THE GO AHEAD
The Go Ahead is a four piece, high-energy rock band straight from the gritty streets of San Francisco. They are known for their incredibly unique sound, pulling from influences such as Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus, Fiona Apple, and many more. Limiting their sound simply to ‘rock’ does not do the band justice. The blending of powerhouse grooves, soul-shaking bass, jaw-dropping guitar lines, and melodies packed with sheer emotion make this band an experience unlike any other.
Formerly known as Jesús and the Rabbis, the band has made quite an impact on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. With the release of their Cycles EP, they were selected to play the Santa Cruz Music Festival (2013, 2015, 2017), and have toured to Austin for SXSW week (2014-2016), which included playing Red Gorilla showcases and Ugly Whale showcases, as well as other unofficial events. They've opened for national touring acts, including Dorothy, Dilly Dally, and the legendary Lita Ford. In 2017, The Go Ahead debuted their music video for "On My Side" via well-known music blog Consequence of Sound, as well as released their new EP In Harms Way to rave reviews. Big things are afoot for this talented foursome that are known for combining various genres into a driving rock force with a sultry and soulful front-woman that demands your attention.
Praise for The Go Ahead:
"The group works with the glossy distortion you’d hear at The Bronze nightclub in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, while tossing out angsty harmonies that would pleasantly float around the dock of Dawson’s Creek."
~Consequence of Sound~
"Kyna has a wonderfully fluid voice that flows like a river through every nook and cranny of the song. This Bay area band’s sound is coastal, breezy and stripped-down West Coast vibe."
~Get It On Vinyl~
"There is a consistent level of energy throughout the EP, [In Harms Way] which features well constructed songs that are artfully developed, and where each band members input results in a catchy feel, with plenty of attention for detail."
"Featuring six songs feverishly cobbled together with a real passion and energy, the gang has dug deep and hit upon a signature sound built around a unified melodic muscle and vocal wail that alternates between ferocity and delicacy."
~Tiny Mix Tapes~
"The Go Ahead are one of those San Francisco secrets we hope to share with the world very soon."
"The song [About To Burst] will have you hooked with mesmerizing vocals and emotionally driven lyrics."
~Music Junkie Press~
"The Go Ahead is one of those bands that prove that there is no need to use “female-fronted” as a qualifier because they deliver a sound that rivals some established male-dominated alternative rock bands."
~Craig Roxburgh | SA Music Scene~
“It Is Written” demonstrates the group's interest in playing with melodic choices that evoke the vibes of jazz and blues on the fronts of both instrumentals and vocals."
~Kira Grunenberg | GigTown Music~
"The Lovely Wise, the moniker of the lead singer, has a soulful voice. When she really gets into it, there’s a little James Brown in her soul."
~Tony DuShane | SF Gate~
"You guys are hot. Good, good stuff.”
~Thomas Pridgen | The Mars Volta~
"They force hooks into your brain before you even know what happened. San Francisco knocked it out of the park this time. The topping of this funk rock stew is a formidable force of female vocal fireworks equal parts Grace Slick, Mick Jagger and Gwen Stefani."
~Ryan Brown | Bay Area Personality~
"I was taken by the fresh energy on stage. Kyna leads the journey of familiar (and original?) tunes with a wildness of passion and a voice and spirit as whimsical and sincere as Janis Joplin and sexy and powerful as Beyonce. The band is right there with her... playing their hearts out and throwing in some fancy licks, creating a sound that leaves you wanting more!"
~Joegh Bullock | Anon Events~