Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Kennedy Veil, Inanimate Existence, A Thousand Shall Fall, & Eye Of Providence @ The Catalyst Sunday 9/14/14

Sunday 9/14/14

Death Metal
Northern California

The last hope for humanity is The Kennedy Veil. Sent by those who must not be seen, to save a planet that is not their own, in a world of greed, hate and complacency, they come to cleanse the earth of the spreading plague; the beast known as 'BRK-DÖN' (the Breaker of Downs) to deliver us unto the golden age of 'BALAST'N'. The Kennedy Veil may be our only chance...
In 2009 the world bore witness to a whole new brutality, sure to brace the metal scene for years to come. Ascending from the depths of the Northern California Valley, The Kennedy Veil unleashed upon the scene their own fanatical perspective of American Death Metal.
The Kennedy Veil started as a quartet composed of Casey Childers (ex-Forktung), Gabe Seeber (Alterbeast, Decrepit Birth, ex-Wretched Dawn), Cody Walker(ex-Skribble) and Shawn Peterson. The ensemble recorded their first album “The Sentence of Their Conqueror” with engineer Josh Williams at Metal Works studios and released a compilation of 8 visceral tracks which quickly grabbed the attention of the west coast. With the release of this album, The Kennedy Veil played shows relentlessly with legendary acts such as Cephalic Carnage, Exhumed, Cattle Decapitation, Macabre, Decrepit Birth, Origin, Divine Heresy and Abysmal Dawn.
In 2011, The Kennedy Veil came in contact with Unique Leader Records and was added to their devastating roster of modern death metal acts for a multi-album deal. With the departure of their vocalist Cody Walker, The Kennedy Veil auditioned dozens of vocalists and stumbled across local front man Taylor Wientjes. With his diverse vocal range and will to decimate the masses, the covenant was sealed.
In 2012, the band went to work on writing the follow up to “The Sentence of Their Conqueror” and prepared 11 dynamic and hostile tracks which would come together to form as the “Trinity of Falsehood” – a doctrine that will enslave the ears of the lawless and govern the damned into a frenzy of panic. “Trinity of Falsehood” is set to be released worldwide on January 21st 2014.

Death Metal
Santa Cruz

Inanimate Existence was formed in Santa Cruz, California in 2012 by Joel Guernsey, Ron Casey, and Cameron Porras. Shortly after, the band started writing songs for a demo which was later submitted to Unique Leader Records. They were quickly picked up by the label and started writing their first full length.
On July 17th 2012, the debut album “Liberation Through Hearing” was released worldwide and had a great response even though the band had only been around for a short period of time at that point. After the release of their first album they went out and did numerous shows around the US and later did a full US/Canada tour in May 2013. Since then the band has released multiple albums and has toured internationally in support.

Metal
Santa Cruz
Divergent, uncompromising, and absolutely punishing; Santa Cruz, California’s “A Thousand Shall Fall” stand poised to continue what they have done for years. Create music untethered to the whims of labels, magazines, or blogs. To create metal that is unafraid to experiment, to enjoy itself, and to humiliate the inadequacy of environment. “A Thousand Shall Fall” greeted 2013 with the release of “In the Shadow of the Mighty,” they continue their growth and evolution in 2014 with the release of “Horizon.” Having recently wrapped production of their latest release the band is currently hard at work cementing tour plans and crafting the band’s first full length album for 2015.

Eye Of Providence
Metal
Santa Cruz
We have come to take over the world. Do not resist.

The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz

21+
8:00pm
$8.00 

Ticket info

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Apothesary, Section 5150, A Thousand Shall Fall, The Blackest Covet, & tba @ Appleton Grill Wednesday 10/29/14

Wednesday 10/29/14

Metal
Concord

Formed in 2009 by a couple of 14 year old's with a dream. To date, APOTHESARY have released 3 demos, 1 EP, and 1 Full-length (on Itchy Metal Entertainment), and have a new EP titled, “They All Carry Ghosts” waiting in the wing to be released on Christmas 2012 for free download via their bandcamp page. Through consistent show schedules and constant activity on almost every facet of social media, APOTHESARY have garnered a fan base both domestically and internationally and have received both media and corporate attention from well-respected industry heads and businesses. APOTHESARY have completed numerous regional tours and have shared the stage with the likes of As I Lay Dying, Fear Factory, Dying Fetus, and countless others. Debut album "A Harsh Reality" available NOW through Itchy Metal Entertainment.

