628 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA, 94117
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The all-female post-punk four-piece Savages recall the tenacity and more artistic movements of London’s punk heyday with their blistering sound and noisy guitars. Hailing from the English capital, they formed at the end of 2011 after guitarist Gemma Thompson and singer Camille Berthomier — known as Jehny Beth — had procrastinated over a name and starting a band until they eventually settled on Savages and set to work on writing songs. Soon after, Ayse Hassan joined on bass and Fay Milton completed the lineup on drums. Soon after their formation, the band performed their first show in January 2012, supporting rock outfit British Sea Power. They were then picked up by Sigur Rós manager John Best and released a double A-side single “Flying to Berlin/Husbands” through indie label Pop Noir. The single attracted attention from various music publications, where they were favorably compared to luminaries Public Image Ltd., Siouxsie and the Banshees, and PJ Harvey. Further raucous live performances ignited the band’s rise, with a successful appearance at the New York-based CMJ Music Marathon and also on Later… With Jools Holland in the UK. A whirlwind year was capped off by the quartet with a nomination for the BBC Sound of 2013 award.
Duke Garwood is a contemporary English composer and multi-instrumentalist. Hailed as a "rock'n'roll shaman" by Robert Plant. The Duke has been around since 1994, having recorded and released four solo albums, touring and collaborating with many artists including Archie Bronson Outfit, Kurt Vile and Seasick Steve. He just released the critically-acclaimed album 'Black Pudding' with Mark Lanegan, on Heavenly and Ipecac Records, and was invited by Savages to play alto clarinet on their debut album's closing track 'Marshal Dear'. The band then asked The Duke to open on their upcoming American tour and to celebrate the occasion, Savages' producer Johnny Hostile will join him on stage, creating the perfect soundtrack to their coast-to-coast roadtrip.