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.
November 28 2023
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$13 in advance / $15 at the door
indie rock and funk
americana, folk, alternative, indie, and pop
-from San Francisco, CA
-Karl McHugh’s folk/rock songwriting is a fusion of his upbringing in Donegal, Ireland and his current home in the San Francisco Bay Area. The retro-style folk music falls somewhere between the purview of Paul Simon and CCR, evoking a house party singalong vibe: fun, warm, inclusive, and good for a laugh!
Growing up, Karl had the advantage of having the family business, a video rental store, attached to his childhood home. Movies were easily accessible and from a young age, Karl eagerly helped out around the store. With a natural appreciation for stories and films, Karl frequently discussed new releases with customers and suggested titles tailored to their individual preferences. This passion for movies has inspired the first single from his upcoming EP, “In The Movies”. The song explores the gap between what films portray and real life.
Karl’s previous Easy Life EP contains deeply personal songs inspired by his struggle with US immigration. In particular, the track “No One Told Me About You”, which documents his journey from Ireland to America, was recently featured on USA Network’s hit series “Temptation Island.” His single “Keep Dreamin’ ” – written as part of his Patreon Song Series – was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting award at The Great American Songwriting Contest.
His music continues to be widely recognised, appearing on several national TV shows and ad campaigns across both the United States and Ireland. Most recently, he composed the music for ‘The Pennsylvanian,’ a play by Jennifer Roberts.
Before embarking on his solo project, Karl was a founding member of the Irish-American rock group, McHugh & Devine. The band toured and released The Movie Blues EP in 2015 and the Emerald Hills album in 2016. The group garnered recognition for their songwriting from both Bay Area and international organisations, including Adult Contemporary Song of the Year (West Coast Songwriters Association) and runner-up in the West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest for their 2015 song, “Flame.”
-from Manteca, CA
-Born in Manteca, Fresh Yesterday has one album and 5 singles to date showcasing their indie rock and funk style. In March of 2022 they entered in the Battle of The Bands where they bought home the audience choice award out of 50+ other bands. With over 40,000 streams they are growing fast and one of the hottest bands in the valley.
-A gifted singer-songwriter from Santa Cruz, CA.
-Adrea Castiano is known for killing her audience softly. She is a storyteller, whose celestial voice draws you in, while her soulful lyrics plunge deep into love, heartache, and life challenges. Haunting and sweet, one could describe her style as a mix of Amy Winehouse, Regina Spektor, and Billie Eilish, with a big splash of Johnny Cash.
A Santa Cruz native, Adrea grew up listening to many genres and artists—from Ray Charles to Jack White to Bonnie Raitt. She began songwriting at a young age and hasn’t stopped. In March 2020, Adrea was awarded Best Overall by Songwriters at Play. She was also awarded Best Song and Runner Up by the West Coast Songwriters Association Monterey Chapter.
She resides in the Monterey Bay area, where birds and the sounds of the harbor fuel her creativity. She is set to release several EP’s co-written and produced with local artists KR3TURE, Hokima, and Joaquin Sun of Drifter, as well as her own acoustic album.