GRMLN, Same Difference

GRMLN, Same Difference

18+ $6

GRMLN is the musical project of 20 year old, Yoodoo Park. He was born in Kyoto, Japan and moved to southern California at a young age (though he still goes back to Japan every summer). Yoodoo started playing music at the age of 13 when he was given a bass guitar and has been playing music ever since.

During the summer of 2010, Yoodoo started recording relaxing songs for himself to listen to in his car during lazy, summer afternoons. To capture the sound of relaxation in his songs, Yoodoo incorporated clean sounding guitar rhythms with a mixture of drowsy melodies. Surrounded and inspired by trees and coastal surf, Yoodoo’s interest in nature shows through amply in his music. In his Explore EP, GRMLN has been described as a sound that blends clean-rock and dream-pop.

Empire is GRMLN’s album for the cruisin’ world: Upbeat rock music with the feel of 90s pop-punk. The new tracks are much more rock-driven than Explore’s gentle, dreamy tunes. The album was mostly written the months preceding and during Yoodoo’s sophomore year at the University of California Santa Cruz. When the fall semester began, Yoodoo would either write in between classes or just ditch the day’s lessons all together in pursuit of a song.

SPRAYNARD, Colossal Wrecks, Second to Last. Dead Dads

SPRAYNARD, Colossal Wrecks, Second to Last. Dead Dads

ALL AGES $10

From West Chester, PA., Spraynard started in the summer of 2008 when three friends(Patrick Graham, Patrick Ware, and Mark Dickinson) felt the need for a resurgence of DIY music in their hometown. They combine passionate & urgent vocals with infectious pop punk in the vein of PLOW UNITED and OSKER.

The Mantles, Knock Knock, Cruel Summer

The Mantles, Knock Knock, Cruel Summer

18+ $6

San Francisco/Oakland's The Mantles have been charting a unique path through the Bay Area's storied garage/pop scene since 2007. The early shows were loose & loud Velvets/Nuggets-bashing, always with weirdly catchy songs & oddball chord changes. Their first singles saw them honing their sound, building towards their excellent 2009 self-titled debut album (on Siltbreeze) and follow-up EP on Mexican Summer. Loosely aligning with artists like White Fence and Ty Segall, The Mantles thoroughly modernize and personalize the folk-rock tradition.

Practice, Grex, the Lurk

Practice, Grex, the Lurk

18+ $5

Practice is an experimental quartet from Sacramento, CA and includes Barry McDaniel Swars, John Mal, Taylor Kohl, and Zack Bissell as members. Formed in August 2012, the first album "Public Relations Act on Ice" was released on December 21st, 2012.

Watts & Delzer, BAD Connection, Liz Benson, EB + Special Guests

Watts & Delzer, BAD Connection, Liz Benson, EB + Special Guests

ALL AGES $5

Before Watts & Delzer were who they are now, the two founding members, Joshua Watts and Shannon Delzer, worked together on previous projects of Joshua's. Over a few years time, together they decided to work together and write their own original music. If Joshua is the heart and soul of Watts & Delzer, then Shannon id definitely the radiant light that brings the music to life.In 2011, Watts & Delzer released their first album titled "Light Broke In." The entire album was themed around light and darkness. Although the production of the album wasn't stellar, it fared well with old fans and even gained a few new ones.The idea of a themed album stuck with Joshua as did one song in particular, Enchanted Garden. The song was simple and folkish but employed an ethereal sound to it. The lyrics told a story that left Joshua to wonder what led to the events of that story and where they might have gone.One late night, Joshua had an idea and called Shannon right away. A discussion was hand and an idea was thought of and The Fable was born. Joshua started writing new songs like crazy. Before long he realized that he needed to know where the story in the music was going to take listeners. He locked himself in a room for two months and wrote a novel that laid out the rest of the frame work for the music. The rest of the song writing commenced and The Fable came to life.

Daniel the Lion, Brown Shoe

Daniel the Lion, Brown Shoe

ALL AGES $5

Currently on tour with Counting Crows.

Daniel & The Lion play hand-clapping, foot-stomping, roof-raising, folk music. 


Fronted by Northern Irishman Daniel Duke, they’ve been making a name for themselves across the UK since 2009.

Duke’s singing and song-writing have been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Brett Dennen, Conor Oberst and Mumford & Sons. Daniel Honed his skills busking on the streets of Belfast, and it shows in the sheer power of his voice and, what Folkroom Records describes as the “catchy, Fleetwood Mac-does-folk-sing-a-long-anthems” sound of his songs.

You won’t often see Dan without his faithful and long-suffering right-hand man, Freddie Harrison. Lovingly referred to as ‘The Lion’, Freddie fills Daniel’s beautifully crafted songs with stunning trumpet parts and solos, not to mention the shaky egg.

The combination of roaring folk tunes, the odd Disney cover and the chemistry the two share on stage has made Daniel & The Lion a must see and a perfect festival act. 

Past achievements include BBC radio airplay and a support slot with US group, The Bittersweets.
 

