Dax Riggs

Dax Riggs

Steakhouse, Thomas Wynn & the Believers

Sat, August 4, 2012

9:00 pm


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Dax Riggs
Dax Riggs
Louisiana’s own dark star and Orpheus of the underground, Dax Riggs – the fool in your tarot deck – trippin’ over his own tombstone, reaching into the atmosphere and pulling spirits from the air. An alchemy of all roots music, doom metal and glam-punk poetry. It sounds like voodoo, feels like redemption and puts off heat like a burning oil rig. In the service of tears and the ghost of all sorrows…say goodnight to the world.

Ex-deadboy and the Elephantmen and ex-Acid Bath’s Dax Riggs released his sophomore solo album Say Goodnight To The World on Fat Possum Records. Recorded over two weeks in his home insane asylum with dancing boys of Austin, TX, Charley Siess (drums) and Kevin Fitzsimmons (bass); co-produced with multi-instrumentalist Robbie Lee (Howling Hex, Baby Dee); and mixed with Eric Wofford (Black Angels, Bill Callahan).
Steakhouse is a five-piece rock group from San Francisco, California. Their music sounds like a mix of post-punk, electronic and art rock, with little bits of country/western thrown in at all the wrong times. They are influenced by Scott Walker, Neu!, Roxy Music and The Clash.

The band comprises a few of the people who answered a Craigslist ad titled “Art Fags Make Dancy Band,” during 2011. All the members of Steakhouse are veteran musicians:

Reid Black (guitar) was in Innaway, whose record was named “Best of the Year” by NPR in 2005. Innaway toured with The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Echo and the Bunnymen.

Robert Schultzberg (drums) was an original member of UK rock group Placebo, and played drums on the band’s debut record. He is still receiving royalty checks.

Orville Albright (guitar) has gigged and recorded extensively, has toured the world with the Brendan Benson (Raconteurs) Band, and taught the dude from 311 how to play guitar (seriously).

Adrian McCullough (bass) has toured with several major acts (including the Chieftains), has headlined Noisepop and appeared at the South by Southwest and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festivals.

Mark Sullivan (keyboards, voice) made two critically acclaimed records with American Music Club drummer/producer Tom Mallon, and now plays with Mallon in SF first-wave punk band The Toiling Midgets.

The group has been gestating in-studio for the past eight months, and now seeks to play small-venue shows and supporting slots in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Thomas Wynn & the Believers
Thomas Wynn & the Believers
Known for their powerful LIVE performances, they have headlined 100+ shows this year alone and have additionally shared the stage with national acts Gov't Mule, Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers, Leftover Salmon, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, just to name a few. TW&TB personifies rugged, yet uplifting spirited rock, sprinkled with southern soul R&B. As a songwriter, Thomas' tunes are brutally honest and heartfelt. The themes of the band go beyond years of drugs, heartbreaks and hypocrisy to deliver a message of hope. TW&TB radiate a southern charm that is all their own and have quickly become a Florida favorite.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107