Chicago Underground Film Festival

(Boston) Chris Brokaw’s recognition as a prolific indie-rocker started some 15 years ago. He was drummer for the NY band CODEINE(subpop) & guitarist/songwriter for the Boston-based band COME (matador). He has maintained his solo career, toured constantly, & been in or worked w/ a vast number of bands [CONSONANT (Mission Of Burma), STEVE WYNN, EMPTY HOUSE COOPERATIVE, PAY THE MAN, COBRA VERDE, GIJON, MANTA RAY, LOOG, PULLMAN (members of tortoise, bastro, brokeback, 11th dream day, ex-rex, letter e) THE NEW YEAR (members of bedhead) & EVAN DANDO]. He’s contributed to numerous recordings [THALIA ZEDEK, THE WILLARD GRANT CONSPIRACY, ROSA CHANCE WELL and MOLASSES. VIA TANIA, SNARES AND KITES, JUMBO FIFTY BUCKS, GG ALLIN…] His work has been released exstensively [arbouse, atavistic, normal, zickzack, blue rose, kimchee/acuarela, glitterhouse, sub pop, matador, rykodisc, bar/none records, touch and go, astro discos, thrill jockey…].

    Chris scored Friday’s feature film, Roddy Bokawa’s
    i was born, but . . .

    soundtrack to be released in the fall (atavistic & 12XU)
    As a musician myself, seeing Mr. C.B. play usually makes me wanna go home and destroy my guitar or chop off my fingers because he is just that good. . . . Brokaw proceeded to ROCK THE HOUSE with an acoustic guitar, a jerry-rigged tambourine bungee corded to his foot, and a couple of effects. Period.”-Chris Pearson,The Noise