The Catalyst

Whiskerman

Live in the Atrium

Whiskerman

Rainbow Girls, Henry Chadwick

Fri, August 3, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$8 in advance / $10 at the door

This event is 21 and over

Whiskerman
Whiskerman
Depending on where you find them, Oakland-based band Whiskerman may be keeping the crowd dancing at the Great American Music Hall or holding an intimate audience in the palm of their hand at an acoustic house concert. When Whiskerman singer Graham Patzner became disillusioned with acting school, he turned to songwriting and began to find his voice. With a unique style that sits somewhere between Karen Dalton and John Lennon, Graham's songs range from soulful and rocking to mysterious and introspective, his voice from smokey to soaring. Graham soon found a unique and talented group of musicians in Will Lawrence on bass, Nick Cobbett on drums, and Charles Lloyd on guitar and sitar. Their most recent full-length album, Champions, was released in May 2016.

Another full-length, Nomad, was released by OIM Records in 2015.

"When they're revved up, Whiskerman sounds like a gospel and soul band that can make you feel like raising your hands in the air in praise of its talent. In their quieter songs, there's a storytelling vibe with intricate melodies."

-SF Chronicle
Rainbow Girls
Rainbow Girls
Rainbow Girls formed in the bottom of a radioactive crater. The first two colors to explode grinning from the mud were Red & Yellow, who soon realized that in order to fulfill their destiny, they needed to find the rest of the colors and join together to create an Electric All-Lady Stomp-Folk Grand Band. Green was discovered practicing voodoo in a barn in Carpinteria, while Violet was drawn in by the harmonious, soul lifting shrieks of a particularly festive Monday night ritual known as BEAN NIGHT. The four immediately took off on a gust of wind to Joshua Tree and Big Bear Mountain, and traveled through Europe by the skin of their teeth, couchsurfing, playing music on the streets, staying in art squats and getting deported from the UK. When they returned, bursting with rock but lacking a drummer, Blue, carrying an entire drum kit around her body like a huge metal cloak, trampolined forth from inside a stand at the Farmers Market and Rainbow Girls was formed.

Since then they have toured the western half of the US extensively, playing festivals and opening for bands like ALO, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Brothers Comatose, and the California Honeydrops. In May 2013, they released their first official studio album, "The Sound of Light," featuring 16 original tracks and funded by almost 200 friends, fans, and family members. That summer the gals returned to Europe and the UK, but this time with a van, a tour manager, an album, and a legitimate list of gigs and festivals lined up. After returning to the US in September, the girls decided to take the winter to make money, work on new material, and gear up to tour both the US and Europe again in the Spring and Summer of 2014.
Henry Chadwick
Henry Chadwick
Musician & recording engineer from Santa Cruz, CA.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/