Photo Set

This is an interesting time to announce this, but I am part of a protest compilation that is being released in November. I rarely feel politically motivated, partially out of ignorance and fear, admittedly some laziness, and mostly because I feel disconnected. One thing that drives me completely though, is food and how we are killing ourselves and the planet, so that is what I wrote about. However, in light of recent events, I’m finding the desire to reflect on and write about the state of the world to be bubbling closer to the surface. In the interim, please check out this great collection.


1. Pittsburgh based independent label A-F Records, home of punk rock band Anti-Flag, has announced a new protest compilation titled This Concerns Everyone, which will be released on November 18th.
The collection includes live and studio recordings of rebellious covers and originals from the likes of Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against The Machine), Tim Mcllrath (Rise Against), Chris Wollard (Hot Water Music, Chris Wollard & the Ship Thieves) and Chris #2 (Anti-Flag) among others and will be released digitally (with additional bonus tracks) and on limited edition vinyl LP that can be pre-ordered now at

2. A portion of proceeds from the record’s sales will be donated to the Right To Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq and the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq. Learn more here:

3. A-F Records is inviting fans to share their own songs of protest and rebellion by submitting MP3 tracks to the label at and via social networks by tagging the post with #ThisConcernsEveryone. The submitted tracks will be featured and promoted on A-F Records’ SoundCloud player at

Side A:
Chris Farren (Fake Problems) - Establishment Blues (Rodriguez)
Erica Freas (RVIVR) - Tiny Murders
Chris Conley (Saves The Day) - A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)
Chris#2 (Anti-Flag) - What Did You Learn In School Today (Pete Seeger)
PJ Bond - Dirty Hands
Anika Pyle (Chumped) - Ugly
Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman) - House Gone Up In Flames
The Homeless Gospel Choir - Some People
Chris Stowe - Other Peoples Guns

Side B:
Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves - Selected Scenes
Roger Harvey - What Are You Fighting For (Phil Ochs)
Shawna Potter and Brooks Harlan (War On Women) - Servilia
Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) - Civil War (Guns-n-Roses)
Justin Sane (Anti-Flag) - I Ain’t Got No Home (Woody Guthrie)
Thomas From The Burning Land (Strike Anywhere) - The Deep State (Field Recording)
Ryan Harvey - Hope Dies Last

DIGITAL ONLY (only comes with the LP)

1. Prophet Motive - Hallowawa
2. Josh Massie - Life Durring War Time (Pinhead Gunpowder)
3. Spoonboy - Last Of The Assholes (The Max Levine Ensemble)
4. Pat Thetic - Owe Us A Living (CRASS)

Photo Set

As promised, I will be coming back through the Northeast and Midwest on some of these Warped Tour dates. The Acoustic Basement Stage has a great mix of folks from bands you’ve heard of and cool songwriters from around the world. Good buddies, Austin Lucas and Billy the Kid, among others, have done this in past years, and I’m appreciative and excited to be part of it. Here’s where you’ll be able to find me:

July 06 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center  BUY

July 08 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center  BUY

July 09 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain  BUY

July 10 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center)  BUY

July 11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center  BUY

July 12 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater  BUY

July 13 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre (Formerly Comcast Theatre)  BUY

July 15 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion  BUY

July 16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center  BUY

July 17 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center  BUY

July 18 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills  BUY

July 19 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre  BUY


Friends who like music and books - I’m trying to shed some weight, and would love to give this stuff to you, see it get a second life. Whatever folks don’t want will be donated, but sometimes the library won’t take certain things, so if these could find a home, I’d be happy to see them put to use. If you can meet me in NYC/Brooklyn this week, or Philly anytime during the summer, I’d be happy to just hand them straight over, no charge, just hugs and high fives. If you live outside the area, and want to cover the mailing costs, they’ll be yours for that charge alone. Also, some of these are records I love, by friends I adore, but I’ve long since ripped them to my iPod, and just can’t keep the physical versions around. No disrespect meant, I promise. Okay, here’s what we’re looking at:

