Geographer

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Geographer

Butterfly Bones, Funeral Party

Wed, February 23, 2011

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

Independent

San Francisco, CA

$13.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

$13 adv/$15 doors

Geographer
Geographer
In the summer of 2005, after a series of deaths in the family, Michael Deni left his hometown in New Jersey for San Francisco. He spent the next several months with his guitar and a synthesizer, turning that tragedy into the songs that would soon become the foundation for Geographer. With the additions of cellist Nathan Blaz and drummer Brian Ostreicher, Geographer spent the next year cutting their teeth in the Bay Area, winning over crowds with the heart-pounding epics that make up their debut record, ‘Innocent Ghosts’. After being selected one of three ‘Undiscovered Bands You Need To Hear Now’ by SPIN Magazine and garnering considerable word-of-mouth praise from their energetic live shows, the band signed to San Francisco-based label Tricycle Records, releasing a 7” single for the song ‘Kites’ in October 2009. ‘Animal Shapes’ follows up ‘Kites’, building on the synth-driven aesthetic of the single, while irting with darker, more esoteric underpinnings. The record merges Geographer’s aptitude for crafting beautiful, haunting melodies with textural sounds and polyrhythmic energy, marking an evolution of their distinct style. With the overwhelming response to the release of ‘Kites’ and ‘Animal Shapes’, punctuated by a dynamic and engaging live set, the band has already begun to make an indelible mark on the ears of music fans worldwide.
Butterfly Bones
Butterfly Bones
Butterfly Bones are going to get you moving. The pulsing, pure electronic ecstasy coming from the San Francisco trio of Austin Fraser, Joe Gray, and Reese Donohue will simply be too much for any mere mortal to resist. Packed tight with simultaneously experimental and nostalgic nods—think George Michael meets LCD Soundsystem. The melodic synth layered over back breaking beats are instantly hypnotic and epically danceable. As Butterfly Bones lets loose on stage, everyone's going to be in on the party.

CHARLIE SWANSON
Funeral Party
Funeral Party
Emerging from East L.A.’s suburbs, the post punk riot of Funeral Party is a stunningly addictive brand of music. While the chaotic rhythms and scorching vocals of Chad Elliott often dominate the scene, groovy new wave guitars and a bevy of samples fill out the dynamic sounds. Equal parts endless energy and ample heart, and with a newly released full-length debut, The Golden Age of Knowledge, Funeral Party’s fierce and visceral sound is also undeniably appealing.

CHARLIE SWANSON
Venue Information:
Independent
628 Divisidero St
San Francisco, CA, 94117
http://www.theindependentsf.com/