18+ $10 at the door
Doors at 8:00PM, Show at 9:00PM
18+ $10 at the door
OPEN MIC NIGHT FREE
$10 pre/$12 DOS
is an American singer, musician, and songwriter best known as the former vocalist of the band Dance Gavin Dance and current vocalist for the band A Lot Like Birds. Shortly following A Lot Like Birds's release, Conversation Piece in October 2011, Travis also released a solo EP, on which he wrote and performed all of the material. And did so in the comfort of his parents home. Using only his Laptop computer. At times using their baby grand piano. And a drum played by his friend. Also you can hear his parents dogs barking in the background on the intro to "Time to Make A Plan;Not Getting Younger " The record, entitled Wha Happen?, was released by Doghouse Records in January 2012. In March 2013 Travis released a much darker expression with Mt Utumno through Equal Vision Records. Kurt married Lauren Johnson-Travis September 14, 2013, who accompanied him on bass for his most recent tour. His first full length album and first solo headlining tour, featuring Hotel Books and So Much Light. Entitled [Everything is Beautiful] which he wrote with the help of Zachary Garren ex-DGD and released through Blue Swan Records (Will Swan of DGD)
18 + $10
Los Angeles indie rock foursome Francisco the Man just released the first single “Progress” off their debut Loose Ends, which is scheduled for release in October. The track was featured on Pitchfork to a great review and the band has just recently signed with Fat Possum Records for the upcoming album.
“Progress”- Pitchfork review
Stream Loose Ends (please keep internal): https://soundcloud.com/robbins-lochness/sets/francisco-the-man-loose-ends/s-1sDFQ
“Progress” Music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExK-OqKmGI4#t=60
Celestial Shore's second album, "Enter Ghost," is a directive, a confession, and a confrontation. It's the reflection of its makers -- Sam Owens, Greg Albert, and Max Almario -- and the followup to "10x," their 2013 debut. It's a rock record, and one with the power to time travel with its instruments intact: the electric guitar, the electric bass, and the drum kit. This musical skeleton is sentient. It rattled and rolled us here only sixty years ago. We've danced with it. We've dissected it.Celestial Shore's rock, sometimes appended with words like "art" and "angular" (words that could describe all music), has actually wiggled every which way since birth. It starts and stops with both intention and abandon. Sometimes it's saying three things at once. Sometimes it's saying one. It sounds like love. Recorded in the band's Brooklyn hometown last winter and road-tested on tour with Deerhoof in the spring, "Enter Ghost" is out on Hometapes this Fall and begs to scratch its name into every tree.
Creation Myth (video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVNfYUWjKdU
Gloria (single) - https://soundcloud.com/hometapes/celestial-shore-gloria-2
$7 ALL AGES
Tickets are $12 in advance for reserved seating, $10 at the door for GA
In late 2012, Wild Ones was on the verge of collapse. Guitarist Clayton Knapp had blown out an eardrum, the band’s original drummer left the group and his replacement, Seve Sheldon, was in the hospital with a punctured lung, practicing songs on a drum pad with a tube sticking out of his chest. The band’s members had funneled all of their money into a debut record, Keep It Safe, that had taken a year to write and nine months to record and mix. Fans and followers began to wonder if that record would ever see the light of day. It was make-or-break time. Wild Ones made. Instead of folding in the face of financial drama, injuries and personnel changes, Wild Ones took a deep breath and adjusted to its new surroundings. This band is used to adjusting. Since its formation in 2010, Wild Ones has insisted on operating as a DIY collective. The band recorded and mixed its debut as a group (with help from engineer David Pollock). Sometimes considering each members’ opinion meant endless revisits and tweaks to the album’s tracks. The process was time-consuming, but it was also worth it. “That was a reaction to the bands we had been in before,” says lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan. “This band was born out of our desire to have a democratic, all-inclusive music-making process.” Going it alone—even the artwork on Keep It Safe was created by Wild Ones keyboardist Thomas Himes—comes with its fair share of challenges. Most of Wild Ones’ debut was recorded in a two-story East Portland warehouse rehearsal space, where the band was surrounded on all sides by rock acts like Quasi and the Thermals. Wild Ones would get to their practice space around 8 am to record, often grabbing quick takes between thunderous drum solos from down the hall. “Somewhere on the record, if you listen close enough, you can probably hear the metal band next door,” Himes says. “When we went in that room in March, it was raining,” says Knapp. “When we finished recording in October, it was raining.” Keep It Safe, the album that finally emerged after well over a year of gestation, is bigger than the sum of its meticulously gathered parts. Even now, the band’s sound continues to evolve. Wild Ones’ members come from vastly disparate musical backgrounds—guitarist Nick Vicario was a Portland punk icon long before he turned 18; bassist Max Stein is a classical composer—and all of their experiences inform pop music that is influenced by everything from german techno to American R&B. These are sounds that don’t usually come packaged together, but in the able hands of Wild Ones, they seem like a perfectly natural fit.
