Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
August 7 2013
9:00PM -- doors at 8:30M ••• ALL AGES
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Red Scare Across America Tour
power pop punk rock & roll
punk / soul
Raised on the same energetic and proud punk scene that has given birth to artists such as Hot Water Music, Tom Waits and Mike Ness - Nothington is the bay area's latest great export of sing along punk rock.
After touring internationally with their former band Tsunami Bomb, Jay Northington and Gabe Lindeman thought it was time to get back to their roots. Having been part of Tsunami Bomb since its inception Gabe was eager at the prospect of something different. Jay being the newest memberr of his former band he too was ready and willing to keep moving forward with music. Thus Nothington was born.
Jay describes"I was irritated with my current musical situation and the state of music in general, so I decided to get off my ass and do something about it. So I wrote a few songs and asked Gabe to play drums and the two of us just started playing in his wood shop near the Phoenix in Petaluma. Before I knew it we had an album's worth of material and two of my best friends wanted to play in the band."
The Nothington sound has been molded in many different ways; Jay's southern heritage has left its mark of blues and country, combined with influential punk rock predecessors, such as Leatherface and Hot Water Music. Having been great friends for so long the guys were excited to be part of a project they have always wanted to do. With an extensive writing and touring background, they were anxious to continue on with the life they love.
Once the lineup was established, with guitarist Chris Matulich (Enemy You) on board and bass player Mike Hicks (Time Spent Driving) there was no looking back. Some demos were recorded in a woodshop in Petaluma, CA and then it was on to Pop Smear Studios where the new full length was recorded with Scott Llamas in July of 2006. Classic punk rock record label, BYO Records is set to release the full length record titled "All In" durring the month of Febuary 2007.
"We are extremely excited about working with BYO and company. We are fans of the label and the bands on it. They have been nothing but great through the whole process and we look forward to a happy and prosperous relationship." - Jay
Masked Intruder is a four-piece pop punk band. Their label describes them as Descendents meets Jersey Boys; but what’s that supposed to mean, smart guy? We would probably include these influences as well: Bonnie and Clyde, Weezer, Leslie Gore, the Hamburglar, Buddy Holly, Ramones, etc.
Their self-titled debut full length was originally released in the summer of 2012 on Red Scare, and for re-released on Fat Wreck Chords in February 2013.
Elway is an American punk rock band from Fort Collins, Colorado. Their sound is a unique and inebriated take on a time-tested formula: aggressive punk rock with soaring melodies coupled with lyrics ranging from that of the sad sap to the indignant atheist with a bevy of homespun dick jokes.
Elway changed their name from 10-4 Eleanor to Elway.
"10-4 Eleanor was the product of our mutual interest in not taking anything too seriously. The band name just seemed to have that essence of not giving a fuck that we found both funny and accessible. Once we signed to Red Scare though, we wanted to try to start fresh, so to speak, and really try to milk our luck for all it’s worth. We changed the name to Elway because it is a more memorable and more accessible band name, but really because it still carried the tongue in cheek attitude and sarcasm that still pervades our characters as people and as a band. The band is, ostensibly, named after an American football player named John Elway, who in Colorado is a living legend. None of us care much (if at all) about sports, so the rechristening of our Colorado-based punk band after a famous Colorado athlete is purely ironic, and also pays a certain homage to the place that we began as a band. Elway just gave us a sort of a new beginning without sacrificing our commitment to never taking ourselves too seriously."
The punk rock band thought it was a way to honor its Colorado roots. Apparently, John Elway had a different opinion on the name change.
"Elway" was asked in 2011 through a letter to change the group's name after the Hall of Fame quarterback's representatives caught wind of its act.
"We're slouches," Browne said, laughing. "But we're not the worst slouches in the world. We're doing what we can. We're about having a good time, not trying to steal money out of anyone's pocket.
We're so small that it confounds me thoroughly why anyone would try to legally strong-arm us."
Sam Russo hails from Haverhill, Suffolk, UK. His soulful, rough edged songs marry the grit and immediacy of punk rock with the personal touch of modern acoustic music. Think Cynics meets Rocky Votolato. Maybe (maybe not?).
One of the biggest trends in punk these days is the leveraging of a position as the front person of a seminal band to a solo career as a folk musician. We’ve seen it from Chuck Ragan. We’ve seen it from Brendan Kelly. We’ve seen it from Tim Barry. And why not? Once you’ve established a dedicated fan base, it makes sense to occasionally shed the shackles of a full band and tour with just your acoustic guitar. Your name on the bill sells tickets and without any other band members, you’re pocketing the extra cash. Sam Russo’s sound fits in with this crowd. A British folksinger, he has played in the U.K. alongside Ragan as well as The Loved Ones’ Dave Hause and Lucero’s Ben Nichols. But unlike them, Russo doesn’t have the benefit of a notable punk background. He was never in any bands you’ve heard of. It’s just him and his acoustic guitar, starting from the ground up. And yet, Russo does what he does just as well, if not better than, most of the known heavyweights of this genre. His songs are evidence that while many of his musical contemporaries were out touring with their various bands, Russo was home getting his heart broken. Storm is an album about divorce, heartbreak, and letting go of love. You may be asking, “Do we really need another one of those?” Maybe not. But we need this one. Russo’s songs are staggeringly beautiful. They are deeply personal yet universally relatable, cripplingly sad yet toe-tappingly catchy, intricately poetic yet instantly enjoyable. There’s nothing fancy about the production of this album. Russo avoids all the pitfalls that typically accompany albums like this. There are no overly dramatic piano ballads, no sorrowful violins, no folksy harmonicas. Storm is just a man, his guitar, and some sad stories to tell. –Dan Ozzi (Red Scare)