2015/01/11

2015 01 10 Jordan and The RituaL is one of the most exciting groups to come out of the Bay Area music scene in years.










Jordan and The RituaL is one of the most exciting groups to come out of the Bay Area music scene in years. JATR was founded by the charismatic keyboardist/producer extraordinaire and lead vocalist Jordan Feinstein. He has created a unique California sound that has been described as a mix of Soul, Funk, Rock, and Groove.
Jordan Feinstein is already recognized as one of the most talented and sought after keyboardists in the Bay Area. He regularly lends his soulful keyboard stylings to many local bands like: Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, Shantytown, La Gente, Lonesome Locomotive, Fenton Coolfoot, Yonat, and others. He has also played with national acts such as G Love and Special Sauce, ALO, Tea Leaf Green, Anders Osborn, Brett Dennen, George Porter Jr. and many more.
JATR (for short) features some of the top players in the San Francisco music scene. This eclectic band of artists all hail from wildly diverse musical backgrounds and infuse their own artistry and intensity to flavor Jordan’s original tunes. Jordan’s shows often include massive jams with over 13 musicians on stage adding to the contagious, soulful electricity of the RituaL. Jordan and the RituaL is a one of a kind musical experience not be missed.
And don’t forget the Rituelles! Jordan’s female backup section (yes, section) are some of the best and most soulful singers in the SF scene – often fronting their own bands, as solo acts, and in choirs.
Conspiracy of Venus is a 30-woman vocal ensemble based in San Francisco, CA that explores the creative frontiers of music under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride. We interpret Joyce’s daring and inventive arrangements of beloved songs, ranging from popular classics (Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi and David Bowie’s Life On Mars) to edgy contemporary pieces (Bjork’s Possibly Maybe), as well as original compositions by Joyce (including poems by Bertolt Brecht and Tess Ghallager set to music) with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality. The group’s repertoire also includes works by David Bowie, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Pixies, Bill Withers, Rufus Wainwright, and Roger Miller, and draws inspiration from medieval music, jazz, funk, and new music. Conspiracy of Venus takes vocal music into territories not often explored by more traditional choirs or college-style a cappella groups (though we are inspired by them too!).