777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
KNOWER are a searing hot music group from Los Angeles spearheading a new musical movement. The LA duo represent the best of drummer-producer Louis Cole and singer Genevieve Artadi. Currently touring their fourth album 'Life' , they opened for The Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2017 and continue to take over with their hard-hitting funk, cool chords, deep melodies and funky vocals into an incredibly imaginative off-world experience. Their all star 5-piece rotates Thundercat’s sideman Dennis Hamm (Keys), Sam Wilkes (Bass), Rai Thistlethwayte (Keys), Jacob Mann (Keys), Sam Gendel (Sax), and Thom Gill (Guitar). Combined with Louis Cole (Drums/Vox) and Genevieve Artadi’s iconic hot funk vocal style, everyone likes KNOWER becuase they never hold back and they never settle.
An entirely DIY act since formation in 2010, KNOWER’s viral videos, discography and live visual experience has become an international internet phenomena. Clocking millions of views, their live "band house sesh" hit over 3.5 million views in a week. Videos “F*** The Make Up Skip The Shower” feature on GTA V’s Fly Lo FM, to “THE GOVT. KNOWS” experience that will stick with you forever. Known for their live show, they take their infectious energy to another level. Quincy Jones best sums up why you can’t miss them, "KNOWER WILL BE LEAVIN' YA'LL ON YOUR KNEES, BEGGIN' FOR MORE."
Is this rock’n’roll? Is it jazz? Is it Japanese, electronic Zydeco music? Turning Into A Butterfly is a metamorphosis (or should we say, meta-bro-phosis) of the dual forces of Scott Amendola and Zach Ostroff. Their original compositions for finding love in a disastrous world, back-to-back covers of Britney Spears and Ray Charles, World War II ballads, and spontaneously improvised soundscapes coalesce into streams of constantly-evolving, heartfelt, booty-grooving music.
When you read how Wikipedia defines Scott Amendola as a drummer, electronic musician, and orchestral composer as “central to the Bay Area music scene,” a certain degree of skepticism is understandable. But when you hear him play, you hear a drum master whose virtuosity only serves his desire to create genuinely felt music; his music transforms the desire for answers into a seeking of questions.
How do we define Zach Ostroff? “Bassist? Guitarist? Singer? Film composer?” He answers these questions with his latest obsession, the Bass VI, an historically neglected instrument that is precisely one octave lower than a standard guitar. Wielding this axe, he turns into bassist/guitarist/vocalist/sonic-explorer all at once.
Humans can find great joy in the most epic and trying of times. Sometimes, all it takes is the mutual trust of two musical risk-takers. That is what Turning into a Butterfly hopes to find.
$20 adv / $22 door