Save Ferris

Harlow's and SBL Entertainment present

Save Ferris

Vista Kicks, Cemetery Sun

Fri, March 24, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Sacramento, CA

$20 presale - $25 day of show

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This event is 21 and over

This is not a seated show. Limited seating will be available on a first come, first served basis or with a VIP booth reservation. For VIP booth availability and pricing please call Harlow's at 916.441.4693

Save Ferris
Save Ferris
SAVE FERRIS is a ska-punk band formed circa 1995 in Orange County, Southern California. Their name is a reference to the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
The band formed after the dissolution of a number of Southern California bands. With Monique Powell as manager, front person, and co-songwriter, the band began to book shows around Southern California to a great underground response.
Financed by Powell's sister, the band released their debut EP "Introducing SAVE FERRIS" on Powell's label, Starpool Records, in 1996. They ended up selling close to 20,000 copies of their EP out of the trunks of their cars, with huge support from Orange County independent record shops and fans. That year, Powell provided vocals on the Reel Big Fishsong "She Has A Girlfriend Now" on their album "Turn the Radio Off" (Mojo).
With Powell as manager and lead, and as favorites of KROQ radio's legendary Rodney on the Rock, SAVE FERRIS created a presence on LA's KROQ radio, possibly being the first unsigned band to do this in LA alternative radio history. Later that year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences gave the band a Grammy showcase award for best unsigned band, earning them a recording contract with Epic Records (SONY).
1996 Jonathan Halperin
The band released their debut full-length album for Epic in 1997. "It Means Everything" featured several re-recorded tracks from the EP, several new songs, and, on Powell's urging, a cover of Dexy's Midnight Runners' "Come on Eileen," which the band released as their first official single, and what was to become their most successful single. The band also released "The World is New" as a single which was featured in the film "The Big Hit" starring Mark Wahlburg. Olympic medal winner Tara Lipinski used "The World is New" in her debut program as a professional skater in the nationally telecast 1998 Skate TV Championships.
The band toured extensively in support of "It Means Everything", opening for bands such as Sugar Ray, The Offspring, and Reel Big Fish. In April 1998, they made their television debut on HBO's music series "REVERB" and made an on-screen appearance in the cult classic teen film, "10 Things I Hate About You". The album sold over 400,000 copies, and spawned three Top Ten hits in both Japan and Mexico. With two singles in the Billboard top 100 and full rotation on alternative radio all over the world, SAVE FERRIS has managed to go Platinum internationally.
Winter 1998 saw the departure of their drummer. After a thunderously successful main stage tour with the Vans Warped Tour, the band began writing their follow-up to "It Means Everything". The appropriately-titled "Modified" was released in October 1999. The album saw the band moving away from their ska-punk roots and into pop-punk territory. The band toured nationally with the band "Lit", of hit single "My Own Worst Enemy" fame. SAVE FERRIS continued to tour in support of "Modified" throughout 2000 and 2001. In August and September 2001 the band did a short tour of the UK. Winter 2002, SAVE FERRIS had the rare opportunity to play front and center at the nationally broadcast Winter Olympics Snowboarding Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ska Summit 2003 poster
Still fronted by their original lead singer, SAVE FERRIS has been through a number of changes in their musical lineup through the years…
Powell self-financed what she called the "For the Fans" SAVE FERRIS US tour in 2003. On March 29, 2003 at Ska Summit 2003 in Las Vegas, SAVE FERRIS played on the main stage to a thunderously positive response.
Other appearances of note Ms. Powell has made: "Mayor of the Sunset Strip" film, "Roswell" network television show, "The Conan O'Brien Show", "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", MTV's Loveline with Dr. Drew, the "Keenan Ivory Wayans" show, and the "Late Show with Craig Kilbourne".
The sold out Pacific Amphitheater at the Orange County Fair 7/27/13 marked the first appearance of SAVE FERRIS in ten years. Keep an eye out for Save Ferris' return to a town near you soon, as well as a new EP, due out Summer of 2016…
Vista Kicks
Vista Kicks
Their debut EP Chasing Waves (2016) made Apple Music's Featured New Artists page and lived on the homepage of iTunes for four consecutive weeks. They've just completed a US and West Coast tour and anticipate releasing more dates soon.
Vista Kicks' humble and elementary backgrounds found them playing for 'tips' on street corners, restaurants, and backyard patios across Northern California. They were mere kids at the time, growing up in suburbia, and considered a unique conversation piece to the personalities of their hometown (Roseville, CA). This was attributed to their unusual repertoire of songs; ranging from Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding, to Nat "King" Cole and others. Now, similar to the mental and emotional revolutions that culminate within any 20-23 year old, their musical stylings have undergone serious change. Since the jazz they used to sharpen their teeth, to their most recent flagship, BABE, who's 'Make It Real', 'Circles' and 'Baby You're Right' pride themselves on being the catalyst that brought forth the Vista Kicks, they've arrived into a diverse ratatouille of traditional Rock N' Roll, Funk, and Pop.
Their idea of making music is simple: provide honesty to the people who create it and to those who listen to it.
Cemetery Sun
Cemetery Sun
Just as a bright light can pierce the darkness, the penetrating tones of alt-pop quartet, Cemetery Sun illuminate with an electric, contemporary sound that is shaking up the West Coast.

Influenced by alternative rock, pop, and R&B, the project began when Northern California natives Josh Doty (singer), Austen Butler (drummer), Elliot Polokoff (guitarist/producer) and Jesse Mancillas (lead guitarist) met in the studio. "The vibe was there. From the first playback, to the final mix, we knew we had crafted something truly memorable,” writes Elliot. “The rest of it followed suit. We grew at a rate none of us could have ever imagined." The band finds its center around the idea of overcoming life’s self-imposed obstacles, learning to love what surrounds them, and ultimately discovering who they are and how to pave the way for others. It is a sound that seeks clarity.

Cemetery Sun’s debut EP culminates the collective effort of a year’s worth of writing. The band composed over 30 songs before heading into the studio to record. Their rhythmic and visceral single, "(Hard Drugs) Fake Love" has been geared up for national release. “It’s a song that defines the façades you witness going out-- people who are jaded, lost in feelings of lust, selfishness, or vice-related highs. The song serves as a constant reminder of how easy it is to find yourself alone in that scene-- a state where you can so quickly forget who your real friends are and what truly makes you happy."

Their debut self titled EP, Cemetery Sun, is slated for an early 2016 release.
Venue Information:
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
http://harlows.com/