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Friday April 29 2022
 8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
•••  21 AND OVER (but families welcome!)
$40 / $60 / $80 / $100 :: you choose
Space permitting, no one will be turned away for lack of funds at the door--pay what you can.

  Music City SF sponsors...  
Kandur Family Benefit Show
A Concert to Raise Funds for Ilkercan and Marichka Kandur and Baby Leon who became refugees of the war on Ukraine

Ilkercan Kandur and his band Kandur played the stage at Bottom of the Hill many times before Ilker moved to Ukraine. He and his wife and 4-month-old baby were able to flee to Poland and are living with friends, but have had to leave behind everything except some baby clothes. Their Lviv cafe had already been struggling because of the COVID closures, and they find themselves without resources to re-start their lives. Let's come together to help this young family!

For those who cannot attend the show, feel free to contribute to his relief fund directly:

Kandur is the recipient, not performing. But here is a Kandur video which is so poignant for what he is going through:

First Church Of The Sacred Silversexual
 raucous glam rock
Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs
 garage blues punk rock
 DIY psych, garage rock
 experimental improv jazz punk rock

First Church Of The Sacred Silversexual
-from San Francisco, CA
-A musical, theatrical, sparkly spectacle of a show that tap dances on all the lines between religion and revelry, beatitude and blasphemy, rock show and revival.
A Church Made From Spiderweb, Not Stone.
We are Not the church of One Must
But that One Might!
That One May!
The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual
A truly interactive religious experience that brings you the music of David Bowie in a manner you’ve never envisioned before!

Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs
-from San Francisco, CA
-Loud. Fast. Rock n’ roll. We didn’t come to reinvent the wheel, we’re not here serving a brand new cuisine. We’re serving up those classic high gain recipes you grew up on. It’s burgers and fries out here in the dives of San Francisco, cuz we know you’re hungry

The newest release “loud and fast” is an explosive two song ep that took us outside of our box, thinking about more than just ourselves  

-from San Francisco, CA
-Agouti is a psychedelic rock band that surfaced from songwriter and producer Carmen Caruso after a trip to Costa Rica’s cloud forests. Escaping from chronic fatigue and dysfunctional routine, she ruminated on what to do next. Caruso realized many of her musical facets - early experiences in choir, infatuation with 60s and 70s rock, forays into building new instruments, and making experimental music - all oscillated around psychedelic rock.

When Caruso returned home to San Francisco, she started down a path to produce her own brand of psychedelic music. She created a recording studio in her basement, gutting the entire room and rebuilding it into a soundproof space. She fixed up a 70s bass amp, a 4-track reel-to-reel, and a vintage mixer. Finally, she began writing a new set of songs. The end results, "Summertime" and "Chameleon", have been featured in The Bay Bridged, Deli Magazine, and included in KQED's Mixtape of up-and-coming psychedelic bands.

-from San Francisco, CA
-Varona celebrates the end of everybody’s least favorite year with their 5th album “Loud”, in which they explore new territories and revisit their origins. Four songs featured here have been released before, yet the new versions are heavier and, well, louder. Compared to earlier studio work, “Loud” is more focused on capturing the energy of Varona’s live performances, which have gotten increasingly frequent and intense (before 2020 put the world’s live music scene on hold). The newer songs on the album showcase the continuing trajectory of guitarist Zhenya Kogan’s songwriting and a more collaborative approach to lyrics. The band’s line-up, with Zhenya and pianist Anya Kogan lead vocal interplay, a hard-driving rhythm section comprised of Mike Yeluashvili on bass and Rom Kuras on drums, alongside the saxophone of Justin Chin (also of La Misa Negra), plus found sounds and digital-glitch treatments by Max Abelev, conveys the passion and the experimentation that have been Varona’s trademark all along. The mood ranges widely here, from the upbeat “Varona Lullaby” to the eerie “Sacred Beast”, from the raw emotion of “Love Song” to the confidently political “Siren”. In short, Varona stays true to its shapeshifting form.