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 April 2
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$13 in advance / $15 at the door
multi-instrumentalist popular American music
hip hop, soul, R & B
piano / eclectic
-from Sacramento, CA
-LabRats is a dynamic trio of multi-instrumentalists specializing in many forms of popular American music. A year after the band’s formation, the band has proven itself to be an integral part of their hometown music scene. LabRats, performing all over Sacramento and the Bay Area, has their growing fanbase clamoring for more of their smooth yet psychedelic sounds. In addition to their many gigs and recording sessions, you can find LabRats at the Torch Club every Sunday night where they curate the “Sunday Sessions,” a free, inclusive and safe environment for musicians and other creatives to meet and perform with one another fulfilling the trio’s personal mission of giving back to the community that has shaped them.
-from Sacramento, CA
-The Philharmonik is an American hip hop, future soul R & B recording artist, and producer from Sacramento, California.
The Philharmonik debuted in 2018 with the album “The Philharmonik”. His album includes feature songs like “Neon Lights”, “Mama’s House (feat. Hobo Johnson), “Pay me” and “Good Day” offer a variety of styles which appeal to a wide audience base. Hi album was released under Sol Collective’s record label shortly after his winter 2016 video release of Mama’s House.” The Philharmonik remains an independent artist.
The Philharmonik’s musical beginnings started in Cleveland, Ohio where he was born. He began taking classical piano at the age of 5 after he attended a concert with his mom. When he returned home from the concert he began to play songs he heard note for note. His family signed him up for piano lessons with a teacher who played for the Cleveland Orchestra and thus his training began.
The Philharmonik was inspired by the great legends in music early on, as it was not uncommon to hear the likes of Bach, Beethoven, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan Michael Jackson, Lou Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ozzy Osbourne, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Santana, The Beatles and a few hundred other artists playing around the house. Composers such as Hans Zimmer and James Horner and country music artists Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash, were on the list.
The Philharmonik even participated in a community choir and church choir. Cutting his mom’s dreams short, The Philharmonik ended his participation when he could no longer hold back the rhythm in his soul set afire after he discovered hip-hop. His Hip-Hop and R&B Artist inspirations include Kanye West, The Roots, Outkast, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, India Arie, Alicia Keyes, Common and Chance the Rapper just to name a few.
The Philharmonik is known for his electrifying live performances at Sol Collective, Harlow’s, The Tree Tone Records, OnTheBlock Party and at various venues throughout the country. Kironic finds The Philharmonik at peak synergistic soul, both lyrically and culturally with an iconic ensemble cast of features including George Knapp Band & Fuego Drums. The Philharmonik’s Kironic Tracks are fully written and produced by him. The album is currently on all streaming services.
-from Vallejo, CA
-Simon Ajero, better known by his recording alias Hokage Simon, is a Filipino-American producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist, from Vallejo, California. The 24-year-old genre-bending artist molds his production inspirations from the likes of J Dilla, The Neptunes, and Toro y Moi while blending Kiefer-like piano melodies & Synth Lead solos inspired by George Duke. Learning piano at a young age and making his first beat while in high school, Simon has helped contribute to production for many artists throughout various genres.
Being born & raised in the Bay Area, Simon has been known for accompanying other Bay Area talents on tour with his piano playing such as Elujay, Thuy, LaRussell, and CRSB. Playing keys for these artists has allowed him the opportunity to open up shows for the likes of SiR, Russ, Thundercat, and Still Woozy. Usually staying within the atmosphere of underlying jazz roots, Simon strives to sculpt his own personal sound while captivating his audience with a distinct discography that's recognizable immediately by tasteful piano riffs & unique sound selection.