Hot 8 Brass Band
The Seshen, Sal's Greenhouse
628 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA, 94117
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Hot 8 Brass Band
Transcending genres and trends, Hot 8 have performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Lauryn Hill to Mos Def to the Blind Boys of Alabama, and were nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for their second album 'The Life and Times Of…'.
2015's acclaimed 'Vicennial – 20 Years of the Hot 8 Brass Band' LP, exemplifies their ability to honour their city's musical traditions while forging their own powerful legacy. A celebratory 2016 gold vinyl release of remixes for their renowned version of "Sexual Healing" (for which a new video was also recently launched, gaining 700K hits) has continued to expand on their forward momentum and diverse appeal around their 20th Anniversary milestone.
In the live arena, Hot 8 Brass Band continue to win over audiences with their old school street brass approach, fusing it with some harder, funkier currents in the process and juxtaposing magnificent originals with fresh versions of Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, The Specials or Basement Jaxx.
Fronted by vocalist Lalin St. Juste, The Seshen is a seven piece band based in San Francisco. Mixing live and electronic elements and taking influence from eclectic sources including psychedelia, hip-hop, pop, R&B, West African music, dub, and indie rock, they create beat-driven compositions with a strong emotional core, a compelling sound that has hooked many fans and bloggers from first listen. Heavy industry interest has resulted in the band inking a deal with Tru Thoughts records to take it to the next level.
The Seshen's self-titled 2012 debut album, released via Bandcamp, has inspired comparisons to J Dilla, Little Dragon, Beach House and Erykah Badu, and they have also found themselves in high demand as a live act with support slots for the likes of Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote, Hieroglyphics and The Memorials (with Grammy award winner Thomas Pridgen).
The band that provide the immersive sonic backdrop for the complementary vocalists, Lalin St. Juste and Akasha Orr, are bassist/producer Aki Ehara, drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboard/synth player Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and synchronizer/sampler Kumar Butler; between them creatively manipulating an array of technology alongside their more traditional instruments, with acoustic percussion including congas, bongos, timbales and more.
This close-knit group was born from the relationship between Lalin and Aki, a couple who met while studying in Ghana and bonded over music. On their return to the US, they lived in LA before moving to Aki's hometown of San Francisco, where they started collaborating on music together and gradually built the band through jam sessions with their circle of friends.Utilizing a heavily layered base of electronic textures, The Seshen complement the complex emotions and vivid imagery of Lalin's poetic lyrics, and blur the distinction between the abstract and the familiar, for a resulting atmosphere that is distinctively their own.
Finding the perfect home on the eclectic, soulful roster of Tru Thoughts records, The Seshen have announced their signing to the UK label in 2014, alongside Spring and Summer US tour dates.
Bay Area vocal powerhouse and baritone sax vixen, Sally Green formed her band, Sal's Greenhouse to get the listeners shaking and showcase her more than considerable talents in an original music setting.
Her efforts built a powerhouse ensemble to create and deliver.
Sal’s Greenhouse launched and quickly built an impressive body of original music with a varied blend of influences like Nikka Costa, Brand New Heavies, Sharon Jones, and many more, resulting in a completely unique and original funky and soulful sound that feels good and moves its fast growing audience.
Craig Schneider - keys
Erico Cisneros - bass
James Small - drums
Cam Perridge - guitar
Sally Green - vocals / bari