Long live the Elbo Room! Thanks to an eleventh hour lease extension, we’ll be rocking everyone’s favorite neighborhood venue on Thursday, Nov 5th! Come out and get down to 100% live local SF bands: NVO, Low Country Kingdom, and Future Us.
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Since 2010, NVO has been rocking the scene with a relentless assault of guitar, bass, drums, synthesizers and whatever else they find to channel the funk. Featuring producer/guitarist Mike Laglia, drummer Greg Maximov, and DJ Chuck Jones, the trio takes an organic path to groove creation before completely dissecting and reconstructing it all with the freshest tech. The resulting fusion of bass-heavy rock, sci-fi funk and rave-hop epitomizes the NVO sound as they blast you into space, pushing the electronic movement further into the future. Their brand new EP “Night Vision Odyssey” is out now on Mallabel Music.
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Low Country Kingdom
Before ghosts and shadows, before time, before one man stood above another and told him how to sow his oats...
There was LOW COUNTRY KINGDOM.
RICKETTS, son of Michael the Bountiful, led the First Rebellion to overthrow the ruling class of Murderland by draining the Patapsco River and marching his forces through the dry river valley to ambush the unsuspecting Usurper of the Wretch.
Upon the dawn of his ascent, he set forth a plan to emancipate his brother-in-arms MONTGOMERY, who had been excommunicated to the Hinterlands by family association. Held captive there for heresy and sedition, he gained word of RICKETTS' insurrection through an able-bodied jail nurse, LOVSKY. By carrier eagle she relayed MONTGOMERY'S stolen palace blueprints to RICKETTS' forces; the jailbreak succeeded, and the three heroes were united in revolution.
LOW COUNTRY KINGDOM is currently amassing forces in San Francisco, Callipygia, training swordsmen and shadow deputies for the eventual purge of evildoers from the power elite of Far West Continental. They are 40,000 strong, growing stronger yet. Along with the men, women, and hyenas, they carry three score wagons of psilocybic tea, a dozen Costco-sized jugs of baby oil, and five thousand training boulders.
The ruling class grows fat and weak while we toil and fortify. Revolution waits for no man and the sands of our hourglass move faster than did our forefathers’. Enlist now.
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Singer/songwriter and guitarist Megan Heavlin Ochoa and rock frontman turned beatmaker Daniel Durrett (collectively known as Future Us) have the perfect name for their groundbreaking fusion of acoustic sensuality and dirty infectious grooves and wild sonic textures: Organic Electronic Sex-Pop. Just a year and a half after meeting through a mutual friend and in ten minutes transforming Megan's rockabilly-tinged On My Mind into their hypnotic, obsessive and dissonant trademark tune, the duo defiantly declares We Are Future Us on their bold and edgy yet supremely danceable seven track debut EP.
Shortly after the two realized the steamy, gritty excitement they could create with Megan's visceral vocals, acoustic cool and blunt lyrics and Daniel's mastery of melody, beats, loops, keyboard, and electric guitar, Megan went to see Daniel work his live magic in tandem with a fiddle player. She envisioned the potential they would have onstage, and quickly, even before they had an official name, booked their first gig (an acoustic show) at El Rio, a neighborhood bar in the Mission District. They developed their chemistry further working on a torrent of new material and made their official live debut as Future Us in November 2012 at the Connecticut Yankee club.
Though they've played an eclectic batch of venues (Hotel Utah, Temple, Davis Music Festival, Cole Valley Street Fair) and have also gigged in L.A. (Rafas Lounge in Echo Park) and NYC (Ellas Lounge on the Lower East Side), Future Us has found greater freedom to be their uninhibited selves throwing and headlining hours-long parties for friends and walk-ins alike at house and warehouse parties around San Francisco.
"The music Daniel and I create has reached a point where we feel compelled to share and perform in a way that has taken on a life of its own as a powerful, sexy movement," says Megan. "We want to get into peoples ears and heads, and get them dancing and feeling emotion. A lot of lyrics in electronic music are mindless, but we write and perform songs that people can relate their own life experiences to because we both come from very strong songwriting backgrounds. The beats Daniel gives me are so deep and dirty that they open me up to perform in a way I could never have imagined when I was a solo artist. The audience responds to the uninhibitedness and we in turn enjoy feeding off that crazed energy. We want people to go nuts."