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.
Wednesday September 13 2017
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
M. Lockwood Porter
The Harmed Brothers
Americana // Folk Rock // Indiegrass
of Goodnight Texas
dark folk melancholy
M. Lockwood Porter
M. Lockwood Porter - vocals, guitars
Peter Labberton - drums
Bevan Herbekian - bass
Jeff Hashfield - keys
Jeremy Lyon - lead guitar
-from Skiatook, OK / East Bay, CA
-The Berkeley, California-based singer-songwriter M. Lockwood Porter is part of a promising crop of up-and-coming Americana singer-songwriters. In the past three years, he has released two critically-acclaimed albums and performed all over the US, sharing the stage with acts like American Aquarium, David Wax Museum, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Water Liars, Samantha Crain, David Ramirez, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and John Moreland. He has performed at festivals like Outside Lands, Noise Pop, Norman Music Festival, and CMJ. No Depression called Porter’s 2014 album 27 “a solid album worth your time, attention, and money." In a review of 27, Americana UK said, "Take care with M. Lockwood Porter. He is an important singer-songwriter.”
Like Conor Oberst or Jeff Tweedy, Porter’s songs are equal parts traditional songcraft and indie rock attitude. How To Dream Again was tracked live in three days with minimal overdubs. While Porter dabbled in lush country-rock and expansive power pop on 27, How To Dream Again sounds tougher and leaves more space. The band – consisting of Porter, Peter Labberton, Bevan Herbekian, and Jeff Hashfield, and John Calvin Abney – sounds tight and heavy, like Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers if they’d cut their teeth at CBGB. The acoustic songs are raw and haunting, recalling Springsteen’s Nebraska.
The heartbreak and existential crises of 27 have been replaced with boldness, wisdom, and a deeper level of self-examination. “I’m in love, in a very healthy, serious relationship, and I’m happier with where I’m at in terms of my music, but with being further along in my personal life come new questions like “How do you maintain what’s good about a relationship? “Burn Away”, “Bright Star”, and “Strong Enough”, all ostensibly love songs, are really about the uncertainty inherent in love – that there is no guarantee that it will last forever.
The Harmed Brothers
Ray Vietti - Guitar, Vocals.
Alex Salcido - Banjo, Vocals, Harmonica, Piano.
Matthew McClure - Bass
Ryan Land - Drums
Tyler Giles - Roberson - Pedal Steel
-from Portland, OR
-“Melding indie rock fervor with the intricate fretwork of bluegrass, the band steer their way through both genres without slowing and manage to come out on the other side with something unique and wholly their own.” —Beats Per Minute
Unlike the unmussed fashion-grass coming from the Mumfords of the world, there’s something rusty and raw in the Harmed Brothers’ songs, something hungry and a little wild-eyed – Portland Mercury
“Better Days will slot in nicely to any collection that houses classic Ryan Adams, Whiskeytown, Uncle Tupelo (and their off-shoots) or the Avett Brothers. What it may lack in shocks, it more than makes up for in warmth and execution.” —Ian Fildes – Americana UK
-from San Francisco, CA
-Avi Vinocur has performed solo with a guitar, mandolin, and banjo on and off for years in between playing in bands. He currently performs with his band Goodnight, Texas all over the US constantly. It's kinda nuts how much they tour. Shit is cray.
Avi spent 3 years as a member of The Stone Foxes singing some of their popular songs like "I Killed Robert Johnson" "Sweep a Road" and "Reno". The Foxes' final work together was a cover of Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee" featuring Avi's vocals. It is currently in the 'Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey' national television commercial and campaign.
Avi loves music and you!!