Mondo Deco, Mount Whateverest, The Royal Jelly

Mondo Deco, Mount Whateverest, The Royal Jelly

18+ $5

"The glam-rock movement of the early '70s (T.Rex, Mott the Hoople, David Bowie) was brief, but liberating. No one looked twice at bands' flamboyant vocal shrills, monster guitar solos, meaty boogie-woogie riffs and overall theatrics-it was deliberately tongue-in-cheek. While Mondo Deco lacks the gender-bending elements of this era (the group wears nice retro suits), it does breathe new life into this short-lived scene, drawing attention to significant R&B influences that got less attention, but were equally important to early glam rock. Nowadays, every rock band and their mothers pull heavily from soul music. Glam rockers did it first. Mondo Deco is doing it too." -Aaron Carnes (Sacramento News & Review)
 

The Helio Sequence, Liam Finn

The Helio Sequence, Liam Finn

18+ $14

Negotiations, the fifth full-length album written, recorded, and produced by The Helio Sequence, would sound different had it not been for a flood. In 2009, while touring in support of Keep Your Eyes Ahead, singer-guitarist Brandon Summers got an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night. Back home in Portland, OR, the band’s studio/practice space was under nearly a foot of water. Heavy rains had caused the building’s plumbing to overflow like a geyser. But Summers and drummer-keyboardist, Benjamin Weikel, were lucky: All of their best equipment was either on tour with them, or racked high enough off the studio floor to be spared.

Man Man + Land Lady

Man Man + Land Lady

$15 18+

On September 10, Anti- will release the new album by MAN MAN entitled On Oni Pond. The band’s latest features an arresting reconstruction of MAN MAN’s visionary sound – stripped to its core and rebuilt as something new and compelling yet still very much MAN MAN. This marked shift is a direct result of an intensive collaboration between the band’s frontman, Honus Honus, and drummer Pow Pow, who has assumed a new-found prominence in the songwriting process, bringing an exhilarating array of new rhythmic ideas to the mix. “With this album we got to do something that very few bands or creative people get to do which is a reboot, and one that feels natural,” comments Honus Honus.

The compositions were further honed by the band members along with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) into a compelling mash-up of Fear Of Music era Talking Heads, classic soul, psychedelia, hip hop, and 50’s rock and roll. With its imaginative yet economical rhythms, huge hooks, and overriding sense of urgency, On Oni Pond melds these seemingly disparate influences into an unexpectedly lush, melodic album, exquisitely consolidated by the band’s unique and affecting vision.

“This is a strange and beautiful record but it’s also head on and fearless,” says Honus Honus. “It’s not a record that’s going to flirt with you, this is a record that’s asking you out. If you get into bed with us there’s going to be a relationship.”

Lakes, Brolly, The Pressure Lounge

Lakes, Brolly, The Pressure Lounge

18+ $10

 Lakes - https://www.facebook.com/lakesband

"An Indie-Rock band from San Luis Obispo, CA bringing lush atmospheres and arena-ready pop/rock anthems.  After years of being close friends and playing in different bands of varying national acclaim, Matt Covington, Jeremy Wells, Jacob Wick and Seth Roberts formed Lakes in 2005.  Releasing an EP, a full-length, and playing multiple tours, Lakes went into the studio to work on their most definitive album to date.  The songs on "Fire Ahead"reflect the years of friendship, the low and high points of life they have shared, and the lessons and beauty through it all.  No gimmicks, no eyeliner, no frills, just honest songs about the life we all have in common."

Run River North, TBA

Run River North, TBA

ALL AGES $10

The hardest thing for anyone to figure out is what they're missing. Playing into this are the many threads of miscellaneous wanting or need that lead us to water or to fire or out into the sun because those are the only elements we find that we can place specific qualities to. We know that water, fire and sunshine affect us in pleasing ways. We know where to find them, or how to make it, and we slide in next to them when we get foggy. We go out for a walk in the woods when everything feels like it's closing in around us. We work in our garden, not just when the weeds are starting to take over, but more when our hands are too clean or we're feeling our movements and behavior coming less naturally. We lie down in the grass or on a lawn chair and spread ourselves out flat as a landing strip when we think some golden rays might help us with some vitamin deficiencies. California band Run River North get us to thinking about needs and what they lead us to, or where they lead us. There's that true north that governs all of us, if we're lucky -- that safe home -- where things feel nurturing and solid. Run River North songs take us down the paths that we've made well-worn. They're our own. We made them. They were started for us, but we staked them out for ourselves.

Bodacious Bombshells: Naughty Nocturnes

Bodacious Bombshells: Naughty Nocturnes

18+ $10-$15

$15 Cabaret Seating (Advance Purchase Required via http://naughtynocturnes.brownpapertickets.com)

$10 General Admission (Cash at Door on night of show)

The BBBR Presents: Naughty Nocturnes: Things That Go Bump & Grind in the Night'. It's an 'all-things-nighttime' show (nightmares, starry night, the moon, nocturnal creatures, slumber parties, lullabies, rainy nights, etc) with Special Burlesque Guest Star Bunny Pistol of San Francisco's Hubba Hubba Revue and local Sac comedian Diana Hong.  A raffle will be held with proceeds going to 'Albie Aware' (breast cancer).

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.

#goodcompany916

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

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 ALL AGES

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.

 

Hive Dwellers(Calvin Johnson, K Records), TBA

Hive Dwellers(Calvin Johnson, K Records), TBA

ALL AGES $7

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

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, TBA

Rough Francis, Charles Albright, TBA

$8 18+

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.

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.