Vandoliers, Keyan Keihani


Ages 21+
Vandoliers plus Keyan Keihani at The Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco ! Show begins at 8pm.


Vandoliers are the next wave of Texas music. The six-piece Dallas-Fort Worth group channels all that makes this vast state unique: tradition, modernity, audacity, grit, and—of course—size. Forever puts it all together for an enthralling ride down a fresh Lone Star highway.

Produced and recorded by Adam Hill (Low Cut Connie, The Bo-Keys, Deer Tick, Don Bryant, Zeshan B) at American Recording Studios in Memphis, TN, the band’s third album (and first with Bloodshot) Forever is a mix of youthful and defiant punk, rugged Red Dirt country, and vibrant Tejano. The full-length’s 10 songs blend emblematic rock ‘n’ roll with bold horns, violin, and a slather of twang reflecting where the band is from, where they’ve been and, eventually, where they’ll be headed. It’s regional and universal all the same.

“I wrote a series of songs about my life and gave it to the best musicians I know to flesh out,” says lead singer and guitarist Joshua Fleming. “I spent over a year writing by myself, with friends and mentors, and we spent just as long filling out arrangements and writing scores. We wrote horn and fiddle parts on a trio tour through the mountains of New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana.”

One of those mentors is fellow Dallas-Fort Worth musician Rhett Miller of Old 97’s. The influence and tutelage of Miller and his bandmates helped sharpen Vandoliers’ Texas-bred, roots-based punk rock.

Keyan Keihani is a singer-songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Keihani’s music is based on a sparse Americana backdrop and an ability to engage listeners with honest, raw and trenchant lyrical content. The songs are delivered vulnerably without any gimmicks or frills. His music has been featured on No Depression, Paste Magazine, Twang Nation and was named “New and Notable” on Noisetrade in 2015.

His self-released debut album, Eastbound, was released in 2013 and provided the foundation for countless shows and supporting opportunities for Jamestown Revival, Sturgill Simpson, J.D. Wilkes, David Ramirez, William Elliott Whitmore and Jason Eady, to name a few. It peaked at #6 on Amazon’s Americana Charts.

In 2015, Keihani released Dark Saints with producer and engineer, Daniel Mendez. Dark Saints is presented as a stripped down collection of songs that are deceptively simple and haunting. No Depression referred to it as a “powerful record that is driven by Keihani’s unique, no frills voice that is part country, part folk, and most of all, sincere.” In 2016, Keihani provided support on several regional tours and was named a finalist for the Deli Magazine’s “Emerging Roots Artist of the Year.”

Keihani is currently working on his third album, Teenage Silhouettes, due to be out in early 2020.

Venue Information:
The Hotel Utah Saloon
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107