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.
Tuesday December 6
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
instrumental garage rock
rock n roll, garage soul
spinning: Rock and Roll, Surf/Instro
The Professor Mighty Manfred - vocals
Graham Day - Guitar
Shane Pringle - Guitar & sax
Buzz Hagstrom - bass
Dan Eletxro - Drums
-from Atlanta, GA
-For a band to not only last beyond 30 years together but keep scaling more imposing heights, it’s going to need a sense of purpose. In the case of The Woggles, the seasoned garage rockers past that milestone with a renewed rallying cry to move ever forward, despite being rocked recently by the death of their lead guitar player Flesh Hammer aka Jeff Walls..
Jeff joined the band in 2003, after having worked with the Woggles as a producer since their early days. He replaced the Mighty Montague aka George Montague Holton III, who also passed away at a young age. In Jeff’s case he died of pancreatic cancer, while George’s death was related to his diabetes.
Currently The Woggles have several friends filling in on guitar, including Graham Day (The Prisoners, Solar Flares, Thee Mighty Caesars) and Shane Pringle (Tiger! Tiger!, Bad Spell) while the band looks for a new permanent member.
The band is currently touring in support of a new four-song EP of pineal gland extractions called Please Leave Me My Mind! Out on Wicked Cool Records (Steven Van Zandt’s label), each Woggle contributed a song apiece and their respective tunes take up one side each of this double 7″ release. It contains the final song from the departed Jeff Walls, “You Better Slow That Little Red Wagon Down.” The two 7”s are housed in a spiffy gatefold sleeve with artwork by Scott Sugiuchi.
“The band is not as much an institution as a way of life,” says frontman “The Professor” Mighty Manfred. “The main thing is to keep swimming, cause the shark has got to keep moving.”
The band continues to feature the sock-it-to-them rhythm section of bassist Buzz Hagstrom and drummer Dan Eletxro, both also sometime members of savage English rockers Graham Day & The Gaolers.
“One of our strengths is that all the members contribute songs and song ideas,” notes Manfred. “On Please Leave Me My Mind! Dan and Buzz both have songs that Little Steven picked as Coolest Songs In The World, the title track and “Paisley in Paradise,” respectively.”
“Alan Freed once said that ‘Rock and roll is a river of music that has absorbed many streams,’” quotes Manfred. “The Woggles drink from its many tributaries, from early rock and roll and R&B to ’60s garage rock, British Invasion, ’60s soul and forward.”
Fusing pure rock and soul from vintage sources into their own singular sound, The Woggles lay it down hard and loud but with more majesty than recklessness. Their beats and riffs are as strident as Manfred’s swagger and strut onstage. Having played in the past with Johnny Cash, Link Wray, The Zombies and nearly every garage rock group worth its salt, as Meredith Ochs wisely advised on NPR All Songs Considered: “Go see a Woggles show. It will change your life.”
-from San Francisco, CA
-The band is dishing out hi-octane rock n roll with hints of Motown, revved up guitars in the vein of MC5, and a heavy dash of delta boogie.
HOT Laundry is Janette Lopez- Lead Vocals, Ileath Bridges-backup vocals, Gena Serey-backup vocals, Grady Hord- guitar and vocals, Neil Young- bass guitar, and Arun Bhalla-drums.
"The lead singer, Janette Lopez, has been helping me run the backstage for years here in Mosswood Park, but tonight she’s center stage and out front where she belongs. Joining her are some of my favorite Halloween hair-hoppers whose dashing style of punk elegance will turn this place into a paranormal Shindig, a spookhouse of hullaballoo! Can punk rock be feel good? You bet, and these beloved bad girls and grisly garage guys will give you a trick-ish treat like nobody else! Today, they’ll be doing their own songs plus cover three Sonics classics, and it’s gonna be atomic! They’re called Hot Laundry, and their talent never shrinks!” - John Waters
-from San Leando, CA
-A garage rock combo from The Manor neighborhood of San Leandro, CA, who came together over a mutual love for music, film, and comedy. With all members growing up within a square mile of each other, the band crafts a sound that blends the dark, industrial elements of SL's rich history, with a kind of ethereal, carefree nostalgia that recalls the shimmering sunshine sound of Cali's 1960s surf scene.
-from San Francisco, CA
-David Greenfield, aka SID PRESLEY, plays rare & obscure music of the late 1950's through the 1960's, including raw garage rockers, surf and exotica instrumentals, international pop, greasy rhythm and blues, British Invasion, and much, much more.