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Have you wondered who provides the “Best Way to Hear Local Musicians Put Their Stamp on Classic Albums“? The SF Weekly has made that distinction clear by awarding UnderCover Presents with just that honor this week in their SF Weekly Best of Awards. Congratulations to UCP’s Founder & Co-Producer Lyz Luke, Co-Producer Yosh! Haraguchi and the hundreds of talented Bay Area musicians who make UnderCover possible.

 

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Fanfare Zambaleta at the JCCSF

Over one hundred musicians. Eleven ensembles. Four amazing nights of music. UnderCover Presents and Faultline Studios, under the musical directorship of Robert Shelton, are bringing Paul Simon’s classic album Graceland to Bay Area stages this month. Each of Graceland‘s eleven iconic songs will be recreated by a different featured Bay Area act, with genres ranging from Afrofunk to Balkan Brass and an astonishing boys choir.

Catch the magic at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco April 11th & 12th or at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage on April 19th & 20th.  A digital download of the recorded album (produced by Faultline’s Yosh!) is provided with the ticket price.

 

UnderCover Presents and Faultline Studios are excited to announce the upcoming tribute to Sly & The Family Stone’s 1969 breakout album Stand! This seminal funk album is re-imagined on the stage by some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians, curated by Guest Music Director David Möschler. David’s vision brings us some jazz and soul sounds as well as some adventurous orchestral stylings and a hip-hop/classical mashup.

Get your groove on at the Independent Friday, January 17th or Saturday, January 18th at 7.30 p.m. A studio album (produced by Faultline’s Yosh!) of the project is included with the ticket price.

***Encore Night Added! Sunday January 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Independent.***

Last year saw our expansion into Studio C, a closer partnership with our friends at the Vision Academy and so much wonderful music. The Neve console is coming along nicely, we hope to have it reinstalled and the Guitar Room reopened by April. In the meantime Studio A is still discounted and Studio C continues to churn out the short hourly sessions for artists and voice over clients.

Highlights from 2013:

Here are a few of our favorite memories from 2013!

Elizabeth Setzer and La Tania’s flamenco arrangement of
Radiohead’s How to Disappear Completely”

Check out the studio album produced here at Faultline.

Upstairs/Downstairs released their second to pass through our walls and made a lovely video:

Secret Cheifs 3 stopped in to mix part of their new record ‘Book of Souls’ Folio A.

17 year old Robbie Leone was one of the first full length releases to come out of Studio C.

Keep an ear out for releases early in 2014 from Fanfare Zambaleta, Con Brio, Zeike McCarter and so many more!

Black Sabbath officially released Paranoid to the US in 1971 and to date it is one of their most popular and influential albums. This May, Faultline Studios and UnderCover Presents are thrilled to re-introduce Paranoid as you've never imagined it before.

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Guest Musical Director Cornelius Boots has selected a line up of bay area musicians based on their ability to shred — whether that’s a trumpet, a guitar or vocally, the line up is chocked full of musicians at the top of their game.  Ranging from a full marching band to gamelan ensemble to straight up rock band the night promises a musical journey like no other.

Come check out these bands throw down Saturday May 19th at The Independent. Studio album of the project (produced by Faultline’s own Yosh!) is included in the ticket price.

Tune in now to KALX 90.7 FM and listen for previews of the album as well as a chance to win tickets to the show.

Show tickets and more info here.

UnderCover Presents, Faultline Studios, and KALX 90.7 FM are beyond thrilled to announce that Darren Johnston has curated a brilliant Bay Area lineup to reinterpret Nick Drake’s Pink Moon.

Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 8 PM
Cover:$15 in advance, $20 at door
Advance Tickets: http://www.rickshawstop.com/event/82249/
Age: ALL AGES