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07/25/2016
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Melody Parker and Mark Allen-Piccolo team up for release show

Amado’s, the custom tailor, cobbler and intimate performance space on Valencia Street (formerly Viracocha), brings live music back to the basement with Melody Parker and Mark Allen-Piccolo this weekend.
Both musicians are celebrating adventurous new releases. Parker’s is called “Archipelago” and features her finely detailed compositions that pull together rich harmonies, complex rhythms and a touch of vaudeville.
“I write music imagining a world, and that world contains movement,” says Parker. “I tapped into a primal need to move, and to then listen to the sounds that emerged from that movement.”
Allen-Piccolo is an Oakland audio geek who worked as a sound engineer on Tune-yards’ latest album, “Nikki Nack.” His solo debut, “Left From Here,” presents a collision of influences, from girl-boy harmonies to electronic sound effects, as evidenced by the first single, “Moonglow.”
— Aidin Vaziri
Melody Parker, Mark Allen-Piccolo: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30. $15-$17. Amado’s, 998 Valencia St., S.F. www.brownpapertickets.com