special o.p.s. 9th anniversary
Founded September 12, 2001 in Seattle, WA, SPECIAL O.P.S. is the sonic guerilla group of the Monktail Creative Music Concern. Featuring the rhythm section of MCMC founders John Seman on contrabass and Mark Ostrowski on percussion with electric guitarist Stephen Parris, SPECIAL O.P.S. is a free improvisation commando unit replete with dark regalia, sonic hand grenades and a warped sense of humor. Their performances draw influence from contemporary chamber composition, small group jazz improvisation, electronic experimentalism, dark metal, droll wit and sonic shenanigans from the subtle to the scabrous. It’s black noise and white noise. It’s cross-genre pollination boiled in ammonia, cured in bleach, dipped in battery acid and ignited with the American flag. It’s a damn good time.
Because it is September they will play a whole lot of concerts.
Friday September 3
610 NW 65th St
Saturday September 11 Special O.P.S. Collins Pub 526 2nd Ave Seattle 8PM
Thursday September 23 Special O.P.S. Egans Ballard Jam House 1707 NW Market St Ballard 7PM
Friday September 24 Special O.P.S. Mississippi Pizza 3552 N Mississippi Ave Portland, OR 9PM
Saturday September 25 Special O.P.S. The Jazz Station 68 W. Broadway Eugene, OR 9PM
Sunday September 26 Special O.P.S. The Matrix 434 NW Prindle St Chehalis, WA 8PM
Tuesday September 28 Special O.P.S. The Comet 922 E Pike St Seattle 9PM
Friday October 1 Special O.P.S. Molly Maguires 610 NW 65th St Ballard 10PM