Neck of the Woods Presents:
Return to Mono, Purr Gato, Venus Beltran
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Shinobi Ninja is a Brooklyn-based party rock circus with an explosive live show. The band's music mashes up the sounds of 311, The Beastie Boys, Sublime, and Rage Against the Machine. This year, SN has performed alongside Snoop Dogg and The Black Keys at the inaugural Catalpa NYC Music Festival, 311's Pow Wow Festival, The Warped Tour, Summerfest, SXSW, CMJ and more. The official video for their new single "Slow Mourning" became their second add to MTVU's regular rotation alongside "Rock Hood" which was featured in the soundtrack to the NBA 2K12 Video Game and on Q104.3FM in NYC. Their groundbreaking iPhone video game app and debut album are for sale in the iTunes Store, and their new mixtape is available for free download on www.ShinobiNinja.com.
Return to Mono
San Francisco indie electro-rock trio Return to Mono are anything but monophonic. Their music combines juicy vocals, solid synths, and swirling guitars to form a fully fledged and fully phonic sound. On their first full-length album Framebreaker (Audio Villain), crunched beats support icy walls of synth, sizzling Moog bass, and eclectic guitar work. Leading lady Tanya Kelleher lends indie pop dynamics to the mix, with her vocal style recalling to mind elements of Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser, Lykke Li and Santigold.
Purr Gato, an original darkwave, synth-pop band, currently calls Seattle their home. When you listen you might think they garner inspiration from acts like Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, or The Knife. Fronted by two female voices: Katrina Kope and Brittany Kohl, and backed by an array of gritty synthesizers and heavy beats: Tyler Kope. Purr Gato recently released their album “Heart Beat”, and followed up by releasing music videos for“Heart Beat” and “Crazy”. At the moment, a handful of producers from various genres (Industrial, Hip Hop, Trip Hop, EDM, etc.) are in the midst of remixing songs from “Heart Beat” into their own vision. Their identities are being kept secret until the official release later in 2014.
Venus Beltran is a four-piece shoegaze band from San Francisco, CA. Venus Beltran was originally founded in 2006 as a solo act for vocalist/guitarist Dave Han, where he created dreamy atmospheric melodies to balance his unique musical arrangements. In 2013, Han recruited Serena Joshi (guitar), Susie Kim (bass) and Chris Chan (drums) to give the band a fuller sound. While they have been compared to bands like Cocteau Twins, Lush, and My Bloody Valentine, Venus Beltran has fused together many past and current influences to create a distinctive landscape where they have cemented their own space in the local shoegaze/dreampop arena. Together, the band has been collaborating on a completely new set of songs that will please both long time Venus Beltran fans and newer audiences alike. Venus Beltran is currently working on their much anticipated debut album, of which many of the new songs can be heard at their live performances.