PLAYBACK > AudioBus: The Genie
Sundown Tour: 7:00-7:30p Check-in, 7:45p Boarding, 8:00p Departure
Night Tour: 8:00-8:30p Check-in, 8:45p Boarding, 9:00p Departure
Route: The Mission District
Created in 2008, AudioBus is a moving live concert venue on an open-top double decker bus, giving audiences an adventurous sonic experience where musicians compose their own San Francisco route and perform live scores to the scenery moving past them. On July 29th hop on the Genie (http://www.myspace.com/thegenie) tour, Bay-Area's own scratch-guitar phenom taking you past stunning murals and lively sights of The Mission District. Double-decker buses are vintage UK-imported open-top biodiesel buses with installed Sennheiser headphones provided for audiences. Sponsored in part by CitySightseeing San Francisco.
The Genie is an avant-garde guitarist, performer, and musical pioneer best known to audiences for his 'scratch guitar' shows, a unique performance involving live looping, slide guitar, beatboxing, unconventional syncopation, and various original techniques which he has crafted. His music ranges various genres and his broad range of musical interpretation has made fans of every generation and cultural background. Honing his "scratch guitar" showcase as full-time performer for the past seven years has elevated him into an elite level of performance and today he is considered one of the best live-loopers in the world. In 2007 he was profiled in Guitar Player Magazine (June) and was featured on Current TV in a piece entitled "What is Scratch Guitar", which was voted number 1 and aired on national TV in the US and UK.
PLAYBACK is ME'DI.ATE Art Group's (www.me-di-ate.net) special fundraising series that showcases our most acclaimed events and raises money for our newly incorporated non-profit. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to be able to continue supporting artists and creating innovative exhibitions and events, including our biennial Soundwave Festival (www.projectsoundwave.com). PLAYBACK is presented in partnership with City Sightseeing San Francisco (http://www.city-sightseeing.us/), National Park Service (http://www.nps.gov/) and ARUP (http://www.arup.com/) and curated by Alan So and Jorge Bachmann.
PLAYBACK Single Tickets
$20-$200 - General Sliding Scale to Sponsor Levels (Discount for Students)
Sponsor Level 1 - $50
**Includes Soundwave gift, raffle ticket and partial tax-deduction
Sponsor Level 2 - $100
**Includes preferred seating, 2 free tickets to one Soundwave ((5)) event, Soundwave gift pack, 5 raffle tickets and is $65 tax-deductible
Sponsor Level 3 - $200
**Includes premier seating, free access pass to all Soundwave ((5)) events, Soundwave gift pack, 10 raffle tickets for prizes, and is $150 tax-deductible
PLAYBACK All Access Pass (To All 5 PLAYBACK Events): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/184174
**Tickets are very limited due to the intimate nature of the events.
Route: The Mission / Station: Million Fishes
2501 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94110