Zodiac Death Valley at The Hemlock, by Ria Burman
Zodiac Death Valley (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Sea Witch Productions presented a night of off the chain, top quality Bay Area bands at The Hemlock Tavern on Sunday. Opening with The Howling Wolves, an indie, blues-rock, sway-stomp-psych band of awesome, before Midnight Sons brought some good ol’ country rock and roll to the room. Leaving Zodiac Death Valley to dance-groove, rock, and soothe the crowd into the early hours of the morning with their eclectic mix of high energy, sweat-shakers, cool-chill rock-steadies and the occasional ’50s-style serenading swayer. Zodiac Death Valley’s raw rock energy and contagious dance vibes had the Hemlock dirty dancing, swirl-twirling and applauding for more, more, more. A must-see live band for sure.

If you’ve yet to hear the wonder of Zodiac Death Valley, check out “Brise Marine” and “Desert Boheme” from their latest album Desert Boheme and “Cincy Oh” and “Theatre” from their 2011 self~titled album.