REPTALIENS

REPTALIENS

Marinero, Banzai Cliff

Thursday 3/7

8:00 pm

$10-12

This event is all ages

ADV TIX $10 / DOORS $12.

REPTALIENS
REPTALIENS
Portland, Oregon's Reptaliens is the husband and wife team of Cole and Bambi Browning. Named in reverence for their interests in cult mentality, transhumanism, and conspiracy theories, Reptaliens quickly evolved from a bedroom-recording project to a full-fledged band that explores fringe pop culture through analog synthesizers, electric guitars, melodic bass lines, and Bambi's lulling vocals. Inspired by all things science fiction, writers like Philip K. Dick and Haruki Murakami, and music ranging from Paul McCartney/Wings to African artists Francis Bebey and Nahawa Doumbia, the band creates psychedelic, chameleonic dreamscapes that fall sonically and visually somewhere between abstract expressionism and surrealism. These ideas and influences all coalesce on FM-2030 - named after the renowned transhumanist writer and philosopher - the band's debut album on Captured Tracks. Full of dreamy melodies and catchy hooks, the feel-good vibe often belie something a bit more sinister.
Marinero
Marinero
Marinero is the solo guise of Jess Sylvester, a San Francisco native. Drawing from life in Califas as well as time spent in Guadalajara, his songs inhabit several times and places at once, be it the esquinas of lowrider-era Mission Street, the sepia-toned Jalisco villas of his abuelas, or the eternal ever-reaching California coast. Rooted but always musing on what came before and what could have come to be, Marinero’s music floats between the familiar and the fantastic, like a half-remembered dream of Don Quijote.

Sylvester’s other current projects also lie in this threshold, from the Pan-American digital pop duo Francisco y Madero to the lost-in-time no-fi Nuggets punk of Violent Change. Marinero brings it all together -- sampled breaks, hectic live percussion, harmonized vocals, fuzz guitar, maracas, flutes, Omnichords and laptops can all be summoned to bring forth the vibe by any means necessary.
Banzai Cliff
Banzai Cliff
Moody lo-fi pop from Oakland.

Banzai Cliff is Nicky Koch, joined by producer and multi-instrumentalist David Ulrich.

Hypothetical Love, their first album, pays tribute to the punkier side of '80s pop.

Banzai Cliff Live:
Lisa Weiss: Bass
Bobby Renz: Drums
Nathan Smith: Guitar
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com