Upcoming Concert: faUSt February 02 2016
faUSt / Heron Oblivion / Bill Orcutt
with DJ sets by Paul Costuros / Darragh Skelton
Saturday March 19th, 8pm
at The Chapel, San Francisco
"There is no group more mythical than Faust." Thus wrote English musician and eccentric Julian Cope. Which says it all really. Neither the habitus nor the music of this Hamburg group is easy to grasp. While some laud Faust as the best thing that ever happened to rock 'n' roll, others dismiss them as shameless dilettantes. Their collage of Dadaism, avant-garde rock and free improvisation has radically divided opinion for decades. When their first LP was unleashed on the world in 1971, Faust were very much the prophet in his own land, as the saying goes: few were interested in listening to their music in Germany. Not so across the Channel – where the band's career really took off and British critics first applied the semi-derogatory term "krautrock" to try to get their collective heads around Faust's revolutionary sound. This rare San Francisco performance – featuring original members Werner "Zappi" Diermaier and Jean-Hervé Péron – is a can't miss event.