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Record Release Show with Once and Future Band

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Record Release Show with Once and Future Band

Kelley Stoltz, Dirty Ghosts, DJ Frankie (Frankie Koeller from Papercuts)

Thu, January 26, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$15.00

This event is all ages

Once and Future Band
Once and Future Band
Announcing CF-083 Once and Future Band

In the vapor trail of “How Does It Make You Feel” you can smell the burnt ozone of a seventies-full-orchestra-nebula-pop-odyssey, the flakes floating down and landing on you like snow and giving you the grave-chills…the ash of a masterpiece pop song. Once and Future Band: this incredibly accomplished cabal of total prog wizards has circled the earth, but then, these are the accomplished gentlemen of many former pursuits (the formidable Drunk Horse among them) and all of them comets themselves. The very mid 70s vibe at work here surpasses pastiche, and crests that lovely anachronistic conceptual peak: a fully realized and meticulously arranged psych record, meant to be listened to from top to bottom, with the lights down low and in a comfy chair perhaps, or while gazing out the window of your life pod. A Dark Side of the Moon feel, with shades of early Yes’s technicality, a dash of Steely Dan’s vocal prowess and effortless sheen, and some seriously outsized hooks that call to mind the mighty ELO, Le Orme and yes, even the unsinkable Queen powered on Brian May’s tape echo jet fuel and sequined power cells…this is a head record in the classic sense but we swear to The Dark One that you will be trapped and infected by the pop-parasite. That it is largely self-produced (with tracking/engineering on three of the songs by Phil Manley at El Studio) makes it all the more jaw dropping. We didn’t realize how much we needed Once and Future Band in our life, but now that they’re here we can’t get them out of our brains or off of our stereo. Making prog cool again, again, and then slightly more complicatedly, again.
Kelley Stoltz
Kelley Stoltz
Extra fine songwriter and longtime bedroom-pop auteur Kelley Stoltz delivers on the promise so many of his records slyly hint at. Que Aura is the platonic ideal of a Kelley Stoltz record, which is a very exciting thing indeed. Stoltz embraces his best synth-pop tendencies, with this incredibly self-assured set of tender tunes, combining in his own hangdog fashion both a disco-lit abandon and the attendant post-party sighs of dread and remorse.

Great songs come out of Stoltz at an alarming rate on any given day but this particular collection is some of his most effortlessly catchy stuff yet. Ennui under the disco lights suits him very well—there’s a hearty sip of Pulp-ian white Brit shimmy with a wink, a dash of Fleetwood Mac’s cynically professional late ’70s sheen, and even a spritz or two of Echo and The Bunnymen, which should surprise no one who’s noticed Stoltz has been playing guitar with McCulloch and Company for the past year or so. This record cements Stoltz’s place in the power-pop pantheon where he belongs, right between Dwight Twilley and Martin Newell. Let the Hall of Fame know!
Dirty Ghosts
Dirty Ghosts
In the three years since their acclaimed debut Metal Moon, Dirty Ghosts lead singer and guitarist Allyson Baker has stayed busy lending her talents to albums by !!!, Aesop Rock, Kelley Stoltz, doing several North american tours, Treasure Island Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Sled Island and sharing stages with Thee Oh Sees, Diiv, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Peaches and more. Following up a live 7" released on Jack White's Third Man Records, Baker and crew hunkered down to record the second Dirty Ghosts album. With nods to the synth punk sounds of Devo, the angular tension of Wire and Gang of Four and the refined melodies of The Pretenders and XTC, the result is a lyrically deep and musically frenetic sound.

August of 2015 saw their return with the "Cataract" EP on Burger Records which featured remixes from Tobacco and Mikey Young of Total Control as their third music video with acclaimed director, Adult Swim's Derrick Beckles (Hot Package, Eric Andre Show). October through December they hit the road for a full US tour with the release of their sophmore album "Let It Pretend" on Last Gang Records and followed that up with a 5 week European tour with Sup Pop/Castleface Records' Kelley Stoltz. 2016 brings a new 7" from Converse x Amoeba and the release of their second single.
DJ Frankie (Frankie Koeller from Papercuts)
DJ Frankie (Frankie Koeller from Papercuts)
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com