Mystic Braves

The Wayfarer Presents

Mystic Braves

The Jacks, The Bash Dogs

Fri, November 23, 2018

8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves might be rooted in the psychedelic scene of the 1960s, but the band’s moment is happening right now.
Based in Echo Park, Los Angeles—home of a white-hot garage band revival of which the Braves are at the forefront—this five-piece musical sensation started out as a hobby, but for the musicians involved has become much more.
And while the group—made up of Julian Ducatenzeiler on guitar and vocals, Tony Malacara on bass and vocals, Shane Stotsenberg on guitar and vocals, Cameron Gartung on drums and Ignacio Gonzalez on organ and tambourine—isn’t straying far from what Ducatenzeiler describes as a “a blend of influence and sound that is unprecedented in contemporary music,” there are certainly some changes afoot.
Since the early days, Mystic Braves have gone on to release two full-length records—both recorded at Lolipop—and a single and have played extensively to ever-increasing crowds in Southern California and beyond. And the goodwill that their first songs garnered has never gone away.
The Jacks
The Jacks
The Jacks stand by their claim, “We are not a rock band, we are a rock n’ roll band.” With a heavy influence from the British Invasion of the 1960s and 70s, The Jacks have developed a rare sound that is unruly, bold, and hard to be ignored - they won’t settle with blending into the scene. While not trying to fix what isn’t broken and pushing the boundaries for tomorrow, The Jacks consistently deliver fresh but timeless music.

From their live shows to their recording techniques, they keep integrity to who they are and how they believe their music should sound. The 4-piece doesn’t hide behind auto-tune, click tracks, or backing tracks, what you hear is what you get.

With their new single "Tonight" and a debut album release slated for early 2019, The Jacks are “holstering loads of promise, so it’s time you gave them a listen, have the advantage of being able to shout ‘I heard ’em before they got famous’ when they crack the big time, and indulge in some great music.” (One Stop Record Shop).
The Bash Dogs
The Bash Dogs
A spirit of exploration, of unity, of love - a musical philosophy that Orange County quartet The Bash Dogs keep alive with their psyched-out rock and roll, but also their pure devotion to the art form. Within their wah-wah riffs and groove, you hear echoes of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and the Maharishi-era Beatles—a kaleidoscope of Acid Rock, Freakbeat, and Garage-Psych that makes the Dogs the band to call when you want to get down like it’s 1969. They play for the love, with a powerful, booty-shakin’ energy that comes right back to them at their rowdy live shows. “Every song I write I try to incorporate some sort of message of love...and the most important thing: loving who you are playing with and especially who you are playing for” says front man Nate Barrett.

The Bash Dogs got their start when they were just pups, the seismic sounds of their parents’ albums inspiring them to pick up an instrument and play. Nate (vox and guitar) and brother Jeremy (drums), caught the bug after playing Van Morrison’s seminal “Gloria” at their 5th grade talent show—a high they’ve been riding ever since. The brothers met bassist Nathan Schmok—affectionally known as Schmoky Bear—in high school, deciding to form a band when they realized they knew all the same Led Zeppelin riffs. Rocking around as a power trio, the boys quickly embedded themselves in the Orange County scene, playing local institutions like the Observatory, House of Blues, and the Wayfarer building up an audience of bell-bottom wearing, record-collecting kids.

Wanting to give back to their local scene, The Bash Dogs started Soul Kitchen—a monthly residency at the House of Blues in Anaheim where the Dogs serve as founders, organizers, hosts, and house band, as their friends shimmy and shake all night long. Inspired by the scene around LA where they were going to college, Nate and Jerm decided to bring the outta-sight, all-vinyl DJ sets and Davey Wayne’s atmosphere back home to Orange County—as well as keyboard player Cole Riddle. It’s this fortuitous meeting that has added a whole new Manzarek-layer to their mood ring sound—allowing the band to fly even further out into rock and roll space. It’s a new direction reflected in the sophisticated time changes and experimental structure of new single, “Can You Feel Her”—Lysergic-dipped vocals and prog-rock jammin’ pointing to a refined, more mature sound that the Dogs are hyped to further unveil.

At a typical show, The Bash Dogs hit the stage around midnight, decked out in long hair and sharp suits—except dread-man Nayton who buzzed his head a cupla months back—and give the crowd all the lava lamp, psyched out, wah-wah guitar riffs they can handle. All their influences merge, and the songs are given extra life by the long instrumental jams they drop into most of their tunes. Succeeding in their dance party mission, all the kids in fringe vests and unbuttoned shirts go nuts, along with the enthusiastic go-go dancers up on stage. By the time the clock gets close to two, the Bash Dogs wrap things up with a guaranteed house-rocker like “Twist and Shout,” or Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” sending the kids out into the night with kaleidoscope visions of days gone by.

Currently, The Bash Dogs are making moves for a big 2018. Look for tour dates, three new singles just released January 5,—plus more new music and goodies throughout the year.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com