Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Oct 24 2019 8:00 PM


8:15 pm Gardener
Dashiell Lewis - voice/electronics
modular synth drones, rhythms, and textures
9:00 pm Instagon

Instagon: is an ongoing experiment in audio participation and chaos theory. It is a conceptual project that sometimes appears to be masquerading as a band. Founded in 1993, and so far performing over 675 shows. The project has never repeated the same line up on stage ever... boasting over 660 "members". The foundation and organization of this project is created by the artist & bassist known as LOB. Founded in Orange County, and moved to Sacramento in 2005, Instagon continues to explore new territory and interaction of players as a fundamental conceptual idea with no boundaries of genre or style. Each show or session is particularly scrutinized to put forth a unique experience for the band and the audience alike. Styles have included noise, experimentation, instrumental, improvisation, space rock, jams, jazz.


Under the name Gardener, Richmond, VA-based Dash Lewis uses a modular synthesizer, effects pedals, and his own voice to create intricately layered, rhythmically complex slabs of trance-inducing psychedelia, weaving looped vocal passages into thick, textured drones. Deeply influenced by German kosmiche music of the 1970s, mid-career Beach Boys, and spiritual jazz, Lewis’s interest lies in the organic interplay between electronics and the human voice. With Gardener, he works to meld seemingly disparate elements into a single instrument.


Cost: $8-15 sliding