10 Dec: Factrix Show at The Chapel

The most recent Factrix show at the Chapel in San Francisco's Mission District on November 22 was a lot of fun for us. The band played well, and there were a lot of folks there to witness it. One audience member with a lot of patience and a good camera preserved the whole show for posterity on video.

03 Nov: Factrix to Play SF in November

After traveling to Los Angeles and playing the San Francisco Punk Homecoming in September – and after playing an unannounced gig in Oakland in October masquerading as the Velvet Underground ( 3 days before Lou Reed passed! ) – Factrix will be back in action, opening for Lumerians, Friday, November 22, at the Chapel in San Francisco. The Chapel looks like a very civilized venue for gatherings of up to 600 people, with a restaurant…

08 Sep: Factrix playing in LA

Factrix will be playing another show this Sunday in Los Angeles, at the Echo nightclub in Echo Park. The show is the first in LA for Factrix since 1982. Factrix will also be playing a show in San Francisco soon, as part of a mini music-festival in the Mission called the San Francisco Punk Homecoming. The date for that show will be September 22; look for more information in a future post. Here are some links related to the show…

07 Sep: Video of Factrix Show

Bay area industrial-rock band Factrix played their first gig in 30-plus years last month at the Night Light in Oakland, and I was fortunate to be a part of it. Founding members Bond Bergland and Cole Palme asked me to contribute to their efforts on guitar. It was really fun to be playing in a rock band again; it was my first time on stage in more that 22 years. We have a couple more shows coming up, which will be called out in future blog posts…

02 Jul: Factrix show in Oakland

A long-time friend from my New York days, Bond Bergland, and his colleague Cole Palme have reformed their legendary San Francsico-based post-punk industrial rock band Factrix. They will be playing their first show in 30 years on Friday, July 26 at a venue called Night Light in Oakland. This is a special event to honor the release of RUBY RAY's book of photographs of the 1970s San Francisco punk scene "From The Edge of the World…"