Metroland (Albany, NY) – Chandler Travis Three-o at Caffe Lena

If George Carlin joined NRBQ, backed by the Mothers of Invention—no, if Captain Beefheart and Sun Ra commandeered the Village People . . . Hell, analogies are worthless when it comes to describing Chandler Travis’ “avant-jazz omnipop.” Travis has been blending comedy with music ever since Travis Shook and Club Wow spent the ’70s opening […]

Blurt Online – “Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows” Review

Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows!

Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows! (Seven Stars)

The world is full of acts who get it into their heads they can revive (imitate) some specific past musical genre or other and devote a career to it. They can be pretty good at it, but are also totally unnecessary when the […]

Village Voice – Concert Preview (Rodeo Bar, 11/8/09)

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic

by Richard Gehr

Kitschy, excessive, rambunctious, and unfettered, Cape Cod songwriter Chandler Travis’s immodestly named nine-piece group is not unlike a classic-pop reflection of the late Sun Ra’s Arkestra. That being said, Travis recently released a rare and unexpectedly sincere solo album, After She Left, and will surely stir some of […]