SYNDICATE OF SOUND TO GET KEYS TO SAN JOSE
By Prof. Jud Cost -
Sundazed Music News
August 8, 2007
Revered garage-rock kings (and Sundazed artists) the Syndicate of Sound will be given "the keys to the city" by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed at high noon on Tuesday, August 14 to commemorate the millionth radio play of their legendary punk anthem "Little Girl." The Syndicate-with original members Don Baskin, Bob Gonzalez, Larry Ray, Jim Sawyers and John Duckworth on board-will then play a brief set on the steps of the towering, new City Hall before accepting a proclamation indoors from the City Council.
And that's not all. That night, the band plays a rip-snorting, full set at San Jose's Blank Club, with the nominal five dollar door charge going directly to benefit San Jose Rocks Hall of Fame, the exciting, button-popping institution that wisely made the Syndicate of Sound one of its first inductees in 2006. As if that weren't almost too much, early arrivals at the Blank Club, located at 44 South Almaden, just off Santa Clara St, will get to hear Black Pearl, featuring Jim Salata on vocals and San Jose Rocks Hall of Fame big kahuna Dan Orloff pounding his drums like a teenage caveman. Somewhere amidst the festivities Orloff will also announce the 2007 inductees for the San Jose Rocks Hall of Fame, the ceremony to be held Oct. 19 at History San Jose Park.