Sat March 3, 2018

Brother Spellbinder / Wolf & Crow: Cinematic Folk Cabaret

Brother Spellbinder blends elements of folk, chamber pop, and global music through original songs that are both melodic and theatrical. With Instrumentation that includes cello, ukulele, violin, guitar, and three-part harmonies, their performance also features multimedia with live-projected handmade film collages and the release of a new music video.

Wolf & Crow then interweaves sweetly chilling harmonies, woody folk-guitar picking, and their trademark rustic slide guitar to form a haunting and beautiful American-Primitive landscape. They’ve branded their sound as “cinematic folk” for its western film-score instrumentation and sweetly vivid lyrical narrative.   FEATURING: Brother Spellbinder Alzara Getz – vocals, ukulele, harmonica Jamie Wilson – guitar, vocals Helena Tietze – cello, vocals Zoe Atlas – violin Sean Griffin – electric guitar Steve La Porta – drums
Wolf & Crow Mathieu Stemmelen – guitar, vocals Zachary Vieira – guitar, vocals Oscar Westesson – upright bass Shawn Lozan – drums

  ABOUT THE ARTISTS: With beautiful arrangements and a touch of spontaneous magic, Brother Spellbinder creates songs that are melodic, dreamy, and passionate. After years of performing with Bay Area bands, Alzara Getz formed Brother Spellbinder with guitarist Jamie Wilson, an early graduate from San Francisco’s School of the Arts High School. Getz’s dulcet voice and lilting ukulele counter Wilson’s dollop of gravel and earthy guitar. Helena Tietze adds a velvet cello, angelic harmonies, and alternating lead vocals. Lead guitarist Sean Griffin plays ethereal and sensual riffs, and drummer Steve La Porta steers the songs with groovy rhythms and toe-tapping marches. Brother Spellbinder aims to enchant in the age of disenchantment.   Zachary Vieira and Mathieu Stemmelen share an obsession for musicology, film, history, and design, all of which guide their creative process. With the inception of Wolf & Crow in 2009, the duo sought to craft a fully immersive world. They began by developing a fictional narrative with characters whose stories paralleled their true life experiences. Vieira’s lyrical themes range from troubling visions to historical fiction to abstractedly spiritual epiphanies. He explains, “The presence of allegory within Wolf & Crow and its music derives from our belief that there are forces of both good and evil in this world. The former seems most potent in the things that are also the most vulnerable. We feel it is our purpose to find the beauty among all that feels hateful and violent and ugly and to allow it to echo through us in all that we create. Even if it is tragic, we want it to be devastatingly beautiful.”

When should I arrive?Doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. For example, if the show is scheduled to start at 7:30pm, the doors will open at 7:00pm. If the show is scheduled to start at 8:00pm, the doors will open at 7:30pm, and so on.
When does the box office open to buy tickets at the door?Guests may buy tickets when doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. Ticket availability at the door is limited and contingent on online sales for each show.
Does purchasing an advance ticket guarantee seating?Purchasing an advance ticket guarantees admission, but does not guarantee seats. Seating is first come, first serve.
Does the Poppy accept debit or credit cards?At this time, we can only accept cash and check. Credit card processing will be coming soon.
What's the refund policy?Refunds are only available in the event of a cancelled performance.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?No, this event is all ages. However, wine and beer will be served at the concessions counter.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?You may bring your printed ticket or show your ticket on your phone. There will be no tickets available for pick up at Will Call.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?Yes, you’re welcome to purchase tickets for someone else.
Is the space ADA accessible?Yes, there is a ramp at our 23rd St entrance.
What kind of seating do you have available?For most of our events we have folding chairs and a few couches available.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?Street parking is available but can be limited around the Red Poppy. We encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible. Several MUNI lines run close to the Red Poppy, and the 24th St. Mission BART station is just under half a mile away.
What can I bring into the event?Guests are welcome to bring food. Beverages are available by suggested donation. We recommend bringing collapsible strollers, if possible.
How can I donate to the Poppy?You may bring cash, check, or donate online at
Where can I grab a bite to eat?Nearby places include El Farolito, Taqueria Vallarta, Basa Seafood Express (sushi), and Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. For more options, click here.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?You can reach us at [email protected] or give us a call at (650) 713-5383.
Brother Spellbinder blends elements of folk, chamber pop, and global music through original songs that are both melodic and theatrical. With Instrumentation that includes cello, ukulele, violin, guitar, and three-part harmonies, their performance also features multimedia with liv...
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