Once & Future Band, The Leakers

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Once & Future Band

The Leakers

Keep Families Together - benefit

Thu · July 5, 2018

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

$16 adv / $18 door

This event is all ages

A PORTION OF ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS CHARITIES DIRECTLY AIDING THE CHILDREN SEPARATED AT BORDER CAMPS, AS PART OF THE CHAPEL'S "KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER" CONCERT SERIES (LIST OF CHARITIES & INFORMATION LISTED BELOW)

Once & Future Band
Once & Future Band
Joel Robinow (keyboards/guitar/vocals), Raj Ojha (drums/recording engineer), Eli Eckert (bass/guitar/vocals) and Raze Regal (guitar) have been confidantes and conspirators for over a decade, collaborating in Drunk Horse, Howlin Rain, East Bay Grease and many other projects. They have convened as "Once and Future Band" with the purpose of performing and recording Joel's massive library of songs before they are lost to the ages after the Great Hard Drive Crash of '12.

"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." - Castle Face Records
The Leakers
The Leakers
THE LEAKERS are a new music project featuring:

Sonny Smith
Cass McCombs
Sami Perez (The She’s)
Ava Lynch (Sonny & The Sunsets)
Meg Webb
Doug Hilsinger
Keep Families Together - benefit
Keep Families Together - benefit
Charities we will be donating to:

KIND ​​- ​(Kids In Need of Defense) ​works to ensure that ​children​ do not appear in immigration court without representation, and to lobby for policies that advocate for children’s legal interests​, including reuniting them legally with their family​.

RAICES - the largest immigration nonprofit in Texas offering free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children and families

Al Otro Lado - a binational organization that works to offer legal services to deportees and migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, including deportee parents whose children remain in the U.S.

Young Center For Immigrant Children's Rights - works to protect children from harsh immigration laws and recently announced a project specifically dedicated to helping children separated from their parents at the border.

Border Angels - California-based volunteer organization. Its primary efforts focus on tackling immigration reform and promoting social justice at the US-Mexican border.

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project - represents families crossing the border and connects them with support systems they wouldn't normally be able to access.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com