Jewish, cantorial and inde rock? What the fuck … that just doesn’t sound right. Well apparently is sounded amazing this past Saturday, Sept. 19 when The Sway Machinery performed at The Sanctuary at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. Featuring Members of Balkan Beat Box, Arcade Fire and Beirut, it was a powerful night of music.


With the show titled, “Hidden Melodies Revealed — A Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah,” The Sway Machinery proved to be a unique band that can handle their big band instruments. Part ritual, park rock show: check out the photos below.


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~ Photos by Kara E. Murphy