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Cursive - Criteria

Wednesday January 22nd, 2020, 7:00PM - Wednesday January 22nd, 2020, 11:59PM

Cursive - Criteria

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 7PM | $15 Adv Tickets | $20 Day of | 21+ w/ Valid ID

Stoked to have Cursive back at The Dip!
ALSO stoked to have Criteria back, who played the OLD Dip way back in 2006!

Over the past two decades, Cursive has become known for writing smart, tightly woven concept albums where frontman Tim Kasher turns his unflinching gaze on specific, oftentimes challenging themes, and examines them with an incisively brutal honesty. 2000’s Domestica dealt with divorce; 2003’s The Ugly Organ tackled art, sex, and relationships; 2006’s Happy Hollow skewered organized religion; 2009’s Mama, I’m Swollen grappled with the human condition and social morality; and 2012’s I Am Gemini explored the battle between good and evil. But the band’s remarkable eighth full-length, Vitriola, required a different approach -- one less rigidly themed and more responsive as the band struggles with existentialism veering towards nihilism and despair; the ways in which society, much like a writer, creates and destroys; and an oncoming dystopia that feels eerily near at hand.

For the first time since Happy Hollow, Vitriola reunites Kasher, guitarist/singer Ted Stevens and bassist Matt Maginn with founding drummer Clint Schnase, as well as co-producer Mike Mogis at ARC Studios in Omaha. They’re joined by Patrick Newbery on keys (who’s been a full-time member for years) and touring mainstay Megan Siebe on cello. The album runs the sonic gamut between rich, resonant melodicism, Hitchcockian anxiety, and explosive catharsis -- and no Cursive album would be complete without scream-along melodies and lyrics that, upon reflection, make for unlikely anthems.

Criteria are a very loud band, but they’ve admittedly been quiet for a while. For the uninitiated, the band was formed by former Cursive guitarist Stephen Pedersen in 2003 after he moved back to his hometown of Omaha following his graduation from Duke University and the subsequent dissolution of his beloved North Carolina-based “college rock” act, The White Octave. After releasing their debut En Garde that same year on Initial Records, Criteria signed to Saddle Creek Records and put out When We Break in 2005. In support of the album, the act — which also includes bassist A.J. Mogis, guitarist Aaron Druery and drummer Mike Sweeney — toured with everyone from Jimmy Eat World to Minus The Bear and converted countless fans to their anthemic brand of post-hardcore. After two years on the road promoting the album, other priorities took precedent as Pedersen got engaged and focused on his law career while the rest of the band similarly transitioned into a phase of adulthood that wasn’t compatible with being a full-time touring act.
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2010 - 2019 Drunk Karaoke!

Friday January 24th, 2020, 8:00PM - Friday January 24th, 2020, 11:59PM

2010 - 2019 Drunk Karaoke!

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Get your year started off right by belting out a song from the last decade -- 2010 - 2019 -- during the first Drunk Karaoke of the new decade!

If you don't to be in the spotlight, then just come sing along. Or, just come watch the shenanigans. Either way, you're sure to be entertained!

The singing starts around 9:00PM, so arrive early to get a seat or to get on the list before everyone else.

Disclaimer: This will not be your normal Karaoke; it won't be very organized, we may not have the song you want to sing, lots of beer we will be consumed, and our host may get a wee bit drunk and mess everything up. THIS is why it is called drunk karaoke -- but fun will be had by all!

113 interested  ·  18 going
Soul Punch

Saturday January 25th, 2020, 8:00PM - Saturday January 25th, 2020, 11:59PM

Soul Punch

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 8PM | FREE | 21+ w/ Valid ID

First Soul Punch show of 2020!!

Soul Punch formed when multiple Redding born musicians moved back to the area and found themselves without a local funk scene. Rather than despair they decided to start it themselves.

139 interested  ·  19 going
The Brothers Reed at The Dip

Thursday January 30th, 2020, 7:00PM - Thursday January 30th, 2020, 11:00PM

The Brothers Reed at The Dip

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 7PM | $7 Cover | 21+ w/ Valid ID

The Brothers Reed
With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.