ounded in 2009 amid the glow of one budding love affair, Radiation City quickly blossomed into a family, finding itself with a second couple and another multi-instrumentalist besides. If the quintet's early live shows and debut LP The Hands That Take You quickly earned them a reputation as one of Portland, Oregon's most promising young acts, the subsequent national tours and 2011's EP Cool Nightmare made good on that promise as they were named Portland's Best New Band in 2012. The band's expanding soundscape of new romanticism and recent full-length release of 'Animals in the Median' (released May 21, 2013) has drawn accolades from Rolling Stone, NPR, Time, and KEXP to name a few.
Doors @ 8pm
Drawing on a large cache of influences and genres that vary from the pounding kick drum of hip hop to the fuzzed-out bass of punk rock, Magic Bronson bridges the gap with a fresh sound. Between Matthew Lieberman’s live bass and Michael Nicastro’s expressive, raspy, and sexy voice, Magic Bronson creates a sound that stands out amongst today’s garden variety dance and electronic music.
Frontman Michael Nicastro is a commanding presence at 6' 6”; with long hair whipping across his face, Nicastro is constantly in motion with his unwavering energy fueling the audience’s frenzy. You’ll find Nicastro banging an electronic drum kit, looping effects, and singing his heart out through an array of reverb, delay, and echo.
No slouch himself, Lieberman holds down a steady pulse and beat while jumping, twisting, and flailing about. You know it’s been a successful show when Lieberman is drenched in sweat and grinning from ear to ear.
Lieberman and Nicastro write all their own music; recording and producing it at their clandestine and, truth be told, borderline-seedy lab/hideout located somewhere in Los Angeles. Following the release of their Nor'easter EP in May 2013 (which spent five weeks on the CMJ Top 200 charts and landed the band a showcase at the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon) the duo set their sights on making a full-length record. Armed with enough demo material for a double album, they left the noise, and the smog, and the traffic of LA behind, and headed up to a small town in Northern California. For two weeks they holed up in a vintage studio two miles in the woods, surrounded by towering Redwoods and Firs. There, they turned their demos into the ten tracks that make up their debut full-length record, aptly named "Wildlife,” due for release November 4th via War Cry Records.
In the spring of 2011 Be Forest‘s debut album, Cold, was released, causing an earthquake among the music press in Italy and abroad. Music zines started buzzing about the “Pesaro-scene”: a town on the Adriatic coast of Italy that gave birth to bands such as Soviet Soviet, Altro, and Brothers in Law, and that brought out sharp sounds, chilly atmospheres, and new energies. Be Forest‘s sound traveled across the globe reaching the ears of many new fans, and convincing Japandroids to have Be Forest open for their European tour.
If with Cold, their sound was characterized as “dark”, with Earthbeat the sun seems to have risen, brightening the Riviera. Be Forest‘s melodies have always had a dreamy lightness as their striking feature, but now it is possible to feel a new warmth. Take “Captured Heart”, which echos intimate percussions and flutes, or “Colours”, that manages to combine an hypnotic progression with ethereal form, or again take the idyll of “Hideaway”, austere and romantic at the same time.
