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The American Economy

Rank #15 US San Francisco, CA Rock / Jam Band / indie rock

50% of sales go to the charity Sweet Relief.

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  • Justin Alexander Vocals
  • Mike Thonus Drums
  • Rob Rothfarb Bass
  • John Rybak Guitar
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Sounds Like: MOE., My Morning Jacket, Gov't Mule, Wilco, Incubus

Bio: Born in San Francisco, CA in the fall of 2006, The American Economy is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Justin Alexander. Seeking to combine the continual freshness of improvisational jams with the catchiness and listenability of indie rock, Justin started playing with John Rybak after the two... See Full Bio

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“Had to say, your song "Rise and Fall" is outstanding!..It's got an Allman Brothers guitar vibe that sounds awesome!!..Take care, Pete-Rocko http://www.reverbnation.com/thehonestmistakeband”
— Honest Mistake Band, Fan Feedback
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  • 2013

    May 4

    Boonville, CA, US | 1:00pm
    The Boonville Beer Festival
    Boonville, CA, US
    Sat May 04, 2013 1:00pm


    Hey beer drinkin' hipsters! Do you love choice beers? Do you want a chance to enjoy + support some of Northern California's finest breweries and support great local live music? Welcome to heaven. We're very excited to announce that we will be playing the legendary 17th annual Boonville Beer Festival this year. Buy and raise your own glass on Saturday, May 4th in Boonville located just a couple hours north of San Francisco in the beautiful Anderson Valley. Be an early bird and jump on a ticket now + it's $40 for a glass + all the delicious beer you can sample from 1pm to 5pm from 77 breweries. Be a saint, be a designated driver + it's just $5 for the day. Great live music from 1pm to 6pm and camping nearby! The American Economy's on the Main Stage from 4 -6pm for 2 hours of jamalicious improvisational post-indie-rock! Come raise your glass, open your minds, hearts + ears with us @ the 17th annual legendary Boonville Beer Festival 2013! A Benefit for Many Anderson Valley Area Non-profits & California Small Brewers Association One low entry fee gets you admittance to the festival, a snazzy wristband (keep it on – only those with wristbands may be on the festival grounds), a sampling glass, music and all the samples you care to enjoy during the four hours the taps are open. No sampling tickets needed. No Pay-Per-Sample arrangement. Food, merchandise and other sundries are offered by various vendors on a pay-per-item basis, but the beer is included in your entry fee. See you there! DATE: Saturday, May 4, 2013 TIMES: Taps open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Music until 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Mendocino County Fairgrounds 14400 Highway 128, Boonville, CA THIS IS A 21 AND OVER EVENT! I.D. REQUIRED -NO CHILDREN! NO EXCEPTIONS! ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS ALLOWED IN FAIRGROUNDS Camping Available At Fairgrounds (First Come, First Served) NO RESERVATIONS Mendocino County Fairgrounds (707) 895-3011 Read Fal Allen’s helpful tips, links and etiquette suggestions in our blog: Attending the Boonville Beer Festival Camping Info Mendocino Fairgrounds Camping – 14400 Hwy 128, Boonville CA (707) 895-3011 (first come first served) No dogs allowed Indian Creek Campground – Philo, CA 95466 (707) 895-2465 No showers Campsite $20 per night Hendy Woods SP – 18599 Philo-Greenwood Rd. Philo, CA 95466 (707) 895-3141 showers and firewood available. 92 campsites $35 per night per site, 4 cabins $50 per night per cabin. YOU MUST HAVE RESERVATIONS Navarro River Redwoods State Park – Paul Dimmick Campground – Mile Marker 8.0, Hwy 128, Navarro, CA (707) 895-3141 – 26 campsites , running water/flush toilets, no showers – Campsite $25 per night per site (first come, first served) Navarro River Redwoods State Park – Navarro Beach Campground – Just west of Hwy 1 and Hwy 128 – 10 campsites no phone, no water, pit toilets $25 per night per site (first come, first served) https://avbc.com/happenings/the-legendary-boonville-beer-festival/?verified=yes https://www.facebook.com/aeshenanigans?fref=ts https://www.reverbnation.com/theamericaneconomy https://www.myspace.com/theamericaneconomy http://youtu.be/y6v1kEc52TU

