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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Winter Tour 2014!!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Speak | 0 comments

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Winter Tour 2014!!

The 2014 Winter tour with Moe.Nicki Bluhm & The GramblersZach DeputyDirty Dozen Brass Band and Taukis onsale now! New date added at the Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb 21. For a full list of dates and ticket info visit HERE. More dates on the way!!!

  • 12.31.13Chicago, IL BRINGING NYE BACK TO CHI TOWNPARK WEST$40 fan club/ $45 adv/ $50 dos
    Buy @ KDTU Fan Ticketing / Park West Ticketing
    Bringing it back to Chicago for NYE
    With very special guests ROBERT WALTER’S 20TH CONGRESS
    Performing The Bridge album in it’s entirety for the 1st time!

  • 01.04.14Miami, Fl  JAMCRUISE!JAMCRUISE$949- $2499
    Buy @ Jamcruise
    KDTU go back onboard for Jamcrusie 12
    With THIEVERY CORPORATION, BOOTSY COLLINS, GALACTIC and more…

  • 01.16.14Jaco, Costa RicaJUNGLE JAM!JUNGLE JAM$50-$299
    Buy @ Jungle Jam 
    KDTU travels to beautiful Costa Rica
    With Slightly Stoopid, Dumpstaphunk, Zach Deputy and more
    KDTU Set Time TBA

  • 01.17.14Jaco, Costa RicaJUNGLE JAM!JUNGLE JAM$50-$299
    Buy @ Jungle Jam 
    KDTU travels to beautiful Costa Rica
    With Slightly Stoopid, Dumpstaphunk, Zach Deputy and more
    KDTU Set Time TBA

  • 01.18.14Jaco, Costa RicaJUNGLE JAM!JUNGLE JAM$50-$299
    Buy @ Jungle Jam 
    KDTU travels to beautiful Costa Rica
    With Slightly Stoopid, Dumpstaphunk, Zach Deputy and more
    KDTU Set Time TBA

  • 01.19.14Jaco, Costa RicaJUNGLE JAM!JUNGLE JAM$50-$299
    Buy @ Jungle Jam 
    KDTU travels to beautiful Costa Rica
    With Slightly Stoopid, Dumpstaphunk, Zach Deputy and more
    KDTU Set Time TBA

  • 01.23.14Brooklyn, NY KDTU & FRIENDS PERFORMS 3 NIGHTS AT BROOKLYN BOWLBROOKLYN BOWL$15
    Buy @ Ticketfly
    KDTU performs 3 Nights at Brooklyn Bowl!
    With Special Guests
    Doors: 6pm | Show: 8pm

  • 01.24.14Brooklyn, NY KDTU & FRIENDS PERFORMS 3 NIGHTS AT BROOKLYN BOWLBROOKLYN BOWL$15
    Buy @ Ticketfly
    KDTU performs 3 Nights at Brooklyn Bowl!
    With Special Guests
    Doors: 6pm | Show: 8pm

  • 01.25.14Brooklyn, NY KDTU & FRIENDS PERFORMS 3 NIGHTS AT BROOKLYN BOWLBROOKLYN BOWL$15
    Buy @ Ticketfly
    KDTU performs 3 Nights at Brooklyn Bowl!
    With Special Guests
    Doors: 6pm | Show: 8pm

  • 01.26.14York, PA KDTU JOINS MOE. AT THE STRANDSTRAND CAPITOL$32
    Buy @ Strand Ticketing
    With moe.
    Doors: 7:00 PM | Show: 8:00 PM

  • 01.28.14Portland ME KDTU PERFORMS IN PORTLAND MAINE!PORT CITY MUSIC HALL$18 Adv/$20 Dos
    Buy @ Ticketmaster
    With TAUK
    Doors 8pm | Show 9pm

  • 01.29.14Cambridge, MA KDTU RETURNS TO CAMBRIDGE!THE SINCLAIR$22 Adv/$25 Dos
    Buy @ Ticketmaster
    With TAUK
    Doors 8pm | Show 9pm

