Winter 2023

Friday, Jan. 6 – Cleveland at Happy Dog

Sunday, Jan 15 – Philadelphia at The Fire

Monday, Jan 16 – Saratoga at Desperate Annie’s

Tuesday, Jan 17 – Dover at Wrong Brain

Wednesday, Jan 18 – Providence at Dusk

Friday, Jan 20 Montreal at Traxide

Saturday, Jan 21 Montreal at Casa Del Popolo

Sunday, Jan 22 Buffalo at Timeless Babez

Friday, February 10 – Brooklyn at The Tubs

Saturday, February 11 – Brooklyn at Saint Vitus (sold out)

Joey Molinaro to open for Gridlink at St. Vitus

September Midwest Tour

Wednesday, September 14 Detroit at Soundhouse

Thursday, September 15 Chicago at Not Not Fun

Friday, September 16 Milwaukee at Surrealist Sands

Sunday, September 18 Bloomington at RCA Park

Monday, September 19 Columbus at Babaluma

Friday, September 23 Akron at CAVE

Northeast Harley Tour

August 4 – Troy, NY at No Fun via Superdark with Citrus Maximus and Small Ghosts

August 5 – Belchertown, MA at Cold Spring Hollow

August 7 – Brooklyn at secret location with Avatar Lilith, Boothe, Many Many Girls

2021 gigs

Performing new material:
June 17: Denton, TX at Rubber Gloves
June 18: Austin, TX at Whispering Oaks
June 22: New Orleans, LA at Lesseps
July 17: New York, NY at Old Timers
July 24: Pittsburgh at Babyland

2019 Summer European Tour Dates

2019 Summer European Motorcycle Tour:
Saturday, June 1 Pittsburgh at Rock Room
Monday, June 3 Pittsburgh at Collision as Final Eclipse (piano set)
Sunday, June 9 Brooklyn at Flowers for All Occasions
Sat. June 15 Leipzig for Claws of Saurtopia festival
Sun June 16 Poznan at Amore del Tropico
Mon June 17 Poznan at Dragon
Mon June 17 Poznan at park (late, trad)
Tues June 17 at Pan Gar (improv)
Wed June 19 Dublin at Fibbers
Fri June 21 Carlisle at Vinyl Cafe
Sat June 22 New Castle at TOPH
Sun June 23 Stockton at Auxiliary Warehouse
Tues June 25 Sheffield at Hatch
Wed June 26 London at Windmill
Fri June 28 Derby at The Hairy Dog (early)
Sat June 29 at Punk 4 the Homeless festival (early)
Sat June 29 London at Tower for STEEP
Sun June 30 Bristol at Old England
Wed July 3 Santander at Rock beer the New
Thurs July 4 Bilbao at Bar Chic
Fri July 5 San Sebastien at Mugambo
Sat July 6 Lleida at Llimac Electric
Tues July 9 Valencia at Fabrica de Hielo
Wed July 10 Barcelona at Bike Sqiat
Fri July 12 Girona for Agro-Crust Festival
Sat July 13 Concots for En Grosse Entube Festival
Sun July 14 La Villa Monaco
Mon July 15 Cuve Winery
Wed July 17 Montpellier at house show
Fri July 19 Marseille at La Couvent
Sat July 20 Drôme at Chez Anne
Sun July 21 Grenoble at Gortex Agenda TBA
Wed July 24 Amsterdam at Butcher’s Tears
Fri July 26 Bordesholm at Off the Radar festival
Sat July 27 Hamburg at MS Stubnitz for Bruital Furore festival
Tues July 30 Lyon st Vol’Terre
Wed July 31 Veneray Les Laumes at Quincaillerie Festival
Thurs Aug 1 Paris at Zorba
Sat Aug 3 Dublin at Anarcho Folk Fest
Mon Aug 5 Leap at Connelley’s
Thurs Aug 8 Brooklyn at Bohemian Grove
Monday, Aug 12 Pittsburgh at Rock Room

