Ear Meal

Weekly, live performances by experimental musicians.

Steve Gregoropoulos & Petra Haden

Steve Gregoropoulos, composer/musician from Los Angeles, irrascible, militantly unlistenable unless playing pop in which case aspires to be beautiful wallpaper for the all-permeating media throughout the universe, member of Lavender Diamond, The Grabs, W.A.C.O., The Wild Stares, Daylong Valleys of the Nile, etc., believes in language, puts classical music into high-school auditoriums and bars and puts pop music into ad spots in Survivor and Lost, has worked with people from Dean Elzinga to Zooey Deschanel, to Lydia Lunch, wrote strings for the last thing Nikki Sudden ever recorded, is both lost and a survivor.

Perta Haden is a violinist and singer. She is or has been a member of several bands, including That Dog, Tito & Tarantula, and The Decemberists; has contributed to recordings by The Twilight Singers, Beck, Mike Watt, Luscious Jackson, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, The Rentals, Victoria Williams, Yuka Honda, The Gutter Twins, and Cornelius. She is the daughter of the jazz bassist Charlie Haden; the triplet sister of bassist Rachel Haden (her bandmate in That Dog) and cellist Tanya Haden (married to singer and actor Jack Black) with whom she has performed as The Haden Triplets; and the sister of bassist-singer Josh Haden, leader of the group Spain.

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