CLOAKROOM

CLOAKROOM

pOrch, Slow Bloom

Tue, November 7, 2017

7:30 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$12-15

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

ADV TIX $12 / DOORS $15. Orders place for the sole purpose of resale will be cancelled. Orders exceeding the 6 ticket limit subject to cancellation.

 

CLOAKROOM
CLOAKROOM
When Cloakroom first materialized back in 2012, they did so modestly. A couple songs appeared on a Bandcamp page with a succinct description: “Cloakroom consists of three factory
workers from the Region.” As far as biographies go, it’s about as terse as they come. But at the same time, it conveyed everything that they needed to get across, simple facts that speak to greater truths.

These are the facts as we know them now: Cloakroom still consists of three people, vocalist-guitarist Doyle Martin, bassist Robert Markos, and drummer Brian Busch. Though they were once factory workers, they’ve left the factories behind, but their jobs are still blue-collar.

For Time Well, the band’s Relapse Records debut and second full-length overall, the members of Cloakroom made a work that’s at once grandiose and deeply insular. Following the release of 2015’s Further Out on Run For Cover Records, the band toured alongside the likes of Brand New, Russian Circles, and Nothing. Those tours proved that Cloakroom makes perfect sense opening for instrumental post-metal bands and acts that cut their teeth on the pop-punk circuit, without adhering to either style. Cloakroom occupies a space between worlds, crafting its unique brand of thoughtfully heavy music, something Relapse has long specialized in.

For Time Well, Martin, Markos, and Busch further explored the creative space they share by opting not to record in someone else’s studio, but to start from scratch and build one themselves.

The culmination of that shared effort is a work that transcends simple genre descriptors. The music coalesces into a thick wall of sound, lumbering forward as one singular piece that never begins to atrophy. Yet simultaneously, it indulges in the band’s softer side, turning those tributes to Jason Molina into Cloakroom’s very own brand of Americana, one that’s equally concerned with the astral plane and our modern world.

It makes sense then that the band would cite everything from Boards of Canada and John Fahey’s autobiography to the works of Stanley Kubrick and acclaimed Russian science fiction director Alexei German as influences on the record.
pOrch
pOrch
"Angular, dissonant, alternative, odd - these descriptors might give you an idea of what you’re in for should you come across San Francisco’s offbeat PORCH. The distinctive pedigree of this trio includes former members of Primus, Today is the Day, and Samiam, but do not let those bands lead you any which way; PORCH is its own road, journey and destination. Guitarist/vocalist Todd Huth’s distinctive guitar style blends the heavy aggressiveness and complex time signatures of noise-rock with delicate passages that leave bassist Christopher Frey and drummer Michael Scott Jacobs plenty of room for experimentation in creating a barely restrained rhythmic unity. Their pummel has not lost an ounce of intensity in 25 years - since 1992, they’ve maintained a healthy touring schedule in the US and abroad, as well as multiple releases on Alternative Tentacles, Mammoth Records, and Blackball Records. Rest assured, these wild-eyed misfits may have matured, but their bark remains equally as vicious as their bite."
Slow Bloom
Slow Bloom
Noise-rock from Santa Rosa.

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com