Covet

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Characterized by complex song structures and guitarist Yvette Young’s unique finger-tapping style, instrumental band Covet quickly earned a devoted following with their exploratory math rock sounds. Coming from a background in piano and violin, Young first developed her two-handed guitar-tapping style as a solo artist, but in 2014 she added a rhythm section and formed Covet. Young’s virtuosic playing and the band’s searching, organic-sounding instrumentals developed as their fan base grew, becoming more involved over the course of several EPs and reaching full realization with their 2020 debut full-length album, Technicolor.

Covet was formed in 2014 by California guitarist/composer/multi-instrumentalist Yvette Young. Young grew up playing piano and violin and eventually applied elements of technique for both instruments to guitar, coming up with a two-handed tapping style that incorporated different approaches from classical music and math rock. While living in Los Angeles in 2009, Young began uploading videos of herself playing online, slowly gaining attention and fans for her virtuosic playing. In early 2014, she released an EP called Acoustics under her own name, but started the band upon moving back to her home of San Jose in the fall of that year. Covet’s original lineup included Young on guitar, bassist David Adamiak, and drummer Ben Wallace-Ailsworth. Unlike Young’s gentle acoustic material (which sometimes included vocals), Covet’s instrumental sound was derived from post-rock composition and math rock intricacy. The group played around San Jose for about a year, with Wallace-Ailsworth leaving the band, replaced by Keith Grimshaw.

The trio released their first EP, Currents, in December 2015. Touring and various promotional video sessions ensued, including a stop by Audiotree for a live session. Grimshaw left the band and drummer Forrest Rice took his place for the recording of a six-song album called Effloresce, which saw release in July 2018. The following year, Covet issued the three-song EP Acoustics, which featured a new song, “Predawn,” and acoustic renditions of two Effloresce tracks. “Predawn” would appear again in a more electrified reading featuring special guest Phillip Jamieson on Covet’s first proper full-length, Technicolor. The album was released in June 2020 and featured ten songs, the longest and most involved collection of the band’s music to be released up until that point.

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

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“The hardest thing to do,” says internationally beloved soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro, “is be yourself, take some chances and bring your fans along with you.” Throughout his long, constantly evolving career, guitarist, singer and songwriter Tommy Castro has always remained true to himself while exploring, growing and creating new music, and he has taken his thousands of devoted fans right along with him. Since his solo debut in 1994, he’s made 16 albums— the last seven for Alligator—each its own unique chapter in the book of Tommy Castro. Ranging from horn-fueled R&B to piping hot blues to fiery, stripped- down rock ‘n’ roll, each release is solidly built upon Castro’s unshakable musical foundation—a dynamic mix of 1960s-influenced guitar-fueled blues, testifying Memphis-soaked blue-eyed soul and Latin-tinged East San Jose funk, all driven by Castro’s grab-you-by- the-collar vocals and passionate guitar work. Blues Revue declared, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.”

For Castro’s new album, a roots music odyssey entitled Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town, he tells a timeless story. This special project was composed by Castro along with Grammy Award- winning producer Tom Hambridge. Through its 13 songs, A Bluesman Came To Town tells the tale of a young man working on his family farm who gets bitten by the blues bug. He masters the guitar and heads out on the road seeking fame and fortune, only to find what he’s left behind is the treasure he’s been looking for. Each memorable song—from the blistering title track to the pleading Child Don’t Go to the hopeful I Caught A Break to the emotional Blues Prisoner—stands on its own, as well as contributing to the larger story.

“I like to keep things fresh and interesting,” says Castro, “Tom and I have talked about making a record together for a long time. Collaborating with him was even better than I imagined. I had an outline for the story and then Tom and I talked it out and the songs just started to organically grow out of each other.” Castro continues, “A Bluesman Came To Town isn’t a story about me. It’s pulled from some of my friends’ and my experiences though. I’ve seen first-hand for a lot of years what it’s like out there on the road.”

