matt lebofsky


Current Status: Here's the current situation... I play keyboards/etc. in Secret Chiefs 3, which recently sprang back to life. I also play keyboards in Joshua Cedar's 70's Jazz Rock Revue doing lots of fun fusion/prog covers. I also play bass/etc. in a PJ Harvey tribute band called Polly Genius. I play keyboards in a new band with other Oakland weirdos called Lunar Mistake. We're already tracking our first album. Stay tuned! I played bass in a loud/dark/heavy trio called Monstrika - a band that died during the pandemic. Real bummer, that. I recorded piano on some tracks for the latest Igorrr album. Meanwhile I also play everything in various studio projects, with material released under the name Bodies Floating Ashore (or my actual name). I juggle several other curious projects, including playing stunt parts for other bands' recordings, composing video scores, performing in cover bands for fun (and money), and all sorts of random music production. Until their indefinite hiatuses I played bass in miRthkon, and keyboards in MoeTar. And I was co-leader or side-man in a zillion other bands over the years.

Listen: Bandcamp

Watch: Decent Videos of Matt Playing Live

Current/Recent Projects:

Older/Other Projects:

upcoming gigs

Friday, August 16th, 2024
I think we'll be back at the Bistro in Hayward, CA on this date. It's becoming a regular thing!

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
Big one: we'll be one of many cool bands opening up for Dillinger Escape Plan at the Salt Shed in Chicago. Other acts include: Trash Talk, No Men, and The world is a beautiful place & I am no longer afraid to die. This is huge.

Saturday, September 7th, 2024
Back at the Jupiter in Berkeley (right there downtown on Shattuck Avenue near BART). Free show. Pizza and beer. We'll be rocking out on the back patio.

Thursday, October 17th, 2024
It's been way too long, but I'll be sitting at the drum throne once again for Darling Freakhead at the Bottom of the Hill in SF, opening for Free Salamander Exhibit and Už Jsme Doma. Super exited about this one!


other things

While not making music I work at UC Berkeley where I'm part of the world's biggest scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence (Breakthrough Listen) and helped maintain the world's largest volunteer computing project (SETI@home) during its entire 20-year life span. As well I work on some video games, backpack in the mountains or through the deserts, produce silly videos, or write compulsively.

Computer Geekery:

Video Maker: YouTube Channel

Pictures/Travel: Old Web Albums | Instagram

Writing: Totally True Stories

Hire Me: LinkedIn

Email: matt AT lebofsky DOT com

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(portrait photo by Jenya Chernoff)