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Past Shows
2006

6/03/2006
8:00 PM - 21 Grand
Oakland, CA 94601
Matthew Sperry Memorial Concert

6/21/2006
8:00 PM - 21 Grand- Large ensemble organized by Mary Clare Brzytwa.
Oakland, CA 94601

6/25/2006
7:30 PM - SIMM Series--Musicians Union Hall- Bolivar Zoar opening for Rent Romus, Ross Hammond, Dax Compise
116 9th Street (in the mission)
San Francisco, CA 94101
w/ Bolivar Zoar, rock band of Mary Clare Brzytwa (guitar, flute, voice, electronics), Theresa Wong (cello, voice,) and me (guitar, electronics, voice. At 9:00 is Rent Romus (saxophones, electronics) Ross Hammond (electric guitar) Dax Compise (drums)

7/12/2006
8:00 PM - 21 Grand--Duo with guitarist Alee Karim. Also playing are Moe! Staiano and Prodigal Sons of Darkness
Oakland, CA 94601

7/17/2006
8:00 PM - ODC Theatre- SF Sound Series concert
3153 17th St. @ Shotwell
San Francisco, CA 94101
Sf Sound large ensemble performs works by Louis Andriessen, Morton Feldman, Robert Ashley, and Scott Rosenberg

7/22/2006
8:00 PM - 1510 8th Street- Playing with Jacob Lindsay and string players
1510 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94601
Jacob Lindsay with string players

7/23/2006
7:00 PM - Mama Buzz- Solo sets by Alicia Byer, Mary Clare Brzytwa, Theresa Wong, and me
Oakland, CA 94601

8/03/2006
8:00 PM - Luggage Store Gallery-Bolivar Zoar
San Francisco, CA 94101

8/05/2006
8:00 PM - Stork Club- Bolivar Zoar
2330 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94601
All-women rock show with bands including: Bolivar Zoar The Pillows Morse Code Drumming Winner's Bitch

8/12/2006
8:30 PM - Starry Plough- Bolivar Zoar opening for Nels Cline Singers
3101 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94701
Bolivar Zoar (Theresa Wong, Mary Clare Brzytwa, me). then Nels Cline Singers

8/16/2006
8:00 PM - 21 Grand-- Bolivar Zoar opening for Good for Cows
Oakland, CA 94601
Bolivar Zoar--Mary Clare Brzytwa-flute, electronics, voice/ Theresa Wong- cello, voice/ Ava- guitar, voice, electronics and Good for Cows-- Devin Hoff-bass/Ches Smith- drums

9/09/2006
8:00 PM - 21 Grand- Kids and Hearts, and me solo
Oakland, CA
Kids and Hearts is a Great trio of Gene Baker the Great on organ, Will Redmond the Great on guitar, and Sam Ospovat the Great Hustler on drums... Me solo is me solo on guitar. I will play some tunes and some improvisations

9/16/2006
8:00 PM - 21 Grand- Music + One Record Release Party
Oakland, CA 94601
The instruction to the musicians on the record was to imagine that you were playing with someone else and they were meant to be played along with. Performers at this show will be playing along with some of the tracks on the CD in different groupings. Konrad Steiner will also be showing a video work. Musicians include Jon Raskin, Gino Robair, Kanoko Nishi, me, and many more.

9/23/2006
8:00 PM - Art SF-Noise Pancakes- w/ the Pink Canoes
110 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94101
Good Pancakes! Pink Canoes! Travis Johns, Noah Phillips, Aram Shelton, Zach Watkins, Ava Mendoza

9/28/2006
8:00 PM - Equator Coffee Cafe--Solos tour with Theresa Wong
510 SE Morrison
Portland, OR 97201
Theresa Wong (cello) and I will both play solo sets, and finish with a trio with Portland drummer Tim Duroche.

9/30/2006
8:00 PM - Vancouver, Canada- 1067- Solos tour with Theresa Wong
1067 Granville
Vancouver, BC 98660
Two Solos tour with Theresa Wong Theresa Wong-solo cello Ava Mendoza-solo guitar

10/02/2006
8:00 PM - Seattle-Gallery 1412- Solos tour with Theresa Wong
1412 18th Ave E (18th Ave and Union St)
Seattle, WA 98101
Two Solos tour with Theresa Wong Theresa Wong-solo cello Ava Mendoza-solo guitar

10/18/2006
8:00 PM - 21 Grand-- duo w/ Phillip Greenlief
416 25th Street
Oakland, CA CA
Tim Perkis Solo, Phillip Greenlief + Ava Mendoza duo, Kanoko Nishi + Liz Allbee + George Cremaschi Trio

10/21/2006
8:00 PM Palais Ideal Festival in Chico, CA-- Mute Socialite (me, Alee Karim, Moe! Staiano)
Chico, CA 95926
Mute Socialite-- Moe! Staiano's rock project Moe!- drums Alee karim- bass Ava Mendoza- guitar

10/22/2006
8:00 PM - 21 Grand- John Shiurba's 5x5 CD Release Party
416 25th Street
oakland, CA 94601
Rastascan Records Presents John Shiurba's 5x5 CD Release Party Bob Marshs Quintessentials (premiere) Celebrating the new release of Shiurba's latest 5X5 recording with Anthony Braxton on Rastascan Records 5 x 5 Phillip Greenlief - reeds in Bb Scott Rosenberg - reeds in Eb Ava Mendoza - guitar John Shiurba - guitar Gino Robair - percussion The Quintessentials: Kanoko Nishi - koto Theresa Wong - cello Scott R. Looney - electronics Matt Ingalls - clarinets Jacob Lindsay - clarinets Bob Marsh will conduct the Quintessentials in a premier reading of Les Michelins V, VI, and VII - three new compositions based on his ongoing alterations to the 1987 Michelin Road Atlas of France. The Quintessentials is a project began some twelve years ago in Chicago and always consists of two reed, two strings and one electronics players. This is the first Bay Area performance of this group and these compositions.

10/31/2006
8:00 PM - 21 Grand--Live scores for horror films
416 25th street
oakland, CA 94601
trio w/ Lisa Mezzacappa, upright bass and Phillip Greenlief, sax. So far on the list of short films we'll be scoring: Kwaidan (great Japanese horror film by Masaki Kobayashi)

11/10/2006
8:00 PM - International Computer Music Conference, New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70112
with the Pink Canoes (Travis Johns, Zach Watkins, Noah Phillips, Aram Shelton)

11/16/2006
8:00 PM - Sacramento--Fool's Foundation-duo w/ Phillip Greenlief
1025 19th street, Suite O
Sacramento, CA 94203
Fool's Foundation Presents the 1,2,3 Series Devin Hoff solo bass Phillip Greenlief & Ava Mendoza duo Greenlief - Mendoza - Ross Hammond Tri

2007

1/28/2007
8:00 PM - w/ Mute Socialite @ 21 Grand
416 25th street
Oakland, 94612
Cost:$5-10
Core of the Coalman, Blipvert, Mute Socialite, and Molecules

2/03/2007
9:00 PM - w/ P.A.F. @ The Rite Spot
San Francisco, California
with P.A.F. and Friends-- Scott Rosenberg-voice, guitar + Gene Baker-wurlitzer, Ava Mendoza-baritone guitar, Sam Ospovat-drums

2/08/2007
9:00 PM - w/ Mute Socialite @ Hotel Utah
500 4th Street @ Bryant
San Francisco, CA
Cost:$7.00
Mirthkon (atonal thrash jazz) Go Go Fightmaster (free jazz meets regressive rock) Mezzkill ('80s metal cover on solo doublebass) Mute Socialite (www.myspace.com/mutesocialite)

2/09/2007
9:00 PM - Ladies Noise @ Terminal
3957 San Leandro St
Oakland, California
Cost:$5-10
solo sets by: Elise Baldwin, Maryclare Brzytwa, Frozen in Amber, Ava Mendoza, Noella Teele

2/10/2007- Got sick and could not play this gig. Henry Kaiser played instead.
8:00 PM - Milkbar-- http://www.milkbar.org/
Oakland, CA
Cost:$5-10
Satellite-- Travis Johns- bass, electronics, Steini Gunnarson- guitar, electronics, Liz Meredith- viola, electroncis Quartet with Bangs--Jacob Lindsay- clarinets, Damon Smith-basses, Ava Mendoza-guitar, Weasel Walter-drums

2/15/2007
8:00 PM - w/ Mute Socialite @ 21 Grand
416 25th Street
oakland, California 94612
Cost:$5-10
Mute Socialite, Inner Ear Brigade, They Shoot Horses Don't They?

2/17/2007
8:00 PM - 21 Grand
416 25th street
Oakland, 94612
Cost:$5-10
Billed as trio of Ronit Kirtchman- violin, Ava Mendoza-guitar, Tim Perkis-laptop/electronics Trio of Mark Dresser-bass, Larry Ochs-sax, Vladimir Tarasov- drums. Note: Ronit got sick and could not play, so instead it was Tim Perkis, Theresa Wong (cello) and me.

2/28/2007
8:00 PM - Mama Buzz
2318 telegraph ave.
Oakland, 94612
Cost:$5
Charity Chan- accordion Kanoko Nishi- koto Simon Rose- sax Ava Mendoza- guitar

3/10/2007
9:00 PM - w/ Mute Socialite @ The Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$5
Slow Children, Ettrick, Mute Socialite, The Late Severa Wires

3/17/2007
9:00 PM - w/ Bolivar Zoar @ 21 Grand
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$5-10
Bolivar Zoar, The Atomic Bomb Audition, Loma Prieta, The Late Severa Wires

3/24/2007
8:00 PM - Maybeck House
Berkeley, California
Cost:$6
Womantis presents a night of music that is played by people with two x chromosomes. Improvised music by Maryclare Brzytwa, Lisa Mezzacappa, Kanoko Nishi, Charity Chan, Theresa Wong, Ava Mendoza, and members of 16 bitch pile up.

3/28/2007
8:00 PM - w/ The Pink Canoes @ G3 Lounge
San Francisco, CA
Cost:$5-10
Pink Canoes, DSS--http://www.art-rash.com/DSS-trio/

3/29/2007
8:00 PM - w/ The Pink Canoes @ Luggage Store
San Francisco, California
US
Cost:$5
Pink Canoes, DSSimprov--http://www.art-rash.com/DSS-trio/

3/31/2007
9:00 PM - w/ The Pink Canoes @ 21 Grand
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$5-10
Pink Canoes, DSS--http://www.art-rash.com/DSS-trio/

4/04/2007
8:00 PM - w/ Mute Socialite @ Edinburgh Castle Pub
950 Geary Street
San FRancisco, California 94109
Cost:$7
Mute Socialite, Aaron Novik's Simulacra

4/14/2007
2:00 PM - Mute Socialite Live on KFJC
San Jose, California
US

5/9/2007
8:00 PM - Moe!kestra @ The Stone
Avenue C at E 2nd street
New York, New York 10009
Cost:$10
w/ Moe Staiano's Moe!kestra

5/10/2007
8:00 PM - Bolivar Zoar @The Stone
Avenue C at E 2nd street
New York, New York 10009
Cost:$10
10:00- Bolivar Zoar-- Theresa Wong- cello, voice, MaryClare Brzytwa- guitar, voice, flute, Ava Mendoza- guitar, voice

5/15/2007
10:00 PM - Mute Socialite- Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$6
Billed as Mute Socialite, We Drew Lightning, Leslie Q. Leslie Q did not come, and mysteriously Steve Mackay, the saxophonist from the Stooges, played instead.

5/17/2007
8:00 PM - Mute Socialite @ Hemlock Tavern
1131 Polk Street, in between Post & Sutter,
San Francisco, California
Cost:$6
Wah Wah Exit Wound, Mute Socialite

6/07/2007 8:00 PM - Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck AVe
Berkeley, California
Cost:$5-10
Darren Johnston-- trumpet, Lisa Mezzacappa-- upright bass, Ava Mendoza-- guitar

6/09/2007
8:00 PM - 21 Grand
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$5-10
Jacob Lindsay-- clarinets, Ava Mendoza-- guitar, Damon Smith-- basses, Weasel Walter-- drums

8/16/2007
8:00 PM - Luggage Store- Bolivar Zoar
1007 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Cost:$5-10
Bolivar Zoar, Go Go Fightmaster, Quartet of Paul Hartsaw, Kristian Aspelin, Damon Smith, Jerome Bryerton

8/18/2007
8:00 PM - Rooz Cafe- Bolivar Zoar for FREE!
1918 Park Blvd
Oakland, California 94606
Cost:Free!
Bolivar Zoar, Moe! Staiano solo

8/19/2007
9:00 PM - Stork Club- Bolivar Zoar
2330 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, California 94601
Cost:$6
Bolivar Zoar, Atomic Bomb Audition, Arc Hive

9/01/2007
9:00 PM - 21 Grand- Mute Socialite w/ XBXRX and Old Time Relijun
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$6-10
Mute Socialite, XBXRX, Old Time Relijun

9/08/2007
8:00 PM - Piedmont Piano- Bolivar Zoar w/ Edmund Welles
4382 Piedmont Ave
Piedmont, California 94611
Cost:$5
Bolivar Zoar, Edmund Welles, Annie Lewandowski, Alicia Byer

9/22/2007
8:00 PM - High Mayem Festival- Mute Socialite
Santa Fe, New Mexico

9/25/2007
9:00 PM - Hemlock Tavern- Mute Socialite w/ Time of Orchids
1131 Polk Street
San Francisco, California 94109
Cost:$8
Mute Socialite, Time of Orchids (members of PAK)

9/30/2007
8:00 PM - 1510 Performance Space- w/ Gino Robair and more
1510 8th Street
Oakland, California 94601
Cost:$5-10
ensemble w/ Gino Robair, Kanoko Nishi, John Shiurba, Liz Allbee, Cheryl Leonard, Tom Djll, Tom Duff

10/09/2007
8:00 PM - 21 Grand- Bolivar Zoar
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$5-10
1st set: Birgit Ulher Quartet: Birgit Ulher - trumpet, James Fei - saxophone, Damon Smith - double bass, Kjell Nordeson - percussion 2nd set- Bolivar Zoar

10/13/2007
9:00 PM - @ 21 Grand--Mute Socialite,Death Sentence: Panda, Moggs, 0th
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94601
Cost:$7
0th, Moggs, Mute Socialite, Death Sentence: Panda

10/20/2007
8:00 PM - 1510 8th Street- w/ Jacob Lindsay, Damon Smith, Weasel Walter
1510 8th Street
Oakland, 94607
Cost:$5
Quartet w/ Jacob Lindsay/Ava Mendoza/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter plus Eric Glick Rieman/Dan Godston duo

11/03/2007

9:00 PM - Hemlock Tavern- Mute Socialite, Capillary Action, Uz Jsme Doma
1131 Polk Street
San Francisco, California 94109
Cost:$8
Mute Socialite, Capillary Action, Uz Jsme Doma

11/09/2007
8:00 PM - Wels Austria- Bolivar Zoar
Unlimited 21 Festival
Wels, Austria
http://www.myspace.com/musicunlimited_wels

2008


1/10/2008
9:00 PM
671 24th street
Oakland, California
Cost:$6
Solo sets by: Tom Carter David Daniell Ava Mendoza Chen Santa Maria Gregg Kowalsky