Photo by Marielle Marchand

US 2019 tour dates

photo by Eric Rhodes

Tuesday, March 12- Pittsburgh at 3577 Studios †

Wednesday, March 13- Pittsburgh at Babyland*

Thursday, March 14- Columbus at Cafe Bourboun Street*

Saturday, March 16- Cincinnati at The Mockbee*

Sunday, March 17- Detroit at Trumbullplex

Monday, March 18 unnamed city at The Arcade

Wednesday, March 20- unnamed city at (UPPER)

Thursday, March 21- unnamed city at Etre

Saturday, March 23 Burlington at Community of Sound

Sunday, March 24 Portland at The Aphodion

Monday, March 25 North Adams at Parlor Cafe

Tuesday, March 26 Lowell at Uncharted

Wednesday, March 27 Boston at Hong Kong Restaurant

Thursday, March 28 NYC at Secret Project Robot*

Saturday, March 30 NYC apartment gig at Skinny Apartment

*performing industrial grind techno as 1980 Special Twin

†performing an original large-ensemble immersive game-piece

European Motorcycle Tour 2018

iFri June 1- Pittsburgh at Community Forge
Sun June 3- Brooklyn at Trans Pecos
Tues June 5- Dublin at Cal’s garage
Wed June 6- Dublin matinee at library
Fri June 8- Cork at Fred Zepellin’s
Tues June 12- Rennes at Terminus
Wednesday Juin 13, Nantes at Caf K
Thurs June 14- Brest at Kergilove
Fri June 15 Chateaubriant at La Charrue
Sat June 16- St Nazaire at PCP
Sun June 17- Pays de Loire at Ingrandes parc sur le rive
Wed June 20- Bordeaux at Concert de Chez
Thurs June 21- Beauregard at Opticiens fest
Fri June 22- Violent Apes Fest, Aveyron
Sat June 23- Violent Apes Fest, Aveyron
Sun June 24- Toulouse at Pavillion Sauvages
Mon June 25- Montpellier at Utopia
Wed June 27- Marseilles at La Tache
Sat June 30- Grenoble at La Fontaine
Sun July 1- Saint Etienne at la 17
Juillet 3 – Geneva at Urgence Disc
Wed July 4- Sankt Georgen at Global Forest HQ
Thurs July 5- Nancy at Riveter
Sat July 7- Herzele at Gura HQ
Sun July 8- Brussels at 666 La Chase
Tues July 10- Berlin at O Tennenbaum
Wed July 11- Berlin for Multiversal at Westgermany
Thurs July 12 Berlin at Internet Explorer
Fri July 13 Berlin at Kuhl Spot
Sun July 15- Leipzig at Spitzfabrik
Wed July 18- Amsterdam at ADM
Thurs July 19- Dordrecht at Popcentrale
Friday July 20- Namur at Full Circle
Sat July 21- Venarey-Les Laumes at La Quincaillerie
Sun July 22- Paris at La Ville Epinal
Tues July 25- Rouen at Chez Didi
Thurs July 26- Dublin at Anseo for Edge hunters
Fri July 27- Derry at Bennigans
Sat July 28- Sligo at Neverending Books
Sun July 29- Galway at Roisin Dubh

USA gigs

2018 USA gigs, including fully-acoustic violin sets, electric sets, and new techno sets:

September 25 at Glitterbox with Gold Dime

October 3 with Ralph White at Spaghetti Warehouse

October 25 at Howler’s with The Manx

November 10 at Owl Hollow with Yes Ma’am

March 4 at Howler’s with Livid, Hunsmen

March 23 Brooklyn at Inverted Music presents ELECTRICAL TAPE, industrial techno dance party featuring the debut of 1980 Special Twin

March 24 Brooklyn at house gig.

March 27 Philadelphia at Century Bar with Lady Shame, Carrie Ford, Forgotten Bottom.

