Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Inward Revolutions & Astrological Mythologies - Interview / Article with REDEFINE magazine


3 Moons – Jefferson Zurna Band Interview: Inward Revolutions & Astrological Mythologies: Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks would pilgrimage to Eleusis, in Attica, to watch a reenactment of the abduction of Persephone by Hades into the Underworld. These rites, known as the Eleusian Mysteries…

Monday, May 16, 2016

Live on air POETICS / NOISE







I had a great time as a guest on Radio Valencia live in the San Francisco Mission studio, spinning records on the air and doing some live readings of poetics/noise.  Thanks Jeffrey Alexander for having me on your show, Pome Pome Tones! Here are the performances, as broadcast on May 5th, 2016.

Monday, December 7, 2015

3 Moons DECEMBER 2015 TOUR with Reggae 90210

FRI 11  - PORTLAND, OR @ WAZOO (Alice Coltrane Memorial Coliseum) w/ GALAXY
RESEARCH -  7:00

SAT 12 - SEATTLE, WA @ TILTON FORGE & FOUNDRY (opening) 2553 WESTLAKE AVE N
w/ KAW and GEIST & THE SACRED ENSEMBLE  - 9:00

SUN 13 - BELLINGHAM, WA @ the SHAKEDOWN 1212 N STATE ST w/ RANT - 9:00

MON - 14 PORTLAND, OR @ the WORLD FAMOUS KENTON CLUB w/ ABRONIA - 9:00

TUES 14 - HYAMPOM, CA @ BREWS & SCREWS - 9:00

WED 15 - OAKLAND, CA @ the SPEAKEASY 604 56th - 8:00

THURS 16 - SANTA CRUZ, CA @ 815 PINE ST.  w/ VILLIAGE OF SPACES 8:00



Friday, November 20, 2015

GREAT REVIEWS from Inb4track and [sic] Magazine!

"3 Moons’ Astronomy Of Dreams is no vague horoscope or zen Themic balance, however, for its deep ley lines intersect on the paths of myth, religion and the cosmos. Slo-mo space-rocker “Nazi Zuni Lulu Annunaki”, for example, is a hodgepodge of Mesopotamian deities and First Nation imagery, its creeping retro-futurist synth playing off against buzzing low-end. The well-travelled “Snake From Blood To Sky IV”, too, is all over the temporal map, solemn piano providing stability to the misfiring and foreboding electronics, the doomed combination conjuring the band playing on as the Titanic sinks – except this ship’s a hovercraft and it’s being overrun with Sentinel squid." - Gannon @ [sic] Magazine

-http://www.sicmagazine.net/9709/3-moons-astronomy-of-dreams/

"It would appear that blues music has seen its final day long ago but in fact it is still very much alive, just in a different form and 3 Moons makes that apparent on this LP. On ‘Astronomy of Dreams’ the blues are infused with an array of syrupy psychedelic atmosphere. Traditional structure takes a back seat in favor of more prog forward, slow moving free form jams that build with cosmic intensity."

http://inb4track.tumblr.com/post/131670157847/3-moons-astronomy-of-dreams-album-review




Sunday, October 25, 2015

ASTRONOMY OF DREAMS 12" LP - OUT NOW on Moon Glyph Records!!!


3 Moons is very pleased to report that our album is finally on shelves and ready to spin around your tables and pods !!!  ORDER or DOWNLOAD FROM US AT   www.3moons.bandcamp.com   !!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, MAY 26

@ the KNOCKOUT, San Francisco

TUESDAY, MAY 26TH
Alcoholocaust Presents
Knockout  /  3223 Mission St.  /  btwn. Valencia & 29th Sts.  /  San Francisco
BLACK RAINBOW  (headliner)
SYNDICATE
SCHLEIM
3 MOONS
YVES ST. CROISSANT
Doors at 8:00pm  /  Show at 9:00pm  /  over at midnight  /  BART friendly show!
$6.00 Admission  /  21+

JUNE 13

@ Dan B. & Amy M.'s place, Santa Cruz
early Solstice w/ 3 Moons, Itasca

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday February 28 @ VACATION 651 Larkin St, San Francisco:

 3 MOONS w/ FOUNTAIN SUN (Daniel Higgs + Fumie Ishii)  REGGAE 90210 (from Hayfork)

Saturday March 14 @ the PURPLE HOUSE 5716 Genoa st, Oakland:

3 MOONS w/ SUICIDE MAGNETS, ALTARATLA, ORACLE PLUS

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BLACK OR WHITE ORPHEUS : VOTIVE TRANSMUTATION SHRINE

Grant Corum & Jefferson Zurna present:



