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Saturday August 24 2019
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
•••  21 AND OVER
$12 in advance / $15 at the door
 Talent Moat presents: 
Victims Family
 punk rock
Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensemble  
 w/ G.W. Sok
(of The Ex )

Victims Family  
-from San Francisco, CA
-Victims Family, 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.

Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensemble w/G.W. Sok  (of The Ex )   
-from the Bay Area, CA
-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 & VahinÚs, 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.

-from Oakland, CA

-Oakland three-piece Preening is Max Nordile (saxophone, vocals), Alejandra Alcala (bass, vocals), and Sam Lefebvre (drums). "Gang Laughter," mostly recorded in the summer of 2018 by HL Nelly at Santo in West Oakland, is Preening’s first full-length. The album follows three 7”s on labels Ever/Never, Fine Concepts, and Digital Regress, and at least three self-released cassette tapes since 2017.

“In an effort to ensure that as few people hear them as possible,” this "hot new Oakland trio's” “misshapen angles,” “spittle,” and “occasionally funky” “guitarless no wave” is “an interesting listen” and a “slyly antagonizing joyful noise” that’s “as irritating as anything else in Preening’s discography,” though “I can’t tell if it’s a gag” and “there’s a charm.” Also, “the vocals have a bewildering quality.”