The Catalyst

Y&T

Y&T

The Sj Sindicate

Sat, January 26, 2019

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

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$26 in advance / $30 at the door

This event is 21 and over

Y&T
Y&T
Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the '80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe.
Born in Oakland, California, Y&T is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's own innovators of the hard rock sound. World-renowned headliners on their own, the band also remained the most requested support act on the hard rock road, touring with icons Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, and more. Whether performing to a festival crowd of fifty-thousand or in an intimate nightclub, Y&T's high-energy set still captivates legions of fans around the globe, proving Y&T's music timeless.

Originally formed as Yesterday and Today, the initial powerhouse quartet—featuring Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), Phil Kennemore (bass), Leonard Haze (drums), and Joey Alves (rhythm guitar)—tore through the '70s and '80s with their own brand of hard rock. After two '70s albums on London Records, they shortened their name to Y&T and released eight albums on A&M in the '80s. Two more albums with Geffen Records marked an era of change with Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies, Megadeth) on drums and Stef Burns (Alice Cooper, Berlin, Huey Lewis) on guitar.

With a discography of 18 albums and three greatest hits collections, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception. The band received extensive airplay with hits such as Forever, Rescue Me, Mean Streak, and Summertime Girls—which played in heavy rotation on MTV. Y&T songs have been featured in a multitude of movies and television shows, including Real Genius, Out of Bounds, Baywatch, and Hunter. After five top 100 albums, songs that tipped into the 40s, two Bammie Awards, and many international television appearances, Y&T's hits are still played on VH1 Classic and classic rock radio stations everywhere.

In 2010, Y&T recorded their first studio album in 13 years, featuring original members Dave Meniketti and Phil Kennemore, with longtime members John Nymann on guitar and Mike Vanderhule on drums.
The Sj Sindicate
The Sj Sindicate
The Sj Sindicate (Phil Greene (vocals) / Stevie Loveless (bass / vocals) / James Beard (guitar) and Jeff Blackburn (drums / vocals) launched in early 2012 out of the San Francisco Bay Area, and during the following 2 years, the band built up a strong and loyal following which witnessed the band launch their first CD - Band of Brothers selling over 1,000 copies, and multiple downloads throughout the U.S., Europe, parts of Asia.

2015 witnessed the band completing their first West Coast tour through California, Oregon & Washington, supporting such acts as Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Slaughter, Sebastian Bach, Y&T, Geoff Tate's Operation Mind Crime, and many others in locations such as West Hollywood, Las Vegas, Sacramento, The SF Bay Area, Redding, California, Tahoe, Nevada, and other locales.

With the success of singles such as "In Her Eyes," "Dust," and the King's X cover "Goldilox," The Sj Sindicate was asked to tour the U.K. and headlined 8 packed shows in 10 days, and returned in 2017 headlining 9 shows in a row.

The band is currently slated to release a full length CD in late winter.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/