Jay Allen Sanford 8 a.m., Jan. 17
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin: Suspiria
Goblin makes music exactly like their namesake, sounding like tiny, feral creatures running around madly on electrified instruments, while swinging microphones occasionally pick up the noise of the infernal creatures giggling and gurgling as they frolic. Now known as Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, the group has taken to performing their wonderfully wonky film soundtracks in live settings, in front of the movies as they screen. This admittedly isn’t a rare occurrence in San Diego, with everyone from civic organists accompanying silent pictures in Balboa Park to former locals Morricone Youth playing in front of Mad Max and the San Diego Symphony providing live scores to Star Wars movies. But to see the actual band who did the original film soundtrack re-creating it in concert as the movie unspools, well, that’s the best reason you’ll ever need to get down to the Irenic on November 7 to see Goblin playing along to Suspiria, a fever dream of witchery with Phantom of the Paradise star Jessica Harper and Dark Shadows matriarch Joan Bennett. As if that wasn’t enough to let the little demons pry open your wallet and ride roughshod all over your boggled brain, the performance will be followed by a second set of music spanning the band’s entire career.
- When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7 p.m.
- Cost: $35