Poptone @ The Regency Ballroom

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Poptone @ The Regency Ballroom

Nostalghia

Wed, June 7, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Regency Ballroom

$35.00

This event is all ages

DANIEL ASH * KEVIN HASKINS * DIVA

Performing the music of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail & Love and Rockets 

 

http://www.theregencyballroom.com/

Poptone
Poptone
Singer-guitarist Daniel Ash and drummer Kevin Haskins — who spent large swaths of the ’80s and ’90s performing together in the seminal acts Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets — are reuniting to form a new band called Poptone with Haskins’ daughter Diva that will perform the music of those three classic acts on tour in the U.S. this summer.

Details of the project, including tour dates, have not yet been an announced. But a representative of the group confirms to Slicing Up Eyeballs that Poptone will take to the road this summer in the U.S. to perform the music of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets.

Diva Dompe, Haskins’ daughter, is a musician in her own right who previously played in BlackBlack.

Haskins and Ash, who have been DJing together of late, last played together in Bauhaus, with Haskins’ brother David J and frontman Peter Murphy, during a 2006 reunion and in Love and Rockets, again with David J, in a 2008 reunion. The comparatively short-lived Tones on Tail, which featured Ash, Haskins and bassist Glenn Campling, only ever performed live in 1984.

Fans will no doubt be overjoyed by Ash’s change of tune. After the the Bauhaus and Love and Rockets reunions in the 2000s, he swore off working with his old bandmates. In fact, in 2009 Ash told Slicing Up Eyeballs he was done with those groups:

“It’s boring for me to do those songs that are so old. … You’ve got to realize we’d been working in one capacity or another since 1979. That’s like a lifetime, you know. Time to move on.”
Nostalghia
Nostalghia
Standing at 6'4" in five-inch stilettos, hair cascading down her back like Rapunzel-meets-Cher-meets-Medusa on a sunless Sunday, musical artist NOSTALGHIA can part a room like the Red Sea without even saying a word. But, when she does open her mouth, this California/Iranian native's voice strikes you straight in the heart.
As one critic put it, "The range of her voice is like nothing I have ever witnessed at a show: at once violent and evocative, yet empowering and sensual, Nostalghia has a truly authentic vulnerability that is most rare. I literally found myself weeping in the middle of the venue."

Just five years ago the untrained virtuoso didn't even know she could sing. No one, not even Nostalghia, would have ever guessed that the formerly-homeless artist, who once found solace
and sleep in a grimey Northridge piano room, would go on to write and create a sound that is so self-assured it makes one second-guess what it truly means to be emotionally evocative.

Nostalghia has appeared in and written for massive hit films and television shows including John Wick, John Wick Chapter 2, How to Get Away With Murder, The Following, the NBA Finals, and Salem. She has toured with some of the biggest names in alternative rock, a few of which include 30 Seconds to Mars, TV on the Radio, AFI, Chino Moreno's Crosses, and Serj Tankien. And she has played at many of the world's greatest music festivals including Austin City Limits, Sound Wave, Riot Fest, Life is Beautiful, Sunset Strip Music Festival, Ottawa Blues Fest,
Pemberton Music Festival, and Hudson Project.

In 2017, this once-in-a-generation musical artist brings us a new album and a return to the global stage, continuing to leave her mark on the human heart. It’s become clear why one critic called Nostalghia's music, "An iron fist in a velvet drug." Truly, what more could you ask for?
Venue Information:
The Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA, 94109
http://www.theregencyballroom.com/