Pnuma Trio: West Coast

The Pnuma Trio to Play 3 Shows on the West Coast: January 29, 30, & 31, 2009

The Pnuma Trio
Dynamic electronica youngsters The Pnuma Trio have been known for their forward-thinking compositions and moving, powerful improvisations since their explosion onto the scene in 2004. Not so young anymore, Ben Hazelgrove, Alex Botwin, and Lane Shaw are proud to call STS9's 1320 Records their new home as they release their debut studio album, Character. With a refined, glitch-informed electro/hip-hop feel and all the energy of their DJ-killing live show, this new album represents a significantly evolved version of Pnuma's futuristic sound; tighter, more focused, and higher resolution.

Kicking the weekend off will be a two-night run at San Francisco, Mission Rock Café on Thursday, January 29 & Friday, January 30. This two level waterfront nightclub will no doubt provide the perfect location to let loose.

Special guests at Mission Rock Café will include hip-hop healer Abstract Rude, the perfect balance of acoustic and the electronic with Lynx & Jamie Janover's, The Flying Skulls a nu school, crunked-out three-piece that plays live improvisational dub-step, breaks, and electro, and Launchpad Design painting live through out the entire weekend.

Then it's off to beautiful South Lake Tahoe, NV Saturday, January 31 where the Opal Ultra Lounge in MontBleu Resort will host the final throw down of the weekend. The super chic hookah lounge opens up and goes late for a party like no other. Jacuzzi rooms available just upstairs, so you can stay in the same building and not miss a minute of music.

Special guests at Opal include Snareface of the Flying Skulls and DJ AD/AM drummer for Chip Chop and Absynth.

Advance tickets are available at and special discount ticket packages are available for all nights.

[Published on: 1/23/09]

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nickrbk starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 06:51AM
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Pnuma trio is so sick. they killed with Sts9 on new years. I would love to see these guys over and over!

Floyd the Pimpanzee Sat 1/24/2009 07:58AM
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Floyd the Pimpanzee

this is great news, cant wait for the cd

lepineisme Sat 1/24/2009 08:01AM
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Hey why not come back east for a bit. We haven't had any Pnuma since the were touring with Ryan from Signal Path. Also when they were touring with Ryan they destroyed everything. I dream for the Pnuma Quartet.

gjm212 Sat 1/24/2009 09:56AM
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phishr82 starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 10:18AM
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^^^oh no! imagine is pot and LSD didn't exist! the dead probably would've never existed, or phish, or the scene, or this website. dude, big deal, get over yourself. btw, Pnuma is nasty!

Jammer1086 starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 10:43AM
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Come on Gjm when was the last time you were at a show in this scene, and by scene I mean jambands in general whether eletronic or not, and not have seen kids spun? It's at damn near every show and every festival. If you don't like it fine thats cool everyone has their own flavor. But to say that you need to be on drugs to like the music is absurd. People who look at this whole genere from and outsiders point of view think the bands are nothing but a noodeling and wankery. It's assholes like you AND the stupid wooks that have been bringing this scene down. Be a little more positive and if you don't want to see or hear it JUST DON'T GO!!! Phishr82 you are totaly right!

Jammer1086 Sat 1/24/2009 10:47AM
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PS Pnuma is the shit live and Character is a great album that I listen to quite regularly.....both of which I do with out drugs, as do many people get over it!

stinkd starstarstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 10:55AM
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The member of the Pnuma Trio on the left is wearing a t-shirt of himself. Check it out in the photo, the shit is hilarious!

gjm212 Sat 1/24/2009 11:17AM
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I think that the term "jam band" is a term that was started to give a name to a sort of live music. but the definition has changed. it is very interpretive. there are millions of subsets. and justcause someone is "jamming" on something (im not going to even say an instrument cuz botwin doesnt play shit usually) but when you go to a pnuma show or an sts9 ITS ALL ABOUT THE ROLLS AND EX and im not saying that the dead werent about LSD and whatnot but i feel that our generationis all about "lets have a party" tongiht with whatevers in these pills (most likely meth, heroine, whatever), they actually arent gaining any insight or some kind of mind expansion from these drugs. when you go to a pnuma show the whole scene is fueld by and dominated by these shitty ass drugs- im not saying everyone, but the scene is all about rolling. you cant deny that shit

Matt.Recchia starstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 12:11PM
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I think Pnuma is a little overrated, but hey, they are still good. They're show after STS9 in Atlanta is the best I have seen thus far, their was enough energy to blow the top off the Masquerade.

Chaloupka Sat 1/24/2009 12:19PM
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Glitchy brah!

EVILFUNK starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 12:35PM
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what else are we not supposed 2 saY HERE? I think drugs do more than help STS9 do buisiness. those kids are all about the scene, scenesterisum and where its at according to the kids who are buyin into it. they stick to the script cause its sellin. if half the crowd at 9 tried to listen to one of their performances sober theyd wander off bored within 20min~ back to their video games...if you are like me and you enjoy bands that do the live jamtronic thing but dont like tripy boy bands like9 ~id highly recomend PNUMA or LOTUS ~the real fu'n shits~ search utube for the NEW DEAL even. all three of these bands are awsomely entertaining live~ even when u are sober. straight f'n art and that says alot for bands associated with the jam scene these days.