  • 01.30.14Philadelphia, PA KDTU RETURNS TO PHILLY!TLA$18 Adv/$21 Dos
    Buy @ Ticketmaster
    With TAUK
    Doors 8pm | Show 9pm

  • 01.31.14Washington, DC KDTU RETURNS TO DC!9:30 CLUB$25
    Buy @ Ticketfly
    With TAUK
    Doors 8pm | Show 9pm

  • 02.01.14Westbury, NY KDTU PLAYS WESTBURY!THE SPACE AT WESTBURY$20 Adv/$25 Dos
    Buy @ Ticketmaster
    With TAUK
    Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

  • 02.13.14Sacramento, CA NEW AMMO RECORD RELEASE TOUR HITS SAC!ACE OF SPADES$20
    Buy @ Ace of Spades Tickets
    Doors 6:30pm | Show TBA
    All Ages

  • 02.14.14Ashland, OR NEW AMMO RECORD RELEASE TOUR HITS ASHLAND!ASHLAND ARMORY$20 Adv/$25 Dos
    Buy @
    On Sale TBA
    Doors 9pm | Show 10pm

  • 02.15.14Portland, OR NEW AMMO RECORD RELEASE TOUR HITS PORTLAND!CRYSTAL BALLROOM$22 Adv/$25 Dos
    Buy @ eTix
    With DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
    Doors 8pm | Show 9pm

  • 02.16.14Seattle, WA NEW AMMO RECORD RELEASE TOUR HITS SEATTLE!THE NEPTUNE$20 Adv/$23 Dos
    Buy @ Neptune Ticketing
    With DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
    Doors 7:30pm | Show 8:30pm

  • 02.18.14Missoula, MT NEW AMMO RELEASE TOUR PLAYS MISSOULA!THE TOP HAT$18 Adv/$22 Dos
    Buy @ Ticketfly
    Doors 7:30pm | Show 8:30pm

  • 02.21.14Salt Lake City, UT NEW AMMO RELEASE TOUR PLAYS SALT LAKE!THE DEPOT$19 Adv/$24 Dos
    Buy @
    On Sale Fri, Dec 13 @ 12pm PST
    Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

  • 02.22.14Boulder, CO NEW AMMO RELEASE TOUR PLAYS BOULDER!BOULDER THEATER$22 Adv/$25 Dos
    Buy @ Front Gate
    “A RAY CHARLES BOOGALOO DANCE PARTY”
    With Special Guest ZACH DEPUTY
    Doors 8pm | Show 9pm

  • 02.23.14Aspen, CO NEW AMMO RELEASE TOUR PLAYS ASPEN!BELLY UP ASPEN$28
    Buy @ Front Gate
    “A RAY CHARLES BOOGALOO DANCE PARTY”
    With Special Guests ZACH DEPUTY and
    NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS
    Doors 8:30pm | Show 9pm

DJ Williams joins MONO CASE artist roster~

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Speak | 0 comments

DJ Williams joins MONO CASE artist roster~

DJ Williams is proud to announce that he is currently joining the MONO case roster.

MONO was founded by Daniel Kushner in the spring of 2006, on the ferry boat between Sausalito and San Francisco, to be exact. A self-taught drummer of over 15 years and a professional industrial designer, Daniel launched MONO to merge his love for music and design with a vision of creating innovative products for a new generation of modernist musicians.

Recyclable furniture

Having grown up in suburban Pennsylvania playing in several funk, hip hop and rock bands, Daniel went on to study design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. There he was awarded the Industrial Designer Society of America (IDSA) Student Merit award for his thesis project, Fibrid, creating recyclable furniture from waste paper.

examples of design

In 2002 Daniel relocated to San Francisco with his wife, Lauren, where he joined internationally acclaimed design firm IDEO. There he served as Lead Designer for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Proctor & Gamble and Bank of America. During his 4 years with IDEO Daniel had the opportunity to create award-winning designs that are now experienced by millions of people every day.

monocase products

In 2006 Daniel put his vision for MONO into action, spending over a year designing, prototyping and refining the first line products that would launch the company. The M80 Series of hybrid cases for guitar and percussion instruments emerged, marking Daniel’s commitment to innovative design and setting the bar for the MONO brand.

musician with cymbal bag

The company’s official launch at the 2007 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim California was met with overwhelming success in the form of international distribution, artist endorsements and grassroots support from the music community. Thanks to all the players who continue to provide feedback and support as we get the word out. If you’d like to help spread the word as well, link to us on your site, blog or myspace! Go play.

