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RICK SHEA / CLAIRE HOLLEY

SAT MAR 25 / 8:00 PM / $20Call Us

Rick Shea, the Guilty Men alum and touring sideman for sale Dave Alvin, has quietly established himself as another great Golden State troubadour, beginning with his contributions to the celebrated Town South of Bakersfield projects of the early 90s and continuing through his 9th album Sweet Bernadine, a musical history of his San Bernadino hometown. In addition to assembling a crackerjack band to back him up, Shea has invited storied Americana/folk/roots artists to share the stage with him and tonight he is joined by the wonderful Claire Holley, a Mississippi transplant whose southern gothic songs have been featured prominently in film and television and whose self-titled YepRoc release remains one of our favorites.  See you here!

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TOMMY KEENE / IVAN JULIAN

SAT MAR 18 / 8:00 PM / $20Call Us

Here’s an exciting double bill with power pop luminary Tommy Keene and new
wave guitarist Ivan Julian, who co founded the Voidoids with Richard Hell
in New York in the late 1970s. Keene, who had achieved cult status thanks
to his 1984 EP *Places That Are Gone* which earned a 4 star review in
Rolling Stone and was #1 in the Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll. Following
with a run of critically acclaimed albums on Geffen and Matador, Keene’s
pure pop sound have earned him an international following and a long list
of admirers from The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg to Guided By Voices’
Robert Pollard who joined Tommy in The Keene Brothers in 2006. Also on the
bill is Richard Hell & The Voidoids founding member Ivan Julian, who
continued on with The Clash, Shriekback and Matthew Sweet and whose guitar
work has been described as a punk rock compared to both Charlie Christian. Julian
continues today as a producer in his native New York City, helming the boards for
the last two Fleshtone’s releases.

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Matinee Kids’ Show with Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band

SUN MAR 19 / 10:30 AM / $10Call Us
Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band have a mission: to get the whole
family jumping, drumming, dancing and moving! Heidi Swedberg and Daniel
Ward pair traditional songs from around the world with expertly played
ukulele to create an energetic and incredible story-telling experience.
They encourage audience participation to deliver a great time that the
whole family will enjoy. And let’s face it, the music is so good that you
can’t help but dance no matter how old (or young) you are!