5/1/2013 - NEW SHOWS ADDED! We got a lot of good stuff in store for you this spring/summer, including a steampunk exhibit opening, a block party, a beach performance, and some kick ass clubs and bars. We can't wait to see you out there. Uglyography is back in full force as a trio! Check out all the show info here!
4/5/2013 - We are gearing up for Spring and Summer! Our biggest piece of news is that Jack Morgan has decided to swear off his 19th century roots and settle in to modern life ... forever! Thus he will be leaving Uglyography after his final show with us on April 20 at Mojo Bones OV. Uglyography will continue on as a three piece and may be looking for guest drummers to fill in for new material. In the meantime, Join us April 20 to wish Jack a fond farewell! See full show schedule ...
2/3/2013 - Upcoming Shows annnounced! Thank you all so much for an outstanding CD Release Party! If you missed the show and didn't get your pre-order, we do still have a some CDs left over. Grab one at any of our upcoming shows or order one from our Shoppe. See you guys out there!
Feb. 9 - Wesley House, ODE
Feb. 15 - Gaines Theatre, CNU
March 1 - The Meridian, W&M
March 15 - Olde Towne Tavern
April 20 - Mojo Bones OV
May 31 - Hampton History Museum
1/25/2013 - Lyric sheet now available! Download your lyric sheet for Four Shafts are Uglier than One!
1/18/2013 - Our secret weapon is now unleashed! The brand new video for Hookey is yours for the viewing. WATCH IT HERE!
1/13/2013 -So much goodness happening this month! We appeared on WAVY TV 10 on Friday and have YourMusicShow and WHRV appearances coming up. Look for a brand new video premier this week! NEW SHOWS ADDED TO SCHEDULE!! Thanks for everyone's continued support!
1/6/2013 - NEW SONGS FOR YOU! We are now giving away three brand new songs from Four Shafts are Uglier than One for free! Download them for free on our sights and sounds page or preview them with the player on the right. ENJOY!
1/2/2013 - LOCAL MEDIA IS UNDER AN UNOFFICIAL STATE OF EMERGENCY, thanks to Uglyography. Read the full press release now!
1/1/13 - HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! Enjoy "Happy New Year", the first track from Uglyography's upcoming album, Four Shafts are Uglier than One. Free download right here!
12/24/2012 -Merry Holidays and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you! We wish each of you peace over the end of the year 2012. We thank you for your continued support and devotion, and we are most excited to celebrate the new year with you. On January 26, 2013 at Hampton Taphouse, we will release to you our brand new album, Four Shafts are Uglier than One on Steamy Attic Records! We want more than anything for you to throw down with us at our Album Release Party! with special guests THE GLOOM! Here's what you need to know:
1. EVERYONE is invited! And if you can't make it, we have a special deal for you guys, keep reading!
2. Attending guests will receive copies of the brand new album both on CD AND digital download, along with a wristband into our party (featuring live performances by Uglyography and The Gloom!), all for only $10. It's a great deal, yo! The CD/download will be given to you at the door.
3. We will have approximately 95 CDs/downloads available for the first pressing, which will be unique from future pressings. You want to have one of these limited edition copies!
4. To secure your copy and wristband, use the following button to pre-order. $10 will reserve your CD/download, and there will be a wristband waiting for you at the party. Your shipping address will be required in case you can't make the party to pick it up. (pre order removed, order now from the Shoppe)
5. If you can't make the party, we will ship your CD/download card to you for free!
6. The party is Saturday, January 26 at Hampton Taphouse, 17 E. Queen's Way. Ages 21 and up only. Party starts around 9:30pm and will go into the evening. Special Guest rock n rollers from VA Beach The Gloom! will open the show!
7. We love you!
10/4/2012 - We have been having a blast playing a hefty run of shows for all of you guys and look forward to continuing that streak through the rest of Fall! We have several dates in Norfolk coming up, check the shows page for full schedule.
A very simple request to fans out there... if you are a facebook user and you have not yet "liked" us on facebook, please do so! It will only take you two clicks, one to click this link, and the second to click "Like." We would love to see our numbers reach 1000 by the end of 2012! Here is that link once again!
TRACKING FOR THE NEW RECORD IS DONE! We look forward to a January release and will be making a huge splash of it. I don't think 2013 is ready for what is coming! Thank you all for your continued support! You are the ones that make all of this worth our while!
