Drummer, Sebastian Thomson brought his electro-dance persona, Publicist to the Bay Area last weekend (9/17/11) creating a late night sweat lodge out of Amnesia – a club with a fantastic selection of beers on tap in the Mission District. For those, like myself, more familiar with Thomson’s work in the post-rock trio, Trans Am, it was a surprising revelation. Though the funk-fueled beats of Trans Am are there, Publicist says he is explicitly writing club music made to, “get the club people to listen to live music and see somebody actually playing an instrument that requires muscle action and sweat. And to get the live music people to relax a little bit and not stare at the stage.”
Mission somewhat accomplished. Read more about the show below.