1/23/2008
8:00 PM
ATA
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California 94110
US
Cost:$6
Breezy Days Band, Bay/Oslo Double Trio-Jacob Felix Heule, Corey Fogel, Tony Dryer, Havard Skassert, Guro Moe, Ava Mendoza

1/28/2008
9:00 PM
21 Grand
Mute Socialite, Ettrick, Little Women
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$7
49 person limit for this show so get there early! Mute Socialite, Ettrick, Little Women

1/31/2008
9:00 PM
The Uptown
Mute Socialite
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, California 49612
Cost:$7
Mute Socialite

2/02/2008
8:00 PM
1510 8th Street
w/ Henry Kaiser, Damon Smith, Mark Miller
1510 8th Street
Oakland, California
Cost: sliding scale
Henry Kaiser- guitars, Ava Mendoza- guitar, Damon Smith- bass Mark Miller- drums

2/07/2008
8:00 PM
Edinburgh Castle Pub
Love Triangle Elementary School
950 Geary Street
San Francisco, California 94109
Love Triangle Elementary School: Aaron Novik- clarinets Liz Allbee- trumpet, etc Ava Mendoza- guitar, etc Lisa Mezzacappa- bass Shayna Dunkleman- drums

2/19/2008
8:00 PM
Climate Gallery SF
Healing Force + ROVA
intersection of 9th and Howard streets
San Francisco, California
Healing Force (Albert Ayler Tribute Band)- Aurora Josephson- voice, Henry Kaiser-guitars, Ava Mendoza- guitars, Damon Smith- bass, Weasel Walter- drums. Members of Rova sitting in.
Second set by ROVA saxophone quartet

2/23/2008
8:30 PM
First Church of the Buzzard
Mute Socialite w/ Calabi Yau, TBA
2601 MLK
Oakland, California
Cost:$6

2/28/2008
10:00 PM
KPFA
Healing Force live on KPFA, 10 PM
Oakland, California
US
Healing Force- Aurora Josephson- voice/Henry Kaiser-guitars/Ava Mendoza- guitars/Damon Smith- bass/Weasel Walter- drums

3/01/2008
8:00 PM
21 Grand
Healing Force
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$5-10
Healing Force (late period Albert Ayler tunes)- Aurora Josephson- voice/Henry Kaiser- guitars/Ava Mendoza- guitars/Damon Smith- bass/Weasel Walter- drums

3/28/2008
8:30 PM
Bottom of the Hill
Mute Socialite w/ Evangelista (Carla Bozulich) and Death Sentecne: Panda!
1233 17th St
San Francisco, California 94107
Cost:$10
Mute Socialite, Death Sentence: Panda!, Evangelista (Carla Bozulich)

3/27- 4/19 TOUR WITH (CARLA BOZULICH’S) EVANGELISTA
3.27 Berkeley @ Amoeba in-store 3.28 sf @ bottom of the hill 415-621-4455 3.29 Davis @ the Firehouse 3.30 Sacramento @ Cool Cat Gallery 4.3 eugene or portland instore? 4.4 Portland @ doug fir lounge 4.5 Seattle @ healthy times fun club 4.6 seattle TBA 4.9 minneapolis @ big V’s 4.10 chicago @ schuba’s 4.11 Chicago - South Union Arts 4.12 ontario Hamilton - Club Absinthe 4.13 ontario Toronto - horseshoe 4.15 philadelphia - 1st Unitarian Church 4.16 washington D.C. - Velvet Lounge 4.18 Brooklyn - venue TBA 4.19 nyc - the cake shop

4/26/2008
8:00 PM
1510 8th Street
Jus CD release party, also Charity Chan solo
Oakland, California 94612

5/7/2008
8:00P
The Blue Lamp
1400 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, California
Mute Socialite,SWIMS, Afternoon Brother, Alas, Alak, Alaska

5/ 8/ 2008
9:00P
12 Galaxies
San Francisco, California
w/Never Enough Hope and others TBA

5/09/2008
8:00 PM -
Chaser's
San diego
Mute Socialite- TBA

5/10/2008
8:00 PM
1049 E. 32nd Street
Los Angeles, California 90011
Mute Socialite..Curated by URCK Records.. Mute Socialite, more TBA

5/11/2008
8:00 PM
247 South Main Street
Los Angeles 90012
Mute Socialite, Upsilon Acrux, Bad Dudes

5/22/2008
9:00 PM
Rotture
Portland, Oregon
Mute Socialite, TBA

5/24/2008
8:00 PM
206 5th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98109
Cost:$8
Mute Socialite, Sugark Skulls, TBA

5/30/2008
8:00 PM
Eugene, Oregon
Caroliner, TBA

5/31/2008
8:00 PM
Caroliner @ ??
Portland, Oregon

6/01/2008
8:00 PM - Caroliner @ The Chummery
Seattle, Washington
US

6/02/2008
8:00 PM - Caroliner @ Re-bar
Seattle, Washington

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7/13/2008 8:00 PM - Skronkathon @ 21 Grand- duo w/ drummer Moe! Staiano
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
US
Cost:$5-10
Description:Annual Skronkathon BBQ- many improvising acts, Ava Mendoza (guitar) + Moe! Staiano (drums, percussion, guitar) duo

7/06/2008 8:00 PM - W.O.W. Hall- Mute Socialite w/ Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Jason Webley
Eugene, Oregon

7/05/2008 9:00 PM - Mute Socialite @ Dantes w/ Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Jason Webley
Portland,

7/04/2008 9:00 PM - Mute Socialite @ The Plaza w/ Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Jason Webley
Vancouver, British Columbia
CA

7/03/2008 9:00 PM - Mute Socialite @ Neumos w/ Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Jason Webley
Seattle, Washington

6/11/2008 8:30 PM - Mute Socialite CD Release! @ 21 Grand, others TBA
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
US
Cost:$6-10
6/11/2008 8:00 PM - Zachary Watkins composition premiere- duo for Noah Phillips-guitar, and me- guitar
Meridian Gallery
San Francisco, California


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10/21/2008 7:00 PM - Mute Socialite in-store @ Amoeba Music in Berkeley
Berkeley, California

10/19/2008 8:00 PM - Oakland Opera Theater- Tom Djll’s big orchestra piece, "Mockracy
201 broadway
Oakland, California 94607
Description:media-saturation satirical take on politics and culture by Tom Djll.

10/18/2008 8:00 PM - Oakland Opera Theater- Tom Djll’s big orchestra piece, "Mockracy"
201 Broadway
Oakland, California 94607
Description:A media-saturation satirical take on politics and culture by Tom Djll.

9/19/2008 8:00 PM - Soft Teeth + Core of the Coalman @ Worm
Amsterdam,
NL

9/19/2008 8:00 PM - Soft Teeth + John Dikeman (sax) @ Zaal100 w/ Core of the Coalman
Amsterdam,
NL

9/17/2008 8:00 PM - Soft Teeth + Yuko Kaseki @ Electronic Church w/ Core of the Coalman
Berlin, Berlin
DE

9/15/2008 8:00 PM - 8/30- 9/15 BAY/OSLO MIRROR TRIO NORWEGIAN TOUR (Heule/Dryer/Mendoza + members of The Art Directors)
Oslo, Hedmark
NO

8/07/2008 8:00 PM - 21 Grand- w/ Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, John Finkbeiner, John Schott
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94602
Description:Ava Mendoza, Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, John Finkbeiner, John Schott

7/26/2008 8:00 PM - Mute Socialite @ the San Francisco Community Music Center (Edgetone New Music Summit Fest)
544 Capp Street
San Francisco, California
Cost:$10
Description:Part of the Edgetone new Music Summit Festival (their 7th annual, in fact). Bands/performers are: 15 Degrees Below Zero, Say Bok Gwai, Mute Socialite, The Late Severa Wires (from New Mexico). Be there!

7/25/2008 8:00 PM - Soft Teeth (duo w/ drummer Jacob Felix Heule) @ 21 Grand
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$5-10
Description:Soft Teeth, members of The Late Severa Wires, Murder Murder

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3/21/2009 8:00 PM - Studio 1510- Rose/Mendoza/Walter Trio
1510 8th Street
Oakland, California
Description:Simon Rose (UK)- saxes Ava Mendoza- guitar Weasel Walter- drums/percussion also: BLOOM PROJECT CD Release performance of Sudden Aurora (Thollem Mcdonas & Rent Romus)

2/13/2009 8:00 PM - Mute Socialite @ The Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater
Seattle, Washington
Description:Mute Socialite, other TBA

12/09/2008 8:00 PM - Duo w/ drummer Jacob Felix Heule @ Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street
Oakland, California 94609
Description:Duo of Ava Mendoza- guitar, Jacob Felix Heule- drums, also a trio of Lucio Menegon-guitar, Morgan Guberman-bass/vox, and Pat Spurgeon- drums

12/04/2008 8:00 PM - Hank, Carter Family, Leadbelly etc w/ Devin Hoff, me + more
Oakland, California

12/03/2008 8:00 PM - Trio w/ Devin Hoff and Weasel Walter @ 21 Grand
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Description:Trio w/ Devin Hoff and Weasel Walter @ 21 Grand
11/18/2008 9:00 PM - w/ Jen Baker (trmbn), Simon Rose (sax), Alex Vittum (drums) @ The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, California 94612

11/12/2008 8:00 PM - Mute Socialite @ The Fishtank
Oakland, California

11/04/2008 8:00 PM - Duo w/ Moe! Staiano @ The Uptown, also Carla Kihlstedt, Fred Frith
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, California 94612

10/23/2008 9:00 PM - Mute Socialite @ 21 Grand w/ Usaisamonster, Learned Helplessness, Miami NIghts
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612

10/21/2008 8:00 PM - Jacob Lindsay Quartet (Lindsay/Mendoza/Smith/Walter) @ The Uptown
Oakland, California 94602



2009

4/28/2009 8:00 PM - O! and Hegh! - duo w/ Kanoko Nishi @ The Flowershop
San Francisco, California
Description:Ava Mendoza- guitar/Kanoko Nishi- koto

4/19/2009 8:00 PM - Trio w/ Devin Hoff-bass/Weasel Walter-drums. Also Dominique Leone @ 21 Grand
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$5-10

4/12/2009 8:00 PM - Crude Forms (Mendoza/Allbee duo) on KUSF
San Francisco, California
Description:CRUDE FORMS Liz Allbee/Ava Mendoza duo- mangled songs and sounds for the little Quasimodo in each of us Tune in to KUSF to hear Crude Forms, as well as the Liz Allbee/Gino Robair duo project and more.

4/11/2009 8:00 PM - Mute Socialite, Ninja Academy @ The Alano Club 1748 Market Street
San Francisco, California
Description:MUTE SOCIALITE- Hyperkinetic rock by Staiano/Mendoza/Karim/Dunkleman/Allbee

4/09/2009 10:00 PM - Mute Socialite w/ Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Faun Fables @ Tonic
231 W 2nd St
Reno, Nevada 89501
Description:Mute Socialite w/ Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Faun Fables @ Tonic

4/07/2009 8:00 PM - Crude Forms (Allbee/Mendoza duo) @ Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street
Oakland, California
Description:CRUDE FORMS Liz Allbee/Ava Mendoza duo- mangled songs and sounds for the little Quasimodo in each of us

4/04/2009 8:00 PM - Cougar Chasers (Mendoza/Staiano duo) @ The Fishtank
3405 Piedmont Ave
Piedmont, California
Description:COUGAR CHASERS- Ava Mendoza/Moe! Staiano duo- Aggressive free rock, usually some person injury is involved

3/29/2009 3:00 PM - Bran(...)pos/Allbee/Mendoza @ Theatre of Yugen 2840 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, California

Description:This afternoon show is a benefit for the Theater of Yugen (http://www.theatreofyugen.org/), which is a fantastic theater company in SF I’ll be working with more in the coming months. Jake Rodriguez (Bran(...)Pos), Liz Allbee and I will be doing a trio set. Jake Rodriguez- electronics/Liz Allbee- trumpet, etc/Ava Mendoza- guitar, etc

3/24/2009 8:00 PM - Crude Forms (Allbee/Mendoza duo) @ The Uptown (21 Grand Presents Ladies Night of Noise)
1928 Telegraph AVe
Oakland, California
Description:21 GRAND PRESENTS: AVANT GARDE TUESDAYS LADIES’ NIGHT OF NOISE CRUDE FORMS-- Liz Allbee/Ava Mendoza duo-- mangled songs and sounds for the little Quasimodo in each of us/ also: BANDLANDS

3/22/2009 8:00 PM - Mute Socialite, Wiener Kids, Wah Wah Exit Wound @ Hemlock Tavern
1131 Polk Street
San Francisco, California
Cost:6
Description:MUTE SOCIALITE- Hyperkinetic rock by Staiano/Mendoza/Karim/Dunkleman/Allbee/ WIENER KIDS (Aram Shelton-alto sax/bass clarinet, Cory Wright-bari sax/clarinet, Jordan Glenn-drums)/ WAH WAH EXIT WOUND (Seattle)


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7/28/2009 8:00 PM
Submission in San Francisco (2183 Mission st.).
The Emma Goldman Bust Out Brigade (Mike Watt, Ava Mendoza, Vijay Anderson, Devin Hoff, Howard Wiley)
Jeremy Goodfeather (with Crow Knight)
Broken Shadows

7/21/2009 8:00 PM - Weasel Walter Large Ensemble @ The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, California 94612
Description:Darren Johnston-trumpet/Aaron Bennet- saxes/Aram Shelton-saxes/Henry Kaiser-guitars/Ava Mendoza-guitar/Damon Smith-bass/Devin Hoff-bass/Weasel Walter-drums

7/16/2009 8:00 PM - Crude Forms (Mendoza/Allbee) @ SOUND ON, also Macoco Mau
@ alte Kindl brauerei, Werbellin str 50, Ubahn U8 Boddinstr
Berlin, Berlin
DE
Cost:3 Euros
Description:RUDE FORMS MARY AND THE BABY CHEESES SFU-MA-TO EMS MACACO MAU GREY BOXES

7/02/2009 8:00 PM - PRETTY by Theater of Yugen, music performed by Mendoza/Allbee/Staiano @ INFANT Theater Festival Novi Sad,
RS
Description:PRETTY by Theater of Yugen, music by Mendoza/Allbee/Staiano @ INFANT Festival. "Pretty" tells the story of a young girl is abducted from her bedroom and eventually murdered, leaving her father not only to grieve for her memory but to see her transfigured in the limelight of the press. She is violatedneither her home, nor her body, nor her mind is safe from intrusion--but is too powerful simply to subside after death; she must first learn to be dead, and turns the tables on her captor. Later, she confronts him in hell; later still, she will go to heaven. At long last, what started as a nightmare comes to feel more like a dream, and as the father says at the beginning of the play, Dreaming is dressing a wound.

6/29/2009 8:00 PM - June 29-July 12 Residence at Dah Teatar with Theatre of Yugen
Belgrade,
RS

6/20/2009 8:00 PM - PRETTY by Theater of Yugen, music performed by O’kane/Staiano/Mendoza
2840 Mariposa St
San Francisco, California 94110
Cost:$12-15
Description:"Pretty" tells the story of a young girl is abducted from her bedroom and eventually murdered, leaving her father not only to grieve for her memory but to see her transfigured in the limelight of the press. She is violatedneither her home, nor her body, nor her mind is safe from intrusion--but is too powerful simply to subside after death; she must first learn to be dead, and turns the tables on her captor. Later, she confronts him in hell; later still, she will go to heaven. At long last, what started as a nightmare comes to feel more like a dream, and as the father says at the beginning of the play, Dreaming is dressing a wound.

