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October 9, 2007
    We have finished the Miracle Condition demo! Listen to a few of the songs here.

June 8, 2007
    Miracle Condition is working on a demo album to be completed during the summer. We'll be playing two shows in July (see the myspace page for details).

January 8, 2007
    Miracle Condition first show at The Kitty Moon over very well. Come see us at Subterranean in Chicago on January 14!

November 11, 2006
    Miracle Condition: new psych/experimental/post rock group composed of Mark Shippy (U.S. Maple), Pat Samson (U.S. Maple, Slow Planet), and Matt Carson (Bosco & Jorge, Slow Planet, Lake Girls). First show hopefully soon.

November 4, 2006
    Lake Girls first show with Jeffrey Robinson goes surprisingly well!

June 24, 2006
    New project, Lake Girls, in the works with W. W. Lowman and Brad Gallagher.

June 24, 2006
    Stephen J. song "Come In Get Dry" featured on and episode of the show     "Home Team".

this site is dedicated to the musical (mis)adventures of the collective consciousness that is stephen j. whether written alone or improvised with my cohorts, what is found on this site can be attributed to this (possibly imagined) higher power.

i'm currently living in chicago and playing guitar for bosco and jorge, the slow planet, miracle condition, working on a project called lake girls, working on a phd, and a few other things. i will update this site as new material becomes available.
                       matt carson

 Latest Release               [ listen to samples ]

Stephen J. - Midwest In Mono
Stephen J. - Midwest In Mono

This is the first public offering from stephen j., a largely solo channeling via matt carson. Recorded in late 2003 and 2004 at the world famous McKinley house. Guest appearances by Jesse Butler, Joe Whitt, Brian Brewer, and others.

contact: stephenj@stephenjmusic.com                                                                                                                          see the myspace page