Pushy

Ivy Room Presents

Pushy

Owl, The Ugly

Wed · July 11, 2018

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

$6.00

This event is 21 and over

Pushy
Pushy
"The city of Portland, Oregon should award Pushy for bringing boogie back. This is the kind of boogie that sticks to your denim flares like hot oil leaking from a ’59 Panhead engine. In a realm where riff-rock has painted itself into a darkened corner of pentatonic predictability, Pushy dare to swing and strut like half their musical DNA is the result from being the illegitimate sons of Billy Gibbons and Peter Green. The other half of their stylistic compound sounds rooted in a lifestyle where slugging iced cans of Schlitz from a faded red cooler while trolling for rainbow trout is the base foundation of a good day. Diming the volume on “Salem Man” through some big wooden speakers is almost as good as going out to see this timeless and talented quartet of hard and heavy boogie-rock lifers."

-Eric Shea (Hot Lunch)
Owl
Owl
Owl was originally hatched in 2007, when the youngest Baechle brother, Axell, sprang from an egg (aged 13 years already and with a Gibson Les Paul in his hands) and began to compose original songs in the style of classic heavy metal (BlackZeppelinBudgieLizzyMotorVenomRamones). The middle brother K, disturbed from his book by the noise, soon decided to join in, adding his Fender Stratocaster, supernatural songwriting, composition and vocal skills to the mix. The Holy Trinity finally came together at Christmas 2009, when oldest brother Clint was summoned away from a three month tour with some other band. The trio met at the Baechle family mountain aerie, high in the Sierra Mountains, and the demo tape was recorded (Clint on drums). The demo was circulated, with some critical acclaim, and much curiosity as to the real age and relationship of the band members.

Unable to procure a fourth sibling to complete the lineup of the band, the brothers adopted an African child named Melanie to be their bass player and sister in March of 2011. The Stone Loner seven inch was recorded soon after. The band picked up steam, playing gigs around the Bay Area, and lumbering drunkenly up the West Coast for the first time in August 2011.

The Stone Loner seven inch finally came out (as a split label release with band’s own Magick Hermit Records, and Tombs In The Valley productions from Newcastle, UK.) in February 2012. This was followed by a second West Coast tour. The band continued to ravage the Bay Area throughout the Spring and Summer of 2012, building a reputation as a formidable live act. The first LP (a split label release with Magick Hermit and Lummox records) was released in limited quantity in November 2012, on the eve of the band’s first US tour, which carried them to the East coast and back, through an onslaught of crazy gigs (and crazy weather).

In August and September 2013 the band toured the West Coast and Southwest United States, and in November and December they toured Europe for the first time. In January 2014, Jamie Sanitate became the bass player. The second album, Screech was released on cassette and digital in late 2014, and on a deluxe gatefold LP by Hardvaark Records in early 2016.
The Ugly
The Ugly
The Ugly (Micah, from Glitter Wizard, singing country)
Oakland country outfit, The Ugly, harkens back to the days when country music was just beginning to dabble in rock and roll. These city slickers will put a boot in your ear and a shot of whiskey in your step with their songs about booze and women.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/