Edgy punk rock at the Foundry on Friday
If wild is what you want, that’s what you’ll get at Miners Foundry Friday night when The Lonely Kings, from Sacramento; Valdez, from the United Kingdom; and The River Runs Black, fromBerkeley, will perform edgy rock punk.
A worldwide touring machine for the past five years, The Lonely Kings has been spreading its vision of rock ‘n’ roll near and far to a growing following. The band has elements of several different genres of music – punk, rock, hardcore, post hardcore, metal, to name a few – hard to put a label on. Which is fine with the band members, believing, as they do, that only two types of music exist: Music that rocks, and music that doesn’t. The band has three full-length albums for your listening pleasure.
As for Valdez, reading the band’s history is like reading a rap sheet: Stories of addiction, prison and members going AWOL mid-tour. Just the stuff young fans love and older fans equate, perhaps, with Greek tragedy. But in true Valdez style, the band soldiers on. Hear the result of the latest lineup Friday.
Members of the River Runs Black, too, hate to be pigeon-holed, claiming to have been influenced by everything from black/doom metal to folk, post/indie rock to classical – all over the map, in other words. This will be the band’s final show with the original lineup as they return to their home town of Nevada City. (Pssst, they’re looking for a new drummer and guitar player).
Anyway, Miners Foundry will rock out Friday, so come and enjoy the scene. For more information about each band, go online at http://www.myspace.com/lonelykings, http://valdez.50webs.com/valdez-home.html and http://www.myspace.com/theriverrunsblack.
WHAT: An Edgy Rock-Punk Fest!
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City
ADMISSION: Advance tickets for $12 general and $10 under 20 and over 65 may be purchased at the Foundry weekdays or call (530) 265-5040; $15 general at the door. Children under 5 are admitted for free.
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