“Italian trio Be Forest are masters of mood, making swoony dreampop informed by the classics but very much in the now. The band released their second album, Earthbeat, earlier this year... if you like Slowdive, '80s-era 4AD and modern stuff like The xx, you should take a listen.” — BrooklynVegan
“Be Forest's take on pop-rock is as atmospheric as it is aerobic– sturdy backbeats laden with plentiful reverb, many layers of guitar tremolo, and ethereal coos. Fans of Stereolab, Broadcast, and Little Dragon will probably dig it.” — Stereogum
“‘Captured Heart’ sounds like the dark expansiveness of Cranes with the laid-back groove of Mazzy Star.” — Music Insanity
Eight bands & performers from all over the world (but mainly Sacto) come together in mutual appreciation of each others staggering sucktitude!
NON GRATA (Performance troupe from Estonia)
The Buk Buk Bigups
Night Nurse (reunion)
Art Lessing & the Flower Vato
*PLUS A SPECIAL MYSTERY BAND FROM THE U.K. (Hint: faves of Mark E. Smith and recently signed to Kill Rock Stars).
18+ $10 donation
Proceeds go to The American Cancer Society
Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). His band also has a multi-faceted existence, restlessly exploring a stylistic swath from contemplative folk narratives to distortion-fueled garage rock to soundscape abstractions and more. Most often a trio (though occasionally just Jeffrey solo, or as a duo, and on some tours as a four-piece), the Jeffrey Lewis group has shuffled its name a number of times over the years, from Jeffrey Lewis & The Creeping Brains to Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jackals, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Jeffrey Lightning Lewis & The Rain, and others, in 2014 becoming Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams. These various formations (often in the past featuring Jeffrey's brother Jack on bass and Bronx-native David Beauchamp on drums) have toured the world from Los Angeles to London, Berlin to Beijing, Melbourne to Moscow, blowing minds all along the way and sometimes sharing stages or full tours with the likes of Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Devendra Banhart, Devo, The Mountain Goats, Thurston Moore, The Fall, The Vaselines, Roky Erickson, Pulp, Beth Orton, Frank Black, The Fiery Furnaces, Daniel Johnston, Scout Niblett, The Moldy Peaches, Cornershop, The Cribs, Dr. Dog, Kimya Dawson, Adam Green, Akron/Family, Black Dice, Au Revoir Simone, The Television Personalities, Jarvis Cocker and many other luminaries. Live shows often incorporate "low budget videos," Jeffrey’s large illustrations displayed to accompany certain songs, such as Jeffrey's educational multi-part "History of Communism" or flights of fancy like "The Creeping Brain." In 2001 Jeffrey Lewis signed to the venerable Rough Trade Records label (home to The Smiths, The Strokes, and many more alternative legends) and has since released six albums worldwide on Rough Trade/Beggars, the most recent of which is 2011's "A Turn in the Dream-Songs" which was recorded at an all-analogue studio in Manchester, UK and features musical cameos from Dr. Dog, Au Revoir Simone and The Vaselines among others. Jeffrey has been self-publishing a comic book series called "Fuff" since 2004, has lectured around the world on topics such as the Watchmen comic book and independently produced music, and in recent years his work has been featured by the History Channel, the New York Times, the Guardian, NPR, and elsewhere. As of 2014 his most recent projects have been creating the soundtrack for the film Radio Unnameable (distributed by Kino Lorber), illustrating Jaimee Garbacik's academic book Gender and Sexuality For Beginners, writing/drawing a 9-page comic book biography of Woody Guthrie for the Paul Buhle-edited book Bohemians, writing/illustrating/publishing three installments of Sonnet Youth (an attempt to rewrite the discography of Sonic Youth in sonnet form), and finally publishing Fuff #9.
Jeffrey's side-project band with Peter (Holy Modal Rounders) Stampfel released their second album "Hey Hey it's... The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band" in May 2013.
18+ $5 w/ costume
Clyde Moore, Peso Harlem, Sean LaMar, and many more!
