Details
Date:

May 2

Time:

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crosseyed-painless-talking-heads-tribute-tickets-875069094217
Organizer

Longboard Live

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/longboard-live-7940664262
Venue

Longboard Bar & Venue

180 Eureka Sq, Pacifica, CA 94044

Pacifica, CA, US, 94044

Longboard Live presents the debut and only Bay Area performance of Crosseyed & Painless: Talking Heads Tribute at Longboard Bar & Venue!

Longboard Live presents the debut and only Bay Area performance of Crosseyed & Painless: Talking Heads Tribute featuring an all-star cast performing the entire ‘Remain In Light’ album and Talking Heads’ greatest hits on THURSDAY, MAY 2ND at Longboard Bar & Venue in Pacifica!

Born out of one Phish fan’s desire a year ago to hear a band perform the album that Phish covered live in 1996, Crosseyed & Painless gathers an all-star cast of musicians for their public debut and only Bay Area performance of this acclaimed album along with a second set of Talking Heads’ greatest hits.

This show features:

Guitar/Vocals: Garrin Benfield (Shakedown Citi) from New York

Keys/Vocals: Jordan Feinstein (The RituaL/Jay Lane)

Guitar/Vocals: Chris Zanardi (Five Eyed Hand/High Beamz)

Percussion/Vocals: Mo Sardella (Tea Pot Logic/High Beamz)

Bass: Murph Murphy (New Monsoon/Izabella)

Drums: Alex Bowman (Chum/Phish Tribute)

“Remain in Light” by Talking Heads stands as a towering monument in the landscape of experimental rock music. Released in 1980, this album is a bold exploration of sound, rhythm, and lyrical abstraction that continues to captivate audiences decades later.

From the moment the pulsating rhythms of “Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)” kick in, the listener is transported into a world of hypnotic grooves and otherworldly textures. David Byrne’s idiosyncratic vocals weave through layers of intricate percussion, funky basslines, and shimmering guitar lines, creating a sonic tapestry that feels simultaneously familiar and alien.

Tracks like “Crosseyed and Painless” and “Once in a Lifetime” showcase the band’s knack for crafting catchy hooks while pushing the boundaries of traditional song structures. Byrne’s enigmatic lyrics touch on themes of identity, consumerism, and existentialism, adding a layer of depth to the album’s infectious rhythms.

One of the most remarkable aspects of “Remain in Light” is its seamless blend of disparate influences, from African polyrhythms to avant-garde funk to electronic experimentation. The result is a sound that feels ahead of its time, influencing countless artists across genres.

The album’s production, overseen by Brian Eno, is nothing short of masterful. Eno’s use of studio techniques such as tape loops and overdubbing adds an extra layer of sonic richness to the proceedings, enhancing the album’s otherworldly atmosphere.

“Remain in Light” is an album that rewards repeated listens, revealing new layers of complexity with each spin. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to Talking Heads’ music, this album remains essential listening for anyone interested in the possibilities of rock music pushed to its creative limits.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

$15 Limited Early Bird – GA Advance

$20 GA Advance & Day of Show

$25 Door

$100 Table – 4 Tickets + 1 Table (bottle service not included)

SHOW INFO

Crosseyed & Painless: Talking Heads Tribute

Doors 7:00pm

Show 8:00pm

Ages 21+

ARTIST INFO

CROSSEYED & PAINLESS: TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE

Born out of one Phish fan’s desire a year ago to hear a band perform ‘Remain In Light’, the album Phish covered live in 1996, Crosseyed & Painless gathers an all-star cast of musicians to perform Talking Heads’ greatest hits.

Guitar/Vocals: Garrin Benfield (Shakedown Citi) from New York

Keys/Vocals: Jordan Feinstein (The RituaL/Jay Lane)

Guitar/Vocals: Chris Zanardi (Five Eyed Hand/High Beamz)

Percussion/Vocals: Mo Sardella (Tea Pot Logic/High Beamz)

Bass: Murph Murphy (New Monsoon/Izabella)

Drums: Alex Bowman (Chum/Phish Tribute)