6/19/2009 8:00 PM - PRETTY by Theater of Yugen, music performed by O’kane/Staiano/Mendoza
2840 Mariposa St
San Francisco, California 94110
Cost:$12-15
Description:Description:"Pretty" tells the story of a young girl is abducted from her bedroom and eventually murdered, leaving her father not only to grieve for her memory but to see her transfigured in the limelight of the press. She is violatedneither her home, nor her body, nor her mind is safe from intrusion--but is too powerful simply to subside after death; she must first learn to be dead, and turns the tables on her captor. Later, she confronts him in hell; later still, she will go to heaven. At long last, what started as a nightmare comes to feel more like a dream, and as the father says at the beginning of the play, Dreaming is dressing a wound.

6/10/2009 8:00 PM - An evening of guitar solos- me, Henry Kaiser, Teja Gerken @ The Sleeping Lady
23 Broadway
Fairfax, California 94930

6/01/2009 8:00 PM - w/ Marie Abe, Dina Maccabee, Lisa Mezzacappa, John Hanes @ The Makeout Room
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco, California 94110
Description:We’ll be playing some of Marie’s tunes. Marie Abe- accordion, Dina Maccabee- violin, Ava Mendoza- guitar, Lisa Mezzacappa- upright bass, John Hanes- drums

5/12/2009 8:00 PM - Bay/Oslo Mirror Trio (Skaset/Mendoza/Moe/Dryer/Heule/Robair @ Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street
Oakland, California 94609

5/05/2009 8:00 PM - John Shiurba’s 5 x 5 @ 21 Grand
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Cost:$5-10

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10/07/2009 8:00 PM - Solo @ 21 Grand w/ Diminished Men (Seattle/Abduction Records), Vulcanus 68
416 25th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Description:Ava Mendoza solo, Diminished Men (Seattle, Abduction Records)

9/11/2009 8:00 PM - High Zero Festival
Baltimore, Maryland

9/04/2009 8:00 PM - Solo @ Cafe du Nord (opening for Nels Cline Singers)
2174 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94114

9/03/2009 8:00 PM - Solo @ Cafe du Nord (opening for Nels Cline Singers)
2174 market street
san francisco, California 94114

8/23/2009 8:00 PM - Porest Band @ The Independent. also Master Musicians of Bukkake, Six Organs of Admittance
628 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, California 94117
Cost:$10

8/15/2009 8:00 PM - Solo @ Blue Six, also Three Leafs (drummer Warren Huegel)
3043 24th St
San Francisco, California 94110

8/10/2009 8:00 PM - QWOK (Ava Mendoza/Devin Hoff/Weasel Walter) @ Ivy Room. Also Go-go Fightmaster, The Spirit Moves Us
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, California 94706
Description:QWOK is the collaborative rock/free jazz trio of Ava Mendoza- guitar, Devin Hoff- bass, and Weasel Walter- drums

8/08/2009 8:00 PM - Marie Abe Group @ 17th and Mission, also Aaron Novik’s Thorny Brocky
17th and Mission rooftop space
San Francisco, California
Description:Marie Abe Group plays Marie’s compositions. Marie Abe- accordion, Dina Maccabee- violin, percussion, Ava Mendoza- guitar, Lisa Mezzacappa- bass, John Hanes- drums

8/02/2009 8:00 PM - w/ Butch Morris’ conducted large ensemble
Lisbon, PT
Description:w/ Butch Morris’ conducted large ensemble

7/23/2009 8:00 PM - Jorrit Dijkstra/Ava Mendoza/Jacob Heule Trio @ 21 Grand. also William Hooker
416 25th street
oakland, California 94612
Cost:6-10

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11/08/2009 8:00 PM - Trio w/ Mike Guarino (drums) + Josh Allen (sax), also Josh Allen Large Ensemble @ Flux 53 Theater
5300 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, California 94601
Description:First Set: Josh Allen (sax), Ava Mendoza (gt), Mike Guarino (drums). Second Set: Josh Allen Large Ensemble

11/06/2009 11:00 PM - Trio w/ Mike Guarino (drums) + Josh Allen (sax) @ Terminal
3915 San Leandro
Oakland, California 94601

10/24/2009 8:00 PM - DOGSBODY by Theater of Yugen, music by Mendoza/Allbee/Bran(...)pos @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Description:DOGSBODY by Theater of Yugen, music by Mendoza/Allbee/Bran(...)pos @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

10/23/2009 8:00 PM - DOGSBODY by Theater of Yugen, music by Mendoza/Allbee/Bran(...)pos @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103

10/22/2009 8:00 PM - DOGSBODY by Theater of Yugen, music by Mendoza/Allbee/Bran(...)pos @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Description:DOGSBODY by Theater of Yugen, music by Mendoza/Allbee/Bran(...)pos @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


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11/15/2009 8:00 PM - Josh Allen Large Ensemble @ Flux 53 Theater
5300 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, California 94601

11/20/2009 8:00 PM - Ava Mendoza solo @ Meridian Gallery. also The Auricle, Sean Smith, Phillip Greenlief solo
535 Powell Street
San Francisco, California 94108

11/22/2009 8:00 PM - Josh Allen Large Ensemble @ Flux 53 Theater
5300 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, California 94601


12/05/2009 8:00 PM- w/ drummer Mike Guarino @ Composers Decomposed Series, Life Changing Ministries
1629 8TH ST
Oakland, California 94607


2010

Saturday 1/2/10 9:00 PM- trio w/ Jordan Glenn- drums, Matt Ingalls- electronics
ALSO: 3 Leafs
Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut
671 24th Street, Apartment B
Oakland

Monday 1/4/10 8 AM!! KUSF 90.3 w/ Thomas Dimuzio

Wednesday 1/13/10 8:00 PM- Ava Mendoza, Thomas Dimuzio- electronics, Jon Evans (Tori Amos)- bass, Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers)- drums
ALSO: Dominique Leone
Cafe du Nord
2174 Market Street
SF 94114

Tuesday 1/19/10 9:00 PM- Ava Mendoza, Sheldon Brown (saxes), Eli Good (bass), Vijay Anderson (drums)
ALSO: Mujaheddin Bernstein Affair (Peijman Kouretchian)
Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, 94612


Wednesday 2/17/10 @ SUBmission- 2183 Mission Street (between 17th and 18th), SF 8:00 PM
Duo of Ava Mendoza (guitar), Mike Guarino (drums)
ALSO: Marco Eneidi- saxes, Vijay Anderson- drums

Tuesday 2/23/10 @ The Stork Club- 2330 Telgraph Ave, Oakland. 9:00 PM
Trio of Josh Allen (saxes), Ava Mendoza (guitar), Timothy Orr (drums)

Friday 2/26/10 @ 21 Grand, 416 25th Street, Oakland 94612-2409
Trio of Ava Mendoza- guitar, Matt Ingalls- clarinet, Jordan Glenn (drums)
ALSO: 0th, Laetitia Sonami, Erika Anderson

Saturday 2/27/10 @ Life Changing Ministries, 1629 8th Street Oakland, 94607. 9:00 PM
MARCO ENEIDI SEXTET
Marco Eneidi (saxes), Ava Mendoza (guitar) John Finkbeiner (guitar), Lisa Mezzacappa (upright bass), Matt Montgomery (upright bass), Vijay Anderson (drums)
ALSO: SLUSSOMATIC, ANTI-EAR


Monday 3/01/2010 @ The Makeout Room 3225 22nd Street, SF 94110. 8:00 pm
MENDOZA-MEZZACAPPA-ANDERSON (9:30pm)
Ava Mendoza - gtr / Lisa Mezzacappa - bass / Vijay Anderson - drums

ALSO: Michael Coleman Quartet
Aaron Novik’s KILLBOSSA

Friday 3/12/10 @ 21 Grand, 416 25th Street Oakland
Quartet of Ava Mendoza - guitar / Sheldon Brown - saxes / Lisa Mezzacappa - bass / Vijay Anderson - drums
ALSO:
David Slusser's Lost Planet
Shudder Trio (Phillip Greenlief - saxes, Kyle Bruckmann - oboe, Lance Grabmiller - laptop)


Friday 3/19/2010 @ The Stone, 16 Avenue C NYC 10009
8:00 PM - QWOK- Ava Mendoza - guitar / Devin Hoff - bass / Weasel Walter - drums
10:00 PM- FIG- Nels Cline - guitar / Yuka Honda (ex-Cibo Matto) - keyboards

Sunday 3/21/10 @ Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013
11:30 pm MENDOZA/MEZZACAPPA WILD WEST QUARTET
Miya Masaoka - koto / Jen Baker - trombone / Ava Mendoza - guitar / Lisa Mezzacappa - bass
ALSO:
9 pm -Adam Lane Group
10pm - Reuben Radding Trio (Daniel Carter - reeds, trumpet, flute/Reuben Radding - bass/Weasel Walter - Drums)
11pm - Lane-Radding-Mezzacappa Bass Trio

Monday 3/22/10 @ Death by Audio, 49 South 2nd St. Brooklyn, NY
9 PM- MENDOZA/MEZZADCAPPA WILD WEST QUINTET - Lisa Mezzacappa- bass / Ava Mendoza - guitar / Matt Nelson - sax / Darren Johnston - trumpet / Weasel Walter - drums
(10pm) Mike Pride's From Bacteria To Boys- Darius Jones, alto saxophon / Alexis Marcelo, piano / Peter Bitenc, bass / Mike Pride, drums, compositions
(11pm) Gamble-Previte-FolmanCohen Trio- Mike Gamble, guitar / Ari Folman Cohen, bass / Bobby Previte, drums



Friday 4/16/2010 8:30 PM @ Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut,
671 24th Street, Apartment B
Oakland


AVA MENDOZA + THOLLEM MCDONAS (piano)
DOMINIC CRAMP (keys, electronics) + MIKE GUARINO (drums)
JOHN SHIURBA (guitar)+ SUKI O'KANE (drums)
I SHOULD HAVE CUT THE EYES DIFFERENT (Hans Grusel (electronics) + M@++ Ingalls (clarinet, violin) + Bran Pos (violoncello, electronics))

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Monday 4/26/10 @ Kingman's Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

* AVA MENDOZA + ARAM SHELTON (reeds) + KANOKO NISHI (koto) + DOUG STEUART (contrabass)
* DOUG STEUART (bass) + JORDAN GLENN (drums) + DARREN JOHNSTON (trumpet)



Sunday 5/16/10 6:00 PM @ Beatnik Studios, 2421 17th Street, Sacramento
In the Flow Jazz and Improvisational Music Festival

6 PM: AVA MENDOZA + LISA MEZZACAPPA (bass) + VIJAY ANDERSON (drums)
ALSO: VINNY GOLIA, LISA MEZZACAPPA'S BAIT AND SWITCH, HARLEY WHITE JAZZ ORCHESTRA
http://www.intheflowsacramento.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rvnknxyiAc

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Tuesday 6/1/10 7:00 PM @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,701 Mission Street
San Francisco

AVA MENDOZA + THERESA WONG (cello)
CHARMING HOSTESS

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Tuesday 6/8/10 10:30- 11:30 AM on KUSF 90.3 FM
Solo guitar, talk etc

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Thursday 6/15/10 @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
9:15: MOE STAIANO (drums) + AVA MENDOZA + VICKY GROSSI (bass)
http://www.myspace.com/moestaianomoekestra
http://www.vickythebassplayer.com/
ALSO:
11:45 - Holiday Heart: duo of Alexandra Buschman& Ellery Royston
http://www.myspace.com/alexandrabuschman
http://elleryroyston.com/
11:15 -Hexx Zygomycota: Arachnid Arcades' Charlotte AuRevoir & Big Nurse's Rhea DeCaro
http://www.myspace.com/arachnidarcade
10:45 - SL Morse:Trio of Sarah Lockhart on drums, Suki O'Kane on xylophone and AuroraJosephson on vocals
http://www.myspace.com/slmorse
10:15 -Kurione: Joe (Aerossol) Armin &Charlie Callahan's Guitar/Drum improv duo
http://www.myspace.com/kurioneusa

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Monday 6/28/10 8 pm @ Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th Street, Sacramento
AVA MENDOZA solo guitar
ROSS HAMMOND solo guitar

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Tuesday 6/29/10 8:30 pm @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia Street, San Francisco
TOMPKINS SQUARE GUITAR COMPILATION CD RELEASE PARTY!
Solo guitar sets by:
AVA MENDOZA
SEAN SMITH
TREVOR HEALY
LUCAS BOILON
AARON SHEPHARD
and more

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Friday 7/2/10 8:30 pm @ Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut,
671 24th Street, Apartment B
Oakland
AVA MENDOZA TRIO (Ava Mendoza, John Shiurba- bass, Sam Ospovat- drums)
GREX (Karl A. D. Evangelista- guitar, vox, percussion,Margaret Rei Scampavia- piano, vox, flute, melodica, percussion)
and more

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Wednesday 7/28/10 @ Mama Buzz Cafe, 2318 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
AVA MENDOZA solo guitar/electronics
SIMON HENNEMAN (Diminished Men) solo sax/electronics
PEIJMAN KOURETCHIAN (Secret Chiefs, Girth)

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w/ THE DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND:

Friday 8/6/10 @ The Black Lodge, Seattle WA

Saturday 8/7/10 @ The Woods, Portland, OR

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Wednesday 8/11/10 @ Cafe du Nord, 2174 Market Street, San Francisco
w/ EVANGELISTA (Carla Bozulich)

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w/ THE DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND:

Thursday 8/12/10 @ 21 Grand, 416 25th Street, Oakland CA
Friday 8/13/10 @ Human Resources, Los Angeles CA. Also AVA SOLO GUITAR
Saturday 8/14/10 @ Tin Can Alley, San Diego CA

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Sunday 8/15/10 @ Musicians' Union Hall, 116 9th St., San Francisco

Duo of AVA MENDOZA/THOLLEM MCDONAS

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Thursday 8/19/10 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
701 Mission Street
San Francisco

w/ ESTAMOS ENSEMBLE- playing compositions by Joan Jeanrenaud, Nels Cline, William Parker, Pauline Oliveros

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Saturday 8/21/10 @ 21 Grand, 416 25th Street, Oakland, CA
AVA MENDOZA/THERESA WONG DUO
JOHN KRAUSBAUER/GREG DAVIS http://www.kranky.net/artists/davisg.html
AURES www.myspace.com/aures00

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Saturday August 21, 8:00 PM
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street (near Telegraph), Oakland, CA

THIS HERE SHOW #15: THE ROGERS OF KENNY AND RH
Improvised variety performance
$5 to $15 sliding scale
http://thishere.org
This month's This Here is curated by Moe! Staiano.
Featuring: Alan Anzalone • Saxophone, Tom Dimuzio • Electronics, Jordan Glenn • Percussion, PC Muñoz • Marimbata, Ron Heglin • Trombone, Herb Heinz • Dance, Banter, Jason Hoopes • Contrabass, Aurora Josephson • Voice, Dohee Lee • Dance, Ava Mendoza • Guitar, Julia Miller • Guitar, Hillary Overberg • Violin, Jon Raskin • Saxophone, Gino Robair • Percussion, Moe! Staiano • Curation, Alexander Vogel • Saxophone, Andrew Way • Electronics

