Michael Beach

Michael Beach

Oakland's Stranded Records is celebrating its first birthday with a whole mess of cool shit!

Last Saturday, the label hosted SF's very own Michael Beach. Beach plays guitar with Colossal Yes and bass with Meercaz, and he also played guitar with Melbourne's sadly defunct Electric Jellyfish (they will now be called Shovels). His second solo LP Golden Theft is due out August 20.

Hit Stranded on August 17 for a listening party celebrating the reissue of Dino Valenti's 1968 self-titled debut. Local music writer Richie Unterberger will read excerpts from his book Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' Roll.

On August 24, Unterberger reads from his book White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day by Day. The event will feature some rare Velvet's photos and video. Then, on September 1, Stranded celebrates the reissue of MX-80 Sound's 1977 debut, Hard Attack. Original MX-80 members Bruce Anderson and Dale Sophiea will perform!

Upcoming in-stores (details to come) will include: Ava Mendoza & Dominique Leone, Meg Baird, White Poppy, and more! These events are FREE and ALL AGES. No extra charge to fondle all that beautiful vinyl. Destroy your digital media and dust off that turntable today!!!

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