Saturday, April 9, 2005, 8 PM
hey willpower play pop for the true love of it...with synthesizers and synchronized dancers. Inspired by R&B, pop, hip-hip and a childhood of Michael and Janet, band members Will Schwartz, Tomo, Erin Rush and Justin Kelly are rising stars on the local music scene and were recently featured in SF Weekly. Exciting and postmodern sans the smug irony...hey willpower suggests, 'let's dance now and we can talk about it later'!
The Huts, a musical collaboration between Jonathan Holland and Nathan Burazer, integrates traditional drumming, tinkering, and digitally processed sound. The duo features Holland on a traditional drum kit souped up with found objects such as buckets and water bottles...alongside Burazer's processed vocals, samples, drum machines, and analog and digital effects. Both musicians are members of the quartet Tussle, and have performed at SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Jack Hanley Gallery, Dietch Projects of NYC and Adobe Books.
'Avant-cabaret' vocalist and composer Amy X Neuburg performs a collection of new works never before heard in the Bay Area. Amy accompanies her weird and witty dramatic songs with live electronic looping, processing and electronic drums in her first San Francisco appearance since the 2003 Other Minds Festival. For this performance, she will be joined by three cellists to present several works-in-progress. The New York Press describes Neuburg as: "a phenomenal voice... a master with electronics... an astonishing array of musical talents".