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The Chase Presents: The Janus Sequence with Maria Minerva and Auscultation

Thu, May 04 - 9:30 pm

The Chase returns with “The Janus Sequence”, a three-night festival featuring 13 artists, three venues, and the launch of Midnight Society, a new label featuring experimental music from the Bay Area. The event takes place in varying environments aimed at exploring sounds in the tradition of outsider and underground dance music.

PROGRAM
Opening Night 5/4 @ Public Works Loft (San Francisco) 930pm-3am
Live performances by
Auscultation, Maria Minerva, David Last & Piano Rain
with DJs
Russell E.L. Butler + Ash Williams B2B & Sky Madden
Visuals by Subset

Night Two @ Adobe Books (San Francisco) 6pm - 11pm
Piano Rain Mixtape Release + Midnight Society Label Debut
Live performance by
The Creatrix and Valence
with DJs
BlakeBlakeBlake & Ash Williams
Reading of Griffin Madden’s “Phenomenology of Love and Spirit”

Finale @ Legionnaire Saloon (Oakland) 930pm-2am
Live performances by
Maria Minerva, Auscultation, VVD WNDWS
with DJs
Nihar Bhatt and Ash Williams
Visuals by Subset

Opening night kicks things off with the genre-defying Ausculation co-headlining with California favorite Maria Minerva. Minerva, who has not played live in the Bay Area in over three years is supported by legendary underground producer David Last and avant-house artist Piano Rain. Local hero Russell E.L. Butler, Chase resident DJ Ash Williams and Tri Work’s Sky Madden link together divergent explorations of house and dance with DJ sets between live performers.

We move from the club to Adobe Books on Friday, the second night of the Sequence, to celebrate Oakland’s newest imprint Midnight Society. Their debut release “United Freaks Organization” will be available for sale on limited edition customized cassette tapes. Local favorite The Creatrix, operating in the atmospheric zones in the underbelly of industrial techno performs alongside Valence which features members of Uncanny Valley and Red Red Red. Sky Madden is slated to read an excerpt from an unpublished work by Griffin

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Event Location

Public Works 161 Erie Street San Francisco, CA 94103

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