Mark Rock is playing some shows these days with his band The Dixie Licks.
Ben is currently in post-production of his first feature-length film.
The Marzaks are hibernating for the time being, but we'll be back!
We had tons of fun at our show tonight with Love Tentacle Drip Society and Body For Karate. I've put some early rough versions of five songs that we never really had time to properly record and release. Eventually, when we do another album, I'll re-engineer or re-record these. Enjoy!
The members of the Marzaks are currently off doing various things in different parts of the east coast.... However, worry not, good citizens! Two shows have already been booked, and many little surprises are in the works. The LiveArts play was a smash. We played three songs and were a part of one of the most bizarre stage comedies ever. Thanks to Fran for giving us the chance to wreak havoc as usual. -Ben
Thanks to ChrisFMHg for coming to our Blue Nile show. Thanks to B.C. for letting us in the door at Tokyo Rose, and for getting us a show at Miller's. A big shout-out to everyone who came out to make our teahouse show a smash. We are hoping to record a couple of the new songs before the summer is over. I have some ideas for a redesigning of the website, as well.
Our Tokyo Rose show was moved from July 1 to July 22. This makes sense because Tokyo Rose is closed on July 1. Another Jabberwocky show is happening August 9. Come check us out.
Ah, fellow Marzakians, since last I wrote we have played a string of local shows, all of which have been smashing successes. Big thanks to Mark Slezak for playing mandolin with us at Mellow Mushroom. We opened for the Free Union Farm Boys, and I think people liked us. The same night we rushed over to Jaberwoke and rocked the socks off the over-21 crowd. Ex-Marzak Pete handled sound (and played some fiddle!) and our CD's co-producer, Jeff Romano, leaped onstage with his harmonica and wowed the crowd further. Thanks, guys! And double thanks to Nickeltown for starting the night off right with their unique eclectic folksy craziness (music).
The show at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar was great fun;
we're looking to do another show there soon. The Marzaks will play
some shows in D.C. and Richmond, and we hope to create a Marzaks media
frenzy that will envelope the earth like a nanotech virus.
We're excited to be playing some shows with wunderkind
fiddler Jason (Happy Goth) and drummer Isaac (The Peanut Kid). Come out and support
Two more shows posted.
Two more shows posted. Mark Rock and Ben are
actively playing around town as a duo. We've got some new songs together,
so come to our shows! The Hook gave us a neat review after our last
Mudhouse show. The review is posted on the promo page. Also,
some minor website bugs fixed.
All righty. The Mudhouse show was fun. Everyone come
out to LiveArts, 609 Market St., on Sat. Feb.1 at 8 pm for our next show!
The LiveArts space is across from the police station.
Ah, a new year, a new show, and a site revamp. New
pictures of the Marzaks (by Seth Hunter) have been posted in the picture
gallery, and most of the old, silly ones have been taken off. We had a
going-away party for Soy Boy, who is on leave indefinitely in Greece. The
illustrious Ant Man is now assuming drum duties for the Marzaks. We have
added a press page, so show promoters can access Marzaks information, as well as large-size
Marzaks photos for print. We will be rocking the 'house on January 21 at
the Mudhouse. This occasion marks the first time in history that a song
titled "Mudhouse" will actually be performed at the Mudhouse. So come out
and hear us!
Small website bugs fixed. Also, a live version of "Frankenstein" has been added to our mp3.com page. It should be available
for download within a week.
The show at the Tea House went great. Lots of
people got to see us be wild and crazy. Marzaks costumed, strange
teas consumed, broken string interludes, antics resumed. We even
had a fan show up in her own superhero disguise. Many, many thanks
to the Ant Man for drumming with us on very short notice. We hope
we'll get the chance to work with him again soon.
Note: The Acoustic Charlottesville show (March 1st)
has been moved to a month earlier, February 1st.