portrait by my Mom
artist, musician, terrible
no this isn't the portrait
Pope Paul Pot is a recording/visual
artist from Berkeley, CA. He had a local hit on KALX
in 1980 called "Plastic TV Land on Acid". It was played on Radio
Free Europe on their year end "Tops in Pops" show, For many
years he submitted tapes to KALX. In 1985 he was the lead vocalist in
a punk band "Gail and the Fudgepackers". They were featured
on the first Shredder Records compilation. After two performances at Gilman
Street the band exploded, imploded, whatever. From 1995-1997 he was the
guitarist with " Poor Impulse Control ".
Lasted longer, but the same end result. He is the guitarist/singer in
the "The Happy Clams" (which
is loud) and the "Two Old" who
are much quieter. He is also the host of the long running Missouri Lounge
Open Mic in Berkeley.
Spy with your little eye to see more about the Pope
Caffeine, Paul Pot, and Mary Lawler
Paul Pot fans! (all 13 of you)
Paul Pot playing with Jean Caffeine and Mary Lawler
At the Monkey House
1638 University Ave
Sunday, October 1
4pm to 7pm
I'm pleased to be included in this bill. I am really looking forward
to it and doing a set of my (ha!) hits. ..... and get this, it's early
enough that you can get home before bedtime. Hell, you can get home before
dinner! Nah, you ain't too old.
Jean Caffeine and
Mary Lawler are songwriters with punky pasts who have been friends for
decades. Mary and Jean played together in the San Francisco, all-girl
band, the Urge in the late 70's. This a is a rare Mary appearance. Jean
Caffeine fronts her own band, and she will be playing as a duo with Ned
Daugherty at the Monkey House. Jean's new album , "Sadie Saturday
Nite" is a concept album about coming of age in the SF punk scene.
"I don't care what anyone else says, Jean Caffeine, I am a fan."
- A quote from Towne's Van Zandt
"It's people like Jean Caffeine that single handedly killed live
music in New York" - letter to the editor
"A cross between Brenda Lee and Patti Smith."
- Austin American Statesmen
"I say - check it out!" - Paul Pot
This show is all ages, BYOB. It's in a private space so be sure to bring
the address or you may not find the place. 1638 University Ave, California
and Jefferson streets, near Sacramento, just three blocks from North Berkeley
BART. It's directly across from the Super 8 Motel and parking is usually
easy. If you forget to bring the address, Google the Super 8.
Paul Pot perform live on Youtube
Pot Facebook Page
Clams Facebook page
Mic Facebook page
here for upcoming Gigs