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zBug at Oakland’s Studio Grand

zBug is back and excited to be playing Oakland Freedom Jazz Society’s Monday series at Studio Grand. zBug will be performing with a new line up including David Leikam, Timothy Orr, Patrick Cress and yours truly!

Also, playing from Chicago is Twin Talk!

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents: Monday, February 4
Studio Grand 3234 Grand Ave (near Grand Lake Theater), Oakland
sliding scale $7-15
9:00pm: doors
9:30: zbug
10:15ish: Chicago’s Twin Talk

New Dire Wolves release: House Of Triangles

Dire Wolves release on PSI LAB TAPES.

Release from PSI LAB TAPES:

SHEILA BOSCO drums / voice 
BRIAN LUCAS bass / tapes 
JEFFREY ALEXANDER guitar / wooden sax 
MICHAEL WHITTAKER flute / saxophone 

This Saturday at the Stork Club!

Sat, Dec 15, 2018
8pm – 12am
Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
$10 at the door

New Zombies fly into Oakland’s venerable Stork Club along with Jordan Glenn’s BEAK, And get there on time for the debut of Forer Effect.
New Zombies: An 11-piece avant-jazz ensemble playing the world music-inspired compositions of Dan Plonsey 

Jordan Glenn’s BEAK: A percussion-heavy ensemble that blurs the line between dynamic/energetic grooves and chaos

Forer Effect: The newly minted duo of local percussionists Sheila Bosco (Dire Wolves, Angel Archer, Autobody), and Suki O’Kane (Thingamajigs Performance Group, Vegan Butcher)

Angel Archer/Crow Crash Radio Dec 9th!


Sun, Dec 9, 2018
Angel Archer 
with Crow Crash Radio 
Free Oakland Utopian Project
@2809 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland CA
FREE – come and check out all the cool stuff at Free Oakland Utopian Project!

New Release by Dire Wolves / Plastic Crimewave Syndicate

Just released Loud Exit by Dire Wolves / Plastic Crimewave Syndicate (split CS)
check it out here

Dw_Plastic Crimewave Syndicate- Loud Exit
Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band)
Recorded live May 6, 2018 at Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Jeffrey Alexander – electric guitar, percussion, clarinet, vocals
Sheila Bosco – drums, percussion
Brian Lucas – electric bass
Arjun Mendiratta – violin
Taralie Peterson – vocals, saxophone, percussion

Plastic Crimewave Syndicate
Recorded live Feb 23, 2018 at Martyr’s, Chicago IL
PCW – guitar, bellows
Cosmik Jru – bass ripple
Jose “The Beast” Bernal – poundin
Tar Pet – horn attack

Both sides recorded by Plastic Crimewave
Production things by Hands of Hydra

Kikagaku Moyo + Dire Wolves 10/10/2018

Dire Wolves opening for the amazing Kikagaku Moyo from Japan!

KIKAGAKU MOYO-DIre Wolves_10-10-2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (8-12AM)
Starline Social Club
2236 Martin Luther King Way, Oakland, CA 94612
Kikagaku Moyo + Dire Wolves


Dire Wolves, Village of Spaces and The Lodestones at Adobe Books Saturday 9/15

Saturday, Sept 15, 2018
Dire Wolves, Village Of Spaces and The Lodestones
Adobe Books
3130 24th St, San Francisco

DW a Adobe 9-15-2018

Dire Wolves new release: Paradisiacal Mind

We are very excited about the new Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sister’s Band) record “Paradisiacal Mind” for vinyl release November 9, 2018! Press release below and here is one track from the record and they are accepting digital and cassette preorders here 

Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band) put forth a sound of ecstatic improvisation, each member documenting coordinate points in the higher dimensions of cosmic free-rock. The music lies somewhere near the nebulous intersection of psych, kosmische beat and astral jazz. These are exploratory journeys, transportive trance-based experiments in vertical listening, totally collaborative and often forming spontaneous compositions. The focus is more about feeling than any specific approach to playing.

“Paradisiacal Mind”, the group’s tenth (or possibly twelfth?) full-length since 2008, conjures a floating stellular kraut Americano with quite a lot to pull you in to the mix and then drift you right back out again. Following two simultaneous 2017 releases – on Feeding Tube and Beyond Beyond Is Beyond – that explored out-of-body experience, this latest work turns decidedly inward. Psychic rock that guides your vision to heaven, and heaven is in your mind. When cover artist Kyla Quigley asked the band to draw from the tarot to inform her new work, the card was The Star,  a renewal of hope and strength to carry on.

And so it all came together – acute, right and obtuse, all at once. A portion of the record was recorded in Oakland by Zachary Watkins (Black Spirituals), who helped set the atmosphere to capture the festival consciousness vibes. The remainder was realized on Bernal Hill, celebrating the 50+ year tradition of San Francisco psychedelic intensity. Additional players include Laura Naukkarinen (Lau Nau), Taralie Peterson (Spires That In The Sunset Rise) and Michael Whittaker (Jackie-O Motherfucker). 

Recommended to the open minds that celebrate such sounds as the punk-hippie crossover scene of mid ‘80s SST records, as well as listeners of Scandinavian/Teutonic communal motorik vibes. And those into spiritual jazz, meditative and primordial minimalism, and scratched Environments LPs from the dollar bin. 

For the heads.

— Glen Burnout, September 2018

UB Radio #556: Tune in and space out

Joint us for a very, very trippy-delic session on your favorite UB Radio salon!
Featuring Nina, dAS, Brian and Sheila
Sunday, Sept 9th 5-7pm PST
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