Go Van Gogh
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM
"Vokab Kompany is another act that refuses to be pigeonholed. Two MCs might lead you to believe that it's hip hop, but that doesn't begin to tell the story. The seven-piece band from San Diego played for more than an hour, a set that was at times funky, jazzy, heavy, bouncy, even bluegrassy...And it all made sense. Through it all, the crowd was treated to microphonic gymnastics of the dueling MCs, Rob Hurt and Burkey. The group is legit; see them"
- Lindol French (Sacramento Press)
With relentless drive they have worked to combine high energy stage performances, 7 piece live indie electro hip-hop (w/ a violinist to boot), with catchy hooks, and rhythm based harmonic vocal delivery to find themselves emerging from an underground electronic scene that primarily embraces the DJ.
While they still have an edge and integrity in their writing process and production, their songs have mass appeal. It's a sound that has deep indie roots, with forays into soul, funk and fresh west coast hip hop laced over a unique sound, all performed live!
Go Van Gogh
Go Van Gogh plays hot, fast, and loose with an ocean liners worth of musical flavors. Led by sax virtuoso Connie Walkershaw, and bass playing showman Jesse Walkershaw, Go Van Gogh takes classic Americana, mixes it with Ethiopian melodies, Afro Cuban rhythms, Bakersfield twang, Balkan brass, and whatever falls to hand
Based out of San Francisco, this bay area bands primary focus is on live performance. The heady feedback loop of player-group-listener/dancer is what fuels the collective Go Van Gogh soul. The Walkershaws keep it fresh, with an evolving river of original compositions, to keep the crowd dancing, and the players reaching forward.
With a history spanning decades, Go Van Gogh’s recorded output shows a breadth and depth of musical ideas and instrumentation. Live, and on their brand new release "Now We Know", the current iteration of the band includes master steel guitarist and historian Brad Bechtel (Outer Circle, Invertebrates), guitar wizard and matinee idol Jesse Jackson (Jesse & Paula, Condorosa, Conspiracy of Beards), the irascable Rick Brown of wide renown on Trombone, and the high-powered percussion duo of Dane Pryce on congas and live antics, along with Joseph Chavez on bongos, small percussion and sartorial excellence