Abstract Entertainment presents
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is 18 and over
Filligar is a touring indie rock quartet hailed as "one of the best young bands in America." The lineup – three Mathias brothers and Casey Gibson – remains unchanged since the band's early days recording and performing as teenagers in Chicago. Live performance is the band's lifeblood. They've been named one of music's "Next Big Things" by SPIN Magazine and listed along with Wilco, Delta Spirit, and Heartless Bastards "One of America's Top 8 Live Acts" (Boston's RSL music blog). The U.S. Department of State recently honored Filligar with an appointment as cultural ambassadors representing American arts and values, and this summer the band will travel on a diplomatic trip to Eastern Europe for performances and outreach programs.
Filligar has produced a prolific catalog of original music, called "a breath of fresh air" by the powerhouse Consequence of Sound" and recognized by the American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers (ASCAP) as "of prestige value." Their latest release The Nerve was nominated for a 2012 Independent Music Award for Best Rock Album.
They have a new LP to be released in the coming months.
T O R C H E S are a rock outfit that have been hypnotizing and swooning the Los Angeles scene. Singer/guitarist Azad Cheikosman and bassist, Bridgette Moody formed this band with during what was a relationship. Azad and drummer, Eric Fabbro had been bashing away at their instruments in a hot and sweaty garage for about 4-5 years before she came in to lay down the root. The band previously consisted of five members, but went down to a more cohesive number of three. Bridgette learned how to play bass the same week that the band was set to play a show in Los Angeles back in 2010. Although she has left the band, Azad and Eric continue their journey, new bass player and all.
Their music has been aired on KROQ, KCRW, KPFK, KXLU and many stations all across the U.S. They have also been featured in BBC, LA Times, Filter Magazine, RCRD LBL, Buzz Bands LA etc. The band has played mostly every nook and cranny in packed L.A. venues and have shared the stage with bands such as Sea Wolf, Andrew W.K., and other great acts. They've toured throughout the US and played at SXSW and CMJ 2012. Torches have been fortunate enough to work with Local Natives' producer, Raymond Richards, David Newton (The Soft Pack, The Henry Clay People, Happy Hollows) and Mark Chalecki who has mastered records for some of today's most intriguing artists (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bright Eyes, Silversun Pickups, Liars, Sunn O))), Brian Jonestown Massacre). This trio is excited to put out records, pet as many animals as humanly possible, see the world, meet weird looking people, share experiences and much more.