Ceschi/ Ecid/ Tommy V and more in SF
Tommy V play The Honey Hive Gallery in the sunset district of SF!
Here's a bit about Ceschi(bio from fakefourinc.com):
Ceschi (pronounced Chess-key) Ramos has been in a lot of bands. There's the experimental post-psych-rock-hop-jazz-fusion outfit Anonymous Inc.started in the mid 1990s with his brother David, the genre-defying latin progressive group Toca which collaborated with everyone from Busdriver to Aceyalone, Hardcore Metal band Dead by Wednesday, the lo-fi synth pop group with Blue Sky Black Death called Deadpan Darling, the Crunk-rap crew Knuck Feast and many more that he may or may not own up to. But most of us know Ceschi Ramos best as a one man band. Drawing from the experience of these groups, he ignites crowds around the world with simply his acoustic guitar, a laptop and the bravado of his dynamic voice. From quiet and playful indie folk ditties to literally pushing the audience, spitting fast-chopping raps; Ceschi embodies the spirit of a true showman - proving to us that one man can do it all. He's spent the last four years since the release of his acclaimed They Hate Francisco False honing these skills and collaborating with an innumerable amount of today's most talented MC's, producers and artists of all genres. He's toured America, Europe and Japan with independent hip-hop heroes such as Myka 9, Awol One, Sole and Onry Ozzborn and even created his own successful record label - Fake Four, Inc.- that these artists now call home. All the while, he still found time to play in those aforementioned many genred bands. Ceschi has a new album with producer @factor called "Broken Bone Ballads" coming out just a couple weeks before this show
Ecid: (from http://www.ecidlovesyou.com)
Be the weirdo. The outsider. The streaker in a crowd of fully clothed sheep and champion it. Minneapolis rapper/producer Ecid has been operating on the fringes of rap music for close to a decade, with no co-sign, no angel investor, just an undeniable passion for contributing to the ever changing hip-hop landscape. It feels like just yesterday he was wearing 2xl t-shirts, recording his first songs using a dual tape deck and a stack of gangster rap instrumentals. Now he single handedly orchestrates every detail of his songs from start to finish at an effortless pace, all while wearing his eccentricities like a Super Bowl ring. 2012's dark- yet triumphantly hopeful Werewolf Hologram showcased Ecid's ability for abstract narratives and social commentary. A year later the two part EP series Post Euphoria found Ecid at his most rebellious and playful, allowing art to imitate life with a an open invitation into his world, a project that laid the creative groundwork for Pheromone Heavy.
While studying to become a yoga instructor Ecid had a creative breakthrough and for the first time as an artist he figured
out how to say exactly what he wanted to without forcing the listener to crack the code. The beats are ambitious, soaked in a monstrous, bombastic glory with moments of blissful minimalism that prepare you for the next smile-inducing surprise. This sound was achieved with expertly plucked samples, analog synths, household percussion, and a team of adventurous musicians that understood the sonic vision. On "Watch It Burn" Ecid empathizes with the father that abandoned him, dreaming up a justifiable scenario for his absence while critiquing societies romanticization of money and consumption, a theme that carries throughout the record. "Number One On A Hit List," the final track recorded for the project, Ecid is delightfully dejected and
at the mercy of his dog Uno after running away from him. It's a sweet ode to the bond between a man and the things he loves most. Pheromone Heavy is a collection of songs about the experiences that are inherently a part of us, the unshakable shadows we dance with upon hearing a forgotten favorite that still hits us like it did back then.
Tommy V. first appeared in the Los Angeles Hip Hop scene in 1998 when he was featured on Awol One's classic cassette, Three Eyed Cowz. A few years later, Tommy released his first solo effort, Quarter Life Crisis. Quarter Life Crisis was an epic, 20 song album, featuring the likes of everyone from Why? and Dose One, to a majority of the Shape Shifters. It was around the release of Quarter Life Crisis that Tommy linked up with Ceschi and David Ramos of Anonymous Inc. Tommy was featured on Anonymous Inc.'s self titled debut, and subsequently formed TOCA with Ceschi, David Ramos, and Xololanxinxo. After the demise of Toca, Tommy also seemed to vanish from the music world. He would occasionally appear on other people's songs (sometimes with verses recorded a decade earlier), but years passed with no new Tommy V album. In the 6 years since Toca broke up, Tommy would start college, become a dog walker for the LA elite, learn how to sing, and record between 50 and 100 never-completed songs. It seemed like Tommy V. had become a footnote in the long and influential history of Los Angeles Hip Hop. However, Tommy decided otherwise, and here we are. More than a decade after his last solo effort, and more than 6 years after the break-up of Toca, Tommy V has returned with his Fake Four debut.
$10 in advance ($11.35 with BPT fee)
$15 at the door
The Honey Hive Gallery (View)
4117 Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|