The Comet Empire
The Suborbitals, Akale
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
This event is 21 and over
The Comet Empire
The Comet Empire has spent the last three years writing and recording over their forthcoming debut record, Secret Disasters in the bunker-like confines of the old Sixth Army headquarters in San Francisco's Presidio. Deploying an array of vintage analog synthesizers, electronic drums, family heirloom acoustic guitars, hollowbody electrics, as well as the usual Fenders and Gibsons. The only rule of recording was to follow the inspiration of the song without worry of how said song might be reproduced live. This open-minded songwriting process led the band to create music that spans the spectrum, from introspectively quiet acoustics to high energy synth and guitar-driven barn burners. At a high point, they captured the sound of loose change being dropped onto a ride cymbal for effect. At a low point, they Googled "how to play sleigh bells."
Founding members Cris Logan (vox/drums), Jason Bridges (vox/guitars) and Chris Stevens (vox/bass/synths) were lucky enough to recruit Amanda Guilbeaux (vox/synth/percussion), and with eight hands now available, the live show has become tougher and yet more finely textured, reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age, Echo and the Bunnymen, Editors, Ryan Adams, and Duran Duran.
The band's music has been featured in various TV shows and commercials, including Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, MTV's Teen Mom, and spots for Vans, Hyundai, Comcast, Netflix and the Oakland Athletics.
"I wouldn't think [The Suborbitals] ever get compared to anyone else. It's a unique sound...and dark. It's really wonderful." - Sleepy John Sandidge, KPIG, 03/31/13
Described as "literary and analgesic," the Monterey Bay quartet is known for its live shows, most notably a yearlong run at the defunct Monterey Live. The Suborbitals sound blends inflections of jazz, punk, surf and indie and is driven by an incomparable rhythm section, wild flourishes of saxophone and "otherworldly lyrics." Don't miss these true Northern California originals. For more, visit www.facebook.com/thesuborbitals
San Francisco Bay Area's Akalé provides people positive, soulful music infused with R&B, Rock, Funk, Pop, and Latin styles crossing about as many demographics as the Bay is diverse. With lead singer and songwriter, Tatiana Marie, they perform an arrangement of original music as well as some favorite covers. Tatiana Marie along with drummer Adam Rothschild, bass guitarist Dan Foster, lead guitarist Ian Chesal, Keyboardist Jason Pelc, and Percussionist Jivoni Jordan have over twenty years combined international experience. Akalé band members have performed on stage in the San Francisco, Phoenix, Munich, and Toronto areas.
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