SF Funk Fest
Vokab Kompany, Hot Bodies in Motion
Sat, November 17, 2012
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pmThe Independent
$15 ADV - $17 DOOR
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.theindependentsf.com/event/149217/
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego's Umbrella and those who soon will. Celebrated as San Francisco's Ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world renowned entertainers have created an irresistible cocktail that is entirely their own. On a planet bombarded with every possible kind of entertainment, a Diego's Umbrella show is a singular, ecstatic experience; o ne concert is all it takes to turn you into a believer. Night after night they effortlessly blend marching drums, harmonized shredding and gang choruses with showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, coupled with the refinement of years of experience on the road. The group's uncanny gift for pleasing crowds, from standard clubs to huge festivals such as High Sierra and Outside Lands, has earned them a breathless and ever-expanding following across the United States and Europe, and that connection with other cultures continues to inform their aesthetic. In their music you will hear klezmer, flamenco and punk rock all blended to pop perfection.
"Vokab Kompany is another act that refuses to be pigeonholed. Two MCs might lead you to believe that it's hip hop, but that doesn't begin to tell the story. The seven-piece band from San Diego played for more than an hour, a set that was at times funky, jazzy, heavy, bouncy, even bluegrassy...And it all made sense. Through it all, the crowd was treated to microphonic gymnastics of the dueling MCs, Rob Hurt and Burkey. The group is legit; see them" Lindol French-Sacramento Press
With relentless drive they have worked to combine high energy stage performances, 7 piece live indie electro hip-hop (w/ a violinist to boot), with catchy hooks, and rhythm based harmonic vocal delivery to find themselves emerging from an underground electronic scene that primarily embraces the DJ.
While they still have an edge and integrity in their writing process and production, their songs have mass appeal. It's a sound that has deep indie roots, with forays into soul, funk and fresh west coast hip hop laced over a unique sound, all performed live!
Hot Bodies in Motion