JUNE 2017

hi you ole rattlesnakes……. you ole ping pong paddles……... you ole fans of school lunch in the 70’s……..you of the music lover earth community……..you of the molten cake from Ruby Tuesday's loving naughtiness……you of the………fuck this.

I MISSED A COUPLE OF MONTHS OF UPDATES!!!…….YOU ALL MUST BE TOTALLY LOST WITHOUT THEM!!!…….WHAT WILL YOU DO WITHOUT MAY AND APRIL GIG UPDATES FROM THE DAVE KING DOOFUS FACTORY???

there is much to tell about june though……much to tell.

June 4th The Bad Plus plays The Moerrs Festival in Dusseldorf Germany! Anthony Braxton and Swans and Dub Trio and Brian Blades Mama Rosa are also playing…..hell yes.
June 6th Shane Endsley of Kneebody and yours truly are doing duets at Lawrence University in Appleton WI. Come college kids!! trumpet and drums and possible special guest Bill Carrothers (second set).
June 8th THE GANG FONT returns!!! playing at The Icehouse 5th anniversary week!!! congrats Icehouse! Best venue for creative music in Minnesota. easily. COME OUT TO THIS RARE GANG FONT GIG!!

ALSO BIG NEWS!! MY NEW POP PROJECT “IMPORTANT PAPERS” WITH MARGARET LANE AND MATT FOUST IS RELEASING 3 FREE SONGS!!! FIND THEM ON YOUTUBE AND SOUNDCLOUD!!!! ALSO A SONG WILL BE ON THE CURRENT 89.3. listen and share and make it HUGE.

FULL LENGTH RECORD “Don’t Bring Me Dawn" COMES LATER IN THE SUMMER! 5 YEARS IN THE MAKING!!! UGH……lots of work and re work….. ITS GOOD I THINK.

THEN FRIDAY JUNE 9TH THE DAVE KING TRUCKING COMPANY IS AT THE HUNGRY BRAIN IN CHICAGO 10PM
THEN SAT JUNE 10TH WE ARE AT THE CACTUS CLUB IN MILWAUKEE WITH HANGING HEARTS
THEN SUNDAY JUNE 11TH AT JOES CAFE IN ST LOUIS
THEN MONDAY JUNE 12TH AT THE ICEHOUSE FOR JT’S JAZZ SERIES!! TRUCKING COMPANY MIDWEST RUN!!!

WAIT THERE’S MORE!!!……. JUNE 16TH HAPPY APPLE ROARS BACK AGAIN AT THE EAU CLAIRES FESTIVAL!!! ALSO REAL BULLS IS DOING A SET THERE! COME!!!!! LISTEN TO PROGRESSIVE MODERN JAZZ IN THE WOODS AND THEN TRY TO STEAL PAUL SIMON’S TOUPEE FROM HIS DRESSING TENT!!!

June 18th THE BAD PLUS does a one off in Pittsburgh. COME PITTSBURGH PEOPLE!! YOU DONT NEED TRUMP YOU NEED JAZZ!!!

June 26 The Bad Plus will be doing a masterclass at The New England Conservatory. 
June 27th The Bad Plus is at The Iron Horse in North Hampton MA
June 28th The Bad Plus is in Ottawa for the Ottawa Jazz Festival
THEN BIG NEWS THE BAD PLUS IS THE FEATURED ARTIST AT THE MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL THIS YEAR!
3 SHOWS! THE MONTREAL FEST HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL SUPPORTER OF THE BAND SINCE 2003 AND WE ARE DEEPLY HONORED!
JUNE 29TH THE BAD PLUS TRIO SET
JUNE 30TH WITH SPECIAL GUEST KURT ROSENWINKLE!!
JULY 1ST WITH SPECIAL GUEST RUDRESH MAHANTHRAPPA!!

thanks to all who check in!!! my radio show is going strong on the current 89.3 sunday nights at 9pm central. all archived at thecurrent.org
i love you all and thanks again for caring about any of this. i hope the music reaches you.
love dave