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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                July 5, 2022


Mike Alvarez 2005 LP Release 2324 Now Available on Spotify


The 2005 LP 2324 by Mike Alvarez is now available on Spotify, YouTube, and all other major digital outlets.


Mike Alvarez (Mike Alvarez, Roky Erickson, Max and the Makeups, Head Shop) and friends managed to write and record 10 songs in one weekend, the weekend of April 23 and 24, the weekend before Alvarez's 50 th birthday on April 27th 2005. The project was filmed in 3D by award winning 3D filmmaker Tom Koester

Friends include Jonie Hell (Max and the Makeups, Junkyard, Haunted Garage, Bushwhackers), Bruce Hughes (Bruce Hughes, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Poi Dog Pondering, Ugly Americans, The Resentments), folk legacy Larry Smith (Vietnam USO Tours, New Christy Minstrels), Matt Jansky (Clothes Pins, Mike Alvarez, Head Shop), Bill Dumas (Blond Furniture, Head Shop) Suki Fujioka, Bill Rehn, John Lusitana, Marc Sabatini and poetry by musician poet Ken Jones.  Cover photo by animation wizard Kevin Altieri

 You can view the entire documentary by clicking here on YouTube

Testing new songs live at The Rainbow Club, Los Angeles, CA during the 3-D filming of 2324 (2005) 

(L-R) Matt Jansky, Mike Alvarez, Tom Koester.

The film follows Mike and long time musician friends through the song creation process that weekend, and beyond.  As such, it is a timely piece of pop music recording history. 


The film examines Mike's musical past, his inspirations, life choices, and the nature of the Underground as a Cultural force.


It is one of Tom Koester's many 3D documentaries on the arts, and a new 3-D version is being edited for the 3-D film community now. Other Koester works include award winning short films on the Watts Towers, Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, and the late Los Angeles artist James Barret.  Tom has also directed over 15 Jazz and Blues performances shot in Chicago locations for Delmark Records Chicago IL.




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