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Saturday, October 16

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Sabertooth Micro Fest

Red Fang

Starcrawler

Here Lies Man

Wild Powwers

The Deep

COVID Policy
5:30 pm doors, 7 pm show

21 and over

$35 advance, $40 day of show, $40 advance balcony, $45 day of show balcony

Sabertooth Micro Fest

We regret to announce that - per their announcement below -- Red Fang has cancelled their US tour. We have therefore decided to cancel this year's Sabertooth Festival.

Refunds will be issued from point of sale. Stay safe!

Red Fang

Unfortunately, our cautious optimism has turned into stark realism and we have decided to cancel our appearance at Louder Than Life festival and our upcoming Fall US tour in the interest of public safety. We feel it's not realistic to play shows in a safe/responsible manner and the best thing to do is hang back and wait until the situation improves. Until then, take care of each other. Love, Red Fang.

Website:
http://www.redfang.net/

Starcrawler

Born on the streets of Los Angeles, Starcrawler is a band possessed by the spirit of its own hometown, every movement charged with a manic electricity. Since forming in 2015, vocalist Arrow de Wilde, guitarist/vocalist Henri Cash, bassist Tim Franco, and drummer Austin Smith have gone from bashing out songs in the garage to winning the love of such legendary artists as Shirley Manson and Elton John. They've also opened for the likes of Beck, Foo Fighters, Spoon, The Distillers, and MC5, bringing their unhinged energy to an already-fabled live show - a spectacle that's simultaneously lurid and glorious and elegant as ballet. On their sophomore full-length Devour You, Starcrawler captures that dynamic with a whole new precision, revealing their rare ability to find a fragile beauty in even the greatest chaos.

Here Lies Man

Four albums in, the convenient and generalized catchphrase for Here Lies Man's erudite sound - if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat - might seem a little played out. But Ritual Divination is perhaps the best rendering of the idea so far. Particularly on the Sabbath side of the equation: The guitars are heavier and more blues based than before, but the ancient rhythmic formula of the clave remains a constant.

"Musically it's an opening up more to traditional rock elements," says vocalist/guitarist/cofounder Marcos Garcia, who also plays guitar in Antibalas. "It's always been our intention to explore. And, as we travelled deeper into this musical landscape, new features revealed themselves."

The L.A. based band comprised of Antibalas members have toured relentlessly following their breakout 2017 self-titled debut. Their second album, You Will Know Nothing and an EP, Animal Noises, both followed in 2018. Third album No Ground To Walk Upon emerged in August 2019. All of them were crafted by Garcia and cofounder/drummer Geoff Mann (former Antibalas drummer and son of jazz musician Herbie Mann) in their L.A. studio between tours. Ritual Divination is their first album recorded as the full 4-piece band, including bassist JP Maramba and keyboardist Doug Organ.

Ritual Divination continues with an ongoing concept of HLM playing the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, with each song being a scene. "It's an inward psychedelic journey, the album is the trip," Garcia says. "The purpose is a ritual where you are divining the true nature of reality. The divination is seeking to lift the veil of inner space."

Likewise, musically and sonically, the album is self-reflexive. "On this album the feel changes within a song," Garcia says. "Whereas before each song was meant to induce a trancelike state, now more of the songs have their own arc built in." Similarly, the guitar sounds themselves herein eschew the fuzz pedals of previous recordings, going for the directness of pure amp overdrive and distortion using an interconnected rig of 4 amplifiers. And, here, the well-versed live band is able to record as a unit, giving it much more of a live and dynamic feel.

Rough Trade named the band's self-titled debut in their prestigious Top 10 Albums of 2017. BBC 6 & Classic Rock Magazine deemed it among the year's best, as well as countless other press outlets singing its praises. Each subsequent album furthered the band's reputation for genre-smashing rhythmic experimentation, topping many year-end lists as well as earning features from countless metal and indie rock outlets, plus cover stories in weekly papers.

"We're very conscious of how the rhythms service the riffs," Garcia explains. "Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) innovation was to make the riff the organizing principle of a song. We are taking that same approach but employing a different organizing principle: For Iommi it was the blues, for us it comes directly from Africa."

Ritual Divination will be available on LP, CD and download on January 22nd, 2021 via RidingEasy Records.

 

Wild Powwers

Wild Powwers are a dynamic trio who come from the dark, dank corners of a basement in Seattle, WA. Throughout their several years relentlessly writing and touring as a band, they have grown their sound using the vastly different influences in their lives. The result being "the sort of carefree grunge riff-rock that gets better the dirtier it gets. Each layer of meticulously gnarly distortion, each off-kilter lyric, drenched in garage-echo reverb, is pure Pacific Northwest filth"- KEXP.

They are often challenging themselves to write something completely different from the song before, and their upcoming album "What You Wanted" is the best representation of who they are and what they bring to the table yet. Produced by Sam Bell, (R.E.M., Minus the Bear, Weezer, Taylor Swift), and mastered by Ed Brooks, (Pearl Jam, Death Cab For Cutie, R.E.M.), "What You Wanted" runs the gamut from straight up punk rock ("Real Deal Phil" and "Pageant") to strangely beautiful psychedelia ("Tricky and "Chrome). Cathartic angular rock ("Sucks") intersects with gorgeous, shimmering melancholy ("Decades") and the many melodic shades in between. Showing a wide array of influences skillfully blended into a sound all their own; this album is a beautiful journey. Honest, raw, and relatable - it's "What You Wanted."

 

The Deep

Portland, Oregon's The Deep have emerged from the pandemic with a more potent concoction of their rock and roll primordial stew. On their latest EP, "The Crimson and The Gold," (Desert Records, recorded with Justin Phelps at The Hallowed Halls) the band continues to blend vintage Northwest sounds with low desert stoner blues, with a pinch of prog thrown in for good measure. From the full sonic assault of banger "Judas Cradle," it's clear the band means business with the lyrical refrain "drive my point straight home / with shackle chain and rope."
"I saw this torture device in a museum when I was on vacation in Portugal," says singer Scott Wagner (ex-HTSOB). "I was like, ‘wow the people who think of the devices themselves are even more messed up than the people who use them. And then I also thought "I can think of a few people I wouldn't mind seeing strapped to that thing."
Drawing musical inspiration from different eras and styles of rock has fueled The Deep's evolution. From the leaden groove and monster rhythm section boogie of "Down The Well" to the epic prog opus "Coming Of The Storm," the band continues to explore new territory both live and in the studio. Vocally, too, the new material represents a leap forward.
"We've all got an appreciation for a lot of different genres," offers guitarist Scott James (ex-NovaCycle). "Stylistically, we can change things up from song to song, but the one constant is that the songs have to rock."
"My only real criteria," adds Wagner, "is that I have to want to listen to my own band. There's nothing worse than not being into your own band. That's not the case this time around."