Touring as a trio, the group incorporates harmonica, percussion, and upright bass into their live performances, soothing your soul with songs that are familiar yet original. Whether they are finger picking their way through a lamentable ballad or bringing you around full-speed with a barn-burning bluegrass number, The Brothers Reed are masters of their craft.

201 interested  ·  17 going
J.Lately - The Tuesday Tour // Redding, CA at The Dip

Saturday February 1st, 2020, 8:00PM - Saturday February 1st, 2020, 11:30PM

J.Lately - The Tuesday Tour // Redding, CA at The Dip

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

The Unusual Suspects Company Presents:

J.Lately - The Tuesday Tour
with Space Cadet, StevieBoy Muziq & Leo The Youth

Also Performing: Calvin Black, Stevie Ray, and Bucky Dun-Gun

Redding, CA @ The Dip
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Doors 8:00pm / Show 8:30pm
$5 Adv & $10
21+

www.justlatelymusic.com
www.instagram.com/jlately
www.facebook.com/justlately
www.twitter.com/justlately
www.youtube.com/justlately
www.soundcloud.com/justlately
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JOHN 5 and The Creatures

Monday February 3rd, 2020, 8:00PM - Monday February 3rd, 2020, 11:59PM

JOHN 5 and The Creatures

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Door 8PM | SOLD OUT | 21+ w/ Valid ID

THERE MAY BE A HANDFUL OF TICKETS RELEASED DAY OF THE SHOW AT THE DOOR, CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES!


How does one define John 5? Is he rock? Is it country? Is he heavy metal? What about emo, industrial or bluegrass? Truth is there is no one set genre to fit John 5. In a world where music must be defined, John 5 breaks every mould by continually changing and adapting his style. Although he is unmistakably John 5 in his sound, he mixes around with the foundation with every new track he writes, every album he guests on and every time he picks up the guitar.

201 interested  ·  69 going
Pub Quiz: Sex and the City

Wednesday February 5th, 2020, 7:00PM

Pub Quiz: Sex and the City

Ladies, this one’s for you! Grab a Cosmopolitan and some girlfriends for The Dip’s trivia night we lovingly call Pub Quiz... Guys welcome too, of course!

The theme for this Pub Quiz is the show we’ve all binged, re-watched and loved for the past 20+ years, Sex and the City!

Teams of 6 (Maximum)
Trivia starts at 7:30pm

** Please arrive early to reserve a spot for your team! **

Space is limited!

See you there!

27 interested  ·  4 going
The Emo Night Tour - Redding

Saturday February 8th, 2020, 8:00PM - Sunday February 9th, 2020, 12:30AM

The Emo Night Tour - Redding

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Imagine going to a show and hearing Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and many more, all only playing their best songs...all night long.

Welcome to The Emo Night Tour.

The Emo Night DJ’s will be spinning all the angst your teenage dirtbag heart desires all night long and make you feel like you’re at Warped Tour ‘08 minus all the dust and melting in the sun!

The events on this tour have been HUGE, so you do not want to sleep on this...make sure to Tell All Your Friends and Sugar, Come Down!

Saturday • February 8th • The Dip • 21+
Doors 8:00pm • $10 advance • $15 day of

165 interested  ·  71 going
Nappy Roots

Tuesday February 11th, 2020, 7:00PM - Tuesday February 11th, 2020, 11:00PM

Nappy Roots

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 7PM | $15 Adv. Tickets | $20 Day of | 21+ w/ Valid ID

Nappy Roots is an American alternative Southern rap quartet from Louisville, Kentucky. The group met in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1995 while attending Western Kentucky University. They are best known for their hit singles "Po' Folks", "Awnaw", "Roun' The Globe" and "Good Day". They were the best selling hip hop group of 2002.[1] The group consists of Milledgeville, Georgia native Fish Scales and Kentucky natives Skinny DeVille, B. Stille and Ron Clutch.

221 interested  ·  44 going
Randy's Cheeseburger Picnic in Redding

Wednesday February 12th, 2020, 8:15PM - Wednesday February 12th, 2020, 9:45PM

Randy's Cheeseburger Picnic in Redding

Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Randy of Trailer Park Boys in Redding!

