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The Soft White Sixties & King Dream

Felton Music Hall
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Doors 7:30pm // Show 8:30pm // Ages 21+ // $15 Advance & $18 Day of Show

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***This is a standing room general admissions show. There will be a limited number of chairs located in the back of the concert hall. Seating will be first come first served. The restaurant will be open for dinner starting at 4pm.

The Soft White Sixties

Alta California,the newbilingualalbum byThe Soft White Sixties,finds theLos Angeles5-pieceexpanding upon their contemporary concoction of rock ‘n’ roll and soul whilealso exploring some of their most relevant lyrical content to date (in bothEnglishandSpanish).Produced byElijah Thomson(Father John Misty, Delta Spirit, Richard Swift),AltaCaliforniawas written and recorded atNew Monkey Studio, a room formerly owned byElliott Smith, over the course of severalsessions that began on Election Night2016.Lead singer OctavioGenera—afirst generation Mexican-Americanwho grew upin a bilingual Spanish/English family–always wondered what it would be like to sing inSpanish, it just didn’t occur to him to try it professionally, and he wasn’t sure there wasspace for it within the band. “Speaking and singing in a language are two differentthings,” says Genera. “There was a feeling of joy and passion when I sang these songs inSpanish that I wasn’t expecting. And then hearing the songs back—it was right.”The sweaty, gyrating energy of their live show has garnered praise fromRolling Stone,Paste Magazine, andLA Weeklyover the years and landed them on club and festivalbills likeOutside Lands,BottleRock, andSXSW, sharing the stage withfellowtorchbearersofrock ‘n’ roll likeThe Hives,Eagles of Death Metal,Wolfmother, andRival Sons.But this time around, it all glimmers with a subtle lysergic sheen, thanks inpart to Thomson’s influence.“Eli was a big proponent of making the studio feel like2am on a Saturday night at all hours of the day,” multi-instrumentalist Aaron Eisenbergexplains.“Certain songs called for certain states of mind and sobriety generally didn’tfactor into the equation.”The band felt it would be irresponsible to develop lyrical content that ignored theinescapable global climate developing literally while the tape was rolling.New territorywas explored, as observations on the despair of the American Dream ('Reaganomixxx'),immigration ('Brick by Brick'), gentrification ('I Still Love You, San Francisco'), paradigmshifts ('Teen Wolves'), generational and ideological gaps and what happens when onegeneration begins to the feel the inevitable changing of the guard crept its way onto therecord.Packed with deep, thunderous grooves from the rhythm section of Joey Bustos andRyan Noble,squealing fuzz guitars and roaring analog synths courtesy of multi-instrumentalists Aaron Eisenberg and Rob Fidel, and the signature soulful rasp of leadvocalist Octavio Genera,Alta Californiais an honest snapshot of a modern rock band intheir prime.

King Dream

King Dream is an indie psych-rock project from Bay Area songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Lyon. With a soulful voice, roots planted in the golden era of California psychedelia, and a wry energy that places him firmly in the 21st century, Lyon charts a path through timeless themes: disillusionment with oneself, with adulthood, with one’s country — and the discovery, time and again, that somehow there’s still plenty worthy of a love song.

Lyon, a Bay Area native, previously co-founded the folk-rock band Tumbleweed Wanderers, who toured the country for five years before disbanding in 2016. Inspired by songwriters like Jim James, Jonathan Wilson and Blake Mills, Lyon spent the next two years questioning and reinventing himself — and, thanks to his vocal ability and versatility, soon became one of the most in-demand sidemen in the Bay. Playing with different bands, he picked up a few things: new instruments and arrangement techniques; a love of darker textures and moody, atmospheric sounds on electric guitar. And then an invaluable collaborator- producer: Lyon credits Graham Patzner of Whiskerman with helping to shape and carry the new project from idea to reality.

King Dream’s self-titled debut, out now, is a reemergence of sorts. It’s also a good record for a long drive along the coast. It’s about places, relationships and empires crumbling, and the possibilities that announce themselves when the dust has cleared — when you find yourself alone for the first time in a long while, and you open your mouth and see what comes out.

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