Kenny Schick - VIDEOS & REVIEWS
- Opposite - LIVE at the REDROCK cafe in Mountain View CA
- Bottom of the World - LIVE at the REDROCK cafe in Mountain View CA
- Black and Blue - Studio Session
- Bottom of the World - E3 Playhouse Santa Cruz
- Studio B - Aptos Concert Series
- Stand Up its Thursday Night (SUTN) Band (Kenny Saxophone) - Brain Stew 2003
- SUTN TV house band - Superstition
- Calling You - E3 Playhouse Santa Cruz
- Dot3 - Scream in the Dark 1991
- Dot3 - Great Big Fish -1991
- Recording Studio - the Laboratory of Sound
- Neosoreskin - Do the Shatner Roll - 1995 - opening for No Doubt
- ArtemesiaBlack - Francis Rae
- ArtemesiaBlack - Rosie - Asana Tea House Santa Cruz 2010
KENNY SCHICK ON THE RADIO:
KSCU-FM (103.3) - Mark Rettick - San Jose
UNBOUND SOUND SHOW - Phillip Toole - San Francisco
THE MUSE'S MUSE - CD REVIEW By Cyrus Rhodes
... Shuffle by Kenny Schick is a highly original, diversified and compelling musical production from start to finish. It’s strong suit – its amazing artistic presence, brilliance, vision from Schick. This guy is a musical mastermind with more than enough zaniness, creativity and eccentricity to go around. For the record: Schick wrote, recorded, preformed, produced played electric, acoustic guitars, saxophone, basses, violin, Washing Machine, percussion, banjo on this CD. The songs are extremely melodic, grooving, and somewhat eccentric – but above all infectious. The songs are short and sweet musical experiences, each one possessing a unique personality, flair, and signature groove. READ FULL REVIEW
THE MUSE'S MUSE by Chip Withrow
... "Schick has crafted a starkly beautiful acoustic gem. His lyrics and vocals are personal and confessional; the instrumentation is organic. I’ve been listening to this one a lot lately, discovering nuances with each spin." ... READ REVIEW
METROACTIVE by Sarah Quelland
... "The journey through Fuzzyland is an emotional one... KSCU-FM (103.3) has been playing 'Flower'... "
..."He plays a million instruments and has been in a ton of completely different bands: Dot 3 (art-rock), Neosoreskin (circus-ska), Curveball (funk) and Dub Nation (reggae), plus he's released five solo albums... stylistically: Americana, post-punk, jazz, funk-the list goes on. It's truly eclectic." SanJose.com READ
"Sweet!!!! None More Black had been in my head for days!!!" - Shaun David Milella
"Schick has crafted a starkly beautiful acoustic gem. His lyrics and vocals are personal and confessional; the instrumentation is organic. I’ve been listening to this one a lot lately, discovering nuances with each spin.
Intimate, heartfelt and Crisp ...9/10" The Muse's Muse - Music Reviews - by Chip Withrow
..."If you want to expand your musical horizons, and perhaps your consciousness, give Fuzzyland a try. From what I hear there's more before that, and surely more to come, which is good news for the indie music scene and for us all. The Muse's Muse - CD REVIEW: Basement 3 - Fuzzyland By Steve Allat READ
"Just want to say you were awesome last night. I especially liked I think it was called "Opposites" around your first trip to Oz, the heartwarming duet with Sabine and your closing piece which was AMAZING! I have listened to a bit of the CD in the car today and love the Intro, what you do with rhythm in "Thank You, "Blackbird" including its shout outs to McCartney, "Games" (a lot of fun, wildness and truth here!) and "I Am" which is gorgeous and wonderfully extended." - Rick Merritt
"I enjoyed hearing you and Sabine - you are both awesome. I also saw a new side of you - you could be a stand up comic!" - Dan Rubinstein
ArtemesiaBlack / Kenny Schick - Article in MERCURY NEWS BY Shay Quillen - READ
CD REVIEW: Kenny Schick - Under By Chip Withrow - 06/09/2008 - 03:06 PM EDT
Artist: Kenny Schick
Genre: Acoustic Folk/Rock
Sounds Like: acoustic Grant Lee Buffalo
Production/Musicianship Grade: 9/10
Overall Talent Level: 9/10
Songwriting Skills: 9/10
Performance Skill: 9/10
CD Review: ..."Kenny Schick’s Under is based on a 21st-century occurrence – meeting someone online and moving to Australia to be with her. Now, my sister-in-law met her husband through online matchmaking, but I met my wife the old-fashioned way – at a party both of us almost skipped. From his experience, Schick has crafted a starkly beautiful acoustic gem. His lyrics and vocals are personal and confessional; the instrumentation is organic. I’ve been listening to this one a lot lately, discovering nuances with each spin.
On the wistful “Summer,” I was entranced by the hypnotic guitar picking and vocal interplay between Schick and Sabine Heusler. There are some nifty guitar underpinnings to the song that I noticed upon later listens.
Steve Crain’s mournful cello is worth listening for in the chorus of the propulsive “Bottom of the World” – nice lyrics on this one, too, and Schick reaches for some high lonesome falsetto notes. Schick’s acoustic picking is worth a close listen. On the lilting, Beatle-y “Rain” (not the Beatles song of the same name) his guitar sounds like gentle rainfall. “Ghost” is sometimes slippery due to D.B. Walker’s dobro, and then ethereal with ringing arpeggioed guitar. Walker’s dobro also colors the dirt-road bluesy “Sun Goes Down.” One of my favorites is the straight-up folk tune “Kiss.” Schick’s guitar work is deft, and Gordon Gurley’s sandpaper percussion is a nice back-porch touch. “Black and Blue” is another sweet, folksy track, with a delightfully catchy instrumental riff.
A couple of soul/blues tracks, “Opposite” and “Calling You,” are also standouts. “Calling You” is also a cool example of how Schick tosses unusual chord changes into most of the album's cuts. The warmth and immediacy of the production contributes to the heartfelt vibe of this disc. Kenny Schick's Under is crisp, contemporary American folk music, inspired by trip to the other side of the world."