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Tuesday January 9 2018
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
 •••  21 AND OVER
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Jacob Aranda
Invincible Vacuum Cleaner Company
Sea Dramas
 americana folk pop

Jacob Aranda
-from Nicasio, CA
-Jacob Aranda was born and raised in rural Illinois. He learned to play the guitar from his brother. He learned to sing in church.
Jacob is a carpenter. In his early twenties, Jacob began a decade of work repairing and revitalizing rare Asian antique furniture.
At night back then, he collaborated and performed with folk and gypsy jazz groups around Chicago.

Jacob studied at The Chicago School of Violinmaking and then traveled to Siguenza, Spain in 2007 to study with iconic classical guitar maker Jose Luis Romanillos, regarded as "one of the greatest luthiers of the twentieth century."  As a craftsman and luthier, Jacob uses only hand tools, avoiding factory-made practices typical of mass-market instruments.

Jacob Aranda started performing regularly, both solo and as an accompanist (pedal steel, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, guitar), after moving to the Bay area in 2013. 

Invincible Vacuum Cleaner Company
Gren Coffee-Guitar, Vocals, Recorders
Vern McElroy-Guitar, more Guitar
Colyn Wohlmut-Bass
Kevin Brownell-Drums
-from Oakland, CA

-IVCC takes it’s name from an actual company that existed in Dover OH from 1910 until the late 1970’s. 
Invincible Vacuum Cleaner Co was formed in 2016 around the songs of cabinetmaker, amateur tailor and composer Gren Coffee, previously from Pelicanopolis.  After receiving a degree in Music Composition in 1997, Gren went silent for 14 years, working, being a dad, husband and mortgage statistic. Music came back shortly after his kids were able to make their own cereal, songs unlike any he had written before when he was young and pretentious. Influences of British and American folk music, 20th century Classical and ’60’s sounds are apparent. Guitars are often retuned to play the chord progressions of songs with angular and unique melodies. Though this music could only have been made in maturity,IVCC is a seriously playful endeavor.  Strange concepts and images are brought forth and leaned into until they expose greater truths. Gren writes with heroic vulnerability about just about anything: sandwiches, trees, late 20th century philosophers, water, helicopters…To this raw material is added the joyous and brilliant guitar stylings of Vern McElroy who sails in and around the songs like an agile fighter plane and the bomber it’s escorting.  Kevin Brownell holds the universe together on drums, and in life generally, like a child in oversize boots clomping through the house.  Colyn plays bass and is a very noisy librarian, indeed.

Sea Dramas
Scott, Dwayne, Dave, Raven, Jeff
-from San Francisco, CA

-The music of San Francisco’s Sea Dramas ranges from hazy folk with pensive melodies to 60s inspired echo laden pop that melds genres and styles.
The music of San Francisco’s Sea Dramas ranges from hazy folk with pensive melodies to 60s-inspired echo laden pop that melds genres and styles with swirling, dreamlike qualities. Sea Dramas began as a voyage in songwriting and recording by multi-instrumentalist Scott Pettersen as textured lo-fi bedroom recordings with the intent to create boy/girl duo/harmony based songs. Through the process a full-fledged band emerged.