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3 Leafs, Impuritan, IMA

Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm | $7

3 Leafs is a music collective based largely in spontaneous composition. We have been playing around the bay area and west coast since 2005 and have 8 releases available.

“Sure here at Aquarius Records, we sell TONS of 3 Leafs records, but they’ve yet to start getting the sort of broader attention bestowed on many of their spacey / psychedelic brethren. Carlton Melton, Wooden Shjips, White Hills, Burnt Hills, etc. If you’re into ANY of those bands, or just into space rock and psych rock and have somehow managed to miss out on these guys, now’s the time to remedy that.” – aQ

“The trio plays difficult-to-pigeonhole, psych-influenced rock that incorporates trippy effects/knob turning, dark western twang, and a noise wash track to end it all.”
– KZSU Stanford

Alex Eliopoulos (guitars, bass, keys, vocals), David Molina (guitars, bass, keys, electronics, vocals), and Pepe Abad (drums/percussion) – of the powerfully eclectic San Francisco-based collective Impuritan – came up with their moniker to reflect the contrast between humanity’s lofty ideals and the limitations of our apelike bodies. Impuritan is the sonic embodiment of life, death, love, hate, space, time, evolution and extinction – all in the form of experimental, psychedelic, ambient, surf, punk, noise, space, and post-rock.

Electro­percussion duo of Amma Ateria and Nava Dunkelman explores distortions of time and handling of the ever present moment through restraint and release. Their array of metallic nature march forth with space expanding densities to brinks of breakage, situated to be caressed by the beautification of spaces in between. IMA have performed and collaborated with avant garde pioneers such as John Zorn, Fred Frith, Ikue Mori, and many others.

Amma Ateria aka Jeanie Aprille Tang is an audio visual artist + electro­acoustic composer/improviser. Born in Hong Kong, she gravitates to rhythms of construction sites, roaming traffic, inaudible conversations, and airplanes. Her instrument is a collection of electronic hardware and plexiglass.

Nava Dunkelman is a percussionist and improviser based in the Bay Area. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in a multicultural environment by an American father and Indonesian mother, Nava’s musical interests span the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan to American marching band, as well as performed classical to contemporary to the avant­garde.


September 10, 2015
8:30 pm - 11:55 pm


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