The road has always been Castro’s home away from home. He’ll instantly ignite a crowd, turn them into loyal fans and then keep those fans coming back for more. He has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles and performed thousands of gigs, leading his bands at clubs, concert halls, and festivals all over the world. Famed guitarist Joe Bonamassa says, “Tommy has always been top of the heap among blues guitar players. He always puts on a great show.” Born in San Jose, California in 1955, Tommy Castro first picked up a guitar at age 10. He fell under the spell of Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Mike Bloomfield and other blues artists of the day. Almost every major rock and soul act, from Ike and Tina Turner to Janis Joplin to the J. Geils Band to Tower Of Power, toured through the area, and Castro was at every show. He saw John Lee Hooker, Albert King, and Buddy Guy and Junior Wells at the same local blues bar, JJ’s, where he often jammed, dreaming of one day busting out. Mixing the blues and rock and roll he loved and the soul music he heard blasting from lowriders in his neighborhood Tommy started to create his own personal sound and style. He honed his guitar skills and intense, gritty vocals, learning how to capture an audience as he performed on San Francisco’s highly competitive club scene. As his reputation spread, Tommy played in a variety of Bay Area bands, soon making a name for himself as a hotter-than-hot live artist bursting at the seams with talent. In 1985, he was recruited to become lead singer and guitarist for the regionally popular blues band NiteCry, gigging regularly throughout Northern California. Castro joined Warner Brothers’ artists The Dynatones in the late 1980s, performing all over the country. He formed the first Tommy Castro Band in 1992 and has not stopped touring since. In 1995, soon after releasing his first album on Blind Pig Records, The Tommy Castro Band was selected as the house band for three seasons on NBC Television’s Comedy Showcase (airing right after Saturday Night Live). The show brought him in front of millions of viewers every week and cemented his reputation as a not-to-be-missed, nationally touring live performer.

After a series of successful releases on the Blind Pig, Telarc and 33rd Street labels, Tommy Castro joined Alligator Records in 2009. His label debut, Hard Believer, was released to massive popular and critical acclaim. With the album, Castro won four of his six career Blues Music Awards, including the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award (the very highest award a blues performer can receive). In 2012, Castro stripped his music down to its raw essence, creating a high-energy, larger-than-life sound with the formation of The Painkillers. Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ initial release, The Devil You Know, was embraced by his legion of fans and discovered by hordes of new ones. With the current version of The Painkillers (bassist Randy McDonald, drummer Bowen Brown and keyboardist Michael Emerson), Castro released Method To My Madness in 2015, Stompin’ Ground in 2017, and the irresistible Killin’ It–Live in 2019, with critics shouting praise and admirers cheering the group’s every move. The band has coalesced into one of the telepathically tightest units Castro has ever assembled, making them one of the most in-demand live roots music acts performing today, delivering soul-shaking, muscular music.

Castro’s relentless road-dog approach—gig after gig, night after night—has won him loyal, lifelong fans everywhere he plays. The Washington Post says Castro is “phenomenal and funky” with “soulful vocals and inspired blues guitar.” The San Francisco Chronicle describes Castro’s music as, “funky Southern soul, big city blues and classic rock…silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.” No Depression says “Castro plays gritty,string-bending blues like a runaway train…a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.”

Upon release of A Bluesman Came To Town, Castro will hit the road with The Painkillers, performing fan favorites as well as songs from the new album. “I’ve made seven albums for Alligator,” Castro says, “and I’ve never made the same record twice. I will always try to be my most authentic self. I give it all I’ve got every time we hit the stage!”

Koffin Kats @ 191 Toole

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It’s been over 16 years since Vic, Tommy, & E-Ball started The Koffin Kats in their parent’s basements and played for beer in local Detroit bars. A psychobilly/punk band with influences ranging from The Damned to The Stray Cats, The Koffin Kats have covered a lot of ground. Nine albums later, a few member changes, and over 2,500 live shows from international tours… the founding lineup returned in 2016.

Six years after his departure, Tommy Koffin returned to playing guitar with The Koffin Kats. With Vic Victor on lead vocals and upright bass, and E Ball Walls on drums. In 2017, the trio released their latest album titled “Party Time In The End Times.”

2019 is a year of new music and international touring. KK will be releasing a new song each month while touring throughout North America and Europe.

You can keep up with Koffin Kats on all of the social media outlets. The band likes to keep it “old school” and suggests you check out their website at www.koffinkatsrock.com for all official information on news and tours.

Hawthorne Heights & Armor For Sleep @ 191 Toole

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | 21 & Over | Public On Sale 9/16 12PM

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“I couldn’t sleep at all while making this record,” admits HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS frontman JT Woodruff of his band’s eighth full-length, THE RAIN JUST FOLLOWS ME, out September 10, 2021 on Pure Noise Recs. “It was an 18-year breakdown in the making.”

