Tuesday, December 23, 2014

015 thus far performances

shows this january in the year 015th.
jan 14 at the stone, 10pm::
Charlie Looker, Mary Halvorson, Mick Barr, Tyondai Braxton guitar quartet.

jan 21st at le poisson rouge, 10pm::
Zs (record release show)
w/ Mick Barr (solo set) and Michael Beharie

jan 22nd at silent barn::
Kid Millions/Mick Barr/Sarah Bernstein/Stuart Popejoy
with GDFX, Ava Mendoza, Brat Pit

Monday, December 8, 2014

drownt in mossenek

2 more mossenek live sets posted here:

this is probably it for the year for releases. thanks to all who supported this year of releases.

coming in early january: mossenek live in japan recordings.

next year will see a slew of releases. please pay attention here. and here:

colin and lars, "meaningless shit":

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


-new mossenek:

-oldest second show ever this sat Nov 15th in LA:

-mick barr/brandon seabrook/chris pitsiokis trio next thurs nov 20th at manhattan inn:

-Nabrok (speck from orphan new band):

Wednesday, October 15, 2014





the worst and possibly final release as ocrilim.
time will tell...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

avund and donder

hello all,
first off, thank you to all the good folks i met and hung out with at incubate festival in tilburg. was great to meet you and i really appreciate all the travel time and costs some of you had to endure. so, thank you!!!

second off, things at hand...
-october 4th i'll be performing solo at EMPAC in troy ny. here is their website about it: http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2014/fall/mick-barr
-october 24th and 25th are virus days at st vitus... the 24th krallice will perform, the 25th ocrilim will perform.
-attention chicago humans!!!! october 26th ACME will perform 2 of my trios at Constellation, along with works of joseph byrd. here is their website about it: http://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/635799-american-contemporary-music-chicago/ , i won't be there, but i want to be.
-more shows will be announced soonish, just being settled.

third off, heres a video from the performance i did with hisham bharoocha and his 19 bass drums:

fourth off, heres the video of the live on air performance of the bj rubin show featuring the annual augustian performance of BARRSHEADAHL:

fifth off, i'll begin selling the new one-sided oldest 7" sometime.

much more coming in the year(s), recordings, releases, drawings, shows, changes, staying sames,,,,

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

more crap.

hello all.
1st off, here is audio from a set i did with hisham bharoocha and his 19 bass drums.

2nd off, this friday there will be a live broadcast of the bj rubin show which barrsheadahl will play.
if in nyc, watch tv:  It will be broadcast from 11pm-midnight on MNN1 in Manhattan (Time Warner 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33). For people not in Manhattan, here is a link to watch it live on the internet:

3rd off, mossenek "precarious summoning" cd is sold out. thanks y'all. 

4th off, , , 

Friday, August 1, 2014

up and coming shows

aug 2nd solo set at basilica, hudson ny
aug 5th solo set at lulu's greenpoint nyc
aug 9th trio improv set with travis laplante and nick podgurski, 69 clifton pl, 1st fl, clinton hill nyc.
hopefully sometime late august barrsheadahl set somewhere new yorky...
sept 17th krallice at incubate festival, tilburg holland
sept 18th solo set at incubate festival, tilburg holland
oct 4th solo set at empac, troy ny
oct 24th krallice set at stvitus, greenpoint nyc with virus
oct 25th solo set at stvitus, greenpoint nyc with virus

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mossenek japan

hello all,
many things since the last things.
japan is/was great. i would like to return.
many thanks to vampillia, nadja, saxruins, chuck, yuko, jv, and everyone we met and spent time with.

