Zander Schloss is a battle weary musician who has been writing and performing music for over 30 years. He has worked with the Circle Jerks, Weirdos, Sean & Zander, and the legendary Joe Strummer, to name a few. After many years in a collaborative role, he is now presenting his long cultivated solo works to the public. Zander possesses a lyrical baritone that is tempered with a heart on sleeve sincerity and a life rich in experience. Schloss' songs are wistful with just a touch of the sneering punk veteran peeking through. His timeless approach to songcraft showcases his unwavering commitment to music's transcendent power.
Sierra Nevada and 12 breweries across the world, 6 American and 6 international, teamed up for this years Beer Camp. The Dip will have all 12 on tap June 30th! We will be doing flights of five 5oz pours of your choosing for $10, from 3PM-7PM.
American Breweries: Avery Brewing Co. - Dry-Hopped Barleywine Style Ale Boneyard Beer - West Coast Style DIPA Saint Arnold Brewing Co. - Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse Surly Brewing Co. - Ginger Lager The Bruery - Raspberry Sundae ree House Brewing Co. - East Meets West IPA
International: Ayinger Brewery - Dunkel Weisse Duvel - Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Ale Brewed w/ Lemon Peels Fuller’s Brewery - Atlantic Vintage Ale Garage Project - Campout Porter Kiuchi Brewery - White IPA w/ Yuzu Mikkeller - Thai-Style Iced Tea... See MoreSee Less
Gavin Castleton, keyboardist/backing vocalist for The Dear Hunter and pop solo artist, has released a slew of bizarre concept records over the past decade. He’s worked with Seal, performed on the Jimmy Fallon Show, and toured the world both as a solo artist and member of Sage Francis, Courtney Marie Andrews, Paranoid Social Club and Gruvis Malt. Castleton’s latest recording, The Punchline EP (which features a song about the Predator hunting Trump) was released in Sept 2016 on Cave & Canary.
Rare Futures(formerly known as Happy Body Slow Brain) is a rock band whose members have toured in bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Atlas Genius, RX Bandits, The Dear Hunter, Into It Over It, Envy On the Coast, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves and the Ben Kenney Band. The band’s second LP, This Is Your Brain On Love was releasedby CMG in March 2016. Rarefutures.com •@rarefutures •youtube.com/rarefutures
A benefit drag show for NorCal OUTreach Project. Join us for an evening of campy, glitter-filled, drag fabulousness, and support the local LGBTQ+ community!
NorCal OUTreach Project is a 501-c3 nonprofit (EIN# 27-2073271) serving the LGBTQ+ community in rural far northern California. Our mission is to support and unite the LGBTQ+ community and its many Allies by providing social connection, public events, support groups, and educational training. We strive to be inclusive of all genders and sexualities, celebrate the diversity within our community, promote cultural humility and foster health and well being of the people we serve. We seek to improve the lives of everyone by increasing understanding, acknowledgment, visibility and appreciation of the LGBTQ+ community, thereby making rural northern California a safer and more accepting place for all.
Three years ago, Super Doppler bought a used van, booked over 150 shows in nine months, and embarked on their first-ever national tour. There were no labels or booking agents or tour managers at the time, just a bunch of twenty-somethings with an independent streak and a shared love of making music. It wasn’t glamorous—it still isn’t—but they all agreed it beat the hell out of working a day job. Known originally as Major & the Monbacks, this group of former high school classmates pushed their original van to its limits and beyond with their relentless tour schedule, developing a rapport with the tow truck drivers of the greater Norfolk area as they burned through three different engines and blossomed from local favorites into one of the most promising young rock bands working today. They’ve got a new van now, and, more importantly, they’ve got a new album to go with it, one that fully delivers on their promise and then some.