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Monday 8/23/10 @ The Ivy Room,
860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA
JON RASKIN TRIO (Jon Raskin- saxes, John Shiurba- guitar, Ava Mendoza- guitar)

Thursday 9/23/10 @ First Church of the Buzzard, 2601 Adeline @ 26th St., Oakland
MARCO ENEIDI QUARTET (Marco, me, Lisa Mezzacappa- bass, Vijay Anderson- drums)
BRAN(...)POS
more TBA

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Sunday 9/26/10 @ Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut,
671 24th Street, Apartment B
Oakland
AVA MENDOZA TRIO (me, John Shiurba- bass, Sam Ospovat- drums)
BURMESE
NEO (Italy)
TRIBRACO (Italy)


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Tuesday 10/5/10 8 pm @ NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
THE SOUND IS THE MOVEMENT series presents:
Trio of YUKO KASEKI(dance), KANOKO NISHI(koto), AVA MENDOZA (guitar)
Also:
LUCA AND FRIENDS
0TH

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Wednesday 10/13/10 @ Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, San Francisco
MERIDIAN MUSIC SOLO SHOWCASE- I'll be playing an extended solo set, a bunch of stuff from my record as well as new thingssss

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Friday 10/15/10 @
Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut, 671 24th Street, Apartment B
Oakland

O! AND HEGH! (me- guitar, Kanoko Nishi- piano)
more TBA


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Tuesday 10/19/10 9 pm, $10 @ Amnesia,
853 Valencia Street, San Francisco
12mid - WRONGDISCO - http://tinyurl.com/25bdqkh
11pm - EUGENE CHADBOURNE (NYC)- http://www.eugenechadbourne.com/
10pm - AVA MENDOZA SOLO- http://avamendozamusic.com/
9pm - SUDDEN OAK http://www.myspace.com/suddenoak

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EUROPEAN DATES 2010:

Nov. 5-7@ Music Unlimited Festival in Wels, Austria
11/5 w/ MOE STAIANO'S MOE!KESTRA!
11/6 w/ QUOK (me, Weasel Walter- drums, Tim Dahl- bass)
11/7/10 sometime in the afternoon, me SOLO and in duo with NELS CLINE

more QUOK dates:
Tuesday 11/9 Moosburg, Germany - Jazz Club Hirsch
Wednesday 11/10 Hofheim, Germany - Jazzkeller
Thursday 11/11 Brussels, Belgium - Magasin 4. also: MISSING DOG HEAD - (John Dikeman, saxophones, Jasper Stadhouders, guitar, Xavier Lopez, laptop/piano, Onno Govaert, drums)
Friday 11/12 Hasselt, Belgium - Graat Traag Festival @ Kunstencentrum
Saturday 11/13 Hannover, Germany - Sturmglocke
Sunday 11/14 Hamburg, Germany - Rote Flora
Monday 11/15 Koln, Germany - AZ
Tuesday 11/16 Wurzberg, Germany - Immerhin

more SOLO dates, all sharing the bill with IOIOI (solo guitar/electronics/vox):
Thursday 11/18/10 Rimini, Italy - Grottarossa
Friday 11/19/10 Parma, Italy - Veronika Cl
Saturday 11/20/10 Rome, Italy - Dal Verme
Sunday 11/21/10 Macerata, Italy - Terminal

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Saturday 12/4/10 8 pm @The Zoo, 751 3rd St (Market St), Oakland, CA $3-5 Donation
AVA MENDOZA- http://www.avamendozamusic.com/, http://www.resipiscent.com/artist/view/40
BEULAH BAKER BOT- http://lanahasawebsite.com/
DANISHTA RIVERO- http://www.danishtarivero.com/
FSLUX- http://www.myspace.com/fslux
HEAD HEAD- http://www.kusf-archives.com/search?q=spacelab, http://headsblogk.blogspot.com/
HEXX ZYGOMYCOTA- http://www.myspace.com/arachnidarcade
HOLIDAY HEART- http://holidayheart.bandcamp.com/
TOTALLY- Aubrey Heichemer

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12/31/10 @ First Church of the Buzzard, 2601 Adeline, Oakland

AVA SOLO




2011
s


Friday 1/12/10 8:30 pm @ Starry Plough, Berkeley
w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND
also: FRED FRITH/PATRICE SCANLON duo
JACK O' THE CLOCK

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Monday 1/24/10 8 pm @ Delta of Venus, Sacramento
AVA SOLO
also: BLACK SWANS


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Tuesday 2/8/11, 9 pm, $8 @ Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th Street, San Francisco
11 pm: w/ THE DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND
www.dominiqueleone.com
also:
SIT KITTY SIT
TZIGANE SOCIETY

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Wednesday 2/9/11, 8 pm @ Mama Buzz Cafe, 2318 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, 94612
9 pm: PHILLIP GREENLIEF- reeds/JEN BAKER- trombone/AVA MENDOZA- guitar/LISA MEZZACAPPA- contrabass
also
GREENLIEF/BAKER duo

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Thursday 2/10/11, 8 pm @ Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut, 671 24th Street, Apartment B, Oakland
w/ JON RASKIN QUARTET (JON RASKIN- saxes/JOHN SHIURBA- guitar/AVA MENDOZA- guitar/GINO ROBAIR- drums
http://www.jonraskin.com/
also:
THE ENABLERS

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Wednesday 2/16/11, 9 pm @ El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Wiretap Music presents a benefit for The Holdout, an events and community organizing space opening in West Oakland later this year.
w/ THE DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND
also:
MIST GIANT
SCHLANDE


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QUOK East Coast Tour Dates Spring 2011:

Tues March 1:
Death By Audio
49 S. 2nd St.
Brooklyn, NY
$7 9:30 doors
Seabrook Power Plant and the Dreebs also appear

Weds March 2:
Building 16
across from Dirt Palace
Providence, RI
costs money, rock time
Whore Paint and Party Pigs also appear

Thurs March 3:
SMOG @ Bard College
Annendale-On-Hudson, NY
free - 9PM
Zombi Jazz and Betray also appear

Friday March 4:
Toronto, Canada
venue TBA

Saturday March 5:
Torn Curtain
6595 St-Urbain
Montreal, Canada
costs money - 9:30 show
Aids Wolf also appears (Chloe's b-day!)

Sun March 6:
Space Pig
4 Henrietta St.
parking lot behind Goldcrest Electronics
across from Highland Park Diner
Rochester, NY
costs money - bands play at 6pm

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Saturday 3/12/11 9 pm @ Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut, 671 24th Street, Apartment B, Oakland CA
AVA SOLO
and w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND
also: 3 LEAFS



Wednesday 3/30/11 8:30 pm @ Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., SF
w/ AARON NOVIK GROUP
also: ARTS AND SCIENCES

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Monday 4/4/11 8:30 pm @ Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., SF

AVA SOLO
also: SEAN SMITH
PHIL MANLEY (Trans Am, etc)

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Saturday 4/9/11 @ The LAB, 2948 16th St., SF

w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND

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4/19/11-4/23/11 DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND tour
DOMINIQUE LEONE (http://www.dominiqueleone.com/) + THORNY BROCKY (http://www.aaronnovik.com/)
SPRING 2011 MINI TOUR
SAT 4/16 - Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA w/RATS, EMILY LACY
http://machineproject.com/archive/events/2011/04/16/ratsandfriends
SUN 4/17 - The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA. 
http://thecrepeplace.com/events/97516
AVA SOLO
also:  ZACH WATKINS
MON 4/18 - Ash Street Saloon, Portland, OR (free!!)
http://www.ashstreetsaloon.com/ 
TUE 4/19 - Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater, Seattle, WA w/FIGEATER
http://www.jewelboxtheater.com/calendar.html
THU 4/21 - Tin Can Alehouse. San Diego, CA w/MAD RAD, SLPWLKRS
http://thetincan1.wordpress.com/
FRI 4/22 - Lot 1 Cafe, Los Angeles, CA w/TBA
http://lot1cafe.com/calendar
SAT 4/23 - The Abbey, Santa Cruz, CA w/RAT TRAP
http://www.abbeylounge.org/


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Sunday 5/8/11 @ Cafe Du Nord, SF
"I Heart Tim Smith"-- A benefit for Cardiacs vocalist Tim Smith
w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND
also:
INNER EAR BRIGAE
WIENER KIDS
AMY X NEUBERG
MOE! STAIANO

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Sunday 5/15/11 2 pm @ In the Flow Jazz Festival, La Raza Galeria Posada (1024 22nd St),Sacramento
AVA SOLO
also:
DOTTIE AND MICHAEL VLATKOVICH
JOSH FERNANDEZ QUARTET

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Sunday 5/15/11 5 pm @ Actual Cafe, Oakland
AVA SOLO
also:
JASON HOOPES/JORDAN GLENN DUO

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Tuesday 5/17/11 @ Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk Street in between Post & Sutter, SF
AVA MENDOZA- guitar/NICK TAMBURRO - drums (The Dead Science)
also:
LIQUID INDIAN
GRUESOME ENERGY

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Tuesday 5/24/11 @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., SF
AVA SOLO
also:
DINA MACCABEE

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Sunday 6/5/11 8 pm @ Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D
, SF
DUO OF AVA MENDOZA/DANCE ELIXIR (Leyya Mona Tawil)
also: DUO OF LARS BROUWER/DANCE ELIXIR

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6/30/11 8 pm @ Harlow's, 2708 J Street, Sacramento
w/ PERCY HOWARD's MERIDIEM(Percy- voice, Haroun Serang- ac. guitar, me- e. guitar)
also: CLAIRE VOYANT

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7/2/11 9 pm @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia Street, SF
w/ THE DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND
also: KAPOWSKI
DINOSAUR FEATHERS

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Thursday 7/7/11 @ Starry Plough, Berkeley
AVA MENDOZA- guitar/NICK TAMBURRO - drums (The Dead Science)
also:
trio of PHILLIP GREENLIEF- reeds/G.E. STINSON- guitar/SCOTT AMENDOLA- drums
duo of SCOTT AMENDOLA/WILL BLADES (organ)

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Friday 7/15/11 @ Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk Street, SF
w/ CHABLIS
also:
THREE DAY STUBBLE
MERCHANTS OF THE NEW BIZARRE
JOHN TRUBEE SOLO GUITAR
GYORIAGYO (KYOTO)

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7/23/11 @ Fingerling's Grotto, 4038 Martin Luther King, Oakland
MENDOZA/TAMBURRO DUO (Nick Tamburro-drums (The Dead Science))
also: GARRINCHA AND THE STOLEN ELK
EXCAVATIONS
POLYPS


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7/28/11 @ El Valenciano, 1153 Valencia St., SF
w/ JON RASKIN QUARTET (Jon- saxes, John Shiurba-guitar, me- guitar, Gino Robair- drums)
also: TOM LATTANAND

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Thursday 8/4/11 @ Old Ironsides, Sacramento
MENDOZA/TAMBURRO DUO

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8/8/11 8 pm @ The Knockout, 3223 Mission St., SF

w/ THE DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND

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8/19/11 @ Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

w/ EVANGLISTA (Carla Bozulich)

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8/25/11 @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia Street, SF

AVA SOLO
also: 3 LEAFS
MEGAFAUNA

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9/5/11 @ The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd St., SF

w/ Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP

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9/8/11 @ El Valenciano, 1153 Valencia St., SF

AVA SOLO
also: CARTOON JUSTICE
Jim Ryan's FORWARD ENERGY

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9/11/11 @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., SF
w/ MARCO ENEIDI QUARTET (Marco- saxes, me-guitar, Lisa Mezzacappa- bass, Vijay Anderson- drums)

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9/22/11 @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., SF

w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND

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9/28/11 @ The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
AVA SOLO
also: SEAN SMITH

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10/1/11 @ Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut, 671 24th Street, Apartment B, Oakland
w/ MICHAEL COLEMAN'S CAVITY FANG
also:
JACOB ZIMMERMAN (solo alto sax)
ZEINA NASR/ALEX VITTUM

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10/3/11 @ The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd Street, SF
w/ MICHAEL COLEMAN'S CAVITY FANG
also:
SCOTT AMENDOLA
EFFT

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EUROPEAN DATES 2011:

Thursday 10/6 Rome, IT- SOLO @ Dal Verme.
also: IOIOI, LILI REFRAIN

Friday 10/7 Macerata, IT- SOLO @ Terminal.
also: LILI REFRAIN, IOIOI

Sunday 10/9 Graz, AU- SOLO @ Postgarage as part of Interpenetration, The Festival "Störenfried" October 09 - December 15, 2011

Monday 10/10 Vienna, AU- QUARTET w/ Marco Eneidi- saxes, me- guitar, Philipp Quehenberger- keyboard, DD Kern- drums @ Celeste Jazz Bar The Neu New York/Vienna Institute of Improvised Music

Wednesday 10/12 Moosburg, DE- SOLO @ Jazz Club Hirsch.
also: MARTY COOK BAND

Thursday 10/13 Sibiu, RO- SOLO @ Jazz and More Festival. Str. Alexandru Odobescu, nr. 4, 550916 Sibiu, Romania
also: KEN VANDERMARK/HAVARD WIIK/CHAD TAYLOR

Saturday 10/15 Krefeld, DE- SOLO @ Unrock.
Stephanstr. 24 - 47798 Krefeld

Sunday 10/16 Mainz, DE- SOLO @ Café 7°, Am Zollhafen 5, 55118 Mainz. http://www.7-grad.de/

Monday 10/17 Hannover, DE- SOLO @ Oberdeck, Koenigsworther Str. 20 / Entrance Grotefendstrasse

Tuesday 10/18 Berlin, DE- SOLO @ B Flat, Rosenthalerstrasse 13, Mitte Berlin, 21:00 hr, 8/10 euros.
also: THE ASTRONOMICAL UNIT

Wednesday 10/19 Prague, CZ- SOLO @ Wakushoppu http://wakushoppu.blogspot.com/
also: GEORGE CREMASCHI (solo contrabass/electronics)

Saturday 10/22 Rome, IT- DUO W/ MARCO DI GASBARRO (vibes, drums. Marco plays in SQUARTET) @ Fanfulla 101

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11/6/11 @ The Roxie Theatre, SF as part of Cinema by the Bay
The SF Film Society presents an evening of live film scores by Ava Mendoza (guitar) with Nick Tamburro (drums/percussion)

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11/13/11 @ Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk Street in between Post & Sutter, SF
AVA SOLO
also: LISA MEZZACAPPA'S BAIT AND SWITCH

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12/2/11 @ The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND

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12/14/11 @ The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway, Fairfax, CA 94930
AVA SOLO
also:
TEJA GERKEN http://www.tejagerken.com/
MARK GOLDENBERG http://www.markgoldenberg.com/

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2012 Shows

1/10/12 @ The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue Oakland
ARAM SHELTON- reeds/MICHAEL COLEMAN- synths/AVA MENDOZA - guitar/DOUG STUART - bass/JACOB HEULE - drums


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2/8/12 @ The Sleeping Lady, 23 Broadway Boulevard, Fairfax CA
Solo guitar night:
AVA SOLO
also:
TEJA GERKEN http://www.tejagerken.com/
BART HOPKIN http://windworld.com/bart/

