily contact with males of the hominid species, all of whom had large physical toolboxes full of hammers and drills and chisels and whatnot, but whose mental and spiritual toolboxes were essentially empty, or gigged out with tinker-toys and shit. It occurred to me that if I could set up some kind of template based on an aspect of the world of "guys" (as opposed to the world of thinking men), that I might be able to (possibly maybe) flip some heads, or change some stagnant minds, or cause a thought or two to be thunk. And so...

    ...I used baseball as bait. By the time that I had wrapped BB10K up a year later (time to move on to the next thing), I had subscribers on every continent except South America and Antarctica, it was being run on copy machines in big-city high-rise office buildings and redistributed, used as a hand-out on the Jay Buckley Baseball Tour buses during spring training, and eliciting me dozens of excited e-mails and envelopes full of postage stamps and an unending stream of various prop-like amenities.

writing1994.02.01Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.1 [Published Work]

February 1, 1994 / Erie, PA
Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.1, by Rick Lopez
Edition of 1,000 copies, two 8.5x11 unbound sheets, 4pp. / ©1994
Includes:
—I've Done What I Can
—Throwing Out the First Pitch

Beckett Eulogy Baseball and the 10,000 Things,
Vol. I no. 1

(will appear in a new window.)

{RL Archive}

writing1994.05.01Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.2 [Published Work]

May 1, 1994 / Erie, PA
Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.2, by Rick Lopez
Edition of 1,000 copies, two 8.5x11 unbound sheets, 4pp. / ©1994
Includes:
—Trade of the Year: Joe Camel for Memorabilia + Cash
—Crazy Quilt #1: Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Line

Beckett Eulogy Baseball and the 10,000 Things,
Vol. I no. 2

(will appear in a new window.)

{RL Archive}

writing1994.06.17 through 1994.09.04Baseball Card Art [Exhibit Essay, Erie Art Museum]

June 17 through September 9, 1994 / Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Baseball Card Art, An essay in 13 panels, by Rick Lopez / ©1994
To accompany The Artist and the Baseball Card Exhibit
 "Large-format baseball cards by 150 artists and illustrators, curated by Murray Tinkelman..."

 Pieces by artists from all around the country, invited by Tinkelman to do their interpretation of a baseball card.
baseball card art Baseball Card Art

(will open in a new window.)
Art Houtteman

{RL Archive; tinkelmanstudio.com}

  • Before disbanding in August of '94, Field Theory had also opened for the Woody Shaw, and James Blood Ulmer groups at Artworks,
    Suzanne Vega at Pal Joey's, and Airto & Flora Purim and Richie Cole ensembles at the Erie Arts Festival, among others. Dates unknown...

FT1994.08.06 • Field Theory

August 6, 1994 / Rathskeller's Cafe, Erie, PA
Field Theory
 Frank Butrey (el-guitar)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
  • From mid-1991 until August of 1994 I only played my drums, or even thought about them at all, during the two brief periods per year that Frank Butrey would book Field Theory gigs. I was listening so intently at this point that I had absolutely no desire to play. I'm still not sure I understand what was going on there... This deep listening, which had me returning to deal with the "free jazz" and creative improvised musics that were born of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago (Braxton, Threadgill, Lewis...), and by Sam Rivers and friends in the loft-jazz era in New York City—among others everywhere—was a revelatory development for me, since my bigger, better, and more mature ears were now hearing so clearly that my interest was soon to evolve into one of the most magnificent obsessions ever: The Life of the Mad Discographer, which would begin with my posting of the neverending work-in-progress, The Sam Rivers Sessionography, in March of 1997.

    This session would be my last known drumming gig until I began doing an occasional performance with Dibello/Bodine (Red in May of 1999); The Lucille Benefit in May of 2000; and DiBello/Bodine again in March and August of 2001. I was finally drawn back into playing for good by Joseph Allen Popp in early 2003.
{RL Archive, Recording; brain-pan}

writing1994.11.00 • "Throwing Out the First Pitch" [Published Work]

November, 1994 / Lip Mechanics, Erie, PA
 "I've Done What I Can," by Rick Lopez
In Lip Mechanics, Number Six, Winter 1995, Doug Rieder, Editor.
"Throwing Out the First Pitch" first appeared in Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.1, February, 1994, p.2.
{RL Archive; Lip Mechanics Number Six, Winter 1995 pp.18-21}

writing1994.12.00 • "Throwing Out the First Pitch" [Published Work]

December, 1994 / Lip Mechanics, Erie, PA
 "I've Done What I Can," by Rick Lopez
In Lip Mechanics, Number Six, Winter 1995, Doug Rieder, Editor.
"Throwing Out the First Pitch" first appeared in Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.1, February, 1994, p.2.
{RL Archive; Lip Mechanics Number Six, Winter 1995 pp.18-21}

writing1995.02.01Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.4 [Published Work]

February 1, 1995 / Erie, PA
Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.1, by Rick Lopez
Edition of 1,000 copies, three 8.5x11 unbound sheets, 6pp. / ©1995
Includes:
—I Want a New Drug
—Help! I've Got Nine Inch Nails in My Head...

Beckett Eulogy Baseball and the 10,000 Things,
Vol. I no. 4

(will appear in a new window.)

{RL Archive}

performance1996.06.00 • A Secretive Solo Performance: Have You Seen this Man?

June, 1996 / Between Philadelphia and Erie, PA
Have You Seen this Man? / A Performance by Rick Lopez
Photographs by: Sandra MacGlaughlin-Lopez
Bleach Job: Scott Farr of Hairporte
Brick Wall & Driveway Set: Frank Butrey and Robin Simmers
Clean-Shaven Concept: Aaron Lopez
thisman 1 thisman 1 thisman 1
thisman 1 thisman 1 thisman 1

A selection from the series of 40 photographs.

The precursor to this event had been my son's 19th birthday in June of 1993. "What do you want," I asked. "I want to shave your head," he replied. Okay then. I suddenly had a crew-cut for the first time in my life, and I found that it suited me: it was incredibly low maintenance, a shower now involving nothing afterwards but a quick pat of a paper towel to the scalp. No more time wasted styling my hair!

That began a series of like responses from him in subsequent years, so that he was often experimenting on me and my appearance during this era. In '96, he decided he wanted to see what I looked like without the facial hair, which was a place I hadn't visited since 1974. Soon after this sank in, he tacked on an addenda, requiring me to bleach my crew-cut blonde. "I can do that," I acquiesced.

A more detailed plan began to fall into place when I realized that this unprecedented face-shaving and hair-bleaching would coincide with an upcoming vacation, a chance to make something out of it. So I disappeared, and no one saw me in this state except for my wife, my son, the hairdresser, and John Vahanian, who took some split photos of me with my face shaved on just one side.

Then we left town and drove 450 miles to Philadelphia. That night I stumbled around in Frank Butrey and Robin Simmer's driveway for fifteen minutes while Sandra took some snapshots, and the next day we had them printed and I tipped them onto full sheets of paper that read, in wanted-poster style: "HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN?" and we mailed them off to 40 strategic locations in Erie. The Roadhouse Theatre, the Erie Art Museum, select friends, some restaurants, present and former employers, and many, many others.

The result was quite unexpected. It turns out that over half of the folks receiving these in the mail had no idea who it was in the picture. It took some of them nearly a week to figure it out. When we came back there were places of business on West 12th Street with towering signs that read "Have You Seen Rick Lopez?" The Roadhouse Theatre had theirs taped to their concession-booth wall, right above the sink, where it was still hanging as recently as 2007... It all worked out really well.

{RL Archive; Photolog; Sample taped above the concession sink at The Roadhouse Theatre.}

writing1997.03.10 • The Sam Rivers Sessionography [Music Research]

March 10, 1997 (first published online) / A never-ending work in progress.
A definitive research document covering the career of tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers.
 [190pp. printout, as of April 2009]
 Session entries for all known recorded media, including official releases, radio & television
 broadcast recordings, audience recordings, soundboards, and video. Also listed in chronological
 order within this sessionography and its session entries are play-dates with no known recorded media.
Sam Rivers Photograph by Francis Wolff

1965.05.21, the Blue Note Contours session.

{RL Archive, The Sam Rivers Sessionography}

writing1997.08.20 • The Reggie Workman Discography [Music Research]

August 20, 1997 (first published online) / Last update: December 11, 2001, since adandoned.
A research document covering the career of bassist Reginald Workman.
 [95pp. printout]
 Session entries for all known official releases.
Reggie Workman Photograph by
Susan O'Connor?

(I'm not sure somehow...)


