Native of the South Bay (Carson, CA), Michael formed The Salvation Army (a rockin’ psychedelic/punk hybrid) during those early halcyon days of the burgeoning L.A. punk scene of the late 1970s/early 1980s. After the real Salvation Army took offense, he changed the name of the band to The Three O’ Clock, taking on a more pop approach. Along with The Bangs (later Bangles), The Rain Parade, The Dream Syndicate and other bands, they formed the nucleus of what later came to be known as the Paisley Underground, a musical genre born in Los Angeles, CA.
After the break-up of The Three O’ Clock, he did stints in the bands Game Theory and Permanent Green Light before forming The Jupiter Affect. Through it all he never stopped buying records, which accounts for a collection so vast and varied it would make you cry. Here, have a tissue.
With his Paisley Underground Consortium show, Michael seeks to showcase his musical roots and influences, as well as give him a chance to turn you on. Listeners will be shocked and delighted as Michael spins the most unexpected musical conundrum of prog, psychedelic, easy listening, garage, and random TV/Movie soundtracks. Or pretty much anything he feels like playing. It’s all rock and roll. And it’s all good.