8/30/2012 - The recording sessions in The Steamy Attic are moving right along and the new record is coming together very nicely. There will be some nice suprises for fans both die-hard and new!
New dates have been added to the calendar for this fall. We are pleased to announce that we will be playing the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival in DC on Sunday Oct. 7. Lots of local shows coming up too to keep your whistled whetted. Check the full show schedule here. Stay tuned and hope to see you all out there very soon!
A reminder to all you local music lovers out there: Every Sunday you can listen to not just one, but TWO excellent Hampton Roads original music broadcasts, both which regularly feature Uglyography: First, at 2pm (sometimes 12pm) tune in online to YourMusicShow to hear a live band in "the kitchen" along with your favorite new tracks from local artists. Then at 11pm, tune in on your FM radios to 96x to The Local Music Show, where Crizti Walsh spins the best new music coming from this area. Who says there is no scene in Hampton Roads??
7/14/2012 - Time keeps moving forward, and Uglyography continues to stay busy. We have good shows coming up, but will be taking a brief breather in order to record and produce some tasty new tunes for you. Look for a new EP or album before 2013 rolls around! We'd like to thank everyone for their continued support and hope to see you all at some of our fall shows shows below. Complete info on shows page, here is our upcoming schedule:
August 11 - Private Party! Pants Off!
September 14 - Gillie's Late Night, Blacksburg VA
September 15 - Shoops, Huntington, WV
September 20 - PFAC, Newport News, "Art after 5"
September 22 - Metatones Festival, Hampton
October 5 - Hell's Kitchen, Norfolk
5/14/2012 - More great show announcements just in! Coming up very soon we now have shows with Broken Mouth Annie, The Asthmatics, and Crissy Babe and the Dastards. Check out our constantly updated show schedule for more details and take your pick!
5/6/2012 - Exciting show announcements! The afternoon of May 20 we will be performing at the Woodland Skate Park in Hampton for an event benefitting the reboot of the park. Come out and support the cause! 2pm.
On Friday, June 22, Uglyography is super stoked takes the quirk to Chapel Hill, NC for ConTemporal, a Steampunk/Sci-Fi convention. These convention-goers are our peeps! We are looking forward to meeting many other 19th century adorned freaks and geeks during our stay at ConTemporal. Friday night we play the main stage and Saturday June 23 we will play acoustic in the convention lobby. If you are into sci-fi, steampunk, or just geekery in general, we hope you will make the trip with us! More info on both of these shows on the shows page.
4/16/2012 - Uglyography has some exciting plans brewing and some pretty major announcements coming up very soon! In the meantime, know that our shows in this area may be a little more sparse, so don't miss your opportunity when shows come do pop up. Therefore, you do not want to miss APRIL 28 at County Grill. Broken Mouth Annie and Digging Up Virgins are going to help us greatly in our quest to win over The Grill. Come out and see what all of these bands are all about! More info on the shows page.
3/29/2012 - The 21st Century Tour was a major success. Sam McDonald from the Daily Press published an interview about our travels. Read it here!
Onward! We have gained steam and are working on some great new shows to announce soon. You don't want to miss our first show back from tour with Charlottesville's The Co-Pilots and Hampton Hip-Hopper Shakespeare's Ghozt. Saturday April 7. Rumor has it that Uglyography and Ghoztman have been collaborating. This historic show is not to be missed!
3/6/2012 - We are rolling along on tour and are having a great time. Looking forward to Columbus OH tonight! We mentioned keeping up a video blog and have not yet done so. Hang tight and we will post something soon. We have decided to compile alot of good footage for something after we get back. Thanks for everyone's support!
2/29/2012 - We are all set to leave for our tour!! 7 states, 7 nights! PLEASE, if you have friends or family in any of our tour stops, let them know about us and ask them to come say hello! For a full listing of show dates, locations and details, visit the shows page. See you on the road!
21ST CENTURY TOUR 2012, full details on shows page.
3/4 - Richmond VA @ Made RVA
3/5 - Brooklyn NY @ The Trash Bar
3/6 - Columbus OH @ Cafe Bourbon St.
