The Molecules

The Stone, Corner of Avenue C & 2nd Street, New York, NY

A very rare appearance of 1990’s San Francisco Bay Area legends The Molecules. Ron Anderson - guitar, voice, trumpetThomas Scandura -drumsJohn Shiurba - bass. voice  Paroxysmal and unpredictable, spazz-core trio the Molecules was a Bay Area underground fixture in the early '90s. Formed in 1990 by guitarist Ron Anderson, drummer Thomas Scandura, and bassist Chris Millner, the Oakland-based band went through two more bassists, the third being John Shiurba. The industrious Molecules played local shows constantly; they seemed to specialize in opening for Japanese noise bands. The oft-challenging performances predated much of today's avant-weird by a decade, serving up a genre scramble that drew equally from prog, no wave, punk. They managed to release several exceptional albums and kept up a hefty touring regimen that included jaunts across North America, Europe, and Japan. The band's keen approach to deconstructing song arrangements and experimental willpower were adored by many Japanese noise rockers and led to collaborations and tours with Otomo Yoshihide, Melt Banana, Merzbow, and Ruins. This frantic and exciting show is definitely not for the fainthearted.