Big Light, LE VICE, Doppio

Sunday 5/27

7:30 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages


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Big Light
Big Light
With its debut album, Animals In Bloom, Big Light has crafted a record that is catchy enough to land on the radio but adventurous enough to engage those who refuse to listen to it. A guitar-rock album at heart, Big Light took 10 of its best songs and used the studio to experiment, in some cases changing tracks drastically. Headphone junkies and audiophiles themselves, the band created a true "listening experience" that never feels fake or dishonest. They recruited friends to expand the arrangements where needed, including Umphrey's McGee's Joel Cummins on keyboards and ALO's Dan Lebowitz on pedal steel. Longtime associate and Apollo Sunshine drummer Jeremy Black was brought in as a co-Producer.

What this band has achieved in less than one year with the current, definitive lineup is remarkable. Some artists struggle for years and never see this level of success. Listening to the new album and watching the band evolve at such a rapid rate onstage, one gets the feeling that Big Light is poised to get a lot bigger.
Imagine fixed wheel bicycles chained to a yacht, dirty Chuck Taylor's and Dom Perignon, Hip Hop and R&B with an indie twist. This San Francisco foursome has managed to craft an indulgent sound that takes advantage of all the things we love to hate - a little sparkly bling bling mixed with a dash of dirty hipster.

Le VICE is an Indie Hip Hop and R&B band that's really an Urban-Indie-Rock- Electro-Funk-Hip Hop-Pop band. With as much swag as Lil B but the talent of highly paid session musicians, LV is on track to be the coolest new band in the business .They were recently coined one of the Bay's "Bands on the Rise in 2012" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, one of the Bay Area's most popular weekly publications. Their LARGE sound includes throwback 80s synthesizers, Rick James bass lines, angular guitar licks, and 808 drums. This is topped off with front woman Alex Lee's hip hop swagger and soulful singing. The result is part throw back and part futuristic. LV's sound refuses to fit into any 1 genre, but instead seems to borrow from all genres, leaving them with a sound that literally has something for everyone who listens.
"The very talented McKay Garner and Adam Tenenbaum have just put out their new self-titled album....It’s a great blend of rock and electronica, even a little glitchiness and dubstep bass in there."
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102