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Wednesday November 15 2017
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
 Record release
 Rock, Folk, Country, Pop
Dan Too
The Human Condition
 purplegrass / dopefolk

Vocals, Guitar / Adam Dragland
Bass, Vocals / Michael Carney
Drums / John Hollis
-from San Francisco, CA

- Dragland is the singer/songwriter project of long time New York and San Francisco guitarist Adam Dragland (Gold Minor, Seven Stories Falling, Kat Robichaud, First Church of the Sacred Silversexual, Team Candy).  The group of songs the SF band performs has been many years in the making, but was ignited through new music written during the most recent eventful years in Dragland's life.  In this band, he steps away from his traditional role as a lead guitarist and explores the roots of his musical upbringing.  Joined as always by longtime songwriting partner and Gold Minor vocalist Michael Carney on bass, Dragland vents decades of pent up emotional energy through both his trusty old telecaster and raspy, weathered vocal chords. There are strong rock, folk and country elements in the mix, but the end result is refreshing accessible pop music that invites your body to dance. The immense talents of veteran drummer John Hollis give this band the wings to create music that is immersed with genuine soul and sexy rock-n-roll..  The first single will be released late in 2016, and 2017 will see the release of Dragland's first full length record.


Dan Too
-from Santa Cruz, CA
-Dan Too sounds like part of an incomplete sentence. Also, who is Dan One? Clearly, this name requires some context. “Dan One” is actually Dan Juan, a musical project belonging to Daniel Talamantes. He started Dan Juan about a year ago. Then last September, he started Dan Too, because he didn’t have enough “Dan” themed bands, apparently. In truth, though, he’s a little ambivalent about the names.
The second “Dan” band he started, to fill in the gaps, ended up being more in the realm of alt-country. Now that both bands are fully formed, he has the ability to take material to whichever band it fits the best. Or sometimes, whoever happens to be practicing next.

“I bring it and if it doesn’t catch with one, I’ll bring it to the other and see what happens,” Talamantes says.

The remaining members of Dan Too include drummer Jon Payne, pedal steel/guitar player Ian Park, and bassist Tyler Larson. People might be familiar with them from a whole slew of local bands like the Painted Horses, Scary Little Friends and Dos Osos. I guess you could call it a local all-star band, although Talamantes says that just about every local band is an all-star band, so maybe that’s not a huge deal.

“Santa Cruz these days almost feels like a lottery machine. You pull the trigger and see who shows up for what instrument. This is what’s happening these days in Santa Cruz music,” Talamantes says.

 This alt-country outfit includes members of Dan Juan, The Painted Horses, Scary Little Friends, Dos Osos and more. Daniel Talamantes is on guitar & vocals. Jon Payne is on drums. Ian Parks on pedal steel and guitar. Tyler Larson on bass.

The Human Condition
Mark Joseph - Dan Brennan
Nate Harris -David McEnulty
-from San Francisco, CA

--San Francisco string band The Human Condition performs original, modern-day roots music, creating a sound as varied as the world they inhabit. Each song strains against the confines of style and expectation; as much an homage to the past as a departure from it.

T.H.C.'s music is a long ramblin' drive across an American landscape that is quickly becoming the stuff of memory and imagination. Rowdy barnstormers and driving road songs are offset by calmer, brooding ballads that evoke lazy days and restless nights. Guitars, mandolin, and upright bass are joined by lush vocal harmonies and speckled with harmonica, in a familiar palette which is cast in new light by innovative songwriting and lyrical imagery.

"This album is pretty fantastic, the singing is truly exceptional. It’s a treat to listen to from beginning to end so do yourself a favor and do that." -NoMoreDivision