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     Seating is limited. Purchase of a ticket does not guarantee seating, so we suggest you come early (doors normally open 2 hours before the event).
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Otherwise, you could miss seeing
great sold-out shows like:
Jackie Greene, Nick Gravenites, Mother Hips, Bitch,
David LaFlamme, Lydia Pense, Country Joe,
Steve Forbert, Nicki Bluhm, Sal Valentino,
Zeparella, Todd Snider, Doug Stanhope ...

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Sunday, September 28, 6:00no cover!
Sunday Showcase
   open mic comedy 6:30pm-8pm (sign up @ 5:30), hosted by Wendy Lewis
   open mic/band auditions 9 pm-... Hosted by Carlt Duhain of Drop Dead Red
    Sign ups @ 8:30. Weekly featured artists will give you inspiration and entertainment, and this is a great opportunity to show Marilyn's why we should book your band!! We want to see what you've got, Sacramento!
   Happy hour prices all night!!!!

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Monday, September 29, 8:30$5
Voodoo Dolly,
Siouxsie and the Banshees Tribute
Bad Brains Tribute, Hardcore Punk and Reggae
Misfits Tribute Band
   Voodoo Dolly is an all Black futurist tribute to Siouxsie and the Banshees from San Francisco
   We pay tribute to the works of BAD BRAINS, with one catch.... HR is a she!
   It is made of several artists who play in other Sacramento Punk bands including Vic from The Left Hand

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Tuesday, September 30, 8:00no cover!
Greatest Stories Ever Told
Grateful Dead/ Jerry Garcia/ Bob Dylan Revue
   Artists ranging from Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead to the Police and Steely Dan. ... their music is timeless, and invites cover and interpretation. Come down and join GSET as they jam classic rock and blues and introduce new interpretations of the music you love.

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Wednesday, October 1, 8:00$5
Once an Empire,
Eden View,
Alex Vincent
   Once An Empire is a Sacramento, CA band who started playing in late 2011. Their songs are simple, yet infectious, and feature catchy, rolling melodies over plenty of distortion and hard crunchy rhythms.
   Members of Once An Empire have been in previous bands together, which contributes to a creative shorthand and results in an abundance of material. They are currently finishing up their first full-length album in the studio, and will release the album and start playing local shows in early 2013.
   The band started when guitarists Jess and Mike, old high school friends, reconnected after both having taken a few years off from playing music. Realizing that they needed a drummer with precision and power to obtain their sound, Mike contacted his old band mate Steve and invited him to join. Steve then enlisted his longtime friend Levi to join on bass. Steve and Levi have played off and on in bands together since Jr. High, and the result is a rock solid rhythm section.
   Set on finding a male singer- the guys were floored when Steve's friend Melissa wrote vocals over a couple of their songs. She immediately destroyed all of the pre-conceived ideas and reservations the guys had about a female singer. She owned the mic, the music, and now fronts the band- with confidence, passion, and an incredible voice.
   With Rock radio stations all but disappearing in recent years- it seems that pop, dance, and electronic music have taken over. Once An Empire wants to help reinvigorate Modern Rock, with music that is live, genuine, and raw.
   Once An Empire is poised to stimulate the local scene when they debut in the Sacramento area in early 2013. With the band still in its infancy, there will be much more to come from Once An Empire.
   Bands come together by various means & situations. EdenView is no exception to the rule. There are no gimmicks here, just a passion for music and the art of performance.
   The genuine sound you will hear and feel from the stage or their tracks come from various life experiences. They have done it all. It gives
   fuel to barrage you with constant, heartfelt, sometimes painful lyrics over soulful riffing, powerful low ends and mashed out grooves. Come see them live at a will not be disappointed!

