Ghost Town Gospel, Amber Lee and the Anomalies, Hobo Gobbelins
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Ghost Town Gospel
To feel at home, I've got to roam, and find my way back home, I know.
Amber Lee and the Anomalies
Amber Lee and the Anomalies is Neo-Folk-Accordion-Cabaret!
Amber Lee’s catchy and sultry songs are fueling the accordion’s resurgence as a sexy instrument! Singer-songwriter Amber Lee Baker’s well crafted songs, witty lyrics and infectious melodies are an important contribution to the Accordion Babe R evolution!
A world-traveling musician, she commonly performs as a one woman show with her accordion, loop-pedal, glockenspiel, and odd percussion instruments. Amber will be extensively touring throughout 2011 to promote her second album, ‘Indelible.’ This recent release includes a full band of drums, bass, cello, harp, various brass and woodwinds, and the occasional guitar.
Amber is also Miss February in the highly publicized Accordion Babe Pin-up Calendar and Compilation CD - an amazing collection of sexy women who play accordion put together by Renee de la Prade of Culann’s Hounds. She and Renee have extensively toured the West Coast promoting the calendar.
Amber Lee and the Anomalies' debut album Estuaries was released in 2008.
Amber Lee Baker picked up an accordion in a music shop in 2002 and instantly fell in love. A childhood of piano and voice lessons gave her a passion for music, but it was the accordion that really allowed her to find her true voice. With a wide range of influences she paints fascinating stories in her songs.
From deep within the confines of the city sewers, and the darkness beneath your bed, ....Thee Hobo Gobbellins.... slash and jangle their path into your skull. They weave a wickedly catchy mixture of ancient pirate curses, orcish vaudeville, and eldritch hobo semaphore. I remember well the day it all began; it was back in the summer of ‘03, on the fetid prairie of Gorgoroth, that their ebon-striped demonic boxcar was hitched to the devil’s train. And wherever they stop, strange things tend to happen: ..Clowns that bite! Dead things! Cultist goblins! Flying stuff!.... .. ....The Hobo Gobbelins.... emerge from the pulsing art vortex of ..Oakland.., Ca., the green-skinned child of punk rock, avant-garde performance art and hobo soul. Drawing on a dizzying array of influences, the band incorporates traditional sounds of Americana and the Old World with the horrors of modernity. Monsters from folklore and fiction wriggle alongside freight-train spirituals and drinking songs. The result is a disturbing haunted house for the ear, a nightmare carnival that is at turns goofy and murderous. Human audiences drink more, dance better, and writhe uncontrollably to goblin beatings- er, beats. Incidentally, ..audience.. is the goblin word for “food that screams”... .. ....The Hobo Gobbelins.... are but one tendril of the meta-myconoid entity that lives in the shadows and margins just out of your range of vision. We raise our axes in salute to our allies near and far, and to the many wandering monsters who have swelled our ranks in the past. ..Psiliobahn Gobblegblix.., our accordion-shaman comrade and founder, now leads the freak revolution in ....THAT DAMNED BAND.... and ....999 EYES OF DREAM Carnival Sideshow of the Damned...., in Austin, far from the human-fouled waters of the West. .. The Party King of Darkness dwells far to the north with the horrors of ....Thee World Below..... These dark genii and others in our extended mutant family nourish and inspire us. When you support them you support us. .. ..We can play anywhere, on a rooftop or a desert, with or without a P.A. We’re all very nice, but will possibly make you uncomfortable. Book us for winery tours, carnivals, protests, eviction parties, game conventions, or any place with a large enough dimensional rift for us to pop through. .. .. ..For Fans..: To become part of the ever-growing horde of "little gobbelins" , sign up on our mailing list to get updates about the latest shows and developments with the band. Go to: ....littlegobbelins.... and sign up, easy as pie. Now you'll never be alone in the dark again! Isn't that comforting? .. ..We also have presences at ....Tribe...., and .. ....Facebook...., where we have lively conversations and plot with our friends, fiends, and fans. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. UPDATE: Check out photos of us in our little cave, courtesy of ....Marc Fiorito.....