LordRifa

LordRifa

Bermuda Triangle Service, duckyousucker

Sun, November 11, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$5.00 - $8.00

This event is 18 and over

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LordRifa
LordRifa
LordRifa pulls us through a carnival ride of vignettes all thickly wrapped around the themes of lust and passion, death and rebirth, redemption and salvation. As the truths are laid before us we are enveloped by textured sticky guitar, traditional acoustic folk sounds woven into tribal beats, clip ‘n’ trip edits, and keys.

We trip along the path as the stories unravel, the heartbeat quickens and then we smell the blood. LordRifa is tireless in the carnivorous pursuit of all things musical. Not only are the tales reminiscent of the origin stories of biblical and Greco-Roman mythology, but they are masterfully adept at incorporating African rhythms, American bluegrass and samurai warrior calls, dragging the ancient musics into our world. Devolution as evolution. It’s the origin story of music as much as it is LordRifa’s. It is a revival of spirit as well as musical dreams.

LordRifa deconstructs and in the rubble we are reborn.
Bermuda Triangle Service
Bermuda Triangle Service
Known as a founding member of both Richard Buckner's The Doubters and the Bedlam Rovers, and as a touring violinist for Alejandro Escovedo and the Mekons, Cynthia Wigginton makes a debut fronting her own songwriting project, Bermuda Triangle Service. Combining blues, country, rock and pop in unexpected ways, the release of High Swan Dive marks the emergence of a unique voice in the music scene. In 1999, while sequestered on a tropical island in an octagonal house made of exotic woods, Cynthia (aka Wig) set about honing her songwriting craft. Using a variety of instruments ranging from violin to slide guitar to musical saw, her 4-track recordings became an intimate mix of sounds influenced by the pink sunglasses of an island sunset. Once Wig and her partner, Adam McCauley (Little My / Warm Wires), returned to hometown San Francisco, they got together with longtime friend, Robert Malta (Paw Paw Blowtorch / HugeLarge), and a trio was formed. With the addition of Adam and Robert, Bermuda Triangle Service's live and recorded performances now include a touch of melodica and harmonica as well as the mysterious "screwdriver". The songs continue to take a traditional and narrative direction that is tempered by a contemporary indie and island sensibility. With the assistance of Karl Derfler as producer and Joshua Housh as studio engineer, Bermuda Triangle Service has released their debut studio album, High Swan Dive (Fall 2004). Karl is well-known for his work with such diverse artists as Roky Erickson, Jerry Harrison, Ric Ocasek, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Angry Samoans, No Doubt and countless others. High Swan Dive is available in stores and online through cdbaby.com. From the opening strains of "Kukui Lei", followed by the band's version of Billy Childish's "Pokerhuntus Was Her Name", and ending with the surreal atmosphere of "Last Dada Dance", Bermuda Triangle Service lets you know that they've made it through treacherous waters and plan on landing.
duckyousucker
duckyousucker
From San Francisco, the members of the band would play together several times around the bay area, under various monikers, before eventually settling on the name duckyousucker. Through densely layered synth and saxophone, and loop-based guitar work, the band plays rock with elements of house and experimental music. While many of their songs are instrumental, to call them simply post-rock is a long way off. Taking their name from a classic Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western, they create a sound as cinematic as their namesake suggests, summoning the spirits of Pharoah Sanders and Gilberto Gil, often unleashing the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/