Pinback

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | 21 & Over | Public On Sale 2/3 10AM

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The partnership of Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow is at the heart of the some of the most complex, postmodern indie pop happening on the West Coast. In the first few days of 1998, Smith (of San Diego-based Three Mile Pilot) and Crow (of Thingy and Heavy Vegetable) formed a part-time recording project under the name Pinback

Pinback made their Touch & Go debut in fall 2004 with Summer in Abaddon, which saw the band members continue slowly to push themselves a bit further with complex song structures while maintaining their indie pop sensibilities. Two years later, the band issued Nautical Antiques, a collection of rarities and B-sides spanning from 1998 to 2001. Their second album for Touch & Go, Autumn of the Seraphs, followed in 2007. Though it would be five years before Pinback followed up, their 2012 album, Information Retrieved, found them easily settling into their melodic groove.

Southern Culture on the Skids

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | 21 & Over | Public On Sale 1/27 10AM

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Southern Culture On The Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since 1983. The band (Rick Miller – guitar and vocals, Mary Huff – bass and vocals, Dave Hartman – drums) has been playing together for over 30 years. Their musical journey has taken them from all-night North Carolina house parties to late night TV talk shows (Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show), from performing at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan to rockin’ out for the inmates at North Carolina correctional facilities. They’ve shared a stage with many musical luminaries including Link Wray, Loretta Lynn, Hasil Adkins and Patti Smith. Their music has been featured in movies and TV, parodied by Weird Al, and used to sell everything from diamonds to pork sausage. In 2014 the band was honored by the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with an exhibition featuring their music and cultural contributions. Their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll and what Rolling Stone dubbed “a hell raising rock and roll party.”

At Home with Southern Culture on the Skids is the latest full length album from the band and was released in March of 2021. It was recorded during the stay at home period of the pandemic when the band was at home and not touring. The album consists of 11 tracks recorded and mixed in Rick Miller’s living room with some additional tracks recorded at his studio, The Kudzu Ranch.

The first radio single off the album is “Run Baby Run”—a rocking number with deep garage roots. SCOTS bassist Mary Huff provides an urgent vocal while the band pulls back the throttle on a full race fuzz fest—cause she’s gotta to go fast! Run Baby Run!

The other songs on the album are a combination of the band’s unique mix of musical genres: rock and roll, surf, folk and country—all a bit off-center, what Rick proudly calls “our wobbly Americana”. Rick goes on, “We put a few more acoustic guitars on this one, as you would expect if you recorded in your living room, but it still rocks like SCOTS. So put your headphones on, get in your favorite chair/sofa/recliner, put on “At Home With” and let’s hang out for a while.”

Guitar riffs as lumpy as a camel, rough as a jackhammer or smooth and bright as Tennessee sippin’ whiskey, all slung loose and loud over salacious beats – No Depression

For over thirty years, Southern Culture On The Skids have played an eclectic range of Americana including rockabilly, surf rock, country and R&B, with a punk edge and heaps of humor. They are known for their legendary live shows and wacky antics…But it’s more than just great fun; they are fantastic musicians to boot. – Elmore Magazine

This Chapel Hill-based trio is flat-out amazing. Without resorting to needless flash or attention-hungry showboating, Miller in particular is one of the most spectacularly gifted guitar players I’ve ever seen. He juggles a lot of styles – country, garage rock, surf, rockabilly and soul to name just a few. – Stomp & Stammer

Sophia Rankin & The Sound

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | All Ages | Public On Sale 1/20 10AM

 

ABOUT SOPHIA RANKIN & THE SOUND

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Sophia Rankin & The Sound (SRS) is an acclaimed Alternative Folk Rock band originating from Tucson, Arizona. Front woman Sophia Rankin began performing in 2015, and has since won first-place awards at both the 2017 Tucson Desert Song Festival and the 2018 Stefan George Songwriting competition for her original music. Founded in 2020, SRS now consists of Connor Rankin on drums and synth, Noah Weig-Pickering on lead guitar, and Ben Arthur Mortensen on bass and vocals. SRS has played internationally and locally, opening for acts such as Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, The Black Moods, Jake Owen, Diamond Rio, and Ryanhood. They have performed at The Rialto Theatre, Dusk Music Festival, Tucson Folk Festival, and more while headlining shows at venues such as Hotel Congress and 191 Toole. Their unique blend of folk, pop, Americana, and rock music reveals introspective songwriting that resonates with listeners of all ages. Their original music is available on all listening platforms and services.

