Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
Starline Social Club
2236 Martin Luther King
Oakland CA 94612  

The Starline is a 400 person capacity multi-use space that facilitates artists, musicians, and community-based entrepreneurs in the exhibition of music, performance, literary, culinary and visual media.
http://www.starlinesocialclub.com/

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, March 4 2020 8:30 PM
Eugene Chadbourne at the Starline Social Club

Eugene Chadbourne in the Crystal Cavern with special guest Daniel Masiel. 8:30PM, $15, 21+
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One of SPIN Magazine’s Greatest 100 Guitarists of All Time, Eugene Chadbourne has been composing, performing, and writing about music since at least 1975. Among his innovations are creating a musical instrument from a garden rake and arranging for and performing Bach, Captain Beefheart, and Frank Zappa compositions on the banjo. He's collaborated with an astounding number of artists over the years, including Camper Van Beethoven, John Zorn, Henry Kaiser, and Jimmy Carl Black. In addition to his solo efforts and collaborations, he also led the band Shockabilly in the 80s.

"An innovative guitarist and a true maverick of modern American music, Eugene Chadbourne has spent his career both undermining and energizing the contemporary rock scene, ignoring all of the barriers traditionally placed between folk, blues, country, jazz, and rock. In addition to working within these Western formats, he feels just as comfortable exploring the sounds of various other cultures, often incorporating Asian and Middle Eastern styles and instrumentation into his creations. Likewise, his trademark electric rake–a lawn rake fitted with a pickup–further demonstrates the musician’s knack for discovering new sound possibilities. “One of the things I liked about the music in the ’60s was how weird it got and how many sound effects were on the records,” Chadbourne told Los Angeles Times writer Josef Woodard. “I really missed that when we started weeding that out of rock.” Because of his penchant for combining various forms, as well as inventing his own sound devices, critics find it difficult to place Chadbourne and his growing discography neatly within the scheme of American music. “He is many things at once: a hillbilly improviser, a self-made raconteur, a pop gemologist and a new music eclectic who mixes up jazz, folk, noise and neo-vaudeville,” noted Woodard. Nonetheless, the frizzy-haired Chadbourne has remained one of the underground community’s most famous and well-regarded eccentrics since the mid-1970s. With no set lists, anything is liable to happen at a Eugene Chadbourne gig.” - Musician Guide

DANIEL MASIEL
All natural experimental guitar magic from Ojai.
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