There are several musical happenings this Saturday, featuring some of the Bay area’s best. Here are two of my personal favorites.
Victor Krummenacher and Thunderegg at The Lost Church
“Victor is a founding member of Camper Van Beethoven, on the short list as one of the best American indie-rock bands of the late ’80s. Between them and R.E.M. and the Replacements and the Pixies, it was like Kershaw vs. Greinke vs. Arrieta vs. Bumgarner for the 2015 NL Cy Young Award.
Thunderegg is a beloved SF band with dozens of albums and hundreds of songs since 1994. They’ve recorded two of those albums and their latest 7”, “Ten Sleeves” / “Big Cigarette,” with Alan Weatherhead, who used to be part of Sparklehorse, whose first album was produced by David Lowery, who was another founding member of Camper Van Beethoven…along with Victor Krummenacher.
Come dig the nexus.
Doors at 7:30pm
$10 in advance and $15 day of show online and at the door.
Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.
Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event, but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show…”
PC Muñoz & Alex Kelly : The Improvised Hymnal
“Acclaimed art-funk drummer/producer PC Muñoz & jaw-dropping cellist Alex Kelly present an evening of “interstellar grace”: radical re-imaginations of hymns and sacred works from various traditions, rendered on cello, drumset, electronics, and vocals.
The duo, who can be also be found in the rhythm section for world fusion artist Van-Anh Vo’s ensemble The Va’V, met while working on Joan Jeanrenaud’s GRAMMY-nominated solo album “Strange Toys”. Beyond a shared predilection for musical adventuring, they also found some decidedly unexpected common ground in their academic backgrounds: both musicians also hold degrees in Theology/Religious Studies.
The Improvised Hymnal will likely sound nothing like any hymnal you’ve heard before, though many will recognize some of the melodies. There will be amps turned way up. There may be some offended folks. There will definitely be some shreddin’.
Some of the composers/artists whose work we will be re-imagining include:
Hope to see you there. Bring the family.
PC Muñoz is a recording artist and writer based in San Francisco. His diverse body of work includes collaborations across multiple mediums, from Grammy-nominated contemporary classical music to CMJ-charting funk tunes to public art installations and modern dance/multimedia productions. A frequent and enthusiastic collaborator, PC has recorded with rock legend Jackson Browne, longtime Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, dream-pop poet/chanteuse Ingrid Chavez, metal vocalist AC Way, renegade woodwinds player Kyle Bruckmann, Emmy-winning virtuoso Van-Anh Vo, Oakland hip-hop artist Kev Choice, and countless other musicians and recording artists across a wide range of genres. PC is a 2015 Dresher Ensemble artist-in-residence in Oakland, CA and was a 2013 Loft Literary Center Equilibrium Fellow in Minneapolis, MN. His work has been praised by NPR, Performing Songwriter, DownBeat, URB, and many others. Learn more at pcmunoz.com.
Dr. Alex Kelly is a San Francisco based cellist, composer, electronic musician. He composes and performs with major symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, new music ensembles, string quartets, cello quartets, big bands, jazz combos, rock bands, hip-hop crews, klezmer bands, world music ensembles, theater companies, radio productions, ballet companies, modern dance companies, and circus troupes. He also composes film scores and video game music. Alex is the author of the cello technique book “The Seven Points” which teaches fingerboard-mapping techniques. His live-looping solo show has been seen in a variety of venues ranging from Davies Symphony Concert Hall to Yosemite mountaintops.
Visit alexkelly.com for more information…”
Center for New Music
Saturday @ 8:00 pm
55 Taylor St, San Francisco, California 94102