Damon & The Heathens Plan Extra Special Show For Mission Creek Oakland Festival

Posted by Billyjam, September 20, 2012 02:45pm | Post a Comment
The fun month-long Mission Creek Oakland Music and Arts Festival (MCO), of which Amoeba Music is one of the proud sponsors, is well underway and now into week three with some great shows scheduled over the next few days. These include an Amoeba Berkeley in-store with Micachu & the Shapes on Saturday afternoon (2pm, all ages, no cover - Sept 22), a wonderful showcase at the Uptown tonight (Thursday Sept 20th) with Antwon, Spaceghost, and others, a Sunday afternoon all ages Mosswood Park Rock Show featuring talented young bands from local rock camps (free noon - 6pm), and a recommended MCO show at Cafe Van Cleef tomorrow (Friday) with Damon & The Heathens headlining.

The Damon & The Heathens show, with Clangin' And Bangin' as the opening act, is an extra special show for the punk-inflected, horn driven Oakland six-piece band since it coincides with both the release of their forthcoming CD (the six track The Liar, The Bitch & No Wardrobe) plus the weekend wedding of trumpet player Jeremy Goody who will wed Stephanie Turner on Sunday. "We are considering it a "pre wedding reception" for those we could not invite [along with] lots of out of town friends and family," laughed the longtime East Bay musician/engineer & studio owner (Oakland's Megasonic Sound), and groom-to-be. Along with pre wedding revelers and regular band followers, Goody says he expects an extra large crowd due to both the Mission Creek Festival attendance factor coupled with the Animal Collective show a block down at the Fox Theater that will let out about the time they are on stage.

The doors open at Cafe Van Cleef at 8pm. Clangin' and Bangin' go on around 9pm with Damon and The Heathens (who vocalist & keyboardist Damon described to me as "like Tom Waits on coke.") doing their first set at 11pm. More info on the show here. And for more general info and listings of events and venues at the MCO fest check the official Mission Creek Oakland Music and Arts Festival website. And be sure to stop by Amoeba Berkeley on Saturday afternoon at 2pm for that free, all ages Micachu & the Shapes performance.

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