{RL Archive, The Reggie Workman Sessionography}

writing1997.10.31 • The Marilyn Crispell Sessionography [Music Research]

October 31, 1997 (first published online) / A never-ending work in progress.
A definitive research document covering the career of pianist Marilyn Crispell.
 [129pp. printout, as of April 2009]
 Session entries for all known recorded media, including official releases, radio & television
 broadcast recordings, audience recordings, soundboards, and video. Also listed in chronological
 order within this sessionography and its session entries are play-dates with no known recorded media.
Marilyn Crispell Photograph by
Lora Denis


{RL Archive, The Marilyn Crispell Sessionography}

writing1997.11.17 • Smith Endowment Speaker Series [Reading]

November 17, 1997, 1:00pm / Studio Theatre, Penn State University-The Behrend College, Erie, PA
 "Smith Endowment Speaker Series Presents"
A Reading by Rick Lopez
{RL Archive; Flyer}

  • 1998.03.16 through 04.15 - Time Stops Photo and Book Display, Blasco Memorial Library, Erie, PA / Art Becker and Rick Lopez


  • 1998.03.23 - Reading & Multi-Media presentation, Time Stops / 8:00pm, Library H.O. Hirt Auditorium, Blasco Memorial Library, Erie, PA

    This should have been one of the most well-attended performances of my life, given the broad appeal of the subject matter and the attendant buzz over the project, but it was actually one of the most disappointing and poorly attended events I've ever taken part in—the Library publicity department forgot to do any of the things that it had said it would do, and I believe about 30 people showed up (thank you!) for the production at this brand new state-of-the-art facility. ...Oh well!


writing1998.03.31Time Stops, by Rick Lopez [Published Work]

First Edition, Perfect-bound paperback, 8.5x8.5, 54pp. / ISBN 0-9646065-1-8, ©1998

March 31, 1998 / Forty Publishing, Erie, PA
Time Stops: a book about baseball
31 Color Photos by Art Becker
Story and Introduction: Rick Lopez
Design: Ed Roskowski
 A few of the longer pieces from Time Stops
Times Stops

Time Stops
Cover image



{RL Archive}

  • 1998.04.04 - Book Signing: 1:00-3:00pm, Little Professor Book Store, Erie, PA / Art Becker and R. Lopez

  • 1998.04.16 - A review from the Erie Times-News by Dave Richards.
     "It's a love story..." —Nice.

  • Time Stops Review

    Sports Section front page,
    review of Time Stops


writing1999.04.26 • The William Parker Sessionography [Music Research]

April 26, 1999 (first published online) / A never-ending work in progress.
A definitive research document covering the career of bassist William Parker.
 [370pp. printout, as of April 2009]
 Session entries for all known recorded media, including official releases, radio & television
 broadcast recordings, audience recordings, soundboards, and video. Also listed in chronological
 order within this sessionography and its session entries are play-dates with no known recorded media.
Sam Rivers Photograph by
Susan O'Connor


{RL Archive, The William Parker Sessionography}

writing1998.04.27 • The David S. Ware Sessionography [Music Research]

April 27, 1998 (first published online) / A work in progress.
A definitive research document covering the career of tenor saxophonist David S. Ware.
 [64pp. printout, as of April 2009]
 Session entries for all known recorded media, including official releases, radio & television
 broadcast recordings, audience recordings, soundboards, and video. Also listed in chronological
 order within this sessionography and its session entries are play-dates with no known recorded media.
David S. Ware Photograph by
Nuno Martins


{RL Archive, The David S. Ware Sessionography}

writing1998.10.16 • The Susie Ibarra Discography [Music Research]

October 16, 1998 (first published online) / Last update: November 14, 2003, since abandoned.
A research document covering the career of drummer Susie Ibarra.
 [29pp. printout]
 Session entries for all known official releases.
Susie Ibarra Photograph by
Susan O'Connor


{RL Archive, The Susie Ibarra Discography}

1999.05.07 and 1999.05.08 • RED (a rite inspired by the music of Tom Waits)

May 7 & 8, 1999 / Roadhouse Theater for Contemporary Art, Erie, PA
Chronic Dance performers:
 Alethea Bodine, Kate McDevitt, John Biggie, Jeremy Rupprecht,
 Mark Wienczkowski, Amy Root, Dawn Rosenberger, Lara Snavely
Noise Floor:
1. Walkin' With the Stick Man [3:36]
2. Back From the Dead [4:53]
3. Angelo's Walls [2:58]
4. Hummingbone [4:58]
5. Hell on a Half-Step [4:19]
6. The Womb of Stick Man [2:33]
7. I Can't Look in Those Eyes[3:25]
8. Darker Blue [2:18]
9. Walkin' With the Stick Man (reprise) [4:15]
[33:43]
 Rick DiBello (guitars, compositions)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums, trash wall-8)
Graphics: DiBello & Bodine

{www.dibellobodine.com/productions/red/; RL Archive}

writing1999.10.15 • "Dramatic Intrusion" [Published Work]

October 15, 1999 / BIMHUIS 25, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 "Dramatic Intrusion" by Rick Lopez / A brief essay on researching the Sam Rivers Sessionography
In BIMHUIS 25: Stories of 25 Years at the Bimhuis, ©1999, 214 pp., Kevin Whitehead, Editor.
 Hundreds of B&W Photos (text in English), softcover in wrappers.
BIMhuis Cover and nifty transclucent dust jacket.

{RL Archive; BIMHUIS 25}

writing2000.05.01 • Evan Parker's High Tide [Music Research/CD-ROM]

May, 2000 / BBC Radio, Jazz on 3, London, UK
A CD-ROM multi-media adaptation of the Jazz on 3 program "High Tide" on BBC Radio 3, which included my Marilyn Crispell Sessionography, along with concert segments of the Evan Parker Quartet with Marilyn Crispell (piano), Barry Guy (bass), and Paul Lytton (drums), animation, interviews, and biographies.
High Tide

The BBC's digital production
of Evan Parker's High Tide CD-ROM
was also released as a special insert
with Issue #195 of The WIRE (May, 2000)

WIRE 195

{RL Archive; WIRE #195; The Marilyn Crispell Sessionography}

  • 2000.05.25 - A preview article for the Lucille Benefit.
    "Master of the 10,000 Things," by John Chacona, Erie Times-News Showcase, May 25, 2000 p.19

Lucille Benefit

Showcase Cover Art
by Shelle Barron


writing2000.05.28 • For the Benefit of Lucille Abbey

May 28, 2000, 6:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
Blood Pudding (6:00pm) / Reunion...
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars, vocals)
 Kevin Cuneo (keyboards, guitars, vocals)
 Tom Arndt (bass, vocals)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Art Auction (7:00pm) —
 Auctioneer Mark Tannenbaum offering donated pieces by:
 Patty Baldwin, Brian Pardini, Shelle Barron, Art Becker, Dan Burke, Gary Cardot, Karen Dodson, Mark Feinstein
 Brad Lethaby, Kathy Merski, Fran Schanz, Mike Tkach, John Vahanian, and many others...
Noise Floor (8:00pm)
 Rick DiBello (guitars)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Rick Lopez / A brief but fiery reading (8:45pm)
Seizures, Free Jazz, and the Island of Catatonia
3bak Beast (9:00pm)
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Lucille Abbey, 1915  Lucille Abbey, 2000

{RL Archive}

writing2000.09.26 (1) • The Glenn Spearman Sessionography [Music Research]

September 26, 2000 (first published online) / A never-ending work in progress.
A definitive research document covering the career of the late tenor saxophonist Glenn Spearman.
 [58pp. printout, as of July 2009]
 Session entries for all known recorded media, including official releases, radio and television
 broadcast recordings, audience recordings, soundboards, and video. Also listed in chronological
 order within this sessionography and its session entries are play-dates with no known recorded media.
Glenn Spearman Photograph by
Michael Wilderman


{RL Archive, The Glenn Spearman Sessionography}

writing2000.09.26 (2) • The Mat Maneri Discography [Music Research]

September 26, 2000 (first published online) / Last update: December 24, 2004, since abandoned.
A research document covering the career of violinist Mat Maneri.
 [30pp. printout]
 Session entries for all known official releases.
Mat Maneri Photograph by
Susan O'Connor


{RL Archive, The Mat Maneri Discography}

  • Do you see what's going on here? I get carried away.
    On September 26, 2000, with nine other discographies already underway, I start three more. 

    How ridiculous...

writing2000.09.26 (3) • The Joe Morris Discography [Music Research]

September 26, 2000 (first published online) / Last update: January 30, 2003, since abandoned
A research document covering the career of guitarist Joe Morris.
 [17pp. printout]
 Session entries for all known official releases.
Joe Morris Photograph by
Susan O'Connor?


