Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Oct 10 2019 8:00 PM

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
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PAK (NY) with Disastroid, PG13 & Onkos

PAK in its current lineup containing members of The Molecules, Cleric, Imperial Triumphant, and more. The band is touring to promote their new release Bestial on Nefarious Industries.

For more than fifteen years of touring and recording, PAK has released six recordings on labels including Ra Sounds, Magaibutsu Japan, Tzadik, and others. Combining powerful avant metal, the complexity of prog rock, and inspired moments of improvisation, PAK’s music stands unique. Founder Ron Anderson is back on guitar with a more powerful heavier sound, while new recruits, bassist Steve Blanco (Imperial Triumphant) and drummer Larry Kwartowitz (Cleric) are helping in stretching the band’s previous boundaries, pushing PAK to new sonic directions.

San Francisco's Disastroid plays a heavy mix of stoner, grunge, and noise rock. Check out more neato stuff at

The music for PG13 was originally conceived by saxophonist Phillip Greenlief as a tribute to his cat, the late, great George Cleaver. Since its inception, the group has expanded its repertoire to include compositions by guitarist John Shiurba.

After over a decade of making experimental percussion-driven music with Dennydennybreakfast and avant-electronica as TFPP, Robert Woods-LaDue is trying his hand at death metal with Onkos.
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