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.
Saturday October 9
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• ALL AGES
formerly Jared & The Mill
grunge power pop
Pop Rock, Singer Songwriter
formerly Jared & The Mill
-from Phoenix, AZ
-Wheelwright brings a western sound of pop and grunge from the sprawling desert city of Phoenix, AZ. Blending devil may care spirit commenting with the tumultuous contemporary relationships and existentialism that comes from hope and youth in a world that isn’t kind to either. None of his songs are idealistic, they capture a rugged wholesomeness that comments on the human experience. No darkness without light, no laughter without at least some suffering, no thoughtfulness without some recklessness. Songs of self acceptance and love without the kumbaya bullshit, but rather the idea that we are all beautiful and flawed, stuck here together, whether we like it or not. His songs are self admitting and allow listeners to meet him where they truthfully are. Not where they’ve been or where they want to go. But what is directly in the mirror in front of them. It’s brash and it’s honest. The true beauty is that everybody has things about themselves that they don’t like, they have things that they would change about themselves, but they also have spirits, and hopes, and dreams and light inside of them despite the darkness that seems to hang over us as we march into the uncertainty of what’s next.
-from Tempe/Phoenix, AZ
-Sundressed walk a line between youthful enthusiasm and adult thoughtfulness, energetic punk and quirky indie, harrowing desperation and uplifting hopefulness.
Living on such a chaotic planet, tossing and turning is inevitable. It’s hard to sleep in the midst of uncertainty. That’s why Sundressed was born. Lead vocalist and songwriter Trevor Hedges began his project in 2012, with the initial purpose of maintaining his sobriety.
Now, 8 years later, Hedges has refocused the project’s mission, writing songs that tackle mental health issues for others to take solace in. His confessional lyrics and punk-infused melodies inspire hope in listeners to continue moving forward.
With the addition of AJ Peacox (guitar), Vic Chan (drums), Matthew Graham and Justin Portillo, Sundressed has never sounded better. With new music produced by Mike Pepe dropping on Rude Records last year, the band is determined to make a positive impact, one lyric at a time.
-from Berkeley, CA
-After being influenced by a solo performance of Eric Clapton's at age 5, Berkeley, California, singer-songwriter Simon Lunche developed a precocious knack for the guitar. At age thirteen he became the youngest ever to be endorsed by Gibson, but his true voice on the instrument was found in later teen years while playing his cherished 1956 Stratocaster.
Simon Lunche has packed a near lifetime of musical experience into just 22 years. As the creative force behind former Bay Area-based indie act, The Blondies, he wrote and produced the band's entire catalog and made his name as a captivating live performer. Having spent the last decade as a frontman, Lunche now delivers a solo debut that brings a powerful new depth and dynamic vision to his artistry.
Formed when Lunche was nine years old, The Blondies released their acclaimed album, Just Another Evening, in June 2016 and toured the Western US right around the time of his high school graduation. While several of the older band members decided to focus on finishing college, Lunche was determined to pursue music full time. Despite fully writing The Blondies four LPs, he quickly found that working as a solo artist added a greater degree of creative freedom and sparked an unexpected evolution in his sound.
Switching from rhythm to lead guitarist on his solo project, Lunche composed a song and subsequent guitar melody that inspired multi-Grammy award winning engineer Dave Reitzas (Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, The Weeknd) to quickly join his creative company. While mixing with Reitzas, Lunche met Sean Hurley (John Mayer Bassist) who also became a trusted partner in the production of his upcoming album. Lunche's seductive vocals and emotive guitar playing propel the music forward into a budding world of passion and romance. Rounding out is Sean Hurley (bass), drums from Aaron Sterling (Harry Styles, Maren Morris, John Mayer), backing vocals from Tiffany Palmer (John Mayer), Brandon Winbush (Tori Kelly, Justin Bieber) and Briana Lee (Elvis Costello) effectively sealing the deal on a brand of music that Lunche acknowledges as "soul-pop"
Lunche's passion, dedication, and drive, culminate into an uncanny ability to access the authentic human struggle for feeling, connection, love, and loss.