Northerner, Gradations (closing set), Face Tat

Northerner

Gradations (closing set)

Face Tat

Sat, September 20, 2014

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Northerner
Northerner
Northerner is a 3-piece rock band with an original sound that lends from influences of early Pink Floyd to melodic vamps compared to more modern bands like Doves and The Dears. The group consists of the 3 remaining members of the Bay Area indie rock band, Wave Array. Guitarist, Nich Pak, and bassist/singer, Johan Alfsen, had been playing in and out of Bay Area bands together for over 10 years before forming the simple, stripped down rock sound that is Northerner. Along their musical journey they met Ruben Rios, an in-the-pocket, heavy hitting, and creative drummer who has also been a long standing member of the Bay Area music scene. With a strong natural chemistry, the 3 found themselves writing simple catchy songs with an expressive, hard hitting and deep emotional melody. Their live performances spread a true rock spirit of the Bay Area music scene.

The newly formulated band has been writing and recording since early 2015 and are currently in the studio recording their debut record.
Gradations (closing set)
Gradations (closing set)
Face Tat
Face Tat
Face Tat is two recovered post-rockers, Mike G. and Mark Pantoja, who still create dreamy, psychedelic soundscapes, but now they layer them on top of hip hop, industrial, and electronic beats and cram them into 2-3 minute pop structures. The results are... weird. But in the best way possible.

The debut EP from Face Tat,"Dungeon MIstress," was released in 2013. Hear it at http://facetatsf.bandcamp.com. Face Tat also produced the solo album by Mike G., Beating the Drum of the Deathless, that accompanies his cyberpunk novel The Mysticist, which came out in April 2014 via FreemadeSF.

Check out the video for Face Tat's ode to the man, the myth, the eye patch, Snake Plissken (of Escape From New York fame): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLxegcb86gw

"heavy, heady electronic beats... with emotive guitar melodies and pop sensibility" - East Bay Express
"purveyors of darkwave, electronic, post-rock beats" - The Bay Bridged
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/