Upcoming Events

July 2022
July 1, 2022 7:00 PM
July 1, 2022 11:30 PM
Jul 1, 2022
Blackstar: A David Bowie Experience
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Blackstar: A David Bowie Experience 

Doors 6pm Show 7pm

 

This isn't your typical 80s bubblegum-pop David Bowie cover band. This is the down & dirty, in-your-face Bowie of the 70s. The Mick Ronson-fueled Ziggy Stardust, Station to Station and Diamond Dogs years are front and center, with echoes of The Velvet Underground and The Stooges not far behind it. Blackstar delivers Bowie at his wicked 70s glam best.

July 2022
July 2, 2022 7:00 PM
July 2, 2022 10:00 PM
Jul 2, 2022
Mighty Cash Cats - Johnny Cash Show
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Mighty Cash Cats - Johnny Cash Show

Doors 6pm Show 7pm 

The Best Johnny Cash Tribute, The Mighty Cash Cats, is Right Here in The 805" VENTURA STAR. And the Mighty Cash Cats bring their Johnny Cash Tribute back to "The 805", on Saturday, July 2, with a show at The Ventura Music Hall.

Endorsed by The Cash Family, The Mighty Cash Cats Show covers all six decades of the Johnny Cash’s music including smash hits like “Walk The Line”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Ring of Fire”, “A Boy Named Sue”, “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, “Ghost Riders In the Sky”, and Johnny’s haunting epitaph, “Hurt.”

During the Show you will hear fun Johnny and June duets like “Jackson”, plus the band’s soaring three-part harmonies on Johnny’s Gospel tunes like, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” And, of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Johnny Cash Show without the Mighty Cash Cats playing train songs like “Orange Blossom Special”, and prison tunes like “I Got Stripes” and “Cocaine Blues.” And more…

The Mighty Cash Cats have toured in the USA, including residencies in Las Vegas, Europe, Ireland, UK, France and Israel getting Rave Reviews like:

LA Times; “Wonderful Show”
Salt Lake Tribune; “As Close As You Can Get to the Real Thing”
LA Examiner; “If you Have Not seen Johnny Cash and June Carter Live, Cheer Up, The Mighty Cash Cats Michael J and Leticia are filling the Void”
Jerusalem Post; “The Audience Thought Johnny Cash Returned to the Band Stand”
The Ventura Star wrote after their booking at The Grammy Museum; “The Best Johnny Cash Tribute, The Mighty Cash Cats, is Right Here in ‘The 805’. Michael J Sounds just like ’The Man in Black’ and Letica Blumette, the June to his Johnny, Tears it Up With Her Powerhouse Voice”

July 2022
July 3, 2022 7:00 PM
July 4, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 3, 2022
Guttermouth w/ Ignite, False Confession & Romper
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Guttermouth

w/ Ignite, False Confession & Romper

Doors 6pm / Show 7pm

“I can’t even go to a show anymore. It’s like going to church group!” complains Guttermouth front man Mark Adkins. “Kids don’t party and drink and have fun and chuck bottles in the parking lot anymore. Their parents just pick them up and drop them off. For lack of a better term, it’s gay.”

Before you call the Political Correct police with reports of homophobia, realize that Adkins and Guttermouth have been wracking up violations of the PC code for well over a decade now. Third-grade synonyms for “stupid” aside, he and his band aren’t letting up on their latest, Eat Your Face. After all, the punk smartasses feature an ode about killing an annoying neighbor’s infant (“My Neighbor’s Baby”) and a very non-ironic (sorry hipsters) use of the hot-dog-as-penis metaphor (“Hot Dog to the Head”) on Eat Your Face. The kinder, gentler and more socially responsible punk rock of the new millennium? Guttermouth says you can stuff that notion, along with your trendy, asymmetrical hairdos. Once again, the band reminds us that before there were shopping 0-malls pushing punk fashions and the style was a major-label cash cow, it was about pissing off as many people as possible, maybe even you included.

Along the way, the band also nails trendy punks (“The Next Faux Moheekon”), the hype that surrounds certain election-year punk rock politicizing (“Party of 2”) and goofy newbie surfers (“Surf’s Up Asshole”). Of course, every band has a couple favorite muses. For Nirvana, it was heroin and Courtney’s pasty thighs. For Guttermouth, it’s beer and hard liquor, both of which inspired a handful of party-punk tracks (“NRAAA,” “Wasted Lives” and “Second DUI”).

Everyone, including Adkins, knows Guttermouth’s lyrics won’t be quoted in lonely-kid web blogs or be hailed as the voice of a generation. Since when did punk rock become so snooty, anyway? Eat Your Face recalls the glory days when Los Angeles punkers weren’t singing about heart-wrenching, adolescent breakups or preaching electoral politics, but cynically cracking on Oki Dogs, T.V. Parties and Group Sex.

“I get bored with serious topics like ‘George Bush stinks’ and ‘The government’s a bowl of crap,’” Adkins grumbles. “‘I love you, I love you, I love you’ also bores me terribly. I’d rather make fun of all those a-holes doing that.”

In a punk world choked by do’s, don’ts and a list of scene etiquette, Guttermouth’s disdain for those rules (dare we say nihilism?) is as welcome, and gut-wrenching, as a musical Heimlich maneuver. Continuing the tradition of the Dead Milkmen and Mojo Nixon, Eat Your Face reminds listeners that there’s more to punk’s snide humor than the scatological humor and sophomoric boobie jokes of the mall-punk set. It’s not giggle-giggle comedy, either. Rather, it’s the sort of joke that has its butt, and gleefully disobeys the “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” maxim.

“It’s just the stand-up comedian of punk,” Adkins explains of his lyrics. “You just do cheap one-liners and attack the masses, with a nice background to it. Next thing you know, you have something going. We’re the take off your shoes band of punk. We just take off our shoes and write a record and cruise through everything.”

Did we mention Eat Your Face rocks? Really. Okay, we pulled your leg when we said that about the acoustic/electric hybrids on the band’s 2002 Epitaph Records release, Gusto, but we’re serious about Eat Your Face. Experimentation out of its system, Guttermouth hasn’t sounded nearly as snotty, witty or driven in years. Guitars blaze and clatter with La Habra’s punk and hardcore legacy while, underneath the punk-rock flotsam and jetsam, melodies playfully swim around like a school of clownfish.

No cow is sacred. No beer is safe. No line can’t be crossed. Guttermouth’s back, with another round of beers, jokes and, best of all, that don’t give a damn attitude that made us fall in love with punk the first time around. That or hate it. It’s pretty much the same for Guttermouth.

July 2022
July 9, 2022 9:00 PM
July 10, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 9, 2022
Greer w/ Disq & After Zero
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Greer

w/ Disq and After Zero

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

Corbin (guitar) - Josiah (vocals) - Lucas (drums) - Seth (bass)

Since forming in fall 2018, Southern California-bred alt-rock band Greer have moved forward with incredible momentum, fueled by their immaculate songwriting and unguarded sincerity. Originally joining forces for a one-off gig at a high school homecoming dance, Greer played their first official show at L.A.’s iconic D.I.Y. venue The Smell a month later, then quickly self-released their magnetic debut single “Song for Me.” As “Song for Me” and follow-up single “Bittersweet” earned the band a devoted fanbase, Greer soon landed a deal with Epitaph Records and set to work on their debut EP Lullaby for You—a five-song project that transforms moments of profound heartache and romantic angst into massively catchy pop songs.

Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Kurt Vile, Beck), Lullaby for You showcased the pure sensitivity at the heart of Greer’s music, each song brightened by their summery melodies and charismatic energy. All in their late teens, the band bring their sophisticated musicality to tracks like “Aeroplane”: a tender reflection on longing and regret that slowly unfolds as a string-accented epic. On “Bye Bye Baby,” Greer prove the depth of their musical knowledge, drawing inspiration from ’60s doo-wop and delivering a breakup anthem both heavy-hearted and infectious. And on “Understand,” Greer reveal their gift for dreaming up complex yet commanding guitar parts, the track’s hypnotic riffs infinitely amplifying its moody urgency.

Based in Costa Mesa, CA, Greer linked up through the local music scene, where Seth and Corbin’s previous band had played in local clubs for several years. After Lucas turned up backstage at one of their shows, he and Seth began writing songs together. Once they’d brought Josiah into the fold, the trio accepted an offer to perform at a homecoming dance just weeks away. Quickly looping in Corbin, the band felt an immediate chemistry and wrote a complete setlist in two weeks’ time. “The first time we ever played with Corbin it all just clicked. The guitars and harmonies and everything just fell into place,” says Josiah.

Having nearly sold out all of their forthcoming 2020 North American tour—on the strength of only two released songs—Greer like most touring bands felt the impact of COVID-19 by having to cancel their tour, but rather than dwell on it, they remained creative and took their energy back into the studio to record two additional songs: “All That’s Left Behind” and “Lullaby For You,” released at the beginning of 2021 and thus closing the Lullaby For You chapter and directing the bands attention to their next one.

Recently out of the studio from recording new material for release later this year and continuing to write music for a future album (coming in 2022), Greer are excited to take all their new music on the road and finally be able to play it live again for their fans.

July 2022
July 14, 2022 8:00 PM
July 15, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 14, 2022
Iya Terra w/ Cydeways
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Iya Terra w/ Cydewaysand Dubbest

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Listen, breathe. The kick drum is thumping in an offset rhythm to your beating heart and the bass is thundering vibrations through your entire body, tuning you into the stage and every other person standing in the crowd. Lightning strikes in your mind as dueling guitar riffs peel away the fog and a keyboard bubble floats loftily like clouds over it all. Then come the lyrics, messages of connection and grace. Ease flows through the entire scene and you're awoken by the tingle of resonance on your skin. Do you feel it? This is Iya Terra. Iya Terra means higher ground, which they seem to find everywhere. Whether it be the top of the latest charts or next year's festival billing, Iya Terra is constantly climbing.

Bringing a modern-conscious approach to songwriting, Iya Terra crafts messages in love & respect. Currently based out of LA, and with members hailing from the west coast, SLC, and Vegas, their powerful rhythm section provides the heartbeat over which scintillating guitars and soothing vocals float melodies of universal resonance.

Iya Terra released their first EP in 2014, then a debut album "Full Circle" in 2015. Then came the album that aligned the stars, "Sacred Sound" debuted at #1 on the reggae charts and the band's following has swelled ever since. Their third full length release and second reggae chart topping album "Coming to Light" followed in 2019. Kicking off 2021 with a new album Ease & Grace, they show no sign of slowing down. The new tunes are produced by EN Young and feature reggae hard-hitters Tribal Seeds, Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Bobby Lee of SOJA, Alborosie, and the legendary David Hinds of Steel Pulse.

But if Iya Terra wants you to know anything, it would be this: just breathe, set your mind at ease, you got your whole life to live. One step at a time, right here, right now, that's exactly where you want to be. The rest of your life starts today, so come along. Every single word you say, let it be peaceful, meaningful. Speak from your heart, it's yearning to be.

 
July 2022
July 15, 2022 9:00 PM
July 16, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 15, 2022
Noche de Verano Sin Ti
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9:00 pm
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NOCHE DE VERANO SIN TI 

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

Celebración de Bad Bunny!

 
We play the best of his music all night long.
¡Vamos a bailar!

 
July 2022
July 17, 2022 8:00 PM
July 18, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 17, 2022
The Cadillac Three
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8:00 pm
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THE CADILLAC THREE

with 7HORSE

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

 Spending their formative years playing music together in basements and garages laid the foundation for THE CADILLAC THREE to put their own spin on each new record. They open a time capsule of their musical history together and expand on some of the grooves from COUNTRY FUZZ release with a new offering titled TABASCO & SWEET TEA via Big Machine Records. Dropping the sonic swirl with little warning, the new album is a welcome interruption to the mundane and stress felt around the globe. 

“As we finished the last record, we knew we were only tapping the surface with songs like ‘The Jam’ for where we could go next musically and found ourselves inspired to dive into these sounds that we had never explored before as a band,” explains drummer Neil Mason. “We’ve always had a lot of influences, but ultimately found ourselves thinking about what we were listening to in high school -- The Meters, Stevie Wonder, Medeski Martin & Wood and John Scofield.” 

Lead singer and guitarist Jaren Johnston continues, “this album is a science project … constantly moving in different directions but keeping one cohesive feel throughout. We kind of have this innate thing going after all these years so it’s cool to kind of stretch into some new musical spaces with elements of a DJ set that flows from track to track, but mixed with 80’s Funk vibes and jam-band flow over hardcore Country lyrics.”

TABASCO & SWEET TEA explores hybrid sounds throughout the 11 modern-meets-nostalgia tracks. Connecting with their fans and creating no matter the obstacles, TC3  launched this new project at $3.99 for the first week so it is more accessible during a time when many are not spending as much on music, but need it now more than ever.

“We wouldn’t be where we are without our fans,” shares bassist Kelby Ray. “We lost the ability to tour and know many of our fans have also lost their ability to work consistently this year so we wanted to find a way to provide this album as cost effectively as we could. Our hope is that everyone who wants TABASCO & SWEET TEA can get it without breaking the bank.”

Jaren’s gritty vocals explode over unexpected guitar riffs as Kelby pounds out taut yet voluptuous bass lines mixed Neil’s gnarly, syncopated rhythms. Their boisterous, yet good-natured freewheeling vibe erupts with the title track and caps off the sequence with a calling-card biography, “Sabbath On Cornbread” to reinforce the electricity of their live show:

These 3 longhairs born and raised here
Gonna keep on changin’ the game
Sticks and skins, slide and steel
Guitar man 3 hippie hillbillies from Tennessee
Keepin’ it heavy, keepin’ it real
Best damn band in Country, you best believe
You ain?t never seen nothin? like The Cadillac Three

Known across the globe for their unpredictable concerts – equally impressive and amped in a sweaty club or festival main stage – TC3 delivers.
Maybe it’s a sign of the times this project is released now, as playlists reflect listeners finding comfort in old favorites when times are tough. TC3 finds the common ground interweaving traditions of American popular music and proving that new can still feel classic without being derivative yet simultaneously casting a vision for good times ahead.

 
July 2022
July 19, 2022 7:00 PM
July 20, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 19, 2022
SIRIUSXM OCTANE PRESENTS: Memphis May Fire
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7:00 pm
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Memphis May Fire: Remade In Misery Tour presented by SiriusXM Octane

with From Ashes To New

plus Rain City Drive

and Wolves At The Gate

Doors 630pm / Show 7pm

July 2022
July 21, 2022 8:00 PM
July 22, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 21, 2022
Wavves King of the Beach Tour
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8:00 pm
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Wavves King of the Beach Tour 
with BOYO and SMUT
 

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

July 2022
July 22, 2022 8:00 PM
July 23, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 22, 2022
Tiny Moving Parts w/ This Wild Life & more
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Tiny Moving Parts

w/ This Wild Life

& In Her Own Words

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

July 2022
July 23, 2022 8:00 PM
July 24, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 23, 2022
SOJA
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SOJA

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

July 2022
July 24, 2022 9:00 PM
July 25, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 24, 2022
Billy Howerdel of 'A Perfect Circle'
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Billy Howerdel

with VOWWS

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

Billy Howerdel has been putting the finishing touches on his debut solo album. A preview from the forthcoming collection was shared last month with the release of “Poison Flowers”. BBC Rock Radio 1’s Daniel P. Carter said: “If you’re a huge fan of A Perfect Circle, you’re gonna love it hands down. Has shades of A Perfect Circle in there but also a lot of his early influences really coming through like The Cure, Depeche Mode, Echo & the Bunnymen. Solid!”  Loudwire said “Howerdel paints a haunting visual with a dark palette,” Guitar World commented that “the A Perfect Circle man has channeled his  early influences… which treads a line between Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails,” and Revolver described the five-and-a-half minute song as “an ethereal, brooding and intensely stark creeper with gothic vocals and oodles of atmospheric textures.”

Billy Howerdel has perhaps one of rock music’s most well-rounded and interesting resumes. Growing up in West Milford, New Jersey, he spent hours listening to WLIR emanating out of Long Island, New York. Lying in bed, he would scribble down playlists and then scout out the records he loved in stores, among them The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, Dead Kennedys, and Elvis Costello. However, it was the experience of seeing Pink Floyd at Giants Stadium that triggered his lust for finding a way to work in the music industry. Howerdel initially racked up experience in stage lighting, working for almost any band or theater production that would ask, while at the same time devoting the rest of his free time to practicing guitar. A few years of work led to a chance meeting with Fishbone, a move west and quickly becoming a sought-after road and studio tech, working with David Bowie, Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, and oh yeah, being roommates with Tool’s Maynard James Keenan. It was that friendship that birthed the multi-platinum alternative rock supergroup, A Perfect Circle. 

July 2022
July 28, 2022 8:00 PM
July 29, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 28, 2022
Tropidelic & Kash'd Out w/ Joe Samba
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Tropidelic & Kash'd Out 
w/ Joe Samba 
 

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member ­– horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately, it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move. The pulse collectively becomes that of one.

