The Music & Artists

The Music

We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to make our living promoting the arts and producing entertainment events. HUSH concerts began in 1998 as Sunset Promotions; founded by John Miles and Robbie Kowal to bring New Orleans musicians to San Francisco. Over the years, that mission expanded to funk, soul, hip hop, world music, djs and eventually the whole of dance-music culture as we now know it. We never saw a difference between the DJ and live music worlds. To us, all those genre-divisions dissolve the second you get folks on the dance floor. Thus we were far ahead of the curve in the world of live electronic music, and multi-genre festivals. North Beach Jazz was a jazz fest for people who liked to dance. SF Funk Fest was a celebration of art, film, and culture as much as music. Ghost Ship and Sea of Dreams have become the standards for the inclusion of art into music events. Silent Frisco was an attempt to bring the world of indoor entertainment back outside and protect free expression. Long before James Murphy sang “We traded our guitars for turntables and we traded our turntables for guitars” – Sunset Promotions was encouraging our artists to do exactly that.

Bassnectar @ Mighty 06

Bassnectar @ Mighty 06

We take our commitment to the artists that choose to work with us VERY SERIOUSLY. There is nothing more precious than the inspiration that comes through an artists soul, and being tasked with helping them to present it to the world is a solemn responsibility. Thus we are very selective in those with whom we will work and sadly are forced to turn many an able applicant away. Once we agree to work with an artist, we try to help them (and their management) to view their development strategically, often looking 3-4 performances down the road so as best to build success upon success. This approach has seen us assist in dozens of acts moving from tiny clubs all the way to huge theaters and festivals, with (Sunset Promotions, SunsetSF, Silent Frisco, and now) HUSHconcerts as an able partner and supporter every step of the way.

SFFF 02 - Sharon Jones

SFFF 02 – Sharon Jones

The examples of huge stars who played some of their first Bay Area gigs, or whose careers were greatly assisted by Sunset or Silent Frisco’s strategic approach include the likes of: Kinky (1st Bay Area play), Los Amigos Invisibles (1st Bay Area play), Ledisi (signature development through North Beach Jazz), Xavier Rudd (1st Bay Area play), Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (1st Bay Area play), Emancipator (from small clubs to huge theaters), Bassnectar (from small clubs to huge theaters), Tipper (from small clubs to huge theaters), Antibalas (1st Bay Area play), Alice Russell (1st Bay Area play), Beats Antique (from small clubs to huge theaters), Lee Fields & the Expressions (1st Bay Area play), Rebirth Brass Band (1st Bay Area plays)… the list goes on and on with each new artist we help. There is no mission more important to us.

Jannelle Monae @ All Shook Down Music Fest 2011

Jannelle Monae @ All Shook Down Music Fest 2011

 

The Artists

We pride ourselves on working with a wide range of musical artists. A partial list includes:

