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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 
ARJUN MENDIRATTA violin 
JEFFREY ALEXANDER guitar / wooden sax 
JEANIE APRILLE TANG electronics 
MICHAEL WHITTAKER flute / saxophone 

Kikagaku Moyo + Dire Wolves 10/10/2018

Dire Wolves opening for the amazing Kikagaku Moyo from Japan!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (8-12AM)
Starline Social Club
2236 Martin Luther King Way, Oakland, CA 94612
Kikagaku Moyo + Dire Wolves
$15

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

Saturday, Sept 15, 2018
7-9pm
Dire Wolves, Village Of Spaces and The Lodestones
Adobe Books
3130 24th St, San Francisco
Free!

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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

The Monday Makeout – July 2, 2018

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The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
3225  22nd Street @ Mission
San Francisco,  California  94110

Set #1 (starting 8:30pm): Sung Kim (solo improvisation)
https://www.newmusicusa.org/profile/sungkimwoodworkanddesign/

Set #2: Mark Clifford/Ryan Pate (contemporary jazz duo)
http://www.markcliffordmusic.com
http://ryanpate.bandcamp.com
Mark Clifford-vibraphone
Ryan Pate-guitar

Set #3: Dire Wolves (experimental/psychedelic)
https://direwolvesbbib.bandcamp.com/
Sheila Bosco – drum kit, percussion, harmonica
Brian Lucas – bass
Jeffrey Alexander – guitarmagoria + moog + wooden sax
Arjun Mendiratta – violin

Dire Wolves Midwest mini-tour May 2-6, 2018!

We are so excited to play in the mid-west again! Can’t wait! Info below:

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May 2-6, 2018
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Wed May 2 Bloomington, Il – Reverberation Records
Thur May 3 Madison, WI – Mickey’s Tavern
Fri May 4 Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Psych Fest
Sun May 6 Chicago, Il – The Empty Bottle

Dire Wolves on KFJC!

Dire Wolves was honored to play live at the KFJC studios for the great Carson Street Show.

The show archives are in two 1-hour sets:  1PM   2PM

Picture: Getting the drums mic’ed. Everyone was so helpful, thank you Andrew and KFJC team!IMG_4964

Dire Wolves & Swimming with Bengal Show Jan 20, 2018!

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster in Oakland (19th Street BART)
https://oaklandoctopus.org/dire-wolves-swimming-bengal-7pm-7

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Dire Wolves/New Year’s Eve at ATA in San Francisco!

Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:00 pm  $7-$10
ANOTHER ICONIC ATA PARTY
***NEW YEARS EVE EDITION***
ATA (Artists’ Television Access)
992 Valencia Street, San Francisco
(@21st Street – BART 24th Street Station)
ATA NYE 2018
Live performance, expanded cinema, installations, we’ve done it all- but if anything is for certain-We’ve been known to throw a good party or two over the years. DRINKS, DANCING, LIVE MUSIC, DJS, OLD FRIENDS AND NEW. FEATURING LOFI LEGS, DIRE WOLVES, DJ 4AM + MORE. http://www.atasite.org/?p=12010

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