The Green Door, The Electric Magpie, The Tunnel, Moonfox

The Green Door

"Blending raw, rhythmic desert sounds with driving 60s, acid rock, The Green Door beckons the listener into a landscape evocative of the wild, uncompromising West themes of the 1960s with a mind-bending, psychedelic twist. Formed in San Francisco in 2008, the band is comprised of Mike Carnahan on lead vocals and guitar, Nick Di Lillo also on vocals and guitar, Devin Triplett on bass, and drummer, Vanessa Wolter. The Green Door's atmospheric strumming juxtaposed with formidable signature riffs that coast atop pounding, driving beats send the listener's mind spinning off to the badlands beyond the border of sonic civilization. The result is a melodic reckoning force of American myth and counter culture ideology.
Deriving their name from a Bob Dylan comment in the 1967 documentary "Don't Look Back", the concept of a green door stands as an image of mystery enclosing the individual's perception of the outside world. The Green Door takes reference from throw-back genres and low-fi records as well as American western iconography and legends, but looks forward in its artistic song writing approach, as is evident on their first full-length album titled The Green Door released in 2011. In this way their music has an avant-garde aesthetic, yet still feels familiar."
Blending raw, rhythmic desert sounds with driving 60s, acid rock, The Green Door beckons the listener into a landscape evocative of the wild, uncompromising West themes of the 1960s with a mind-bending, psychedelic twist. Formed in San Francisco in 2008, the band is comprised of Mike Carnahan on lead vocals and guitar, Nick Di Lillo also on vocals and guitar, Devin Triplett on bass, and drummer, Vanessa Wolter. The Green Door's atmospheric strumming juxtaposed with formidable signature riffs

The Electric Magpie

"Rock & Roll is so great, people should start dying for it. You don't understand. The music gave you back your beat so you could dream. A whole generation running with a Fender bass...
The people just have to die for the music. People are dying for everything else, so why not the music? Die for it. Isn't it pretty? Wouldn't you die for something pretty?" - Lou Reed

The Tunnel

“Scratchy and acerbic post-MARQUEE MOON death C&W...These guys is Motherfuckers, no less.” -Julian Cope, Head Heritage

“Like an inspired meeting of the minds from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds circa TENDER PREY, Gun Club, mid-period Swans, and Television...How often do you stumble across an album whose every song is stunning?” -RKF, the One True Dead Angel

“The trio glides like a shark through eight tales of sex, death and altered states of consciousness, leaving a trail of blood and glitter behind it.” -Michael Toland, blurt-online

“The Tunnel, out of San Francisco, swaggers through a doomed and noir-ish landscape of abandoned taverns and spectral red light districts.” -Jennifer Kelly, Dusted

“The Tunnel are one of the great bands in the SF area right now.” -Greg Barbrick, blogcritics.org

“Surreptitiously seedy, monumentally melodic.” - Mick Mercer, mickmercer.com

Moonfox

MoonFox is a bone clattering, boot stomping, San Francisco based rock and roll band. Formed in the embers of 2011 by songwriter and lyricist Danika Ingraham, the group is a vehicle for bringing her nightmares and fantasies to life through the ritual magick of song. Taking inspiration from the poetic anarchy of Patti Smith, the world weary cynicism of Tom Waits, and the hellish fury of Nick Cave, MoonFox seeks to forge a sound instantly recognizable and approachable, with a heavy dose of introspective and emotional lyrics that eat away at the psyche of the listener long after the music ends.

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Thursday, September 26 · 8:00 PM at Monarch