Manzanita Falls (closing set), Manjo & the Bandolins
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
This event is 21 and over
Ricky Stein is another great example of why Austin has come to be known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Combining traditional hometown influences such as Townes Van Zandt, Doug Sahm, and Willie Nelson with current indie-rock singer/songwriters like Jim James, Jack White, and the Tallest Man on Earth, Stein has released three critically acclaimed self-produced recordings as a solo artist and with his band, the Warm Guns. After a break from touring in 2012, the 28-year-old singer/songwriter is in the process of writing new material for his next album.
Stein has opened for some of the biggest names in Austin music, including Hayes Carll, Alejandro Escovedo, Monte Montgomery, Carolyn Wonderland, Guy Forsyth, and Bob Schneider. He has done three comprehensive tours of the US, as well as a tour of Britain and Japan. His albums have been praised by the Austin Chronicle, which described his 2009 debut Crazy Days as "excellent right outta the gate," as well as feature articles by the Dallas Observer, the Madison Isthmus, and the Omaha Reader. However, he is at his best when in front of a live audience. Don't miss this "rising talent to watch" as he makes his Hotel Utah debut.
Manzanita Falls (closing set)
Formed in the fall of 2011, Manzanita Falls is a four-piece indie-rock group from San Francisco Bay Area. They started out small, playing local shows while developing their distinctive sound. Influenced by bands like The National, Wilco, and The Frames, their sound is comfortably familiar and also uniquely Manzanita Falls.
Their debut album Vinyl Ghost will be available this April, and the band will be touring the west coast in support of the album.
Manzanita Falls describes the album's title as "the symbol of a record player that a couple shared before a death and a haunting remembrance of loss."
Originally slated to be released in November of 2012, Vinyl Ghost was delayed after the band went through a near-fatal car accident in Abilene, TX that left drummer, Matt Coit, with a fractured neck.
After months of healing, the band is ready to go and excited to be bringing their dynamic tunes and captivating performances to a national audience. Vinyl Ghost will be released April 17th, 2013.
Manjo & the Bandolins
Manjo and the Bandolins formed through a series of fortunate circumstances and family tradition. Bruce, Nate, and Justin Skelton experimented musically in various ways...Bruce and Nate played independently with varied musical groups ranging from bad high school metal to back-porch pickin’ bluegrass, while Justin and his good friend Jon primarily utilized...kazoos to express themselves musically. The group attracted the attention of the prolific Manjo, incorporated by the soulful voice of Jessica Lynne.
Wanting to form a band that could harness the molten lava of sound emanating through the walls of the Skelton garage, they solidified the jam sessions into a regular tradition. Juan Jawn Jon Dinan, banjo shredder extraordinaire, adds twangy banjo-rolls to the band's sound. Kern Sigala, on drums and bass, became a member of the group after showing up to watch their first performance - only to find himself on stage. Add Justin’s savvy mando playing, and Manjo and the Bandolins was born.
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