FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th
Live at The Complex
Bay Area-based songwriter Melanie Ida Chopko writes and performs with “wit, acuity and grace," exploring our relationship to place, the natural world and the divine. With songs described as "little jewels," her music is vivid, chamber folk: if Joni Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens, and Ben Folds were neighbors and made music on Sundays, it might sound like this.
Her new single, "If It's You" was a co-written with her friend's mom, then arranged for cello, vibraphone and piano.
Manos Lindas is the product of what its name suggests. Blurring an array of genres and origins, each member contributes their individual hands for a collective sound that can't be pinpointed. San Francisco is a cultural melting pot and certain aspects of that culture are fading, natives would tell you. The heterogeneity, the color, the nerve, the beauty, and the edge: this is what Manos Lindas sounds like.