$25 • 21+
Meet & Greet passes for sell at the merch table for $20 each. Come Hungry! There will be cheeseburgers for sale!

Based on the character from the hit program, Trailer Park Boys, Randy's Cheeseburger Picnic brings non-stop laughter and audience interaction. A bit of stand-up, a bit of silly contests, some classic Randy punch lines and a chance to meet your favorite Trailer Park Boys cast member!

469 interested  ·  111 going
Year of the Cobra

Friday February 14th, 2020, 8:00PM - Friday February 14th, 2020, 11:00PM

Year of the Cobra

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 8PM | $5 Cover | 21+ w/ Valid ID

Formed in 2015, Year of the Cobra became a rapidly ascending, radiant star in the horizon of the doom/stoner-scene for a reason: This powerhouse duo, consisting of Amy Tung Barrysmith (vocals/ bass) and Jon Barrysmith (drums), use their limitation in instrumentation to their advantage. Leaving space for every instrument to breathe and to shine, they create a vast, larger than life sound aesthetic. Their songs drift relentlessly from classic epic doom laments into oppressive heavy riff architecture; from catchy, almost upbeat rock moments into transfiguring psychedelia.

In 2016, just a year and one EP into their career, Year of the Cobra released their full-length debut, ...in the Shadows Below. Using the natural, three-dimensional and massively heavy production of Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep) they present themselves as an unbelievably mature and confident band who knows exactly what they want. Following their sophomore EP Burn Your Dead, they had successful tours of Europe and the US, playing a number of well-known festivals along the way, including Psycho Las Vegas, Freak Valley Festival, and Stoned Meadow of Doom. They are currently working on new material for their 2019 follow-up full length with legendary engineer/producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Tad, Soundgarden). The band will also hit the road hard in 2019, touring with High on Fire, supporting their Electric Messiah U.S. Tour.
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Willy Tea Taylor w/ The Sam Chase

Tuesday February 18th, 2020, 7:00PM - Tuesday February 18th, 2020, 11:00PM

Willy Tea Taylor w/ The Sam Chase

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 7PM | $10 Tickets | 21+ w/ Valid ID

Willy Tea Taylor - Folk

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional - Kick-Ass Folk
(solo)

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Pub Quiz at The Dip

Wednesday February 19th, 2020, 7:00PM

Pub Quiz at The Dip

Grab a pint and some friends for The Dip’s trivia night we lovingly call Pub Quiz!

Teams of 6 (Maximum)
Trivia starts at 7:30pm

** Please arrive early to reserve a spot for your team! **

Space is limited!

See you there!

9 interested  ·  2 going
Diggin Dirt in Redding, CA at The Dip

Saturday February 22nd, 2020, 8:00PM - Saturday February 22nd, 2020, 11:59PM

Diggin Dirt in Redding, CA at The Dip

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 8PM | $10 Tickets | 21+ w/ Valid ID

We are all excited and ready to bring that funk train right back to ya in 2020! Get ready for the Dirtiest year yet!

**DIGGIN DIRT**
This seven-piece band emerging from behind the redwood curtain in Humboldt County, California, is skyrocketing through the west coast music scene. Shoveling out their own path, and consistently wowing audiences and filling concert venues across the land, Diggin Dirt is no ordinary funk and soul band. Their sounds explode off the stage with as much authentic energy as one can handle, and once they have you in their clutches, the relentless dance party does not let up. Their intoxicating and infectious sound is fueled by a blazing horn section, pulsating rhythms, and searing guitars, that when combined into one, have been known to entice even the shyest of wallflowers to start movin' and groovin'. Behold, as they layer humble influences of psychedelic rock, Motown soul, Afrobeat, and even reggae, atop a sturdy foundation of down and dirty, greasy and grimy, late 60’s inspired funk music.

