Bill Baird’s Trippy “Facial Disc” and Oakland May 11th show

Nothing like a gentleman in a fine silky dress and a fencing mask jamming some psychedelic beats inside what looks like a computer but also a terrifying highway ride. It’s quite a pleasant experience, really. That's Bill Baird's "Facial Disc." The rest of Baird's new LP, Owl (which just came out on Dangerbird Records) is a similarly synthed-psyched collection of pleasing weirdness and videos that link together to create a longer piece. To learn more, please see the man’s appropriately named website, www.billbillbillbillbill.com/ and go see him at the tail end of his tour! May 11th at Pro Arts. Special shout out to Oakland’s awesome Vintage Synth Museum for providing the synths that created this album. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor