Amoeba San Francisco - March 2nd @ 1:30pm
Sinkane is an alias of Ahmed Gallab, a solo recording artist from Columbus, Ohio who sings and plays numerous instruments (drums, bass, guitar, and keyboards, just to mention a few). His percussion-heavy style of music draws from a wide range of influences, most noticeably free jazz (e.g., Pharoah Sanders) and shoegaze (e.g., My Bloody Valentine).
Born in Sudan, Gallab and his family fled to the United States when he was six years old. He made his debut in May of 2008 on Emergency Umbrella Records with the EP Color Voice. That same year, he toured as the drummer of Caribou and Of Montreal. A self-titled album was released in May 2009. He later signed to DFA, an ideal home for his trippy hybrid sound. His latest album, Mars, is out now.
Also catch him with Toro Y Moi on Friday and later that night on Saturday at The Independent as part of the Noise Pop Music Festival!
"It works in multiple musical registers simultaneously and smartly -- the syncopated rhythms and breezy guitar figures of Sudanese pop, krautrock, early-70s funk, free jazz, Fader-friendly global indie -- while maintaining a clear authorial voice." -- Pitchfork