The Asteroid No.4, Matt Hollywood and the Bad Feelings, Fauna Valetta - 10 Year Reunion, The Premonitions, Plus Special Guests

Fri Jun 8 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall

1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$10 ADV / $14 DOS

Ages 18+

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Music Box Presents
The Asteroid No.4
Matt Hollywood and the Bad Feelings, Fauna Valetta - 10 Year Reunion, The Premonitions, Plus Special Guests

  • The Asteroid No.4

    The Asteroid No.4

    Psychedelic

    The Asteroid No.4 are an American psychedelic band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originating from Philadelphia in the latter half of the 1990s, the band began their relocation to the west coast in 2011.

    Since forming, the band has endured several lineup changes. Over the last ten years, however, they have consistently included Scott Vitt (vocals, guitar), Eric Harms (guitar), Adam Weaver (drums, vocals), Matty Rhodes (bass, vocals), Ryan Carlson van Kriedt (guitars, vocals), and most recently, Nick Castro (keys, guitars, vocals).

    The band is known for their dynamic live act, integrating multi-textured guitars and reverb-drenched vocal harmonies over an unwavering rhythm section. However, it’s been their prolific recording output, including what will soon be their ninth full-length album, that’s helped build their dedicated fan base within the flourishing underground psychedelic scene. With well over a dozen compilation appearances, digital-only rarity releases, and multiple singles and EPs, the band is said to improve with each release.

    The Asteroid No.4’s sound has been called a “hypnotic hybrid of several different genres filtered through the kaleidoscope of all things psychedelic.” Whether it be “Krautrock”, “shoegaze”, folkrock, or even the occasional dabbling in “Cosmic” countryrock, the band have never shied away from wearing their influences squarely on their sleeves.

  • Matt Hollywood and the Bad Feelings

    Matt Hollywood and the Bad Feelings

    Psychedelic

    Beginning in 1991 with infamous psych-rock provocateurs The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Matt Hollywood has trodden many musical paths over the last two and a halfdecades. From deceptively accessible BJM standouts like Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth and Maybe Tomorrow, to the tripped-out folk pop of The Out Crowd, and the hazy elegance of Rebel Drones, Hollywood's songwriting has wandered through multiple genres, the playful experimentation always grounded in a core of earnest emotion. Drawing on such diverse influences as Cohen, Hazlewood, Morricone, Gainsbourg, and classic blues and country, Hollywood is returning to the road with music from his upcoming WavePOP Records release, as well as some old favorites and never-heard-live rarities.

  • Fauna Valetta - 10 Year Reunion

    Fauna Valetta - 10 Year Reunion

    Rock & Roll

    No idea where this band has come from, where they're going or what their story is but I know I love this debut album. It's got character and attitude bursting at the seams and a sort of twisted charm that comes about from a group who sound like they care less about the latest hip scene or developing trend, and more about playing what they want to hear. If you like your music clean cut with sharp lines and pretty colours then granted this will be a struggle to your ears, but if you can appreciate the constant unsteadiness and off-kilter undercurrent running throughout you'll find yourself at home here no doubt. Right from the off the short instrumental introduction paves the way with meandering organ, reminiscent of some aspects of The BJM's 'And This Is Our Music', giving way to the pounding Sleep By The Ocean that drives home the band's intent with deafening style, some massive, spiralling screeches of guitar and an almost British sneer on the vocals. First and foremost this sounds like a band who aren't adverse to a bit of volume and on first listen subtlety isn't something that springs to mind. Energy, four songs in, changes all that in an instant though. As cool as you like, it induces an instant swagger to your step with a lazy, slow rolling beat and gets away with some cheeky off the cuff licks a la mid '90s Noel Gallagher. Nothing wrong with that in my book by the way. It's all wrapped up in the same haze the album's recorded in, loose and lived in and with an on-the-edge rawness you can't help but be drawn into. It's nice to hear an album cut with feeling and have some of the chaos of the recording left in for you to digest. The bands that can capture a moment instinctively have it above those that can't or won't and on those terms Fauna Valetta are sitting pretty. Check out standout track, Wait, to see for yourself, a real head spinner, constantly shifting and rising, sounding like their lives depend on it and dragging you into the vortex in the process. Contrast this euphoria with the beautifully down and out The Flood, with its talk of “drunken dreams” and promises to “die here with or without you”, and you've got a band who can wring the highs and lows out of life and get it down on tape seamlessly. There's something original, natural, free and a little unhinged about this debut from Oakland, California's Fauna Valetta, but crucially the songs and structure are still strong and there's more than enough magic here to attract what I suspect could be an initially small but steadily growing audience. - By Chris Dunn. God is in the TV, United Kingdom [Album Review] Fense Post Magazine Mar 30 2009

    Fauna Valetta is the greatest band that almost was. Emerging from the mists of the North Bay in the late oughts, the band made thunderous waves of fuzzed-out psych thrash bliss.

    In the 00's the band was a main feature at SF clubs and underground East Bay warehouses. Gracing the stage with such acts as: Spindrift, Asteroid #4, Dead Meadow, Greg Ashley, Sleepy Sun, The Black Angels, Joel Gion, BRMC, and many more.

    Fauna Valetta is

    Allan Brandborg in Lead vocals & Guitar

    Rob "Riley Bray on guitar and vocals

    Eric McInnis on bass

    Gordon Jacobs on Drums.

  • The Premonitions

    The Premonitions

    Garage Rock

    "LA's hottest garage slimebags featuring members of The Neumans and Cheap Tissue. They're gonna get in your head and make it spin." -Roger Mars

  • Plus Special Guests

    Plus Special Guests

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Music Box Presents

The Asteroid No.4
Matt Hollywood and the Bad Feelings, Fauna Valetta - 10 Year Reunion, The Premonitions, Plus Special Guests

Fri Jun 8 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall San Francisco CA
The Asteroid No.4, Matt Hollywood and the Bad Feelings, Fauna Valetta - 10 Year Reunion, The Premonitions, Plus Special Guests

$10 ADV / $14 DOS Ages 18+

Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.

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