So We Are: On the Viking Trail

So We are will perform at Sidewalk NYC . Come help us warm us up at Sidewalk on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  (Sidewalk location)

Music, Art, Science: An Evening

Music, Art, Science: An Evening

Tuesday, January 31 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM, Sidewalk,  NYC
94 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009

Music by artists and scientist who play with each other.
Phrogz (David Humphrey and Jennifer Coates)
Supersmall (Colin Dempsey and Daniela Schiller)
So We Are (Joseph LeDoux, Colin Dempsey & David Humphrey with Daniela Schiller on drums.

So We Are at The Burren @ Tue., Jan. 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

So We Are will perform at the Burren in Somerville, MA in  Jan. 10, 2017.  NYC and Bostonian folks please let relevant acquaintances know. Thanks.

So We Are & The Rock Valley Retinue

So We Are & The Rock Valley Retinue

 HiFiMonday, November 21 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
169 Avenue A( between East 10th and 11th streets in Manhattan’s east village),  New York, New York 10009

Map here 


 In April So We Are and the Rock Valley Retinue took over a one room, 19th century schoolhouse in upstate New York and turned it into a recording studio. This show will be a record release for our album, Things We’ve Learned. Joseph LeDoux and Colin Dempsey are So We Are. Rock Valley Retinue band members include Don Piper, Matthew Horn, Jeremy Chatzky, Cliff Westfall, Julia Greenberg.

The Sounds of Fear: a pre Halloween show – Sidewalk, Oct 25 at 7:15 PM and Oct 26 at 8:30 PM

Unplugged versions of songs by The Amygdaloids, especially songs about “fear,” to get you in the mood for Halloween. The band will include Joseph LeDoux, Colin Dempsey and David Humphrey

Sidewalk Cafe:

Oct 25 at 7:15 PM and Oct 26 at 8:30 PM

94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009  Map here 


So we are is joining an inauguration celebration event at NYU

So We Are will perform songs about mind and brain in The Mind – one of NYU Inauguration Celebration Week events.  LeDoux will moderate the event and Colin Dempsey will be speaking in the even too.

THE MIND [Kimmel 802, Thursday, September 2211 – 12:30pm]

So We Are & the Rock Valley Retinue

Summer Music 2016 at The Rock Valley Schoolhouse @ 4:00  PM, August 7

Joe LeDoux and Colin Dempsey will be joined by Matthew Hom, Don Piper, Julia Greenberg, Jeremy Chatzky, David Humphrey, Jennifer Coates and others. The group will perform songs from their upcoming album, “Things We’ve learned”, which was recorded in April 2016 at The Rock Valley Schoolhouse.

Heavy Mental Music

Come and melt your brain with scientists rocking out. We’ll tickle your neurons with a mix of original rock, jazz standards and popular covers, all designed to get your dopamine flowing and your toes tapping. Come to jazz with The Shrinks, rock with the Amygdaloids, and dance the night away to Pavlov’s Dogz’ high-energy jams.


85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009

Phone: (212) 777-1157

Sun, April 3rd
8pm – The Shrinks
9pm – The Amygdaloids
10pm – Pavlov’s Dogz

Don Piper with So We Are and Eric Ambel

So We Are will play on Monday with Don Piper and Eric Ambel . Colin Dempsey and Joseph LeDoux will be previewing new tunes.

Don PIper with So We Are and Eric Ambel

Mon 8 PM · HiFi · New York, NY

So We Are + Courtney Lee Adams Jr. at HiFi Back Room

“So We Are,” an acoustic duo version of The Amygdaloids, will be joined by Courtney Lee Adams Jr.

WED, OCTOBER 21, 2015, 8:00 PM: Courtney Lee Adams Jr. HiFi is located at 169 Avenue A, between East 10th and 11th streets in Manhattan’s East Village. Free admission.

‘So  We Are’ will be talking and singing love songs about mind and brain and mental disorders, and Courtney Lee Adams Jr. will be sharing the stage for the first time with a neuroscientist, Joseph LeDoux and his partner Colin Dempsey for a night of mind-blowing, brain-teasing, consciousness-raising music in the back room at HiFi. Free admission.

Doors at 8. Music sometime after that.