You might have flashes of James Brown or Sly and the Family Stone, Otis Redding or Tower of Power, but make no mistake that you are in the presence of spine-tingling originality. Leading the charge and tying it all together is front man extraordinaire Zach Alder, a performer like no other; he’s in possession of the pipes, charisma, moves, and natural-born-soul, to launch this ensemble into rarefied air.
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The Delta Bombers - Reckless Ones - Motor City Riot

Monday February 24th, 2020, 7:00PM - Monday February 24th, 2020, 11:00PM

The Delta Bombers - Reckless Ones - Motor City Riot

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 7PM | $10 Tickets | 21+ w/ Valid ID

The Delta Bombers - Rockabilly / Rock n' Roll / Blues

Reckless Ones - Modern Rockabilly

Motor City Riot - Local Rockabilly

78 interested  ·  27 going
Summer Cannibals - Ramonda Hammer

Wednesday February 26th, 2020, 7:00PM - Wednesday February 26th, 2020, 11:00PM

Summer Cannibals - Ramonda Hammer

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 7PM | $5 Cover | 21+ w/ Valid ID

Summer Cannibals - Led by guitarist/vocalist Jessica Boudreaux, the Cannibals initially cut their teeth on the local Portland circuit, sharing the stage and receiving encouragement from peers including The Thermals. Along the way, they released a pair of fantastic full-lengths -- 2013’s No Makeup and 2015’s Show Us Your Mind — on their own label, New Moss Records. Show Us Your Mind appeared on NPR’s Sound Opinions Best of list in 2015. The band has since spent an unhealthy amount of time on the road, earning accolades and adding plenty of fresh converts to their highly-charged, no frills attack.

It seemed only logical that when the band decided to sign to a label, they chose Kill Rock Stars, which has a long history of putting out fearless, female-led bands like Bikini Killand Sleater-Kinney. Their most recent release, Full Of It, is the band’s defining statement to date. Recorded with producer Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Wild Flag), the LP is one of those massive leaps forward that every band hopes to achieve at least once in their career. Aided by rhythm guitarist Marc Swart, drummer Devon Shirley and bassist Jenny Logan, the 11 songs spark that perfect mix of snotty attitude, unbounded energy, and window rattling volume. NBC selected the track "I Wanna Believe" for their new series, Good Girls, airing in 2018.

Since the band's formation they've had the opportunity to play with some their musical heroes, including: Guided By Voices, Mudhoney, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and The War on Drugs. They've toured the country with The Thermals and CHVRCHES as well as playing some major festivals including Sasquatch, Project Pabst and Riot Fest.

Ramonda Hammer
On Ramonda Hammer's searing debut LP I Never Wanted Company, front-woman Devin Davis takes a hard look at her struggle between despairing loneliness and embracing independence. The Los Angeles quartet’s blistering guitars and Davis’s paint-peeling vocals – recalling past greats like Hole and likeminded contemporaries like Mannequin Pussy – form the support for lyrics that grapple with two years of emotional upheaval for Davis.
Since the band released their 2017 EP Destroyers, a release that cemented Ramonda Hammer as a tentpole act in LA’s surging community of woman- and queer-fronted bands, Davis struggled to come to terms with her codependency, fought against her own overwhelming over-analysis, and got into her first queer relationship. The result is an album that’s bruising, cathartic, searching, and ultimately therapeutic. Featuring production by Alex Newport (At The Drive In, Bloc Party), I Never Wanted Company is a powerful and triumphant return for the quartet – including Justin Geter on guitar, Andy Hengl on bass, and Mark Edwards on drums.
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Deep Cross and Mutant at The Dip

Tuesday March 3rd, 2020, 9:00PM - Wednesday March 4th, 2020, 12:00AM

Deep Cross and Mutant at The Dip

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 7PM | FREE | 21+ w/ Valid ID

Austin, Texas artists Deep Cross and Mutant will be bringing their unique blends of Industrial, EBM, Post-Punk and Doom to Redding for the evening!

Deep Cross
somaticaustin.bandcamp.com/album/somewhere-below-warm-rain

Mutant
somaticaustin.bandcamp.com/album/gore-mirrorshade-re-mixed-re-mastered

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Metalachi

Tuesday March 17th, 2020, 7:00PM - Tuesday March 17th, 2020, 11:59PM

Metalachi

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 7PM | $15 Adv. Tickets | $20 Day of | 21+ w/ Valid ID

St. Paddy's Day at The Dip with Metalachi Nation!!!
www.metalachi.com/

91 interested  ·  11 going
Marc Ford (Redding, CA)