All Ages $12
Doors: 7pm Plenty of tickets will be available at the door!
$10 at the door
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!
$20 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.
Tickets accepted until 10pm. People with tickets must come before 10pm.
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
Doors 8:00 / Show 9:00
$10 Cabaret Seating in advance online @ http://devilishdames.brownpapertickets.com]
$12 Cash at Door
The Bodacious Bombshells Burlesque Revue is proud to present 'Devilish Dames: A Night of Gothic Glam'. Come one, come all, to Sacramento's Witch Room for a night of dazzling burlesque performances that are sure to both TERRIFY and TITILLATE you all!
Special Guest DJ Jetrock will be spinning the best of the Dark 80's, Gothic rock, Post-punk, and Halloween favorites for your listening and dancing pleasure! PLUS...a male model contest for a Steampunk themed magazine! The founder of Clockwork Magazine will be in the house as one of the judges as he seeks out one lucky guy to feature in the magazine. Guys, come out in your best and most bewitching Steampunk attire and strut the stage for your chance to be featured in this stellar mag!
There'll be SINGING!!!! There'll be lots of LAUGHS!!! There'll be DANCING!!! And most IMPORTANTLY.....there'll be STRIPTEASE!!!
We will be holding a raffle of HORRIFIC proportions to benefit the lovely and much beloved Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. Tickets go for $2.00 each OR three tickets for just $5.00. The prizes are going to be some of our best yet! We will be donating to the Front Street shelter at another show in the very near future.
The ravishing Raven LaRoux will serve as your Mistress of Ceremonies and Libertine the Obscene will be Co-Emceeing throughout the evening!
Special Guest DJ Jetrock!
Belle Du Jour!
Libertine the Obscene!
Georgette Von Gorejuss!
AND Veriti Von Blu!
Plus, our charming Chickadees & Cockatiels, gorgeous Guy Fridays, and The Art of Master Nick!
Artwork & flyer design by Master Nick Roberts - https://www.facebook.com/TheArtOfMasterNick
Minimalist pop trio Love Inks held onto the material that makes up their soon-to-be-released second album, Generation Club, for quite some time. "Many of the songs onGeneration Club were written a few years ago," recalls lead singer Sherry LeBlanc. "We weren't able to start recording until 2013, so a lot of time passed."
Still, the lengthy pause between writing the follow-up to 2011's E.S.P. and actually committing it to tape didn't discourage the Austin unit. "Yoko Ono has a piece in [her 1964 book] Grapefruit where she instructs you to put a memory in one half of your head and then totally forget that it exists, and then let the other half of your brain long for that memory," LeBlanc tells SPIN. "Our minds spent two years longing to return to these songs and bring them to life."
Luckily, LeBlanc and her bandmates — Derek Brown and Kevin Dehan — were able to remember 10 tracks' worth of lithe synths, chattering percussion, and colorful melodies that break through the cloudy vocals. Generation Club isn't officially out until September 24, but you can stream the entire record right now.
Travis Hayes may not be a household name just yet, but his honest and heartfelt music charms audiences and listeners near and far. Based out of San Francisco, the singer/songwriter captures a unique perspective on heartbreak and coming of age - all while sipping a glass of whiskey.
Travis Hayes has shared the stage with Chuck Ragan, Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio), Joey Cape, Dave Hause, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tim Barry, Cory Branan, John Moreland, Audra Mae, David Ramirez, Kevin Seconds, Jon Snodgrass (of Drag the River), Glossary, 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Josh Krajcik (of The X-Factor), The Rocket Summer and Ty Segall.
Walter TV features Pierce McGarry (vocals/guitar) and Joe McMurry (drums). You may know these guys as the touring band for Mac DeMarco. If you do, then you are familiar with their captivating, happy-go-lucky stage presence. The band are playing and recording as much as they can between tours with Mac.
Captured Tracks are re-issuing Walter TV's first LP, and releasing their new EP in October. Stream the original release out on AmDiscs here:
Puka Shell Necklace Music Video (featuring Mac DeMarco):
ALL AGES $12
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.”
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