We convene a dozen or two times per year to make 100% improvisational music. Or maybe it's noise. Or jazz. Whatever it is, we have fun making it. (COVID-19 = We jam remotely via NINJAM and Jamtaba.) Please try to endure some of our recent sounds online,
Periodic performers: Rob P, Jessica M, MattanR, AmyA, BrockB, ZacharyL, TonyM.
Guest/former noisemakers: GabeW, NikS, JeremyA, EthanM, SelvinR, AndrewPD, Joel?, PhilM, Mike?, Greg?, Tomwilliamz, Jason?, JohnH, KurtT, AmandaG, NickM, ChloeB, CharlyV, and so on.
While we plan to go back to in-person jams eventually, we're enjoying the F out of COVID-jamming remotely via NINJAM, so it'll stay a part of our M.O. Original Synth Band info is below. Hope it's more relevant again, soon. Stay safe!
If you're a multi-instrumentalist (you're willing to make at least semi-rhythmic sounds on a few of: guitar/bass/drums/keys/noise/any non-acoustic instrument) near Normal Heights San Diego and want to make post-postmodern improv noise, send a note to synth band at uncool central dot com. We're not always hiring, and the pay sucks, but we're not discouraging potential great connections.
100% improvisational. I.e. we don't discuss what we're going to do before we do it, and you often get dumped at a random instrument. Fun.
Synth Band always has two guitars, bass, Vdrums, a couple of synths, a mic, and lots of effects pedals, with regular visits from the likes of: detuned electric violin, Theremini, spring-thing-thundertubeX2, various tablet noise apps, drone synths, stylophone beatbox, EHX RTG, and other toys.
Synth Band plugs into a JamHub TourBus. No amps. (But a few amp/cab emulators.) Lots of headphones and a personal mix for everybody. Sounds we make dump straight to stereo with no production or mixing. Translation: It always sounds much better when we're making it. The recordings are for posterity, or something.
SynthBand.com events pop up on EventBrite a couple weeks before go-time. Usual suspects (above) get an immediate invite. There's only space for six people. Sometimes those spots fill up fast. If not, we send more invites. Our personnel has never been the same twice. Different every time. Do you want an invite to the next thing?