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Wednesday May 27  2015
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
Luke Sweeney
 folk pop punk showegaze soul
 (Paper Garden Records)
 ---from Washington DC

 technicolor x-pop
High Anxiety
 California Rock 'n' Roll

Luke Sweeney
-Luke Sweeney, Brett Eastman, Rohini Moradi, Joe Santarpia
from San Francisco, CA 

A bicycle crash left a young Sweeney with his jaw wired shut for six weeks, and in recovering, his sustenance was on an acoustic guitar. What was he chasing? Perhaps something in a progression that led to the acquisition of a Yamaha MT-50 4-track recorder, seclusion in empty piano rooms on the campus of UC Berkeley, and hosting cassette release parties in his co-op, all while logging enough California-psych gold on tape to get a stretch of Highway 1 named for him. Branching out from celebrated San Francisco bands VOWS & Montra for the release of his 2013 solo debut ‘Ether Ore’, Luke Sweeney swung out on a limb with a stripped-down approach that garnered blossoms of critical praise for its “distinctly handcrafted feel” and “melodies that feel like opiates for the soul” (SF Chronicle).

Yet the surface has only been scratched in revealing Sweeney’s full portrait. In 2014, a whole new sound has emerged from the troubadour's ever-spinning reels with 'Adventure:Us', a matchbox collection of electric psych-soul gems cut in Brooklyn with producer Robin MacMillan (Persephone's Bees, Shalants). BabySue named it a Top Pick, stating "Sweeney really seems to be following his own muse here. And, in doing so, manages to come up with some mighty entertaining tracks that are credible and real. And our overall impression after a few spins is that this is one of those that will still sound great years from now. We love the guitars...we love the vocals...we love the rhythms...we love the melodies... Hell, to be honest we love everything about this album."

Members: Michael Zepeda ~ lead electric Ben Usie ~ drums, vox Ben Schurr ~ bass, vox May Tabol ~ main vox, electric, keys
from Washington, DC

Hailing from Washington, DC, Pree creates a unique sonic realm through their colorful and shape-shifting pop gems.

High Anxiety
Buddy, Krispy, Ian, Jacob
from the Bay Area, CA

High Anxiety doesn't take your girlfriend out to dinner, High Anxiety takes your grandmother out to lunch.