Elliot Racine, Marissa Kay and the Lunar Angels, Carlie Mari

Elliot Racine

Marissa Kay and the Lunar Angels

Carlie Mari

Thu, June 22, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Elliot Racine
Elliot Racine
Elliot Racine is an experimental avant-garde composer and musician based in California. Elliot’s approach to music is characterized by his endless curiosity and openness to inspiration from all corners. Propelled by wild explorations and a wide array of influences, Elliot’s music crosses borders and defies expectations.

Elliot’s primary instrument is the bass, but he is also a vocalist, guitarist, electronic composer, and multi-instrumentalist. Equally adept at penning clever lyrics for a shambling folksong, improvising a funky bass line, and composing a somber solo for distorted piano, Elliot tries on many styles and synthesizes many traditions in his music.

While Elliot’s sound is solidly rooted in American traditions of rock, blues, folk, funk, and jazz, elements of world music also inform his songwriting. His songs subtly incorporate polyrhythms, drone, and exotic instrumentation into more traditional western structures.

The result of this dynamic combination of influences is a collection of wholly unique songs. No one Elliot Racine track is like another. Some of his songs are jazzy, freeform horn and percussion jams. Some are dreamy guitar landscapes full of echo and reverb. Some are classically styled American folksongs. Some songs swell with trumpets and flutes, some are compositions for solo acoustic guitar. Some are loud and rocking, others ethereal and droning. But what all of Elliot’s songs have in common is their intimate spirit. Regardless of the style, his music is always immediately relatable. Personal lyrics, elements of improvisation, and raw production values combine to create a down-to-earth, visceral listening experience.
Marissa Kay and the Lunar Angels
Marissa Kay and the Lunar Angels
Born in a small town outside Boston, Massachusetts, singer-songwriter Marissa Kay has lived and performed across the United States before finding her home in San Francisco. Her music has been called "fantastic and passionate" by fellow musician/Utah open mic host Brendan Getzell, and her alt-country sound echoes classic and modern singer-songwriters from Bruce Springsteen to Brandi Carlile. Some of her proudest achievements include performing at the 2015 LGBT Pride Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida, and opening for former members of the Violent Femmes.
Carlie Mari
Carlie Mari
Born and raised in Los Angeles, 21-year-old singer-songwriter Carlie Mari has been writing music since she was thirteen years old. Her catchy, relatable songs have the jazzy feel of classic Amy Winehouse, with intricate vocal harmonies that bring to mind Ingrid Michaelson. Her song, "Share Your Loving" won an Honorable Mention at the 2015 Songdoor Songwriting Competition and won third place at the 2016 Indie International Songwriting Competition.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/