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Rangda / Blues Control

(((folkYEAH!))) & KFJC Present

Rangda / Blues Control

Colossal Yes

Sat, February 23, 2013

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

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$18 adv / $22 door

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Rangda
Rangda
Rangda’s been building up behind the scenes for some time now. As label mates and members of an exclusive mutual admiration society, Sir Rick and Kid Chasny thirsted for a conflagration involving two electric guitars plus a drummer. In such an environment requiring excellent survival skills as well as composition and improvisation rhythms, who better than Chris Corsano to work the skins? On paper, this was colossal, but actually getting everyone together proved awesomely impossible, with each man in a different city sprawled across the vastness of the United States — not to mention each man’s diverse state of mind sprawled across the vastness of inner space.

And so, time passed. Chuckling, the guitar men dreamed of visiting Rangda on our world, working figures on their necks in anticipation. Finally, with the desperate recklessness of the ancient witchsoul herself, they booked a live show, followed by a studio session with Seattle sound guru Scott Colburn. Beforehand, a mere ninety minutes was allotted for the three to further discuss ideas and play together for the very first time. What would happen?

What do you think happened, stupid? Of course they planted a garden of lyricism seeded with several compositions and several improvisations! Placed end-to-end, the six piecesof the Rangda saga (part the first) rock from splintering onslaught to soulful meditation and back again with manifest precision — this was a planned attack. Unceasing battery slides suddenly into ritual form with elemental ease. The fretworks of Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny split time while Corsano shapes the air around them. Each players moves as part of the whole of Rangda, and whether surging, cycling, or in pastoral, they are never less than explosive.
Blues Control
Blues Control
Lea Cho, keyboards; Russ Waterhouse, guitar, electronics

Blues Control doesn't sound like any other band in history. A unique combination of keyboards, guitar and tape manipulation, the duo casts their palette wide. Invoking such different genres (sometimes simultaneously) as new age, krautrock and noise, Blues Control has found audiences on tours across the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. After releasing records on labels like Sub Pop, Holy Mountain and Woodsist, their most recent album Local Flavor was released by perennial Philadelphia favorite Siltbreeze Records. Now based in the Lehigh Valley, Blues Control have performed at the SXSW Music Festival, Museu do Chiado in Lisbon, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

"There is blues in the band, but none of a specifically formal sort – at its highest volume and most violent, this is the ghost of whatever was kicking around in everyone's heads in the late 60s when metal wasn't codified as such and there was no such thing as a fuzz pedal too overdriven." – Ned Raggett, All Music Guide
Colossal Yes
Utrillo Kushner is a Bay Area musician who has been playing and making music for over 20 years. A lifelong drummer Utrillo started playing drums at the wee age of 14 and continues to play to this day. In his early twenties he instinctively branched out to piano as a vehicle to write and record his own songs. Drawing inspiration from DIY song-writers, folk rock troubadours, movie soundtracks, and the soft sounds of the 70ies mainstream Utrillo forged his own style of homespun piano based music. A fan of home recordings & cassette culture Utrillo started his own Flat Fruit Tape Company in 1996. Throughout the years Utrillo released various cassettes under different monikers finally sticking with Colossal Yes in 1999. Though consistently working on his own songs Utrillo concentrated mainly on playing drums and keyboard in Comets on Fire from 2002 through 2008. Based off a home recorded six song demo Colossal Yes was singed to the Ba Da Bing label in 2004. Colossal Yes's first proper studio album, Acapulco Roughs, was recorded in 2005 and released in 2006. The second full length, Charlemagne's Big Thaw, was released on LP in 2008 and on CD in 2009. Utrillo is currently living in Oakland, CA and putting the final touches on a new album entitled Loosen The Lead & Spoil The Dogs which is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2012.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com