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Moe Staiano Ensemble and Vacuum Tree Head

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The Uptown Nightclub!

1928 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA 94612

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Moe! Staiano is an Oakland-based composer/drummer whose large ensembles, Moe! Staiano Ensemble and Moe!kestra!, have performed in both Europe and the United States. His dense, heavy and intense compositions often include unconventional instrumentation, such as sirens, u-bolts, prepared guitars and wine glasses, as well as traditional orchestral and rock instruments. His composition, "Away Towards the Light," is an exploration of tonal interplay and contrasting rhythms for nine electric guitars, bass and drums composed in three movements, and is his first composition for multiple electric guitars.

Musicians include Jay Korber, William Bohrer,
Melne Murphy, Damon Wood, Robin Walsh, Drew Wheeler, Bill Wolter, John Shiurba, Josh Pollock, David James, Marc Zollinger, and Karl Evangelista on guitars, Steve Lew on bass, Jeff Lievers on drums, composition, and Moe Staiano, conducting.

Opening act will be Vacuum Tree Head, celebrating a pair of two CD EPs, released in a lavish package.
For this performance, Vacuum Tree Head will be (in alphabetical order):
Steve Adams, baritone saxophone; Jason Bellenkes, alto and soprano saxophones and clarinet; Jason Berry, conductor; Amanda Chaudhary, keyboards; Richard Corny, electric guitar; Michael de la Cuesta, electric guitar and synthesizer; Justin Markovits, drum kit; Joshua Marshall, tenor and soprano saxophones; Amy X Neuburg, voice and blippo box; John Shiurba, bass guitar. Special guest Colin Hogan on beanbags.

$8 in advance | $10 at the door
8:00 Doors | 9:00 Show

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