In 1982, when I first arrived in Chicago, I answered a flyer in the Gingerman bar for a film looking for a synthesizer player. At the time I was sleeping on the floor of the Leo Lerner Theater box office, very broke, and often drunk. How could I say no? This was how I met the amazing Frank Garvey and his eternal film project - Omnicircus. In 1988, it turned into a live performance project. Think Survival Research Lab meets pre-war Munich and the birth of cabaret.
If you are in San Francisco, I urge you to check this event out. It is bound to entertain, mesmerize, and probably frighten and disturb you in ways you hadn't thought possible in our jaded universe today.
OmniCircus presents another fabulous EVENT-
A surreal anthem to the urban night
THOUSAND FACES BALL
DARK INDUSTRIAL CABARET!
Join Frank Garvey plus the MOTH NOR RUST Band for
2 BIG Saturday SHOWS!
November 1st & 8th @ 8pm
OPENING ACT: CUBAN CIGAR CRISIS
THOUSAND FACES BALL is a multimedia performance with
robots, music, projections, dance, performance and video...
Come experience our newest experimental surreal melo-drama
with the new OmniCircus band - MOTH NOR RUST
Featuring Underground Chanteuse and SUPERSTAR OmniDiva of
the Hell-blasted Streets -
The FIERY FURY of SPOKEN PREACHMENTS and Imprecations -
The Honorable and Most Beneficial -
Colonel GEOFFREY POND
Of the Commandos of the LAST DAYS;
SARGENT-at-ARMS of the CHURCH of the 7th BARDO -
The Birdman of ABRACADABRA -
The LADIES Auxiliary of the
JUNIOR DRAGONS of MYSTERY
And the Highly Sexually Sought-after CAN'T AFFORDIAN of the ACCORDIAN -
SPACE KAT THOMAS
As well as genius Multi-instrumentalist and Insta-mentalist -
COLFAX (aka Daniel BERKMAN)
and LINDEN the Lord of LOW-DOWN
And the Guru of Unholy Groundlings, the Terror and FIRST RESPONSE
PUNISHER of all Evolutionary LOTTERY LOSERS such as SMALL MAMMALS,
BIRDS, MICE and FLEAS...
PARTY AFTER THE SHOWS!!
$10 suggested donation
Please call 415-701-0686 for more information.
The OmniCircus is located at 550 Natoma Street,
between Mission and Howard and 6th and 7th Streets,
in San Francisco's South of Market (SoMa) district.
The door is on Russ Street.