The Mystery Lights

The Mystery Lights

Future Punx, The Chuckleberries (feat. Russell Quan of The Mummies)

Thu · June 13, 2019

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


This event is all ages

The Mystery Lights
The Mystery Lights
The Mystery Lights story begins in 2004 in the small town of Salinas California when friends Michael Brandon and Luis Alfonso – whose shared fondness for groups like The Mc5, Velvet Underground, Dead Moon, and The Fall (just to name a few) – decided to join forces and craft their own brand of unhinged rock and roll. From there they spent the better part of 10 years touring relentlessly before migrating to Queens New York in 2014.

With a live show known for its raw, visceral energy and relentless assault – leaving little to no stoppage between songs – they barreled through countless NYC haunts and DIY venues, quickly amassing a fervent local following. The buzz soon caught the attention of Daptone Records execs who were in the beginning stages of launching a new rock-centric imprint, Wick Records.

Impressed by the groups’ musicianship, groove, endless supply of energy, and understanding of musical history the Mystery Lights were quickly signed to Wick. Though a rock band at heart, the parallels to what Daptone Records had traditionally looked for in their Soul artists was undeniable. Soon sessions were booked with Producer/Engineer Wayne Gordon, and the release of their debut single “Too Many Girls” b/w “Too Tough to Bear” launched to mass critical fanfare.

Upon the release of their self-titled full-length on June 24th 2016 The Mystery Lights were quickly crowned “one of New York’s finest garage rock bands” by NME. Extensive touring, including multiple stops in Europe, Asia and Australia followed which found the group graduating from support slots at hole-in-the-wall clubs to headlining stages at major festivals worldwide.

After two years of break-neck, non-stop touring, the group settled back into Queens to prepare for their second full- length record, “ Too Much Tension” (out May 2019). With Wayne Gordon in the producer’s chair and several intense writing sessions under their belt the group were back at Daptone’s House of Soul and ready to track. While keeping the hard-hitting approach of the first LP, “TMT” finds the group digging deeper into their well of eclectic influences, enriching their sound while echoing the past. Mixing the eerie, insistent synth sounds of groups like The Normal and Suicide, the energy and swagger of punk’s golden age, the pop sensibility of The Kinks, and the stark, deliberate execution of Television – The Mystery Lights are taking their idiosyncratic brand of rock and roll to dizzying new heights.
Future Punx
Future Punx
Post Wave // Brooklyn, NY
The Chuckleberries (feat. Russell Quan of The Mummies)
The Chuckleberries (feat. Russell Quan of The Mummies)
Chuckleberries are a rockin' vocal group from Oakland and the East Bay that is a gathering of experienced fellows having a good time.

Vocalist and percussion - harmonica man, Dave Seabury has been on the scene for as a member of Psychotic Pineapple, Little Roger and the Goosebumps, Dick bright and many more.

Vocalist and drum man Russell Quan is one of the founding members of the Mummies, the Flakes, Bobbyteens, Dukes of Hamburg and countless others.

Vocal and guitar guy Jay Rosen is on the fringes playing with The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, the Muskrats, Dukes of Hamburg, Johnny Legend and as a Nebraska teenager, drumming for the Better Beatles.

Vocalist and bass player young David Kurtz is the founding member of the new band Whateverglades, performing here and touring in Japan last month.

The Chuckleberries group is a live only act which has no recording or product planned so catch up to them in person when you can.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110