Nippertown! – LIVE: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 11/3/12

Review and video by Joel Patterson

When I say “there’s something like ecstasy at every Chandler Travis concert,” I’m not talking about the drug – I mean the real thing. This guy is a sorcerer – something happens that goes way beyond the bounds of everyday life, you kind of start to leak into […]

The Noise (Boston) – Review of Chandler Travis Three-O CD Release Party at Club Passim

 

THE CHANDLER TRAVIS THREE-O CD release party Club Passim, Cambridge, MA 10/12/12

Travis is not your typical folkie: in fact, he is one of the most creative songwriters on the scene, and he has been for three decades. Three-O actually has four members—Chandler, John Clark on upright bass (he also uses a bow), […]

The Noise (Boston) – Review of This is What Bears Look Like Underwater

 

THE CHANDLER TRAVIS THREE-O This Is What Bears Look Like Underwater 14 tracks

On opening track “Little Things,” which sets the tone for much of what is to follow, it seems like Fred Boak, John Clark, Berke McKelvey, and Chandler Travis don’t so much rock out as commit acts of vaguely rock-like instrumental […]

Photos from CTP Show at Valentine’s in Albany

 

Once again special thanks to Tim Reidy over at the 3garcons tumblr site for taking some great pictures of the Philharmonic’s recent show with the great Petet Labonne at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany, NY.

He’s posted two sets of pics, check them out set 1 here and set 2 here.

Thanks again, […]

Valley Advocate – “incisive and compelling”

 

Chandler Travis Three-O

This is what bears look like underwater (Iddy Biddy)

Cape Cod’s prolific pop madman Chandler Travis seems to spawn projects and albums at giddy speed. His latest, the Three-O (with four members), differentiates itself quickly, with an opening track that mixes a circus of instruments into a peppy, somehow amusing […]

Photos from the Three-O’s CD Release Party at Club Passim

 

The Valet gave some money to a Kickstarter campaign for the movie TEN, started by Michael J Epstein and Sophia Cacciola of Michael J Epstein Memorial Library, Do Not Foresake Me Oh My Darling, Darling Pet Munkee, and Space Balloons (along with several other assorted fine musical conglomerations – sweet jeebus, you all […]

Something Else! Album Review of “This is What Bears Look Like Underwater”

The Chandler Travis Three-O – This Is What Bears Look Like Underwater (2012)

by Mark Saleski

OK, so I just got done reading this impossibly stupid article (which I refuse to link to because, yes, it’s that stupid) about how jazz music isn’t popular because the artists are not writing music that the kids […]

JimSullivanInk.com – Chandler Travis Calms Down for a Moment: Unveils the 3-O at Club Passim

The Chandler Travis Three-O – yes, it’s another band (a quartet) fronted by Cape Cod’s hardest working man in showbiz Chandler Travis – will be hosting what Travis calls a “modest get-together to honor the release of its debut CD, ‘This Is What Bears Look Like Underwater,’ at Club Passim […]

Morning Call (Lehigh Valley, PA) – Dixieland-style tunes from zany Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Chandler Travis conducts the Philharmonic (from left) Fred Boak, Cliff Spencer (partially obscured), Rikki Bates, Berke McKelvey, and Art Baron. The group performs Aug. 5 at Liederplatz in Bethlehem during Musikfest. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / July 31, 2012)

By Dave Howell, Special to The Morning Call 7:43 p.m. EDT, August 4, 2012

“Badly dressed men […]

Philly.com – Chandler Travis Three-0 with Pete Donnelly at the World Cafe Live

Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic Email Dan DeLuca

 

Chandler Travis is a man of many hats. He’s a founder of the Incredible Casuals, the New England power-pop plus band who the Inquirer’s David Hiltbrand once called “one of the truly great obscure rock bands in America.”

In addition to being a member of […]