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Thursday, January 18 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Music of Rushmore: A Live Performance of the Soundtrack

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Join an all-star group of musicians under the direction of Marc Capelle as they pay tribute to the soundtrack to Rushmore and recreate the music live. Bandleader Marc Capelle leads an all-star group of musicians including Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), Tom Ayres (Persephone’s Bees), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Bart Davenport, Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Devin Hoff (The Nels Cline Singers), Yuka C.Honda (Cibo Matto), Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney (The Flamin’ Groovies), Jon Langford (The Mekons), Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), John Roderick (The Long Winters), Todd Roper (Cake), Pete Straus, Chris Von Sneidern, Laura Weinbach (Foxtails Brigade), a string quartet featuring Dina Maccabee, Helen Newby, Alisa Rose, and Irene Sazer, and a horn/reed section featuring Carroll Ashby, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg, Tom Griesser, Scott Larson, and Amber Lamprecht.  $42 advance, $47 doors 
Co-Presented by Noise Pop, Tricycle Records, and SF Film 
This show is dedicated to the memory of Ralph Carney

Performers
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Peter Asher

Peter Asher, CBE was born in London June 22, 1944, the son of a doctor and a professional musician. He was educated at Westminster School in London and at Kings College, London University, where he studied philosophy. Peter’s entry into the world of the performing arts was as a child actor. At the age of eight he starred in his first film, “The Planter’s Wife” as the son of Claudette Colbert and Jack Hawkins. He went on to act extensively in various film, TV, radio and stage productions. His legendary music career began in 1964 as one-half of the singing duo Peter... Read More →
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Tom Ayres

Tom Ayres, guitarist, fan of guitarist, mountain watcher, ex-surfer, record producer and player of records, multi-instrumentalist apart from woodwinds, mentalist, expert at long relationships with foreigners, father, loving son, Uncle Fun, semi-retired California Resident, grew u... Read More →
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Allyson Baker

Allyson Baker is known for two things, playing guitar and being Canadian. She only does one of those things well. Dirty Ghosts is her main musical vehicle and when flagged down will hop out and join others on their musical adventures. Amongst them have been playing guitar on albu... Read More →
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Sheldon Brown

Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been involved in the San Francisco Bay Area creative music scene for over 20 years. In June of 2014 he premiered his extended composition "Blood of the Air" at the 32nd Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival. Based on the speech melodies of Beat-era Surrealist poet Philip Lamantia, "Blood of the Air" was made possible with the help of Chamber Music America's 2013 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble program (funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), and with additional support from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.Brown has performed internationally as a featured soloist with Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, and recorded on 5 of Sosaʼs albums. While with Sosa he performed at many famous venues, such as The North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Haag, New Morning in Paris, Tribute to the Love Generation in Tokyo and many others. Brown performs with many groups in the S.F. Bay Area... Read More →
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Andy Cabic

Andy Cabic is a Bay Area singer-songwriter with the band Vetiver.  
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Marc Capelle

Marc Capelle is a San Francisco native musician, composer, arranger, and producer.He’s played with 100’s of acts including Virgil Shaw, the Fresh & Onlys, Jason Lytle, American Music Club, Tommy Guerrero, Kelley Stoltz, Third Eye Blind, Margaret Cho, and quartet-style gospel pioneers, The West Coast Spiritual Corinthians... Read More →
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Toby Dammit

Larry Mullins (Toby Dammit) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, leaving at age 20. His website (http://www.tobydammit.com/) documents his appearances on 235 published recordings & 1,893 live concerts (2017). His work on numerous television & film soundtracks, notably including “School Of Rock”, was highlighted by a premier at the Cannes Film Festival with Johnny Depp for his film “The Brave” in 1997. He's been a member of Iggy Pop's band, SWANS, The Residents, Iggy and The Stooges and currently Nick Cave... Read More →
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Bart Davenport

