w/ Miles the DJ (Popscene, LIVE105)
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is 18 and over
With their recent breakthrough album out now on NACIONAL RECORDS (Manu Chao, Tom Tom Club, Aterciopelados), Chile's Astro have scored momentous attention internationally. Often compared to a mix of Animal Collective, MGMT, and Prince they name David Bowie, Genesis, Yeasayer, Deerhunter and Ariel Pink as influences. Regardless, the music of this sprightly young quartet, a winsome melange of indie rock, South American percussion and lyrics en español, is thoroughly refreshing. "Listening to Astro is like a vacation. The synth pop-heavy music and back-to-nature imagery on this album have earned Astro the nickname "Chile's MGMT." - NPR Music´s 50 Favorite Albums of the year. "Lovely, melodic, reverbed falsetto, epic/dreamlike synth effects and real rock 'n' roll drumming." - MTV.
Astro performs in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 31 at Rickshaw Stop amongst a handful of US shows this Summer including the Latin Alternative Music Festival in NY and Lollapalooza Chicago.