• The Sam Chase & The Untraditional + Suitcase Junket at the Redwood Grove

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    Name: The Sam Chase & The Untraditional + Suitcase Junket at the Redwood Grove
    Date: August 24, 2017
    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:
    Suitcase Junket From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound in this essential rock collection, Pile Driver. The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, with wild double pitches of throat singing (Tuvan). From The Suitcase Junket’s penchant for thrift and ingenuity comes this full-length album — his debut at Signature Sounds — of original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance-hall festivity, played on instruments built of broken bottles, twisted forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage. The Sam Chase & The Untraditional The Sam Chase has a voice like a Nun on the lam with a mouthful cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar, drunkenly dancing next to a broken jukebox. His songs are scribbled, not written, on lipstick and sweat stained motel bedsheets because he likes the way the ink bleeds. His guitar runs on diesel and leaks like the morning after too much Whiskey. His is a show you’ll probably want to tattoo on your body so everyone will know that you knew him before he was cool.
    Location:
    UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley 200 Centennial Dr Berkeley, CA 94720
    Date/Time Information:
    August 24 Door at 5 pm | Show at 5:30 pm
    Contact Information:
    510-664-9841
    Fees/Admission:
    $20
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