KZ + the Robbers, More Fatter, DJ Cross Colours

Album Release Show!

KZ + the Robbers

More Fatter

DJ Cross Colours

Thu, March 23, 2017

8:00 pm

$10 in Advance // $12 at the Door

This event is 21 and over

KZ + the Robbers
KZ + the Robbers
Imagine it’s 90 degrees out by 7 AM when you wake up to head to work. The bus on the cobblestone street is almost full, but you squeeze in and open the window next to you. As you wind through clogged, palm-lined city streets, a melody repeats in your head and you memorize it like a mantra.

Songwriter Casey Stikker of KZ + the Robbers can tell you a little bit about this songwriting process. Living, working and singing for four years in Rio de Janeiro afforded him a musical education and a limitless source of inspiration for material, as exemplified by the group’s 2017 release Let the Dirt Slip Through My Fingers. “My sound started taking on a lot of qualities of the music that I would hear in the street in Brazil-- both more traditional stuff like samba and also newer, more aggressive genres like carioca funk,” says Stikker. “It ended up becoming like an American rocker’s fanboy tribute to the music of Rio.”

Having relocated the project back to San Francisco in 2016, KZ + the Robbers have put this musical vision to wax with Let the Dirt Slip Through My Fingers, recorded in San Francisco and Oakland and mixed by Dave Brandwein in New York. The result is a powerful, unique mixture of influences: while the guitars and vocals howl with catchy rock-and-roll authenticity, the rhythm section is guided by the rhythmic complexity of Brazilian music. Clock in at a hard-hitting and concise 3 songs, Let the Dirt Slip Through My Fingers is a sonic tour of and an ode to a hot, crowded 21st-century city.

KZ + the Robbers’ Let the Dirt Slip Through My Fingers is due out March 23rd, 2017.
More Fatter
More Fatter
More Fatter is a rock fusion band hailing from Belmont, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. With spacious, brassy dance grooves reminiscent of Earth Wind & Fire and Santana, an introspective, relentless drive harkening back to Deep Purple, and lusciously tight three-part harmonies drawing from The Beatles, More Fatter builds on a bedrock of classic rock and funk. The band combines this firm base with heavy inspiration from modern jazz and hip hop. Building on influences ranging from Snarky Puppy, to Justin Timberlake, to Chicago-based Sidewalk Chalk, More Fatter carves out an edgy sound blurring rock, funk, blues, and jazz.
DJ Cross Colours
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/