Thu January 1st, 1970
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 10:00PM
Show Time: 10:30PM
Event Ticket: $20
Day of Show: $25
This is a general admission, standing event. Happy hour from 10-11pm including $3 beer and $5 well drinks.
Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, to create lush, beautiful and otherworldly music.
Born in Canada and classically trained from the age of eight, Zoë spent her 20’s dabbling in computer software while moonlighting as a cellist in rock bands. Inevitably, she combined the two and developed her now signature style while improvising for late night crowds at her San Francisco warehouse.
Increasingly considered a role model for DIY artists, Zoë’s self-released albums have sold over 35,000 copies. She has performed her music live on National Public Radio, on television, outdoors in the Nevada desert, in medieval churches, in punk clubs, and before thousands of screaming teenagers in mainstream rock venues across North America and Europe.
As a cellist and arranger, Zoë has worked with a wide range of artists, including Imogen Heap, Mark Isham, Curt Smith, Amanda Palmer, Rasputina, DJ Shadow, Pomplamoose and Paolo Nutini. From 2002 to 2006 she was a member of the cello-rock trio Rasputina. Most recently, Zoë has been composing music for film and ballet. In 2008 she performed her music live with the Valencia ballet, she composed music for a documentary called “Ghostbird” about the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, and performed her signature layered cello on Mark Isham’s score for “The Secret Life of Bees”. She is featured on Amanda Palmer’s solo release “Who Killed Amanda Palmer”.
Zoë is a recipient of a 2009 performing arts grant from the Creative Capital foundation. Her new self-released album, “Into The Trees” was released in June 2010 and spent 14 weeks on the Billboard classical charts.
“Swoon-inducing. Like taking a triple-shot of Absinthe before stepping outside of the bar just in time to see the sun exploding.” -San Francisco Weekly
“…a distinctive mix of old and new — layers of sound, that feel more like orchestrations than a solo instrument. ” – National Public Radio