Doctor Striker, Gaviotas (closing set), Northern Waste, The Fell Swoop

Doctor Striker

Gaviotas (closing set)

Northern Waste

The Fell Swoop

Sat, February 4, 2017

9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Doctor Striker
Doctor Striker
Imagining a sonic world that diverged from our own in 1991, Doctor Striker shreds and roars over heavy beats, guitar riffs, bass lines, and synth hooks. He brings the classical and punk worlds together with training and discipline to electronic pop to create a political, personal and incisively optimistic brand of music.

Doctor Striker's lyrics, brutally simple in the punk tradition, are inspired by his upbringing in recession-battered metro Detroit and subsequent life in Oakland, California. His formal training in economics and history at the University of Michigan bring an uncommon depth and historical context. Doctor Striker exclaims: "If you fight the man, you are the man If I'm rich, no one can touch me. / If I'm rich, I am the law. / But I'm poor, I don't care. / I am poor, I am free."

Doctor Striker teamed up with Guinevere Q, Will Xiong, and Young Sun for the live shows to create a full sensory, theatrical live experience. He crawls across the floor shredding and chanting while Guinevere plays the bass and climbs tables. Will fills the sound with his tones and Young Sun drives the drums.

Doctor Striker is celebratory and critical, insightful but ecstatic. By committing to a pop ethos, he avoids joining the half-baked rocker-philosopher tradition. Indeed, if Doctor Striker believes in anything, it's in the eternal truth of heavy riffs. Though he's not shy about his vision of utopia:

“Going in to work / We party till it hurts / Sleeping at the desk. / Dream, Party, Rest.”
Gaviotas (closing set)
Gaviotas (closing set)
/gav-ee-oh-tahs/: noun - A rock band from San Francisco

Gaviotas have an aggressive yet melodic sound, combining elements of Alternative, Punk and Metal. They call it “Resistance Rock,” in the spirit of The Clash, and they believe that art thrives through and with struggle.

Lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Simon Timony says, “We're politically left, and no matter how much adversity we/Americans/Humans face, nothing should take away our humor, happiness, and love. Our conversations do sound like a Seth Rogan/James Franco movie, written by Noam Chomsky.”
Northern Waste
Northern Waste
Emerging from the Wastes of the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern Waste stands as the last line of defense against the mindless minions of technology! Put down your selfie stick and look up from your screen - get Wasted and make a real human connection through the power of rock and roll! Together, we shall fight against the electronic shackles that divide us, and unite the people of the Northern Waste!
The Fell Swoop
The Fell Swoop
The Fell Swoop is a San Francisco based dance and soul band.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/