Thrash
Santa Cruz/San Jose

5150 formed in 2009 with Dave and Chris coming from the same company both working as mechanical engineers. In 2010 Yakamz was added and we began playing shows throughout San Jose and Santa Cruz. After a brief hiatus recording our demo in May and June of 2010 we thrashed out the bay.
2011 halfway gone in a haze of hangovers 5150 Adopted the name Section 5150 and produced our 1st full length album "Bide Your Time." 
2012/2013 comes along and we are playing with all the badass Bay Area bands you can think of. We had a brief rad tour to LA. We got a music video in the works and many more shows. Thanks to the continued support of metalheads everywhere we are allowed to keep partying. Thanks to everybody for making our shows epic and spreading the word!!
2014- "Steel Backbone" EP is released. We get huger.

A Thousand Shall Fall
Metal
Santa Cruz
Divergent, uncompromising, and absolutely punishing; Santa Cruz, California’s “A Thousand Shall Fall” stand poised to continue what they have done for years. Create music untethered to the whims of labels, magazines, or blogs. To create metal that is unafraid to experiment, to enjoy itself, and to humiliate the inadequacy of environment. “A Thousand Shall Fall” greeted 2013 with the release of “In the Shadow of the Mighty,” they continue their growth and evolution in 2014 with the release of “Horizon.” Having recently wrapped production of their latest release the band is currently hard at work cementing tour plans and crafting the band’s first full length album for 2015.

Death Metal
Watsonville

+MORE TBA

30 West Beach Street #105
Watsonville, CA.

All ages. Doors open at 6:00pm.
$6.00 at the door

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Nevada punk band Vampirates mistaken for Pride-bombing terrorists.

This is hilarious and awesome. Vampirates are a public service punk rock band from Reno Nevada currently on a full US/EUROPE and triple EP release DIY TOUR.

More info on the band can be found at Vampirates.org

Nevada punk band mistaken for Pride-bombing terrorists


"Tens of thousands descended on St. Petersburg’s Grand Central District Sunday afternoon for the city’s annual LGBT Pride street festival. Despite the celebratory vibe, St. Pete police had something more nefarious on their radar: Pride-bombin’, hate-mongerin’, bushy beard-growin’ Middle Eastern terrorists.
Or so they thought.
At around 1 p.m. on June 29, St. Pete police responded to a complaint about four suspicious individuals at the apartment of local promoter Kat Lynes, who lives on the 800 block of 16th Avenue South and books bands at venues like Fubar and The Local 662.
According to the police report, neighbor Keith Coleman noticed two male and two female 20somethings he’d never seen in the neighborhood before at Lynes’ apartment. They were packing up a blue and grey van with Nevada license plates. One of the men, he told police, had a “full bushy beard,” and both had “Middle Eastern appearances.” They were carrying heavy black and red backpacks, and cardboard boxes marked with red X’s that had the word “explosives” on them, according to Coleman.
And when Coleman tried to chat with them as they loaded their van, they simply smiled at him without saying a word, says the police report.
That’s when Coleman began thinking about the Boston Marathon bombers and worrying about the safety of those attending the Pride festival, said Yolanda Fernandez, police spokesperson. So he called the cops.
Police spoke with Lynes and searched her apartment, leaving her with a mess that took hours to clean up.
As for those so-called “Middle Eastern” terrorists, Reno-based punk band The Vampirates had played a gig at Fubar the night before and crashed at Lynes’ apartment afterwards. Police arrived at the apartment on Sunday not long after they'd left for their next gig in Gainesville that night. The responding officers looked “confused” when she told them she wasn’t harboring terrorists, just musicians.
The backpacks they carried were crammed with clothing and other essentials for living on the road during a tour, Lynes explained to them.
Also, the boxes didn’t say explosives. They had “phonographic records” written on them and contained the band’s latest 7” vinyl release, “Pizza, Beer,” said David Masud, The Vampirates’ drummer. And he knows they weren’t very chatty with Coleman, but they’d had a long night and were focused on getting back on the road.
“Apparently he’s never talked to a person with a hangover before,” he said.
Coleman’s suspicions and the police search were “pretty ridiculous,” Masud added. “We’re pretty alternative-looking people, but we’re not terrorists.”
But police were right to respond the way they did, said department spokesperson Fernandez. “It’s better to be safe than sorry in these circumstances.” CL could not reach Coleman for comment.
Musad said many of the attendees at their Fubar gig had gone to the Saturday evening St. Pete Pride Parade first. And one of the girls helping the band pack up their van as Coleman looked on wore rainbow-colored bracelets in support of gay pride.
Still, a long-running joke in the band has been that one day bassist Pat Mayfield would be mistaken for a terrorist because of his beard.
“I guess that day was Sunday,” Masud said.
Masud, whose father is Pakistani, said he looks “more like a white guy” than Middle Eastern. But the van is registered in his name. So when police looked up the plate number and saw his name, he assumes that set off red flags for them.
“This is just about people being more scared of each other than they should be,” he said.

