Chaos Chaos, plus popscene DJs

Thu, April 4, 2013

9:30 pm

Rickshaw Stop


This event is 18 and over


From humble beginning of weekend jams to being nominated for a 2011 Unearthed J Award and finding themselves at #7 on triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown, San Cisco have set themselves apart from their counterparts with their rough low-fi garage pop energy and depth of song-writing. The four piece have since recorded their debut album and a gearing up for its release in 2012.
Chaos Chaos
Chaos Chaos is Asy and Chloe (formerly of Smoosh). We feel that it's time for a change. Right now we are finishing up an ep's worth of songs that will be released early fall. We won't be touring or playing any more shows as Smoosh, but have kept the Smoosh website and facebook so that we can still communicate with you all about our past music or anything at all involving Smoosh. We're so excited to begin this new project. We are calling it a 'project' because it is an experiment —we are trying to embody this idea of going all out with everything, including our everyday lives. We're changing ourselves —like the giant amoeba that is a 'chaos chaos'. Haha. In the Physics sense, this new name applies to us —our lives have been disordered. There's been an amoeba at the core of our music, where the form is always changing, moving in different directions. This is how we approach music, so in a sense this new band name fits perfectly! I know we'll make mistakes along the way, 'cause we're human and all that, and because we'll be taking risks. But, we can't wait to continue doing this project. The process has already been fun and quite an adventure.

Imagine a giant amoeba. If you can't do that just imagine a giant blob. That's what music is right now. Something that is always there and always changing –and it can be turned into anything.

Chloe: Percussion makes you feel a song rather than just hear it. Percussion drives. It can drive someone to kill, to dance, to make love, to take risks, or to free themselves. On a typical New York day you'll hear music and percussion over 50 times. You can't get away from it, actually. Or maybe that's just New York. A day without music would be dull and depressing. With all this different music surrounding YOU, what you take from it is unique and individual. Music is personal, but also shared –it's this huge never-ending cycle.

Percussion flows through your whole body. It feels good to bob your head to the beat. Percussion for the people! We need it!

Asy: I kind of feel like I am 65 right now, though I also feel 12. I've been working on my songwriting for 14 years now, (WHAT THE HECK), but I approach songwriting like a kid looking for an adventure. Because of this combination my songwriting is a collision of patience and impulse.

This is a really interesting time for me. Recently, I became restless. Had an early midlife crisis… I absolutely needed to experience more and take more risks (in songwriting and in other parts of my life). I decided to become my own student of music, listening to many different genres and styles and taking bits of things as I went, eventually blending them into a giant smoothie that I poured into my songs. I let myself be honest, which was hard because that meant entering an uncomfortable place, where a light was shined on everything (even unspeakable things).

Right now I like to write music the way I live life—sort of like a risk junkie. I've somehow convinced myself to keep getting uncomfortable. I think this should be the year of discomfort—for everybody—because when you challenge yourself to do something that's risky or a little uncomfortable you won't ever regret it. Well. Maybe sometimes you would. BUT, that risk will push you to a new place in your life—a place that's meaningful and chaotic in a good way. For me this place is the amoeba place, —the always changing, always full of possibilities place. Chaos Chaos. Wooh!

We can't wait to share our new music with you all! We want to hear you (send us your thoughts) and see you (at the shows, yeah!)

-Asy and Chloe

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102