Later today, Monday, January 10th, from 11am until noon, Ted Coe, host of “The Freak Power Ticket,” will be joined by guest James Stacy Thomson, a drummer/percussionist (GWAR, The Alter Natives, Bio Ritmo, and more), DJ (“Das Booty”), record label boss, and actor from New York City.

On Tuesday night, January 11th, two NYC-based bands with ten members in common will grace the stage of The Mercury Lounge in Goleta. First up are the lush, swirling minimal psychedelic song-structures of the Colin L. Orchestra, featuring vocalist Colin Langenus of stalwart DIY duo The USA IS A Monster. The night closes with CSC Funk Band, a large ensemble that plays “(f)unk-oriented loft party style grooves from the Brooklyn underground.”

Mr. Thomson will discuss his bands’ current west coast tour, work with groups ranging from GWAR to Plasmodium, the east coast indie-music scene, and his vinyl 45 label Electric Cowbell Records.

KCSB is a media supporter of Colin L. Orchestra and CSC Funk Band at the Mercury Lounge.