Show Info

The Comet is Coming

The Comet is Coming

Ghost & The City

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22 ADV - $25 DOOR

This event is 21 and over

The Comet is Coming
The Comet is Coming
Debuting music from their forthcoming Impulse! records release (March 2019) The Comet is Coming is the soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse.

In the aftermath of widespread sonic destruction what sounds remain? Who will lead the survivors to new sound worlds? Who will chart the new frontier? In a warehouse somewhere in London 2013 a meeting would take place between three musical cosmonauts. They would pool their energies to build a vessel powerful enough to transport any party into outer space.

It is after the end of the world, the stage is a spacecraft, the mic is an accelerator, brace yourself for The Comet is Coming

King Shabaka - saxophone
Danalogue - keyboards
Betamax Ohm - drums

"Powered by Arkestral cosmic forces, The Comet Is Coming. Brace for impact" - The Guardian

"The Comet Is Coming embraces stargazing psychedelia on its maiden voyage, outfitting spacey synth arrangements with taut saxophone riffs that spiral off into the inky abyss" - Time Out, New York
Ghost & The City
With spectral grooves, caressing textures and luminescent melodic hooks, Ghost & the City’s new EP TIME captures cool blue light in a bottle with a sensuous trip-hop jazz sound. Emerging from Oakland’s thrumming underground music scene, the ensemble melds the alluring vocals of soulstress Kia Fay, the elastic beats of drummer Will Jenkins, and the lyrically charged keyboard and synth work of Ash Maynor, who also writes most of the material. Featured trumpeter Ross Eustis offers a burnished brass foil to Kia Fay’s buttery voice, all enfolded in luscious sound design by Aki Ehara, a sought-after studio wizard who’s produced tracks for innovative Bay Area acts such as Vverevvolf, Trails and Ways, and Make Under (while also playing bass for Oakland’s esteemed neo-soul outfit The Seshen).

The DNA for Ghost & the City’s new sound is evident on the group’s 2015 EP Patchwork Soul, which led to gigs opening for heavyweights like
Hiatus Kaiyote, The Internet, and Shabazz Palaces. But the songs on TIME represent an evolutionary sonic leap, with intricately crafted soundscapes that evoke the excitement and dismay of a region undergoing cultural tectonic shifts. While the group’s sound emanates from tomorrow, timeless musical values are embodied in the EP’s sole cover, a riveting rendition of Bobby Womack’s late-career masterpiece “Please Forgive My Heart.”

Rapidly gaining notice as a signature West Coast musical force, Ghost & the City continues to hone a sound that embraces a multiplicity of styles while melting away from superficial labels.

Recent Press Quotes:
"Sometimes it seems like the future soul game can be all about texture, and artists forget to hand in a melody. But that’s one problem Oakland’s Ghost & the City are here to solve." - AFROPUNK

"Sultry… hypnotic-futuristic… A sultry but haunted cross between Sade, Portishead and The Blue Nile" – BlackBook
Show Info