It’s been called a lot of things: April Fool’s Day, St. Stupid’s Day, the First Day of Spring, the birthday of the infamous medieval Japanese Emperor Go-Saga. The list goes on and on, and all of its timeless titles have been obsequiously bequeathed with passionate palaver and the noblest of triviality. But one curious promulgation stands alone. In 2006, the (then) mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsome, put the firmest of fealty on this most auspicious day by declaring April 1st Gooferman Day (with an International Circus Appreciation Day corollary). So it was written, so shall it be ~
April 1st Trapeze Worldwide is mighty proud to welcome back to the stage The Klown's electrofunkrock musical adventure, THEE ONE, THEE ONLY… GOOFERMAN!!!
This will be a bombastic no-holds barred banquet of beatitude with the original bohemian kings of klown-fi bounciness! Dress up in your finest and filthiest of formal folly wear and join us for a rare and celebratory episode of stylish absurdity!
Get in quick as THIS WILL ERRRUPT!
Additional mirth and melody provided by Trapeze beat slingers:
San Francisco’s Sonic Blastronaut:
DELACHAUX (DirtyVolt Music/SF)
EZRA CROFT (SF/Speakeasy Syndicate)
Plus Those Hybridized Klowns from Drill & Flag Land:
TRASHKAN MARCHINK BAND
And, of course, see the salacious side of American carnage with Trapeze Ultra Maidens:
The Forbidden Femme:
MEKA LA CREME
The Courtesan of Cabaret:
Dragon Empress of the Barbary Coast:
Hottest Spice on the Rack:
Vau de Vire Vixen:
Fabled Fiends and Floozies:
FOU FOU HA
With SexBombe Cabaret Femcee:
Dopplebanger vizuals & dapperocity abound!
$20 PRESALE / $25 DOOR
9pm-2am / 21+
155 Fell @ Van Ness
TRAPEZE is a San Francisco-based burst of immersive sound and fury featuring the world’s top retro-electro artists and neo-burlesque talent.
'Trapeze feels like Betty Boop threw an acid party.' — SF Weekly
'The crowd itself was a show.' — LA Splash Magazine
‘From LA to Vancouver, the wandering burlesque dance party known as Trapeze has been scorching stages and seducing dance floors with an immersive kaleidoscope of haunting melodies and seismic beats. Driven by San Francisco DJ/Producer duo Delachaux and The Klown, Trapeze has been christened as the official lightning rod of the west coast underground's burgeoning electro-swing cult and features a parade of DJs, bands and performers with a cheeky, bass heavy taste for vintage, old world wonder that's been spliced, diced and hotwired on tomorrow's sonic dope. Recently heralded by the SF Examiner, LA Weekly and Insomniac Magazine as one of underground dance music's most innovative directions, Trapeze continues to ambush swelling audiences with some of the most uniquely refreshing sights and sounds in contemporary EDM.' – Beatport