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Saturday January 18 2014
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:30PM ••• ALL AGES
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Crooks On Tape
Fever The Ghost
 acid-drenched psych-pop
 Ambient instrumental

Crooks On Tape 
Joey Galvan, Rick Lee, John Schmersal.
-From Los Angeles, California.
-In 2010, the LA trio assembled a rotating fortress of instruments, synthesizers, samplers, and loopers. Crooks recorded hundreds of hours of material, largely instrumental in its original performance. Their latest album, Fingerprint, is the first evidence of this undertaking and a window into the band's sound. The debut record is analogous to tiny snapshots of an altered crime scene.

The material is mine from sessions lasting between winter, 2010 and Spring, 2012. The band had to move out of the location where these documents were made. They are busy constructing a new space.

Crooks is part art project, part band. 

Fever The Ghost 
Casper, Bornabin, Nicolas, and Mason.
-From Los Angeles, California.
-Influenced by the likes of the Seeds, the Electric Prunes, Procol Harum, the Doors, and David Bowie, this LA quartet's sound is like sonically aiming a can of spray paint at Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. Fever The Ghost is just getting started, their self-released 7-inch "Rounder" seems beamed in from the Summer of Love. They are cosmic and spacey, hallucinogenic and progressive. Fever The Ghost is a blast from the past and a vision of the future. 

Kyle Monday, Ray Welter, Sacha Galvagna, Gabriel Coan, Alexander Kort, and occasionally Jason Perez, Raj Ojha, Lorealle Bishop, Odessa Chen, and Jenn Harper.
-From the Bay Area, California.
-Carta began as a bedroom recording project in 2002 by Kyle Monday, Jason Perez, and a revolving cast of SF musicians. Ambient instrumental songs developed organically from looped guitar melodies, which also served as metronomes in the absence of a drummer.

As members joined and left, the desire to perform the songs in another setting grew, so the duo became a real band with bassist Ray Welter and drummer Sonny Culbertson. They honed a set of material for live shows, including some songs with vocals.

In 2009, after some minor lineup adjustments, Carta returned to the studio to record a follow up, entitled "An Index of Birds." Dezi had this to say about the group: "Switching from short neo-classical pieces to stomping rock with echoes of bands as diverse as Tarwater, Piano Magic, Low, Rachel's, and Mogwai."