Live music w/ Era Escape ~ Lite Brite ~ Kajak (Rock)
When: Wed, December 1
Era Escape is best described in a fan’s words as “Bowie and Queen meet the Top Gun soundtrack.” If you took the glammed-up firepower of Def Leppard or Europe, the interstellar prog of Genesis or King Crimson, and topped it all off with a healthy pop sensibility, you might get something that sounded like Era Escape.
It’s pretty 80s, but we like it that way. [website]
Lite Brite is a rock trio from Sacramento, CA that matches their classic-meets-indie sound with arena rock attitude to turn out a unique character tinged with influences like Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and Pavement. Lite Brite is epic, heavy, musical and an extremely good time. [website]
Kajak – Vintage rock with a new school twist.
When: Sat, August 28
Time: Doors at 8:30 (no entrance allowed prior); Show at 9:30p
Cost: $10 Advance / $12 @ Door
GET ADVANCE TICKETS HERE: http://holdmyticket.com/event/15035
For the first time in 25 Years Head On’s original members Frank, Howard, James, Mark, and Rick will play a special show at El Rio in San Francisco with special guest **Jetboy** San Francisco Bay Area’s own all original HEAD ON is playing one very special show at El Rio in San Francisco!
Head On was started by James Ray, a guitar player transplanted from New Mexico to the San Francisco Bay Area. He soon recruited Mark Berglund, a Bay Area native, as lead vocalist and song writer. Together with Ray, Mark wrote a majority of Head On’s material. Rick Tweed and Howard Teman (bass guitar and drums respectively) were soon added as was lead guitarist Frank Wilsey.
Working their way through and eventually dominating the San Francisco club scene, Head On went on to support such bands as Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Joe Perry, Y&T, Motörhead, Aldo Nova, Kix, Shooting Star and others. Noted for their lively and outrageous shows, Head On was likened to such bands as the New York Dolls and Aerosmith.
During its brief career (1980–1984) Head On released several independent collections that were sold at local retailers in the San Francisco Bay Area. They were featured and landed covers on local underground publications as well as being reviewed in the well known British rock magazine Kerrang! Their music was played on local radio stations and the band made guest appearances on local TV. [wikipedia]