{RL Archive, The Joe Morris Discography}

writing2000.12.03 • The Marco Eneidi Discography [Music Research]

December 3, 2000 (first published online) / A work in progress.
A research document covering the career of alto saxophonist Marco Eneidi.
 [14pp. printout, as of July, 2009]
 Session entries for all known official releases.
4mm Marco Eneidi

Photo © Marco Eneidi

{RL Archive, The Marco Eneidi Discography}

writing2000.12.07 • The Smith Visiting Writer Program: A Venting, Bare-All, Truth-Seeking Mission

December 7, 2000, 8:00pm / Studio Theatre, Penn State, The Behrend College, Erie, PA

"The Creative Writers Speaker Series Presents..."
"A Venting, Bare-All, Truth-Seeking Mission"
Rick Lopez reads from Lucille, a Reverential Journal of the Care of the Beloved Hag
An Interview by Dr. Diana Hume George from the 12.07 Showcase article.
{RL Archive; DVD Recording; Erie Times Showcase, December 7, 2000}

writing2001.01.25 • The Henry Threadgill Discography [Music Research]

January 25, 2001 (first published online) / Adopted by Lars Backström on September 18, 2005
A research document covering the career of reedman Henry Threadgill.
 [61pp. printout]
 Session entries for all known official releases.
Henry Threadgill Photograph by
Susan O'Connor


{RL Archive; Lars Backström's Henry Threadgill Discography *off-site* }

writing2001.03.00 • "I've Done What I Can" [Published Work]

March, 2001 / Baseball Ink, Atlanta, GA
 "I've Done What I Can," by Rick Lopez
In Baseball Ink, Volume One Number 4, J.P. Alexander, Editor.
"I've Done What I Can" first appeared in Baseball and the 10,000 Things, Vol. I no.1, February, 1994, p.1.
{RL Archive}

writing2001.03.02 • The A.R. Penck LP Discography [Music Research]

March 2, 2001 (first published online) / A never-ending work in progress.
A research document covering the career of German artist and musician A.R. Penck.
 [30pp. printout]
 Session entries for all known official releases,
 with copious LP cover art images by Penck and impenetrable discographic mysteries everywhere.
A.R. Penck Here is the benevolent countenance of A.R. Penck.

I arrived here via a William Parker Sessionography entry for the Penck recording Going Through, and after being exposed to his work repeatedly while searching for session details, I found myself so taken by the images that I decided they deserved a home.


• Here are some sample images meant to tempt my artist friends into checking out the actual document.

4mm KontraGate KontraAuto 5
Westkeller3

{RL Archive, The A.R. Penck LP Discography}

  • Not long after tackling the Penck works, I began to realize that I now had 13 various discographies on-line. Over a dozen people whose work I had to keep up with, track down, and flesh out. A handful of these documents had transformed from simple discographies into all-encompassing historical books that covered not only all recorded media, but every single performance of any kind that I could find.

    I had unofficial "interns" all across the US, Canada, and Europe (some have been tracking information for me for several years), and I seem to have coined a term by starting to refer to the histories of my five main subjects as "Gigographies." I really had to take control (of myself) and focus down, so between early 2003 and late 2004 I would begin to let go of over half of these trails, and I now maintain only the Sessionographies of Marilyn Crispell, William Parker, Sam Rivers, Glenn Spearman, and David S. Ware, and of course the LP Discography of A.R. Penck.


    Question: What exactly is this "leisure time" people keep mentioning to me?

Shen and Bones2001.03.09 and 2001.03.10 • the bone floor

March 9 & 10, 2001 / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
the bone floor
Anima [approx. 35:00]
Shen & Bones Performance Group:
 Lani Fand-Weissbach, Laura Swedenborg, Marykate McDevitt, Alethea Bodine
Noise Floor:
 Rick DiBello (guitars)
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 (texts by Anne Sexton, Octavio Paz, and Lani Fand Weissbach)
Carpenter
 Choreographed, composed, and performed by Rick DiBello
 "additional music" Joe Pop (guitars), Rick Lopez (drums)
pRO_dUCT [approx. 25:00]
Performed by Chronic Dance:
 Alethea Bodine (choreographer), Lani Fand-Weissbach; and the mutants: John Biggie, Jason Fried,
 Heather Hertel, Marykate McDevitt, Amy Root, Dawn Rosenberger, Lara Snavely
Noise Floor:
 Rick DiBello (guitars, compositions)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 Joseph Allen Popp (Popp-sickle Stick solo)

the bone floor

Graphics: DiBello & Bodine


anima Kate McDevitt / anima stage
  Additional images...

{www.dam-network.com/bonefloor/bonefloor.html; RL Archive}

  • 2001.05.07 - The ESL Trio: Marco Eneidi (alto sax), Jessica Loos (voice), Spirit (drums)
    8:00pm, Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
    About six months after publishing the Marco Eneidi Discography, I arranged a stop on his US tour.

    Marco Feature article
    by John Chacona

    Erie Times-News Showcase,
    May 3, 2001.



    [RL Archive; Rick Lopez, Producer]

Shen and Bones2001.08.24 and 2001.08.25 • the bone floor

August 24 & 25, 2001 / The Roadhouse Theater, Erie, PA
the bone floor
Anima
Shen & Bones Performance Group:
 Lani Fand-Weissbach, Laura Swedenborg, Marykate McDevitt, Alethea Bodine
Noise Floor:
 Rick DiBello (guitars)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 (texts by Anne Sexton, Octavio Paz, and Lani Fand Weissbach)
Carpenter
 Choreographed, composed, and performed by Rick DiBello
pRO_dUCT
Performed by Chronic Dance:
 Alethea Bodine (choreographer), Lani Fand-Weissbach;
 and the mutants: John Biggie, Brad Ford, Heather Hertel, Kate McDevitt, Amy Root, Dawn Rosenberger, Lara Snavely
Noise Floor:
 Rick DiBello (guitars, compositions)
 Dave Blaetz (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 Joseph Allen Popp (Popp-sickle Stick solo)
Images 2001.03.09-10
{www.dam-network.com/bonefloor/bonefloor.html; RL Archive}

Joseph Allen Popp puts together his dream band...

Joseph Alen Popp's Weirdo Theatre

2003.04.04 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre

April 4, 2003, 10:00pm / Bleu Kats 2, Forward Hall, Erie, PA
  • Live at Forward Hall / 2003.04.04
    JAPWT-45 #001 (CD-single) 2003
1st Set:
1. Chicken Bath in a Hole (Gray) [5:30]
2. Sway (Dean Martin) [3:36]
3. Michelle... death crib 2000 [7:25] JAPWT-45 #001
4. Flame (WT) [7:12] JAPWT-45 #001
5. You Can't Get a Job (WT) [8:43]
6. Jack the Cat (Popp) [7:46]
7. Vestibule [10:43]
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Shen & Bones Performance Group
 Lani Fand Weissbach, Alethea Bodine, Doug Lodge
 Kate McDevitt, Charmain Koehler-Lodge, Keegan Boulton
Bleu Kats 2
Graphics: The Whiskeyman Art Company

{CD-R; RL Archive}

2003.04.18 • The Jokermen: Celebrate the Songs of Bob Dylan

April 18, 2003, 10:00pm / Docksider, Erie, PA
The Jokermen:
 Eric Walker (vocals)
 John Hyatt (guitar, vocals)
 Frank Singer (guitar)
 Kennedy Thompson (vocals, keyboards, percussion)
 David Blaetz (bass)
 Matty Walker (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
THE JOKERMEN was a group of "all-star" regional musicians from northwestern Pennsylvania and Buffalo, NY. We performed four shows from 2001-2003—all at the Docksider in Erie, Pennsylvania. The local press called the shows "unconsciously good." Each show was designed as a musical tribute to well-known artists, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, and Dylan (again) [this date], respectively.
—Matty Walker, moreaboutmatt.wordpress.com/music/

Jokermen
Graphics: Matty Walker

{RL Archive; moreaboutmatt.wordpress.com/music/}

Shen and Bones2003.04.26 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Shen & Bones

April 26, 2003, 7:00-9:30pm / Erie Art Museum Frame Shop Gallery, Erie, PA

Images From Beyond Reality: New Works by Joseph Popp
Opening and Reception for an exhibit at the Erie Art Museum Frame Shop Gallery
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Chamber Group
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Shen & Bones
 Lani Fand-Weissbach
 Doug Lodge
{RL Archive}

2003.08.08 • RaGaMaLa: A World Music Improv

August 8, 2003, 8:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
RaGaMaLa:
 Doug Werner (sitar, percussion)
 Charles Ventrello (flute, saxes)
 Doug Russell (acoustic bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums, percussion)
{RL Archive; Gig flyer}

2003.08.22 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Professor Small + The Coffin Bangers

August 22, 2003, 12:00 midnight / Forward Hall, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 "A triple-bill to benefit the Great Lakes Film Festival"
GLFilm Nice poster.
Graphics: wolper_trifecta

