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Superior Viaduct presents

faUSt

Heron Oblivion, Bill Orcutt

Sat, March 19, 2016

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

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$25.00

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This event is all ages

DJ Sets by Paul Costuros and Darragh Skelton

faUSt
faUSt
"There is no group more mythical than Faust." Thus wrote English musician and eccentric Julian Cope. Which says it all really. Neither the habitus nor the music of this Hamburg group is easy to grasp. While some laud Faust as the best thing that ever happened to rock 'n' roll, others dismiss them as shameless dilettantes. Their collage of Dadaism, avant-garde rock and free improvisation has radically divided opinion for decades. When their first LP was unleashed on the world in 1971, Faust were very much the prophet in his own land, as the saying goes: few were interested in listening to their music in Germany. Not so across the Channel – where the band's career really took off and British critics first applied the semi-derogatory term "krautrock" to try to get their collective heads around Faust's revolutionary sound. This rare San Francisco performance – featuring original members Werner "Zappi" Diermaier and Jean-Hervé Péron – is a can't miss event.
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.
Bill Orcutt
Bill Orcutt
Former guitarist and founder of the duo Harry Pussy (later a trio) Bill Orcutt's sound is a stuttered reimagining of blues guitar. One can hear familiar Southern folk scales between Orcutt's jagged solo acoustic phrases, pulling and pushing melodies into unresolved fragments that eventually come unmoored in vast and satisfying note-torrents.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com