So, admittedly, there is an absolute shopping list of comparables and influences here, (most notably Mark Mothersbaugh , Captain Beefheart , David Bryne , James Chance & The Contortions ), but San Francisco's BATTLEHOOCH have an exuberant immediacy and somewhat off-the-wall appeal that I find endearing. Bypassing bars, clubs and venues, BATTLEHOOCH takes their show to the SF streets, treating any passerby to their brand of chaos. Battlehooch - The Special Place (Live @ 18th and Castro, San Francisco) from Battlehooch on Vimeo . Their self-released debut, Pieceshow , will be available on June 16th. It's available for pre-order on their website. BATTLEHOOCH: "The Special Place" I'm intrigued. Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead EDIT: The rather obvious typo was brought to my attention. The album is entitled Piecechow , (as you can see by the very large and easily read album cover) and not Pieceshow as I typed. Apologies.