On Saturday, February 10, the Bay Area rock scene will be getting a major injection of energy at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco. Featuring some brand new acts alongside underground contemporaries, Friday night will be sure to satiate even the most primal urge to rock.
Fresh off a weekend full of shows in Oakland, Pacifica and San Jose, Slow Lode will be getting the crowd amped up first. The band came together in Oakland in 2015. After taking the past year to write, jam and smash tacos, the four piece band is ready to deliver the goods they have been developing.
Napa-based rock and roll act Serf and James formed in 2006. Operating as everything from a dup to a full-fledged foursome, the only guarantee with a Serf and James show is a good time. They were recently featured as a local favorite at the 2017 BottleRock Napa Valley festival, and with a second EP coming later this year, the band is hoping to make an impression that lasts.
Death By Fireworks is another East Bay darling, hailing from Livermore. Fueled by introspective lyrics and cheerful choruses, the three piece band blends elements of indie pop-punk and emo favorites like The Rocket Summer, Death Cab For Cutie and Pedro the Lion. They are certain to tug at the deepest, most calloused corners of your heart. Two weeks ago, they released a new album, All the Lights of the New Year, on Bandcamp.
Headlining the event is a new Bay Area rock and roll act called Fellow Vessel. The group’s name stems from the concept of everyone being their own vessel of thoughts, feelings and experiences, and the band aims for its shows to be a platform for personal expression and shared energy. Their first single, “Pretty Shade,” arrived last April, and their debut EP will be released in March.
Fellow Vessel, Death by Fireworks, Serf and James, Slow Lode
Hotel Utah Saloon
Saturday Feb 10, 2018
8 PM, $10, 21+