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Lil' Elephant // The Escape Agency // Mobilities // Verst /// at Hotel Utah

Hotel Utah Saloon
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Doors @ 8 PM
Music @ 9 PM
Cover - $10

Mobilities (Portland, OR) - https://www.facebook.com/mobilitiesband/
Mobilities is a band that aims for their namesake: an ever-changing flow of ideas, creating sound waves that move the body and mind. The goal is, and always has been, to showcase a variety of original music. Mobilities is a four-piece experimental rock band that experiments with a range of genres including alternative rock, punk, indie rock, funk, and hip-hop.

On tour to support the release of their debut album, Time Hasn't Swallowed Us Yet.

The Escape Agency - The Escape Agency is a 3-piece, experimental-rock band from Pittsburg, CA. www.theescapeagency.com

Lil' Elephant - Lil' Elephant plays the grooveist, dirtiest, most baddest funk in all the land. Get down, get up, get whatever you want - they don't care as long as you're dancing. https://www.lilelephunk.com/

Verst - http://www.verst.org
Verst is a power trio from San Francisco, California. Bass player John Parsons first discovered guitarist John Dickey’s music in the mid-90s through a random purchase of Pie’s “gone” EP in a Greenwich Village record store. Dickey was the mastermind behind Pie, a Boston-based band that opened for Built to Spill and Yo La Tengo before imploding after a string of indie releases. Parsons led San Francisco rockers, Rule of Thumb, through four albums (and opening slots for The Gourds and Richmond Fontaine, among others) before dissolving the band.

In 2002, Parsons was determined to find more Pie music. An internet search revealed that Dickey had relocated to San Francisco and formed a new band, Richard Bitch. That move would prove to be fortuitous, though it would take another decade before the two Johns joined forces in Verst. Starship Crash, the debut album released in 2015, was named one of the year's top 10 Marin albums by the Marin Independent Journal and received numerous accolades in the press. David Slain, the band’s second album, was released in November 2017. Pandora says, "If 1990s indie rock is now considered classic rock, Verst’s second album, David Slain, is an instant classic."

Brandon Hemley (also from Rule of Thumb) propels the music on drums, and all three members sing in various combinations of shared lead and background vocals.