I’m booking shows again! ‘Friends & Family Reunion’ September 16 at Oracle Tavern


I am SO PROUD to announce that Sean Carnage Presents is BACK! I’m booking concerts after a six-year absence.

The continuing mission: to bring together the best, cutting-edge underground music of all genres in a laid-back, comfortable environment, surrounded by like-minded artists, musicians & friends.

Where it’s going down: The Oracle Tavern in Dogtown, at the edge of Chinatown in Downtown L.A.

When: Every second Friday of the month, starting Friday, September 16th.

What’s first: We are getting the ball rolling with an incredible Friends & Family Reunion featuring Chaki the Funk Wizard, Dawn of Sequins, Dicso Bunny plus a slew of special guests we’ll be announcing in the coming weeks.

JUST ADDED: DJ Kyle Mabson. Yippee!

All shows will be 8pm / 21+ / $10.

Chaki Funk Wizard Oracle Tavern September 16 2022 Sean Carnage

Chaki is a Funk Wizard—see him Friday, September 16 at Oracle Tavern!

How this came to be: I’ve been archiving and memorializing my time hosting so many wonderful D.I.Y. artists—1,158 to be exact!—over a ten year span from 2005-2016.

READ: A decade of D.I.Y. now online – The complete Monday Night photos, dates & performers

I’ve also been recapping my time as a punk promoter in Cleveland, Ohio.

Here’s my entire collection of Speak In Tongues photos, clippings & stories

“Trying to convey an acid trip with mere words”: Speak In Tongues lives again in a wild new book

But all that archival work made me want to do something new. We can’t live in the past.

So perhaps it was fate (or a transmission from Fancy Space), but earlier this summer I was contacted by my dear friend Nora Keyes, the perennially avant-garde and artistically prolific painter, musician, singer and organizer. Nora mentioned she was booking at a new place—Oracle Tavern. Nora suggested I join her there.

Ryan and I visited the venue—Oracle Tavern is SO nice! The main room has a good-sized, raised stage area for performers and bands. The room holds maybe 40-50 people. There’s a bar with wine, beer and non-alcoholic refreshments. There’s also a menu with lots of tasty nibbles.

The outdoor area is safe, semi-enclosed but fully ventilated and airy, with room for perhaps 100 or more, 420-friendly… Everyone including proprietor Jenny Tzar was so welcoming. How could I say no?

I SAID YES! It’s a pleasure to be back doing what I love the most: promoting challenging music and performance.

Now we begin. I’m really proud of the new fall season. Check out the highlights:

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern September 16 2022 Los Angeles

Fri 9.16.22 Chaki, Dawn Of Sequins, Dicso Bunny, DJ Kyle Mabson & special guests TBA

Stuntdriver Oracle Tavern October 14 Sean Carnage

Fresh from her tour with Peaches, STUNTDRIVER headlines Sean Carnage Fridays on October 14.

Fri 10.14.22STUNTDRIVER, Glen Meadmore & special guests TBA

Noï Rock Federation X 400 Blows Oracle Tavern November 11 2022 Sean Carnage

Noï Rock is a Federation X + 400 Blows supergroup appearing November 11.

Fri 11.11.22RIG (ex-400 Blows—hell yeah!), Noï Rock  (new group alert: 400 Blows + Federation X supergroup from L.A.) plus special guests TBA

Corima band Los Angeles Zeuhl

It’s back to Zeuhl time! Reunited for the first time in several years, Corima beams back to L.A. from beyond the ends of space & time.

Fri 12.09.22 – An evening with Corima plus special guests TBA

We’ll be adding artists and performers so watch the Shows page

I really appreciate everyone who’s suggested bands. I’ve created this huge spreadsheet and have followed up with many. Stay tuned. Your recommendations have been heard by me!

If you have a suggestion for a must-hear performer or band, please contact me

After three hard pandemic years, I would love to see your face in person.

See you at the first show? This is going to be THE party.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern September 16 2022 Los Angeles

Join us every 2nd Friday at the Oracle Tavern

All shows 8pm / $10 / 21+

1640 N. Spring, Los Angeles 90012

Follow me on IG & Twitter for updates

Check SEANCARNAGE.COM/SHOWS for more details

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