A night of rarefied energy music at Grady Runyon's record store…

WHEN: Friday, 4/4, 8-10pm
WHERE: Grady’s Record Refuge, 2546 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-648-5565
WHAT: Steve MacKay with Liquorball/Liquorball with Steve MacKay

“Yes, it’s THAT Steve MacKay. You won’t wanna miss the legendary Stooges saxophonists’ return to Grady’s Record Refuge (he played our grand opening in 2003) as he performs with San Francisco’s Liquorball for a night of rarefied energy music!

“Besides playing with the reformed Stooges, Steve MacKay has also been playing experimental music with the likes of Smegma, Radon All-Stars, and the Blues Prostitutes of late. His resume extends back to the mid-60’s and includes stints with the Violent Femmes, Snakefinger, and Commander Cody, among so many others……..once described as “San Francisco’s answer to nothing”, Liquorball’s spontaneous juggernauts of sound have been decorating the fringes of the underground for nearly 20 years. They now perform infrequently, but new recordings are rumored………..Liquorball and Steve MacKay first collaborated in 1999.

“As always, this is a FREE show……..though donations to the traveling artists will be gratefully accepted.

“PS – you can also catch SM/LB in LA on saturday night!”

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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