Swingin' Utters

Ivy Room Presents

Swingin' Utters

Kevin Seconds, toyGuitar, Paper Dolls

Thu · September 6, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

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This event is 21 and over

Swingin' Utters
Swingin' Utters
American punk band, formed in 1987 as a cover band in the Bay Area of California by singer Johnny Peebucks (né Bonnel), bass player Kevin Wickersham, guitarist Aric McKenna and drummer Greg McEntee.

Darius Koski joined on guitar & vocals in 1990; McKenna then departed, Joel Dison joined and the group began writing originals, releasing the "Gives You Strength" 7" and "Scared" 10". Dison left in '92 and was replaced by Max Huber.

A number of singles, EPs and the group's first LP, "The Streets of San Francisco" (all of which saw Koski becoming the band's dominant songwriter) followed, prompting the group to sign to longtime label Fat Wreck Chords.

Wickersham left before the recording of 1998's "Five Lessons Learned" and Spike Slawson was later announced as the group's new bass player. Huber departed during the 2002 recording of "Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass and Bones," and, following a string of touring guitarists, was replaced on a permanent basis by ex-One Man Army and Dead To Me member Jack Dalrymple. In 2012, Spike Slawson left the group, to be replaced by Miles Peck of The Sore Thumbs.

Band members are active in a number of side projects, including Filthy Thieving Bastards, The Druglords Of The Avenues, toyGuitar, One Man Army, and The Sore Thumbs.
Kevin Seconds
Kevin Seconds
Kevin Seconds has been the lead singer and principal songwriter of seminal American hardcore punk band 7Seconds for over 3 decades now.

“I started in 7Seconds when I was 18, full of anger, energy and drive by utter boredom. I’m 53 now, I am still angry and I still have lots of energy but I’m never bored. Ever”.

In about half of that time, he has also recorded and toured as a solo artist, captivating crowd around the world with his passionate, soulful and intimate performances.

To date, Kevin has released 6 albums internationally and has played and toured with the likes of Elliott Smith, Bob Mould, Exene Cervenka (X), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Tim Barry (Avail), Johnny Two Bags (Social Distortion) and bands as diverse as Rancid, Lucero, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Bad Brains.

“It’s always an honor to play with people whose bands I’ve loved and have been inspired by but considering that so many of these people are some of the best singer-songwriters on the planet, I consider myself luckier than most to have gotten a chance to play with them”.

Kevin has been called 'a pop troubadour with a protest singer's heart' and his new songs are startlingly catchy and impeccably well-crafted.
toyGuitar
toyGuitar
Ready for some reprieve from the blistering heat of summer? Well, Fat Wreck Chords has the solution: a cool sonic script called Move Like a Ghost from the California combo toyGuitar! On the heels of their first full-length—In This Mess—toyGuitar continue to ride a massive wave of acclaim with the brand new EP, Move Like a Ghost. The band is built on the sunny vocals of Jack Dalrymple (whom you know and love from his long tenure in Swingin’ Utters), who dragged his Utters cohort Miles Peck into the mix. The two eventually recruited their sometime Re-Volts band mate Paul Oxborrow (“In the grand and time-honored tradition of band incest,” cracks Paul). To accompany the fuzzy vox, bouncy bass, and jangly guitars, the boys looked south from their Bay Area environs and pulled in the driving drum beats of Los Angeles sticks maven Rosie Gonce.

After wrapping up 2015 with their first ever visit to Japan as part of Fat Wreck Chords’ massive 25th Anniversary festival show, the band quickly decided to lay down some new tracks that they had been tinkering with. As Jack explains, “We recorded the Move Like a Ghost EP with our bud, and all-around ruler, Chris Dugan over in Oakland, Ca. at Jingletown. We wrote it because we all loved the idea of a 10-inch at 45 RPM. It sounds ruling and it kinda fits our whole, not wanting to play longer than 30 min vibe, too. I personally love short and sweet records.” The six songs on Move Like a Ghost are the perfect dose of toyGuitar’s unique blend of fuzzy garage rock, ‘70s proto-punk, and undeniably melodic pop.

More than just a continuation of their first album, Move Like a Ghost sees toyGuitar succinctly dial in all the sweet spots of their brand of referential and innovative rock ‘n’ roll. Dalrymple expands “I think collectively what we bring to the table and the way we are on stage together, is reflective of people that love being around each other. We trust and support one another, through the good and the bad.” Move Like a Ghost delivers all the charms that toyGuitar have become known for, with some pensive moments thrown in along the way. Dalrymple says, “There’s a song called ‘Swan’ on the record, which encapsulates the sentiment of loving who you perform with perfectly. There’s a song about my friend Heiko Schrepel (One Man Army) called ‘Turn It Around,’ which was super hard for me to write. After they were recorded, I found the whole experience to be very cathartic.”

More than an EP, Move Like a Ghost is a fully formed, perfectly executed six-song record. Together, the four members of toyGuitar collaborated to churn out the most blissed-out, beautiful rock ‘n’ roll record you’ll hear all year.
Paper Dolls
Paper Dolls
Paper Dolls are an East Bay punk band with members from Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond, and El Cerrito. They have a huge crush on Jason Beebout.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/