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Bafus vs. Brewer

Jon Bafus and myself have been talking about doing an improv. duo set for a couple of years.  We finally booked something.  It’s July 11 at Luna’s @7pm.  I’ve been acquainted with Jon for awhile. I first saw him in … Continue reading

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Knock Knock – We Will Raise Your Child

For me, the challenge for bands of the indie-pop genre has always been to sound classic and timeless.  More often than not they sound like 1989 or 1995.  Or the worst of K Records.  Sacramento’s Knock Knock is the indie-pop … Continue reading

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Dream Bill: 11-11-11

Well, maybe not quite a dream bill.  That would have to include the likes of Sonic Youth, The Beatles, and probably Led Zeppelin.  What we do have going is a damn fine bill.  It’s an eclectic gathering of five Northern … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the Lookyloos

From 1996  to 2006  the Lookyloos held a special place in the Davis/Sacramento music scene.  They took an unapologetic commitment to jangle pop and rode it for 10 glorious years.  Surrounded by peers that were either louder and noisier or … Continue reading

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Swimming in Bengal

I recently got together with Sacramento improvisational champ Tony Passerell to try some Indian raga-ish jams with tabla/percussionist Alex Jenkins.  Some stuff from our first get together can be downloaded for free.  I played my gourd guitar/sitar thang and Tony … Continue reading

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Psychedelic Summer Now

San Kazakgascar kicks off the summer by playing a show with Art Lessing & The Flower Vato at Luigi’s Fun Garden on Friday, June 24.  We’ve got some new songs and our new electric violin player John Cypher.  We’re going … Continue reading

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VU Review

A few weeks ago San Kazakgascar played a Velvet Underground/Lou Reed tribute show at Old Ironsides.  Considering how little we practiced, I thought it went well.  I thought David Houston w/Strings and the Universal Steve did great sets.  In fact, … Continue reading

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New San(S) Kazakgascar Solo Recording

At the end of the summer, I went to record with Andy Morin at A2B2.  I didn’t have any songs, just some rough ideas and a guitar/sitar hybrid that Dan Quillan crafted for me.  Andy added some earthy percussion and … Continue reading

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San(S) Kazakgascar Solo w/Arrington de Dionysio’s Malaikat dan Singa

I’m excited about a show I’m doing at the Hub this Saturday, Oct. 16.  I’m doing one of my San(S) Kazakgascar Solo shows.  But it’s semi-solo.  Andy Morin will be joining me on percusssion.  I’ve been working on a recording … Continue reading

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