The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop, and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Unapologetically original, Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. Each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”

Quickly elevating themselves in the live circuit, Tropidelic can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals, having shared the stage with and supported such acts as 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, The Flobots and Wookiefoot. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Electric Forest, California Roots Music & Art Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Warped Tour and 311 Caribbean Cruise, as well as the host of their own annual Freakstomp Music Festival.

Following on the success of their 2019 release, Here in the Heights, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard reggae charts, Tropidelic has released a series of impressive singles featuring guest appearances from Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Devin the Dude and Shwayze. These singles have amassed over five million streams in 2020, and they are featured on their latest album, Of Illusion, which debuted on November 13th, 2020. Of Illusion was released on Billboard’s number one reggae label, Ineffable Records. Tropidelic has put in their ten thousand hours, and they have arrived on the national scene to the delight of their ever growing and rapturous fans.

 
July 2022
July 29, 2022 9:00 PM
July 30, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 29, 2022
An Evening With: JERRY'S MIDDLE FINGER
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Ventura Music Hall & Skull & Roses Present:
An Evening With...

JERRY'S MIDDLE FINGER

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

July 2022
July 30, 2022 9:00 PM
July 31, 2022 12:00 AM
Jul 30, 2022
Gimme Gimme Disco
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GIMME GIMME DISCO: A DISCO DANCE PARTY INSPIRED BY ABBA

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

August 2022
August 6, 2022 8:00 PM
August 7, 2022 12:00 AM
Aug 6, 2022
Mystic Braves
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MYSTIC BRAVES

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Los Angeles based band, Mystic Braves are facing squarely up to the world and striding confidently off in a whole new direction. Now, after a decade at the top of the West Coast psychedelic rock scene, they have returned with a stripped back line-up and a dazzling fifth album, Pacific Afterglow.

With their line-up now the permanent duo of Julian Ducantenzeiler (vocals, guitar) and Shane Stotsenberg (guitar, backing vocals), it is easy to forget that only a short while ago the band nearly walked away from the music business altogether. But now the pair are finally able to look to what is on the horizon for them - shrugging off the challenges of also being in an enforced Californian quarantine for much of the last couple of years. Having retreated to the Malibu ranch of producer, engineer and friend Kyle Mullarky’s (The Growlers, Allah Las, Babe Rainbow, Abigails), the two began what Julian describes as “hanging out and throwing paint at the wall until we could begin to make a record.” The ranch itself had a wild past, once owned by nudists and with a previous use as an adult movie filming location in its past.

The duo approached this new project with no interest in revisiting anything that they had created before. Gone were the days of the band playing each track live and adding on overdubs. This time round, each track was built from the ground up with additional elements added one by one. “In the past, we would just write and record a song and that would be it,” explains Julian, “But here we could hash it out and perfect it.” Mixed and produced entirely in-house with Kyle too, the absence of additional voices, as well as the natural isolation, breathed new life into the band. “It gave us a chance to become a new band,” explains Julian, “With less clashes of ideas and opinions, there were less cooks in the kitchen and it was a lot easier to create this.”

It would have been understandable, expected even, for a band at this stage of their career to keep making slightly different versions of the same record but Mystic Braves have never been ones to sit still. Even by their restless standards, Pacific Afterglow is a shift, seeing them ditch their distinctive fuzzy psych-rock sound for something altogether cleaner and smoother - but vitally, without shedding everything that made them stand out in the first place. “It’s a new approach,” agrees Julian, “It’s a step in a new direction, but not yet a huge leap. You still feel the essence of our band within the tunes.” As nostalgic as it is future-facing, inspirations sprang from artists as diverse as Gerry Rafferty, Roxy Music and Tame Impala. “In the first days of recording, we just kept saying ‘when in doubt, Raff it out’” laughs Julian, the mantra resulting in the beautiful Coffee Song, where the sun shines brighter on the haze, and Lonely Heart, another moment packed with catchy melodies and a feel-good vibe. Before too long the band were discovering a sound that will surprise but captivate long-time fans just as much as it will charm new listeners. Packed with gorgeous harmonies and hooks aplenty, that late-day afterglow washes out of the speakers on Never Went Away as dreams of hazy sunlit evenings waft in. The shimmering Changing My Colors seems feather-light and yet equally hard to shake off once its hooks are in. It is a record that seeks escape, but always looking forwards in optimism and hope. Warmly psychedelic, it’s an album full of colours and sounds to bask in the glow of - a more mature-sounding listen with the familiar themes of what the world has come to expect from a Mystic Braves album.

Ten years in and the duo show no sign of wanting to slow down. Indeed if anything, with plans for European and U.S. tours over the year, 2022 is set to be the year where Mystic Braves make up for lost time. “We’ve done a lot, but we also haven’t done enough,” points out Shane, “We’re right in the middle where we’re ready to push on.” Don’t expect Pacific Afterglow to be the final destination for Mystic Braves however. This is one band that will continue to keep pushing on towards that next horizon, for the next ten years and beyond.

August 2022
August 12, 2022 9:00 PM
August 13, 2022 12:00 AM
Aug 12, 2022
Lost Dog Street Band w/ Matt Heckler
Starts:
9:00 pm
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Lost Dog Street Band

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Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

Returning to the stripped-back, string band sound of their busking years, Lost Dog Street Band’s new album Glory is a searing testament to recovery, redemption and resolve. Fronted by songwriter Benjamin Tod and his wife, fiddler Ashley Mae, the DIY band began out of desperation on the sidewalks of Nashville roughly a decade ago, but now sustains a significant national audience that’s drawn to their authentic songwriting, old-time instrumentation, and hard-won independence.

“I wanted to make an album with the specific intention of being raw but full at the same time and to get back to our roots,” Benjamin Tod says. “Everyone on this album has been a busker. Douglas Francisco, who plays slide guitar — I met him on the streets busking. Jeff Loops, our bassist, was in a busking band, too. That flavor was important to me, just getting back to the root of things.”

By centering the songs of Glory around acoustic arrangements, without the drums or steel guitar of prior albums, these harrowing personal stories become even more graphic. It’s a feeling that Benjamin Tod himself describes as “a logical glimpse of climbing out of hell.” He observes, “Something that was shocking to me was realizing that as soon as I got sober, that was really the beginning of the journey. Choosing to get sober was barely even a milestone.”

Leading the album, “Until I Recoup (Glory I)” vengefully demands justice and describes the fight for glory after it’s been unjustly taken away. The lyrics read like a mission statement of redemption.

Similar to Steve Earle’s influential Train a Comin’ album from 1999, Glory conveys the hard work that goes into getting clean, particularly in tracks like “Fighting Like Hell to Be Free,”“Beautiful Curse” and “Jalisco Bloom.” Calling to mind the skillful writing of Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt, “What Keeps Me Up Now” views that phrase from multiple angles, from sleepless nights to a suicide attempt, where “the belt was a noose when I came to on the ground.” It’s one example of the “dark country” description that the band occasionally uses to describe their sound. In contrast, “End With You” finds Benjamin Tod feeling damn glad that he’s found a relationship that’s sustained him for a decade, through the achievements as well as the obstacles.

Raised in Sumner County, just outside of Nashville, Benjamin Tod was primarily raised by his grandmother and grandfather. However, at age 7, his mother surprised him with a cheap electric guitar –then his competing father bought him a pawnshop classical guitar. With nobody to show him how to play, they were little more than toys. However, at 14, he and a friend each received a Fullerton parlor guitar from his friend’s father. The boys started getting interested in folk music and protest songs, which led Benjamin to the streets of Nashville to busk.

Meanwhile, Ashley Mae was spending more and more time in Nashville, where her mother worked the overnight shift at rock station WKDF. She’d already tapped into the small punk scene in Rapid City, South Dakota, where she grew up, but found an even deeper community in Music City. At 20, she taught herself to play fiddle, shedding as much of her classical violin

training as she could. When she met Benjamin Tod at a punk show, introduced by a mutual friend, they bonded immediately.

At 17, they left Nashville together for a life of street performance, hopping trains, and scraping by on less than $300 a month. After four years of terrible gigs and almost no traction, Benjamin Tod decided in 2016 to abandon the band. “I’d been a hardly functioning drug addict and alcoholic for over a decade. I was sick of the lifestyle and it seemed like it was going nowhere,” he admits.

An invitation from the band Devil Makes Three came out of the blue in 2016. Benjamin Tod found out about it in a train-yard, about to hop a train from Asheville, North Carolina, to Knoxville, Tennessee. “Without that, Lost Dog never would have moved forward from that point,” he says.

