Check out the Mutants! Saturday 4/30/16 Bottom of the Hill!

Don’t  miss this opportunity to see the Mutants at the Bottom of the Hill this Saturday April 30th at 9:00 PM! The Mutants will be co- headlining with Roy Looney and the Phantom Movers and joined by Apogee Sound Club for an incredible evening. Check out a clip by Lil Mike from the Mutants show 9/26/2016 at SF Punk Renaissance!

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Tonight Opening “VOID CALIFORNIA 1975-1989”

Get out of the rain and check out the opening for VOID CALIFORNIA 1975-1989 tonight from 6:30-8:30 at the California College of Art . Featuring artists from Ruby Ray, Joe Rees, to Matt Heckert and many more, this curated exhibit explores punk inflected media.

From the press release

“Void California surveys punk-inflected media that emerged from California subcultures in the late 1970s and 1980s. Encompassing zines, photography, collage, video montage, documentary film, and sound collage, the exhibition presents its artists and musicians as subcultural anthropologists, documenting a world at the brink of disaster.

Publications and artists included in the exhibition are Melody Sumner Carnahan, Randy Hussong, Cameron Jamie, Negativland, NOMAG (Los Angeles), Raymond Pettibon, Ruby Ray, Search & Destroy (SanFrancisco), Greta Snider, Matt Heckert, Survival Research Laboratories, Joe Rees/Target Video77, Vile (San Francisco), and We Got Power (Los Angeles).”

For additional info, check out the links below. Stop by and check out this outstanding exhibi!

http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/Art-show-explores-Void-California-of-the-6880156.php?cmpid=fb-tablet

 

https://www.cca.edu/calendar/2016/thesis-exhibition-void-california-1975-1989

9/26/15 SF Punk Renaissance THE MUTANTS INSECT LOUNGE w Connie Champagne, Mia D’Bruzzi

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Photo by Mark Hanford

The Mutants are always without parallel and Saturday at the Verdi Club was no different as they took the stage joined by Connie Champagne and Mia D’Bruzzi of Frightwig. Thank you to the Mutants for your support!

And THANK YOU to lilmike for capturing the video!

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Joined by Sue! Photo by Mark Hanford

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Fritz, Brendan and Peter Photo by Mark Hanford

9/25 Toiling Midgets Reform in a Stunning Performance at SF Punk Renaissance

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Swirling guitar sounds filled 111 Minna as instrumental demi -gods,  the Toiling Midgets, reformed and took the stage during SF Punk Renaissance. During their two year  hiatus, many wondered if the Midgets would ever play again. This stunning performance on 9/25 reinforced their legendary status as they kicked off their return tour.

Thank you again for joining us in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Punk

Eric Goodfield captured  “No Paul No” in the featured video.

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Photo by Mark Hanford

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SF Punk Renaissance 9/25 “SOMA” Winston Tong w Lx Rudis and Moucci, Richard Driskell, Donovan Drummond

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Photo by Mark Hanford who captured so many exceptional performances with equally exceptional photos.

A brilliant performance captured by Eric Goodfield on 9/25 at 111 Minna during SF Punk Renaissance: The Wild, Beautiful, and Eclectic Side of Punk. Always an honor, a profound thank you

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111 Minna Winston Tong w Lx Rudis and Moucci joined by Richard Driskell and Donovan Drummond All photos by Mark Hanford

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Phenominal Weeklong Celebration during SF Punk Renaissance! Winston Tong w Lx Rudis at 111 Minna on 9/25

Legendary vocalist/artist Winston Tong w Lx Rudis, Donovan Drummond and Richard Driscoll perform In a Manner of Speaking at the 40th Anniversary of Punk Renaissance event in San Francisco, CA at 111 Minna on September 25th 2015.

Thank you Eric Goodfield for brilliantly capturing their performance

TONIGHT 9/25 1st Era Genius’ WINSTON TONG w/Lx RUDIS @SF PUNK RENAISSANCE 9:00 PM

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Appearing tonight at 9:00 PM at 111 Minna as part of SF Punk Renaissance!

Winston Tong  A true renaissance man, Winston is an actor/playwright, visual artist, spoken word artist, and singer/songwriter. He is best known for his vocal work in Tuxedomoon, and for winning an Obie award in puppetry for “Bound Feet” Winston established an early reputation in the Bay Area with a string of charismatic, “Wild Boys,” “Eliminations,” “Frankie and Johnnie” and the award-winning “Bound Feet,” which was loosely based on traditional oriental puppet theatre. He joined Tuxedomoon in 1977, recording and performing live with the group, as well as recording solo material. Winston has performed extensively as a solo artist over the years and exhibits his art work in galleries world wide.

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Lx Rudis Lx Rudis an interdisciplinary media artist based in San Francisco, California. He has been active in both commercial and underground sectors in the San Francisco Bay Area since the early 1980s. Early contact with groups such as Tuxedo Moon, The Units and SRL led to media work ranging from radio shows on NPR with members of negativland to commercial work for ABC affiliate KGO-TV and various corporate entities. since 1988, Mr. Rudis’ work has been concentrated in the field of interactive computer entertainment. He was a charter member of SF’s Virtual Reality Group and has lectured at Cyberarts and performed at the first Digital Be-In. He has lectured at the Computer Game Developer’s Conference and several universities in California. He has worked in all areas of video game production and is named in the credits of over 40 video games.

“If you’ve played a game on the Atari Lynx, you’ve probably seen the credit, “Music by Lx Rudis” and wondered “Who is this guy with the strange name and strange glasses?” Wonder no more!” — Gregory D. George, The Atari Times

 

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