Redwood City, California based indie rock/pop group Please Do Not Fight is ready to make you MOVE. Described as “Death Cab For Cutie meets Matt and Kim,” this Bay Area audience favorite is known for their exciting and engaging live shows. You will be...
Redwood City, California based indie rock/pop group Please Do Not Fight is ready to make you MOVE. Described as “Death Cab For Cutie meets Matt and Kim,” this Bay Area audience favorite is known for their exciting and engaging live shows. You will be compelled to jump around and sing along but at the same time you can’t help but latch on to the groups infectious charm and revel in their joy of playing songs that quickly become as unforgettable as their band’s name.
Songwriter Zen Zenith heartfelt lyrics reflect intelligence and introspection woven into multi-dimensional melodic layers. Zenith, who was born in England and raised in California, formed PDNF in early 2007 as a showcase for his original songs. The band quickly evolved into a collaborative collective of talented musicians and performers who each infuse their individual creative imprint. Classically-trained musician Erin Keely is featured on violin, keyboard and piano. Along with her multi-instrumental contributions, this Texas native’s sweet and soulful vocals complement Zenith and add to the band’s unique sound.
Lead guitarist Geoff McCann, like Zenith, is both a graduate of The Musicians Institue in Hollywood, California and mentor and teacher at The Riekes Center For Human Enhancement in Menlo Park, California. Rounding out the group is Kubes, an accomplished drummer with a degree in Music Percussion from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Both musicians bring a laid back improvisational feel to the bands signature string and synth ladened rock songs through intricate groove based riffs and arrangements.
Please Do Not Fight’s debut LP ‘Leave It All Behind’ was released in late 2007 and, by Christmas the following year, the band performed at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco as one of the top 5 bands voted for by fans and recognized by Live 105 in their Not So Silent Night Local Band Competition.
Please Do Not Fight’s aptly titled new EP - MOVE - features six new tracks and was released on October 1st, 2009 at a headlining show at The Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, California. They are currently gearing up to embark on their forth west coast tour.
Rickshaw Stop: Please Do Not Fight by Stranger Dance The Bay Area’s Music for Animals and Please Do Not Fight were joined by Canada’s Winter Gloves for a night of good old dance pop at the Rickshaw stop on April 30th. Check out concert pics, mp3s and...
Rickshaw Stop: Please Do Not Fight by Stranger Dance The Bay Area’s Music for Animals and Please Do Not Fight were joined by Canada’s Winter Gloves for a night of good old dance pop at the Rickshaw stop on April 30th. Check out concert pics, mp3s and a brief review after the jump.
Montreal’s Winter Gloves kicked off last night’s show at the Rickshaw Stop with the work ethic you might expect. In other words, they refused to be intimidated by a U.S. audience that had likely never heard of them. Not only were Charles F’s vocals spot on, but he danced circles around glockenspiel harmonies with ease - ok, so he fell once, but it was all in good fun. Vincent Chalifor even somehow managed to use his wizard fingers to play bass lines on various synths while tossing out the band’s CD for free.
Please Do Not Fight:
However, the night was hands-down stolen by Please Do Not Fight who enjoyed the perks of a hometown crowd full of fans. After blasting a cover of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes,” (complete with gunshot and cash register samples) the band invited everyone on stage to sing “On the Other Hand, Fight! Fight! Fight!” Hence, the grainy photograph of the guitar player in my face. All the more impressive was the fact that they had a guest bass guitarist sit in - if you have chops, sounds like they are hiring…
Music for Animals:
That’s not to say that Music for Animals didn’t close well. Guitar cranks and synchronized lights gave off a Springsteen meets the Killers vibe that reminded me of several parties where I drank too much grain alcohol. It got even more packed for their set, and Ryan Malley owned the drums all night. The crowd got what they paid for. But in the end, I felt more likely to hire PDNF to play my birthday bash.