The DATE SHED presents
Sat, Nov 16
Sun, Nov 17
The Expendables, Micah Brown, ONE11
50725 Monroe Street
Indio, CA, 92201
This event is 18 and over
For eighteen years The Expendables have been bringing their perspective to the world of reggae rock. Instead of following the traditional cookie-cutter blend of reggae, punk, ska and hip-hop commonly replicated in the genre, The Expendables have perfected their own unique approach of face-melting solos, mind-bending jams and danceable grooves, blurring the lines of where one genre ends and another begins.
Hailing from shores of Santa Cruz, California, three quarters of this four piece met in the
halls of Soquel High. After high school Adam Patterson (Drums/Vocals), Raul Bianchi
(Lead Guitar/Keys) and Geoff Weers (Guitar/Vocals) would part ways from their high
school bass player and in 1999 the band would enlist hometown native Ryan DeMars
(Bass), bringing new influence to the band’s stage presence and their songwriting
Once the new line up was solidified, the band worked tirelessly playing shows regionally
as well as recording and self-releasing three albums, No Time To Worry (2000), Open
Container (2001) and Gettin’ Filthy (2004). This determined work ethic would capture
the attention of Slightly Stoopid front men and Stoopid Records label owners Miles
Doughty and Kyle McDonald. Doughty and McDonald would take a strong interest in
the band, first taking them on tour supporting Slightly Stoopid’s shows, then signing The
Expendables to Stoopid Records, releasing the label’s first non Slightly Stoopid
release, 2007s self-titled The Expendables. In 2010 the partnership would also
produce Prove It, staking the bands claim as one of the genre’s heavy hitters.
Three years after Prove It the band would start tracking at JingleTown Recording, a bay
area studio owned by the members Green Day. The beautiful studio would be used for
two recording sessions, one in 2013 and one in 2014 setting the stage for the bands
On January 13, 2015 The Expendables dropped Sand In the Sky to a hungry fan base
excited for the bands new album. Fans immediately responded, loving the new tracks
and gravitating toward the hypnotic Starry Night, dance-friendly jam Music Move Me
as well as Nothing I Wouldn’t Do bringing a slight blend of the bands older sound back
into the mix.
The band has taken no down time jumping straight out on 2015’s Winter Blackout Tour
currently traveling across the country jamming to large crowds everywhere. With a date
slated on this Summer’s Wakarusa festival and plenty of touring plans in the work this is
going to be another great year for The Expendables.
Micah Brown's music derives from the blues, rock-n-roll, and outlaw country that drenched the garage while wrenching with dad growing up. Micah has quickly made his ever-broadening audience take notice of his brash and unique, dexterous way around a fretboard. He's also become known for his milky smooth, deft command of his voice, using it to express passion, emotion, and positive inspiration.
Amongst his peers, the recognition has included 2012 & 2013 "Best Folk Winner" and 2011 "Best Live Acoustic Winner" the past three years at the Orange County Music Awards in Anaheim, CA. Micah is also a two-time Pier Award nominee.
Micah's sophomore release, 'The Isle of Her' has received multiple Album of the year nominations, quickly garnering an underground following of passionate, grass-roots fans.
"Brown definitely has a deeply ingrained star quality that is evident to all of his loyal fans." (Nadia Noir - KROQ.com)
Over the past 18 months, Micah had the enormous honor of playing shows with a variety of renowned bands. He joined the Dirty Heads for appearances at the 2012 KROQ Weenie Roast and SmokeOut Festival, alongside legends such as Coldplay, Incubus, Pennywise, The Offspring, and Sublime with Rome.
Micah's solo career included performances at Doheny Days, SxSW in Austin, and California Roots Festival last year, on billings with Weezer, Ben Harper, Ziggy Marley, CAKE, Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love, SOJA, The Expendables, Iration, and many more.
"Micah Brown is an avid player in putting Orange County on the map as an acclaimed music haven. He is a singer-songwriter who never disappoints with his unique approach to folk and blues." (Ben Kashuk, unEARTH Music Hub)
Micah blends rootsy americana, folk, and blues, with rock, soul, and even a little reggae thrown in for good measure. He can perform a standout acoustic solo set, or bring the band along to create a more full, driving musical force on stage, which features his platinum-award-winning engineer/producer Lewis Richards and professional surfer/violinist Jennifer Argenti.
"Although Brown has a modern, almost-folksy vocal styling, he balances out the well-pitched cool of his voice with scorching-hot guitar riffs reminiscent of Delta Blues greats Robert Johnson or John Lee Hooker." (Noir/KROQ)
On the heels of a critically-acclaimed full-length release and two North American tours, Micah has been busy in the studio working on new material, preparing for a new release and more U.S. tour dates later this summer and fall.
Both of Micah's albums were conceived at 17th Street Recording Studio, where they received a dose of pop-surf-tinged production from Richards. "The Isle of Her", released this past August, and his debut EP release, "Down Like Hail", are available digitally everywhere.
Brown has been turning heads and drawing lofty comparisons on the heels of his debut release "Down Like Hail" in January, and is creating quite a restive anticipation of what's to come next.
His latest accomplishment would be taking home the 2011 OC Music Awards Best Acoustic title this February.
"Brown definitely has a deeply ingrained star quality that is evident to all of his loyal fans. No matter what Brown decides to do with his music, I have a feeling he is going to be hugely successful." (Nadia Noir - kroq.com)
Micah's music blends his early influences of blues and folk and fluidly invokes the sounds of SoCal that he was raised amongst and combines them with his love for Americana to create a unique, fresh, eclectic twist on the singer-songwriter sound.
"Although Brown has a modern, almost-folksy vocal styling, he balances out the well-pitched cool of his voice with scorching-hot guitar riffs reminiscent of Delta Blues greats Robert Johnson or John Lee Hooker." (kroq.com)
Micah co-produces and releases his solo project of original music with producer Lewis Richards (Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads) from 17th Street Recording Studios in Costa Mesa. Mature beyond his years, Micah is an old soul and it is apparent in his heartfelt, genuine music, made for no better reason then to evoke a feeling and invite people into the moment. When Micah's feeling it, everyone's feeling it.
We are ONE11, four great friends from the Palm Springs/Coachella area. We began our journey two years ago, forming ONE11 from two Coachella area bands. We have been busy ever since performing in over 200 shows in some of Southern California's top venues.
We are excited to have just released our new EP featuring 8 cool new songs. We are planning a radio release campaign early next year.
Through all the excitement that comes from swift growth of this journey, We have never turned our backs on the ideas we started the band with. We are a band built on honestly and sincerity, writing and performing solely from our hearts and minds making our music special having been written from the soul.
We want to give people something to believe in. In a world where music seems to have lost that true honesty and genuineness, we want to bring it back.
The Date Shed
Fri, December 9