Miracles of Modern Science

Miracles of Modern Science

Caldecott, The Tet Holiday

Sat, March 23, 2013

9:00 pm

$8 in Advance/$10 at the Door

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Miracles of Modern Science
Miracles of Modern Science
Miracles of Modern Science are a string section in mutiny: guitars overboard! The Brooklyn, NY band squeezes together classical textures, disco kinetics, and explosive dynamics you might file under “post-rock” if their instruments weren’t decidedly pre-rock.

The band began at Princeton University, where vocalist/double bassist Evan Younger and mandolinist Josh Hirshfeld shared a hall their freshman year. Feeling out of place at a school where cover bands and Top 40 DJs dominated the nightlife, they hijacked open mics with off-kilter acoustic collaborations. They found kindred spirits in other restless musicians from the school’s orchestras and jazz bands: conductor-by-day cellist Geoff McDonald, Aussie violinist Kieran Ledwidge, and finally drummer Tyler Pines, who spurred them to plug their miniature orchestra into amps. Since then, MOMS have been uniting crowds of discerning musicians and dancing party-goers alike through their brand of orchestral rock.

MOMS’ 2011 debut Dog Year earned raves from NPR and Paste and ended up on year-end best-of lists for Wired and Beats Per Minute. Their new followup EP, MEEMS, pushes the limits of their acoustic instruments even further, ending up both crazier and catchier than its predecessor. The result resembles pop music, but you can sense the band ripping apart and rearranging its underlying mechanics like mad scientists.
Caldecott is an organically grown band of working men, creating music based on experiences in the Bay Area and beyond. Each aspect of Caldecott contributes a unique and essential taste in music, which is shaped into something all communities can appreciate. The group takes any opportunity to build beautiful melodies and foot-stomping rhythms not only for themselves, but also for everyone that understands passionate music and good times. Caldecott holds a family dinner every week, and they hope to see you there soon.
The Tet Holiday
The Tet Holiday is a band that loves playing guitar pop at loud volumes. They also love distortion.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107