MORTAR AND PESTLE
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
This special evening features the premiere of Prince Rama: Never Forever"!
Described as the first ever Now Age psych-opera, the film stars Prince Rama and features songs from Top Ten Hits of the End of the World. Shot and directed by Lily X. Wahrman (Astral Projects), Never Forever takes you on a free-form journey through dimensions both surreal and virtual - from the glamorous, twisted world of a post-apocalyptic gym queen to the nightmarish breakdown of a VR robot turned pop star. If Alejandro Jodorowsky was reborn in 2127 and crashed his motorcycle into the decayed set of Thriller, it still wouldn't come close to the terror that is Never Forever.
WATCH: Never Forever trailer HERE!
“What the hell is that?” is a question pretty familiar to the controversial Brooklyn band Prince Rama. The answer is far from simple; sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson have lived in ashrams, worked for utopian architects, written manifestos, delivered lectures from pools of fake blood, conducted group exorcisms disguised as VHS workouts and have now finished inventing an apocalypse on which to base their new pseudo-compilation album, Top Ten Hits of the End of the World, comprised of ten singles “channeled” from fictional deceased pop bands. Their often unpredictable live shows incorporate elements of psychedelic ceremony, performance art, and dancefloor initiation rite, and when Animal Collective’s Avey Tare discovered them in a Texas dive bar in 2010, they were equipping the audience with handmade shoes clad with broken chimes. They signed to Paw Tracks shortly thereafter, and have since released Shadow Temple and Trust Now, which peaked at #3 and #6 on the Billboard New Age Charts respectively. In only four years, Prince Rama have released a prolific six albums and toured in four of the seven continents, recording with members of Animal Collective and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Taraka recently published a manifesto on the “NOW AGE” that puts forth Prince Rama’s aesthetic and metaphysical philosophies, which has been met with both hatred and praise from art and music worlds alike. One thing is certain: whatever it is they are, Prince Rama are constantly breaking the mold of what is acceptable to forge a dizzying universe that is wholly their own.
MORTAR AND PESTLE
Painting with melodies , singing with story , their refinement captures raw emotion and vulnerability, while maintaining an unmistakable power and might. What ever you happen to be doing, no matter what time of day, or how trivial the task, Mortar and Pestle will have a perfect score for that pivotal scene in your life movie. The unique blending of sounds are influenced by the wide range of musical backgrounds each member comes from. The sound of color, light, texture and a myriad of sensations. Still leaving something that sticks to you like dry leaves and bonfire smoke. Mortar and Pestle is set to record their next album 'Electric Angel' with producer David Earl mid 2012.