$40-$125. 642-9988. cal performances.org
3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Melodic Death Metal (Extreme Metal) band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993 as "IneartheD" by Alexi Laiho and Jaska Raatikainen. Different sources tend to categorize them stylistically in different ways, but according to the lead singer and guitarist Alexi Laiho "it's just metal and that's it."
In 1997, the band, still name "IneartheD", signed up with a small Belgian label to release their first album "Something Wild". But before its release, the band was contacted by Spinefarm Records. Since they were already signed to another label, they had to fake a split-up and change the name to be able to release the album through Spinefarm. They chose Children of Bodom as the new name, inspired by the unsolved Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960 (teenagers camping next to the Lake Bodom were slaughtered by a maniac).
Current line-up (2016):
Alexi Laiho - lead vocals, lead guitar (1993-present)
Jaska Raatikainen - drums, percussion (1993-present)
Henkka Seppala - bass guitar, backing vocals (1996-present)
Janne Warman - keyboards, synthesizers (1997-present)
7pm to 8pm, UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue
$40 adv / $44 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States
Those of you familiar with Peter Josheff 's work will know that for many years he hsa been interested in spoken voice in chamber music. While his most recent piece, The Dream Mechanic, featured both singing and spoken voices with chamber orchestra, this new work gets down to bare bones: one spoken voice & one pianist. Peter wrote the text based on nightmares I have had over the years, and Ihe will perform the spoken word part. The pianist will be the wonderful Kate Campbell. They've been performing together recently as members of the SF Contemporary Music Players.
Also on the Sonic Harvest 17 program will be intriguing new music by Allen Shearer, Claudia Stevens, Ann Callaway and Francis Schwartz.
8pm to 9pm, Berkeley Piano Club 2724 Haste Stree