A days refrain - holding on to silence
Alice in chains - jar of flies
Angus - soundtrack
Armor for sleep - dream to make believe
Armor for sleep - what to do when you are dead
Bane - it all comes down to this
Charlie hunter trio - bing bing bing
Chicken little - no one never nothing
Choke - there’s a story to this moral
Chris Barton and the woods - s/t
Circa survive - appendage
Circa survive - blue sky noise
Circa survive - on letting go
Coffee project - moved on
Coheed and Cambria - second stage turbine blade
Colossus - …and the rift of the pandimensional undergods
Crazy arm - union city breath
Cross my heart - s/t
Deftones - around the fur
Fairweather - Lusitania
Faith no more - who cares a lot? (best of)
Fear before the march of flames - the always open mouth
Fences - s/t
Generation 84 - s/t
Grant sharkey - 1/40
Jesse flavin - whichever way
Jihad - Old Testament
Jimi Hendrix - are you experienced?
June of 44 - four great points
Kudzu wish - en route
Lock and key - no fate
Lydia - illuminate
Man the chance - forgiver
Marathon - songs to turn the tide
Modest mouse - everywhere and his nasty parlour tricks
My morning jacket -z
New adventures in lo-fi - take took taken
New Mexican disaster squad - s/t
Nightmare of you - s/t
No alternative - comp
Northstar - is this thing loaded?
Nowcore - the punk rock evolution
Number twelve looks like you - nuclear sad nuclear
Ozzy Osborne - tribute
Ozzy Osborne - best of
Pablo - half the time
Phish - hoist
Phish - rift
Pianos become the teeth - saltwater
Refused - everlasting
Shield recordings - 2011 sampler
Single frame - body/end/basement
Sinking steps rising eyes - demo
Skypiper - lay low and pretty
Soundgarden - superunknown
Spells - demo
Spin doctors - pocket full of kryptonite
Spiral beach - ball
The black crowes - the southern harmony and musical companion
The blue hour - floating palace
The Mendoza line - if they knew this was the end
The receiving end of sirens - between the heart and the synapse
The snake the cross the crown - cotton teeth
The snake the cross the crown - mander salis
Thursday - full collapse
Titan - the chrysanthemum pledge
Touch - soundtrack
Unified theory - s/t
Werewolves - grind melon
Yo Adrian - it’s going to get better

T shirts (all size small, on gildan or similar)
Marigold - red with black and white print
Moirai - black with maroon print
Mother night - tan with black print
Paulson - black with red and silver print
Paulson - maroon with teal print

All you need to do about the music business (1997) - Donald passman
Classical guitar technique scale patterns supplement 3 - Aaron shearer
Drawing from the right side of the brain - Betty Edwards
Everything learning Italian book - Michael San filippo
Italian dictionary - websters
Latin dictionary - oxford
Melodic rhythms for guitar - William leavitt
The Cather in the rye - jd Salinger
The elements of Hinduism - Stephen cross
The pilgrim’s progress - John Bunyan


I am really excited to be heading down to Greece for my first time. If anyone is in Thessaloniki, Larissa, or Athens, and wants to hang out, show me around, eat food, it would be wonderful to see the country through the eyes of a local. This is going to be great fun. Thanks so much to Jack at Seitan Booking and Glenn at Mighty Vision Entertainment for all of their help.

25 - Thessaloniki @ Μπατε σκυλοι

26 - Larissa @ Στο Περίπου
w/ Wasted Dayz (acoustic)

27 - Athens @ Vicious Cycles Athens
w/ Leo Overjoyed & Lucky Mrs Daniels

Seitan Booking


MIghty Vision Entertainment presents PJ Bond & Ellen Cox Europe Tour - April 2014

01.04.2014 (Tue) Paris (F) - La Mechanique Ondulatoire
02.04.2014 (Wed) Angers (F) - Donald’s Pub
03.04.2014 (Thu) - WE NEED HELP - would you like us to play your living room? email me -
04.04.2014 (Fri) - WE NEED HELP - would you like us to play your living room? email me -
05.04.2014 (Sat) Madrid (ESP) - Calle La Palma
06.04.2014 (Sun) Barcelona (ESP) - Sala Ramona
07.04.2014 (Mon) Marseille (F) - House Show
08.04.2014 (Tue) Milano (IT) - Zog
09.04.2014 (Wed) Castiglione Della Stiviere (IT) - Arci Dallo
10.04.2014 (Thu),Oberburg (CH) - Höfi
11.04.2014 (Fri) Geneve (CH) - The Kraken
12.04.2014 (Sat) Zurich (CH) - Hafenkneipe (early show)
13.04.2014 (Sun) St. Gallen (CH) - Baracca Bar
14.04.2014 (Mon) Graz (AT) - Sub
15.04.2014 (Tue) Wien (AT) - Spice
16.04.2014 (Wed) Salzburg (AT) - Cafe Denkmal


Mighty Vision presents PJ Bond and Ellen Cox in Europe, April 2014. All dates and info below.