Throughout their long and storied career as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium, the quartet have overcome obstacles at every turn – but these roadblocks always seemed to come from external forces, unscrupulous record labels & the shifting whims of fickle audiences to unimaginable personal tragedy threatening to derail them.

Despite the odds, Hawthorne Heights have overcome: earning two Gold albums (’04’s The Silence In Black And White and ’06’s If Only You Were Lonely), penning some of the genre’s most well-known songs (“Ohio Is For Lovers,” “Saying Sorry”), & remaining a touring act nearly two decades after forming in Dayton, Ohio.

“Are we a heavy band with melodic vocals, or are we a pop-punk band with screaming?” he asks rhetorically. “What we realized was we were separating the songs more than we realized. On one side, we had killer pop-punk songs, on the other there were super-heavy songs. At its core, Hawthorne Heights is both of those things.”

It was this moment that cements THE RAIN JUST FOLLOWS ME as an essential entry into the band’s discography, as the group adroitly swerve between soaring pop melodies and caustic breakdowns with little warning – keeping audiences, & even themselves, guessing.

 


 

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Armor for Sleep’s emotionally charged lyrics, energetic live shows, and D.I.Y. work ethic have won the New Jersey-based quartet a loyal fan base. Singer/songwriter/guitar player Ben Jorgensen began writing songs the summer before his freshman year at college, and recorded two of them at a local studio. Weary of playing all of the instruments himself, the self-admitted recluse found kindred spirits in bassist Anthony Dilonno and cousins Nash Breen (drums) and P.J. DeCicco (guitar). Buzz for the newly minted band grew quickly, and by the summer of 2002, Armor for Sleep found themselves in California recording their debut, Dream to Make Believe. Released on Equal Vision Records in June 2003, the record secured the band a solid spot in the growing emo-pop scene, leading to some choice shows with bands like , , and . In 2005, after successfully headlining its own U.S. tour, the band released What to Do When You Are Dead, a loosely related conceptual album dealing with life and death that showcased the group’s growth into a heavier and darker machine. The DVD A Comprehensive Guide to Touring was issued near the year’s end, and Armor for Sleep next signed on to the Sire roster in April 2006. The following year, “End of the World” was included on the soundtrack for Transformers: The Movie, and the group released a new album, Smile for Them.

Young Dubliners

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After thirty years as one of the world’s leading Celtic Rock bands, the Young Dubliners have begun work on their tenth studio album and will dedicate much of the year to the project while still heading out on the road for their summer tour.
The boys spent the first quarter of 2022 playing shows all over the US and “reconnecting with fans while we tightened up as a musical unit and prepared to hit the studio” says lead singer, Keith Roberts.
The band is Roberts (vocals / guitar), Chas Waltz (Violin, keys, vocals), Justin Pecot (guitar, vocals), Dave Ingraham (drums) and Ethan Jones (bass guitar).
With a solid line up and a new batch of songs to play, The YD are excited to get out on the road and continue to bring back live music into people’s lives. New dates are being added daily as the world reopens.
“We want to be the band who reminds the world how important a good gig can be to our sanity after what we’ve all been through” says Roberts.
For only the second time the band is looking to its fans to finance the album instead of a traditional record company. “The business has changed so much over our lifetime that it no longer makes sense for us to take money from a label and then owe it all back” says Roberts. “Making all our supporters co producers is a far more rewarding way to make a record and allows us to maintain control all the way”. The band have teamed up with long time producer, Irish born Tim Boland, and will begin recording in the coming months.
The Young Dubliners have released nine albums to date. The set on the upcoming dates will draw from all their albums and include unreleased new material.
In recent years the Young Dubs have appeared twice on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang, Los Lobos, Chris Isaak and many more.
Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’, that label can often be misleading. The Irish influence is certainly there, but it’s not the only influence that bursts through on their albums or live shows.
After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. “That was always the idea”, explains Roberts “The sound was intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though I am from Ireland, a lot of the music I listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but when I got here, I got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you’ll end up with”
“Their sound defies categorization. The Young Dubliners can be seen as Ireland’s answer to Los Lobos, with a similar combination of traditional folk music, raucous electric rock, and forward-thinking experimentation.” Allmusic.com
“(the songs) range from stadium-friendly extravaganzas to more intimate but equally outspoken pub-sized opuses.
Lead singer Keith Roberts’ powerhouse vocals front a maelstrom of fiddle vamps, howling guitars and frenzied drums. But even so, the hint of rueful melancholy that lies at the heart of traditional Celtic music survives, transformed yet triumphant!”–Christina Roden, Amazon Music

Mark Farina

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Mark Farina has solidified himself in the world of Dance Music as a trailblazing DJ, Producer, tastemaker  and bona fide House Music icon. After 3 decades crisscrossing the globe, he shows no signs of slowing  down remaining innovative, humble, and firmly rooted in the underground. 

