EOTO take live improvisation to next level with special guests

EOTOBy Benjamin Wallen //

EOTO featuring special guests Tea Leaf Green and Leftover Salmon //
The Independent – San Francisco
December 5th, 2014 //

EOTO came back to the Bay Area with their 100-percent improvised show following a full set of super chill, downtempo music from Bluetech at The Independent. This duo of drummers, also from the percussion section of The String Cheese Incident, make up EOTO.

While their sound has evolved over the years by fiddling with many genres of electronic music, hard-hitting beats, high energy and lots of dancing always come in hot for Michael Travis and Jason Hann.

This night brought special guests from Bay Area favorite Tea Leaf Green and friends from Colorado jam band Leftover Salmon. Leftover Salmon was in town for the Rex Foundation’s “Standing on the Moon” dinner and performance the next night at The Fillmore, but EOTO fans got to taste some of that magical talent a night earlier with almost three sets of music — and to say the least, the vibe and sounds were spectacular.

Accompanied by an amazing light and laser show, it was a night not to be missed, reminding everyone out there the true talent of real musicians, the evolving nature of what we like to call “instruments” and the never-ending evolution of influence and style.

SF Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to Ghostface Killah, EOTO or Dream Police

EOTO & Ghostface KillahWritten by Josh Herwitt & Scotland Miller //

Win a pair of free tickets to one of our SF Shows of the Week by entering your name and email below.

EOTO: December 5th (FRI) @ The Independent
Dream Police: December 6th (SAT) @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall & December 7th (SUN) @ Leo’s Music Club
Ghostface Killah: December 7th (SUN) @ The Independent

EOTO: December 5th (FRI) @ The Independent // BUY TICKETS
The livetronic side project made up of two String Cheese Incident members — multi-instrumentalist Michael Travis and drummer/percussionist Jason Hann — returns to The Independent for a Friday night headlining slot as part of their nine-date “Outer Orbit” mini-tour during a busy two-week stretch. Travis, who incorporates keyboards, bass, guitar and vocals into EOTO’s songs, and Hann haven’t actually released a studio album in five years, but they’ve come to be known as two serious road warriors, having gone on to play more than 100 shows a year since forming in 2006. If you want to groove your way into the weekend, The Independent is where you’ll want to spend your Friday night this week. -JH

Contest ends Friday, December 5th at Noon.

Dream Police: December 6th (SAT) @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall and December 7th (SUN) @ Leo’s Music Club // BUY TICKETS (Brick and Mortar show) // BUY TICKETS (Leo’s show)
Dream Police will be on patrol for this weekend in the Bay Area starting on Saturday night at Brick and Mortar in SF and then at Leo’s Music Club in Oakland on Sunday. Serving as a cauldron of sonic leftovers from their main project The Men, Nick Chiericozzi and Mark Perro released an LP earlier this year by the name of Hypnotized. Care to bounce around to some psychedelic electro-dance rock? -SM

Contest ends Friday, December 5th at Noon.

Ghostface Killah: December 7th (SUN) @ The Independent // BUY TICKETS
OG member of The Wu-Tang Clan Dennis Cole, aka Ghostface Killah, aka Tony Starks, aka Starky Love, aka Ghostdini, aka The Wallabee Kingpin is out on tour in support of his new album (and accompanying comic?!) entitled 36 Seasons. It is an exciting time for fans of the Wu, as they are preparing to once again deliver an undoubtedly masterful album called A Better Tomorrow. Drop by The Independent and get your lean on with the Bam Fam on Sunday night. -SM

Contest ends Friday, December 5th at Noon.


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