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2/19/12 @ Bar 355, 355 19th St., Oakland
AVA MENDOZA GROUP- me, Dominique Leone- synths/keys, Nick Tamburro- drums

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3/9/12 @ Viracocha, 998 Valencia Street, SF
w/ Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP- AN-bass clarinet, me- guitar, Michael Coleman-keys, Jordan Glenn-vibes, Bill Wolter-bass, Sam Ospovat-drums

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3/14/12 @ The Knockout, 3223 Mission St., SF
AVA MENDOZA GROUP - me Dominique Leone- synths/keys, Nick Tamburro- drums
also:
MURDER MURDER
SEAN SMITH
GRUESOME ENERGY

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3/26/12 @ The Knockout, 3223 Mission St., SF
w/ Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP- AN-bass clarinet, me- guitar, Michael Coleman-keys, Jordan Glenn-vibes, Bill Wolter-bass, Sam Ospovat-drums
also: BODY PARTS (Los Angeles)

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4/3/12 @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., SF
AVA SOLO
also:
THE MALLARD http://www.myspace.com/themallardbandsf
SMALL SUR (Baltimore) http://www.myspace.com/smallsur

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4/12/12 @ Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel, Santa Cruz, CA
AVA MENDOZA GROUP (me, Dominique Leone- synths, Nick Tamburro- drums)
opening for TUNE-YARDS http://tune-yards.com/

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4/27/12 @ Live Arts at Cyprian's (formerly the. Noe Valley Music Series)
2097 Turk Street San Francisco 94115. Tel 415.454.5238 (http://www.noevalleymusicseries.com/)
w/ JON RASKIN QUARTET + CARLA HARRYMAN
also: PAMELA Z

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4/23/12 @ The Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street, SF
The SF Film Society Presents:
MERRILL GARBUS (TUNE-YARDS) + AVA MENDOZA LIVE FILM SCORE

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EUROPEAN DATES SPRING 2012:


5/9/12 @ OT301, Amsterdam, NE
QUARTET w/ John Dikeman- saxes, Luc Ex (The Ex)- bass guitar, me- guitar, Onno Govaert- drums

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EAST COAST U.S. DATES SUMMER 2012:


6/8/12 @ BONNAROO MUSIC FEST 2012, Nashville, TN
TUNE-YARDS + AVA MENDOZA live score of four Buster Keaton short films


6/16/12 @ Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, NYC, 10002$9, 8 pm doors, 21+
w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND
also:
JON IRABAGON/MIKE PRIDE/JASON ROEBKE
CELLULAR CHAOS (w Weasel Walter)
HARPOON FOREVER
SEDIMENT CLUB
BOB CRUSOE


6/17/12 @ The Stone, Avenue C and 2nd street, Manhattan, NY10 pm, $8
AVA MENDOZA TRIO:me- guitar, Dominique Leone- synths, Nick Tamburro- drums


6/18/12 @ Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Washington D.C.9 pm, $5
AVA MENDOZA TRIO- me- guitar, Dominique Leone- synths, Nick Tamburro- drumsand w/ Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP- AN-bass clarinet, me- guitar, Michael Coleman-keys, Jordan Glenn-vibes, Bill Wolter-bass, Sam Ospovat-drums
also: DC IMPROVISERS COLLECTIVE


6/19/12 @ The Stone, Avenue C and 2nd Street, Manhattan, NY 10 pm, $10
Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP


6/20/12 @ 8 pm, Elevens, Northhampton MA 9:30 pm, $5
AVA MENDOZA TRIO
Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP
also: CLAUDIA MALIBUTHE FANTASIES


6/21/12 @ Intercambio, 756 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 8 pm, $5-10
AVA MENDOZA TRIO
Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP


6/22/12 @ The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA$10
8 pm- AVA MENDOZA TRIO
9 pm- Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP


6/23/12 @ Highwire Gallery, 2040 Fraford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 8 pm, $6
AVA MENDOZA TRIO
Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP
also: RICARDO LAGOMASINO

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7/8/12 @ 355 Bar, 355 19th St., Oakland, CA
AVA MENDOZA TRIO
Also:
TIBERIUS - Dominic Cramp- keys/synths, Mike Guarino (Oaxacan)- drums/percussion

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7/15/12 @ The Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA
w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND- http://www.dominiqueleone.com/
Also:
XTRA LIFE - http://extralifeblood.com/
RELIGIOUS GIRLS - http://religiousgirls.bandcamp.com/
CATHARSIS FOR CATHEDRAL - http://catharsisforcathedral.bandcamp.com/
SHAKES GOWN - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwhWgQ7_oTc


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7/19/12 @ San Francisco Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., SF, CA
Outsound New Music Summit presents:
JOHN SHIURBA'S 9:9(me- acoustic guitar)
also:
SKADI QUARTET
MATTHEW GOODHEART

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7/22/12 @ C.A.M.P. Music Fest, Camp Outback, Guerneville, CA
10:15 pm AVA MENDOZA TRIO

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8/5/12 @ 355 Bar, 355 19th St., Oakland, CA
AVA MENDOZA TRIO

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8/13/12 @ Disco Volante, 347 14th St., Oakland, CA
Hook Line and Sinker storytelling series presents a night of music and weird tour stories.
AVA SOLO

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8/25/12 @ Slim's, 333 11th St., SF
FRED FRITH AND FRIENDS PLAY GRAVITY
tickets here

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9/8/12 @ The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
9 pm AVA MENDOZA TRIO
also:
10 pm- PG13 - Phillip Greenlief - alto saxophone, compositions, John Shiurba - guitar, Tom Scandura - drums
11 pm - SCOTT AMENDOLA QUARTET - Ben Goldberg - clarinet, Josh Smith - saxophone, John Shifflett - bass, Scott Amendola, drums, compositions

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9/16/12 @ Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., SF
w/ Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP
Also:
CHEMICAL CLOCK (Seattle)
BEEP - Michael Coleman- keys, Nate Brenner (Tune-yards)- bass, Sam Ospovat- drums

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10/4/2012 8:30 pm@ Kunst-Stoff Arts, 1 Grove St., SF
DESTROY:
Choreography- LEYYA MONA TAWIL
Music by TIBERIUS (Dominic Cramp (Evangelista)- synths, Mike Guarino (Oaxacan)- drums) and AVA MENDOZA- guitar
Dancers- Sriba Kwadjovie, Jana Zahler, Karla Quintero, Arielle Olson, Deborah Karp, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart
also:
ZACHARY JAMES WATKINS- solo vox/electronics

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10/5/2012 8:30 pm@ Kunst-Stoff Arts, 1 Grove St., SF
DESTROY:
Choreography- LEYYA MONA TAWIL
Music by TIBERIUS (Dominic Cramp (Evangelista)- synths, Mike Guarino (Oaxacan)- drums) and AVA MENDOZA- guitar
Dancers- Sriba Kwadjovie, Jana Zahler, Karla Quintero, Arielle Olson, Deborah Karp, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart
also:
ZACHARY JAMES WATKINS- solo vox/electronics

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10/4/2012 8:30 pm @ Kunst-Stoff Arts, 1 Grove St., SF
DESTROY:
Choreography- LEYYA MONA TAWIL
Music by TIBERIUS (Dominic Cramp (Evangelista)- synths, Mike Guarino (Oaxacan)- drums) and AVA MENDOZA- guitar
Dancers- Sriba Kwadjovie, Jana Zahler, Karla Quintero, Arielle Olson, Deborah Karp, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart
and:
Ava Mendoza's UNNATURAL WAYS (Ava- guitar, Dominique Leone- synths, Nick Tamburro- drums) plays the closing party

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10/28/12 @ Berkeley Arts, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley
Ava's UNNATURAL WAYS (Ava, Dominique Leone- synths, Nick Tamburro- drums)
also:
FRED FRITH/JASON HOOPES/JORDAN GLENN TRIO

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11/5/12 @ The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd St., SF, 8 pm, no cover
9:30 pm Ava's UNNATURAL WAYS
also:
Ross Hammond's REVIVAL TRIO
DARREN JOHNSTON- trumpet/DAVID BOYCE- sax

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11/11/12 @355 Bar, 355 19th St., Oakland. 9pm, no cover
10:45 UNNATURAL WAYS
10 pm WOBBLY
9 pm BLADERUNNER II (Alee Karim/Jason Hoopes/Jordan Glenn)

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11/18/2012 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., SF
UNNATURAL WAYS plays live to film by Kathleen Quillian
all day event, info HERE

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11/28/2012 8:30 pm @ The Lab, 2948 16th St., SF
I'll be sitting in with friends from Amsterdam CACTUS TRUCK (Amsterdam, NE)- John Dikeman- sax, Jasper Stadhouers- guitar, bass, Onno Govaert- drums
also:
TIBERIUS (Dominic Cramp (Evangelista)- synths, Mike Guarino (Oaxacan)- drums)
THOMAS CARNACKI http://www.23five.org/archives/carnacki.html
more TBA

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12/7/2012 @ Joe Good Annex, 499 Alabama St. #150, SF 94110
DESTROY:
Choreography- LEYYA MONA TAWIL
Music by TIBERIUS (Dominic Cramp (Evangelista)- synths, Mike Guarino (Oaxacan)- drums) + AVA MENDOZA- guitar
Dancers- Sriba Kwadjovie, Karla Quintero, Deborah Karp, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart

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12/8/2012 @ Sancho Gallery, Los Angeles
UNNATURAL WAYS
also:
UPSILON ACRUX
EZRA BUCHLA solo vox/electronics
COREY MARC FOGEL- solo drums
MOURNING RING
DJ DON BOLLES

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12/15/2012 @ The Lab, 2948 16th St., SF
w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND (Dominique- vox, keys, Wobbly-electronics, Nava Dunkleman- percussion, Anna Wray- percussion, Ava-guitar)

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2013 Shows:

1/11/13 @ Berkeley Arts, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley
BENEFIT FOR JAY KORBER- Jay was in a near-fatal accident and we're trying to help out. Please read HERE
w/ MOE!KESTRA
also:
Improvised sets featuring Phillip Greenlief- saxes, Moe Staiano- drums, Jacob Felix Heule- drums and more

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1/13/13 @ 355 Bar, 355 19th St. Oakland
Ava Mendoza's UNNATURAL WAYS
also: THOLLEM ELECTRIC (Thollem Mcdonas- Rhodes, vox, pedals) www.thollem.com/thollemelectric
GOLDRING/THOMSON Joe Goldring and Kevin Thomson of Enablers

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FEB 2013 UNNATURAL WAYS EUROPEAN TOUR:

2/6 TOURS, FR @ Le Petit Facheux w/ Shampoo Meuchiine
2/8 NANTES, FR @ Espace Diderot w/ Elwood & Will Guthrie
2/9 PARIS, FR @ La Societe de Curiosites w/ Berangere Maximin
2/10 WURZBURG, DE 5:00 pm, we play at 6:30@ Immerhin, presented by Freakshow Wurzburg w/ Cowboys from Hell
2/11 VIENNA, AU @ Rhiz w/ Bulbul
2/12 LJUBLJANA, SI @ Menza (Metelkova)
2/13 GRAZ, AU @ Club Waakum, presented by Interpentration
2/14 VICENZA, IT @ Centro Stabile di Cultura
2/15 FREISING, DE 9 pm @ Abseits
2/16 HANOVER, DE 9 pm @ Sturmglocke w/ Sean Noonan Trio
2/17 MAINZ, DE @ Zitadelle Mainz, Gewolbekeller
2/18 OSTRAVA @ PLAN B w/ Massola (Jap)
2/19 CESKE BUDEJOVICE, CZ @ Ostinato
2/20 PRAGUE, CZ @ Nova Synteza

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OTHER SHOWS WHILE I'M IN EUROPE:

2/23/13 AMSTERDAM, NE 8:30 pm @ Mulderpoort Theater
DESTROY//
w. Ava Mendoza (guitar) & Nick Tamburro  (drums)
Dancers:  Tawil, Manuela Tessi, Gretchen Garnett, Silvia Bennett, Margherita Landi, Sylvain Meret, Maria Mavridou, Samuel Kennedy
http://www.danceelixirlive.org/destroy.html

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2/25/13 AMSTERDAM 8:30 @ Bimhuis
w/ Franz Hautzinger's REGENORCHESTER XIII
Franz H- trumpet, Raphael Vanoli- guitar, fx, Ava Mendoza- guitar, Luc Ex- bass, Gerri Jager- drums
also:
LUNATIC TOYS

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3/2/13 ROME, IT 6 pm @ Duncan 3.0
DESTROY//
Ava Mendoza (guitar), Marco DiGasbarro (drums)
Dancers:  Tawil, Manuela Tessi, Giordano Novielli, and tba.
http://www.duncantrepuntozero.it
Produced by CORE


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3/3/13 AMSTERDAM 3:30 pm @ Zaal 100, part of Caipirimpro!
Improvised set with dancer Leyya Mona Tawil, dancer Manuela Tessi, and me- guitar, George Hardow- drums

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3/4/13 8:30 pm @ Bimhuis, part of Monday Match
DESTROY//
Ava Mendoza (guitar), George Hardow(drums), Luc Ex (bass)
Dancers: Tawil, Manuela Tessi, Jasper Dzuki Jelen, Raoul Freitas Vale Germano
http://www.danceelixirlive.org/destroy.html
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BACK IN THE US OF A:

3/10/12 @ Bar 355, 355 19th St., Oakland
UNNATURAL WAYS
also: Lisa Mezzacappa's ORO BLANCO (Lisa- acoustic bass, John Shiurba- e guitar, Gino Robair- drums)
GENTLEMAN SURFER (Jon Bafus of Sacramento) http://gentlemansurfer.bandcamp.com/album/bountiful-ore

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3/24/13 @ The Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., SF, presented by the SF Switchboard Music Festival
Ava Mendoza's UNNATURAL WAYS
also: ADDLEDS
OAKLAND ACTIVE ORCHESTRA
ROB REICH QUINTET
MOE! STAIANO
MARC LOWENSTERN
and more

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UNNATURAL WAYS mini West Coast tour 4/5/13-4/11/13

4/4/13 @ The Knockout, 3223 Mission St., SF
also: 3 LEAFS
PHIL MANLEY (Trans Am)
GENTLEMAN SURFER

4/7/13 @ Bar 355, 355 19th St., Oakland, CA
also: NICK MILLEVOI (Tzadik artist from Philly - http://nickmillevoi.blogspot.com/
),
JORDAN GLENN/JASON HOOPES

4/9/13 @ Bows and Arrows, 1815 19th St  Sacramento, CA

also: GENTLEMAN SURFER
NICK MILLEVOI

4/10/13 @ The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz, CA
also: NICK MILLEVOI,
BLACK SPIRITUALS (Zachary Watkins- electronics/vox, Marshall Tramell- drums)
http://www.gtweekly.com/index.php/santa-cruz-area-events.html

4/12/13 @ Toltec, Los Angeles, CA (super stasi-style secret show... write me for the address- ava dot mendoza at gmail dot com)
also: COREY FOGEL (LA)
GRAMPUS (also LA)
NICK MILLEVOI