{2CD-R; Gig flyer, Erie Times-News Showcase, August 21, 2003 p.11}

2003.09.05 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + BIRTH

September 5, 2003, 9:00pm / Forward Hall, Erie, PA
  • Live at Forward Hall / 2003.09.05
    JAPWT-45 #002 (CD-single) 2003
1. Chicken Bath in a Hole (Gray) [7:23]
2. Ellie Improv (WT) [3:17]
3. Sway (Dean Martin) [4:15]
4. Blues Blues (Popp) [8:12]
5. I Ain't Gotta Get Outta This Place (Eric Burdon)
6. Michelle (Death Crib 2000) [9:34]
7. Flame (WT) [7:19]
8. The Benedictines vs. The Snakes (WT) [7:50] JAPWT-45 #002
9. How to Float (Gray) [8:45]
10. Jack the Cat (Popp) [6:28] JAPWT-45 #002
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 Weirdo Theatre opening for BIRTH
CD-R single JAPWT-45 CD-R #002
Graphics: Joseph Allen Popp

{CD-R; Erie Times News Showcase September 4 2003}

Shen and Bones2003.09.19 and 2003.09.20 • H3O: a Hectic Collaboration in Three Parts

September 19 & 20, 2003, 8:30pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA

A Performance by Shen & Bones Performance Group + Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
"With A Special Post-show set by WEIRDO THEATRE"
Continuous composition [48:17]
 ...water bowls—4:13
 ...how to float—4:24
 ...STOP—4:21
 ...singin' in the rain—1:05
 ...GO—0:53
 ...cool—4:00
 ...deep—2:34
 ...slow blue—4:00
 ...depth—5:55
 ...flame—6:20
 ...warning—6:00
 ...calm—4:32
Shen & Bones
 Lani Fand Weissbach
 Alethea Bodine
 Elizabeth Spadafore
 Doug Lodge
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
H3O
H3O Graphic: Web source


Rehearsal / Shen & Bones in motion.
handout

{CD-R; DVD; Erie Times News Showcase, September 18 2003, p.3}

2003.10.05 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Bicycle Monarchs + BIRTH

October 5, 2003, 7:00pm / Doucette Hall 119, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
"BIRTH, with..."
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Bicycle Monarchs opened for Weirdo Theatre, who opened for BIRTH.
poster
Poster by
Andrew Todd

{www.gigposters.com/designer/8662_Andrew_Todd.html}

2003.12.06 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + The Witching

December 6, 2003, 9:30pm / Docksider, Erie, PA
 1. Ain't Gotta Get Outta This Place (Eric Burdon) [1:15] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
 2. All the Way Up (Gray) [6:06]
 3. Sway (Dean Martin) [5:11]
 4. Michelle (Death Crib 2000) [10:30]
 5. Tidy Creatures [5:07]
 6. Shiver Me Timbers (Rat on a Shingle) [4:57]
 7. Flame (WT) [5:16]
 8. Jack the Cat (Popp) [5:05]
 9. Epididemo (Gray) [4:45]
10. Chicken Bath in a Hole (Gray) [5:28]
11. Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb) [3:24]
12. The Benedictines vs. The Snakes (WT) [5:57]
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre (12:00pm)
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
The Witching (9:30pm)
 Ruby Beil (vocals, electric fiddle)
 Meryl Bursic (guitar, background vocals)
 Jules Pfeiffer (rhythm guitar)
 Eva Revesz (bass)
 Barb Dybwad (drums, background vocals)
The Witching opened for Weirdo Theatre on this night.
stage Graphics: Joseph Allen Popp

{CD-R; RL Archive}

2003.12.27 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre

December 27, 2003, 10:00pm / Forward Hall, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
(Originally scheduled for 04.07.03)

{RL Archive}

Shen and Bones2004.01.24 • The Mylar Sets + Torn Curtain

January 24, 2004, 8:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA

"A very special evening of alternating sets..."
  • Live at Erie Art Museum Annex / 2004.01.24
    JAPWT-45 #003 (CD-single) 2004
1st Set:
 1. I Spy the Chutzpah [8:06]
 2. Sway (Dean Martin) [5:03]
 3. Michelle... death crib 2000 [6:37]
 4. Bar with a Dog [3:36]
 5. Flame (WT) [5:54]
 6. We Ain't Gotta Get Outta This Place (Eric Burdon) [6:47] JAPWT-45 #003
 7. All the Way Up (Gray) [4:57] JAPWT-45 #003
2nd Set:
 8. Vestibule [5:23]
 9. The Benedictines vs. The Snakes (WT) [7:00]
10. Jack the Cat (Popp) [3:56]
11. Shiver Me Timbers... rat on a shingle [4:56]
12. Chicken Bath in a Hole (Gray) [4:27]
13. Float (Gray) [5:50]
14. Epididemo! (Gray) [2:34] (incomplete, cuts off)
[79:58]
The Mylar Sets
Shen & Bones Performance Group
 Lani Fand Weissbach
 Kate McDevitt
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 Rick DiBello (guitar-14)
Mylar Sets: Karen Dodson's Windy Vestibule Productions
Torn Curtain
 Rick DiBello (guitars, soundtracks)
 Alethea Bodine (voice, slinking)
Torn Curtain played a set, JAPWT played a set, and then we did it again.
handout Handout and Poster image by Joseph Allen Popp
handout Shen & Bones trapped in the Sets of Mylar...

{RL Archive; CD-R; DVD}

2004.04.03 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre with Shen & Bones Performance Group

April 3, 2004, 12:00 midnight / Bleu Kat Cubed, Forward Hall, Erie, PA
1st Set:
 1. Shiver Me Timbers... rat on a shingle [7:00]
 2. All the Way Up (Gray) [5:26]
 3. Chicken Bath in a Hole (Gray) [4:12]
 4. Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb) [2:58]
 5. Michelle... death crib 2000 [7:45]
 6. We Ain't Gotta Get Outta This Place (Eric Burdon) [6:00]
 7. Tango of the Roses [2:15]
 8. Jack the Cat (Popp) [4:38]
 9. Flame (WT) [5:45]
10. Dancin' in the Rain [6:37]
2nd Set:
11. Sway (Dean Martin) [5:07]
12. I Spy the Chutzpah [7:02]
13. The Benedictines vs. The Snakes (WT) [5:32]
14. Epididemo! (Gray) [5:30]
16. Vestibule [7:57]
15. Float (Gray) [6:05]
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Special Guests: Rebecca Styn (keyboards-4), Daniel Byler (accordian-7), Israel Stone (voice-10)
Shen & Bones Performance Group
 Lani Fand Weissbach, Alethea Bodine, Doug Lodge
 Kate McDevitt, Charmain Koehler-Lodge, Keegan Boulton
Propmaster: Karen A. Dodson
Bleu Kat Cubed
Graphics: artgodz.com, I believe...

{RL Archive; 2CD-R; artgodz.com/html/blue_cat_cubed.html}

2004.06.13 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm

June 13, 2004, 2:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre:
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm:
 J.D. Hopkins (drums, el-drums, percussion)
 Jayson Hopkins (el-drums, percussion)
 Ricky Hopkins (drums)
 Mike Ohm, Sheldon Peterson, and Frank Singer (guitars)
 Tony Stefanelli and Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Special guest: Joseph Allen Popp (guitar)
{RL Archive; Erie Times News Showcase June 10, 2004 and June 13, 2004; www.jdhopkins.com}

2004.07.17 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Ruby Beil Solo + The Witching

July 17, 2004, 10:00pm / Forward Hall, Erie, PA
1. Ain't Gotta Get Outta This Place (Eric Burdon) [1:15] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
2. All the Way Up (Gray) [6:06]
3. Sway (Dean Martin) [5:11]
4. Michelle (Death Crib 2000) [10:30]
5. Tidy Creatures [5:07]
6. Shiver Me Timbers (Rat on a Shingle) [4:57]
7. Flame (WT) [5:16]
8. Jack the Cat (Popp) [5:05]
9. Epididemo (Gray) [4:45]
10. Chicken Bath in a Hole (Gray) [5:28]
11. Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb) [3:24]
12. The Benedictines vs. The Snakes (WT) [5:57]
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre (10:00pm)
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Ruby Beil: "a debut solo performance" (11:30pm)
The Witching (12:00 midnight)
 Ruby Beil (vocals, electric fiddle)
 Meryl Bursic (guitar, background vocals)
 Jules Pfeiffer (rhythm guitar)
 Eva Revesz (bass)
 Barb Dybwad (drums, background vocals)
stage Graphics: Joseph Allen Popp

{2CD-R; RL Archive}

Shen and Bones2004.08.28 • The Bamboo Sets

August 28, 2004, 8:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA

A Performance by Shen & Bones Performance Group + Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
"With A Special Post-show set by WEIRDO THEATRE"
Shen & Bones
 Lani Fand Weissbach
 Alethea Bodine
 Doug Lodge
 Charmain Koehler Lodge
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars and home-mades)
 Rob Gray (channeled voices and theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass frequencies)
 Rick Lopez (voiceless percolation)
Set Design: Karen Dodson's Windy Vestibule
bamboo Graphics: Joseph Allen Popp

Post-show Performance Piece: (info coming...)

