The Catalyst

JMSN

Live in The Atrium

JMSN

Ghost & the City

Sat, May 19, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

JMSN
JMSN
Twenty-five year old Christian Berishaj has been performing since he was a teenager but only under the JMSN moniker for the past year. With the new name came a new, raw sound that reflects the darkest, most parts intimate of his soul and is already drawing him comparisons to the Weeknd and gaining him fans of the likes of Usher and other heavy-R&B-hitters. He released his first album as JMSN, Priscilla, in early 2012. Self-directed videos for "Alone", "Hotel" and "Something" were released to accompany the album's release.
Ghost & the City
Ghost & the City
With spectral grooves, caressing textures and luminescent melodic hooks, Ghost & the City’s new EP TIME captures cool blue light in a bottle with a sensuous trip-hop jazz sound. Emerging from Oakland’s thrumming underground music scene, the ensemble melds the alluring vocals of soulstress Kia Fay, the elastic beats of drummer Will Jenkins, and the lyrically charged keyboard and synth work of Ash Maynor, who also writes most of the material. Featured trumpeter Ross Eustis offers a burnished brass foil to Kia Fay’s buttery voice, all enfolded in luscious sound design by Aki Ehara, a sought-after studio wizard who’s produced tracks for innovative Bay Area acts such as Bell Atlas, Trails and Ways, and Make Under (while also playing bass for Oakland’s esteemed neo-soul outfit The Seshen).



The DNA for Ghost & the City’s new sound is evident on the group’s 2015 EP Patchwork Soul, which led to gigs opening for heavyweights like

Hiatus Kaiyote, The Internet, and Shabazz Palaces. But the songs on TIME represent an evolutionary sonic leap, with intricately crafted soundscapes that evoke the excitement and dismay of a region undergoing cultural tectonic shifts. While the group’s sound emanates from tomorrow, timeless musical values are embodied in the EP’s sole cover, a riveting rendition of Bobby Womack’s late-career masterpiece “Please Forgive My Heart.” Rapidly gaining notice as a signature West Coast musical force, Ghost & the City continues to hone a sound that embraces a multiplicity of styles while melting away from superficial labels.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/