GOOD COMPANY Day Party

GOOD COMPANY Day Party

ALL AGES $5

THE Sunday summertime soiree for the musically open minded and rhythmically inclined. A daytime dance party celebrating FEELGOOD soul, funk, boogie and house with HELLA sangria.

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Featuring DJs:

Jon Reyes 
Druskee
Epik 
Mooselini the Soul Facist
Drewbacca the Hairless Wookie

Listen to mixes at http://goodcompanysac.tumblr.com/

G.Green(Record Release), Rat Columns, Violent Change, TBA

G.Green(Record Release), Rat Columns, Violent Change, TBA

18+ $5

Doors 8pm

G.Green:

Sacramento party punks are back with their second album on Mt.St.Mtn. A slight departure from the wildly careening noise-punk of "Crap Culture", G.Green's "Area Codes" showcases a seasoned, confident touring band and Andrew Henderson's solid, soul-baring songwriting, all wrapped up in a cohesive LP that speeds effortlessly from song to song, always with reckless intent, but never so much to derail the party train. With producer Chris Woodhouse (Mayyors) at the helm, G.Green puts bad sex, drugs, heart-break, drunken frustration and fuck-you ambivalence to tape. G.Green will be touring in support of "Area Codes" in Summer and Fall of 2014.

Tele Novella, Shannon & The Clams

Tele Novella, Shannon & The Clams

$8 18+ Doors 8:30pm

Tele Novella is sugar-crash dream-psych popsicle punch out of Austin, TX with members of Agent Ribbons and Voxtrot. Influenced by the nocturnal jungles of Os Mutantes and the lapeled, knee-socked smarts of Belle and Sebastian, the songwriting is sincere and evocative. In early 2014 they released the single version of 'Trouble in Paradise' on vinyl with American Laundromat Records right on the tail of the Wes Anderson tribute compilation, to which they contributed a contagious version of 'Stephanie Says' by the Velvet Underground. Now they're releasing their first EP 'Cosmic Dial Tone' on Los Angeles Psych Pop label Lolipop Records and will be logging a whole lot of tour dates this fall.

 

Dog Party, The Hot Toddies, TBA

Dog Party, The Hot Toddies, TBA

ALL AGES $7

Doors 6:30pm Show 7pm

The Giles sisters have been making peppy pop-punk music together as Dog Party since they were little kids. Now guitarist Gwendolyn is 18 and drummer Lucy is 16 and their music has taken a nice leap from enthusiastic and fun to something a little louder, a little tighter, and a lot more exciting. The duo's third album, Lost Control, is their first for a bigger label, Asian Man, and it's produced by Sacramento punk mainstay Chris Woodhouse. He helps give the girls a bigger, more impressively noisy sound, but the real improvement comes from the sisters themselves. They've upped the songwriting stakes, added some muscle to their playing, and their voices sound more mature and powerful. This jump in quality makes Lost Control a short and snappy pop treat that will have fans of classic girl pop bands like Cub and Tiger Trap feeling nostalgic. The album will make fans of short snappy punk happy too. Along with the sugar-sweet melodies and teen-crush lyrics, there is plenty of snarl and spit involved. From the gnarly crunch of the guitars to the sneer Gwendolyn gives the songs about dumb boys and crappy romance to Lucy's steady backbeat, the duo generates plenty of punk energy. Dog Party may be music biz vets already, but this is their true coming-of-age moment and anyone interested in punky pop (or poppy punk if you prefer to look at it that way) should seek out Lost Control right away and stay tuned to see what the Giles sisters do in the future.

Hive Dwellers(Calvin Johnson, K Records), Le Kelton

Hive Dwellers(Calvin Johnson, K Records), Le Kelton

ALL AGES $7 Doors 6:30pm

The streets of Olympia ring with that boot heels-on-cobblestone sound as the Hive Dwellers traverse the township east to west on way to their next musical adventure. Spawned in the late double-O decade by Calvin Johnson at the Dub Narcotic Studiothe Hive Dwellers is a band, a combo (as in combination) of disparate individuals who share a common love of rock’n’roll, library cards and railroad travel. When they emerge from the froth and frumble of their active bicycle-powered lives to make music, the Hive Dwellers emit a pelt of bright, shiny ((NOW)) with a love of pop music underground and it’s more vacuous mainstream distant cousins. Dance. Smile when you say that. Raw freedom dance.

The assorted cacophony of membership slides around, currently the Hive Dwellers are Gabriel WillEvan Hashi and Calvin Johnson. Past members include K.E. Sixx (The Vibrarians), Brian Weber (Dub Narcotic Sound System, Chain & the Gang),Faustine Hudson (The Curious Mystery), Spencer Kelley (WallpaperBasemint), Karl BlauBrett LymanFred Thomas(City CenterSaturday Looks Good to Me), and Michelle Mae (Make-Up).

In 2009, the Hive Dwellers launched an expansive Pan-American tour seeing for themselves how it is to be a slave to the rhythm hive active; 2010 saw the release of “Get In” (KLP223), and 2011 brought out their Dub Narcotic Disco PlateLynch The Swan (DBN126). In 2012, the Hive Dwellers release a new LP, Hewn from the Wilderness [KLP241]. As the future unfolds into the conscious mind and continues to fade gently into the past, the Hive Dwellers are present tense, bearing witness to the maraca wilderness of the modern Basement State.

