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Saturday August 3 2013
 9:30PM -- doors at 8:30M ••• ALL AGES
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Guy Fox‎‎‎‎‎
 Afro-Indie / alternative funk
Ghost And The City
 perfect musical cocktail of blues, jazz, rock and Motown
Fortress Social Club‎‎‎

Guy Fox
Noodle Witherbee- Guitars, vocals
Greg Waters- Guitars, sax, vocals
Petey Granquist- Drums, vocals
Charles Willhelm Moore III- Bass, vocals

Guy Fox is an Oakland based bands that effuses dancy high life vibes with their carefree indie vocals and hints of old soul. Infuse the energy of alternative rock with big band arrangements and funk beat breaks and you have the rare and impassioned music of Guy Fox.

The band is made up of Northeastern transplants drawn to the Bay Area by the romance of San Francisco. They played together throughout college; jamming at house parties and cultivating the free flow groove that makes their technically complex arrangements feel effortless.

A year after friend and band-mate, Pete Granquist (drums, vocals), relocated to the West Coast, Nate "Noodle" Witherbee (guitar, vocals, synthesizers) and Greg Waters (guitar, saxophone, vocals) packed up their car and moved to the Bay Area on a whim; an epic cross-country road trip ensued. The three friends were introduced to Charlie Moore (bass, vocals) at a house party, and Guy Fox was born.

After a year of playing warehouse parties and tapping into local creative spaces, Guy Fox's debut EP was released in early 2012, followed by sold out shows at top SF venues like Bottom of the Hill, Cafe du Nord and the Rickshaw Stop. The band also picked up accolades such as The Deli SF's "Artist of the Month" and Rasputin Music's "Buzz Band of the Week".

Their second EP In Wild is further evidence of Guy Fox’s wide range of influence and inspired musical talent. The trajectory of the EP rolls out with tracks ranging from the candied vintage rock of "San Francisco" to the spirited electric funk of "Too Late." Though they cover a lot of ground, their trademark big band arrangements replete with brass, rich soaring harmonies, and garage-rock-meets-electronic-indie hit the surface on every track.

Pair this with their commitment to putting on a show that invites audiences to dance as if any venue were a living room, and what materializes is an earnest and unrestrained love of music that defies any cultural tropes of irony and aloofness.


Ghost And The City
Ash Maynor, vocals, piano; Alexis Melnicki, vocals; Jesse Boley, saxophone; Liam Staskawicz, trombone; Max Miller-Loran, trumpet; Aaron Hellam, guitar; Peter Sullivan, bass; Justin Silva, drums; Molly Smart, piano, percussion, vocals.

Ghost & the City serves up a perfect musical cocktail of blues, jazz, rock and Motown.

At times, the band is grooving as if it were performing in a 1930s speakeasy, adding haunting horns to the mix. But it also fits in as a sound of city life in 2012. There is joy and anger equally balanced in its compositions. The band's music is a soundtrack for questionable shadows lurking in dark alleys.

Formed in 2008, Ghost & the City released its second full-length album, "Sazerac," in 2012.

Fortress Social Club
Jo Harris, Mykul Lee, Shawn Harris, Johnzo West, Justin Bird Andres, Rob Humphreys

Shawn Harris of The Matches and Maniac
While Jake
(Maniac) is in Australia recording with his other band, Shawn Harris started another band, Fortress Social Club, with his sister