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. 

"Morris" Day Party!

"Morris" Day Party!

ALL AGES FREE

After a long hot summer, MC Ham & Mario Andreoni are gettin together to ease you into Indian Summer With a special DAY party on The Witch Room's Patio

James Cavern and The Council, Joseph in the Well, and Anna Tivel

James Cavern and The Council, Joseph in the Well, and Anna Tivel

$6 18+

Doors 8pm

James Cavern and The Council

James CAVERN, is a Soul/RnB artist from England who currently resides in Sacramento, CA.
Recently, James has been recognized by many for receiving:
"Outstanding R&B/Soul Artist of the Year" SN&R SAMMIES  Awards"Artist of the Year" SN&R SAMMIES  Awards Nominated for  "Musical Artist of the Year" RAWards Indie Arts Awards 2012. ames has been on multiple US Tours as well as being featured on "Season 6 of NBC's The Voice" and has garnered a nice following from it.

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

Cobalt Cranes(Lollipop Records), TBA

Cobalt Cranes(Lollipop Records), TBA

$5 18+

Doors 8pm

Cobalt Cranes

Cobalt Cranes began in an apartment in Los Angeles when Tim and Kate started making bedroom recordings. Rooted in 60's garage rock and 90's grunge, Tim and Kate recorded their first EP In Media Rez and began assembling a live band.                                                            

They met guitarist Henry at LA underground venue The Smell, and hard-hitting drummer Brett after overhearing him play at an Echo Park rehearsal space. The band released their debut album Head In The Clouds in 2013 on the Texas-based Dallas Distortion Music label. These first two releases caught the attention of LA Record, LA Weekly, The Fader and more.

The band spent much of 2013 and early 2014 on tour, and began writing new songs in small motels and roadside diners on the road. Their new songs blend vintage California sounds with grungier raw elements, and they have started recording at Lolipop records in Echo Park. The band calls their new sound "California Grunge". Look for Cobalt Cranes on a west coast tour this spring, and stay tuned for news of their new album coming out on Lolipop Records August 5th!

Two Sheds, Caleb Nichols, Pets

Two Sheds, Caleb Nichols, Pets

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, MAD ALCHEMY liquid light

Drive Thru Mystics, Ancient River, The Spiral Electric, Milburray, MAD ALCHEMY liquid light

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.  

 MAD ALCHEMY liquid light
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Literature(Slumberland), Soft Science

Literature(Slumberland), Soft Science

$6 18+

Philadelphia, PA’s Literature features Kevin Attics, Nathaniel Cardaci, Chris Schackerman, and Seth Whaland. Attics, who’d written for numerous music trades as a teen, met Cardaci and Whaland at the house venue they both operated in Austin, TX. Cardaci and Whaland each ran small imprint labels and, a million adventures later, the trio decided to form a band. Upon moving to Philadelphia the group befriended Schackerman who also joined the fold.

In 2012, following a well-received single and a track on Gerard Cosloy’s "Casual Victim Pile II" compilation they released their debut album, Arab Spring, which became a cult hit within the indiepop community. That album is sharp and immediate, almost mod-ish in its attack, but always tuneful and going for melody where it counts. They toured the US in support, and have performed with the likes of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Eternal Summers, Ted Leo, Sic Alps, White Fence, Gentlemen Jesse, Hospitality, and Brown Recluse. They also appeared on Terre T's Cherry Blossom Clinic.

In 2013 they released a follow-up 7", "Tie Dye" and contributed a track to Esopus Magazine alongside artists like Jens Lekman and The Shins. They also played at that year’s NYC Popfest, which helped cement the buzz that was steadily growing amongst savvy pop fans. Arab Spring was treated to a re-mastered re-press, which followed the first pressing and quickly sold out.

Autumn of 2013 saw the band begin work on their second album, Chorus, with lauded engineer Gary Olson (whose body of work includes records by Crystal Stilts, Mad Scene and The Beets) at his Marlborough Farms studio in Brooklyn, NY. As a beautiful autumn turned into one of the harshest winters in recent memory, Olson and the band began stretching out, enhancing the album with studio techniques dating back to the late 60s including true-tape flanging, sending vocals through Leslie speaker cabinets, and the same analog style of automatic double-tracking created at Abbey Road Studios.

The result is an album that is as immediate as it is timeless, full of effortlessly catchy and well-crafted tunes that echo pop legends like Smiths and Orange Juice. All of that time in the studio has resulted in a rich, considered sound that puts the band's arranging and playing front and center. Chorus is one of the most exciting pop records in years, and marks Literature at true contenders.

