"Rabbits on Venus" at the Rickshaw Stop
On Thursday, September 3rd, Blue Rabbit, Kirk Hamilton, and Conspiracy of Venus will perform an all-ages night of jubilant, collaborative pop at San Francisco's Rickshaw Stop.
San Francisco’s alternative indie rockers Blue Rabbit will enchant with their blend of indie pop, baroque elements, modern rhythms, and a hint of cabaret. Fronted by a dynamic trio of singers, grounded by drum and cello grooves, and adorned with the syncopated pulsing of a Celtic harp and violin, Blue Rabbit has been described as “The Andrews Sisters playing with Portishead,” or “Nick Cave songs with a touch of The Supremes.” The Bay Bridged calls their live show simply “mesmerizing”. What's more, Blue Rabbit's set will be augmented by guest appearances by members of both opening bands.
But before he takes his saxophone onstage with Blue Rabbit, SF-based multi-instrumentalist composer and songwriter Kirk Hamilton will perform with his own ten-piece band. His first full-band show since the release his debut solo album, "The Exited Door," Hamilton's set will feature male and female vocalists (including Lindsay Garfield from SF's Or, The Whale), brass, woodwinds, all manner of stringed instruments, mallets, and live looping, all in the service of theatrical pop music that Incendiary Magazine calls "so impeccably put together and so effortlessly charming that you’ll be willing to follow it wherever the hell it wants to take you."
Kicking off the night will be SF's own female a cappella choir Conspiracy of Venus, in their 2009-10 season-opener. After finishing last year's season with an incredible, sold-out show at the Palace of Fine Arts in May, the 30-member group will kick-off this year by performing repertoire ranging from the cutting edge to the classic, with songs by Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. According to The Bay Bridged, "Conspiracy of Venus plays a role in the local music community that could hardly be dubbed unoriginal, by paying homage to respected musicians in a manner different than the local DJ’s Smiths night". Later in the evening, Conspiracy of Venus will return to the stage, joining Blue Rabbit for a special collaboration years in the making.
Event Name: "Rabbits on Venus"
Location: The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., SF CA 94102
Date: Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
Time: Doors at 8:00, Show at 9:00
Tickets: $10 at Door
Email: [email protected]
Added by kermie007us on August 19, 2009