Six60

Six60

Let's Get Lost, We Will Be Lions

Sat, October 6, 2012

9:00 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Six60
Six60
As a band, Six60 originally formed in Dunedin in 2008. Inspired by the vibrant culture of soul, rock and bass heavy electronica that defined late 2000s student life down south, they began jamming out at their infamous flat, 660 Castle Street. Bedroom practices quickly became small living room concerts for friends and family, which led them to playing flat warming’s, parties and eventually local bars.
Pressured into recording a demo EP by friends and family, they sold their music online through their website and setup some fan pages on various online social networks. As the saying goes, if you give, you get back, and as word about their high-octane live shows, and copies of their songs spread around New Zealand and Australia, they were rewarded with a burgeoning fan base, both in real life and online. Sitting at, prior to the release of their self-titled debut album, a locally unprecedented, 75,000 plus fans on facebook, Six60 also have to their credit, two platinum selling singles 'Rise Up 2.0' and 'Don't Forget Your Roots', and have toured nationally to sold out crowds for several years now, playing at consistently larger venues every cycle. Along the way they've scored prized time slots at key summer festivals such as La De Da, Rhythm and Vines, Splore, Homegrown and Big Day Out, topped the commercial singles charts, and built a strong, robust audience on both sides of the Tasman. Blending soul, rock, dubstep and drum and bass, their music is as dynamic, versatile and unexpected as their back story. Extended singer/songwriter jams incorporate dubstep sections as bridges, hard rocking guitar work duels with robust synthetics and thunderous low end bass over vibrant percussive rhythms, and in both voice and instrumentation infectious melody consistently shines through.
They're a band with songs that make just as much sense when listened to with headphones strapped on, as they do in the heat of a capacity concert moment. And with Tiki Taane as co-producer on their self-titled debut album, they have married what they're known for with where they're going. Leave your preconceptions at the door and let Six60 show you the world as they see it, one song at a time.
Let's Get Lost
Let's Get Lost
Seattle band Let’s Get Lost formed in 2008 out of the songwriting collaboration of Nick Shadel (piano) and Peter Kowalczyk (guitar). The songs are heavily influenced by pop bands of the past such as The Beatles and Queen, as well as the thoughtful, unique songwriting of Elliott Smith and Bob Dylan. As a result, the band emphasizes lush harmonies, subtle symphonic orchestration, heavy blues guitar licks, flashes of literature, and a toe-tapping backbeat.
We Will Be Lions
We Will Be Lions
We Will Be Lions formed in January of 2012 in San Francisco California. The band was an offshoot of a longtime collaboration between Josh Martin (piano, voice, guitar) and Marcus Bowers (guitar, voice). The two wrote songs and toured extensively through the western United States and eventually decided to formed a band that mirrored the sounds of the musicians they idolized such as David Bowie, Prince, and The Velvet Underground. Add to the mix Alex Hersler, longtime drummer of the theatrical Chicago rhythm outfit "Boomshaka." Alex fused the group together with his rhythm and purebred enthusiasm for performance. Once bassist Hunter Wiley was also added to the mix, bringing a keen ear for melody and a final creative burst to the project, We Will Be Lions got underway. We Will Be Lions' music would not be out of place in an art gallery in New York in the mid-70's, a dance hall in Seattle in the mid-90's, or a martini bar on Mars in 2053. It also wouldn't be out of place right here, right now. Combining lyrically driven songs with body shaking beats and melodies, We Will be Lions will take you to your inner sexy, groovy, epic paradise.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/