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Allah-Las New Year's Eve Residency

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Allah-Las New Year's Eve Residency

The Tyde, Light Fantastic, DJ set by Andy Cabic, Visuals by Mad Alchemy

Tue, December 30, 2014

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

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$15 adv / $18 door

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This event is all ages

Allah-Las
Allah-Las
Allah-Las met while working at Amoeba Music, a key destination for music lovers in Los Angeles. While this experience helped shape their sensibility, their sound was forged in an underground basement where they came together as a band. They began gigging in Los Angeles in 2008, refining their live performance, and finally released their first 7” single Catamaran / Long Journey in 2011. In 2012, they began their relationship with Innovative Leisure, releasing their first self-titled album, Allah-Las, anchored by their second single Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) / Sacred Sands. The release was met with critical acclaim and the band toured extensively in the States and abroad before going back into the studio to record their follow-up.

Allah-Las' second album, Worship The Sun, expands on the sound established by their maiden effort, honing their fusion of West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin percussion and electric folk. As richly textured and timeless as a Southern California beach break, the songs are evocative of Los Angeles’ storied past. Beatniks, artists, surfers, nomads. Remnants of a bygone Sunset Strip. Golden tans and cosmic sunsets. One can feel the warmth of the sun, but the band deftly avoids the kitsch so often indulged by lovers of these things. Hints of Byrds, Love, Felt, and those who follow are threaded into the tapestry.

LA’s seminal Ferus Gallery – the home of Wallace Berman, Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston – is paid homage in an eponymous instrumental, broadening the scope beyond mere sea, surf, and sand. The lyrics reveal a new maturity; reflections of a band that has grown together through experiences on the road and in the studio. Worship The Sun is at once the perfect soundtrack for the greatest surf film never made and for a golden hour drive through Topanga Canyon. Yet, while grounded in the Southern California experience, the appeal of the album is not limited by locale. It is a teenage symphony to the sun, for all those who know its grace.

(Kevin O’Sullivan)
The Tyde
The Tyde
"The Tyde's journey began back in the early 90s when Darren Rademarker and brother Brent fronted Further, the legendary L.A. indieoutfit in which they first began mixing twisted, Beach Boys and Jan & Dean-influenced, suburban California harmonies with Jesus and Mary Chain and Teenage Fanclub-influenced guitar pop chaos. Recent L.A. music history cannot ignore the impact of that single band's influence, which ignited a forest fire of notable bands to follow – Beachwood Sparks, All Night Radio, Frausdots, and, of course, The Tyde – connected through common membership, brotherhood, and a shared musical vision. Dare we say their combined creative output has been unmatched since the halcyon days of late 60s L.A.?" --Last.fm
Light Fantastic
Light Fantastic
LIGHT FANTASTIC is Terry Sowers, Rex Shelverton, Jeremy Bringetto, Rachel Hoiem and Charlie Knote

While a musical project that had been in the works for a few years, Light Fantastic was officially hatched during one of the warmest San Francisco winters in memory. In an effort to harness the unusually blue skies, Terry Sowers (who has played with Farmer Dave's SF live band) and Jeremy Bringetto (Tamaryn, Bellavista) paired up to realize the sunnier side of pop music, inspired as much by obscure California sunshine pop records as the late night soul music often heard spilling out of the local clubs. Friend and collaborator Rex Shelverton (Tamaryn, Bellavista) was later added to the lineup, handling production duties and lead guitar. Their self-titled EP is out on Spiritual Pajamas and their debut full length is slated for a release in summer 2016.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com