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Saturday, February 13  ·  Mike Zito and the Wheel

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Mike Zito

On “The Road Never Ends,” the second track of Mike Zito’s new June 11 CD, Gone to Texas, he cranks things into the stratosphere with a sonic blast of electric slide guitar and blistering vocals, accompanied on vocals and harmonica by the great Delbert McClinton. Also along for the ride on his label debut solo CD for Ruf Records are special guests Sonny Landreth on guitar, Susan Cowsill on vocals and Lewis Stephens (Delbert McClinton, Freddie King) on keyboards. Zito expertly matches them with his core band, The Wheel: Jimmy Carpenter – sax and guitars; Rob Lee – drums; and Scot Sutherland – bass. The result effectively announces one of the most exciting and highly-anticipated new releases of the year.

Mike Zito has been a rising star in the blues/roots world for the past several years as a performer, songwriter and producer. In 2010, the title-track for his Pearl River album, which he co-wrote with Cyril Neville, won the Blues Music Award as “Song of Year;” and he also produced last year’s BMA winner for “Best New Artist Debut Album” by labelmate Samantha Fish. His last solo CD, Greyhound, was nominated for “Rock Blues Album;” and he’s currently nominated as a member of Royal Southern Brotherhood in the same category for that band’s eponymous debut CD at the upcoming Blues Music Awards in May.

Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers

Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers are a high energy power trio playing all original blues-rooted rock & roll! Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers have appeared in concert with blues rock legends; Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya and Eric Sardinas to name a few. Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers deliver a unique sound that combines the Pulse of Rock with the Soul of Blues.

Chase Walker Band

The Chase Walker Band is passionately reinventing roots music into modern vinyl-worthy classics with a vibrant flare. Heads turn and do a double-take when the Chase Walker Band unleashes their sound in a live performance. These teens, Chase Walker (lead guitar/vocals), Randon Davitt (bass guitar/vocals) and Matthew Fyke (drums), explode with talent, maturity and soul far beyond their years. Their sound is raw and real. No faking it here. Hailing from Southern California, ages fifteen to sixteen, they take you back to a nostalgic feeling of 70’s Blues with a modern groove. After Chase and Matt met at a blues camp, Chase’s school mate, Randon, came on board to solidify the power trio in October 2012. While they draw inspirations from masters such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Little Walter, and 60’s blues-rock groups such as Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsies, The Band—they are reinventing vintage vibes into their own brand of contemporary Blues filled with haunting atmosphere, passion and venom. Their deep soul and talent juxtaposed with their young age create a jaw-dropping reaction from audiences while they try to reconcile the seeming incongruence. They are young kids…yet they play like seasoned pros. Time and again, eyes grow wide with disbelief. The confidence and precision in the band’s musicianship make believers out of the most discerning music lover.



Friday, February 26  ·  Young Dubliners

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Young Dubliners

The hardest working band in Celtic Rock are back at it! A year after releasing their latest album, NINE, they are still out promoting the old fashioned way. That means hitting the road and playing every show like it’s the last.

In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.

Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’, that label, as labels often can be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it’s not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. That was always the idea, Keith explains. The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you’ll end up with when you start on a new album.

Having a whole album of new songs really invigorates the live show for us and makes it exciting all over again say Roberts. It’s like a shot in the arm every time we go through this process.

Ugly Roomers

Ugly Roomers now consists of Ricky Gilbert, former drummer with the Michael McDonald Group (Doobie Bros) and Erich Feldman
(founding member of St. Elmo’s Fire) on guitars, Jon Schroer (Joe Walsh) and former drummer turned vocalist, Carmine Gegnose. San Diego CityBeat magazine writes “This is real deal shit. The world needs more bands like the Ugly ROOMERS.”



Saturday, February 27  ·  John Caponera – Comedy

Doors open at 7:00 pm

John Caponera

John Caponera always knew he wanted to be in show business but in what dimension was undetermined until the summer of 1979 when John entered a talent show at a local bar in Chicago. After doing several impressions, he walked away with the five hundred dollar winner’s pot and a realization that he might have something to offer in the world of comedy.

