Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Jun 1 2024 1:00 PM

San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street

Surplus 1980

Saturday, June 1, 2024
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Koret Auditorium, Main Library

Surplus 1980 - 1 p.m. Masterminded by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum's former percussionist Moe! Staiano, Surplus 1980 is a whip-smart musical collective from Oakland, California, established in 2010.

Taking cues from the angular punk bands of the 1980s, Surplus 1980 fuses a fierce, muscular attack with experimental out-jazz and elements of progressive rock. Coupled with Staiano's playful lyrics, the music updates angular post-punk with a modernist "maximal minimalism."

Listen to Surplus 1980 on Bay Beats.

Dizzy Twin - 2:00 pm. Dizzy Twin is Mia d'Bruzzi and Paul Simmans exploring a netherworld of weird, witchy vibes. They have been collaborating for over 20 years and Dizzy Twin is the expression of their endless fascination and obsession with creating new music and modes of communication.

Although Dizzy Twin originally began as a studio project, the live band delivers these songs to the stage with a wallop: Roger Rocha (4 Non Blondes, The Goldenhearts) on guitar, Tim Perdue (Enrique, Velvetta) on bass, and Michael Tornatore on drums, along with Paul on guitar and Mia on vocals.

Dizzy Twin has been described: “Their sound is a marriage of punk rock attitude and old school burlesque bump and grind, with a lot of Brecht and Weill decadence and black humour thrown in.” —David Kelso, Mitchell Oneiros Press (review of Dizzy Twin's Empire LP). It's danceable, too!

Listen to Dizzy Twin on Bay Beats.
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