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TUE, MAY 24, 2016
BART BUDWIG'S AMPERB&ND AND THOMAS PAUL
Country/Outlaw Americana – Bart Budwig
Bart Budwig grew up on the Idaho Palouse, with a pawn shop trumpet and a heart as big as a skyscraper. Bart learned melody from jazz charts, and learned that fault-lines in big hearts create drifting continents and forge new mountains. Everyone close to him disappeared, whether to death or Texas, and from Texas he got a letter from Waylon Jennings entreating him to pick up a guitar and a pen.
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Boise, Idaho – Thomas Paul
THU, MAY 26, 2016
pigWar is pure psychedelic soul.
Named after the bloodless war of 1859 in the San Juan Islands, their live shows are explosive with all-original tunes that pull from the obscure corners of Teddy Pendergrass, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Lee Scratch Perry, Dilla, and Parliament Funkadelic. Paying homage to old soul music with a modern coat of paint consisting of dusty synthesizers and angular horn lines.
pigWar is the musical platform of Portland-based artist Teddy Presberg. The band features a rotating cast of some of Portland’s best soul singers and unleashes them with a super tight band exploding behind them.
FRI, MAY 27, 2016
SAT, MAY 28, 2016
WED, JUNE 1, 2016
Slacker indie rock meets soft grunge – Couches
THU, JUNE 2, 2016
FAYUCA AND SYNRGY
Phoenix, Arizona based, Fayuca, is a Reggae-Rock/ Latino group, composed of its core 4 members, Gabo, Mario, Rich and Danny of Captain Squeegee. Their sound shifts through genres while blending modern-reggae melodies with Latin percussion, tied seamlessly by razor guitar riffs and progressive rock breakdowns.
Soul Roots Reggae from the West Coast – SYNRGY
TUE, JUNE 7, 2016
A FILM IN COLOR
Ambient instrumental band based out of Northern New Jersey – A Film In Color
THU, JUNE 9, 2016
FRI, JUNE 10, 2016
Los Angeles, CA’s The Battlefield mine the American songbook to craft deeply moving, elegantly executed portraits of our shared humanity – embracing the beauty but never shying away from the ugliness. There’s a deep rooted tradition of folk music with messages of protest, praise, love & loss, and on Tipping Point they continue this tradition, struggling through their art to parse out the how’s and why’s of human behavior and it’s consequence to the world we share.
Formed in June of 2013 by three talented singer/songwriters: Matt Ducey, Jenny Weaver and James Addison, The Battlefield speaks to the conflicts in our hearts & minds as well as the daily struggles of modern life. This world is a Battlefield and we’re in it together.
From the swampy acoustic guitar riff and deep harmonies of “Rise” and the stomping, clapping, slapping, tap dancing as percussion instrument and stride-style saloon piano throw down of “Don’t You Turn It On”, to the sad but beautiful pedal steel and piano waltz of “Into The Smoke & Maze”, the trio wield the sonic palette of the Americana canon with a deft hand.
A harmony-filled addition to the halls of American songwriting, Tipping Point is the sound of three unique voices and styles coming together to form one powerful piece of music. Built on a foundation of impeccable songwriting, the record is a timeless, yet undeniably modern, portrait of the human condition.
SAT, JUNE 11, 2016
MON, JUNE 13, 2016
Tokyoidaho from Seattle brings their psychedelic electronic post rock to the people. With live visuals by Projectorhead.
“Rhythm-centered, electronic-hybrid rock with a post-punk influence.. Led by a skittering martial beat and pulsing electronic bass lines..” – Jacob Webb, KEXP 90.3FM
“It’s a masterly collection of cloud-strafing songs with curvaceous, sigh-inducing melodies swathed in blurred-magenta guitar textures. The group’s craftily dramatic dynamics keep things varied and the use of effects is deft and triply.” – Dave Segal, The Stranger
“Their experimentation with shoegaze/pop/alternative rock spins routine categorizations through the blender. What plops out on the other end is not found in nature, certainly. But neither does the music hail exclusively from the deep regions of space. Tokyoidaho’s ability to bridge melody and weird aural delights deserves notice.” – The Deli Magazine
THU, JUNE 16, 2016
MORGAN DELT, FROTH AND DIRTWEED
“Psychic Death Hole,” the ultra-limited six-song cassette released early in 2013, introduced the world to Morgan Delt’s self-produced, genre-bending flavor of brown acid-dosed flowerdelia. Equal parts Odyssey & Oracle’ and ‘Parable of Arable Land’ Morgan Delt’s debut S/T LP expands on those initial tracks and brings forth one a fully realized glimpse into the California native’s twisted brain.
Morgan cites influences from Curt Boettcher to West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and rounds it out with golden age sunset stip heavies like The Byrds and Love. It’s all in there—obsessively studied, mastered and then mutated.
FRI, JUNE 17, 2016
EVEN GODS CAN DIE
Even Gods Can Die is a post-rock band based out of San Jose, California.
