8 NE Killingsworth
8 NE Killingsworth
Ava Mendoza’s eclectic guitar playing that draws on elements of classical, blues, Jazz, metal and noise had earned her recognition as the fret board and stompbox wizard in the Oakland noise and free-improvisational music scenes. Since then, Mendoza has relocated to Brooklyn, New York where she plays in her trio Unnatural Ways and has extensively toured the USA and Europe. Mendoza brings an everlasting fluxus moods and energies to her performances. Mendoza does not hesitate to jump from blues finger picking to abrasive metal and walls of noise all with seamless transitions to make the wide variety of sounds very cohesive and personal which a listener can identify as an authentic expression of a musician that does not believe in the boundaries of classification and genres.
Andrew Jones- voice, upright bass and electronics
Christopher Johnedis- drums and triggers.
The Crenshaw can allude to tensely repetitive footwork and juke beats, explosive art rock, ambient minimalism and delicate free improvisation all in the span of 3 minute songs that employ stuttery drums, warped synths, dastardly bass/voice counterpoint and self-effacing or darkly humorous lyrics.
Mike Gamble/ Andrew Jones/ Noah Bernstien / Chris Johnedis with special guest Ryan Miller
Sadly Tashi Dorji had to cancel his tour due to a family emergency. But, the show goes on.
Plankton Wat is the meditative solo guitar sound world of Dewey Mahood. Many records, tapes, and cds have been released since 2002 on labels such as Thrill Jockey, Debacle, and Sloow Tapes. Mahood has a new release Hidden Path coming out on Sky Lantern this spring.
Sitting is a new experimental ambient duo of Bob Desaulniers and Aubrey Hornor of the band Lithics. They explore sound via analog synths and long form drones.
The Social Stomach formed 2016 by percussionist/electronic sound artist TJ Thompson (Galaxy Research, Electro Kraken, Pregunta) and vocalist/poet Diana Oropeza, the duo explore the unique intersection of rhythm and the human voice.