THE SWEET BONES
Core values consist of The Kinks, The Ramones, Primal Scream, The Clash and The MC5, but Latin, Garage, Surf music and Punk influences are also at play. Spanish lyrics, strumming guitars, raw emotions, harmonies and riffs are all part of this high en- ergy music. The Sweet Bones take listeners through stories of love, sex, drugs, and an avalanche of rock. This is a gang of four modern lovers with battery acid surging through their veins with ferocity. A unique billingual set infects the crowd with this energy.
THE RABBLES are an eclectic rock band from San Francisco founded in 2003. They play a pastiche of styles influenced by 60’s psychedelia, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s underground post-punk and various art and noise rock. The band has recorded 5 DIY albums, Rabble Music (2004), Rabble Rabble (2008), Rabbylon (2009), Dabble (2010) and How We Roll (2012). Each is a unique collection of curios spanning lush pop to abrasive dissonance. The members of The Rabbles have been a part of San Francisco’s music scene for the past two decades in the bands Static Faction, Aerosol Species, Blue Gum Art, Shmoogie, Ghost Echoes, and The Love X Nowhere.
“There is songwriter Sarah Castro, who has not only worked with several other bands but also stands out as a solo artist with an incredible vocal range and heart-piercing lyrics; Matt Parmenter (Quiet Company), working as only a mad-scientist gearhead would in creating unique sound palettes with an endless list of musical-based toys that would send any geek salivating; Blue Mongeon (East Cameron Folkcore) delivering the wicked guitar magic; the mighty Michael “Halftime” Peters giving it all on drums and percussion; and the resonant harmonies of one Deidre Gott (KUTX’s very own, full disclosure), bringing additional mastery of percussion/sounds and tambourine.” — Laurie Gallardo, KUTX/Austin Music Minute