Discover Series returns to Off Center Stage with Portland’s Lost Lander |

Discover Series returns to Off Center Stage with Portland’s Lost Lander

WHO: The Center for the Arts’ DISCOVER SERIES presents

WHAT: Lost Lander, Beautiful Dudes & Little Zebra

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, April 10


Lil Zebra – 8-8:40 p.m.

Lost Lander – 9-9:45 p.m.

Beautiful Dudes – 10-11 p.m.

WHERE: Off Center Stage at The Center for the Arts

315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley

TICKETS: $12 members, $14 general public

The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14

BriarPatch Co-op or online at


The Center for the Arts Discover series will bring Portland’s Lost Lander along with home-town favorites Beautiful Dudes and Little Zebra to the Off Center Stage for an evening of rock and roll.

After the 2011 release of DRRT, Lost Lander toured for almost two years, playing 140 shows in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Russia, where their collective experience resulted in the camaraderie and tightness that went into the making of their most recent release, Medallion.

“For me, this band has been a dream come true,” said Matt Sheehy. “The music business in general may be pessimistic, but not everyone in it is. We’re excited to go towards enthusiasm.”

The new songs, recorded with producer Knopf (Ramona Falls, Menomena), also owe their current form to Sheehy’s bandmates; keyboardist Fennell, drummer Patrick Hughes and ex-bassist Dave Lowensohn. Medallion also features Beirut trumpet player Kelly Pratt, Akron/Family’s Dana Jenssen, and new bass and guitar player, William Seiji Marsh.

Medallion is all about wrenching joy from despair, of finding the permanent within the temporary.

“This record is an exclamation of love and loss,” Fennell declares. “It’s emotional, dealing with life in an exuberant way, even if it’s sad, hard, wonderful and crazy. We’re all just lucky to be here to experience it.”

From Nevada City, Beautiful Dudes play rock and roll. Formed in 2008, Jonah Wells on drums and Tom Bevitori on guitar and vocals began an epic pilgrimage gaining the favor of the masses in Portland, Oregon. After much hibernation the dudes have risen with a third member — Art Echternacht on bass.

Little Zebra is guitarist and vocalist Victor Zendejas; drummer Sven Poling; guitarist Matt Herman, and bassist Jake Josephian. With an indie rock foundation, littered with surf rock and sixties garage, Little Zebra combines catchy hooks and a distinct vocal style to create a post punk flurry that weaves through the decades.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. Friday concert are $12 for members of the Center, $14 for the general public and are available at the Center’s Box Office in person, by phone at 530-274-8384 ext. 14, online at http://www.thecenter or at BriarPatch Co-op.

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