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Mike Sopko & Joe Tomino Livestream @ BOP STOP

January 29 from 8:00pm - 9:15pm

Mike Sopko & Joe Tomino Livestream @ BOP STOP

Join us for an evening of improvisational music as longtime collaborators Mike Sopko and Joe Tomino team up for a BOP STOP livestream. To access the stream please go to BOP STOP's Facebook page at 8pm on 1/29. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and can be made here:

  • Joe Tomino - Drums & Electronics
  • Mike Sopko - Guitar & Electronics

Mike Sopko has played and recorded with such musicians as Bill Laswell, Mike Watt, Dosh, Thomas Pridgen, Tyshawn Sorey, Simon Lott, Jamie Saft and more. He is a founding member of the bands 'Sopko/Laswell/Pridgen' 'Glimpse Trio' 'Big Band' 'Cascading Liquid Rainbows' and 'The Golden Measure'. All bands feature original compositions by Sopko. When Mike's not playing guitar he enjoys doing pull-ups and watching Netflix.

Joe Tomino attended Cleveland State University, studying classical percussion with members of the Cleveland Orchestra. He also studied composition and jazz performance at the New England Conservatory. Since relocating to New York in 2000, Joe has had the opportunity to play, tour, and record with The Fugees, Mike Patton, Wyclef Jean, Matisyahu, Leela James, Rahzel, Del Amitri, Lauren Hill, Simply Red, Ying Yang Twins, Maxi Priest, Wayne Krantz, Meshell Ndegeocello, and others. He has written, produced and played for producers/songwriters David Khane (Sublime, Regina Spektor), Gordon Williams (Lauren Hill, Santana), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Warren Riker (Michael Jackson, Fugees), Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed), Jamie Segal (Taking Back Sunday, Lauren Hill), Jim Scott (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty), Rob Fusari (Destiny's Child, Will Smith), and more. Currently, Tomino spends several months each year touring with his dub-metal project, Dub Trio. When Joe is not playing drums he enjoys cooking plant based foods and doing yoga.

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