Bands like Mrs. Henry aren’t manufactured. They are forged on inconsolable stretches of American highway. Ignited by a consciousness-changing West Coast tour in 2015, Mrs. Henry spent the last three years faithfully converting the West. Congregating a cult following, the band has earned an unrivaled reputation atop their already well-established individual credits (Howlin’ Rain, The Schizophonics, The Silent Comedy). Endurance is their vocation and bringing unapologetically live music into a new era is their mission.
With an intergalactic boogie and a torrent of improvisation, Mrs. Henry is burnin’ nitro soul and it’s all for the sake of rock n’ roll.
With the 2017 release of Vol. II (Blind Owl), Mrs. Henry completes their ambitious two-volume debut, documenting the inception of a band and the solidification of a brother- hood. Nominated for Best Live Performer by the San Diego Music Awards, the Certified 100% Analog double album was recorded straight to tape without second-guessing or second chances. Building on the momentum, Mrs. Henry closed out the year with a sold out tribute to The Last Waltz in the process taking their rightful place at the center of San Diego’s music scene.
Summer of 2019 highlights the release of Mrs. Henry presents THE LAST WALTZ - the 4 vinyl set, 2 hour plus concert recording and 40 minute documentary premiered at the Oceanside International Film Festival on August 4th. Two years in the making, the live album and documentary has been celebrated internationally for its homage to the Band’s iconic 1976 concert event, showcasing the talents of the San Diego music scene past and present. The new single, "The River," engineered by Eric Bauer (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Heron Oblivion) at the Mansion in San Francisco, CA shows the band moving forward full throttle as songwriters, embracing their cosmic roots rock n' roll and explosive live performance. With a new live album scheduled for release in January followed by a studio album in summer 2020, Mrs. Henry continues to define rock n’ roll with spontaneous abandonment.
Pacific Range is rooted in the beautiful, sunshiny-coast of California. The band's style takes from many influences ranging from The Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead, to The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Seamus Turner (guitar & vocals) and Nate Ward (drums) met around 2013 while studying music at Chico State. After jamming together and discovering a strong musical connection they formed the band Dakota Cree. Being music students, they utilized the university's recording studio to record an EP. Soon they began performing for different school events and playing local clubs around town.
The group went through several incarnations, graduations, and moves and eventually landed in Los Angeles. They are now performing as a four-piece with bassist Cameron Wehrle and keyboardist & guitarist Stewart Forgey. Cameron joined the group after seeing one of Pacific Range's live performances and bonding over a love for The Allman Brothers. He then brought along Stewart, a high school friend of Cameron's, and ex-band-mate from the group Echophonix. Stew performs session work and runs his own own studio at The Dock in Glendale.
Pacific Range has done a lot since their inception and is anticipating the release of a new album at the start of 2020. Some of the places you may have seen them include Topanga Days Music Festival, Pappy & Harriet's, The Echo, and Casa Escobar. Take a listen to their album Pacific Range, which was recorded almost entirely live and showcases their improvisational style. Thanks for listening.
"We call our music 'jazzadelic space groove,'" says frontman Troy Vincent.
"It's heavy funk.”
He's talking about Zooluxx, the psychedelic, genre-crossing band he shares with bassist Ned Casual, drummer Princess Frank, and percussionist Bertie Paradise. Formed in Los Angeles from the ashes of a locally-beloved blues outfit, Zooluxx makes raw, rhythmic music that nods to the band's influences — including 1960s rock & roll, electric blues, Parliament Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, and Afrobeat — while still sounding fresh and feral. It's spontaneous dance music rooted in grooves and guitars, both modern in its explosively eclectic approach and proudly old-school in its reverence for analog sound.
Appropriately, the guys sharpened the edges of their acclaimed live show with a weekly residency at Good Times at Davey Wayne's, a 1970s-themed bar in the middle of chic Hollywood. The place was an oddly fitting home for Zooluxx, whose songs mixed vintage cool with contemporary kick. Every Monday night for five years, Troy and Ned would hit the stage, piecing together their band's unique sonic stomp — as well as their ideal lineup — while members of the Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Paul McCartney, and U2 circulated throughout the audience. It was a proper scene, with Zooluxx's co-founders serving as the ringleaders.
Ghetto Starship was released in June 2019, introducing Zooluxx's sound to those who had yet to catch the band in concert. Recorded to analog tape on Lynyrd Skynyrd's old API console in San Diego, the EP found the guys working with Karl Denson, a multi-instrumentalist and producer who currently tours as a member of the Rolling Stones. Arriving less than a year later, the follow-up EP Just a Little Bit shines a light on the spontaneity of a Zooluxx gig, even kicking off with an improvisational jam called "Golden Gun Blues." With its mix of raw energy, sharp songcraft, and uplifting lyrics, Just a Little Bit will be released next year by Blind Owl both digitally and on vinyl on January 31st, with Ghetto Starship as the B-Side on the vinyl release.
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