Produced by fellow Virginia wunderkind Matthew E. White, ‘Moonlight Anthems’ is a raucous blend of soul, roots, and rock that tips its cap equally to Levon and Lennon. The album is Major and the Monbacks’ first for Yep Roc Records, and it finds them building off the wave of critical success garnered by their eponymous 2015 debut, which they recorded and released themselves. Pop Matters hailed that album’s “propulsive soul energy,” and Richmond, VA’s RVA Magazine raved that it had “not only revived, but given a psychedelic face-lift to the soundtrack of the dancehalls of the ’50s and ’60s.” The record offered but a taste of Major and the Monbacks’ ecstatic live show, which began to draw sell-out crowds across the region and earned the band a slew of high profile festival slots everywhere from Firefly to Floyd Fest in addition to support dates with Charles Bradley, Os Mutantes, Antibalas, and more.... See MoreSee Less
Texas trio, The Urban Pioneers are heading to the west coast this July to entertain you with their high energy hillbilly swing. If you like blistering fast fiddle lines, heavy clawhammer and thumpin bass lines, don't miss these folks. For more tour dates and information visit their website at Www.urbanpioneersmusic.com
Avi Buffalo: Ah, yes, age—much was made of it when Avi Buffalo’s first album hit the ground running, and for good reason: While his Millikan High School classmates were preoccupied with quaint and youthful pursuits, Avi Buffalo was busy making an off-kilter pop gem that eventually bowled over NME, The AV Club, Pitchfork, the BBC, and numerous other outlets on both sides of the Atlantic whose tastes are respected by the general public. Like a lot of kids his age, Avi celebrated the end of high school in Europe, but instead of visiting the Louvre and Buckingham Palace, their overseas journeys took them to the festival stages of Reading, Leeds, Glastonbury, the Pavement-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, and beyond. Buffalo is ready to take on the world (again), armed with all of the experience he’s compiled over the past few years. And he’s made sure the second time around will be just as memorable as the first.
Haunted Summer: The songs of Haunted Summer are dreamy and hypnotic, rich with orchestral strings and sultry electronic textures, and with their EP, Something in the Water, the group crafted a captivatingly-ethereal musical journey through a nostalgic world of young love and long-forgotten memories. Consisting of husband-and-wife Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting duties in a true collaboration, the Los Angeles duo have shared the stage and toured with groups and performers including Taken By Trees, Islands, Deafheaven, Coeur De Pirate, Olafur Arnalds, Carla Morrison, Meiko, Basia Bulat, Federico Aubele, Laura Stevenson and more. They have toured the country and played venues such as The El Rey Theatre, The Great American Music Hall, The Levitt Pavilion, Amoeba Hollywood, The Observatory OC, The Glasshouse, Crescent Ballroom, North Park Theater, The Chapel, The Beauty Bar Las Vegas, Pianos, The Casbah and many more. Having completed a tour with Islands and other tour dates with David J of Bauhaus, Geographer and more, multiple headlining tours across the country among other countless tour dates, plus a month-long residency in San Francisco and LA, Haunted Summer is poised to bring their psychedelic sound to the world.... See MoreSee Less
“Suz and I started this band as friends,” says David Wax, “but now we’re married and have a child and have our family on the road with us. The stakes are different.” Those stakes are what lie at the heart of David Wax Museum's fourth and boldest studio album to date, Guesthouse. It’s the sound of a band reconciling the accountability of marriage and parenthood with the uncertainty and challenges of life on the road; of coming to terms with the limitations of the “folk” tag that launched their career and pushing past it into uncharted musical territory; of reimagining their entire approach in the studio to capture the magic and the bliss of their live show. In typical David Wax Museum fashion, the songs on Guesthouse are simplistic and sophisticated, elegant and plainspoken all at once. Rather than succumbing to the weight of the newfound responsibilities that landed on their doorstep, the band has leaned into the challenges to capture a brilliant portrait of the messy beauty of it all. The roots of David Wax Museum stretch back nearly a decade, and all the way from New England to Mexico. As a student at Harvard, Wax began traveling south of the border to study and immerse himself in the country’s traditional music and culture. Back in Boston, he met fiddler/singer Suz Slezak, whose love of traditional American and Irish folk music fused with Wax’s Mexo-Americana into a singular, energetic blend that captivated audiences and critics alike. Their 2010 breakout performance at the Newport Folk Festival made them the most talked-about band of the weekend, with NPR hailing them as “pure, irresistible joy.” They released a trio of albums that earned escalating raves everywhere from SPIN and Entertainment Weekly (who described them as sounding “like Andrew Bird with a Mexican folk bent”) to the New York Times and The Guardian (which dubbed the music “global crossover at its best”). They earned an invitation to return to Newport, this time on the main stage, as well as dates supporting The Avett Brothers, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Buena Vista Social Club, and more.