“I look at my job as a ‘modern day traveling minstrel’ bringing new music to as many places as I can and  exposing audiences to obscure records that otherwise might go hidden.” 

As an early House Music pioneer in the late 80’s, Farina’s history includes an impressive long standing  residency at Smart Bar Chicago and a job at the legendary Gramaphone Records. In the 90s, Mark pushed  musical boundaries and blended hip hop with downtempo grooves to create an entirely new genre,  “Mushroom Jazz”. Eventually, Mark made San Francisco his home as his legendary DJ sets sparked a con 

stant demand in clubs and festivals across the US. The Bay Area proved to be a perfect match for Mark’s  musical vision and he released a string of major mix compilations including his Mushroom Jazz series.  With a tireless passion for playing extended sets, B2B shows with fellow House Music icons, or playing  both of his signature styles on 2 stages on the same night, Farina continues to entertain his incredible  fans all over the globe with over 100 shows per year.

 

 

This event is an offical Gem and Jam Festival Pe-Party • February 3-5th, 2023 • Tucson, AZ. Tickets and information: gemandjamfestival.com

Hope For Better Tomorrow: Santa Pachita + Miss Olivia & The Interlopers

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Owl & Panther offers a safe haven for refugees who experienced traumatic dislocation. The nonprofit organization believes in the power of the arts, service, community building, and being one with nature. These healing-centered engagements cultivate an essential sense of belonging. Together, we accompany refugees and asylum seekers in their journey finding hope for a better tomorrow.

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.

Municipal Waste *MOVED TO* 191 Toole

*This show has been moved from Rialto Theatre and will take place at 191 Toole.*

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From choosing a name that makes them sound like some sort of urban public works department to their music itself, Richmond, Virginia’s Municipal Waste openly bow down to the memory of ’80s thrash metal and crossover decades after, and a few hundred miles away from, the original movement’s heyday in New York City. Emerging in 2001 with an eponymous EP, the group’s 2003 debut long-player, Waste Em All, helped pave the way for a crossover resurgence in the early 2000s. They continued to carry the thrash-punk torch on subsequent outings like Massive Aggressive (2009) and Slime and Punishment (2017), and Electrified Brain (2022), with vocalist Tony Foresta and guitarist Ryan Waste serving as the group’s sole constant members.

Led by picturesquely named vocalist Tony “Guardrail” Foresta, Municipal Waste played their first show on New Year’s Eve 2001, then spent the next few years working on demos, recording the odd EP and split release, and juggling musicians until solidifying its membership around Guardrail, guitarist Ryan Waste, and bassist Land Phil. Veteran drummer Dave Witte (ex-, , , etc.) joined their ranks shortly after the band signed with and recorded 2004’s Waste Em All with producer Corey Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus of ). The album was instantly embraced by discerning metal fans for its retro-tastic revival, received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and landed Municipal Waste supporting slots on tours with and . Late 2005 saw the unveiling of the band’s equally impressive sophomore effort, Hazardous Mutation, which helped them break big across Europe, and resulted in even more touring opportunities. Two years later, the group once again returned to the studio with producer Zeuss (, , etc.), and emerged with their third irreverent opus, The Art of Partying, which was followed by a headlining tour of Europe and a series of dates with crossover legends . Massive Aggressive arrived in 2009 to accolades both at home and abroad, as did 2012’s The Fatal Feast, their first outing for . The band tapped bassist Land Phil to handle the engineering of their sixth studio long-player, 2017’s Slime and Punishment, which landed at the number three slot on the U.S. Heatseekers chart. In 2019 the band issued The Last Rager, a reliably punishing four-song EP, and in 2022 they released their seventh full-length effort, the relentless Electrified Brain, which was recorded in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk (, ). ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi