Enjoy a band that evokes an old school "California sound" -- and remakes it into something new!
April 22, 2011
8:00PM to 10:00PM
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KAFM is proud to welcome Old Californio to the Radio Room on April 22 at 8 pm.
Southern California-based Old Californio accurately captures the feel of California like so many local bands have done over the years. What makes this group different is that they use a '60s and '70s folk-rock style to showcase lyrics that sound like poetry from the 1800s Gold Rush era.
It has been called weird, and excellently done. Old Californio is professional, tight and trippy. Listeners find their sound difficult to categorize yet easy to enjoy -- and to listen to repeatedly. The sound is very old, very new, casually-hip, very cool and so 'California.'
An Old Californio jam has been compared to hanging out in a recording studio with the Doors, the Grateful Dead, the Monkees, David Crosby, Neil Young, John Sebastian, the Eagles, an 1849 gold miner and a '90s alternative rock band at Mama Cass Elliot's Laurel Canyon home in 1969.
Old Californio consists of Rich Dembowski, Jason Chesney, Justin Smith, Levi Nunez and Woody Aplanalp. They hail from Pasadena, California.
Old Californio's latest album, WESTERING AGAIN, concentrates on California themes while it restructures the 'California Sound' for a new generation. It is, truly, an instant classic. The album is definitely a collectible for connoisseurs of California music worldwide.
“These guys are hillbillies alright but they are Muswell hillbillies and those crazy complex melodies are pointing forward, away from the ghost of Gram Parsons, and towards a brave new world of their own making.” -- Mark Huddle, "Trotsky’s Cranium"/VERBICIDE