Yawning Man, FATSO JETSON, Decon

Pappy + Harriet's Presents

Yawning Man

FATSO JETSON

Decon

Sat, August 12, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00

This event is all ages

Yawning Man
Yawning Man
GENERAL ADMISSION / NON REFUNDABLE



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
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
Venue Information:
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
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