{CD-R; Erie Times News Showcase August 26 2004, p.31}

2004.09.04 • Raise the Roof! I

September 4, 2004, 7:30pm / Roadhouse Theatre, Erie, PA
Benefit for the Roadhouse Theatre
1. I Believe [4:17] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
2. Tour de Vance (WT) [4:47]
3. Shiver Me Timbers... rat on a shingle (Gray) [5:13]
4. We Ain't Gotta Get Out of This Place (Eric Burdon) [3:34]
5. All the Way Up (Gray) [5:50]
6. Or Some Other Trouble (Beckett) [3:29] (incomplete, cuts out at end)
7. Jack the Cat (Popp) [2:33] (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
 announcements: Popp, Gray, DiBello [1:16]
[31:29]
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Raise the Roof I Graphics: DiBello Design
  (Originally scheduled for 04.07.03)

{RL Archive; DVD; Flyers}

2004.09.18 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Telefonics

September 18, 2004, 10:00pm / The Docksider, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2004.10.03Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + JD & Sons

October 3, 2004, 8:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
JD & Sons
{}

2005.01.23 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Torn Curtain + Lost Earth Lock

January 23, 2005, 4:30pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA

"Afternoon 3-Light"
Lost Earth Lock
 Aaron Davis (guitar, effects, voice)
Torn Curtain
 Rick DiBello (guitars, soundtracks)
 Alethea Bodine (voice, slinking)
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{}

Shen and Bones2005.02.25 and 2005.02.26 • The Toy Box Sets

February 25 & 26, 2005, Shows at 7:30 & 10:00pm / Black Box Theatre, DCAC Art Center, Washington, DC
The World Premiere of The Toy Box Sets
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Shen & Bones Performance Group
 Lani Fand Weissbach
 Alethea Bodine
 Doug Lodge
 Keegan Boulton
 Sara Lawrence
Karen Dodson's Windy Vestibule Productions / Set Designs
Sound, Lighting, and Tech by Rick DiBello/DiBello Designs.
Sets manufactured and installed by Image Events Worldwide, Inc.
Click image
to enlarge
curtains! The eight panels below
were 4 feet x 8 feet
Panel A Panel B Panel C Panel D
Panel E Panel F Panel G Panel H

{DVD; Arte-fakt Magazine April-May 2005, "Artist Spotlight," p.30; Erie Times-News March 6, 2005, p.10E}

2005.03.19 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre

March 19, 2005, 8:30pm / Eclectic Etc. Cafe, Edinboro, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre ("Small Tension-Barrier Version")
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2005.03.26 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre

March 26, 2005, 8:00pm / Moonsense Cafe, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre ("Medium Version")
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

Shen and Bones2005.04.01 to 2005.04.03 • Pictures of the Floating World: An Evening of Dance Theater

April 1, 2, & 3, 2005 (8:00pm 1st and 2nd; 2:00pm on the 3rd) / Gannon University's Schuster Theatre, Erie, PA

"...an evening of dance-theater featuring choreography by Lani Fand Weissbach,
with additional choreography by Sondra Fraleigh"
un-earth(returning)
...performed by Shen & Bones company members Alethea Bodine, Keegan Boulton, Sara Lawrence, and Doug Lodge
 ...sets by Karen Dodson's Windy Vestibule Productions
 David Blaetz (acoustic bass)
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitar)
 Rick Lopez (percussion)
The program also included:
When I Say I Love You, Lani Fand-Weissbach and Robert Bingham (duet created by Sondra Fraleigh)
Burning, Lani and Elizabeth Spadafore (duet created by Lani Fand-Weissbach)
A General Theory of Love, the company
Waking Woman/Messy Beauty, Solo created and performed by Lani (Text by Daria Fand; Costumes by Charmaine Koehler-Lodge; Original soundscore by Joseph Allen Popp; Sets designed by Karen Dodson's Windy Vestibule Productions)
{www.shenandbones.com/productions/floating_world/index.html; RL Archive}

2005.04.26 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Need New Body

April 26, 2004, 9:00pm / Doucette Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Weirdo Theatre opened for New Body
poster
Poster by
Andrew Todd

{RL Archive; www.gigposters.com/designer/8662_Andrew_Todd.html}

Shen and Bones2005.05.20 and 2005.05.21 • The Toy Box Sets

May 20 & 21, 2005, 8:15pm / CelebrateErie Festival, Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
The Erie Debut of The Toy Box Sets
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Shen & Bones Performance Group
 Lani Fand Weissbach
 Alethea Bodine
 Doug Lodge
 Keegan Boulton
 Sara Lawrence
Karen Dodson's Windy Vestibule Productions / Set Designs
Sound, Lighting and Tech by Rick DiBello/DiBello Designs.
Sets manufactured and installed by Image Events Worldwide, Inc.
See Images at 2005.02.25-26
{Arte-fakt Magazine April-May 2005, "Artist Spotlight", p.30}

Shen and Bones2005.08.19 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre

August 19, 2005, 8:15pm / CelebrateErie Festival, Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
Excerpts from The Toy Box Sets
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Shen & Bones Performance Group
 Lani Fand Weissbach
 Alethea Bodine
 Doug Lodge
 Keegan Boulton
 Sara Lawrence
Karen Dodson's Windy Vestibule Productions / Set Designs
Sound, Lighting and Tech by Rick DiBello/DiBello Designs.
Sets manufactured and installed by Image Events Worldwide, Inc.
{}

2005.11.11 • Raise the Roof! II

November 11, 2005 / Roadhouse Theatre, Erie, PA
Benefit for the Roadhouse Theatre
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Raise the Roof II Graphics: DiBello Design

{}

2006.04.01 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre

April 1, 2006, 8:00pm / Moonsense Cafe, Erie, PA
Passages: Artist John Vahanian's 60th Birthday and the Closing of Moonsense Cafe
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre, "Medium Version"
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{"Passages," John Chacona, Erie Times Showcase March 30, 2006}

2006.10.09 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre

October 9, 2006, 6:00pm / The backyard deck, my sister's house, Erie, PA
RLs Niece Emily Zamieroski's Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Panel H  A favorable review
 of the performance

{}

2006.11.11 • Raise the Roof! III

November 11, 2006, 7:30pm / Roadhouse Theatre, Erie, PA
Benefit for the Roadhouse Theatre
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Raise the Roof II Graphics: DiBello Design

{}

2007.01.19 • if/then

January 19, 2007, 9:00pm / Urraro Gallery, Erie, PA

Works by Jeremy Beightol and Ashley Reitz
Opening and Reception for a dual exhibit.
if/then
 if = Ian Smith (guitars)
 then = Rick Lopez (drums)
This was the debut performance of if/then
No plan, no warning.

Open improvisation,
beginning when they clamor,
ending when we drop.

{RL Archive; www.pr.com/press-release/27364}

2007.05.04 • if/then

May 4, 2007, 9:00pm / Urraro Gallery, Erie, PA

Works by Jason Oros and Mike Twohig
Opening and Reception for a dual exhibit.
if/then
 if = Ian Smith (guitars)
 then = Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

scribe2007.06.01 • Planetary Alignments, Bird Sightings, Totemic Travels... [Travelogue]

June 1, 2007, posted at 2:40am / Erie, PA to New York City and back again on May 25th through 26th
A Memoir...
 ... of the trip to New York City for the Sam Rivers Trio reunion concert
 with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul at Columbia University's Miller Theatre on May 25th, 2007.
Travellers: Rick Lopez and Aaron Lopez
Music by:
Sam Rivers (tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, piano, voice)
 With Dave Holland (bass), and Barry Altschul (drums)
Memoir: Sam Rivers Trio
Planetary Alignments, Bird Sightings, Totemic Travels,
and the Revelations in Events Unfolding

(Article will appear in a new window.)

{RL Archive, Memoir}

2007.07.13 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra + Eraserhead

July 13, 2007, 8:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
Screening of Eraserhead, a film by David Lynch
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Lou Nicolia (electric violin)
 James Pearson (cello, effects)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Panel H Graphics: Joseph Allen Popp

{"Geek Love," by John Chacona, Erie Times News Showcase July 12, 2007 p.28}

2007.08.10 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra + The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

August 10, 2007, 8:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
Screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a film by Robert Wiene (8:00)
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre (9:30)
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Lou Nicolia (electric violin)
 James Pearson (cello, effects)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums, hammer drill)
Caligari Graphics: Joseph Allen Popp

{Joseph Allen Popp; RL Archive}

2007.10.26 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra

October 26, 2007, 7:30pm / Erie Gallery Night, Eerie Art Museum Bat Cave (Annex), Eerie, PA
Halloween Costume Party
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Lou Nicolia (electric violin)
 James Pearson (cello, effects)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Halloween Graphics: Joseph Allen Popp


2008.06.13 • if/then/what?

