Tue, Jun 26|
Jason Simon (Dead Meadow)
Music Box Presents: Jason Simon ( Dead Meadow / Old Testament ) Wicked Winds Greg Ashley $10
Time & Location
Jun 26, 2018, 9:00 PM – Jun 27, 2018, 12:00 AM
Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
About the event
Jason Simon is best known for his work as the guitarist and singer for the seminal heavy psych band Dead Meadow, On his solo outings he brings together the haunting strains of old American folk with Cosmic Psychedelia for songs of droning banjo strangeness and warm warbling guitar. Joining him will be Mark Laughlin on drums and Nate Ryan on bass guitar
It can be difficult to adequately describe what Greg Ashley brings to the table, when it comes to the music he has made over the last quarter century. Starting with the wild punk sounds of the teen-aged Strate Coats, on through the psych rock of The Mirrors, and into the alternatingly dark and menacing / dreamy and pastoral explorations of perhaps his best known outfit The Gris Gris, Greg has followed his muse wherever it has taken him with unhinged and reckless abandon. And that’s just the music he has made in a group setting – his vast solo catalog paints an equally compelling canvas of styles, touching on damaged folk musings, symphonic psychedelic suites, barroom honky-tonk – and everywhere else the muse takes him – all of it coming to life like poetic and sometimes bleak passages torn from the diary of a world weary soul. It brings to mind the likes of kindred spirits Hank Williams, Lee Hazlewood, Ray Davies, Syd Barrett, Leonard Cohen…
DMR-54 GREG ASHLEY “Fiction Is Non-Fiction” LP/CD/Digital
“Fiction Is Non-Fiction” is Greg Ashley’s seventh solo album and was recorded at Capitola Analog Recording Studio in Creuse, France. Ten more vintage Greg Ashley moments, including covers ofSonic Youth and the late 70s Finnish punk band Briard.
Wicked Winds is a minimalistic psychedelic outfit hailing from San Francisco; droning poetry, cemetery circus serenades.