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Saturday December 29 2018
  8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
Man In Space
  (Reunion show)
 electronic funk hip hop indie
Ghost & The City
 r&b/soul soul downtempo  electropop futuresoul jazz triphop

Man In Space
Jonny Flannes
Raphael Peterson
Louie Diller
Jules Leyhe
Martin Diller
Peter Labberton
-from Oakland, CA

-Sonic exploration
Harmonic contemplation
And a precarious balance
Between reason
And a lack thereof

This is Man In Space

Oakland, California based band Man In Space was formed about a year ago by six high school friends. Half of the members were also in the band, Dizzy Balloon, and all are currently pursuing music academically, from masters, to majors, minors and concentrations. The sound is the result of their diverse collective musical knowledge condensed into a pop-rock format. It's what the Talking Heads would sound like if they had studied classical harmony, discovered hip-hop and samplers and listened to too much Pink Floyd and Radiohead. The music is distinct in its use of heavily layered synths, a tight rhythm section, guitar virtuosity, and melodic vocals. Jonny Flannes, Raphael Peterson, brothers Louie and Martin Diller, Jules Leyhe and Peter Labberton play multiple instruments in live performances to cover the varied instrumentation found on the band's self-titled debut EP. Man in Space has received very positive press and reviews in less than a year after its inception, selling out headlining shows all over the Bay Area in the past year and playing showcases at this year's SXSW music festival in Austin, TX.

Ghost & The City
-from Oakland, CA
-With spectral ambiance, caressing textures and luminescent, melodic hooks TIME represent an evolutionary sonic leap for Ghost & The City, who first emerged in 2015 with the Patchwork Soul EP. The trio has performed throughout Bay Area supporting such artists as The Internet, Shabazz Palaces and Hiatus Kaiyote.

With TIME, Ghost & The City create intricately crafted soundscapes that evoke the excitement and dismay of a region undergoing culture, tectonic shifts. While the group’s sound emanates from tomorrow, timeless musical values are embodied in the EP’s sole cover, a riveting rendition of Bobby Womack’s late career masterpiece, “Please Forgive My Heart”. Rapidly gaining notice as a signature West Coast musical force, Ghost & The City continues to hone a sound that embraces a multiplicity of styles while melting away superficial labels.