May 9, 2013
Your unofficial disco ambassadors of the Bay Area, Kevin Meenan (epicsauce) and Andrew Marcogliese (YR SKULL), are bringing another installment of Push The Feeling to the Lower Haight on Friday. The shindig will feature an electrifying lineup of local funk dealers, with a DJ set from The Beat Broker and a live electronic performance from Plaza. Resident DJs epicsauce and YR SKULL will spin the night away at Underground SF.
The Beat Broker is the alias of San Francisco local Ryan Bishop, who dishes out synth-heavy space funk with a hint of distinctively disco flair and is also half of SF duo Broker/Dealer. His nine-track Limited Time release drops May 13 on (Bear Funk). Listen to “Beat to the Street” above, via XLR8R.
Plaza is the latest moniker of Johan Churchill, a fellow veteran of the San Fran-disco scene (yes, you have permission to shoot me). His latest Flip Phone 7-inch is out on Sound Boutique (stream the b-side above). Plaza will serve up a live set of down-tempo boogie-beats and will likely fill up the dance floor faster than you can say “John Travolta hologram.”
This unofficial record release party for The Beat Broker and Plaza will be free before 10pm, and $5 after.
March 7, 2013
Push The Feeling continues its monthly series at the Lower Haight’s Underground SF this Friday, March 8 with live sets from Lusine and Pale Blue Dot, and DJ sets from PTF residents epicsauce and YR Skull.
Longtime experimental electronic veteran Lusine (aka Seattle’s Jeff McIlwain) will perform a very special live set in support of his brand new LP, The Waiting Room, his third release on Ghostly International. While Lusine has dabbled in everything from techno and house to hip hop and electro over his 14-year music career, his latest release shifts from his usual ambient, experimental approach to a more polished pop sound. Get an inside look at Lusine’s music in a recent video feature for Slices, below.
Pale Blue Dot will warm up the vibe zone with a live set of Carl Sagan-inspired space-disco jams. The newly formed trio is based in Oakland, consisting of Jonny “Aimless” Latimer, Adam “One Love” Myatt (James & Evander), and Andrew “I hate the Internet” Macy. The group ditches the laptop in favor of a mix of guitar, bass, classic drum machines, vintage synths and analog processors. If you had an opportunity to catch any of Pale Blue Dot’s set at the Noise Pop-Up Shop last week, you know this show is not to be missed. Pale Blue just released a brand new EP on Mapzzz, which features a remix by Shortcircles. Stream or download the EP below via Bandcamp.
Push the Feeling resident DJs epicsauce (Kevin Meenan) and YR Skull (Andrew Marcogliese) will kick off the party at 9pm, with free entry until 10. After 10pm, it’s just $5 to get in. RSVP on Facebook. See you this Friday!
Lusine, Pale Blue Dot, epicsauce & YR Skull DJs
Underground SF (424 Haight St.)
March 8, 2013
9pm, $5, 21+
February 7, 2013
San Francisco producer Ben Winans, a.k.a. Roche, released two 12″ EPs at the tail end of 2012. Auragan is out on Mathematics Recordings, and A Night at the Haç is out on Amanda Brown’s 100% Silk (listen to the title track below). His live sets have been known to incorporate a copious amount of analog gear to get the party started.
LA Vampires is the moniker of Not Not Fun/100% Silk label head Amanda Brown, who will be the headlining DJ. A founding member of Pocahaunted, Brown has collaborated with Zola Jesus, Octo Octa, Ital, and, most recently, Maria Minerva. As great as her original music is, her DJ sets are not to be missed. Listen to “Wherever Boy” featuring Octo Octa, below.
Push The Feeling: La Vampires (DJ), Roche (Live), YR SKULL/epicsauce DJs
February 8, 2013
9pm, $5 (FREE before 10pm w/ RSVP)
Push The Feeling’s 1 Year Anniversary Party with YACHT, Jeffrey Jerusalem tonight at Underground SF, 1/11/13
January 11, 2013
Tonight is the one year anniversary party of Push The Feeling, a dance series taking place the second Friday of each month at Underground SF in the Lower Haight. This week’s party will feature a DJ set from YACHT, plus a live set from Jeffrey Jerusalem and DJ sets from founders/residents epicsauce and YR SKULL. Advance tickets have sold out, but there will be a very limited amount of tickets available at the door for $10, so get there early. Doors open at 9pm.
Listen to YACHT’s “Second Summer”, released last month:
December 10, 2012
Tom Krell (aka How To Dress Well)
Wednesday night marked How To Dress Well‘s return to the Rickshaw Stop, making good on Tom Krell’s promise during his previous San Francisco show in June. SF duo Seatraffic opened the evening, followed by a set from New York electronic duo Beacon. Epicsauce DJ Kevin Meenan spun house jams between sets.
Once Seatraffic worked out a couple kinks with their custom lighting and vocals, the local drum and synth duo got the crowd dancing with a set of mostly new material. The band played in front of their self-designed backdrop, with colorful lighting synchronized to the beat of each song. Mark Zannad kept his vocal chords primed with water when his hands weren’t busy working the synths, while Brandon Harrison chose to sip beer between his sets of live drumming.
Listen to Seatraffic, “Crimes” (SID Happens Remix):
Brooklyn duo Beacon took the stage next, forming electronic, beat-heavy slow jams against a backdrop of vibrant, digital visuals. Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett threw down laid-back, seductive electro cuts, with Mullarney on vocals. Beacon ended with “Feeling’s Gone”, which you can stream below. [More...]
July 11, 2012
Phono del Sol 2012 is just a little over a week away! Get your tickets now for a full day of bands, food and more! Part of that “more” will be our wonderful DJs, who will be spinning music between sets. We’re really excited to have these three guys on board!
You probably know Andy Cabic as the bandleader of Vetiver, whose terrific fifth full length album, The Errant Charm, came out last year on Sub Pop. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that he’s also got killer taste in music, so expect a top notch set of tunes from him at Phono del Sol.
April 12, 2012
With a debut record coming out later this year, local electronic pop band Shock (Dan Judd of Sorcerer/Windsurf, Terri Loewenthal of Rubies, and Michael Taras) are performing at a free epicsauce-produced show this Friday night. The above reworking by Chautauqua (Loose Shus and Randy “Hotthobo” Ellis) applies a new age synth palette to “Heaven.”
Listen to the original and a dub remix by The Beat Broker below.
epicsauce throws new monthly party in Lower Haight this Thursday (1/26/12), with Magic Touch (Mi Ami)
January 24, 2012
epicsauce will be presenting a new monthly dance party at Underground SF in the Lower Haight. Push The Feeling will be a DJ-focused party with monthly performances from local producer and DJ YR SKULL and the epicsauce DJs. Each month there will also be a performance from a live electronic act.