Giraffes? Giraffes! / Ava Mendoza
Guitar and drums duo GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! have been making fiercely unique music since their explosion into the San Francisco Bay area in 2005. Their mostly instrumental, odd-time compositions quickly
Guitar and drums duo GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! have been making fiercely unique music since their explosion into the San Francisco Bay area in 2005. Their mostly instrumental, odd-time compositions quickly grabbed the attention of listeners worldwide and their second album More Skin With Milk-Mouth is a quintessential math rock album. With every new release, they continually make music that is both melodic and technical, experimental yet accessible- and the result is a sound that is both transcendental and incredible fun.
AVA MENDOZA is a guitarist, songwriter and composer. Her guitar work has received acclaim for its technique and viscerality. She is best known as a solo performer on guitar/voice, and as bandleader of experimental rock band Unnatural Ways. Performing/recording credits include work with Carla Bozulich, Fred Frith, Malcolm Mooney, Mike Watt, Nels Cline, John Zorn, Negativland, the Violent Femmes, and more. She has received composition commissions from film distributor Kino Lorber, Jazz Coalition, New Music Creator Development Fund, and John Zorn’s Stone Commissioning Series at National Sawdust.
“Her technique is impeccable, but her playing is astonishingly expressive. Mendoza knows what she does better than almost anyone else on the planet, which is tell stories with her guitar.” (Aiding & Abetting) “A wizard on a semi-circle of effects pedals, but... equally adept with FX-less technique," (NPR).
Doors at 7, music at 8. Masks required.
(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
48 Emerald Street