CELLAR DOORS / FLAURAL

SEA WITCH PRESENTS

CELLAR DOORS / FLAURAL

WEEED, and DJ Ash Reiter (of Sugar Candy Mountain)

Wednesday 5/8

8:00 pm

$12-15

This event is all ages

*Orders place for the sole purpose of resale will be cancelled. Orders exceeding the 6 ticket limit subject to cancellation.*

ADV TIX $12 / DOORS $15.

CELLAR DOORS
CELLAR DOORS
Cellar Doors began in early 2010 in San Francisco. The trio consists of Sean Fitzsimmons (Vocals, Guitar, Bass,) Jason Witz (Bass, Guitar, Keys, Vocals), and Miki Rogulj (Percussion, Vocals). The band is influenced by various forms of art and channels the underground psychedelic scene of the 1960s through their own modern, post punk filter. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Roky Erickson, Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Spindrift, Toy, Allah-Las, and have been known to back local legend Cyril Jordan of The Flamin' Groovies on occasion.

"Cellar Doors are a dark psychedelic g-spot." --SF Gate

“Soaked in reverb, the band’s sound has all the humming guitars and echoed vocals needed to hypnotize a new generation of listeners and help carry the underground psych scene into this decade, but at the forefront of their music are post punk flavored guitar riffs that lend an edge to the Cellar Doors’ sonic fluidity." --The Bay Bridged
FLAURAL
FLAURAL
It’s rare that a band founded on pushing sonic boundaries is conscious of not alienating the listener. In the case of Denver-based rockers, Flaural, their music feels like the spoils of deep exploration, brought back down to earth for all to observe in traditional rock outfit form.

Flaural / ˈflôrəl / is the unified sum of four equal parts. The hypnotic pulse of Nick Berlin’s kraut rock drum grooves crystalize as the backdrop atop which sprawls the band’s ethereal art-pop-songwriting. Connor Birch’s expansive synths and keys, the unique virtuosity and aggression of Noah Pfaff’s guitar playing, and the resonant croon of Colin Johnson’s vocals and driving bass lines all coalesce into experimental psych rock that warmly invites the uninitiated listener into the unknown.

On March 27th, 2017, frontman Collin Johnson’s father passed away after a long struggle with ALS. The album cover serves as an homage to his passing — an image resembling a clock with hands that read 3:27 — and the album’s first single, “The Thinker,” tells the story of his illness. “The Thinker” was originally written following his father’s diagnosis, with Johnson singing, “Nobody likes when you’re not well / Come up, come up, and feel better now.” The song’s lyrics were reworked after he passed, adding the line, “Unanswered questions still haunt me.” The emotional track ends with a dark, hectic, instrumental frenzy of piercing baritone saxophone squeaks layered over sporadic, aggressive guitar and driving drums.

“‘The Thinker’ definitely set a tone for the album in the sense of hardship and having no way out but just dealing with the way things are,” Johnson recalls. “Trying times have no grace and that manifested as a recurring theme through the rest of album.”
WEEED
WEEED
WEEED features a quartet of best friends jammin’ on double drum sets, electric bass, guitar, flute, vocal harmony and ambient live looping. Their blend of heavy psychedelic wildness, trance and improvisation draws influence from musical traditions around the world as well as the sensuous landscape they call home in the Pacific Northwest.

Since 2009, they have produced a number of albums, extensively toured the US and shared the stage with bands such asAcid Mothers Temple, Wand and Dead Meadow and have often been compared with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fuzz and Pink Floyd.
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com