Beautiful Machines

Neck of the Woods Presents: UMS Return Showcase

Beautiful Machines

Cure For Gravity, Unlikely Heroes, D. Edward, Drea. M

Thursday, August 4, 2016

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Beautiful Machines
Beautiful Machines is comprised of a diverse group of musicians. Founder, Conrad Schuman is an american songwriter, vocalist, & guitarist who experiments and infuses his pan-music study into his songwriting. Philosophical-leaning, he writes lyrics & music about waking up as a society, reclaiming our power as free & creative beings, & about transcending the current out-of-balance humanity to embrace a more coherent & harmonious future. Having toured Europe, Veil-Matti Matilla is a Finnish DIY drummer and programmer who designs and builds his own unique electronic drum kits & band visuals. Stef Ku is a Taiwan-American classically trained keyboardist, avant-garde soundscapist, & professional sound healer. Beautiful, intricate, technical & euphoric music, an amazing light show, & inspiring live energy makes beautiful Machines a band worth exploring deeply.
Cure For Gravity
Cure For Gravity find comfort in playing to a rare world and it’s listening inhabitants. The trio of Joe Markert, Chris Gamper, & Dave Walcott deliver an entrancing amalgam of atmospheric synth/alt rock that is cinematic in nature. They use a eclectic blend of electronic and live elements to untether you from this world and transport you into the audio landscape of their own design. At times they invoke the Cars or Pink Floyd, but with a fast forward taste of more recent groups like Porcupine Tree, Elbow or Feist.
Unlikely Heroes
Unlikely Heroes is an alternative band from San Francisco, Ca. This eclectic group are synthesizing Hip-Hop/Punk/Rock/Indie jams with beats and melodies that are fresh, exciting, and long waited for. Boasting with high energy, venue rocking jams, they also find balance with spacey, vibe-y anthems to create a well rounded experience and depth in their art form.
D. Edward
D. Edward is an award winning Pop/Soul singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist. His music features catchy hooks and grooves with a familiar yet unique modern pop and retro soul sound. He has the ability to sound different on different songs yet keep his own style. He won the 2016 Indie Music Channel Award for Best R&B Producer and was nominated for a 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award, Oakland Indie Award and contributed to a Latin Grammy nominated album "Adelante" by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band for Best Children's Album and he also won the 2014 Oaktown Indie Mayhem People's Choice Award. His music videos have been featured on Magic Johnson’s Aspire TV network, MTV.com, CMT.com and SonicCentric TV on Roku. He is currently featured in Shine on Hollywood Magazine and his video “Hold On” is featured on broadcast TV around the USA on the Indie Music Cafe .
Drea. M
Drea. M commands the heart to listen. Gut-driven and refined, her songs combine rich vocal harmonies, nuanced lyrics, and atmospheric instrumentation to create a haunting sound that is sophisticated without losing its emotional edge. From multi-instrumental acoustic arrangements to the more recent incorporation of orchestral, big-sound beats, what continues to drive her work is heartfelt grit and an unwavering honesty about what it means to be profoundly alive.
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
http://neckofthewoodssf.com