MOSSENEK has many recordings to pour through...
there is a new live set up on bandcamp with special guest colin marston.
"Precarious Summoning" has finally been released, CDR and mp3...
Mossenek video we made in Hokkaido, directed by Justina Villanueva:
too much more coming soon, live in japan, new rehearsal albums, maybe some physical shit, you don't want this much but we don't care...

other things...
--i'll be playing solo august 2nd at basilica in hudson ny state as a part of the art show "ambulance blues".  this date marks the 12th anniversary of the bolt that hit NLM and shifted his existence. so this set will be in tribute to him.
--there will be a barrsheadahl show in nyc sometime either august 6,7,8. no venue has been established, no date set in stone, but it will happen.
--the plans are still in motion for krallice to perform at incubate festival in holland sept 17th, plus some other dates around that one. but we shall see if that happens...
--i'll be performing solo at EMPAC in troy ny state october 4th. surround around.
--krallice and myself will support the great norwegian band Virus at st vitus october 24th and 25th. first krallice show in nyc in over a year. first virus us show ever. humbled and honored.

more later.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Time gain

time ticks onward.
many thanks to mr. hank shteamer for this article:
mossenek will be performing on wfmu tuesday june 10th between 3-6 sometime.
you can stream it somehow here: http://wfmu.org/playlists/BT
or if in nyc area, 91.1 FM.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

further drowning

many things..
yet another mossenek set..:

mossenek promo video for japan tour..:
made by chuck.

weasel walter improv collection..:
me and weasel duo track 6.

mossenek will perform live on wfmu june 10th sometime in the afternoon.
our bithcivserberous/old detention tape will be available soonish from 5nakefork.
precarious summoning cdrs soon too.

upcoming shows:
may 15th at trans pecos "Overishins" (barr, bettis, pride, deblase)
may 23rd at st vitus "Mossenek" with prizehog and Vaz
june 5th at st vitus "Mick Barr/Marc Edwards Duo" with dysrhythmia and many arms.
then mossenek in japan...

also, for those interested, i'll be playing in this at the end of may in nyc:

more soon, sure i forgot something. thanks to all bandcamp orderers/donators..

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Mossenek "Divine Indifference"
the 3rd of the digital trilogy.

upcoming nyc shows:

may 7th at silent barn, Mossenek, Nebadon, La Cruor
may 15th at trans pecos: Overishins (barr, bettis, pride, deblase) and others. 
may 23rd at st vitus: Mossenek, Prizehog
june 5th at st vitus: Mick Barr/Marc Edwards duo, Many Arms and Dysrhythmia

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


The 2nd installment in the Mossenek trilogy leading up to our japanese soil explorations is upon us.
Recorded november 2nd 2013 at MNN studios.
availble here:

The next installment will be Divine Indifference.
Precarious Summoning will be released in a physical and/or tangible format which will be sold in Japan and possibly online when we return.

Mothen 7" limited release on American Tapes available here:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"drowning off in the deleted scenes"

the man known as:
loserface staplegun gluesniffer(Zero Mind Race Through The Vacuum) 
has a project called THE ghostmachine Erased. 
it is worth your time to investigate. 
garrett, indiana, usa. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mossenek 3

Mossenek time is upon us...
starting today we will release a new album every month for 3 months, leading up to our tour of japan in june with vampillia and nadja. 

here lies: "Old Detention"

next will be "Bithcivserberous" in april
after that in may "Precarious Summoning"....
(all sales will go towards helping us pay for rehearsal time)

also, this saturday starts Vampillia weekend. 
march 8th at silent barn
mick barr solo
kevin hufnagel
mv carbon

monday march 10th at death by audio
colin marston

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NG Traitor


and this

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


March 8th at Silent barn
Mick Barr
Kevin Hufnagel
MV Carbon

March 10th at Death By Audio
Colin Marston solo set

April 26th at Trans Pecos
Child Abuse
Couch Slut

and in the far distant future:
Mick Barr residency at the Stone
August 18th - 23rd in the year 2015!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mossenek show for january 16th has been moved to st vitus in greenpoint.
we are scheduled to play round 1030ish.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


time keeps on slipping..
january 6th at silent barn - IDHNothinbuttheblues and Child Abuse
january 16th at fitness, bushwick - Mossenek and 1000 other bands. we go on 10:30-11ish.
Mossenek "Mothen" 1-sided 7" to be released by American Tapes sometime this month.
later: new Mossenek full-length. Oldest "Bacterial Insight" 7". Encenathrakh.
Mossenek on the BJ Rubin show: