Luvplanet

Luvplanet

Windshield Cowboys w/ Tony Saunders, Scott Mickelson

Sat, March 15, 2014

9:00 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Luvplanet
Luvplanet
Luvplanet has been featured on Northern California radio stations such as 107.7 The Bone, 97.7 The River, 95.9 The Krush and KSRO 1350.

Luvplanet's music has appeal that knows no boundaries. Singer/songwriters Nicole Sutton and Mark McGee are the band's creative driving force. Their signature vocal harmonies and smart songwriting provide an exciting edge and allure. Together with bassist Tommy Sisco and drummer Cedric Wilmott, Luvplanet's energetic live performances break down barriers with positive energy and raw emotion. Luvplanet (2003), State of Mind (2005) and Lucky One (2008), are polished yet honest collections of timeless rock gems that are a must have for any music collection.

Performing for crowds as big as 10,000 people, Luvplanet has appeared with acts such as Boston, Plain White T's, Third Eye Blind, Montrose, B 52's, Eddie Money, Blake Lewis (American Idol), A Tribute to Abbey Road w/ Todd Rundgren, Michael Schenker (UFO), Christopher Cross, Jesse Colin Young, Pat Travers, Elvin Bishop, Y&T, George Lynch (Dokken), Eric Martin, Adrian Belew (King Crimson), The Tubes, The Donnas, Frank Hannon (Tesla) and Uli Jon Roth(Scorpions).

Producer/guitarist/vocalist Mark McGee toured and recorded with Gregg Allman for more than a decade, was signed to Atlantic Records with ex-band Vicious Rumors and has performed shows in over 20 countries with artists such as Jeff Beck, Journey, Paul Stanley (Kiss), Styx, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Govt Mule and Derek Trucks to name a few. From Disney sound tracks, to production credits, Mark's musicianship has brought accolades from some of the biggest names in the industry.
Windshield Cowboys w/ Tony Saunders
Windshield Cowboys w/ Tony Saunders
From the North Bay, this americana rock band features original songs and great players. Windshield Cowboys have been on the Bay Area scene for about ten years. The music spans folk, rock, blues, americana, and jamband. Known for exceptional lyrics and vocals and great solos with guitar and mandolin. Husband/wife songwriting team Jeff Trump and Jennifer Snarr lead the group. The band is proud of the new lineup including Tony Saunders on bass, Marcus David on drums, Phil Lawrence on mandolin, and Doug Dayson on guitar. Get ready to hear some fresh original songs and a few favorites as well!
Scott Mickelson
In 2013, San Francisco artist Scott Mickelson celebrated the release of more than five full-length records with his band FAT OPIE. He continues to paint both musical and lyrical portraits of contemporary life as an American. Known for eclectic arrangements and far-reaching production, he produces music with a finger on the pulse of the fragmented culture here in the U.S. This is most evident on the latest release Victoryville hailed as his most important work.

Mickelsons' writing has evolved over the years. The debut CD Biscuits was a grunge rock record which brought the band a management deal with Lookout Management (Neil Young). The follow up release Hipsters, Freaks, Fags & Homeboys introduced the banjo, which is now a significant part of his sound. This, combined with their rock sensibility, brought FAT OPIE well deserved national recognition. The alternative rock CD Airstream triggered some of the biggest successes including the song "Bullets in My Briefcase" which won a national band search sponsored by 7UP/Sonicnet (MTV). This included a prize of $15,000. Also the song "Mouth Like a Trucker" was featured in the motion picture Along The Way.

The music stopped for several years when Mickelson became seriously ill. After recovering in 2009, the first new single New Orleans led to an international distribution deal and a re-release of the FAT OPIE catalogue. In 2010, they began performing again. The critically acclaimed fifth cd Victoryville was released in 2013.

Mickelson has toured more than 30 cities throughout the US and will release his debut self-titled record in the fall of 2014.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/