The Gregg Turner Group Announce SoCal Tour Dates

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The Gregg Turner Group was founded by retired math professor, and founder member of the Angry SamoansGregg Turner in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2019. The band have now announced a trio of SoCal shows next month in support of their latest album, Songs For Sparrow, that is out now on Nickel & Dime Records and Triple X Records. In addition to the tour dates and new album, Rarebird Lit have also published Turner’s collection of stories titled, Hallucinations From Hell: Confessions of an Angry Samoan.

The Gregg Turner Group

“These three shows are the first SoCal gigs for the Gregg Turner Group since I moved to New Mexico in 1993. The last official Angry Samoans gig was at Club Lingerie in 1991 so this is a 32-years in the making homecoming! I no longer dial-in to hardcore songs and attitude, mostly what we’re doing is a catchy amalgam of ’60s garage rock a la Kinks, Velvets and Troggs with a little Tom Lehrer and Allan Sherman sprinkled in for seasoning. This mix fits well with the ’60s caveman garage stomp of Shelley Ganz and the storied Unclaimed. They’re L.A. stalwarts ’60s psych protagonists on the scene for over four decades.  Having Cliff Roman’s Weirdos’ soulful sounds of the first punk wave in L.A. of the ’70s puts a nice edge on the whole affair. The sad loss of Dix Denney positions these shows as a heartfelt tribute to a friend and fellow musician.”