portrait by my Mom

Paul Pot

artist, musician, terrible poker player

If you could see me now...

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.

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Jean 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.






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