The Berkeley, California-based singer-songwriter M. Lockwood Porter is part of a promising crop of up-and-coming Americana singer-songwriters. In the past three years, he has released two critically-acclaimed albums and performed all over the US, sharing the stage with acts like American Aquarium, David Wax Museum, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Water Liars, Samantha Crain, David Ramirez, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and John Moreland. He has performed at festivals like Outside Lands, Noise Pop, Norman Music Festival, and CMJ. No Depression called Porter’s 2014 album 27 “a solid album worth your time, attention, and money." In a review of 27, Americana UK said, "Take care with M. Lockwood Porter. He is an important singer-songwriter.”... See MoreSee Less
Stoked to have The Delta Bombers(Rockabilly / Rock n' Roll / Blues from Vegas) and Hard Fall Hearts (Rock/Punkabilly from San Diego) back at The Dip!!! Kicking the night off will be local Redding favorites Motor City Riot!
After more than a quarter century as a band, there's really only one thing you can count on being the same with each new record from the Swingin' Utters, and that is that they're going to make it a little different.
“From the first record, I wanted to mix it up as much as we could,” says co-founder Darius Koski. “Playing with different genres and instrumentation makes it more interesting. As long as it's a cohesive record, it works for us.”
That dedication to not replicating any standard “Swingin' Utters sound” has resulted in what may be their most cohesive (and paradoxically, one of their most diverse) records yet: the brand new long-player Fistful of Hollow, which explores the Utters' interests in far afield sounds including Britpop, mod, Celtic, country, folk, and—of course—a solid foundation of West Coast punk rock.
Helping lend to the album-to- album multiformity is the fact that for the second album in a row, a member made his first forays into tunesmithing for the band. Devotees will remember that last time around (on 2013's Poorly Formed), guitarist Jack Dalrymple stepped up to the plate, and this time around bassist Miles Peck got his first at-bat, co-writing four of the album's fifteen tracks with vocalist Johnny Bonnel.
“It wasn't weird when Miles brought these songs, 'cause they're not punk songs,” says Koski. On working with Peck, Bonnel says, “Collaborating on art has got to be one of the most gratifying things for me. I'm surrounded by truly unique and interesting brains in the Swingin' Utters.” Acknowledging that punk bands get easily pigeonholed sonically, Koski adds “We're not that type of band anymore. I think people expect we'll have someweird stuff on the record.”
Weird might not be a proper description for the head-bobbing title track (penned by Darius himself), but extraordinary definitely is, in both senses of the word: it is quite excellent, but also quite out of the ordinary, with a jangle reminiscent of many mainstays of late 80's/early 90's college radio. The title and cover art are also a tip of the hat to a heralded album from one of the greatest bands of that era, The Smiths and their classic Hatful of Hollow.
Since returning from an eight year recording hiatus in 2011, Swingin' Utters have been downright prodigious, releasing three albums in four years. And with so many influences, and so many band members pitching songs into the mix, it won't be long before there's a whole new batch of songs for you to suckle from the sonic teat of the Utters. “If it was up to me, we would've had a record every year from the time we started,” exclaims Darius, “but we're just glad to get back on the map again an go on a real tour and see what happens.”