Monday March 23rd, 2020, 7:00PM - Monday March 23rd, 2020, 11:59PM

Marc Ford (Redding, CA)

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Marc Ford comes to Redding, CA on March 23rd to play The Dip! Tickets are on sale, get yours here: marcford.live/Redding

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Tim Bluhm w/ The Coffis Brothers

Saturday March 28th, 2020, 8:00PM - Saturday March 28th, 2020, 11:59PM

Tim Bluhm w/ The Coffis Brothers

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 8PM | $10 Adv Tickets | $15 Day of | 21+ w/ Valid ID

Tim Bluhm
Bluhm began his musical journey while studying at Chico State, where he co-founded the now-iconic Mother Hips, a group the San Francisco Chronicle has hailed as “one of the Bay Area’s most beloved live outfits.” Performing at frat parties quickly gave way to club shows, regional touring, and national buzz, and before they’d graduated from school, Bluhm and his bandmates were signed to Rick Rubin’s American Recordings on the strength of their debut album, ‘Back To The Grotto.’ Over the ensuing two-and-a-half decades, Bluhm would release eight more studio albums with the band as they cemented their status as architects of a new breed of California soul and earned a reputation as festival and critical favorites, sharing bills with everyone from Johnny Cash and Wilco to Lucinda Williams and The Black Crowes along the way. Rolling Stone called them “divinely inspired,” while Pitchfork praised their “rootsy mix of 70s rock and power pop," and The New Yorker lauded their ability to “sing it sweet and play it dirty.”

Ever-curious and wildly prolific, Bluhm simultaneously released a slew of his own solo and collaborative projects on the side. He toured for years as music director with Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, teamed up with The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann among others, and opened up Mission Bells Studio with fellow California favorite Jackie Greene and engineer Dave Simon-Baker. There, Bluhm produced albums for everyone from the Hips and Greene to Hot Buttered Rum and Little Wings in addition to hosting Phil Lesh, Josh Ritter, Rogue Wave, Los Lobos, Jonathan Richman, and more. As if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, in 2007, Bluhm and the Hips launched the Hipnic, an intimate and immaculately-curated music festival that’s still held annually amongst the towering redwoods of Big Sur.

The Coffis Brothers - Rootsy rock n’ roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Influenced by those early surroundings, songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis’ blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight-ahead rock is evidence an upbringing spent listening to all of the right records from Tom Petty, Neil Young, and The Beatles.
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Izaak Opatz, Dylan Rodrigue at The Dip

Saturday April 4th, 2020, 8:00PM - Saturday April 4th, 2020, 11:00PM

Izaak Opatz, Dylan Rodrigue at The Dip

1730 California St, Redding, California 96001 Map

Izaak Opatz, Dylan Rodrigue at The Dip

FREE SHOW | 21+

Izaak Opatz is a mountain man (from Montana)! He works in National Parks, cutting trails through the woods, probably wearing a vest or a funny hat and crapping in holes in the ground that he digs with an antique little folding shovel (maybe). He’ll go weeks on end without seeing another single person. When he does finally wander into town, he usually brings with him a pack-mule-donkey-satchel-thing, chock full of songs about women that he’s been dreaming of, places where he used to be happy, situations he screwed up… really dipping into a well of memories that’s probably better left alone.

His songs teeter on the edge of sentimental-songwriter’y-sad-n-lonely crap. This is a very tough area for a songwriter to inhabit. Mainly because it’s so easy to get lumped in with the rest of the middle-aged losers down at the Applebee’s open mic (next to the airport). BUT IZAAK DOES IT SO WELL that you actually start making plans to visit Montana and you tell the wife you love her. Maybe you order hiking boots on Zappos right that moment. You even make little changes like fast-forwarding through the commercials again - you touch your finger to your lips and think, “I wonder why I stopped doing that?” His songs have got you and you don’t want to be let go. And If you’re anything like me, you want to be a part of what he’s got going on, simply because it’s so damn good.