The Vampirates posted this picture of their merch table at their June 29 Gainesville gig to Facebook with the caption: "Contrary to popular belief, this merch is not actually a pipe bomb."

The Vampirates had another incident with St. Petersburg police when they last played at Fubar in March 2013, Musad said.
A fan they met at the show offered to let them crash at his place. Police surrounded them, guns out and pointed at them, while they stood outside the apartment smoking, he said.
“They thought we were trying to steal our own tour van,” he said, and didn’t believe them until Masud unlocked the door with his key.
“It’s that age-old dilemma of security versus privacy,” he added.
And despite these run-ins with police, the band has no hard feelings against the city.
“It’s really cool,” Masud said. “We really like that area. And Kat put on a great show for us.”" - Tiffany Razzano


Vampirates upcoming tour dates:
7/2/2014 - Baton Rouge - LA - Hound Dogs
7/3/2014 - Houston - TX - White Swan
7/4/2014 - San Antonio - TX - Zombies
7/5/2014 - Austin - TX - Unicornicopia House
7/6/2014 - Ft. Worth - TX - The Cellar
7/7/2014 - Lubbock - TX - Depot Obar
7/8/2014 - Albuquerque - NM - The Warzone
7/9/2014 - Flagstaff - AZ - C-Street
7/10/2014 - Las Vegas - NV - Double Down
7/11/2014 - San Diego - CA - Help?
7/12/2014 - Los Angeles - CA - Cobalt Cafe
7/13/2014 - Santa Cruz - CA - The Catalyst Atrium
7/14/2014 - Oakland - CA - Eli's Mile High Club
7/15/2014 - Chico - CA - Help?
7/16/2014 - Portland - OR - House Show
7/17/2014 - Portland - OR - Help?
7/18/2014 - Seattle - WA - 2 Bit Saloon
7/19/2014 - Eugene - OR - Black Forest
7/20/2014 - Ashland - OR - Club 66
7/21/2014 - Reno - NV - Ground Zero
7/26/2014 - Reno - NV - Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor

Monday, June 30, 2014

Vampirates, No Brainer, Falcon A, Teraton, & Miss Roach @ Eli's Mile High Club Monday 7/14/14

Monday 7/14/14

Public Service Punk Rock
Reno

"Then the Vampirates played and proceeded to absolutely beat the shit out of each other and simultaneously amaze and confuse the audience with the ferocity of the music and the barroom brawl vibe they have with each other. Bass player loses his strap and takes a knee mid-song so as to finish playing. Singer sees this and proceeds to barrel right into him with his shoulder and then, just in case that wasn't enough, kicks him while he's trying to play. Guitar player sees it and any rational person would go stop this violent mayhem with his band mates. Does he stop it? No, he runs and jumps right into them with the same abandon one would when one cannon balls into a pool. Only this isn't a pool. It's people and they're in your band." - Ryan Stark

Punk Rock
Sonoma County

We are a new punk band from Sonoma County
we like to play fast loud and to have a good time! 
New tunes and shows up soon!

Punk Rock
Oakland

Currently, Falcon A! has undergone a slight line-up which fell into place in early/mid 2012. Keeping consistent were Estebo Guitar/Lead vocals, and Yah Weh Bass/Vocals. Taking over for Hernesto on Guitar/vocals now is Mark the Shark adding his unique guitar licks elevating the complexity of our new and old material with his years of experience and know how. Taking over for Brodie on Drums/Backup vocals now is Donny, currently being on drums consistently since joining the band, bringing with him his hardcore backings and experience in the music scene.

Doom Metal
Santa Cruz

Teraton is a three member doom metal band from Santa Cruz Ca.
All three of Teraton's members were brought up in the Santa Cruz Skate/Surf music scene playing in bands in the early 90's, through high school, and continuing on today. Kevin Lemon (Bass) spent time playing bass for the Expendables' in the early years and left to pursue a career in music recording, engineering and production eventually engineering an album for ex Sleep members legendary band Om . He is our "man of action" getting the recordings done and has helped out many bands in and out of town and is ready to record your band! Just look up slow roasted recordings. J.T. (Drums) has smashed the drums in many different genre's of music through his life and is currently hitting the skins in three different groups in Santa Cruz. Besides Teraton, J.T. is in the legendary local die hard skate punk band Cantoker as well as keeping the beat for local folk rock group The Stash Brownstone Band. K.C. (Vocals/Guitar) spent time singing for the local punk band Jetlag throughout the 90's putting out a split E.P. with the Lonely Kings on Sessions Records. He moved to Portland Oregon to play guitar for DEADMANDISCO but they fell apart and he moved back and met up with the two other Teraton members and that's where the thunder began.
We are a doom metal band that started back in the end of 2006 and were formed over a shared love of heavy metal and beer. We are back and will be playing shows again this summer. We are working on a 7" record so I will keep you posted. Metal!! Yeeeaaarrrrggghh!!