"Black or White Orpheus is a sprawling 34 minute slow burning spell infused sonic dream and totally psychedelic jam, murky and lo-fi, Zurna's guitar unfurls in sheets of blurred sound that slowly coalesce into soaring wail melding with plenty of distant chant motifs in the mesmerizing blur creating a medieval space jam. To those familiar with the trance grooves and tropical ceremonial mythology that have riddled Corum's recordings for the past few years, this "Black or White Orpheus" album is a surprisingly dark brooding composition, but one that doesn't detour from his manifestations of free-will. For this album, Corum and Zurna have drawn a parallel from the ancient theologic texts of Orpheus and modern tragic tale of a ghost of doom past, Michael Jackson, creating a an evolving, choral requiem prefaced by a reflection on MJ'S rise, and delcline, symbolizing a sacrificial child for vice worship culture. The set runs from thin, metallic tones forming into detailed helix patterns in a way that evokes the more minimal sides through starry keyboard patterns which in turn parts to reveal the kinda hallucinatory weave you might associate with Corum's work. Opening with tinkling bells, long drawn out tones on some sort of horn, all very meditative and spiritual, with monk like chants woven into the fluttering field of shimmer and tinkle. It is affectingly reprised in the album's final track morphing into ascendant celebratory sonic sprawl of looped vocal drone mesmer, and an utterly absorbing one. Overall BOWO is a patient, edgy, atmospheric use of interwoven voice, guitar, and electronics creating a hypnotic work with woozy textures of bells, harp, viking horns and haunting vocals feeling that somewhere in the distance the silhouettes of mysterious hooded worshipers make a thunderous accent from the glowing underworld and into the skies. The result is a broody, eclectic and at times minimalistic fusion that alternately drone menacingly and truly pulse like heartbeats through the magickal ceremony. Highly Recommended!"
-Karen, www.psychicsoundrecordings.blogspot.com 

-Running Time: 34 minutes  

-Professionally dubbed in stereo to Cobalt tape & Dolby B 

Released as cassette by Lost Discoveries Exotic Music Shop / Psyop Recordings

available at www.3moons.bandcamp.com and www.psychicsounds.com



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LIVE COLAB ON ASTRO JAMS

7/21/14 @ Island, Minneapolis, MN. 3 Moons + Andy Neubaur and Naomi Joy perform in the Greek modes employed during the “7 Planets, 7 Days” performances, this time adding Thursday and Friday. Aiding the performance were light and shadow projections by Kristi Ternes. Special thanks to Ossian and LaPorsha Winningham for originally commissioning us to compose, improvise, and perform within this framework (see post below)

Friday, July 18, 2014

3 Moons - summer 2014



July 23 - Milwaukee, WI @ the Uptowner w/ Mikronaut
July 24 - Indianapolis, IN
July 25 - Canton, NC (Joel & Jessie's wedd'n) w/ Hot Norweigian
July 28 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight w/ Villiage of Spaces + Tashi Dorji
August 1 - Pittsburg, PA @ Pat / Evan's shop w/ Black Rainbow, The Fury
August 3 - Chicago, IL @ the Nitecap w/ Hazel Bishop, Right Eye Rita

Monday, June 23, 2014

"7 Planets 7 Days" at Human Resources, Los Angeles, April 2014





3 Moons performed live as the house orchestra for a series of ceremonial invocations of the Planetary Rulers (and namesakes) of the days of the week.  These ritual acts were worked by Ossian and La Porsha Winningham for Moon (Monday), Mars (Tuesday), and Mercury (Wednesday) on April 14, 15 and 16, respectively at Human Resources Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles.  Each night the music performed alongside their dramatic theatrical performances corresponded to scales and modes associated with these daily planetary forces by ancient Greek musical philosopher-mystics such as Pythagoreas, Aristides, Quintilianus, and Ptolemy. According these esteemed teachers, each of the planets our weekdays are named after corresond to musical "modes", which are like scales. Modes differ from scales in that it is the interval between each of the pitches that determine the mode. In other words it is a set of intervals between notes. So any of the modes can be played with any pitch as the root note. The root notes selected correspond to the properties of the governing planet, according to greek magical tradition. Each of the modes were known for their ability to strongly induce different feelings and states of awareness, such as, calm, violence, mystery, courage, libido, etc. Each planet and mode also have a long list of interdisciplinary correspondences such as colors, tarot keys, ritual events, virtues, hours, periodic elements, sexual positions, and out of body realms. It was with this in mind that 3 Moons composed the framework for improvisations for each of the invokations

Monday / Moon / White / Hypodorian:




Mars / Tuesday / Red / Phrygian:





Mercury / Wednesday / Silver / Hypophrygian:






Wednesday, March 19, 2014

3 MOONS / West Coast / Midwest / Spring dates 2014



SUNDAY MARCH 31 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ PINECONE CASTLE w/ BLOODWALL, ORCHARD THIEF, TIME & TEMPERATURE

4/5 PORTLAND OR @ GLITTERDOMEw/ SWARMING HOARDS (FEAT. SUZANNE STONE), WEILAND DICKERSON DUO
4/10 SACREMENTO @ HOUSE SHOW w/ ART LESSING and FLOWER VATO, BUK BUK BIGUPS
4/12 OAKLAND @ TUNA TOWN W/ MAX BROTMAN, JOEY CASIO as: OBSIDIAN DRUM
4/14 LOS ANGELES @ HUMAN RESOURCES
4/15 LOS ANGELES @ HUMAN RESOURCES
4/16 LOS ANGELES @ HUMAN RESOURCES (facebook event page)
4/18 SAN DIEGO @ THRIFT TRADER w/ BLEAKEND AT BERNIES, BOWEN
4/19 TIJUANA, MEXICO @  OTRAS OBRAS w/ BLEAKEND
4/26 PHOENIX AZ @ TRUNK SPACE w/ COUNTRY SUN VISORS (JOEL and JESSE OF COMMON VISIONS)
4/27 DENVER CO @ SIDEWINDER w/ PYTHIAN WHISPERS
4/29 KANSAS CITY MO @ SOFA KING SWING w/ A PAIRING