Norcal Noisefest

Norcal Noisefest

All Ages $10

Doors 2pm

UBERKUNST (sacramento)
GANG WIZARD (long beach)
+DOG+ (los angeles)
XOME (sacramento)
ENDOMETRIUM CUNTPLOW (northridge)
JOHN FRANK / DON HAUGEN (Oregon)
OVERDOSE THE KATATONIC (seattle,washington)
DENTAL WORK (traverse park, michigan)
BLIPVERT (oakland)
LIVER CANCER (roseville/rocklin)
SMALL DRONE ORCHESTRA (los angeles)
STRESS ORPHAN (baltimore,maryland)
MASTER MORYA (sacramento)
DEMONSLEEPER (oakland) 
HANS VAN BARTLES (santa rosa) 
WORCERACS (davis) 

Norcal Noisfest

Norcal Noisfest

All Ages $10

Doors 2pm

BIG CITY ORCHESTRA (san francisco)
INSTAGON (sacramento) 
LORDS OF OUTLAND (san francisco) 
NOISEPSALM (camino) 
PHOG MASHEEEN (joshua tree) 
DELIETIST (oakland) 
BOTCHED FACELIFT (morgan hill)
YAWN (gilroy)
EAR SPRAY (san francisco) 
THE STOLEN ELK (sacramento) 

$10 cash cover
all ages welcome

 Erk Tha Jerk

Erk Tha Jerk

18+ $20

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Erk Tha Jerk is not your every day, ordinary rap artist. In an era where the majority of artists are all sounding the same, looking the same, and doing the same things, Erk stands out as a real one of a kind artist. At first glance, you would not assume that Erk was a rapper/producer/songwriter, but with his trademark glasses, wit, and laid back persona, he brings something that your average music listener can embrace and relate to. He explains, “Being myself is a must. That’s the kind of music I make. Real sh*t. I don’t feel the same everyday. Some days I’m on my get money sh*t, then the next I’m on my chill at home sh*t. I just make sure everybody can relate”.

Erk found that finding credible production to accompany his lyrics would not be an easy task, which led him to start teaching himself the art of making beats. After some time, Erk’s production talents had become quite formidable, and he produced all of his own work, and other artists began seeking him out to produce their work as well.

Even though his status as a producer was growing, his heart has always been in his raps. In late 2007, he dropped “The Hood Nerd” mixtape, which created some buzz around him as an artist, and got the streets talking. The song “Dont need Em” became a favorite of DJ’s and listeners, and has been getting significant plays on 106.1 KMEL. In order to capitalize off the building buzz, Erk released “The Hood Nerd EP” exclusively on Itunes featuring the hit song “Dont Need Em”, which is a precursor to an upcoming album, which is in the making. In June 2008, Erk released “Im So Dumb” which is a witty, comedic song satirizing the “Hyphy Movement”, and effectively pronouncing it dead. The song has been receiving praise from all over the region for its blunt honesty, and has been considered a long overdue message by many of the most powerful figures and artists in the local scene.

 

In 2009, Erk collaborated with Bay Area Legend Too $hort on the single “Plane in the air”. Also in 2009, Erk struck gold by dropping his HIT Single “Right Here” which quickly shot to the number 1 spot on 106KMEL’s playlist. “Right Here” became one of the biggest records for the Bay Area from a Bay Area Artist the region has seen in years, further establishing his ability to make hit songs. Recently charting on Billboards top 100 and recognized by MTV as having a “Regional Hit”. His lyrical talents and vibrant personality are evident in the song, and has every one talking about Erk Tha Jerk. You can expect Erk to do what he does best, “Make hit music for real people”

Woolen Men, Landlines, Darling Chemicalia

Woolen Men, Landlines, Darling Chemicalia

$5 18+

Doors @8pm

The Woolen Men are three — two Oregon natives and a Washingtonian. They play punk influenced DIY music in the Pac-NW tradition of Dead Moon and the Wipers. More than a sound or style, that means a kind of work ethic — do-it-yourself and do it a lot. The band is happiest touring up and down the I-5 or bunkered in their practice space with the cassette 4-track rolling. And it shows. Live, the band is thunderous and energetic and the magnetic chemistry of the three of them playing together shines through in the recordings.

This self-titled album released by Woodsist Records is their debut LP, following a handful of largely self-released EPs. Instead of changing their technique of recording fast and loose to capture the live energy of their sound, they recorded and recorded and recorded until they had enough songs to make up an album only of material with that elusive spark of a great recording. The ten tracks here represent five different sessions, and as many songs made the cut as were left behind. The LP was made to endure, with little attention payed to current trends or “in” sounds — what matters to the band is that the songs are well written and executed with integrity. The whole thing was recorded to analog tape.

The Woolen Men are Alex Geddes, Lawton Browning and Raf Spielman. They live and work in Portland, OR. Raf previously released an album of solo material under his Polyps moniker for the Woodsist sister label Hello Sunshine.

