SEND A MESSAGE: Free Oshan Benefit
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Lila released her debut, full-length album, Heart Machine, which she co-produced with David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja.) Shaping up to be a masterpiece of sound, song craft and technology, Heart Machine bends the genres of Electronica, Indie pop, trip-hop and alternative rock around an emotional core, finding a critical musical mass that is explosive in its intensity and brilliant in its light. Lila writes from the well of her experiences, building on the pain of human existence to create songs that speak to the human heart. Out of each shadow she culls light, uplifting, inspiring, and offering hope in lieu of even the greatest challenges of the heart, soul and mind.
The singer/songwriter now makes her home in Berkeley, a perfect backdrop for her quirky and unusual style. While Lila writes within the boundaries of classic pop song structure, her songs could be called anything but traditional. Lila's voice is difficult to describe, but imagine a triangle formed by the smoky alto of Fiona Apple, the gritty edge of Ani Difranco and the pure tone of Adele and put Lila right in the middle. You simply have to hear her voice to believe it, and she sings with such intensity it's breathtaking. On stage, Lila is a tour de force; you can't help but get caught up in her pop star mystique. Away from the stage she exudes a grace and humility that's stunning. Lila isn't simply enchanting; she engages those around her on a personal level that is unusual in a society built on thirty second attention spans. Lila is honest, accessible and full of an integrity that is not expected in popular culture. If you were to sit next to her on a bus you'd never dream she was a pop star; but you might think you'd just met the sweetest person in the world.
Carmen Gutierrez, aka MAMA CROW is truly a rare bird.
A New York native and East Bay transplant, this self-taught guitarist and soulful songstress evokes listeners on a deep, soul level. Her sound is a mix of rhythmic, funky finger picking and string slapping, guttural blues belts and quick lyrical flow with insidious phrasing.
Original Female Singer/Songwriter has an ecclectic style fusion of funk, folk-rock, gospel and neo-soul. MAMA CROW plays a VARIETY of shows- From live roots music with acoustic instruments to 6-piece live funk band. from intimate sola performances to harmonious creative collaborations with electronic, dub-step, down tempo and hip-hop. Always singing a mix of all original lyrics and on the spot free style. At Hotel Utah- she will be accompanied by beatboxer Masta Lock and percussionist Tree Star.
MAMA CROW has a new album coming out soon in collaboration with Abram Ramal Katz. "ARK+CROW" will be released this summer!
FUNDRAISER All proceeds from this benefit evening of music, dance, and DJs will go for legal appeal expenses of Om Shan Tea Teahouse founder Oshan Anand, sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison on charges of selling psychedelics. COMMUNITY GATHERING AND PUBLIC FORUM End the drug wars and stop the targeting of creative art and music festivals! Following an open reception, noted producers, activists and drug policy experts will lead a panel discussion and forum on ways the transformational festival community can act to bring about change, stop wasting tax dollars, free Oshan and all others unjustly imprisoned. For those who can’t attend or want to become more involved, there’s also an Indiegogo campaign underway, and more information on our website www.teanotprison.com • RECEPTION with activists and performers/ 6 pm • COMMUNITY FORUM and panel/ 7:30 pm • SEND A MESSAGE music, dance and DJs/ 9 pm Two stages plus Om Shan Tea teahouse chill zone Sponsored by Anon Even
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