Archie Shepp Quartet: Revolution (Live in Copenhagen Oct. 19 2016

Holy crap! What a treat to find this in my inbox…lord knows we need this right now, figuratively and literally. Living Jazz musicians from the old days are very rare right now and we’re losing these greats at a blinding pace. This is the real deal…and when’s the last time you saw someone bust out a proper ‘Hambone’?

Norcal Noisefest XX Videos (Alphastare Full Set+clips)

People checking out the REsearch table and some folks waiting to get into the theater next door

I once again had the honor of being invited to perform at this years Norcal Noisefest XX. My wife and I had a nice drive down with V.Vale and Marian of REsearch Pubs who set up a table at the event.  My experience last year was a good one and it was really refreshing to attend an event that was well organized, that operated smoothly with 2 rooms to juggle and multiple acts across 3 days! I got to share some sounds with a roomful of like minded people and my set also streamed live on as was the bulk of day 3.


I also participated in this years compilation cd and it was nice to have the promoter walk up to me in the parking lot to hand me a fist full of cds upon arrival…and to be paid at the end of the night. It’s a scene that consists of a scrappy bunch of people but I gotta say that both years I have performed have been among the most professional of event experiences I’ve had in my 25 plus years doing music at venues. Cheers and thanks to Lob Instagon and everyone else involved!



Following are 2 videos. The first one is my full set. The Second video is a collage of the handful of artists I got to check out on the third day. Due to last minute schedule changes, I’m not 100% sure who was who, but I will leave a list in the video description of as many as I can identify.


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NorCal Noisefest XX

Last year I performed at NCNF and got to meet some great folks. I Hung out with some freaks and got to see Monte Cazazza perform a rare live set. I’m looking forward to the event this year and will be performing a 20 minute set on Sunday at 7PM.

Alphastare (2015 ncnf performance)


REsearch Publications


Also I’ll be rolling out there with V.Vale from REsearch Publications who will have a table set up with some top notch outsider zines and lit from his archives.

The Line Up



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Below is a link to an interview with NCNF co-founders Lob Instagon and Bill Burr on KFBK (Sacramento). Listen to some of the sounds and get a sense of what NCNF is all about.

Video and audio KFBK NCNF INTERVIEW 


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