With a handful of Kendrick Lamar collaborations under his belt including tracks on the Grammy Winning To Pimp A Butterfly, extensive contributions to other Top Dog Entertainment projects, and frequent work with Odd Future, Ash Riser’s musical genius is inextricably linked to the L.A. music scene. On December 15th, Ash is bringing his album Ghosts to life on stage at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco for a one-of-a-kind live art installation. As the headliner at the “Ghosts of Christmas” hip-hop holiday party, Ash will play a full set of music from his 2017 LP, present behind-the-scenes “making of the album” visuals and photographs, and share the stage with OFWGKTA’s Left Brain and other featured guests from Ghosts.
“I’ve got something really special planned, this isn’t going to be like any show I’ve played before, I’m bringing some media elements that are really going to bring the Ghosts theme to life,” Ash says of his upcoming performance. As a multi-instrumentalist, experienced hip-hop producer, and multi-genre vocalist, Ash Riser’s live show contains a little bit of everything, and his varied musical background means just about anyone could turn-up as a guest performer.
The “Ghosts of Christmas” hip-hop holiday party will feature live music, live DJing and dancing, and surprise guests and giveaways throughout the evening. The atmosphere will be curated to replicate the kind of casual living-room party central to the California indie music scene, with intimate performances and celebration of the year.
Local supporting acts represent some of the best hip-hop talent from across the SF Bay. Back from two international tours in 2017, Sweatshop & Owl Green are a fresh-faced duo with an old-school inspired sound and a high-energy stage show. UnLearn The World is a renowned San Francisco community builder and recent Off-Broadway actor, and “Ghosts of Christmas” will mark his last live performance before a major show hiatus. Andrew Bigs from San Jose’s decorated BAMN SQUAD and Redwood City’s Morsifire are both hungry emcees with a unique style. As a celebration of 2017 and intimate look at some of California’s most unique independent hip-hop, “Ghosts of Christmas” will be unlike any other holiday party this season.