Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Oct 21 2018 7:30 PM


An eclectic night of Freewheeling sonic mayhem, art-funk, and social commentary
7:30 pm Ode to Fall
Rent Romus - saxophones/flutes/percussion, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Lisa Mezzacappa - double bass, Golnaz Shariatzadeh - violin, Angela Roberts - cello, Tony Gennaro - percussion
8:30 Rightstarter
PC Muñoz - drums, vocals, electronics / MC DEM ONE - vocals, electronics / Danny Z - electronics


RIGHTSTARTER presents a guttural sonic response to this political moment, rendered via improvised vamps on hot-button issues, original material, unexpected covers, and curveball collaborations with artists of all disciplines. The RIGHTSTARTER aesthetic is the zen of the boom-bap, with echoes of free jazz, funk, performance art, and musique concréte. We transgress boundaries, subvert expectations, and assert denied identities in hostile times. Our musical ancestors include Gil Scott-Heron, Leonard Cohen, John Cage, and Chuck D. Our name comes straight from a 1987 Public Enemy song.


Cost: $10-$20 sliding scale
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.
From left, Heikki "Mike" Koskinen digital trumpet, Tane Kannisto saxophone, Teppo Hauta-aho double bass, Ville Rauhala double bass, Rent Romus saxophone and Simo Laihonen drums at Telakka, Tampere, Finland 31.5.2017.