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.
October 26 2013
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:30PM ••• ALL AGES
Haunted Hoedown IV
Rin Tin Tiger
Alternative folk rock
folk southern rock alt-country blues indie rock
Rin Tin Tiger
Kevin Sullivan, Sean E. Sullivan, Andrew Skewes-Cox
High energy, lyric heavy, acoustic guitar lead songs about life in contemporary society. The sound is often described as a blend between early Bob Dylan, Violent Femmes, and Tupac.
Rin Tin Tiger is an indie folk band from San Francisco, CA, formerly known as Westwood & Willow. Comprised of brothers Kevin (songwriting, vocals, guitar) and Sean E. (bass, vocals) Sullivan, with Andrew Skewes-Cox on drums and additional vocals. The music carries an emphasis on lyrics, organic musicianship, and raw energy, showing traces of Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Tupac and Morrissey while retaining a sound that is contemporary in an electronic-drenched world. They have spread their sound across the bay area and beyond from small cafes and art spaces to renowned venues like Bottom of the Hill (where they had their album release and later opened for folk legend Michael Hurley and for Max Bemis during Noise Pop 2011). Their full length album, released under the name Westwood & Willow in July 2010 was recorded entirely on their own and only mastered and duplicated by other hands. All songs, lyrics, artwork, and layout were done by Sean and Kevin, showing testament to the spirit of the modern independent artist.
Tracey Holland: Vocals, Percussion
Chris Tye: Guitar, Vocals
Fritz Mueller: Bass
Dan Miller-Schroeder: Drums
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In the best kind of way, Vandella can be a tough band to pin down. Hailing from San Francisco, their music takes listeners from the gulches of swampy, guitar-driven rock and the dusty twang of Americana to the amber honey of country-tinged folk. The result is an eclectic library that's fresh yet somehow familiar. In their three years together, the tight-knit group has come a long way with old-fashioned hard work and hustle: 2009 saw the release of the V EP, earning them bills at San Francisco staples such as Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill, Rickshaw Stop, and Café du Nord, to name a few. Two West Coast tours and spots on coveted bills and festivals with nationally-touring acts followed. In May 2012, they self-released their debut full-length album, Fire in the Desert. Mixed and mastered at Marcata Studios in New York by Kevin McMahon (whose past discography includes The Walkmen, Ha Ha Tonka, The Felice Brothers, and Swans), Fire in the Desert is at once a handcrafted revival and a unique blend of styles that is soulful roots-rock at its core.
“Vandella draws their music from Motown, classic rock, Southern rock, folk-rock, blues, and modern-day sounds of indie pop/rock. It's like if Ryan Adams was backed by The Band, or Jenny Lewis took over for Jay Farrah and Jeff Tweedy in Uncle Tupelo. It's 1970s country-rock via 1990.”
The Moxie Kids are an indie rock duo based in San Francisco. Childhood friends, Chris Carmichael and Kyle Albery met in the summer of 1987 in a small town outside of Detroit Michigan, Sylvan Lake. The two began writing music together on at the age of 11 and have been creating and performing ever since.
During high school and college Chris and Kyle played in rock bands in and around Detroit as well as Kalamazoo, their home throughout college. After moving to California in 2009, the two could be seen as the rhythm section in San Francisco based indie rock band, Please Do Not Fight.