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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, July 20, 6:00 no cover!
Sunday Showcase
Open Mic
Open Mic
   open mic comedy 6pm-8pm
   open mic/band auditions 8pm-12am
    Sign ups @ 7:45pm sharp, music starts at 8! 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, June 16, 4:00 no cover!
Pub Night
Pub atmosphere
   Happy Hour prices

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Tuesday, July 22, 8:00 $5
LIFE, Ship of the Sun
alternative pop/rock
Rock, Classics, Dylan, Garcia
   LIFE: Signed to Urbantone Records, the Hermosa Beach trio will release their debut EP, ‘R U D W N ?’ on May 26, 2014. Comprised of founding members of West Coast favorites Tomorrows Bad Seeds—Moi J. Quinn, Sean Chapman, and Matthew McEwan—LIFE’s new EP blends pop, alt-rock, and R&B calling to mind to 1975, Neon Trees and Dirty Heads.
   On the EP’s title track, buoyant guitars spiral across a groove-tinged bass line to tell a love story set on the beach. “Better Days”--a funk anthem injected with big band horns--sounds like Red Hot Chili Peppers doing Ziggy Marley. Featuring drums from Incubus’ Jose Pasillas, Josh Freese, JR Robinson, and Omar Hakim (Daft Punk, Madonna, etc.) on various songs, the EP is colored by sunny harmonies and earworm melodies.
   After several years of playing Warped Tour in TBS and an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, LIFE’s progressive surf and skate aesthetics have recently earned them an endorsement from the brand Hurley.
   Bringing you the folk-jazz-rock stylings and improvisational influences of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and Bob Dylan as well as a host of other classic tunes. Bryan, Jim, and Tommy T. play with a loose and energetic feel to get booties shakin' and souls shinin'.
   "In the land of the night, the Ship of the Sun is drawn by the grateful dead." - Egyptian Book of the Dead

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Wednesday, July 23, 8:00 $5
Steel Savior, Motorize, Descendant
Metal / Progressive
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Classic Heavy Metal
   Steel Savior is an up and coming Sacramento Heavy Metal band, with soaring vocals, dueling and harmonized guitars, and a sound that doesn't quite fit into any one genre. Linked more to Power Metal or Progressive Metal, Steel Savior combines clean vocals with screams and death growls, and fuses a riffing style similar to Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, and Nevermore. The whole thing started in June 2008, when Guitarist Sten Martinez met Vocalist Dave Higgins. A good match was made, and soon Bassist Chad Beukema, and Ex-Drummer Alek Schmidt joined the Band. It was during these early session in 2008 that "Denied", and "Struggle" were first forged. At the time, the Rhythm Guitar duties were taken on by Dave. As a four piece, they ran with the band name "Halt the Fall", and by the end of 08' had a four song demo recorded which include two other songs "Dont Turn Away" and "Hollow." In early December 08', Alek Schmidt left the band for personal reasons, and was quickley replaced by Matt Hanson. After spending the early part of the year, re-learing the material with the new drummer, Dave left to join a band in a different scene named "Breaking Midnight." With no singer, the band spent the next few months auditioning, and with no luck at all. Eventually drummer Matt Hanson quit, and the core members Sten Martinez and Chad Beukema were left to pick up the pieces. After a chance meeting, Dave Higgins and Sten Martinez met in late July 09', and both realized that they should give this thing another try. With Dave wanting to concentrate more on vocals, they brought on Rhythm/Lead guitar player Zach Loveless, and found drummer Bryan Sbragia at the same time. Both members have had a major contributing factor in the new songwritting process. Convinced that this was simply more than a second chance, they decided to drop the name "Halt the Fall," and re-name the band "Steel Savior," a moniker used by Sten when recording guitar tracks. Only "Struggle" and "Denied" made it through the first sessions, and currently the band has three other songs fully recorded including "Northwind,"as well as an Iron Maiden cover to round out the 6 song set. The band is feverishly working on writing the rest of the material for a full length album, and is pressing out with shows and attempts at radio airplay.
   "Northern California has always been known as a great breeding ground for heavy metal and once again, Motorize will have you taking notice of their new heavy metal sound. Sacramento metal band, Motorize are here to bring back the true original heavy metal sound. Yes, that it is right, complete with crunchy basslines, blistering and aggressive guitars, full vigorous vocals reminiscent of Judas Priest, Dio and Iron Maiden. Motorize was formed by AJ, vocalist and Pete Antognini, bassist and then rounded out the group with Doc Holliday on Lead Guitar and Kyle Alex on drums. Together they deliver a majestic metal sound complete with brute force and brimming with showmanship. One thing is for sure, they focus on always bringing the best live show possible."