Caponera’s instincts proved right and after two years working the Chicago comedy club circuit, John took his act on the road where he was immediately accepted . He has honed his act over a thirty year career performing to audiences all over the world. Caponera is considered a comic’s comic, a true professional offering a mix of material from topical to impressions to characterizations to stories and one liners.

Michael Paskevich of the Las Vegas Review-Journal writes:”Unafraid of letting a room grow quiet, Caponera sets his own intentionally erratic pace, pausing to perfection to complement his oddly timed but rewarding comic insights. The jokes are further bolstered by his talent for facial gestures that range from goofy to arrognat, making Caponera arguably the hottest club headliner going at present.”



Friday, March 4  ·  King’s X

Doors open at 7:00 pm

King’s X

King’s X is an American rock band that combines progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues, and British Invasion rock groups. Since being signed to Megaforce Records in 1987, King’s X has released twelve studio albums, one official live album, and several independent releases. The band’s most recent release, XV, was released on the InsideOut Music label. Early in their major label career saw the band on several opening slots on arena tours, including opening for AC/DC and the Woodstock ’94 festival.

Since leaving Atlantic records following the release of Ear Candy King’s X have released albums through Metal Blade Records, InsideOut Music and independently, and as of January 2014 continue to tour and perform live. Each member of the group has recorded solo albums and has made numerous guest appearances on other artists’ albums and compilation projects. Doug Pinnick and Ty Tabor also have albums released with side bands in which they participate.

Points North

Points North creates melodic guitar-driven instrumental music, combining musicianship and a modern aesthetic with classic tones, song structures, and pop sensibility.

Some of the diverse and noted artists Points North has played with across Northern and Southern California include:

  • Eric Johnson
  • Blues Traveler
  • KingsX
  • Al Di Meola
  • Allan Holdsworth
  • Steve Morse
  • and more

RDG

  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”

Dolan Brotherhood

Based in Southern California, Dolan Brotherhood is Arnold Sears (vocals) James Brady (guitar) Dave Garcia (bass) and Tom Wallace (drums). Their brand of powerhouse rock and roll is the result of a musical and philosophical approach best stated as “Deliver that vibe!”

No doubt that’s what the band’s self-titled debut does. It “delivers”. And everything starts with that “vibe”. Whatever a song requires, it gets. “Give it power, soul, groove and heart – with a twist”, was stated during one recent rehearsal. Each member knows this. One of the band’s main strengths is that each member contributes in the writing process – whether it be the music or the lyrics. The band’s sound reflects this versatility and is stronger for it. Another great Dolan Brotherhood strength is their vocal harmonies. Arnold and James put a lot of focus and effort into working together vocally. That effort pays-off in big ways and is immediately appreciated by listeners.

Collectively, Dolan Brotherhood members have a diverse background in musical tastes and accomplishments. Each is influenced by a multitude of musical styles – classic rock, progressive rock, Motown, metal, pop, folk, classical, etc… Elements of all these genres are found in Dolan Brotherhood’s music. Straight forward grooves that compel the listener to get up and dance or pump their fist in the air with the universal metal salute, can suddenly turn on a dime with some strange dropped-beat time signature. The band’s explanation for these strange and funky twists is simple, “Sometimes making the listener wonder, ‘What just happened?’ is a good thing. It keeps things interesting for the audience and the band.”

Twist, groove, metal, mood… it all comes back to the Dolan Brotherhood’s core belief, “Deliver that vibe”.


Saturday, March 5  ·  Masters of Puppets

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Masters of Puppets
Tickets
Adv purchase: $15
Day of show: $20

Masters of Puppets

For almost a decade, Masters of Puppets has been recognized as the Global Metallica tribute. One of the keys to Masters success is, we play what the fans want to hear. We are proud to be considered “the most authentic Metallica tribute in the world”, by the loyal Metallica fans. Masters of Puppets has toured the world, performing at major festivals, headlining corporate events, and performing at celebrity birthday parties. Masters of Puppets is also proud to be the NUMBER ONE most requested tribute band by the U.S. Military…

Fred Barchetta

A tribute to the music of Rush, by the band Points North. Points North creates melodic guitar-driven instrumental music, combining musicianship and a modern aesthetic with classic tones, song structures, and pop sensibility.



