HiLLBiLLY ROBOT: An Urban Americana Music Event
Feb 1, 7, 14, 15, 21, 21, 28 - 2014
San Francisco is a mecca for downhome roots music where on any given night you can go out and see yourself some live old-timey music- from bluegrass to honky-tonk to rockabilly. February welcomes an all-new urban hillbilly music festival featuring some of the finest pickers and freshest singers in these parts...and some traveling bands too. Please come out and show your support for live roots music!
More info/more events: https://shelbyashpresents.net/
THE STELLAR CORPSES (Santa Cruz)
Hard working, high energy, DIY psychobilly/horrorpunk/killer-rock n' roll band from Santa Cruz, CA with a catchy concoction of punk and old-school rock n' roll that appeals to people of all ages and lifestyles. What's their secret to attracting such a diverse fan base? "Everyone has a dark side that's just waiting to get out..." says singer, Dusty Grave "We just provide a safe and fun way to release that inner hellraiser!"
Listen here: http://www.reverbnation.com/stellarcorpses
QUARTER MILE COMBO (Sonoma) *Reunion Show*
This Sonoma based rockabilly outfit are back in action!
Originally formed in 2005 and comprised of 4 veterans of the Nor Cal roots music scene, QMC's music is rockabilly influenced but with a unique biting edge. You'll have to come out to this reunion show to relive and/or witness the sheer power of this amazing band -- all over again.
Listen here: http://www.reverbnation.com/quartermilecombo
HOPELESS JACK & THE HANDSOME DEVIL (Portland)
A raucous and raw element of rock & roll grounded in the roots of soul and blues. Hopeless Jack (lead/slide-guitar, vocals) and Smilin' Pete (drums) form the power duo of the Rose City's strip club filled, liquor sodden nightlife working-class city we call Portland Oregon. They draw their sound from such greats as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Seasick Steve, Scott H. Biram, Johnny Cash, Junior Kimbrough, Gun Club, among others. The boys play some kind of high-speed, All-American, howling roots, whiskey-drenched rock and roll. They bang it out with all of the frenzy of the Stooges combined with a shock-and-awe strut gleaned from the early-era bluesmen. The live performance is a key aspect of the band’s sound...come see for yourself!
Listen here: http://www.reverbnation.com/hopelessjack
ROCKETSHIP ROCKETSHIP (SF)
San Francisco based power trio Rocketship Rocketship brings a tight twist to this galaxy with their rowdy and danceable brand of Atomic Rock and Roll. Growling lead vocalist Marvelous Miss Summer wields a wicked surfabilly guitar, Scotty Blank punishes the skins for that driving beat, and Mr. Tony Velour lays down the bottom end on the doghouse bass. Capturing the sounds of early rock, revved up rockabilly, punk, and surf- Rocketship Rocketship will blast you out of this world!
Listen here: http://www.reverbnation.com/rocketshiprocketship