Past Dates

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

HESS solo / Graff,Daane, & Black at THREE LINKS - 8:30 - 11:30
2704 Elm St Dallas, TX 75226
Dallas, TX 75226
Price: No Cover

This show is a late addition to the Three Links calendar! Doosu/Descender front man Casey Hess will perform solo first, then it's Mike Graff with Mike Daane and Duncan Black afterwards. Should be an intimate evening in the old neighborhood on Thursday night.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Mike Graff's NIGHT GALLERY - 9:00 PM
1909 Skillman Dallas, TX 75206
Dallas, TX 75206
214-821-WINE (9463)
Price: FREE!

Friends, every few years I do a special Halloween themed solo show where I interpret art images created by my dad in the early '70's with the sound of electric guitar. I call it "NIGHT GALLERY". This year's show will happen on Thursday night, October 29th at The Wine Therapist in Lakewood. Starting at 9PM, I'll do my best to coax the spirits through the wood and paint, to join us in the room. Afterwards we'll just be digging the sounds of early '70's glitter rock and dark wave classics on the P. A. It's just a few nights before Halloween, so it's a perfect time to don a fake mustache or a frightening wig. As always, there's no cover at Wine Therapist. But there will be an opportunity to purchase prints of some of dad's art images. So come get your Halloween on a few nights early!

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Cinco De Mayo Party with Mad Mexicans, Palomino, Glen Young Experiment - 12:00
2800 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 742-2336
Price: $10

Friends, I must say it's felt great lately to be able to step out, play a bit of guitar, and be part of the community in Deep Ellum again. Our friend Robert Garza has invited Mike Daane, Duncan Black and me to be part of the bill next Friday evening May 1, along with his band MAD MEXICANS over at THE CURTAIN CLUB. The evening starts at 9:00pm with THE GLEN YOUNG EXPERIMENT, featuring former Tripping Daisy / Polyphonic Spree drummer Brian Wakeland. At 10:00 it's PALOMINO, featuring former Scary Cherry & The Bang Bangs drummer Alan Ayo. At 11:00 MAD MEXICANS will be delivering their latino fusion hip hop metal Cinco De Mayo party. After midnight, I'll be doing my spacey instrumental versions of C.o.E. and HOTM material. So if you're in the old neighborhood late next Friday, come by and say hello. Perhaps mean ol' Chad will take a break from his knob twiddling to join us onstage for a number.

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Deep Ellum Arts Festival - 9:00 PM
Elm & Crowdus
Dallas, Texas 75226
214 855 1881
Price: Free!


I'll be performing next with bassist Mike Daane and drummer Duncan Black on Saturday night, April 4th, 9:00 PM on the Deep Ellum stage at The Deep Ellum Arts Festival, located at Elm St. at Crowdus. Admission is free to attend. Please check out the event website:



Saturday, January 24th, 2015

The Black Dotz, Pinkish Black, Mike Graff at CLUB DADA - 9:00 pm
2720 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Price: $7.00 in advance / $10 the day of show

Hey everyone, I'm really looking forward to this one! Again, I'll be playing with bassist Mike Daane and drummer Duncan Black. Mr Daane will be performing with Spyche, next door at Three Links from 9 - 9:45 pm. Then he will step over and join Duncan and me at Dada for our set, starting at 10. Pinkish Black and The Black Dotz will follow. 

Should feel a bit like the old days in Deep Ellum!

Tickets are available at Ticketfly:





Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Mike Graff with Mike Daane & Duncan Black, The Cush, Ha Foo - 9:00 PM
3510 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
Price: TBD

Hello Friends, our next show will be at The Doublewide on Saturday Dec. 13 with THE CUSH and HA FOO.  If you haven't heard my guitar sound in a while, then please allow me to bath your ears in stunning 3-D delay, accompanied by the rocking bass and drum of Mike Daane and Duncan Black! We'll be playing a mix of C.o.E. and HOTM stuff, plus previously unheard new music. First up on Saturday evening will be THE CUSH, formerly Buck Jones. I'm looking forward to soaking up the latest stargazerly sounds from Gabby and Burette Douglas. We'll play second, and the two-man group HA FOO will play last. I'll also be making an appearance earlier in the evening at Hal Samples gallery event "TRUE" at 840 Exposition. (Just down the street.) 30 artists will be showing work, so it should be a good party. I'll be doing a rendition of the Course Of Empire piece "Dawn Of The Great Eastern Sun," while Hal shoots video.  Come get your mug in the shot with me while I muse on the C.o.E. track that was the springboard for Halls Of The Machine. Then head with me over to Doublewide for the full set with Mike Daane and Duncan Black.

Let's raise a glass, and share in a holiday toast at the final show of 2014!   -G


Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Black Dotz and Mike Graff with Mike Daane & Duncan Black - 9:00 PM
3510 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75226


we'll be at The Doublewide on Saturday Sept. 13, 2014. Also on the bill will be Wanz Dover and his Black Dotz. Come join us.

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

MIKE GRAFF and DUNCAN BLACK - 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm
1909 Skillman
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821 WINE (9463)

Former Course Of Empire guitarist brings spacey, delay-soaked guitar atmospheres into this intimate Lakewood wine bar setting, supported by Descender drummer Duncan Black. Come check out the new Wine Therapist location! Two 40 min sets, first starting at 8:30 and later at 10:30. No cover!


Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Church Of The Friendly Ghost at Mass Gallery - 7 pm to 10 pm
507 Calles Street, Suite 108
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 535-4946

Hello everyone! Drummer Duncan Black and I will be performing at The Mass Gallery in Austin on Sunday, January 19th, 2014.  The show is presented by Church Of The Friendly Ghost. We'll be sharing the evening with Derek Rogers, Lee Dockery, Rambutan, and Xander Harris. We're looking forward to seeing our Austin friends! If you're in Austin, please come join us!

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