3/7 - Charleston WV @ The Empty Glass
3/8 - Johnson City TN @ The Hideaway
3/9 - Raleigh NC @ Deep South The Bar
3/10 - Charleston SC @ Jimbo’s Rock Lounge
2/6/2012 - TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! Check out the shows page for a full tour schedule, Tell your friends in these cities to check out one of our dates while we still exist in this century!! Never know to where or to when a tour might lead us ...
1/18/2012 - Lots of stuff popping off here! First off, Uglyography has been nominated in 3 categories for the VEER Magazine 2012 Local Music Awards. PLEASE, Cast your votes here! We are nominated for Best Album, Best Song, and Best Video. Thanks Veer and all you local music lovers!
Show announcements: Joining us at Olde Towne Tavern January 28 will be DJP and MrT (also nominated above), and The Asthmatics. Then on Feb. 5 join us at Fantasy for a live broadcast of YourMusicShow with Family Tree and a full set by Uglyography. February 25 we will be on the campus of William and Mary at the Meridian Coffeehouse with Invaluable and others. Check the shows page for details. Thanks for the continued support people!
1/4/2012 - New Winter show announcements! Check the shows page for details. We've got Ghent (Colley Cantina), Fantasy, and a homebase of ours, Olde Towne Tavern on the schedule Show your cold face to us at one of these rock-outs during January and February!
12/13/2011 - BREAKING NEWS! We are not from this century or generation. We have been hiding these secrets for a very long time now and can't take it anymore. We have just spilled our guts on our Bio Page, The Tale So Far. Please read and we hope you will forgive us for our deception and cover up until now. Thank you, friends.
12/5/2011 - It has been a great and full year for Uglyography and we are ready to close it out with a show on Festivus!! December 23 at Geared Up Rock Bar and Grill we will join 180 Out and a slew of other rockers to welcome whichever holiday you choose or choose not to celebrate! More Details ...
10/26/2011 - NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! We have some shows on the books now with the new lineup and are super stoked to be playing with SICMaN of Virginia and The Gloom in the coming month. See shows page for more details!
10/20/2011 - We are out and about! Drop us a line if you wanna come to a killer Halloween party on Oct. 29. Performing bands are Uglyography, The Asthmatics, and Broken Mouth Annie.
Uglyography debuted their new lineup on YourMusicShow on Sunday 10/16. Hear an interview with the new lineup and a few "practice" songs by listening at www.yourmusicshow.com.
10/14/2011 - Uglyography is pleased to welcome not one, but TWO new guitarists to its family. DJ Blake and Jack Morgan have stepped on board as dueling guitarists, and to say that they are shredding up Uglyography songs does not convey the impact that you will feel when you hear the new ensemble in a live setting. Look out for show dates very soon!
6/30/11 - After several months of performing nearly every weekend, Uglyography is taking a breather from playing shows. (See the list of shows that have kept us busy!) Thank you all for your support during the first half of 2011. We will be back with you soon. Check the website often for other non-live entertainment.
6/15/11 - A very special event this Saturday: The Outer Loop returns to the stage after 7 years to join Uglyography, The Asthmatics, and yodeler Nate Pace at The County Grill Yorktown. Loop fans, this is your chance to show your old skool love! More show info ...
5/24/11 - The biggest even on our schedule is this weekend. Come to LET'S MAKE A SCENE! this Saturday at Olde Towne Tavern in Phoebus, 7pm, and see what your local original music scene has to offer. The show is free and will feature five acts of a variety of genres. Check out www.letsmakeascene.net for more information.
5/13/11 - Coming up: 3 shows in one week! Uglyography will be in Chesapeake, VA Beach and Hampton the week of May 23 - 30, with their final May show being the first LET'S MAKE A SCENE! Showcase. Check show schedule for details and take your pick!
4/25/11 - THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 30- Two shows in a day! First we'll be at Peninsula Town Center for Mekos Skate Shop grand reopening. Skaters and BMXers will be demoing their moves in the square of the town center while bands play on the stage. Pretty sweet entertainment there ...
Saturday night is Uglyography at Winston's Cafe with Suzy Skarulis, a singer/songwriter on tour from L.A,/Hawaii. Sweet Surf Rock and sensible songwriting make for a great sound from Suzy! 9pm. Both of these shows are FREE!
4/14/11 - MORE show announcements added! We are now finished with all our booking through June and are beginning to plan for a 2 week tour in late July. Anyone interested in booking us on the road or swapping shows please contact us.
