That One Eyed Kid: A monocular update!


ThatOneEyedKid has been busy. I made a documentary about the RPM challenge and creative victories / frustrations. I've also got an upcoming show at Wonderbar opening for some great, crazy acts. I've also been working on some great pop-piano arrangements for PianoWithJosh, some of my (and hopefully, your) favorite pop songs with free sheet music to download. Stop by on YouTube this Thursday and piano-pop-it-up!

RPM Documentary (Part I) 

RPM Documentary (PartII)


More to come soon .-)

- Josh

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Bent Knee announces first leg of summer tour dates

Keep up with added show dates and more details here:

5/27 (Wed) Great Scott, Boston MA
5/28 (Thu) DV8 Nightclub and Lounge, Providence RI
5/29 (Fri) Arlene's Grocery, New York NY
6/4 (Thu) The Brick House Community Resource Center, Turner Falls MA
6/5 (Fri) A&E Coffee Roastery & Tea, Manchester NH
6/12 (Fri) Relax, It's Just Coffee, Mansfield OH
6/13 (Sat) The Spirited Goat, Yellow Springs OH (afternoon show)
6/13 (Sat) Blind Bob's Bar, Dayton OH (evening show)
6/14 (Sun) Grandma's House, Lansing MI
6/15 (Mon) Louie's Back Room, Kalamazoo MI
6/17 (Wed) Emporium Arcade Bar, Chicago IL
6/19 (Fri) Circle-A Cafe Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI
6/22 (Mon) recordBar, Kansas City MO
6/23 (Tue) Lion's Lair, Denver CO
6/27 (Sat) The Real Lounge, Missoula MT
6/28 (Sun) The Pin, Spokane WA
6/30 (Tue) Le Voyeur, Olympia WA
7/4 (Sat) Queen's Hotel, Nanaimo BC
7/8 (Wed) The Shakedown, Bellingham WA
7/9 (Thu) Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, Seattle WA
7/10 (Fri) Ash Street Saloon, Portland OR
7/11 (Sat) Black Forest, Eugene OR
7/17 (Fri) SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery, San Jose CA
7/18 (Sat) PianoFight, San Francisco CA

Tour poster by the brilliant Bree Lurver

That One Eyed Kid RPM Documentary Part 1

Josh (That One Eyed Kid) made a super insightful and honest documentary about his experience completing the RPM challenge.  Check out part 1 to see him face his fears and work to meet an unflinching/brutal deadline.

Check out our new Podcast about making a living as an artist!

As a community of musicians, we are always hoping to learn more about how people take their passion for music and turn it into a career.  In "The Working Musician Podcast," Josh Friedman (That One Eyed Kid) interviews amazing professional artists and helps us learn about what it takes to have a successful career in the arts.  

The first episode is out now right here on our website!  Download or stream the podcast and watch your brain grow!

PREMIER: Bent Knee releases "Skin" and "Commercial" song Live at Davis Square Theater

This video of Bent Knee is as live as it gets.  Beware of broken mic stands:

Recorded July 19th, 2014 in Somerville, MA Bent Knee is: Ben Levin - Guitar & Vocals Chris Baum - Violin Courtney Swain - Vocals & Keyboards Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth - Drums Jessica Kion - Bass Vince Welch - Synth & Sound Design Audio Editing - Ben Levin Audio Mixing - Vince Welch Video Editing - Chris Baum Videographers: Frank Hegyi Jason Hoagland Mike Sun Ryan Lewis Zach Schaefer FOH Engineers: Igor Stolarsky James Willetts ©2015 Bent Knee All Rights Reserved.

Kyle's stunning new video "Nitro."

Our doggies Kyle Harris and Josh Friedman (That One Eyed Kid,) teamed up to write this incredible instrumental called "Nitro."  Check out this amazing video of the tune produced by Strewnshank Productions:

Come to Improv Potluck XV at The Space in Jamaica Plain!

This Saturday, April 4th, Secret Dog Brigade will be hosting the 15th improv potluck at 128 Brookside Ave, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130.  Please come and bring your instrument!

The game is simple. Musicians bring instruments and drop their names into a hat. Names are drawn at random and brackets are filled out. Ensembles are formed, and each group, with no prior discussion, has five minutes to create a completely new piece of music. The result of this on-the-spot creativity is extraordinary, and those who take part leave refreshed, reinvigorated, and full of new compositional ideas and musicians to collaborate with.

This event is open to everyone. Come to play or to listen! For more information, visit


Here's a bunch of songs we wrote!

In February, a bunch of our secret doggies wrote and recorded albums for the RPM challenge.  Now, we've compiled a bunch of the best songs from these albums into one mega album.  THE RPM SAMPLER!  Click on the tracks to read interview questions with each composer.  Enjoy!

PREMIER: Bent Knee's live video of "Good Girl"

This is one of Bent Knee's newest songs.

Bent Knee - 'Leak Water' | Performed Live at Hand Forged Works in North Andover, MA Courtesy of Jonathan Rummel | Bent Knee is: Courtney Swain - vocals & keyboards Ben Levin - guitar Chris Baum - violin Jessica Kion - bass & vocals Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth - drums

"Baby Doll" by That One Eyed Kid featured in "World Spins Madly On"

"World Spins Madly On" is an independent film by director Jeremy Jed Hammel featuring music by Moby, local Boston legends Field Effect, and our very own One Eyed Kid!  

Here is "Baby Doll," the featured track by TOEK:

Learn more about the film here!

The Entire Freak Machine Live Video Series is Up.

A live performance of Ben Levin Group's entire transformative 32-minute epic, "Freak Machine," is now up on Ben's Youtube channel!  Special thanks to Mike Sun and his crew for directing and filming and to Vince Welch for engineering! Here are all 4 videos: