Video: Butterfly emerges from Chrysalis to “Wild Ride” by Chonk

January 10, 2017

Shady Pines Media made a video to “Wild Ride,” a trippy tune I recorded using some samples from a relaxation cassette, an old drum kit, some bongos and a synth. Shady Pines Media is Callie, Kamran, and Brian (Chonk)’s video and audio production group in Portland, OR.


Friday the 13th: Chonk plays a house show at Mom’s House in Oakland

January 5, 2017

Hooray! Chonk will be playing a house show at Mom’s House in Oakland this Friday the 13th. Gonna be one helluva spookenanny… Come out and bring your dancin’ feet! Music starts around 8 o’clock. Music til midnight, party til whenever.


January 14: Benefit show for the Ghost Ship fire victims at Oakland’s Lottie Rose House

January 2, 2017

Chonk will be playing a benefit show January 14 for our friends Ben and Denalda of Introflirt, and the many other talented souls that were lost in the Ghost Ship fire last month. The event is 5-10pm at Lottie Rose House in Oakland. See event link for details.


Video: “Boggled Whiskeydream” at Hannah’s yurt in Sebastapol

August 29, 2016

Check out this cool black and white video of Chonk playing “Boggled Whiskeydream” in a kitchen on a farm in Sebastopol inside of Mr. TV’s mind… Shot by Callie at Shady Pines Media


Video: “Pie in the Sky” live at Brianville

August 23, 2016

Here’s a rad clip of our reunion show in Berkeley shot by Callie at Shady Pines Media. The crowd was fully energized, and amazing. It felt amazing to play with these guys after so many months. Even though we live in different states now, there will be more shows.. mark my word!


August 20: Chonk band reunites in Berkeley for House-leaving Party

July 29, 2016

The Chonk band will be reuniting on August 20 for the first time since Brian moved to Portland. It’ll be the last show/party at the Brianville house before it disbands at the end of the month. It’s gonna be a helluva hootenanny!

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Video: Chonk on “Shows on the Road” web series

February 24, 2016

I played my new tune “Home is Where the Car is” on the new Shady Pines Media web series ‘Shows on the Road’! Watch me fly down the street at terrifying speeds while calmly playing my guitar and serenading the entire Internet. All in a day’s work.


January 9: Chonk plays last Bay Area show before moving to Portland!

December 8, 2015

On January 9, we’ll be playing the last Chonk show in the Bay Area before I move to northern land of wet and green, Portland. We’ll be sharing the stage with my good friend Ariel Wang’s band and Blisses B. Gonna be a heluva a throwdown. See ya there!

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December 5: Chonk solo set at Studio 9

December 5, 2015

I’ll be playing a solo set at Brendan’s art show at 8pm


October 30: Halloween Eve with Chonk, Thee Hobo Gobbelins, Invisible Cinema

September 18, 2015

Join us this Halloween Eve at The Starry Plough in Berkeley for a night celebrating the strange, the demented, and the fanciful with Thee Hobo Gobbelins, Chonk, and Invisible Cinema.

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