Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Wed, May 8 2019 8:00 PM

Virtual Balboa w/Chris Cooper, Unpopular Electronics w/Tom Djll, Tanuki Spidercat, Oji Edutainment
WED May 8 at The Peacock Lounge 552 Haight, SF
$5-$10 sliding scale, doors 7:30pm, bands 8-11pm all-ages notaflof

Virtual Balboa with Chris Cooper
Found-sound percussion and free-jazz noise trio featuring underground guitarist Zach Darrup, bassist Evan Lipson, and percussionist Ben Bennett will be joined this-date-only by Chris Cooper (Fat Worm of Error/Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase.) Sending rumor ripples across the cultural landscape follwoing their splashdown set at the 2018 Big Ears Festival, this Philly-based trio now breaks on the shores of The Bay to send you scurrying claws-clacking crab-wise into the Peaock Lounge. Prepare to see your sandcastles sink.

Unpopular Electronics with Tom Djll
Gino Robair patches Tom Djll into his array only to discover the resulting circuit is a two-headed snake snarfing endlessly spawned tails. Caught in alligator clips, wrestling like Laocoön in a nest of patchcords, it's really the audience who ends up ensnared when Robair and Djll merge via Serge modulars. Robair has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey and is a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. Djll has performed with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Karl Berger, David Toop and plays with Tender Buttons, Euphotic, and Kokuo.

Tanuki Spidercat
Colleen Twitty's solo creep out has as many fangs as bright yellow eyes, all of 'em fixin to sink into you. From crouch to pounce, Tanuki Spidercat's blizzard of fang, claw, fluff, theramin, cello, electronics and meow nudges you to death with fatally swift soft paddycakes of pure desire.

Oji Edutainment
Don't miss this special rare appearance by Oji leading us on a mental treasure hunt through the map of the brains maze. Deeply influenced by his uncles who in the late '70s formed "The Close Encounters of the Funkiest Kind," Oji emerged at early age as best beat-maker on the block. Producing music for neighborhood friends who at times negatively influenced him, God, family, music and art would help to save and heal many mental scars. Like a rose that grows from concrete, he flourished in the musical lineage of P-Funk and the Dungeon Family and became artist in residence at the Hunters Point shipyard from 2002-2004 where he was discovered and mentored by the revolutionary artists Georgia Ann Muldrow and Dudley Perkins and their label, Someothaship Connects. "There is no doubt in my mind that Oji is something apart, almost unclassifiable. So unique it's jaw dropping." -Steve Gilmore (RebelRiffs)

Cost: $5
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