Lost Dog Street Band gained traction through that tour, but when Benjamin Tod and Ashley Mae separated for a year and a half, the momentum evaporated. Instead of going back on the road, they filmed performance videos of songs from Benjamin Tod’s solo album, I Will Rise, and posted them to YouTube without much expectation other than promotional use. However, that decision proved to be the turning point, as curious listeners discovered the band and their ticket sales skyrocketed.

Those early fans especially will embrace the spare but spirited sound of Glory, applied to tracks like “Cost of the High,” which directly addresses the fallout of addiction, as well as “Hayden’s Lament,” where the choice is given between “getting dead or getting tough.” Right after the plaintive country ballad, “Losing Again,” Benjamin Tod brings out the banjo for “I Believe (Glory II),” which basks in the emotion of finally finding that glory.

Without touring in 2020, Benjamin Tod and Ashley Mae settled on a parcel of land in rural Kentucky that they bulldozed themselves, building a cabin with well water and solar panels. Every week, even now, Benjamin Tod says he takes account of his situation as a recovering addict.

“In society as a whole, there’s a real lack in examples of actual recovery,” he says. “There’s not a brutally honest take on how painful the process is, but how rewarding it is at the same time. Every step that you make helps encourage you to meet the next milestone. It’s like a punch in the face and the kiss on the cheek every day. It’s very personal for me, the concept of digging out of hell, because I had to do that in order to gain my own dignity back. Everything follows after that. You have to earn your own respect of yourself before you earn it from anybody else.”

August 2022
August 13, 2022 9:00 PM
August 14, 2022 12:00 AM
Aug 13, 2022
Vista Kicks
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Vista Kicks

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Vista Kicks a rock and roll band from Roseville, California.  

The band released their debut album ‘Booty Shakers Ball’ in 2017 followed by ‘Twenty Something Nightmare’ in 2018, produced by the band and Joe Napolitano. The albums are steeped in the band’s rock and roll, soul, jazz, folk influences. With numerous American and west coast tours under their belt, the band has also played headline appearances at The Teregram and El Rey Theatre in LA, and festival appearances at KAABOO Del Mar (US), SXSW (US), All Points East (UK), and Camden Rocks (UK). They have supported The Kooks, Bad Suns and Milky Chance, as well as opening for The Rolling Stones at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara. 2019 saw the band tour major cities all over the UK, plus a huge support slot in Hyde Park for Bob Dylan and Neil Young. In 2020, Vista Kicks released Chateau Mae Mae - a collaborative album with Nashville-based singer-songwriter Audra Mae. The band have recently finished recording their latest EP set for release in early 2022.

August 2022
August 17, 2022 8:00 PM
August 18, 2022 12:00 AM
Aug 17, 2022
Garcia Peoples
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GARCIA PEOPLES 

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Formed in New Jersey by guitarists Tom Malach and Danny Arakaki, the band took a few years to find their flying shape, solidifying into a lineup with Danny’s brother Cesar on drums and Derek Spaldo on bass by mid-2016. Ramping up their acceleration around the time of their 2018 Cosmic Cash debut on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records, they’ve blasted through residencies and new songs and sessions and collaborations, relocating to New York, picking up two new members in keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Pat Gubler and bassist Andy Cush, and leaving a trail of live tapes in their wake. This year, they’ve delivered not one but two new albums for BBiB: the sleek and song-oriented Natural Facts and the sprawling improvisatory opus of One Step Behind. 2019 also saw the first performances by the full Garcia Peoples lineup, a six-person behemoth with Spaldo on third guitar.

With a stash of live recordings accumulating at the Live Music Archive, Garcia Peoples’ music is very much a living entity. Since the release of their previous two albums, songs have started to expand, jam suites have grown, and experiments have been undertaken. The first part of 2019 has seen Garcia Peoples back Philadelphia guitarist Chris Forsyth (an expanded Solar Peoples Band has hit double-drummer overdrive several times now), and joined with guitarist Ryley Walker. They’ve improvised on WFMU, and jammed with the sounds of ocean waves and falling rain at strange late night happenings. Probably something else new and wonderful and weird has happened in the Garciaverse since I wrote this.

Whether or not you thought you knew Garcia Peoples’ music, One Step Behind is something new and beautiful, for new heads and old. No matter where you stand–behind, beyond, or another plane altogether–One Step Behind is ready. For those about to get on the Bus, we salute you.

August 2022
August 19, 2022 9:00 PM
August 20, 2022 12:00 AM
Aug 19, 2022
Shaky Feelin'
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SHAKY FEELIN'

with GROOVE SESSION

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August 2022
August 25, 2022 8:00 PM
August 26, 2022 12:00 AM
Aug 25, 2022
Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners
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Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners

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Aaron Lewis grew up in Springfield, Vermont, listening to his grandparents’ country 8-tracks. Those roots inspired the multi platinum front man and founder of Staind to return to his origins and since has quietly made an impact on country music without flexing to let everyone know what a big deal he is. With a decade invested in a genre that’s seen him record with George Jones, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Mickey Raphael, the Cox Family, Ben Haggard and Dan Tyminski and producer Buddy Cannon, he has claimed two #1 Billboard Country Album debuts for his albums Town Line and Sinner. Lewis’ single “Am I The Only One,” debuted on Billboard’s #1 Hot Country Song,” only the 9th time a debut has topped the chart since 1958.  The hard touring, workingman’s star’s latest album Frayed at Both Ends was released in January of 2022, his most personal and unplugged work. 

 

 

August 2022
August 26, 2022 8:00 PM
August 27, 2022 12:00 AM
Aug 26, 2022
22 & good 4 u
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22 & good 4 u
A Taylor Swift vs. Olivia Rodrigo night!

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

 

'22 & good 4 u' is a dance party for lovers of Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo. We play music all night long from the likes of both artists for you to dance to!
August 2022
August 27, 2022 9:00 PM
August 28, 2022 12:00 AM
Aug 27, 2022
She Wants Revenge
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SHE WANTS REVENGE

with D'ARCY and FLEECE KAWASKI

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

She Wants Revenge, the dark-alternative duo who first exploded onto the scene with 2005’s evergreen hit and dance floor classic, “Tear You Apart”, have reformed after a two-and-a-half- year split, with tour dates, a new lineup, and their first album in over 10 years.

For childhood friends Justin Warfield and Adam Bravin, She Wants Revenge began as a production duo making songs to DJ at clubs. But when a 3-song CD was passed to a friend, they signed to Geffen records, and soon their demos became the basis of 2005’s self-titled LP. They hit the road supporting Bloc Party, The Kills, and OKGO, and on one of their cross-country runs, their dark, minimalist bass-heavy throwback, “Tear You Apart” became a bona fide hit. Soon they were opening for Depeche Mode, The Psychedelic Furs, Placebo, co-headlining with Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, and headlining Coachella alongside Daft Punk. In under a year the oddball song they thought sounded like an evil version of the B52’s or Wall of Voodoo had them blitzing through the late-night talk show circuit, and with singles “Out of Control”, and “These Things” also climbing the charts, they went on to sell over 300,000 albums just as streaming began to drastically reshape the music industry.

They released their 2nd album, This Is Forever (2007), followed by the stylistic turn of dual EP’s Save Your Soul (2008) and Up and Down (2009), and finally, their swan song, Valleyheart (2011). Musically and creatively, their sound evolved over those four years, and long after the radio hits faded, the live shows grew as more and more devoted fans discovered them. Along the way they collaborated with Timbaland, made videos with Shirley Manson and Joaquin Phoenix, and created a body of work that both broke new ground, while also paying homage to the music, films, and pop-culture which shaped their youth.

Though they came to prominence in the mid-aughts post-punk revival, Justin and Adam were more indebted to their early influences; Prince, Tangerine Dream, ELO, Giorgio Moroder, and 90s hip-hop. It was their true to the era production style, thoughtful songwriting, and heart-on- the-sleeve lyricism which ran counter to the studied dance punk and emotionally distanced, clever sound of their contemporaries which endeared them to the legions of fans who hungered for their brand of bold, emotive music which was sorely lacking at the time. In doing so, they made fans of both the older “all-black” crowd as well as their younger counterparts, and more pointedly, drew nods and praise from the bands who directly inspired them - cementing SWR’s legacy as torch bearers for the moody and morose who came before.

Road-worn and weary from a breakneck touring schedule, the band announced in 2012 that they’d be going on an indefinite hiatus. For their fans to whom they’d become like musical family, this was nothing short of heartbreaking, the uncertainty of the word, “hiatus” only making it worse. But behind the scenes, it was clear; this was a break-up, and difficult as it may have been, it was the only way to retain the friendship which was at the heart of all they’d done. Rather than subject audiences to punch-ups and public feuding, they went their separate ways, played the final, emotional shows, and dove head-first into separate projects, with Adam starting his solo project Love, Ecstasy and Terror, and Justin forming the band Dream Club, both recording albums and playing shows at home in Los Angeles.

But as sometimes happens, the universe had other plans, and in 2015, following a 4-year hiatus, fan, friend, and vocal supporter Lady Gaga put “Tear You Apart” in the premiere episode

of her star turn in American Horror Story, instantly reigniting interest in the band. Suddenly SWR was back in the charts and steadily streaming, and overnight, the broken-up duo was now the “favorite new band” of millennials longing for more of what they heard on the show.

The band could no longer ignore the signs, and in 2016 they reunited for the 10-year anniversary of their debut album, and the original lineup of Warfield, Bravin, Scott Ellis (Drums), and Thomas Froggatt (Guitar), hit the road playing the album in its entirety for captive audiences worldwide. Old fans were ecstatic, and new fans were thrilled to finally see them live. They leaked the single, “Never”, and soon after followed up with “Big Love”. What started as a tour to honor their anniversary turned into a 4-year sprint across the US, Canada, Europe, and the UK. The band was in top form, the tours were well-attended, and the momentum was building.

In early 2020 after a run of sold-out shows in LA, they sat down to finally record a new album, but when the pandemic hit and their festival appearances and headline tours were cancelled, like everyone else, their personal and professional worlds were turned upside down.

Eager to try something new, wanting to step away from the nearly 2 decades of a creative, but combustible relationship, Justin was ready to call it a day. Though the reunion was fun, fulfilling, and successful, he felt the band had personally and creatively run its course, and despite new fans discovering them daily, high-profile public shout-outs from Billie Eilish and a newly minted platinum single, he still couldn’t see a way forward, so the band announced they were finished.

Adam produced and developed other artists, moved deeper into painting and photography, immersed himself in the world of Web3, and continued to work on his solo projects. Justin made a solo album under the banner, WARFIELD, directed a concert film, took an A&R position, and started a music consulting company. They handled old business and spent time as friends, but when it came to the band, both avoided discussing, knowing it was a loaded topic.

But in 2022, Warfield wondered aloud if the band still had unfinished business. What followed was a month-long conversation between Justin and Adam about the good, the bad, and the ugly of their long and fruitful, yet complicated relationship. And after some tough conversations, soul searching, and a willingness to do the work, they found a way forward. No longer would the band themselves, or the fans be deprived of more music.

Feeling as though they had to make up for lost time, they decided to finally make that long- awaited 4th album. Knowing they were never the most prolific of bands, they also felt that with their renewed enthusiasm, and a healthy, communicative relationship at the core, they could make as many albums over the next five years as they had over the previous 15.

With a new 5-person lineup featuring Justin on vocals/guitar, Adam on keys/samples/effects, Thomas Froggatt (formerly guitar) on bass, Spencer Rollins (a longtime creative associate and friend of the band) on guitar, and David Goodstein (a mutual friend of Justin and Adam) on drums, the revitalized SWR exudes the excitement and energy of bands half their age,

and with tours planned through the fall, 2023 festival appearances already on the books, and the Justin and Adam more inspired than ever, She Wants Revenge is a band on a mission, grateful to still be able to do what they love, while continuing to grow as artists and individuals.

August 2022
August 28, 2022 7:30 PM
August 28, 2022 11:30 PM
Aug 28, 2022
Switchfoot
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SWITCHFOOT

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August 2022
August 30, 2022 8:00 PM
August 31, 2022 12:00 AM
Aug 30, 2022
Jerry Paper
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JERRY PAPER 

with Tonstartssbandht 

Doors 730pm / Show 8pm

Jerry Paper is Lucas Nathan. Jerry Paper is instant coffee, bullshit jobs, weekly therapy sessions, crises of conscience, corporate mascots, 5meo-DMT trips, jokers down on their luck, surveillance, a jacked dad high on meth at a child’s party, apologies, trash cans, cacti, and the magic of words. From its initial days as a DIY solo synth project in the early 2010s to its current incarnation as a five-piece band, Jerry Paper has always been the earthly conduit for the wild and uncanny imagination of its creative mastermind.

In 2019, back from traveling the world for the I Am Begging You To Come To These Shows tour, Jerry Paper hung up their flowing dress and sandals, glided into the studio, and began giving material form to their new musical manifestation: Abracadabra.

Over thirteen songs, they serve up a blend of jazzy instrumentation with soft-rock stylings and some seriously catchy earworms, forging a style that hints at the avant-pop of Scott Walker, the sweet enchantment of Paul McCartney, and the cryptic, smooth grooves of Steely Dan.

Like all good stories, Abracadabra boasts unforgettable characters: someone with a victim complex (“Cholla”); an alien captive surveilled by a mysterious presence (“Puppeteer”), and a buff man whose life is thrown into shambles when he is caught smoking methamphetamine at his child’s birthday party (“Body Builder on the Shore”). Nathan’s interest in talk therapy led to “Spit It Out”, a song about the health-inducing qualities of improvised speech; “Memorial Highway” is about existence after death in other people’s memories, and “Apologist” and “All I Need” affirm the value — and occasional futility — of recognizing one’s wrongs. Building new realities out of words and sounds is no easy task, and on “Trash Can”, Nathan mourns the frustrations of the creative process.

Abracadabra is many things at once: arch and sincere, bizarre and all too real, funny and melancholic — the work of an artist living in a world when despair so often tips over into ridiculousness, sometimes the only thing left to do is laugh.

Nathan worked with longtime visual collaborator Steve Smith and avant-comedian Alan Resnick to create the album art, which depicts an alien outsider spotting someone he recognizes. Who could it be? Don’t worry. Sit back, relax, and let Abracadabra cast its spell.

September 2022
September 7, 2022 8:00 PM
September 8, 2022 12:00 AM
Sep 7, 2022
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
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THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS

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September 2022
September 8, 2022 8:00 PM
September 9, 2022 12:00 AM
Sep 8, 2022
Ricky Montgomery: The Overtime Tour
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RICKY MONTGOMERY

with DELANEY BAILEY

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

 

Ricky Montgomery's music was ahead of its time -- literally. Four years after the release of his debut album, and a decade after he wrote some of it, the Los Angeles native's indie-pop has been a balm in the midst of a heavy time, comforting listeners with warm melodies and relatable lyrics. It all started in July of 2020, when a pair of singles from 2016's Montgomery Ricky -- the gently swaying "Mr Loverman" and string-soaked stunner "Line Without a Hook" -- took off on TikTok. "I think because we had a really traumatizing year, these songs kind of found a moment," Montgomery says. "Because they're all, in their own way, about traumas in my life."

Now, with a fan base that's all caught up, Montgomery is sitting on a trove of new music built on this now-familiar foundation: "Mr. Loverman" pairs intense family strife with soft acoustic strums that build to a rousing sing-along chorus; "Line Without a Hook" rocks a bit heavier, with strings and power-pop riffs weaving around cathartic one-liners that speak to the jumble that is one's coming of age. He balances melancholy with a touch of sweet humor and loads of humanity. It's no wonder these songs have racked up more than 210M streams so far, landing simultaneously on the Spotify 200 and Spotify Viral 50 charts -- a feat few artists can claim -- with over 50 entries worldwide. As of early 2021, Montgomery's catalog was picking up 15M global streams weekly.

Montgomery began honing his singing and songwriting chops at age 14, shortly after moving from L.A. to Missouri. To flee the culture shock, he went underground, literally, shuffling through various bands in the suburban basements of West St. Louis County. "Music was just an escape from everything," he says. "It was a way to go into myself and figure out how to have fun on my own." In college, he found the fun he was looking for -- and his first viral audience -- on the now-defunct Vine platform, interspersing comedic bits with intimate music performances.

But in the summer of 2014, he released his debut EP, Caught on the Moon, and found himself climbing iTunes' Rock and Alternative charts. His yearning to move back to the West Coast was palpable in those songs, and he knows it. "At the time, I defined my personality around wanting to leave Missouri," he admits. "It was almost obsessive for me." The success gave him the excuse. He dropped out, hightailed it to his hometown, and released Montgomery Ricky.

Of course, music careers in L.A. are rarely so simple. When things didn't exactly take off, Montgomery swerved into The Honeysticks, a side project with a childhood friend meant to be an outlet for experimentation. In 2018, he took a year off of music. And by the summer of 2020, he was considering quitting entirely. Then the seemingly impossible -- yet somehow inevitable -- happened: Suddenly people were finding solace in his songs. Now, he's using that momentum to prepare for the release of new music on Warner Records. While the songs will certainly be updated, Montgomery's sincere songwriting will continue to shine through. "I just want to create something that can feel as special for other people as it is to me," he says.

 
September 2022
September 9, 2022 9:00 PM
September 10, 2022 12:00 AM
Sep 9, 2022
Micro Mania Midget Wrestling
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Micro Mania Midget Wrestling

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

 
September 2022
September 16, 2022 8:00 PM
September 17, 2022 12:00 AM
Sep 16, 2022
Allen Stone
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ALLEN STONE

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Allen Stone was raised in the small town of Chewelah, Washington. He grew up on gospel music, spending much of his childhood as a pastor’s son watching his parents lead their congregation in song. By the time he was 11, he’d picked up a guitar, wrote his first song and soon began self-recording demo tapes to pass along to classmates. After dropping out of college, he moved to Seattle to kickstart his music career, often driving up and down the west coast in his ’87 Buick to play any and all gigs he could.

He quickly developed a reputation for powerful live shows, playing up to 200 dates a year. And, in the years since, Allen has built a devoted following on the strength of his near-magical ability to channel a weight-of-the-world sensitivity into his songs while still radiating hope and promise. His easy grace in blending everything from edgy soul-pop and earthy folk-rock to throwback R&B and Parliament-inspired funk is reflected in his five full length albums –  from his 2010 self-released debut album Last To Speak to 2021’s APART, an intimate album recorded in a converted cabin during the pandemic. 

Stone has continued to keep a constant touring schedule and has appeared numerous times on national television including performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Today Show, was a mentor on American Idol, and just recently participated in The American Song Contest.  

For more information, visit allenstone.com.   

September 2022
September 24, 2022 8:00 PM
September 25, 2022 12:00 AM
Sep 24, 2022
SUN ROOM with Special Guests
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SUN ROOM

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Sun Room is Southern California's newest four piece rock band. Forming in summer of 2020, the four friends draw influence from the beach cities that raised them as they channel a sound that resembles 60's surf rock while creating original tracks that reflect their youth

September 2022
September 29, 2022 8:00 PM
September 30, 2022 12:00 AM
Sep 29, 2022
Too Many Zooz
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TOO MANY ZOOZ

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The musical style was "branded" by drummer King of Sludge, who recognized that there was no worthy existing classification for the New York trio, whose other two members are the equally unclassifiable Leo P (saxophone) and Matt Doe (trumpet).

"Brasshouse is a high energy musical conversation," Matt insists. "Though I honestly don't think there is a good way to describe it in words. It's about many different feelings and sounds and emotions."

Or as KOS so decisively puts it, "I don't really care about what's happening in music -- I just make art that I enjoy making."

It's exactly this indifference to convention and trend that has garnered Too Many Zooz a fanbase that KOS describes as "wide-ranging and fanatical." One of those fans? In 2016, Beyonce asked them to perform with her at the Billboard Music Awards...and it's quite possible they got just as much attention as did she.

After two years, a gazillion live performances and four EPs, their debut album Subway Gawdz (an unsubtle reference to their birth in the underground stations of NYC), was released to enthusiastic acclaim in 2016. Its sound was truly like nothing else, with inescapable grooves that take in dub, soul, funk and ska, utterly exhilarating horn blasts that shoot right up your spine, and, of course, equal doses of fun and attitude.

And right now, TMZ are riding higher than ever, surely poised for the leap into genuinely widespread international recognition that was likley inevitable since they first set foot in an NYC subway station. Indeed, following a deal with Ministry of Sound, their single "Warriors" racked up major play on Radio One (if you think you haven't heard it, when you hear it, you'll quickly realize you already have), followed by high-profile remixes from the likes of Armand Van Helden and KDA.

Then, UK sensation Jess Glynne penned lyrics and added vocals to morph the song into "So Real (Warriors)," which has been generating massive buzz while climbing the European charts. In the meanwhile, a live video for "Car Alarm" has furtively racked up more than 500K views in one week.

But surely signaling their mainstream "arrival"? A Canadian KFC commercial featured the band and their songs -- so don't be surprised if listening to their music suddenly makes you hungry.

Though they've also been up to more serious matters. Leo, in fact, was asked to play at the BBC Proms Charles Mingus tribute at a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in August 2017 -- certainly no small honor.

Yet for all this, the forward plan for Too Many Zooz, is, as ever, constant touring. The reason is simple: it's their outrageous, electrifying live performances that consistently continue to add the numbers to their growing worldwide legion of fans. Autumn 2018 will take them coast to coast, from Seattle to Houston to Philadelphia, and across Europe, with stops in Krakow, Strasbourg and Marseille, amongst others.

"I don't think there's any recording that can do a live performance justice," reckons Matt. "You'll see people of all different colors, creeds, genders, ages, sexuality at our shows. I really can't find a constant between them...besides liking our music -- haha."

But for everything that's happened in the last couple of years, the trio aren't actually all that surprised by their success.

"I always knew we had something special," Leo enthuses. "Thousands of people everyday loved our music...and I knew it would just continue to spread."

October 2022
October 7, 2022 9:00 PM
October 8, 2022 12:00 AM
Oct 7, 2022
Ocean Alley: North America 2022
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OCEAN ALLEY

with LE SHIV

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Infused with their classic sun-drenched sound and infectious groove, 'Touch Back Down' is a story about turning a negative into a positive, and always finding the light side of a problem. It was written during a last-minute writing session in Byron Bay, which only came to be after Bluesfest was cancelled at the eleventh hour in April this year.

Boppy from its opening bars, the track features an intoxicating sing-along melody that paired with swirling guitars and shimmering keys, create a warmth and brightness that feels like summer. It builds to an emphatic chorus where frontman Baden Donegal's soaring vocals shine, and are punctuated by stunning harmonized backing vocals.

On the new single, Baden shared "It's exciting to have new music out. The more records we write, the more we can explore our sound and style, which is why they are ever-changing. 'Touch Back Down' gives a much happier vibe than any single from Lonely Diamond and we're definitely carrying that upbeat energy across our writing at the moment. It provides a pretty good insight into the feel we're going for in terms of our next record."

Guitarist Mitch Galbraith added, "It feels more playful than Lonely Diamond and we wanted it to be that way. After the craziness of the past two years, we wanted to be less serious and write songs that will get people moving rather than thinking. We felt that we could write music this time around that is less introspective and with a little more storytelling, so this is the first taste of the new direction that our fourth album will offer."

From Northern Beaches dive bars to sold out international tours, Ocean Alley's evolution has been driven by an endless pursuit to push their sound and abilities to new limits. Operating as a proudly independent band, their output has always been underscored by a refreshingly chilled authenticity and relatability that has seen them achieve more than 450 million catalogue streams.

Since the release of their Gold-certified breakthrough Chiaroscuro (2018) which saw the band take the #1 spot in triple j's Hottest 100 of 2018 for their double platinum smash 'Confidence,' the six-piece have performed major festivals including Reading & Leeds (UK), Splendour In The Grass (AUS) and Sziget (HU), debuted at #3 on the ARIA charts for their critically acclaimed 2020 album Lonely Diamond, have received Gold certification on five singles and been nominated for 2 ARIA Awards.

 
October 2022
October 8, 2022 9:00 PM
October 9, 2022 12:00 AM
Oct 8, 2022
The James Hunter Six
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THE JAMES HUNTER SIX

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It's been 10 years since the Englishman James Hunter burst onto the scene with his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk (GO/Rounder 2006), topping the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and his fans -- including Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Over the last decade, he's toured extensively around the world on the club, theatre, and festival circuits, steadily growing a dedicated audience comprised of hardened gig-goers, old-school baby boomers, and young hipsters alike. His follow-ups The Hard Way and Minute By Minute (GO/Fantasy), further cemented Hunter's reputation as a soul powerhouse, heralded for his talents both as a live performer and perhaps even more so as a songwriter, with The New Yorker describing his "tight, taut compositions" as "rooted in American soul music without being bound to it."

Now Hunter is back with his fourth album, Hold On! marking his debut on Daptone Records, America's premier soul imprint and Hunter's second collaboration with famed producer Gabriel Roth aka Bosco Mann. It also marks a cumulative and consecutive total of 48 original songs written exclusively by Hunter, without resorting to a single covered recording. At age 53, Hunter feels he has finally found his home for making music. "The great thing about working with Gabe is that he can get our tunes on tape exactly the way I heard them in my head when I was writing them," explained Hunter. "It's a rare thing when a producer knows what you're going for before you've told him. It's good to be associated with a record company that 'gets' us."

