Insect & Western Party Hits the Trail

Thanks to everyone who supported the trials and tribulations of the Insect & Western Party residency at Neptune’s Parlour this summer. This list is probably not anywhere near complete but here it is:

Paul, Cheetie, and everyone else at Neptune’s.

Lincoln Hancock for the excellent poster design (holler at me if you are interested in a poster, still have a few left).

The band: Eugene Chadbourne, Jeb Bishop, Dave Doyle, Chris Eubank, Dan Ruccia, Carrie Shull, and me.

Dan Schram and Jeb Bishop for the recordings.

The audience!

And everyone who helped spread the word.

The Insect & Western Party Live at Neptune’s is available for purchase from Eugene Chadbourne in his custom hand made packaging (fly swatters and insects probably not included). “Bugs” produced July 27, 2013 on the occasion of Bugs Bunny’s 73rd birthday.

Check out a couple of videos from July 15th here.


Now we just need to find someone to give it a proper vinyl release.

The Cricket In My Life

Two views of The Cricket In My Life, live at Neptune’s Parlour in Raleigh, NC

July 15th (recorded by Dan Schram):

July 22nd (recorded by Jeb Bishop):

Eugene Chadbourne (banjo, dobro)
Jeb Bishop (trombone)
Dave Doyle (french horn, mandolin, banjoette)
Chris Eubank (cello, iPad)
David Menestres (bass)
Dan Ruccia (viola)
Carrie Shull (oboe)

You can also see video of the July 15th performance here

Monday July 29 is the last chance to catch the Insect & Western Party before we ride off into the sunset.

Insect and Western videos

Two videos from the Insect and Western gig at Neptune’s Parlour on July 15.

“The Cricket In My Life”


“Peacock/Mexican Yellow”


The band is Eugene Chadbourne, Jeb Bishop, Dave Doyle, Chris Eubank, David Menestres, Dan Ruccia, Carrie Shull. Thanks to Dan Schram for the video.

Insect and Western Party


designed by Lincoln Hancock  prints by AHPeele

From IndyWeek:

Blessed be the five Mondays of this July, as Neptune’s—the subterranean bar two floors down from Kings—puts a hold on its dance-club routine to welcome acid-trip improviser and open-to-all composer Eugene Chadbourne for a weekly residency. Oboist Carrie Shull, cellist Chris Eubank, bassist David Menestres and violist Dan Ruccia join Chadbourne to revisit pieces from his daunting and long-running Insect & Western series, in which the Doctor pulls various strands of jazz and rock music into a roots music framework in a musical attempt to illustrate the lives of insects. If you’re worried about the rest of the week paling in comparison, welcome to Chadbourne’s general aesthetic, where nothing ever sits still for very long and where no idea seems quite deliriously strange enough. —Grayson Currin

Insect and Western Party: Brood II

Dr. Eugene Chadbourne’s Insect and Western Party will be celebrating the arrival of the Cicadas every Monday in July at Neptune’s Parlour in downtown Raleigh (underneath Garland and King’s Barcade). The core band will be:

Eugene Chadbourne

Chris Eubank

David Menestres

Dan Ruccia

Carrie Shull

with special guests. The party starts at 8pm every Monday. All hail our cicada overlords!