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From Monument to Masses

There are only a handful of bands that can resurface after an extended hiatus and instantly recapture the interest of their audience — From Monument to Masses (FMTM) is one such band. From 2001 to 2005, FMTM was a fixture of the Bay Area music scene playing everywhere from Kimo’s to the Fillmore in support of their self-titled debut, From Monument to Masses, and their breakthrough record, The Impossible Leap in One Hundred Simple Steps, both released on Dim Mak Records. FMTM anchors its music with samples and political vocals, mixed with beautifully vulnerable guitar and drum machine-driven electronics.

The band’s return to the Bay on Friday at Bottom of the Hill, part of the Green Apple Festival, finds them in the midst of a heavy period of activity as they prepare for a stint in support for Don Caballero later this month in Japan and continue to write, record and mix the demos for their fourth album. For more information about From Monument to Masses, check out their recent profile over at NASCENT.

Opening the show will be Bay Bridged vets (Episode 51), And A Few to Break, who seem to be paving a similar path for themselves over the past couple years with their own breed of beautiful mayhem, and February’s BB mixsters, Silian Rail.

Show begins at 9:30pm, $10 adv/$12 door, 18+.

Contributing reporting on this article by Brady.