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Appearing on the one hand to be a post-modern Apocalyptic Cult, Sleepytime Gorilla Musem delight in setting folksy allegorical tales of auto-genocide and the species-wide doom we all face to breathtakingly strange and compelling musical compositions. SGM’s impressive instrumental array includes many homemade devices suggestive of the avant-garde. Having little in common with those who have marred the field, whether mere arty obscurists, jock-like musical gymnasts, or high-brow snoots, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum are thoroughgoing populists, warmly regarding their varied audience and skillfully embracing their role as entertainers. Even though the band boasts heavy-hitters like Carla Kihlstedt (Tin Hat Trio) and Nils Frykdahl of Faun Fables, this is a band that survives and thrives supremely through heavy touring, and in the process has amassed a devoted (to say the least) following. For a band that owes as much to Meshuggah as they do to the Art Bears, Messiaen, and Einstürzende Neubauten, their skewed exhumation of Futurism in reverse strikes a broad nerve and fills a big void – in the process SGM’s music has become dear to many many hearts.


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Future performances by this artist:

date venue location details
 Feb 29, 2024 Humboldt Brews (Humbrews) Arcata, CA
 Mar 01, 2024 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
 Mar 02, 2024 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
 Mar 03, 2024 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
 Mar 04, 2024 Treefort Music Hall Boise, ID
 Mar 05, 2024 Metro Music Hall Salt Lake City, UT
 Mar 07, 2024 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
 Mar 08, 2024 Stanley Hotel Estes Park, CO
 Mar 09, 2024 Stanley Hotel Estes Park, CO
 Mar 11, 2024 recordBar Kansas City, MO
 Mar 12, 2024 Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
 Mar 13, 2024 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
 Mar 14, 2024 Irving Theater Indianapolis, IN
 Mar 15, 2024 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
 Mar 16, 2024 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
 Mar 17, 2024 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
 Mar 18, 2024 Elsewhere Brooklyn, NY
 Mar 19, 2024 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
 Mar 20, 2024 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
 Mar 23, 2024 Big Ears Festival Knoxville TN
 Mar 25, 2024 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
 Mar 26, 2024 Conduit Winter Park, FL
 Mar 27, 2024 Orpheum Theatre Tampa, FL
 Mar 28, 2024 The Howlin' Wolf New Orleans, LA
 Mar 29, 2024 The Secret Group Houston, TX
 Mar 30, 2024 Mohawk Austin, TX
 Mar 31, 2024 Trees Dallas, TX
 Apr 01, 2024 Sister Bar Albuquerque, NM
 Apr 03, 2024 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
 Apr 04, 2024 191 Toole Tucson, AZ
 Apr 05, 2024 Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
 Apr 06, 2024 The UC Theatre Berkeley, CA
For other artists, see the Calendar.

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Sleepytime Gorilla Museum of Natural History
(WoM 019) - 2004

SGM of Natural HIstory


A landmark release in the tradition of absolutely no tradition, a destined classic. With this, their Mimicry debut, Sleepytime's musical method has evolved, as natural things will do, and delivers what can only be described as a complete and thoroughly devastating musical expression. With their dense harmonic compositions & and jagged, intricate rhythms (by FAR the best in the business on both counts) servicing the artistic equivalent of a Unabomber tract set to music, the music collected in the Museum of Natural History sets a serious high water mark for future generations to look back on in awe… assuming the existence of future generations, that is.

  1. A Hymn to the Morning Star
  2. The Donkey-Headed Adversary of Humanity Opens the Discussion [mp3]
  3. Phthisis [mp3]
  4. Bring Back the Apocalypse
  5. FC: The Freedom Club [mp3]
  6. Gunday's Child
  7. The 17-Year Cicada
  8. The Creature
  9. What Shall We Do Without Us?
  10. Babydoctor [mp3]
  11. Cockroach





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