The Last Bookstore is pleased to present San Francisco recording artist PC Muñoz celebrating the release of his new album Physical Science and its companion chapbook Inside Pocket of a Houndstooth Blazer. Join us for an evening of music and literature featuring PC and a special musical guest.
Pre-buy the album (the download card) and the chapbook – even reserve a seat – Right Here
Physical Science is the new digital album from San Francisco recording artist PC Muñoz, featuring a suite of drum-driven compositions executed via jazz-informed improvisation, electronic soundscapes, pop songforms, art-funk rhythms, and lyrics that deal with America’s darkest open secrets. Special guests include SoVoSo vocalist Bryan Dyer and avant-garde woodwinds renegade Kyle Bruckmann. Each digital download has 10 album tracks, 2 bonus/secret tracks, and is accompanied by a brand new (physical) chapbook, Inside Pocket of a Houndstooth Blazer, featuring lyrics, poems, flash fiction, comics, and more. A purchased ticket to the event guarantees each attendee a download card of the album and a copy of the chapbook.
“I imagine PC Muñoz broadcasting these songs and poems in the post-apocalypse: a loving badass wanderer documenting matters of love and devastation, history by heartbeat. He stops to taste the earth, buy a faded lottery ticket with no chance to win, looking not backwards but forwards for the ancestors. Lend him your ears: there is no better use for them.”
-Bao Phi, 2018 Caldecott Medal winner, award-winning poet/spoken-word artist
“Once again, PC Muñoz has presided over a marriage of acoustic and electronic instruments and effects that not only desegregates them, but eliminates any divisive prejudice against either. In the process, he makes good music and conveys vital messages, effecting an electro-acoustic buzz throughout the listener’s nervous system.”
-Jeff Kaliss, jazz/classical music writer, author of I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly Stone
“The fluidity of this funky creation/disintegration story is mesmerizing. PC Muñoz’s new work dives deep into nonlinear grooves of truth, sound, and breath that refuse to be tamed or named.”
-Arlene Biala, 2015 American Book Award winner, 2016-2018 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate
“PC Muñoz’s new album and chapbook will transform how you see and hear the complex beauty of our postmodern world.”
-Craig Santos Perez, 2015 American Book Award winner, 2011 PEN Center USA Literary Award winner
“It would be too easy to describe PC Muñoz’s musicianship as virtuosic, disciplined, daring, and brave. His music, and his approach to it, forces us to reckon with ideas outside of the realm of music. From the bluesy, haunting, almost prison work song voice of Brian Dyer on ‘Who Will Bury Me?’ to ‘Big Winner’s’ woozy calliope sounds, Physical Science is not only among Munoz’s best, it is deserving of your full immersion into the aural world he has created.”
-Shawn Taylor, author of People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm for the 331/3 series
PC Muñoz is a recording artist, drummer, writer, and producer based in San Francisco. His diverse body of work includes GRAMMY-nominated contemporary classical music, CMJ-charting funk music, an award-winning haiku CD, and free-jazz compositions for film and dance. He has recorded and/or performed with rock legend Jackson Browne, longtime Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, Emmy-winning virtuoso Van-Anh Vo, Oakland hip-hop phenom Kev Choice, sonic alchemist Zachary James Watkins, Prince and the Revolution keyboardist Dr. Fink, and many other musicians and recording artists across a wide range of genres. He was a 2013 Equilibrium Fellow at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, a 2015 Dresher Ensemble Artist-in-Residence in Oakland and a Board Governor for the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy from 2015-2018. His work has been praised by NPR, Performing Songwriter, DownBeat, URB, Wall Street Journal, and many others. Learn more at pcmunoz.com.
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