UK dates with Austin Lucas
25.03 London - The Windmill
26.03 Cambridge - The Corner House
27.03 Glasgow - The Audio
28.03 Leeds - Belgrave Music Hall
29.03 Brighton - The Prince Albert


Mainland dates with Ellen Cox (except *)
01.04.2014 (Tue) Paris (F) - La Mechanique Ondulatoire
02.04.2014 (Wed) Angers (F) - Donald’s Pub
03.04.2014 (Thu) Barcelona (ESP) - Music Hall [*with We Are Scientists]
04.04.2014 (Fri) Bilbao (ESP) - Kafe Antzokia [*with We Are Scientists]
05.04.2014 (Sat) Madrid (ESP) - House Show
06.04.2014 (Sun) Barcelona (ESP) - House Show
07.04.2014 (Mon) Marseille (F) - House Show
08.04.2014 (Tue) Milano (IT) - Zog
09.04.2014 (Wed) Castiglione Della Stiviere (IT) - Arci Dallo
10.04.2014 (Thu),Oberburg (CH) - Höfi
11.04.2014 (Fri) Geneve (CH) - The Kraken
12.04.2014 (Sat) Zurich (CH) - Hafenkneipe (early show)
13.04.2014 (Sun) St. Gallen (CH) - House Show
14.04.2014 (Mon) Graz (AT) - Sub
15.04.2014 (Tue) Wien (AT) - Spice
16.04.2014 (Wed) Salzburg (AT) - Cafe Denkmal

25.04.2014 (Fri) Thessaloniki (GRE) - Mpate Skyloi
26.04.2014 (Sat) Larrisa (GRE) - Sto Peripou
27.04.2014 (Sun) Athens (GRE) - VCA

All House Shows are open to public, please email for info and address. You’re very welcome to come, we just want to respect the houses and not publicly post their info.


Hey all, the show for tonight has been moved to Loosey’s. It’s bigger and better and we will be celebrating the birth of Ryan Weber. Come on down.


Hey friends, 

I’m very excited to say that I’ll be coming back to mainland Europe and the UK in just a few short weeks. This time, I’ll be with a FULL BAND, which is something I’ve not done overseas, and it’s going to be really fun. The always great Austin Lucas and the wonderful Emily Barker are making this great tour happen with me, and Austin will be bringing his band to make this tour the best. Here’s where we will be, and I’d love it if you joined us.

Feb 22 – Enschede, NL – NixenMeer Blues Club

Feb 23 – Utrecht, NL – ACU

Feb 24 – Diest, BE – JH Tijl - Tickets

Feb 25 – Leiden, NL – Q-Bus

Feb 26 – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn

Feb 28 – Falkenberg, SWE – Grand Hotel

Mar 02 – Stokholm, SWE – Akkurat

Mar 05 – Helsinki, FL – Le Bonk

Mar 06 – Oslo, NO – Crossroads

Mar 07 – Kristanstad, SWE – Biljardkompiet

Mar 08 – Malmo, SWE – Folk & Rock

Mar 09 – Halmstad, SWE – Immanuelskyrkan

Mar 10 – Hannover, DE – Chez Heinz

Mar 11 – Leipzig, DE – Werk 2 - Tickets

Mar 12 – Cologne, DE – Underground

Mar 13 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlacthof - Tickets

Mar 14 – Munich, DE – Strom

Mar 15 – Solothurn, CH – Kofmehl

Mar 17 – Vienna, AT – B72 - Tickets

Mar 18 – Regensburg, DE – Alte Malzerei - Tickets

Mar 19 – Kassel, DE – Musicktheater

Mar 20 – Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia - Tickets

Mar 21 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow

Mar 22 – Munster, DE – Gleis 22 - Tickets

Mar 23 – Stuttgart, DE – Zwolfzehn

Mar 24 – Saarbruken, DE – Garage - Tickets

Mar 25 – London, UK – The Windmill - Tickets

Mar 26 – Cambridge, UK – The Corner House - Tickets

Mar 27 – Glasgow, UK – The Audio - Tickets

Mar 28 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall

Mar 29 – Brighton, UK – The Prince Albert


Marko and I have added a bunch of dates for the days off on the Maria Taylor tour. Please check out his stuff ( and come hang out with us. Here’s where we will be:
Jan 20 - Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits Live
Jan 26 - Pensacola, FL - Sluggo’s
Jan 27 - help? Tally, FL area
Jan 28 - Orlando, FL - BBQ Bar
Jan 29 - St. Pete, FL - Planet Retro
Jan 30 - Gainesville, FL - The Factory (email for address)
Feb 01 - Asheville, NC - Odditorium