Milo & The Assassins play at Doc’s Lab in North Beach on October 16th at the EP release party for Goggy. We are deliciously sandwiched between Goggy, Margrit Eichler’s solo project, and the full band of True Margrit.
Doc’s Lab is the old Purple Onion. Yes, that same Purple Onion where Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, The Smothers Brothers plus many others performed in the 50’s and 60’s and later in the 90’s featured garage rockers like Brian Jonestown Massacre. Although still an intimate cellar club, the venue’s had an extensive makeover, reborn posh, with great sound, fabulous bar, and food from the excellent Doc Ricketts restaurant upstairs. I sense the ghosts from those old days are friendly and love the idea of playing in a space my parents went before I was born.
More info-- showtimes and ticket links-- to follow!
Janet Roitz will be singing backing vocals. A triple threat—actor, singer, dancer—Janet has performed at ACT and the Magic Theater, teaches dance at ODC, and is one half of the musical duo Tumble & Ruff, sending out one vintage tune per month to members of the Pop Song of the Month Club. She’s also video producer of the series, “Ladies of the Nightclubs,” and you can find out more on her site, http://www.fabulousfilmsongs.com, a resource all lovers of Hollywood’s Golden Age should know about.
Drummer Eddie Berman had to bow out, and our new drummer is Chris Gamper. Chris is an amazing, versatile musician. Other bands he’s in now include Sugar Shack and Hop Sauce and his second jazz CD comes out this fall.
That’s all for now. Rehearsals are sounding great! See you at the album release party with It Thing at the Hotel Utah on Sept. 16th or at Doc’s Lab on Oct. 16th.