San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Universal Grammar & Future Sounds Classic
+ more guests T.B.A.
Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Doors @ 9pm | 21 + for entry
PAGODA @ The Fairmont Hotel
170 South Market St. | San Jose, CA
A Temple for Fine Music | www.liveatthepagoda.com
About: Hiatus Kaiyote
Every so often a band comes along that captures the collective imagination, a band that has all the essential elements in place to become a musical movement. The music of Hiatus Kaiyote strikes the perfect note merging poetry and polyrhythms. On the band’s debut album Tawk Tomahawk it’s as if the vast desert landscape has opened up, borrowing ingredients from far-reaching lands to concoct a distinctive flavor that is the essence of all its parts. Each song whispers of delicious, ancient stories untold.
The four band members suggest that it was fate that brought them together through a series of coincidences in their native Melbourne, Australia. Singer songwriter Nai Palm was the gravitational force that crystallized the vision for Hiatus Kaiyote’s brand of future soul. “I always knew I wanted to be in a band, but I never knew it could be my own conversation,” she says. Her performance with a pink nylon-stringed guitar at a small Melbourne club inspired bass player Paul Bender to seek her out. One year later, the two began to collaborate on compositions that felt intuitive. Bender brought multi-instrumentalists Perrin Moss and keyboardist Simon Mavin into the equation and the electric, organic nature of Hiatus Kaiyote was set in motion. By chance, two of the four musicians shared a flat and the others lived nearby. From their first session, the band members shared a sort of telepathic connection.
When & Where
Universal Grammar (UG) is a San Jose-based cultural entity that has continually presented forward-thinking artistry from several disciplines for over a decade. With a focus on the future, UG strives to offer content that transcends musical and cultural boundaries. www.ungramr.com