A band of superstars. And Shows to see them at.
Look, I’m not even going to try to catch you up on all the stuff I’ve failed to write about over the past few months. Just know that it was awesome and you should have been there. There’s a lot of great upcoming stuff though, and you should know about it, so here we go.
First off, Flight of the Bleeper Bird has been programmed for an upcoming concert by the Bay Area new music group Composers, Inc – the concert is called BAMM!, it’s happening in Berkeley, and it features works by some of the raddest bay area composers, as well as some of the raddest bay area ensembles – including, of course, the fabulous Meerenai Shim playing my piece and a piece by Winton Yuichiro White titled Erratic Tale.
There are no presale tickets, but check out the Composers, Inc website and the Facebook event for more info.
http://composersinc.org/main.html | https://www.facebook.com/events/415182995250987/
Speaking of Meerenai, I’m very VERY excited to announce my new, permanent band. In no particular order:
Meerenai Shim – flutes
Ryan Rey – guitars, background vocals, trombone
Michael Booker – tenor saxophone
Donald Hanson aka VCO Vault – visuals
Alex Attard – alto saxophone
But WHERE, you ask – WHERE can I see such a fabulous ensemble perform the music of Matthew Joseph Payne? Well I’ve got not one, but TWO places for that.
See? There’s one. This will be the debut of the Matthew Joseph Payne ensemble – and bonus points! I’m sitting in on drums with Cartoon Violence (along with Dawn Deacon of The Killer Queens) and any amount of madness is scheduled and likely to ensue afterwords during the Gnarboots and A Yawn Worth Yelling sets… also, Star Wars stuff.
Saturday, May 3rd
SLG Art Boutiki
44 Race St., San Jose
$10 at the door.
COME IN A STAR WARS THEMED COSTUME AND GET $2.00 OFF ADMISSION.
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431042500469104/
Also in May, I’m happy to be returning home to 8bitSF, to play a wild set with my band AND provide a horn section for our awesome friends in Slime Girls – more info on this later, but you will be SO BUMMED BRO if you miss it.
Thursday, May 15th
Above DNA Lounge
$8 Advance | $11 Door