Yawning Man, FATSO JETSON, Decon, The Hellions, Dali's Llama

" Brian Maloney's and Eric Edgar's 50th Birthday Bash"

Yawning Man

FATSO JETSON

Decon

The Hellions

Dali's Llama

The Shadow Mountain Band

Sat, August 12, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm

$10.00

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This event is all ages

 

Yawning Man - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
Yawning Man
INDOOR SHOW

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INDOOR SHOW

A ticket to this show does not guarantee a seat. This is a non-seated show. Which means, there will not be chairs on the Dance Floor.


Set Times are Subject To Change


Yawning Man was born in 1986, founded by members Gary Arce, Alfredo Hernández, Mario Lalli, and Larry Lalli. At this time, the band started to play marathon jams from the garage to the desert. The word spread of these 'generator parties', and large crowds began to show up. Their music heavily influenced the likes of John Garcia, Josh Homme, and Brant Bjork (who would later form the legendary stoner rock band Kyuss) to name only a few. When Hernandez played in Kyuss on their last album '...And the Circus Leaves Town' they recorded a cover of Yawning Man's song "Catamaran".
“ Yawning Man was the sickest desert band of all time. You’d just be up there in the desert, everybody’d just be hanging, partying. And they’d show up in their van and just, mellow, drag out their shit and set up right about the time the sun was goin’ down, set up the generators, sometimes they’d just go up there and drink beers and barbecue. Sometimes it would be a scene; sometimes it would be very intimate. It was very casual and loose and everybody would like, while they’re playing, everyone would just lounge around. They were kinda like a house band. It wasn’t militant like Black Flag. It was very drugged, very stone-y, it was very mystical. Everyone’s just tripping, and they’re just playing away, for hours. Oh, they’re the GREATEST band I’ve ever seen.- Brant Bjork (2002) [1] ”

From 1986-1987 30-40 songs were recorded on 2 different demos but no official Yawning Man material was ever released until 2005. Yawning Man's music began to mutate into strange loops with an almost dark / freeform jazz punk sound, and the name of the band just didn't fit the music anymore. The band changed name to The Sort of Quartet and in the mid 90's released three albums on SST Records and one on German label Hot Wax Crippled Dick. Also during this time the Lalli cousins achieved recognition with their band Fatso Jetson, which briefly included Arce.

In 2005, the first LP 'Rock Formations' was released on the Spanish label Alone Records. Rock Formations is a collection of 10 tracks recorded in late 2004 and described as "a melancholic mix of acoustic space rock with elements of surf music, as well as middle eastern guitar style". Months later,'Pot Head', a 4 track EP, slightly darker, with a heavier tone would be released. In 2006, Rock Formations was re-released with a limited edition bonus DVD recorded at W2 club in Den Bosch (NL), on June 17, 2005, during their European tour.

In 2007 Yawning Man was to release a collection of past material on a double CD: The Birth of Sol Music. It was to be a collection of 30 older songs from the late 80’s with an extensive booklet including information about the band and the whole Palm Desert connection. According to band member Gary Arce this release has been postponed indefinitely. In 2009 The Birth of Sol Music (The Demo Tapes) was released on iTunes as a two disc set containing 24 songs.

This year will also feature the dawn of guitarist Gary Arce's next project, which may go by the name Echo Friendly Approach or Dark Tooth Encounter. Gary and Billy Cordell are joined this time by Ten East and The Perfect Rat drummer Bill Stinson. Contributions will be made by Australian master didjeridoo player Simon7 (Didjworks) with potentially some other surprise musicians- friends of Gary's from SST Records.

In 2007, an LP called Vista Point was released by Yawning Man. It is a combination of the Rock Formations and Pot Head releases.

