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

Fall/ Spring updates

Upcoming gigs for Joey Molinaro (solo violin songs) and 1980 Special Twin (experimental industrial techno)
September 16- Pittsburgh at Glitter Box Theater
October 27- The Glove NYC (as XS650 Special Twin)
October 30- Spirit Pgh
December 10- Pittsburgh at 3PV (as XS650 Special Twin)
January 8- Pittsburgh at Milenneal Shaman
January 26- Pittsburgh at Reedsdale Warehouse
March 2- Pittsburgh at Babyland
March 12- Pittsburgh at 3577 Studios
March 14-30 Canadian/ US tour
June-August European Motorcycle Tour III

1980 Special Twin

1980 Special Twin is a new electronic-based performance from Joey Molinaro. With a basis of original experimental industrial dance music, the project has grown to include industrial techno crafted entirely from motorcycle samples and techno reworkings of experimental electronic grind/ post-punk compositions. 1980 Special Twin uses live violin improvisation, vocals and scrappy dance moves.


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

Joey Molinaro: Live in Sweden

Introducing my upcoming CD release from Gold Bolus Recordings:


Released June 3rd, 2018

streaming here,

Joey Molinaro’s work as a fleet-footed, far-out and aggressive touring musician is integral to his work as a violinist/songwriter/composer. Joey’s visceral, full-body solo performances are a balance of violin, stomping foot percussion and vocals. This mix can be orchestrated to be either fully acoustic or heavily and simply amplified, allowing Joey to bring to life distinct versions of this music from his home base of Pittsburgh, PA to locations scattered far and wide across the world.

Having cut his teeth in the notoriously fickle crowds of the USA in nearly all DIY genres (especially black metal, grind, and experimental music), Joey developed the material on Live in Sweden to capture the audience’s attention and hold on until the end. Having previously toured Europe by train, this recording was made deep into Joey’s 2017 European motorcycle tour, comprising 100 concerts in 23 countries. At peak intensity, with sound flowing from his voice, fingers, and feet, this album captures Joey at a live performance at Element Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden, and preserves him at his most dialed in, spinning out material that spans his solo career.

recorded May 14th, 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden

performed by Joey Molinaro – vocals, violin, foot percussion