Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Aug 15 2019 8:00 PM

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
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Oakland art rock band Grex comes home to round out its 10th Anniversary Tour. Plus: sublime sights & sounds from improv ensemble Hare and Arrow and the relentless heaviness of electronic duo Jeweled Snakes.

Grex // http://www.grexsounds.com / http://grex.bandcamp.com
Grex is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. Grex has been called "essential current-and-future listening" (Tiny Mix Tapes), exploring the meeting point between psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz. The band recalls the explosive power of late John Coltrane, the dark energy of Suicide, and the whimsical weirdness of Skeleton Crew and Deerhoof. In biological terms, “grex” refers to the aggregation of a multitude of tiny, amoeba-like creatures combining to create a superorganism. Grex (the band) works the same way: two musicians who can function as one, the whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Hare and Arrow // https://soundcloud.com/hare-and-arrow
6 Stop Motion films by Hare and Arrow
Motoko Honda - Toy Piano
Theo Padouvas - Trumpet
Michael Noonan - Strings
Shanna Sordahl - Strings, Electronics, Automata
Brian Pedersen - Reeds
Sung Kim - Invented Instruments and Automata

Jeweled Snakes // https://jeweledsnakes.bandcamp.com/
Skot B and Sharkiface bring you some jewels, madame! Jeweled Snakes!


21+ with valid ID

The Uptown is just around the corner from the 19th Streeet BART Station and is wheelchair accessible

Cost: $10
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