March 31: Inverted Music presents BOUNDLESS, a multilevel dance party.

-Thursday 4/5 at Roboto with Period Bomb and Bleeders (PA) at 7:00 PM.

-Friday night 4/6  generator show under the 33d st bridge near Liberty with Grime Scene, Menstrual Parasite, and Sewer grind/ crust at 10 PM.

-Sunday night 4/8 Inverted Music presents a Psychedelic Tea Party

April 29- Dour (Scranton), Bit Rot, Joey Molinaro, CancerCausesRats at Trampire State Building (ask for Garfield address)

May 1- Immigrants Rights March ft. May Day Marching Band, starting at Salem’s Event Center at 6:00 in Strip District

May 2- Strep Torso, Janet, Spednar, Supervolcano at 1918 Murray Ave 8:00 PM Squirrel Hill

May 5- May Day March (AM), Polish Hill & Pittonkatonk (PM)

May 7- Hairface (NOLA) Pussmouf, 1980 Special Twin, Th0usandzz of Beez at Trampire State Building (ask for Garfield address)

May 12- Ralph White (ATX), Reid Magette, Valerie Kuehne at The Button at 7:00

May 14- Malevich (ATL), Unfurl, eightninethree, Joey Molinaro at Roboto at 7:30.

May 14- Blood Club, Moon Baby, Kowloon, Bruiser Beep at Trampire State Building (ask for Garfield address).

June 1- Corazon de Robota (Chile), 1980 Special Twin, Arush Works and VJ: Rew at Community Forge Wilkinsburg.

Homecoming USA gigs

June 7 The Wallet with Leya + TBA
June 14- at The Button with Shane Perlowen
June 18 4th river Festival
June 26
July 1- Rock Room with Wildspeaker and Vnfvurl
July 6 gooskis
July 11- Roboto with Escuela, Sarlacc and Chiller

August 21-23, NYC TBA

2017 EU Motorcycle Tour dates


Official tour

UK, Ireland, Northern France

January 22: New York at The Glove
Tues Jan 24 London for Skronk at at New River Studios
Wed Jan 25 Bristol at Chelsea Inn
Fri Jan 27 Gateshead at Old Police Station
Sat Jan 28 Glasgow at the Flying Duck
Sun Jan 29 Glasgow at Allison Arms
Mon Jan 30 Edinburgh early at Forest Cafe
Mon Jan 30 Edinburgh late at Henrys Cellar
Wed Feb 1 Hull at Adelphi
Thurs Feb 2 Stockton On Tees at Auxiliary
Fri Feb 3 Leeds at Wharf Chambers
Sat Feb 4 Liverpool at Kazimier Garden
Sun Feb 5 Sheffield at Riley’s
Mon Feb 6 Bristol at Surrey Vaults
Tues Feb 7 London at Windmill
Thurs Feb 9 Dublin at Edge Hunters
Fri Feb 10 Dublin at Little Gem
Sat Feb 11 (day off)
Sun Feb 12 Cork at Plugd
Feb 16 Rennes at Le 48 for Final Eclipse
Fri Feb 17 Brest at Ferme de Kergeriou
Sat Feb 18 Le Mans at private barn
Sun Feb 19 Caen at Association L’etourneur
Mon Feb 20 Lille at CCL
Tues Feb 21 Brussels at Barlok
Wed Feb 22 Amiens at La Acuille Froid Nuke
Thurs 23 Paris at La Cirque Electrique
Fri 24 Paris with Final Eclipse at Au Chat Noir
Sat feb 25 Rennes at Terminus
Sun feb 26 Nantes at La petite Maison Utopique
Mon 27 Bordeaux at Club Baron
Tues feb 28 Toulouse at Distortion Rurale

