Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Wed, Aug 14 2019 8:00 PM

Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave Albany
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PG13, Lord Tang
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

CHIROMANCER is a plate-juggly art rock duo from Oakland, CA: Evelyn Davis (Frankenixon, Cheer-Accident) Vox and Nord, and incredible drummer Charlie Werber (Guzzlemug, Murmur)


Phillip Greenlief - alto saxophone
John Shiurba - amplified guitar
Tom Scandura - drums

PG13 is a collaborative project driven by compositions from Phillip Greenlief (many of which were inspired by his departed cat, george cleaver) and John Shiurba (many of which were inspired by his dog bloom). drummer tom scandura offers lots of edits in the work, and contours the shape of melodies and rhythms in ways the composers may never have considered. the blanket genre for the group could be considered post-rock, but has elements of punk, thrash, metal, and angular melodies reminiscent of the works of chicago iconclast anthony braxton. the trios eponymous album was released on edgetone records in 2018.

The members of PG13 have a long history in the Bay Area improv community and lay down some tight, noisy, prog rock with their debut self-titled CD "PG13.

Lord Tang
Lord Tang is a warm descent into a dub fueled frenzy of color and light. Dancing inside the vividly colorful abstract narratives created by artist Kelly Porter, Lord Tang, in white tuxedo with white painted face, creates a moving canvas that mirrors the kaleidoscopic surrealism of his sound. It is a sound dredged from the depths of Jamaican dub and spun into a new form that incorporates the many influences on Lord Tang’s creator, Dominic Cramp: soundtracks, vintage science fiction, British dark comedy, dirty electronics, modular electronic music, abstract tone clouds. It is a sound and sight that fills a room and transforms it into a ship set sailing into parts unknown.

Dominic Cramp has taken Lord Tang to several venues on the West Coast of the United States and all over Europe. He is an active member of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista and currently involved in the Talking Book , an abstract instrumental project with Jared Blum and Bill Gould from Faith No More, that more recently has taken him down to Chile, Brazil and Argentina.
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