Rock & Pop

First Friday Concert Series

When: Fri., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. 2012

The founder of art gallery Macarthur B Arthur and the organizers of Mission Creek Oakland have joined together to launch a new all-ages concert series in conjunction with Art Murmur. Held at Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland (2619 Broadway, Oakland) every first Friday of the month, the event is in the same spirit of those affiliations -- bringing together experimental and underground music and art in various forms. The first edition featured a church organist, solo acoustic artist Danny P. Grody (Tarentel), and electro pop band James & Evander. This Friday, Feb. 3, the concert series will feature local artist Chris Duncan, who creates "colorful, geometrical visual works and abstract soundscapes crafted through percussion"; a solo performance by Joel Robinow (Howlin Rain); and Heather Normandale (accompanied by cello, bass, percussion, and trumpet), who will play works from her album -- "a compilation of musical prayer for water." Luke Judd, a video artist, will project images during the show, and organist Hilary Guter will entertain between sets. For those seeking something a little different than the average rock show, it should be right up your alley. 7:30 p.m., $5-$15 sliding scale donation.

Kathleen Richards

Price: $5-$15

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