Come party with Deschutes Brewery and The DipSh!#s!! We'll be pouring 6 beers from Deschutes and rocking out to 90's/00's covers from your fravorite cover band, The DipSh!#s!! This is going to be a crazy party to kick off Redding Beer week 2017!
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
Over the past couple of decades, tribute bands have become big business in the world of concert promotion. And, not surprisingly, the more popular ones are the acts that are most authentic. Such is the case with Cash'd Out, a San Diego based band, that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets.
If you missed this show a few months back, be sure to get your tickets this time around! These guys are great!
An evening of modern instrumental music, with sets by the Mark Lettieri Trio, led by the guitarist of three-time GRAMMY winners Snarky Puppy, plus Bay Area progressive rock powerhouse Points North!
MARK LETTIERI TRIO The Mark Lettieri Trio is an instrumental jazz-rock-fusion ensemble led by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist and composer, Mark Lettieri. Notable for being a longtime member of jazz super-group Snarky Puppy, Lettieri formed his trio as a live outlet for his guitar-based material that spans his three albums.
Lettieri’s most recent release, Spark and Echo (2016, Ropeadope Records), is the latest continuation of Lettieri’s evolution as an artist. Following 2011’s Knows and 2013’s Futurefun EP, the compositions on Spark and Echo display his eclectic melding of genres, tones, and virtuosic technique with cinematic charge. The album reached #2 on iTunes’ Jazz Chart, and #11 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums Chart, thanks to rapidly growing international recognition among fans of instrumental guitar music, coupled with his vibrant social media presence.
Serving as Spark and Echo’s core rhythm section – and rounding out Lettieri’s live trio - are two stalwarts of Dallas, Texas’ jazz and groove scene: drummer Jason “JT” Thomas and bassist Wes Stephenson. Thomas, a fellow Snarky Puppy player, is a veteran session drummer whose résumé includes Marcus Miller, D’Angelo, and as a member of Roy Hargrove’s legendary RH Factor band. Stephenson, a respected composer in his own right, is the leader of the fusion group the Funky Knuckles, signed to Snarky Puppy’s GroundUP record label.
When the trio hits the stage, Lettieri’s songs take on an intended deeper dimension. With Thomas and Stephenson providing the rock solid groove, and Lettieri the melodic and harmonic navigator, the band pushes and pulls upon each other with ebullient elasticity and extended improvisation. Yet they always remain honed in on the music’s solid hooks and compositional anchor points. Each instrument has an equal role to play in the larger matrix, and the chemistry of these three musicians is world-class.
POINTS NORTH Eric Barnett: guitar Uriah Duffy: bass Kevin Aiello: drums
Points North creates melodic guitar-driven instrumental music, combining musicianship and a modern aesthetic with classic tones, song structures, and pop sensibility.
Some of the diverse and noted artists Points North has played with across Northern and Southern California include:
- Blues Traveler - Eric Johnson - KingsX - Al Di Meola - Steve Morse - UFO (featuring Vinnie Moore) - Larry Carlton - Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions, MSG) - Steve Lukather (Toto, legendary studio musician) - Pat Travers - Ronnie Montrose - Gary Hoey - George Lynch - Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun, Sky Academy) - Eric Martin (Mr. Big, Eric Martin Band)... See MoreSee Less
The world of American roots music is no stranger to Seattle songwriter Sera Cahoone. Even though her last three albums were on Sub Pop Records and she spent years at the top of the indie charts, she’s always had a streak of Americana that ran through her music, a love of the humble folk song that bolstered her art. She’s returning now to these earliest influences with her new album, From Where I Started (to be released March 24, 2017). Growing up, Cahoone first found her voice in Colorado dive bars, backing up old blues musicians at age 12 on the drums. Her father, a Rocky Mountain dynamite salesman, took the family along to mining conferences and old honky-tonks in the state. The sounds she heard there—the twang of country crooners, cowboy boots on peanut shells—have stayed with her all the way to Seattle, where she lives now, and the seminal indie rock bands she’s been a part of in the city (Carissa’s Weird, Band of Horses)
To make From Where I Started, her first new album since 2012’s Dear Creek Canyon, Cahoone traveled south to Portland to work with producer John Askew (Neko Case, Laura Gibson, Alela Diane). Askew brought together key Portland musicians like Rob Burger (Iron and Wine, Lucinda Williams), Dave Depper (Death Cab For Cutie) and Annalisa Tornfelt (Black Prairie) with Cahoone’s Seattle bandmates - Jeff Fielder (Mark Lanegan, Amy Ray) and Jason Kardong (Son Volt, Jay Farrar). The band lays a deep bedrock beneath Cahoone’s songs, supporting her arcing vocals and innovative guitar and banjo playing. The album is driven by a strong rhythmic sensibility, owed to Cahoone’s background as a drummer for indie rock bands. “A lot of my songs start as a beat, I add guitar, then lyrics at the end,” she says. “When I write songs I usually sit at my drum kit playing both drums and guitar at the same time.”