2Cents • 8Ball • A-Rod • A-Trak • A. Skillz • A.L.O. • Aaron Axelsen • Aaron Castle • Aaron Pope • Absurge • Adam Ohana / An-Ten-Nae • Addison Groove Project • Afrika Bambaataa • Afrodesia • Afrolicious • Agua Dulce • Aimee Miles • AK 1200 • Albino • Alex Budman Trio • Alice Russell • All Good Funk Alliance • Alpha-Zeta feat. DJ Zeph & Azeem • An-ten-nae • Ana Sia • Andreilien • Anoraak • AntAcid • Anthony Mansfield • Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra • Aphrodesia • Aqualibre • Ardalan • Armanni Reign • Audio Angel • Austin Willacy • Aye-n • Ayla Nereo • B-Side Players • B.Smiley • Bachelors of Science • BadboE • BADNB • BAERTUR • Banyan • Barney Iller • Bassnectar • Battlehooch • Bay Area Afro Cuban All Stars • Bayfunk All Stars (Leo Nocentelli Greg Errico Bobby Vega Lee Oskar Henry Butler) • Beats Antique • Beli3ver • Ben Maybe • Benji Vaughan (Younger Brother) • Benny Maupin • Benny Reitveld • Benvenue • Bernie Worrell • Big Dolla • Big E. • BIG FREEDIA • Bigface • Birdee (aka Plaza De Funk) • Bit Funk • Bitches Brew • BJ Papa • Black 22’s • Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears • Blackalicious • Bleep Bloop • Blind Boys of Alabama • Blockhead • Bluetech • BLVD • Bob Crawford Quartet • Boca 45 • Boca Do Rio • Boggan • BOGL • Bones • Boogiemeister • Boomshanka • Bootsy Collins • Brad Robinson • Brady Spear • Brass Monkey Brass Band • BRASS TAX • Break Science • Breakestra • Brian Setzer • Brodinski • BROOKE CANDY • Brooke Michael • Brothers Past • BSTARR • Buckwheat Zydeco • Bullfrog • Bullfrog feat. Kid Koala • Busta Rhymes • Cabaret Diosa • Cadence • Cal Bass • Canadub • Cannonball • Capacity • Carlos Santana • Caroline Chung • Caspa • Cello Joe • Centipede • Chango • Cheb I Sabah • Chicken George • Chico Mann • Chief Xcel • Christian Martin • Christine Gutierrez • Christopher Willits (Ghostly) • Chuck McKinnon Trio • Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen • Commodore 69 • Con Brio • Congo Sanchez • Coop da Loop • Cosmic Selector • Craig Ventresco • Critical Brass • Crown City Rockers • Crush Effect • Crystal Castles • Curumin • Cut Chemist • D33J • Da Lata • Daara J • Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra • Dâm-Funk • Damon Bell •  • Dan Lebowitz Trio • Dan Wilcox (KCRW) • Danny Massure • Dart DJs • Das Racist • Datarock • David Jacobs Strain • Dax • Deckard • Deep City Culture • Deep Soul Project • Dehli 2 Dublin • Delta Nove • Derek Hena • Devon Who • Dex Stakker • Dhamaal • Dick Van Dick • Diego’s Umbrella • Dieselboy • Diggs • Digital Honey • Digital Rust • Dillon Francis • Ding Dong • Dirty Dozen Brass Band • DISTRIKT • divaDanielle • DJ Alarm • DJ Antonio • DJ Apollo • DJ APX1 • DJ Aspect • DJ Assault • DJ Balance • DJ Becky Knox • DJ Boris Levit • DJ Brian Williams • DJ Carnita (Hard French) • DJ Centipede (Mophono) • DJ Code 538 • DJ Cool Chris • DJ D-Sharp • DJ Dan Prothero • DJ Dave Paul • DJ Derrick D • DJ Dials • DJ Dogu (Ancient Astronauts) • DJ Dragonfly • DJ Egon • DJ Enki • DJ Eric Sharp • DJ Eva • DJ Expo • DJ Funklor • DJ Gordo Cabeza • DJ Govnah • DJ Greyboy • DJ Harry Duncan • DJ heyLove* • DJ Icey • DJ Icon • DJ J-Boogie • DJ Janaka • DJ Jedi • DJ Jeremiah • DJ Jeremy Sole’s Musaics • DJ Jerry Ross • DJ Jokton Strealy • DJ Kentaro • DJ Kim Anh • DJ Kinetik • DJ Kramer • DJ Laura • DJ Le Spam • DJ Logic • DJ Luis Medina • DJ M3 • DJ Malarkey • DJ Mancub • DJ Manny • DJ Mike Relm • DJ Morale • DJ Mycho Cocoa • DJ Nu-Mark • DJ Omar • DJ Orion • DJ Pam the Funkstress • DJ Papi Chocolate • DJ Phleck • DJ Platurn • DJ Ram z • DJ Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist • DJ Reuben • DJ Romanowski • DJ Sake 1 • DJ Sep • DJ Shortkut • DJ Shotnez (Balkan Beatbox) • DJ Sleazemore • DJ Small Change • DJ Smoove • DJ Sol • DJ Soulsalaam • DJ Spinna • DJ SWAMP • DJ Techture • DJ Theory • DJ Tom Thump • DJ Toph 1 • DJ Vadim • DJ Valida (KCRW) • DJ Veedub • DJ Vinnie Esparza • DJ Vinroc • DJ Wisdom • DJ Wolfie • DJ Zeph • Djedi • Doomtree • Double Duchess • Dr FX • Dr John • Drewmin • DU UY Quintet • DubColing • Dulce Vita • DUSTY RHINO • Dynamite MC • Eclectic Method • Eileen Hazel • Eko • El Papachango • Elaquent • Eli Glad • Eliot Lipp • Elipsis • Emancipator • Emancipator Ensemble • Emcee Child • EOTO • Eric McFadden Trio • Eric Sharp • Erika Luckett • ETC!ETC! • Exies • Exmag • Extra Action Marching Band • Extra Action Marching Band • Fayvor Love • Fellonious • Filligar • Firefly • Firme • Fishbone • Fishbowl (venue) • Fista Cuffs • Fito Reinoso y su Orqestra • Flaming Lips • Flytrap • Forgotten Souls