The Hip Abduction
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
The Hip Abduction
Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. Sometimes, inspiration stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one’s actually been. This is the music of The Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music.
The Hip Abduction (THA) began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted national attention. For “Gold Under the Glow”, the band’s 2016 third full album release, THA engage an indie pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots driven sound. The Hip Abduction featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone, tenor sax), Cody Moore (keyboards, sax), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and Justino Lee Walker (guitar, vocals, sitar) have shared stages with the likes of Dirty Heads, Grace Potter, Galactic, The Revivalists, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, Matisyahu, 311, Galactic, Moon Taxi and more.
From a young age songwriter of Credit Electric, Ryan LoPilato wrote songs to "sing out the lightness of the things in life we find dark." His first solo moniker Haunted Houses was summoned through surrealist automatism, creating a sound focused around raw and improvised one take recordings of guitar, keyboard and voice the Fader describes as a "visceral connection similar to a David Lynch film, where you aren't entirely sure what's going on but still emotionally connect with the characters." This emotively charged process of writing led to an outpouring of material he wanted to take to full band arrangements. Relocating from New Jersey to Oakland, CA LoPilato met guitarist Cameron Iturri-Carpenter with whom began to write and collaborate, finding musician and sound engineer Stephen Boyd, Kansas City native Nathan Smith and pedal steel player Evan Hiller to form the bands unique sound. It's with these members that the emotive presence of LoPilato's life's work is alive in a space of live performance and recording.
$15 adv / $18 door
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