Join us tonight for a benefit for the victims of the Ghost Ship Fire. Our hearts are with the families and friends impacted by this tragedy that has touched us all. Three locally-based electronic music groups will be providing some much needed healing and love for us all tonight. Musicians will be donating door proceeds to the Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Ghostship Oakland Fire.
After playing a sold out solo show at Studio Grand back in June, Diego Ardila has been building up his group, now going by the name Congratulatinos, into a full-fledged musical force. This show will highlight the electronic and experimental side of the project. Also featured will be electronic based The Plenty and Saint-Hills.
Congratulatinos began as the solo project of Diego Ardila back in 2010, chasing Latin roots with modern production techniques on their first self titled album. On their most recent album, "Don't Fade" they delved further into the past, mixing the West African roots of Salsa with a more instrument and live-first approach to music. In their latest incarnation they are mixing electronic and Latin music into a live show that is guaranteed leave a smile on your face.
Introducing The Plenty: a new electronic live-looping band from keyboard player/synth player Max Chanowitz and vocalist/guitarist Sara Aboulafia. We set out to bring live musicianship to electronic music -- sophisticated harmonies meet driving, danceable electronic beats, with a touch of psychedelia.
Saint-Hills is a Brazilian producer and singer who started her career in San Francisco during 2015. Saint-Hills’ songs generally consist of bilingual lyrics backed by a sound that stands between electronic music and indie. After a year of playing shows, recording, and producing in the Bay, Saint-Hills returned to Brazil during the summer for a season of shows in 4 different cities to release her bilingual single, (Geo)graphy, during the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Doors 9:30 pm, Show 10:00
$10-15 sliding scale
** No refunds or exchanges are permitted **