And the feeling is mutual. From Roth's perspective, "In today's R&B world, littered with retro-soul cronies, ear-twisting melisma, and hollow affectations, James has a voice that stands out not only for its natural beauty and grit, but for its honesty. His songwriting shares the masterful architecture and the inspired creativity of Smokey Robinson, each rhyme and rhythm crafted meticulously, somehow twisting familiar themes into unfamiliar new shapes."

In May 2015, James and his longtime trusted bandmates (Jonathan Lee, drums; Lee Badau, baritone saxophone; Damian Hand, tenor saxophone; Andrew Kingslow, keyboards/percussion; Jason Wilson, bass) returned to the Roth's Penrose Recorders in Riverside, California (AKA Daptone West) to cut Hold On! live to 8-track tape.

Though tunes like "(Baby) Hold On," "If That Don't Tell You," and "Stranded" carry the buoyant energy, crackerjack arrangements, and tough soulful pulse for which the band has become renown, the true treasures of this LP may lie in the deeper grooves. Rumbas, boleros, bossanovas, and easy rockers, each one swinging more than the last: "This Is Where We Came In," "Something's Calling," "A Truer Heart," "Light of My Life," "In The Dark" -- no clichéd throwback nods to a-time-gone-by here. These are forever songs crafted with immaculate care and ingenuity and sang with an effortless balance of tenderness and grit. The word "authentic" will be bandied about this album, but it really has no place here. Hunter's words are truly his own and though at moments his voice may "evoke" Ray Charles or Sam Cooke, there lies an inherent naturalness in these songs that bucks any comparison past or present.

James Hunter was born Neil James Huntsman in Colchester, Essex in October 1962. He left school at 16 to work mending signal boxes on the railways. Introduced to rock'n'roll and rhythm'n'blues via his grandmother's collection of old 78s, he quickly fell in love with the genre and began to develop his sound as a teenager. His first experience of playing live didn't occur until he was 22, when his group performed at Colchester Labour club ("we were dreadful"), but his career swiftly started swinging as powerfully and jubilantly as his music. Adopting the moniker Howlin' Wilf in honour of one of his biggest inspirations, in 1986 he cut an album titled 'Cry Wilf' for the independent Big Beat label with backing band The Vee-jays. Early the following year, he enjoyed his big break when the band made an appearance on Channel 4's Friday teatime music show The Tube.

Howlin' Wilf & The Vee-Jays became a popular fixture on the UK club circuit, and in the early '90s they caught the eye of Van Morrison, who asked them to back him at the Belfast Telegraph Awards in 1991. Subsequently, Hunter was invited to sing backing vocals with Morrison's touring band -- he appears on 1994's A Night In San Francisco live CD and on 1995's studio album 'Days Like This.' Returning the compliment, the Belfast soul man sings on Hunter's 1996 album Believe What I Say.

By the early 2000s, however, Hunter found himself down on his luck and working as a labourer in west London but soon realised it was more lucrative and better fun to earn a living busking. The low point came when a homeless female squatted down and relieved herself in front of him while he performed in the street ("Everyone's a critic!"). Slowly pulling himself out of this slough of despond, with his trusted Six he cut the album that would ignite his career -- 2006's People Gonna Talk, and relaunch his career.

In the decade since, Hunter has worked tirelessly on the road and in the studio, honing is craft. However Hold On! is something deeper than just another notch in his belt. From the driving stompers, to the bubbling rumbas, the record drips with the rawness and feeling that Daptone fans have become accustomed to, and cuts straight to the soul of the man who James Hunter fans have come to love. It is truly an artist's vision come to fruition.

Website: https://www.jameshuntermusic.com/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4WM7072AVxYse8jthvfKAY

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameshuntersix/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJamesHunterSix

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameshuntersix

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-james-hunter-six

October 2022
October 9, 2022 8:00 PM
October 10, 2022 12:00 AM
Oct 9, 2022
JAKE BUGG
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JAKE BUGG: SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY MORNING TOUR

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

 
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It may be his fifth album, but Saturday Night, Sunday Morning marks the start of chapter two for Jake Bugg. 

Arguably his most complete and coherent record to date, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning manages to combine a love of ABBA, the Beach Boys, Supertramp and the Bee Gees, with a contemporary pop sound: one that’s already spawned his most ubiquitous song in years via euphoric lead single, All I Need

“I knew what I was looking for this time around,” the 27-year-old says, firmly. “And I feel like I accomplished it.” 

It’s almost 10 years since a two-fingered Bugg burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut, one that topped the UK album charts and saw the then 18-year-old from Nottingham fêted as the next Bob Dylan. 

A Rick Rubin-produced follow up, Shangri La, quickly followed. But progress stalled with Bugg’s third, largely self-produced, record, On My One, in 2016. 

“I was having a hard time on that third record,” Bugg admits, five years removed. “The support from the industry wasn’t what it was. All those people telling you how great you are weren’t there anymore. It does feel like the rug’s been swept from under your feet.” 

What that record provided, however – along with its comparatively stripped-back follow up, Hearts That Strain (2017) – was a much-needed course corrector: one that set Bugg on the upward trajectory he finds himself on today. 

“When I came to terms with that was when I left the ego at the door,” he says. “It didn’t work out. But it led here. And this is probably my strongest record."

It’s testament to Bugg’s rediscovered confidence that Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – a nod to the debut novel by Nottingham author Alan Sillitoe – sees him working with some of his highest profile collaborators to date, most notably American songwriters Andrew Watt and Ali Tamposi, best known for their work with pop heavyweights Post Malone, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Camila Cabello. 

“I was looking for how I can incorporate my sound for a more modern era. And I kind of struck gold working with Andrew Watt and Ali Tamposi,” Bugg says. 

Convening in LA, the first track the trio wrote together is the jealousy-inflected About Last Night, a song about the “insecurities you go through as a young person in a relationship with someone.” 

“It’s got such dark undertones, which I love,” Bugg says, of a song that showcases a newly discovered, Beach Boys-esque falsetto. “But it’s also very, very pop. That’s what I’ve always loved. With ABBA, with Supertramp. I love pop music. But when you can get it to be dark, I love it even more.” 

It’s a trick the trio repeated again on Scene, Bugg’s personal favourite from the album and a song that best encapsulates the combination of old and new: Watt’s George Harrison-esquire guitar brushing up against contemporary melodic choices by Tamposi. 

“I love writing with her,” Bugg says of the Havana hitmaker. “She brought that women’s perspective. And I knew that I’d got that balance of what I wanted. That old school chorus with contemporary verses. That to me was my favourite song when I wrote it, and it still is.” 

Perhaps the biggest example of Bugg’s newfound ego-less approach to writing, however, came in the shape of Downtown, a song that grew from an idea by Jamie Hartman (Celeste, Lewis Capaldi, Rag'n'Bone Man), and sees Bugg deploy the higher range of his voice to ethereal, ’60s Bee Gees effect. 

“Usually, the initial spark of an idea comes from me. And when it doesn't, it sometimes loses my attention,” Bugg admits. On Downtown, however, he relished his role as

arranger: “Because there were a lot of moving parts and chords, it was almost like a puzzle,” he says. “I’d never approached a song like that before. 

“What I’ve been enjoying on this record is the collaborative process,” he continues. Working with people, writing with people. Because I’ve realised all I really want to achieve is to be the best writer I can possibly be. And I think by working with other people, it allows you to learn a lot as well.” 

It’s a theory Bugg has put to the test during lockdown, when he was approached by his manager about writing the soundtrack to an upcoming documentary, The Happiest Man In The World, about Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho. 

“It’s kind of a completely different experimental outlet,” Bugg explains of his first ever score. “I approach my own work quite professionally. But with this I can just switch off and go into a different world. And it’s been brilliant – I’ve had to learn different styles of guitar: bossa nova, samba. It’s a bit Vangelis, who’s probably my favourite artist – which may surprise people.” 

Possibly. But you get the impression that surprising is what Bugg likes to do. “I don’t like to be stuck doing the same thing,” he admits. “And that’s what this record [Saturday Night, Sunday Morning] was. I wanted to push myself. I’m always learning new influences. I’m careful not to get stuck on the same thing. 

“It’s not going to be right every time. It’s not going to be good every time,” he continues. “But if that’s the process it takes to get to this record, where people are loving the songs again, then that’s the journey we have to take.” For Jake Bugg, chapter two starts now. 