Miss Roach
Ukulele/Accordion
Oakland

Picked up an accordion in 2010 when she convinced all her friends to go "Irish Caroling". She co-leads the weekly musical community meetup Jerk Church in Oakland. A veteran of the punk and theatre scenes, Roachie's just here for the cookies. She also sometimes plays banjolele.

Eli's Mile High Club
3629 Martin Luther King Jr Way Oakland

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Free Artist Showcase Featuring Lexi Yarbrough. With live dj sets Tuesday 7/1/14 @ The Blue Lagoon

Tuesday 7/1/14

~~LIVE ART~~

Lexi Yarbrough
Lexi Yarbrough is a multifaceted artist residing in the Bay Area. Lexi's main focus is tattoo artistry while keeping busy with commissioned paintings and clothing in her spare time.

~~LIVE DJ SETS~~

FREE!

Support your local Tattoo artist and show off your Tattoos! 
Stay tuned for more info!

$4 drink specials all night!

The Blue Lagoon
932 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fountain Of Bile, A Thousand Shall Fall, Vampirates, & Teraton @ The Catalyst Atrium Sunday 7/13/14

Sunday 7/13/14

Fountain Of Bile
Metal
Santa Cruz

Fountain of Bile is a new local Santa Cruz metal band. Beware the splash zone.

A Thousand Shall Fall
Metal
Santa Cruz

Emerging as a duo in the Summer of 2010 with the musical engineering prowess of Kevin Loftus and the guitar styling's of Dhruva Noel, A Thousand Shall Fall was a metal-based recording group with hopes of gaining a few more members and turning it into the real thing. In late August the duo became a formidable trio with the addition of Daniel Johnston, a highly skilled guitarist. With the addition of Dan A.T.S.F. found a direction for their music and added an important piece to their onslaught. In late 2010 Jesse Williams joined on vocals, and in early 2011 Gena Krupa joined the band to finalize the A.T.S.F. lineup. Currently in the process of composing, booking, and recording the band's sound is strongly melodic while simultaneously staying true to the heavy hitting rhythms they've all grown fond of. Keep your eyes and ears open for some upcoming tracks online and look out for A Thousand Shall Fall coming to a city near you.

Vampirates
Public Service Punk Rock
Reno

"Then the Vampirates played and proceeded to absolutely beat the shit out of each other and simultaneously amaze and confuse the audience with the ferocity of the music and the barroom brawl vibe they have with each other. Bass player loses his strap and takes a knee mid-song so as to finish playing. Singer sees this and proceeds to barrel right into him with his shoulder and then, just in case that wasn't enough, kicks him while he's trying to play. Guitar player sees it and any rational person would go stop this violent mayhem with his band mates. Does he stop it? No, he runs and jumps right into them with the same abandon one would when one cannon balls into a pool. Only this isn't a pool. It's people and they're in your band." - Ryan Stark

Teraton
Doom Metal
Santa Cruz

Teraton is a three member doom metal band from Santa Cruz Ca.
All three of Teraton's members were brought up in the Santa Cruz Skate/Surf music scene playing in bands in the early 90's, through high school, and continuing on today. Kevin Lemon (Bass) spent time playing bass for the Expendables' in the early years and left to pursue a career in music recording, engineering and production eventually engineering an album for ex Sleep members legendary band Om . He is our "man of action" getting the recordings done and has helped out many bands in and out of town and is ready to record your band! Just look up slow roasted recordings. J.T. (Drums) has smashed the drums in many different genre's of music through his life and is currently hitting the skins in three different groups in Santa Cruz. Besides Teraton, J.T. is in the legendary local die hard skate punk band Cantoker as well as keeping the beat for local folk rock group The Stash Brownstone Band. K.C. (Vocals/Guitar) spent time singing for the local punk band Jetlag throughout the 90's putting out a split E.P. with the Lonely Kings on Sessions Records. He moved to Portland Oregon to play guitar for DEADMANDISCO but they fell apart and he moved back and met up with the two other Teraton members and that's where the thunder began.
We are a doom metal band that started back in the end of 2006 and were formed over a shared love of heavy metal and beer. We are back and will be playing shows again this summer. We are working on a 7" record so I will keep you posted. Metal!! Yeeeaaarrrrggghh!!