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5/12/13 @ Swarm Gallery, 560 2nd St., Oakland
Cd release show for Michael Coleman's CAVITY FANG- Michael- keys, Corey Wright- bari sax, me- guitar, Hamir Atwal- drums, Sam Ospovat- drums, Jordan Glenn- drums

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5/18/13 @ Life Changing Ministries, 1629 8th St., Oakland
w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND- Dominique- songs/vox/keys, me- guitar, Aaron Novik- electric bass clarinet, Jordan Glenn- drums
also: STREET PRIEST (Jacob Heule-drums/Kristian Aspelin- guitar/Matt Chandler- bass)
RECARDIACS FLY (Moe Staiano's band)

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5/29/13 @ Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., SF
DOMINIQUE LEONE + AVA MENDOZA- we're playing Dominique's music in duo arrangements
also: STREET PRIEST- Jacob Heule- drums, Kristian Aspelin- guitar, Matt Chandler- bass, SURPLUS 1980 (Moe Staiano's band)

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6/7/13 @ The Lab, 2948 16th St., SF
RHYS CHATHAM will be in town directing this special performance of one of his best known pieces, G3 (originally titled Guitar Trio)

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6/14/13, 9 pm@ The Lab, 2948 16th St., SF, $7-10 sliding scale
The 2013 Division of Labor Festival presents:
Ava Mendoza's UNNATURAL WAYS w/ special guest Carla Bozulich (Evangelista, Geraldine Fibbers)
also: MALCOLM MOONEY AND THE TENTH PLANET (ex-singer of CAN)
ALLEGORY CHAPEL LTD
FAIRLIGHT EMPRESS

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6/27/13 @ F8, 1192 Folsom St., SF
Ava Mendoza's UNNATURAL WAYS
also: VENUS BELTRAN
IMPURITAN

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7/19/13 @ The Nightlight, 311 Broadway, Oakland, CA
w/ Carla Bozulich's EVANGELISTA
also: THOMAS CARNACKI

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7/20/13 @ Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St., SF

w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE BAND (Dominique- vox, keys, composition/me- guitar/Aaron Novik- clarinet/Jason Hoopes- bass/Mark Clifford- vibraphone/Jordan Glenn- drums
also: CORIMA
MATTI BYE
THIS FORGOTTEN LAND

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8/3/13 @ The Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St., SF
w/ SF SOUND playing 'Actions' by Don Cherry and Krzysztof Penderecki
also: THE SUN RA ARKESTRA directed by Marshall Allen
HANS GRUSEL'S KRANKENKABINET

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8/13/13 @ The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
AVA MENDOZA QUARTET- me- guitar, Aram Shelton- saxes, Michael Coleman- keys, Ellie Erickson (Erase Errata)- bass, Marshall Trammell- drums
also: BEAUTY SCHOOL
MOE STAIANO/MICHAEL GUARINO duo

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8/17/13 @ The Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., SF
w/ Carla Bozulich's EVANGELISTA
also:
JACKIE O MOTHERFUCKER
BADWATER BOB

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8/26/13 @ Duende, 468 19th St., Oakland
I'm sitting in with Aram Shelton's TON TRIO- Aram- saxes, Scott Brown- bass, Alex Vittum- drums
also: Lisa Mezzaappa's BAIT AND SWITCH

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9/19-20/13 @ Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY
(on 9/20 I'm also playing w/ the DOMINIQUE LEONE group opening for GRAVITY)
Fred Frith and Friends play GRAVITY
Fred Frith - guitar
Ava Mendoza - guitar
Aaron Novik - bass clarinet
Dominique Leone - keys
Marié Abe - accordion
Kasey Knudsen - sax
Kaethe Hoestetter - violin
Lisa Mezzacappa - bass
Jordan Glenn - drums
Special guests: William Winant, Jon Leidecker, Myles Boisen 

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9/29/13 @ Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St., NYC
w/ QUOK- me- guitar, Tim Dahl (Child Abuse)- bass, Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers)- drums
and w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE group
more TBA

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10/24-25/13 @ The Tank, 151 W. 46th St., 8th floor, NYC
w/ dancer Leyya Mona Tawil's DESTROY
"Tawil uses dance expression to develop the narrative of a culture coming up against a wall and going through that wall."
-- Roxane Assaf, The Huffington Post
musicians:
Ava- guitar/Devin Hoff- bass/Ryan Sawyer- drums

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10/10/13 @ Downtown Music Gallery, 13 Monroe St., NYC
6 pm: HAMMOND/MENDOZA duo- Ross Hammond- guitar/Ava- guitar
also:
7 pm: OMAR TAMEZ & ANGELICA SANCHEZ

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11/13/13 @ Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (Between 1st and Carroll Str- Park Slope)
AVA- guitar/TIM DAHL(Child Abuse)- bass/NICK PODGURSKI(Extra Life)- drums
also:
PREMATURE BURIAL- Peter Evans- trumpet, electronics/Dan Peck- tuba, electronics/Matt Nelson-tenor sax,electronics

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11/14/13 @ JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY
AVA- guitar/MATT NELSON (Tune-yards)- sax/TIM DAHL (Child Abuse)- bass/NICK PODGURSKI(Extra Life)- drums
also:
RON ANDERSON/ALEX COHEN
INSECT ARK (Dana Schecter)
ANTHONY COLEMAN

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12/6/13 @ Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., NYC
AVA SOLO

also:
PETER KERLIN OCTET
MIKE WEXLER

 

2014

1/25/14 @ The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
MENDOZA/TACUMA/SHAHEED TRIO- Ava- guitar/Jamaaladeen Tacuma- bass/Khary Abdul Shaheed- drums
also: SUSAN ALCORN- solo pedal steel

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2/7/14 @ JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY
ANDERSON/MENDOZA DUO- Ron Anderson (Pak, Molecules)- guitar, Ava- guitar
also: PULVERIZE THE SOUND- Peter Evans- tmpt/Tim Dahl- bass/Mike Pride- drums
SWEET BANDITRY- Louise Jensen- sax, voice/Brandon Seabrook- guitar/Tom Blancarte- bass/Kevin Shea- drums

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2/24/14 @ JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY
AVA MENDOZA TRIO- Ava- guitar, vox/Tim Dahl (Child Abuse)- bass/Nick Podgurski (Extra Life, New Firmament) - drums
also: SHEA/PITSIOKOS/JOHNSON TRIO- Kevin Shea- drums/Chris Pitsiokos- sax/Max Johnson- bass

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4/8/14 @ Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Inn, Brooklyn, NY
AVA MENDOZA TRIO- Ava- guitar, vox/Tim Dahl (Child Abuse)- bass/Nick Podgurski (Extra Life, New Firmament) - drums
also: MCDONAS/CHASE DUO- Thollem McDonas- piano/Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)- drums

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4/22/14 @ Union Pool, 484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY
w/ MATANA ROBERTS' COIN COIN CHAPTER 1

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4/28/14, 7 pm @ Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
MENDOZA/LAUBROCK/DULBERGER/CORSANO- Ava- guitar/Ingrid Laubrock- sax/Shayna Dulberger- bass/Chris Corsano- drums
also:
8 pm SAM KULIK GROUP
9 pm JASON MEARS GROUP

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5/12/14 @ Pageant Soloveev Gallery, 607 Bainbridge St., Philladelphia, PA
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, vox/Tim Dahl- bass/Nick Podgurski - drums
also:
PYRAMID MINDS
ELLIOT LEVIN/ALEXI PAPADOPOULOS/SCOTT VERRASTRO TRIO

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5/13/14 @ Never Ending Books, 810 State St New Haven, CT
UNNATURAL WAYS
also:
ADAM MATLOCK- accordion/CHRIS CRETELLA-bari guitar/DAVE PARMALEE- percussion

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5/15/14 @ Festival de Musique Actuelle, Victoriaville, Canada
UNNATURAL WAYS
also:
THE RATCHET ORCHESTRA W MARSHALL ALLEN
MEREDITH MONK/KATIE GEISSINGER

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5/18/14 @ Festival de Musique Actuelle, Victoriaville, Canada
Fred Frith and Friends play GRAVITY
Fred Frith - guitar, Ava Mendoza - guitar, Aaron Novik - bass clarinet, Dominique Leone - keys, Marié Abe - accordion, Kasey Knudsen - sax, Kaethe Hoestetter - violin, Lisa Mezzacappa - bass, Jordan Glenn - drums Special guests: William Winant, Jon Leidecker, Myles Boisen
also:
MAJA RATKJE
EVAN PARKER ELECTROACOUSTIC SEPTET
COLIN STETSON/SARAH NEUFELD
and more

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5/22/14 @ Trans Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave., Queens, NY
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, vox/Tim Dahl- bass/Nick Podgurski - drums
also: BARBEZ, ROBBIE LEE + BRIAN CHASE (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), AARON ROCHE

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5/30/14 @ Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
THE SHARP BLACK MENDOZA- Elliot Sharp- guitar/Ava Mendoza- guitar/Jim Black- drums
also:
SEAN NOONAN PAVEES DANCE- Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed's last guitarist), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (the free funk prophet/bassist from Ornette Coleman's Primetime), Infamous singer, poet and visual artist Malcolm Mooney(CAN) and keyboardist Alex Marcelo
CHRISTY AND EMILY- ghostly, gauzy art-pop shadowplay
NEEDLE DRIVER--Brandon Seabrook, guitar, Allison Miller, drums, and Johnny Deblase, bass

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6/7/14 @ Nijmegen, NL
Fred Frith and Friends play GRAVITY
Fred Frith - guitar, Ava Mendoza - guitar. Aaron Novik - bass clarinet, Dominique Leone - keys, Marié Abe - accordion, Kasey Knudsen - sax, Kaethe Hoestetter - violin, Lisa Mezzacappa - bass, Jordan Glenn - drums Special guests: William Winant, Jon Leidecker, Myles Boisen

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6/8/14 @ Moers Festival, Moers, DE
Fred Frith and Friends play GRAVITY

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UNNATURAL WAYS TOUR:
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, vox/Tim Dahl- bass/Nick Podgurski- drums

6/9/14 @ Moers Festival, Moers, DE
6/10/14 UNNATURAL WAYS in Wurzburg, DE
6/11/14 UW in Graz, AU
6/12/14 UW in Moosburg, DE
6/14/14 UW in Hanover, DE, also LIZ ALLBEE solo (Berlin, DE)
6/15/14 UW in Prague, CZ, also LAS KELLIES (Argentina)

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MENDOZA/MEZZACAPPA/DI GASBARRO TOUR:
Ava- guitar/Lisa Mezzacappa- contrabass/Marco Di Gasbarro- drums

6/18/14 @ MMDG in Avellino, IT
6/20/14 @ MMDG at Mary Rock in Scuari, IT
6/21/14 @ MMDG in Cagliari, Sardinia, IT
6/22/14 @ MMDG at Sardegna Pride in Alghero, Sardinia, IT
more TBA

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6/27/14 @ Lyon, FR
MENDOZA/PETIT/GUTHRIE- Ava- guitar/Maxime Petit- bass/Will Guthrie- drums

6/28/14 @ Poitiers, FR
MENDOZA/PETIT/GUTHRIE

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7/2/14 @ NK in Berlin, DE
MENDOZA/ALLBEE/BUCK- Ava- guitar/Liz Allbee- trumpet/Tony Buck- drums
also: DORNER/KARTADINATA- Axel Dorner- trumpet, electronics/Sukandar Kartadinata- guitar, electronics
ALLBEE/KARTADINATA- Liz Allbee- trumpet/Sukandar Kartadinata- bass, electronics

7/3/14 @ Altes Finanzamt in Berlin, DE
MENDOZA/SCHICK/STEICHER- Ava- guitar/Ignaz Schick- turntables/Andi Stecher- drums, percussion

7/6/14 @ Krefeld, DE
MENDOZA/DE JOODE- Ava- guitar/Wilbert de Joode- contrabass

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7/11/14 Luxembourg
Franz Hautzinger's REGENORCHESTER- Franz Hautzinger- trmpt/Rafael Vanoli- guitar/Ava- guitar/Luc Ex- bass/Gerri Jager- drums

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7/16/14 @ Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., Mahattan
Elliott Sharp's SYNDAKIT

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7/21/14 @ McKittrick Hotel, 530 W. 27th St., Manhattan
DANIEL CARTER QUARTET- Daniel Carter- sax, trumpet /Ava Mendoza- guitar /Max Johnson- contrabass /Chad Taylor- drums

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8/13/14 @ Douglass Street Collective, 295 Douglass St., Brooklyn
VINNY GOLIA QUARTET- Vinny Golia- reeds /Ava- guitar / Max Johnson- contrabass / Brian Chase- drums

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8/15/14 @ IBeam, 168 7th St., Brooklyn
JOHNSON/MENDOZA- Max Johnson- contrabass / Ava- guitar
JOHNSON/NELSON/MENDOZA/FUJIWARA- Max Johnson- contrabass / Matt Nelson- tenor sax / Ava- guitar / Tomas Fujiwara- drums

8/20/14 @ Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, Brooklyn
JIM HOBBS GROUP- Jim- sax, Nate Wooley- trumpet /Ava- guitar / Chad Taylor- drums

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8/29/14 @ Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, Brooklyn
CARTER/MENDOZA/JOHNSON/FUJIWARA - Daniel Carter- horns / Ava- guitar / Max Johnson- contrabass / Tomas Fujiwara- drums

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9/4/14 @ Union Pool, 484 Union Ave., Brooklyn
Musicians for Peace- A benefit for the Michael Brown Benefit Fund hosted by Matana Roberts
PURK- Ava- guitar / Brandon Lopez- bass / Max Jaffe- drums
also: Matana Roberts, Henry Grimes, Ches Smith, Meshel Ndegeocello, Peter Evans, and more

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9/11/14 @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn
PURK- Ava- guitar / Brandon Lopez- bass / Max Jaffe- drums
also: PETER EVANS QUINTET, BRANDON LOPEZ solo

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9/29/14 @ 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Playing my songs in DUO form- Ava- guitar, sing / Dominique Leone- keys
also: SCOUT NIBLETT

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10/4/14 @ St. Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan
David Lynch Foundation Benefit
w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE GROUP- I'm playing guitar in Dominique's band alongside Dominique- keys, sing / Shayna Dunkleman- vibes / Sam Ospovat- drums and other rippers
also: JG THIRWELL/NOVELLER duo, SOFT PINK TRUTH (Drew Daniel from Matmos' solo project)

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SHORT EUROPEAN TOUR!

