Clock Tower turns up volume for 2nd anniversary
To celebrate its second anniversary, Clock Tower Records in downtown Grass Valley will host a day of live music free for the community.
Beginning at noon today, local and regional bands will take the stage in the back of the West Main Street store and go until 7 p.m.
Kicking off the celebration will be local artist Halfpence and Haypenny. The musical partnership, steeped in old world nostalgia with a sultry, bardic-style delivery of story song and eclectic instrumentation, features Eva Riihiluoma with classical guitar, mandola, autoharp and vocals and Sage Arias with Irish Bouzouki, mandola and banjo. Performing original works as well as original adaptations of folk song from a variety of sources, including Ireland, England and America, sultry, bardic, gypsy, soul.
The next local trio is Sadie, a three-piece electronic/experimental/dance band with a spacey atmospheric production style. Some key influences include Spacemen 3, Joy Division and Kraftwerk. Sadie is Mike Wronski (bass), Des Sharp (synth, guitar), Hari Collins (vocals, guitar).
Next in the line-up will be the TV STONES live. The local guys each bring their own identities to form a tight little unit that delivers big sound and sight, according to their bio by Meri St. Meri. Featuring Tyler Cook on bass, Chad LaBerge on drums and Kyle Lafave on guitar and vocals.
Also playing for Clock Tower’s anniversary event will be The Drive-Thru Mystics, Sacramento’s hardest working garage psych punk band that combines various elements of black comedy and rock and roll from the ages. They are a garage-punk/neo-psychedelic/rock-and-roll project started by A.A. Ron (Cobra Light) three years ago, first as Paisley Rumble, then Bond Girl Rejects and now Drive-Thru Mystics. Each member contributes his own personality and style to the group. Bass assistance is provided by The Good David (Capt. Amazing & the Okay I Guesses), and drums are provided by Pat Hammer Hennessey. Saturday’s anniversary celebration is free for the community. Clock Tower Records is located at 130 W. Main St. Store hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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