This Old Earthquake, Chocolate Genius, Abby Posner

This Old Earthquake

Chocolate Genius

Abby Posner

Fri, March 31, 2017

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

This Old Earthquake
This Old Earthquake
West of west, where the west never ends. This is the territory occupied by This Old Earthquake, an indie Americana rock band based in Bolinas, California, an eccentric small town on the coast of Marin County just north of San Francisco. Described as “West Marinicana” and “sophisticated back porch music”, influences range from roots artists like Gillian Welch and The Band to indie pop artists like Bon Iver and Iron and Wine. Their Americana pop sound is at times intimate and sparse, a pick against a string, a breath anticipates a lyric. At other times it can be rollicking and big enough to fill a barn.

“Spare, dark, elegant and contemporary…”
Dennis McNally, author and Grateful Dead historian.

“It is rare that I hear a band that I feel is truly original. This Old Earthquake is the golden exception. Part rock, part bluegrass, part folk, the Earthquake boys bring a northern coast flavor to a uniquely American sound that is a must for any music lover.”
James Redford, documentary filmmaker.

“One of the best albums I’ve heard in many many years…”
Paul “Pappy” Middleton, engineer Bonnie Raitt and Palmyra Studios.

This Old Earthquake is:
Steve Trivelpiece - Vocals, Guitars
Ethan Okamura - Vocals, Guitars
Taylor Cutcomb - Bass
Michael Pinkham - Drums
Chocolate Genius
Chocolate Genius
Born in Panama, signed on the French label 'No Format', it is in New York, at the touch of spirits as independent as Marc Ribot, Martin, Medeski & Wood, that Marc Anthony Thompson alias Chocolate Genius Inc. has been able, like Terry Callier or Arthur Lee in their times, or like his contemporaries Joe Henry or Mark Eitzel, to develop the secret formula of a universal and subtle songwriting, neither black nor white.
A songwriting that can collect in the fibers the multiple components of American identity : granting the freedom to capture both the spirit and clever player of Van Dyke Parks and the prophecies fevered of Sly Stone, the rage that dries the ancestral blues of the irreverent glee of new York jazz, and the raw energy of the indie-rock growls of the sensual soul...

L.A. knows the poet as Thompson has been living in the city for the past years. Leaving L.A. for Chocolate Genius Inc was just a temporary affair. Seeing Chocolate Genius Inc. show will be another a-temporal experience for Los Angelinos.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107