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.
Friday March 3 2017
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
indie progressive math noise-rock post punk shoegaze slowcore
Pine And Battery
Rock, Pop, Jazz Odyssey, Melodramatic Funk
Allen Epley, Paul Malinowski, Jason Gerken, Josh
-from Kansas City, MO
-The group formed in 1992, and quickly found wide exposure, releasing a vinyl EP in 1993 and touring with acts such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Chore, Jawbox, Season to Risk, The Jesus Lizard, and Girls Against Boys. The group released their first LP, Splay (recorded at Steve Albini's Chicago studio) in 1996, and a second album, Lula Divinia the next year. Sub Pop took notice, and released a 7" single of the group's songs "Sleep it Off" and "Half Empty". Following this the band toured with Hum and Swervedriver in 1998. A third full-length, Starless, was released on a label run by members of The Descendents, Owned and Operated, in 2000. A fourth LP, The Egg, would follow before the group broke up in 2002. This was recorded and produced at Matt Talbot's recording studio.
TODD HUTH, GTR, VOX;
CHRISTOPHER FREY, BASS;
MICHAEL JACOBS, DRUMS
-from Oakland, CA.; Nashville, TN.
-Originally formed in 1992, pOrch hit the unsuspecting SF Bay Area with their own blend of tense, odd metered alternative rock with often seemingly stream of consciousness lyrics. Members of this band have spent time in lineups of both Primus and TITD, but Porch truly sounds like neither. Imagine delicate Codeine passages leading way to rumbling Karp/Unsane style pummel touched with Melvins creativity.
Pine And Battery
Jeff Campbell: Vocals, Guitar, Andy Weller: Guitar
Rick Munoz; Drums, AJ Leighton: Bass
-from the Bay Area, CA
-Certainly no rock scene is stronger than the San Francisco Bay Area Rock scene, and Pine and Battery have established themselves as one of the trailblazers of the movement. With Rick Munoz (drums), AJ Leighton (bass), Andy Weller (guitar) and Jeff Campbell (vocals and guitar), Pine and Battery combines years of experience with stellar talent. The four members come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds but share the common roots of rock and draw from their past band experiences to collaborate in a way that San Francisco hasn’t seen since it’s heyday. A Philadelphia native, Campbell moved to San Francisco specifically for the Rock scene he had heard was developing: "This town is full of so much culture and rock n' roll is the center of it." The band formed in 2005 when Campbell and Weller met at a friend's gig. They started collaborating on some of the music that Campbell had been writing; low and behold it was a solid match. Later added to the mix were Munoz and Leighton making up the rock solid rhythm section, bringing their current project into full fruition and releasing their first full length in late 2006. When asked who they sound most like, they always answer "Ourselves" but draw heavily from their varied influences like Led Zeppelin, U2, Jeff Buckley and Foo Fighters. The common thread amongst the four members though is their strong allegiance to the classic rock of the 70s and then it’s resurgence again in the 90s. With all four members writing material drawn for their varied musical and personal pasts, they come together as an undeniable blend of catchy, personal and honest music that seems to have been missing in recent years. With the release of "2", the bands second effort, Pine and Battery have released a solid and distinctive array of aural deliciousness. Campbell promised it to be “more raw and a bit more edgy” than their previous one, and that it is. The bands stellar musicianship and undeniable song writing have garnered them accolades from fans and critics alike, as well as establishing them on local Bay Area radio stations such as 107.7 The Bone (Local Licks) and KFOG, being a featured artist on their local shows.