9:00am – 10:00am
Geographer – guest session
Photo by: Dave Barbaree
In the summer of 2005, after a series of deaths in the family, Michael Deni left his hometown in New Jersey for San Francisco. He spent the next several months with a synthesizer he found on the street, turning that tragedy into the songs that would become the foundation for Geographer. Deni played his first shows by lying to promoters about how many people he could bring, handing out fliers by hand, and doing anything he could to get on stage. Cut to 6 years later, and he had sold out the legendary Filmore in San Francisco, headlined the 2300 seat Fox Theater in Oakland, and sold out shows all across the country on tour.
Deni’s life in music began as a child, where he sang in a church choir. He wrote his first song when he was 4 years old, and began writing and recording his own music in earnest at age 12, when his father gave him a 4-track cassette tape recorder, with which Deni spent hours in his basement layering track upon track of guitar, saxophone, vocals, and a homemade ceramic drum his sister made him as a birthday present. Geographer’s music is characterized by the use of vintage analog and FM synthesizers coupled with modern software synthesizers, as well as an electric cello often featured on songs in place of a lead guitar. Live on stage Deni performs with a band of revolving musicians, almost always with an electric cellist, drummer, and multi-instrumentalist to aid him in filling out his lush arrangements, and the band has become famous for its energetic and emotional live performances.
Geographer’s new EP, ‘Alone Time,’ is the result of 2 years of that same kind of recording he used to do as a teenager. Days at a time spent alone, so that he could capture the music always coursing through his head, knowing that one day this hermetic existence would bring him in front of crowds of people. The songs explore, as do the rest of his catalog, the nature of existence, the self, an uncertain but optimistic curiosity about why we are here, and what it means to love and lose each other, but most of all, ‘Alone Time’ is a meditation on loneliness. While he needs solitude to make his songs, the place Geographer has said he truly feels alive is not alone with his thoughts, but together with strangers, on stage at his concerts.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Daddy Differently & Dirty Dave w/guest Austin Tretwold (Incidental Music) – Things of Life
It’s the simple things isn’t it? The little things of life. Good food, sunshine, no traffic, dark coffee, 72˚ breeze, telephone off the hook and music every Friday morning a la Daddy Differently & Dirty Dave.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Slayron – Analogue Players Club
Slayron digs deep in to the abyss of tones, drones, dubs, clubs, riddims and rhythms, smooth grooves and deep moves. Sometimes friends joins sometimes He flys the BassShip solo…
- 2:00pm – 4:00pm Peak Oil – Tipping Point
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cat 500 and Goodnight Cody – Retire
Cat 500 (AKA Aunt Mitzy) was born Mathilda Constance Thorogood, is a world-class humanitarian and a member of the power elite. Trailblazing the way for female superpowers since 1942 with her long list of successful, multi-million dollar companies founded. These include; Global Box Co. and all of its subsidiaries (i.e., Plexi-Perfect Box Dist. INC., Worldwide United Box Limited, Box Technology International, Echelon Quad, Indo-American manufacturing nano infrastructure civilian establishment, etc.).
On her monthly dublab program, Cat 500 (AKA Aunt Misty) occupies an intimate corner of the vast universe. Her transmission is a string of interstellar secrets whispered in your ear. This space-chatter materializes when a satellite crosses wires with a synthesizer. Like the tree falling in an empty forest, these sounds are usually silent as dust in a void but thanks to Aunt Mitzy’s diligent energy you can hear the buzz and crackle of the great beyond. Tune-in and she will re-transmit it to you in dubby verbatim.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Morpho – Graph Paper
Morpho hosts Graph Paper which is a monthly diagram of echoes and sounds, culled from ancient texts and modern contraptions. Through systematic observation, music phenomena will be carefully measured and categorized. Expect a swath of symphonic divisions ranging from Séance Core to Forrest Bop. As the needle swings so our ears will ride the soundscapes of song. The mission is simple; untangling the secret knots of the universe and the human heart.
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Mamabear – The Honey Pot
The aim of The Honey Pot is to remind you of songs you forgot you loved, or better yet, never knew you did. Expect to hear a heavy dose of boogie, modern soul, 2-step & RnB.