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.
Saturday April 15 2017
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
progressive rock post-hardcore
funk instrumental mathrock prog rock
Serf & James
Nick Redmond, Jason Bolich
Ricky Marasigan, Justin Vanegas, Zach Rice
-from East Bay Area, CA
-Septacy is a 6-piece Alternative Progressive Rock Band from the East Bay, CA. Their music incorporates groovy riffs, mathematical structures, and symphonic harmonies.
Zac Garren // Ben Rosett // Ian Jennings
-from Salinas, CA
-Strawberry Girls (Tragic Hero Records) is an instrumental trio from California . In early 2010, Zachary Garren parted ways with his previous band, Dance Gavin Dance. While pursuing his solo project, Good Health, he crossed paths with drummer, Ben Rosett, who was playing with a local band called The Trees. Ben, who was interested in starting a new project, asked Zac if he wanted to jam, just to see if anything cool would happen. Fortunately, everything clicked and Strawberry Girls was formed in April 2011.
After their first performance as a duo, Ben's friend and previous band-mate, Ian Jennings, excitedly wanted to be a part of the project. Ben and Zac, wanting to take the project to the next level, brought Ian onboard to play bass for Strawberry Girls.
Serf & James
Vocals - Serafino Barto
Guitar/Vocals - James Porter
Bass/Vocals - James Yokoi
Drums - Jackson Blankenship
-from Napa, CA
-Serf and James met during try-outs for a musical called "Kiss Me Kate," in Napa. Some sort of magic happened during that time, between rehearsals and open mics. Now, nearly ten years later, they found their way back to basics, writing heartfelt songs of love lost and dreams that never seemed too far off.
On a whim, Serf had decided to try out for the Napa College musical. This required a bit of singing and sheet music per audition. Luckily, he had not prepared. "Happy Birthday" was his only option, which he sang much too low and slightly off key. James took the stage to follow. He sang with charm and bravado. That was the beginning. James met Serf officially during ensemble practice, and much to Serf's surprise, he heard some potential in the range and timbre of his vocals.
They began working together at Jamba Juice, practicing after-hours in the back of Serf's old Chevy S-10 pick-up truck. Navigating through their early twenties together, the SJ songs trace their formative years' escapades. This was also around the time Napa was experiencing a musical renaissance of sorts. The quiet town had a group of restless youth that wanted more to do than drink wine (not that there's anything wrong with wine!). A few savvy art-minded people formed a beta non-profit entity known as "Wandering Rose." They put on a series of events before disbanding, including "Battle of the Bands." This caused an influx of new bright-eyed high-school bands. SJ flourished on the cusp of this mini wave of musical interest.
To this day you can still find them around town, singing on park benches and parking lots. Keep your eyes and ears peeled, and feel free to say hello.