Magic Trick(Mem of Fresh & Only's), Luke Sweeney, Sad Numbers, Electro Group

Magic Trick(Mem of Fresh & Only's), Luke Sweeney, Sad Numbers, Electro Group

18+ $8

Doors 8pm

Even though they were reared amid San Francisco’s lo-fi bonanza, it didn't take too long for the Fresh & Onlys to opt out of the garage rock arms race. On the Bay Area quartet’s 2012 LP, Long Slow Dance, it swapped lo-fi gristle for nu-romantic vibes, pairing up singer Tim Cohen’s surreal but self-conscious lyrics with shimmering, Smiths-like guitar riffs. But if you expected jangle-pop ebullience while approaching “Bells of Paonia,” the first single from the band’s fifth full-length, House of Spirits, you might come away feeling a bit confused. The song’s stark, fuzz-bleached minimalism is an inversion of what's expected from the typical Fresh & Onlys track; it's zoned-out, rather than urgent, and the chugging chords are blurred by a generous dose of distortion. The drums have been stripped down to the steady thud of a single kick, and sunshine only sneaks in via the barbershop-style vocal harmonies that buoy the chorus

Rough Francis, Charles Albright, Celestions and Monster Treasure (record release) + DJ Tim Matranga

Rough Francis, Charles Albright, Celestions and Monster Treasure (record release) + DJ Tim Matranga

$8 18+

Doors 8PM

Rough Francis is a rock-n-roll band from Burlington (VT) formed by three brothers and 2 of their close friends. The young Hackneys originally started the group as a tribute to their father and uncle's 1970's proto-punk band Death. After a few tribute shows, the group began to write and record their own music. The loud screams and maximum volume of Rough Francis still echoes Death—but they also manage to crystalize a unique sound of their own, channeling live energy from 60's garage rock, Motown and 80's Hardcore.

Be Calm Honcho, Brother Grand, Sea Knight

Be Calm Honcho, Brother Grand, Sea Knight

ALL AGES $7 

Doors 6:30pm

Be Calm Honcho is a quartet of sugared, salty hams, living in San Francisco with a lumpy lunch sack of strange strengths. Born on the eve of 2013, Shannon, Alex, Mikey & Jacob have been tenderly prying open the soft spots of rock ‘n’ roll and inserting a dreamy and toothsome rawness. They’ve pooled their geographic wizardry from the idle bayous of Lafayette, LA [Jacob], citrus groves and strip malls of the San Fernando Valley [Alex] and the lush Bay Area motherboard [Shannon & Mikey], and are now ramping up to the release of their first full-length album titled Honcho Dreams, which is set to be released on Crossbill Records this Summer.

An Evening with Exquisite Corps

An Evening with Exquisite Corps

$8 advance tickets at Dimple Records  $10 at the door

18+ Doors 8pm

In typical rock’n’roll fashion, Exquisite Corps emerged from a downtown alley garage in the spring of 2011. Beginning as a sextet, they have since proved to be anything but a typical band. With an original vision encompassing the lush power of a live string trio (cello & two violins) melded with the rhythmic density of an indie rock trio (guitar, bass & drums) the band was the perfect marriage of classic and modern. The summer of 2012 saw the release of their eponymous debut album to great reviews from blogs and print (PureVolume, the Daily Unsigned, Submerge Magazine). Steeped in the interplay of weaving string arrangements and soaring vocals, the record took the listener on a ride from intimate balladry to intense orchestral explosions backed by Zeppelin-esque drums and bass. 

Life in 24 Frames, Joseph in the Well, and Anna Tivel

Life in 24 Frames, Joseph in the Well, and Anna Tivel

$6 18+

Doors 8pm

Life in 24 Frames

Life in 24 Frames are comfortable in their own skin. Awkward and different, the group formed in Sacramento, California with one mission - to share the honesty and purity of their musical creations to as many people as possible. Since inception, the band has fulfilled on their initial mission while opening for acts like Band of Horses, Dredg, and Cage the Elephant. Most recently as an artist on Sacramento's 2013 Launch Festival with Imagine Dragons and Minus the Bear. With a new record completed, Life in 24 Frames is positioned to take the next step in their journey. 

Joseph in the Well

Joseph in the Well is a collective of musicians led by Joe Kye, an immigrant American singer-songwriter. Born in Seoul, raised in Seattle, Joe draws upon an eclectic array of influences, like folk (Korean and otherwise), jazz, classical, and rock. 

Anne Tivel(PDX)

Lyric-driven songs that are honest and hopeful

 

Two Sheds, Caleb Nichols

Two Sheds, Caleb Nichols

18+ $7

Doors 8pm

Caitlin is a loyal Californian, and Californians are always willing to honor a dare. In 2005, her husband Johnny from the beloved band Far dared her to write songs to match the beauty of her voice. The songs she wrote were good enough to be recorded by her friend Robert Cheek at the Hangar studio in Sacramento, with Johnny and Rusty Miller (Jackpot, Jason Lytle, Kelly Stoltz) filling out what would become the band Two Sheds. That album, Strange Ammunition, was self released 2006. They followed with an EP, released by Filter Records in 2007, and spent the next few years touring.!