2009 saw the release of an album entitled "Ceremony to the Sunset" under the name Yawning Sons, a collaboration project between Arce, Mario Lalli and members of British band Sons of Alpha Centauri.
FATSO JETSON - (Set time: 11:45 PM)
FATSO JETSON
Set Times are Subject To Change

Often credited as one of the fathers of Desert Rock . Fatso Jetson incorporate a broad variety of musical influences that includes punk, blues, jazz and rock music. prone to experiment with many musical textures, angular instrumental epics, and dark scetched lyrics to create a punk, blues art rock all their own. In 1995, the group recorded their debut "Stinky Little Gods" and followed that up in 1997 with "Power of Three" -- both discs appeared on SST Records. The band then teamed up with Bongload Records(Beck) who then released their third full-length disc, "Toasted", in 1998. The album produced by Chris Goss (Masters of Reality.Queens of the Stone Age). The fourth LP was "Flames for All" in 2000 for Artist Frank Kozik's Mans Ruin Label . Fatso Jetson also contributed to highly regarded "The Desert Sessions" releases that Josh Homme (Kyuss,Queens of the Stone Age) . At these sessions Mario Lalli co-wrote two songs with Homme ("You think I aint worth a dollar but I feel like a Millionaire" and "Monster in the Parosol") these would eventually make their way on to the Queens of the Stone Age albums "Rated R" and "Songs for the Deaf" It was Homme's record label Rekords Rekords that would release the next Fatso album "Cruel and Delicious". the band is joined by Vince Meghrouni (Atomic Sherpas, Bazooka, Mike Watt, BellRays) on Sax and harp adding a new dimension to Fatso's hard to pin sound. Live the band blasts with energy, passion and urgency.

"Although squarely in the realm of desert rock, Fatso Jetson has more in common with Delta blues fashioned with matter from a neutron star than it does with the sun-baked cow punkery of fellow desert dwellers the Meat Puppets. On record, there are surfy, jangly elements that would fit snuggly in a Dick Dale instrumental. Live, the band unleashes mammoth riffs and maintain a dizzyingly high level of energy. Its performance is one of seasoned professionals: loose and adaptable, yet tight and immediate". - Magnet Magazine 2013
Decon - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Hellions - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
The Hellions
Hailing from the desert music scene of the Coachella Valley, The Hellions have been described as an insurgent, punk’n’roll gang of denim-clad rebel rousers. This four-piece raises the rawk’n’roll flag high and has been delivering some of the dirtiest and greasiest loads of music this side of southern California since 98’.

The Hellions have toured vigorously up and down the West Coast and shared the stage with bands such as Throwrag, Supersuckers, Charley Horse, Dwarves, Dali’s Llama, Los Infernos, Yawning Man, Mondo Generator, Whiskey and Knives, John Garcia Band, Charley Horse, Cadillac Tramps, Peter Pan Speedrock, Chuck Norris Experiment, Guttermouth, The Queers, You Know Who, The Gears, Vic Dumonte, Michale Graves, Flexx Bronco, Monolith, Beasto Blanco, Koffin Kats, Bourbon Saints, Family Butcher, and many more.

With two long out-of-print albums already under their belt, “Too Bad for Heaven, Too Cheap for Hell” and “Spread the Gospel”, The Hellions released a third album in April 2016, mixed and produced by legendary producer and bassist, Scott Reeder--a collection of their past catalog called “Hymns from the Other Side.” With a limited collectors edition vinyl of “Hymns from the Other Side” coming out fall 2016, The Hellions are still primed to infest the Coachella Valley desert music scene for years to come.

So all you Hellions heinas and horny devils, get ready to shake your ass and raise your glasses to the band that drags you into the inferno that is the desert and leaves you with a face full of love-greased rawk’n’roll.
Dali's Llama - (Set time: 12:30 AM)
Dali's Llama
Its cover art might be purple, but the heart of the new Dali’s Llama EP, The Blossom, is all blue. As in, the blues, and the having of them. It’s virtually impossible for me to listen to the band or even see their name without the word “underappreciated” coming to mind, so let’s get that out of the way first — they’re underappreciated — and having said that, they here offer three songs and 18 minutes of new material through their own Dali’s Llama Records and push even further into DIY with guitarist/vocalist Zach Huskey sharing in the recording duties as well.

