Mr. Bungle’s “California” Turns 20

Source: Invisible Oranges.

We have barely embarked upon the Information Age and already our understanding of the science behind existence has left us drooling like blockheads impatiently waiting for recess; the more granular we see the universe, the more complex the system appears and paints our tenure as a random stroke of fate. Floating in that expansive landscape of knowledge sits Mr. Bungle, the San Francisco treat who, over a decade, laid waste to a prude musical landscape content operating with earplugs and blindfolds. They cultivated their own complex universe whose parts, embracing both regimen and disorder, inspired awe with increasing perspective and closer examination. Over three full-length albums, they matured from funk metal madness to tenebrous soundscapes and concluded with the beach musings of a madman.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The Downtown Music Gallery 28th Anniversary Celebrations began on May 1st & Continues!
Every In-store This Summer Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, July 14th:
6pm: NICK LYONS – Solo Sax!

Sunday, July 21st:
6pm: LARUM Featuring: CHET DOXAS / MICAH FRANK – Woodwinds / Cassette Deck/Electronics
7pm: MICHAEL VATCHER and DARREN JOHNSTON – Drums and Trumpet

Sunday, August 4th:
6pm: ALEX WARD / SAM WEINBERG / HENRY FRASER –
Clarinet/Guitar // tenor/soprano saxes // Contrabass!
7pm: SEAN ALI – Solo ContraBass!

Rare Monday, August 5th:
6:30: ROBERT DICK and LESZEK “HEFI” WISNIOWSKI – International Flute Duo!
7:30: MILO TAMEZ – ToBeatorNottoBeat – Solo Drums!

Sunday, August 11th:
6pm: LOUNA DEKKER-VARGAS / LEDAH FINCK / TAL YAHALOM / NICK DUNSTON /
STEPHEN BOEGEHOLD – Flute / Violin / Guitar / Bass / Drums
7pm: BEN GOLDBERG & Company

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed