Local rockers Pinnacles - a new project featuring members of Them Hills, Ghost Pines, and This Is Radiation - will perform Friday in Grass Valley at the Off Center Stage in a concert presented by the Center for the Arts Discover Series.
Pinnacles includes musicians Zach Peach, Robbie Landsburg, Justin Hunt and Jesse Kinseth who will debut their new album “Automaton” in its entirety. Pinnacles blends influences from post rock, math rock and progressive rock genres into a unique, singular style.
Justin Hunt (sBach, Them Hills, The Bears) brought drummer Zach Peach (This is Radiation, Sensual Saint) and guitarist Robbie Landsburg (Ghost Pines) together to form Pinnacles in the spring of 2013. Jesse Kinseth (The Bears) soon joined the band on bass, and the band immediately began recording in their home studios.
Hunt and Landsburg share guitar and vocal duties on the album that combines highly technical guitar playing with choir-like vocal passages, held together by the rhythm section of Kinseth and Peach. Live, the band maintains solidity throughout shifting time signatures and dynamic changes that permeate their music.
Music lovers will appreciate Pinnacles’ accessibility known to push musical boundaries. Those interested in the Northern California math/progressive rock scene pioneered by bands like Hella and Tera Melos should check this band out. Math rock is a sub-genre known for its rhythmically complex, experimental style of rock.
Joining Pinnacles on the bill Friday is Space Rabies and Tree Village.
Space Rabies is also n experimental rock group that includes: Steve O Space on guitar, loop effects and theremins; Source Code on bass and digital robot experiments; Ryan Cirino on drums and algorithms and The Space Princess on vocals and energy boosts.
Tree Village, The four-piece rock group from Nevada County specializes in portraying an emotional experience of ups and downs that mimic our greatest fears through our most elated moments. Their belief that music exists deep within every human being drives them to create and connect with anyone who listens. Tree Village is Dorian Askew, Joe Gillespie, Liam Hoddy and Beau Askew.
Tickets to the 8 p.m. show are a suggested donation fo $8 for members of the Center, $10 for general admission and are available at the Center’s Box Office in person, by phone at 530-274-8384 ext. 14, online at www.thecenterforthearts.org or at BriarPatch Co-op.
For more information, go to www.thecenterforthearts.org