Cellar Doors, Posole, Mark Matos & Os Beaches
Liquid Oil Lighting by Mad Alchemy, DJ Joel Gion
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Cellar Doors began in early 2010 in San Francisco. The trio consists of Sean Fitzsimmons (Vocals, Guitar, Bass) Jason Witz (Bass, Guitar, Vocals), and Miro Rogulj (Percussion, Vocals). The band is influenced by various forms of art, ranging anywhere from The Velvet Underground to The Stone Roses, Serge Gainsbourg to Spacemen 3, or Hitchcock to Dali. Their name is derived from a J.R.R. Tolkien quote, stating that the phonetic pronunciation of 'cellar door' is beautiful, dissociated from its sense (and from its spelling). However, the words themselves portray a dark doorway to the underground. With this appreciation for both the beautiful and the macabre they create a unique concoction of reverberating rock & roll that washes over you like a psychedelic tidal wave.
The band has shared the stage with the likes of Roky Erickson, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Spindrift, Allah-Las, Asteroid #4, Gringo Star, The Records, and have been known to back local legend Cyril Jordan of The Flamin' Groovies on occasion.
Since releasing their debut EP 'The Melody Haunts My Reverie' in September of 2011 they have been playing throughout the Pacific Coast and are currently recording for their next release.
Posole mixes Mariachi storytelling with surf rock, Latin and Afrobeat rhythms. Formed in San Francisco, they take in all the diversity in which they are surrounded in and outsource it into music.
Mark Matos & Os Beaches
Portuguese-American guitarist/songwriter Mark Matos and his super-collective, Os Beaches, traffic in Americalia: a mutant mix of Desert Rock, Tropicalia, California Country and San Francisco Psychedelia. MM & OB's well received 2009 debut, Words Of The Knife, drew comparisons to Beck (All Music Guide), John Steinbeck's California regionalism (Crawdaddy), and Howe Gelb (Present Magazine). Featuring contributions from members of Girls, The Blank Tapes, and Jolie Holland's band, the album inspired the LA Weekly to proclaim "Mark Matos & Os Beaches re-invent Western Exotica."
In 2012 Matos ("SF's Psych-Rock Mystic" -The Bay Bridged) was the subject of feature stories in both the SF Bay Guardian and the SF Weekly, which described Matos' performances as having "an electric unpredictability... the sense that the music could leap into something incredible at any moment, and it often does." In the same year the band (now featuring Damo Suzuki guitarist Josh Pollock) headlined the Great American Music Hall, performed a rock opera with props built by Phil Lesh's prop team, and established their own Last Waltz style rock & roll roadshow/festival, The Family Folk Explosion.
Liquid Oil Lighting by Mad Alchemy
Amazing liquid light performance artist.
DJ Joel Gion
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