Big thanks to SICMaN of VA and Creeping Weeds for having us on stage with them this week. The Norfolk stint has been a blast and watching/hearing you guys made it all worthwile!
4/8/11 - WOW! The SICMaN show is tonight - we've been looking forward to this freak-out night for a while now and it has crept up!. Come out if you can or listen to the broadcast live tonight online by clicking here at about 9:45-ish: UStream Broadcast Channel
3/31/11 - Many exciting shows have been added to our calendar. Among them are a skate park, a benefit for clean water, and an opening slot at The Jewish Mother Backstage. Check out details on the shows page!
Many thanks to all of you who have shown so much support in kickstarting Uglyography as a live band this Winter. You guys rock!!
3/25/11 - Uglyography is the featured band in The Virginian-Pilot's "Pulse" this week. View the online version of the story. Thanks to Patty Jenkins for talking with us and for getting the word out!
We're very happy to announce a new show date at The Jewish Mother Backstage in Norfolk. We'll be opening for the Philly band Creeping Weeds on Wednesday April 13 when they stop here on their tour. The Jewish Mother's legacy in Hampton Roads is rich and has stood the test of time, and we're happy to see them open this new location and really show love for touring and local bands alike! More details here.
3/23/11 - Attention bands and solo performers: Please join us this Saturday, March 26 at Goody's for an open jam following full sets by Uglyography and Alpha Whale (first show with their new member!). We will open the stage and provide equipment to keep the music rockin all night! Music starts at 8:30.
Special Thanks to The Muckrakes, The Hampton Taphouse, and all of our fans that came out to support us at The Muckrakes CD Release Party. We had a blast! You should buy the new Muckrakes album. It rocks!
3/10/11 - Uglyography will jam a few songs live on YourMusicShow this Sunday at 2pm. Listen live here or catch the episode anytime after the fact.
Huge thanks to jESIO at AltDaily.com for including an album review and praise for Uglyography in her weekly Groove Advisory. Read this week's Groove Advisory.
3/7/11 - New show announcements! Uglyography will rock Winston's Cafe in Chesapeake on Saturday April 30. We are providing local support from a touring singer/songwriter from L.A. called Suzy Skarulis. She rocks! We're looking for one other local act to join us. Hit us up!
We are also very stoked to have fellow Hamptonians Alpha Whale join us for the March 26 show at Goody's. More details about post-show events to come!
3/2/11 - New Uglyography Media from Photographer Chris Jenkins is now posted. Chris is a talented photographer and has one of the most interesting perspectives I've seen lately. Watch his first stop-motion video featuring "My Brain" for the soundtrack (it is AWESOME and is about Gummy Bears), and take a look at a few of his photos from the CD Release Party. Thanks Chris!
2/25/11 - We'd like to extend a HUGE THANKS to everyone who came out to our CD Release Party! The list of thanks is way to long to list here but you all know who you are. If you missed it, or didn't get a CD, you can order one right here!
Now we have another show to be very excited about: We'll be opening the show for the The Muckrakes CD Release Party! March 19 at The Hampton Taphouse. Be there!
2/17/11 - CD Releases are in the air! The Muckrakes have asked us to join them for their CD Release Party on March 19 at The Hampton Taphouse! Can't Wait!
Our own CD Release Party is only 2 days away! Popular Vultures, The Asthmatics, and the hosts from YourMusicShow will be providing nonstop entertainment beginning at 8pm this Saturday, Feb. 19.
Who says that the CD format is dead??
2/12/11 - Big Thanks to Paul Shugrue for playing Uglyography this week on Out of the Box (WHRO Public Radio). Paul plays new music normally not featured on broadcast radio, and that includes a fair share of Hampton Roads artists. Big ups for supporting the locals Paul!
- The first official review for Uglyography's new disc Undercover New Machine
has been published! Andy at The Biggest Letdown
had great things to say about the album. Big thanks to Andy! Check out the Review
2/1/11 - NEW SHOW ADDED. We had the pleasure of meeting SICMaN of Virginia and watching them play a kitchen set live on YourMusicShow. Next thing you know we have an opening slot for them at one of the finest establishments in the area: SICMaN of Virginia with Uglyography at The Norfolk Taphouse on Friday April 8. Thanks SICMaN, we're stoked to be makin some noise with you guys!