June 13, 2008, 7:30pm / Erie Gallery Night, Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
if/then/what?
 if = Ian Smith (guitars)
 then = Rick Lopez (drums)
 what? = Dave Blaetz (bass)
{}

2008.06.21 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra

June 21, 2008, 7:30pm / The Brewerie, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Lou Nicolia (electric violin)
 James Pearson (cello, effects)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Ouija WOOOOWoooo! Graphics: Joseph Allen Popp

{}

Shen and Bones2008.08.23 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra + Shen & Bones

August 23, 2008, 7:00-10:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
Shen & Bones
 Lani Fand Weissbach
 Doug Lodge
 Keegan Boulton
 Sara Lawrence
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Lou Nicolia (electric violin)
 James Pearson (cello, effects)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
free free Graphics: Joseph Allen Popp

{}

2008.10.10 • if/then

October 10, 2008, 7:30pm / Erie Gallery Night, Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
if/then
 if = Ian Smith (guitars)
 then = Rick Lopez (drums)
{}

2008.12.05 • if/then/what?/huh?

December 5, 2008, 7:30pm / Erie Gallery Night, Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
if/then/what?/huh?
 if = Ian Smith (guitars)
 then = Rick Lopez (drums)
 what? = Dave Blaetz (bass)
 huh? = Sheldon Peterson (guitars, percussion)
{RL Archive}

2009.04.17 • Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins

April 17, 2009 / Pine Junction, Tavern in the Pines, Findley Lake, NY
Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins
 Sturgis Nikides (el-guitar)
 Rowdy Bodine (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 with guest Lance Elbaum (percussion)
Opening set: Burny White and Claude, with Lance Elbaum on percussion
 Followed by a SOLO set by Sturgis Nikides on National Steel guitar.
Sturgis Feature article
by Dave Richards

Erie Times-News Showcase,
April 16, 2009.






Stick The offending left-hand stick, from the Friday night session.

Injury report #1, Dr. David C. Lesseski, physician in attendance: (still to come...)

The blood... Well, my doctor (who was in the audience) promises to do an injury report—need to remind him. I go into this "zone" when I play, so I'm often not really aware of what's going on "outside," and the first night I blew out a blister, and I didn't notice until we were finished with our set and I found that my stick was stuck to my right hand—I had bled so much that as it dried it had congealed and formed a very thick glue-like adhesive. Lovely! The second night, I failed to notice that I had smacked a knuckle on my left hand on a slightly off-target rimshot, and it removed a one-eighth-inch square divot of flesh and poured out into my left upper pant-leg for who knows how long, but I didn't know how bad it was until I got home and found that my pants were caked inside and out—the whole top of my thigh—with blood that had been hammered into and through them. My entire upper leg was scabbed by blood from my finger! Isn't this interesting?

{RL Archive}

2009.04.18 • Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins

April 18, 2009 / Bobby's Place, Erie, PA
Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins
 Sturgis Nikides (el-guitar)
 Rowdy Bodine (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 with guest Lance Elbaum (percussion)
Opening set: Burny White and Claude, with Lance Elbaum on percussion
 Followed by a SOLO set by Sturgis Nikides on National Steel guitar.
 Sturgis was followed by a blues jam, with Burny White on rhythm guitar.
Sturgis Sturgis Nikides
Photo by Marian Sawyer





Stick The offending left pant leg, from the Saturday night session.

Injury report #2, Dr. David C. Lesseski:








{RL Archive, "The Man of Steel," by Dave Richards, Erie Times-News Showcase April 16, 2009 p.20}

2009.06.26 • Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins

June 26, 2009 / Bobby's Place, Erie, PA
Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins
 Sturgis Nikides (el-guitar)
 Rowdy Bodine (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Opening set: Burny White and Claude, with guest Willie Cotter
 Followed by a short SOLO set by Sturgis Nikides on National Steel guitar.
{RL Archive, "Music Muse," Erie Times-News Showcase June 18, 2009}

2009.06.27 • Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins

June 27, 2009, 10:00pm / Jamboree in the Pines Blues Festival, Pine Junction, Findley Lake, NY
Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins
 Sturgis Nikides (el-guitar)
 Rowdy Bodine (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 The lineup: Backwoods Bluegrass; Stealth Blues Bombers; the Duke Sherman Blues Band;
 A short SOLO set by Sturgis Nikides on National Steel guitar; Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins
{RL Archive, "Music Muse," Erie Times-News Showcase June 18, 2009}

2009.07.31 • Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins + Generic Beat + Monstro...

July 31, 2009, 11:00pm / Bobby's Place, Erie, PA
Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins
 Sturgis Nikides (el-guitar)
 Rowdy Bodine (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
The lineup:
Empty Clip
Monstro: Ian Smith–guitar and laptop shenanigans, Joe Rumball–bass, Steve Shaner–drums
Hello Kitty Death Squad: DJ G-spot (Garrett Skindell)–theremin-turntables-keyboards-samples-percussion,
 Doogie MacGregor–vocals and saxophone, Joe Cieslak–saxophone, Greg Szuba–guitar,
 Mark Waldinger–bass, Mike Robertshaw–drums

Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins
Generic Beat: Dan Smith–vocals, Xtine (Christine Lorraine Mankowski)–bass and vocals,
 Mark Emhoff–guitar, Roger Prehoda–drums

{RL Archive}

2009.08.01 • Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins

August 1, 2009, 4:00pm / Erie Art Museum Jazz and Blues Festival, Frontier Park, Erie, PA
Sturgis Nikides and the Electric Assassins
 Sturgis Nikides (el-guitar)
 Rowdy Bodine (bass)
 Lance Elbaum (percussion)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Opened with a SOLO set by Sturgis on National Steel guitar.
Sturgis and Rowdy RL

Sturgis Nikides and Rowdy Bodine



Photos by Pam Davidoff.



Sturgis Nikides and Rowdy Bodine

EAM Blues and Jazz

 2009 EAM poster
 by graphic designer
 Corry Lino


the band
L to R:
Rick Lopez, Sturgis Nikides,
Rowdy Bodine, and Lance Elbaum
Photo by Pam Davidoff.



A nice shot by John Chacona.

RL
gig bag

An alternate view of my kit, by Pam Davidoff.

I love the light coming off of that cymbal,
and also that I appear to be strangling my gig bag...


{RL Archive, www.erieartmuseum.org/performances/bj_fest/index.html}

2009.08.22 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre + Johnny James & the Absolutes + Patrons of Sweet

August 22, 2009, 9:30pm / The Beer Mug, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Patrons of Sweet
 Vic Lazar (guitars, vocals)
 Matt Lavin (bass + NO FX)
 Dave Borden (drums, vocals)
Johnny James & the Absolutes
 John Johnston (guitars, vox jaguar, vocals, )
 Jon Miller (guitar, vocals, tambourines, stolen floor tom)
 Peter Burke (guitar)
 Matt Shimek (guitar)
 Fred Krugger (bass, vocals)
 Erik Mildner (drums)
Johnny James! Poster by John Johnston

{RL Archive}

2009.08.29 • MONSTRO

August 29, 2009, 11:59pm / Arts and Drafts Festival, The Brewerie, Erie, PA
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums) ...filling in for Steve Shaner

A+D
Arts and Drafts Poster

e.n.
e.n. prepares the ritual site

Ian Smith   
Joe Rumball 
Rick Lopez  
(in the flowers)
Photos by Kay Campbell
{RL Archive}

2009.09.11 • MONSTRO + New Bred Cavemen

September 11, 2009 / The Beer Mug, Erie, PA
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums) ...again gladly filling in for Steve Shaner
{RL Archive}

2009.10.30 • MONSTRO + Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra + Johnny James +...

October 30, 2009, 9:00pm / Scotty's Jazz & Cigars, Erie, PA
The Killerinas
 Gina Rullo (bass, vocals)
 Sue Martin (vocals)
 unknown (guitar)
 Erik Mildner (drums)
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Lou Nicolia (electric violin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Johnny James & the Absolutes
 John Johnston (guitars, vox jaguar, vocals, compositions)
 Jon Miller (guitar, vocals, tambourines, stolen floor tom)
 Peter Burke (guitar)
 Matt Shimek (guitar)
 Fred Krugger (bass, vocals)
 Erik Mildner (drums)
Dirty Faces from Pittsburgh was also on the bill.
{Future RL Archive}

2009.10.31 • MONSTRO + New Bred Cavemen

October 31, 2009, 10:00pm / Irish Cousins, Erie, PA
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2009.11.05 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra + Mushashimri + The Kurt's Purples

November 5, 2009, 7:00pm / Boardwalk Complex, Erie, PA
Creative Music Series at Dream Ultra Lounge, Hosted by Horizontal Experiment
The Kurt's Purples
 Kurt Sahlmann (dreams)
Mushashimri
 Bob Long (guitar, electric upright bass, fervent sounds)
 Tavon Markov (sound manipulation, atmospheric bombastic bumbaloo)
 Everett Eighmy (electric drums, sounds)
 + Special Guest Bill Burke (8-string warr guitar)
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Lou Nicolia (electric violin)
 James Pearson (Moog synthesizer)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive; CD-R}