  • 2012

    Apr 23

    San Francisco, CA, US | 9:00pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:00pm


    Come join us for an Earth Day/420 celebration @ The legendary Elbo Room in San Francisco. The Elbo Room is a very rockin' happenin' hipster hangout with a very laid back crowd + a great place for dancing plus $2 drink specials. Doors Open @ 8:45, the music starts @ 9 + We'll be hitting the stage around 11PM closing things out for our friends from San Diego, Monkeys In Space + high-energy NYC band Outernational! Monday April 23rd The American Economy (11PM), Monkeys In Space, + Outernational The Elbo Room 647 Valencia Street (btw 17th st. + Clarion aly.) San Francisco, CA 94110 415.552.7788 21+, $6 (Cash Bar Only) http://elbo.com/ http://www.reverbnation.com/theamericaneconomy http://www.reverbnation.com/monkeysinspace http://www.facebook.com/OuternationalMusic http://youtu.be/ePL16t3mwIk

  • 2012

    Mar 17

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:00pm


    St. Patrick's Day, Saturday March 17th The Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612 510.444.6174 21+, $5 http://www.storkcluboakland.com/

  • 2011

    Nov 25

    San Francisco, CA, US | 9:00pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:00pm


    "Something to be grateful for" on this Thanksgiving Friday. The American Economy returns to one of their favorite best sounding venues, Hotel Utah on Friday, November 25th @ 9PM. We'll be opening the night for our friends in Syd's Last Trip, the Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd tribute band we shared a very magical Halloween night with @ The 'Ute. They're the tightest, most well respected old school Pink Floyd rendition we've heard + we know you're gonna love them! Local Psychedelic Indie Garage Band Apache Thunderbolt closes out the night. It's a big night out and it's only 8 bucks! Something to be grateful for, improvisational local music. We hope to see you there! Friday, November 25th The American Economy, Syd's Last Trip + Apache Thunderbolt The Hotel Utah 500 4th Street @ Bryant, SOMA district, San Francisco 94107 415.546.6300 www.hotelutah.com www.reverbnation.com/theamericaneconomy www.myspace.com/sydslasttrip www.myspace.com/apachethunderbolt 21+, $8 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/73607 for tix! visit http://www.youtube.com/mrjohnrybak for live AE video

  • 2011

    May 25

    San Francisco, CA, US | 8:30pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Wed May 25, 2011 8:30pm


    back to one of our favorite music dives, Grant + Green Saloon. Start spreadin' the word + mark it on your calendar! Come get down with us in North Beach! Opening the night are Tahoe's Subjektochange @ 8:30, followed by friendly neighborhood groovesters The American Economy @ 9:30. Also Reuiniting with friends Greg Cross Band (members of Something Different/Lonesome Locomotive) @ 10:30 for a fun heady high energy jamfest. Wednesday, May 25th Subjektochange (8:30PM), The American Economy (9:30) + Greg Cross Band (10:30). Grant + Green 1371 Grant @ Green North Beach, San Francisco 94133 (415) 693-9565 21+, free show! www.myspace.com/grantandgreensf www.reverbnation.com/theamericaneconomy http://www.myspace.com/subjektochange www.gregcrossmusic.com http://www.jambase.com/shows/event.aspx?EventID=1445832

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  • StevieLin Lindner (Artist) StevieLin Lindner
    Rock On
    Most excellent jam band!!
  • Mike Glendinning (Artist) Mike Glendinning
    Excellent jam band.
  • MykoMan (Artist) MykoMan
    Great tune you have here! Enjoying the listen.. Check us out when you can, it would be greatly appreciated ~Mykoman
  • Chemical Gunns (Artist) Chemical Gunns
    I needed a little pick-me-up, so I'm listening to Stay. I've got a smile on my face, and your music through my head phone speakers. :) -Christy
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    Hey, Gooooood vibes here!!....................... Please drop by and have a listen to our playlist if you have time ,TBBB
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