SPARC & Grown Kids Radio in association with Noise Pop present Jel, and Maus Haus
2 year anniversary showcase!!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
7 - 10 pm
at SPARCSF - 1256 Mission Street (between 8th and 9th), San Francisco, CA 94103
FREE / No med card necessary for entry - RSVP @ www.sparcsf.org/gkr
On Thursday, February 27th, SPARC and Grown Kids Radio celebrate 2 years of music showcases with independent artists Jel (anticon) and Maus Haus, along with Grown Kids Radio selecting your sonic backdrop.
The evening is part of an ongoing live music series that showcases emerging musicians and producers in a non-traditional space for a session of independent sounds and cannabis advocacy. The event is free and open to everyone over 18 years of age as long as they RSVP via the SPARCSF page (www.sparcsf.org/gkr) by the day of the event.
Jel - He was but a young buck, wet behind the ears and not all that wise. But if Jeffery James Logan--Catholic-born Chicago son, one-time Chuck Berry enthusiast, junior high schooler- knew one thing, he knew that he needed to play the drums. If he knew another thing, it was that he wouldn't get to, no matter how much angsty teen protest or sullen-eyed brooding he put into the cause, because, well, some jock kid was in better with the gym teacher. So Jeff-the SP-1200 beatmachine master we now know as Jel-took up the coronet. Thankfully, the SP found Jel shortly after Christmas one high school year. He'd been helping elderly women pump gas as part of a long-term scheme to turn fuel into money into circuitry into sound. He still had the tapes from the year he fell in love with music-1989 radio broadcasts from 105.9 WGCI, The Rap Down with Franky J and Disco Dave-and had been desperately searching for a way to feed his intense attraction to beat-making ever since his first urges were denied. With cash clenched tightly in young fist, he marched to the nearest music store and happily bought the cornerstone of his entire sound: the SP-1200. Revenge on a gym teacher never felt so sweet. And Jel never looked back.
Maus Haus - San Francisco's Maus Haus sounds like a confection of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth, ground up and re-formed into a filet of raw cool. Amid bursts of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers, the band keeps the whole thing fun--with catchy vocals and hypnotic rhythms. The resulting sound is startlingly unique yet strangely familiar.