Prince Rama: Show Preview

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The Chapel

777 Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94110

Category: Music Venues

Region: Mission/ Bernal Heights

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Prince Rama at 9 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Chapel; $12.

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And now we praise the experimenters, the thinkers, the weirdos kissing the fringe. Prince Rama, a Brooklyn trio steered by sisters raised on a Hare Krishna farm, happily falls into all of those categories. The outfit recently premiered a film called Never Forever, "the first-ever Now Age psych-opera," and a project that looks to be a pastiche of soft-focus 1970s and '80s disco/glam kitsch. Never's soundtrack ties into 2012's Top Ten Hits of the End of the World, Prince Rama's concept-driven sixth record. For Top Ten, Rama concocted 10 pop acts that all supposedly perished during the Apocalypse — their names include Black Elk Speaks, Rage Peace, and Guns of Dubai. Then Prince Rama channels each band's ghost as it covers their singles. The goulash excitedly whips together South Asian devotional music, freaked-out psychedelia, and laid-back tropical pop, among other inspirations. There's brilliance and mumbo-jumbo alike, and blurring the two makes for Prince Rama's most hypnotizing gesture yet.

 
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