3 Intimate Dates with MENDOZA/PETIT/GUTHRIE
Ava- guitar / Maxime Petite - bass / Will Guthrie- drums:
10/8/14 @ La Barricade in Nantes, FR
10/9/14 @ Cafe Colettes in Tours, FR
10/10/14 @ Night of Surprise at Stadtgarten in Cologne, DE, also: ZS, DYLAN NYOUKIS, more TBA
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then 2 Intimate Dates with CACTUS TRUCK, WILBERT DE JOODE, and other Amsterdam-based folks:
10/13/14 @ Roze Tanker, Amsterdam, NE w/ Wilbert de Joode- contrabass and more TBA
10/14/14 @ Eye Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam, NE w/ CACTUS TRUCK- John Dikeman- tenor sax / Ava- guitar / Onno Govaert- drums

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BACK IN THE US OF A:

10/19/14 @ Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., NY
I'll be playing a ten minute solo set at this event along with lots of other folks.
Support Artists Rights in the Digital Domain! Free Concert, Rally, and Call to Action
w/ Rosanne Cash , Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda (of Cibo Matto) , Wesley Stace , Tessa Lena , Marc Ribot , Marcus Rojas Brass Ensemble , and many more

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10/19/14 @ Trans Pecos, 9-15 Wyckoff Way, Brooklyn
Matana Roberts presents:
MENDOZA QUARTET- Daniel Carter- horns, reed / Ava- guitar / Max Johnson- contrabass / Brian Chase - drums
also: SHAYNA DULBERGER- solo contrabass

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10/26/14 @ DMG, 13 Monroe St., Manhattan
6 pm MCDONAS/MENDOZA- Thollem McDonas- keys / Ava- guitar
also: 7 pm MOPPA ELLIOTT- solo contrabass

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10/28/14 @ Freddy's Bar, 627 5th Ave., Brooklyn
8:30 pm SINTON/MENDOZA- Josh Sinton- sax / Ava- guitar
also: 10pm is Jochem Van Dijk and his group “JAN”. It features Super Natsuki Tamura (didgeridoo), Keith Lewis (voice), Ken Kobayashi (drums), Jochem van Dijk (bass+effects)

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10/30/14 @ La Iglesia Santa Cruz, 176 St. Nicholas Ave., Brooklyn
A new series of improvised & experimental music at Iglesia de la Santa Cruz church in Bushwick, Brooklyn
MENDOZA/ANDERSON- Ava- guitar / Ron Anderson (Pak, Molecules, Ruins)- guitar
also: WILLIAM PARKER opens the evening with a solo acoustic bass perfromance.
http://williamparker.net/
Followed by:
BARKER TRIO with Michael Foster - saxophones, Andrew Barker - drums, and guest William Parker on bass.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27TDByjplhY
+
RAAJMAHAL
(Pat Murano and Carla Baker)
http://www.secretdecoder.net/video/2013/10/24/video-premiere-raajmahal-i-dont-think-ill-ever-love-another/

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11/1/14 @ Cakeshop, 152 Ludlow St., NY
PURK- Ava- guitar / Brandon Lopez- bass / Max Jaffe- drums
also: PERHAPS, TOUCHING, HOUDAN THE MYSTIC, HANNIBAL MONTANA
http://hannibalmontana.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/666perhaps666
https://houdanthemystic.bandcamp.com
http://touching.bandcamp.com

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11/2/14 @ JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn
MENLOJAFDAH- Ava- guitar / Levy Lorenzo- electronics, percussion / Tim Dahl- electric bass / Max Jaffe- drums
also: Maxime Petit/Daniel Carter duo, James Corrigan

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11/21/14 @ House show at 28 Locust St., Apt. 405, Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS - Ava- guitar, vox / Tim Dahl- electric bass / Max Jaffe- drums
also: KRISTEN SLIPP

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11/30/14 @ IBeam, 168 7th St., Brooklyn

8 pm PAVONE
Jessica Pavone- solo viola

8:45 pm LISA MEZZACAPPA's Bait & Switch EAST
Matt Nelson- tenor saxophone / John Finkbeiner- electric guitar / Sam Ospovat- drums / Lisa Mezzacappa- acoustic bass

9:30 pm MENCACOJOTA QUINTET
Ava Mendoza- guitar / Daniel Carter- reeds, horns / Michael Coleman- keys / Max Johnson- contrabass / Chad Taylor- drums

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12.02.14 @ 610 Smith Street (2nd Floor), Brooklyn (Red Hook)

Live soundtrack by Ava Mendoza- solo guitar

Filmmaker and photographer Bill Daniel is back on the road with a pop-up photo show comprised of 30 years of 35mm photographs beginning with the early 80s punk scene in Texas, featuring all of your favorite old school punk bands. Daniel has continued to document various sub cultures using the same camera/lens/flash and Kodak Tri-X film for over 30 years. This exhibit, all non-digital darkroom prints, charts a path starting with punk shows in Austin and crawls through various subcultures, from the 90s graffiti scene in San Francisco, freight hopping scenarios, art openings in Los Angeles, house shows in Louisiana, generator shows on the Monongahela River, etc... all seen through Daniel's signature spelunker style flash-lit vision.
These shows are all one-night pop-up site-specific events, with a free-standing (gallery) that is set up in all kinds of places--- music venues, warehouses, and occasionally, galleries.

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12/5-12/17 CACTUS TRUCK EASTERN US OF A TOUR!
I'll be playing with the Amsterdam-based band CACTUS TRUCK for part of their US tour
John Dikeman- tenor sax / Ava- guitar / Onno Govaert- drums
4-12-14 Daytime Masterclass at Primary School, Austin, TX
04-12-14 Epistrophy Arts, http://epistrophyarts.tumblr.com/, Austin, TX
06-12-14 Dorcol Distilling Company, http://dorcoldistilling.com/, San Antonio, TX
08-12-14 Avant Garden, http://www.avantgardenhouston.com, Houston, TX
09-12-14 Blue Nile, http://bluenilelive.com/, New Orleans, LA
10-12-14 Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
11-12-14 Conundrum, http://www.conundrum.us/, West Columbia, SC
13-12-14 14KCaberet, http://www.the14karatcabaret.org/, Baltimore, MD
14-12-14 Pageant Soloveev Gallery, http://www.pageantsoloveev.com/, Philadelphia, PA

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12/18/14 @ Trans Pecos, 9-15 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn
I'll be doing double duty with Unnatural Ways and Cactus Truck. Jesus Christ!!

Record label Northern Spy presents:
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, vox / Tim Dahl- electric bass / Max Jaffe- drums
CACTUS TRUCK-John Dikeman- tenor sax / Ava- guitar / Onno Govaert- drums
NELS CLINE
RING NEBULA PROJECT- Nels- guitar / Devin Hoff- bass / Michael TA Thompson- drums / Taylor Ho Bynum- trumpet
CLOUD BECOMES YOUR HAND

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PAST SHOWS 2015:

1/4/15 @ The Stone, Northwest corner of Ave. C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
8 pm- John Zorn (sax) Josh Rubin (clarinet) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Ava Mendoza, Jon Madof (guitars) Zeena Parkins (harp) Ches Smith (drums) Erik Friedlander (cello) Anthony Coleman (piano) and many special guests

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1/14-18/2015
Artist in residence at MOFO Festival in Tasmania!

http://mofo.net.au/
I'll be doing open rehearsals/masterclasses and shows as a trio with Hamish Houston- bass / Alf Jackson- drums

1/14 Daytime open trio rehearsals with Q+A
1/15 Daytime open trio rehearsals with Q+A
1/15 Nightime trio party show @ Faux Mo
1/16 Nighttime trio show on mainstage
1/17 Solo morning set
1/18 Performance of Alvin Curran's Maritime Rites

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1/22/15 @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn
MENDOZA/CORSANO DUO- me- guitar / Chris Corsano- drums, percussion
also: MICK BARR / STUART POPEJOY / KID MILLIONS
GREG FOX SOLO

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2/4/15 @ Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn
Alternative Guitar Summit 2015 presents:

MENDOZA/CORSANO DUO- me- guitar / Chris Corsano- drums, percussion
also: Anders Nilsson and Aaron Dugan - Hot and Cold
Marco Capelli and James Ilgenfritz - Unplugged

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2/8/15 @ The Stone, Northwest corners of Avenue C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
10 pm- KAISER/GALE/MENDOZA- Henry Kaiser- guitar / Brandy Gale- live action painting / Ava- guitar

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4/4-4/14/18 UNNATURAL WAYS European Tour
New LP on the New Atlantis label! Available at shows, or order here
Ava- guitar, vox / Tim Dahl- electric bass / Max Jaffe- drums

4/4 Moosburg, DE @ Jazz Club Hirsch

4/5 Bremen, DE @ Die Friese

4/7 Christiania, Copenhagen, DK @ Science & Cocktails
http://www.scienceandcocktails.org/2015/CulturalBiology.html

4/8 Oslo, NO @ Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene

4/10 Copenhagen, DK @ Christianshavns Beboerhus.
also: MARIA FAUST TRIO, MONGOL

4/11 Hanover, DE @ Stumpf

4/14 Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten

4/15 Wurzburg, DE @ Freakshow
also CA (France), AKKU QUINTET

4/16 Amsterdam, NE @ Bimhuis

4/17 Utrecht, NE @Rumor Festival

4/18 Lille, FR @ CCL
also YOLK, THE WITCHES

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4/24/15 @ Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, PA
The Outsiders Improvised and Creative Music Pop-Up Festival
curated by Jamaaladeen Tacuma
Charles Cohen/ Elliott Levin 8:00-8:30 pm
Dan Blacksberg Trio 8:45-9:15 pm
Chuck Treece Drums/ Richard Hill Bass/Tim Motzer Electronics & Guitar 9:30- 10:00 pm
Ben Schacter Re:Trio 10:15-10:45 pm
Ava Mendoza Guitar/Tom Spiker- Bass & Electronics/ Jafar Barron Trumpet/Adam Guth Drums 11:11:30 pm
King Britt -Solo 11:45 pm -12 am
Marshall Allen Sax/Danny Ray Thomspon Baritone Sax, Flute, Percussion/ Jamaaaladeen Tacuma Bass/ Chuck Treece drums/ King Britt Electronics 12 :00 -12:45 am

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4/26/15 @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn
Musicians Against Police Brutality: A Benefit for the Family of Akai Gurley
MENDOZA/WALTER DUO- Ava- guitar / Weasel Walter- drums

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5/2/15 @ Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St., Brooklyn
PITSIOKOS/MENDOZA/LOPEZ/JAFFE- Chris Pitsiokos- sax / Ava- guitar / Brandon Lopez- contrabass / Max Jaffe- drums
also: LEILA BORDREUIL- solo cello

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5/5/2015 @ Downtown Music Gallery, 13 Monroe Street, Manhattan
Benefit for DMG
6: 30 pm UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Max Jaffe- drums

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5/6/2015 @ Trans Pecos, 9-15 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood
NOVIK/MENDOZA/DAHL/FUJIWARA- Aaron Novik- clarinet / Ava- guitar / Tim Dahl- bass / Tomas Fujiwara- drums

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5/18/15 @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn
AVA SOLO
also: Patrick Higgins, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Matt Nelson, Indigo Street

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5/24/15 @ Cakeshop, 152 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
w/ DOMINIQUE LEONE GROUP- Dominique- vocals, keys / Ava- guitar / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: NICK DIDKOVSKY, TOM DIMUZIO

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5/31/15 @ Palisades, 906 Broadway, Brooklyn
I'm sitting in with TO LIVE AND SHAVE IN L.A. they're on their first U.S. tour in many years
also: HOLLY HUNT, BLESSED THISTLE, THE SECOND SUN

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6/8/15 @ Shapeshifter, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn
MICHAEL EATON presents JOHN COLTRANE'S ASCENSION

Tenor saxophones: Michael Eaton, Sean Sonderegger, James Brandon Lewis
Alto saxophones: Michael Attias, Daniel Carter
Baritone saxophone: Briggan Krauss
Trumpets: Dan Brantigan, Jonathan Finlayson, Graham Haynes
Guitar: Ava Mendoza
Keyboard: Anthony Coleman
Electric bass: Adam Minkoff
Drums: Calvin Weston, Nick Anderson

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6/19/2015 @ New School of Liberal Arts, Wollman Hall  5th floor, 65 West 11th Street Room B500, Manhattan
As part of the LIMITS OF GUITAR Masterclass
AVA SOLO- solo guitar
also: ELLIOTT SHARP- solo guitar, MARCO CAPPELLI- solo guitar

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7/19/15 @ Palisades, 906 Broadway, Brooklyn
CHASER- Dominika Michalowska (Nebadon)- vokills / Ava- guitar / Shayna Dulberger (Cellular Chaos) - bass / Oran Canfield (Child Abuse)- drums
also: LUCAS BRODE, NICK MILLEVOI/BRANDON LOPEZ, Kevin's Shea's SEXY THOUGHTS

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8/3/15 @ 65 Fen, 65 Fenimore Street, Brooklyn
KIDMENJEN TRIO- Amirtha Kidambi- sing / Louise de Jensen- sax / Ava-guitar
also: MAT MANERI- viola / DANIEL LEVIN- cello

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8/9/15 @ Nha Minh, 485 Morgan Ave., Brooklyn
AVA- solo guitar
DEVIN HOFF- solo contrabass
HOFFDOZA DUO

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8/16/15 @ Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St., Manhattan
UNNATURAL WAYS-Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch)- bass / Max Jaffe (Jobs)- drums
also: ZEVIOUS, SHAYNA DULBERGER + CHRIS PITSIOKOS, DEVIN HOFF

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8/30/15 @ Paper Box, NYC 17 Meadow Street
Benefit Show for Ugly Duckling Presse
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch)- bass / Sam Ospovat (subbing for Max Jaffe)- drums

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9/1/15 @ Muchmore's, 2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
CHASER- Dominika Michalowska (Nebadon)- vokills / Ava- guitar / Shayna Dulberger (Cellular Chaos) - bass / Oran Canfield (Child Abuse)- drums
also: CHRIS PITSIOKOS QUARTET, ANDREW BARKER TRIO, BRANDON LOPEZ + ANDRIA NICODEMOU

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9/4/15 @ Trans Pecos, 9-15 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: CELLULAR CHAOS, SEDIMENT CLUB, REINA TERROR
https://www.facebook.com/events/936561183075418/

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9/12/15 @ IBeam, 168 7th Street, Brooklyn
w/ SNARK HORSE- Kate Gentile- drums, composition / Matt Mitchell- piano, composition / Ava- guitar

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9/16/15 @ Rye Restaurant, 247 S. 1st Street, Brooklyn
w/ SNARK HORSE- Matt Mitchell- piano, composition/ Kate Gentile- drums, composition / Jon Irabagon- sax / Ava- guitar

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9/20/15 @ Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave., Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: LEVERAGE MODELS, OULIPO, more tba

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9/28/15 @ Palisades, 906 Broadway, Brooklyn
CHASER- Dominika Michalowska (Nebadon)- vokills / Ava- guitar / Shayna Dulberger (Cellular Chaos) - bass / Oran Canfield (Child Abuse)- drums
also: HOT DATE- Shayna Dulberger + Chris Welcome- guitar, CHEW (Atlanta, GA), Final Boss

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10/2/15 @ Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, Brooklyn
w/ AARON NOVIK QUARTET- Aaron- clarinet / Jeremiah Cymerman- clarinet / Brandon Seabrook- guitar / Ava- guitar
also: GREX, YOUNG NUDIST

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10/14/15 @ Trans Pecos, 9-15 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn
MENWICARTOS- Daniel Carter- horns, reeds / Ava- guitar / Paul Wilson- keys, electronics / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: UPSILON ACRUX, STERN, ZEVIOUS

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10/18/15 @ IBEAM, 168 7th Street, Brooklyn
w/ ALLEN LOWE QUARTET- Allen- sax / Ava- guitar / Shayna Dulberger- contrabass / Miki Mitsuki- drums

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8 pm, 10/27/15 @ The Stone, Northwest corner of Ave. C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
ANDERSON/MENDOZA DUO- Ron Anderson- guitar, Ava- guitar

11 pm, 10/27/15 @ Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, Manhattan
w/ YE OLDE- Jacob Garchik- trombone, composition / Mary Halvorson- guitar / Ava- guitar / Jonathan Goldberger- guitar, bari guitar / Vinnie Sperrazza- drums
also: MOSSENEK- Mick Barr- guitar / Chuck Bettis- throat, electronics / Colin Marston- bass, electronics
and WINDHORSE- Jon Lipscomb- guitar, vocals / Kurt Kotheimer- bass / Dave Treut- drums

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10/29/15 @ VFW, 18 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 01062
Doors 7 pm, music 8 pm, $7-10
UNNATURAL WAYS- Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: PAUL FLAHERTY- saxes / BILL NACE- guitar / JAKE MEGINSKY- percussion
and ANDY CRESPO / TIM SHELDON / TED LEE

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11/8/15 @ JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn
MENCACARBAR- Daniel Carter- horns, reeds / Ava- guitar / Kim Cass- contrabass / Andrew Barker- drums
also: JESSICA PAVONE- solo viola
and JAMES ILGENFRITZ GROUP

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11/10/15 @ Three's Brewing, 333 Douglass Street, Brooklyn
MENEJOHNWA- Matt Nelson- tenor / Ava- guitar / Max Johnson- contrabass / Weasel Walter- drums
aslo: PATRICK BREINER QUARTET

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11/14/15 @ New Revolution Arts, 7 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn
AVA SOLO- guitar, sing
also: Amirtha Kidambi's ELDER ONES

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11/20/15 @ Trans Pecos, 9-15 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood, NY
CHASER- Dominika Michalowska (Nebadon)- vokills / Ava- guitar / Shayna Dulberger (Cellular Chaos) - bass / Oran Canfield (Child Abuse)- drums
also: ELLEN O, Amirtha Kidambi's ELDER ONES, ASHCAN ORCHESTRA

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11/24/15 @ Korzo, 667 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
SNARK HORSE- Matt Mitchell- piano / Kate Gentile- drums / Jon Irabagon- sax / Ben Gerstein- trombone / Ava- guitar / Kim Cass- contrabass

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12/1-5/15 @ Lots of show around Art Basel Miami, FL
https://www.artbasel.com/
I was born in Miami, and now I return!

