With Achilles Wheel opening
The Center for the Arts presents
Friday, January 4, 8:00PM
$12 members, $15 non-member
DANCE CONCERT – Limited Theater Seating
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration.
John Molo: Drums, Vocals. (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, David Nelson Band).
Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass. (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz).
Roger McNamee: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass. (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers)
Pete Sears: Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends).
Moonalice\’s first show was in May, 2007.
Moonalice\’s single, It\’s 4:20 Somewhere has been downloaded more than 1,335,000 times.
Moonalice invented the Twittercast concert, broadcasting links in near real time for live concerts and at random times for past shows. The band has done 103 Twittercast concerts.
Moonalice is the first band to Mooncast live video of all of its concerts. Having broadcast nearly all 2010 shows to PCs and Macs, the band has upgraded to first band-operated satellite-based HTML system that enables High Definition live video to smartphones and iPads WITHOUT an app!
Achilles Wheel, based in the foothills of Northern California\’s Sierra Nevada, is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll jam band, featuring award winning original material played on numerous stringed instruments and a whole truck load of drums. In the wake of their breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages all across California and is poised to travel much further in the coming year.
The fiery epicenter of Achilles Wheel\’s sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals. Their debut CD, \’13 Hours\’ was recorded at the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City in, well13 hours, since the band believes so strongly in the chemistry of it\’s live performances. AW\’s follow up to 13 hours will be out this winter since the groups songwriters, Paul, Jonny and Shelby have been busy and inspired by this new project, and the bands live shows feature a lot of fresh new material.
And as original songs go, Achilles Wheel\’s are some of the most accessible around and will stay with you long after the excitement of the show is over. These writers have been acknowledged by many of the biggest music festivals in the country including Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mtn. Folk. Most recently Achilles Wheel was a finalist with their song Got A Tattoo\’ in the Race to TRI song contest, which many on the West Coast will recognize as a premier audio/video production studio run by Bob Weir.
So if you love to dance and celebrate life, come see an Achilles Wheel show and make a joyful noise.