2009.11.14 • MONSTRO + Cold Pizza

November 14, 2009, 7:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
Kickoff event for the Edinboro University Literary Journal, Chimera 7
MONSTRO (7:00)
 Ian Smith (guitars, tenor sax, floor tom, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Cold Pizza (10:00)
 Xolia Jensen (vocals, chaos, percussion)
 Eva Luna Yochim (vocals, percussion)
 McKenzie Sprague (vocals, guitar, percussion)
 Robert Jensen (beats, effects, magic)
MONSTRO Tilts Photo by Kay Campbell

{RL Archive}

2009.12.04 • Plant Life 3

December 4, 2009, 7:30pm / Gallery Night, Urraro Gallery, Erie, PA
1st Set:
1. Plant Life (F minor) [57:00]
2nd Set:
2. Fraulein Hedborg's Murder Was & Is Still Unsolved In Egypt (Eb major-C minor) [46:00]
3rd Set:
3. Well, If You Insist (encore) [27:00]
Plant Life 3
 Steve Trohoske (bass, Compositions)
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Dan Hallett (keyboards)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{Future RL Archive}

2009.12.19 • MONSTRO + The Tradesmen + Matty B & the Dirty Pickles

December 19, 2009, 10:00pm / Beer Mug, Erie, PA
MONSTRO (10:00)
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
The Tradesmen (11:00)
Matty B & the Dirty Pickles (12:30)
 Matt Boland (guitar, vocals)
 Benjamin Roemer (bass)
 Dave Schroder (drums)
madness Event Poster by Dave Schroder

{RL Archive}

2010.02.27 • MONSTRO + ILLumiNati Congo + Matty B & the Dirty Pickles

February 27, 2010, 7:30pm / Collin Pierson Studios, Chicago, IL
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
ILLumiNati Congo (JahnIgga da Baptist)
Matty B & the Dirty Pickles
 Matt Boland (guitar, vocals)
 Benjamin Roemer (bass)
 Dave Schroder (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.03.05 • MONSTRO + Yawn Thieves + Matty B & the Dirty Pickles

March 5, 2010, 12:30am (actually the 6th) / Scully's, Erie, PA
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Yawn Thieves
 Josiah Haughwout (vocalizer with mouthings)
 Bob Jensen (notorious beat electronicalization)
 John Yochim (guitarrings, fingerdiddlings, and cats)
 Fred Krugger (low endings)
 Mike Robertshaw (percussioning and thunderclapping)
Matty B & the Dirty Pickles
 Matt Boland (guitar, vocals)
 Benjamin Roemer (bass)
 Dave Schroder (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.03.17 • MONSTRO

March 17, 2010, 9:00pm / Bates Gallery, Loveland Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.03.19 • MONSTRO + Blue Gorillas

March 19, 2010, 12:00pm / Beer Mug, Erie, PA
Blue Gorillas (10:00pm)
 Justin Tapper (guitar)
 Nate Gilles (bass)
 Ryan Dunkle (drums)
MONSTRO (12:00am)
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.04.09 • MONSTRO + Ahimsa Beat + Fiuczynski, Grey, and Throckmorten

April 9, 2010, 9:00pm / Docksider, Erie, PA
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Ahimsa Beat
 Steve Trohoske (bass)
 Frank Singer (guitars)
 Joel Polacci (percussion)
 Brad Amidon (drums)
David Fiuczynski Trio
 David Fiuczynski (guitar)
 Tony Grey (6-string bass)
 David Throckmorten (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.04.10 • Treble-Makers

April 10, 2010, 9:00pm / Beer Mug, Erie, PA
Treble-Makers
 Willie Cotter (guitars, vocals)
 Ray Reilly (bass, vocals)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.04.15 • if/then/keys

April 15, 2010, 8:00pm / The Singing Bowl, Erie, PA
John Vahanian's 69th Birthday Bash
if/then/keys (12:00am)
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Dan Hallett (keyboards)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.04.23 • Treble-Makers

April 23, 2010, 9:00pm / Bobby's Place, Erie, PA
Treble-Makers
 Willie Cotter (guitars, vocals)
 Ray Reilly (bass, vocals)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.05.15 • Treble-Makers

May 15, 2010, 10:00pm / Beer Mug, Erie, PA
Treble-Makers
 Willie Cotter (guitars, vocals)
 Ray Reilly (bass, vocals)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.05.29 • Treble-Makers

May 29, 2010, 10:00pm / Beer Mug, Erie, PA
Treble-Makers
 Willie Cotter (guitars, vocals)
 Ray Reilly (bass, vocals)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.06.11 (1) • Treble-Makers

June 11, 2010, 9:00pm / The Sandbar, Erie, PA
Treble-Makers
 Willie Cotter (guitars, vocals)
 Ray Reilly (bass, vocals)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.06.11 (2) • Barrage

June 11, 2010, 1:00am (the 12th) / Crooked i, Erie, PA
Barrage Improv
 Ian Smith and Mycela Rue (vocals)
 Martin Wolper (keyboards)
 Matty Boland (guitars, vocals)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Bill Frackowiak, unknown, unknown (floor tom)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.06.18 • Treble-Makers

June 18, 2010, 9:00pm / Bobby's Place, Erie, PA
Treble-Makers
 Willie Cotter (guitars, vocals)
 Ray Reilly (bass, vocals)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.06.25 • Treble-Makers

June 25, 2010, 10:00pm / Papa Rock's, Erie, PA
Treble-Makers
 Willie Cotter (guitars, vocals)
 Ray Reilly (bass, vocals)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.07.03 • if/then/how?

July 3, 2010, 9:00pm / Papa Rock's, Erie, PA
if/then/how?
 if = Ian Smith (guitar, laptop)
 then = Rick Lopez (drums)
 how? = Ken Cornelius (bass)
{RL Archive}

2010.07.24 • if/then/what?

July 24, 2010, 6:00pm / Oros Wedding Reception, Poolside, Crystal Point, Erie, PA
if/then/what?
 if = Ian Smith (guitars)
 then = Rick Lopez (drums)
 what? = Dave Blaetz (bass)
{RL Archive}

2010.09.01 • MONSTRO + NEO + Tribraco

September 1, 2010, 9:00pm / Crooked i, Erie, PA
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
NEO
 Manlio Maresca (guitar)
 Carlo Conti (tenor sax)
 Antonio Zitarelli (drums)
Tribraco
 Lorenzo Tarducci (guitar, loops)
 Dario Cesarini (guitar, loops, effects)
 Tommaso Moretti (bass)
 Valerio Lucenti (drums)
{RL Archive}

2010.10.21 • Torn Curtain + BANG 4 + Fiuczynski, Grey, & Throckmorton

October 21, 2010, 8:00pm / The Metropolitan, Erie, PA
Torn Curtain
 Rick DiBello (guitars, soundtracks)
 Alethea Bodine (voice, slinking)
 Doug Russell (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
BANG 4
 Steve Trohoske (bass)
 Frank Singer (guitars)
 Joel Polacci (percussion)
 G. Calvin Weston (drums)
Fiuczynski, Grey, & Throckmorton
 David Fiuczynski (guitar)
 Tony Grey (6-string bass)
 David Throckmorten (drums)

BANG

"Dovetail Gallery Presents: BANG!
...Live documentary! From set-up to tear-down we will be videotaping the entire event... Chris Beiswanger performing in the martini bar between sets... local graffiti artists from the SEEDIS Group tagging the Metropolitan building while the event is taking place. Dave Ashby will be creating a light/graphics show."


{RL Archive}

2010.10.30 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra + Ahimsa Beat + Liquid Nixon

October 30, 2010, 9:00pm / Crooked i, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Lou Nicolia (electric violin)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Ahimsa Beat
 Steve Trohoske (bass)
 Frank Singer (guitars)
 Joel Polacci (percussion)
 Brad Amidon (drums)
Liquid Nixon
 Jamie Houston (vocals)
 Michael Graham (guitar)
 Mike Kemp (Chapman Stick)
 Jason Lewis (bass)
 Steve Barone (drums)
{RL Archive; CD-R}

2010.11.21 • Joseph Allen Popp's Cellular Multiverse

November 21, 2010, 7:00pm / Benefit for Art Becker, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Cellular Multiverse
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
[Also appearing: Aaron Forsyth (and band); Joe Dorris and friends; The Heliotropes; and Sam Hyman Trio.]

{RL Archive}

2011.03.19 • then/what?

