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August 31 2013
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:30PM ••• 21 AND OVER
Not a Vinyl Release Show now, but The Greening says: everyone who buys a ticket in advance gets a free Greening shirt, poster, dropcard and (if enough left) a pair of The Greening underwear.
psychedelic powerpop, progressive pop, rock
Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony
Will Loving: lead and backing vocals, guitars
Karl Meischen: lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Adam Pallin: bass
Nick Tatro: drums
The Greening’s mission statement is to push pop music to new frontiers through their blend of accessible experimentation.
Combining memorable hooks, strong melodies and cascading vocal harmonies, the band craft instantly memorable songs. However, the radio friendly nature of the songwriting disguises its underlying complexity. Surprise bridges, unexpected arrangements/time signatures, and well thought out productions all unite to enhance the compositions in an integrated fashion. The ideology behind their sound evolves from an appreciation of the psychedelic movement, forgotten 70s art rock, classic 60s pop, and the ultimate desire to combine elements of all of these with a psychotic injection of punk energy. At shows, people are often up and dancing within a few numbers – thriving off the band’s raw enthusiasm for the music they love.
Recording-wise, The Greening has always sought to combine as many styles as possible in collagist fashion. As can be heard on their first two albums, After Shoal Parlor and The Last Tibetan Midnight, the variety of stylings take the listener across a landscape of music history, landing them squarely in the twilight of music the world is waking up to. The familiar is there to be heard, but in a way that is neither nostalgic nor retro. Singles like “(She’s So) Electric,” “Sunday Afternoon” and “Don’t Have The Time” sparkle with unexpected bridges, crisp, three part vocal harmonies, and jigsaw puzzle arrangements.
With their 2012 release — Eon v. Aeon — imminent, the four piece strives to take their St.-recorded opus worldwide, and to share their post-psychedelic vision with jacked-in technofiles and live audiences alike. Stay tuned for the release of the new singles: “Dualk,” “Leningrad (Slips and Knots),” “Synching Through The Void,” and “Kicking and Screaming.”
Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony
Nick Powers, Kevin Gautschi and Dylan Gautschi
Nicholas Jarvis Powers, self-taught pianist and songwriter, has been rolling around in the gutters of Contra Costa County since he was a little kid. Dylan and Kevin Gautschi are French brothers and are the sons of Pamela Wood, bass player for Bay Area rock legends Leila & The Snakes. Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony play Adventure Rock™. They look forward to seeing you at a show.
Katya Lopez- keyboards, lead vocals
Duff Hallberg- bass
Mercedes Coyle - drums, backing vocals
Chris Palmer - guitar
Dot Punto. is a mix of Indie-latin and Proto-pop with a twist of 60s mod chic. We are influenced by 50s housewives, cholas, jelly fish-related innuendos, and those who did us wrong!
We have been playing throughout the Bay Area since 2007 and are now back in the recording studio.
Our musical gang of four will make you shake your caderas with infectious songs like "Telenovela", "Intoxicate" and "Che Mart"!
● Doo-Wop, Jazz, Soul, Reggaeton, Montunos
● Cholas y Vatos, Boriquas and Cubanos