So what’s new?!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in Speak | 0 comments

So what’s new?!

I’ll tell ya! Proud to announce that DJ Williams Projekt is currently started recording our 4th studio record! Looking forward to really taking our time on this one and so far things are sounding really great. We are about ready to bring in some horns and vocals on the new tracks. A big thanks to Montrose Studio (Richmond, VA) for all their patience and hard work. It’s been a great experience thus far.

I have also been writing new music with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe as we are tracked to put out 2 records within the year. A covers record and an originals record. Really pumped about the stuff we’ve been writing. We will also be joining our friends from Slightly Stoopid again to bring the Beastie Boys Tribute show to the east coast!!! Yeah, yeah, yeah… finally you say but it is a high energy show and worth the wait. Kyle, Dela, & OG absolutely slay this set of great, unforgettable music.

Lastly, we’ll be joining Robert Randolph at the end of the year for a run of shows up through New Years Eve in Chicago. Recently saw his band play at a festival we both did in Dayton, OH and those boys are on fire!

I’ll be posting a ton of new dates to the site this week so please be sure to check back often. Thanks again to all my family, friends, fans, DJWP, KDTU, ESP guitars, Pigtronix, and D’Addario. See all of you at the shows!!!

 

DJ

DJ Williams has ESP. No, really.

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Speak | 0 comments

DJ Williams has ESP.  No, really.

Ummmm, I never thought that I would ever have a guitar endorsement deal my whole life. Seriously though…. not once, not never. I know a few people who have, but I think I got really lucky. ESP guitars have never really ever appealed to me as anything that I would have liked since most of their artists are metal musicians (including Willie Adler from Richmond’s own Lamb of God), but my custom ESP PC-2V is probably hands down the best guitar I’ve ever played.

We were in Hollywood doing the Sticky Fingers tour with Anders Osbourne and some of the guys from Slightly Stoopid at the House of Blues when I was approached by a guy named Hal Henckel backstage at the end of the night. He was telling me how he really dug my approach to the Rolling Stones stuff we did and that Ron Wood was an artist for ESP guitars. He told me to come down to the factory in Burbank the next day so I could meet some of the reps. I thought he was full of shit, so I drank my beer and went outside to leave to go to the hotel. The next day I got a phone call from him at 9am to meet at the ESP warehouse. (Almost didn’t pick up the phone since I had gone to bed at 6am). Karl let me use a rental car and I drove up to Burbank with our trumpet player Chris Littlefield to check things out. 

We pulled up to a HUGE warehouse by the airport (right next door to Ozzy Osbourne’s rehearsal space & across from the Pearl Drum factory) and walk into ESP where I was greeted by some really great people. Allen Steelgrave offered me an endorsement deal and took me on a tour of the warehouse as we talked about music, Richmond, guitars, and bullshit. I left there like a kid on Xmas day with 3 new guitars and 3 more being shipped to my apt back in VA. 

Everyone on that team has been really great and those guys really DO craft a fine instrument. I play their Vintage Telecaster, my custom PC-2V, EW-O acoustic, EC-1000VB, and Vintage 4 bass. Check em out.

http://www.espguitars.com

East Coast Tour!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Speak | 0 comments

East Coast Tour!

Karl DensonJust two more weeks until I join Karl Denson to kick off another leg of the Sticky Fingers tour on the east coast and midwest!!!

The tour will start in Boston on February 7 at the Royale. I will be keeping you up with day to day info on the shows, tour, special guests and free ticket giveaways right here…so stay tuned everybody!

Anders Osborne. Photo by Dave Vann.

Joining us once again will be New Orleans’ own Anders Osborne!  His trio will be opening each night followed by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Sticky Fingers set, followed by a funky original set.

Check the “SHOWS” page for a full list of all the upcoming dates. See you at the shows.