The Suborbitals, El Gato Dice, Wilson Wong and the Dudes

The Suborbitals

"I wouldn't think [The Suborbitals] ever get compared to anyone else. It's a unique sound...and dark. It's really wonderful." - Sleepy John Sandidge, KPIG, 03/31/13

Described as "literary and analgesic," the Monterey Bay quartet is known for its live shows, most notably a yearlong run at the defunct Monterey Live. The Suborbitals sound blends inflections of jazz, punk, surf and indie and is driven by an incomparable rhythm section, wild flourishes of saxophone and "otherworldly lyrics." Don't miss these true Northern California originals. For more, visit

El Gato Dice

SF Indie/AAA trio along the likes of old REM or Death Cab. Critically acclaimed debut "Uno" hit in 2010 with standout tracks "Hangman Don't Falter" and "Hold Still." Rooted in Cleveland, NC, and Turkey - it's everything you'd expect from that combo. "Dos" was released in May 2015 to great reception. The shows are bigger , and the songs are dense and memorable. College radio all over is picking up on the seven minute adventurous instrumental "Insatiable", the Carolina-pop-ish "Trap", and the country alt-rock "Haymaker". Each song is a little different, and Dos is a good listen front-to-back. You be the judge- they're probably playing live near you in the Bay Area in 2016. The cat says check it out! You'll say- hey I like this!

Wilson Wong and the Dudes

Influenced by the folk, rock, and country sounds of Ryan Adams, Jakob Dylan, and Johnny Cash, Wilson Wong has been honing his craft at open mics since 2007. Wilson has performed with Kearny Street Workshop at previous APAtures (2008 & 2009), RAMA, and Hyphen Magazine. He was the Bazaar Cafe August 2013 Songwriter in Residence and hosted songwriter showcases at High Street Station and the Octopus Literary Salon. His backing group are the very talented Carlos Cajilig (Lead Guitar), Steve Witt (Bass/Mandolin), and Stephen Michael (Drums) a.k.a. "The Dudes". Their "Other Side of Twenty" EP was released on November 2014 and is out on iTunes and digital downloads. They are currently recording their followup album.



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