Date: August 21st 2017

We've got two nights of music coming up this week at Betalevel: on Thursday, sublime sounds and visuals, featuring Lee Noble, Somesurprises, Teasips, and Ana Roxanne; and, on Friday, Sadubas merges classical Indian rhythms with 70s Bollywood vibes and contemporary electronics. Full info below...

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T H U R S D A Y:

A subterranean evening of sublime sounds, with visuals by Annapurna Kumar
Thursday, August 24, 8pm

Ambient songs for synthesizer and guitar, performing new work with singers Geneva Skeen, Jackie Steele, Olive Kimoto, Ang Wilson, Ana Roxanne, and Christina Gubala.

somesurprises began as the solo project of Natasha El-Serghany. In 2016, Natasha began performing with Josh Medina (Medina/Walsh), who adds warm atmospheric tones and effects on electric guitar. In 2017, somesurprises released "Serious Dreams" on cassette. (A vinyl release forthcoming.) The music draws inspiration from emotionally-resonant movie scores, lo-fi/shoegaze legends, and decades of heartbroken country, soul, pop, and folk.

Teasips is the moniker of Ang Wilson, manifested as a long-form project to explore experimental music through everyday ritual. The pink stones and the hornet hive. Radius. Amethyst. Nightjar. Moonflower. Railcar. Carapace. Oracle. Rogue. Royal. Fleece. Amorite. Cabinet. Cancer. Hillock. Woodcock. Parsley. Bone. All outer objects, not themselves, but standing for something abstract and inner.

Southeast Asian devotional music. An offering to the romantics, spirit people, and the great R&B divas of the 20th century.


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F R I D A Y:

Live audio/visual set, featuring Sadubas, with special guest Roarkyd
Friday, August 25th, 8pm

Sadubas, aka The Sadhus of Bass, converges classical Indian rhythms with 70s Bollywood vibes to create psychedelic soundscapes that are one part trip hop and two parts cinematic south Asia. DJ/turntablist Ameet Mehta and tabla artist Robin Sukhadia present an evening of visuals and sounds examining the current state of the Union through the lenses of Bollywood funk and Indian Classical music.

Ameet Mehta - Ableton Live / Maschine (
Ameet uses the turntable as a pure instrument, applying scratches and abstractions to create the lush atmosphere of Sadubas. Attuned to lounge and downtempo grooves, Ameet lays down the deepest bass kicks driven by a wide range of electronic music tools.
Robin Sukhadia - Ableton Live / Tabla (
Robin, a disciple of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri of CalArts and the Ali Akbar College, humanizes the Sadubas sound with tabla, the classical drums of North India. Samples captured from the realms of classical Indian music, Bollywood, ancient rhythms, jazz, and film add texture to each Sadubas performance and recording.

Special opening set by ROARKYD (

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