Trans Van Santos Celebrates Album Release at Amnesia - 3/28

Trans Van Santos (bka Mark Matos) will always and forever be a fixture of the San Francisco music scene. Throughout this transient season of his artistic career, he has managed to compose a score for a new James Franco documentary called I Think You're Totally Wrong, signed a record deal with Royal Oakie Records and released a full album entitled, Moon Mirage. Not half bad for an artist who had to jump in a van and roam away from the Bay Area for a couple of years to truly find his way back.

Matos' album release show will take place on March 28th at Amnesia Music Hall in the Mission District of San Francisco. We suspect he'll be playing a long and heady set with his revolving door of west coast/Bay Area musicians. This time, the band will feature a very special guest, longtime Patti Smith guitarist Oliver Ray. Trans Van Santos will be in full celebration and performing the entire night...at least we don't see a supporting act on the bill, which is a-okay with us.

It's never smart to miss a Mark Matos show, but this one is a pretty triumphant event. Head down to show and enjoy the psych-folk vibes and cozy atmosphere of Amnesia. -je