Holy Shit

SMiLE! Presents

Holy Shit

Conquistador (LA), Host/DJ Neil Martinson

Fri, January 11, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

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Holy Shit
Holy Shit
Though lacking in any religious significance, Holy Shit have been divine inspiration for a number of other successful bands: Ariel Pink, Girls and John Maus have all collaborated at some point with founding member Matt Fishbeck. First record, Stranded at Two Habours, made together with Ariel Pink in 2006, is something of a lost classic. Its nostalgic muddied vocals and lofi sound effects are something that has come to define Ariel Pink’s later work, while Fishbeck’s crooning lullaby pop songs remains distinctly his own.

Since then Fishbeck has continued recording records, in the mean time keeping an evening job as a gondolier on Lake Merritt in Oakland. Perhaps inspired by the success of his friends, Fishbeck has recruited new band members and lined up a number of new releases earlier this year. Although many Holy Shit former band members have since gone on to wider acclaim, Fishbeck seemed destined to linger as cult concern with a devoted internet following. Now that he has returned to touring and working on a record as a band, Fishbeck may hopefully soon be less in the shadow of his previous band members.
Conquistador (LA)
Conquistador (LA)
"An amalgam of Bowie, Queen, synth-pop, disco, psych... -and the introspection of a sensitive oddball who's been told many times he doesn't fit in, but is actually more normal than most people." -BLURT

“Conquistador slays the stage…mad lights…Love Boat disco beats, Zappa-flaired psychedelia and Bowie glam rock… Let Conquistador conquer your heart.” –Los Angeles Weekly

“Baroque beats, David Bowie, Pulp…twisted into a future-glam-funk sound…like the holy grail of undiscovered LPs…found in an obscure record store in the Bronx.”
–Saskia Vogel of GRANTA magazine

“[Conquistador] recalls Cake as if recorded in the Heartland circa 1984… with the look of Frank Zappa … lyrics that are titillating and sparkly…psychedelic, wah-wah guitar riffs… and early eighties synth rock…it sounds sincere... Imagine Falco trying to be Sly and the Family Stone.” –Bootleg magazine
Host/DJ Neil Martinson
Host/DJ Neil Martinson
spins Psych, Soul, Glam, Bubblegum, Laserboogie and such like...
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/