Bart Davenport might be a multitude of things, depending on whom you ask. He’s been a mod, a blues singer and a softrock troubadour. He’s an eccentric guitarist and singer with the timeless voice of a real crooner. He lives and writes songs in Los Angeles. His work transports us to an imagined past or future that is curiously both the 80s and the 60s. Like most speculative fiction, Davenport’s stories might just be a reflection of now, taking place in a fantasy world but conveying personal and universal truths. He performs and records with his band The Bedazzled, featuring bassist, Jessica Espeleta, guitarist Wayne Faler (Dream Boys) and drummer Andres Renteria. The group recently spent 11 days at a studio in Boyle Heights with producer, Aaron Olson (L.A. Takedown) recording ‘Blue Motel’ the latest Bart Davenport record scheduled for release in February 2018 on Lovemonk Records.A native of Oakland, California, Bart Davenport’s roots are in the 90s garage and blues scenes. His first band, The Loved Ones performed a rawkus style of... Read More →
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Karina Denike

San Francisco's darling Karina Deniké is a versatile vocalist, songwriter, collaborator and band leader who moves fluidly from intimate torch song chanteuse to soul singer, to punk powerhouse. "Deniké possesses a voice so rich and luxuriant she sounds like she was born to sing any song that comes her way”.(KQED’s California Report... Read More →
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Ben Goldberg

Clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg grew up in Denver, Colorado. He was a pupil of the eminent clarinetist Rosario Mazzeo and studied with Steve Lacy and Joe Lovano. Since 1992, when his group New Klezmer Trio "kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music" (SF Chronicle), Ben has shaped a career through curiosity and experimentation across many genres and styles. In 2012 he premiered Orphic Machine, a ten movement song-cycle based on the poetical writings of Allen Grossman, released on CD and LP in 2015. The New York Times has noted that Ben’s music “conveys a feeling of joyous research into the basics of polyphony and collective improvising, the constant usefulness of musicians intuitively coming together and pulling... Read More →
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Tom Griesser

Tom Griesser is a saxophonist and a clarinetist who has been performing on the San Francisco music scene for 25 years. He first became interested in jazz from hearing his father's record collection, which included works by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. In the early 1990's, Tom began playing with a band that played a prominent role in the swing revival, St. Vitus Dance, while also performing with his own jazz quintet, the Section 8 Project. In 1997, he joined the New Morty Show, a local swing band, as their baritone saxophonist. His tenure with the New Morty Show included regular performances at the New York, New York Casino in Las Vegas as well as three national tours and a performance on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Hollywood.Soon after leaving the New Morty Show, Tom joined the highly-acclaimed Marcus Shelby Orchestra and was an original member of Brass Monkey Brass Band. He continues to perform with both groups. With Marcus Shelby, he has performed on alto, tenor and baritone saxes and on Bb clarinet and bass clarinet, recording on four albums with his orchestra. With Brass Monkey, Tom has played the Monterey Jazz Festival and at the Hollywood Bowl, opening for the Meters and the Neville Brothers.Tom has performed and recorded with Marc Capelle for over 15 years, and has been a member of Marc and the Casuals for almost a decade.In addition to these ensembles, Tom has a jazz organ quartet, B3B4, a jazz trio, the Tom Griesser 3, and performs regularly with the Cottontails, a group that plays jazz and early... Read More →
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Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney of the Flamin’ Groovies

The Flamin' Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when theband began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco,California.  After a name change and a self-released 10 inch album called"Sneakers", which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention ofColumbia who signed them up and sent them into the studio with a bigbudget to record their first real album, "Supersnazz", on the Epic label.Their next two albums were on Kama Sutra (home of their heroes, The Lovin'Spoonful): "Flamingo", and the now revered classic "Teenage Head".Lead singer Roy Loney left the band right after that (in 1971)and lead guitarist Cyril Jordan moved the group to England with ChrisWilson (formerly of Loose Gravel) taking over as front man... Read More →
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Devin Hoff

