Andrew St James & Friends
Zelma Stone (record release), French Cassettes, DJ set by James Wavey
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$16 adv / $20 door
All patrons will need to show valid proof of full vaccination in order to attend indoor shows at The Chapel. (“Full vaccination” means two weeks after your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.) We will NOT be accepting negative COVID-19 tests. You are also required to wear a mask at all times while indoors (unless actively eating or drinking.) *Policy is subject to change
Andrew St. James & The Chapel present the first official FAST TIMES.! party back on Thursday September 9th!! Dubbed - LIGHT AFTER DARKNESS - the party is a toast to the hope of the future ahead, and a celebration of community- a welcome back to togetherness. Featuring James Wavey spinning records, the great great French Cassettes, the very talented Zelma Stone in celebration of her new record, & Andrew St. James joined by an array of friends & special guests, performing songs new and old. All together, this will be an unforgettable night not to be missed and we are excited to share it with you.
Andrew St. James
Andrew St. James is a singer, songwriter, and poet from San Francisco. Andrew started FAST TIMES.! in 2018 at Amnesia in the Mission. Follow Fast Times Presents on instagram: @fasttimespresents.
Zelma Stone is the San Francisco-based music project of Bay Area native Chloe Zelma Studebaker. ‘The Best’ EP is out Aug 20, 2021. Written in pre-pandemic San Francisco and recorded last fall in Stinson Beach with producer Maryam Qudus (Spacemoth), ‘The Best’ is the culmination of Studebaker’s years of songwriting and performing since starting Zelma Stone from her childhood home in 2017. Where 2020’s lauded ‘Dreamland’ EP was a backward glance at fresh grief, ‘The Best’ is an homage to what's ahead, containing songs about loss but also discovery, the shedding of old identities and relationships to make space for an evolving self. The tracks on 'The Best' deepen with each listen, from flourishes of pedal steel to one-liners that stick like tattoos, asserting Zelma Stone as a captivating voice in contemporary songwriting.
French Cassettes music is filled with winding melodies that pop up unexpectedly but grab hold and don’t let go… and may leave you asking “who needs hands with hooks like these?”
The harmony-driven power-pop quartet’s new LP, Rolodex (Sophomore LP released on Tender Loving Empire), was conceived beneath a stairwell in the band’s adopted hometown of San Francisco, where frontman Scott Huerta spent months staying up until 4 am, obsessing over elaborate demos that would eventually become his band’s sophomore album. “I adopted the mentality, which was probably unhealthy, that every song I wrote needed to be my favorite song,” he remembers. “I lost my mind so many times in the middle of the night.”
The album was self-recorded by lead guitarist Mackenzie Bunch in just about every corner of the Bay Area, and the songs that were eventually stitched together are hook-filled and rooted in pop. But they’re also layered and intricate recordings: complex vocal harmonies and counter-harmonies, Rob Mills’ inventive percussion, Thomas’ (Scott’s brother) honey-coated basslines, and every shade of clean and fuzzy guitars stacked up like an orchestra. These uncommonly majestic, esoteric pop forms serve as the perfect delivery service for Huerta’s playful and verbose lyrics, which are often presented as semi-autobiographical puzzles.
Taken together, the eight tracks and 24 minutes that make up Rolodex are an epic statement of purpose in a decidedly taut package. One that brought a band back together, more mature and more ambitious than ever.
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