San Francisco Scene: June 29 – July 6, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, June 29
Fri 6/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Chris Brown, Jason Hoopes, Jon Raskin, Vladimir Tarasov

Saturday, June 30

Sat 6/30 6:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Outsound Presents Fund Drive & Benefit Concert
The Saturday A Month Before Donor Thank You Dinner
featuring Actual Trio
with John Schott, Dan Seamans, and John Hanes

Thursday, July 5

Thu 7/05 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six : COSMICOMICS 2018 Bookstore Residency!
New music for jazz sextet inspired by Italo Calvino’s stories on the origins of the universe – developed in a series of salon performances at Bird & Beckett this year
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums

Thu 7/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Pinbokeh Trio
Nathan Chamberlain – guitar, Josiah Branaman – bass, and Paul Sakai – drums
9:00 pm Jess Rowland – cell phones and other telepresenceses
“Telepresents”, or : Out-of-control Cellphone Feedback; Gender Spam; Collective Bot Unconscious Revealed

Pagan Reagan, Grex, Heterodyne in DC July 7

Pagan Reagan // Grex (Album Release) // Heterodyne perform at RhizomeDC
Saturday, July 7 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Oakland art rock duo Grex makes a long-awaited return to Washington DC, debuting at Rhizome to celebrate the release of the new album Electric Ghost Parade. Joining Grex will be the ecstatic space/psych rock band Pagan Reagan and the experimental/improvisation project Heterodyne.
Cover: $10
Grex is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, “grex” refers to the aggregation of a multitude of tiny, amoeba-like creatures combining to create a superorganism. Grex (the band) works the same way: two musicians who can function as one, the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Grex is a collaboration between guitarist/vocalist Karl Evangelista, a Los Angeles native, and keyboardist/vocalist Rei Scampavia, originally from Arlington, Virginia. The band’s mission: to explore the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange songcraft and the dark outer reaches of experimental music. The group has been called “an otherworldly experience” (Eugene Weekly) and “true genre warping music” (KFJC), recalling the explosive energy of Jimi Hendrix, the dark power of the Pixies, and the whimsical weirdness of Deerhoof.
Grex’s most recent album, entitled Electric Ghost Parade, is its magnum opus—an exhilarating, incendiary, and unpredictable paean to the epic psychedelic albums of the 1960’s, traversing the cutting edge of modern indie rock, noise, and free jazz.
Pagan Reagan (DC/MD/VA) is a heavy fuzzy psych rock trio from outer space. Evan O’Neal conjures a raw whizzing electric guitar tone that has been known to inspire cult indoctrination while Maya Renfro’s violin growls through an octavizer, fulfilling a melodic low end like a hellish orchestra gone mad. Lead vocals are handed off between them, with O’Neal gleaning comparisons to Lou Reed & Renfro earning the title of “Grace Slick reincarnated”. Mitchell Bass (also of Daamsel) is known for his expansive kit and particular curation in regards to the booming resonance of his percussion. To put it succinctly, a thunder striker.
Heterodyne (Baltimore/DC/VA) is an improvisational project; its co-founders and core performers are Maria Shesiuk (Moog and processed vocalizations) and Steinberger Artist T. A. Zook (NS Design Omni Bass, strung as a basscello).
Although essentially a duo, when complex schedules permit, it performs with Baltimore School of the Arts’ Patrick Whitehead  on quarter-tone flügelhorn and trumpet; NPR’s Bob Boilen on ARP synthesizer;  Verses Records’ Doug Kallmeyer on bass and electronics; McDaniel College’s Sarah Hughes on sax, clarinet, flute and vocalizations; Leah Gage on drums; Sam Lohman on drums; University of the District of Columbia’s Amanda Huronon drums; and Dan Gutstein, spoken word.

John Coltrane’s Lost Album ‘Both Directions At Once’ Reviewed

Source: NPR.

