Down And Outlaws, El May (opening set at 8pm)

Down And Outlaws

El May (opening set at 8pm)

Instar

Wed, September 26, 2012

8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Down And Outlaws
Down And Outlaws
f you ask what Down and Outlaws sound like, someone might mention The Stooges, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, or Lynyrd Skynyrd. But at some level, such comparisons miss the point. Call these San Franciscans bluesy, rootsy, dirty; it doesn't really matter. Down and Outlaws are a rock and roll band, pure and simple. These days, when the definition of rock and roll is increasingly uncertain, the tight-knit quartet's energy, authenticity, and blistering live performances are impossible to ignore or forget.
El May (opening set at 8pm)
El May (opening set at 8pm)
"… layered retro-pop tapestries evoke thoughts of El May as the long lost niece of Brian Wilson."
– Direct Current

".. a beguiling singer and tunesmith. Her vocal melodies and harmonies intertwine with deceptively simple piano lines to cast cool, alluring spells; subtle touches of rhythm and strings enhance the mood and the atmosphere " –
Peter Blackstock, No Depression

El May is Lara Meyerratken.

Lara has performed and/or recorded with many stellar rock and roll acts like Ben Lee, Crooked Fingers, Luscious Jackson, Luna, Britta and Dean, Nada Surf, and Sneeze.

El May songs have featured in TV shows Melrose Place, The Lying Game, and Pretty Little Liars. Michelle Williams performs her song 'Hero' in the 2005 movie 'The Baxter'. Other soundtrack credits include 'Our Idiot Brother' (2011) and Dutch film 'Life In One Day' (2009).

Lara has composed and recorded original music for Comcast, Austrian Telekom, Oronaine Skincare, (RED), DEL software and Kelloggs.

She was the Musical Director for the Cannes 'Best Original Music' Gold Lion Award winner for Match.com in 2010, and won the 2005 'Best Cover Art' ARIA Award for the Ben Lee album 'Awake is The New Sleep'.
Instar
Instar
Instar is an alt-pop indie rock duo out of San Francisco. Often trading lead-singer duties, Instar combines vocal-forward melodies with driving guitars, synth layers, and programmed beats to create a dark and dreamy soundscape. Instar is Kenny Aber (guitar, vocals) and Emily Stewart (keys, vocals). They are currently performing locally and working on their first EP.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/