Welcome to MIRK Mondays! This is where you can follow the music and lives of the MIRK family. Every Monday, we will be updating YOU with info and stories from our musical travels. Share us with your friends, family, coworkers and strangers. Help us keep spreading the LOVE.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloweeny

Hello MIRKins!!!

We had one crazy week! On Tuesday, we got a last minute call to perform at Northern Lights because Gym Class Heroes were unable to play and they needed another opener. We opened up for Dirty Heads who were amazing, as was the energy we got from the crowd.

On Thursday, it was Trick or Trees at the Armory in Albany. People were there, dressed to impress. Mr. Cheeks made an appearance, running the sound...



Making a grand entrance was Vinny Vaporizer; the inspiration for the Headband Tree Shurt



Josh 'Mirk' Mirsky was also there, rocking the stage with Vinny Vaporizer.



Our great graphic designer Robert (left) was there with one of his super hipster friends



Mike Thornton, our guitarist, seemed to have gained a little bit of weight over the busy week...



However, by Saturday, he seemed to have slimmed up for our performance at Elda's



Also at Elda's was MIRKenstein...



Our zombie-doctor saxophonist really loves to dance..if you didn't know...

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The next day, we traveled to Brooklyn for a First Look Sessions Showcase at the Public Assembly. Not a bad view from the river huh?



Before we started to play, we went to this awesome Cuban Restaurant that was next to the venue. We all had some debo empanadas...so debo that Mike made a song about it

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Well, that's all we have for you! Thank you for tuning in.

We should be dropping a new video soon, so keep your eyes out!

until then
MIRK signing out

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone

Helllloooo MIRKins!

We had a very busy week! On Tuesday we were preparing for our show opening up for JCole. Here we are hard at work, meticulously discussing each section of each song.

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We also like to loosen up and rotate instruments to get a real sense of the music...

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After we wrapped up rehearsal, Tara and Andy went to Tuesday Night Live and blew the speakers (not actually true, but the PA was broken so they had to do a true unplugged set)

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On Friday, we had our big show opening up for JCole. His DJ and keyboardists were the first to sound check. I don't know if you can see, but the lone man standing in front of the stage like a googly-eyed toddler would be our drummer Steve!



Before any show, we spend a lot of time mentally preparing ourselves to give you, the fans, the best show ever...

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Here's MIRK with special guest Mr. Cheeks who helped us with Beautiful Music.



On Saturday, we had a music video shoot for our newest record, "Sunshine."
This track features a verse from our good friend King Dreams who absolutely destroyed it! Here are some behind the scenes shots.





This upcoming week, we are playing at Trick or Trees at the Armory and MIRKenstein (a Halloween show) at Elda's on Lark

We hope to see you at both shows
For now,
MIRK signing out

Monday, October 17, 2011

Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gansta

Hello MIRKins!!!

So not too much to report this week. We didn't have any shows, but we do this Friday!

On Friday, October 21st we will be opening up for J Cole, who currently has the number 1 album in the country! It will be at the Armory in Albany NY and tickets are $30. Please facebook us if you are interested in tickets!



Last week at Tuesday Night Live, Josh was the guest MC for the night. Steve, Andy and Kate decided to join him on stage for an acoustic version of Forbidden and Hey Ya.



As some of you may know (even though all of you should know), we have released our official music video for the song 'Beautiful Music' featuring Mr. Cheeks. Please check out the video HERE!
Also, each song on our new album has a corresponding image. Here is the image for 'Beautiful Music'



Also, we will be releasing our new MIRK flashcards. Check em out!



That's all we have for today. Remember to watch our video for Beautiful Music and come see us at J Cole on Friday. Until next time, remember that it feels good to be a gansta



MIRK signing out

Monday, October 10, 2011

Shattered!

Hello MIRKins!!!

So we had a relatively busy week, considering we didn't have a show. Last Monday, we released our first video off our new album GRIND. The video is for our single 'Beautiful Music' featuring Mr. Cheeks from Lost Boyz! Check out the video HERE!!!







On Tuesday, we has rehearsal. For those who don't know Chris very well, you might not realize he is kind of a violent person.

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Also, about 2 weeks ago, Steve competed in the DRUM-OFF at Guitar Center on Wolf Road. Here he is at his finest!

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On Saturday, we had a photo shoot to help promote our new album. Andy wasn't really feeling it...



But he cleans up pretty well!!



Didn't you know Jesus' crown was made of diamonds, not thorns!?!



Josh cleans up pretty good as well!



And Tara always looks good!!



Well that's all we got this week! Keep an eye our for some GRIND posters!

Until next week,

MIRK signing out!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Excuse Me, I Would Like To Make A Deposit...

MIRKins...

Holy f*ck stick this was a busy week!

On Tuesday, Josh was asked to be a guest host on Tuesday Night Live. Kate and Steve helped him out with what they could. (Steve is playing drums...on an iphone!)

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On Friday, we ventured to the foreign land of Troy to busk for Troy Night Out. Thank you to all that stopped to listen to us. Even though we got threatened by some rain drops, it seemed to hold of for an hour and a half set.



On Saturday, we rocked Stout for after Octoberfest on Broadway in Albany. Even though it had been bumpin and people had been drinking since 11am, people were still there to rock with us until 1am!



On Sunday, we started day 1 of our video shoot for our new song 'Stand Under' off our soon-to-be released album GRIND.

The concept will not be leaked yet, but let's just say MIRK has gone 'street'.









Andy O'Brien is "taking this one to the bank"...

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Here is a quick preview...

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Please look out for the release of our music video for Beautiful Music which should be dropping veeeeeery soon (wink wink). This was an amazing shoot. Thanks so much to Michael Dispenza (director) for all the hard work, Mr. Cheeks for rocking a verse with us and to all the fans that came out to the show.

We don't have any shows this week. We will be working hard to prepare for our album release party. Keep your eyes out for the word GRIND!!!
As for now, thanks for tuning in!

MIRK signing out