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Surplus 1980 Collective Ensemble @ Bottom of The Hill, SF

Talent Moat presents:
Victim’s Family
Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensemble w/G.W. Sok (of The Ex)
8:30PM doors -- music 9PM
$12 in advance / $15 at the door

Bottom of The Hill- 1233 17th St, San Francisco, California 94107
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Surplus 1980 is proud to announce a pair of performances 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). This project includes the current line-up of Surplus 1980, as well as past member and collaborators (both live and in studio), with an instrumentation of four guitars, three bassist, one upright bassist, two reeds, and two drummers along with GW Sok doing vocals under the conduction of leader Moe Staiano.

These pair of performances (the other date is in Oakland on the 23rd) will parallel with the release of the CD album, 'Forget All This', 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.

Headlining on the San Francisco bill will be Victims Family, who are a hardcore punk band formed in 1984 in Santa Rosa, California, by the bass guitarist Larry Boothroyd and the guitarist and vocalist Ralph Spight. Devon VrMeer completed the trio as drummer. Their sound blended punk, heavy metal and jazz, making them difficult to categorize into a single genre. Allmusic says, "Since its inception, the trio has refused to be pigeonholed to any single musical style — incorporating elements of hardcore punk, jazz, funk, hard rock, and noise into its challenging sound". They were known as one of the most musically diverse bands in the San Francisco underground music scene. Over the years, Victims Family went through four drummers and two break-ups. Their name was taken from a piece by the cartoonist B. Kliban. They have releases on Alternative Tentacles. This will be there first show in many years.

Preening: "Key players among the recent spate of jitter-itchy sax-honking oddbods out of Oakland, CA – see also The World, No Babies and Violence Creeps, for whom Preening’s Max Nordile also plays. Here, his saxophone features instead of a guitar, rather than as well as one, and leans towards lyrical, abrasive hard bop where in VC it seemed more like a blunt instrument of noise. On ‘PO Box’, track two of five on the EP, he seems to go to battle against his bandmates, bassist Alejandra Alcala and drummer/sometime music journo Sam Lefebvre, as they maintain a stout postpunk rhythm’n’chant until overwhelmed by Nordile’s slobber’n’blow. If the idea of Ted Milton’s Gloucestershire jazzpunx Blurt playing with the scorch of Lydia Lunch’s Teenage Jesus tickles you, stop dreaming and start Preening.” - The Quietus