 

ABOUT THE BASEMENTS

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The Basements are a high energy alternative rock group formed at the University of Arizona in 2021. The band burst onto the scene by winning the Dusk Music Festival Battle of the Bands and have since come into their own with their own brand of live music. The group has their debut EP “Long Stories Get Short” available now for streaming, and their new single “Changes (stay the same)” off their upcoming EP dropped in January. Even if you have never heard their music, The Basements will have you singing along by the end of the show!

 



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Yoke Lore

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | All Ages | Public On Sale 1/20 10AM

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New York indie pop project Yoke Lore is the solo musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon. Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell “the stories of how we are bound.” Galvin’s songs combine echoing waves of banjo, vocals, and percussion to create arresting pop music with tactile candor and conviction. Galvin grew up in an artistic family, his mother a director and his father an actor and sculptor. He was immersed in painting, photography, and ballet from an early age, eventually finding his first musical passion in the drums. While pursuing music, his artistry in other disciplines has not faltered, even lending his own designs to all of his music’s cover art, as well as choreographing & dancing for some of his music videos. In between putting out four acclaimed EPs — Far Shore (2016), Goodpain (2017), Absolutes (2018), and Meditations (2019) — Galvin tours non-stop, playing shows and festivals spanning North America and Europe. After releasing a handful of singles and collaborations with NVDES, Jax Anderson, & Great Good Fine Ok, Yoke Lore put out his original song “Seeds,” which can be heard in the end credits roll in critically-acclaimed indie film Pink Skies Ahead. His music has amassed 450M+ streams and he has earned an RIAA Gold certification for his hit song “Beige”. Yoke Lore is looking forward to continue touring and releasing more music throughout 2023.

Xiu Xiu

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | 21 & Over | Public On Sale 1/12 8AM

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This is a record of halves. Angela Seo sings on half of the record. Jamie Stewart sings on half of the record. Half of the songs are experimental industrial. Half of the songs are experimental modern classical. Half of it is real. Half of it is imaginary. The real songs attempt to turn the worst life has offered to five people the band is connected with into some kind of desperate shape that does something, anything, other than grind and brutalize their hearts and memory within these stunningly horrendous experiences. The imaginary songs are an expansion and abstract exploration of the early rock and roll “Teen Tragedy” genre as jumping off point to decontaminate the band’s own overwhelming emotions in knowing and living with what has happened to these five people. What none of this record does and despite the oft repeated assertion, what Xiu Xiu has never done, is attempt to superficially shock the listener. Instead, Xiu Xiu has spent twenty years grappling with how to process, to be empathetic towards, to disobey and to reorganize horror; there is no other word for it other than horror. The motivation for writing Ignore Grief to be about a child who was sold into prostitution by his mother, a junior high student who was kidnapped and murdered, incessantly choosing alcohol and cocaine over one’s family, becoming lost in the bleakest, darkest aspects of cultish spirituality and committing suicide as means to escape and protest a life of violent sex work is because the members of Xiu Xiu themselves are deeply shocked. Old friend and new member David Kendrick (Sparks, Devo, Gleaming Spires) joins Angela Seo and Jamie Stewart through whatever this may be and whatever it may mean and why ever it may have occurred. The point of aesthetic examination is to see if there is any way to come out the other side or if there is even any reason. In either case there may not be but to simply turn away would be yet a further act of destruction.

 

“I had now lost all confidence in myself, doubted all men immeasurably, and abandoned all hopes for the things of this world, all joy, all sympathy, eternally. This was the truly decisive incident of my life. I had been split through the forehead between the eyebrows, a wound that was to throb with pain whenever I came into contact with a human being.” -Osamu Dazai

The Residents

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | 21 & Over | Public On Sale 12/9 10AM

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As the film begins, Randall “Junior” Rose stares at the screen of his computer. A
former priest who lost faith in the church, the man has become a plumber, but instead of
the simple life he envisioned, Junior’s new occupation reveals an unexpected danger: a
foreign fungus plugging sinks all over the city. Convinced that the fungus is a threat to
humanity, Junior records a series of reports detailing his growing knowledge of the
strange white growth. Accompanied by his only companion Cherry, an AI enhanced
drone, the plumber slowly gathers evidence to support his bizarre theory: an epidemic of
white vans, a repeated pattern of black and white sidewalk drawings, a pervasive
communications tower and a massive increase in stopped-up drains.