In 2010, Caitlin took a hiatus from Two Sheds to join Release the Sunbird, the solo project of Rogue Wave frontman Zach Rogue, and had the opportunity to share the stage with Peter, Bjorn & John, Death Cab for Cutie, and the Flaming Lips.!

Two Sheds resumed when Caitlin and Johnny moved to Los Angeles in 2012. Caitlin was duty-bound to respond to another dare, this time a challenge from a friend to write twenty songs in one day. Caitlin took that dare three different days, in fact, and ended up with enough solid songs to record a new album with Johnny and drummer Josh Barnhart (Release the Sunbird, Port O’Brien, Sparrows Gate). The resulting album, Assembling, was engineered by Eli Thomson (Delta Spirit, Richard Swift, Everest) at New Monkey Studio in Van Nuys, CA (Elliott Smith’s former studio). Tracking was performed mostly live over a 5-day session to capture the songs with the same immediacy with which they were written.!

Two Sheds' music takes the tender and direct pop mindset of someone like Liz Phair straight to the top floor. Caitlin's voice may remind listeners of Kristen Hersh or Mazzy Star, sounding like she's weeping in the sad songs and smiling in the happy songs. The band takes the California rock-soul of comrades like Mother Hips or 90s indie wizards Pavement, driving to the essence of a song in the shortest path possible. They are pushing themselves to dig down to the still- genuine heart of rock and roll, where true love still resides, away from the false promises of the searchlights. They will dare you to not be enamored.!

Yukmouth and Dragon Gang Live! "I got 5 on it" Party

Yukmouth and Dragon Gang Live! "I got 5 on it" Party

18+ $20

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Yukmouth is an Grammy-nominated American rapper from East Oakland, Oakland, California. He is the founder of The Regime, Smoke-A-Lot Records and Godzilla Entertainment.

He is a member of the platinum-selling rap duo Luniz along with Numskull. Luniz recorded the successful weed anthem, "I Got 5 on It". He went on to sign a solo record deal at J-Prince's Rap-a-Lot Records, releasing four albums. His double album debut on the label, entitled Thugged Out: The Albulation went gold. Under his own label, Smoke-a-Lot Records, he has released DVD's and compilation albums, such as the United Ghettos of America series.

He is a member of Thug Lordz, with C-Bo and Spice 1. He is known in the rap industry for both his remarkable history of collaborations and his ruthless diss tracks.

Drive Thru Mystics, Ancient River, The Spiral Electric, Milburray

Drive Thru Mystics, Ancient River, The Spiral Electric, Milburray

18+ $7

Doors 7pm

DRIVE-THRU MYSTICS

Drive-Thru Mystics are Sacramento's hardest working garage psych punk band that combines various elements of black comedy & Rock and Roll from the ages! Drive-Thru Mystics are a garage-punk/neo-psychedelic/rock-and-roll project started by A.A. Ron (Cobra Light) three years ago, first as Paisley Rumble, then Bond Girl Rejects, and now Drive-Thru Mystics. Aaron writes all of the songs and music. Fellow musicians have the freedom to play their parts as they please. The creative process is not micromanaged allowing the songs to evolve organically over the course of several rehearsals. Each member contributes their own personality and style to the group. 

Bass assistance is provided by The Good David (Capt. Amazing & the Okay I Guesses), and Drums are provided by Pat Hammer Hennessey. 

 

 

ANCIENT RIVER

Ancient River is the brainchild of prolific singer songwriter, J Barreto, grown out of his deep passion for rock music and a love of all things psychedelic. What started in the swamps of the American south has now evolved through various band lineups across one psych and one Americana album every year for the past three years, 2014 sees James and fellow bother in heavy drone arms, Alex Cordova, taking their immense live sound to the road once more in the wake of a new era for the band. Veterans of the psych scene, their wall-of-sound barrage has been honed by extensive touring across the states and beyond, including two appearances at Austin Psych Fest and playing Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2012And it all began in 2000, guitarist J. Barreto was making frequent trips to Gainesville to play with his instrumental psychedelic band The Ohm.  Over the next few years they recorded several albums worth of material, entirely on a 4-track tape recorder.  After moving to Gainesville to start his own project, Barreto began recording local bands, self producing several albums and creating music for local independent films. It was out of this period of musical exploration that Ancient River was born. Barreto's house grew into a full home-studio where the band rehearses and records, always honing in their sound consisting of everything from reverb soaked shoegaze and psychedelia to the Americana sound they visit periodically. Locked away in the pursuit of his sonic vision, J. Barreto earned himself a reputation as a creative hermit deep in his music. It was two years before he took Ancient River to the stage, re-emerging as an impassioned singer/front man, as well as wielding his unmistakable space-rock guitar sound creating a captivating live show. The inspiration for the band's name, Neil Young (who used the lyric "ancient river" in the classic song Thrasher) also provided inspiration for a trilogy of Americana rock releases.