Sit Kitty Sit, True Margrit, Luminous Newts, CitizenFive

Benefit for Project Night Night:

Sit Kitty Sit

True Margrit

Luminous Newts

CitizenFive

Sat, April 16, 2016

9:00 pm

$10 - $30 Sliding Scale (to Benefit Project Night Night). Pay what you can !

Tickets are no longer available online, but will be available at the door.

This event is 21 and over

Project Night Night donates over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year to homeless children, containing a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal. Project Night Night reduces trauma and advances the emotional and cognitive well-being of the children they serve.  

Sit Kitty Sit
Sit Kitty Sit
In May of 2010, Kat Downs and Mike Thompson teamed up to experiment with the combination of classical piano and rock drumming. Described as “The Dresden Dolls mixed with King Crimson and Fiona Apple”, their music also reflects evidence of Zeppelin, Beethoven, Rush and Rachmaninoff. Kat Downs’ ornate hands and hair flying matched with Mike Thompson’s percussive mastery makes this duo the consummate definition of a “dream-team”. No holds barred, this group produces addictive rock n' roll - with only two people and not one guitar in sight.

Touring almost non-stop since 2013, Sit Kitty Sit became known for consistently electrifying audiences with their energetically intense live performances, as well as developing a strong community among their faithful, almost cult-style following all across the United States. In 2015, the duo spread the love overseas for their first European tour spanning the Netherlands, Germany, France, and England, leaving thrilled audiences in their wake.

This year will also bring more national and international touring as well as the release of several new singles starting with “Blood & Bones” in February 2016 through Universal Music Group, and multiple full-production music videos. With the world at their fingertips, fans and critics alike are on the edge of their seats to see what artistic vision these crazy kids will come up with next.
True Margrit
True Margrit
The San Francisco bay area trio, True Margrit serves up a signature feast of sharp and sweet piano-art-pop vignettes. The band consists of piano-player/singer-songwriter, Margrit Eichler, bassist Gary Hobish, and drummer Andrew Bacon—all veterans of the Bay Area scene. True Margrit has released 5 albums, with work on a 6th release, Comforting the Castaways, currently underway. The new band album, and Eichler’s solo album, Satellites and Saints, will both be released in 2016--a banner year for fans.

In his review of The Juggler’s Progress, Alan Haber of buhdge.com says: “…Eichler's highly literate songs roll like little 3D movies--music made for IMAX theaters, widescreen imaginations…a writer of pop songs with a lofty, ambitious goal? Elucidation? Entertainment? Both, I'm sure.”
Luminous Newts
Luminous Newts
he music of Luminous Newts is amphibious: melodically curvaceous, rhythmically agile, sliding fluidly between genres from pop to progressive rock.

Of the Newts' eponymous debut album in 2015, reviewers have written:

"Excellent songcraft … ideas that are extremely original and seemingly timeless … Quality work that definitely deserves to be heard." – Exposé Online

"Very enjoyable … 'feel good' prog/rock … influenced by bands like Pink Floyd and Genesis but they do not sound like a 'typical' old-fashioned prog band at all … This album is great … I would love to see them perform live." – Background Magazine
CitizenFive
CitizenFive
CitizenFive is a futuristic psych-soul duo making music in Oakland, CA. Nate "Suave" Cameron, Jr., a New Orleans native, and Kevin Seal, from Cincinnati, create experimental riffs on progressive R&B and hip hop. Their style incorporates slash chords, backmasking, micro-edits, and stacked harmonies to play with the conventions of soul music.

CitizenFive's lyrics, which Suave delivers via his gospel-schooled baritone voice, often address issues of resistance and social justice.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/