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.”
I’m really thrilled to add that Bond and Cole have asked me to play guitar for them at this show, and I’m going to do it! This will be my first gig in 23 years. Outside of those with Mary Kelley and Rob K at the Undisclosed Location, my last gig was on New Year’s Eve 1990-1991 at the Palladium in London with Julee Cruise, the singer from David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” TV series.
Factrix is something completely different (from Julee’s music anyway), raucous and wild, but tight and well rehearsed in it’s current incarnation. The set will be a couple of Factrix songs from back in the day, a handful of new songs and a couple of off-the-wall covers done Factrix-style.
For any friends who are interested in attending the show, here is some information about the band, the venue and purchasing tickets:
To go to the Facebook page for this event, follow this link.
Factrix has a Facebook page of their own, here.
To see the web page for this event on the promoter’s web site, and to buy tickets, follow this link.
The same company publishes Ruby’s book, and here’s a link to that page.
The venue for this show, Night Light, has a web site with a calendar, directions, etc.