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Mushroom Announce Two Bay Area Shows

MUSHROOM Announce First Bay Area Shows
In Over A Year

SAN FRANCISCO July 23 @ MAKE OUT ROOM
+ BERKELEY July 24 @ STARRY PLOUGH

The Oakland Collective’s Latest Album, NAKED, STONED & STABBED, Available Now

“The wealth and riches embedded in these grooves deserve your full attention. Naked, Stoned and Stabbed is a gift to the senses…simply put this is best thing I’ve heard so far in 2010.” (Blogs San Diego)

Naked, Stoned & Stabbed is no exercise in hippy nostalgia, but a fresh take on old styles – much like the rest of Mushroom’s marvelous, creative oeuvre.” (Blurt)

“Mushroom are more or less the bastard children of electric Miles, the Brit-prog Canterbury scene, Krautrock, and the timeless Frisco Crisco. The blend…keeps with the slipstream sounds of today heard in groups as diverse as the Sun City Girls, Tortoise, Medeski Martin & Wood, and virtually everyone featured in Signal to Noise.” (The Village Voice)

MUSHROOM, a musicians collective based in the San Francisco Bay area, have announced their first local shows in over a year. Celebrating the release of a new album entitled NAKED, STONED & STABBED, the band appears at THE MAKE OUT ROOM in San Francisco on Friday, July 23 followed by a performance at THE STARRY PLOUGH in Berkeley on Saturday, July 24.

“In a way, [Naked, Stoned & Stabbed] recalls Brian Eno’s Another Green World, as pieces inexplicably blossom, then just as enigmatically fade. For the most part, verse-chorus-verse and catchy melody are supplanted by mood and instrumental interaction.” (East Bay Express)

NAKED, STONED & STABBED marks a decidedly new phase in Mushroom’s 15 year history, resulting in an acoustic, ambient blend of eastern and western hemispheres that represents a cross-continental Cinema Verite travelogue of time and space. Citing influences ranging from Alice Coltrance to Brian Eno, MUSHROOM gives each song a varied approach in both inspiration and instrumentals, employing the use of a sitar, violin, pump organ, celesta, vibraharp, dulcimer, and flutaphone to produce an experience that is both dynamic and captivating.

When + Where + Cost:
FRIDAY, JULY 23
MAKE OUT ROOM
| 3225 22nd Street | San Francisco, CA 94110 | 415.647.2888
w/ McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Show: 7:30 pm
Price: $8

SATURDAY, JULY 24
STARRY PLOUGH
| 3101 Shattuck Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705 | 510.841.2082
w/ Greg Ashley of Gris Gris
Show: 9:00 pm
Price: $10

WATCH the video for Mushroom’s rendition of Kevin Ayers’ SINGING A SONG IN THE MORNING

Buy MUSHROOM (NAKED, STONED & STABBED) @ iTunes, Think Indie, Amazon and any of your finer local indie record stores…