Friday, March 11  ·  Uli Jon Roth, Jennifer Batten and Andy Timmons

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Uli Jon Roth

U.J.R. is a true multi-instrumentalist who writes his own musical scores and arrangements.
He is also a music director, paints realistic oil paintings, writes his own poetry as well as philosophical treaties.

Uli invented his own unique instrument – the by now legendary 6-octave Sky guitar which is without peer.

He produces his own albums and directs his own videos.
Artistically he has been an inspiration to many of his fellow artists as well as his audience and continues to be so. He has been cited by countless guitarists from all over the world as one of their main influences.

Widely recognized as perhaps the single most important protagonist of Neo-classical guitar playing, Uli is seen by many as a trend-setter who has often been considerably ahead of his time.

Jennifer Batten

The buzz on Jennifer Batten rose from the guitar underground, and the guitar magazines promptly began chronicling her savvy musicianship and highly original approach to the electric guitar in print.

At one point Batten was in 6 different bands, playing everything from straight ahead rock, to metal,fusion, and funk. A major turning point came when she was selected from over one hundred guitarists to play in Michael Jackson’s highly skilled band which toured the world for one and a half years playing for over four and a half million people. Jennifer wasted no time after the” Bad” Tour’s grand finale, diving into work on her own album with renown producer (and Stevie Wonder guitarist) Michael Sembello. The stunning results can be heard on “Above, Below, and Beyond”, the title appropriately describing the interesting diversity within. With this debut release, the world at large learned what all the excitement was about.

Andy Timmons

As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger Danger, he toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes.

As a session player, he’s been highly featured on CDs by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two internationally acclaimed CDs by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside many of his heroes such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (as a regular guest on their G3 tours in Dallas), Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his fave ’60’s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon fame!)

Taz Taylor

Taz Taylor was exposed at a very early age to the golden era of Rock Guitar playing. Michael Schenker in UFO and then in his own band MSG, Gary Moore in his late-70s/early-80s heyday, Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee and of course the early Van Halen albums, all left an indelible mark on the musical psyche of Taz.

The Nili Brosh Band

Nili Brosh was born and raised in Rishon LeZion, Israel. She was always inspired by her older brother Ethan‘s passion for music and the guitar. She moved to Boston with her family at the age of 12, where she began studying electric guitar and eventually went on to study at Berklee College of Music.

In January 2011, Nili joined the progressive metal band Seven The Hardway, which features guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine (Steve Vai, Planet X, CAB), legendary drummer Virgil Donati (Planet X, CAB), and renowned vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth). About a month later, Nili was also asked to join MacAlpine’s touring solo band along with bassist Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen), and famed drummer Marco Minnemann (Paul Gilbert, The Aristocrats). Recently, Nili has been touring with the MacAlpine band and just released her second album, ‘A Matter of Perception,’ which she will be performing live.


Saturday, March 12  ·  Killer Bee

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Killer Bee
Tickets

Adv purchase: $25
Day of show: $30

Killer Bee

On a rampage through the 90’s with the release of 3 albums, 5 singles and as many videos. Killer Bee showed at that time that traditional hard rock of the truest kind never dies. Their bull headed approach and never say die attitude landed them shows all over the world between 1994-1998 from the RED SQUARE & OLYMPIC STADIUM in Moscow, SUPER RALLY – Harley Davidson Festival in Voralberg, Austria, OUT IN THE GREEN, BRIENZER SEE FESTIVAL, BRONCOS FESTIVAL, PASHANGA FESTIVAL to name but a few in Switzerland together with artists such as OASIS, R.E.M, ELTON JOHN, ROD STEWART, PAGE & PLANT, MEGADEATH, PETER FRAMPTON and many more.. In May 1998 after a 6 month period in the Canary Islands Killer Bee took a break, a break that would last 15 years and refuel the engines that propelled Killer Bee into action way back then… Well, now they’re back, hungry and stead fast.



