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Thursday, March 17 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm

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Wreaking havoc with their third Small Stone release, Sasquatch lead the way with their fiery brand of rock n' roll. You'll hear 70's hard rock mixed with a dash of metal carried by an unmistakable undercurrent of psychedelic sounds that permeate their songs. The hook is the focus and that's exactly what they do - hook you in and hold you hostage. The band was formed in Los Angeles in 2001 by Philadelphia transplant Keith Gibbs (guitar, vox) and Detroit natives Rick Ferrante (drums) and Clayton Charles (bass). Upon Clayton’s departure in 2007, the guys recruited Chicagoan Jason Casanova (ex-Tummler, Volume) to join the fold. Drawing on influences from 70's metal, rock, and psychedelia, the band falls somewhere between an amalgamation of Black Sabbath, old Soundgarden, Deliverance-era Corrosion of Conformity, Mountain, and a bastardized version of Grand Funk Railroad. Their songwriting approach is clear; keep the focus on the hook. The band’s newest album “III” was released on Small Stone Records in March 2010 and marked the beginning of a new chapter for the band. While this record continues to showcase their signature sound and technique, the production is bigger and the songwriting is more refined. Combining the simplicity of their Small Stone debut, “I” (released in 2004), with the melodic undercurrent of “II” (2006), they still manage to capture the raw essence that won them their moniker. The record also features a special guest appearance from Monster Magnet’s own Ed Mundell. The band’s music has been featured on a variety of movies and television shows including the reissue of Clerks, Jersey Girl, FX’s original hit series Sons of Anarchy, CW’s The Supernatural, and MTV’s Viva La Bam, Bam’s Unholy Union, and Rob and Big. They can also be heard on a number of video games including NHL 2005, American Chopper, and Monster Garage. Over the years, Sasquatch has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Blue Cheer, Fireball Ministry, Nebula, Unida, Solace, Roadsaw, Fatso Jetson, and Yawning Man among many other heavy hitters in the genre. Playing in such good company and performing at many of the larger annual rock festivals stateside (including SxSW, CMJ, and SHoD), the band has grown from a local heavy favorite in Southern California to garnering interest and praise from audiences overseas.

Thursday March 17, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT

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