Thursday, October 19th
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show
Boostive is a 6 to 7 piece musical collective drawing inspiration from late 70s roots reggae, golden era Hip-Hop, and Soul from the days of Motown. Led by Chilean/Asian American music producer Seiji Komo, the group has spent the last few years grinding away on the west coast festival circuit. The bands explosive horn section and dynamic rhythm section is what sets the band apart from the rest of the crowd and has earned them slots with their genres biggest acts like Matisyahu, Dirtwire, Don Carlos, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and many more. The recent addition of female lead singer Divina has solidified them as a premiere live act and even landed them a record deal with Slightly Stoopids, Stoopid Records.
The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area six-piece band whose songs exist between the lines: in the space between waking and dreaming, ego and collective consciousness, at that blurred horizon where earth meets sea meets sky.
Anchored by Lalin St. Juste’s sly, silvery vocals (which draw frequent comparisons to Erykah Badu) and cerebral yet danceable rhythms from producer-bassist Akiyoshi Ehara, their music pulls from a deep well of electronic influences, R&B, and indie rock. Drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboard/synth player Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and sequencer Kumar Butler make the music three-dimensional, blending live and digital instrumentation for a mercurial, transportive sound. Since 2012, the Seshen’s live show has earned them critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase on multiple continents, as they’ve shared stages with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, PetiteNoir, Tune-Yards, and Thundercat.
CYAN (February 28, 2020 - Tru Thoughts Recordings) is the band’s most vulnerable, compelling work to date. Over a spacious, at times tumultuous sonic landscape that leans on live instrumentation, St. Juste sings of a reckoning: a hero’s journey through confusion and self-doubt, depression, and ultimately forging a way out toward the light. CYAN is a story about saving yourself. There’s death, rebirth, and a chance to look square in the mirror for the first time in a long while. To dive deep in search of a new life—one stripped of pretense or protective armor, for better or for worse.