1/30/11 - NEW SHOW ADDED to the calendar. Many of my fondest moments of musical performance come from Goody's Deli and Pub in downtown Hampton. Uglyography will return to Goody's on March 26. Sweet! More details TBA. If any local original acts would like to get in touch with us about sharing shows, contact us - Let's Make a Scene, as they say!
Don't forget about the big upcoming CD RELEASE SHOW at The American Theatre on February 19, 8PM. The Asthmatics and Popular Vultures (both from Hampton) will be rockin it with us. Free show at a classy place on a Saturday night, what more could you ask for?
1/29/11 - Undercover New Machine now available exclusively on the southside at SKINNIES RECORDS. Steve stocks an huge amount of great vinyl. I just scored Social Distortion's new double LP with bonus CD and poster for $19.99. It's the best vinyl package I've seen for a while. (Looking forward to Social D. at The Norva in May).
Of course, this is not to undermine the incredible selection at both Fantasy and American Oldies, which also carry our disc for the peninsula. I've had great scores from all of them lately ... Double Monkees LP, Queen, Keith Richards ...
Great music stores actually do still exist around here!
I'm really looking forward to this evening's local music extravaganza at The Norva, brought to you by YourMusicShow. Yes! Let's Make a Scene! These guys are definitely doing their part.
Week 1 Update: Lots of news to report just one week after the CD release!
- Many copies of our new CD have been ordered and shipped around the world!
- Undercover New Machine is now available at Penninsula record stores Fantasy and American Oldies. Walk in and get your copy or order online through The Shoppe.
- Sam McDonald featured Uglyography twice on his Daily Press Blog, Mix Position. View the Daily Press CD release article. View the Daily Press Free Download Friday (which provides an additional song not available through this website).
- Undercover New Machine is now available for download through iTunes and many other digital download sites.
- Uglyography went on as guests to the local music podcast, YourMusicShow. (Note, this show is great but not for the faint at heart, Listener Discretion is advised!). Listen to the podcast.
- We played a short set at H20 in VA Beach and had a nice evening with musical hosts The Delorians.
Thanks to everyone who played a part in all these first-week milestones mentioned above!
Save the date now for the CD Release show at The American Theatre in Hampton on February 19, 2011. The show is at 8 PM and will be free. Popular Vultures and The Asthmatics will be opening.
1/1/11 - UNDERCOVER NEW MACHINE is now available! Posted below is the cover art (crafted brilliantly by Doktor A) and the track listing:
1. The Sound I Need
2. My Brain
3. On the Ground
4. I Wanna Be the One
5. The Chipsters
6. More than a Miracle
7. Pretty Gritty
8. Marcel's Foil
10. Undercover New Machine
11. Dungeon Pastimes
12. August Neighborhood Yard Sale
13. Waitin' for the Revelation
Order your copy today from the SHOPPE.
Official Press Release on Undercover New Machine:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Uglyography brings Quirkadelic sophomore album to the Mid-Atlantic.
Hampton, Virginia, USA - January 11, 2011 - After several years of performing solo and touring the region with a CD-R serving as a backup band, Uglyography is now being reborn in Hampton, VA with a full band outfit and a sophomore album. The new disc, Underover New Machine was released on January 11, 2011 on the band's own Steamy Attic Records label. The group began making appearances in September 2010 in Hampton Roads and will be celebrating with a CD release show on February 19, 2011 at 8 pm at The American Theatre in Hampton. Fellow Hampton bands Popular Vultures and The Asthmatics will open the show. Admission will be free.
Undercover New Machine is a collection of 13 compositions from frontman and bassist Matt Thomas (formerly of The Outer Loop and Lord Bowler). The album blends early punk rock energy and ideas (Descendents, Minutemen) with quirky catchy melodies (a la They Might Be Giants, Ween). The diverse musical blend mixed with rock-opera style lyrics define the essense of the Quirkadelic genre that Uglyography creates. The album was mastered by John Golden (Primus, Jawbreaker, Sonic Youth) and the cover art was crafted by the UK lowbrow artist Doktor A. (www.spookypop.com)
Guitarist Nate Kofron and drummer Al DiMaggio round out Uglyography's energy-driven live ensemble. They are planning extensive regional touring for 2011. Keep abreast of the band's latest ventures at www.uglyography.com and www.steamyatticrecords.com.
3203 Matoaka Rd.
Hampton, VA 23661