Doctor Striker, The Helltones, Mobilities, Daniel And The Lion

Doctor Striker

The Helltones

Mobilities

Daniel And The Lion

Fri, June 28, 2019

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Doctor Striker
Doctor Striker
Imagining a sonic world that diverged from our own in 1991, Doctor Striker shreds and roars over heavy beats, guitar riffs, bass lines, and synth hooks. He brings the classical and punk worlds together with training and discipline to electronic pop to create a political, personal and incisively optimistic brand of music.

Doctor Striker's lyrics, brutally simple in the punk tradition, are inspired by his upbringing in recession-battered metro Detroit and subsequent life in Oakland, California. His formal training in economics and history at the University of Michigan bring an uncommon depth and historical context. Doctor Striker exclaims: "If you fight the man, you are the man If I'm rich, no one can touch me. / If I'm rich, I am the law. / But I'm poor, I don't care. / I am poor, I am free."

Doctor Striker teamed up with Guinevere Q, Will Xiong, and Young Sun for the live shows to create a full sensory, theatrical live experience. He crawls across the floor shredding and chanting while Guinevere plays the bass and climbs tables. Will fills the sound with his tones and Young Sun drives the drums.

Doctor Striker is celebratory and critical, insightful but ecstatic. By committing to a pop ethos, he avoids joining the half-baked rocker-philosopher tradition. Indeed, if Doctor Striker believes in anything, it's in the eternal truth of heavy riffs. Though he's not shy about his vision of utopia:

“Going in to work / We party till it hurts / Sleeping at the desk. / Dream, Party, Rest.”
The Helltones
The Helltones
Conceived as a side project by Darwin Doud and Paul Bowman, Hell Tones now enjoys the amplified upright bass of Tim E and the vocal harmonies of Victoria Sepe, Jordan Edwards, and Kyle DuBoef. Other members include Jonah Isaiah Ben-Amotz, Rob Montross, and Shane Lawton.
Mobilities
Mobilities
Mobilities is a band that aims for their namesake: an ever-changing flow of ideas, creating sound waves that move the body and mind. The goal is, and always has been, to showcase a variety of original music. Mobilities is a four-piece experimental rock band that experiments with a range of genres including alternative rock, punk, funk, and hip-hop. They have been adding their sound to the Portland music scene since March 2016, and in June 2017 completed a tour of northern California.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/