ticket info

1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Up All Night, The Gutz, The Wild Ones, & Bummer City @ The Blue Lagoon Wednesday 5/29/13

Wednesday 5/29/13

Up All Night

The Gutz

The Wild Ones

Bummer City

923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz

Stormy Strong, Stateside Radio, The Diverters, & The Gillbillies @ The Blue Lagoon Friday 6/14/13

Friday 6/14/13

Let's show our support for our community, our fallen, and each other and remind ourselves that Santa Cruz is worth fighting for. All door proceeds will go to the Baker/Butler Scholarship Fund.





923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz

The Mystery Lights, The Groggs, Burnt Palms & Clam Idiots @ The Blue Lagoon Wednesday 5/22/13

Wednesday 5/22/13

Get ready for The Mystery Lights!
"1960's style, hard-hitting garage rock such as the remains, the yardbirds, the easybeats, the kinks, etc. 1970's punk rock, dead boys, richard hell, patti smith, johnny thunders, new york dolls, x-ray specs, blondie, etc. Songwritters such as Bob Dylan, Rodriguez, leonard cohen, etc."


"The Groggs from Santa Cruz, CA play an amalgam of vintage rock in the tradition of their wide-ranging influences but tend to favor the early garage-punk spirit of bands such as The Seeds, The Stooges, Them, The Standells, Hasil Adkins and a healthy dose of late '70s street sensibility. A little bleary. They are commonly referred to as a Garage Rock band, but it is known to the band members' girlfriends that The Groggs are a tougher nut to crack. Always the social chameleon, this group adapts to its audience whether slumming it up in punk mayhem or masquerading in the parlors of high society. But at home the sound resembles a rollercoaster ride through the fading annals rock and roll, much like that Aerosmith attraction in Florida..."
"Taking garage into the third dimension" - Performer Magazine, Vinyl of the Month June 2011


"Based on the 10 song LP they put out in September 2012, their music has been described as a mesh between garage, pop, grunge and punk… but you might want to decide for yourself. "
garage pop, fuzz pop, alternative, i donno


ROCK N' ROLL FROM CLAMIFORNIA


Venue: Blue Lagoon
Tickets: $5
Show: 9pm
AGE LIMIT: 21+ (SORRY KIDDIES)

MYSTERY LIGHTS (HEADLINING)
THE GROGGS
BURNT PALMS
CLAM IDIOTS (OPENING)

****HAPPY HOUR 4-9PM EVERY DAY*****
$4 Anchor Steam Pints and Well Drinks Mon: $5 Margaritas Tues: $4 Well Drinks All Day! Weds: Bands $5 Whiskeys Thur: $5 Captain Morgan Fri: $6 PBR & Jack or Jager Sat: $5 Vodka Rockstar Sun: $5 Kami's and Cosmos

923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Upcoming events @ The Blue Lagoon

5-15-13
Thee AHs, Palmz, AND GONE Show!

5-17-13
Automatic Animal, Catacomb Creeps, & People Temple

5-24-13
The Redlight District, Desmadre, & Owl Paws

5-27-13
Naked Walrus, Antholix, & tba

6-10-13
Parasitic Ejaculation, Colonize the Rotting, Logistic Slaughter, & Splattered

6-19-13
The Cranks, Pocket Rockets, Thee Commons, & The Subtle Tease

6-24-13
Parasitic Ejaculation, Face of Oblivion, Sidian, & Urethral 

7-5-13
Fiends At Feast, Chronaexus, Apocryphon, & Necrogenic

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Thousand Shall Fall UPCOMING TOUR DATES 2013



Feb 28, 201310:00pm Reno, NV at Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor (71. S Wells)FREEVampirates21+ Tour Kick Off Party
Mar 01, 20137:00pm Sacramento, CA at The Where House? (5451 Warehouse Way #109)$8Vampirates, Station And The Monster, Porter Project, Abandoned GenerationAll Ages
Mar 03, 20138:00pm Oakland, CA at Eli's Mile High Club (3629 Martin Luther King Jr Way)Vampirates, Station And The Monster
Mar 04, 2013
8:00pm Santa Cruz, CA at The Blue Lagoon (923 Pacific Ave)$5Vampirates, Station And The Monster