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.
November 21 2015
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:30PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$12 in advance / $14 at the door
Valley King Records Showcase
The Phantom Ships
with Steve Turner of Mudhoney
Heavy / stoner / space-rock
sypsych, rock & roll, blues, heavy
The Phantom Ships
Matt Brown, Steve Turner, Evan Railton, Brent Rahja
-Phantom Ships, a new four-piece whose members include Steve Turner (Mudhoney) on 12-string guitar and vocals, Evan Railton (Swords, Blue Giant) on drums, James Adair (Dolorean) on bass, and Matt Brown playing six-string guitar and singing lead.
David J, Johnny Webb, Tavan Anderson, Anthony Taibi, Michael Dieter
-from Humboldt, Ca-
-Bleached out, dramatic score to America's wilds. While UK psych acts tend to journey inward in the face of madness, their US peers like to externalize thoughts crammed in their chaotic minds. So Pan, White Manna's fourth studio album in as many years, is a cathartic soundscaping of rugged northern California landscape; in particular of Humboldt Bay, where the five-piece reside, and Manila where they write. Recorded live to tape at San Francisco's Lucky Cat Recording- a real treasure trove filled with tube/ vintage mikes, pre amps, compressors, vintage API 2824 mixing console et al- it's produce by Phil Manley (Trans Am), who keeps everything fuzzy, distorted and in the red. Equal parts Stooges punk, Hawkwind space rock and Kosmiche beat, their tidal wave of noise is dense, intimidating and unforgiving, best exemplified on the title track, and angry, chaotic squall dedicated to the Greek god.
Andy Duvall - Guitar/Drums, Clint Golden - Bass Guitar/Drums, Rich Millman - Guitar/Synth
-from Northern CA
-Mendocino County in Northern California is known for its spectacular coastline views, immense redwood trees in ancient forests and abundant nature that remains largely undisturbed by man. It is perhaps the most logical home base for a band like Carlton Melton, who compose and record their music in a geodesic dome (a.k.a. The Dome). It is the perfect setting for a band creating meditative soundtracks freed from the constraints of traditional song composition.
While Carlton Melton’s sound is heavily inspired by psychedelic music, it is equal parts, blues, rock, improvisation and drone. Whether the band is hanging on a well-defined riff reminiscent of Led Zeppelin or Joe Walsh or largely abandoning conventional music structure à la Spacemen 3 and Bardo Pond, Carlton Melton uses layers, textures and repetition to create music that makes full use of the spaces in between notes and chord changes … sonic explorations if you will.
The music that Carlton Melton makes is bold and does not hesitate to “go there” just to see what the heck might be still left out there in the world of unexplored improvisational and psychedelic music. And there is a lot of ground left to explore and cover. Whether it’s in The Dome or in the live setting, Carlton Melton give themselves full permission to realize and create spontaneous sounds and create genuine musical gestures that resonate beautifully with audiences throughout the world. How many bands can claim that?-
Chris Wagner, vocals. Chris Mulhauser, guitars. Bryan Coons, bass. Patrick Crawford, drums.
-from Northern CA
-OLDER SUN play loud and heavy rock 'n' roll with classic, soulful rhythm and blues vocals. Their rousing sound brings to mind the mighty forefathers of ‘60s & ‘70s rock such as James Gang, Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, and ZZ Top.
Based in San Francisco, the quartet has played a slew of Bay Area shows, sharing the stage with Earthless, Joy, Slough Feg, Hot Lunch, Wild Eyes, Planes of Santori, and Mount Salem.
Their debut record, "The Bad Man EP", is out now and available from Valley King Records.