Devin Hoff (bassist, composer, arranger) grew up in a musical family in Colorado, exposed from a young age to rock, jazz, country, and eventually metal and punk. He began studying the bass in his early teens, and soon fell in love with the upright bass, waking up in pre-dawn darkness to practice before going to school. In high school he was fortunate to study with renowned bassists John Patitucci and Edgar Meyer, as well as play with internationally recognized local musicians such as Hugh Ragin and Ron Miles. While balancing classical bass studies, jazz gigs and playing in high school metal and punk bands, he developed an appreciation for a wide range of musical processes and environments.Foregoing college, he moved to San Francisco in 1994 to be a part of the city’s then thriving punk scene. A few years later, after many gigs, countless drummers—and stories no one would ever believe—Hoff decided to refocus his energies on the jazz world. Relocating over the bridge to Oakland, he discovered that several older and revered jazz musicians had settled in the East Bay after they had quit the road. This meant direct oral tradition connections to many heroes of that musical style, from Dinah Washington, Charlie Mingus, Duke, and Bird, to Ornette and the AACM! He found himself immersed in a multi-generational community of dedicated people keeping jazz alive and vibrant. These were his University years after all, playing with great musicians such as John Handy, Faye Carol, Hal Stein, William Stewart, E.W. Wainright, Idris Ackamoore, and also younger players such as Vijay Iyer, Liberty Ellman, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Kito Gamble.In 1999 Hoff and drummer/co-writer Ches Smith (the two met on a Bay Area jazz gig) formed the influential punk/jazz duo Good For Cows... Read More →
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Yuka C. Honda

Yuka C. Honda (C is for Cline) is a musician/producer/composer/performer. Born in Tokyo, Honda spent part her childhood in Dusseldorf, Germany and in a small village in Denmark. She feels that having lived in different countries and learned different languages before her foundati... Read More →
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Amber Lamprecht

Woodwind player and vocalist, Amber Lamprecht  has performed with Rodriguez,Robebert Smigel, Vocal Arts Ensemble and Mark Eitzel as well as the legendarybig band, SemiRet. Admiral Brinkley’s Jazz Argosy.  She is also an educator and is the co-founder and director of the Literacy and Language... Read More →
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Jon Langford

The L'homme de Renaissance of indie rock. The prolific Welshman-cum-Chicagoan has done it all in his time. Founded the Ground Zero UK art/punk collective The Mekons (who, many suggest, went on to inadvertently turn a bunch of punk rock snots like Bloodshot Rob into country fans with their seminal albums Fear and Whiskeyand Honky Tonkin') , noise rock progenitors The Three Johns and countless collaborations with greats, near-greats and unheard of cult figures.For Bloodshot, he's been an indefatigueable presence in our shoddy offices since day one. In addition to all his musical contributions as a solo artist, he's created lots of cover art, produced lots of records, lent his ham-fisted guitar stylings to recordings by the Old 97's, Roger Knox, Rosie Flores, Kelly Hogan, Andre Williams, Sadies, Sally Timms, Danbert Nobacon, Alejandro Escovedo, among others, draws a comic strip, writes books, appeared as the backing band on This American Life and acts as a reeling papa bear figure to many of Chicago's musicians looking for direction and reassurance in this vicious racket we call the music industry.Since the man creates more music than any one band could possibly hold, he's also the guiding force in the Waco Brothers, the rarely convened collective of the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, the Skull... Read More →
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Scott Larson

Scott Larson is a trombonist, arranger,composer and bandleader in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He has been performing in the Bay Area for over two decades now, performing a variety of genres of music, and has played with such Jazz legends as Ray Brown, Smith Dobson, Bill Berry, Maria Muldaur, Dizzy Gillespie... Read More →
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Dina Maccabee

Dina Maccabee is a composer, songwriter, and violinist/violist/vocalist who works in variety of styles, from traditional music to pop to experimental composition. An original member of Real Vocal String Quartet and half of Bay Area duo Ramon & Jessica, she has toured internationa... Read More →
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Helen Newby

Helen Newby continually seeks ways to expand the technical and expressive boundaries of her instrument through close collaboration with other innovative performers, composers and artists. Helen's passion for collaboration and experimentation has led her to work with a number of b... Read More →
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Thao Nguyen

