GP Presents Joe Gore’s Mental 99 July Residency in SF—Free!

June 30, 2011
<p>GP Presents Mental 99 Featuring Joe Gore Every Wednesday in July at Madrone Art Bar in San Francisco&mdash;Free!</p> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="img" src="/Portals/0/Mental99_square_pad.png" /></p> <p>Joe Gore is well known to guitar freaks for his illustrious tenure as an editor at <em>Guitar Player</em>, and for his mindboggling ability as a player whose credits include Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman, Eels, DJ Shadow, and Courtney Love. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Dawn Richardson is rock-solid on the skins and is known for her work with Four Non-Blondes, Tracy Chapman, and Shana Morrison.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Gore and Richardson have joined forces in the instrumental duo Mental 99. They conjure vast panoramas of sound via live looping&mdash;a risky business that can lead to complete collapse, but more often to breathtaking achievement.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s what <em>GP</em> associate editor Barry Cleveland has to say about Mental 99&rsquo;s eponymous debut:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Shamanic tone and effects wrangler Joe Gore and drummer Dawn Richardson lay down six uncommonly imaginative originals and four ultra-creative covers in a single pass using sophisticated and flawlessly executed live looping. This album is f&rsquo;ing brilliant and absolutely inspiring from start to finish.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Each Wednesday in July they&rsquo;ll be bringing their highwire act to the lovely Madrone Art Bar in the heart of the City by the Bay. Expect <em>very special</em> invited guests (check the credits again kiddies&mdash;these cats are connected)&mdash;and unexpected sit-ins from other sonic adventurers. It&rsquo;s absolutely free, so there&rsquo;s no excuse not to get your broke musician or music-loving ass off the couch and represent!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Details:</p> <p>GP Presents Mental 99</p> <p>Every Wednesday in July</p> <p>Madrone Art Bar</p> <p>500 Divisadero Street at Fell</p> <p>San Francisco, CA 94117</p> <p>(415) 241-0202</p> <p>Mental 99 show starts @10pm; Free!</p> <p>Swamp-noir stylist Wesley Morgan precedes Mental 99 each week</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="/Portals/0/PlanetWaves72dpi.jpg" alt="img" /><img alt="img" src="/Portals/0/DAddario.jpg" /></p> <p>GP Presents is sponsored by D&rsquo;Addario and Planet Waves</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> &nbsp;
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