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Dave Willey

Dave Willey
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Dave Willey (born 1963) is an American experimental musician and composer, best known as the co-founder and member of the Boulder, Colorado-based avant-rock group Hamster Theatre. He is also a member of Thinking Plague and 3 Mice. He has released solo albums and has performed with Hamster Theatre and Thinking Plague in the United States and Europe.
Website
http://www.myspace.com/hamstertheatre
Related articles (12)
Releases on file (15)
Thinking Plague — Hoping against Hope Thinking Plague — Hoping against Hope
(Cuneiform Rune 421, 2017, CD)
Yūgen — Death by Water Yūgen — Death by Water
(AltrOck Productions ALT-053, 2016, CD)
Ligeia Mare — Songs We Never Thought Of Ligeia Mare — Songs We Never Thought Of
(Concrete 0002, 2013, CD)
Ligeia Mare — Ligeia Mare Ligeia Mare — Ligeia Mare
((Not on label) no#, 2012, CD)
3 Mice — Send Me a Postcard 3 Mice — Send Me a Postcard
(Les Disques Rayés 008, 2012, CD)
Thinking Plague — Decline and Fall Thinking Plague — Decline and Fall
(Cuneiform Rune 320, 2011, CD)
Dave Willey & Friends — Immeasurable Currents Dave Willey & Friends — Immeasurable Currents
(AltrOck Productions ALT-021, 2011, CD)
Yūgen — Iridule Yūgen — Iridule
(AltrOck Productions ALT-013, 2010, CD)
Hamster Theatre — The Public Execution of Mister Personality and Quasi Day Room Hamster Theatre — The Public Execution of Mister Personality and Quasi Day Room
(Cuneiform Rune 226/227, 2006, 2CD)
Thinking Plague — A History of Madness Thinking Plague — A History of Madness
(Cuneiform Rune 180, 2003, CD)
Hamster Theatre — Carnival Detournement Hamster Theatre — Carnival Detournement
(Cuneiform Rune 146, 2001, CD)
Thinking Plague — Upon Both Your Houses Thinking Plague — Upon Both Your Houses
(NEARfest Records NFR004, 2000/2004, CD)
Thinking Plague — In Extremis Thinking Plague — In Extremis
(Cuneiform Rune 114, 1998, CD)
Hamster Theatre — Siege on Hamburger City Hamster Theatre — Siege on Hamburger City
(Cricetus Records CR HT01, 1998, CD)
David Willey — Songs from the Hamster Theatre David Willey — Songs from the Hamster Theatre
(Prolific Records no#, 1995, CD)

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2017-05-19
First ProgStock Festival Set for October – October 2017 will see the inaugural edition of a festival called ProgStock in Rahway, New Jersey at the Union County Performing Arts Center. With a definite slant towards neo-progressive music, the event is sure to please many fans with the inclusion of such artists as Echolyn, Glass Hammer, and Aisles. The festival will take place October 13-15. » Read more

2017-05-05
Clive Brooks RIP – Word reaches us today of another sad passing in the music world. Drummer Clive Brooks, best known as a member of such Canterbury bands as Egg, Uriel / Arzachel, and Groundhogs, has died at the age of 67. Details are sketchy at this point. The news was reported on Nick Mason's Facebook page — Brooks was Mason's drum tech. » Read more

2017-05-02
Col. Bruce Hampton RIP – The phrase "He died doing what he loved" is almost a cliche, but in the case of Col. Bruce Hampton, it couldn't be more true. Hampton, who was born Gustav Berglund III, collapsed on stage at his own 70th birthday celebration and later passed away. The event took place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. » Read more

2017-04-16
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2017-04-16
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