Phantogram & Bob Moses

Wed Sep 18
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
08:00 PM



"Phantogram is one part Josh Carter (guitar) and one part Sarah Barthel (keyboard). This talented duo from New York have been friends since kids but only started making music together in 2007. I'm still not sure exactly what 'street beat/psyche pop' is, but these two are really good at it. On initial listen you might think hip-hop, but today's Song of the Day only leads you down that path for a few seconds before inserting a nasty guitar riff and the sweet shoegaze lyrics of Barthel over chilled synths and organic beats. Their unique sound makes you want to dance and close your eyes at the same time and leaves little wonder that the band has opened for talented acts like Ra Ra Riot, Yeasayer, and The Noisettes. This is one of the most surprisingly great bands you'll hear all summer; give them a listen." --KEXP

Bob Moses

We gotta keep pushing, gotta keep pushing through. It’s gotta mean something to you. Occupying the fertile ground between organic band land and an all-electronic production project, Bob Moses draw on the two poles to vividly resonate across both. A duo with an individual name, Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance’s musical endeavor plays with this kind of duality all over their debut album Days Gone By. “We were never happy just making music on guitars,” says Tom Howie of the organic-electronic sound of Bob Moses, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Canada duo he formed with partner Jimmy Vallance. “Our live show combines what a DJ does with a rock band,” Vallance adds. “Everything flows together in a continuous mix for the dancefloor, but it’s all our own original music, with live vocals and guitar. Then again, we came out of a scene that was trying to change what dance music is – that pushed beyond the expected sonic spectrum.”



  1. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 99 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA