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Heron Oblivion

(((folkYEAH!))) presents

Heron Oblivion

White Magic, Peacers, DJ Schmeejay

Fri, January 27, 2017

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

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$15 adv / $18 door

This event is all ages

Heron Oblivion
Heron Oblivion
San Francisco’s Heron Oblivion is the new group featuring Meg Baird (Espers), Noel Von Harmonson (Comets on Fire, Six Organs of Admittance, Sic Alps, The Lowdown), Ethan Miller (Comets on Fire, Howlin’ Rain, Feral Ohms), and Charlie Saufley (Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound).

Heron Oblivion’s origins date to 2013 in SF’s Bayview district, where its four members– fueled by a love of 60s/70s scuzz and commune jams, folk rock, noise, and P.S.F. Japanese underground—would get together for what Miller describes as “blistering, extended free jam sessions.” The four musicians realized that their initial chemistry (which was strong from the outset) was undeniable and it’s vision unified. Heron Oblivion was born.

Ultimately, Heron Oblivion fused song craft to its improvisational leanings. What materialized is a mesmeric compilation of English folk rock and earthy West Coast psychedelia spiked with feedback and explosive dissonant elements. The sum of these elements will make up their Sub Pop debut, due out spring 2016.
White Magic
White Magic
White Magic is artist, vocalist, pianist, percussionist and composer Mira Billotte. Performing with accompaniment or solo with hand drums, shruti box, effects, and with an array of acapella songs, White Magic has a wide range of sound, from loud psychedelia to meditative trance, the focus is on the voice with Folk, Soul and Spiritual music at it's roots.

Mira had her musical beginnings performing and composing for Quixotic along with her sister, Christina Billotte (Casual Dots, Slant 6), recording two LPs produced by Guy Picciotto of Fugazi.
White Magic has released numerous recordings, with the label Drag City, including "Through the Sun Door" EP, "Dat Rosa Mel Apibus" LP and "Dark Stars" EP, recording with musicians including, Jim White (Dirty Three, Cat Power), Tim Koh (Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti), and Douglas Shaw (HighLife, Gang Gang Dance).

Other recordings include, Bob Dylan's "As I Went Out One Morning" produced by Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) for the soundtrack album (Columbia) for the film "I'm Not There" directed by Todd Haynes, the ballad "Long Time Ago" with producer Hal Willner for the compilation album "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys" (Anti-), and the limited original recordings "New Egypt" for Southern Records Latitudes series and the most recent release "Out Beyond the Moon" for the split 7" with Cass McCombs out on Famous Class.

Mira Billotte has also created limited releases for her label called The Mysteries, pressing the White Magic 7" vinyl "White Widow" single, which includes a B side cover of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit".

White Magic has headlined tours of the US and Europe extensively, and also has toured opening for Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, Joanna Newsom, and Will Oldham.
Peacers
Peacers
The Peacers are the SF group consisting of Shayde Sartin (Fresh & Only's), Mike Donovan (Sic Alps), Mike Shoun (Thee Oh Sees) and Bo Moore (Bozmo). The rock quartet will release the LP "Introducing the Crimsmen" JUNE 16 on the Drag City label.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com