Thriller Flash Mob: Felsen, Otis McDonald, Negative Press Project

Ivy Room Presents

Thriller Flash Mob: Felsen, Otis McDonald, Negative Press Project

Fri · October 27, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $13.00

Tickets at the Door.

This event is 21 and over

Please join us for a “Thriller” themed night- a la Michael Jackson. We encourage you to dress up in your favorite Michael or spooky inspired costume. Porjecting on the big screen will be old black and white films of Nosferatu, Dracula, and Frankenstein. Drink specials all night long!

Felsen
Felsen
“I wanna live where culture kills machines and decent melodies will haunt you in your dreams.” On their 5th album, Blood Orange Moon, Felsen delivers a new telepathic message through melody and lyric beamed directly from their late-night West Oakland studio. Blood Orange Moon, is slated for national release by Indie pop label, Mystery Lawn Music on January 26, 2018. Listeners are reeled into Felsen’s revealing inner world of entangled branches, swarms of bees, unfolded paper cranes, private airlines, and kung fu medallion-wearing angel investors secretly typing in memory motels. There Felsen’s grudge match takes place between analog synth and cello, acoustic guitar and Reagan era drum machine, glockenspiel and fuzz box, reverb and tremolo, loud and just quiet enough to hear the gong shimmer. Frontman Andrew Griffin started Felsen after his 2006 cancer diagnosis, which led to the release of Felsen's first album, Accidental Drowning, in 2009. Felsen Loves You—an EP on the Ninth Street Opus label—followed in 2010, and in 2011 & 2013 two other full-length albums—Breaking up with Loneliness and I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore were self-released. Felsen has toured extensively throughout the US opening for national acts: Camper Van Beethoven, Marcy Playground, One Eskimo, Stone Foxes and Luce. Felsen has been featured on Bay Area radio stations KPFA, KALX, KZSU and were selected to be on KFOG's Local Scene Volume 11. Felsen has performed at both the NoisePop & ULUV music festivals and was a Deli Magazine Band of the Month. The current lineup of Felsen includes 4 Non Blondes guitarist Roger Rocha, former bassist with A Band Called Pain, Bryan Dean, Drummer Robert Tucker of the Metallica album Jason Newsted’s Chophouse Bandand and backing vocalist Dara Ackerman. “Felsen strives to ensure survival of rock 'n' roll” San Francisco Chronicle “Truly one of the best kept secrets of the Bay that deserves to be parroted, played as loud as possible, and shouted out to all corners of the world.” Impose Magazine “Marvelously witty pop”, East Bay Express
Otis McDonald
Otis McDonald
From the mind and ears of producer/multi-instrumentalist, Joe Bagale, comes a sound that is fresh but tangibly rooted in nostalgia. The name is Otis McDonald. The mission? Good Music. In 2015, Bagale dropped 30 tracks for free, under the name Otis McDonald. Released as copyright free music, exclusively through the YouTube audio library, these tracks have now been downloaded over 5 million times, and can be seen featured in videos all over the world. Bagale is currently working on a full length album and with a brand new band, he plans on giving the world a dose of the past while always looking to the future.
Negative Press Project
Negative Press Project
Negative Press Project is a seven-piece electro-acoustic jazz/indie-rock–inspired original music collective.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/