Death Valley Girls(Burger Records), TBA

Death Valley Girls(Burger Records), TBA

18+ $TBA

It’s easy to mistake Death Valley Girls for a biker gang. First of all, the members of this snarling garage-rock quartet all look like they jumped out from the pages of Karlheinz Weinberger's Rebel Youth (an amazing book documenting '50s and '60s juvenile gangs). And at any one of their shows, a row of ratty, raked-out choppers can be seen lined up in classic motorcycle-club formation.

Even their names are reminiscent of vintage biker B-movies: Bonnie Bloomgarden is the leader of the pack. Peering out from a straight line of jet-black bangs is a bass player who just goes by “Rocky”. Laura Kelsey (formerly of surf/garage girls The Flytraps) plays Mo Tucker meets Nick Knox style drums and Larry Schemel who played in the last incarnation of legendary L.A. punk pagans The Flesh Eaters plays fuzz-heavy guitar like he just might be the bastard son of Davie Allan.

Speaking of guitar, you'd be hard-pressed to find a meaner one than the opening riff for “No Reason,” the most menacing song from DVG’s debut album Street Venom. It basically sounds like Larry plugged his guitar straight into a hornet hive and then kicked it. When the rhythm section kicks in it gives the song a sinister kind of rumble that would make Link Wray proud. Bloomgarden’s snotty, bratty vocal sneer cements their sound with old-school girl-gang attitude.
- Eric Shea

Ape Machine, The Burning of Rome, TBA

Ape Machine, The Burning of Rome, TBA

18+ $tba

APE MACHINE

Blending equal parts Rock n’ Roll, Blues, Stoner-Rock and Psychedelia, Ape Machine is out to pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners with a wall of heavy rock n’ roll. The name APE MACHINE is a nod to the days of reel-to-reel magnetic tape audio recording; a fitting moniker for the heavy-hitting quartet as the band plays through vintage tube amplifiers and lays down its songs using exclusively throwback quality studio equipment. With a heady mix of animal aggression and technical precision, APE MACHINE’s music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock’s glorious early years (or your Dad’s bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. When the mystical lyrics of vocalist Caleb Heinze lock in with the band’s stone-cold groove, APE MACHINE demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock. A true four-piece, the group has been called “a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the 70′s and their asses firmly in the present” and “real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation” that delivers “true guts and glory rock and roll.”

Husalah of the Mob Figaz

Husalah of the Mob Figaz

$10 18+ ID required

Come on out and Rock with Husalah of the Mob Figaz performing live @ The Witch Room

Hurry, tickets are limited.

Strict Dress Code NO HATS. NO SPORTS ATTIRE. No Visible Tattoos. No Shorts. NOTHING GANG RELATED.

No Refunds

 

Tickets accepted until 10pm. People with tickets must come before 10pm. 

 Husalah's Bio

 Husalah is an American rapper from Pittsburg, California. He began his career with the Pittsburg, California-based group Mob Figaz. Their first album, C-Bo's Mob Figaz, was released in 1999 and was a minor hit on the Billboard Hip Hop charts, entering in at #63. The album sold well making 160,000 units sold. His first solo album, entitled Dope, Guns, and Religion, was released in 2006 was one of the most anticipated Bay Area Hip-Hop albums at the time. 

Have questions about Husalah of the Mob Figaz Live? Contact Nu-Ricks.com

Have questions about Husalah of the Mob Figaz Live? Contact Nu-Ricks.com

Allo' Darlin(Slumberland), Arts & Leisure

Allo' Darlin(Slumberland), Arts & Leisure

18+

$8 pre sale @ Dimple Records 9/12

$10 at the door

ALLO DARLIN'

Allo Darlin’ are a fan’s band, with a DIY ethos. They are close friends who found each other and the music they make in London. Elizabeth and Bill are from Australia, Mike and Paul are from Kent. Their self-titled debut was released on Fortuna Pop in June 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. Their second album, Europe, was Rough Trade’s best-selling record of 2012 and was highly placed in many best of the year polls, including Rolling Stone, Emusic and Rough Trade. The band’s third album, called We Come From The Same Place, will be released by Fortuna Pop and Slumberland in Autumn 2014.

ARTS & LEISURE

Arts & Leisure combines elements of ’60s pop, ’70s power pop, ’80s new wave, and ’90s shoegaze, all of which helps to craft the group’s own brand of buzzy, hook-laden dream-pop. The band's lush harmonies and addictive melodies often invite comparisons to artists such as The Breeders and The Primitives, but ultimately Arts & Leisure has a style all its own. Debut album "Choose Your Adventure" available now on Test Pattern Records!