Noise Pop Festival 2018 Presents
The Genie, Ghost & The City
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Herein bumps and soars Lese Majesty, the new sonic action of Shabazz Palaces. Honed and primal, chromed and primo. A unique and glorified offering into our ever-uniforming musical soundscape. Lese Majesty is a beatific war cry, born of a spell, acknowledging that sophistication and the instinctual are not at odds; Indeed an undoing of the lie of their disparate natures.
Lese Majesty is not a launching pad for the group’s fan base increasing propaganda. It is a series of astral suites, recorded happenings, shared. A dare to dive deep into Shabazz Palaces sounds, vibrations unfettered. A dope-hex thrown from the compartments that have artificially contained us all and hindered our sublime collusion.
These reveries were sent to Palaceer Lazaro and Fly Guy ‘Dai in the year of gun beat battles in excess; In a succession of days, whilst walking in dreams and in varied transcendental states….(every minute of every day is filled with observation and composition. In action). Songs are committed and gathered by robots at Protect and Exalt Labs, a Black Space in Seattle, Washington.
The visual features of Lese Majesty are resultant of the gleanings of fellow Constellationaire, Nep Sidhu.
The Black Constellation squads up, protects and exalts the messages within, and colludes accordingly. We thank you.
Sponsored by Line 6 in 2008, The Genie is an avant-garde guitarist, performing artist, and looping innovator from San Francisco. Among the most innovative and specialized live-looping artists today, he is the creator of a unique method called 'scratch guitar' and a live-remixing style called ‘g-mixing'. Refining his craft as a full-time performer for the past fifteen years, he brings together a hybrid of genres while utilizing unconventional live production styles and original looping techniques, creating a uniquely mesmerizing performance.
Ghost & The City
Ghost & the City is a shining example of how style, experience and talent ally to create music that embodies elements of jazz, swing, trip-hop, pop and soul. Ghost travels across numerous musical genres to appeal to many tastes, creating music that defies conventionality, yet solidifies a distinctive sound.
Last year, the band expanded its musical personality farther to include a subsequent project and the title of their latest EP, Tet Sessions. The Tet, as it is affectionately known, features four of the bands members on rhodes, drums, tenor saxophone, upright bass and vocals to create an electric blend of sophistication and swagger. In August, Ghost & the City will drop its forthcoming project which will include transformed tunes from the first two albums. Heavy-handed with jazz and trip-hop elements, the next EP is sure to follow the success of it's bloodline.
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