Brass Band • Forrest Day • Fort Knox Five • Fort Knox Five • Fortune 421 • Fran Boogie • Fran Boogie • Fred Wesley • Fred Wesley & The New JB’s • Freddy Clark • Freddy Todd • Freq Nasty • FRIENDS & FAMILY • G. JONES • Gabe Vega • Garaj Mahal • Garrin Benfield • Gaudi • Geoff Brennan • George Porter Jr • Gesaffelstein • Giant People • Gibbz • Gibran Rivas • Gigamesh • Giraffage (NN) • Global Funk Council • Goapele • Godfather • Gogol Bordello • Goldfish • Goldilox • Gorgon City • Gotta Dance Dirty (Blog) • Govinda • Graff • Gramatik • Grandmaster Flash • Grant Kaye • Green & Root • Green Velvet • Greenskeepers • Greg Errico • Gregory James • GRiZ • Ground Control • Groundislava • Grupo Fantasma • Guffaw • Hairy Apes BMX • HAJ • Happy Happy James • Happy James • Hard French DJ’s • Headhunters • Headtron • Helicopter • Henry Butler • Holly Rich • Honey Knuckles • Honey Soundsystem • Honeycut • Hot Pink Feathers • Hottub • Howard Wiliey Trio • Hunter Leggitt • Hyim & the Fat Foakland Orchestra • Hypnotech • iDIOT SAVANT • IJV • Ill Gates • Imagine Dragons • Influence • Inka • Insightful • izzy*wise • J Boogie • J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science • J Phlip • J’Rod Indigo • J*Labs • Jackal • Jamal • James Boggan • James Brown • James Henry • JAMES LAVELLE • Janky Barge DJs • Janneke • Jayo & Kevin Wardell • Jazz Mafia’s Silent Orchestra • Jeff Jolly • Jennifer Hartswick Band • Jeremy Sole • Jeremy Sole’s Musaics • Jesse Brede • Jessica Lurie Ensemble • Jesus Diaz & the Bay Area Afro Cuban All Stars • Jive • Joe Bagale Trio • Joe Mousepad • John Ellis John Mooney & Bluesiana • John Houghton • John Mooney • John Muir Mustang Band • John Santos • Johnny 5 • Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes • Jon Wayne • Jonathan Toubin • Jonti • Jordan & The RItual • Josh Brooks • Josh Jones • Josh Roseman Unit • JPOD the Beat Chef • Jupit3r • Jurassic 5 • Justin Martin • Kaki King • Kalya Scintilla • Kangaroo Sexy • Kapt’n Kirk • Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe • Kastle • Keja Gurken & Lavender • Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers • Keys N Krates • Kid Beyond • Kidd Funkadelic (feat Michael Hampton) • Kidd Merv • Kill Paris • Kimba (Opel / Delta 9) • King Louie • King Most • Kingdom • Kinky • KittyD • KJ Sawka • Knife Party • Knight Riderz • Konnect • Konnekt • Kozee • Kraak & Smaak • Kraddy • Krafty Kuts • Kristopher Rangststam • Kung Fu Chris • Kurtis Blow • Kuze • L.A.M.P. • La Gente • Lady • LADY TRAGIK • Lafa Taylor • Lagos Roots Ensemble • Laketrout • Lance Herbstrong • Last Poets • Lateef the Truthspeaker • LATYRX • Laura Lisbona • Ledisi • Lee Fields & The Expressions • Leela James • Leo Nocentelli • Leydis • Liam Shy • Lifesavas • Lights Down Low • Little Hercules • Little John • Little People • Little Sister • LoCura • Lokae • Lords of the Rhymes • Los Amigos Invisibles • Los Otros • Lotus • Lotus Drops • Love & Light • Lowpro Lounge • LTJ Bukem • Lucent Dossier Experience • Lukeino • Luxxury • Lynx • Lyrics Born • M.O.M. • M3 • Ma Yeah • Mad Professor • Mal • Malarky • Mama Miche • Mandrill • Maneesh the Twister • Manitous • March Fourth • Marcia Ball • Marcin • Marcus Shelby • Mario Cotto • Mark Farina • Martin Luther • Marva Wright • Master Blazter • Masters of Groove (Clyde Stubblefield, Reuben Wilson, Grant Green Jr, Bernard Purdie) • Materialized • Matiana • Matt Haze • Matt Morrish • Matt the Alien • Matthew David • maus haus • Max Ulis • Maya • Medea Sirkas • Media Darlings • Melting Pot • Melvin Seals • Melyss • Metalchi • Mia Mustari • Micah J • Michael Franti & Spearhead • Michal Menert • michelangelo • Midnight Surfer • MiHKAL • Miission Delirium • Mike Okimoto • Mike Relm • Mikey Tello • Miles Ahead • MiMOSA • Mind Motion • Mingus Amungus • Minnesota • Miss Cooper & Her Pet Craigslist Hookup • Mistah Fab • MJ’s Brass Boppers • MNDSGN • Mochipet • Modeselektor • Mojo Filter • Mokai • MoM (Motown on Mondays) • MONALISA • Mophono • Morris Day and The Time • Most Chill Slackmob • Motet • Motion Potion • Mozaic • Mozaic • MPHD • Mr. Kitt • Mr. Lif • Mr. Rooney • Mr. Scruff • Muffeleta • MURPHSTAR • Mutaytor • Mux Mool • MYAGI • Mycho Cocoa • Najite & The Olokun Prophecy • Naked Soul • Nappy Riddim • Natoma • Nebakaneza • New Deal • New Monsoon • New Orleans Juice • Nick Melons • Nick Thayer • Nick Thayer • Nickodemus • Nico Luminous • Nico Vega • Nightmares on Wax • Nolan Gray • Nominus • Non Sequitur • NON STOP BHANGRA • NVO • Nym • Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir • Obah • Ocote Soul • Odezsa • Omega (Family Moons) • ON THE LOW • Opiuo • Orion • Orixa • Ozgood • Papi Chocolate • Particle • Patricio • Peanut Butter Wolf • Peo de Pitte • Pep Love • Persephone’s Bees • Pharoah Sanders • Phenomenauts • Phleck • Photek • Pink Mammoth • Planet Booty • Planet of the Drums Tour • Plaza De Funk • Pleasuremaker • Plump DJs • Poirier • Prefuse 73 • Prof • Professor Bang • Professor Bang • Proof • Prophet Massive • Psychemagik • Psychokinetics • Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers • Pumpkin • Push the Feeling • Qdup • Quantic • Quickie Mart • QUIVVER • Quixotic • Quixotic Masquerade • R/D • Rachel Garlin • Rachid Taha • Rack N Ruin • Ramsey • Rana • Random Rab • Rapid Fire • Rascue • Realistic Orchestra • REBIRTH BRASS BAND • Red Elvises • Red Tide • Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist • Reorchestra • Retox • Rhettmatic • Rhythm Room All Stars • Rich Medina • Richie Cunning • Richie Panic • Rickey Vincent • Ritual Dubstep DJs • Rob Garza • Robert DeLong • Romanowski • Romy Ancona • Roni Size with Dynamite MC • Round Table Knights • Roux • Roy Ayers • Rrrus • Russ Liquid • Russo-Benevento Duo • Ryan Hemsworth • Ryury • S.O.S. Band • S.P.E.C.T.R.E. • Sabo • Sake One • Salvador Santana • Sam Hiller • Sam Sparro • Sam Spiegel (N.A.S.A) • Sam Supa • Samantha & the Ritual • Samantha Stollenwerk • Saqi • Scratch n Sniff • Sean Hayes • Seasunz & the Earth Amp. Project • SEISMIC • Sen Sei & Andrew Phelan and Origami • Senator • Señor Oz • Sepalcure • SF Funk All Stars (Greg Errico Bobby Vega Cynthia Robinson Jerry Martini Gayle Muldrow Krystle Jones Skylar Jett) • Shakti Bliss • Shanti Groove • Shantytown • Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings • Shawn Reynaldo • Shelly Doty • Shifty Rhythms • Shinobi Ninja • Shissler • Shock • Shooey • Shotgun Wedding Quintet • Shouts!!! • Shpongle • Sila & the Afro Funk Experience • SILENT FRISCO • SIMON LOTT • Sir Jackson • SJ Littlewood • Skerik • Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet • Skins & Needles • Slammin • Slayers Club • Sleazemore • Slow Magic • Slowrider • Slynk • Smalltown DJs • Smasheltooth • Smiley • Smoke Signals • Smokovich • Smoove • Snarkle • SONS OF THE MORNING • Sotaque Bayano • Soul Manifesto (Rodney Jones Fred Wesley Idris Muhammed) • Soul of John Black • Soul Rebels Brass Band • Soulive • Souls Of Mischief • SOUND PIECES • SPACE COWBOYS • Spam All Stars • Spank Bank • Stanford Marching Band • Star Slinger • Stay Gold DJs • Stickybuds • Stooges Brass Band • STRATEGIK • Stridah • Stymie & the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra • Subharmonic (Jazz Mafia) • Subtropixx • Sugarman 3 • Super Adventure Club • Sweater Funk • Swoonz • Syd Gris • Syntax Terrorkester • T.O.M and his computer • Tal M Klein • Tamo • TCHPHNX • Tea Leaf Green • Team Supreme • Teebs • Terrence Simien • The Black Angels • The blank tapes • The Breakestra • The Budos Band • The California Honeydrops • The Crystal Ark • The Donnas • The Estate • The Flying Skulls • The Funk Hunters • The Funky Meters • The Glitch Mob • The Janky Barge • The Jazz Mafia • The Loyd Family Players • The M.O.M. DJs • The Mowglis • The Mutaytor • the Park • The Park & Friends • The Peach Kings • the People • The Phat Conductor • The Pilot • The Pimps of Joytime • The Pirate • The Polish Ambassador • The Prince & Michael Experience • the Push • The Rondo Bros • The Scumfrog • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet • The Stone Foxes • The Underachievers • theLIFT • THEM Jeans • Thievery Corporation • Thievery Corporation • Thriftworks • Thunderball • Tiger Fresh • Tim Dietz • Timoteo Gigante, • Tipper • Tito Gonzales y su son de Cuba • TM Juke • Tom Thump • Tommy Guerrero • Tony Mattioli • Top Cat • Top Four Flights • Topaz • Torpedo Boyz • Toshi Reagon • Touch Vinyl DJs • Travis Holcombe • Tre Hardson • Tree O Frogs • Trentemoller • Tres Lingerie • Trotter • TunaFist • Twilight Circus Dub, • U9lift • Ultraviolet (Trap City) • UNKLE • Vau de Vire Society • Velvet Hammer Burlesque • VibeSquad • Victor Vega • Vin Sol • Vinyl • Vitamin Devo • Vivendo de Pao • Vogue and Tone • Vokab Company • Wala • Wax Poetic • Wax Romeo • Welder • White Mocha • Wicked Lester • Wild Magnolias • WildLight • Will Bailey • Will Bernard • Will Blades • Will Crimes • Will Magid’s Hot Five • Willie Waldman Project • Winnebago • Wiseacre • Worthy • Xavier Rudd • You Are Plural • Youngblood Brass Band • Youth Speaks • Yppah • Z-Trip • Zach Moore • Zack Darling • Zeb Early • Zebuel • Zigaboo Modeliste • Zion I (NN) • Zoe Keating • Zonk