March 19, 2011, 2:15pm / Tom Ridge Environmetal Center Lobby, Erie, PA
then/what?
 then = Rick Lopez (drums, percussion)
 what? = Dave Blaetz (mbira, electronics)
Shen & Bones Performance Group
 Lani Fand Weisbach
 Doug Lodge
 Kerrylee Hinkson
 Robert Bingham
{RL Archive}

2011.06.04 • Treble-Makers + Unordained

June 4, 2011, 10:00pm / Bobby's Place, Erie, PA
Treble-Makers
 Willie Cotter (guitars, vocals)
 Ray Reilly (bass, vocals)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Burny White's Unordained
 Burny White (guitars, vocals)
 unknown (bass, vocals)
 Ed Ciesielski (drums)
{RL Archive}

2011.06.25 • Is What It Is Trio

June 25, 2011, 3:00pm / Erie Arts Festival, Erie, PA
Is What It Is
 Steve Trehoske (bass)
 Ian Smith (guitar, percussion, harmolodium)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
 Stix Thompson (drums)
{RL Archive}

2011.08.26 • Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre Orkeztra + The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

August 26, 2011, 8:00pm / Erie Art Museum Annex, Erie, PA
Joseph Allen Popp's Weirdo Theatre (9:30)
 Joseph Allen Popp (guitars)
 Rob Gray (vocals, theremin)
 Lou Nicolia (electric violin)
 James Pearson (cello, effects)
 Ken Cornelius (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums, hammer drill)
{Joseph Allen Popp; RL Archive}

2011.04.09 • MONSTRO

November 25, 2011, 7:30pm / Basement Transmissions, Erie, PA
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Katy Nevinsky (violin)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Photo by ...unknown

{RL Archive}

2012.04.27 • MONSTRO + onewayness + The Wandering Accident + (Philippe Petit + PAS)

April 27, 2012, 7:00pm / Basement Transmissions, Erie, PA
onewayness
 Adam Holquist (laptop, electronics, guitar, miscellany)
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
The Wandering Accident
 John Bixby (guitar, voice)
 Ryan McAndrew (guitar)
 Joe "The Eagle" Rumball (bass)
 Stephen Shaner (drums)
Philippe Petit + PAS
 Philippe Petit (laptop, electronics, voice)
 PAS aka Robert L. Pepper (laptop, electronics, crocodile)
Photo by Mark Tanenbaum

{RL Archive}

2012.06.02 • MONSTRO + Meanderthal

June 2, 2010, 9:30pm / Crooked i, Erie, PA
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitars, laptop)
 Katy Nevinsky (violin)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Meanderthal
 Justin Tapper (rhythm guitar)
 Scott Cravener (lead guitar)
 Sule Sulejman Tahirovic (bass)
 Everett Eighmy (drums)
{RL Archive}

2012.09.29 • MONSTRO + onewayness + The Jargonauts + The True Jacqueline + Barlow

September 29, 2012, 7:00pm / Basement Transmissions, Erie, PA
onewayness
 Adam Holquist (laptop, electronics, guitar, miscellany)
MONSTRO
 Ian Smith (guitar)
 John Bixby (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
The Jargonauts
 Josiah Haughwaut (voice, armor)
 John Yochim (guitar)
 Robert Jensen (electronics, beats, juice)
 Fred Krugger (bass)
 Morgan Brace (drums)
The True Jacqueline
 Noah Stevralia (guitar, voice)
 Kate Niemczyk (bass, voice)
 Brian DiPippo (drums)
Barlow
 Ethan Oliva (guitar, voice)
 Jake Nowoczyski (bass)
 Andrew Yadeski (drums)
{RL Archive}

2012.10.27 • BLACK + White + Triage Unit

October 27, 2012, 8:00pm / King's Rook, Erie, PA
White
 John Bixby (guitars, voice)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Stephen Shaner (drums)
Triage Unit
 Lisa Stahlbaum (voice, percussion)
 Everett Eighmey (electronic drums)
 Ben Frazier (bass)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Black
 John Bixby (guitars)
 Joe Rumball (bass)
 Stephen Shaner (drums-1st half)
 Rick Lopez (drums-2nd half)
{RL Archive}

2012.11.23 • if/then/what? + C Brown + Amber Alley + Burrow Drive + Arlandria

November 23, 2012, 6:00pm / Basement Transmissions, Erie, PA
Basement Transmissions Benefit Show:
C Brown
Amber Alley (voice, banjo)
Arlandria
 Jake Baker (voice, guitar, keyboards)
 John Strzalka (guitar)
 Ben Oskowski (bass)
 Jon Getson (drums)
Burrow Drive
 John Krasinski (lead vocals, guitar)
 Brian Kinney (vocals, guitar)
 Eric Young (bass)
 James Davis (drums)
if/then/what?
 if = Ian Smith (guitars)
 then = Rick Lopez (drums)
 what? = Dave Blaetz (bass)
Photo by Mark Tanenbaum

{RL Archive}

2013.03.01 • if/then/what?/else

March 1, 2013, 7:00pm / Gallery Night, Basement Transmissions, Erie, PA
Gallery Opening for The Art of Kate Beehner
The Bulldozer vs. onewayness
 Ian Smith (guitar, noise-making devices, percussion)
 Adam Holquist (noise-making devices, keyboards)
Jargonauts
 Josiah Haughwout (vocals)
 Robert Jensen (devices, rhythm tracks, voice)
 John Yochim (guitar)
 Fred Krugger (bass)
 Morgan Brace (drums)
if/then/what?/else
 if = Ian Smith (guitars, percussion)
 then = Rick Lopez (drums)
 what? = Dave Blaetz (bass)
 else = Adam Holquist (noise-making devices, keyboards)
Fire Death (Cleveland)
 Stoney Tusco, aka Ben Osborne (bass clarinet, electronics)
ILZA (Cleveland)
 Elizabeth Wise-Osborne (synth, voice, electronics)

{RL Archive; Adam Holquist 13.12.05}

2014.07.12 • if/then

July 12, 2014, 6:00pm / PACA, 1505 State, The ArtWorks Building, Erie, PA
Curt Oren Solo
 Curt Oren (tenor sax)
Holquist/Popp/Wilson —DVD Release Show Elevation/Services May Operate
 Adam Holquist (noise-making devices, keyboards)
 Joseph Popp (guitar, effects)
 Alex Wilson (electronics)
if/then
 if = Ian Smith (guitars, percussion)
 then = Rick Lopez (drums)
Nowhere Family Band
 Amber Alley (banjo, percussion, voc)
 McKenzie Lee Sprague (guitar, percussion, voc)
 Andi Wondersound (ukelele, guitar, megaphone, voc)
 Aaron Davis (toy piano, electronics, voice)

{RL Archive}

2014.10 12 • DUOS: Thollem—Lopez—Holquist

October 12, 2014, 8:00pm / PACA, 1505 State, The ArtWorks Building, Erie, PA
Duo 1:
 Adam Holquist (electronics)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Duo 2:
 Thollem McDonas (piano)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Duo 3:
 Adam Holquist (electronics)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
Trio:
 Thollem McDonas (piano)
 Adam Holquist (electronics)
 Rick Lopez (drums)
—Duo 1 & 2, www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcUwWrB6AHc
—Duo 3 & Trio, www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgiCg0vt95c


{RL Archive; Adam Holquist 13.12.05; Video by Tom Weber}

2014.06.12 • The William Parker Sessionography [Published Work; Music Research]

June 12, 2014 / 19th Annual Vision Festival, Judson Memorial Church, Brooklyn, NY
A definitive research document covering the career of bassist William Parker.
 Centering 1011, 1st Printing Ltd. Edition, 482 pp, 370+ illustrations, 8.5x11, 3.2 pounds / $50.00 List
 Book Release and Signing, 19th Annual Vision Festival
 Cover Design by Shelle Barron; Book Design & Layout by RL; Cover Art by Jeff Schlanger

{RL Archive, The William Parker Sessionography online}

2015.10.21 • The Mary Halvorson Sessionography [Music Research]

October 21, 2015 (first published online) / A work in progress.
A definitive research document covering the career of guitarist Mary Halvorson.
 Session entries for all known recorded media, including official releases, radio & television
 broadcast recordings, audience recordings, soundboards, and video. Also listed in chronological
 order within this sessionography and its session entries are play-dates with no known recorded media.
Photograph by
Peter Gannushkin


{RL Archive, The Mary Halvorson Sessionography}

2016.09.21 • Fazed Cookies Radio Program: The Mary Halvorson Hour

September 21, 2016, 9:30pm / WERG-FM Radio Studio, Gannon University, Erie PA
Live Radio Broadcast
 Michael Bennett (Host)
 Rick Lopez & John Chacona (guests)
{RL Archive}

  • 2016.09.25 - Secret Keeper: Mary Halvorson (guitar), Stephan Crump (bass)
    8:00pm, PACA, 1505 State, The ArtWorks Building, Erie, PA
    About a year after publishing the The Mary Halvorson Sessionography, I arranged a stop on the Secret Keeper tour.

    Marco Feature article
    by Sheldon Peterson

    The Erie Reader,
    September 14-27, 2016 Vol.6 No.19



    [RL Archive; Rick Lopez, Producer]


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