Species Being

Species Being, Rhubarb Palace, Byrne Bridges

Species Being: Improv Prog Rock

Species Being is an improvisational progressive rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area. They are considered the forefathers of improvisational prog rock and are known for long lasting, dynamic sets. They originally operated from 1997 to 2002, releasing two records: Yonilicious and the critically acclaimed Orgone Therapy. 

Species Being, Orgone Therapy, Rhubarb Palace, Byrne Bridges
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The band is produced by former Sleepytime Gorilla Museum drummer Frank Grau. Other members include Kenseth Thibideau (Pinback, Howard HelloRumah Sakit), Mitch Cheney (Rumah Sakit), Graham Connah, Matt Lebofsky (Secret Chiefs 3, MoeTar, miRthkon), Jai Young Kim, (Secret Chiefs 3), Mike DiPirro (Free Peoples, Soulstice, Radioactive), Peter Glasser and Kurt Stenzel of Beyond-o-matic, Brad Davis, Steve Meicke, and Sam Morris.

Species Being, Rhubarb Palace, Byrne Bridges, Yonilicious
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In 2017, Rhubarb Palace released Quasar: Selections from 1997-2002. Quasar is a digital only compilation of selected material from Yonilicious and Orgone Therapy. It also contains several unreleased tracks

In June 2019, Rhubarb Palace will release the first new material  by Species being  its in almost twenty years, an album entitled Misanthropology.