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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
Pink Skies
  members of Dizzy Balloon and Fever Charm
 Escapism Pop

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.

Pink Skies
-from Oakland, CA
-Born and raised in Oakland, California, Arieh Berl grew up playing in Punk and Indie bands around the Bay Area. While writing for his
band, it became clear his new songs were meant for a completely different project. He wasn't writing punk or indie songs anymore,
but a genre-bending mix of psychedelic rock, pop, R&B, 70’s, and chillwave. These sounds eventually manifested into the formation of
Pink Skies in 2016. Heavily inspired by the outdoors, especially backpacking and surfing, Berl describes Pink Skies as Escapism Pop,
noting his creations are “Pop songs shot through a laser and sent to the moon.” Pink Skies has a laidback feel mixed with existential
lyrical ideas. Though he had no intention of releasing his dusty, personal home recordings, the singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer decided to finish and release the project after a creative retreat in the Berkeley Hills. Recorded in bits
and pieces at home in Oakland, Boston, and Los Angeles, Pink Skies gives you an opportunity to close your eyes and escape from your
struggles and stresses.

Pink Skies released his debut EP, 'Does It Really Matter?' on July 13, 2018, followed by 'Portland' on September 28, 2018. He is
currently working on his debut album, due out early 2019.