**EL METATE** & **TONY GLASER BAND** & DJ TYLER MARTIN
El Metate is a psychedelic spacefunk collective from San Francisco that formed in the summer of 2013. Their recorded body of work runs the gamut from soaring, guitar-fueled originals that recall Soulive and Boogaloo Joe Jones to reinterpretations of rare groove classics awash in a psychedelic haze of Hammond Organ and Fender Rhodes.
On any given night — be it a sojourn down the coast to some of the western seaboard's most storied musical outposts, or an all night, postmodern/pre-apocalyptic space odyssey in their hometown of San Francisco — El Metate is a band possessed.
After headlining sold-out shows to enthusiastic (if not rabid) audiences and sharing the stage with Monophonics, Tea Leaf Green, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Con Brio, Wil Blades, and members of Lettuce, El Metate has begun to take the show on the road. With a West Coast tour under their belts and a debut album slated for early 2016, these young musical retrofuturists are ready to share their music the masses.
*TONY GLASER BAND*
International touring and recording artist, Tony Glaser, is a funky bass playing, high-energy frontman with an impressive knack for getting the audience to do his bidding. Fortunately, his bidding is dancing, smiling, feeling the moment, singing, rocking out, and sharing a unique experience together. It is hard to stand still at his shows, since they are funky dance parties that totally rock, and rest assured he'll find a way to engage each and every person in the crowd.
Based out of San Francisco, CA, he has played all over the world. Some highlights include performing for the troops in Iraq, playing for orphans in Bali, getting funky in Tokyo clubs, guerrilla playing the Super Bowl and U.S. Capital, rocking the upright bass with G.Love, and his band opening up for the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Cheap Trick.
He is a sought after bass player for studio and live performances, and currently is touring with the Tony Glaser Band.
TYLER MARTIN is an Oakland-based DJ, whose musical influences touch on a broad spectrum of sounds, genres, and styles. His DJ sets infuse a combination of soulful grooves, funky basslines, and rhythmic beats, sure to keep everyone dancing. Always on the hunt for long-forgotten gems to add to his music collection, his sets nod to danceable tracks spanning throughout past & present decades.
With previous gigs in the Bay Area, Tyler also ran a monthly, international radio show alongside a collective of UK and US-based DJs. From spinning solo, to combining with live bands, each of his sets are always sure to be a unique musical adventure that will keep your feet moving.