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Benefit Rock Show for Jerry Perry

Harlow's and Malakenna Present

Benefit Rock Show for Jerry Perry

Little Guilt Shrine, 99 Tales, Nothing but a Nightmare, The Trouble Makers, The Rosebuds, Jonah Matranga, Kevin & Allyson Seconds, Hannah Lingrell, Anton Barbeau, Gillian Underwood, The Master Bastard, Grant Hudson, Flower Vato, Eric Bianchi

Sat, December 22, 2018

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Sacramento, CA

$25 Advance - $30 Day of Show

This event is all ages

KAI KLN
KAI KLN
Kai Kln was formed in 1989 when drummer Neil Franklin introduced guitarist Sherman Loper from his old Punk band Laughing Jesus to bassist Scott Anderson of Skeptic Peace for a jam session. The session went so well that the three quickly went on to write a handful of instrumental songs and started playing parties in the Sacramento, CA suburb, Carmichael, throwing in psychedelic post punk jams where their songs left off. This hard edged combination of punk, metal, and hard rock caught the attention of singer Gene Smith one day when Gene happened on Scott and Neil at a practice and ended up jamming with them. He was recruited by the rhythm section on the spot and Kai Kln was born with Neil naming the band after a fictional warrior character from a silly story he had written one day in high school detention.
Gene quickly filled out the band’s sound with his vocals and shared guitar duties with Sherman. This gave the band new focus and soon they were composing technically challenging songs drawing from all of their backgrounds and also from the underground rock scene in Sacramento and the Bay Area during the early nineties. After attracting the attention of Sacramento music promoters Brian McKenna and Jerry Perry they landed a gig opening for the up and coming band, Primus. This gig along with a string of college parties expanded the band’s fan base and with manager Marc Malakie’s assistance (New World Management) they were soon selling out clubs in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and beyond opening for bands as diverse as Bad Religion, Dinosaur Jr., Sublime, Mother Hips, Victim’s Family, Mary’s Danish, Blue Oyster Cult, and Nirvana just to name a few and playing with fellow locals such as the Deftones, Cake, Magnolia Thunderfinger, Far, Tinfed, Early Times, and Phallucy. They were also the first unsigned band to sell out the 1200 seat Crest Theatre in their home town of Sacramento. They became well known for their exciting high energy live shows that included wildly varied set lists with extended and improvised segments and, with the help of their roadies James Telles and Aaron Baker, skits in the vein of Frank Zappa’s “Fillmore East” era skits.
In 1991 Eric Broyhill captured their developing sound in a weekend recording session that became the cassette release “Rythym of Strange” (Insert This Way Records run by Marc Malakie & Eric Broyhill) (later re-released on CD as “Rythym of Stranger”). This was quickly followed in 1991 by the 7” “Hair of the Bud”/”13” which drew the attention of High Times landing the band a spot in the Pot 100 a couple of times and actually charting on a couple of college radio stations. The band worked with Eric Broyhill again in a series of sessions in 1992 that lead to the release of 1993’s critically acclaimed “Vigoda”. The band increased their touring range up and down the West Coast and east to Colorado and was soon being courted by major label A&R reps and agents. Unfortunately the member’s responsibilities at home led to the band’s untimely breakup. They watched their local peers sign on to major labels and land international tours and radio airplay while Sherman’s brother, Aaron Loper, released their early cassette only album on CD with bonus tracks financed using money from pre-order sales. After a year on hiatus the band reunited then started touring and writing new songs in 1995. During the summer of 1996, Kai Kln entered the West Coast’s famed Coast Recorders with engineer Zak Allentuck (production oversight by John Cuniberti) to begin recording what would be their final album, “The Matter Of Things”. Although the album was released early 1996 and included some production by Tesla’s Brian Wheat, it failed to generate the label buzz their Vigoda generated. After touring though 1997 the band once again called it quits and it’s members pursued various other projects.
On a whim in 2007 the band reunited once again for a string of shows in Northern California much to the pleasure of their old fans who came out and packed every venue they played and even generated some nostalgic press buzz
Gene Smith fronted his band “The Ricky and Del Connection” with Neil Franklin still providing the rhythm along with Flamp Sorvari on sax and David Bole on bass. R&DC has a similar though more mature sound with Gene Smith’s singing, songwriting, and guitar composition more than making up for the volume, power, and Spinal Tap antics of his last band.
Gene Smith was collaborating in the band “Ardella’s Crown”.
Gene Smith is currently fronting "Gene Smith Lives", a collaboration with Kristine David and Nick Embly.
Neil Franklin sometimes collaborates with Christian Riley, Larry Boothroyd, and Dave Rhoden in "Tears and Boners".
Neil Franklin collaborates with Christian Riley, Larry Boothroyd, and Gene Smith in "Brubaker" Sherman Loper, Neil Franklin, and James Telles collaborate in the band "Dutch".
99 Tales
99 Tales
99 Tales has been performing from their hometown of Sacramento, CA for many, many years. The band has released three recordings: Stories From Salem (1995), Ninety Nine Tales (2000), and Full Moon, Empty Heart (2004). The reverb drenched quartet can be distinguished by its melodic guitars, the lonely and distant sound of the lap steel, haunting violin, driving drums, and the strong heartbeat of the bass. This quartet further displays a unique sound with their guy-gal harmonies, adding a powerful and beautiful texture to the music. 99 Tales’ music, with its perpetual drive, infectious melodies, and minor chord obsession, display anthems of hope, tragedy, triumph, and despair. Comparisons have been made to X, Gun Club, Chris Isaac, The Pixies, The Sadies, Sixteen Horsepower, Tarnation, Yo La Tengo, Barbara Manning, Velvet Underground, and The Mermen. The group has opened for The Reverend Horton Heat, Deke Dickerson, The Paladins, and the Knitters. in 1999, 99 Tales appeared on BloodShot Records “Poor Little Knitter On The Road,” a tribute to the Knitters. The band will also be contributing to BloodShot Records’ upcoming 10th Anniversary Release, due in summer of 2005. (SNR)
Jonah Matranga
Jonah Matranga
Kevin & Allyson Seconds
Kevin & Allyson Seconds
Long standing lead vocalist & song writer for the punk / hardcore band, 7 Seconds. He also performs as a solo artist.
Venue Information:
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
http://harlows.com/