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Thursday, October 2, 4:00no cover!
Fundraiser event for CalRecycle
   CalRecycle’s mission is to inspire and challenge Californians to achieve the highest waste reduction, recycling and reuse goals in the nation. Through innovation and creativity, sound advancements in science and technology, and efficient programs that improve economic vitality and environmental sustainability, we build a stronger California

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Thursday, October 2, 8:00 $5
Ol' Fashion,
Infinite Vastness
Funk / Folk Rock / Jazz
rock / progressive
   ZuhG means "To be unlike others; to do something different." Appropriate name considering those who are familiar with ZuhG’s music find that the only way to describe their style is unique, different, and unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.
   This ensemble of musicians has been making memorable sounds since Bryan Nichols started the band in 2004. It’s their shared love of music and zest for life that brought them together in the first place to form what is now one of the most recognizable bands in the Sacramento area. With constant shows and award nominations, it was only natural they release their long anticipated full length CD titled “To Be Unlike Others” With powerful lyrics inspired by personal triumphs, trails, tribulations, and whatever is going on in their lives, they bring you such fan favorites as “Homeless”, “Follow Me” and “Tell a Lie” These unique and bluntly honest tunes will keep you interested and intrigued… So watch out!
   Infinite Vastness is a fully formed band that has no boundaries. They take the powerful strokes of the guitar, smoothe waves of the bass, the hard hitting feel of the drums, the electric pop of the keyboard and the deep lyrics of a vocalist to create genuinely good music. The collaborations they form are interpretations of the blues, experimental rock and psychedelics. Their music has roots. They produce textures in their music like that of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. This musical group is daring enough to play with an edge, unlike many bands coming forth these days.

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Friday, October 3, 9:00no cover!
You Front The Band
Live Karaoke
   Grab the mic with all the bravado of a seasoned rocker! YOU FRONT THE BAND puts you and your guests in the spotlight as the vocalist in a live rock band. This isn't ordinary karaoke - this is the ultimate interactive rockstar experience and the hottest trend in live music entertainment. You sing in front of a live band!
   Our backing vocals make less talented singers sound good and good singers sound great. Singers may perform as soloists or as a group. With over 400 songs to choose from spanning seven decades we know there is something for everyone.
   Want to preview the songlist? Just go to

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Saturday, October 4, 9:00$12
Journey's Edge
Journey Tribute
   The Closest Thing To An Actual "Journey" Concert, Without Journey Actually Being There! Taking Over The World One Stage At A Time With An Explosive, High-Energy, “Ultimate Journey Tribute Experience” Guaranteed To Impress With Every Outing!
   This Lineup Brings Years Of Professional Experience To The Table…Their Professionalism Is Explosive Every Time They Hit The Stage! Those Who Have Witnessed The “Journey’s Edge” Show Often Compare Them To The Original "Journey" Line Up. Wherever “Journey’s Edge” Goes, The Party Follows, Whipping The Crowd Into A Frenzy With Every Blistering Performance.
   Sacramento Area's "Sammie Award" Nominated
   ( Best Tribute Band 2013 )
   “Journey’s Edge”
   The Ultimate "Journey" Tribute Concert Experience!
   Journey's Edge is The Closest Thing To An Actual "Journey" Concert, Without Journey Actually Being There! Taking Over The Area One Stage At A Time With An Explosive, High-Energy, “Ultimate Journey Tribute Concert Experience” Guaranteed To Impress With Every Outing!
   This Lineup Brings Years Of Professional Experience To The Table…Their Professionalism Is Explosive Every Time They Hit The Stage! Those Who Have Witnessed The “Journey’s Edge” Show Often Compare Them To The Original "Journey" Line Up. Wherever “Journey’s Edge” Goes, The Party Follows, Whipping The Crowd Into A Frenzy With Every Blistering performance.

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Monday, October 6, 8:00 $10
($8 adv)
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The Darling Clementines

Get ready to get spooky with The Darling Clementines
A night full of sexy talent and the seductive art of Burlesque.
We are getting in the holiday spirit and bringing you things that go bump and GRIND in the night! An evening full of live entertainment with a dark and spooky twist.
Come in costume and get a discount ticket price of only $8

Raffle Prizes!!!!
DJ Katz bringing the best tunes to get your out of your graves and on to the dance floor.
   More Than A show...The Darling Clementines Bohemian Burlesque Review is a dynamic one of a kind entertaiment experience. We are a group of talented experienced performers with one shared goal, to knock the socks off of every audience we meet!
   Our show has a diversity that is thrilling!!!!
   Burlesque performers, Belly dancers, Aerial dancers, Fire eaters and dancers, twisted balleriens, Stand up comedy, Live bands and musical talents, and a mentalist show you have to see to believe.
   Our vision is to bring classic and modern burlesque and variety to our community in a way that will not only bring exciting entertainment but also encourage audience members to take another look at how they see beauty and sexuality in our culture and society. By embracing Burlesque paired with other classic dance disciplines we are able to showcase a variety of ground breaking entertainment that not only entertains but also empowers!

