Post Script

January 21st, 2007

It takes a couple weeks for a middle-aged geezer like me to recover after attending two Kimchee 10th Anniversary Shows, both of which kept me and one of my main supporters, wife Danyelle, from bed until 3:00 am on consecutive Friday nights. Was it worth never-to-be- regained sleep hours? You betcha!

First of all, the press was astounding and quite unexpected. These included lengthy pre-show features in The Boston Globe (with 11 photos, one for each band!), The Boston Herald, The Metro, and The Weekly Dig, as well as two prominent blurbs in The Boston Phoenix. Then there were even post-show write-ups in The Boston Globe and The Boston Phoenix, as well as one forthcoming in Northeast Performer magazine. So thanks are due to local scribes Jonathan Perry, Tom Kielty, Jeff Breeze, Michael Brodeur, Will Spitz, Linda Laban, Jim Sullivan, and Adam Arrigo. I’ll throw in Brett Milano as well, who has long been a Kimchee supporter in print.

Then there were the bands, Kimchee’s life’s blood (outside of the cash needed to promote them!), who all seemed to be in enchant mode and performed in ways designed to do a label proud. A special shout out is due Chris Brokaw, who followed up his solo set with mighty guitar blasts as he joined the Willard Grant Conspiracy on their monumental “Let it Roll” and the Thalia Zedek band on a seering cover of “Season of the Witch” to close the first night’s show. (See post-show reviews linked above for more details.)

The audience and the vibe? Thalia Zedek, referring to 10 Years of Kimchee Part 1, commented:

The whole night had a great flow to it, it felt really special, and the way each act contrasted with the next worked really well. Friday really felt magical. It seemed like everyone in the audience and in the bands were in a great mood , and ready to ROCK.

Paula Kelley mused further in a very swell way on her blog about that first show at the Middle East, which was a smidgen shy of a sellout.

The second show on Jan. 5th, according to T.T. the Bear’s doorman, was held during a notoriously quiet time of the year, but that didn’t stop approximately 150 fans and supporters from coming out to celebrate Part 2. It was especially gratifying to see pseudo-trad folkies Cordelia’s Dad, after over a seven year hiatus as a band, totally deliver the electrified goods as if they were born and bred to rock! As their drummer Peter Irvine put it afterwards: “Rock’n’roll is great.”

Thanks also to booking pros Kevin Hoskins and Randi Millman of the two clubs for hosting Kimchee on these two nights…and a really big hug and love to Kyung Ja Desjardins, Kimchee guy Bob’s mother-in-law, who spent many hours preparing the yummy Korean food treats avidly consumed during both shows.

We’re still not sure what the future holds for Kimchee Records. But thanks to these shows and their embrace by music lovers in the Boston/Cambridge area, those involved with the label are feeling quite warm and fuzzy these days. Thanks so much to you all!

–Bob and Andy



This Friday Jan 5th at T.T.’s!

December 31st, 2006


Friday January 5, 2007 at
T.T. the Bear’s Place
, Cambridge, MA
(Doors open at 8:30)

  • 12:20 – 12:50 Tiger Saw (featuring the one time only 2002 ‘Blessed are the Trials We Will Find’ CD lineup of JR Gallagher on guitar, Matt Kulik on drums, Jake Trussell on bass, Dylan Metrano on guitar, and Juliet Nelson on cello!)
  • 11:40 – 12:10 27

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Cordelia’s Dad reunion (ELECTRIC)!

  • 10:20 -10:50 Seekonk

  • 9:40 – 10:10 Shepherdess featuring Hilken Mancini w/ guest Chris Colbourn

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Geoff Farina

    Multiple raffles of the entire Kimchee catalogue (except for a couple sold out titles)!

    Korean munchies!

    And you!


    TONIGHT!

    December 29th, 2006

    Doors open at 8:30. Music starts at 9:00. Korean food is early (there may be leftovers later, who knows?). Kimchee catalogue raffles throughout the night! Please come celebrate with us!

    Kimchee 10th Anniversary Shows Update!

    December 3rd, 2006

    We invite you to administer first aid to your post-holiday spirits with these stellar nights of music by some of the Boston area’s finest acts (which must include Willard Grant Conspiracy and Paula Kelley, homegrown heroes despite their relocations out west!). Here are the show times for each act on the two Kimchee 10th Anniversary Shows.

    (For those who are wondering, Victory at Sea had to drop out of the Middle East show after the ad pictured above was posted…most unfortunately, we might add.)

    Friday, December 29, 2006 at
    The Middle East
    , Cambridge, MA

    (Doors open at 8:30)

  • 12:20 – 12:55 Thalia Zedek
  • 11:30 – 12:05 The Paula Kelley Orchestra

  • 10:40 -11:15 Willard Grant Conspiracy

  • 9:50 – 10:25 Chris Brokaw

  • 9:00 – 9:35 Heidi Saperstein

  • Friday January 5, 2007 at
    T.T. the Bear’s Place
    , Cambridge, MA
    (Doors open at 8:30)

  • 12:20 – 12:50 Tiger Saw (featuring the one time only ‘Blessed are the Trials We Will Find’ lineup of JR Gallagher on guitar, Matt Kulik on drums, Jake Trussell on bass, Dylan Metrano on guitar, and Juliet Nelson on cello!)
  • 11:40 – 12:10 27

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Cordelia’s Dad reunion (ELECTRIC)!

  • 10:20 -10:50 Seekonk

  • 9:40 – 10:10 Shepherdess featuring Hilken Mancini w/ guest Chris Colbourn

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Geoff Farina

    Multiple raffles of the entire Kimchee catalogue (except for a couple sold out titles) each night!

    Korean munchies available early in both shows!


    You won’t want to miss the fun!

    Annual Kimchee Holiday Sale!

    December 3rd, 2006

    Have we got a deal for you! From now throughout the month of December all the titles in our catalog are on sale if you follow our SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. We invite you to take 20% off any of our already low prices on any Kimchee disc on all formats. For example, on a single full-length CD it will only cost you a total of $8.00 (shipping & handling included) for domestic purchase. (International purchases are $2.00 extra.) Our regular mail-order prices already include S&H and are found at the bottom of each CD’s respective page. Just take 20% off of those prices!

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

    DO NOT click the link on our site to the Garment District. They are the regular source of our online sales and we love them…but they ARE NOT involved in this promotion. So please don’t go there for the sale.

    Do this instead:

      PAYPAL: For those registered or those who wish to be, go to PayPal and send the total amount of your purchase (while specifying your items, of course) via Paypal to our Kimchee account using this recipient’s email address: bob @ kimcheerecords.com

      or

      MAIL A CHECK: Send a check for the total amount of your purchases (plus item(s) description) to: Kimchee Records, 6 Sagamore Road, Ipswich, MA 01938. Your envelope must be postmarked by December 31.

    BONUS (US sales only)!! The first 8 people who take advantage of this sale will also receive FOR FREE the compilation IndieWorkshop.com Random Sounds Volume 1, which features Tiger Saw’s cover version of Brendon Massei’s “Lord Knows I Need My Own Place to Stay ” (in a different version from the one on Sing!) as well as “Rhythm” from Heidi Saperstein’s last disc Zara… plus 14 other songs by various artists including Mandarin and Saturday Looks Good to Me.