Porkchop Express, Anju's Pale Blue Eyes (closing set), Jason Spooner Band

Porkchop Express

Anju's Pale Blue Eyes (closing set)

Jason Spooner Band

Wed, October 18, 2017

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Porkchop Express
Porkchop Express
Porkchop Express is a San Francisco Bay Area alt country band that has been playing together since 2002. They take the gristly scraps from the American traditions of folk, outlaw country, and rock 'n roll, push it through a meat grinder, give it a crash course in honky tonk and put it on stage for all to enjoy. Their sound is made up of country vocal harmonies; soaring fiddle work; a punk inspired rhythm section; noisy, garage-rock guitars and a ukulele for that extra dash of machismo. The end result has been called "Country music for folks who don't like country music." The guys think that everyone likes country music, they just haven't heard the right kind ye
Anju's Pale Blue Eyes (closing set)
Anju's Pale Blue Eyes (closing set)
Anju’s Pale Blue Eyes is a group that coalesced in San Francisco in early 2011. Based around the confessional singer/ songwriter stylings of Nick Andrew, the group currently incorporates a classically trained cello backbone, postpunk and r n’b guitar playing, and the rhythmic pulse of Adirondack banjo. The songs are alternately orchestrated between disparate instruments or flowing into living, breathing jams of dynamic and melodic feeling. With such various influences as socially aware acoustic folk, indie rock, shoegaze, bluegrass, classical harmony, psychedelic, and the occasional rockabilly flourish, Anju’s Pale Blue Eyes draws from many styles and brings them together for a unique musical experience. They are currently booking gigs around the Bay Area and working on their debut EP.
Jason Spooner Band
Jason Spooner Band
Maine's own Jason Spooner Band (Jason Spooner - guitar & vocals, Reed Chambers - Drums & Percussion and Adam Frederick - Bass & vocals, Warren Mcpherson - Keyboards & vocals) is in the midst of one of the band's most exciting musical growth spurts to date.

The quartet stands out with an interesting signature sound that appeals to a wide range of audiences…. seamlessly blending a variety of musical influences and flavors into a cohesive and extremely energetic and listenable experience. Roots Rock, Americana, blues, folk and groove-oriented jazz with some elements of reggae and soul are all accounted for here and supported by a strong musicianship, interesting arrangements and intelligent songwriting.

"I think our individual musical tastes and backgrounds make this band appear like a bit of a science experiment on paper" says Spooner with a laugh. "Maybe even a Frankenstein's monster scenario where bits and pieces from different sources are melded together into a single, less-than-predictable entity. Fortunately the result works for us and we have a lot of fun with it. We certainly never got together to blueprint out the specific kind of band we aimed to be like perhaps a bluegrass, reggae or a jam band would. Our influences just seemed to seep into the mix organically, and things got more interesting as we added new members. I think this diversity has been an asset in the end and it's made us welcome at a huge variety of venues and festivals… we're as welcome at a jam band festival as we are at a folk festival, a Triple A pop radio event or even a big blues show."
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/