   Descendant brings to the stage an exciting live show and a sound reminiscent of classic heavy metal bands you know and love.
   Descendant is a local hard rock/metal band based in Sacramento that draws from it's many influences to create a new but very familiar sound of metal and hard rock from the late 80's early 90's and today. The band was started in 2008 by founding members Erick and Chris who were old high school buddies with Erick on guitar and Chris on drums and bass. Chris' older brother Shane is also a drummer and when Shane was looking for a new project after leaving another local band Chris suggested that Shane come and check out what he and Erick were up to. So after jamming a few times Shane became the drummer and Chris held the position of bass player. Carl joined the band in May of 2008. The band then spent the last part of 08' writing new material and getting ready to rock some faces. On April 25th 2009 the band played its first show and the rest is history!

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Thursday, July 24, 8:00 $5
Time Cat
Rock Duo
   Time Cat is a rock duo from Akron, Ohio. In short, Jeri, plays crazy guitar and, Sam, is a literal animal on the drums.
    Their musical relationship started at the notorious jam sessions held at Jeri's former house off of the illustrious Crosby Street in Akron. These two, just keep on rocking!

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Friday, July 25, 9:00 no cover!
Thunder Cover
Cover band
   The unstoppable, international rock and roll party machine known as THUNDER COVER have been thrilling audiences, and exceeding client's expectations around the area. Whether you need a band for your corporate party, wedding, anniversary, or any other type of special event, THUNDER COVER delivers! T.C. covers music spanning 6 decades. A “Rock & Roll Time Machine” if you will! Everything from The Beatles to Bruno Mars to Michael Jackson to Daft Punk to R. Kelly to Kings of Leon to Bon Jovi, and everything in between. T.C. can turn any event into an all-out dance party. Unlike your run-of-the-mill party bands, THUNDER COVER encourages their audience to join them on stage to sing, dance or whatever comes natural.

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Saturday, July 26, 9:00 $8
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Todd Morgan and The Emblems
w/ Adrian Bellue
Classic Rock
Acoustic Guitar Soloist
   Todd Morgan and the Emblems are a four piece Rock & Roll band, lead by singer/songwriter/pianist Todd Morgan. The band's sound is influenced by nearly every faction of American popular music, but with an emphasis on the 50's/60's sound, mixed with modern pop/rock, and 20's/30's Jazz, without excluding anything in between! The band's material consists of about half originals and half covers. They formed in 2007 as strictly a 50's cover band, but have been progressing ever since with more variety, and a large amount of original works! A large reason why this group is different from nearly every other band today(besides their choice of material) is because of the performance style of their lead singer/pianist/principal songwriter Todd Morgan. Don't expect a lot of flashing lights, bells or whistles(so to speak). Do, however, expect a first class front-man with a great band! Do expect top-notch singing, dancing and instrumental solos! Do expect to get your money's worth. All in all, expect nothing but a great show!
   My name is Adrian Bellue, and I’m a fingerstyle guitarist from Sacramento, California. My music is my passion, and I believe as a musician, it is my calling to heal and inspire those around me with my music and the message within it. I am currently finishing my debut full length album, which will be all instrumental acoustic fingerstyle guitar. I utilize a myriad of techniques, some adapted from others, some of my own, to fuse together melody/rhythm/percussion to turn my guitar into a small orchestra. I play my music from the heart, letting go of my mind, and letting my creative passion come through me and inspire my listeners. Music is a spiritual medium, in which all of us can use to tap into the artistic well within us. My goal is to share that message through my music, and bring inspiration to all around me.


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Tuesday, August 12, 8:00 $10
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Whitey Morgan
Honkey Tonk
   Whitey Morgan and the 78’s are a Honky Tonk band from Flint, Michigan. They haven’t re-invented the wheel, they just picked it up and started it rolling all over again.
   In Flint, the factories are closed, jobs are scarce and the people are bitter. Whitey sings songs these people can relate to. In much the same way his grandfather and mentor did over 3 decades ago, a whole generation of southern transplants who came up US-23 to Flint looking for the good life. In the spirit of William Morgan, Waylon, Merle and Paycheck; Whitey’s melodies help people forget their problems for a few hours and serve as the guideline for drinking sorrows away. The 78’s halftime groove brings out everyone’s dancing shoes and while Whitey and the 78’s play, the world is a better place. .
   Emerging from the Detroit area music scene, re-creating a forgotten genre for the area, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s have toured the country spreading their sound and attitude everywhere they go. They play honky tonk tunes in any club in any town without apology—they drive their point home just like their families drove the cars they built on the line home from work. With a purpose.
   Around 200 shows a year you can count on Whitey Morgan and the 78’s to deliver. Whitey’s whiskey tinged vocals, the 78’s foot stomping beats, all relentlessly stirring up dance floors everywhere they go. The bottle turns up, spirits elevate and in this world, there isn’t a person who couldn’t use Whitey Morgan and the 78’s .

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