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Local brings band back to hometown for tour stop

Beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aquadeer, an acoustic progressive rock/jazz band, will wrap up their west coast tour at Café Mekka in Nevada City.

Joining them will be the popular and talented Oakland indie rock band Dear Indugu and Grass Valley’s TV Stones.

Aquadeer’s unique musical vision draws as much from Elliott Smith as it does from the music of North India and the Balkans. Formed in 2010 at the California Institute of the Arts, the Los Angeles-based group’s music feature’s intricate four-part harmonies and stellar musicianship. Aquadeer members include Nevada City native Dylan Rodrigue on guitar (formerly with local bands Division Threshold, The Shreds, Of Wheel and Water and Seamsplit), Linnea Sablosky on cajon, Steven Van Betten on guitar and Gregory Uhlmann on bass and guitar, musicians from disparate backgrounds (singer songwriter, rock, world music, and jazz) who have come together to form one unique sound.

Aquadeer will promote their debut album, the self-titled “Aquadeer.”

“We are stoked to finally release our long-awaited debut album and are really satisfied with way it came out,” said guitarist Van Betten.

Rodrigue adds, “We are more ready than ever to get our music out on the road. This album has been in the works for the last three years, so it is a great relief to travel with a finished product. I am very excited to be ending the tour in Nevada City. Mekka is such a great place to play, and it will be a wonderful way to be welcomed back home.”

Joining Aquadeer will be Dear Indugu, the popular acoustic/electric indie-rock band from Oakland. With thoughtful lyrics, strong dynamics and a firm commitment to originality and musicianship, Dear Indugu delivers a unique and powerful sound. Their music ranges from intimate folk solo songs to driving full-band indie rock. The group performs regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area and has toured California, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Washington, playing everywhere from coffee shops to outdoor amphitheaters. They have opened for national and world acts, such as Damien Jurado, Cake, Jay Brannan and more.

Opening the show will be local band TV Stones, featuring the unique musical vision of Tyler Cook.

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