My favorite lyrics are Izaak’s. My favorite melodies are Izaak’s, and even writing this bio is getting me amped to go blast his music in my garage - just begging someone, ANYONE to come tell me to turn it down. I’ll be right here, machete in hand, ready to force anyone to listen. LISTEN:

“SHE GIVES ME LOVE UNDER THE TABLE / I WAS HARD PRESSED AND NOT THINKING STRAIGHT / I’VE BEEN SO LONG DREAMING OF HER ANKLES / UN-SOCKED AND LOCKED ACROSS THE BACK OF MY WAIST” (Limited Liability)

See him live, just once, and you may notice yourself imagining your life at home with your very own Izaak, living in the basement, teaching your wife and children how to tie knots… He’s part of the family now. If he sticks around a night or two, you may feel compelled to offer up your prettiest daughter’s hand in marriage. But take warning, dear readers, if you turn your back on him for even one minute, he’ll probably wander back up the mountain and give up whatever it is you offer, no matter how sweet the sitch, or pretty the daughter. He’s got his own agenda and it’s frustrating but also so admirable. My advice is to catch him whenever and however you can, and celebrate this sensitive mountain man while he’s around.

- Jonny Fritz
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Jesse Daniel at The Dip

Saturday April 11th, 2020, 9:00PM - Sunday April 12th, 2020, 12:00AM

Jesse Daniel at The Dip

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

“Whenever anyone asks me who is the next country artist to keep an eye on, I tell them Jesse Daniel from California. Every time. He is the future of country music" – Saving Country Music

Jesse Daniel has quickly become a household name in today’s country music scene and has received critical acclaim from the likes of Saving Country Music, No Depression and Paste Magazine, among others, for his self titled debut. Since the release, he and his band have been touring nationally, often supporting artists like Charley Crockett, Shooter Jennings and Colter Wall. Having just won “Honky Tonk Male Of The Year” at the 2019 Ameripolitan Awards and with an unreleased record in the bag, he shows no sign of slowing down. Keep your eye out for Jesse Daniel.

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Green Jello/Jellÿ

Friday April 17th, 2020, 8:00PM - Friday April 17th, 2020, 11:59PM

Green Jello/Jell├┐

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 8PM | $12 Tickets | 21+ w/ Valid ID

Green Jello Punk Rock Puppet Show Seller of over 20 million songs worldwide and over 12 million youtube views...

youtu.be/Gtffv9bpB-U

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Lilly Hiatt - Logan Ledger

Saturday May 9th, 2020, 8:00PM - Saturday May 9th, 2020, 11:59PM

Lilly Hiatt - Logan Ledger

The Dip1730 California StRedding, CA96001 Map

Doors 8PM | $10 Tickets | 21+ w/ Valid ID

Lilly Hiatt felt lost. She’d just returned home from the better part of a year on tour in support of her acclaimed third album, ‘Trinity Lane,’ and, stripped of the daily rituals and direction of life on the road, she found herself alone with her thoughts for the first time in what felt like ages.

“When you’re out there on the road, you’re just kind of living, and you don’t have the chance to stop and think about how everything you’re experiencing is affecting you,” says Hiatt. “When I got home, I realized there was a lot I needed to catch up on.”

So Hiatt did what’s always come most natural to her in times of questioning and uncertainty: she picked up a guitar. Over the course of the ensuing winter, she wrote a mountain of new music that grappled with her sense of self and place in the world, reckoning with issues that had been bubbling beneath the surface of her subconscious in some cases for years. The result is ‘Walking Proof,’ Hiatt’s fourth and most probing collection to date. Produced by former Cage the Elephant guitarist Lincoln Parish, the record walks the line between Hiatt’s rough, rock and roll exterior and her tender, country roots, exuding a bold vulnerability as she takes a deep and unflinching look in the mirror. What emerges is a newfound maturity in Hiatt’s writing, an abiding sense of calm in the face of chaos as she learns that sometimes, you have to let go in order to get what you want most.

Bay Area-bred singer/songwriter Logan Ledger sets most of his songs in lightless or shadowy spaces: the bottom of the ocean, the abandoned cells of Alcatraz, dreamless bedrooms, desolate streets in the dead of night. Produced by 13-time Grammy winner T Bone Burnett, the Nashville based artist’s self-titled debut matches his moody noir lyricism with a darkly toned take on country music, a sound that’s stylistically wayward yet deeply grounded in classic songmanship.
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