October update

October 16th, 2015

Happy fall, friends and enemies! It’s been an eventful summer in Boogieland in all my various film, music, and (less lucrative) handsome-boy enterprises. Here’s the rundown of what I’ve been up to as a meager explanation as to why I’m bad at updating websites:

- THE MAYOR OF ROCK & ROLL had a successful Boston premiere at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival in August at the Brattle Theater. In all sincerity, I was completely overwhelmed by the love and support the audience and festival people showed for the film. Truly one of the great days of my creative life, so I am eternally grateful. If you haven’t seen it and (more importantly) want to, follow the movie’s official web page and Twitter @MayorRockNRoll for any announcements about future screenings. Hopefully, we have a few more in the cooker.

- In other movie news, I’ve been busy stretching my acting chops in MAYOR director Mark Phinney’s upcoming film IT’S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE (provided I’m not cutting room floor fodder). Spoiler alert: I have a beard in that one. I have also been busy writing, directing, and producing a series of shorts that are in various levels of production and post-production, teaming up a lot with the talented mofos at Infinite Canvas Films. The best place to stay updated on where you can see those is on Twitter @brendanboogie. I’ll also be updating this space, likely months after the fact. As is my wont.

- Music! I’m still a musician, I think! We are scheduled to mix the new Broken Gates record this month at Watch City Studios. I know it’s been a while since we’ve played out live with any regularity, but I’m proud of these tunes and look forward to getting them out to you. Also, I have been honored to be playing bass with the Nate Leavitt Band. We are playing the Bowery Electric tomorrow night in NYC so stop by and check out one of the finest songwriters working today.

- Sandwiches! Had a cheesesteak in Philly. It was fucking good.

So that’s it for me. How have you guys been? Still nursing that groin pull? Well, I told you – you’re too old to play jai alai at such a competitive level. I know the Miami cartel bosses put a lot of money on your games, but sometimes you’ve got to know when it’s time to gracefully bow out and join the witness protection program, you know? Seriously, you’ve become such a cliche. Get out of my sight! You disgust me!



MAYOR OF ROCK & ROLL Boston Premiere

July 27th, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce the Boston debut of THE MAYOR OF ROCK & ROLL will take place as a part of the 2015 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival! I am so excited to finally be able to show our Boston area friends and supporters this movie. Here are the details of the screening:

Saturday August 29 at 2:10pm (Block 1)
Brattle Theater in Harvard Square

I will get you the advance tickets link as soon as they are available.

MAYOR bidness

March 11th, 2015

Hi all,

I just wanted to make you aware of a few things. You are a person that wants to be aware, right? A person that gets off on being “in the know,” eh? I know you. I know you better than you know yourself.

So here’s what’s happening with THE MAYOR OF ROCK & ROLL. First, a new website with lots of news, info on the cast and crew, trailers, behind the scenes photos and video – it’s your go to one-stop shop for all things MAYOR. Check it out.

Also – we’ve released the official poster, courtesy of the design skills of Erin Dynamic:

Finally, we’ve got the ticket link for the WORLD PREMIERE of the movie at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. Get your tickets right here.

Go ahead. Digest.

THE MAYOR OF ROCK & ROLL in the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

February 25th, 2015

Hi all,

If you’ve been following me on social media (and why wouldn’t you? I have a certain boorish self-deprecating charm), you’re aware that THE MAYOR OF ROCK & ROLL was accepted into the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. Hooray!

Well, we just recently got our screening time and here it is:

Sunday April 15, 2015 at 2pm
Tonawanda Castle

For any information about the festival events, go to www.thebnff.com. See you in Buffalo! Road trip, bitches!

Gratitude… don’t you give me no attitude…

November 26th, 2014

Sorry for the deep cut Dr. Katz reference there. A few of the old late night Comedy Central fans might enjoy that one.

Since it is Thanksgiving week and this is my little corner of the virtual world, I wanted to take this moment to publicly thank a few folks who have been a part of all the creative endeavors I’ve been privileged enough to do this year. For a minute, let me just break it down – DX style – and brag about the life I am lucky enough to live, shall I?

- Parlour Bells continues to roll on, releasing new music this year as a part of the Keep Safe Boston benefit and even being nominated for a Boston Music Award for Best Live Act. It’s a trip to be invited to the big dance, but to be honest the only “in-crowd” I care about being “in” with is made up of Glenn, Nate, Magen, and Paulie.

- This year, I was also lucky enough to become a member of the wacky fucked-up Old School Game Show family. If you haven’t seen the show yet, you’re simply missing out. Even if you have, you likely have no idea the work and passion that goes on behind the scenes in the month leading up to each show to give you the most fun interactive experience possible. The cast and crew – led by Mike D’Angelo for whom I can’t come up with enough superlatives – are probably the most incredibly fun, kind, and soulful bunch of wackos I’ve ever been around. Thank you, OSGS family for taking me in and not judging me for my obsession with garden gnomes.

- Oh, and I made a film this year. Have I mentioned that? Yup. The Mayor of Rock & Roll was/continues to be one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I don’t know if I can describe what it’s like to pour out your life onto the page and then get a bunch of people to rally behind you to turn it into a film. Mark Phinney knows what I’m talking about – he’s done it before and is doing it again with It’s Not Funny Anymore. And I get to play a role in that one as well! Seriously, if I didn’t know it was true, I’d say I was lying right now. I really am the luckiest man I know.

There’s more to come! More film projects! More music including new Parlour Bells and finishing my long-awaited (by at least two of you) Broken Gates record! Some stuff I haven’t even thought of yet but will still do because I’m an idiot and hate sleep apparently!

Seriously, it may not be super cool or sexy to be grateful, but I couldn’t do any of it without this amazing community of which I am lucky enough to be a part. I can’t even say it’s the “Boston music community” anymore because I know so many of you from theater and film and other creative endeavors. But thank you. I am sincerely and eternally grateful.

The official MAYOR OF ROCK & ROLL trailer

October 21st, 2014

Here it is – the official trailer for our movie The Mayor of Rock & Roll:

Thanks to all the Kickstarter backers and the amazing Boston music community for making this movie a reality. Enjoy!

October update

October 17th, 2014

There is absolutely no excuse for how long I have left this little corner of the internet un-updated. So here are my many excuses:

Excuse #1: We have been very busy in the lab editing THE MAYOR OF ROCK & ROLL like a mofo. We are getting closer and closer for you to have something to see. Rumor has it a full trailer and a poster might be happening sometime soon. Just a-sayin’. If you’re interested in keeping up with the goings on of the movie, please follow our shiny new Twitter account @MayorRockNRoll.

Excuse #2: Brendan Boogie & The Broken Gates are still putting the finishing touches on the record we tracked this summer at Watch City Studios. The main tracking has been laid onto sweet delicious 2 inch tape and it sounds warm and amazing and 70′s. Right now, we’re taking our time working on those special little details that make records great. Plus, our percussionist Phillip insisted on having a specially-made pair of castanets molded to fit only his fingerprints, so we have to wait for them to be forged and then shipped from Turkey. He’s a real diva, that guy.

Excuse #3: I have been busy as the head writer and director of Old School Game Show, a fun-as-fuck alt trivia game show that takes place once a month at the Davis Square Theater in Somerville. If you haven’t checked it out yet, please come on down on Sunday October 26. Check out the website for advance tickets links.

In short, be glad I was so quiet. I’m about to barrage you with crap like some sort of angry, territorial monkey.



The first teaser for THE MAYOR OF ROCK AND ROLL is here!

May 27th, 2014

Hey all,

We’re so excited that we couldn’t hold it in anymore – here is the brand spankin’ new teaser for THE MAYOR OF ROCK AND ROLL.  It’s a little rough around the edges (audio is still a work in progress), but it gives you an idea what we’re up to:

Looking forward to showing you more and more as we go. If you’d like to hear some songs from the movie live, please come by Atwoods on June 21 to see Brendan Boogie & The Broken Gates support Oldjack.

Summer show and updates!

May 17th, 2014

The Broken Gates return for a great show to kick off the summer!  Check out the info:

 Atwoods Tavern in Cambridge MA

Saturday June 21


Brendan Booogie & The Broken Gates

10pm  21+  $8

Here is the advance ticket link.  It’s likely the only Broken Gates show for the summer, so don’t get shut out!

In other news, the Broken Gates are still slugging away at our new record with Jack over at Watch City Studios.  And we are taking our sweeeeeeet ass time with it because we want it to to be just right for your pretty little ear holes.  Stay tuned for updates here on this site.

For you Mayor of Rock and Roll fans – we’re in the editing phase which is a long and lovely process full of nitpicking.  I will say I’ve seen some early cuts of some of the footage and I’m very excited about how this movie is coming out.  Hopefully, we’ll have a taste for you soon (maybe this summer?  eh?  eh?).

Once again, thank you for all your support.  Hope to see you June at Atwoods!




The Broken Gates return this Saturday!

March 9th, 2014

Hi all,

I know we teased you in January with a triumphant return of the Broken Gates only to be thwarted by frozen pipes and general jerkiness from Old Asshole Winter.  You’ve been hurt before – we understand that.  But Spring has semi-sprung and I’m reasonably sure we’ll be able to pulls this one off without a snowstorm!  Maybe!

Here are the details:

Davis Square Theatre

Saturday March 15 at 10pm  $10

The Easy Reasons and Summer Villians

This is our first live show since before filming The Mayor of Rock and Roll (which is currently being edited) and we will feature songs from the movie as well as songs we are currently recording at Watch City Studios for our record coming out this year!  Exciting times in Boogieland – hope to see you all out this Saturday.