Alphastare East Coast tour PT 1: Erie PA (Alphastare vs. Onewayness)

Erie (Alphastare) 1This next series of blog posts will be focused on My trip to the East Coast with my wife which consisted of a 4 day train ride there and back with lots of action in between (we were gone for 17 days!). More on the train experience and our NY State adventures later.


First I wanna focus on 2 shows I did in Both Erie PA and Buffalo NY. This post will cover the first show I did in Erie PA on August 21st. as I invaded the home turf of 2 Erie PA artists Onewayness (Adam Holquist) and an old and dear friend Aaron Davis who performed as Greyscape. In a sort of ‘show me yours, I’ll show you mine’ spirit, we all performed on 2 consecutive evenings together in both Erie and Buffalo my home town!


The first night (Erie) was hosted by Evan K. Everhart at his studio which is essentially a sculpture palace and garden! There were so many things to look at and take in, I had to force myself to set up and prepare to perform! Here’s a slide show of a bit of his wonderful space, probably the coolest venue I’ve performed at to date.

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Inside was just as loaded with art and sculpture and found objects which is what Evan predominantly works with.

Monica (stripes day @ Everhart Studios)
Inside Evan K. Everharts studio

Up first was Greyscape (Aaron Davis) an old friend from my Buffalo noise making days, he was in a version of a band I started called Smackicide and he can be seen in this old video from 1996 when Smackicide played a show at an all girls high school in Buffalo called Nichols Academy. He was not in the band yet at this point, but he was still a big part of this performance!

Here is a slideshow of pics followed by video of his set at Everhart Studios


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Video of Greyscape’s full set shot by Tom Weber Films can be viewed here:


It was great to see Aaron in action, still vital and he still performs with vigour!

Alphawayness 2


This was the second time I got to perform a show with Onewayness, the first was when he was out West for a handful of gigs and we shared a bill at The Luggage Store Gallery in SF earlier this year.


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Finally as an added bonus, Adam, Aaron, Fazed Cookies and myself performed a short set as The SK-Orchestra which utilised 4 SK-1 keyboards 2 of which were circuit bent, this was a blast!

Aaron gettin' antsy to tickle these keys!
Aaron gettin’ antsy to tickle these keys!

Plenty of music here, if you enjoy this wonderful noise, stay tuned for part II which will feature our Buffalo performances!

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