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Friday July 21 2017
 8:30PM doors -- music at 10:00PM ••• ALL AGES
$8 in advance / $10 at the door
 alternative/garage rock
The Royal Panics
  Vinyl LP release
The Campbell Apartment
 britpop punk rock

Charli Lockheart (lead vocalist/rhythm guitar), Julius (vocals/lead guitar),
Mitch Avery (keyboard, saxophone), Tayler Braga (bass), Grey Janowski (vocals/drums)
-from San Francisco/Bay Area, CA

-The quintessential garage rock band, Standoff emerged from a group of high school friends who shook up the neighborhood with deafening sounds emitting from the depths of the drummer’s garage. The band has evolved from those early roots into a seasoned East Bay rock presence that is expanding into the greater northern California scene. Their music is inspired by the raw sound of early garage rock from the 60's, as well as various blues rock bands.  Strong keyboard and guitar riffs are intertwined with hard-hitting guitar solos and powerful vocals that make Standoff's sound distinct and unforgettable.

They recorded their first independent EP, “Not So Easy”in 2015 and are currently working on a recording of their new single and music video.

Charli writes the melody and lyrics composing the “bones” of the songs, while the band collaborates on the work and adds the “flesh” to the sound. More recently the lead guitarist, Julius has produced a few songs for the band as well. Together they create music that can bring you back to the sound of garage rock in the 60's with some of the revival sounds from the late 90's, always with their own spin and energy.

The Royal Panics
Greg Hoy Mark Nichoson Dennis Galway
-from San Francisco, CA   

-Musician Greg Hoy slugged it away in New York City rock bars for 10 years before migrating to San Francisco. Six months of false starts, drunken auditions, and missed connections led to meeting Mark Nichoson via an ad on craigslist in November of 2013.

Mark knew Dennis Galway from their previous band. The first jam was a love fest of rare and special sort. Releasing a live cassingle for 'Special Party' (recorded at their first gig at Thee Parkside), the band is finishing up 5 tracks recorded at Acme Hall studio in Brooklyn for release.

Hoy put out his first solo album in 2003, landing the opening track 'Tested By History' on the TV show 'One Tree Hill'. His bands in NYC — including Hoy, Greg Hoy & The Boys, Twice As Bright, & Century Club — performed nearly 500 shows in 5 years. Over 20 releases live in his collective catalog, many self-recorded and performed, alongside records done with Steve Albini, J. Robbins, John Vanderslice, and Jason Jouver, among others.

Mark is a versatile veteran of the SF music scene, having been around the proverbial block with artists like punk progenitors, Whipping Boy (produced by Klaus Flouride), Schmoovy Schmoov (Digital Underground), Phil Crumar (Asphodel Records), indie rockers The Downfalls, and mostly recently, the skull crushing prog rock of Rule in Exile.

Dennis has performed in Carlos, The Hampton Wicks, and Rule in Exile, among others.

The Campbell Apartment
Ari Vais, Kevin Frank and Steve Mathews
-from San Francisco, CA

-The Campbell Apartment, named after a bar hidden inside New York's Grand Central Station, is the brain-child of Russian born singer-songwriter and oil painter Ari Vais. "...sounds like the Clash fronted by Jonathan Richman - the power of the music leavened by the wryness of the lyrics. Underlying that tension, however, is an emotional richness that repeated listenings - and you will listen repeatedly - reveal.
They walk an ever-shifting line between knowing detachment and painful vulnerability. The instant you ease into one mode, the tone or the tempo changes and you're whipsawed into the other. The album is like life in that way - unsettling turns and touching surprises, each when you least expect them."
-Anthony DeCurtis Rolling Stone