Sir Lord Von Raven, Sam Flax

Rebel Revival Presents

Sir Lord Von Raven

Sam Flax

Hiss & Hum

Sat ยท October 7, 2017

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

This event is 21 and over

Sir Lord Von Raven
Sir Lord Von Raven
Every several years there come a few acts that rise out of demo tape heaps to take a piss on the masses. Sir Lord Von Raven, hailing from Oakland, California has a rock and roll stream of nuggets primed for saving true souls. Ladies, gentlemen and rock lovers that will do anything for kicks, it's time you bend your ears to the West, and welcome Sir Lord Von Raven to your sonic repertoire. This is the now scene and where it is happening.

Like Alice Cooper, an exceptional band formed around a Detroit born disconnect (Vincent Damon Furnier), Sir Lord Von Raven is positioned around the quintessential rock and roll front man and talented pop savant, Eric Von Raven (Born in El Paso, not Detroit.) The nitty-gritty rock gems of Von Raven (The Time Flys) are complimented by the unique accompaniments and skillful guitar leads of acclaimed record producer and songwriter Greg Ashley (Gris Gris, The Mirrors). Their album, recorded in Ashley's wintry warehouse studio, is a cosmic rock 'n' roll masterpiece, also starring longtime friend and producer Jay "Bronzo" Bronzini on drums. Bronzo's spirited humor and Irish whiskey help keep the studio warm and fuzzy. Last but not least in the lineup is Josh Miller (White Music) taking the bass-playing seat. His superb musicianship and even keel ship made their circle complete.
Together, these players have become Sir Lord Von Raven. Their songs grab from many of the fundamentals of rock and roll - snatching straight from R & B and Doo Wop (including a cover of Fats Domino's classic "I'm Ready"), movin' on to the psychedelic 60's, and then borrowing a bit Glam and 70's Punk. This is true rock and roll - heavy on the boogie, light on the crap.

The sound of SLVR is reminiscent of a time when pioneers like Brian Eno and Phil Manzanara collaborated with like-minded freaks and tinkered obsessively with their glamorous arrangements. Eric Von Raven's commitment to the deranged pop lyric, combined with Greg Ashley's mastery of indie riff raff studio juju, has created a timeless long player loaded with quirky, whimsical, eclectic tunes. If it is true that the end of days are near, feel comfortable knowing that Rock and Roll has still managed to ring true in this last generation. LPs Please Throw Me Back in The Ocean and Age of Machines features an all-star indie performance cast: Eric Johnson (Time Flys), Greg Ashley (Gris Gris) Chris Stroffolino (Silver Jews) Terry Six (Nice Boys), Garrett Goddard (Howlin' Rain, The Cuts) and Chris Johnson (Drunk Horse, Feral Ohms) - Be here now, for true soul rock and roll.
Sam Flax
Sam Flax
Alternate Reality.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706