Surplus 1980 is proud to announce two performances (this one in Oakland, a San Francisco performance the next day is TBD) of the collaboration project of Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensemble with G.W. Sok, the Dutch vocalist formerly of the Ex (and currently with King Champion Sounds, Cannibales & Vahinés, as well as many European collaborations with Action Beat, The And, FiliaMotsa, among many others).
Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensembl is a project of the current member of Surplus 1980, along with musicians who have either performed in the studio, or live, (or neither), playing extended compositions by Moe Staiano, who'll be conducting everyone along with G.W. Sok. The pair of performances will parallel with the release of the CD album, 'Forget All This' (LP release also TBD), on the Italian Music 'A La Coque label. The Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensembl with G.W. Sok is a collaborative style of post-punk and post-rock with elaborate vocal song-telling storylines with ever changing music to help the journey go through adventurously. Instrumentation includes four guitars, two basses, one upright bass, two reed players, and two drummers.
Also on the Oakland bill will be Esses and Hazel Atlas.
Esses is an Oakland, CA post-punk/darkwave band which was formed in 2014. Their music has a wall of sound all their own with elements of punk, deathrock, doom, and noise to create a soundscape that is both intense and intimate. The group's members tap easily into the underground music and art aesthetic that has come to define the San Francisco Bay Area music scene.
Kevin Rober Thompson is Hazel Atlas. Hazel Atlas is Kevin Robert Thompson (Enablers)
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The Uptown- 1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612