Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Mar 24 2018 8:00 PM

The Milk Bar
241a South 1st Street, Richmond, CA

The 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival continues with a night of Alt-Tuned Rock with

'Fraid o' Freyja (10pm)
Vegan Butcher (9pm)
Hazel Atlas (8pm)

Doors at 7:30 :: Show starts at 8
The Milk Bar
241A S 1st St
Richmond CA 94804
$10-$15 sliding

This is the second edition of MFP&T's festival focus on pure rock in alternate tunings, bringing together a number of avant-garde performers in their genre-defying splendor.

About Hazel Atlas
Hazel Atlas is the solo project of Kevin Robert Thompson. Musically active since the mid 1980s, these days he is best known as one of the guitarists and song writers for the band Enablers. He lives in Oakland, California and spends much of his time on the road.

About Vegan Butcher
Playing a new batch of song only written in January and only using a nine-note scale, Vegan Butcher features a power trio of composer-lyricist John Shiurba (Molecules, Eskimo) on guitar, Wil Hendricks (Califone) on bass, and Suki O'Kane (Thingamajigs Performance Group, She Mob) on drums, with elegiac vocals provided this time by Angela Coon (Kneel, Dot Dot Dot, Toychestra, Ninewood). Shiurba is known for his work in art rock, contemporary composition and noise. Through the use of extended techniques and unusual preparations, he expands the traditional sound range of the guitar, producing stunning, often unrecognizable results. Vegan Butcher takes all of its lyrical content from John's early morning somniloquism.

About 'Fraid o' Freyja
FOF is the just-intoned psychedelic alter-ego of Thingamajigs Performance Group. Born of a tuning experiment enacted on a Wurlitzer dubbed "The Schocker/Fokker Tuning"; given life by the "what-would-happen-if" one month rental of a rock rehearsal space, sitting on four hours of mastered recordings ready for release, it continues what Thingamajigs Performance Group started, only louder. This performance will feature the FOF treatment of Lou Harrison's Largo Ostinato.

Cost: $10-$15 sliding
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play: