Dangermaker

Dangermaker

Salty De Vito, Tara Priya, Sit Kitty Sit

Sat, April 21, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8 Advance/$10 at the Door

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Dangermaker
Dangermaker
It’s a common story. Adam Burnett, lead singer and guitarist of Dangermaker, used to write and record music with a collection of cheap instruments and a four-track cassette recorder in the closet of his creaky old San Francisco apartment. It was a way for him to remain connected to his passion for music, something to keep his mind off of life’s drudgery. Music for Adam went from pastime to obsession. He needed to make music to conquer the void, he needed a band.
What he could not have imagined was that an untimely personal loss would become intertwined with the recording of that band’s first full length record. During the first week of tracking “Black Dream” Adam’s father suffered a tragic accident and passed away. The recording process nearly ground to a halt as Adam dealt with the loss of his father, and his band mates coped with those awkward uncertainties that surge during times of despair.
Instead of letting this tragedy tear the band apart they used it as motivation. Dangermaker gained direct insight into a parable that artists have held throughout time – human experience is the substance from which honest and great works of art are formed. The band admits that “Without realizing it the experience influenced many of the new songs and furnished new works found throughout the record. Ultimately, recording and songwriting became a healing process that brought us all together.”
At times the music on Black Dream is a bit dark and mysterious (to be expected), but there is also a pervasive upbeat energy that is catchy and fun. In many ways the work represents a real progression for the band musically, as the new songs straddle indie dance rock & classic alternative, somewhere between 70′s Bowie & The Clash, The Stooges, The Stills, Spoon, and Interpol. Inspired by this pool of influence and their recent struggle, this core of brilliant musicians have crafted a provocative debut LP.
Salty De Vito
Salty De Vito
San Francisco/Sonoma County based alternative rock band, SALTY DE VITO, likes to appetizingly describe their music as, a “rock and roll cake with pop frosting.” Harnessing strong female and male vocals, sensible song writing, and hard hitting grooves, this six piece/production team is on a mission to win over audiences with their high energy performances, and infectious hooks. The brain-child of songwriter/guitarist, Jonathan Clegg, SALTY DE VITO’s line up also currently consists of: Dane Steffy (guitar), Chris Farrell (bass/vocals), Marco Salvaggio (guitar/keys), Lance Harrington (drums/vocals), and the new addition of the bright young talent of front woman, Kaciah Hopper (lead vocals). After a year and a half hiatus due to original front woman, Ali Field’s, new journey into motherhood, SALTY DE VITO is back with brand new material, and some old favorites from their self-titled debut album, released in 2011 by Sonoma County based indie label, Pengroove Records
Tara Priya
Tara Priya
TARA PRIYA is a singer/songwriter born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Of Indian-Persian parentage, Tara combines vintage soul, poetic lyrics, and a dash of pop to provide relief from today’s Auto-Tune avalanche.
The great-niece of the famed Middle Eastern poet, Sohrab Sepehri, Tara has art in her blood. Piano and poetry began at 4, drums at 9; opera training commenced at 11, jazz voice added in high school. After winning two prestigious writing scholarships, Tara switched coasts to attend Columbia University, where she quickly settled down in NYC’s performance circuit.
In the past year, Tara showcased at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and The Friars Club in NYC, was 1 of 3 "Pop" finalists in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and was 1 of 25 Music City Songwriting Competition finalists. She was also invited to showcase in 2011's SXSW, the Canadian Music Fest, and Indie Week, and took the stage in CMJ Music Marathon, the 2010 Miami Music Festival,and the 2011 NAMM Show.
Named one of The Deli Magazine's Top 10 "Best Emerging Artists of 2010", Tara is honored to have just won the 18th Annual Billboard Song Contest, the Great American Song Contest, and the Dallas Songwriters Contest. Most recently, her (6-song) EP was licensed to 12 shows on MTV, E!, Oxygen, & Showtime and became the #2 bestselling "Contemporary R&B" album on Amazon.com in Japan!
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.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/