That’s a departure in itself from last year’s grimly-titled Dying in the Sun, which like the bulk of Dali’s Llama‘s prolific string of releases was helmed by Scott Reeder (Kyuss, The Obsessed, Fireball Ministry). Reeder plays a role on The Blossom as well, sharing a recording credit with Huskey for closer “Bacteria,” while Huskey and Mike Jacobson recorded opener “Longtime Woman” (video here) and middle track “Like I Do,” which is probably as close to a general mission statement as Dali’s Llama have ever come. To wit, the lines, “Don’t wanna hear about your trips around the world/I don’t have your money, fame, or dozens of girls/But that don’t mean I lose/I just wanna live like I do,” sum up the general attitude with which the band would seem to approach the world around them; a fervent individuality very much indicative of their home in the Californian desert. Dali’s Llama, in other words, know who they are, and they know why.

Granted, with The Blossom as their 13th release, that should be the case. They’re nothing if not experienced when it comes to songwriting and being in the studio, but it says something about the creative will of Huskey — joined in the band by bassist/vocalist Erica Huskey, guitarist Joe Wangler and drummer Craig Brown — that they continue to try new things as well, like stepping into the recording process. While 2007-2012 found them releasing a new album about every year, Dying in the Sun followed four years after 2012’s Autumn Woods, and with a quick turnaround, it leads one to speculate if The Blossom signals a boost in productivity to come.

Either way, it’s a relatively quick listen that, in addition to being bluesy, emphasizes the low-key vibe that has persistently worked so well in Dali’s Llama‘s material. Zach retains some light punker root in his vocals, but the groove is all laid back in “Longtime Woman” and “Like I Do,” which feel very much of a pair, with the former rolling out a groove not unlike some that pervaded the band’s Halloween-party-esque 2010 outing, Howl Do You Do?, while the latter steps forth its un-aggro righteousness in a riff-led, barroom-ready shuffle early before giving into solo-topped lumbering for the bulk of its second half. Each of the first two songs has a hook to offer and finds Dali’s Llama locked into a jammy spirit, hitting on either side of the seven-minute mark — “Longtime Woman” in addition to opening is the longest track at 7:06 (immediate points), while “Like I Do” checks in at 6:43 — and working fluidly one into the next to set up the turn of approach that arrives with “Bacteria” (4:44) rounding out.

While “Bacteria” is by no means Dali’s Llama‘s first acoustic-centered track — Autumn Woods finished with the mostly-unplugged desert grunge of “Resolved” as well — the mood is particularly intimate, with the lyrics, “I’m getting older/No one wants to look at me anymore/Bacteria/They just go and wash their hands of me,” cloaking perhaps a bit of introspection in some clever wordplay. The shift from “Longtime Woman” and “Like I Do” is immediate, with the downward-sloping bounce of the centerpiece giving way to plucked notes that make it easy to imagine Huskey and Reeder working alone in dim lighting at the latter’s The Sanctuary studio. Some reverb on Huskey‘s vocals adds presence, but the underlying impression is still one of rawer emotionalism, and where “Resolved” incorporated a late electrified solo, it’s worth noting that “Bacteria” stays quiet for its duration, some backing percussion deep in the mix as it moves toward ending on its title line, capping The Blossom on a resonant and somewhat surprising note.

A band 13 releases in and offering the unexpected? One more reason I can’t say their name without the immediate word-association of “underappreciated” springing to mind. Dali’s Llama may remain the desert’s best kept secret when it comes to songwriting, but like they do, they’ll keep moving forward anyway, and while parts of “Longtime Woman” and “Like I Do” feel like they’re playing to the band’s strengths, the jammier feel also shows the chemistry the four-piece have developed over their time with this lineup around Zach and Erica, and while that may or may not be a path they’ll continue to walk — they’ve been known every now and again to veer into experimental outings like the aforementioned Howl do You Do? — it makes for an engaging short release that, like the many offerings surrounding it in Dali’s Llama‘s catalog, is a treasure waiting to be discovered."- JJ Koczan, The Obelisk
The Shadow Mountain Band - (Set time: 5:00 PM)
The Shadow Mountain Band
The Shadow Mountain Band specializes in mountain-style harmonies with lively acoustic backup. They feature Traditional Mountain Music, Hillbilly Gospels (think- ‘oh Brother, Where art Thou’) and Bluegrass, along with eclectic originals and completely reworked contemporary tunes. Music critics have begun to call their style ‘desert grass’.
Venue Information:
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
http://www.pappyandharriets.com