Expansive, uplifting, and just downright beautiful, City Painted Gold is one of the most anticipated records of the coming year – at least amongst the loyal fans The Brothers Comatose had won while touring across the country in support of their past two releases. Infused with a sense of relaxed, experienced confidence, The Brothers Comatose offer a southwestern-tinged, rowdy stringband sound that might just make this your new favorite record before you turn it over to side B. Walking lockstep with their undeniable top-flight musicianship is an easy humility. “It’s just one, big, extended Morrison music party,” they say. Brothers Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists, front this rocking string band that has become a West coast headliner and national touring act in a mere handful of years. With bassmaster Gio Benedetti and stellar accompanists Philip Brezina on fiddle and Ryan Avellone on mandolin, their high energy, audience engaging shows have caught fire with fans from San Diego to Seattle to Salt Lake to Silk Hope, NC and beyond.
This is also the last day of Redding Beer Week and we will be pouring great beer from Lagunitas Brewing Co!!... See MoreSee Less
The Living End “storm all over the boundaries between punk, reggae, rockabilly and plain old rock & roll and it sounds like a revelation, years after the Clash did it.” Rolling StoneSince their early beginnings busking around the streets of Melbourne, Australia in 1994, The Living End has gone on to place number one on the album charts twice, had four platinum albums accredited to them, been awarded the APRA “Australian Song of the Year”, been nominated for 28 Australian Recording Industry Awards (ARIAs) and taken home six. They’ve played world tours, ute musters, seedy clubs and every festival around the globe, touring with bands like AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, The Offspring, Green Day, Rancid, No Doubt, Blink-182, Jet, Pennywise and Dropkick Murphys.
Starting off as a Stray Cats styled cover band, Runaway Boys, that played rockabilly classics they decided to start writing original tunes and change their name to The Living End – a reference to the film, “Rock Around the Clock”. According to Chris Cheney (lead vocals, guitar) "It's an old '50s term, meaning 'far out', 'the greatest'. We were so into the whole '50s thing at the time, but we wanted a neutral name, something that didn't really suggest any one style of music".
The rock and roll trio’s first single release "Second Solution/Prisoner of Society" reached No. 4 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified double platinum. It was the highest selling single of that year and eventually the highest selling single of the 1990’s lasting a record-breaking 47weeks in the Top 50 singles chart and was voted number 34 by the Australian public in Triple J Hottest 100 Australian Albums of all time.
Musicologist Ian McFarlane has described the group as"one of Australia’s premier rock acts. By blending a range of styles (punk, rockabilly and flat out rock) with great success, The Living End has managed to produce anthemic choruses and memorable songs in abundance". In October 2010 their debut self-titled album was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums. They have gone on to release another six albums and hold the record for the most consecutive entries in Triple J's Hottest 100 - they made the end of year top 100 songs chart every year from 1997 for 10 years.
The Living End considers themselves to be a rock 'n' roll band with punk ethics and cite The Clash, Iggy Pop, The Who and The Jam as influences. They have also been compared favorably to 1990s punk revivalists Rancid and to Green Day with Billie Joe Armstrong signing them to his record label after touring with them in Australia. The band members do not consider themselves a punk band, rather a rock 'n' roll band that is influenced by punk. Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine reviewed their debut album noting their "sound owes far more to the Ramones than it does to Eddie Cochran, or even the Clash, but they cleverly appropriate certain rockabilly signatures that give their homage to the golden age of punk a bit of charm". Listen to their more recent releases and you’ll hear stylistic nods to acts as diverse as The Who, Bob D ylan, Bloc Party, The Beatles, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen.
More recently Chris Cheney found himself treading the boards, starring as St Jimmy in the Australian production of the Billie Joe Armstrong penned musical “American Idiot”. The band also fulfilled a lifelong dream of playing live at the 2016 AFL Grand Final.