The Absurd, PSDSP (closing set), Change!, Joe Kaplow

The Absurd

PSDSP (closing set)

Change!

Joe Kaplow

Wed, February 13, 2019

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Absurd
The Absurd
The Absurd is a true power trio, firing off catchy hooks and thunderous riffs with equal potency. Originating from the Detroit area, but based in Los Angeles, the band is known for their explosive live show. They're "melted the paint off the walls at just about every club in LA" and have been featured in publications like Buzzbands LA, Music Connection Magazine, Heavy Metal Magazine and more. They're also been featured on the main stage for Long Beach Gay Pride 2018, as well as having been staple performers at LA's Echo Park Rising festival 2017 and 2018. Their debut full-length, the cheekily titled "Build the Wall," was released in October of 2018 to rave reviews, meriting inclusion in multiple end-of-the-year lists and earning them a residency spot at The Satellite in LA in March 2019.
PSDSP (closing set)
PSDSP (closing set)
Physical Suicide Deterrent System Project (PSDSP) is an avant-grunge band from the Bay Area. PSDSP combines heavy riffs, melodious, spacy vocals, surprising lyrics, and virtuosic musicianship for a sound that picks up where Soundgarden left off, taking it further toward where Alice Coltrane was going. Lead singer and guitarist Eli Carlton-Pearson first conceived of the band after reading the comically verbose official title of the Golden Gate Bridge's suicide barrier. Well aware that music had provided him and many others with a reason to live in otherwise hopeless times, he decided to name his band after the barrier, in a move that was both tongue-in-cheek and dead serious. Joined by Brian Wilkerson on bass and Michael Pinkham on drums the band has become a cult favorite in their native Bay Area, and continues to surprise audiences everywhere with a well-rehearsed yet improvisational approach to heavy rock and roll.
Change!
Change!
Change! is a psychedelic rock band from Napa Valley. With songs written on the wood hammered dulcimer, Change! has performing live all over the country for twenty years! Aaron McEvoy has a hypnotic, almost fairy tale like voice which he uses to serenade the audience with haunting rock lullabyes, all while performing on his family made wood hammered dulcimer. These songs are accompanied by psychedelic guitars and bass. Meanwhile, Robinson Kuntz (Buttercream Gang, Love Dimension) highlights both music and vocals with innovative drum patterns. This versitaile rock band attracts everyone from punks to goths to new wavers and all wierdos in between.
Joe Kaplow
Joe Kaplow
Joe Kaplow is emerging as one the of the most promising singer-songwriter talents in the Bay area. His sound is grounded in troubadour folk with influences from a variety of other acoustic genres. His self-titled debut EP (out Sept 9) affirms Kaplow as a rare artist who can make memorable tunes in diverse idioms.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/