Friday, March 18  ·  UFO

Doors open at 7:00 pm

UFO

Of course you don’t need to attach more importance to this piece of news than it necessarily has, but it certainly deserves to be mentioned: for the first time in more than 20 years, one of the most British rock bands in music history has recorded a studio album in their native country. Their latest offering is entitled A Conspiracy Of Stars, cut by rock legend UFO and breathes that typically British easy-going confidence for which this band has been known for over 45 years.

There are even more stories about UFO than they’ve composed songs. Any band who have been in the music business for more than 40 years are bound to have experienced difficult times, but also dazzling successes and spectacular events. UFO’s success story began in London way back in 1969, when vocalist Phil Mogg, drummer Andy Parker, guitarist Mick Bolton and bassist Pete Way formed the group. Even in the Seventies, the band distinguished themselves with their very own, unmistakable style, touching a nerve among their growing following with rock numbers like ‘Prince Kajuku’, ‘Follow You Home’ or ‘C’mon Everybody’ from their albums UFO 1, Flying and UFO Live.

Points North

Points North creates melodic guitar-driven instrumental music, combining musicianship and a modern aesthetic with classic tones, song structures, and pop sensibility.

Some of the diverse and noted artists Points North has played with across Northern and Southern California include:

  • Eric Johnson
  • Blues Traveler
  • KingsX
  • Al Di Meola
  • Allan Holdsworth
  • Steve Morse
  • and more

Symbolic

Hailing from San Diego, California, Power/ProgMetal band Symbolic came together with one goal – to play their music the way they want to play it.

Refusing to follow trends or lower their standards, the individual members of Symbolic found their way through numerous years and various projects filled with both live shows and recording projects. With Scott Bruce on vocals, Steve Potts on guitar, Bobby Fernandez on bass, and Steve Elias on drums, Symbolic is gearing up with a new energy and excitement for what will be their fifth CD later this year.

Taz Taylor

Taz Taylor was exposed at a very early age to the golden era of Rock Guitar playing. Michael Schenker in UFO and then in his own band MSG, Gary Moore in his late-70s/early-80s heyday, Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee and of course the early Van Halen albums, all left an indelible mark on the musical psyche of Taz.



Friday, April 1  ·  Wild Mick Brown

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Wild Mick Brown

Mick started his first rock-n-roll band at age 10, and shortly after finishing high school, he left Northern California for Los Angeles, where in 1980, Mick, George Lynch and Don Dokken formed the band, Dokken, that enjoyed gold and platinum record sales throughout the 1980’s, as well as a Grammy nomination. The life style of a rock star, combined with the decadence of the 80’s, is where Mick was tagged with his now trademark nickname, ‘Wild Mick Brown’.

Wild Mick has remained an original member of Dokken for 36 years as of 2014, and since 2005, he’s been the piledrivin’ time keeper for the super-group Ted Nugent, and also enjoyed rockin’ with the Lynch Mob, and Montrose, before the tragic death of Ronnie Montrose,to name a few.

This story continues because of Wild Mick’s love for playing the drums and being in a rock-n-roll band, and with any luck, he’ll continue to do just that for a long time to come!!


Saturday, April 2  ·  Pat Travers

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Pat Travers
Tickets
Adv purchase: $30
Day of show: $35

Pat Travers

It’s early 1979, and the Pat Travers Band have just been introduced and subsequently recorded for what would become one of the slickest and hottest guitar-rock albums ever committed to vinyl. “Live! Go for What You Know” was a huge success on both sides of the pond, acclaimed by their musical peers, fans, and music critics alike. It was high-energy. It was electric. It was lightning in a bottle. The album, much like the Canadian musician himself, remains an influence for a whole generation of guitar slingers.

The band in question – Pat Travers, guitarist Pat Thrall, drummer Tommy Aldridge and bass player Peter “Mars” Cowling – were unarguably one of the most talented rock quartets ever to perform. More…

Mother Grundy

Rockin’ the blues! Members include Eric Heuschele – Guitar, Robin Hoffos – Vocals/Guitar, Jack Butler – Guitar/Slide Guitar, Dave Held – Bass and David Zedaker – Drums.