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This week for our final segment of #HUSHthanks, we like to say thank you to Chè Benjamin. @theofficialche 👏 Chè joined the HUSHteam in May of this year and has been killing it as our Social Marketing Associate ever since! 🙌 When he’s not creating our social media posts, he’s either working on music, playing tennis, or watching a Kickass nature documentary! 🎤🎾🐆 Chè, HUSHconcerts thanks you for all the work you’ve done! 🙏🎧
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We’ve done it HUSHfam, Welcome to the final installment of our #HUSHstory! 📚 2018 was one of our most successful and exciting years in the history of our company! In the spring, we welcomed our new partner Judy Fridman 🙌 and in the summer, we expanded our SF office with new equipment and staff and opened new offices in Brooklyn, Austin Texas, Las Vegas, Chicago, Reno, Portland, and Kansas City, Kansas! 🏘🏬🌎We also expanded operations in SoCal, opening an office in LA. And in the fall HUSHconcerts produced its first activation at the glorious @KaabooDelMar which we just repeated year! Well now you’re all caught up #HUSHfam! 🤗🎧
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This week it's @Slushiimusic @antennaemusic 's Get Freaky & @BleepBloopBass at @1015sf as they celebrate their 30 year anniversary all month long!

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This week, #HUSHthanks Sean Chango O’Brien! 👏 Sean first joined us in 2016 and is kicking butt as our lead for our Reno/Lake Tahoe area! 🏂⛷When he’s not excelling as our sales lead, Sean is rocking it as a DJ, Sound Engineer, Youth Sports Coach, Business Owner, as well as a father and husband!! 🙌 Sean thank you so much for all you’ve done and continue to do to keep HUSHconcerts moving forward!!! 🙏
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This week, #HUSHthanks the greatest to ever do it, Judy Fridman! 🤩🙌 Judy @newjsue isn't just our biggest cheerleader, she's our official HUSHmom and joined us in 2018 as an amazing partner. 🤝 Judy, we at HUSHconcerts thank you so much for always believing in us and being such an inspiration and positive force since Day One! 🙏👏Can’t wait to see what else the future has in store for us!! 😆
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