ALUK TODOLO with Insect Ark and more in SF
Lucifer's Hammer presents
ALUK TODOLO (France)
COMMON EIDER KING EIDER
$12 adv / $15 door avail soon 21+
ALUK TODOLO (Grenoble, France) is an instrumental power trio performing Occult Rock since 2004. Their music is a methodical exploration of the powers of musical trance.
Part occult black metal fiend and part snide kraut menace, the band conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars, subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings.
ALUK TODOLO reduces psychedelic improvisation to a bare, telluric instrumentation, in which dry, spare percussion grievously mines the scrapes, shrieks and shimmer of mutated guitar and bass.
The bands sound is monolithic and stabbing, hypnotic but unpredictable, minimalist yet teeming: a dangerous, noxious coil of all things black.
INSECT ARK is an instrumental doom-psych duo based in NYC / Portland (Dana Schechter - bass, lap steel, synths / Ashley Spungin - drums, synths). Schechter plays/has played with M. Giras Angels of Light (Swans), Wrekmeister Harmonies; Ashley Spungin also plays in Taurus.
Since the band's inception in late 2011, Insect Ark have toured internationally, had their music used in feature films, and released 5 records/singles. Pitchfork called their 2015 album Portal/Well vivid and immersive, maintaining a queasy, menacing dream logic; and the WIRE, lumbering, thudding bass riffs rise from the pools of droning, keening synths beneath. A new full-length LP is currently in production for a 2017 release.
Elbo Room (View)
647 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|