PHOTOS: Battlehooch at The Chapel 1/17

IMG_8825By Diana Cordero //

Battlehooch with Guy Fox, Ghost & the City //
The Chapel – San Francisco
January 17th, 2015 //

SF’s own Battlehooch brought their psychedelic sound to The Chapel for a Saturday night headlining spot. Dressed as priests, all six members of the band hit the stage and kicked off the night in the form of a religious mass. Led by frontman Pat Smith and the unstoppable AJ McKinley on guitar, their funny stunt made us think of The Hives, with that same level of energy and their “not giving a damn” attitude, which was picked up by the crowd, too. Oaklanders Guy Fox and Ghost & the City opened the show.

WIN TICKETS: Shabazz Palaces at The New Parish 7/29 (TUE)

Shabazz Palaces

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Shabazz Palaces with Ghost & The City and Gamera //
The New Parish – Oakland
July 29th, 2014 //

Shabazz Palaces will be coming through The New Parish early this week for two headlining dates with support from Ghost & The City and Gamera. Formed by members Ishmael Butler (otherwise known as “Palaceer Lazaro” and formally “Butterfly” of Digable Planets) and Tendal “Baba” Maraire, the experimental hip-hop collective from Seattle is one of the very few hip-hop acts to have ever signed to Sub Pop Records. Anonymously releasing two EPs Eagles Soar, Oil Flows and The Seven New in 2009, the group caught the attention of the iconic Pacific Northwest label before releasing its debut full-length as part of Sub Pop’s roster in 2011. Black Up garnered critical acclaim both locally and nationally, and the duo has been on tour promoting it ever since. Now, on the eve of the release of their second full-length album Lese Majesty, Shabazz Palaces will host an unofficial record release party this Tuesday in Oakland. -Molly Kish

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PHOTOS: Marco Benevento, Ghost & the City at The Independent 3/29

Marco-Benevento

Photos by Pedro Paredes //

Marco Benevento with Ghost & the City, Kat O1O //
The Independent – San Francisco
March 29th, 2014 //

Marco Benevento, improvisational pianist and winner of the “most genuine smile in live music” award for 15 years running, returned to The Independent on Saturday for another glorious night of experimental jazz fused with rock. Oakland-based Ghost & the City showed dynamic range that was driven by magnificent singing — these locals have potential. Look at this eye candy from Pedro Paredes.

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Marco Benevento with Ghost & the City, Kat O1O (Crown City Rockers (3/29) //
The Independent – San Francisco
March 29th, 2014 (Saturday) //

Marco Benevento’s jam-heavy instrumental trio are making their usual stop in the City at The Independent on Saturday. There is a reason why Marco comes through the Bay Area with such regularity — it’s because every show holds it’s own gems of improvisation. Marco plays the keys in a uniquely emotive way and has the ability to lead jams down uncharted paths. It’s easy to see why Marco has built up such a solid fan base here in the Bay, so get your tickets while you still can and get those entries in.

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