Lumerians

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Lumerians

Carlton Melton

Fri · August 30, 2019

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

$16 adv / $18 door

This event is all ages

Lumerians
Lumerians
Lumerians are an experimental rock quartet based in Oakland, California. Brought together by a shared enthusiasm for analog and digital crate-digging, esotericism, strange films and exploration, the music of Lumerians blends and juxtaposes influences from Post Punk, Krautrock and '70s Zamrock to '60s World Psych, Synth pop and strange surf-rock deep cuts, re- contextualized through a futurist gaze. Since their 2008 self- released EP, Lumerians have toured with My Bloody Valentine and Black Moth Super Rainbow, shared the stage with Wire, Butthole Surfers, Killing Joke, and Psychic TV and received critical acclaim for their visually intensive live show across North America and Europe.
Carlton Melton
Carlton Melton
Mendocino County in Northern California is known for its spectacular coastline views, immense redwood trees in ancient forests and abundant nature that remains largely undisturbed by man. It is perhaps the most logical home base for a band like Carlton Melton, who compose and record their music in a geodesic dome (a.k.a. The Dome). It is the perfect setting for a band creating meditative soundtracks freed from the constraints of traditional song composition.

While Carlton Melton’s sound is heavily inspired by psychedelic music, it is equal parts, blues, rock, improvisation and drone. Whether the band is hanging on a well-defined riff reminiscent of Led Zeppelin or Joe Walsh or largely abandoning conventional music structure à la Spacemen 3 and Bardo Pond, Carlton Melton uses layers, textures and repetition to create music that makes full use of the spaces in between notes and chord changes ... sonic explorations if you will.

The music that Carlton Melton makes is bold and does not hesitate to “go there” just to see what the heck might be still left out there in the world of unexplored improvisational and psychedelic music. And there is a lot of ground left to explore and cover. Whether it’s in The Dome or in the live setting, Carlton Melton give themselves full permission to realize and create spontaneous sounds and create genuine musical gestures that resonate beautifully with audiences throughout the world. How many bands can claim that?
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com