Spain, Portugal, Sud France, Italy

March 1 Final Eclipse in Toulouse at Les Opticiens Coiffeurs Presbytere
Thurs March 2 Barcelona at TBA
Fri March 3 Zaragosa at AVV Arebato
Sat March 4 Benicarlo at Plug In The Gear
Sun March 5 early Valencia at La Fabrica De Hielo
Sun March 5 late Valencia at La Carbonera
Tues March 7 Malaga at El Ojopatio
Thurs March 9 Lisbon at Damas
Fri March 10 Caldas de Rainhas at Gremio Caldense
Sat March 11 Don Benito at The Rincon Pro Sound
Sun march 12 Madrid at La Tortuga
Tues march 14 Barcelona house show
Wed March 15 Peripignan at L’Anthropo
Thurs March 16 Montpellier early at Cinema Royal
March 16 Montpellier late at Squat Utopia
Fri March 17 Marseilles at Asile 404
Sat Mar 18 Grane at Les Clots
Sun Mar 19 (early) Saillons at L’oignon
Mon Mar 20 Saint Etienne at Le 17
Fri Mar 24 Nice at La Zonme
Thurs Mar 30 EARLY- Florence at Black Spring Books
Thurs Mar 30 LATE- Pistoia at Circolo ARCI la Torre
March 31 Rome at Hula Hoop Club
Sat april 1 Latina at Circolo Hemmingway
Sun April 2 Rome at Bencivenga Tattoo Circus


Eastern Europe

Sat April 8 Belgrade at MKC Kombinat
Sun April 9 Sofia at Alarma Punk Jazz
April 10 Early at Bulgarian national radio
April 10 Late at Cinema House
Wed April 12 Subotica at Studio 11
Fri April 14 Novi Sad at CE
Sat April 15 Banja Luka at Ziza
Mon April 17 Zagreb at Mochvara
Tues April 18 Zagreb busking with acrobat sisters

Alps to Berlin

Tues April 18
Wed April 19 Graz at Cuntra
Thurs April 20 Vienna at EKH for ABC fest
Fri April 21 Munich at Tam Tam
Sat April 22 Bamberg at Pizzini
Sun April 23 Pilsen at ACW Saloon
Sun April 23 late at Klub Kapsa
Mon April 24 Prague at Klinika
Wed, April 26 Leipzig at UT Connewitz
Thurs April 27 Berlin at XB for Multiversal #72
Friday April 28 Berlin at Sowieso
Saturday April 29 Berlin noon at Monbijoupark
Saturday April 29 Berlin matinee at KOPI


Fri May 5 Oslo at Deitchmanske Bibliotek
Sat May 6 Stavanger at Consul80
Sun May 7 Copenhagen at Red Basement​
Tues May 9 Rotterdam at Worm
Thurs May 11 Copenhagen at Bumzen
Sat May 13 Gothenburg for Koloni at Bengans
Sun May 14 Gothenburg at

Western DE and neighbors

Tues may 16 Amsterdam at Muiterij
Wed May 17 Amsterdam at ADM
Thurs May 18 Nilborg at de Onderbrook
Fri May 19 Brussels at Magasin 4
Sat May 20 Dordrecht at Door
Sun May 21 Hambach Forest in a squatted treehouse
Mon May 22 Nancy at TBA
Tues May 23 Strasbourg
Wed May 24 Strasbourg
Thurs May 25 Basel at Marina
Fri May 26 Biel at LaBiu
Sat May 27 Besançon at La Quincaillerie
Sun May 28 Paris at Chair Poule
Mon May 29 Paris at La Comedia Michelet
Wed may 31 New Ross at New Ross Books
Saturday June 3-4 Dublin countryside for festival

Fall 2017 Pittsburgh performances

September 29:Aesthetic Parlour
October 19: Spirit as Nihilist Activism
November 4: Castle Gayskull
November 9: City of Asylum
more TBA

Pariah Dog

I have been putting ad hoc free improv groups together in various cities with rotating personnel, but I’m happy to have formalized my trio with Emily Cook (bass clarinet) and Cara Garofalo (violin) called Pariah Dog.
We are playing on September 1 at Gooski’s and will have more shows coming up soon!

