Hotel Eden, Bias Tape

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden started as a solo project by Kelly Warner, a musician who moved from Columbus, Ohio to San Francisco in 2010. Evolving from a solo act to a four piece band, Hotel Eden's live show and recordings dive headlong into a wide range of pop-motivated styles, orbiting around layers of head-nodding beats, piano, Greenwood-esque guitar and groovy basslines all blended together with unmistakable tinges of vintage psychedelic rock, soul, and hiphop. Warner frequents the keys and guitar onstage, also injecting elements of turntablism into the mix alongside John Nash on bass, Louis Chinn on guitar & MPC,Samuel Diaz Romo on drum kit.

Bias Tape

Bias Tape members include Amal Bisharat (singer/songwriter), Blaise Smith (guitar), Tom Huber (guitar) Robert Wong (bass), and Michael Russell (drums). Of the musical comparisons made about Bias Tape, those most helpful with classification are: Blondie, U2, Cat Power, Billie Holiday, Coco Rosie, and Feist. Collectively, the band has worked with a wide variety of producer/musicians including Steve Albini (Pixies, PJ Harvey, Nirvana, Will Oldham), Kramer (Luna, Galaxy, 500, Low), Scott Solter, and Desmond Shea. Bias Tape's first full-length CD, "A Part", was recorded at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco with sound engineer Chris von Sneidern. It was released October 23, 2008. The music is upbeat, complex and most of all fun.

Chief Enablers

Chief Enablers are a five piece San Francisco Bay Area rock band with more than a decade of history playing under that name. The band's interpersonal roots go back much farther than that, to gigs with 80s Modern Rock and Thrash Funk bands on the San Francisco scene. With three singer songwriters in the group and a long timeline, the band has a very eclectic sound, which can wander from raunchy to funky to poppy or quirky and beyond. Continually refining its sound, the group is getting bluesier, jazzier and jammier as it ages, while still showing it's roots. The group has gigged throughout California, from Hollywood to Lake Tahoe to Gold Country and all around the SF Bay Area. The band appeared in the 2011 indie film 'The Selling' and also appeared in a Canadian instant messaging company's soundtrack in 2007. The band's novelty song 'Are You Online?' about the then-new Friendster social network was an internet-only hit back in 2003, reposted across the web. The band was active on myspace before myspace added band profiles to their site and Chief Enablers still somehow manage to have more than 10,000 myspace friends.


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