Feb 21 2011

M99 in Guitar Player magazine!

Guitar Player magazine’s Barry Cleveland has some kind words for our debut album in the mag’s March, 2011 issue:

“Shamanic tone and effects wrangler Joe Gore and drummer Dawn Richardson lay down six uncommonly imaginative originals and four ultra-creative covers in a single pass using  sophisticated and flawlessly executed live looping. This album is f’ing brilliant and absolutely inspiring from start to finish.”

Shucks! :)


Feb 7 2011

February Dates Muttered

Mental 99 has two San Francisco shows this month: Thursday, the 10th, we’re at El Rio. We play early, from 7-ish to 9-ish.

And on Wednesday, the 23rd, we perform at the Madrone Art Bar, a cool NoPa gallery/performance space. The noise starts at 9.

We hope you can join us at these two über-cool venues!


Jan 11 2011

Rio Janeiro?

We’re playing Rio de Janeiro ? Yip!

Oh — wait. Actually, we play El Rio in January — specifically, Thursday the 13th. Equally “yip.”

It’s an early show — starting seven-ish and ending nine-ish. Please join us.


Nov 8 2010

El Rio Show Thursday, Nov. 11th

The Gores prepare to tag their neighborhood with Mental 99 graffiti.

We’ll be playing two sets at El Rio in San Francisco on Thursday, November 11th starting around 7 PM and ending around 9 PM.

El Rio is at 3158 Mission St., San Francisco, just south of Cesar Chavez. Here’s a map.

Extra-special bonus: Joe’s dad (and his wife) will be attending. Marvin Gore will happily autograph your Mental 99 CD!


Oct 5 2010

Mental 99 Gets All-Ages Artistic!

Mental 99 will be performing at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Friday, October 29th. That means all-ages show at a clean, spiffy arts venue! Admission is $12.

It’s the opening-night party for two new exhibits: Audience as Subject and Yoshua Okón. More details (and advance ticket purchase) here.


Aug 17 2010

Fall Show Dates Muttered!

We’ve got several San Francisco shows for September and October, namely:

Thursday, September 11th at El Rio. Early show: We play from 7-ish to 9-ish. Outdoors, weather permitting! If not, inside.

Saturday, October 16th at Bottom of the Hill as part of Dana Jae’s Roctober festival. Lots of cool bands TBA. Mental 99 plays at 10:30.

Thursday, October 14th at El Rio. Early show: We play from 7-ish to 9-ish. Outdoors, weather permitting! If not, inside.


Aug 10 2010

Mental 99 World Tour!

Of course, by “world,” we mean San Francisco’s fabulous Mission District.

We’ll be playing at the Elbo Room at 9 PM on Tuesday the 10th, along with Kitten and Control-R. We play first — an eminently sensible 9:15 PM. The Elbo Room is here.

Too late for your blood? Then join us on Thursday for our monthly El Rio gig. We start at around 7PM and end around 9PM. Outdoors if the weather is acceptable! El Rio is at 3158 Mission St., San Francisco, just south of Cesar Chavez. Here’s a map.

Both shows will feature lots of new music, both new compositions and unlikely cover tunes. Should be fun!


Jul 1 2010

Return to El Rio Thursday, July 8th

We’ll be playing two sets at El Rio in San Francisco on Thursday, June 10th starting at 7 or thereabouts.

El Rio is at 3158 Mission St., San Francisco, just south of Cesar Chavez. Here’s a map.


Jun 7 2010

CD Release Party: Thursday, June 10th!

Please help us celebrate! We’ll be playing two sets at El Rio in San Francisco on Thursday, June 10th starting at 7 — or a few minutes later if someone is buying us drinks.

El Rio is at 3158 Mission St., San Francisco, just south of Cesar Chavez. Here’s a map.

Can’t make it? Salve your guilty conscience and buy it now at the iTunes Store or eMusic. Or just download this free song.


Jun 6 2010

Debut CD Release Released!

After minutes of work!

Buy it now at the iTunes Store or eMusic. Or just download this free song.