Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe kick 2015 into high gear with Run DMC Remixed show

Karl Denson's Tiny UniversePhotos by Tom Dellinger // Written by Molly Kish //

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Presents Run DMC Remixed feat. Vokab Kompany, Amp Live //
The Independent – San Francisco
January 2nd, 2015 //

This past weekend at The Independent, SF was treated to a doubleheader of funk infusion provided by none other than Karl Denson and his always-entertaining Tiny Universe. The theme of this mini tour, which enlisted the MC skills of the Vokab Kompany’s vocalists, was “Run DMC Remixed”.

After a great opening set from Amp Live and a venue-packed performance from KDTU featuring a guest spot from guitar virtuoso Eric McFadden, the whole crew returned to the stage to “rock the mic” live. Busting out a greatest hits set of hip-hop classics, the stage full of performers paid homage to the party-igniting discography of Run DMC. Displaying an incredible blend of musical talent and prolonged celebratory energy from all the New Year’s festivities earlier in the week, the show was easily one of the best ways to kick 2015 into high gear.

PHOTOS: Shpongle at Regency Ballroom 3/13

Shpongle1_postBy Kory Thibeault //

Shpongle with Desert Dwellers, Vokab Kompany //
Regency Ballroom – San Francisco
March 13th, 2014 //

Simon Posford is one trippy fellow. If the music he produces under the moniker Shpongle does not scramble your headspace, his visually striking production will. Shpongletron 3.0 entranced the crowd at the Regency Ballroom with mesmerizing visuals. Simon’s psychedelic take on world music is complemented perfectly by visual artist Zebbler’s pupil dilating talents. Shpongle’s production may be the closest one can come to a hallucinogenic trip without the actual consumption of substances. These photos are hardly a replacement for the actual experience, but will certainly give you an idea of what a night with Shpongle looks like. Enjoy.