SISTER CRAYON

SISTER CRAYON

BELLS ATLAS, ASTRONAUTS, ETC

Fri, March 14, 2014

9:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

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SISTER CRAYON
SISTER CRAYON
DEBUTING NEW MATERIAL FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM!

An off and on recluse, Terra Lopez spent countless hours in her Northern California bedroom each day, recording hundreds of gritty, personal demos with her classical guitar and MPC. Staring at the ceiling of her apartment, she taught herself how to sing by studying vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Jeff Buckley. It was during this time that Lopez started to form the sound and scope of what would become Sister Crayon. Shortly after, Lopez met Dani Fernandez and the two bonded over hip-hop and the MPC. Inseparable, the duo started collaborating and word spread quickly about Sister Crayon on the West Coast. Over the years, the project has undergone numerous lineup changes and been bolstered by the addition of live keys and drums. With drummer Omar Barajas in the mix, Sister Crayon’s live show is passionate, dynamic and emotionally resonant.

Since Sister Crayon’s debut release Bellow in 2011, Lopez and Fernandez have worked relentlessly to reinvent the project, with the focus shifting back towards its founding members. The two have honed in on the electronic side of things, centering more on Lopez’s powerful, diverse vocal range while utilizing heavy beats and haunting melodies. Having toured nationally for most of 2012 with the likes of Built to Spill, The Album Leaf and Maps & Atlases, Sister Crayon went into the studio in late September to record the Cynic EP. The record is at times raw and inconsolable, inspired by Lopez’s absent father and daily frustrations with the past. Sister Crayon’s new body of work is unapologetic in its intensity, allowing them to create their most revealing work to date.
BELLS ATLAS
BELLS ATLAS
"Kaleidosonic soul punch."

What is that!? Who knows, but maybe it's something like Missy Elliot meets Björk meets Little Dragon.

Bells Atlas emerges from the vibrant cultural and musical backdrop of Oakland, CA. Blending heavy percussion, soulful vocal harmonies, and thoughtful arrangements, this dynamic group has arrived at a sound that is uniquely their own. They capture the spirit of eclectic influences and draw a wide audience with diverse tastes, setting the stage from a world their own- a place to discover and explore through wonder, sonic landscapes and movement. You can find their first album on Bandcamp and iTunes.

"Eminently chill and sexy in equal measure but with out of this world complexity and musical sophistication ... This is the kind of record that kick-starts movements." --Afropunk

"It's pretty easy to get lost in the group ... lush harmonies fill your ears ... their groove is anything but ordinary." --okayplayer
ASTRONAUTS, ETC
ASTRONAUTS, ETC
"Anthony Ferraro is a member of Chaz Bundick’s Toro Y Moi touring band, but he also fronts his own project called Astronauts, etc. Today the band shares “I Know,” the first single from a fresh batch of recordings. Although Ferraro was at one point studying to become a classical musician at UC Berkeley — a career path derailed by arthritis — this track is a ’70s-style soft-rock gem that taps into some of the same lite-funk vibes as Toro’s recent work while maintaining its own particular flavor. That makes sense considering Bundick is the one who introduced Ferraro into the popular music scene in the first place. The groove on this one is strong despite the overall pillowy quality of the music. “Just hold me tight,” Ferraro croons in falsetto before a smooth guitar solo enters to usher in the next verse." --Stereogum

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Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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