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Mystic Braves

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Mystic Braves

Coo Coo Birds, The Creation Factory, Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show

Thu, November 5, 2015

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

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$18 adv / $20 door

This event is all ages

Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves
It's no wonder why The Zombies asked Mystic Braves to open their L.A. show last year. While the hometown favorites were barely even a blip on their respective parents' radars when Odessey and Oracle was released, the psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the '60s. And not in an obvious, someone's-been-studying-their Nuggets-comps-until-the-grooves-give-out sort of way, either. We're talking a richer, fuller plot of references (garage-borne greats like The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watchband and The Music Machine) that filter the band's hook-centric purple haze through robust organ rolls, runaway guitar riffs, heat-stroked horns and a rhythm section that can only be described as "restless".


Especially on Desert Island, a scrappy extension of the self-titled debut Mystic Braves dropped in 2013. From the ravenous opening remarks of "Bright Blue Day Haze"—the first song frontman Julian Ducatenzeiler wrote for the outfit, making it their mission statement in more ways than one—right on through the wild-eyed melodies of "Earthshake," the filler-free effort is more aggressive than their last album yet about as immediately accessible as vapor-trailed rock music gets these days. It's sunshine in a bottle, really, which can only be expected from a group with such deep California roots.


"The west coast has it all really—beaches, mountains, deserts, cities, suburbs," explains Ducatenzeiler, who's rounded out by drummer Cameron Gartung, guitarist Shane Stotsenberg, bassist Tony Malacara and organist/tambourinist Ignacio Gonzalez. "Our sound is merely a byproduct of the environments we grew up in and the experiences we had. We're not trying to deliberately channel '60s music, either; we simply write sensible pop songs from the heart with psychedelic textures and tones. It just comes natural to us."


– Filter Magazine
Coo Coo Birds
Coo Coo Birds
The Coo Coo Birds’ music combines psychedelic pop, surf, sufi jazz, and a dose of early new wave punk. How did such a dynamic mash-up of inspiration come to merge in San Francisco, CA in January of 2012?

It all starts with THE CAT. Jonny Cat put the Coo Coo Birds together initially; calling them “Jonny Cat and the Coo Coo Birds” and playing with various members of the gypsy jazz community in SF. Not until he booked a residency at the notorious Condor Club– a historic strip bar in the North Beach neighborhood of SF- did he attract the attention of the next player Coo Coo enough to rock n roll with the band…

An Animal! A Rock n’ Roll Animal, to be exact- aka ZWENG. Busy writing novels in France and recording solo albums in LA, the Animal awoke from dreams in Normandy, having seen visions of the Cat, and flew back to SF immediately . After one jam the bond was sealed. The Coo Coo Birds were formed, and they began forging their uniquely viscous, and listenable rock n’ roll style without delay.

Fast forward a few years, a few albums, and a more than a few miles on the old psychedelic schoolbus and you meet the Coo Coo Birds today, with the addition of Gray Tolhurst on bass and Joshua Cook on rhythm guitar, the psychedelic sounds continue to rock the walls of the former San Francisco nunnery the Coo Coo Birds call their home. But the Birds aren’t content to have their sounds inside their cozy abode alone, they’re taking rock and roll to the streets and to the world.
The Creation Factory
The Creation Factory
The Creation Factory founded by Shane Stots of The Mystic Braves out of Los Angeles, Ca. The Sounds of Acid Garage & Psychedelic-Pop (Lolipop Records).
Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show
Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show
Analog liquid lightshow in the San Francisco tradition pioneered by Bill Hamm, and Brotherhood of Light,a main stay of the 60's ballroom scene.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com