Brian Kenney Fresno is a genuine phenomenon guaranteed to entertain everyone in the room. If you love loud, rocking, raw, humor-diatribe-laden antics sparked with crazy shredding in between - he's your guy. If you love beautiful melodies intertwined with seriously catchy lyrics and musical hijinx, your night will also be made. Like a modern low-budget superhero version of Zappa, he bends the One Man Band genre in a way that's pretty damn cool. Beyond his technical proficiency and hi-tech gadgetry, there is something about his music and his performance that is so ridiculous and awesome as to be life changing.
Vincent Gargiulo National Park : The VGNP is from Oakland and is the brainchild of filmmaker/musician Vincent Gargiulo. After several years of soundtrack and solo work, he decided to form a proper rock 'n' roll band before he became too irrelevant. With former Forrest Day players Jeremy Greene & Jasper Skydecker, Giggle Party member Ian Mesey, and newcomer Alisa Damaso, the 5 piece have put together a eclectic array of songs that they describe as kitsch rock. Drawing comparisons from They Might Be Giants, Talking Heads, and the B-52s, they put on a theatrical live show ruminating about sofas, homemade pornography, mermaids, Sammy Davis Jr. ruining your Christmas, and more. Their debut album came out Oct. 19 and is currently being supported with a new video every week.
The Slow Poisoner (alias Andrew Goldfarb) is a one man surrealistic rock and roll band who hails from San Francisco and has been playing to audiences all over since 1996. His songs sprout forth like psychedelic flowers rooted in the soil of traditional American music but grown twisted beneath morbid rays of black sunshine.