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Our first show of 2015, and we are playing with Information Society!!

We’re counting down to our big gig with Information Society and Book of Love!
> This Saturday, Jan 31 – please join self.same as we ‘warm the speakers’ for the two Iconic synth bands.
Where: Thunder Valley Casino, Lincoln CA
Time: Doors open at 6:30p.
Tickets at Ticketmaster. I’m told the show is almost sold out!

I’ll be posting photos from the gig on my Instagram page, so make sure you click the button below and join the fun.

See you Saturday!


Information Society & Book of Love

I’ve always loved the band ‘Information Society.’ An early influencer of mine, I wore out their records and tapes in the late 80’s, and they continue to have high rotation on my iPhone and home collection. I never understood ‘Book of Love’ until recently. I remember their music from compilations, but as they were famous in the club scene during the 80’s, and I was a kid, I didn’t get into their music until much later in life.
My band ‘self.same’ is performing with these two bands January 31 2015. It is our first show of the new year, and what a way to kick it off! This is our second live show (as self.same), and I am excited that we have received such great response out the gate.
If you are in Northern California, please try to come see us, and two influential synth-pop bands that will blow your mind!
-keytar tony
Here’s the link:

PS – this is our new logo:
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old ambient recording surfaces…

In 1993, I recorded an instrumental / ambient ‘album’, mastered it to DAT (remember those?) and forgot about it. It resurfaced within the last year. I commissioned my friend Zack Pangborn¬†create cover art inspired by the music, and after a bit of remastering, I released it as a free download on Noisetrade. I used only one synthesizer: the GeneralMusic S2. There is also a little bit of a Speak ‘n Spell on song #2.