The death of his mother and a recent divorce have left Junior emotionally isolated,
a victim of his own deeply rooted anxiety, but despite the cautions received from Cherry
and Suzi, his ex-wife, the former priest’s obsession continues to swell at an alarming rate.
Encouraged by the ghost of his father, a recently deceased rock star, Junior spirals out of
control. At the same time, in addition to his belief in a sinister fungus, the former
plumber is plagued by a mysterious figure menacing the edges of his solitary world.

From Junior’s perspective the evidence is now overwhelming; in addition he’s
further provoked by news of a “white flu” infiltrating the culture. Panic-stricken, the
plumber retreats to his apartment and begins to drink. Seeking confirmation of his
seeming delusion, Junior dispatches Cherry to survey the city, but after observing a red
van parked in front of the building, the drone suddenly vanishes, leaving the plumber
more alone than ever.

Drunk and unhinged, Junior staggers around his apartment, neurotically craving
the company of his dead mother. Desperate for a breath of fresh air, he opens his patio
door just as an ominous figure bursts in. It’s Al Gump – five years earlier, Gump and his
brother Ollie had kidnapped Suzi; Junior’s mom shot and killed Ollie and the raging Al is
demanding revenge. But with the brute’s fingers tightening around the hapless plumber’s
neck, Gump suddenly gurgles, snorts and lurches around the room, falling to the floor
with a massive thud as a foamy white substance ripples and oozes from his mouth.

Staring in amazement, Junior can utter but one word, “FUNGUS!.”

Pokey LaFarge

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | GA w/Limited Seating | 21 & Over | Public On Sale 12/9 11AM

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Pokey LaFarge was ready to move forward. In March 2020, the veteran singer-songwriter packed up and left his Los Angeles abode behind, putting his belongings in storage in anticipation of spending extensive time on the road in support of his then-forthcoming album, Rock Bottom Rhapsody. He couldn’t wait to head down to Austin a few weeks later to showcase those songs and launch the album with his band at South-by-Southwest. Then the pandemic hit and all of LaFarge’s well-laid plans went into thin air. Stuck in East Austin with nowhere to go, LaFarge did what he does best: he got to work. Throughout his career, nine albums to date including a stint on Jack White’s Third Man Records, the singer-songwriter has never been one to look back in anger or disappointment. LaFarge used the sudden change in plans to his advantage, having perhaps his greatest period of personal growth in the midst of this crippling pandemic. It came as no surprise that the songs instantly started to flow out of him. LaFarge is an artist who refuses to rest on his laurels and compromise. He’s always motivated and ready to create — and when he’s at peace in isolation like he was here, the results can be magical. Looking in, inspired by the deep soul not just from these shores, but from distant geographical places like Africa or South America, LaFarge set out to create a body of work that paired emotional lyrics with a killer groove and grabby melodies. Written by LaFarge and co-produced with Chris Seefried, the album is one of LaFarge’s strongest and most mature lyrical efforts to date. The album’s title, In the Blossom of Their Shade, is taken from a lyric in the stunning, yet dusty “Mi Ideal.” That song sonically draws influences from the Southwest, South America and Caribbean. The distant warmth of the music, especially rhythmically, adeptly coincides with the longing that’s expressed in the lyrics. Unlike its melancholy predecessor, In the Blossom of Their Shade showcases the positivity of coming out of the darkness and into the light. The record was nearly titled Siesta Love since it captures the thematic notion of being the perfect summer afternoon soundtrack…the type of music you want to listen to while having a cocktail with your significant other. It makes sense musically as well — LaFarge intentionally crafted songs that created space and have melodies that can glide throughout a composition that’s a far cry from the swing and blues-infused songs of his earlier work. LaFarge’s rigorous work ethic powered him through this potentially challenging creative period. As days became a couple months, songs blossomed from embryonic ideas into full-formed ones and he was ready to move on, which typified his mindset as a working artist. After he left Austin, he headed up north to Chicago for two-and-a-half months to record In the Blossom of Their Shade. At home in the city two hours north of where he grew up and became a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, LaFarge rigorously and meticulously recorded the songs (half of which he wrote with his best friend Nick Africano over FaceTime) in the Windy City. Thematically, LaFarge, in a way only he can, tackles a wide gamut of emotions. On “Rotterdam,” it’s easy to hear how the dreamy song encapsulates a notion of a Shangri-La even in the most unusual of places. Look no further than album closer, the twangy “Goodnight, Goodbye (Hope Not Forever).” The song neatly ties the past year along with a universal longing that brighter days are on the horizon, even if it doesn’t seem so right now. Pokey LaFarge never wanted to be an artist that had one gigantic record and was then lost to the annals of history. As for now? He’s back to where the whole odyssey began over a year ago: Los Angeles. Even with In The Blossom of Their Shade on the horizon, LaFarge hasn’t put down his pen. You can’t keep a great songwriter idle.

