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  • What an amazing time we had at Amstock West! Thanks to everyone who made it out, all the musicians who contributed their great talent, Tanoa & Justin from A-Town for hooking us up with great sound, and of course Darrell, Rob and all the great......

  • Amstock West is this Saturday and we hope to see you all there. Here is some update info about the event. Please also check the event page for last minute updates. The Music Since we first booked the venue, the big change has been that......

  • We just got a last minute invitation to play an autumn equinox show at Ferment Drink Repeat (FDR) this Saturday (9/21). It’s their Oktoberfest kickoff party and another band cancelled at the last minute, so who better to fill in than us culinary krautrockers? Beet......


Beet The System

Raw Beets [Beet the System Acoustic]

RAW BEETS, the acoustic offshoot of Beet The System, distills the band’s boundary-defying, hip shaking stew of diversified musical roots to its essential ingredients: tasty melodies with nutrient-rich lyrics for a flavor befitting a rapidly changing world. Featuring Baba Ndjhoni on ukulele, mando & vocals, Tim Kelly on upright bass, and Sven Eberlein on guitar and vocals, plus special guest Lucy Nelligan* on fiddle.

The Story

Beet the System is an uplifting and organic-fresh yet well-seasoned ensemble that has grown out of the compost fermented by one of San Francisco’s beloved aughts bands, Chemystry Set. Its genesis was inspired by Vermont artist Ben Levitt, aka breakfast, whose Beet the System art inspired  long-time tubersmiths Baba Ndjhoni (mandolin) and Sven Eberlein’s (guitar) second musical seeding.

Along with new shoots Dan Bonnin (drums), Tim Kelly (bass) and Obadiah Butterworth (guitar), the original plantings were nurtured to maturity into a rockin’ tapestry of cross pollinating original ear worms with a healthy dousing of world beat, groove, grass and punk-ish fertilizer.

Wandering yonder, down the untilled path, Beet the System is digging beneath the surface to unearth the real dirt on boundary-defying, hip shaking and message-driven musical roots. Lettuce turnip the beet at a thriving pasture near you!

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