Skinny Wolves Presents :
(Kid Millions of ONEIDA/Thrill Jockey Records)
w/ Magic Pockets & School Tour
The Joinery, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Thursday 11th October
Doors 7.30PM / €10 / BYOB
Man Forever is the compositional vehicle for John Colpitts, aka Kid Millions, the drummer for highly influential rock band Oneida. He has a released his newest album “Pansophical Cataract” in May 2012 on Thrill Jockey which you can stream here http://
While it’s tempting to only consider Millions in terms of his collaborators in Man Forever — Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), James McNew (Yo La Tengo), Richard Hoffman (Sightings), Shahin (Ex-Models/Oneida) — this is in fact Man Forever’s third LP.
Kid Millions will be joined by about five local musicians on the night, to give you the full and very unique MAN FOREVER Experience!!
NOT TO BE MISSED….
John Colpitts aka Kid Millions Bio
In 1997 John Colpitts founded the experimental rock band Oneida in Brooklyn, NY. Since the founding of the band, Oneida has released upwards of 20 recordings and has toured North America, Europe and Japan extensively. In 2007 Colpitts began working closely with the Japanese group The Boredoms and has performed their composition Boadrum in North America, Japan and the UK. In 2010 he recorded his first solo album and founded the drum ensemble Man Forever which combines carefully tuned drum kits with aggressive and powerful ensemble playing. He has also recorded and performed with James McNew of Yo La Tengo, Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend, Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, White Hills, Soldiers of Fortune, Jah Division, People of the North, Akron Family, Scarcity of Tanks, David First and many other experimental ensembles. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He was awarded a Millay Colony Composer’s Residency in May of 2011 and appointed to Millay Colony Jury for the selection of 2012 Composer Residencies. In Jan 2012 he collaborated with visual artist Val Britton to create an installation and performance series called Infinite Loop at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn, NY.
Significant Solo Releases:
Man Forever – Pansophical Cataract – May 2012 – Thrill Jockey Records
Man Forever – Learned Helplessness In Rats (Rock and Roll Drummer) – (2011) –
St. Ives Recordings
Man Forever – Self Titled – (2010) – St. Ives Recordings
With Oneida (selected releases):
Absolute II (2011) – Jagjaguwar Records
Rated O (2009) – Jagjaguwar Records
Pre Teen Weaponry – (2008) – Jagjaguwar Records
Each One Teach One (2002) – Jagjaguwar Records
Significant Public Performances as a solo artist:
Selected to perform at the Issue Project Room Darmstadt Institute during the
2010 and 2011 seasons -Brooklyn, NY.
Featured performer during the 2011 Index Festival – New York, NY.
Selected to perform at The Stone with David First in Oct 2011 – New York, NY.
A recent New York Times article about him and his latest projects: