Iao Core is an experimental rock band formed in San Francisco in 1987. Far outside the mainstream (in terms of music and career path), they have released more than 20 albums, have a devoted worldwide following, and tour frequently. Their music touches on classical, electronica, industrial, speed metal with a distinctly experimental/avant-garde bent; The lyrics are in fact superb: out of such pockets light pours, conjuring spirits of an America both mysterious and obscene.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Last Blast in the Grand Ballroom?
Ownership of the historic Lake Merritt Lodge has been taken over by the City of Oakland. It is still unclear what they plan to do with it, so this next Friday's show,
maybe the last in the Lodge's Grand Ballroom. This is where IAO Core recorded it's fabulously successful live CD (the) singularity (recording of live event) last January. The building has been home to such legendary artists as Dario Puga, Jello Biafra, Benjamin Bufano, Jerry Garcia, Richard Brautigan, IAO Core, and countless others.....