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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 www.dfm.nu 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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Nor Cal Noisefest XX (funding video)

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Here’s  a great little promo video for the upcoming Nor Cal Noisefest weekend of noise in Sacramento Ca. Sept 30th-Oct 2nd. I’ll be performing Saturday Oct 1st (no time confirmed yet). There are many ways you can support the event even if you can’t make it. Check out the Indiegogo campaign. There are great perks within’ such as Music, T-shirts, Eye and Ear protection, Art and even some Gear!

Visit www.norcalnoisefest.com  for ticket and artist info!

Nor Cal Noisefest XX (roster announced)


I’ll be performing again this year at Nor Cal Noisefest. View the line up here:

Nor Cal Noisefest 2016 roster

You can check out my set from last year as well as a rare appearance from Monte Cazazza here:

Nor Cal Noisefest 2015





This is the second post covering my 2 day East Coast Tour with Onewayness and Greyscape and thus the final post of a 2 post series. As per usual not a lot of pics of my set as I was busy during it, but here are a few I took from this evening. Catching up with old friends and fellow noisemakers, Dave G. and Scott Sweizy were the highlights of my night! We also shared the bill with Pam Swarts who makes a wonderful noise in many different ways. This was at Dreamland Gallery in Buffalo which is a collective of artists doing pretty cool stuff, check them out!

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This was a homecoming for me as I hadn’t performed live in Buffalo in any capacity since the mid 90’s when I was doing stuff like this:

…and this:

The latter video (Nichols) was actually from a show attended by Aaron Davis of Greyscape (he can be spotted running around apeshit along with pretty much everyone else at that show and he even ended up in a version of that band long after I had left. It was really cool to perform with Aaron all these years later, making my homecoming that much more special.

Unfortunately I didn’t get any Greyscape footage from this evening but here is a short bit of Adam (Onewayness) followed by My whole set which I opened with something special for my audience which consisted of a bunch of old friends and a few of my family also! My mom and 2 of my cousins came out to make this performance that much more important!