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Saturday January 11 2020
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
•••  21 AND OVER
 Stoner rock doom metal
Album release
 Indie Space Rock
Together We Can Rule The Galaxy
 Indie Rock

Alex Cunningham
Pete Holmes
Scott Peterson
Dave Pankenier
-from Oakland, CA

-"Oakland's Blackwülf bring some serious
stoner vibes to the party, hitting the listener
with some fat bottomed rock" - Decibel magazine
"The soundtrack to the apocalypse has arrived"
9.5 out of 10 stars - Maximum Volume
"With such strong writing chops and an invigorating
feeling of authenticity surrounding them,
Blackwülf carve their name into the
history books, marking themselves as the
flagbearers for stoner rock in 2015." - GIGsoup
"Heavy on the heavy, doomy on the riffing,
this vintage metal band from Oakland, CA
has hit the nail on the proverbial head."
- Heavy Planet

John Dickey - guitar
John Parsons - bass
Brandon Hemley - drums
-from San Francisco, CA

-Verst is an indie/space rock trio from San Francisco, California. Bass player John Parsons first discovered guitarist John Dickey’s music in the mid-90s via a random purchase of Pie’s “gone” EP in a Greenwich Village record store. Dickey was the mastermind behind Pie, a Boston-based band that opened for Built to Spill and Yo La Tengo before imploding. Parsons led San Francisco alt-rockers, Rule of Thumb, through four albums (and opening slots for The Gourds, Chuck Prophet, and Richmond Fontaine, among others) before dissolving the band.

In 2002, Parsons, determined to find more Pie music, discovered that Dickey had relocated to San Francisco and formed a new band, Richard Bitch. A decade later, the two Johns joined forces in Verst along with drummer Brandon Hemley (also from Rule of Thumb). The music incorporates a wide variety of influences: everything from Dinosaur Jr. and Pavement to Judas Priest and King Crimson, layered with the “A.M. Gold” sensibilities of America and Bread. And yet, it is distinctively and unmistakably original.

Starship Crash, the debut album released in 2015, was deemed a “noise-pop masterpiece” by Pandora and received numerous accolades in the press. David Slain, the band’s second album, was released in 2017; Pandora once again raved "If 1990s indie rock is now considered classic rock, Verst’s second album, David Slain, is an instant classic."

The band's third album, Rammed Hair, will be released on vinyl and all digital platforms on January 11, 2020.

Together We Can Rule The Galaxy
Travis, Ethan, Ryan, Burt, Kevin
-from Oakland, CA

-Oakland, CA quintet Together We Can Rule the Galaxy rocks with the sonic wherewithal of a band whose members grew up during the 1990s heyday of underground college radio. The band's new album “Long Held Secrets” finds their own barbed-hook brand of proto emo that could almost be described as progressive rock if it weren’t for their shared indie rock sensibility.