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Wednesday May 8 2024
  8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
 
•••  21 AND OVER
$20 in advance / $23 at the door
Messa
instagram.com/messa_band
 doom rock
Older Sun
instagram.com/oldersunband
 blues heavy metal psych rock
Oxide
instagram.com/oxideoakland
 dissonance metal dark ambient


Messa
-from Veneto, IT
-Emerging from the Italian Doom Rock underground, MESSA's expansive and innovative sound has captured the attention
of a rapidly growing fanbase. Their latest album, "Close," (Svart Records) takes listeners on a sonic pilgrimage, with a
breathtaking sound that melds the colossal voice of lead vocalist Sara, with Sabbath-y guitar tones and unexpected flourishes
of Arabian oudh and progressive solos. "Close" transcends the occult and noir-tinted atmospheres of their past works,
encapsulating Messa's multifarious influences into a singular, breath-taking sound.

Based in Berlin, the trio MAGGOT HEART led by Swedish guitarist and vocalist Linnťa Olsson, brings a blend of proto-punk
swagger and noise rock jangle. With bassist Olivia Airey and drummer Uno Bruniusson completing the lineup, MAGGOT
HEART has become a powerful force in the underground rock scene, known for their cross-over hard rock sound and punk
ethos. Building on the success of their 2020 album "Mercy Machine," the band is set to release their third album "HUNGER"
on September 29th, an album that promises to deliver a potent mix of their signature gritty sound and new explorations.

As these two genre-defying bands unite for a co-headlining coast-to-coast U.S. tour this fall, audiences are in for a hell
of a musical journey. MESSA's immersive dynamics and MAGGOT HEART's ferocious energy promise a tour that will push
boundaries and deliver a mind melting live experience.



Older Sun
-from San Francisco, CA
-Vintage notes from vintage folks. Tube amps, big drums and soulful vocals.

When was the last time you heard someone really sing? San Franciscoís twin-guitar heavy rock juggernaut Older Sun has a velvet voice
like no other in Kelsey Guntharp, and their string-slingers and grooving rhythm provide the fuel that all at once evokes Saxonís tight
riffing, Judas Priestís aviator-donning anthems and Heartís bottomless pocket. On their debut full-length Dawn of Darkness, Older Sun
bring listeners back to a time when bands couldnít be pigeonholed into a two-word subgenre. The freedom heard on albums like Led
Zeppelinís Physical Graffiti or on Pentagramís early demos shine through, where dueling NWOBHM solos meet bouncing Motown beats,
and jangling guitars charge with freight train bass, all while Guntharp howls at the moon before letting us down easy.

Older Sun transports listeners to an era when ďheavyĒ included shades of light and darkness, and that includes the peers theyíve shared
a stage with. The likes of Lucifer, Kadavar, Grim Reaper and Ruby the Hatchet have all had evenings rounded out by an Older Sun set,
and these recordings are a vintage capture of the raw power they give off onstage. Their music has found homes in Thrasher Magazine
and ESPNís Real Street competition and itís made its way across the globe from a variety of 7Ē and EP releases. With each new release,
Older Sun announces their cinematic entrance with punchy moto-rockers, simmering acoustic-laced numbers and soaring epics. Itís the
kind of adventure that albums used to take you on.



Oxide
-from Oakland, CA
-Oakland trio making loud and sometimes pretty noises.

Keith Ellis - Drums
Kunjan Joshi - Guitars
David Emmert - Bass