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

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. https://www.facebook.com/events/411320372660438/

March 27 Philadelphia at Century Bar with Lady Shame, Carrie Ford, Forgotten Bottom. https://www.facebook.com/events/207457350003047/

March 31: Inverted Music presents BOUNDLESS, a multilevel dance party. https://www.facebook.com/events/2087934918103151/

-Thursday 4/5 at Roboto with Period Bomb and Bleeders (PA) at 7:00 PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/2116113608621724/

-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) http://pittonkatonk.org/home/

May 7- Hairface (NOLA) Pussmouf, 1980 Special Twin, Th0usandzz of Beez at Trampire State Building (ask for Garfield address) https://www.facebook.com/events/2132432036990037/

May 12- Ralph White (ATX), Reid Magette, Valerie Kuehne at The Button at 7:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/161060637905341/

May 14- Malevich (ATL), Unfurl, eightninethree, Joey Molinaro at Roboto at 7:30. https://www.facebook.com/events/181290242521304/

May 14- Blood Club, Moon Baby, Kowloon, Bruiser Beep at Trampire State Building (ask for Garfield address). https://www.facebook.com/events/179188092730535/

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