New album ‘Saturday Night, Sunday Morning’ is out August 20th on RCA Records

October 2022
October 15, 2022 8:00 PM
October 16, 2022 12:00 AM
Oct 15, 2022
La Dispute
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LA DISPUTE

On tour in celebration of the seminal 2011 album Wildlife

with SWEET PILL and PICTORIA VARK 

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

 

La Dispute has never been a band prone to settling. The five-piece from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is responsible for some of the most uncompromising, experimental hardcore music of the last decade. From their 2008 debut (in their current formation) Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, to 2011’s Wildlife, to 2015’s Rooms of the House, La Dispute have continually pushed themselves to find new ways to portray some of the most difficult and universally affecting subject matters. Casting a wide stylistic net that includes – but isn’t limited to – jazz, blues, spoken word, screamo and prog rock, La Dispute have developed a sound that, while constantly evolving, is unmistakably theirs.

October 2022
October 21, 2022 9:00 PM
October 22, 2022 12:00 AM
Oct 21, 2022
Sueco
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SUECO

with LIL AARON and KILLBOY

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

As much as punk suggests a sound, it really embodies an attitude. Sporting signature spectacles under a loose mane of wild long hair, Sueco practically drips attitude. The gold-certified Los Angeles-based singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist channels the spirit of nineties pop-punk through a 21st century lens, tapping into the unpredictability of hyperpop, the catharsis of hardcore, and a whole lot of hip-hop finesse. After generating nearly 1 billion streams and receiving praise from the likes of Rolling StoneNYLONAlternative Press, Billboard and OnesToWatch, he does the most punk thing of all and encourages everyone to sing and scream along to his 2022 second full-length album, It Was Fun While It Lasted [Atlantic Records].
"I started writing songs, because I needed to know how I felt," he explains. "However, I pursued music as a career in order to help people similar to how my favorite artists had always helped me."
Growing up in Pasadena, Sueco experienced music for the first time in the church where his dad served as choir director, played guitar, and sang. After receiving Rock Band one Christmas, he crushed expert level at 100% on the drums and soon found himself behind the kit at church. He drummed in jazz band and held down center snare in marching band at school. Green Day's American Idiot opened up the floodgates of inspiration as he caught A Day To Remember in concert any chance possible. At 14-years-old, he wrote tunes of his own on guitar. Residing in a primarily Spanish-speaking neighborhood, he received the name "Sueco" (meaning "Swedish" in Spanish) in deference to his heritage. Around the same time, his mom passed away from breast cancer. "I was really fucked up from molly afterwards," he sighs. "It was a hard thing to get through growing up."
Under the influence of DJ Mustard during college, he downloaded Reason and began cooking up beats on his own. Eventually, he started to rap over them in between sharing original rock compositions on Soundcloud.
"I did a lot of the rap stuff for fun," he explains. "I was fucking around in the studio, but I was still making punk-inspired tracks the whole time. It just so happened my rap songs blew up first."
His debut single "Fast" blew up in a big way during 2019. It captured #1 on TikTok, #1 on Spotify's Viral 50 -- Global, and #1 on the Viral 50 -- US, reached gold status, and attracted Offset and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie for its high-powered Official Remix. On the heels of his first full-length project MISCREANT, he teamed up with Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa, and Lil Yachty for "Speed Of Life," Papa Roach on "Swerve" [feat. FEVER 333 & Sueco], and Illenium on "Story Of My Life" [feat. Sueco & Trippie Redd].
Along the way, he assembled what would become It Was Fun While It Lasted with producers and cowriters such as John Feldmann [Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavigne, Jxdn, 5SOS] and Colin "DOC" Brittain [5SOS, Papa Roach]. He paved the way for the album with "PRIMADONA," "SOS" [feat. Travis Barker], "Sober/Hungover" [feat. Arizona Zervas], and "Paralyzed." Spotify's "New Music Friday" plugged the latter, and it marked his first entry on Billboard and Rolling Stone charts, tallying 56 million Spotify streams.
"Ever since 'Fast' dropped, I knew I wanted to go back to my roots and do more rock-influenced material," he says. "It was my musical upbringing and where I was going. I wanted to bridge the gap and be everything all at once. It was a crazy time though. I had fallen out with some of my homies who thought I switched up. I went through different bad relationships. I was trying to find purpose."
Now, the lead single "Loser" charges forward on crunchy palm-muted guitar before colliding with the instantly chantable chorus, "I'm such a loser, swear to God I'm the worst."
"I wasn't the coolest kid growing up," he goes on. "I wanted to write a song for the 15-year-old me. I tried to capture what it felt like to listen to My Chemical Romance's 'I'm Not Okay (I Promise).Nobody else got me, but that song got me. There was all of this fucked up shit going on in my head too, so this was the feeling I wanted to portray."
On the opener "Today," acoustic guitar creaks underneath emotionally charged confessions before he screams, "Momma don't you worry. I'll see you again someday, and maybe that day is today."
"I got sober in the summer of 2021," he recalls. "I was getting blacked out every day. I knew if I kept doing it, something bad would happen. My grandparents have a cabin in Mammoth, so I grabbed the keys from them and drove up there for a week. I quit cold turkey. I wrote 'Today' the night before I left. I really wanted people to hear it, so I put it at the beginning. The album is a journey from dark to light, going from a place of emptiness to everything being alright."
Elsewhere, "Motel 6" dabbles in hyperpop with its glitchy soundscapes and overblown distorted maximalism. The album climaxes with the title track "It Was Fun While It Lasted" where his clever lyrics give way to one final sticky hook.
"It's the end of one chapter, and the beginning of another," he muses. "It really was fun while it lasted."
Ultimately, Sueco provides reprieve and release when it's needed most.
"Honestly, I hope the music helps you get through whatever you're going through," he leaves off. "That's all I want."

October 2022
October 26, 2022 8:00 PM
October 27, 2022 12:00 AM
Oct 26, 2022
Ginger Root
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GINGER ROOT

with VICKY FAREWELL 

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Ginger Root is the brainchild of Cameron Lew, who manages to not only be the figurehead of the project, but also writes, records, produces, directs, and edits every aspect of the project. While the nontraditional approach may have lead to a more gradual growth of the project it has resulted in Ginger Root gaining a devoted fanbase.

After releasing their sophomore album, Rikki, in 2020 with much of it feeling lost to the moments of that year Lew decided to take a step back and try to write a succinct project to try and keep listeners engaged for as long as possible. The result of this redirection of energy was paired with a newfound influence from Japanese art and culture after Lew immersed himself while learning to speak the language. All of this was packaged and delivered on City Slicker in 2021. 

With this batch of songs Ginger Root finally saw his hard work pay off in a major way. The project connected with a massive audience on the internet, and resulted in songs like Juban District and Loretta exploding. Ginger Root’s internet presence grew steadily as well with his youtube amassing 160,000 subscribers and his Spotify nearly hitting 1 million monthly listeners. 

The path to success did not come overnight, but rather at a gradual pace. The project delivered it’s first album in collaboration with Acrophase Record, Mahjong Room, in 2018 and really has not stopped since. Between each project Ginger Root has played alongside tons of modern Indie standouts like Khruangbin, Durand Jones, Omar Apollo, The Marias, and Hippo Campus to name a few. 

Now Ginger Root sets out to deliver a complimentary EP and continue to captivate fans with his rich visuals and lush sounds that he seemingly never fails to deliver. The project at times feels more aptly consumed on VHS rather than vinyl. Nisemono arrives in September of 2022 along with their first headline tour in America.

 
November 2022
November 10, 2022 8:00 PM
November 11, 2022 12:00 AM
Nov 10, 2022
The Longest Johns
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The Longest Johns

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November 2022
November 29, 2022 8:00 PM
November 30, 2022 12:00 AM
Nov 29, 2022
Avi Kaplan - Floating On A Dream Tour
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Avi Kaplan

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By the time Avi Kaplan launched his solo career in 2017, he'd already built an audience that stretched across the globe, racking up three GRAMMY Awards as a member of the platinum-selling vocal group Pentatonix. Avi knew he needed to return to his own artistic foundation -- to the organic acoustic driven rock and roots music that had provided the soundtrack to his upbringing in rural California.That musical evolution began with 2020's I'll Get By EP and carried through last year's single, "Song For the Thankful." Now comes Floating on a Dream, (Fantasy Records) Avi's debut full-length solo LP, which further broadens his artistry into enthralling new territory. Produced by Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, The White Buffalo), the album is rendered in long shadows and moody high relief, reflecting Avi's Californian roots and fascination with the American West. Through country, blues, soul, folk, tribal drums, and a touch of gospel, Avi explores matters of the heart, truth, morality, and the search for relevance across the album's 11 original tracks. At the core though, there is that voice. From a haunting falsetto to its deepest bass tones, his instrument is unlike anything else in modern music.