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NVO

NVO

Materialized, ZEBUEL, Lighting by Creative Precision

Sat, January 4, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

NVO
NVO
Hailing from San Francisco, NVO is a new music collective dedicated to melting faces and rocking dance floors with original beats, remixes, visuals, and light shows. The group’s four-piece core features Greg Maximov on live drums, DJ/producer DUDHAUS (aka Justin Ward) on sequencers and synths, Chuck Jones on sampling, scratching and Kaossilators, and songwriter Mike Laglia laying down effect-driven guitar wizardry. With influences spanning genres and live shows featuring equal parts ethereal dream states, dirty warehouse raves, and sci-fi movie samples, NVO continues to amaze audiences with their unique approach to live electronica and club rocking bangers.
Materialized
Materialized
Category free, that's how San Francisco-based Materialized rolls. The future-forward instrumental unit is built around the flexible core of keyboard maestro Mighty Dave Pellicciaro Shiva-limbed percussionist Dale Fanning, and bassist Carlitos Del Puerto. They are a heady mixture of top-flight improvising and savvy sound design. This band has giant antenna always scanning the airwaves for interesting new ways of combining the musical banquet of the 21st century.

"The reason we have Materialized is we want earnestly to connect with people," says Pellicciaro. "Music serves a role in the human psyche, and society is nothing but a collection of psyches ambling about interacting with each other. Ergo, music has a changing role in society in any given moment. There's dance music and there's music you can dance to, or music you clean the house to, music for a candlelight dinner. It's not the genre-defining way of looking at music. It's the ambient way that music affects you."

"This band's constitution is flexible and open to amendments," says Fanning. "There's always room for it to change but there's also a framework."

After a gestating for years in the Bay Area live scene, playing everything from house parties to The Fillmore, Materialized is stepping out in 2013 with a series of EP releases where they will unleash their dance-ready, human touched sound for folks ready to wriggle out of their constrictions. Magneto Delicti and Space Junk were both released in November of 2012 in multiple formats. The music imbued with the blood and bone inside the instruments they wield,.. flowing in a rush, the men inside the technology very much alive and apparent within the beat stream.

"We have a diverse background with a lot of overlap with each other. My association sound design goes back to the original meaning of electronic music – guys in the 1890s with semi fore flags playing industrial parks, Pierre Schaeffer, musique concrete, tape loops, all that cool stuff from when electronic music was a lot more difficult to make. It's really about a love of the idea that sound is an abstraction that needs to fit into a musical spectrum to do its job. It doesn't need to be a bass player pulling strings or a drummer using a stick. It can be any sound doing any role."

"We want to add to music's current conversation," says Fanning. "We study from older roots but with a modern mindset. There are certain things about electronic music that are just awesome, especially when you want to get a bunch of heads bouncing up and down and make people sweat. The sonic impact of those timbres is just so much higher, and the overall palette is so wide. However, people have gotten used to perfect beats and perfect sounds, and that's where it gets boring. We mix it up with improvisation and the interaction we have onstage, which makes music come alive right in front of you while simultaneously seeking that sonic impact that moves booties."

In each move Materialized makes is a desire to connect with people and to offer them a soundtrack for connecting with one another and themselves. "The sounds are handcrafted, and everything we do has a lot of manna in it and a lot of personal sincerity. It's a rock 'n' roll band in that way. We come out to hand it over to the people," says Pellicciaro. "It's magic the way music works on the human brain."

Fanning says it's all about striking a balance between inner and outer elements. "That's what music is about," he says. "Heck, that's what life's about."

On top of their sound creations in and out of the studio curate the annual Cosmic Love Ball in San Francisco. This year's Love Ball took place at the Fillmore and featured a fun and talented array of artists including Rubblebucket, the North Beach Brass Band, DJ Wyllys, live painting by Lebo and Materialized holding down the eye of the musical storm.
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