From Where I Started plays on the rougher, darker edges of the traditional love song. Like any good country album, the songs here deal with love and loss, but Cahoone also knows how to surround loss with hope, to temper a sad song with a turn in the major key. The optimism of the love song “Up To Me,” buoyed by fingerpicked guitar and banjo, gives way to the weary resignation of “Taken Its Toll,” with its plaintive pedal steel and echoing vocal harmonies. “Ladybug,” is a poignant song that followed the tragic death of Cahoone’s cousin Tawnee.
From Where I Started represents a refocusing for Sera Cahoone. It positions her as a songwriter beholden to the old country sounds she grew up with, a songwriter who’s always been able to deftly translate a personal perspective into a universal view. It’s an album about falling in and out of love, finding new hope, and learning that the best way to move forward is to remember where you began.
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.
The Darts - US are an all-grrrrl garage-psych-rock supergroup featuring Nicole Laurenne (The Love Me Nots, Motobunny, Zero Zero), Rikki Styxx (The Two Tens, The Dollyrots, Thee Outta Sites), Christina Nunez (The Love Me Nots, Casual Encounters, The Madcaps), and Michelle Balderrama (Brainspoon).... See MoreSee Less
In 2011 Nathan Quiroga (Mad Rad, Buffalo Madonna) and Benjamin Verdoes (Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band) left their respective Seattle-based projects behind and began collaboration on Iska Dhaaf. The band was quickly embraced for their engaging live shows, and for creating the sound of a full band by way of two people. Together as songwriters they have steadily explored production, instrumentation, and an ever-expanding narrative voice.
After the release of their debut, 'Even the Sun Will Burn', they toured across North America, Western Europe, relocated to New York, and most recently wrote and performed in Paris and Berlin. Their latest album, 'The Wanting Creature', sees the duo emerging as producers, experimenters and genre-bending artists. The new songs show an ongoing devotion to lyrical depth and composition, and the album more fully utilizes their diverse musical backgrounds.... See MoreSee Less
In the heart of the creative renaissance taking shape in Oakland, California, the T Sisters are making a name for themselves as one of the West Coast’s foremost indie-Americana acts. The sisters tap into a tradition that hails from folk’s deepest roots: sibling song-making and harmonizing. As with bands like The Andrews Sisters, The Roches and The Everly Brothers, a transformative resonance rings out when the three sisters join their voices together.A follow-up to their 2014 debut release, Kindred Lines(produced by celebrated bluegrass musician Laurie Lewis), the T Sisters’ forthcoming self-titled sophomore studio album features 10 timeless songs that, while inspired by the American folk tradition, also embody a fresh and contemporary sound with inflections of pop, R&B/soul and country.
