Tartufi and The Proxemics

When

17/04/2011    
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Where

High Mayhem Studio
2811 Siler Ln, Santa Fe

Event Type

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They’re back and everyone is stoked!

TARTUFI
San Francisco’s indie rock juggernaut is back with their explosive and beautiful live show to High Mayhem (for a special afternoon show!), and the most powerful duo since thunder and lightning will mesmerize local music fans with their epic, elegant sound.

In their tenth year as a band, Tartufi is once again hitting the road to bring their critically acclaimed live show to their friends and fans around the country. The band has been a non-stop ball of energy. Soon after finishing their last album, The Goodwill of the Scar, recorded with the band’s long time musical ally, Tim Green (The Fucking Champs, Joanna Newsom, Monotonix, Citay, etc…), the band immediately began work on their next record. The new album which they are currently tracking — and will be experimenting with some of the newest material on this tour — is already shaping up to be another massive step forward for a band known for their complex yet beautifully constructed songs and with a long history of musical risk taking.

Tartufi has been a fixture in the San Francisco music scene for years now (voted Best Indie Band and Best Live Show by the San Francisco Bay Guardian) and the commitment to creating a supportive music environment is unparalleled. The band founded the music collective and record label Thread Productions (voted best music collective by East Bay Express) that released three albums that showcased Bay Area music. Tartufi is a co-creator of the annual Rock Make Music and Art Festival that happens in the late summer, features local talent, draws over 7,000 people, and has become one of the most anticipated local music events of the season. Tartufi created the Rock Band Land rock music school for kids ages four to eight years old and has rocked out with almost 1000 students, produced several albums worth of great songs, and hosted rock shows for kids to help build their appreciation for music and fuel their self esteem. Recently Tartufi created a new show series called Dark Nights where the band hosts several great local acts at a free show in one of San Francisco’s oldest ballrooms.

Please add this show to your concert calendar and feel free to feature it in your music section. TARTUFI invites you to attend the show and the band would be happy to add you to their guest list (please rsvp to tartufimusic@gmail.com).

Tartufi (a.k.a. Lynne Angel and Brian Gorman) make them selves readily available to the press. If you would like to do a review of this show or to review THE GOODWILL OF THE SCAR, and if you would like to interview the band, please do not hesitate to ask.

The Proxemics
Founded in early 2009, The Proxemics are an autonomous music project with a revolving cast of musicians led by lynch pin and frontman Alex Neville (The brilliant Dullards, A. Barnhouse, Audible Whispering 1/2 Quartet).

The Proxemics are a stripped down assembly, sometimes appearing as a garage-based, dirty wall of sound, sometimes as deconstructed balladeers offering you their hearts on their sleeves. Neville unites crunchy, angular alt-rock with a singer-songwriter sensibility while never letting go of his experimental roots. Mimicking the definition of their moniker, The Proxemics are at times both distant and intimate, treating their audience to an emotional tug-of-war. The songs appear effortless on the surface, but upon deeper investigation they become a complex system of asymmetrical forms with sonic threads and noise, weaving songs into a larger, continuous theme.

The shifting members of The Proxemics are all long-time members of the High Mayhem Emerging Arts Collective, also based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, which has helped shape the City Different’s unique underground scene for the last ten years.

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