"Method of Defiance" (Dr. Israel, Bill Laswell, DJ Logic, Graham Haynes, Peter Apfelbaum, Josh Werner, Guy Licata)

The Chapel presents a special residency with Bill Laswell & friends

"Method of Defiance" (Dr. Israel, Bill Laswell, DJ Logic, Graham Haynes, Peter Apfelbaum, Josh Werner, Guy Licata)

Fri · February 8, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$50.00

This event is all ages

Partially seated - first come, first served

Multi-show passes available - please contact us directly at 415.551.5157 or info@thechapelsf.com

7 show passes available here

Dr. Israel
Dr. Israel
The multi-talented dr. Israel is a Vocalist, Producer, Engineer, and DJ based out of Brooklyn, NY, who has been producing underground Bass music for over 20 years. He has gained global notoriety for his complex vocal skills and his signature fusion of musical style and genre. His musical composition is centered in Dancehall and Dub, infused with the essence of classic Hip Hop, the darkness of Trap, and the edginess of Punk.

Conscious lyrics and expertly insightful word smithing weave throughout his music. He has a slew of international releases on major and independent labels including Universal, Roadrunner, Axiom, ROIR, Wordsound, Epitaph, Six Degrees, and many others. His solo releases including “Inna City Pressure” and “Patterns of War” have charted significantly on U.S. College and European radio and received glowing reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, Vibe, URB, The Village Voice, XLR8R, and the LA.Times.

He has collaborated in the studio and on stage with Bill Laswell, Mad Professor, Rancid, Sepultura, Sublime, Laurie Anderson, Bernie Worrell, SantiGold, and DJ Krush and more. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan and has played Major Festivals including the Montreux Jazz Festival, South London’s Royal Festival Hall, Reggae on the River in California, Hultsfred Festival in Sweden, Kickzone Music Festival in Germany, Transmusicales in France, Fuji Rock in Japan, The Sync Festival in Athens Greece, and the Movement Festival in Perm, Russia. The good doctors insightful lyrics, visionary music, and explosive performances make him an artist not to be missed.
Bill Laswell
Bill Laswell
Bill Laswell (b. February 12, 1955 in Salem, Illinois and raised in Albion, Michigan) is an American bassist, producer and record label owner. He was married to Ethiopian singer Ejigayehu Shibabaw alias Gigi.

Laswell ranks among the most prolific of musicians, being involved in hundreds of recordings with many musicians from all over the world. Laswell's music draws upon many different genres, most notably funk, various world music, jazz, dub and ambient styles. He has also played or produced music from the noisier, more aggressive end of the rock spectrum, like hardcore punk and metal.
DJ Logic
DJ Logic
"The theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ LOGIC, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and sprinkling his sound across the map. As one of the world's most accomplished turntablist's, DJ LOGIC is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip - hop realms and is considered by most as a highly respected session musician and an innovative bandleader.

Since his emergence in the early nineties amidst the Bronx hip-hop scene, the New York City based deejay has been amassing a veritable mountain of collaborations ranging from the likes of: MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, VERNON REID, CHARLIE HUNTER, JACK DeJOHNETTE, JOHN MAYER, BEN HARPER, MOS DEF and THE ROOTS, to name but a few.

These days, DJ LOGIC is focusing on studio endeavors, producing notable projects such as: Re-imagination with jazz piano phenomenon ELDAR ; collaborating with VERNON REID on a project he co-founded called the Yohimbe Brothers ; touring with CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE in support of Live at Tonic ; participating in a side project called SOLESIDE (featuring KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH from STRING CHEESE INCIDENT and SPEECH from ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) and co-anchoring a rock band with JOHN POPPER (The John Popper Project featuring DJ Logic) . LOGIC'S body of work also includes three highly accomplished solo albums (Zen of Logic; The Anomaly; Presents Project Logic), all released on Ropeadope Records.

DJ LOGIC and his role as an electronic-music ambassador keeps him at the top of his game. Whether the scratch artist instructs tablas to flirt with drum 'n' bass (such as on his NINA SIMONE and BILLY HOLIDAY remixes found on Sony Legacy's Remixed and Reimagined volumes) , or while meshing free styling MC's with Afro-Cuban rhythms (such as on 'Share Worldwide Funk' - a remix produced for JACK DeJOHNETTE and Golden Beams Collected, Volume 1 ) , LOGIC can always be found paying homage to his predecessors while contributing his vision to the deejay genre. While the context of his work may vary, DJ LOGIC'S spinning skills are definitely beyond reproach. He works with a phenomenal roster of invited guests, and he knows how to pick his collaborators as well as his samples. With a growing catalogue of recordings under his belt, DJ LOGIC'S supreme musicianship and catholic tastes will allow him to journey wherever an infectious groove may take him.
Graham Haynes
Graham Haynes
With aspirations to push jazz beyond its traditional boundaries, Graham Haynes' first foray into electronic music came in 1979 upon meeting alto saxophonist Steve Coleman. Together, they formed a band called Five Elements, which launched an influential group of improvisers called M-Base Collective. After the formation of his own ensemble – Graham Haynes and No Image – and the subsequent release of an album (What Time It Be?), Haynes would spend the balance of the 1980s studying a wide range of African, Arabic and South Asian Music. After a move to France in 1990, Haynes incorporated these far-off influences into his next two releases – Nocturne Parisian and Griot's Footsteps.

Haynes returned to New York City in 1993 to take advantage of the flourishing Hip-Hop scene; and the resulting album was the sample heavy Transition. After the release of yet another hybridized album – 1996's Tones For The 21st Century – Haynes discovered drum 'n' bass and began working with some of the genres finest DJs and producers in London and the U.S. This manifested in the release of 2000s BPM, a fusion of drum n' bass beats with the classical music of Richard Wagner.

Over the years, Haynes has kept busy with several critically acclaimed multimedia projects, composed the score for films Flag Wars and The Promise, and lectured at New York University, while receiving two nominations for the prestigious Alpert Award For The Arts. He has collaborated with artists such as Roy Haynes, Cassandra Wilson, Vernon Reid, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Roots, David Murray, George Adams, Ed Blackwell, Bill Laswell, Steve Williamson, and Bill Dixon.

He is most recently featured on Vijay Iyer's 2017 ECM album, Far From Over.
Peter Apfelbaum
Peter Apfelbaum
US multi-instrumentalist and composer, born 1960 in Berkeley, California.
Josh Werner
Josh Werner
Josh Werner (September 17,1974) is an American Bassist, producer and composer. Werner works in a variety of styles, most notably Reggae, experimental Rock, Hip Hop and Jazz.

Werner grew up in Milwaukee, WI. He was a private student of Richard Davis. In 1996 Werner moved to New York city and attended the New School for Jazz and contemporary music program.

He has worked with, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Cibo Matto, Robert Glasper, Cocorosie Wu Tang Clan, Popcaan, Ghostface Killah, James Brandon Lewis, The Alchemist, Tunde Adebimpe, and is a frequent collaborator of noted American bassist / producer Bill Laswell.
Oz Fritz
Oz Fritz
Oz Fritz has worked as an audio professional and sonic architect for over 40 years. Starting out in live sound reinforcement, Fritz transitioned into studio recording after moving to New York in the mid ‘80s. Highlights of his career include a long-time collaboration with producer/musician Bill Laswell in the areas of concert sound, studio recording and mixing, and remote field recording with artists such as Material, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Iggy Pop, and the Flying Mijinko tour of Central Asia. Other credits include Tom Waits, Primus and the English group God. More recently he mixed and mastered the new Flat Earth Society double album Untitled #0. Fritz lives in Grass Valley, California.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com