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Thursday, October 9, 8:00 $5
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Island of Black and White,
Tone In Georgia,
Rebecca Peters
Acoustic Rock/Funky Reggae/Soulful Blues/Folk
Soul/ Folk/ Pop
   Island of Black and White first appeared on the music scene in CA in 2004. Their music is a sweet, humble yet raw blend of acoustic rock, funky reggae, and soulful blues. It is a mixture like no other. The “duet, sometimes quartet” exerts high energy performances while frequenting local and out of town venues, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, music festivals and various events. The unique sound of Island of Black and White today captures the attention of those young and old: with Chris Haislet on guitar, keyboard, accordion, melodica, flute and vocals, Nawal Alwareeth on drums and vocals. It is apparent for anyone watching, that the band shares an immense love for music. Not only does the band enjoy playing, but their incredible performances engage all who listen; and the energy is shared with the entire crowd.
   Tone in Georgia is a collective of musicians from the Antelope Valley, starting point for Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa. Out of these desert roots they have crafted a sound few can claim to have heard elsewhere.
   An aspect that makes Tone In Georgia uniquely its own, is that there is no official lead singer, as everyone trades vocals, and more often than not songs employ five-part harmonies. Each member plays more than one instrument, and often the choreography is the most difficult part of the performance. Instruments are even switched mid-song, as in the doo-wop odyssey “Seasons”. Their mission is ambiguous, “We just sort of write whatever we want to perform,” they say; and so they do–listening to a performance is much like listening to a live mix-tape. That being said, it is a little difficult to pin a genre on Tone in Georgia; suffice it to say they are something like psychadelic contemporary folk-jazz-grass with a twinge of mariachi on a broadway bender. From the warm-yet-gloomy keyboard driven “Waltz in 4”, to the trebly country-rock of “Foreign Land”, they cover quite a bit of ground during each performance.
   Rebecca Peters is an up- and- coming artist embarking on a new solo adventure. Although she seeks collaboration with other artists, the 22- year old vocalist is becoming much closer friends with her guitar, and is enjoying taking advantage of this friendship in order to translate feeling to song. Look out for Rebecca as she travels into the unknown, in attempts to make every single one of you smile, one song at a time

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Friday, October 24, 9:00 $7
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Denver J Band,
Be Brave Bold Robot
Honest Pop Rock
Folk Rock / Funk / Pop
   The Denver J Band is forged from the remnants of a world we've destroyed. In this Post-Apocalypse, we find ourselves working with the musical and artistic elements leftover from the last age to create brand new experiences. The world may be over, but as long as there are people, there will be music. The Denver J Band, all we are is music.

    Gabriel Nelson has played electric bass in Sacramento for many years backing up varios artists on stage and in the studio. He has been in Rock,Folk, Punk and Jazz Bands.Two years ago he decided to start writing his own material and formed his new band " Bellygunner "which combines all the various musical influences into it`s own special blend.Joining Gabe ( guitar and vocals) in the band are his wife Peggy Lanza ( Keyboards and Harmonies ), Tom Monson ( Drums ) , Joshua Krage (Guitar and Harmony )and Michael Palmer on Bass.
   Their music can be found on YouTube
   Be Brave Bold Robot is Soul Coughing meets the Mountain Goats meets Bob Dylan meets Tom Waits meets the Counting Crows meets Calexico meets a good friend for a beer and a Bob Wilson lecture.
   SingerSongwriter songs about love and grandmothers and justice and life-affirming attitudes. lots of sweat and passion. several different key meditations, and just enough tempo changes to keep things at least mildly interesting. Be Brave Bold Robot is a joyous celebration of sinful innocense. of deliberate absentmindedness. of Social Obligation that tries not to think too much of itself. one more existential distraction that coyly begs the question, "are you really being honest?"
   Their sound is something akin to the Counting Crows covering Frank Zappa, or like Calexico performing the collected works of Les Claypool. There's plenty of Arizona "desert core" sound in Be Brave's sonic pallet, but it doesn't hammer on it enough to make it ridiculous. This is good music, and you should hear it.

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