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Sunday May 14 2023
  3:00PM doors -- music at 4:00PM
•••  21 AND OVER
$12 in advance /$15 at the door
  [includes free barbecue] 
RWS and SubliminalSF present...
 "The Subliminal Sunday BBQ"
The Chaw
 psychedelic rock
  (from Denver, CO)
 metal heavy psych stoner rock
  (from Denver, CO)
 goth doomgaze psych rock

The Chaw
-from Oakland, CA
-Relentless and hypnotic. A force unstoppable, a sonic inevitability. Hungry, insatiable, damn-good rock ‘n roll cut from the very same granite of the Greats: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash, Cream, and the Golden Era shaped by their peers. The Chaw. A wall of pulsating auditory energy, a rolling psychedelic groove undulating from a moonlit desert roadside tavern, a broken juke box in a haunted diner at the graveyard shift, the highway tide washed upon graffiti-sick concrete beneath an overpass. Three hands beckoning. Come on in.

-from Denver, CO
-Initially seeking to fuse melodic hooks with dissonance, Abrams began in 2013 in Denver, Colorado, with guitarist/vocalist Zach Amster and bassist/vocalist Taylor Iversen. Later joined by drummer Ryan DeWitt, Abrams has released an EP and three studio albums all to critical acclaim. With each release the listener can hear the band evolving and maturing to what it has become today. A band dedicated to compelling songwriting, and energetic live performances, Abrams ups the ante with the moody, heavy, psychedelic rock venture of their forthcoming LP, 'In the Dark.'

Adding Patrick Alberts (Call of The Void) to the lineup, 'In the Dark' is Abrams’ first release as a four-piece, following behind 2020's 'Modern Ways.' With the pandemic cancelling all touring plans for Modern Ways, Abrams immediately got to work demoing 30 plus songs for their next release. Studio time was booked in Summer 2021 with producer/engineer Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO who was the final piece in shaping the soundscape.

The new collection is a fine-tuned 45-minute sonic journey detailing the angers, fears, frustrations and joys inherent in living in a world gone mad. With cinematic guitar riffs, brooding leads and addictive vocal hooks, Abrams conjures a mature, polished and intensely passionate craft, urgent but not at all rushed. There are hints of early AmRep mixed in with the larger sounds of 90’s alt heroes Failure, Quicksand and Hum. Combine that with the heaviness of recent Mastodon and stoner psychedelia of All Them Witches and you get ‘In The Dark”.

For fans of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, All Them Witches, Cave In, Failure, Hum and Quicksand, Abrams’ 'In the Dark' is out via Small Stone Records in September 2022.

Patrick Alberts - Guitar
Zachary Amster - Guitar/Vox
Ryan DeWitt - Drums
Taylor Iversen - Bass/Vox

-from Denver, CO
-Drawing influences from indie rock, shoegaze, psych rock, doom metal, goth/darkwave, BleakHeart creates an emotionally lush atmosphere of rich guitars, haunting synths, and dynamic vocals.