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down—the San Francisco−based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen—releases their fourth album, A Man Alive, on March 4, 2016. Following the critical success of We The Common (2013), which was largely inspired by Thao’s volunteer work with the California Coalition for Women’s Prisoners, A Man Alive is an evolution in both subject matter and sound. Thao says: “I wanted A Man Alive to be beat- and bass-driven—rather than guitar-based—extending and elaborating upon the hip-hop influences of the previous record. A Man Alive is more instrumental, more riff- and loop-centric, and has more manipulated sounds.” The Get Down Stay Down are at their best on this record, and Thao herself experimented with programming drumbeats for several tracks, although live drums are also played on every song.Mostly recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, A Man Alive was produced by Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards. Collaborating with Garbus, who is a close personal friend, allowed Thao to achieve the sound she had been striving for on previous releases. “Looking back,” she says, “I was less sure of what I wanted. With this record I had clearer vision and aspirations. I wanted emotion. I wanted power. I wanted beats. Merrill’s priority was that I take songs and ideas and run with them; she pushed us all over the place. She carved out time and space for us to experiment at will and fostered a very supportive, creative environment. Everyone was compelled to go beyond what they were comfortable doing. Musician-wise we kept it tight knit because the songs were so personal and vulnerable, and it was such an intense process, I only wanted those who know me well.”A Man Alive finds Thao exploring darker and more personal territory than in her earlier songwriting. She grew up in Northern Virginia, on the outskirts of Washington, DC. When Thao was young, her father left the family. She helped out in her mother’s laundromat as a teenager, sitting at the counter with a guitar, making change for customers, working on her first songs, and playing at open mics in the evenings. Her father drifted in and out of their lives.“The record is essentially about my relationship with my dad, its trajectory. It’s a document of my life inconjunction with his, even though we’ve always been leading our lives away from each other. Some are optimistic and forgiving, some are the opposite. There are songs from his perspective: I imagined what it would be like to have kids and choose to exist without them, or feel like you have to save them from yourself. I realized there was this relationship that I never really talk about, realized it’s defined so much of me. So it was a point of reckoning. The record wrote itself. Painstakingly, of course.”The emotional center of A Man Alive is the gorgeous, plaintive “Millionaire,” a song about a waywardfather. While the song could have ended up as a folk ballad, its instrumentation and atmosphere is of a piece with the rest of the album, pushed along by heavily reverbed synthesizer, a simple guitar riff, and subdued drums and bass. “That’s a sad fucking song,” Thao said. “I remember walking out of the vocal booth, and I saw Merrill tearing up. It’s uncompromisingly sad, which I don’t traffic well in. It took a lot.”Much of A Man Alive is vibrant and danceable—including standout tracks such as “Astonished Man,”“Slash/Burn,” “Nobody Dies,” and “Meticulous Bird”—and the juxtaposition of that exuberance with thedark themes explored in the lyrics is one of the album’s great achievements. The songs are oftenpunctuated by handclaps, sing-along choruses, and ass-shaking beats. While these songs come from a deeply personal origin, they have such an accessible quality that it is easy to imagine an engaged and participatory live audience. “I suspect that’s always been my motive,” Thao says, “but this is the most actualized that it’s ever been. I wanted to make a record that was very introspective and personal, but it would also seek to communicate. And we would have fun performing it—not just fun, but I wanted a kind of crazy, rabid, animal energy. That’s my favorite thing about performing—you can tap into this frenzy. We want people to dance and feel. And I want to do that every night, too.”A Man Alive is undoubtedly a new career highlight for Thao... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is an accomplished musician, the front-man for indie-rock favorites The Long Winters, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster.
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Todd Roper

Master trap drummer, Todd Roper performs with CAKE, Gregory Loiacono, and Virgil Shaw . He also has worked with Chuck Prophet, Lee Bob Watson, and Sean Hayes. He is affectionately known as Mr. Pringles for all the right reasons.
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Alisa Rose

Fiddler and violinist, composer and improviser, Alisa Rose, www.arosefiddle.com is a modern musician who easily navigates between many musical styles. With roots in classical music as well as American musical tradition, she attracts attention for her expressive lyrical voice on the violin... Read More →
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Irene Sazer

Irene Sazer: Known internationally as a founding member of Turtle Island String Quartet, violinist Irene Sazer has won acclaim as a soloist, concertmaster, recording artist, and respected educator. Sazer is an in-demand genre-hopping violinist and fiddler of many styles. She foun... Read More →
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Laura Weinbach

The Hollywood Hills-born daughter of a horror filmmaker and sister of a cult comedian, Foxtails front-girl Laura Weinbach grew up in a household that embraced eccentricity. Her next-door neighbors were circus contortionists with emus and fang-toothed monkeys as pets and her child... Read More →



Thursday January 18, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110