Thursday, November 19, 2009

Australia Dates Cancelled

To anyone who was hoping to catch a HG! show in Australia over the next few weeks, we regret to inform you that our gigs have been canceled.

Last week our dear friend and musical partner jerry fuchs ( drummer of !!!, the juan maclean, turing machine, maserati, holy ghost!) passed away in a tragic accident here in NYC. Due to these events, we have canceled our a Australian tour to be here in NYC with friends and family during these hard times. We regret this immensely. As you can imagine, this past week has been a long, awful blur and rather suddenly we realized we're just not ready to travel so far from home for what seems like an impossibly long period of time. We love Australia and are grateful to have had the opportunity to visit last year. Hopefully we'll be back again soon and we'll get a chance to make this up to you.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding.


Alex and Nick

Holy Ghost!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Starts in 45 minutes. Buy a $10 wristband and drink draft beer all day.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jerry Jams With A Double Kick Pedal

The Juan Maclean played at a club in Switzerland who mistakenly rented us backline we didn't need. Oddly, the backline also included a double kick pedal. No matter, Jerry was stoked. Never seen anyone set up his drums so quickly or with such glee.

love nancy

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thank You Jerry

So there is no confusion:

Last night Jerry Fuchs, our friend and our drum hero, passed away. Jerry accidentally fell from a freight elevator in Williamsburg Brooklyn and was not able to survive the intense trauma caused by the fall. Nick and I entered the building about the time the fall occurred. We found him in the elevator shaft. We held him and talked to him and went with him to Bellevue Hospital. Heartbreakingly, the doctors were unable to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead at 3:33 am.

My last text message exchange with Jerry went like this:

Me: Gerard, will you be coming alone tonight or do you need a +1?
Jerry: I will b coming with my friend J tonight. Let me know if that's a problem. Seriously.
Me: Not a problem!
Jerry: Dude, I know ur list is tight. Let me know if you can't swing it and i will just buy a ticket at the door.
Me: Its fine! We got it
Jerry: Thanks dawg.
minutes later....
Jerry: Thank u, thank u, thank u.

This exchange was typical of Jerry: Always apologizing unnecessarily, endlessly thanking me for no apparent reason, relentlessly polite in a world in which manners have largely been replaced by irony and sarcasm. Of course you wouldn't assume any of this from watching him play drums.... He was terrifying. A machine. A beast. Uncivilized. Rude. A savant. When he got MIDI IN and MIDI OUT tattooed on his forearms I wasn't surprised in the least. In fact, I remember thinking, "Oh, so there they are!" - - as if Jerry had finally revealed the secret to his precision and syncopation.

Jerry was the star of every band he played with and will be painfully missed by those bands and a vast network of friends, family, and of course, musicians and music lovers, worldwide. My deepest sympathies go out to his family in Georgia.

Jerry: Thank you, thank you, thank you...


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Oh, my bad. It's some dude named KANDINSKY.

This Friday @ The Guggenheim
Doors open at 9 pm, and event lasts until 1 am
$25, free for Guggenheim members
Cash only at the door, cash bar
5th Ave at 89th St, New York City

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Automato, LCD Soundsystem & 2 Many DJs @ Barrowlands. Glasgow, April 3rd, 2004.


II by DESIRE on Italians Do It Better

Monday, November 2, 2009