Tuesday Dec 1st Anti-Art becomes Art @ Churchills, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami- AVA SOLO

Thursday Dec 3rd Art Basel Distraction party in Wynwood, 164 NW 20th street- DUO W RAT BASTARD

Friday Dec 4th Look Alive Fest @ Churchills- DUO W RAT BASTARD
also: SILVER APPLES, WOLF EYES

Saturday Dec 5th @ Churchills- AVA SOLO
also: QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT

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12/13/15 @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS
also: SILK PURSE (ex-Sightings), BBIGPIGG, AYE AYE RABBIT- Indigo Street + Ed Pastorini + Greg Saunier (Deerhoof, Arto Lindsay)

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2016:

1/6/16 @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
Mendoza solo- guitar, electronics, sing
also: Lunch Cult, Salt People

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1/13/16, 10 pm @ The Stone, Northwest corner of Ave., C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
10 pm- Matana Roberts group

Matana Roberts, Helga Fassonaki, Ava Mendoza and Tomas Fujiwara
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Helga Fassonaki (pocket trumpet) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

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1/20/16 @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS- Mendoza- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: REINA TERROR, NEEDLE DRIVER, JOBS

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1/24/16, 8 pm @ The Stone, Northwest corner of Ave., C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
8 pm- ROVA Saxophone Quartet Big Band

Art of the Improviser: Rova Quartet plus Ava Mendoza + Andrea Parkins + Ken Filiano + Mike Lockwood
Ava Mendoza (guitar) Ken Filiano (bass, effects) Andrea Parkins (electronics) Mike Lockwood (drums) Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
For its entire 38 year existence, Rova has practiced and performed free improvisations, created a visual cueing system, and designed structured improvisations. Join us for this special set of spontaneous compositions.

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1/30/16 @ 13th Floor Music Lounge, Florence, MA
UNNATURAL WAYS-
Mendoza- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums

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1/31/16 @ Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH
UNNATURAL WAYYS

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2/1/16 @ Three's Brewing, 333 Douglass St., Brooklyn

BABY WHEEL- Josh Sinton- bari sax / Matt Bauder- tenor sax / Ava Mendoza- guitar / Adam Hopkins- contrabass / Kenny Wollesen- drums
also: Jason Ajemian's FOLKLORDS

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2/20/16 @ Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn
PAVONE/MENDOZA DUO- Jessica Pavone- viola / Ava- guitar

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2/25-2/28/2016 @ Various venues, Austin, Texas
NO IDEA FESTIVAL 2016
http://noideafestival.com/

I’ll be playing each night Thurs-Sun in these configurations:
Thurs 2/25- SOLO
Fri 2/26- MENDOZA/MAJKOWSKI/BARNES- Ava- guitar / Mike Majkowski- contrabass / Tim Barnes- drums
Sat 2/27- GJERSTAD/MENDOZA/HAKER FLATEN/FIELDER- Frode Gjerstad- sax, clarinet / Ava- guitar / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten- contrabass / Alvin Fielder- drums
Sunday 2/28 SMITH/MENDOZA- Damon Smith- contrabass / Ava- guitar

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3/4/16 @ Muchmore's, 2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
PARKINS/MENDOZA DUO-
Andrea Parkins- accordion, electronics / Ava- guitar

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3/6/16 @ The Stone, Northwest corner of Ave., C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
8 pm- Mad Homonyms

Matt Mitchell- piano, analog synths, composition
Molly Germer- violin
Ava- guitar
Ben Gerstein - trombone
Christopher Hoffman - cello
Katie Young - bassoon
Ches Smith- drums, percussion, vibes

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3/23/16 @ Happy Lucky No 1 Gallery, 734 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn
LAUBROCK/MENDOZA DUO- Ingrid Laubrock- saxophone / Ava- guitar

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3/30-4/8/16 UNNATURAL WAYS EUROPEAN TOUR
Mendoza- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums

3/30 in Lille, FR @ CCL
3/31 in Utrecht, NE @ RASA, Pauwstraat 13-A, 3512 TG Utrecht, Netherlands
4/1 in Amsterdam, NE @ Bimhuis
4/2 in Hanover, DE @ STUMPF, Am Welfengarten 2C 30167
4/3 in Wurzburg, DE @ Freakshow
4/5 in Ljubljana, SI @ Cankarjev Dom
4/6 in Maribor, SI @ Gustaf Hall, Pekarna
4/7 in Budapest, HU @ A38
4/9-10 record near Friesing, DE

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4/17/16 @ Muchmore's, 2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
UNNATURAL WAYS- Mendoza- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
also: CHRIS PITSIOKOS QUARTET, AARON NOVIK QUARTET- Aaron- clarinets / Brandon Seabrook- guitar / Trevor Dunn- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums

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4/22/16 @ Muchmore's, 2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
CHASER-
Dominika Michalowska (vokills) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Shayna Dulberger (bass) Oran Canfield (drums)
also: BRANDON SEABROOK & PETER EVANS duo
BRODE-DEBLASE-SHEA- Lucas Brode- guitar / Johnny Deblase- bass / Kevin Shea- drums

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4/30/16 @ Muchmore's, 2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
QUOK rides again! QUOK is me- guitar / Tim Dahl- bass / Weasel Walter- drums
also: ----Sex Scheme http:// sexscheme.bandcamp.com/
Rodenticide https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=klAbMPL3hnU
Signal Break https://soundcloud.com/ austin-sley-julian

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5/2/16 @ Cakeshop, 152 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
w/ Aaron Novik's DANTE COUNTERSTAMP
- Aaron Novik- clarinet / Michael Coleman- keyboards / Ava Mendoza- guitar / Shayna Dunkelman- mallets, percussion /
Trevor Dunn- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums

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5/9/16 @ 65 Fen, 65 Fenimore Street near Flatbush, Brooklyn
8:30 Doors, 9 pm start. Bring $10 cash or more (all to performers)
10:15 PAVONE/MENDOZA duo- Jessica Pavone- viola / Ava Mendoza- guitar
also: Rema Hasumi - vocals /Tood Neufeld - acoustic guitar /Sergio Krakowski - pandeiro

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5/25/16 @ Trans Pecos, 915 Wyckoff, Ridgewood, NY 11385
w/ AARON NOVIK GROUP
- Aaron- clarinet, electronics / Jeremiah Cymerman- clarinet, electronics / Ava- guitar / Brandon Seabrook- guitar

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6/2-4/16 Improvisation Summit of Portland, OR
http://www.creativemusicguild.org/improvisation-summit/isp2016/

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6/9/16 @ The Stone, Northwest corner of Ave. C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
10 pm- Erik Friedlander's VELVET WHITE-
Erik Friedlander- cello / Ikue Mori- electronics / Ava- guitar / Ches Smith- drums

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6/12/16 @ Flynnspace, Burlington VT
Jacob Garchik's YE OLDE- Jacob Garchik, trombone; Brandon Seabrook, guitar; Jonathan Goldberger, guitar; Ava Mendoza, guitar; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

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AVA SOLO opening for the VIOLENT FEMMES
7/9   - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre
7/12 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
7/13 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
7/14 - St Louis, MO - The Pageant
7/17 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom

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UNNATURAL WAYS @ Chicken Hut, 169 Spencer Street, Brooklyn
also: STINKING LIZAVETA, ACID ROACH

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7/30/16 @ The Stone, Northwest corner of Ave. C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
Jessica Pavone's Hope Dawson is Missing-

Julianne Carney (violin) Jeanann Dara (viola) Eric Allen (cello) Andrew Roitstein (bass) with Ava Mendoza(guitar) and Emily Manzo (piano) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

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8/6/16 @ Muchmore's, 2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
CHASER- Dominika Michalowska (vokills) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Shayna Dulberger (bass) Oran Canfield (drums)
also: RODENTICIDE, DEAD COMPANIONSHIP, GAY CUM DADDIES

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8/11/16
UNNATURAL WAYS @ Jazz Em Agosto Festival in Lisbon, Portugal
Ava- guitar, sing / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Ospovat- drums
http://www.thewire.co.uk/events/jazz-em-agosto

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8/12-15/16 Guitar Symposium @ University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Organized by Ken Aldcroft
feat. workshops by Sam Shalabi, Janet Feder, Robert Easley, Jared Burrows, and Ava Mendoza

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8/18-31/16 PAVONE/MENDOZA DOUBLE SOLOS AND DUO TOUR
Ava- solo guitar, sing
Jessica Pavone- solo viola
Pavone/Mendoza Duo

8/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Muchmore's, 2 Havemeyer Street, also Ahleuchatistas, Chris Pitsiokos Quartet
8/20 Washington DC @ TBA
8/21 Richmond, VA @ Balliceaux, 203 N. Lombardy St., also Ahleuchatistas
8/22 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road, also Ahleuchatistas
8/23 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum, 88 Forsyth St SW, Ahleuchatistas
8/24 Jacksonville, FL @ Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 101 W 1st St
8/25 Orlando, FL @ The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S Magnolia Ave, organized by the CM5
8/27 Nashville @ Blackbird Tatoo, 515 Thompson Lane
8/28 St. Louis, MO @ Tu Fest, also UNNATURAL WAYS! (Ava / Tim Dahl- bass / Sam Osopovat- drums)
8/29 Louisville, KY @ Dreamland, 810 E Market St
9/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Vox Populi, 319 N 11th St #3

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9/9/16 @ Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
Shaggs covers celebrating the re-release of Philosophy of the World

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9/15/16 @ Trans Pecos, 15 Wyckoff, Ridgewood, NY 11385
UNNATURAL WAYS
also: DESERTION TRIO- Nick Millevoi- guitar / Johnny DeBlase- bass / Kevin Shea- drums
KID MILLIONS / JIM SAUTER duo

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10/5/16- SOLO opening for the Violent Femmes, College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
10/8/16-
SOLO opening for the Violent Femmes, The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA

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10/25-30/16 @ The Stone, Northwest corner of Ave. C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
Mendoza week at the Stone... Lotsa different groups and solo things

10/25 Tuesday
8 pm

Solo
Ava Mendoza (guitar, electronics, sing)

10 pm
Quintet
Peter Evans (trumpet) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Matt Mitchell (Prophet 12 synth, piano) Devin Hoff (bass) Mike Pride (drums, percussion)

10/26 Wednesday
8 pm

Unnatural Ways + John Dikeman
Ava Mendoza (guitar) Tim Dahl (bass) Sam Ospovat (drums) John Dikeman (tenor sax)

10 pm
Trio
John Dikeman (tenor sax) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Man of Mystery (drums, percussion)

10/27 Thursday
8 pm

Quok
Ava Mendoza (guitar) Tim Dahl (bass) Weasel Walter (drums)

10pm
Pavone/Mendoza Duo
Jessica Pavone (viola) Ava Mendoza (guitar)

10/28 Friday
8 pm

Bran(…)pos + Mendoza Duo
Bran(…)pos (vox, electronics) Ava Mendoza (vox, guitar)

10 pm
Quartet
Ava Mendoza (guitar) Matt Nelson (sax) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Ryan Sawyer (drums)

10/29 Saturday
8 pm

Unnatural Ways + Levy Lorenzo
Ava Mendoza (guitar) Tim Dahl (bass) Sam Ospovat (drums) Levy Lorenzo (electronics, percussion)

10 pm
Unnatural Ways
Ava Mendoza (guitar, sing) Tim Dahl (bass) Sam Ospovat (drums)

10/30 Sunday
8 pm
Quartet
Matt Nelson (sax, electronics) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Max Johnson (contrabass) Weasel Walter (drums)

10 pm
Chaser
Dominika Michalowska (vokills) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Shayna Dulberger (bass) Oran Canfield (drums)

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11/13/16 @ Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
w/ ADELE BERTEI BAND
Adele Bertei- vocals, songwriting (James Chance, The Bloods, The Pointer Sisters, Matthew Sweet)
Ava Mendoza- guitar
Gail Ann Dorsey on bass (Bowie, current Lenny Kravitz)
Bette Sussman on keys (Whitney Houston)
Barbara Merjan on drums
Eszter Balint on violin
guest vocalist-- Tammy Faye Starlight

DJ- Delphine Blue

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EUROPEAN DATES

11/17/16 @ Oberdeck, Hanover, DE- AVA SOLO

11/18/16 @ A-Musik, Kleiner Griechenmarkt 28-30, 50676 Cologne, DE- AVA SOLO

11/19/16 @ AKUT Festival, Mainz, DE- RASMUSSEN/MENDOZA/CORSANO TRIO
Mette Rasmussen- sax / Ava Mendoza- guitar / Chris Corsano- drums

11/20/16 @ Wakker, Wiesbaden, DE- AVA SOLO

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12/9/16 10pm @ The Stone, Northwest corner of Ave., C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
FRITH/LEE/MENDOZA- Fred Frith- guitar / Okkyung Lee- cello / Ava- guitar

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12/14/16 8 pm @ The Stone, Northwest corner of Ave., C and 2nd Street, Manhattan
IMA + Shayna Dunkelman + Ava Mendoza
Shayna Dunkelman (drums) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Amma Ateria (electronics)

12/19/16 @ St. Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
w/ CHASER
also: Alexander F / Igor Mortis \ Eric Hoegemeyer/ Brad Truax:DJ\\

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