MON, JUNE 20, 2016
SUN, JULY 10, 2016
50 STICKS OF DYNAMITE
The banjo isn’t widely regarded as a sexy instrument. But much the way Jake Shimabakuro has redefined the ukelele, Ian McFadyen has managed to expose the humble 5-string’s naughty side, awakening fans to pleasures previously unknown.
Packing a healthy repertoire of electric roots rock songs about love, lust and heartbreak, 50 Sticks of Dynamite exploded onto the Ventura County music scene in 2010 — and it’s been nothing but fireworks ever since.
Weaned on bluegrass, McFadyen and has been plucking strings with passion and precision since he was 9 years old. He is joined by Whitey Wingland (who trained with seminal folk artist Mary McCaslin and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jimmy Ibbotson) on guitar and harmonica, and the dynamic duo of bassist Michael Dominguez and Chris Jensen on drums.
With an energetic tall drink of water like McFadyen front and center, Wingland’s red hot flourishes and a rock solid rhythm section to make it all move, the band routinely accomplishes the impossible: coaxing people out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. It’s what sets 50 Sticks apart from the rest.
Everyone sweats. Everyone smiles. Everyone returns.
SUN, JULY 24, 2016
Intuitive Compass, purveyors of Original Vaudevillian Folk Music, are a group of nomadic musicians. Originally based in Petaluma CA, they are now based in The Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, though their home might as well be the open road. Drawing from elements of ragtime, blues, jug band, western swing and the perpetuation of traditional Folk songs in a new light, their genre is a bit illusive. Folk Nouveau if you will….Gus Cannon meets Django Reinhardt “…..you might feel like you’ve been sent back to the early 20th century….” – Boulder Weekly
According to one fellow musician the proper term is “myth punk” call them what you will, please welcome Intuitive Compass.
Revolutionizing the model of the bohemian lifestyle, following their Intuitive Compasses, the group is a family vaudeville show all its own, from a one man act to a preverbal three ring circus, often including Fire, Aerial acrobatics, Contortion and old time burlesque teasers, their show is a bit like time travel.
THU, AUG 11, 2016
THIS PATCH OF SKY
GREAT Post Rock band from Eugene, OR.
TUE, SEP 13, 2016
CARL VERHEYEN AND BAND
GUITAR LEGEND CARL VERHEYEN AND BAND
LOS ANGLES, CA, March, 2016 – Carl Verheyen, recognized as “One of the World’s Top 10 Guitarists” by Guitar Magazine and “One of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” by Classic Rock magazine, today announced that he will bring his three-member Carl Verheyen Band on a June tour of North America, stretching from Chicago and Toronto down to Florida. And in September the CVB will play the western coast of the USA. This comes after the band’s European Festival tours in 2015 and the recording of a new release called “The Grand Design.”
The Carl Verheyen Band’s tour will be a rare chance for audiences to experience a powerful mix of blues, rock, jazz and even country from three world-class musicians in comparatively intimate venues. The Grammy-nominated Verheyen is joined by renowned bassist Dave Marotta, who has also performed with Phil Collins, Neil Diamond, Bruce Hornsby, Gino Vanelli, Manhattan Transfer, Kenny Loggins, and countless others. Marotta has also played bass on dozens of widely known movies and TV shows, ranging from American Idol to CSI. Ace drummer John Mader has performed or recorded with Booker T. Jones, Steve Miller, Pat Benatar, Patti Austin, Albert King, Randy Newman, and Bonnie Raitt. He has also played drums for several Tony Award-winning musicals, including Disney’s The Lion King, Rent, Mamma Mia, and the world premiere of Wicked.
Verheyen’s 40+ years of solo, band, and studio guitar work have progressed to where hardly a day goes by during which anyone with access to music, movies, or television doesn’t hear him. As a first-call studio guitarist, Verheyen is the guitar behind some of the most popular TV shows (Seinfeld, Frazier, Cheers, Happy Days, LA Law, Married with Children, among others) and movies (Star Trek, The Usual Suspects, Ratatouille, The Negotiator, hundreds more) of all time. In addition to his duties as Supertramp’s guitarist, he has performed and recorded with a who’s-who of music giants, ranging from the great BB King, to Joe Bonamassa, Cher, Brad Paisley, Christina Aguilera, The Bee Gees, and hundreds of others.
Verheyen provided one-on-one guitar lessons for John Fogerty and was a featured soloist at the Academy Awards, playing live to a TV audience of more than 67 million. For the past 30 years he’s performed in arenas in the 20,000 seat range with Supertramp. He has released 13 of his own CDs, mixing band music with solo efforts such as his 2015 recording “Alone,” a solo acoustic improvisational release. His newest recording called “The Grand Design” will be released in May of this year.
“This is the first time since in 4 years that my own band will tour the East and West Coast in the same year because of our busy schedules. So the three of are excited to re-connect with audiences there,” said Verheyen. “Dave, John and I love playing more intimate venues and we look forward to bringing our music and energy to both.