WED 12/11… “OLD SCHOOL NIGHT” FEATURING DJ DELAYNEY
THU 12/12… RISQUE THURSDAYS (HOUSE/ELECTRO/DUBSTEP/TRAP)
SAT 12/14… THE BOTTLE ROCKETS + OTIS GIBBS (EARLY 7:00PM)
SAT 12/14… POWER-N-SOUL PRESENTS: “DE NOCHE” SALSA NIGHT
SAT 12/28… YOUNG BLU (EARLY SHOW 6:00PM START)
TUE 12/31… HIGHDIVE NEW YEARS EVE 2014 BASH
THU 1/16… THE 23RD ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP
FRI 1/17… THE 23RD ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP
SUN 1/19… THE 23RD ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP
THU 1/23… THE 23RD ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP
FRI 1/24… THE 23RD ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP
SUN 2/09… ULTRA BIDE (FROM JAPAN) + TBA
SUN 2/23… THE APACHE RELAY/THE LONELY WILD
SATURDAY DECEMBER 14TH… THE BOTTLE ROCKETS
Doors/Bar Open 6:00pm
Otis Gibbs 7:00-7:45pm
Bottle Rockets 8:00-10:00pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)
tickets $15.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $18.00 at the door)
Lean Forward continues the Rockets’ creative resurgence ignited by 2006’s Zoysia. Reunited with producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (who ran the knobs on the Bottle Rockets’ seminal albums The Brooklyn Side and 24 Hours A Day), the Bottle Rockets do what no other band does better — look into the hearts and minds and faces of the dying small towns in America and crafts populist anthems with the sympathetic eye of Woody Guthrie and sonic stomp of Crazy Horse. They are songs that demand the windows be rolled down and the volume turned up. And with the hooks, you’ll wonder how they make such problems sound so good …
With their 15th anniversary now in the rear view mirror, the Bottle Rockets show no signs of letting up. Lean Forward is an album that celebrates the forces of erosion not earthquakes, of the marathon not the sprint. Honed in their towns and on their back roads, it is distinctly the Bottle Rockets. Rather than be confining, this identity broadens the appeal and strength of their music far from their backyards into our own. Their specificity speaks universally and the message is a simple one: Lean forward, man, because it beats falling back.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 28TH… YOUNG BLU
Doors Open 6:00pm
Special Guests 6:30pm
Young Blu 8:00pm
$5.00 in advance (and $TBA at the door)
THE 23RD ANNUAL “GREAT COVER UP” BENEFIT
COCO BUTTER KIDS
CODY & THE GATEWAY DRUGS
MIKE INGRAM w/ABNORMOUS
BEAT KITCHEN BRASS BAND
THAT’S NO MOON
BONES JUGS N HARMONY
TO BE ANNOUNCED
WE THE ANIMALS
THE DIRTY FEATHERS
THE ARS NOVA
A COOL HAND
SWORDS & THE SHADY PERRYS
Detailed set times and ticket information forthcoming…
A 5-night extravaganza with 30 local CU bands, each masquerading as a “tribute” band for one night only to benefit local charities. Past highlights include Poster Children as Elvis, Absinthe Blind as Michael Jackson, Hum as Led Zeppelin, Lorenzo Goetz as Sublime, and Temple of Low Men as Rage Against The Machine.
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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9TH… ULTRA BIDE
Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
To Be Announced 8:30-9:00pm
To Be Announced 9:20-9:50pm
ULTRA BIDE 10:15-11:00pm
$10.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $10.00 at the door)
Straight up skull-shattering is what comes to mind when hearing Japanese noisesters Ultra Bidé. They are hyper-energetic and relentless, without ever taking themselves too seriously to have fun. The trio’s dual bass and drum attack is a monster that pounds you ever so thick and creamy, into a custard donut cooked by Satan. Led by singer/bassist Hide, Ultra Bidé will guide you across the complicated galaxy of DNA vs. DNA-c (their first US record in over 10 years!), and you’re not always sure you will survive the voyage.
Equally psychedelic as it is primal and fuzzy punk rock, the album is menacing and confident, and Hide is the sort of leader required for this perilous journey. Without becoming completely obliterated by the massive blackness of outer space, Ultra Bidé heads directly toward the stratosphere. After returning to Japan a decade ago… after being based in NYC for much of the 1990s… Hide & his band have been honing their razor sharp sonic weapons. Hide’s vocals drive the insane dragster that is Ultra Bidé far past the supersonic barrier.
These guys have been doing it since 1978 and show no signs of slowing down.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23RD… THE APACHE RELAY
Doors/Bar Open 7:30pm
To Be Announced 8:00pm
The Lonely Wild 8:45pm
The Apache Relay 10:00pm
$10.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $10.00 at the door)
The Apache Relay takes more long car rides than most bands. But only a portion of their car time is dedicated to their touring schedule — the rest is something like driving in the middle of the night from Nashville to Alabama and back, just to listen to a new record 12 consecutive times. Despite their wagon’s sketchy brakes, this happens a lot. It’s where the indie-roots band discovered a shared love for the timelessness of Motown records, the weight of Springsteen’s Nebraska, the textures of modern rock bands, as well as the intensity of really skilled acoustic players.
It’s also where they cemented their bond, spontaneously forming the band after just one gig at Belmont University . Now, just over two years later, The Apache Relay is releasing their second album, American Nomad, a modern and young roots-rock collection produced by Nielson Hubbard. Their debut 1988, was released in 2009, produced by Doug Williams best known for his authentically raw approach with the Avett Brothers. The record cracked the door to reveal the band’s capabilities, and Paste Magazine named it an “Auspicious Debut” and highlighted the band as “Best of What’s Next.”
Rarely does a young band emerge with a combination of skills, talents and vision fully developed. But the LA-based quintet The Lonely Wild is that true gem who’s writing and arranging talents are only surpassed by its members’ ability to work seamlessly as a singular, dynamic voice.
Picking up solid momentum from their critically acclaimed debut EP, Dead End, The Lonely Wild quickly made a name for themselves in and around greater LA with fans such as Nic Harcourt (KCSN), Chris Douridas (KCRW) and Kevin Bronson (BuzzBands LA) on board. and opening for John Doe, Damien Rice, Phosphorescent, The Elected, Laura Marling and Lord Huron in addition to their highly successful residency at Silverlake’s famed Satellite.
The Lonely Wild’s The Sun As It Comes is a record that reflects upon the times in which we live while taking the listener on a sonic journey of impressive heights.