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(Previous) Upcoming Performances

**This post now contains revised links and actual set times. We aren’t playing a nightclub where set times are an approximation, these gigs are at museums so when it says that’s when we’re playing, the typical variance is rarely more than 10 minutes.
**Also included in the information for these performances is a directions link. Do we know the best way to get from your house to where we’ll be? Not likely. So the directions link will opens a google maps page with the particular museum preset as the destination.

The road was long and hard but usually paved pretty well so it didn’t take long. Now we’re back for April’s cruise across the campuses. At Providence’s Rhode Island School of Design and Waltham’s Brandeis University, we will be plopped in the midst of their respective art museums. The thing at Boston University isn’t open to the public, heck not even the students, we think, it’s a just conference for journalists. But if you really want to see us that bad, don’t worry, we’ll be around soon.

Thursday April 17, 2014
Design the Night
RISD Museum  6pm and 7:30pm (2 sets)
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Saturday April 26, 2014
Society of Professional Journalists Conference
Trustee Ballroom  noon
Boston University, Boston, MA

Sunday April 27, 2014
Leonard Bernstein Festival of Creative Arts
Rose Art Museum  2:30pm

Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Entropy Begins at the Office single

Enjoy our latest single, “Entropy Begins at the Office.” Rumors that the song lines up with the 1988 romcom classic “Working Girl” are completely unfounded.

Chris Keene, recording @ Zumix, East Boston. Mixed at The Home Office.
Rob Gonnella & Nick Zampiello, mastering @ New Alliance East.
Jonathan Haeber, cover art.

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BTO Plays Bread and Puppet Art Opening Jan 24 at the Cyclorama

Visual art installation created by Peter Schumann

Monday, Jan 24 – Sunday, Jan 30

Free and open to all

Bread and Puppet Theater Artistic Director Peter Schumann’s most recent visual art exploration, ranging from very large paintings to very small string booklets, which depict matters that concern us all.

Exhibit details:

Monday, Jan 24 | 6 – 9pm: opening reception, with refreshments, an art talk given by Schumann, short skits performed by the touring company, and live music performed by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra and the Dirty Water Brass Band

Tuesday, Jan 25 through Friday, Jan 28 | 9am to 5pm

Thursday and Friday hours extended up to and after the evening performance and Saturday and Sunday the exhibit will be open one hour before and after each matinee and evening performance.

For more information go to the Boston Center for the Arts Website

BTO plays Charlestown Library December 6, 7:30 p.m.

The Boston Typewriter Orchestra holds a holiday concert at the Charlestown branch library, with “rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy and satire.” The orchestra was founded in 2004 by Tim Devin, whose girlfriend surprised him with the gift of a children’s typewriter that he began to play along to music. It’s since opened for Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls and appeared on the Today show. (Monday, December 6, 7:30 p.m., Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., free and followed by a reception. Find more information here. Find more information about, and listen to, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra here.)