Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Mary Jones' Lights, Up the Chain
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
This event is 21 and over
Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Holy Ghost Tent Revival is a six-piece rock & roll band from North Carolina, driven by an exhilarating live show that has uplifted audiences since the band formed in 2007. For the past seven years, they have been honing their unique sound, which NPR describes as that of a "soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog, and New Orleans brass-band jazz."
Conceived in Philadelphia under the creative wing of Bill Moriarty (Man Man, The Sheepdogs,) their third full-length studio album, Right State Of Mind, sees the band putting earlier conventions aside in exploration of more soul-rock leanings. The album dances nimbly between genres while touching on themes of alienation, moving on after death, the joy of staying up all night in the city, the interconnected nature and beauty of life, and longing for a home that is no more.
What many listeners will hail as a deeply personal and evocative group of recordings, the band has turned into a thrilling live incarnation that will continue to grow across the country from radio dial to lit stage. It is this same powerful performance that has earned them the honor of sharing stages with Shovels and Rope, Dr. Dog, Lake Street Dive, Pokey LaFarge, and Langhorne Slim & The Law. And it is this same urgency that will keep Holy Ghost Tent Revival ever-thirsty, ever-ready to chase the music.
Mary Jones' Lights
Mary Jones' Lights started its life as a studio project between guitarist/songwriter, Alex Lasner and vocalist, Jon Keigwin, in the Summer of 2011. They are currently mixing their debut album, Twisted Roots of a Family Tree, which will be released later this year. Check www.maryjoneslights.com for updates.
Up the Chain
Reed Kendall, founder of Up the Chain, has been recording original music since before his voice dropped. He performed at the legendary suburban Philadelphia venue The Point at age 13 and released a full-length solo album while still in high school. After living on the road playing colleges along the east coast and spending six formative months in New Zealand, Kendall returned to Philly in 2008.
There, he immersed himself in a rich, surging community of musicians and formed Up the Chain. Up the Chain released a four song demo (2008) and a full-length live record (2009) that quickly got local airplay. Opening spots with America and Jeffrey Gaines at esteemed venues such as the Keswick Theatre would soon follow.
What was once a rotating cast of some of the area's best musicians has since coalesced into a tightly-knit, soulful live band. The streets have been watching Up the Chain for years, but now the road beckons. "Holy, Open, Drying Road," released in 2011, is a spirited, earnest debut album from a band ready to take their locally reputed sound nationwide. In true Americana fashion, the album reveals a sensibility raised in Philly, refined in New Orleans, and bound for New York City.
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