The improbable new release by John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, arrives with the excitement of a rare celestial event. A small trove of previously unissued studio material recorded by the saxophonist and his quartet on a single day in 1963, it has already caused a commotion prior to its release this Friday. “Like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid,” is how Sonny Rollins described the discovery, in a quote from the liner notes that has widely circulated, as a fond gesture from one colossus to another.

July at Cafe OTO

Source: Cafe OTO.

Sunday 1 July 2018, 7.30pm
Yukihiro Isso / Roger Turner / Ute Kanngiesser

2–3 July 2018
Ata Kak – Two Day Residency

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 7.30pm
Metapraxis Vi: Sisyphus Distressing

Thursday 5 July 2018, 7.30pm
Terry Day and Friends

6–7 July 2018
Nathaniel Mackey and the Creaking Breeze Ensemble

Sunday 8 July 2018, 2–11pm
Silver Road &Amp; Cafe Oto Present:
Farmers Manual – 9 Hour Performance

Sunday 8 July 2018, 7.30pm
Tamriko Kordzaia – Piano Solo

Monday 9 July 2018, 7.30pm
Daniel Blumberg

Tuesday 10 July 2018, 7.30pm
Kate Armitage / Thf Drenching / Dave Jackson

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 7.30pm
Carl Stone + People Like Us + Discussion with Carl Stone Hosted by Vicki Bennett

Thursday 12 July 2018, 7.30pm
Terrascope Audio Entertainments Presents:
Trembling Bells + the Left Outsides

Friday 13 July 2018, 7.30pm
Brawl Records Presents…
Laura Cannell &Amp; André Bosman + Jonathan Hering + Luke Turner (Writer &Amp; Co-founder of the Quietus) DJ

Friday 13 July 2018, 8pm
Oto Project Space:
Arthur Bull / Phil Minton / Alex Ward / Roger Turner (Quartet)

Saturday 14 July 2018, 2pm
Asiq Nargile – Matinee

Saturday 14 July 2018, 7.30pm
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents:
Heldon + Hirvikolari

Sunday 15 July 2018, 7.30pm
Jay Glass Dubs + Cvx (Rupert Clervaux) + Bokeh Edwards (DJ)

Monday 16 July 2018, 7.30pm
Les Graciés + Eric Douglas Porter (Afrikan Sciences)

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 6.30pm
Oto Project Space:
Cram – Sarah Gail Brand / Benedict Taylor (Duo) + Steve Noble / Adrian Northover / Daniel Thompson (Trio) + Quentin Stokart / Tom Jackson (Duo)

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 7.30pm
Louie Rice / Yoni Silver (Duo) + Lee Fraser / John Macedo (Duo) + Enrico Malatesta / Luciano Maggiore (Duo)

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 7.30pm
House and Land + Red River Dialect + Sarah Louise

Thursday 19 July 2018, 7.30pm
Noel Meek / Sophie Cooper / Julian Bradley (Trio) + Richard Youngs (Solo)

Thursday 19 July 2018, 7.30pm
Oto Project Space:
Hiby / Bardon / Hession + Alan Wilkinson (Solo)

Friday 20 July 2018, 7.30pm
7 Years of Alien Jams:
Shakey (Wilted Woman / Silvia Kastel) + Acolytes X Alobhe + Rosen + Xname

Saturday 21 July 2018, 7.30pm
Yximalloo + Iku Sakan

Monday 23 July 2018, 7.30pm
Acid Mothers Temple – Variations

Tuesday 24 July 2018, 7.30pm
Evan Parker and Seymour Wright Play Steve Lacy

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 7.30pm
Kate Carr + Sharon Gal + Lee Patterson

Thursday 26 July 2018, 7.30pm
Tal National

Friday 27 July 2018, 5pm
Oto Bar

28–29 July 2018
25 Years of Chocolate Monk

Tuesday 31 July 2018, 7.30pm
Cram – Mark Sanders (Solo) + Maggie Nicols / Hannah Marshall (Duo) + Tom Jackson / Daniel Thompson / Benedict Taylor (Trio)