Motorcycle tours 1 and 2

On my last 4-day tour I played Blood Rust Fest in Asheville, with stops in Huntington, WV and Cincinnati. As uncertain as I was of the viability of this mode of touring, it turned out to be the excellent idea I hoped it would be.
I am embarking on my next one soon:
Tuesday, August 2, Baltimore at The Crown
Wednesday, August 3, Brooklyn at The Glove
with Bernard Herman, Palberta, Sunk Heaven, Dean Cercone

Summer shows part I

July 8-9 Asheville for Blood Rust Fest
July 10 Cincinnati at Mockbee

August 2 Baltimore at The Crown
August 3 Brooklyn at The Glove

Saturday July 23- PAAR benefit at City Grows with Molinaro Cook Garofalo

Tuesday, July 26- Cloud becomes Your Hand + Wei Zhongle

August 6 Pittsburgh with Full of Hell at Black Forge
August 7 Pittsburgh at Owl Hollow for fourth river fest

performances, May 2016

May 22, 7 PM: improv trio with Cara Garofalo and Jim Price at Roboto:

May 29, 8:30 PM: classic solo material with Linear Downfall, Night Vapor, Radon Chong at Spirit:

May 29-30, participating in The Great Learning by Cornelius Cardew

Spring Pittsburgh Performances

I am performing for a variety of shows this Spring, with many exciting new improvisations.


Friday, March 11, Poetry Night at City Grows: Marshall James Kavanaugh / Stephanie B. / Elly Rasile / Anthony Ciotoli / Joey Molinaro


Wednesday, March 16: Eclectic song with Pocket Candies // Joey Molinaro // Highdeaf // Mara Yaffee at Spirit!


Friday, March 25: Noise Rock at Gooski’s with JERKAGRAM (LA) ☼ TANNING MACHINE ☼ ACTORCOP ☼ JOEY MOLINARO ☼


Tuesday, March 29: A Light Sleeper (Chicago post/chamber-rock), Assembly Of, Joey Molinaro at Howler’s


Sunday, April 3: Avant/ Improv at Roboto with Bonnie Kane, Dei Xhrist, Wire Mother, Banerjee/ Molinaro/ Varney


Monday, April 11: Ambient/ improvisation at Space Upstairs:

The Sounding Body, Frayed and Radiant


Thursday, April 22: Guerrilla Show featuring Anaïs Maviel and My le Chabert (France/ Haiti), Princess Sea Turtle, Shayontani Banarjee + Joey Molinaro

Appalachian Chaos Trajectory 2015-2016 New Years Tour


I am pleased to manifest the fourth annual New Years tour to New Orleans, 2015-2016. If you are nearby I hope to see you, or please share with local friends! I will mostly be playing brand new music, so it should be fresh for everyone!

Sat dec 26 Baltimore at The Depot

Sun dec 27 Richmond at Strange Matter

Mon dec 28 Raleigh at Slim’s

Tues dec 29 Atlanta at The Cleaners

Wed dec 30 Pensacola at Sluggo’s

Thurs Dec 31 NOLA 11 AM to 1 PM at Live Oak Cafe

Thurs dec 31 NOLA at St. Mary Mayjak’s (garden district)

e-mail joeymolinaro AT gmail DOT com for more info

Fri jan 1 NOLA at Siberia

Sat jan 2 Nashville at DRKMTTR with Linear Downfall

Sun jan 3 Chattanooga noise brunch at House of Odin

Sun Jan 3 Asheville at Static Age

Mon jan 4 Knoxville at Pilot Light

with Criswell Collective and Big Bad Oven

Tues. Jan 12 Pittsburgh, Inverted Tuesday at Spirit (booking, not playing)