PheelinPhunky Sat 1/24/2009 12:38PM
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old school pnuma= on point new school pnuma= horrible.... alex and lane really talented.... ben is mediocore.... end of story

Krondon Sat 1/24/2009 01:00PM
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You said it Evilfunk. Now Everybody has an opinion, but JGM12 I dont see why you are trying to pin MDMA just on Pnuma. The ELECTRONIC scene in general likes its X definitly, but to say that Pnuma would not exist without it, could not be further from the truth. If you are smart you dont say "I think i will take this pill, no matter what is in it". This isnt the JV squad man. Know what you are using. Anyway enough of that bullshit. These guys are 3 of the most talented musicians on the scene and would be doing their thing regardless.I would go see them sober any day, and btw Botwin can play more instruments (electronic or other) than you seem to know.Get your facts straight.

allthink Sat 1/24/2009 01:09PM
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gjm...when I'm dancing at STS9, Pnuma, Pretty Lights, I dont give a FUCK! about you and your opinion...Sometimes I get sick of Jambase because everyone seems to think their opinions are fact...If you dont like whats going on that fine but please shut the hell up.

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 01:34PM
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lanes the shit, great style of drumming, yea and molly wasnt around till pnuma showed up....(is this kid serious?)

Ferrari99z3 starstarstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 01:46PM
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Pnuma!!! come back to the east! Character is alright...i personally am much more about the OLD Pnuma trio as opposed to this new laptop playin music. I will always prefer Lane to make his own beats instead of playing along with alex's laptop. Hopefully the upcoming album will be a collab of the 1st two. thatd be ill

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 01:49PM
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skipped over so-cal f-f-f-f-fuck! its all good keep it crisp guys

phoolish Sat 1/24/2009 02:02PM
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I just can't believe they used crunk and Jamie Janover in the same sentence.

Roswellznutsack Sat 1/24/2009 02:06PM
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Another band scared to play LA. What up wit dat you Pnuma F'ers!!!!

Paesano starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 03:12PM
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Great bands, incredible venues, this is going to be an AMAZING weekend!

tribalglitch Sat 1/24/2009 03:40PM
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can i get some fucking pnuma in CO

Krondon Sat 1/24/2009 04:27PM
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Scared to play L.A.??? They just Ripped "Low End Theory" on Jan 14th and 16th ! Where were you ???

Please guys, come back east!

split_merge starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/24/2009 05:02PM
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Pnuma is doing a PA set in Boulder, CO on Tuesday after STS9 ... along with Lazer Sword, Eskmo, and Welder, at the Root Underground right across the street from the Fox.

Going to be a rager!

irtimed Sat 1/24/2009 11:13PM
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I'm willing to bet if Jambase posted a 9/11 memorial article, their would poo flinging by the 6th comment.

irtimed Sat 1/24/2009 11:14PM
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WharfRat Sun 1/25/2009 01:42AM
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ReeDiddy starstarstarstarstar Sun 1/25/2009 08:28AM
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sound tribe sector 9>sts9

soundtribe>tribe kids

Wharf Rat, you're hilarious. And so, so right.

brendan3 starstarstarstar Sun 1/25/2009 10:34AM
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#1 it is aswesome that that guy is wearing a shirt of himself.

#2 I only read this because i knew someone would start a fight and it would be funny.thanks guys.

#3 have a kick ass time all who attend.

WharfRat Sun 1/25/2009 10:52AM
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WharfRat Sun 1/25/2009 10:53AM
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sad, I am in Oregon and have to look forward to shows in Alabama........SOMEONE come out west

brwnben Sun 1/25/2009 12:56PM
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Just for the record that is Ice Cube on Alex's shirt. Now, back to my band is better than your band.

FunkLizard Sun 1/25/2009 07:13PM
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COME TO THE NORTHEAST!! SO many kids in philly want to rage with you guys.

groovatronics starstarstarstar Sun 1/25/2009 07:15PM
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i don't get it though... why is the title of the article about a certain "west coast" tour, when there are only like 5 dates, including kansas, virginia, nevada, and of course, a whopping 2 days at the same venue in california?

groovatronics starstarstarstar Sun 1/25/2009 07:17PM
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and i would go see pnuma for sure they killed with signal path reunited last year > i believe they were a 'quintet' for a few songs, sax and all.

RobStarr starstarstar Sun 1/25/2009 08:25PM
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Great trippy late night music,worth seeing

DubSaw starstarstarstarstar Sun 1/25/2009 10:43PM
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saw them at bisco this past year... awesome !

Death Cube K Sun 1/25/2009 10:57PM
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Death Cube K

nothing more than a party band. they'll leave no lasting whatever on this earth.

Lakai starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/26/2009 05:50AM
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this album is really good, I picked it up in Japan back in july and have been loving it ever since the production on it is soooo perfect its really a pleasure to listen to. I heard a lil word tho that that dude ben is working for def jam making beats and has been phoning in a lot of the recent shows which is why most Pnuma stuff going down is PA sets with just Alex and Lane.

FunkLizard Mon 1/26/2009 06:17AM
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pretty fucken bangin party band.

Krondon Mon 1/26/2009 06:42AM
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Hey Lakai, where did you hear that ben is makin beats for Def Jam ? just curious.

Anitya Mon 1/26/2009 10:31AM
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I really hope Pnuma Trio hits up Wakarusa this year. They were there two years ago and it was when they were touring with Ryan from Signal Path. That set was killer!! If you havn't downloaded it yet from archive you should. It's Pnuma Trio and Friends Waka 06.

lotusfuckinrocks starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/27/2009 07:30PM
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WAKA WAKA WAKA PNUMA! Capitalism sucks sometimes dosnt it guys. The scene is only getting worse with all this competition, DAMN! New Years was insane, almost a little to much for me and ive been to some shows. THE ENERGY!

PCPrabbit Fri 1/30/2009 12:52PM
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pnuma is illin. whateva. still havnt caught them in person, but i've DL'd some of their shows and they seem to be an extremely talented electronica band. jazz trained but move to dance music? saweet.