Nov 9, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM

Day: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $10
Day Of Show Price: $12
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Larry and His Flask

Musical anthropologists interested in the study of just how fast a band can evolve need look no further than the six upright, upstanding men in Oregon’s Larry and His Flask. Formed by brothers Jamin and Jesse Marshall in 2003, the Flask (as the band’s expanding army of fans calls them) spent its first half-decade stuck in a primordial, punk-rock goop, where a blood-sweat-and-beers live show took priority over things like notes and melodies. Don’t misunderstand: The band was (somewhat) skilled and an absolute joy to watch, but the goal was always the party over perfection.

Over the past two years, however, Larry and His Flask has gone from crawl to sprint at breakneck speed. First, Jamin Marshall moved from gargling-nails vocals to drums. Guitarist Ian Cook became the band’s primary voice. And a trio of talented pickers and singers — Dallin Bulkley (guitars), Kirk Skatvold (mandolin) and Andrew Carew (banjo) — joined the family. (And no, you didn’t miss something. No one is named Larry.)
 

By 2009, Larry and His Flask’s train began gaining steam. The band’s new songs are a blurry blend of lightning fast string-band picking, gorgeous nods to old-school country, and sublime multi-part harmonies, all presented through a prism of punk chaos. The boys have grown and changed, yes, but their shows are still gloriously physical displays of live music’s sheer power. In other words, keep your eyes peeled, or risk taking the heavy end of Jesse Marshall’s flailing, stand-up bass right between the eyes.

A slot supporting the Dropkick Murphys in the Flask’s hometown led to an invitation to open for the Celtic punk kingpins across the eastern half of the United States, as well as an opportunity to finally record their new, twangier sound. The result is Larry and His Flask’s three-song, self-titled 7″ record, pressed in a limited run that’s quickly being snapped up by the band’s new fans, who’ve been clamoring for a sip of aural hooch to call their own.

In mid-2010, the Flask is holed up in their crash pad in Central Oregon, working on songs for their first full-length, playing gigs here and there, and, in the words of Jesse Marshall, “fixing the van and all our broken shit” in anticipation of the next leg of a lifelong tour. Keep up with the band’s never-ending tour schedule at www.larryandhisflask.com

 

Determined to make music for a living or die trying, the six brothers set out in a van, intent on playing for anyone, anywhere at any time. From coffee shops to dive bars and street corners to theater stages, the Flask honed their sound and show through experience, attacking each gig like buskers who must grab and hold the attention of passersby in hopes of collecting enough change to get to the next town.


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Onward, etc.
Onward, etc.Onward, etc. is a musical project put together by Rosco Wuestewald. Leaving the midwest at an early age, he started a journey traveling around the world which has developed into a project known as Onward, etc. The project connects musicians located throughout the country, enabling each tour and show be completely unique based on the different band members and the location of the stage. As with anything alive with electricity, permanent members have been picked up along the way. Wuestewald met violin player, KC Olsen, on an excursion in Hawaii in 2009. KC joined Rosco for a gig that evolved Onward, etc. into an unfaltering duo. Their live performances proved to be captivating as Wuestewald's voice carried out his heart wrenching lyrics accompanied by his punk rock roots and Olsen's stage jumping antics. The pair found themselves in the state of Washington and in the company of percussionist, Tom Pearson in 2011. Pearson's ability to match style with soul awakening sound of Onward, etc. earned him a permanent position and retired Wuestewald's suitcase percussion. The Onward, etc. project has been successful as the trio has acquired components and companions in Alaska, the Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota, New York City, Los Angeles, Oregon, and Hawaii. They have played with a dream-come-true list of bands featuring: Larry and His Flask, Skinny Lister, Lucero, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, The Goddamn Gallows, Reverend Horton Heat, and many more. They have been a part of Coachella and played Vans Warped Tour, SE Alaskan State Fair, and venues both intimate and rowdy throughout the U.S. This caught the eye of DC Jam Records who signed them in 2013. Onward, etc. lives by their name as they forge onward making a new album with DC Jam Records and Derek Obrien, gearing them up for another U.S. tour.

"it is hard to grasp how a body in constant motion can be a unifying force. These guys are an example of such a force. Spinning through the world, half musicians, half tornadoes, they carry with them a uniquely contagious will to live. Not in the sense of staying alive - far from it - but rather in living each day fearlessly, creatively, spontaneously and generously. I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks on the road with them this year, and continue to find inspiration in their music."

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Grant Sabin
Grant SabinSinger, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Grant Sabin is proud to announce the release of his newest full-length album, Anthromusicology, to be released December 14th on Blank Tape Records. Anthromusicology is Sabin’s first album since 2011’s Home Sick EP, and his fourth full-length. Sabin, a talented songwriter and musician, grew up in Southern Colorado’s blues scene, performing his original music since age thirteen. Now older, wiser and well traveled, he is breaking new ground and vibrating at a higher frequency than ever. 

Sabin’s 10 new tracks were produced and recorded by Conor Bourgal (The Changing Colors) and Marc Benning (34 Satellite), at Hideaway Studios, a residential studio located in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The album’s title was inspired by the study of the innately human urge to manipulate resonance. Many of the tracks share a common ground in their subject matter: Human behavior and interaction. “I tend to gather inspiration from humans and their behavior, as if undergoing an anthropological study. I even scrutinize my own behavior to gather information to write songs that will help me later on in life. A sort of message in a bottle for myself and the rest of the human species.” 

The album features collaborations with a number of well-known Southern Colorado musicians, including Alex Koshak (The Flumps, Briffaut) on drums, Sam Erickson (We Are Not a Glum Lot, Briffaut) on guitar, and producer/engineer Marc Benning on bass. Each member brings a new element and personality to the songs, but Sabin’s ability to transform himself from howling screams and growls, to soulful balladeer makes for his most exciting and versatile album to date.
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