Thurs Jan 14, Pittsburgh homecoming/ birthday show at Lava Lounge



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██Saturday, May 31, CD release show in Brooklyn at Pine Box Rock Shop
██Tuesday, June 2: Prague at Uz jsme Doma- Kavarna
██Wednesday June 3 Pilsen at Mistrni w/ Celestial Shore
██Thursday, June 4 Prague at Cross Club with My Name is Ann
██Friday, June 5 Berlin at Loophole
██Tues June 9: Vienna @ Bike Kitchen for dystopia night
██Wed June 10: Bistrica ob Sotli (Slovenia)
██Thursday June 11: Maribor at TBA
██*fri June 12: TBA
██Sat June 13: Bergamo at Bike Fellas
██Sun June 14: Florence at Black Spring Books
██Mon June 15: Prato at No Cage
██Wed June 17: Montpellier at Black Sheep
██Fri June 19: Marsailles at Asile 404
██Sat June 20: Toulouse at Pavillons Sauvages
██SunJune 21: La Roche sur Yon at La Gatarie
██Thurs June 25: Saint Matherin sur Loire at les arts et mouvants festival
██Fri – Sun June 26-28 Rennes for Tapette Fest
██Tues June 30- Paris at La Stendhal TBA
██Thurs July 2- Paris at La Petite Maison TBA
██Fri July 3 Tournan-en-brie for La Ferme Electrique
██Sat July 4- Tilburg at Gifgrond
██Sun July 5 Den Haag at Te Koop (performers needed)
██Tues July 7 radio show, tune in after 23:00
██Wed July 8, Amsterdam at OCCII
██Thurs July 9, Rotterdam TBA
██Fri July 10- Amsterdam at De Punt
██Sat July 11- Poortgebouw TBA
██Mon, July 13 Karlsruhe at Nordbecken TBA
██Wed July 15 Odense, DK at Bobz
██Friday, July 17, GOTHENBURG at Skul Fyra Sex
██Sat July 18- Copenhagen at Dortheavej 61
██Tuesday, July 21 Oslo at Pizdets
Wednesday, July 29- Munich at Galerie Kullukcu- Gregorian
██Thurs July 30- Offenbach at Waggon Offenbach
██Friday, July 31- Leipzig, Dresden, Nuremberg HELP
██Saturday, August 1 Berlin @ Mme. Claude
██Sunday, August 2: Berlin @ TBA
██Wednesday, August 5: Berlin @ O Tennenbaum TBA
██Friday, August 7: Berlin at Sowieso with TJ Borden


USA Unfathomable Spring Tour (SuXbySuxWest)

Tour Facebook Page:


Thurs 12 Pittsburgh at Gus’s
Fri 13 Athens at house show
Sat 14 Cincinnati at Cyde Central
Sun 15 Bloomington, IN at Root Cellar
Mon 16 Columbia, MO at Little Berlin
Tues 17 KCMO/ AK TBA
Wed 18 Oklahoma City at Bad Granny’s
Thurs 19 Denton, TX at Panhandle House
Fri 20, Dallas at Darcy’s place
Sat 21 Austin for pre- SUXBY house show
Sun 22 Austin at SUXBY
Mon 23 Houston at notsuoH
Tues 24 NOLA Sunset ritual at end of world/ blue nile
Wed 25 NOLA at Allways Lounge
Thurs 26 Birmingham at Mono
Fri 27 Nashville at Queen Street Artists collective
Sat 28 Chattanooga early show with fire artists,
late show at Ziggy’s TBA
Sun 29 Knoxville early at Big Asses Fest
Sun 29 Asheville at House
Mon 30 Greensboro at Hellraiser House
Tues 31 Chapel Hill at The Cave


Wed 1 Richmond at The Circle
Thurs 2 Baltimore/ Philadelphia
Fri 3 Philadelphia/ Baltimore/ NJ at TBA (help)
Sat 4 NYC at house show (early)
Sat 4 NYC at Dixon Place (evening)
Sun 5 Staten Island potluck (early)
Sun 5 NJ (late) TBA