Led by sisters Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen, the T Sisters first came to national recognition with a performance on A Prairie Home Companion and a widely broadcasted rendition of the national anthem at a San Francisco Giants game. The T Sisters’ awe-inspiring harmonies have impressed many prominent artists, leading to onstage collaborations with the likes of Amos Lee, Jim Lauderdale, and The Wood Brothers, as well as supporting vocal performances for three years in a row at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (San Francisco, CA). Quickly garnering the attention of top tastemakers, the debut single “The Road” from T Sisters is already receiving early airplay on Sirius/XM, and the second album single “Come Back Down” has aired on the venerable San Francisco radio station KFOG.
The 9 original compositions and one cover song comprising T Sisters cast a portrait of life experiences replete with love, struggle, and self-discovery. The lyrical content is both contemplative and playful, andthe musical style is driving and sassy, embracing a theatrical sense of rhythm, imagery and movement. While the importance of familial bonds and the sonority of sibling harmony remain intrinsic to all T Sisters music, their aptly-titled sophomore release transcends these roots and demonstrates a broader appeal than ever before.... See MoreSee Less
The time has come for our first Murder Mystery Party! The theme will be 20's prohibition to go along with the great band that will be kicking the night off, Blair Crimmins and The Hookers.
This will be a cartered event, ticket price includes food!
We are in the process of selecting the best package for a large group. Once we choose a package we will update this event with all the details, how many main charaters we'll need, extras and dress attire.
It’s true what they say. You can’t keep a good band down.
For the past 8 years The Creepshow have been smashing the whole world in the face with their brutaltastic mélange of punk, country, psychobilly and good old fashioned rock n’ roll. They’ve toured the world, sold a metric shit-ton of records and blown the faces off a ga-zillion fans…But the road to punkrock infamy hasn’t all been paved with rainbows, unicorns and gum drops. Over the years, the band has been fraught with innumerable hardships along the way. From robberies and wrecks to line-up changes and countless personal obstacles, this band has lived through it all. And you know what? Instead of crying in their beers and whining like assholes, they got more strongerer, more awesomer, more determinated and a whole hell of a lot angrier.
Which brings us to the title… “Life After Death” is the fourth full-length from Canada’s reigning heavyweight champions of macabre, horror-soaked radness. Self-produced with the engineering magic of longtime friend Steve Rizun at Drive Studios (The Flatliners, Dillinger Four, Ill Scarlett, Protest The Hero etc), “Life After Death” is a sonic ear-gasm of debauched delights. Eleven venom-drenched bangers run the gamut of themes ranging from bloody revenge (duh) to unconventional love to the joys of cocktails to defiance in the face of insurmountable adversity and back again. This is the redefined, renewed, resurrected Creepshow at their very finest.
listener Beginning in 2002 as a solo act the band Listener has evolved over the years into a full fledged rock and roll band, and has toured the world over playing their brand of Talk Music. Based out of Kansas City Missouri with Dan Smith on vocals and bass, Kris Rochelle on drums, and Jon Terrey on guitar. With thought provoking stage banter, music that keeps your mind busy, and words that quickly take hold of your heart, Listener is a near perfect balance of what words and music are supposed to be.
Levi the Poet A performance artist and storyteller native to The Land of Enchantment, Levi The Poet has toured his way around the country and beyond with bands and artists spanning the full spectrum of genre, interacting with audiences in hundreds of venues - house shows to universities, dive bars to colleges, conferences, schools, festivals, churches and art spaces - throughout the country, with international performances as nearby as Canada, and as distant as New Zealand. Levi combines advocacy and artistry in a language that speaks beyond words. A language that resonates with life lived, universal. Ever a fan of truth and narrative, he has successfully woven the two together throughout his career in both autobiographical and fiction spoken-word storytelling.
Mister Heavenly “Supergroup" is a title that gets thrown around a lot, but in the case of Mister Heavenly, it's well-deserved. The trio consists of Ryan Kattner (aka Honus Honus of Man Man), Nicholas Thorburn (Unicorns, Islands) and Joe Plummer (The Shins, Cold War Kids, Modest Mouse)