The Stone Foxes, Hacienda, Style Like Revelators

Fulton 55 Presents

The Stone Foxes

Hacienda

Style Like Revelators

Sat, April 14, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Stone Foxes
The Stone Foxes
The core of any rock band worth their salt is a deep respect for the fundamentals – a feel that’s redolent of the scare-the-parents, back country, wild juke joint origins – and an abiding drive to carve out one’s own unique territory. The friction between these impulses is where good things happen, and it’s the place San Francisco’s The Stone Foxes - spear headed by brothers Shannon Koehler (drums, harp, vocals) and Spence Koehler (lead guitar, vocals) ) - have resided since their 2008 debut, young men dedicated to keeping rock engaged and succulently alive.

“You do what the song needs you to do. That’s how this band does it,” says Shannon. “Hell, that’s how The Band did it! You can go back to Muddy Waters and further for examples of this. With us, there’s this filter of blues and roots that we’ve created by soaking up that music, and when we write everything gets put through that filter. It comes out as who we are today, but everything we do goes through that filter, this cultural fuzzbox.”

The band’s third record, Small Fires , released in February of 2013, is a cohesive, compelling distillation of all the learning the quartet has been doing on the road the past two years since 2010’s Bears & Bulls, an evolution that harnesses their significant firepower with and wrestle with the idea of conflicts, big and small.

“For sure it’s economically and politically driven, but there are still a few relationship songs in there,” chuckles Shannon. “With earlier albums, we were more concerned with how the music sounded than any underlying themes. This time we took the lyric writing to a new place. I think we’re getting better at defining who we are.” With producer Doug Boehm (Girls, Dr. Dog, The Vines), The Stone Foxes cut 12 songs in 12 days at Los Angeles’ Carriage House, a whirlwind pace that kept things popping in real time, ideas coming fast and furious, bits of lightning captured in whatever bottle was handy.

On this past tour in support of Small Fires the Stone Foxes put action to their politically driven lyrics by teaming up with SuperFood Drive to help raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in each city they visited on tour. According to SuperFood Drive 1 out of 6 people visit a food pantry because they can’t afford to buy food. 50% of these people are children. This same population also tends to suffer from obesity and chronic illness like diabetes and heart disease. At every show the band encouraged fans to bring healthy nutrient filled non-perishable food, and teamed up with a local food bank where the band personally delivered all the food that was collected at the shows.

As for right now the Stone Foxes are focused almost solely on writing. “During shows we'll be trying out some new stuff, “ says Shannon “and then we'll huddle back in the studio and start cranking the stuff out. We're really excited about the sound. The rock is raw, blues is the filter. We can't wait to share it in the new year and get back on the road.”
Hacienda
Hacienda
Recorded in 2008, Hacienda's album, Loud is the Night, combines the creative arrangements of the Beatles and the Beach Boys, with the personality of The Band all rolled into one. Rene Villanueva, the band's bass player says, "We play what we like, and we never stop learning how to make the sounds we want to make. Whether it's the Memphis sound, or Bakersfield, we try to learn from those sounds, and then incorporate those sensibilities to the songs we wrote." The sound is fresh and uncompromising. No finger-tapping solos or narcissistic vocals. Just great songs played by four great, young musicians.
Style Like Revelators
Style Like Revelators
STYLE LIKE REVELATORS are known for their heavy hitting, electrifying take on bluesy rock 'n' roll. Their music has been compared to bands such as The White Stripes and The Black Keys while their onstage performance is reminiscent of classic bands like Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones. With a vintage yet fresh sound, and a look to match, pleasing audiences comes natural for this band. Also, don't be too surprised if you hear a cover or two while you're at a STYLE show. The guys don't hide their influences in their performances. They've been known to cover the all-time greats including Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Faces. As well as indie bands like Cold War Kids, The Colour, and The Dead Weather. Style Like Revelators is serving an original style of blues-rock.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/