Friday, April 15  ·  Jimmy Thackery

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Jimmy Thackery

Whether Jimmy Thackery headlines a festival in South Dakota or jams for hours in one of numerous blues bars that dot the musical landscape, he’ll always unleash an intense volley of rockin’ blues guitar guaranteed to leave crowds emotionally spent. His double edged guitar dynamics allow him to fire off tracer missiles, bend a note so it will fit under a limbo bar, run off dive bomber riffs, and find space within the trembling of one stinging note. “I put all my senses on hold and find the zone and follow what’s inside. There’s an electricity from your mind to your heart to your fingers. You just try and remember to breathe.”

Between constant road work with his own band, producing the latest record by his Arkansas friends, the Cate Brothers, recording Whiskey Store with Tab Benoit and touring in support and playing various Nighthawks reunions, Thackery’s plate is overflowing, and that’s exactly how Thackery likes life – Overflowing.



Saturday, April 30  ·  The Oz Noy Trio

Doors open at 7:00 pm
The Oz Noy Trio
Tickets
Adv purchase: $20
Day of show: $25

The Oz Noy Trio

Blues is the root, the foundation – the undercurrent churning beneath nearly all strains of popular music. “It’s a vocabulary you have to have in order to play really anything,” explains guitarist and composer Oz Noy. “If you don’t understand the blues, I just don’t think that what you’re playing will sound as good.” By tapping into that elusive blues feeling and exploring its potential to inform and enrich a variety of musical settings, Noy has emerged as a compelling new voice in a crowded field. The resulting music is simultaneously refreshingly inventive and grounded in a deep, soulful tradition.

Acclaimed Israeli-born, New York-based guitarist and composer Oz Noy strains against boundaries, creating intuitive, fluid sonic art suspended somewhere between blues anguish, rock power, and the rich harmonic density of jazz. Released on March 17, 2015 via Abstract Logix, the live Asian Twistz may just be the purest distillation of his vision yet. An unexpected dispatch from a trio of 2014 shows in Shanghai and Thailand, Asian Twistz was recorded on the fly with no intention of release, and features the all-star rhythm section of drummer Dave Weckl (Chick Corea, George Benson, Robert Plant) and bassist Etienne Mbappe (John McLaughlin’s 4th Dimension, Salif Keita).

Featuring:

Dave Weckl

For more than 25 years, Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame and named him “one of the 25 best drummers of all time.”

But these honors, in addition to many more bestowed by the music community, are the product of Dave’s undying commitment to making great compositions. Dave’s incredibly dynamic and diverse drumming, which has inspired musicians worldwide, is built on a solid foundation of knowledge and respect for music.

Jimmy Haslip

In 1978 Haslip met guitarist Robben Ford and keyboardist Russell Ferrante and formed a group to record Robben’s first solo recording on Electra-Asylum. This critically acclaimed album, called ” The Inside Story” became a landmark recording. That album led to the formation of The Yellowjackets and in 1980 they recorded a debut album for Warners Bros. Records.

Jimmy is actively composing, arranging, producing and performing with Yellowjackets, the two time Grammy winners.

RDG

  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”



Saturday, July 30  ·  Memories of Elvis Presley

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Memories of Elvis Presley
Tickets
Adv purchase: $30
Day of show: $35

Proceeds for this concert go to
Heart and Hooves Therapy

Memories of Elvis Presley

Jacob Roman

Jacob Roman is an award winning 1950’s Elvis Tribute Artist and 2X E.P.EXPO Grand Champion (2013 Yuma, AZ; 2014 Shawnee, OK)

Ryan Pelton

Elvis Tribute Artist of the Year Award – 2015 Elvis Tribute Industry Awards
Industry Achievement Award – 2015 Elvis Tribute Industry Awards
3rd Runner Up in the 2015 Ultimate Elvis Contest
Starred in the movie The Identical

Tyler James

Tyler realized his true passion was performing. With alot of sacrifices and hard work his dream became reality. He entered the Ultimate Elvis Contest on Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV. He was approached by the Director of Entertainment and is now the Official Elvis of Fremont Street Experience. He performs before thousands of people each week.



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