Gears reuniting, sort of, for show
After almost two years, The Gears are reunited.
OK, that’s not exactly true. But the members who made up the popular Nevada County trio performing British invasion-Beatlesque-pop rock originals will play together Saturday in Sacramento.
In its heyday (1999-2000), The Gears attracted hordes of fans – from teens on up to seniors – with catchy and melodic tunes when performing in Nevada County, Sacramento and Davis nightclubs.
During its short-lived career, the group also received great press from regional newspapers and magazines, especially from Jerry Perry of Alive & Kickin’ , a Sacramento music publication.
The Gears were Adam Kline on guitar and vocals, Jason Graham on bass and vocals, and Neal Morgan on drums and vocals. The band called it quits when Morgan attended the University of California at Berkeley and Graham moved briefly to Portland, Ore.
Since all three will be in the area this weekend for the first time in months, the former Gears members decided to perform for old times’ sake in a concert setting Saturday at the True Love Coffee House, 2406 J St., Sacramento. They will sing old songs along with new originals by Kline, who was The Gears’ songwriter.
The older songs can be heard on the group’s CDs, “Today and Tomorrow” and “Wakey Wakey.”
“I look forward to Saturday a lot, because these are some of my best friends,” Kline said. “It’s technically a Golden Shoulders show with the three of us.”
Golden Shoulders is Kline’s new project, in which he shifts gears (so to speak) at each gig by playing with different friends each time.
Popgun and Knock Knock are also on Saturday’s bill. The show is $6 and begins at 9 p.m. Call (916) 492-9002 for more details.
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