The Sadies

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | 21 & Over | Public On Sale 12/2 10AM

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Without doubt or qualification, The Sadies are one of this continent’s greatest extant rock ’n’ roll bands — just as they have been for the last quarter-century. Versatile and imaginative, they skip from astral psychedelia to shuffling bucolics and leap from puckish pop to righteous garage-rock without losing momentum or mastery. Their albums deliver masterclasses on pointed songwriting, lockstep harmonies, and a devil-may-care attitude to expectations and past successes.
With their new album – Colder Streams – out now, check out what Shindig Magazine calls “a stone-cold masterpiece”.

 

 

ABOUT LAURA JEAN

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Laura Jean (Laura and the Killed Men, the Cordials, Silver Thread Trio) steeps her songs in the lore of the American West. Her unconventional voice, tinged with echoes of rusty Appalachia, corrals the songs away from straightforward folk and country and into an Americana refracting its triumphs and tragedies through an intimate lens. RIYL Sarah Jarosz, Riddy Arman.

Noah Martin Band

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | All Ages | Public On Sale 11/18 10AM

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Noah Martin is an alternative rock singer/songwriter musician from Tucson, AZ.  Being from Arizona and with familial roots in Nogales, Noah is heavily influenced by many Mexican artists and styles of music as well as The Beatles, Greenday, Oasis, Lenny Kravitz just to name a few.   Noah has opened up at The Marquee Theater for Scary Pool Party (Alejandro Aranda) Club Congress for Sitting on Stacy and Jakob Nowell and The House of Bards for Eric Tessmer, Dennis Quaid and The Sharks just to name a few.  Noah as released 8 singles and 2021 his first EP In Due Time was released with Martin playing all instruments.  Noah leads his band accompanied by Mitch Melodia – bass/background vocals, and Chris Martin – drums/background vocals.  All music can be found on all major platforms.

The Basements: 

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From rehearsing in a basement that could hardly fit a drum set to the big stage of Dusk Music Festival in downtown Tucson’s Jacomé Plaza, the fledgling band, The Basements have experienced their first taste of what it’s like to be rock stars in the spotlight. The Basements competed against seven other local bands in the 2021 Dusk Battle of the Bands last month hosted at Club Congress. The winner took home $1,000 and a slot on the Dusk main stage The band is formed by five University of Arizona students who just performed at 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, on the main stage of the two-day music festival after winning the 2021 Dusk Battle of the Bands. The Basements’ members Sebastian Driver, Martin Calderon Jr., Dylan Goode, Brandon Pors and Alex Sciortino met through their fraternity, Theta Delta Chi and had only been in a band together since March when they played their first live performance at UA Unplugged.

Krooked Kings

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | All Ages | Public On Sale 11/18 1PM

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Krooked Kings come from humble beginnings. In 2019, a group of five college friends from the University of Utah came together to write music and play shows in backyards and basements. Over the course of the last few years, the band has proven time and again their ability to write heartfelt indie rock gems.

 

After signing with Los Angeles based indie label Nobody Gets It Records in 2020, the band released their breakout single, “‘96 Subaru”, which has amassed over three million streams. By September 23, 2021, Krooked Kings released their debut project, The Comedown. After the the release, Krooked Kings hit the road on two support tours with Goth Babe and Rare Americans, as well as three headline dates in Denver, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles.

 

Keep an eye out for new music from Krooked Kings in the coming months, as they wrap up recording their sophomore record.